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This week, Joshua Holland looks at how the madness that's taken root among House Republicans may prove to be a decisive advantage for the Biden team. The Max Burns joins us to talk about how Elon Musk's capricious, conspiracy-driven mismanagement of Twitter is the best thing to ever happen to advocates of greater transparency on giant tech platform…
 
In this episode we sit down with two-time Super Bowl champion and local radio personality, Christian Fauria, to talk about what his transition from the NFL to on-air radio personality was like, how other well-known athletes have handled similar transitions into broadcasting careers, and what his advice is for rookies preparing to enter the media sp…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at how right-wing conspiracism and a massive number of guns is driving a huge wave of mass shootings in America. At some point, we should probably think of it as a policy choice. Then we're joined by Evergreen Action co-founder Sam Ricketts to talk about how the huge package of climate provision…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a short rant about how observers tend to ignore the death toll that has resulted from the proliferation of right-wing conspiracy theories. Then we're joined by The Washington Post's Paul Waldman to talk about the Republican civil wars growing in intensity--and how the party's disarray may constrain …
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the right's latest culture war idiocy--and how the legacy media is amplifying it. Then we are joined by journalist Euan Marshall from São Paulo, Brazil, to discuss the similarities and differences between this week's riots by supporters of the defeated authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro and the …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show throwing some cold water on a couple of bad hot takes about the clown show the Republicans' new House majority is putting on as they try to nominate a Speaker. And then we're joined by David Cay Johnston, who's covered Donald Trump for decades and also won a Pulitzer Prize reporting on our tax system for Th…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how the GOP is leveraging their persecution complex to block efforts to study and combat violent extremism--and then some real news from our phony "border crisis." And then we'll be joined by author Brynn Tannehill, whose latest book is titled American Fascism: How the GOP is Subverting De…
 
With the holiday season upon us, and so many people enjoying well-deserved time off for vacation, we recorded a special episode of We’ve Got Issues answering frequently asked questions about communications and Public Relations. In this episode we cover a variety of topics, including how to position yourself and your company’s key executives as thou…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with the latest reporting in the bizarre story of Representative-elect George Santos, whose entire biography appears to be a pack of lies--and who just might be some kind of Manchurian Candidate. Then we're joined by Michael Grunwald, the veteran journalist and co-host of the Climavores podcast, to talk …
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how the FBI is at the same time pursuing more investigations into increasingly violent right-wing extremism and also making subtle changes to its definition of terrorism that are resulting in a lower priority for some of that extremism. Then we are joined by Oliver Willis to talk about how…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a deeper dive into the Democrats' remarkably strong showing in the 2022 midterms in down-ballot races, and a look at some new evidence for keeping those masks on in indoor spaces. Then we're joined by Grand View University historian Thomas Lecaque to talk about the alarming significance of the right do…
 
This week, we're taking a week off from politics with a special episode looking at the history of North America that European colonizers took great pains to obscure--a continent populated by sophisticated civilizations that were largely wiped out by disease and war. We're joined by Dr. Edwin Barnhart, Director of the Maya Exploration Center and hos…
 
In this episode of We've Got Issues, we speak to Christina Gordon, CEO and Co-Founder of The Women’s Foundation of Boston. During our conversation, Gordon explained how investing in women and girls leads to a multiplier effect of resources, time and effort being put back into the community, and why it’s so important to support nonprofits that solel…
 
The 2022 midterm results came as no surprise to Joshua Holland, who kicks off this week's show with a look at how the political press's groupthink is shaped in the Trump era. Then we're joined by Business Insider's Linette Lopez, who spent years reporting on Elon Musk's business practices and sees his disastrous early stewardship of Twitter as par …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at research into why even the most ludicrous propaganda is still so effective. And then we are joined by Parker Molloy, who writes The Present Age newsletter, to talk about what it's like for transgender people who are just trying to live their lives at a time when their very existence has becom…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how Elon Musk is turning Twitter into a massive vector for right-wing disinformation. Then we are joined by Slate's Dahlia Lithwick to talk about her new book, Lady Justice, and the new challenges journalists face covering a Supreme Court that decides cases on vibes rather than the law in …
 
