PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Capitalism’s Dirty Little Secret: Prison, Slavery and Police with Richard Wolff” / Thom Hartmann Program / Thom Hartmann ☮

Are prisoners being used as slave labor? Do police act as guards to private property? Richard Wolff joins Thom Hartmann exposing Capitalism’s dirty little secret….

ORNITHOLOGY: “Caw vs. Croak: Inside the Calls of Crows and Ravens” / Cornell Lab of Ornithology / Kevin J. McGowan ☮

Crows and ravens can be tricky to tell apart by sight, but their voices are much more distinctive. Watch this video for some expert tips on the sounds these two common birds make and what those sounds mean.

American Crows and Common Ravens have a repertoire of sounds beyond their signature “caw” and “kraa” calls. The crow often makes a rattle sound along with its territorial caw and also communicates through other click and bell-like notes. Ravens broadcast their presence through deep, throaty kraa calls. Narrator Kevin J. McGowan, an ornithologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, uses harmless wing tags to study crows around the Cornell Lab. In this video, he compares the calls of American Crows with those made by Common Ravens.

PROGRESSIVE INDEPENDENT JOURNALISM: “Busting Copaganda: The Truth Behind Police “Taking a Knee” and “Joining Protests”” / The Grayzone / Anya Parampil, Alec Karakatsanis ☮

Red Lines Host Anya Parampil speaks with Alec Karakatsanis, the founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps and author of “Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System,” about police efforts to win positive coverage amidst a nationwide uprising against their increased militarization and abuse of power. Alec reveals the shocking record of Chris Swanson, the Sheriff in Flint, Michigan, who won positive coverage for “joining” demonstrations in the city while personally profiting off the imprisonment of poor people of color in his jails. They also analyze the record of Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who has emerged has a leading voice in mainstream media coverage of the protests.