#521 : A progressive response to the COVID crisis.

A progressive response to the COVID crisis.  A labor movement game plan for the Biden administration.  Plus, Bill Press on the GOP’s bleak future as the party of Trump.

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Richard Eskow on what he sees missing in the progressive response to the coronavirus pandemic and how to change that. Jeff Schuhrke on what the Biden administration needs to do to deliver for the working class. Plus Bill Press with Charlie Sykes on Donald Trump’s grip on the GOP. 


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Richard Eskow

The coronavirus pandemic is revealing long-term systemic failures in American politics and culture.  Richard Eskow calls on progressives to recognize the enormity of the challenge and respond with uncompromising vision. 

Jeff Schuhrke

On the campaign trail, Joe Biden promised to be the “best friend labor has ever had in the White House.” Now that he’s there, Jeff Schuhrke says labor leaders aren’t taking anything for granted in their  fight to hold the new administration accountable to the needs of working Americans 

Charlie Sykes

Bill Press with Charlie Sykes, one of the original “Never Trumpers,” on the GOP’s continued and dangerous embrace of Donald Trump. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

What the Texas Deep Freeze Revealed


#520 : The new climate war and how to fight it.

The new climate war and how to fight it. What we are learning about race, gender, and political representation. Plus, Bill Press with the latest on the GOP plan to thwart democracy.

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Michael Mann says it’s a new day in the climate battle that can only be fought by believing we can still make a difference. Kerry L. Haynie on the record number of women of color in elected office and why it matters. Plus Bill Press with the Brennan Center’s  Eliza Sweren-Becker, on the surge in GOP-led efforts to suppress voting.


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Michael Mann

Climate scientist Michael Mann has achieved fame for his work in proving climate change is happening. He says that even as we move past climate denialism, the battle over how to take action against global warming is as urgent as ever.

Kerry L. Haynie

In his newest book, political scientist Kerry L. Haynie,  along with his co-authors, explores the intersection of race and gender in today’s political arena.  He says with more women of color in Congress than ever before, expect them to make a difference in important ways. 

Eliza Sweren-Becker

And now, Bill Press with Eliza Sweren-Becker, counsel for the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice on what’s next in the GOP’s unprecedented campaign to restrict voting rights. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

A wealth of riches, a poverty of morals.


#519 : Progressive priorities for the Biden administration.

Progressive priorities for the Biden administration. Making the case for immigration reform and raising the minimum wage. Plus Bill Press with Representative Tim Ryan.

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David Cooper on what a $15 minimum wage would really mean for America’s workers. Philip E. Wolgin on building an immigration system that lives up to American values. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Tim Ryan on why Biden needs to go big with a stimulus relief package.


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David Cooper

Progressive Democrats have made raising the minimum wage a priority for the new administration. And for good reason.  David Cooper says a $15 minimum wage would lift pay for tens of millions of workers and help reverse decades of growing pay inequality.

Philip E. Wolgin

One of the first actions of the Biden administration was to put a pause on deportation for some undocumented immigrants. Philip E. Wolgin says it’s only the first step toward a fair, humane, and workable immigration policy that must move forward.

Tim Ryan

Bill Press with Representative Tim Ryan on why President Biden needs to hold the line on his $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, and what needs to happen after that. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

The People’s Department.


#518 : What’s next in the battle for free and fair elections?

What’s next in the battle for free and fair elections? What will it take to achieve equity in education? Plus Bill Press on the year in hate.

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David Daley on how Republicans are trying to tighten their grip on minority rule, and who is fighting back. Kimberly Jenkins Robinson on why it’s time to guarantee a federal right to education. Plus Bill Press on a new report about the new landscape of hate in America.


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David Daley

In his newest book, David Daley tells important stories about activists who are winning crucial battles for voting rights. And as they do, Daley says Republicans continue to rig the rules in their favor and put democracy at risk.

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Racial and economic disparities in educational opportunity are deep and persistent in the United States.  Legal Scholar Kimberly Jenkins Robinson says the time is long past due to guarantee a federal right to education for all children.

Michael Edison Hayden

Bill Press with Michael Edison Hayden of the Southern Poverty Law Center on their new report on Hate in America 2020. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Why Billionaires Are Detested