Episode

3/25 What’s Really Happening at the US Southern Border w/ Aura Bogado & Marcia Brown

March 25, 2021
Sam and Emma host Aura Bogado, an investigative reporter at Reveal News, to discuss what the Biden administration could have preemptively done to prepare for the increase of children crossing the border. Aura tells the story of a child who spent 7 formative years of her life trapped in various shelters waiting to be reunited with their family before asking to be deported back to Honduras. Aura also discusses the intersection of climate change and political instability in Central America. Then, Marcia Brown from American Prospect joins to talk about the impact of Title 42, her recent travel to the border, and how the asylum system works. Aura and Marcia both make the point that the “crisis at the border” rhetoric used by Republicans is made to make people believe that the current flow of migrants is somehow unexpected or atypical, rather than just a problem with our current asylum system and the conditions of the shelters.
And in the Fun Half: Emma, Matt Bider, and Brandon Sutton match in red flannels, Micheal Tracey calls out MEL Magazine for having articles about toxic masculinity….in their masculinity section, Joe Biden fires five members of staff for smoking weed, Andrew Yang is hanging out at your local bodega, the most recent Cuomo scandal, Ted Cruz’s new merch “McConnell in the Front, Maga in the Back,” voting on the sabbath, plus your calls and IMs!

Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com

Get all your MR merch at our store https://shop.majorityreportradio.com/

(Merch issues and concerns can be addressed here: majorityreportstore@mirrorimage.com)

The AM Quickie is now on YouTube

Subscribe to the AM Quickie at https://fans.fm/amquickie

Make the AMQ part of your Alexa Flash Briefing too!

You can now watch the livestream on Twitch

Support Austin DSA and their Homes Not Handcuff efforts to stop Prop B in Austin.

Support the Mass Nurses Association and the nurses striking at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Worcester.

Check out Joshua Kahn Russell’s friend, activist and organizer Casey Harrell who is raising money to treat his ALS diagnosis.

Subscribe to Discourse Blog, a newsletter and website for progressive essays and related fun partly run by AM Quickie writer Jack Crosbie. https://discourseblog.com/

Subscribe to AM Quickie writer Corey Pein’s podcast News from Nowhere, at https://www.patreon.com/newsfromnowhere

Check out Matt Binder’s YouTube channel!

Check out The Nomiki Show live at 3 pm ET on YouTube at patreon.com/thenomikishow

Check out Matt’s podcast, Literary Hangover, at Patreon.com/LiteraryHangover, or on iTunes.

Check out Jamie’s podcast, The Antifada, at patreon.com/theantifada, on iTunes, or at twitch.tv/theantifada (streaming every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7pm ET!)

Follow the Majority Report crew on Twitter:

@SamSeder

@EmmaVigeland

@MattLech

@BF1nn

Past Episodes

It's Casual Friday! Sam speaks with Heather Digby Parton, contributing writer at Salon.com and proprietor of the blog Hullabaloo, to round up the week in news. Then, he's joined by Matthew Film Guy! First, Sam runs through updates on South Africa’s emergency ICJ injunction to stop Israel’s ...
It’s an EmMajority Report Thursday! She speaks with Regina Kunzel, professor of history and women's, gender, and sexuality studies at Yale University, to discuss her recent book In the Shadow of Diagnosis: Psychiatric Power and Queer Life. Then, she speaks with Beshara Doumani, professor of ...
It's Hump Day! Sam speaks with writer and labor organizer Mindy Isser to discuss her recent piece in In These Times entitled "In Labor’s Mission to Organize the South, Another Domino Could Soon Fall." Then, he speaks with Anna Clark, reporter at ProPublica covering issues in the MidWest, to ...