Podcast — October 24, 2017

Episode 55 – Elections matter so much that they’re trying to rig them – with special guests Ari Berman & Fayrouz Saad

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The show notes for Episode 55 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/episode-55-elections-matter-so-much-that-theyre-trying-to-rig-them-with-special-guests-ari-berman-fayrouz-saad.html

Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman

Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump

Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Trump Election Commissioner’s Voter Database Is a Ripe Target for Hackers

Fayrouz Saad on Twitter: @Fayrouz

Fayrouz Saad’s website: FayrouzSaad.com

Donate to Fayrouz Saad’s campaign HERE.

Derek Kravitz, Isaac Arnsdorf and Marina Affo at Propublica: Lifting the Veil on Another Batch of Shadowy Trump Appointees

Todd Spangler at Detroit Free Press: Betsy DeVos names John Engler to chair national education assessment board

Kurt Repanshek at the National Parks Traveler: NRA Official Lands Seat On National Park Foundation Board

—-> Call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121 and urge rejection of budget resolution on whatever grounds s/he’d find most compelling.

Kathleen Gray and Lori Higgins at Detroit Free Press: Michigan Senate OKs bill giving charter schools more public money

Elena Schneider at Politico: Democrats’ early money haul stuns GOP

FLINT UPDATE
Paul Egan at Detroit Free Press: AG Bill Schuette to spend $2.6M more for Flint water investigation; costs to top $25M

Candice Williams at The Detroit News: Flint council seeks to delay deadline on water source

Laurel Wamsley at NPR.org: Troubled By Flint Water Crisis, 11-Year-Old Girl Invents Lead-Detecting Device


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Music clips
Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
Electioneering by Radiohead
Complicated Game by XTC
Come Together by The Beatles
Swamp by Talking Heads
Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers

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