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Alan Grayson/Coronavirus

 
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Ralph Nader
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Ralph welcomes progressive firebrand and former congressman, Alan Grayson to discuss his book, “High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump,” where he argues that it is hard to find an impeachable offense Trump did not commit. Then, infectious disease expert, Dr. Michael Osterholm, returns to give us the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and how to protect yourself."


Alan Grayson is the former US Representative from central Florida, an area that includes Orlando. A Harvard educated lawyer and businessman; Mr. Grayson served one term from 2009 to 2011 and then another from 2013 to 2017. And now, he has written a book about impeachment, entitled High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump.

“‘Electability’ is a concept that has been employed by the right-wing of the Democratic Party – the corporate right-wing of the Democratic Party – to overrun progressive values and progressive candidates. And it works over and over, and over again. There are two things that (Democratic) right-wingers say in order to try to curry favor and suppress the progressive impulses of the Democratic Party. They say that they will be able to win moderate votes that progressives can’t win – a fact that has never been demonstrated in real life… And they say they can raise lots and lots of money from corporate interests that are open to bribing the Democratic Party.”

Alan Grayson, former congressman and author of High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump

“The Stockholm Syndrome in the Republican Party is pervasive these days. He’s (Donald Trump) holding them all hostage.”

Alan Grayson, former congressman and author of High Crimes: The Impeachment of Donald Trump


Dr. Michael Osterholm is a professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of the 2017 book, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs. And from June 2018 through May 2019, Dr. Osterholm served as a Science Envoy for Health Security on behalf of the US Department of State.

“In terms of this situation in China, what we really have is about 1.8 billion people who their food sources include lots of wild or game animals and exotic species like bats that you and I would not have normal contact with. In addition, much of the processing of these – slaughtering and so forth – occurs in the markets of these very crowded cities in which you’re creating the perfect mixing vessel for viruses and people and disease.”

Dr. Michael Osterholm: director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota

“In this case, we actually have really quite good genetic information on this virus (coronavirus), such that we can say with almost certainty this thing was like a lightning strike, probably in the last two weeks of November, when it jumped from an animal species to a human. As far as what that animal species was that caused the direct infection in the human, we’re not sure, but this is a bat virus over and over again.”

Dr. Michael Osterholm: director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota


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