Highly-rated Latino Christian fiction author Allison K. Garcia is back on Potstirrer Podcast to share with listeners information about her upcoming novel, Finding Amor. Allison chats with Jaye about the inspiration for the new book, writing about characters in a different culture than her own, the family separation crisis on the US/Mexico border, and more! Allison even gives us a sneak peek of what we can expect from Finding Amor!

*Note: Please excuse the sound quality of the episode, as I am testing out new ways of recording interview episodes. - Jaye

Pre-Order Finding Amor on Amazon.com

Allison's Book Recommendations:
-Waking Up White (2014) - Debby Irving
-Plantation Jesus (2018) - Skot Welch and Rick Wilson
-The Distance Between Us (2012) - Reyna Grande

Collaboration Blog: Diversity Between the Pages 

Allison's Recommended Action Groups:

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU): https://www.aclu.org/
Virginia Organizing: https://virginia-organizing.org/
Families Belong Together: https://www.familiesbelongtogether.org/
Coming to the Table: https://comingtothetable.org/
Faith in Action: https://www.faithinaction.org/

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Twitter: @ATheWriter
Instagram: @allisonkgarciaauthor

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With Donald Trump verbally capitulating to Vladimir Putin during the Helsinki summit July 16, the Russia investigation heating up, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigating the NRA for potential money laundering for the benefit of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Trump is clearly embroiled in a great deal of controversy. But in the face of it, Trump tells the American people to believe him over the facts that are publicly available. Evangelical leaders are also steering their flock toward belief in Trump - elevating their defenses of Trump over the Bible they state is inerrant. Will there come a time where Trump Christians will have a moment of clarity and decide that their deal with the devil is untenable?

Citations:

Blitzer, Ronn. 2018. “Update: White House Fixes Omission in Trump/Putin Transcript.” July 25. https://lawandcrime.com/legal-analysis/white-house-may-have-broken-federal-law-by-doctoring-trump-putin-video/

Ingraham, Christopher. 2018. “Two Charts Demolish the Notion That Immigrants Here Illegally Commit More Crime.” The Washington Post. June 19. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/19/two-charts-demolish-the-notion-that-immigrants-here-illegally-commit-more-crime/?utm_term=.ede8e5f1e92c

“Maria Butina is the ‘Spy’ the Trump Administration Asked For: Talker.” 2018. USA Today. July 19. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/07/19/maria-butina-alleged-spy-trump-administration-asked-talker/800507002/

Martin, Michael. 2018. “Send Your Paycheck or Face the Wrath of God, says Trump Pastor.” Metro. January 9. https://www.metro.us/president-trump/send-paycheck-says-trump-pastor-paula-white

Mazzetti, Mark, and Katie Benner. 2018. “12 Russian Agents Indicted in Mueller Investigation.” The New York Times. July 13. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/13/us/politics/mueller-indictment-russian-intelligence-hacking.html

Naham, Matt. 2018. “Mueller has Likely had ‘Secret’ Access to NRA Docs Revealing Origins or $30 Milion Spent on 2016 Election.” Law & Crime. July 2. https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/mueller-has-likely-had-secret-access-to-nra-docs-revealing-origins-of-30-million-spent-on-2016-election/?utm_source=engageim

“National Rifle Association.” 2016. Open Secrets. https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cycle=2016&cmte=National%20Rifle%20Assn

Nowrasteh, Alex. 2018. “Criminal Immigrants in Texas: Illegal Immigrant Conviction and Arrest Rates for Homicide, Sexual Assault, Larceny, and Other Crimes.” CATO Institute. February 26. https://www.cato.org/publications/immigration-research-policy-brief/criminal-immigrants-texas-illegal-immigrant

Schwartz, Ian. 2018. “Trump: Don’t Believe the Crap You See from These People on Fake News.” Real Clear Politics. July 24. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/07/24/trump_dont_believe_the_crap_you_see_from_these_people_on_fake_news.html

Smith, Chris. 2018. “’Coincidence Number 395’: The NRA Spent $30 Million to Elect Trump. Was it Russian Money?” Vanity Fair. June 21. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/the-nra-spent-dollar30-million-to-elect-trump-was-it-russian-money

Swaine, Jon. 2018. “Maria Butina: Ties Emerge Between NRA, Alleged Spy and Russian Billionaire.” The Guardian. July 26. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jul/26/maria-butina-nra-svetlana-nikolaeva-konstantin-nikolaev

Tharoor, Ishaan. 2018. “Trump’s Helsinki ‘Disgrace’ Caps a Destructive European Trip.” The Washington Post. July 17. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/17/trumps-helsinki-disgrace-caps-a-destructive-european-trip/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.03ef347bbd70

“'These Children Are Being Trafficked, We Must Have Stricter Border Laws': Pastor Paula White Tours Migrant Detention Facility.” CBN News. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSSBPrtAAqI

Van Dyk, Ted. 2018. “To Beat Trump, Get a Grip.” The Wall Street Journal. July 23. https://www.wsj.com/articles/to-beat-trump-get-a-grip-1532386992

“What Lies Ahead for Donald Trump and the Church.” 2016. Center for Moral Clarity. November 17. http://cmc.rodparsley.com/News.aspx?nid=4982

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With the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court by Donald Trump, many pro-life Americans are rejoicing at the pick. Their hope is that Kavanaugh's elevation to the Court will signal the end of Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Jaye explores the question - what will happen if Roe is set aside by the US Supreme Court? Will this achieve the goal of ending abortion, or is that truly the goal? And - to Americans who are staunchly pro-life regarding abortion, is symbolism more important than the outcome of protecting life?

Also - Jaye shares her experiences attending the Families Belong Together Rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. This was one of many around the country protesting the Trump Administration's immigration policies  June 30, including the policy of family separation at the US-Mexico Border.

