#519 : Progressive priorities for the Biden administration.

Progressive priorities for the Biden administration. Making the case for immigration reform and raising the minimum wage. Plus Bill Press with Representative Tim Ryan.

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David Cooper on what a $15 minimum wage would really mean for America’s workers. Philip E. Wolgin on building an immigration system that lives up to American values. Plus Bill Press with Congressman Tim Ryan on why Biden needs to go big with a stimulus relief package.


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David Cooper

Progressive Democrats have made raising the minimum wage a priority for the new administration. And for good reason.  David Cooper says a $15 minimum wage would lift pay for tens of millions of workers and help reverse decades of growing pay inequality.

Philip E. Wolgin

One of the first actions of the Biden administration was to put a pause on deportation for some undocumented immigrants. Philip E. Wolgin says it’s only the first step toward a fair, humane, and workable immigration policy that must move forward.

Tim Ryan

Bill Press with Representative Tim Ryan on why President Biden needs to hold the line on his $1.9 trillion Covid relief package, and what needs to happen after that. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

The People’s Department.


#518 : What’s next in the battle for free and fair elections?

What’s next in the battle for free and fair elections? What will it take to achieve equity in education? Plus Bill Press on the year in hate.

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David Daley on how Republicans are trying to tighten their grip on minority rule, and who is fighting back. Kimberly Jenkins Robinson on why it’s time to guarantee a federal right to education. Plus Bill Press on a new report about the new landscape of hate in America.


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David Daley

In his newest book, David Daley tells important stories about activists who are winning crucial battles for voting rights. And as they do, Daley says Republicans continue to rig the rules in their favor and put democracy at risk.

Kimberly Jenkins Robinson

Racial and economic disparities in educational opportunity are deep and persistent in the United States.  Legal Scholar Kimberly Jenkins Robinson says the time is long past due to guarantee a federal right to education for all children.

Michael Edison Hayden

Bill Press with Michael Edison Hayden of the Southern Poverty Law Center on their new report on Hate in America 2020. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Why Billionaires Are Detested


#517 : The politics of geography.

The politics of geography. Where Trump lost voters and why.  

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How Nebraska became a Republican stronghold. Plus Bill Press with former Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez. 


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Ross Benes

In his newest book, author Ross Benes explores Nebraska’s political shift to the right. He says that if Democrats want to turn that around, they need to better understand the legitimate pain being felt in rural America today.

Dante Chinni

Recent analysis of the 2020 election from the America’s Communities Project reveals how Trump lost ground in places long considered key GOP strongholds.  Dante Chinni says Trump’s failure to perform better in the middle suburbs was key to his defeat.

Tom Perez

Bill Press with former DNC chair Tom Perez on a new era in American politics and the path to 2022 for Democrats. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Hey Democrats – be democrats!


#516 : Why it matters to have a Native American cabinet secretary.

Why it matters to have a Native American cabinet secretary. The recurring crises of American democracy and why this time it’s different. Plus,  Bill Press on what President Biden can actually do in his first 100 days.

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Julian Brave NoiseCat on the significance of Representative Deb Haaland’s nomination as Secretary of the Interior. Suzanne Mettler on the unprecedented danger threatening our democracy. Plus, Bill Press talks with two Politico Reporters who have been covering the Biden transition.


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Julian Brave NoiseCat

President Biden has nominated Congresswoman Deb Haaland to lead the Department of the Interior. If confirmed, she will become the first Native American cabinet secretary. Julian Brave NoiseCat says it’s a rare opportunity for the Biden Administration to restore trust with Native people and prioritize their concerns.

Suzanne Mettler

In her newest book, co written with Robert C. Lieberman, Suzanne Mettler explores four threats that weaken democracy. And what is alarming about this American moment is that never before have they come together at the same time.

Bill Press

Bill Press with two Politico reporters who have been covering the Biden transition. What should we expect from the President’s first 100 days? If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

The Plasticization of Planet Earth