#415 : Walls Don’t Work. Social Security Does.

Walls Don’t Work.  Social Security Does. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Earl Blumenauer.

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Everything Donald Trump gets wrong about the Great Wall of China, plus everything Progressive Democrats get right about Social Security expansion.  And Bill Press talks with Representative Earl Blumenauer about why he refused to show up for the State of the Union.


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Adam Smith

President Trump often sites The Great Wall of China as evidence that a wall  will solve our immigration problems. Our first guest says it’s a claim that history cannot support.

Eric Kingson

Progressive Democrats in Congress are lining up to back the first big expansion to  Social Security since the 1970s. Our next guest says it’s a fight that couldn’t come at a better time.

Earl Blumenauer

Bill Press talks with Oregon Congressman Earl Blumenauer about the State of the Union address we should have heard.

Jim Hightower

What’s behind this photo of corporate groundbreaking?

#414 : Holding Power Accountable.

Restoring the right to vote and curbing corporate greed. Plus Bill Press  on the 2020 contenders to retake the White House.

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How New York made voting rights history, plus the movement  to give workers a say in how how their companies are run. And Bill Press talks with national politics reporter Hanna Trudo on the democrats lining up for 2020 and why Howard Schultz is making everyone so mad.


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Julie Kerr

The state of New York is moving on a series of bills that will fundamentally change the way New York residents vote. Julie Kerr is an activist fighting for  voting reform, and she says the latest victory was decades in the making.

Glenn Daigon

What would happen if employees had a direct say and democratic say in how their companies are run?  Reporter Glenn Daigon says it’s idea that is gaining support.

Hanna Trudo

Bill Press talks with Hanna Trudo, National Politics Reporter at the National Journal

Jim Hightower

What’s the cost of high living?


#413 : Returning Power to American People.

The fight to overturn Citizens United. Making sure every citizen is counted. Plus everything President Trump gets wrong about walls.

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This week, nine years into Citizens United, how to turn it around. Plus, an update on the campaign to protect the census from a citizenship question.  And the Bill Press Show with a reality check on border security and why walls don’t work.


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Joe Ready

We start this week’s show with an anniversary.  Nine years ago, the Supreme Court made its decision on Citizens United.  Joe Ready leads a campaign to overturn the decision and put an end to what he calls the “big money arms race.”

Dale Ho

The President remains intent on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.  The ACLU sued the administration to stop this plan. Our next guest explains why his organization made that move and how his organization will continue  to fight back.

Molly O’Toole

Bill Press talks with Molly O’Toole of the Los Angeles Times for an update on the so called “crisis on the border.”

Jim Hightower

The wall we need to build


#412 : The final hours of Martin Luther King Jr.

The final hours of Martin Luther King Junior. The progressive promise of a People’s Budget. Plus a compelling call for Medicare for all.

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An author explores the final hours of Martin Luther King, Jr. and what more we can do to fulfill his vision. Plus,  a “people’s budget” for economic justice. And the Bill Press Show on how to guarantee healthcare for all Americans.


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Christopher Cook

Every year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus puts forth “the People’s Budget.” It’s a roadmap to meeting the economic needs of all Americans. Our next guest explains why they do it and what’s in it.

Joseph Rosenbloom

This week, Americans once again join together in the annual commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.   In 1968, King arrived in Memphis Tennessee hoping to galvanize a movement for economic equality. One journalist took on the task by writing a vivid account of his final hours.  In this encore interview, author Joseph Rosenbloom takes us along on his journey.

Rebecca Vallas

Bill Press talks to Rebecca Vallas,  Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress.

Jim Hightower

The reality behind Trump’s pose as a Bull Moose Populist.