Congress

January 6, 2015
food stamps

Sound Bites: Top Food Stories Of 2014 | How Congress Will Impact Our Food & School Lunches

January 6, 2015 - Segment 3 - On our newest episode of Sound Bites, our series on our food and our world, we reflect upon the top food stories of 2014 with our panel of guests, and we discuss food-related issues on Congress' radar this year.
December 18, 2014
CIA Torture Memo

National News Roundup: CIA Torture Memo, The Federal Budget & More

December 16, 2014 - Segment 2 - On our national roundtable, our panel of guests discusses topics of national importance including the CIA torture memo and the Federal Budget Bill, with Lenny McAllister, Will Marshall and Kevin Zeese.
November 10, 2014
Mitch McConnell

National Election Roundtable: Analyzing the US Election Results

November 5, 2014 - Segment 2 - Did you vote today? Listen in to our National Election Roundtable, with Dr. John Bullock, Jordan Bloom, Bob Somerby, Zoe Carpenter, and the Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary.
November 4, 2014
Why Are Black Lawmakers Fighting Clean Energy?

Why Are Black Lawmakers Fighting Clean Energy?

October 31, 2014 - Segment 2 - We talk about the influence that the Edison Electric Institute, ALEC, and the coal industry are exerting on a number of organizations of Black elected officials.
October 17, 2013
Ted Cruz, Government Shutdown

Last Minute Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown: What It Means For US Credibility

October 17, 2013 - Hour 1 - Even though the Senate proposed a last-minute deal today to avert a default on the national debt, it offers only a temporary solution. We talk about the debt ceiling, the shutdown, and where we go from here.
October 3, 2013
Government Shutdown

The Nation’s Katrina vanden Heuvel & MoJo’s Tim Murphy on Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close the show the way we started, with more commentary on the government shutdown and what it means for us from Katrina vanden Heuvel, Editor and Publisher of The Nation, and Tim Murphy, a reporter in Mother Jones' DC bureau.
October 3, 2013
John Nichols

The Nation’s John Nichols on Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013 - Segment 1 - We start with a commentary on the government shutdown from John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.
May 28, 2013

Sound Bites: Urban Farming, No SNAP Benefits For Violent Offenders, & A Fermentation Recipe!

May 28, 2013 - Hour 2 - On this live episode of Sound Bites, we discuss urban farming with Five Seeds Farm and the Baltimore Free Farm, the Senate's amendments to the Farm Bill that would bar people convicted of violent crimes from receiving benefits for life, and fermentation with Sandor Katz.
March 5, 2013
Sequestration in Congress

The Sequestration’s Philosophical & Economic Divide

March 5, 2013 - Segment 1 - We examine the philosophical and economic divide that's keeping Congress from making a budget deal to stop the cuts that go along with the national sequestration with Richard Vatz, E.R. Shipp, and Bob Somerby.
February 27, 2013
Boehner and Sequester

Free-Market and Progressive Stances On Sequestration

February 27, 2013 - Segment 3 - Continuing our coverage on the looming sequestration, we hear perspectives from two people thinking about and writing about what's happening in Washington.
February 27, 2013
President Obama, Congress, and Sequestration

What Will The Sequestration Mean For The U.S. and Maryland?

February 27, 2013 - Segment 2- We move into a conversation on the upcoming sequestration - across the board cuts in federal spending - that will take place on Friday if President Obama and Congress cannot come to an agreement on the budget.