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Derek Chauvin Verdict Fuels Tucker Carlson’s Manic On-Air Meltdown + A Conversation With the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer

Mea Culpa with Michael Cohen

A collective sigh of relief was exhaled across the nation as Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges. Typically the reaction between the right and left shows just how deeply fractured the nation has become. At the heart of all this are the racist MAGA conspiracies being spun about how Black Lives Matter threatened to burn down American cities if Chauvin was not found guilty. Tucker Carlson melts down on air about the subject while claiming that Chauvin was lynched by the left. You can’t make this stuff up. Unfortunately, it’s what many believe. Finally, Michael speaks with Jane Mayer, the New Yorker’s Washington Correspondent about the very latest in the New York DA’s case against Donald Trump.

1hr 32mins

23 Apr 2021

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Jane Mayer on How to Kill a Bill

The New Yorker: Politics and More

The investigative reporter Jane Mayer recently received a recording of a meeting attended by conservative power brokers including Grover Norquist, representatives of PACs funded by Charles Koch, and an aide to Senator Mitch McConnell. The subject was the voting-rights bill H.R. 1, and the mood was anxious. The bill (which we discussed in last week’s episode) would broadly make voting more accessible, which tends to benefit Democratic candidates, and it would raise the curtain on “dark money” in elections with stringent disclosure requirements. The problem for this group, a political strategist says, is that the bill is popular among voters of both parties, but H.R. 1, they insist, must die. As we hear the participants tick through options to tarnish the bill’s public appeal, Mayer notes how the political winds have shifted in Washington, leaving the Republican coalition newly fragile.

11mins

5 Apr 2021

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#129: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer [Rebroadcast]

AM in the AM

(Recorded September 17, 2016) This week in our book club discussion, we discuss Jane Mayer's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, but don’t worry you can listen even if you didn’t read it.

4 Apr 2021

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#129: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer [Rebroadcast]

AM in the AM

(Recorded September 17, 2016) This week in our book club discussion, we discuss Jane Mayer's Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, but don’t worry you can listen even if you didn’t read it.

4 Apr 2021

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Race and Taxes, and Jane Mayer on How to Kill a Bill

The New Yorker Radio Hour

The investigative reporter Jane Mayer recently received a recording of a meeting attended by conservative power brokers including Grover Norquist, representatives of PACs funded by Charles Koch, and an aide to Senator Mitch McConnell. The subject was the voting-rights bill H.R. 1, and the mood was anxious. The bill (which we discussed in last week’s episode) would broadly make voting more accessible, which tends to benefit Democratic candidates, and it would raise the curtain on “dark money” in elections with stringent disclosure requirements. The problem for this group, a political strategist says, is that the bill is popular among voters of both parties, but H.R. 1, they insist, must die. As we hear the participants tick through options to tarnish the bill’s public appeal, Mayer notes how the political winds have shifted in Washington, leaving the Republican coalition newly fragile. Plus, Dorothy Brown, a professor of tax law, uncovers how the seemingly race-neutral tax code compounds many inequalities in American life, and prevents Black people from building wealth. She talks with Sheelah Kolhatkar about her new book, “The Whiteness of Wealth.”

25mins

2 Apr 2021

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118 | Navigating Change & the Power of Listening with Jane Mayer