Citations:

“CFPB Sues Nation's Largest Student Loan Company Navient for Failing Borrowers at Every Stage of Repayment.” 2017. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. January 18. https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/newsroom/cfpb-sues-nations-largest-student-loan-company-navient-failing-borrowers-every-stage-repayment/ (July 15, 2018)

Gantz, Sarah. 2018. “Ever Been Depressed? Had Cancer? Pre-Existing Conditions Can Define Your Future.” Chicago Tribune. July 3. http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/ct-depressed-cancer-preexisting-conditions-20180703-story.html (July 15, 2018)

Leasca, Stacey. 2018. “These States Will Likely Ban Abortion if the Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade.” Glamour. July 10. https://www.glamour.com/story/trigger-law-states-will-ban-abortion-roe-v-wade-reversed (July 15, 2018)

Moreau, Julie. 2018. “House Republicans Advance Adoption Amendment Critics Say is ‘Anti-LGBTQ.’” NBC News. July 12. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/house-republicans-advance-adoption-amendment-critics-say-anti-lgbtq-n891041 (July 15, 2018)

Mulhere, Kaitlyn. 2018. “Betsy DeVos is Telling States to Stop Cracking Down on Student Loan Companies.” Time. March 9. http://time.com/money/5193456/devos-student-loan-servicers-state-regulations/ (July 15, 2018)

Stratford, Michael. 2018. “CFPB Says Education is Obstructing Access to Navient Records.” Politico. July 12. https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-education/2018/07/12/cfpb-says-education-is-obstructing-access-to-navient-records-277104 (July 15, 2018)

Piepenburg, Claudia. 2018. “Private Prisons Play a Large Role in Current Immigration Policy.” The Coast News. July 11. http://www.thecoastnews.com/private-prisons-play-a-large-role-in-current-immigration-policy/ (July 15, 2018)

“Private Prisons.” American Civil Liberties Union. https://www.aclu.org/issues/smart-justice/mass-incarceration/private-prisons?redirect=issues/mass-incarceration/privatization-criminal-justice/private-prisons (July 15, 2018)

“Private Prisons in the United States.” 2017. The Sentencing Project. August 28. https://www.sentencingproject.org/publications/private-prisons-united-states/ (July 15, 2018)

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Several US Supreme Court rulings in June that have emboldened Donald Trump and the GOP, and have left Democrats reeling. In addition, US Supreme Court justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, which means the Trump administration has another opening they can fill on the court. Jaye discusses these and related developments, seeks to place them into perspective. In the wake of these events, Jaye aims to provide messages of admonishment, motivation, and hope.

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Citations:

Crisp, Elizabeth. 2018. “Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs Law Restoring Felon Voting Rights After Five Years.” The Advocate. May 31. https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/legislature/article_8f432008-6515-11e8-a42c-4f773f2862c5.html (July 1, 2018)

Gidda, Mirren. 2017. “Most Terrorists in the US are Right Wing, Not Muslim: Report.” Newsweek. June 22. http://www.newsweek.com/right-wing-extremism-islamist-terrorism-donald-trump-steve-bannon-628381 (July 1, 2018)

Kendall, Brent, and Jess Bravin. 2018. “Supreme Court Upholds Travel Ban.” The Wall Street Journal. June 26. https://www.wsj.com/articles/supreme-court-upholds-trump-travel-ban-1530022794 (July 1, 2018)

King, Martin Luther, Jr. 1963. “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” April 16. https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html (July 1, 2018)

Liptak, Adam. 2018. “Supreme Court Ruling Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions.” The New York Times. June 27. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/27/us/politics/supreme-court-unions-organized-labor.html (July 1, 2018)

Liptak, Adam. 2018 “Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Purge of Voting Rolls.” The New York Times. June 11. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/11/us/politics/supreme-court-upholds-ohios-purge-of-voting-rolls.html (July 1, 2018)

Mashable Daily. “All the Times Trump Has Called for Violence at His Rallies.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIs2L2nUL-0

More Information:

Trump v. Hawaii: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/trump-v-hawaii-3/

Janus v. AFSCME: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/janus-v-american-federation-state-county-municipal-employees-council-31/

Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute: http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/husted-v-philip-randolph-institute/

State-by-State Felon Voting Rights: https://felonvoting.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000286

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In our multi-parter second installment of Riverside Chats, Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with divergent political views. In Part 2, Jaye and Chuckles discuss poverty, police brutality, and the landscape for 2018 and 2020. Should the Republican Party, who is in control of all branches of federal government, consider courting voters outside of their core base?

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In today's episode, Jaye discusses recent news stories related to undocumented immigration and refugees from Latin America. Where are the 1500 missing migrant children that were being tracked by the federal government? How are children in the custody of US Customs being treated? And is there any moral or ethical issue with calling MS-13 gang members "animals?" Jaye delves into past events as she makes the case that when we dehumanize other people, it becomes all too easy to treat them inhumanely - or watch and do nothing.

CONTENT WARNING: This episode includes discussion of physical and sexual violence, and descriptions of oppressive behavior.

