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FOR TRUMP IT’S THE PLAYBOOK HE USED AT TRUMP UNIVERSITY..FEATURING WASH POST’S DAVID FAHRENTHOLD..THEN, PROFESSOR EDWARD GOLDBERG ON HOW NATIONALIST TRADE POLICIES ARE DESTROYING THE COUNTRY

When it comes to Trump, it’s all about money and The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold is one of our favorites when it comes to covering the part of the Trump administration that connects to money.

David joins Mark to talk about the strategies that Trump has used on the media and the country and how they reflect those he used at what turned out to be the fraud that was Trump University.

You can read the David Fahrenthold article that Mark talks about here

Professor Edward Goldberg joins Mark for the second half of the show.

He says our nationalist trade policies are destroying the country and the pandemic has only hastened those realities.

His book is Why Globalization Works For America: How Nationalist Trade Policies Are Destroying Our Country

:02:-24 David Fahrenthold

:24-:59 Professor Edward Goldberg

 

 

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THE OUTPOST Director, Rod Lurie, on Afghanistan and Telling a True Story

Director, writer and producer Rod Lurie is getting terrific reviews for his film, THE OUTPOST, which tells the true story of an attack on an American outpost in Afghanistan.

This film is not pro-war or anti-war and doesn’t have a political slant one way or another but does provide the viewer with an immersive, riveting experience.

Mark talks with Rod about shooting this movie which feels all too real and how, several times, the movie almost didn’t happen or was derailed.

It’s Rod and Mark for the entire episode.

:00-01:30 Mark welcome

1:30-47:00 Mark and Rod

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Jimmy Dore Has His Blowtorch on High…Nothing in the Political System Is Spared

As political awareness and participation increases, Jimmy Dore is at the center of a lot of the action.

Jimmy is a political activist and comic with a formidable following.

Jimmy Dore joins Mark for the entire episode.

:00-01:30 Mark hello

01:30-53:00 Jimmy Dore and Mark T

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The Naked Truth About the COVID Bailout with Journalist David Dayen and Michael Shure on This Moment in American History

The bailout/rescue package that’s poured trillions of dollars into the American economy has done so in a very specific way.  The corporate money grab is beyond anything most Americans would  imagine.

The remarkable truths about the bailout are revealed by guest, David Dayen, from The American Prospect.

Here’s a link to David’s article at prospect.org

Michael Shure kicks off the episode with the politics and realities of life in America as COVID-19 lockdowns and Black Lives Matter unrest meet and produce uncomfortable realities in America.

00-02:00 Mark intro

2:00-29:00 Michael Shure

29:00-1:01:00 Journalist David Dayen

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Eddie Pepitone on Comedy During Covid19…And Michael Shure on Election Politics and Flipping Seats

Comedian Eddie Pepitone has been the subject of documentaries and has made his way through the comedy scene as both enormously popular with audiences and “a comic’s comic”.

What’s it like to see the live comedy scene shut down because of COVID19?  How does the comedy scene still flourish during this time of unprecedented obstacles?

Eddie joins J Elvis Weinstein for the conversation.

First, Michael Shure talks key political races and election politics.

The guys also remember performances from Al Pacino and the TV series, Emergency.

00-06:30 Mark on U.S. rioting

7:00-30:30 Michael Shure politics

30:30-1:08:30 Comedian Eddie Pepitone

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