Episode 81: Debate 2 Pregame Report
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss recent events, news, and politics. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news (3:00)—including how anti-immigration efforts are impacting US citizens (3:28), police misconduct at an HBCU (9:00), a 66-year-old public official’s Tupac obsession (12:41), continued anti-black hiring discrimination in the US (15:20), the Equifax data breach settlement (18:45), and zombie chicken (22:00). After discussing Meek Mill’s overturned conviction (25:45) and updates to A$AP Rocky’s case (25:54), Ty and Daphne turn their attention to politics. First, they discuss key takeaways from the Mueller hearings (28:30), past and future issues with election interference (31:42), and the partisan fight over election security (37:24). They then have a conversation about the lineup and key issues for the second Democratic primary debate (39:05). Specifically, they discuss Warren’s recent legislation on student loan forgiveness (40:30), Bernie’s ’Medicare for All’ versus Biden’s ‘Public Option’ proposals (41:58), and Kamala Harris’ black higher education and entrepreneurship agenda (50:00). They close by discussing what to expect from Biden, Harris, and Booker during the second debate (57:45) and who qualifies for the fall debate stage* (1:01:20).
Immigration Officials Snatch 9-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Heading To School, Hold Her For 2 Days - https://www.huffpost.com/entry/julia-isabel-amparo-medina-immigration-border_n_5c96aa60e4b0a6329e177fbb
A Dallas-born citizen picked up by the Border Patrol has been detained for three weeks - https://www.dallasnews.com/news/immigration/2019/07/22/dallas-born-citizen-picked-border-patrol-detained-three-weeks
9 campus officers fired for sexist, racist posts, historically black university says - https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/07/26/hampton-university-virginia-firing-police-officers-offensive-social-media/1835941001/
66-Year-Old Public Official ‘Forced To Leave Job’ Due To Tupac Obsession - https://www.unilad.co.uk/music/66-year-old-public-official-forced-to-leave-job-due-to-tupac-obsession/
Anti-black hiring discrimination hasn't improved in 25 years. What can we do? - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/sep/21/hiring-race-discrimination-african-americans-study
Raw chicken seemingly crawls off table by itself in terrifying footage - https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/raw-chicken-seemingly-crawls-off-table-by-itself-in-terrifying-footage-141522075.html
Meek Mill’s Attorney Explains What Overturned Conviction Means for Rapper's Future - https://www.complex.com/music/2019/07/meek-mill-attorney-interview-overturned-conviction
5 key takeaways from Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress -
Mitch McConnell Received Donations from Voting Machine Lobbyist Before Blocking Election Security Bills - https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnell-robert-mueller-election-security-russia-1451361%3famp=1
The Second 2020 Democratic Debate Is Almost Here. Here’s Everything You Need to Know - https://time.com/5636776/democratic-debate-night-one-live-updates/
The Difference Between a ‘Public Option’ and ‘Medicare for All’? Let’s Define Our Terms - https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/02/19/upshot/medicare-for-all-health-terms-sanders.amp.html
The Best Health Care System in the World: Which One Would You Pick? - https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/18/upshot/best-health-care-system-country-bracket.html?
Here are the Democrats who qualify for the September debates so far - https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/democratic-debates-2019-dnc-debate-houston-september-democrats-who-qualify/
*Booker qualifies for fall Democratic debates - https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/455115-booker-qualifies-for-fall-democratic-debates