May 29 - In Almost Half of America's Households, Women are the Breadwinners; North Carolina's War on the Poor, the Unemployed, Children, and Voting Rights; Russia's Arms for Sale

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We begin with a new study from the Pew Research Center that finds woman are now the primary breadwinners in almost half of all American households. June Carbone, Chair of Law, the Constitution and Society at the University of Missouri Kansas City and co-author of “Red Families v. Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture” joins us to discuss this tectonic shift in our economy and family life. june carbone

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Then we speak with pioneering AIDS researcher Dr. Charles van der Horst, Professor of Medicine at the University of North Carolina’s Center for Infectious Diseases. He was recently arrested inside the North Carolina state house protesting against laws that hurt children and the poor that have been passed since the Republicans captured all three branches of government and began a legislative assault on the poor, the unemployed, public education and voting rights in a flurry of bills that are transforming North Carolina into a model of right wing governance.

charles van der horst

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Then finally, Stephen Braun, an investigative reporter with the Associated Press who was previously the National Security Editor of the AP and author of a book about the notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout. “Merchants of Death: Money, Guns, Planes, and the Man Who Makes War Possible”, joins us to discuss Russian arm sales to Syria at the same time that the U.S. and Russia are trying to broker a peace conference in Geneva between the Syrian sides fighting to the death in bloody civil war.

stephen braun