Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
Oct 26, 2020
Democracy Now! Monday, October 26, 2020
59 min
Democracy Now! Monday, October 26, 2020 by Democracy Now!
The Mother Jones Podcast
The Mother Jones Podcast
Mother Jones
Surge Shock: Top Coronavirus Experts Share Fixes for Our Broken System
The United States is confronting its worst surge in coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic. Governors are rushing new lockdowns into place as hospitals nationwide burst at the seams. The death toll is, yet again, setting daily records. Maybe by the time you listen to this episode of the Mother Jones Podcast, the US will have passed another dire milestone (of so many): a quarter of a million coronavirus deaths. Inside our newsroom, reporters and editors are determined to put science—and the voices of scientists—at the heart of our ongoing coronavirus coverage. That's why, earlier in the outbreak, we launched a series called "Pandemic Proofing America", an evolving oral history collection featuring incisive interviews with the nation's top scientists and public health experts. The central question we posed was this: With a scandalously enfeebled government hampering the country's response, what are the most important steps we can take to make sure we’re better prepared next time around? Their responses were wide-ranging, often damning in their criticism of the current administration's failures, and sometimes hopeful that we might find common purpose in listening to science. For this episode of the podcast, the brains behind this series, Mother Jones's Atlanta-based Senior Editor Kiera Butler, has assembled a selection of these big thinkers to weigh in on how to survive America's coming dark winter, and how the country can begin to imagine a pandemic-free future by combating disinformation and collaborating across disciplines, and beyond our borders. You'll hear from top experts like Timothy Caulfield, from the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health; Laurel Bristow, from Emory University’s Vaccine Center; Ashish Jha, at Harvard’s Global Health Institute; and Andy Slavitt, President Obama’s top healthcare advisor. For the entire showcase of nearly 20 interviews to date, click here.
26 min
Rumble with Michael Moore
Rumble with Michael Moore
Michael Moore
Ep. 141: Make America California Again! (w/ Rep. Ro Khanna)
If Democrats are able to win the two Senate races in Georgia on January 5th, they will have control over the Presidency, the House and the Senate after Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20th. What can America accomplish with unified Democratic control of the Executive and Legislative branches in Washington? To get a picture of what that can look like, America can look to California for inspiration. California congressman Ro Khanna joins Michael to first explain what progressive, positive change has become reality in California due to Democrats controlling all levers of power in the state for the past several years. Then, they discuss what Democrats can get done in Washington if Democrats are able to take control of the Senate after the special elections in Georgia. GEORGIA Special Election Is On January 5th! Register to Vote By December 7th: You Can Vote By Mail By Requesting An Absentee Ballot: Stacey Abrams' Fair Fight Action: New Georgia Project: Music in the Episode: "California Love" - 2Pac & Dr. Dre "California Dreaming" - DJ Sammy Rumble with Michael Moore listeners - protect your online privacy with ExpressVPN! Get 3 extra months free with a 12-month plan. Click here: --- Send in a voice message:
1 hr 25 min
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast
Legal Talk Network
Imminent Lawless Action
In 1919, The US Supreme Court in Schenck v. United States established the rule that if words create a "clear and present danger" to incite criminal activity or violence, the government has the right to prevent and punish that speech. For nearly fifty years, through wars and the Red Scare, that rule was applied largely without question. Then, in the 1969 case of Brandenburg v. Ohio, a white supremacist in Ohio, convicted for an inflammatory speech at a Klan rally, challenged his conviction saying it violated his First Amendment rights...and the Court agreed. A new test was born which has lasted for now more than 50 years. But, having been formulated in an era of much more limited media, does it still hold up today? In this episode of Make No Law: The First Amendment Podcast from, host Ken White explores how the First Amendment has handled inflammatory speech, from Schenck to the current Brandenburg standard and all the way up to today. With the help of Professors David Cunningham and Richard Wilson, Ken digs into what makes the “imminent lawless action” test of Brandenburg such an important turning point in First Amendment law but also investigates whether the proliferation of online communication necessitates a renewed look at the standards set out in a “simpler” time. Professor David Cunningham is professor and Chair of Sociology at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Richard Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at UConn School of Law.
34 min
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Lemonada Media
Inside the Biden COVID Task Force (with Task Force Co-Chair Vivek Murthy)
Andy brings you an inside look at President-elect Biden’s COVID-19 efforts with task force co-chair Vivek Murthy, former US Surgeon General and one of Biden’s senior advisors in the pandemic. Andy and Vivek discuss what the President-elect is thinking about the pandemic, the (lack of) transition, and his priorities come January 20. Plus, how they hope to reverse the damage done by — as Vivek puts it — the way politics has poisoned the pandemic response. Keep up with Andy on Twitter @ASlavitt and Instagram @andyslavitt. Follow Vivek Murthy on Twitter @vivek_murthy. In the Bubble is supported in part by listeners like you. Become a member, get exclusive bonus content, ask Andy questions, and get discounted merch at     Support the show by checking out our sponsors! Livinguard masks have the potential to deactivate COVID-19 based on the testing they have conducted from leading universities such as the University of Arizona and the Free University in Berlin, Germany. Go to and use the code BUBBLE10 for 10% off.   Check out these resources from today’s episode:  Read more about the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19: Learn more about the 13-member COVID-19 advisory board that Vivek co-chairs: Listen to the Atul Gawande interview Andy referenced in the show: Check out this article about what polls say about people’s confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines: Check out Vivek’s book, Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World: Pre-order Andy’s book, Preventable: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response, here:    To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit See for privacy information.
53 min
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