#380 : Progressive change is not a spectator sport.

Progressive change is not a spectator sport. How teachers are leading the way for a comeback of organized labor. Plus, the art of powerful citizenship. And Bill Press talks with Jeff Weaver about his new book “How Bernie Won: Inside the revolution That’s Taking Back our Country”.

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This week, Scholar Pedro Noguera explains why teachers strikes matter to our democracy. Author Eric Liu calls on all of us to find our power to fight for change. And Bill Press talks with Bernie Sanders former campaign manager about his new book, “How Bernie Won.”


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Pedro Noguera

Urban sociologist Pedro Noguera writes about the intersection of education and social justice.  He says the wave of teachers strikes across the country are galvanizing the movement for workers’ rights and setting the stage for a more equitable democracy.

Eric Liu

Eric Liu has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power.  In his latest book, he explains how each of us can take action to make lasting change.

Jeff Weaver

Bill Press talks with author Jeff Weaver on the lasting impact of Bernie Sanders and why the revolution has only just begun.

Jim Hightower

Koch industries is becoming the government


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#379 : William Ayers debunks the myth that teachers unions are bad for public education.

What doesn’t work about work requirements for public assistance. What does work about teachers unions. Plus, Bill Press talks with former Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro for primaries update.

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Author William Ayers debunks the myth that teachers unions are bad for public education. Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center on Law and Social Policy explains what’s wrong with Donald Trump’s approach to welfare reform. And Bill Press talks with Democratic strategist and former Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro.


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Elizabeth Lower-Basch

Elizabeth Lower-Basch has a long history inside and outside of government figuring out the best ways to help struggling families.  She says that new “work requirements” for people on public assistance is exactly not the way to do that.

 

William Ayers

William Ayers is one of America’s leading voices on the role of education in  building democracy. In his newest book, he argues that “activist teachers” have a vital part to play in that vision.

Capri Cafaro

Bill Press talks with democratic strategist Capri Cafaro for the takeaways from the Ohio primary elections.

Jim Hightower

Why is Trump waging war on the poor?

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#378 : Donald Trump is making millions as President, and Americans are footing the bill.

Donald Trump is making millions as President, and Americans are footing the bill. Plus a report card on Jeff Sessions first year as Attorney General.

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Public Citizen’s Alan Zibel reports on how Donald Trump has gotten rich being President. Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way gives a failing grade to Jeff Sessions. Plus Peter Ogburn of the Bill Press Show talks with Axios Reporter Alayna Treene about Marco Rubio’s latest attack on Republican tax cuts.


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Alan Zibel

Alan Zibel tracks all the ongoing and emerging conflicts of interests involving the Trump Administration and how they are having an impact on the American people.  He says the amount of taxpayer dollars the President is spending on his own businesses is already at unprecedented heights.

Elliot Mincberg

Elliot Mincberg has been researching the American justice system for over three decades. He says that in his first year as Attorney General, Jeff Sessions has put the fundamental rights that system is supposed to protect at risk.

Alayna Treene

Peter Ogburn of the Bill Press Show talks with Alayna Treene of Axios about what Marco Rubio is saying about GOP tax cuts that benefit corporations at the expense of American workers.

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Jim Hightower

Are job incentive programs good for communities?

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#377 : How movements for social and economic justice are flourishing, even under Trump.

The Power of Resistance. How movements for social and economic justice are flourishing, even under Donald Trump.

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This week, Historian and civil rights activist Mary Frances Berry on her new book, History Teaches Us to Resist, which details the history and role of progressive movements in America. Plus Bill Press talks with Adam Kruggel of People’s Action and Kischa Peña with Down Home North Carolina about the bold agenda progressive democrats need to win in rural America.


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Mary Frances Berry – Part 1

Mary Frances Berry wasn’t planning to write another book.  But after the election of Donald Trump, the historian, activist and former chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights knew that she had something important to say about what progressive movements could accomplish even in such challenging times

Mary Frances Berry – Part 2

And now part two of our conversation with Mary Frances Berry, author of “History Teaches us to Resist” and why she believes it’s important to remember one woman’s fight against sexual assault over 70 years ago.o.

Adam Kruggel

Bill Press talks with Adam Kruggel of “People’s Action” and Kischa Peña with Down Home North Carolina.

Jim Hightower

Dow Jones Average vs Doug Jones Average?

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