#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.

#411 : What to fight for and what to fight against.

The Green New Deal, a new NAFTA deal, plus Bill Press with Jim Yarmuth on the politics of the government shutdown and what it will take to stop it.

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Why progressive democrats must fight for a better NAFTA deal. Why labor unions should fight for the Green New Deal. Plus, Bill Press on the wall, the shutdown, medicare for all, and more with  Representative Jim Yarmuth.


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Lori Wallach

Sometime later this year NAFTA 2.0, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is expected to go into effect. Is it better than the old NAFTA? Lori Wallach is a 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA. She says the new deal has a long way to go to repair the damage of the first.

Jeremy Brecher

Our next guest works at the intersection between labor and social movements. He says that what Roosevelt’s New Deal did for working Americans can happen again with the Green New Deal.

John Yarmuth

Coming up, Bill Press talks with Representative John Yarmuth about the political showdown over the wall and why he’s proud to get an F from the NRA.

Jim Hightower

Where is AI driving us?

#410 : The science of electoral reform and what it matters for democracy and environmental justice.

The science of electoral reform and what it matters for democracy and environmental justice. Plus Bill Press on who can beat Donald Trump in 2020.

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What science has to teach us about fair elections and expanded voting rights. Plus what Democrats will do differently this time in the 2020 race for President.


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Michael Latner – Pt. 1

Our guest this week looks at democracy as an engineering problem and says that the“science of elections” is an essential tool in making it work.

Michael Latner – Pt. 2

Still with us is Michael Latner of the Union of Concerned Scientists where he is the first scientist to receive an electoral system science fellowship under their Kendall Science Fellow program.

Xochitl  Hinojosa

Bill Press talks with Xochitl  Hinojosa , Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee about their strategy to win back the White House.

Jim Hightower

Should you have to pay to protest?

#409 : New Year. New Ideas. New America.

Economic populism, a progressive foreign policy and the shape of America’s future. Plus what’s next for affordable health care?

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The midterm mandate on economic populism, why we need a progressive mandate on foreign policy, and after a judge rules ACA unconstitutional, what’s next?


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Adam Green

Adam Green is an advocate for progressive change at the local, state and national levels. He says if there is one lesson to learn from the midterms .. it’s that economic populism is the new mainstream.

Eric Lutz

The President’s Foreign Policy agenda is increasingly reckless with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle clearly unnerved. Our next guest says the time is long overdue for progressives to step up.

Alice Ollstein

Coming up, Bill Press talks with Politico’s Health Care Reporter Alice Ollstein about the Affordable Health Care Act after the latest judicial ruling and the political agenda behind it.

Jim Hightower

Our “War” President