Ari Berman: War on Voting; Matt Milner on Ottumwa; Paul Findley on USS Liberty; "Inside the Headlines" w/ Newsvandal JP Sottile

  • Fri
    Jun 15
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Mon
    Jun 18
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am


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First up, Ari Berman moderates an all-star panel for Netroots Nation on Press TV discussing an issue he's written extensively about: the war on voting. Ari grew up in Fairfield, was a KRUU host 2008-09, writes for The Nation, Rolling Stone, and authored "Herding Donkeys." The panel includes Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, Brennan Center's Keesha Gaskins, Rock the Vote's Heather Smith, and  Election Projection's Eric Marshall.

Next up Ottumwa Courier journalist and digital collective domain director Matt Milner talks about things in his life as well as some poilitics. Then we hear prepared remarks from former 11-term Illinois Congressman Paul Findley on the anniversary of the attack of the USS Liberty.

At 4pm, it's our regular feature "Inside the Headlines" with Newsvandal JP Sottile offering an insight out look at some of the week's most striking headlines. For a complete list of stories referenced, click "Read more" below.

1. Hitting The Public In The Privates

Joy Behar Wants to See Romney's House Burn Down

Public-sector austerity in one graph

$70 Billion in Allocated Federal Funds Still Unspent

28% of Federal Contract Funds Go to Just 10 Companies…All Make Weapons Systems

The Army Privatizes Its Hotels

2. Weaving A World Wide Web

US Security Establishes Beachhead at Foreign Airports US to beef up Marine presence on Okinawa before drawdown

US expands secret intelligence operations in Africa 3,000 US soldiers to serve in Africa next year

US Military Wants Drones in South America, But Why?

Let’s Admit It: The US Is at War in Yemen, Too

More Americans Killed by Bees and Wasps or Falling Televisions than by Terrorists

3. Politics And Fleas

Celebrity-in-Chief: 28 celeb fundraisers for Obama

FEC Regulators approve political donations via text message

FEC debates semantics in political ads,0,6071889.story

Senate Republicans Now Blockading Every Single Appeals Court Nominee

Layoff threats put Congress on notice

Senate: Drones Need to Operate “Freely and Routinely” In U.S.

Northrop Grumman Gives VP Half Million Dollar Bonus before He Goes to Work for Congress


Pork Buyers May Pay Price for McDonald’s Sow-Pen Demands

U.S. Solar Grew 85 Percent in First Quarter, SEIA Says


Why The US Doesn't Want The Birthplace Of Jesus To Become A World Heritage Site

Trevi Fountain crumbling

Gaza water too contaminated to drink, say charities

China second largest source of Great Lakes mercury pollution

Deformed Fish Found Downstream of Tar Sands Mines

Dramatic Decline in Microscopic Life on BP's Oiled Beaches

Diesel Exhaust Fumes Can Cause Cancer Young adults skip health care as medical debts rise

Would You Like to Buy a College Student?

Pentagon halts free guns for police

Afghanistan entrenched in Heroin trade by War

Psychoanalyst Says Western Society Is Sick And Heading For Collapse