THINK! America – Weekend of Sept. 3, 2016 – Show #1
Topics & Guest - September 3, 2016 - Show #1
Topics & Guest – September 3, 2016 – Show #1
Football Stand: Up or Down? 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to stand for the National Anthem, claiming America oppresses black people and people of color, and until the country changes, he’ll sit it out. What is your reaction to this? He has a right to remain seated, true, but critics have a right to protest this behavior too, including burning his jersey and protesting 49er games. He’s supposed to be a team player, but presently not for “Team America.”
University Snowflakes: University of Chicago is out front declaring it will not recognize micro-aggression, minor angsts, and the so-called safe zones on campus. Plus, Stanford has chosen to ban hard liquor in an effort to curb violence on campus (but won’t admit this is in direct reaction to the Stanford swimmer rape case, however). Are Universities get tough? Will more follow suit?
Interview: Paul Avelar, Attorney, Institute for Justice. Topic: Citizen forfeiture are a problem in many states. A recent report out of Utah shows $1.9 Million taken in the largest sweep in Utah.
EpiPen backlash: Mylan says they will now offer a generic EpiPen, in the wake of the outrage against them for increasing this product form $100 (2007) to $600 (2016). But is that the whole story? The FDA has created a monopoly for Mylan, which some say is simply operating in a free market. Is it the case of the greedy capitalist company or the Big Bad FDA not allowing more to companies to compete? https://fee.org/articles/don-t- blame-capitalism-for- your-pricey- epipen/
Change Your Life Technology: New Asthma drug revolutionizes treatment for sufferers potentially replacing inhalers and oral steroids.