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When journalist John Adams tried to figure out why big donors were supporting certain candidates in Montana’s elections, he encountered a problem: He couldn’t figure out who the donors were. In the new documentary Dark Money, filmmaker Kimberly Reed follows Adams’ reporting.

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  Last month, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, a 28-year-old Democratic Socialist, beat Joe Crowley, a ten-term establishment Democrat in New York’s primary election. Is there room for Democratic Socialists who support progressive policies in the Democratic Party?


On this edition of Your Call, reporter Charlie LeDuff discusses his new book, Sh*tshow! The Country's Collapsing ... and the Ratings Are Great.

 

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On this edition of Your Call, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi discusses his book, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. He argues that racism isn’t fading away as progress forges ahead – instead, racist ideas are evolving.

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On this edition of Your Call, we'll continue our coverage of the West Virginia teachers' strike, which is now on its ninth day.

 

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Activists resisting the Trump administration have been organizing protests, mobilizing voters, and running for office. They have opposed restrictions on immigration, advocated for women’s rights, and spoken out against racial injustice. More than 250 Women’s March anniversary actions are planned for January 20. We’ll ask local organizers: Where has the movement succeeded, and what’s to come in 2018?

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In Playing with Fire, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recalls the 1968 US presidential election that shaped American politics.