S3E6: 2020 Candidates -harris and biden and the 13 keys

MSNBC, NBC and Telemundo will air the democratic debates on Wednesday and Thursday. The debates will not be like many of the political shows on MSNBC.

We expect one or more of the candidates to be eliminated tonight and for others to rise.

This is the second part of this blog. With me is Denise from California.

Our focus on the show is Amy Klobuchar, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Joe Biden.

Then we discuss a few caveats I see as potential game changers for Democrats or Republicans like the 13 keys and Supreme Court outcomes on gerrymandering as well as the census question.

Finally, what happens if Roy Moore is the Republican nominee again in Alabama.  Will Doug Jones remain in his seat for a longer term?

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S3E5:2020 Candidates debate! Our take on Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg

Like many progressive podcasts out there today we begin opinion and analysis of the 2020 candidates as the race for President on the democratic side begins.

Last season we gave our view of the 2020 candidates here, here and here.  But a lot has changed since then. 

Controversy has hit Mayor Pete in his hometown of South Bend, Indiana where he is the sitting mayor.

Meanwhile as one falls, another rises.  Elizabeth Warren got good news today. 

The senator from Massachusetts saw her poll numbers go up in two important polls.  The Morning Consult Poll and Emerson Poll both see Warren rising to a solid number three closer than ever to Sanders.

One year anniversary

Our thoughts on these issues and more, as we hit the one year mark! There are a lot of progressive podcasts to choose from. Thanks for choosing ours.


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S3E4: Policing and racism. What to do when cops shoot w. Det Small

Today’s show is timely as stories in the newspaper and on social media speak of policing and racism within law enforcement.

People are tired of reading stories where cops shoot an unarmed man in the back, then say they where in fear for their lives.

What is going on?

After today’s show, I hope it becomes clear why the police and law enforcement will not change under the current system.

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S3E3:Racism AT THE 66, police brutality cases and intervention

On today’s show Detective Small shares stories of corruption in the police department and one of many police brutality cases he was involved.

But first, we begin our discussion on an article in the NY Daily News on racism at the 66th Precinct.

the 66th covers a mostly diverse community which includes Chinatown, Borough Park and Sunset Park.

It is here that Michael Moy, a 24 year veteran of the department , got into fight with white detectives and was placed on modified duty.

The Asian American detective says he got tired of the “frat house” environment and racist jokes including the mocking of his accent.

Daily News: Post placed around the department by the cops in question.

Was a fight between the officers the best way to deal with this? How should detective Moy have handled the situation?

Detective Small has a lot of experience in this area that includes one incident that almost cost him his job. Listen:

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S3E2: Exploitation of women and How to stop it w Det Small

On today’s show (#theworldasilike) we continue our conversation on the exploitation of women through  misogyny and sexism with Detective Darnley Small.

There is some good news on this front:

The governor of Maine has signed a bill that would expand the rights of those seeking abortion according to Vox.

Along with California, Maine would allow “non doctors” to perform abortions within a medical facility like a clinic.

Two dozen other states allow non doctors to prescribe abortion related medication.

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S3E1: a cop shooting racism and sexism w/ detective darnley small

We are back with season three of The World As I Like It To Be (#theworldasilike) podcast and none too soon. Another day, another potential cop shooting makes the headlines.

Whether it is the bombshell Netflix documentary When They See Us by Ava DuVernay and produced by Robert DeNiro and Oprah Winfrey among others,

or a Utah mother seeing her 10 year old child being held at gun point by a police officer or a Delaware man traveling to  Pennsylvania to settle old tickets ending up dead in police custody, America is once again being forced to face this ugly truth without our society and, so called, justice system.

On today’s show we will be speaking to Detective Darnley Small, a retired instructor for the New York City police department.  

Detective Small worked in the human relations unit which trained bosses and officers within the department on issue of racial tolerance and discrimination within the department.

His understanding and training on discrimination and racism and what happens in the department will be very instructive for us.  

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