Out d'Coup | Senate Fails on Unemployment and Eviction; Cori Bush Historic Win; TikTok; Reopening Schools; PA Corruption; Kutztown U Pres Doubles-Down on Reopening; Send Hawkinson Grits; Beer Recs

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On this week's show:

The U.S. Senate fails to come to an agreement on the next COVID-19 relief package. That means that there will be no help on unemployment benefits and no protection from eviction for millions of Americans.

Cori Bush won a historic victory in Missouri’s first district primary win against long-time Democratic machine politician, William Lacy Clay. As she said in her victory speech, “we decided that we the people have the answers, and we will lead from the frontlines.” Bush first emerged as a leader during the Ferguson uprising following the police killing of Michael Brown. She was the first candidate to be endorsed by Justice Democrats. Bernie Sanders joined the chorus of progressives on Tuesday night saying, “She is a true progressive who stands with working people and will take on the corporate elite of this country when she gets to Congress.” Looks like the squad is getting bigger and bolder heading into the 2020 elections.

Trump issues orders banning TikTok and WeChat from operating in the U.S.

Picture of Georgia High school reopening goes viral...gives us a picture of what things will look like in schools across the country in a couple of weeks.

Three legislators who spent the spring pushing Pennsylvania to “reopen” - State Representatives Barb Gleim and Andy Lewis and State Senator John DiSanto - received PPP loans for businesses they or their family members own. State Rep Andy Lewis got a $150,000 - $300,000 loan for his construction company & Rep Bard Gleim and Senator John DiSanto have family associated companies that got a million to two million dollar loan.

Kutztown University President, Kenneth Hawkinson double-down on back to campus in the pandemic.

An Open Letter to Kenneth Hawkinson started by faculty now has more than 1,440 signatures from faculty, students, staff, parents, and community members calling on KU to pull back from its reckless reopening plans. https://open-letter.neocities.org/

In a private, invite-only event for VIPs and donors on Tuesday evening, President Hawkinson reportedly told attendees that he would not move to mostly online classes even if there was a coronavirus outbreak on the campus. The only way he’ll shut down face-to-face classes is if the governor makes him.

Healthy Campus Bill of Rights gets a big turn out for its town Hall on Wednesday. Over 75 people showed up to plan actions and express their concerns.

The KU community is going to need some assistance, as will Kenneth Hawkinson. So, we’ve got an idea. Let's send President Hawkinson some grits, shall we?

You could send him some Poultry Grit, or some Quaker Oats 5-minute grits to bolster your morning fortitude, or maybe some Quaker Oats Old Fashioned Grits to keep olde tyme traditions afloat. Just send your gift of grit to:

  • President Kenneth Hawkinson
  • 303B Stratton Administration Center
  • Kutztown University
  • Kutztown, PA 19530

In today's last call, we'll have some beer recs from Free Will, New Trail, and Levante.

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