Podcast — August 30, 2017 at 6:56 am

Episode 47 – A Hotter, Wetter White Supremacy – with special guest Ari Berman


The show notes for Episode 47 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/08/episode-47-a-wetter-hotter-white-supremacy-with-special-guest-ari-berman.html

Before we get started today, I learned after recording this podcast episode that Dawn and Mike Wagner have likely lost their home to flooding from Hurricane Harvey. Mike is the composer of “Unclaimed”, our intro music into the Flint Water Crisis update each week. Please keep them in your thoughts and send prayers and other positive mental energy.

Air Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman

Ari Berman gets a new job!: Mother Jones Announces Newsroom Expansion

Follow Ari Berman’s work at Mother Jones HERE.

Ari Berman at The Nation: Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act

H.R.2978 – Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2017

National Voter Registration Day – September 27th – info HERE.

Glenn Thrush and Julie Hirschfeld Davis at the New York Times: Trump Eyed ‘Far Higher’ Ratings in Pardoning Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Hit

Angela Helm at The Root: 10 Disgusting Things Joe Arpaio Did as Sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz.

Michael Lacy at the Phoenix New Times: Prisoners Hang Themselves in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails at a Rate That Dwarfs Other County Lockups

John Dougherty at the Phoenix New Times: Dog Day Afternoon

Mark Joseph Stern at Slate: The Arpaio Pardon Is a Bad Sign for the Mueller Investigation

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: This is what we’re up against in 2018

Jimmy Tobias at The Nation: Michigan Suffers From Some of the Most Extreme Gerrymandering in the Country

LOLGOP at Eclectablog: Trump’s presidency depends on his tax breaks for the rich

Kendra Pierre-Louis at Popular Science: The invisible engine that made Hurricane Harvey worse

Matt McGrath at the BBC: Hurricane Harvey: The link to climate change

Michael Grunwald at Politico: How Washington Made Harvey Worse

Laura Royden and Michael Li at the Brennan Center for Justice: Extreme Maps

Glenn Kessler at The Washington Post: Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’

Ron Fonger at MLive.com: Employee warns of burnout, lack of knowledge among Flint water plant workers

Allie Gross at the Detroit Free Press: Nurses, pharmacists at Flint’s Hurley Hospital awaiting negotiations for new contract

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Music clips
Intro and Outro music: Zoolookologie by Jean-Michel Jarre
Changes by Charles Bradley
Genghis Khan by Miike Snow
Unclaimed by Mike Wagner/Total Strangers