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Citations:

“ACLU Obtains Documents Showing Widespread Abuse of Child Immigrants in US Custody.” 2018. American Civil Liberties Union. May 22. https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-obtains-documents-showing-widespread-abuse-child-immigrants-us-custody (June 3, 2018)

“Bystanders.” “Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Encyclopedia. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008207 (June 3, 2018)

Burke, Garnace. 2018. “Almost 1,500 Migrant Children Placed in Homes by the U.S. Government Went Missing Last Year.” Time. April 26. http://time.com/5256734/government-missing-migrant-children/ (June 3, 2018)

Darby, Luke. 2018. “Trump on Abused Immigrant Children: ‘They’re Not Innocent.’” GQ. May 24. https://www.gq.com/story/trump-on-immigrant-children (June 3, 2018)

Diamant, Jeff and Gregory A. Smith. 2018. “Religiously, Nonwhite Democrats are More Similar to Republicans Than to White Democrats.” Pew Research Center. May 23. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/23/religiously-nonwhite-democrats-are-more-similar-to-republicans-than-to-white-democrats/ (June 3, 2018)

“Documenting Numbers of Victims of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution.” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Holocaust Encyclopedia. https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10008193 (June 3, 2018)

Goebbels, Joseph. 1932. “We Are Voting for Hitler!” Trans. Randall Bytwerk. Calvin College. http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/angrif12.htm (June 3, 2018)

Gonzales, Richard. 2018. “ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected to Widespread Abuse by Officials.” National Public Radio. May 23. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/23/613907893/aclu-report-detained-immigrant-children-subjected-to-widespread-abuse-by-officia (June 3, 2018)

Hartig, Hannah. 2018. “Republicans Turn More Negative Toward Refugees as Number Admitted to US Plummets.” Pew Research Center. May 24. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/05/24/republicans-turn-more-negative-toward-refugees-as-number-admitted-to-u-s-plummets/ (June 3, 2018)

Hitler, Adolf. 1937. “On National Socialism and World Relations.” Trans. Randall Bytwerk. Calvin College. http://research.calvin.edu/german-propaganda-archive/hitler1.htm (June 3, 2018)

Jenkins, Aric. 2018. “Jeff Sessions: Parents and Children Illegally Crossing the Border Will Be Separated.“ Time. May 7. http://time.com/5268572/jeff-sessions-illegal-border-separated/ (June 3, 2018)

Martin, James. 2012. “Civil War Conscription Laws.” Library of Congress. November 15. https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2012/11/civil-war-conscription-laws/ (June 3, 2018)

Montini, EJ. 2018. “The Feds Lost – Yes, Lost – 1,475 Migrant Children.” USA Today. May 22. https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/ej-montini/2018/05/22/immigration-children-separate-families-lost-kirstjen-nielson/631627002/ (June 3, 2018)

Rizzo, Salvador. 2018. “Fact-Checking Immigration Spin on Separating Families and 1500 ‘Lost’ Children.” Chicago Daily Herald. May 30. http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20180530/fact-checking-immigration-spin-on-separating-families-and-1500-lost-children (June 3, 2018)

Vasquez, Tina. 2018. “By Painting Asylum Seekers as ‘Violent Animals,’ Trump Unlocked a School-to-Deportation Pipeline.” Rewire.News. May 24. https://rewire.news/article/2018/05/24/painting-asylum-seekers-violent-animals-trump-unlocked-school-deportation-pipeline/ (June 3, 2018)

Wagner, Steven. “Statement by Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs United States Senate.” 2018. US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. April 26. https://www.hsgac.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Wagner%20Testimony.pdf (June 3, 2018)

“What You Need to Know About the Violent Animals of MS-13.” Whitehouse.gov. May 21. https://www.whitehouse.gov/articles/need-know-violent-animals-ms-13/ (June 3, 2018)

Williams, Heather Andrea. 2015. “Compartmentalizing Slavery.” Slate. June 17. http://www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/06/how_white_people_justified_and_struggled_with_separating_slave_families.html

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In our multi-parter second installment of Riverside Chats, Jaye is joined by her husband Chuckles as they share just a little bit of their lively political conversations - as a couple with divergent political views. In Part 1, Jaye and Chuckles debate the Stormy Daniels controversy, revisit health care, and begin discussing the 2018 midterm elections. Should the Democratic Party attempt to court Trump voters, and if so, how can they do that without losing their base?

The Riverside Chats special format is brought to Potstirrer Podcast on occasion to include some diversity of thought to the show and to encourage learning and discussion outside of the "echo chambers" of the right and the left.

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Do we have a "free press" in the United States? Jaye makes the case that even though the news media are not owned by the government, elite monopolistic ownership of media outlets and lack of federal regulations lead to outcomes not much different than state-run news media. What does the lack of free press mean for our democracy?

Also - we debut a new segment called "Editorial by Jaye." In the first "editorial," Jaye gives her reaction to the Alfie Evans case. While the case is extremely tragic - is it also an example of nationalized health care gone horribly wrong?

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Citations:

Aziza, Sarah. 2018. “As Supreme Court Weighs Travel Ban, Trump’s Wider Anti-Muslim Agenda Proceeds Unchallenged.” The Intercept. April 27. https://theintercept.com/2018/04/27/muslim-ban-supreme-court-trump-vetting-muslims/ (May 6, 2018)

Bailey, Isaac J. 2018. “Alfie Evans Shows We Don’t Do Death Well.” The Charlotte Observer. May 4. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/editorials/article210389519.html (May 6, 2018)

Burke, Timothy. 2018. “How America's Largest Local TV Owner Turned Its News Anchors Into Soldiers In Trump's War On The Media” Deadspin. March 31. https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-americas-largest-local-tv-owner-turned-its-news-anc-1824233490 (May 6, 2018)

Chang, Alvin. 2018. “Sinclair’s Takeover of Local News, In One Striking Map.” Vox. April 6. https://www.vox.com/2018/4/6/17202824/sinclair-tribune-map (May 6, 2018)

Colker, David. 2015. “The Rev. Everett Parker, Who Fought a TV Station’s Racism, Dies at 102.” Los Angeles Times. September 23. http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-everett-parker-20150923-story.html (May 6, 2018)

