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Episode Info: Donald Trump appears to have either never read the U.S. Constitution that he is sworn to protect and defend, or he doesn't understand it, as his new attack on the media being "able to write whatever they want to write" reveals again today.  But that may be the least of our problems at the moment. Updates on still-rising death tolls in the ongoing unspeakable disasters following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the massive, deadly wildfires in California. Then we  focus on North Korea, where the U.S. military continues to flex its muscles and threaten the nation in a way that the U.S. would NEVER allow another nation to do off of our own shores. With B-1 bombers and F-15 fighters now conducting missile launch drills off both costs of the Korean Peninsula and the USS Ronald Reagan steaming its way there, Trump continues to provide reason and cover for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to increase his own military arsenal. A new poll reveals two-thirds of Americans believe Trump's rhetoric threatening to "completely destroy" the isolated nation is making the situation worse, not better, between the two countries. Then we're joined by progressive Alaska Dispatch News columnist Shannyn Moore to respond to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's gobsmacking scheme to rekindle the possibility of federal approval for the proposed Pebble Mine on Alaska's pristine Bristol Bay watershed -- just one hour after meeting with the CEO of the Canadian mining company.  The move to allow the mammoth copper and gold mine comes after years of protest by Alaskan natives (like Moore), and three years of study by the Obama Administration's EPA, which found the mine could "result in complete loss of fish habitat" in the sensitive spawning grounds of more than half of the world's sockeye salmon, risk the loss of some 14,000 jobs, and run directly counter to last November's statewide ballot initiative in which the people of the state voted overwhelmingly to protect the area from mining interests and irreversible destruction. We also talk with Moore who, like many Alaskans, is a hunter and gun-owner, about her most recent column on the NRA's indefensible block of any and all legislative gun safety measures, despite the overwhelming support from Americans for a wide variety of such reforms in the wake of last week's massacre in Las Vegas...Read more »

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