This Week

Gene Stone on how to survive Trump … Jeff Hauser on Trump’s Cabinet appointees. And Bill Press interviews Michael Wilner of the Jerusalem Post.

The book on Donald Trump is already out. Author Gene Stone has written “The Trump Survival Guide,” advice for living through what we never thought would happen. Anti-Trump activist Jeff Hauser says Jefferson Beauregard Sessions the Third is the most appalling Cabinet selection in history. And Bill Press talks about Trump’s policy toward Israel with Michael Wilner of the Jerusalem Post.

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Gene Stone

“Everybody has to do something,” says author Gene Stone, who has written “The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen.”

Jeff Hauser

Jeff Hauser, a leader in the opposition to Trump’s Cabinet appointees, says the new president thinks his Electoral College victory gives him a mandate for hiring the most unqualified people to run the government.

Michael Wilner

Bill Press talks foreign policy with Michael Wilner of the Jerusalem Post.

Jim Hightower

The new founder.

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January 8, 2017

Richard Conley says Trump can easily ruin his honeymoon with Congress. Bruce Springsteen says the very people he writes about are the ones getting shafted by Trump. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Raul Ruiz.

Professor Richard Conley, an expert on congressional and presidential relations, says Trump could be in for a rough honeymoon with Congress if he keeps villainizing people. The boss, Bruce Springsteen, tells podcaster Marc Maron that it is the people he writes about who are going to be the most negatively affected by a Trump presidency. And Bill Press talks with California Congressman Raul Ruiz about Obamacare and other topics.

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Richard Conley

Professor Richard Conley has a new book about presidential relations with Congress. This time, he says, they may not work out too well. And, he says, presidents who lose the popular vote aren’t usually successful.

Bruce Springsteen

We don’t usually have entertainers on the program, but we have a special guest this week, courtesy of the podcast “WTF with Marc Maron.” Bruce Springsteen talks with Marc about the irony of the very people the Boss writes about in his songs being hoodwinked by Trump.

Get Bruce Springstein’s new autobiography, Born to Run and make sure to check out Marc Maron at wtfpod.com

Raul Ruiz

Bill Press talks with California Democrat Raul Ruiz about prospects for the 115th Congress.

Jim Hightower

Searching for integrity in Trumplandia

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January 1, 2017

Fred Rotondaro has slim hopes about Trump. Peter Marcuse alerts us to the huge housing problem in America. And Ryan Reilly tells Bill Press about the scandal of America’s jails.

Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says Americans were feeling neglected for 30 to 40 years and that’s why we have Trump. Professor Peter Marcuse lets us in on a much overlooked problem – what he calls “housing for profit gone mad.” And Bill Press talks with the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly about the scandal of America’s local jailhouses.

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Fred Rotondaro

Commentator Fred Rotondaro says the FBI’s interference in the election is tragic and needs to be investigated. In the meantime, the only hope for Trump might be that it could turn into a “Nixon goes to China” moment.

Peter Marcuse

Urban planning professor Peter Marcuse says housing is a primary responsibility of government and should be about a place to live, not about real estate speculation.

Ryan Reilly

Bill Press talks with the Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly about the scandal that is America’s penal system.

Jim Hightower

Koch brothers are out to conquer the countryside.

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December 25, 2016

Steve Coll details how Rex Tillerson built ExxonMobil into a sovereign state of its own. Alan Abramowitz says Trump is the least popular president ever elected. And Bill Press interviews political scientist Dante Chinni.

Pulitzer Prize winning author Steven Coll, now the editor of the Columbia Journalism Review, delves into how the company run by Trump’s Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson has for decades tried to run the world. The company, of course, is Exxon Mobil. Political scientist Alan Abramowitz says Donald Trump is the least popular president ever elected. And Bill Press talks with commentator Dante Chinni about the Democratic Party’s failure to win what should have been an easy presidential race.

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Steve Coll

Several years ago, we interviewed author Steve Coll about a book he wrote exposing the government-unto-itself known as ExxonMobil. Now, with its CEO and chief political strategist, Rex Tillerson, nominated for Secretary of State, we thought a reminder of what we learned then remains in order.

Alan Abramowitz

Political scientist Alan Abramowitz, who correctly predicted the election result, says Trump may not have much of a honeymoon, given that his unfavorable ratings are higher than any previous person to win the White House.

Dante Chinni

Another political scientist, Dante Chinni, talks with Bill Press about how Trump got out every one of his voters in a rapidly decreasing demographic base and how Clinton left enough voters at home to swing the election.

Jim Hightower

Why in the world would Trump tap Perry to be Energy Secretary.

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