A conversation with writer Rembert Browne (@rembert) [1:21]on how his “write-around” profile of football player Colin Kaepernick (Bleacher Report) became a piece about this moment in America — and why the stakes are too high to avoid the uncomfortable conversations needed to change it.
You can read that very good piece here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2732670-colin-kaepernick-anthem-race-in-america
Also relevant to the discussion: http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/my-desk-rescue-jon-taffer-of-bar-rescue-stages-a-cubicle-intervention/
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Chuck D of Public Enemy and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine join Jon to talk about the soundtrack of the Resistance. Then Jake Fogelnest, Cord Jefferson, and Brittani Nichols break down the latest news on Houston, Mueller's investigation, and Trump's attacks on the media. And activist Rubi Martinez talks about the threat facing undocumented young people as Trump considers rescinding DACA. Other notes: Jon bleeps one Game of Thrones spoiler, so no worries there. And two sites mentioned today: houstonfoodbank.org and defendDACA.com.
House Republicans stake their careers on Trumpcare, and stopping the bill in the Senate becomes the biggest test yet for the resistance movement. Then, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello joins Jon and Dan to talk about the Democratic Party’s economic vision, and Ana Marie Cox joins to talk about health care.