#375 : How to make a bad idea even worse.

Donald Trump’s War on Drugs. How to make a bad idea even worse. And Bill Press on a life in the crosshairs of American politics.

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This week, drug policy analyst Sanho Tree on why death penalties for dealers will be a colossal failure and why progressive democrats need to care about the opioid epidemic. Plus from seminary student to progressive activist and talk show host … Bill Press on his new memoir.


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Sanho Tree

America’s War on Drugs is almost fifty years old. Drug policy analyst Sanho Tree says it’s been fifty years of failure that Donald Trump is only making worse.   

Bill Press

A conversation with Bill Press on his life, and the making of one of America’s leading voices for progressive politics.

 

Jim Hightower

Fly Away

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#374 : A week by week account of Donald Trump’s first year.

Chipping away at Democracy. A week by week account of Donald Trump’s first year, and how progressive democrats can win the battle over America’s future.

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This week, author Amy Siskind on the profound political upheaval under Donald Trump. Robert Borosage on the profound response only progressive democrats can offer. And Bill Press talks with Travis Waldron of the Huffington Post about teachers’ strikes around the country.


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Amy Siskind

Democracy erodes when we don’t pay attention.  That’s the concern of activist and author Amy Siskind,  and why she is on a mission to document the signs of democratic decline under Donald Trump … week by week.

Robert Borosage

In the wake of Connor Lamb’s victory in Pennsylvania, progressive activist Robert Borosage says that the signs are clear.  Americans are ready for change and progressive democrats have the solution.

Travis Waldron

Bill Press talks with Travis Waldron of the Huffington Post about the new found political force … of teachers.

Jim Hightower

How low can the barons of high finance go?

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#373 : America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death.

Separate and Still Unequal. Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., what more can we learn from his final hours and what more can we do to fulfill his vision?

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America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom tells the story of King’s last hours as he faced a crossroads in his vision for nonviolence and economic justice. Former Senator Fred Harris asks why so little has changed since that day. And Bill Press talks with Atima Omara about what she is doing to recruit progressive candidates of color.


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Joseph Rosenbloom

Fifty year ago,  Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Memphis Tennessee hoping to galvanize a movement for economic equality. There is still much to learn about his vision for our nation. One journalist took on that task by writing a detailed account of his final hours and  came to a fuller appreciation of what was lost.

Fred Harris

The civil unrest that broke out after Martin Luther King’s assassination laid bare the deep pain of racial injustice in America. Senator Fred Harris witnessed those events and helped write a report that warned Americans of two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.  

Atima Omara

Bill Press talks with Atima Omara, founder of the Omara Strategy Group about what’s driving more people of color, LGBTQ Americans and women to run for office.

 

Jim Hightower

Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat

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#372 : A more honest telling over the right to bear arms in American History.

Why history matters. A more honest telling over the right to bear arms in American History. A more powerful understanding of the civil rights movement. And Bill Press talks with candidate Michael Eggman, a progressive democrat hoping to flip California’s 10th District.

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Law professor Adam Winkler on how even the founding fathers believed in gun control. Political Scientist Jeanne Theoharis on how the history of the civil rights movement has been sanitized and why. And Bill Press talks Candidate Michael Eggman from California’s 10th district.


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Adam Winkler

Adam Winkler has written extensively on the history of gun control and the mythology that has come to dominate our current debate. He says that laws to enhance gun safety are as old as the founding of our country.

Jeanne Theoharis

Jeanne Theoharis has written an alternative history on the civil rights movement and says that the accepted history about the movement diminishes its scope and its legacy for us today.

Michael Eggman

Bill Press talks with Michael Eggman, Democratic Candidate for California’s 10 on his plans to flip the district

 

Jim Hightower

Could you live on “Psychic Income?”

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