What is treason? Russia dodges on MH17, Joan Baez reflects on our times.

July 17, 2018

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A close-up photography of Russian President Vladimir Putin touching an ear piece.

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens as US President Donald Trump speaks during their news conference in Helsinki, July 16, 2018.


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What's the fallout from US President Donald Trump's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin? Is the word "treason" a fair way to describe Trump's performance? Plus, the arrest of a Russian national and friend to the NRA. And, protest music past and present with Joan Baez.

Music Heard on Air

The songs played between segments during this episode included:
Song: Blues
Artist: Bertolino Le Gac
Label: Sarband
Artist: Nickodemus
Label: Wonderwheel Recordings
Song: Wordless
Artist: Nitish Kulkarni
Label: Nitish Kulkarni
Artist: Joan Baez
Label: Joan Baez

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Global Politics

Did Trump commit treason in Helsinki?

There's a serious word that's been thrown around a lot since Donald Trump held a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday. It's the word "treason." The thing is, Trump is not guilty of treason as the US Constitution defines the term.