Friday, December 9, 2016

A Conversation with Activist and Political Organizer Van Jones About the 2016 Election and His CNN Special "The Messy Truth"

It is time for the annual fundraiser that occurs during the month of December at which point I put on my gentle NPR fundraising voice and push out the old begging bowl which can be found by clicking on the Paypal link on the right side of the screen at

As longtime readers of this site and listeners to my podcast know, I do not accept advertising or paid sponsorships. This project began almost ten years ago and has allowed me opportunities to comment on and try to speak a bit of truth to power in a way, that I believe, is increasingly uncommon in the American news media. The podcast and my other other work is extremely labor intensive and your kind donations during the annual fundraiser(s) help to keep things moving forward. The positive energy and kindness of the gesture also means a great deal to me as well. I have publicly promised to fight Donald Trump and his fascism, to tell the truth about his minions, and to do this without apology. The mainstream corporate news media are cowards who are normalizing a political thug. I will not. Your help in doing that is greatly appreciated.

For this month's fundraiser, I have four special guests for the podcast. This week's very special fundraising podcast features Van Jones. He has served as President Barack Obama’s special adviser for green jobs and is a frequent guest commentator for news outlets such as CNN. He is also the author of Rebuild the Dream” and “The Green Collar Economy" in addition to leading several nonprofits such as Dream Corps. 

In this week's episode, Van and Chauncey talk about the 2016 presidential election, "identity politics", Jones' experience talking with Trump supporters during the campaign, how the so-called "smart people" got it wrong, and his new CNN special "The Messy Truth".

During this week's podcast Chauncey also shares the wisdom of George Takei on how the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2 echoes the anxieties of the present, reads some hate mail from a Trumpthuglican troglodyte, and has an epic Cornel West moment.

This episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show can be downloaded from Libysn and also listened to here.

The Chauncey DeVega Show is available on Itunes and at Stitcher.

The Chauncey DeVega Show can now be found on Spotify as well.

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