Episode

12/12 Ken Burns: The Central Park Five & Becky Bond Credo Activism

December 12, 2012

Becky Bond the Political Director of this months sponsor Credo Mobile, explained Credo’s history and why its outsider progressive approach is possible, the success of the Credo Super Pac in 2012, Credo’s role in the fight to protect Medicare and Social Security and how Credo puts your dollars to work for good.

Filmmaker Ken Burns talked about hia new Documentary The Central Park Five, explained why five black and hispanic teenagers were convicted of a brutal crime they didn’t commit, how the language and imagery of Jim Crow America, drove media coverage of the case, why the exoneration of the five received so little press attention and what the case of the Central Park Five says about all of us.

On The Better half: The Texas Legislature punishes Planned Parenthood and it backfires, Justice Scalia wants to know if we can’t discriminate against Gay people, can we really oppose murder? And Michelle Bachman returns with some new amazing crazy.

And keep the conversation going on the morning thread!  

Members make the Majority Report possible.  Please join us by becoming a MEMBER.  You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation — anytime.  And don’t forget Sam is live every week day at noon. Thanks!

 

Past Episodes

It's Casual Friday! Sam and Emma host Astra Taylor, co-founder of the Debt Collective and author of the recent book Remake the World: Essays, Reflections, Rebellions, to discuss the 10-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Then Sam and Emma are joined by Heather Digby Parton, proprietor ...
Emma hosts Dave Zirin, sports editor at The Nation, to discuss his recent book The Kaepernick Effect: Taking A Knee, Changing the World. Emma starts off by weighing in on former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney's excoriating testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, where ...
Sam and Emma host Craig Whitlock, investigative reporter at the Washington Post, to discuss his recent book The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War. Sam and Emma first touch upon the resounding victory for Gavin Newsom in the California recall election from last night, and discuss ...