#481 : COVID 19 and the billionaire bonanza.

COVID 19 and the billionaire bonanza. An unauthorized history of the NRA.  Plus Bill Press on what Obamagate is really about.

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How pandemic profiteers are deepening America’s wealth gap. Plus, the unauthorized history of the NRA. And Bill Press talks with David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones.  


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Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins is a long time advocate for greater economic equality in America. He says billionaires are only getting richer during the pandemic, and if we don’t act now, inequality will only get worse.

Frank Smyth

Journalist Frank Smyth has been writing about the NRA for over 20 years. He’s brought that work together now in a new book that offers a definitive account of America’s most powerful, secretive, and controversial nonprofit, and how far it has strayed from its origins. 

David Corn

From birtherism to Obamagate. Bill Press talks with David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones about Trump’s phony narratives and the politics behind them. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What’s the charitable thing to do about inequality?

#480 : A better and bolder pandemic relief plan.

A better and bolder pandemic relief plan. Is it time to abolish the electoral college?  Plus Bill Press on the rise of  democratic women in politics.

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Progressives call on politicians for a relief package that meets the needs of all Americans. Plus, how the electoral college is bad for democracy and why it needs to end. And Bill Press talks with Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List.


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Emma Einhorn

The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our nation’s devastating disparities in health and wealth.  Activist Emma Einhorn says the next relief package has to put people first and commit to an America that works for all.

Jesse Wegman

Twice in two decades, the electoral college has chosen a president who lost the popular vote.  Journalist Jesse Wegman says it doesn’t have to be that way, and the time is now to finally make every citizen’s vote matter.

Stephanie Schriock

Bill Press talks with Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY’s List about why it is so important to have women in public office. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What’s the Weirdest Species of All?

#479 : Pandemic politics.

Pandemic politics. The state of play in Wisconsin. What Americans think about the rush to reopen. Plus Bill Press on the conservative crisis agenda.

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What pollsters are learning about American concerns over COVID 19, and why politicians should listen. Why Wisconsin republicans pushed to have an election in the middle of a pandemic.  Plus Bill Press talks with Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio about what we need to do now to protect the nation’s working class.


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John Anzalone

John Anzalone has been measuring the nation’s political pulse for decades. He says, during this pandemic, many politicians are out of step with what Americans really want.

Ruth Conniff

The pandemic is changing the political landscape in Wisconsin, and few know that better than long time political journalist Ruth Conniff. She says Republicans are willing to sacrifice public health in the interest of holding on to power. But it may not work.

Tim Ryan

Bill Press talks with Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan about crisis politics and what’s at stake for workers. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What’s the difference between corporate CEO’s and pigs?

#478 : On the front lines for Medicare for All.

On the front lines for Medicare for All. Nurses take a stand for all Americans to have access to healthcare.  The labor campaign for health care justice. Plus, are we ready to reopen? Bill Press on where we stand now in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why nurses are fighting for single payer health care, and why the American labor movement is mobilizing with them.   Plus Bill Press talks with  Politico healthcare reporter  Adam Cancryn about what it will take to end the pandemic crisis and what stands in the way.


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Malinda Markowitz

Whether it’s at the bedside or in the offices of our elected officials, nurses are fighting for our lives. And now, in the middle of a pandemic, they are risking their own lives to do so.  In this encore interview, Malinda Markowitz explains why Medicare for All is such a personal issue for nurses and why they are campaigning to insure all Americans.

Mike Dudzic

The coronavirus pandemic means millions of Americans are losing their jobs and their health insurance. The Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care believes that health care is a fundamental human right. In this encore interview, National Coordinator Mark Dudzic says it’s up to unions to take the lead and fix our broken health care system.

Adam Cancryn

The right and wrong way to reopen the nation.  Bill Press talks with  Politico healthcare reporter  Adam Cancryn. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What’s the gimmick in Trump’s plan to “rescue” the public Postal Service?