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Episode Info: First up today: following Donald Trump's unhinged campaign rally in Phoenix on Tuesday night, a few words on the unapologetic liar who has become President of the United States, and the responsibility of journalists -- not commentators, but journalists -- to call him out as such. Then, the UN calls out the United States with a formal 'early warning' regarding racist demonstrations and the failure of 'high-level politicians...to unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech'. The science envoy at the U.S. State Department publicly resigns following Trump's response to Charlottesville and his administration's war on science. Then, speaking of that war, we're joined by Bob Kincaid of the Coal River Mountain Watch, in response to the Interior Department's halt of a study by the National Academies of Sciences regarding the dangers of Mountain Top Removal coal mining to residents of West Virginia and Kentucky's Appalachian communities. Kincaid, co-founder of the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Campaign, is furious over what he describes as an attempt by the Administration and the coal industry to suppress the well-established science linking mountain-top removal coal mining to cancer, premature death, and birth defects.  Breaking news on yet another federal court ruling finding Texas' Photo ID voting restriction intentionally discriminatory, and an all-electric Tesla SUV (!) smokes a half-million dollar Lamborghini in a record-setting drag race...Read more »

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