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Brooke Kroeger reveals the role of men in the suffragist movement. Geoffrey Stone traces the history of prudery in America. And Bill Press talks with Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List.

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Journalism professor Brooke Kroeger reveals the role of prominent men in New York society who helped women get the vote almost a century ago. Law professor Geoffrey Stone has written a history of “Sex and the Constitution,” showing how abortion, obscenity, and contraception were no big deal before the evangelical movement of the 1800s. And Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List talks with Bill Press about the surge in women running for office.

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Brooke Kroeger

Brooke Kroeger, a journalist and author, has written an interesting account of how prominent men worked a century ago to get passage of the women’s suffrage amendment.

Geoffrey Stone

It’s getting harder and harder to be a good Christian, says law professor Geoffrey Stone, author of a book about sex and the Constitution. He reveals that the state with the most internet porn is … Utah!

Stephanie Schriock

Bill Press interviews Stephanie Schriock of Emily’s List.

Jim Hightower

GOP playing political games with people’s health

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September 17, 2017

Damon Berry says Christianity and white nationalism want nothing to do with each other. Richard Rothstein traces the history of housing segregation. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Ted Lieu.

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Religion Professor Damon Berry examines the history of white nationalism and its relationship to Christianity. Author Richard Rothstein has written a highly acclaimed book on the history of housing segregation in America, and he talks with us about how it resulted from government policy. And California Congressman Ted Lieu talks with Bill Press about DACA and other issues facing Congress this fall.

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Damon Berry

Religion professor Damon Berry says mainstream Christians and the alt-right want nothing to do with each other. “Love Thy Neighbor” doesn’t quite  compute with white supremacists.

Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein has written a powerful new book, “The Color of Law,” about how deliberate policies of local, state, and federal governments conspired to maintain racial discrimination in housing.

Ted Lieu

Bill Press interviews progressive California Congressman Ted Lieu.

Jim Hightower

Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them!

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September 10, 2017

On the anniversary of 9-11, Jim Zogby on the campaign to turn America against Arabs and Muslims. Nathan Kalmoe on why most voters are so partisan. And Bill Press interviews editor Bob Cusack on Hillary’s new book.

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As the nation reflected on 9-11, Jim Zogby says the right wing, aided by the media, unjustly stigmatized fellow Arab Americans. Political scientist Nathan Kalmoe says engaging in partisanship is easier for most Americans than thinking about issues. And editor Bob Cusack of The Hill newspaper talks with Bill Press about Hillary Clinton’s potentially divisive new book.

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Jim Zogby

Anti-Arab-and-Muslim discrimination was fanned by the right wing after 9-11 and aided by the mainstream media, says Jim Zogby. As a result, the views of these groups are now determined by which party you belong to.

 

Nathan Kalmoe

Surprising findings by political scientist Nathan Kalmoe – only 20 percent of Americans are engaged enough in politics to identify as either liberal or conservative.

 

Bob Cusack

Bill Press and editor Bob Cusack are concerned that Hillary’s new book will divide Democrats again.

 

Jim Hightower

Where can Congress find the money for Hurricane Harvey?

 

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September 3, 2017

Sylvia Allegretto says a minimum wage boost is working in Seattle. Dante Chinni says the Electoral College stays unless someone is elected with a 6-million-vote deficit. And Bill Press interviews The Progressive’s John Nichols.

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The state of Missouri recently took away the pay of workers in St. Louis who had been getting a higher minimum wage. Labor economist Sylvia Allegretto says that in Seattle, the higher minimum wage has worked well, without throwing people out of work. Political expert Dante Chinni says maybe it takes a general to keep Trump in line, and predicts it will take a whole lot before he is removed from office. And John Nichols, of The Nation, talks with Bill Press about his new book, “Trumpocalypse.”

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Sylvia Allegretto

Republicans again are not letting facts get in the way of good policy. In Missouri, the state government cut the wages people of St. Louis were making, but labor economist Sylvia Allegretto makes the strong case why a 15-dollar-an-hour wage makes sense.

Dante Chinni

State politics expert Dante Chinni predicts that the Electoral College will remain in place until someone wins the popular vote by so much that denying the winner the White House will lead to changing the Constitution. Three million votes isn’t enough, he says. It needs to be five or six million.

John Nichols

Author John Nichols talks about his new book “Trumpocalypse” with Bill Press.

Jim Hightower

Amazon buys out Whole Foods: What’s it to us?

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