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Francesca Rheannon
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Journalist, Radio Host, Planet Lover
Journalist, Radio Host, Planet Lover

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New episode just published -- John Nichols' terrific interview about the most dangerous people in America. Also, find out what the EPA has been hiding about Monsanto's Roundup.
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Carol Anderson talks about her bestselling book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide. Anderson says every time African Americans make gains — from ending slavery to voting rights to the election of a Black POTUS — white Americans mobilize relentlessly to roll back those gains. She says the correct question is not why Black people are angry; it’s why whites are so angry when Black people get rights?
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We talk with John Duberstein about his late wife’s powerful and lyrical memoir, The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying. Nina Riggs died just shortly before the book was published from metastatic breast cancer, leaving her husband and two young children behind.

Then we play a clip from our interview in 2015 with Joseph Luzzi about his memoir, In A Dark Wood. After he lost his wife to a car accident, he was helped to heal from his grief by his study of Dante’s Divine Comedy.
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The Supreme Court is letting Trump's #MuslimBan go forward right now. 24,000 refugees are affected, including from Syria. These searing stories about the human cost of war tell us why that's a terrible idea.
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WV talks with with political analyst, author and radio host Wilmer Leon about his collection of essays spanning part of the Bush era and both terms of the Obama administration, Politics Another Perspective: Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama.

Also, we air an edited version of our interview with investigative journalist Greg Palast about his book and movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. He says the GOP and its billionaire funders have been stealing the votes of millions of Americans.
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Fresh podcast content: mystery, activism and summer reading picks.
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