Episode Eighteen: Midterms shaping up

In this episode we continue our discussion about the run up to the midterms with Denise from California.

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But before we begin,  a friendly reminder.

Today is primary day in four states, so do not forget to go out and vote!

From Democracy Now:

It’s primary day in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin. In Vermont, Christine Hallquist is attempting to make history by becoming the first transgender major party gubernatorial nominee in U.S. history. She is running in the Democratic primary. In Minnesota there are several closely-watched primary races, including one for Al Franken’s old Senate seat. Senator Tina Smith—who was appointed to fill Franken’s seat—is running in the Democratic primary against Richard Painter, a former White House ethics lawyer under President George W. Bush.

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Episode Seventeen: Grab em by the midterms

This has been a very eventful week.

We have fires continuing to burn in Northern California causing unprecedented devastation and the scandalous revelations in a new book by former White House adviser and tv personality Omarosa (the President called her a “low life” today).

Then we have the ongoing Manafort trial and last but not least, the anniversary of the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

it’s a lot.

But on today’s show we are keeping it simple.

Today I am talking politics and the upcoming midterms with Denise from California.

Denise is an activist who supports justice democrats and  progressive candidates nationwide.

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Episode Sixteen: California Burning. Liberals on fire.

On todays’ show we discuss the news of the day with Denise from California.

Carr Fire

 

USA Today calls the Carr Fire in Redding, California, the deadliest fire in California history.

The toll of devastation from one of the most brutal fires in California history rose Wednesday to more than 1,000 homes destroyed and almost 200 damaged as a sprawling wildfire ignited by a spark from a towed vehicle grew to 180 square miles.

Blistering heat, shifting winds, steep terrain and plentiful dried growth continued to challenge more than 4,000 firefighters battling the Carr Fire, which has killed six people, including two firefighters.

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Episode Fifteen: Is a blue wave coming

Is a blue wave coming?  That’s one of many things we will be talking about on today’s show with Denise from California.

At the top of the show I discuss some of the top news stories of the last week or so, including reports that Michael Cohen is ready to flip on his former boss Donald Trump.

Cohen is prepared to testify that The President knew about a meeting at Trump Tower in 2016.

This is important because we know special council Muller has been interested in Manafort’s role in that meeting.

According to Newsweek, during a 2017 raid on Manfort’s home, FBI agents were specifically looking for information related to the Trump tower meeting.

In business news, Facebook stock got crushed last week due to slow growth while in national news California wildfires have set the state ablaze.

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Episode Fourteen: Solutions in Training

In this episode I conclude my conversation with Detective Small a veteran of the NYC Police Department’s Human Relations Unit by discussing solutions in training for the department.

I ask Detective Small to paint a picture of how the New York City Police Department would look if it wanted to improve itself, the quality of policing and its relationship with the public.

The answers were surprising.

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Episode thirteen: Police Commissioners w Det Small

In this episode Detective Small gives his views on some of the high-profile police commissioners NYC police department has ever had.

The police commissioner is hired by the mayor and becomes the face of the department.  He becomes its message, its spokesperson and it policy maker.   He becomes the focus of praise and target of scorn by the community.

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Episode Twelve: Racial Disparity with Det. Small

In today’s episode I continue my conversation with Detective Darnley Small, a retired trainer for the NYC police department’s human relations unit.

We begin with discussing some of the enduring issues within the police department such as the racial disparity within the justice system.   Continue reading Episode Twelve: Racial Disparity with Det. Small

Episode Eleven: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In this episode, we discuss the news of the last few weeks and begin with the amazing win in New York’s 14th district of a democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Cortez’s win forces a conversation, particularly on the left, on what kind of country we want to live in and how to get there.

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Episode Nine: Stop and Frisk with Det. Small

In this episode of The World As I Like It To Be, Detective Small and I discuss the controversial NYC program stop and frisk.

Detective Small is a retired police officer who spent two decades in the New York City Police Department.

His unit, the human relations unit, gave advanced specialized training to patrolmen and bosses alike.

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