With the Supreme Court giving anti-choicers decisive wins in red America, those who advocate using state power to force women to carry unwanted pregnancies to term are turning their efforts to drawing new battlelines in blue states. Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at a campaign that is just getting underway. And then we are jo…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at a Congressional report on how Donald Trump set a course early on in the pandemic that would ultimately lead the US to have the highest Covid death rate in the wealthy world. Then we're joined by The Guardian's Luke Harding to talk to us about why Russia's stunning invasion of its neighbor app…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a broadside against a common but very dishonest bit of whataboutism that's become popular among right-wingers when the topic of their "big lie" about the 2020 election comes up. Then we're joined by Melissa Jo Peltier, who has a new film out about erstwhile Trump supporters who at some point, and fo…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at how Tucker Carlson's pro-Russia propaganda is so shameless that it might make the Kremlin's own masters of spin blush. We'll then be joined by Ilya Yablokov, a professor of journalism and digital media at The University of Sheffield, to talk about how Putin's "partial mobilization" is changin…
 
In this episode, we speak to on-air personality, Jordan Rich! Listeners will likely recognize his voice from the long-running, overnight, Jordan Rich Show, or the many other shows he has or currently hosts for WBZ. Rich is also the co-owner of Chart Productions, an audio/video company in Boston, where he produces and hosts several podcasts and show…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at two cases in which right-wingers tasked with upholding the law appear to be targeting their political adversaries with dubious prosecutions. Then we're joined by Scott Hechinger, a veteran public defender and executive director of the advocacy group Zealous, to help us sort fact from ficti…
 
This week, fresh off of his victory in a closely watched special election in New York's 19th district, Pat Ryan (D-NY) joins us to talk about how Democrats can take back the mantle of freedom and the GOP's "political malpractice" in pushing deeply unpopular abortion bans at a moment when they could win control of Congress. Then, a related segment a…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at how far-right leaders use public money to cause real hardship for real people in service of propaganda campaigns. Then we're joined by Greg Sargent from The Washington Post to discuss the latest courtroom drama over the search of Mar-a-Lago, the tantrums MAGA has been throwing in response …
 
This week we are joined by Jesse O’Connell, senior vice president of education policy at The Center for American Progress, to talk about the student debt relief plan unveiled by the Biden administration this week. It's a much bigger deal than you might have been led to believe and it's causing a meltdown among those who hate seeing the government a…
 
Joshua Holland kicks this week's show off with a rant about the over-the-top coverage of Liz Cheney's easily predicted primary defeat in a party that has become slavishly devoted to Dear Leader--coverage that pushed a generational effort to combat climate change off of the front page. And then we'll be joined by Sarah Posner, whose beat is the reli…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the dangerous but also totally ridiculous tantrum the entire right is throwing in response to a search warrant being executed at Mar-a-Lago--and the Republican propaganda that's fueling it. Then we are joined by journalist and legal analyst Marcy Wheeler to talk about the overlapping inves…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at the rapidly-expanding scandal surrounding security officials scrubbing their texts from the January 6 coup attempt. Then we're joined by Salon's Amanda Marcotte to talk about the Kansas abortion referendum--an earthquake that shook the religious right and may have given Democrats a roadmap…
 
This week, we embrace a rare good week in America! Joshua Holland kicks off the show looking at a new study which found that the sanctions regime enacted against Russia by Ukraine's allies is doing much more damage to Vladimir Putin's economy than many observers believe. Then we speak with WaPo's Paul Waldman about the surprising deal on climate an…
 
In our most recent episode of We’ve Got Issues, we had the pleasure of speaking with M.E. Malone, the Deputy Director of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety. Prior to joining the Betsy Lehman Center in 2014, Malone spent 25 years as a journalist covering government affairs. During our conversation we discussed a variety of important health a…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show looking at a new analysis of Americans' average life expectancy, which declined in 2021 for the second year in a row. There are some interesting demographic details to that story, which follows other public health analyses that revealed a growing life expectancy-gap between red and blue states. Then we'r…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at some egregious media malpractice surrounding the story of a 10-year-old rape victim forced to flee Ohio to access abortion care--and warns that it's likely just a taste of what's to come as the press both-sides right-wing officials imposing their religious beliefs on their constituents. Then …
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show talking about how after dodging it for almost three years, the 'rona finally caught up with him--and explains how our semi-official policy of pretending the pandemic is over is helping to spread the disease. Then we're joined by Cliff Schecter, host of The Takedown, to talk about how public opinion polls ar…
 
In this special episode of We’ve Got Issues, we sit down with our boss and the CEO and Managing Partner of Issues Management Group, Dan Cence, to discuss our agency’s new name, and his biggest takeaways since acquiring the firm in January of 2020. Dan touches on the evolution of communications and public affairs, and shares his perspective on leadi…
 
