Hour 1: Cenk hosting. After a transgendered teen committed suicide after being sent to a gay conversion camp, President Obama decided to push for state laws banning the practice of gay conversion therapy for minors. A new poll about Americans’ opinion about gay rights showed that a majority of people believe it is wrong to refuse service to gay citizens. Another large majority believe gay couples should be allowed to get married. The Maryland Senate took up the WolfPAC amendment to get money out of politics, and passed it 29-18! Video of one man speaking out in favor of the amendment in the Maryland hearing. Dana Milbank article about the litany of Conservative legislators that proposed and passed laws that limit welfare recipients even further. When people are being tried for a crime, they force them to pay for the public defender, which is traditionally free. If the suspect can’t pay, they put them in prison for lack of funds, creating a cycle of imprisonment.
Hour 2: Ana joins Cenk for SCS. Thousands of Turkish students signed a petition to build a Jedi temple on their university’s campus after more and more Islamic mosques were built on the campus. Buddhists petitioned to have a temple of their own built, which finally pushed these Jedi students to ask for a ridiculous temple as well. The Kardashians have arrived to Armedia to a tremendous welcome from the local citizens. Ana is surprised by the warm reception of Kim, considering their extreme conservative beliefs. Cenk talks about what fame will do to people. Researchers have tried determining the true age of happiness. One app called Happify figured that 53 years old is the worst point, with ages 18 and 85 being the highest points of happiness. Cenk gives his explanation. A survey determined that people who enjoy grilled cheese are more likely to have sex more often. Ana talks about how cheese lovers are adventurous. A teacher was busted for grooming and having sex with a 17 year old boy at the school she taught at. The judge sentenced her to only 30 days in jail because she dangled “candy” in front of the boy and he “jumped on that candy.” Cenk and Ana disagree over the standards on teachers that have sex with their students.
A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from April 9, 2015. For more go to http://www.tytmembership.com
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