#453 : Democracy’s next test.

Democracy’s next test. Why 2020 won’t be won by centrists. How foreign meddling undermines American voters. Plus, an election preview with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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Robert Reich on the choice that has to be made between oligarchy and an America that works for everyone. Fred Wertheimer on the fight that has to be fought against foreign interference in American democracy. 

Plus,  Bill Press looks ahead to 2020 with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe.


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Robert Reich

Robert Reich is one of our nation’s leading economists. He says the widening gap between the wealthy and everyone else is the defining issue of our time. And that’s why Democrats have to choose a side.

Fred Wertheimer

Fred Wertheimer has spent more than four decades working on democracy and governance, and is a national leader and spokesman on money and ethics in politics. He says foreign meddling in American politics has been a threat since the founding, and we now have a way to prevent it.

Terry McAuliffe 

Bill Press talks with former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe 

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Jim Hightower

How to know when the economy is really doing well

#452 : Economic Red Flags.

Economic Red Flags. America’s middle class on the decline. The unsustainability of economic inequality. Plus, impeachment advice from a veteran of the Clinton war room.

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Why America’s middle class is barely getting by. Why the fight against climate change also has to be a fight against inequality.  Plus Bill Press interviews Lanny Davis, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton.


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Alissa Quart

For her most recent book, Author Alissa Quart tracked the daily life of America’s middle class. What she found were people too often living paycheck to paycheck and struggling just to get by.

James K Galbraith

James K Galbraith is one of the world’s leading economists. He says rising inequality in the world today is fundamentally unsustainable and at odds with what needs to be done to confront the realities of climate change.

Lanny Davis

Bill Press talks impeachment with the man who ran Bill Clinton’s impeachment war room.

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Jim Hightower

How Repugnant is Big Oil?

#451 : Dangers to Democracy.

Dangers to Democracy. The changing politics of presidential power. The evolution of white nationalism. Plus, Bill Press takes a deep dive into the politics of pot.

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A book about the time the GOP stood up to Nixon and what it says about Republicans today. Plus, how the Alt-Right is warping the American imagination.  And Bill Press interviews Justin Strekal (STRAY kel), political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana .


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Michael Koncewicz

Historian and author  Michael Koncewicz tells a fascinating history of the Watergate era and reveals how Republican leaders today have little in common with those who resisted Richard Nixon.

Alexandra Minna Stern

For her new book, historian Alexandra Minna Stern delves into the changing landscape of  white nationalism to offer an invaluable guide to a new breed of racism that threatens the most fundamental ideals of American democracy.

Justin Strekal

Bill Press talking with Justin Strekal, political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana on the rise of legalized marijuana,  who is buying in, and who is pushing back.

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Jim Hightower

Where can Trump find a Good Farm Policy?

#450 : Talk Radio’s America.

Talk Radio’s America. How an industry took over a political party that took over the White House. Plus, Donald Trump’s dangerous war on LBGTQ Americans.

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How the rise of conservative talk radio gave us a Republican Party incapable of governing and paved the way for Donald Trump. Plus Bill Press talks with Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign, about the LGBTQ community’s fight for survival under the Trump Administration.


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Brian Rosenwald Pt. 1

Brian Rosenwald is a scholar who works at the intersection of media and politics. His newest book tells the story of how conservative talk radio evolved to turn the political world upside down. 

Brian Rosenwald Pt. 2

Part two of our conversation with Brian Rosenwald, author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party, on why conservative talk radio embraced Donald Trump.

Alphonso David

Donald Trump’s attack on the LGBTQ community.  Bill Press talks with Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign

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Jim Hightower

A wealth tax for American Progress