“FCC Suspends Last Elements of Broadcast ‘Fairness’ Rules.” 2000. The New York Times. October 4. https://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/04/politics/fcc-suspends-last-elements-of-broadcast-acutefairnessacute-rules.html (May 6, 2018)

“The FCC & Censorship: Legendary Media Activist Everett Parker on the Revocation of WLBT’s TV License in the 1960s for Shutting Out Voices of the Civil Rights Movement” [Transcript] 2008. Democracy Now. March 6. https://www.democracynow.org/2008/3/6/the_fcc_censorship_legendary_media_activist (May 6, 2018)

“History of WLBT.” WLBT-TV. http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/212466/history-of-wlbt (May 6, 2018)

Kane, Paul. 2018. “Ryan Dismissing House Chaplain, Leaving Lawmakers Demanding Answers.” The Washington Post. April 27. https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/speaker-ryan-forces-out-house-chaplain-n869421 (May 6, 2018)

“Local TV News Fact Sheet." 2017. Pew Research Center Journalism & Media. July 13. http://www.journalism.org/fact-sheet/local-tv-news/ (May 6, 2018)

Martin, Gregory J., and Josh Martin. 2018. “Local News and National Politics.” Working Paper. Emory University. April 4. http://joshuamccrain.com/localnews.pdf (May 6, 2018)

Matthews, Dylan. 2011. “Everything You Need to Know About the Fairness Doctrine in One Post.” The Washington Post. August 23. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-fairness-doctrine-in-one-post/2011/08/23/gIQAN8CXZJ_blog.html?utm_term=.d070a81e7d83 (May 6, 2018)

Mirabella, Lorraine. 2018. “Friendly Buyers Step Up to Help Sinclair Shed Enough TV Stations to Appease Regulators.” Baltimore Sun. March 9. http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-sinclair-tribune-station-sales-20180307-story.html (May 6, 2018)

Pagano, Penny. 1987. “Reagan’s Veto Kills Fairness Doctrine Bill.” Los Angeles Times. June 21. http://articles.latimes.com/1987-06-21/news/mn-8908_1_fairness-doctrine (May 6, 2018)

Stefon, Matt. 2017. “Fairness Doctrine.” Encyclopaedia Britannica. August 16. https://www.britannica.com/topic/Fairness-Doctrine (May 6, 2018)
Thierer, Adam. 1993. “Why the Fairness Doctrine is Anything But Fair.” The Heritage Foundation. October 29. https://www.heritage.org/government-regulation/report/why-the-fairness-doctrine-anything-fair (May 6, 2018)

Thomsen, Jacqueline. 2017. “Kushner, Ivanka rub elbows with Dem Billionaire Soros at Hamptons Party: Report.” The Hill. July 3. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/340495-ivanka-jared-kushner-rub-elbows-with-dem-billionaire-at-hamptons (May 6, 2018)

Tillman, Zoe. 2018. “The Justice Department Deleted Language About Press Freedom And Racial Gerrymandering From Its Internal Manual.” Buzzfeed. April 29. https://www.buzzfeed.com/zoetillman/the-justice-department-deleted-language-about-press-freedom?utm_term=.omRdAev7y#.knzLaerkB (May 6, 2018)

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In the concluding episode of a two-part series, Jaye continues her discussion on the decline of the United States within the framework of her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. She discusses the conditions in Detroit prior to the 1967 Detroit riots that led to the riots and the decline of the city, including workplace discrimination, housing segregation, the destruction of tight-knit black communities by urban renewal, racial strife between white and black Detroiters, and tensions between police and the community. As Detroit is making its comeback, what lessons can Americans learn from Detroit that will help the US survive its "fifth quarter?"

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Citations:

Anderson, Elisha. 2017. "25 Years Ago, Malice Green Became the Face of Police Brutality in Detroit." Detroit Free Press. November 3. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/eight-mile-road (April 22, 2018)

"Coleman A. Young, 79, Mayor of Detroit and Political Symbol for Blacks, is Dead." 1997. The New York Times. November 30. https://www.nytimes.com/1997/11/30/us/coleman-a-young-79-mayor-of-detroit-and-political-symbol-for-blacks-is-dead.html (April 22, 2018)

"CuriosID: How a 1900s Black Detroit Community was Razed for a Freeway." 2015. WDET. October 19. https://wdet.org/posts/2015/10/19/81771-curiosid-how-a-1900s-black-detroit-community-was-razed-for-a-freeway/ (April 22, 2018)

"Deadly Force." WXYZ-TV Detroit. Aired November 6, 2018. https://youtu.be/7HMYEgrv-ho (April 22, 2018)

Dumke, Mick. 2018."Chicago's Gang Database is Full of Errors - And Records We Have Prove It." ProPublica. April 19. https://www.propublica.org/article/politic-il-insider-chicago-gang-database (April 22, 2018)

Dumke, Mick. 2018. "Chicago's Gang Database Isn't Just About Gangs." ProPublica. April 20. https://www.propublica.org/article/chicago-gang-database-is-not-just-about-gangs (April 22, 2018)

"Encyclopedia of Detroit: Eight Mile Road." Detroit Historical Society. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/eight-mile-road (April 22, 2018)

"Encyclopedia of Detroit: Paradise Valley." Detroit Historical Society. https://detroithistorical.org/learn/encyclopedia-of-detroit/paradise-valley (April 22, 2018)

Gallagher, John. 2018. "Amazon to Detroit: You Didn't Have Enough Talent to Get HQ2." January 18. https://www.freep.com/story/money/business/john-gallagher/2018/01/18/detroit-amazon-headquarters-finalists/1043624001/ (April 22, 2018)

"History of Housing Discrimination Against African Americans in Detroit." National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). http://www.naacpldf.org/files/our-work/Detroit%20Housing%20Discrimination.pdf (April 22, 2018)

