We are joined by Zaid Jilani of The Intercept about the Orlando shooting, Islamophobia, Trump, Clinton, and the connection between ISIS & Taylor Swift.
Quote gem: “any terrorist organization is going to use grievances to recruit people. And those grievances that do have some legitimacy, we do want to pay attention to them because we do want to deprive terrorist organizations of recruits. That doesn’t mean if someone says i’m going to shoot up a gay bar unless you give me a million dollars, then we should give into that. But killing less people is a positive concept. And that is something we should take into consideration and understand.”
(Katie Halper) We talk to Jonathan Clarke, an attorney who filed the law suit against New York Board of Elections over voter purges about what the hell happened, what he hopes to achieve and if it could effect the presidential race. We ask Hillary Clinton to apologize for the remarks of one of her surrogate (we think this may be a recurring segment, unfortunately)and talk about why Jonathan may be the Irish-American Bernie Sanders (my words, not his.) Gabe offers a list of women role models. And finally, Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox (Gasland)talks to us live from outside of the IFC movie theater where his latest film “How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.“
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This month’s show features guests who shatter the myth of the Bernie Bro, the alleged white male millennials, living in their parents’ basements, harassing women online and supporting Bernie Sanders. Leslie Lee, a Black writer and teacher was so frustrated with the misrepresentation of Sanders fans and the erasure of his supporters of color, he created the spot on and very funny #BernieMadeMeWhite hashtag, which went viral. Erika Andiola is a dreamer, organizer and she happens to be a National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders Campaign for President. Jacob Bridge, a VeteranForBernie and conscientious objector who has organized around LGBT rights, is also far from a Bernie Bro. So, come, learn, laugh, nosh and drink at this live and free talk show! livestream here https://livestream.com/thecommons/events/5125512
Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Brooklyn Commons (388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217)
Erika Andiola, dreamer, organizer and the national press secretary for Bernie Sanders who saved her mother from being deported talks to us about the campaign, the election, what got her into politics and the one thing that made her get behind Bernie Sanders.
As we mentioned earlier, Jane Elliott joined the show last night to discuss her controversial quote as shared to the world by Bernie Sanders supporter “Killer Mike.” What did she think of the controversy? Find out by listening to the episode below!
Killer Mike raised some eyebrows recnetly when he said “Having a Uterus doesn’t qualify you to be president”, a quote he said came from Jane Elliott. We’ll get to the truth tonight when Elliott, a teacher and activist famous for her “blue eyes-brown eyes” classroom experiment joins The Katie Halper Show. Did she actually say that and, if so, does she stand behind it? Listen in at 6 PM tonight on WBAI to find out!