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Out d'Coup | Alt-Right Trolls Fail to Silence Sam Seder; CA Burns; Congressional Resignations; Daryl Metcalfe Heterosexual; Dark Money in PA; Space and Beer News!
Trump is working hard to ignite an all-out war in the Middle East. It will be a great war, a fantastic war. California wildfires continue to rage with little containment in a dystopia window into our climate future. Irony abounds as climate-change denying Rupert Murdoch’s $30 million home burns to the ground. Sam Seder, the host of the Majority Report, is fired by MSNBC, after alt-right troll, Mike Cernovich tried to use a tweet Seder wrote in 2009 to discredit him. By Thursday, MSNBC reversed course saying they had messed up to cave to alt-right troll misinformation. Shout out the Majority Report crew for letting us use the sound clip from Jamie Peck for our intro music today. Rep. John Conyers and Senator Al Franken resign following sexual harassment and/or assault allegations. Republican Rep. Trent Franks resigns following revelations that he tried to get staffers to carry his baby as a surrogate. House ethics probe begins to look into Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold after it was revealed that he used $84,000 of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment suit brought by his former communications director. Meanwhile, the Republican Party throws its full support behind Roy Moore in Alabama. And, not one peep about the assaulter-in-chief. Koch brothers tax strategy memo leaked. “Avoid getting distracted” on the deficit, their counsel. And, net neutrality protests took place around the country yesterday. Get ready for “Break the Internet” on December 12.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe went off the rails this week. He used a state committee hearing to come out as a heterosexual. We thought he deserved his very own remix (click here to listen). Oh, yeah, Metcalfe warns that the “illegal aliens” are coming. PA Student Power Network continues to build momentum for their Free College Campaign with a Free College Town Hall yesterday at the Community College of Philadelphia. They are Dark money beginning to do its work in the state. Koch brothers funded Campus Reform targets Kutztown University faculty member for encouraging students to attend tax bill rally. FreedomWorks and the Commonwealth Foundation caught using union busters to support Paycheck Deception legislation. Pennsylvania House Republicans attempted to strip health care coverage from members of the transgender community this week, but it got derailed. A
In space news, Voyager fires its thrusters successfully for the first time in over 37 years. NASA had to wait for nearly 19 hours to find out - kind of like a taste of a post-net-neutrality world. Kevin deals with his depression from not being able to attend SpaceCom this past week. Free Will released “Stay Tuned,” a nice imperial stout. And This Sunday they are hosting a Beer and Breakfast with Santa event with food from Down to Earth Cafe.
Out d'Coup | Today: RNC Craziness, DNC Protests, Social Movements, Pokemon Go, Coffee, & Beer
BrewCast | We're Off! An Experimental Audio Collaboration between Raging Chicken Radio and Biniek Biotech Brews!
Out d'Coup | Back from Vacation! Police Shootings, #PABudget, Bush Memorial Jig, and Craft Beer
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
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