Konerman, Alyssa. 2017. "25,737 People Lived in Kenyon-Barr When the City Razed it To the Ground." Cincinnati Magazine. February. http://www.cincinnatimagazine.com/citywiseblog/lost-city-kenyon-barr-queensgate/#disqus_thread (April 22, 2018)

Patterson, Kai. 2016. "Remembering Black Bottom and Paradise Valley." The Mirror News (Henry Ford College). February 22. https://mirrornews.hfcc.edu/news/2016/02-22/remembering-black-bottom-and-paradise-valley#12T08 (April 22, 2018)

Swartsell, Nick. 2017. "Echoes of a Lost West End." CityBeat. November 6. https://www.citybeat.com/news/article/20981774/echoes-of-a-lost-west-end (April 22, 2018)

Sugrue, Thomas J. 2005 [1996]. The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

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In the first of a two-part series, Jaye discusses the decline of the United States within the framework of her hometown, Detroit, Michigan. She also outlines the conditions needed for a thriving country. Is "inefficient" government truly the problem? Is America a failed state?

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Citations:

"Covering Watergate: Success and Backlash." 1974. Time. July 8. http://content.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,943934-1,00.html (April 1, 2018)

"G.I. Bill." The History Channel. https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/gi-bill (April 1, 2018)

"L. Brooks Patterson Slams Detroit: 'The Truth Hurts...Tough S***." 2014. WWJ-TV. January 21. http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2014/01/21/l-brooks-patterson-slams-detroit/ (April 1, 2018)

"U.S. Federal Individual Income Tax Rates History, 1862-2013." 2013. Tax Foundation. October 17. https://taxfoundation.org/us-federal-individual-income-tax-rates-history-1913-2013-nominal-and-inflation-adjusted-brackets/ (April 1, 2018)

Weingroff, Richard F. 1996. "Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, Creating the Interstate System." Public Roads. Federal Highway Administration. 60(1).

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In this episode, Jaye contemplates her academic background and personal experiences in American evangelicalism when examining the recent focus by the mainstream media on white evangelicals. Over 80 percent of white evangelical voters supported Donald Trump in 2016, and many American evangelical leaders continue to defend Trump's rhetoric and actions, which sharply run against the very Bible evangelical doctrine states is the inerrant word of God. Are white evangelical believers being persecuted or led astray? And - is American evangelicalism redeemable?

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Citations:

Johnson, Elizabeth Wynne. 2018. "Kentucky Votes to Ban Child Marriage." National Public Radio. March 16. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/16/594253182/kentucky-votes-to-ban-child-marriage (March 18, 2018)

Higgins, Michelle, Edmonson, Christina, and Ekemini Uwan. 2017. "Facts About Lecrae." Truth's Table. September 30. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/truths-table/id1212429230?mt=2 (March 18, 2018)

Robertson, Campbell. 2018. "A Quiet Exodus: Why Black Worshipers are Leaving White Evangelical Churches." The New York Times. March 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/us/blacks-evangelical-churches.html (March 18, 2018)

"United States Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls." United States Department of State. March 2016. https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/254904.pdf (March 18, 2018)

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Midsummer Night's Dream composed by Mendelssohn

In this episode, Jaye discusses the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida. What are the problems contributing to these school shootings, and what can be done to decrease the instances of these tragedies in the future? Jaye takes on the arguments made on both the extreme pro-gun and anti-gun sides - as Americans on all sides of the Second Amendment / gun control debate are needed to cooperatively craft lasting, working solutions that will save the lives of children and preserve our democracy.

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Citations:

Cato, Jason. 2018. "Here's a List of Every School Shooting Over the Past 50 Years." Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. February 16. http://triblive.com/news/education/safety/13313060-74/heres-a-list-of-every-school-shooting-over-the-past-50-years (March 4, 2018)

Fleshler, David, and Yiran Zhu. 2018. "Timeline: How the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting Unfolded." Sun-Sentinel. February 23. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/sfl-florida-school-shooting-timeline-20180223-htmlstory.html (March 4, 2018) "Mass Shootings." Gun Violence Archive. http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/reports/mass-shooting (March 2, 2018)

McMahon, Paula. 2018. "Nikolas Cruz Left 180 Rounds of Ammunition - With Swastikas - at Parkland School, Sources Say." Sun-Sentinel. March 2. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-nikolas-cruz-left-180-rounds-20180302-story.html (March 4, 2018)

"Past Summary Ledgers." Gun Violence Archive. http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/past-tolls (March 2, 2018)

Trump, Donald. 2018. 'Keynote.' Presented at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Committee Conference (CPAC), National Harbor, MD.

Wellford, Charles F., Pepper, John V., and Carol V. Petrie. 2005. Firearms and Violence: A Critical Review. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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**WARNING: Mature Subject Matter

Jaye concludes her two-part discussion of the abortion issue in Part II. She discusses the origins of the Religious Right after the Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision in 1973, and the role abortion as a political issue played in the formation of the Religious Right. Jaye also reacts to the tendency of the pro-life movement to co-opt equality movements for their own purposes. In addition, alternatives and solutions that would lower abortion rates are presented. Does the pro-life movement truly want to save the lives of the unborn?

