8 O'Clock Buzz
The Tax Reform bill of 2017 was supposed to close loopholes which had allowed corporations to avoid paying taxes, but a study by Matt Gardner, Senior Fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP), of Netflix has shown that it reduced corporate taxes without closing the loopholes. He talks to Jan Miyasaki about […]
The Consumer Finance Protection Board was established following the recession of 2008. The Trump administration is disabling those protections from the inside out — by selecting administrators who are removing protections. Peter Skopec from WISPIRG, Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group, talks about weakening of regulations on predatory pay-day loan companies and other protections.
Brazil’s recently elected president Jair Bolsonaro has been called “The Trump of the Tropics” and has declared the Amazon Rain Forest “Open for Business”. Jan talks with the Executive Director of Amazon Watch, Leila Salazar-Lopez about the importance of that area and the threats to the forest and indigenous people.
In the midst of all the turmoil in Washington DC, just prior to control of the U.S. House of Representatives flipping from the Republicans to the Democrats, Congress and President Trump managed to pull off a bipartisan bill to reform federal sentencing and criminal justice laws. On December 21st, Trump signed the FIRST STEP act […]
With the status of the Racine-area FoxConn development changing by the week, what’s the status of the permit granted to divert over 7 million gallons of Lake Michigan water? Does it violate the Great Lakes Water Compact? The Midwest Environmental Advocates and several other environmental groups are suing to stop this permit, and Tressie Kamp […]
Jan Miyasaki talks to Paul Gunter, nuclear reactor hazard specialist, and Kevin Kamps, nuclear waste specialist, both from Beyond Nuclear, about issues surrounding nuclear power, waste storage and transport, and failing government oversight.