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March 8, 2018

March 8, 2018

Could a Porn Star Bring Down Trump?
Trump Shoots America in the Foot and Starts a Trade War
How Trump is Hurting 214 Million Women as 830 Die Every Day
Program Notes

We will begin on this International Women’s Day with the ironic possibility that it will not be the press, or the Democrats or even the Mueller investigation that will bring down Donald Trump’s presidency, but instead it looks like it might be a porn star Stephanie Clifford who goes by the name of Stormy Daniels. An expert on leadership and women’s relationship with power, Gloria Feldt, the author of “No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About Power” who was president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, joins us to discuss how Trump, who has bullied and intimidated women into silence and labelled the many women who have come forward charging him with sexual harassment “liars”, may have met his match with Stormy Daniels. She appears to have broken Trump’s NDA, Non-Disclosure Agreement that came with the $130,000 Trump’s lawyer paid Stormy for her silence shortly before the 2016 election. We will discuss how NDA’s have been used by powerful men to silence women who have been sexually abused, but more and more women are coming forward to break these agreements such as has been the case with Roger Ailes, Bill O’Reilly, Harvey Weinstein and now Donald Trump.

Then we speak with Katheryn Russ, a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis who worked for the Obama Administration’s Council of Economic Advisors as Senior Economist for International Trade and Finance. She joins us to discuss her article at Econofact “Will Steel Tariffs put U.S. Jobs at Risk?” and analyze the many reasons why Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum make no sense economically or in terms of national defense. But worst of all they have taken the focus away from China as the bad actor on trade and intellectual property and instead have turned the U.S. into the bull in the global china shop.

Then finally we address the damage Trump is doing to women all around the world following his decision shortly after taking office to impose the Global Gag Rule along with defunding the U.N. Population Fund, impacting family planning programs for the world’s most vulnerable population of 214 million women with unmet needs for modern contraception, where every day 830 women die from preventable pregnancy-related causes. Jamila Taylor, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress joins us to discuss her new report at the Center for American Progress “On International Women’s Day, Resist Trump’s Global Gag Rule”.

Gloria Feldt | Katheryn Russ | Jamila Taylor