BradCast w/ Brad Friedman
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Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com. Originating on Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles and syndicated coast-to-coast and around the globe! NOW FIVE DAYS A WEEK!
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'BradCast' 3/27/2017: (Guest: Former evangelical preacher, organizer, Frank Schaeffer)
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First up today: U.S. officials admit some 200 civilians in Mosul, Iraq may have been killed during a U.S. bombing campaign last week, in what has become a startling and savage escalation in the so-called 'War on Terror' since Trump has taken office. While the Obama Administration had carried out similar campaigns, the increase in indiscriminate lethality by the new President's campaigns in Iraq, Syria and Yemen is both alarming and vastly underreported or downplayed by U.S. media. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the GOP's anti-LGBT 'bathroom bill' is costing the state billions of dollars, according to a new analysis. Then, as Trump's approval ratings continue to plummet, his numbers even among his own base of supporters -- white, male Republicans -- are beginning to erode. Still, overall support for the President remains high among Republicans. Frank Schaeffer, a former evangelical pastor who spent decades, along with his father, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, creating (and profiting from) the far right anti-abortion political movement, joins us to discuss how he believes Democrats can win back both the White House and Congress based on his perspective as someone who, for decades, had preyed on the fears and false facts favored by rightwing, so-called 'values voters'. You can't convince them of facts, a fired-up Schaeffer explains, but you can drop a lit metaphorical match into their gas tanks by helping them understand how Trump himself has "betrayed" them. Finally today, a pro-Trump demonstration over the weekend ends with a counter-demonstrator being repeatedly beaten with a 'Make American Great Again' sign, and the pipeline oil spill reported last December in North Dakota, not far from the site of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, turns out to have been at least three times larger than originally reported...
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