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Potstirrer Podcast

88 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more

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15 - Lügenpresse

In today's episode, Jaye discusses the changes Donald Trump is making to health care, and the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico. How has Trump reacted to the natural disaster and loss of life in Puerto Rico, and what does his reaction say about what the president values? In addition, Jaye delves into the role of a free press, and brings historical context to why Trump's constant attacks on the news media are dangerous for democracy. Citations: Barclay, Eliza, and Alexia Fernández Campbell. 2017. "Everything That's Been Reported About Deaths in Puerto Rico is At Odds With the Official Count." Vox. Ocboter 11. https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/10/11/16424356/puerto-rico-official-hurricane-maria-death-toll (October 15, 2017) Beauchamp, Zack. 2017. "Trump Congratulates Mostly Non-American NHL Team on Being 'Incredible Patriots.'" Vox. October 10. https://www.vox.com/world/2017/10/10/16455140/trump-pittsburgh-penguins-2017 (October 15, 2017) Bryan, Bob. 2017. "Trump Just Took a Big Step to Unravel Obamacare." Business Insider. October 12. http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-ahp-healthcare-insurance-obamacare-executive-action-2017-10 (October 15, 2017) "Donald Trump: It's Time to Start Saying Merry Christmas Again." 2017. The Telegraph. October 14. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/14/donald-trump-time-start-saying-merry-christmas/ (October 15, 2017) "Hand Fake." 2017. Snopes.com. January 6. http://www.snopes.com/jesse-owens-and-hitler-handshake/ (October 15, 2017) Noack, Rick. 2016. "The ugly History of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi Slur Shouted at a Trump Rally." The Washington Post. October 24.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/24/the-ugly-history-of-luegenpresse-a-nazi-slur-shouted-at-a-trump-rally/?utm_term=.b15f64122620 (October 15, 2017) Music: Raga Rage composed by Noisy Oyster provided by freesoundtrackmusic.com Opus Number 1 composed by Derrick Deel and Tim Carleton

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