Episode 85: Chicken Beef & Good Police?
For this episode, Ty and Daphne discuss recent news and events. They begin by catching up (00:30) and discussing “Oh Lawd” news—including A$AP Rocky ghosting Trump (4:53), an unexpected surprised at the doctor’s office (7:15), a three month detention over honey (9:12), and staring while black (11:08). They then have a conversation about major environmental issues, such as the growing water crisis in Newark, NJ (13:45) and potential reasons behind the Amazon wildfires (17:26). Next, they give their take on the latest fast food beef (24:00). Ty and Daphne then turn their attention to politics and discuss Trump’s latest controversial comments about abolishing birthright citizenship (30:45), how the tariff war might lead to a recession (32:30), Trump’s mental fitness for office (36:02), and whether moderate Republicans will eventually jump ship and try to take over the Democratic Party (39:50). The hosts close by discussing criminal justice news, including the recent law enforcement response to potential mass shootings (42:14), the outcome of the Pantaleo case (44:57), and new police reforms in California and Arizona (47:35).
A$AP Rocky Reportedly Ghosted Trump After Returning From Sweden - https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2019/08/asap-rocky-trump-thank-you
Venomous brown recluse spider removed from woman’s left ear - https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/25/brown-recluse-spider-womans-ear
Innocent man spent months in jail for bringing honey back to United States - https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issues/innocent-man-spent-months-in-jail-for-bringing-honey-back-to-united-states/2019/08/22/6c5c538c-71c3-11e9-9f06-5fc2ee80027a_story.html
White woman calls police on black man looking for parking, says he looked 'suspiciously' at her - https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/457673-white-woman-calls-police-on-black-man-looking-for-parking-says
'Damage has been done': Newark water crisis echoes Flint - https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/25/newark-lead-water-crisis-flint
The Amazon is burning because the world eats so much meat - https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/americas/brazil-beef-amazon-rainforest-fire-intl/index.html
Popeyes Chicken Sandwich Reportedly Bagged Over $23 Million Worth of Advertising From Social Media Hype - https://www.complex.com/life/2019/08/popeyes-chicken-sandwich-advertising-social-media-hype
Trump Wants to Abolish Birthright Citizenship. Can He Do That? - https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/us/birthright-citizenship-14th-amendment-trump.html
Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short’ recession - https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/20/donald-trump-gop-donors-recession-1470360
Trump admits his trade war could lead to recession but says ‘I have to do it.’ - https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/08/20/trump-admits-his-trade-war-could-lead-recession-says-i-have-do-it/
If Trump Were an Airline Pilot - https://www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/08/if-trump-were-airline-pilot/596575/
Officer in Eric Garner Death Fired After NYPD Investigation. Here's What to Know About the Case - https://time.com/5642648/eric-garner-death-daniel-pantaleo-suspended/
New California Law Says Police Should Kill Only When 'Necessary' - https://www.npr.org/2019/08/19/752364459/new-california-law-says-police-should-kill-only-when-necessary
Phoenix police must now document each time they point their gun at someone - https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/us/phoenix-police-policies-guns/index.html