NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Irma Leaves Millions Without Power As The Death Toll Climbs, ESPN’s Jemele Hill Under Fire For Calling Trump A White Supremacist, 19-Year-Old Chicago Teen Found Dead In A Hotel Freezer


• Millions are still without power across several states as people struggle to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. At least 16 storm related deaths have been reported on the US mainland and the death toll continues to climb.

NBC reporter Sarah Rosario spoke with Roland Martin about the impact of Irma in the Southeastern United States.

• #TrumpLiesMatter: President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission hits the road in New Hampshire with its massive voter fraud lies.

The 6 Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray will not face any federal charges.

• Georgia death row inmate Keith Tharpe is scheduled to be executed later this month for the 1990 murder of his sister in law.

Tharpe was convicted of malice murder, two counts of kidnapping with bodily injury and sentenced to death, but because of a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year his attorneys are hoping to reopen the case saying a juror’s racial bias influenced Tharpe’s sentence. What are his chances and did the racial bias of a juror influence his death sentence?

Kristen Clarke, President and Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law spoke with Roland Martin about Trump’s fraudulent voter fraud panel and attempts by the GOP to suppress votes.

• Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal is under fire after posting a comment to her personal Facebook page that she hopes President Trump is assassinated. First, she refused to apologize. Then, after much scrutiny and pressure, she decided to make a public apology. Some are still calling on her to resign from office.

• The mother of a teenage girl found dead in hotel deep freezer just outside of Chicago wants answers. 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead Saturday afternoon inside the kitchen walk-in freezer at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

Right now authorities do not suspect foul play and are waiting for a toxicology report. They are also reviewing a Facebook video posted by one of her friends at the party.

Fox 32’s Darlene Hill with Fox 32 spoke with Roland Martin during Wednesday’s edition of #NewsOneNow about the latest details in the investigation into Jenkins’ death.

• ESPN’s Jemele Hill sparked controversy after calling Trump a white supremacist in a tweet saying: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

ESPN issued an apology for Hill’s remarks and has reportedly spoken to her about the comments posted on Twitter.

• Wildin’ Out Wednesday: Man gets hit by a bus and still goes to a local bar for a drink.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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