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The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 35 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Mark, hosts Make It Plain, a political, human rights and non-mainstream news podcast. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years ...
 
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Markos Moulitsas, Founder of DailyKos and Civiqs, is back -- and right off the bat, we learn about the key state where Trump is both losing and not bothering to advertise in. And as for ALL that polling data we're constantly bombarded with, Markos breaks down the most reliable information out there. Today's agenda also addresses Michigan, Pennsylva…
 
Marissa Nance was attending Howard University a few years behind a young lady named Kamala Harris -- the same one who became a United States Senator and now the first female Vice Presidential candidate. She's admired her since those college days, and says she's still a leader she wants to emulate. Aside from her connections to Sen. Harris, did I me…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman presents a brand-new, Thursday KITM. News, entertainment, with just a little added touch of sedition: Gregory Glauber Dworkin has the latest polls, which look like previous polls, but moreso. For Donald Trump, the same point gap becomes a bigger hurdle with …
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) If David Waldman and Greg Dworkin didn’t tell you it this morning, you didn’t need to hear it: First, Joe Biden is still leading. Always good to keep that in mind during these chaotic times. There’s Florida, Florida, Florida, but Joe’s still got this, probably. Have you h…
 
Arkansas State Senator Joyce Elliott is running to represent the state's 2nd congressional district, and she's currently within one point of the Republican incumbent. If she wins, she will be the first Black person to be elected to congress from the state. But this isn't the first historic move Senator Elliott has made in her career OR her personal…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman, in depth, in context, and in your ears with a tap of a button: Democratic insiders are assembling a “war room” to take out the 60 vote rule on the Senate filibuster. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, next in line to lead the Judiciary Committee, says “whaa… huh?” That…
 
In a startling ProPublica report, Annie Waldman and Joshua Kaplan reveal the horrific details of New Orleans hospitals sending coronavirus patients home to die or pressuring families to put them in hospice care, and in some cases discontinued treatment, even when their loved ones begged them to keep trying. Every patient who was sent home and died …
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) O say can you see? David Waldman doesn’t come to this with an agenda. Why, KITM barely has an itinerary! Hey, remember Lana Marks? We were just talking about the bronze medalist, handbag designing Bermuda refugee, Mar-a-Lago founding actress, slash American ambassador to …
 
How serious is it when a state threatens to secede from the United States? We've heard it casually dropped in places like Texas and California, and certainly you've heard people say they're leaving the country if Trump gets re-elected, which to Richard Kreitner, suggests there is something real fermenting under the surface. Richard is a contributin…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s Friday, and David Waldman wasn’t available to “do it live”, but that didn’t keep him from still delivering the expected quality of KITM to our ears, while also exceeding expectations with his roster of guests. Ian Reifowitz, author of The Tribalization of Politics: H…
 
We know the only way to win this November is to #WinWithBlackWomen, so we're continuing the conversation with influential Black women who give us insight and strategy for success. This week, Mark speaks with Tameika Devine, the first Black woman elected to the Columbia, South Carolina City Council, and Glynda Carr, President, CEO, and Co-Founder of…
 
Representative Anna Eskamani (FL-47) flipped her seat in 2018, and now she needs your help to do it again in November. Though she had been working on progressive initiatives well before she ran for office, she was spurred into action when Donald Trump was elected in 2016. In today's episode, she discusses the family struggles that continue to motiv…
 
MJ Hegar is a combat veteran, a working mother, and a Texan who is fed up with Senator John Cornyn accepting big payouts from corporations that leave his constituents struggling to make ends meet -- that's why she's running against him in November. In today's episode, MJ lays out her plans to prioritize the working class and expand healthcare cover…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Irresponsible partiers ruined it for everyone. David Waldman drew the line, and “Gender Reveal Tuesdays” have been canceled at KITM World Headquarters until further notice. Happy now? You can bet safety never got in the way of fun at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and thei…
 
We've seen the headlines that jobs were added in August, but there's ALWAYS more to understanding the jobs report. We're still in a deficit from coronavirus, and our resident economist is back to break it down for us. Chad Stone, Chief Economist at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, gives us the details on how unemployment has impacted the…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman and Greg Dworkin report on the Trump White House’ corruption and stupidity, along with maybe a few things you didn’t expect. Donald Trump golfed this weekend. He was casually misogynist, racist, classist… He lied, cheated, abused trust… He insulted everybody…
 
