Blackout Day Economic Protest; How Newt Gingrich Shaped The GOP

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Tuesday marks #BlackoutDayt2020, a day when Black Americans and their allies are being encouraged to spend their money at minority-owned stores exclusively to highlight the consumer power of minorities. Roben Farzad, host of Public Radio's "Full Disclosure," explains who is organizing the event and why. When President Trump uses phrases like "radical left" he's pulling from a playbook Newt Gingrich helped write. Historian Julian Zelizer makes that case in his new book about Gingrich's rise from a young and unknown congressman to shaping the Republican Party in ways still seen today. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's July 7, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on July 7, 2020.


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