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Citations:

"Adoption Statistics." Adoption Network Law Center. https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-statistics (February 18, 2018)

Balmer, Randall. 2014. "The Real Origins of the Religious Right." Politico. May 27. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133?o=0 (February 18, 2018)

Brown, Stacia L. 2013. "The Problem With Saying 'Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt.'" The Atlantic. July 1. https://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archive/2013/07/the-problem-with-saying-black-babies-cost-less-to-adopt/277452/ (February 18, 2018)

del Guidice, Rachel. 2018. "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Niece: 'My Uncle Would Have Been Very Pro-Life." The Daily Signal. January 12. http://dailysignal.com/2018/01/12/martin-luther-king-jr-s-niece-shares-his-legacy-of-unity-reconciliation-non-violence-and-respect-for-life/ (February 18, 2018)

Finer, Lawrence B., Frohwirth, Lori F., Dauphinee, Lindsay A., Singh, Susheela, and Ann M. Moore. 2005. "Reasons US Women Have Abortions: Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives." Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. 37(3): 110-118. https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2005/reasons-us-women-have-abortions-quantitative-and-qualitative-perspectives (February 18, 2018)

"Full Text of Eric Rudolph's Confession." National Public Radio. April 14, 2005. https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4600480 (February 18, 2018)

King, Martin L. Jr. 1966. "Family Planning - A Special and Urgent Concern." Presented at the Fiftieth Anniversary Banquet of Planned Parenthood-World Population. http://www.thekingcenter.org/archive/document/family-planning-special-and-urgent-concern (February 18, 2018)

Papa, Juliet. 2011. "Controversial Anti-Abortion Billboard Causes Stir in SoHo." WCBS-TV. February 23. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/02/23/controversial-anti-abortion-billboard-goes-up-in-soho/ (February 18, 2018)

Pilgrim, David. 2012 [2002]. "The Jezebel Stereotype." Ferris State University. https://ferris.edu/jimcrow/jezebel/ (February 18, 2018)

Robbins, Liz. 2011. "Billboard Opposing Abortion Stirs Debate." The New York Times. February 23. https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/billboard-opposing-abortion-stirs-debate/ (February 18, 2018)

"Six Words: Black Babies Cost Less to Adopt." National Public Radio. June 27, 2013. https://www.npr.org/2013/06/27/195967886/six-words-black-babies-cost-less-to-adopt (February 18, 2018)

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WARNING: Mature Subject Matter

In Part I of a two-part series, Jaye begins to tackle what has arguably been the most controversial political issue in the United States for the past 50 years - abortion. She discusses her own views on the topic and how she arrived at her stance. Jaye also delves into the history of abortion rights in the United States up until the 1973 Roe v. Wade US Supreme Court decision.

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Citations:

"Abortion History in the US." FindLaw. http://family.findlaw.com/reproductive-rights/abortion-and-the-law-background.html (February 4, 2017)

Acevedo, Zoila. 1979. 'Abortion in Early America.' Women & Health 4(2): 159-167. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1300/J013v04n02_05?journalCode=wwah20 (February 4, 2018)

Earll, Carrie Gordon. "What the Bible Says About the Beginning of Life." Focus on the Family. https://www.focusonthefamily.com/lifechallenges/love-and-sex/abortion/what-the-bible-says-about-the-beginning-of-life (February 4, 2018)

"Fetal Development Timeline." BabyCenter. June 2016. https://www.babycenter.com/0_fetal-development-timeline_10357636.bc (February 4, 2018)

Fox, Pat. 2017. "Abortion in the Ancient and Premodern World." ThoughtCo. March 18. https://www.thoughtco.com/abortion-in-the-premodern-world-3528230 (February 4, 2018)

"History of Abortion." National Abortion Federation. https://prochoice.org/education-and-advocacy/about-abortion/history-of-abortion/ (February 4, 2018)

Pollitt, Katha. 1997. "Abortion in American History." The Atlantic. May. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1997/05/abortion-in-american-history/376851/ (February 4, 2018)

Storer, Horatio Robinson. 1866. Why Not? A Book for Every Woman. Boston: Lee and Shepard.

Thomson, Judith Jarvis. 1971. 'A Defense of Abortion.' Philosophy & Public Affairs 1(1): 47-66. http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0048-3915%28197123%291%3A1%3C47%3AADOA%3E2.0.CO%3B2-G (February 4, 2018)

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This special Christmas/New Years episode takes a look at the “War on Christmas” – the belief that societal forces are attempting to attack or downplay the Christmas holiday. The “War on Christmas” tends to be a common idea in conservative Christian circles, and exploited by conservative politicians and media. Is there a “War on Christmas,” and what it the concern about Christmas truly about? Jaye also gives a year in review and gives her predictions regarding what we will see in US national politics in 2018 and beyond. One of these predictions is a bit shocking – don’t miss it!

Admin Note: The next episode of Potstirrer Podcast will be released February 4, 2017. During this break, please be sure to catch up on older episodes, check out the PotstirrerPodcast.com website, and join the conversation on social media. We’re not going anywhere! Thank you for listening.

Citations:

Carbone, Christopher. 2017. “Which Confederate Statues Were Removed? A Running List.” Fox News. September 22. http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/21/which-confederate-statues-were-removed-running-list.html (December 23. 2017)

Diamond, Dan. 2013. “Just 8% of People Achieve Their New Year’s Resolutions. Here’s How They Do It.” Forbes. January 1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/dandiamond/2013/01/01/just-8-of-people-achieve-their-new-years-resolutions-heres-how-they-did-it/#6ae30191596b (December 23, 2017)

Karenga, Maulana. 2017. “Kwanzaa: A Celebration of Family, Community and Culture.” The Official Kwanzaa Website. http://www.officialkwanzaawebsite.org/index.shtml (December 23, 2017)

Mindel, Nissan. 1965. Complete Story of Chanukah. Kehot Publication Society.

