#405 : Putting an end to unfair Medicaid work requirements.

Getting it right this time. Putting an end to unfair Medicaid work requirements. Fixing a corrupt campaign finance system. Plus, Bill Press on what it will take to confront climate change.

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Why the Southern Poverty Law Center is suing the Trump Administration. Plus, Fred Wertheimer and the movement to restore ethics and integrity to government. And Bill Press with Amy Harder of Axios.


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Samuel Brooke

The President continues to pursue  his policy to attach work requirements to medicaid benefits. Our first guest says it’s a policy that has a devastating impact on people’s lives which why his organization is suing the Trump administration to stop it.

 

Fred Wertheimer

President Fred Wertheimer has played a key role in every major campaign finance reform and ethics battle in Congress since the post-Watergate reforms in the 1970s. He continues that career now as President of Democracy 21, where he calls on a new Congress to restore integrity to governing.

Amy Harder

Coming up, Bill Press talks Amy Harder of Axios on why the failure to confront climate change will cost far more than it’s worth.

Jim Hightower

Who are the serial killers of America’s newspapers?


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#403 : Seizing the moment for change.

Midterms, ballot measures and a “progressive wave. “ Plus how a new Congress can change the agenda on immigration. And Bill Press with Congressman Dan Kildee (MI) on the Democratic majority in the House and what to do with it.

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How voters used ballot measures to mandate an agenda for progressive change. And what Democrats need to do to end the policy of fear on immigration. Plus, Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) on what the Democratic Party should stand for now.


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Chris Melody Fields Figueredo

Across the country, voters used ballot initiatives in the midterm elections to take democracy into their own hands. Our first guest says it is a story about progressive change that still needs to be told.

Justin Gest

The rhetoric of fear over immigration dominated the midterm elections. Our next guest says Democrats now have an opportunity to turn that around.

Dan Kildee

Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee (MI-05) on what’s next for progressive democrats on Capitol Hill.

 

Jim Hightower

Avoid Amazon’s “Cyber Monday,” and buy local


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#401 : Why “No” is not enough.

The movement for economic justice in America, and the fight for everyone to have a say.

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This week, “good news” from the frontlines in the battle for voting rights. Plus … an agenda for change. Why progressive Democrats will not settle for just “stopping Trump.” And what women running for office are doing to be part of that change.


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Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport has spent his career fighting for American democracy

He says that as we face one of the most concentrated efforts in recent history to limit the right to vote  … activists are fighting back and making a difference.

Roger Hickey

Roger Hickey is a veteran activist for economic justice.

In this encore interview, he says that people are energized by a new vision of  America’s future, and progressive Democrats are ready to make it happen.

A’shanti Gholar

Coming up, A’shanti Gholar takes Bill Press through the new landscape of women in public office.

Jim Hightower

Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season


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February 28, 2016

Phil Keisling on the merits of voting by mail … Theda Skocpol on how Democrats forgot about state politics … and Bill Press discusses the Supreme Court vacancy with Congressman David Cicilline.

What if you could vote by mail instead of trekking down to your precinct’s polling place? Former Oregon Secretary of State Phil Keisling says it would dramatically increase turnout, especially among progressives. Professor Theda Skocpol explains how the Democrats ceded control of state government to Republicans. And Bill Press interviews Rhode Island Congressman David Cicilline about the Supreme Court vacancy and guns.

Phil Keisling

Phil Keisling used to be the secretary of state for Oregon, one of three states that allows people to vote by mail. He said the practice increases turnout, especially among younger and more diverse voters.

Theda Skocpol

Government professor Theda Skocpol says Democrats think the presidency is the biggest political prize and, unfortunately, ignore politics at the state level.

David Cicilline

Bill Press interviews Congressman David Cicilline about the Supreme Court vacancy.

Jim Hightower

Who should pay Mitch McConnell’s salary?

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