Putin Frenzy, Blowback in Baltimore, Class Warfare
January 11, 2017•48 min
Coming up on today's show: How are lawmakers responding to recent allegations surrounding Russian interference in the U.S. election, and how will they hold the government and intelligence communities accountable to the American people? Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), the ranking member of the CIA Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, answers. Journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the investigative news outlet The Intercept, responds to recent allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election, and the legacy President Obama is leaving on surveillance policies. Kathy Rittereiser did not vote for President-elect Donald Trump, but she is in favor of his plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We find out what her concerns are with her current law, and what she hopes the replacement will include. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich brings up to speed on a busy week of Senate confirmation hearings, and what the GOP is planning when it comes to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Former presidential candidate Ben Carson, Donald Trump's pick for secretary of housing and urban development, goes before the Senate today for his confirmation hearing. Timothy McDaniel, an attorney and Carson's childhood friend, reflects on Carson's upbringing and how he may operate as HUD secretary. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be in Baltimore on Thursday to speak on community policing and announce that the city has come to an agreement with the federal government on a consent decree for reform to the police department. With the state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, under fire for her handling of the Freddie Gray prosecutions, what does the future hold for the city of Baltimore and its police force? Marc Steiner, president and executive producer of the Center for Emerging Media and host of the Marc Steiner Show on WEAA-FM in Baltimore, weighs in. The 2016 election shows just how divided America is along geographic, racial, economic, and social lines. Nancy Isenberg explores this cultural history in a new book, "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America."