“The rampant corruption in Ukraine is no secret, but now more details are emerging about just how little of the U.S. tax dollars sent to Ukraine are winding up in grifters’ pockets. Journalist Seymour Hersh has uncovered evidence that a substantial portion of military hardware sent to Ukraine winds up being sold on the black market.
Guest host Aaron Maté and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to Hersh about the widespread graft in Ukraine and President Zelensky’s weak efforts to combat corruption.”
“During 50+ years as an investigative journalist and frequently award winning reporter Seymour Hersh says he has personally witnessed the steady decline of the American press. Now the collapse is nearly complete, he says, and papers like the New York Times and Washington Post are shells of their former selves that he wouldn’t even approach with a major scoop.
Guest host Aaron Maté and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to Hersh about how reporters now often prioritize being on TV and podcasts than doing actual reporting.”
“The Republican-controlled Montana House of Representatives voted Wednesday to censure the state’s first and only openly transgender lawmaker, Zooey Zephyr, banning her from the House floor and forbidding her from speaking, a week after Zephyr delivered a searing condemnation of a bill that would ban gender-affirming healthcare for youth. Zephyr will only be able to cast votes remotely for the remainder of the legislative session. We speak to Zephyr about the spate of anti-trans bills that target trans youth across the country and how “far-right” legislatures like Montana’s are attempting to “silence those who are holding them accountable.”
“Montana’s Republican-controlled House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to ban Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr—the state’s first transgender lawmaker—from the House floor for the remainder of the legislative session, significantly escalating sanctions against her after she was silenced by the House for vocally opposing a bill restricting gender-affirming care for minors.
“Singer, civil rights leader and devoted activist Harry Belafonte has died at 96. Belafonte was a “real one,” as evidenced by a 2005 event where he spoke eloquently about his friendship with Martin Luther King jr. and the fear that Democrats would coopt the language of the civil rights movement while abandoning the cause itself — and who was right there wint him on stage but Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
Guest host Aaron Maté and Americans’ Comedian Kurt Metzger talk to special guest Jimmy Dore about Belafonte’s legacy and whether we will ever see his kind again.”