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Kagro in the Morning

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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

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Berkeley, CA

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News, politics and commentary from Daily Kos Contributing Editor David Waldman

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@KagroX

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English

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Episodes

Kagro in the Morning - May 12, 2021

5/12/2021
LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash If you’re like me, you’ve been perfecting your lip-syncing to David Waldman’s two commercials that have played continuously for years and years of our KITM podcasts. Well, time is running out, as KITM is finally changing things up with the introduction of GUEST SPOKESPEOPLE — like you! To show you how its done, long-time listener/supporter Gil Aquino wrote and performed his very own minute commercial,...

Duration:01:55:49

Kagro in the Morning - May 11, 2021

5/11/2021
LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash Spring brings warmth, life, hope, and things really do feel like they are getting better. This weekend, David Waldman discovered that he could get out, relax and have fun, even without a ball washer handy. Everybody wants to be Mayor of New York City. Candidates Shaun Donovan (federal housing secretary) and Ray McGuire (investment banker at Citigroup) were asked the median sales price for a home in...

Duration:01:55:49

Kagro in the Morning - May 10, 2021

5/10/2021
LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash David Waldman hopes that you called your mother this weekend if you had the chance. Except for Ben Shapiro’s mom, she says she’s good. Greta Van Susteren pretended to be offended by a term she pretends is liberal. Even a mother could never love the NRA. Greg Dworkin rounds up the punditry describing just how things are heating up in the GOP. Republicans reap the chaos they sowed. Donald is their their...

Duration:01:55:37

Kagro in the Morning - May 7, 2021

5/7/2021
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash David Waldman is almost certain this is Friday, and it is certainly a great time for a Friday KITM: Republicans are at their long-awaited pivot point between vicious lying authoritarian morons. Neoconservative vicious lying authoritarian Liz Cheney might be too smart to fall in with the Trumpian new guard, but not smart enough to hold on to her job. Just one little Big Lie and Liz would’ve...

Duration:01:55:39

Kagro in the Morning - May 6, 2021

5/6/2021
RadioPublic|LibSyn|YouTube Support the show: Patreon|PayPal: 1x or monthly|Square Cash David Waldman wishes us all a happy Cinco de Mayo! Wait... Well, TGIF! Wait... Oh well, it’s tomorrow somewhere... or maybe yesterday… Greg Dworkin joins us. Greg knows what day it is, and much more! Millions are saying no to vaccines. What are they thinking? Journalists will try to guess for you, but are probably wrong. The truth is, more are getting vaccinated, and boosting Covid-19...

Duration:01:55:38

Kagro in the Morning - May 5, 2021

5/5/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman and Greg Dworkin welcome you to the Cinco de Star Wars KITM Holiday Special — tomorrow: Revenge of the Sixth. Joe Biden’s July 4 vaccination goals might have changed, but his pandemic safety goals have not. The vaccination rate is slowing, and so is the drop in cases. Pfizer expects to file for full US FDA approval of its Covid-19 vaccine for 16-to-85-year-olds, and soon the age will open up to...

Duration:01:55:37

Kagro in the Morning - May 4, 2021

5/4/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) May the fourth, the day David Waldman hosts the entire KITM using his beloved “Jar Jar Binks” impression, and CBS refers to Republican voter suppression as “tightening state voter laws”. Some people like to tell the truth. Some people like themselves better when they tell the truth. Some people know you like them better when they tell the truth, and they like that. So, what’s in it for Republicans?...

Duration:01:55:48

Kagro in the Morning - May 3, 2021

5/3/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are back together again! Their pent-up news energy threatened to explode at any minute (as did Greg’s computer). Good news! The world has emerged victorious over influenza this year! COVID-19, not yet. India is calling their pandemic response a crime against humanity. In the US, “herd immunity” has probably fallen out of reach, but we might not need to achieve it to reach...

Duration:01:55:44

Kagro in the Morning - April 29, 2021

4/29/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Last night was The Big Speech, not that you could have told from my TV. But you probably didn’t need a TV to know how Republicans would react. Or the traditional media, for that matter. The FBI searched Rudy’s home and office yesterday, because he’s a villainous traitor. And that’s all I have to say about that. January 6th insurrectionists who aren’t already in jail are... running for elective office. The Q...

