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Protest Music in the Era of Trump

From Woody Guthrie to the tumultuous 1960s, musicians have responded to the times with music. Musicians across multiple genres are once again responding to the political climate.

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93PUNX, Vic Mensa | Camp America

A Trump official says that the immigrant children ripped from their parents are in places just like "summer camp." Yeah, like this.

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Dr John's Best Version of "Such a Night" Piano Blues

Malcolm John Rebennack (Nov 20, 1941 - June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie and rock and roll (Wikipedia).

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Mavis Staples | "We Get By" (feat. Ben Harper)

From the legendary singer's just-released album. "Weighing particularly heavy on her mind is the idea of change, both the change she’d like to see in our country and the change she’s going through as she outlives beloved friends and family. (Pitchfork)"

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Hasan Minhaj and Ilana Glazer Discuss Abortion Laws

Ilana discusses her most unbelievable New York experiences, what's next for her after the end of 'Broad City,' and her take on what the recent abortion legislation in Alabama and Georgia means for women across the country. Hasan and Ilana also grapple with the role entertainers should play in supporting activists on the ground in different states as they combat problematic government legislation.

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High Flying Bird | Movie Trailer

In the midst of a pro basketball lockout, sports agent Ray Burke (André Holland) finds himself caught in the face-off between the league and the players. His career is on the line, but Ray is playing for higher stakes. With only 72 hours to pull off a daring plan, he outmaneuvers all the power-players as he uncovers a loophole that could change the game forever. The outcome raises questions of who owns the game – and who ought to. (Netflix, dir Stephen Soderburgh, script Tarell Alvin McCraney.)

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Extreme Groups at Home and Abroad

While home grown terror and hate groups often find their members through the dark web, these organizations have a very real and physical presence in the United States. As Christian Picciolini explores in this episode of Breaking Hate, many members of hate groups in the United States seek training abroad, such as those who join the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine. Andrew Onescuk, while just a teenager living in his parent's home, made secret plans to travel and train with the extremist group.

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An Exploding Star Spews the Building Blocks of Life

The elements that make up nearly all that you are and can see first came from the explosion of massive stars. Step inside one such explosion and explore the forces that connects each of us with the stars.

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'Stable Genius' Needs an 'Intervention'? Two Views

Nancy Pelosi is firing back at Trump after his temper tantrum at their meeting, using Trump’s meltdown to try to unify her divided caucus. But former Prosecutor John Flannery argues Pelosi has “failed her primary mission” by not starting impeachment proceedings

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Green New Deal

 
With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions. Guest Bill Nye the Science Guy literally torches complacency about global warming.

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Nothing Happened

How many excuses for not holding Donald Trump accountable for his many, very public and thoroughly documented high crimes and misdemeanors?

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Trailer for George Clooney's Catch-22

George Clooney brings Joseph Heller's classic but unfortunately relevant novel about the inherent insanity of war to the small screen. A vivid, frenetic, violent and deeply impactful short series streaming on Hulu, starting May 17.

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New Unredacted Information Re: Obstruction

Former head of the Office of Legal Counsel Walter Dellinger tells Lawrence O'Donnell that there is already enough evidence to find that "the president obstructed justice in the worst of high crimes and misdemeanors." 

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Lethal Injections | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the lethal injection process, which is definitely not as pleasant as talking about a squeaking frog

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Walking Blues | Keb' Mo'

In honor of blues legend Robert Johnson's birthday, Playing for Change shares "Walking Blues," featuring Keb' Mo' along with musicians from six countries. Originally written and recorded by Son House in 1930. The PFC version starts in Argentina with Roberto Luti and Nico Bereciartua playing slide guitars, and adds friends to create a blues jam around the world.

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