1. Au Revoir

    September 9, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today on #SUPD

    Mark Preston, exec. editor of CNN Politics, helped Pete wrap up the week in politics and figure out if Matt Lauer is a terrible journalist or a victim of circumstance.

    Continuing this week’s discussion on education, Pete spoke with Vance Aloupis, the CEO of The Children’s Movement, about his organization’s advocacy.

    For the hour three Friday Free For All, Pete welcomed MTV News’ National Correspondent, Jamil Smith and CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Nancy Giles. We talked race, Trump, and sports. You know, the usual.

     

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  2. Homework.

    September 8, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today on #SUPD

    Education writer Alfie Kohn joined Pete to help keep this Back-to-School week chugging along. Alfie’s most recent book is “Schooling Beyond Measure: And Other Unorthodox Essays About Education,” but the conversation today leaned heavily on the topic of homework, so we’ll be grading it on a heavy curve.

    Professional money manager and longtime friend of the show, Barry Ritholtz, joined us for the entire second hour. Barry is founder of The Big Picture blog, a Bloomberg View columnist and author of the wildly informative and infuriating, “Bailout Nation.” Pete and Ritholtz covered everything from Donald Trump to the new Apple iPhone.

    All this week on his SiriusXM Insight show (that just happens to follow Stand Up on the program schedule so why even touch the radio?), Dean Obeidallah has been taking a look at New York and America in the 15 years since 9/11. He joined us in-studio at the start of the third hour to discuss that an more.

    Finally today, Pete spoke with the great Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! about her time reporting from North Dakota, where Native American groups are locked in protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The conflict grew physical and ugly this week, and Goodman’s crew captured it on film.

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  3. Ain’t Got Time to Weed

    September 7, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today on #SUPD

    Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen and the Global Poverty Project, stopped by to talk up this year’s Global Citizen Festival in NYC and the companion app that asks users to help end poverty in easy, unique ways.

    SNL cast members present and past, Bobby Moynihan and Taran Killam, joined us in-studio to chat up their new comedy, “Brother Nature,” out this Friday in theaters and available in digital release. We discussed being in Nature, being famous, being Arnold Schwarzenegger, being Donald Trump, and being very very funny.

    Then, Pete picked up the thread of education once again this week, talking with Charles Best, founder and CEO of Donors Choose, to discuss the ways in which his organization makes aids the educational needs of teachers in classrooms across the country.

    We closed out today’s show with former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura. Pete and The Body discussed the ways in which cannabis use has helped him and can help millions of others, his new job working for RT, and his new book, “Marijuana Manifesto.”

    It’s weird that the movie Predator came up during today’s show, and not in the segment featuring one of its stars…

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  4. Post-Labor

    September 6, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today on #SUPD

    Daily Beast editor-in-chief and CNN contributor, John Avlon, helped make sense of the latest polls in the Presidential election, as things get serious with just over two months left before election day.

    Then, Pete’s brother Brian Dominick hung out for the meaty middle section of the show, where the siblings discussed everything from failures of Capitalism to police brutality, the Presidential Election, environmentalism and more. SO MUCH MORE.

    Today’s last guest was astronomer Phil Plait who, both at Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and at his @BadAstronomer account on Twitter, challenges himself, and us, to separate bad science from good. Pete and Phil discussed what motivates people to oppose climate science and whether or not radio signals in Russia could lead to contact with an alien race (it won’t).

     

     

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  5. Hermine

    September 2, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today! On! #SUPD!

    Pete welcomed Phillip Bump from the Washington Post to recap the week in politics, CNN contributor and former SC state representative Bakari Sellers to discuss Trump, race and more, plus a third hour filled with our favorites Bill Schulz and Ophira Eisenberg!

    Now, get out there and enjoy the last, waning days of the Summer of your lives, for November spawns a monster!

     

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  6. Down Mexico Way

    September 1, 2016 by MelStar1

    Today on #SUPD

    Vox.com’s Tara Golshan gave us an explainer on France’s hard line against religion with a series of laws that tend to target those of Muslim faith more than others. Case in point: Burkinis on the French Riviera.

    Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi has been on-and-off the campaign trail for a year or more, mostly following the Trump campaign. He joined Pete today for a debriefing of the sordid state of modern politics.

    In hour three, CNN “New Day” co-host, Alisyn Camerota brought us tales from the heart of the mainstream media, including  her odd and contentious exchange with Newt Gingrich about facts vs. feelings.

     

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