The private takeover of public resources, and how to fight back. 

The private takeover of public resources, and how to fight back.  Plus Bill Press on the censuring of  Paul Gosar.

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Donald Cohen on his new book  The Privatization of Everything. Plus Bill Press with highlights of the House floor debate over the censuring of Paul Gosar after he posted an animated video depicting him killing fellow lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 


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Donald Cohen

In his newest book, co-author Donald Cohen explores what happens when necessary public services are privatized.  He makes a powerful case for returning public goods to public control rather than allowing them to enrich the few. 

Bill Press

Bill Press with highlights of the floor debate leading up to the vote to censure Representative Paul Gosar and remove him from his committee assignments. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

What’s the “Quits Rate?” And Why Is It Skyrocketing?

Corporate bosses across America have been sputtering in outrage at you working stiffs this summer, spewing expletives about the fact that while the US economy has been coming back… you haven’t!

“Labor shortage,” they squeal, lazily accusing the workforce of mass laziness. They charge insultingly that millions of workers got used to laying around during the pandemic.


Building infrastructure that is just and sustainable.

Building infrastructure that is just and sustainable. Bill Press on flight attendants facing airline violence.

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Kevin DeGood on the impact infrastructure projects can have on the goals of opportunity, equity, and sustainability. Plus Bill Press with Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants.


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Kevin DeGood 

Kevin DeGood says the recently passed infrastructure bill is a powerful investment in jobs for American workers.  But the work is not over. It’s now up to us to make sure those investments advance inclusive economic growth and national climate goals.  

Sara Nelson

Bill Press talks with Sara Nelson, President of the Association of Flight Attendants. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Making Work Work for Workers

As a writer, I get stuck every so often straining for the right words to tell my story. Over the years, though, I’ve learned when to quit tying myself into mental knots over sentence construction, instead of stepping back and rethinking where my story is going.

This process is essentially what millions of American working families are going through this year as record numbers of them are shocking bosses, politicians, and economists by stepping back and declaring: “We quit!”


Why workers rights’ is an issue for all of us.

Why workers rights’ is an issue for all of us. And Bill Press on what it took to finally pass an infrastructure bill

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Terri Gerstein on how better conditions for workers can make life better for all of us. Plus Bill Press with Representative Don Beyer (D VA) on what’s actually in the recently passed infrastructure bill. 


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Terri Gerstein

The pandemic is advancing our understanding that when workers are subjected to poor working conditions, we are all less safe.

Terri Gerstein says a broad based investment in workers’ rights is an investment in our collective well being and security. 

Don Beyer

Bill Press talks  with Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA) about the recently passed infrastructure bill. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Why Did the Democrat Lose Virginia’s Gubernatorial Race?

Here they come again – That gaggle of Washington politicos and pundits who keep assailing Joe Biden’s package of FDRish proposals that, at long last, would begin lifting up America’s infrastructure and working class.

“Too big,” screech these small thinkers and servants of the plutocratic order, “too costly, and … well, too democratic.” You would expect such adamant minginess from anti-everything Republicans – but these are Democrats!


Protecting Remote Workers.

Protecting Remote Workers.  Rethinking the Alamo.  And Bill Press on the crisis at the NRA.

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Stephen Hill on labor standards in the remote working world. Jason Stanford on the myths and realities of the Texas origin story. Plus Bill Press with Tim Mak on his new book Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA 


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Stephen Hill

The pandemic is transforming the way we work. Stephen Hill says the shift to remote work can come at a cost to workers unless new protections are put in place.

Jason Stanford

Almost 200 years after the battle of the Alamo, a new book aims to correct the historical record. Co-author Jason Stanford explains how the myth of the Alamo continues to be used to advance political agendas and encourage racism.

Tim Mak

Bill Press talks Tim Mak, Washington investigative correspondent for NPR and author of Misfire: Inside the Downfall of the NRA. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Repair Your Own Products? Corporations Say No!

America’s economic and political inequality has led workaday Americans to exclaim: “The system is broken. Let’s fix it!”

But there’s another version of this protest that I’m hearing more frequently these days: “The system is fixed. Let’s break it!”