ORLY-EP0124B - More Secreted Trade Deals

ORLY-EP0124B - More Secreted Trade Deals

Welcome back to ORLYRADIO #124b recorded Friday September 2nd, 2016 - where we dismantle the current events for your edutainment through mostly rational conversations that make you go ‘Oh Really’! I’m your host Andy Cowen, with, Stephen griffith and Daniel Atherton.

Law & Order:

  1. A closely divided Court Wednesday denied North Carolina’s request to allow the state to enforce three provisions of its controversial 2013 election law when voters go to the polls for this fall’s general elections. The law would require North Carolina voters to show a government-issued photo ID, reduce the number of days for early voting, and eliminate out-of-precinct voting, same-day voter registration, and preregistration for young voters. A federal court of appeals rejected the state’s explanation that the law was intended to combat voter fraud and “promote public confidence in the election system.” Rather, the court of appeals concluded, the law “hinges explicitly on race—specifically its concern that African Americans, who had overwhelmingly voted for Democrats, had too much access to” voting. http://www.scotusblog.com/2016/08/north-carolina-comes-up-one-vote-short-for-stay-in-election-law-case/

  2. A federal judge on 8/19/2016 permanently blocked parts of a Florida law that aimed to cut off state funding for preventive health services at clinics that also provide abortions. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/florida-planned-parenthood-funding_us_57b6a767e4b03d5136879b69

Good Ideas:

  1. Brazil's president has been impeached http://www.businessinsider.com/the-president-of-brazil-has-been-impeached-2016-8

  2. Scientists Invite Conspiracy Theorists to Check Out Alleged Mind-Controlling Weather Machine http://gizmodo.com/scientists-invite-conspiracy-theorists-to-check-out-all-1785726777

  3. Teenage pregnancy down due to education and contraceptive usage http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/08/31/492101014/drop-in-teen-pregnancies-is-due-to-more-contraceptives-not-less-sex

Bad Ideas:

  1. Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/ct-eu-united-states-free-trade-20160828-story.html

        Robert Reich Free Trade Article: http://robertreich.org/post/141046532920

  1. Trump going to Mexico… Sure, it’s great for his opponents, but why the hell would he do such a thing http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/30/politics/donald-trump-enrique-pea-nieto-mexico/

Personal Picks:

Music: "Rocket and Pamgaea” by Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)