This week, we speak with Salon columnist Heather "Digby" Parton about Republicans' alarming embrace of threats and political violence against everyone from their own elected representatives whom they deem insufficiently right-wing to election workers just doing their jobs to count votes. Then we're joined by Jezebel's Susan Rinkunas, who has a prev…
 
We kick off this week's show with Brandi Buchman from Daily Kos, who joins us to discuss what we've learned so far from the January 6 Select Committee hearings--and to what end this historic process may be leading. Then we speak with Jeff Hauser, executive director of The Revolving Door Project, about the serious structural obstacles the White Hous…
 
This week, Joshua Holland offers a few easy predictions for the first hearings of the January 6 Select Committee. Then, if a far-reaching executive order to ramp up America's renewable energy production falls in the forest, does it make a sound? Maya Golden-Krasner, deputy director of the Center for Biological Diversity's Climate Law Institute, tel…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show noting that Canadian security experts are becoming nervous about the potential for their big, heavily armed neighbors to the South to experience democratic collapse--and warn that America's conservative media is helping fuel a rise in right-wing extremism that's now dribbling over the border. Then we spe…
 
In this episode we speak to The Boston Globe's Deputy Business Editor, Tim Logan, to discuss what headlines are catching his attention right now, and how the unceasingly active Boston real estate market has evolved over the last few years. Tim also shares how the pandemic and the rise of hybrid work has impacted the journalism industry, and how the…
 
This week, we're joined by Ari Rabin-Havt, a longtime advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders--and the progressive firebrand's deputy campaign manager in 2020--to talk about his book, The Fighting Soul: On the Road with Bernie Sanders, and his love of diving with and photographing sharks. (Check out some of Ari's amazing images of these beautiful and misund…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at what he argues is the most destructive myth in America: that white people will soon be a minority of the population. Then we're joined by author and journalist Jeff Sharlet to discuss the latest outbreak of white supremacist violence--this week's terror attack in Buffalo--and why these hor…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a roundup of recent news from America's thin blue line--and the corrupt police culture those stories reveal. Then we are joined by Joan Walsh, The Nation's national affairs correspondent, to talk about her latest column, "F*&k Civility!" Joan pushes back on the maddeningly bipartisan effort to paint…
 
As an author, activist and operations director at a women's health clinic in the deep South, Robin Marty knows more about the abortion wars than anyone. She joins us this week to talk about how a maximalist Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v Wade would have far-reaching impacts on people in blue states as well as those living under Republican r…
 
This week, we speak with the authors of two New York Times opinion pieces, published in the past week, that look at different aspects of the authoritarian far-right in Europe. First, Ilya Yablokov, a lecturer at the University of Sheffield and author of “Fortress Russia: Conspiracy Theories in the Post-Soviet World,” tells us that Vladimir Putin on…
 
This week, we take another dive into the fever swamps! First up, Muckrake Podcast co-host Jared Yates Sexton joins us to talk about Tucker Carlson's bizarre new obsession with America's entirely imaginary "masculinity crisis." Sexton warns that while Carlson's new program, The End of Men, is easy to mock--and indeed, was designed to earn liberal de…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at Texas Governor Greg Abbott's performative approach to governing--and the very real harms it's causing all of us. Then we're joined by Oliver Willis, senior writer at The American Independent, to talk about the sad state of play heading into the 2022 midterms, and help us figure out why nei…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at how the media are sucking up to insurrectionist Republicans in anticipation of Democratic losses in the upcoming midterms. He also argues that Trump's social media venture, ironically called "Truth Social," has been a smashing success and considers some stunningly clueless punditry about Russ…
 
Joshua Holland kicks off this week's show with a look at why the war in Ukraine is likely to be intractable for a long while to come. (We hope he got this one wrong.) Then we're joined by Elie Mystal, The Nation's justice correspondent and author of the new book, Allow Me to Retort: A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution, to talk about this week's…
 
This week, Joshua Holland kicks off the show with a look at a new study which found that living in states governed by Republicans can have serious consequences for your health. Then we're joined by Have You Heard co-host Jennifer Berkshire, who reported for The Nation that the GOP and some deep-pocketed astroturf groups tried out a key midterm stra…
 
In this episode we sit down with MassBio’s President & Chief Operating Officer, Kendalle Burlin O’Connell, to discuss the explosive growth Boston’s life science industry has experienced over the last five years, and how she is supporting MassBio’s more than 1,500 member organizations in overcoming some of the industry's toughest challenges. During …
 
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