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Out d’Coup | Trump’s Emergency; Sen. Turtle Fails; Beto 4 Senate?; Amazon Boo Hoos; GOP Student Loan Plan; Fetterman Mary Jane Tour; Block Rants; PASSHE; Free Will; Star Trek; Untold Histories; more
Trump says he will declare a national emergency as we are recording today’s podcast.
Despite earlier warnings to the contrary, Mitch McConnell now seems to be on board with Trump in support of declaring a national emergency. Meanwhile, McConnell is going to force a vote on “Green New Deal” resolution introduced by AOC and Senator Markey. The Turtle thinks he’s playing political hardball, but we think it’s going to blow up in his face.
Beto O’Rourke meets with Schumer to discuss 2020 Senate run. Denver teachers go on strike for the first time in 25 years. After three days they come away with a win. Amazon got its foo foos hurt by community protests and kills HQ2 plans for New York. You get a second chance, Gov. Wolf.
New GOP proposal calls for employers to take student loan payments directly out of employees paychecks. Atmospheric river dumps record rain on California. Fear of mudslides and flooding, given the summer of fire.
Lt. Governor John Fetterman’s marijuana legalization tour starts rolling through central Pennsylvania. Hundreds of supporters showed up at the Dauphin and Cumberland Counties stops. House Democratic Labor and Industry Chair Pat Harkins is back on board with Governor Wolf’s minimum wage plan.
Post Gazette editor John Block went on an epically drunken rant in the Gazette’s news Saturday. Block had his young daughter with him as he demanded to get a photo in front of a poster that read “Shame on the Blocks.”
PASSHE Chancellor Daniel Greenstein testifies at PA budget hearings. He seemed to give a shot across the bow to the faculty union, saying that unless the relationship changes and becomes more collaborative, saving PASSHE is a fool’s errand.
Labor Notes training at Kutztown tomorrow.
Double can release at Free Will this week. Sean can’t shake the sinus blues. Sean was gifted a book on socialist poems from a newsroom vet!
Raging Chicken studios get a remodel. New writers on the horizon?
Out d'Coup | PA Public Park Privatization; New Restrictive Anti-Abortion Bill; and High Tech Wage Theft All in One Week! Sean Kitchen Breaks It Down
The Sit Down | Amy Lynch-Biniek on the Need for Adjunct & Tenure-Line Solidarity in APSCUF Contract Fight
Out d'Coup | Sean Kitchen Back from Vacation! We talk PennLive Grouping Peaceful Anti-Fracking Activists with the Ku Klux Klan; Election 2016 Catch Up; & Legalizing Marijuana in PA?
The Sit Down | Jason Del Gandio, Author of "Rhetoric for Radicals," on Communicating for Social Change, Bernie Sanders, and Activist Intellectuals in Academe
The Sit Down | Marlana Eck of Lehigh Valley Vanguard Talking Millennial Radicalism, Bernie Sanders, Citizen Media, and Working Class Activism
Out d'Coup | Mahoney Goes Solo talking APSCUF Contract Fight. Sean Kitchen Lost in Mountain Wilderness
The Sit Down | Interview with Karen Feridun of Berks Gas Truth on Failings of Obama's Clean Energy Plan and Mobilizing for Clean Energy Revolution in Philly!
Out d'Coup | Episode 14 | Democratic Primary Day, Bankrupt Trade Policies, & APSCUF Contract Fight. Special Guest: Glenn Richardson
The Sit Down | Interview with Paul Ricci from CSI Without Dead Bodies Blog. It's Statistics and Politics, Hate Groups and Forgotten Towns of PA
Out d'Coup | Episode 13 | We're talking a new ALEC inspired bill to pay workers in pre-paid debit cards. Company script?
The Sit Down | UPDATED Interview with Dr. Amy Lynch-Biniek on contingent labor in higher ed and the "Indianapolis Resolution"
Out d'Coup | Episode 12 | Bernie's Dem Platform Dream Team; destroying schools in Erie and Philly; & PA DEP shake-up
The Sit Down | Interview with Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog about investigating ExxonMobil and climate denial
Out d'Coup | Episode 11 | PA Right-Wing & PennLive go after teacher seniority; Katie McGinty makes some changes; & Primary Day in Kentucky and Oregon! PLUS: EXPANDED PODCAST
Out d'Coup | Episode 10 | Election Reflection! On West Virginia primary day, we look at Trump, social movements, and PA corruption
Out d'Coup | Episode 9 | Katie McGinty's natural gas ties, role of progressive journalism, and new directions for Out d'Coup!
Out d'Coup | Episode 8.1 #PAPrimary postmortem
Out d'Coup | Episode 8
Out d'Coup | Episode 7
Out d'Coup | Episode 6
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