#446 : Wake Up Calls

Wake Up Calls. How right wing policies are killing the voters who support them.  Plus, the truth about the Koch Brothers and their powerful reach. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Mark Pocan.

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“Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America’s Heartland.” Plus, “Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America”. And Bill Press talks Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI),  Co- Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.


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Johnathan Metzl

Why are so many working-class white Americans  willing to support policies that are making them sick and may even lead to their death? That’s the question that led Johnathan Metzl to spend six years talking to Trump supporters. And what he found out tells an alarming story about the politics of race and its impact on public health.

Christopher Leonard

The phrase “Koch brothers” has become synonymous with the outsized influence of wealth and conservative ideology on American politics.  And for good reason. In his newest book, journalist Christopher Leonard tells the story of how the Koch brothers amassed their vast wealth and explores their enormous clout.

Mark Pocan

The progresive agenda on health care, climate change, trade and 2020.  Bill Press talks with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), Co- Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Jim Hightower

To make democracy work, we have to work it.