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    After NYC Attack: A Deeper Look Into the Origins of Modern Terrorism

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    Brian Becker, John Kiriakou
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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by journalist Ben Norton, anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, and professor and activist Danny Shaw.

    In the wake of the terror attack in New York, we'll spend the full hour discussing the historical roots of modern terrorism, the role of US foreign policy during the past four decades in the Middle East and South Asia, and Donald Trump's anti-immigrant response to the incident in New York City.

    Tech giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee this afternoon as the media works itself up into another frenzy over so-called "Russian ads" influencing the 2016 election. Brian and John are joined by author and journalist Daniel Lazare.

    As part of the Palestinian reconciliation agreement, Hamas handed over control of several border crossings — including the crucial Rafah Crossing — to the Palestinian Authority. Is the decade-long Palestinian division really coming to an end? Miko Peled, author of the book ‘The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine', as well as "Injustice: The Story of the Holy Land Foundation Five", joins the show.

    Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt is poised to carry out a purge of the EPA's scientific advisory boards. Pruitt signaled that he would replace many existing members with scientists who are climate change deniers. Fred Magdoff, professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont and the co-author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism" and "Creating an Ecological Society: Toward a Revolutionary Transformation", joins the show.

    The Affordable Care Act's open enrolment period begins today. But after several acts of sabotage by the Trump administration, premiums for the benchmark "silver" plans are skyrocketing. David Hughes, President of the research and advocacy organization Citizen Power, joins John and Brian.

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