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  • Kagro in the Morning - April 17, 2015

    17 April 2015, 12:33 pm by: David Waldman

    We took a time-traveling, patchwork approach to today's show. If you only heard the show live, check out the extended podcast version & see what we mean! First, some discussion of the exploding scandal of the Tulsa County, OK "reserve deputy" program. Then,…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 15, 2015

    15 April 2015, 12:42 pm by: David Waldman

    BREAKING: A rich fellow haz a public sad that "business" is no longer fun. No one could have predicted this, but white parents in NC are using charter schools to re-segregate. Did someone you know once work hard? Well, then, you should be rich! Joan McCarter…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 14, 2015

    14 April 2015, 11:51 am by: David Waldman

    Man shoots at armadillo, hits mother in-law! Not the armadillo's mother in-law. His! Greg Dworkin rounds up the news on 2016's latest official entrant, Marco Rubio, and how he stacks up against all the others. A nice peek at GunFAIL in mic.com. One IL county…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 13, 2015

    13 April 2015, 12:48 pm by: David Waldman

    Is there a gun in every story covered in today's podcast? Well, not quite. There's one about vaccines. But other than that, yes! Looks like we've pushed another GunFAIL story into national headlines again, this time courtesy of a bizarre…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 10, 2015

    10 April 2015, 2:43 pm by: David Waldman

    First, congratulations to jlms qkw for being recognized by her local Dems for outstanding volunteer work! Then, an entry in the spate of articles probing our historical understanding of the surrender at Appamattox, this one by Jamelle Bouie. Why do we go so…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 9, 2015

    9 April 2015, 1:47 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up news from Rand's first day out, then walks us through an intricate chart mapping out Chris Christie's Bridgegate scandal. Boston Marathon bombing trial ends in a conviction. So what's next? Polls in Cuba give us an enlightening peek into…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 8, 2015

    8 April 2015, 1:46 pm by: David Waldman

    A murder charge in the Walter Scott shooting is today's most-discussed news. Gee, America seems to have a lot. Also this AM: Tom Coburn carries the "states' rights" ball even further out of bounds & declares a touchdown. Greg Dworkin joins the police shootings…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 7, 2015

    7 April 2015, 2:46 pm by: David Waldman

    Morning news included bee panic, Rand Paul's announcement, and the NRA's convention floor is declared a firing pin-free zone. Greg Dworkin wraps up Iran deal stories, Gop in disarray, issue polling, 2016-er fav/unfav, and previews "The Ugly Civil War in…
  • Kagro in the Morning

    6 April 2015, 2:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Weird news of the day: Jeb Bush declares himself Hispanic. Armando comments, lauds Brian Beutler's Civil War trolling, and rounds up Iran, RFRA and the latest Senate race polling stories. A survey of weekend GunFAIL: an accidental shooting during Easter…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 2, 2015

    2 April 2015, 1:00 pm by: David Waldman

    In Indiana fallout news, seems the author of the state's RFRA law has a restaurant supply business, and his customers are taking action. In gun news: TN, which recently considered both guns-on-campus & guns-in-parks legislation, sees a student accidentally…
  • Kagro in the Morning - April 1, 2015

    1 April 2015, 2:17 pm by: David Waldman

    Indiana's RFRA still tops the news. O'Reilly's Buenos Aires cameraman says he didn't get or need rescuing. Right wing Twitter kook gets in some domestic abuse trouble, but hey, it's just drugs. Greg Dworkin rounds up Indiana and wider, culture war news, plus…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 31, 2015

    31 March 2015, 2:22 pm by: David Waldman

    Continuing backlash against Indiana's ridiculous "religious freedom" bill tops the news today. Armando joins us for that discussion, and reminds us of the common roots shared by RFRA & the Hobby Lobby case, and some of the more ridiculous possible…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 30, 2015

    30 March 2015, 1:57 pm by: David Waldman

    Another in-depth look from the HuffPo at how St. Louis County municipalities wring dollars from their poorest residents. A new water tax brings out the Irish penchant for old-school methods of protest. From the world of self-fulfilling prophecy: GA "patriot"…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 27, 2015

    27 March 2015, 1:50 pm by: David Waldman

    A veritable parade of guest voices today! First, the big news of Harry Reid's retirement. Greg Dworkin discusses that, and rounds up headlines on the Senate budget vote-a-rama (and the impact of the race for the White House on it), House passage of the "doc…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 26, 2015

    26 March 2015, 12:30 pm by: David Waldman

    Three main topics of conversation today: the German plane crash; the situation in Yemen, and; the budget vote-o-rama and the continuing fight over filibuster reform. And that's really about it! Of course, we fill in the blanks with some homework reading…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 25, 2015

