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Sam and Emma (freshly back from vacation!) break down a huge weekend in news, from the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the courts to labor and COVID, and more! Sam and Emma begin by reflecting on the myriad examples of incredible anti-war activism in the face of repression that we’ve seen by the Russian people, from newscasters […]
Emma hosts Alex Sammon, staff writer at The American Prospect, to discuss his recent piece in the New Republic “IKEA’s Race for the Last of Europe’s Old-Growth Forest.” Alex dives right into his surprisingly high-risk coverage of the rampant illegal deforestation going on in Europe’s last old-growth forest in Romania, first situating his research within stories relayed to him […]
Sam and Emma host David Dayen, executive editor at the American Prospect, to discuss Biden’s State of the Union address, as well as David’s recent pieces in the New York Times and the Prospect. They begin by unpacking the popularism woven throughout Biden’s address, looking to the limits of highlighting exclusively popular ideas (especially when you haven’t gotten many of […]
Emma hosts Alleen Brown, reporter at The Intercept, to discuss her recent article series “Climate and Punishment”. Then, Emma is joined by the AMQuickie’s very own Jack Crosbie, currently stationed in Kyiv, to give us an update from the ground! Alleen begins by situating the research that led her to this series, with her work as a climate reporter consistently […]
Sarah Slamen, gave the testimony the Texas Legislature wouldn’t let her finish, Texas’s relentless war on women, why Texas’s anti abortion push would be financial windfall for Governor Perry and his family, the roots of Sarah Slawmen’s activism and how progressive politics can succeed in a Red State. The Working Families Party Dan Cantor explained […]
Salon contributing writer, Rebecca Traister explained Texas’s draconian new reproductive laws, Wendy Davis’s unexpected and amazing filibuster and how galvanizing will this moment be? Ari Berman, explained how the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act, why the ruling helps southern states recreate segregation in Congressional districts, how Justice Roberts “imagined” his way to a ruling and […]