Duration:01:55:36

Kagro in the Morning - April 28, 2021

4/28/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Well, the CDC is out with its new outdoor masking guidance, which certain people will no doubt take to be proof that they were right all along, even though they probably weren’t. Meanwhile, excess vaccines may indeed begin to flow, though we still don’t know any more about those contracts. You’ll never guess what Fox & Friends claims they see lurking around every corner. Aw, you did guess it! It’s...

Duration:01:55:35

Kagro in the Morning - April 27, 2021

4/27/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Every show’s first hour could, theoretically, be about the Republicans’ latest fake outrage. While the second hour could be about the very real outrages Republicans spark. Or at least, enlightening ourselves about how horribly off-base they are. None of the Gop-adjacent outrages have changed the fact that the pandemic is still with us, of course. And yes, excess deaths are pretty much what we always thought they...

Duration:01:56:41

Kagro in the Morning - April 26, 2021

4/26/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman and Greg Dworkin bring their usual red carpet style and substance to this morning’s KITM: It’s Oscar time, the time when we discover all of the stuff that we should have been watching, had we any taste. This year however, we have a winner that is not only good for you, it is actually good! Two Distant Strangers was written by Travon Free, who wrote for the Daily Show, and was directed by Free and...

Duration:01:55:37

Kagro in the Morning - April 23, 2021

4/23/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) On today’s KITM, David Waldman opens with a simple comment on banana peel gags, then proceeds to weave a discussion of bananas, insurance fraud, Tammany-Hall political reform, the inherent value of infrastructure, salt, SALT, breathing, and the proud history of sanitation workers into it. Just like Rachel Maddow! We’re way ahead of the Maddow curve when it comes to election reform, that is, “election systems and...

Duration:01:55:17

Kagro in the Morning - April 22, 2021

4/22/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Bop bop bop bop bop bop bop bop, this is Earth Day! David Waldman eco-celebrates in KITM Earth Headquarters. Meanwhile, Eco-rebels misutilize poo outside the White House, perhaps in an effort to get their hands on pink wheelbarrows. Elsewhere on Earth, Greg Dworkin brings us the latest in polling and pandemics. Are vaccine rejectors like motorcyclists that refuse to wear a helmet? If so, why do they keep...

Duration:01:55:35

Kagro in the Morning - April 21, 2021

4/21/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) David Waldman gets us over the hump, that many of us will sled down this morning. Derek Chauvin is guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Accountability, and maybe a step towards justice took place last night, as Black lives mattered, for a moment. Justice requires neverending vigilance. In this case, the credit goes to 17 year old Darnella Frazier and her cellphone videography prowess. Then, police in Columbus, Ohio released...

Duration:01:55:34

Kagro in the Morning - April 20, 2021

4/20/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) It’s the 50th of 420! Happy! ...uh, where were we? David Waldman delivers sad news: Ted Nugent has contracted COVID-19, and as his, and our luck, would have it, continues to survive. Ted Nugent and Donald Trump somehow both recovered to see another bigoted dawn. If only Ted would have chosen to suck exclusively American guns and bullets, he might not have this problem now. As for Covid, an ounce of prevention...

Duration:01:55:39

Kagro in the Morning - April 19, 2021

4/19/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) The Mighty KITM Worldwide Multiplex has battery backup! Nothing can stop us now! David Waldman and Greg Dworkin are charged up and ready to go: If only John Boehner Republicans were in charge there would be no immigration concerns, mass shootings or racism. If George W. Bush was in charge the world would be a progressive utopia. Ah, but Republicans had that former guy come in and ruin it all, aka “William of...

Duration:01:55:38

Kagro in the Morning - April 16, 2021

4/16/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) How about politicide? No, not “political genocide”… but literal “political suicide” — an opposing political party united in an actual deadly suicide pact of their own choosing. Not the entire population of the party, mind you, but precisely focused, so that the more entrenched their ideology, the tighter they will all grip as they leap off the cliff together... It’s a fantasy, of course, as it would be impossible...

Duration:01:55:38

Kagro in the Morning - April 15, 2021

4/15/2021
Radio Public|LibSyn|YouTube|Patreon|Square Cash (Share code: Send $5, get $5!) Happy Tax Day! (Traditional) David Waldman starts off Thursday with a lightning round list of Republicans being Republicans: In Florida, Matt Gaetz’ former colleagues want to check out some high school genitalia. Gaetz’ former classmates will tell you Matt hasn’t changed a bit since high school… maybe even junior high. Kristi Noem will make undocumented immigrants feel about as unwanted as Native Americans in her...

Duration:01:55:44