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