#423 : Building the progressive vision.

Building the progressive vision. Stopping the war on immigrants. Demanding the right to vote. Plus Bill Press on how to defeat the NRA.

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Laying out a positive, progressive vision on immigration policy. Plus, the long history of voter suppression in America and how to fight back. And Bill Press talks with author Igor Volsky about building a future with fewer guns.


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Tom Jawetz

As President Trump continues his attack on immigrants and American values, the role of Democrats in Congress couldn’t be more important. With a deep history in immigration law and policy, Tom Jawetz outlines the priorities  for an immigration system that truly lives up to our nation’s ideals and actually works.

Allan Lichtman

Allan Lichtman has spent four decades fighting for the right to vote.  His latest book is a sweeping history of voter suppression in America that begins with the founding of our nation.

Igor Volsky

Bill Press with author Igor Volsky on his radical argument for the gun control movement our country desperately needs.

Jim Hightower

Where is AI driving us?

#422 : Rethinking Capitalism.

Rethinking Capitalism.  The limits of greed. How the American dream became temporary. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Ruben Gallego.

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A history of the gig economy and the rise and fall of secure work. Plus, why America needs a new social contract between business and society. And Bill Press talks border politics with Congressman Ruben Gallego.


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Louis Hyman

In his newest book, labor historian Louis Hyman the tells the story of America’s transformation to a temp economy and why he calls it the moral crisis of work in the 21st century.

Steven Pearlstein

At a time when American capitalism leaves more and more people behind, many question if it is worth saving. Steven Pearlstein is one of our nation’s leading economists. In his newest book, he argues for return to the core value of shared prosperity if capitalism is to sustain over the long term.

Ruben Gallego

Bill Press with  AZ Congressman Ruben Gallego on the absurdity of  President Trump’s wall and his “national emergency” at the border.

Jim Hightower

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?


#421 : Nurses take a stand for Medicare for All

Nurses take a stand for Medicare for All.  Plus, the return of socialist fear- mongering. And Bill Press gets a report card on the media’s coverage of the Mueller investigation.

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Why the nation’s largest union of registered nurses is fighting for single payer health care. Plus, why conservatives are so quick to cry socialism. And Bill Press on journalism and the Mueller investigation.  No apologies needed.


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Malinda Markowitz

Nurses are on the front line of medical care in our nation.  And from that position, they see the failure of a system that leaves millions uninsured. Malinda Markowitz explains why Medicare for All is such a personal issue for nurses and why they are campaigning to insure all Americans.

Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a leading voice on inequality in America. He says that years of a right wing drift in American politics means that even the most popular strategies for leveling the playing field get labeled socialist today, and democracy is paying the price.

Parker Molloy

Bill Press with Parker Molloy of Media Matters for America on the right wing call for media apologies in the wake of the Mueller report.

Jim Hightower

Who says Trump is not a moral leader?


#420 : Standing up for jobs and democracy.

Preventing another Lordstown shutdown, and paving the way for a national popular vote. Plus Bill Press on rigging the system in higher education.

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How smart policy could have saved the Lordstown plant in Ohio.  Plus what it would take to end the electoral college. And Bill Press on how to pay for college if you don’t have a really wealthy parent.


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Michael Shields

When GM closed its plant in Lordstown Plant in Ohio, 1400 workers lost their jobs. Michael Shields say public policy is part of  why that happened, and that better policy is needed to protect workers.

John Koza

John Koza was so convinced a national popular vote was the best way to elect a president in the United States, he can up with a plan to make it happen. It’s called the National Popular Vote legislation. Now he’s convinced that enough states will adopt the legislation to make it happen.

Colleen Campbell

Bill Press with Colleen Campbell, Director of Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress on the costly state of higher education.

Jim Hightower

How much does Donald Trump love farmers?