This Saturday in #nerdland: The latest on Hurricane Joaquin and the investigation into the Oregon mass shooting plus Donald Trump’s tax proposal, a bi-partisan plan for sentencing reform, and a look at Chicago’s deadly gun violence.
Donald Trump is back in the spotlight but not for his personality this time. He’s released an outline for a real tax policy that he hopes to implement if he makes it to the White House. Does it tackle America’s growing wealth gap? We talk to Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, to help us find out.
Exciting news on sentencing reform! Senate Republicans and Democrats are working together to introduce a series of major changes to the criminal justice system.
With the recent mass shooting that took place in Oregon, we take a look at Chicago which is coming off its deadliest September in 13 years. We’ll speak with a Chicago Tribune reporter who logs shootings and has been to many of the crime scenes in the city.
Joining our Saturday morning conversation will be:
- Larry Rich, Mayor of Roseburg, Oregon
- Perry Bacon Jr., NBC News Senior Political Reporter
- Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
- Alexandra Chachkevitch, Reporter, Chicago Tribune
- Christina Greer, Professor of Politics and author of Black Ethnics
- Charlene Carruthers, National Director, BYP100
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- Republican front-runner Trump proposes tax cuts for all
- Deadliest September in Chicago in 13 years
- Sentencing Overhaul Proposed in Senate With Bipartisan Backing
- Jeb Bush: Win black voters with aspiration, not ‘free stuff’
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.