Episode

11/14 Casual Friday: Tina Dupuy On Her This American Life Story & Cliff Schecter On The Week

November 14, 2014

Syndicated Columnist Tina Dupuy explains how she told her story of realizing she wasn’t an alcoholic after a lifetime of thinking she was on NPR’s This American Life, Tina’s families experience with addiction and child abuse, rejecting the ideology of AA, the troubled teen industry and child abuse, the cult Tina’s family was a part of, letting go of the idea of being an alcoholic,  the book Tina is writing on her experience,  how Tina’s story got on This American Life and Tina suggested we watch the Birdcage .

Cliff Schecter explains the reasoning behind President Obama’s aggressive post midterms strategy, Obama’s progressive moves on student loans, Keystone Pipeline, immigration and Net Neutrality, why the Administration is finally using smart messaging, how the Grand Bargain austerity undermined the Obama narrative, what President Obama is going to do on immigration, what Democrats are positioning themselves to run as Vice President, the Republican “suicide bomber” caucus, why Republicans will not and do not have to govern now and how Democrats can really win with populism.

On The Fun Half: Healthcare reform saves lives, how many people will die if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare, how Healthcare reform can still be saved, Alex Jones says Net Neutrality just like Hitler!! and your calls and IMs.

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