VIDEO: The Road to Kenosha and California’s Wildfires with Muckraker Steve Horn

In this episode, we talk with muckraker journalist and Kenosha kid Steve Horn (@steveahorn) from the Real News Network (@TheRealNews) about Kenosha, WI and California climate politics.

We start with Kenoha’s history of deindustrialization and surburbanization since the auto giant Chrysler left the city in the late 1980s, and then get into the current politics around the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the eruption of protests in Kenosha and the subsequent shooting of unarmed protestors by teenage racist militia member Kyle Rittenhouse.We also discuss the trope of “outside agitators”

We also discuss Steve’s usual beat of climate politics and talk about inmate firefighters and the politics of oil and gas in California’s capital Sacramento.

And we discuss I.F. Stone and muckracking journalism.

Steve Horn is a San Diego-based climate reporter and producer for the Real News Network. Also a freelance investigative reporter, his work has appeared in The Intercept, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera America. His research and work has been cited by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Los Angeles Times, and other books and governmental publications.

This is a Green and Red Podcast production. Produced by Scott (@sparki1969) and Bob (@bobbuzzanco). “Green and Red Blues” by Moody. Video editing by Scott.

Author: Sparki

Scott Parkin is a Senior Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network and organizes with Rising Tide North America. He has worked on a variety of campaigns around climate change, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, mountaintop removal, labor issues and anti-corporate globalization. Originally from Texas, he now lives in San Francisco.

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