Rising Women Leaders

It was an honor to sit down with Jane Mayer, a true voice and channel for the heart of the Holy One. In this conversation, Jane shares about her journey through the hallways of darkness to find her way back to the light of presence and union. Years ago she found herself unhappily married, struggling with an autoimmune disease and just coming off a failed round of in-vitro fertilization. She was crying, raging, and in deep, deep grief and paralysis. Her soul was screaming at her: it wanted her to change everything. But in the face of such a request, is it any wonder she didn’t want to listen? Is it any wonder so many of us don’t want to listen? Jane now offers multidimensional guidance and song for those who long to remember their True Selves. This conversation leads us from darkness to light, with insights from indigenous wisdom, and how listening may just be the deepest medicine we need now in the western world. We also discuss what it means to truly trust on a spiritual path and how to make sense of all the big changes humanity is now facing (COVID, Climate change for example). Be sure to stay all the way to the end to receive the codes Jane channels through song, in service to our pathway Home. In this episode we discussed: Jane’s spiritual path and journey of awakening from Birmingham, Alabama to the mountains of Peru How Jane found her voice What it means to listen, what takes us away from it, and how to take small steps to start tuning in to your own inner voice Christ codes of Sarah, Magdalene and Yeshua  Healing on behalf of our ancestors Does healing ever end? How do we know when we have arrived? Where are we headed as a collective? Shifts in consciousness, death rites, and finding the courage within to surrender and welcome change “On personal and societal levels, our ability to thrive hinges on whether or not we commit to deeply listening. I fully believe that this is the frontier of our generation. Indigenous people around the world are masterful at these practices—and as a result, they live harmoniously with nature, avoid many of the modern, nervous-system diseases of the west, and maintain healthy communities. In fact, many indigenous wisdom keepers believe that all mental illness is a result of soul sickness—of disconnection from our inner voices.” ~ Jane Mayer Stay in Touch with Jane: Website Links mentioned in this episode: Jane’s Writing : Your Soul is Screaming: Listen Faye’s interview on Rising Women Leaders Faye’s podcast: The Wylder Talks Jane Mayer is a voice and channel for the heart of the Holy One. A decades-long journey through the hallways of darkness and separation led her back into the light of presence and union, and she now offers multidimensional guidance and song for those who long to remember their True Selves. She gives thanks to the indigenous wisdom keepers of the Andes, Amazon, British Isles and Hawaiian islands, alongside countless teachers bridging their medicine back to the western world, for their unending presence as she remembered the pathway Home. To listen to her music, poetry, and musings, or to connect about mentorship, visit janeislistening.com.

1hr 1min

19 Mar 2021

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Jane Mayer and Evan Osnos on the Balance of Power at the Start of the Biden Administration

The New Yorker: Politics and More

With Donald Trump rated the least popular President in the span of modern polling, President Biden might feel confident in claiming a mandate to advance his progressive agenda. Yet Democratic majorities in Congress are slim in the House of Representatives, and razor-thin in the Senate. That gives a small number of Democratic conservatives and moderate Republicans outsized influence over what legislation can pass. Senator Mitch McConnell, in a power-sharing arrangement with the Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, remains a force to be reckoned with. What will this balance of power mean for the new Administration? David Remnick poses this question to Jane Mayer, who has reported on McConnell’s tenure as a political operator, and to Evan Osnos, who covered Biden’s campaign and wrote a biography of the new President.

28mins

25 Jan 2021

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Jane Mayer and Evan Osnos on the Balance of Power at the Start of the Biden Administration

The New Yorker Radio Hour

With Donald Trump rated the least popular President in the span of modern polling, President Biden might feel confident in claiming a mandate to advance his progressive agenda. Yet Democratic majorities in Congress are slim in the House of Representatives, and razor-thin in the Senate. That gives a small number of Democratic conservatives and moderate Republicans outsized influence over what legislation can pass. Senator Mitch McConnell, in a power-sharing arrangement with the Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, remains a force to be reckoned with. What will this balance of power mean for the new Administration? David Remnick poses this question to Jane Mayer, who has reported on McConnell’s tenure as a political operator, and to Evan Osnos, who covered Biden’s campaign and wrote a biography of the new President.

29mins

22 Jan 2021

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Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

The New Yorker: Politics and More

The President’s fantastical allegations about “illegal ballots” are being indulged by quite a number of prominent Republicans in Washington, who have declined to acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect. If Republicans in some key state legislatures go further and appoint electors who disregard their states’ popular votes, the electoral chaos would be disastrous. To understand how the politicians may proceed, David Remnick spoke with Jane Mayer, who has written extensively about today’s GO.P. and the forces that drive it.

8mins

16 Nov 2020

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Jane Mayer on the G.O.P.’s Post-Trump Game

The New Yorker Radio Hour

The President’s fantastical allegations about “illegal ballots” are being indulged by quite a number of prominent Republicans in Washington, who have declined to acknowledge Joe Biden as President-elect. If Republicans in some key state legislatures go further and appoint electors who disregard their states’ popular votes, the electoral chaos would be disastrous. To understand how the politicians may proceed, David Remnick spoke with Jane Mayer, who has written extensively about today’s GO.P. and the forces that drive it.

9mins

13 Nov 2020

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