Will public schools survive Betsy DeVos?

Betsy DeVos wants to reshape education in America. Will public schools survive? We go to school …. on schools. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman John Yarmuth on yet another school shooting and what it would take prevent the next one.

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This week, Samuel Abrams of the National Center of Privatization in Education on why “public” matters when it comes to public education. And, on the day after tragedy in Florida, Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky on how he earned an “F” from the NRA.


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Samuel Abrams Pt. 1

Samuel Abrams of the National Center of Privatization in Education on why “public” matters when it comes to public education. And, on the day after tragedy in Florida,  Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky  on how he earned an “F” from the NRA.

Samuel Abrams Pt. 2

Part Two of our conversation with Samuel Abrams about for profit schooling and how public and privatized schools could both do a better job.  

John Yarmuth

Bill Press talks with Congressman John Yarmuth about the school shooting in Florida and why he’s not afraid to stand up to the NRA.

Jim Hightower

Back to the tomato future

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#366 : America’s Future … who will decide?

The lasting impact of Donald Trump’s judicial appointments. The groundswell movement for redistricting reform. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) about military parades, memo battles and the President’s war on the FBI.

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This week, Nan Aron of the Alliance for Justice on how Donald Trump is reshaping the US Court system. Miles Rapoport of the Kennedy School at Harvard on turning the tide on political gerrymandering. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Ted Lieu of California on why he didn’t applaud everything the President said during the State of the Union, and why that makes him a patriot.


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Nan Aron

In his first year of office, Donald Trump made almost 70 judicial nominations.  Nan Aron, a leading opponent of conservative judicial nominees,  says the President is putting politics ahead of the integrity of the courts.

Miles Rapoport

Across the country, citizens and legislators are taking a stand against unfair redistricting maps, and Miles Rapoport says the outlook is bright.

 

Ted Lieu

Bill Press talks with California Congressman Ted Lieu.

 

Jim Hightower

Why the American majority despises Trump’s Washington

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#365 : Can Donald Trump really take credit for lowering black unemployment?

Truth and Promises. Can Donald Trump really take credit for lowering black unemployment? Will his infrastructure plan really be a boost for American workers? And Bill Press talks with Kyle Kondik about his roadmap for Democrats to retake Congress in the midterm elections.

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This week, Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute on black unemployment and the truth behind the numbers. Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress fact checks Donald Trump’s promise to repair America’s infrastructure. And Bill Press interviews Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball on the “path for Democrats” in 2018.


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Janelle Jones

In his State of the Union address, President Trump bragged about, and took credit for a drop in black unemployment.   Economist Janelle Jones says that number alone says very little about what needs to be done to achieve equity for African Americans in the workplace.

Kevin DeGood

From the early days of his campaign, President Trump said he would repair the nation’s infrastructure and make it “second to none.”  From what he’s heard so far, infrastructure analyst Kevin DeGood says that plan will fall far short of it’s promise.  

Kyle Kondik

Bill Press talks with Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

Jim Hightower

Trump serves the people – rich ones, that is

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#364 : Across the country, minimum wage is going up. But is that enough?

Across the country, minimum wage is going up. But is that enough? More and more journalists take on the challenge of covering Donald Trump. But does more mean better? And Bill Press talks with Esther Lee of ThinkProgress about DACA and her own experience as a Dreamer.

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This week, Janelle Jones of the Economic Policy Institute on how progressive democrats are winning on the minimum wage. Author David Cay Johnston on what’s not getting covered in the way journalists cover Donald Trump. And Bill Press interviews ThinkProgress reporter Esther Lee for an update on Donald Trump’s immigration policy and the lives left in limbo waiting for a resolution on DACA.


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Janelle Jones

Economic analyst Janelle Jones says a higher minimum wage is a crucial tool in bridging our nation’s widening income inequality gap  And in the face of federal inaction, cities and states are setting up to the plate.

David Cay Johnston

David Cay Johnston is an award winning journalist who says that a vibrant press is needed now more than ever, but journalists who focus on  Russian conspiracies and Donald Trump’s  tweets  are missing the point.

Esther Lee

Bill Press talks with ThinkProgress reporter Esther Lee.

Jim Hightower

Are you ready for corporate America’s robot economy?

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