ON AIR STAR

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

With Democrats and Republicans now agreed that the war on crime got tougher than it needed to be, senior senators of both parties are proposing reforms in a rare moment of bipartisanship.

Also on the program, the death toll in last month's stampede of pilgrims in Saudi Arabia is now more than a thousand. A Muslim writer — almost killed in the same place during a pilgrimage 12 years ago — now wants other Muslims to join a boycott of Saudi Arabia.

Photo: SalFalko

Producers:
Christine Detz
Sarah Sweeney
Evan George

Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal Reached 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Negotiators for the US and 11 Pacific Rim nations agreed today on the largest regional trade accord in history. The Trans-Pacific Partnership covers commerce and worker standards in 40% of the world's economy — while very much excluding China. Phil Mattingly, national political correspondent for Bloomberg TV, has more on the deal, which must now be ratified by Congress.

Guests:
Phil Mattingly, Bloomberg TV (@Phil_Mattingly)

Getting Less Tough on Crime without Going Soft 32 MIN, 36 SEC

During the crime wave of the 1990's, Congress imposed mandatory minimum sentences for many crimes — on the grounds that locking up inmates and throwing away the key would make America safer. Now, both Republicans and Democrats agree that unintended consequences have created a mandate for change. In a rare display of bipartisanship last week, leading Senators of both parties announced a reform proposal. Supporters on both sides say it doesn't go far enough — but it might have a chance of passing.

Guests:
Wesley Lowery, Washington Post (@WesleyLowery)
Molly Gill, Families against Mandatory Minimums (@mmgillwriter)
Marc Mauer, Sentencing Project (@SentencingProj)
John Pfaff, Fordham Law School (@JohnFPfaff)

More:
Lowery on the long-awaited compromise on criminal justice reform
The National Journal on how a team of Senators convinced Chuck Grassley on justice reform
FAMM on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 (S. 2123)

Some Muslims Call for a Boycott of Saudi Arabia 10 MIN, 29 SEC

Last month, survivors were left to identify the bodies of families and friends after more than 1000 people were killed in a stampede during the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.


Photo: Bilal Randeree

Twelve years ago, journalist Asra Nomani and others in her family were almost killed in the same way — virtually in the same place. After this year's deaths, the author of Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam has called for a boycott of Saudi Arabia.

Guests:
Asra Nomani, Muslim Reform Movement / Pearl Project (@asranomani)

Standing Alone

Asra Q. Nomani

Events

View All Events

New Episodes

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED