Today John’s monologue is about the Justice Department suing Texas after Governor Greg Abbott refuses to remove floating barbed wire barriers blocking migrants from crossing the border. He takes a call from Martha in Wisconsin on getting out the vote. Then, he interviews Monifa Bandele from MomsRising. They discuss their mission focusing on equity in pregnancy, childbirth and the period after childbirth. The organizing is built on understanding the greater systemic issues mothers experience throughout motherhood due to race, class and gender disparities. Next he talks about the heat wave in the southwest and Trump’s meltdown over the DOJ. He talks to Jeff in Illinois about working dogs for vets.org and the trucking firm Yellow averting a strike. Then lastly – Rhonda Hansome returns and he opens the phones to chat about the news with Stephen in Kentucky, Paul in New Jersey, Charles in Miami, and Susan in Pennsylvania.