Akilah Hughes is a writer, comedian, and YouTuber. She's been a digital correspondent for MTV, Fusion, Comedy Central, Crooked Media, and more.
The New York Times published a bombshell report on two decades of Trump’s taxes, showing he paid only $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and in 2017. Trump received massive refunds after reporting losses on his businesses, one of which is currently being reviewed by the IRS, and could cost him $100 million if it’s found to be illegitimate. On Saturday, Trump formally announced Judge Amy Coney Barrett as his nominee for the Supreme Court. We discuss her past positions on abortion, gun rights, and more to see how she might rule.And in headlines: Armenia and Azerbaijan declare martial law, Sri Lanka sends hazardous waste back to the UK, and astronauts prepare to vote from space.Show Links:"Trumps Taxes Show Chronic Losses And Years Of Tax Avoidance"https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/27/us/donald-trump-taxes.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
While Trump is casually threatening to be an all out dictator, the economic crisis he continues not to solve continues. New unemployment data show the recovery is slowing down. We look at whether Congress is any closer to another relief package. Next week Congress is expected to call in big tech CEOs for another big hearing, this time on Section 230 and the moderation of social media platforms. We explain.And in headlines: Breonna Taylor protests continue, Eric Trump ordered to testify, and protecting Joshua trees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Yesterday, the grand jury in Jefferson County, Kentucky announced that only one of the officers who shot at Breonna Taylor would be indicted… and that officer’s charges don’t have anything to do with Taylor’s killing. Last night following the decision, two police officers were shot in downtown Louisville.We spoke to Kentucky state representative Charles Booker hours after the decision about what comes next. Booker has been organizing and protesting in the streets for months for Breonna Taylor and racial justice.And in headlines: lawyers for the family of Dijon Kizzee dispute LASD’s account of his shooting, four protestors from Kenosha sue Facebook, and Seattle’s city council overrides the Mayor to cut funding to the police.Show Links:Hood To The Holler: https://hoodtotheholler.org/The Bail Project: https://bailproject.org/louisville/?form=donateInvest/Divest Louisville: https://www.investdivest.org/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
America has passed the grim milestone of 200,000 deaths in the COVID-19 crisis, which was made far worse by Trump’s abjectly poor leadership. The FDA is expected to roll out new, more rigorous standards for approving the coronavirus vaccines following concerns that Trump would try to push out an unsafe drug. As the election approaches, there have been a deluge of legal cases seeking to address how people can vote during the pandemic. We discuss legal battles in four swing states: North Carolina, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. And in headlines: a Black man in Wisconsin is suing police after being held at gunpoint in his own home, the Trump administration tries to re-impose UN sanctions on Iran against the UN’s will, and millions of dollars in mask fines for NFL coaches.Show links:"They're called 'naked ballots': Here's why they could play a pivotal role in the election"https://www.wtae.com/article/theyre-called-naked-ballots-heres-why-they-could-play-a-pivotal-role-in-the-election/34114663#Info & volunteer opportunities in Pennsylvania:https://votesaveamerica.com/state/pennsylvania/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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Location
Los Angeles, California, USA
Episode Count
228
Podcast Count
9
Total Airtime
3 days, 8 hours
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