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Show notes for today’s episode, 3/7/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Comey Asks Justice Dept. to Reject Trump’s Wiretapping Claim St. Louis man charged with making threats to Jewish Community Centers nationwide The outro music is “New York” by Peter Silberman.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/6/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: NYC Issues Directive Clarifying Rights Of Transgender Public School Students Could fear of Trump’s immigration policies keep New York City students out of school? The outro music is “Black Cherry” by Las Rosas.

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/3/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose Obama Administration Rushed to Preserve Intelligence of Russian Election Hacking And if we have any folks in Kansas, a listener is seeking advice on supporting and boosting the special election happening… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 3/2/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! On today’s show, we talk about the DOJ and DOE rescinding federal protections for trans students. We also talk about Trump’s terrible joint address to Congress. And we talk about the situation going on right now with Kilstein. The outro music is “The Mansions of Los Feliz” by Eels.

Show notes for today’s episode, 2/28/17

Good afternoon Scoochers! Molly is back from New Orleans and John is back from CPAC! On today’s show we talk a lot about the Oscars, and a little bit about the blatant white supremacy on display at CPAC. John wrote about it for the Nation:  CPAC’s Hollow Disavowal of the White Nationalists in Its… Read more »

Show notes for today’s episode, 2/14/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Turmoil at the National Security Council, From the Top Down Trump Tackles North Korea Crisis in Crowded Mar-a-Lago Dining Room The outro music is “Hard Love” by Strand of Oaks.

Show notes for today’s episode, 2/13/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss Trump’s “law and order” executive orders, explained The outro music is “Shadowboxing” by Kevin Krauter.

Show notes for today’s episode, 2/10/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: She Showed Up Yearly to Meet Immigration Agents. Now They’re Deporting Her. After hundreds oppose ‘sanctuary’ bill, committee approves it The outro music is “Babes Never Die” by Honeyblood.

Show notes for today’s episode, 2/9/17

Good afternoon, Scoochers! Here are the links for today’s show: Betsy DeVos Confirmed Despite Massive Protests! The Network for Public Education Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP The outro music is “Cold Blooded” by Duke Garwood.

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