Daily Archives: December 21, 2020

Flooding in America’s Heartland

Climate One

Dec 21, 2020

Climate One’s online program “Flooding in America’s Heartland” was recorded on July 28, 2020.

‘Thuggery’: Four Star Army General Blasts Trump’s MAGA Martial Law Plot | The Beat With Ari Melber

MSNBC

Dec 21, 2020

After former national security adviser Michael Flynn suggested Trump should impose martial law to overturn the election and Trump reportedly asked about doing so during a meeting, top military leaders rebuked him and released a joint statement asserting they would not get involved in the election. Former National Security Council member and retired four-star Gen. Barry McCaffrey reacts to the news, asserting he was “horrified” hearing Flynn’s suggestion and called for Senate Republicans to publicly step up against the idea. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC Aired on 12/21/2020.

News Wrap: Barr breaks with Trump on claims of election fraud, U.S. hacking


PBS NewsHour
Dec 21, 2020

In our news wrap Monday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr broke with President Trump over election fraud claims and assertions that China may have hacked U.S. agencies, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says he has a confession that state agents poisoned him, Virginia removed a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from U.S. Capitol, and a planetary spectacle highlights tonight’s sky.

Fmr. Federal Prosecutor: Barr’s The Worst AG In My Lifetime | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

MSNBC
Dec 15, 2020

With Trump’s ever-loyal Attorney General Bill Barr on the way out, MSNBC Legal Analyst Cynthia Alksne reacts to the tenure of one of Trump’s most loyal Cabinet members. Aired on 12/15/2020.

Barr Ends Shameful Tenure That Began With A Big Public Lie About The Mueller Investigation

MSNBC
Dec 15, 2020

On the announcement that Attorney General Bill Barr will leave office before Christmas, Rachel Maddow looks at some of the lowlights of his tenure with the Trump administration, beginning with a big, public lie about content of the Mueller investigation. Aired on 12/15/2020.

Health Journalist Laurie Garrett on COVID Lessons Learned From Japan | Japan In :60 | GZERO Media

GZERO Media

Dec 21, 2020

When it comes to preparedness for this global crisis, Japan had a key advantage—a universal healthcare system that provides medical attention to all at no or low cost to the patient. But there were other cultural and institutional factors at play, as Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist Laurie Garrett explains. The video is part of a limited “Japan in 60 Seconds” series produced in partnership with the Consulate General of Japan. This video is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan.

Laurie Garrett: Even With A Vaccine, Wear A Mask And Keep Social Distance | The Last Word | MSNBC


MSNBC
Dec 15, 2020

Laurie Garrett, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter covering global pandemics, tells Lawrence O’Donnell that if people stop following Covid-19 health guidelines, “We are going to see a horrible explosion in cases and deaths long before the vaccine reaches mass distribution.” Aired on 12/15/2020.

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Is Trump To Blame For New COVID Stain?

Thom Hartmann Program

Dec 21, 2020

Donald Trump’s Herd Immunity strategy failed. And Now Herd Immunity may have led to the COVID-19 virus mutating into more dangerous strains. Herd Immunity is the failed theory that if left unchecked a virus like COVID will purged from the population as people contract COVID-19 and build up anti-bodies. There is just one problem. Herd Immunity doesn’t work.

When viruses are left unchecked, they spread. With enough time they mutate, change and become new strains. Will we be able to defeat these new COVID strains?

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Georgia GOP Hides After Purging 198,000 Voters (w/ Greg Palast)

Thom Hartmann Program

Dec 21, 2020

The Georgia administration HID from being served with legal papers, by locking the doors and switching off the lights. 198,000 voters removed from the roll in Georgia – all entitled to vote. Greg Palast attempted to serve legal papers on the administration, and they ran away. How many of the disenfranchised voters will be able to cast a vote in the Senate race in January? Not many.

Greg Palast joined Thom to update the contempt in which the Georgia administration hole voters. Greg Palast is an investigative journalist and author. His latest book “How Trump Stole 2020”

COVID-19’s impact on minorities in the U.S..

CGTN America

Dec 21, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare social and health inequalities in the United States with Black and Latinos suffering disproportionately higher infection and death rates. Although the vaccine rollout promises to bring an end to the pandemic, a recent study suggests there is skepticism about the vaccines among communities of color.

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