In late October, The Daily Beast ran a story exposing the political connections of Whitefish Energy, an obscure company that somehow secured a $300 million contract to restore electricity in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The contract was canceled a few days later, amid an explosion of public outrage and criticism from members of Congress. The journalist who reported and wrote […]
President Donald Trump ordered the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The policy better known as DACA allowed children who arrived in the U-S without paperwork to work and live here without fear of deportation. The retraction would affect 800,000 people in the United States, 8,000 of which live in Wisconsin. […]
A gallon of conventionally-produced milk currently costs around three dollars. That price could rise to as high as six dollars a gallon if President Donald Trump succeeds in his promise to deport all undocumented immigrants in the United States. That’s because the dairy industry, in Wisconsin and elsewhere, depends heavily on immigrant workers from Mexico […]
Ankur Desai, Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UW Madison and Christiane Brunner the Spokesperson for the Environment, Climate Protection and Energy for the Austrian Green Party join Eight O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing by telephone.
Last week, President Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Accord on Climate Change. In a speech in the White House Rose Garden, Trump claimed the global carbon emissions pact, signed by over 195 nations, would “undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty … and put us at a […]
What does Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement mean for the U.S.? How is D.C. reacting to this? Representative Mark Pocan joins us today to discuss this and the issues he’s working on. Later, journalist John Pilger discusses the raising questions about the role of the British ‘deep state’ in the Manchester bombing that killed […]