While the Trump administration is focusing on locking out Muslims, hate crimes in the U.S. are on a dramatic rise — but the administration doesn’t care. Lecia Brooks, Director of Outreach of the Southern Poverty Law Center talks with Jan Miyasaki about the rise in hate and extremist groups and domestic terrorism.
The mission statement for Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice states it as “a coalition of individuals, religious congregations, interfaith bodies, labor unions, and community organizations concerned about economic and worker justice”. Sister Maureen McDonald and Mary Bell talks about that group’s activities for the “Fight for $15”, fair labor in the food industry, and more. […]
Last week, President Trump began the process of gutting the Dodd-Frank bill, established after the Wall Street economic crash of 2008 with the aim to protect consumers and regulate Wall Street. Peter Skopec, Director of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) talks with Jan Miyasaki about how new regulations will affect consumer protection measures.
With claims of “national security”, President Trump has banned people from entering the U.S. based on religious beliefs. Coined a “Blessed Ban” by Muslim extremists, this ban has become a rallying cry to rally anti-American sentiments worldwide. Jan Miyasaki spoke with Elizabeth Goitein, co-Director of the Brennan Center for Justice/Liberty/National Security program, about the decision and […]
In a recent ruling on “Whitford v. Gill”, federal court judged Wisconsin’s most recent secretive redistricting to be unlawful, and the federal panel enjoined Wisconsin officials from using existing maps in “all future elections.” Annabelle Harless from The Campaign Legal Center talks about the decision, implications, and possible challenges by the Walker administration to this […]
President Trump promised last week to start an investigation into voter fraud, based largely on his unsubstantiated claims of “millions” of bad ballots in the 2016 presidential election. Jan Miyasaki talks with Adam Gitlin, counsel from the Brennan Center Justice Democracy Program, about so-called “voter fraud”, how this myth starts, and why it’s perpetrated.