Noble, Greg, and Lucy May. 2013. “Cincinnati’s Rise and Fall as a Brewery Town Part 1: From Porkopolis to Beeropolis, How it All Began.” WCPO Cincinnati. September 3. https://www.wcpo.com/entertainment/local-a-e/cincinnatis-rise-and-fall-as-a-brewery-town-part-1-from-porkopolis-to-beeropolis-how-it-all-began?page=2 (December 23, 2017)

Nyang, Sulayman. “Mawlid an-Nabi: Celebrating Prophet Muhammad’s (s) Birthday.” The Islamic Supreme Council of America. http://www.islamicsupremecouncil.org/understanding-islam/spirituality/1--mawlid-an-nabi-celebration-of-prophet-muhammads-s-birthday.html (December 23, 2017)

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Stalling composed by Silent Partner

Angels We Have Heard on High composed by Oasis Worship

Today’s episode is a reminder that truth still matters, even in a “post-truth” era. Jaye discusses the abandonment of truth among many conservative evangelicals in the United States in pursuit of political power. What does the Bible say about truth, and what does it mean for those in American society who claim to hold the Bible as the inspired or literal word of God, yet also profess allegiance to Trump, nationalism, and the Republican Party?

*Apologies in advance for unforeseen technical difficulties in post-production (i.e. a running train has been stuck behind my house for the past couple of days! - Jaye).

Citations:

Fisher, Max. 2017. The Jerusalem Issue, Explained.” The New York Times. December 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-capital.html (December 9, 2017)

Haltiwanger, John. 2017. “Roy Moore: Last Time America was ‘Great’ was During ‘Slavery.’” Newsweek. December 7. http://www.newsweek.com/roy-moore-last-time-america-great-during-slavery-741845 (December 9, 2017)

Johnson Pool, Jessica. 2012. "Cultural Worldview, Religious Influence and Interpretation, and American Political Behavior." Department of Political Science. University of Cincinnati. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1337716583 (December 9, 2017)

Smith, Laura, and Derek Kravitz. 2017. “Governors and Federal Agencies are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter.” ProPublica. December 8. https://www.propublica.org/article/governors-and-federal-agencies-are-blocking-accounts-on-facebook-and-twitter (December 9, 2017)

Sullivan, Sean, Scherer, Michael, and David Weigel. 2017. “RNC to Support Roy Moore in Senate Race in Alabama, Weeks After Cutting Ties with His Campaign.” The Washington Post. December 4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-trumps-support-moore-could-gain-influence-in-washington/2017/12/04/02da209c-d917-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.6368144b680d (December 9, 2017)

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Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

