May 22 - Increasing Tensions Between the White House and the Press; The Brazen Hypocrisy of Oklahoma's Senators; A Cure For Capitalism

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We begin with increasing tensions between the White House and the press over the government’s snooping on the AP and a Fox News reporter which has prompted the New York Times to editorialize that the Obama Administration “has moved beyond protecting government secrets to threatening fundamental freedoms of the press to gather news”. A former Justice Department legal ethics advisor who now represents whistleblowers, Jesselyn Radack, joins us. She is the National Security and Human Rights Director at the Government Accountability Project. jesselyn radack

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Then we speak with Arnold Hamilton, the Editor of the Oklahoma Observer, about the hypocrisy of Oklahoma’s Senators Inhofe and Coburn who have consistently opposed federal disaster aid that the state now sorely needs. Following the disastrous destruction of lives and property from tornados that killed young children in their unprotected schools, we discuss the Republican-dominated state government’s war on education where the school budgets have been cut by 30% in the past few years, with the governor proposing teachers arm themselves at their own expense while she cuts their pay.


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Then finally Richard Wolff, Emeritas Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts and author of “Democracy at Work: A Cure for Capitalism” joins us to offer his critique of U.S. and global capitalism. With the rich getting richer, and the poor poorer, we discuss what can be done to revive a democracy captured by plutocrats and corporatists to restore a government of the people,  by the people.and for the people.

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