Soledad O'Brien was in Seattle working as the Executive Producer on a documentary about the homelessness crisis in the city when coronavirus arrived in the United States (the first confirmed case was in Seattle). Their team knew it was time to not only pivot, but get a wider shot at how the virus would impact the homeless, as well as another vulner…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s Friday, and that’s the day David Waldman brings in author and professor Ian Reifowitz (BUY The Tribalization of Politics: How Rush Limbaugh's Race-Baiting Rhetoric on the Obama Presidency Paved the Way for Trump. LABOR DAY SPECIAL: SAME LOW PRICE!) In Donald Trump’s …
 
Each week leading up to the election, we're learning how to #WinWithBlackWomen, where we'll feature influential Black women who provide strategy and insight for success in November. This week, Mark speaks with Kerene Tayloe, Director of Federal Legislative Affairs, WEACT for Environmental Justice. You'll find out why she decided to sign on to the #…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) We’re set to reach 200,000 COVID-19 deaths by Labor Day, or 9/11… if you are counting excess deaths we passed that a long time ago… or if you are an idiot, we are at 6% of any of that. Any way you count it, we aren’t quite at the end of the world. (That’s months away.) In…
 
It's another installment of #ThursdayKos with polling master Markos Moulitsas, Founder of DailyKos and Civiqs. First he weighs in on Biden's new campaign ad condemning looting and rioting, pointing out the ways it was not really needed (and not exactly helpful) at the moment. He and Mark also dig into the latest polling numbers and discuss the poss…
 
Hall of Fame Georgetown Basketball Coach John Thompson would have been 79 years old today. On his birthday, we're commemorating his life, career, and the impact he had on those he knew and coached, including Mark himself, who worked under Coach as Manager of the Georgetown Men's Basketball team from 1986-88. The first conversation is with the iconi…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s Tuesday! That means it’s Joan McCarter Day! David Waldman had all the KITM candelabras lit for his acclaimed rendition of Hallelujah, but then our lawyers called... Sure, you think you’re important, but are you “Left-wing ninjas are coming to YOUR neighborhood to pic…
 
If you're feeling anxious about misinformation campaigns surrounding the 2020 election, your fears are justified; according to Ashley Bryant and Andre Banks, Co-Leaders of the Win Black/Pa'Lante Initiative, Black voters were the #1 target in 2016, where foreign actors flooded social media platforms impersonating Black leaders and reached millions o…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman returns to take us out of August and… OMG there’s still two months to go. Greg Dworkin returns for the first time since the Republican National Pageant of Knuckleheads, which no one watched anyhow. This might have been intentional, as contradictory messages …
 
Tom Perez says the RNC had a lot of "happy talk" about things like health care and the coronavirus response, but the tales are detached from reality. Outside of the Republican bubble, a hurricane clobber cities, the state of California is on fire, and a racial justice crisis is continually unfolding across the country. As the Chairman points out, d…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman returns after successfully dropping off his son at college and avoiding a whole day of Republican National Convention BS. Now it’s all over but the shouting… and Rand Paul wetting his pants running away. Donald Trump wanted his RNC speech backdrop to be the …
 
Today's episode begins with Congresswoman Karen Bass, the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus who was recently a contender for Biden's VP. She shares her reaction to the attempted murder of Jacob Blake, the House's efforts to hold police accountable for murdering innocent civilians, her thoughts on the attacks against Sen. Kamala Harris since h…
 
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Same convention, different day. Nothing to see there, maybe less. As good as day as any for David Waldman to drop his kid off to start college, and to provide us with a brand new show about something else. Hear about the internet? It’s an awful place, with crazy people do…
 
Markos Moulitsas, Founder of DailyKos and Civiqs, is BACK for this week's installment of #ThursdayKos and we finally get to hear his thoughts on Joe Biden selecting Senator Kamala Harris for VP, reflections on the Democratic Convention, and why he and Mark are both shook by Kimberly Guilfoyle's shouting, errr, I mean, speech, at the RNC, among othe…
 
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