Today’s episode explores the Second Amendment to the US Constitution in light of the recent mass shootings and rhetoric from American politicians surrounding crime, terrorism, gun control and mental illness. Jaye presents what some listeners may consider a surprising take on the issue of gun control and the Second Amendment. Also, Jaye makes the argument that how politicians, interest groups and the media discuss these issues does the American people a disservice. Does the way we understand and respond to crime and terrorism truly make us safe? Citations: Alexander, Harriet. 2015. “Republican Candidates Accepted Donations from Man Whose Organisation Inspired Dylann Roof.” The Telegraph. June 22. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/republicans/11690736/Republican-presidential-candidates-received-donations-from-man-who-inspired-Charleston-shooter.html (November 19, 2017) Mental Health by the Numbers.” National Alliance on Mental Illness. https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-By-the-Numbers (November 19, 2017) Rosenberg, Eli, Berman, Mark, and Wesley Lowery. 2017. “Texas Church Gunman Escaped Mental Health Facility in 2017 After Threatening Military Superiors.” The Washington Post. November 7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/07/as-texas-town-mourns-details-emerge-on-gunmans-methodical-tactics-in-church-massacre/?utm_term=.6f8e62a5d6da (November 19, 2017) Sanger-Katz, Margot. 2015. “Gun Deaths are Mostly Suicides.” The New York Times. October 8. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/upshot/gun-deaths-are-mostly-suicides.html (November 19, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Today’s episode continues with the subject matter of alleged sexual misconduct on the part of famous and powerful figures, and how we react to these accounts. This time, Jaye focuses on the case of Roy Moore, the former state court judge running for the US Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions in the state of Alabama. Moore, a controversial politician strongly aligned with the Religious Right, has been accused of making sexual advances towards teenagers, including a 14 year old girl, in the late 1970s. Why are many of us inclined to take the word of the accused if we can relate to them, or if they are powerful figures we like? Is “winning” more important than standing by our word? Citations: Dale, Daniel. 2017. “It was 40 years ago” Twitter. November 9 [4:07 PM – 7:05 PM]. https://twitter.com/ddale8 (November 12, 2017) Hannity, Sean. 2017. “Interview with Roy Moore.” Hannity [Radio]. November 10. (November 12, 2017) Huseman, Jessica. 2017. "Trump Voter Fraud Commission Is Sued — By One of Its Own Commissioners." ProPublica. November 9. https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-voter-fraud-commission-dunlap-lawsuit (November 12, 2017) Jenkins, Nash. 2017. “Senate Candidate Roy Moore Says NFL Protesters are Breaking the Law.” Time. October 18. http://time.com/4987441/roy-moore-nfl-protests-law/ (November 12, 2017) Keneally, Meghan, Verhovek, John, and Kevin Pliszak. 2017. “Alabama Republican Candidate Roy Moore’s History of Controversial Statements.” ABC News. November 10. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/alabama-republican-candidate-roy-moores-history-controversial-statements/story?id=51061832 (November 12, 2017) Manchester, Julia. 2017. “Falwell Jr. Stands by Moore: ‘I Believe the Judge is Telling the Truth.’” The Hill. November 10. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/359779-falwell-jr-stands-by-moore-i-believe-the-judge-is-telling-the (November 12, 2017) McCrummen, Stephanie, Reinhard, Beth, and Alice Crites. 2017. “Woman Says Roy Moore Initiated Sexual Encounter When She Was 14, He Was 32.” The Washington Post. November 9. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-initiated-sexual-encounter-when-she-was-14-he-was-32/2017/11/09/1f495878-c293-11e7-afe9-4f60b5a6c4a0_story.html?utm_term=.a3e781f7c5d7 (November 12, 2017) Stetzer, Ed. 2017. “No, Christians Don’t Use Joseph and Mary to Explain Child Molesting Accusations.” Christianity Today. November 9. https://www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer/2017/november/roy-moore.html (November 12, 2017) Terkel, Amanda. 2017. “Mitt Romney Tells Roy Moore to Step Aside: I Believe Leigh Corfman.” Huffington Post. November 10. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-roy-moore_us_5a05be95e4b0e37d2f371e99 (November 12, 2017) Wegmann, Philip. 2017. “Alabama State Auditor Defends Roy Moore Against Sexual Allegations, Invokes Mary and Joseph.” Washington Examiner. November 9. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/alabama-state-auditor-defends-roy-moore-against-sexual-allegations-invokes-mary-and-joseph/article/2640217 (November 12, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode includes discussion of sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. In today's episode, Jaye frames the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault scandal and other sexual misconduct incidents currently in the news as part of a larger discussion on how we respond to oppression and violence. Why are many of us inclined to take the word of the accused if we can relate to them, or if they are powerful figures we like? At the same time, why do we hide behind “they weren’t convicted” or “I wasn’t there” to justify not believing the survivors? Jaye discusses the dynamic of privilege from a place of self-awareness and gives her thoughts on how we can better respond to people who share their experiences. Citations: Farrow, Ronan. 2017. “From Aggressive Overtures to Sexual Assault: Harvey Weinstein’s Accusers Tell Their Stories.” The New Yorker. October 23. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/from-aggressive-overtures-to-sexual-assault-harvey-weinsteins-accusers-tell-their-stories (October 29, 2017) Feldblum, Chai R. and Victoria A. Lipnic. 2016. “Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace.” US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. June. https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/task_force/harassment/upload/report.pdf (October 29, 2017) Graves, Lucia. 2017. “Donald Trump’s Sexual Harassment Accusers Hope President Goes Way of Weinstein.” The Guardian. October 23. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/23/donald-trump-sexual-harassment-accusers-harvey-weinstein (October 29, 2017) Kantor, Jodi, and Megan Twohey. 2017. “Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades.” The New York Times. October 5. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/05/us/harvey-weinstein-harassment-allegations.html (October 29, 2017) Levin, Sam. 2017. “Women Accusing Trump of Sexual Harassment are Lying, Says White House.” The Guardian. October 28. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/oct/27/donald-trump-sexual-harassment-claims-women-lying-white-house (October 29, 2017) Manchester, Julia. 2017. “Former GOP State Senate Candidate Accuses George H.W. Bush of Groping Her.” The Hill. October 28. http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/357618-former-gop-state-senate-candidate-accuses-george-hw-bush-of (October 29, 2017) Moniuszko, Sara M. 2017. “Harvey Weinstein Scandal: A Complete List of the 60 Accusers.” USA Today. October 27. https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/10/27/weinstein-scandal-complete-list-accusers/804663001/ (October 29, 2017) Pierson, David, and Tracy Lien. 2017. “She’s Harassed at Work, She Tells Human Resources, and They Do Nothing. Here’s How to Fix That.” Los Angeles Times. October 28. http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-hr-sexual-harassment-20171028-story.html (October 29, 2017) Rosenberg, Eli. 2017. “Mark Halperin Apologizes for ‘Crude and Aggressive’ Behavior as Harassment Accusations Mount.” The Washington Post. October 27. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/10/27/mark-halperin-apologizes-for-crude-and-aggressive-behavior-as-harassment-accusations-mount/?utm_term=.a63dd291353b (October 29, 2017) Zimmerman, Amy. 2017. “Why Didn’t Anyone Listen to Corey Feldman’s Warnings About Pedophilia in Hollywood?” The Daily Beast. October 26. https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-didnt-anyone-listen-to-corey-feldmans-warnings-about-pedophilia-in-hollywood (October 29, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

In today's episode, Jaye discusses the changes Donald Trump is making to health care, and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. How has Trump reacted to the natural disaster and loss of life in Puerto Rico, and what does his reaction say about what the president values? In addition, Jaye delves into the role of a free press, and brings historical context to why Trump's constant attacks on the news media are dangerous for democracy. Citations: Barclay, Eliza, and Alexia Fernández Campbell. 2017. "Everything That's Been Reported About Deaths in Puerto Rico is At Odds With the Official Count." Vox. Ocboter 11. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16424356/puerto-rico-official-hurricane-maria-death-toll (October 15, 2017) Beauchamp, Zack. 2017. "Trump Congratulates Mostly Non-American NHL Team on Being 'Incredible Patriots.'" Vox. October 10. https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/10/16455140/trump-pittsburgh-penguins-2017 (October 15, 2017) Bryan, Bob. 2017. "Trump Just Took a Big Step to Unravel Obamacare." Business Insider. October 12. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-ahp-healthcare-insurance-obamacare-executive-action-2017-10 (October 15, 2017) "Donald Trump: It's Time to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again." 2017. The Telegraph. October 14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/donald-trump-time-start-saying-merry-christmas/ (October 15, 2017) "Hand Fake." 2017. Snopes.com. January 6. http://www.snopes.com/jesse-owens-and-hitler-handshake/ (October 15, 2017) Noack, Rick. 2016. "The ugly History of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi Slur Shouted at a Trump Rally." The Washington Post. October 24.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/24/the-ugly-history-of-luegenpresse-a-nazi-slur-shouted-at-a-trump-rally/?utm_term=.b15f64122620 (October 15, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton