Media Edge

Independent progressive video programming.

Media Edge

This episode is currently not viewable online.

"Robert Reich: 7 Reasons Trump's Corporate Tax Cuts Make No Sense" (4 minutes)

Donald Trump wants to cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. This would blow a massive hole in the federal budget while benefitting Trump's super-rich friends and business associates.

"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

Media Edge

This episode is currently not viewable online.

"How Human Noise Affects Ocean Habitats" (12 minutes)

Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don't understand. Learn more about why this underwater soundscape matters and what we might do to protect it.

"The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" (1 hour, 45 minutes)

Media Edge

Click here to View online

"The Call to Sanctuary: How to Create Safety in Your Community" (5.5 minutes)

The Trump agenda calls for a rush on deportations. That means we need a call to sanctuary now by keeping our communities safe and speaking out louder than ever before. Together we can protect the most vulnerable by pushing our cities and counties to take up Sanctuary and uphold the constitutional rights of all. There is plenty that you can do: Act now, act locally, with your faith community, or at school.

"The Laura Flanders Show”  (52.5 minutes)

Two episodes are featured this week:

Media Edge

Click here to View online

"2017 High School Scholarship Essay Contest”  (1 hour, 23 minutes)

On April 30, 2017, Sacramento area high school students read and defended their

essays in response to this quotation from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt:

"Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are

prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is

education."

Media Edge

This episode is currently not viewable online.

"5 To Life Compassionate Release" (9 minutes)

The terminally ill deserve to die a dignified death with loved ones able to see
them go in peace. But for Allison's father, it was too late. Watch their story
about the agonizing struggle against time and red tape that is all too familiar
to too many Americans dealing with the criminal justice system.

"How Racism Makes Us Sick" (17.5 minutes)

Media Edge

Click here to View online

"The Laura Flanders Show" (25 minutes)

This week, Angela Glover Blackwell, executive director of PolicyLink and former Obama advisor, has a long history of using policy for progressive, radical, change. Blackwell says this is a moment to protect and resist, certainly, but also a time to return to the roots that are our local neighborhoods, our cities, our suburbs and build something better with them. People must make demands of the system if the system is to change, says Blackwell.