    25 March 2015, 1:42 pm by: David Waldman

    The Duck Dynasty guy figures atheists can be converted under the threat of unspeakable brutality. Greg Dworkin notes the push for automatic voter registration in California, and reminds us why conservatives think this is so terrible. Jeb's obstacles to the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 24, 2015

    24 March 2015, 2:34 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin rounds up all the Ted Cruz Nuz. What it might mean that Cruz is officially in while others are not. Steve King is puzzled by Jews. The new line of attack on Jeb: he's not anti-Obamacare enough. Monte Frank of Team 26 tells us about the 3rd Sandy…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 20

    20 March 2015, 12:46 pm by: David Waldman

    Caught up in the basketball mania, which is terrible, we get the backstory on one of the NCAA's craziest team mascots, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, from contributor Arliss Bunny. Next, Armando points to the latest on eGhazi from Politico, which suggests…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 19, 2015

    19 March 2015, 2:47 pm by: David Waldman

    It's the first day of the basketball tournament that trademark law says you can't name without permission! But Greg Dworkin distracts us from that with some news stuff, like the Israeli elections, Scott Walker's staffing problem, continued monitoring of…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 18, 2015

    18 March 2015, 1:02 pm by: David Waldman

    Aaron Schock's resignation creates a looming shortage of radio material. But as the press narratives begin to take shape, this story will still need some sorting out. Greg Dworkin brings us the latest on the Israeli election results, and notes that another…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 17, 2015

    17 March 2015, 12:56 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin takes a peek at the Israeli elections, and notes that 16.4 million have gained insurance under the ACA. NH might let its Medicaid expansion expire, while political hardball may move other states to finally give in to expansion. Begun, this year's…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 16, 2015

    16 March 2015, 12:45 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin brings a great lesson from the medical world; rounds up some of the top Israeli election stories; "the stupidest paragraph" he's read "in, like, three months"; Teabaggers = Birchers; another slice of the Wall St. bonus problem; Michigan losers…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 13, 2015

    13 March 2015, 2:44 pm by: David Waldman

    Trey Gowdy's a bit of an oddball. Is he playing a little too loose with sensitive info? Aaron Schock can't stop. Wall St. bonuses now 3x larger than avg. household income. Tell me the Founders anticipated that. How to write a political story when there's no…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 12, 2015

    12 March 2015, 1:39 pm by: David Waldman

    McCain blames Obama for the Cotton letter. And snow. Greg Dworkin's headlines have the Gop both in disarray and united. Israeli elections loom. CRS explains treaties vs. executive agreements. Making a case for Rubio. Not sure Lindsay Graham is flirting with…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 11, 2015

    11 March 2015, 1:51 pm by: David Waldman

    Stunningly, the Hillary Clinton email story continues to fascinate the media. Republicans try out the old "it was just a joke" line about Tom Cotton's letter. OU Pres. David Boren expels two SAE students, but listener @sponson is is not impressed. One of the…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 10, 2015

    10 March 2015, 1:49 pm by: David Waldman

    Backlash against Tom Cotton's glorified Facebook post dominates the day. The guy who said ISIS was infiltrating Arkansas now runs Republican foreign policy. Greg Dworkin notes the lack of eGhazi impact, Cotton doesn't know what he's talking about, and his…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 9, 2015

    9 March 2015, 2:14 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin puts Daylight Savings Time on track with an eclectic roundup, including Western water wars, Florida's ban on use of the term "climate change," Issa's bid to get back in the news, the latest 2016 polling, the Gop in disarray, and Senate Republicans…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 6, 2015

    6 March 2015, 1:24 pm by: David Waldman

    Greg Dworkin returns to the show this morning, rounding up monthly jobs numbers news. The RNC actually opts to up the crazy at 2016 debates. A new Q-Poll. BREAKING: President Obama is black. The horrifying story and backstory of Arkansas state rep. Justin…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 5, 2015

    5 March 2015, 1:07 pm by: David Waldman

    Minor GunFAIL update: woman who forgot her loaded gun in a church bathroom wants the charges against her dropped. Except it's a problem that runs in the family. There was no avoiding the Hillary Clinton e-mail story today, so Armando joined us as we read…
  • Kagro in the Morning - March 4, 2015

    4 March 2015, 1:03 pm by: David Waldman

    We just couldn't escape the King v. Burwell orbit today. So, we once again dive into the weeds of the case, starting with an attempt to give some sensible form to the plaintiffs' case, though it just doesn't hold together all that well, and Armando couldn't…

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