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Episode Info: In an encouraging about-face, there is some potentially good news out of Donald Trump's trip to Asia. The perpetrator of the Sutherland Springs, Texas church massacre had numerous red flags on his record that should have prevented him from purchasing firearms. Yet not only did the US military fail to report his crimes into the federal background check database, new evidence suggests the military fails to report most -- if not all -- domestic violence charges into the database; Republicans will continue to block action to stem gun violence. Then: the Trump FCC is moving quietly and swiftly to do away with the last few remaining media consolidation rules – to allow one single corporation to own all broadcast TV, radio and newspapers in a single market, paving the way for far rightwing Sinclair Broadcast Group to purchase Tribune Media and gain access to two thirds of American homes. SUE WILSON of Media Action Center joins us to explain the madness and dangers, the lack of attention from media, Democrats and major public interest groups – and what you can do to help fight the takeover of your public airwaves. Finally, Desi Doyen joins us with the latest 'Green News Report' with special coverage on the dire new National Climate Assessment, and other climate news....Read more »

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