Atheists now outnumber Jews and Muslims in America as the number of Americans turning their backs on organized religion has jumped in the past decade. Our guest Phil Zuckerman is author of “Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions.“ Professor Zuckerman teaches sociology at Pitzer College. He is the author of several books, including Society Without God (2008) for which he won ForeWord Magazine's silver book of the year award, and Faith No More (2011.)
Professor Karen Dawisha of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and the Director of the University’s Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies joins the show to talk about her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?".
Ralph Nader stops by to talk about Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban fracking in the state of New York. Then we go to Brazil to talk to Human's Right Watch about Brazil's Truth and Reconciliation Commission finally coming to terms with the torture that took place under the military dictatorship nearly 30 years ago, and if America will ever come to terms with our own human rights violations.
Professor of Law Jody Armour joins the show today to talk with David about Bill Cosby, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, and the state of racism in America today.
Zack Ford, the LGBT editor for Think Progress discusses the relationship between New York City cops and the LGBT community. Plus Michael Snyder with movie reviews, and Howie Klein on some late breaking news from China and what was hidden in the $585 billion defense authorization bill that was recently passed by Congress.
Ralph Nader on Ferguson, Ian Milheisner from the Nation Magazine on the Supreme Court and the recent events surrounding the death of Eric Garner. Then, Lenzi Sheible, the president of fundtexaswomen.org on her efforts to help low income women get abortions. Michael Snyder with movie reviews. And finally, Kim Sturla, the excecutive director of Animal Place talks about adopting rescue chickens as pets.