October 27, 2013

Sean Faircloth is a former state legislator and now an advocate for separation of church and state. He says that the intrusion of religion into government can have deadly consequences. Economist George Tyler tells us what went wrong with the American economy. One short answer, he says, is “stock options.” And Bill Press interviews Danny Kanner of the Democratic Governors Association about how the Virginia race could be a bellwether for Democratic gains next year.

  • Oct. 27, 2013 Oct. 27, 2013 The rise of a theocratic America … the decline of the American economy … and a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial races.
  • Sean Faircloth Sean Faircloth Washington, Adams and Jefferson could not be elected president today because they didn’t profess a belief in God, says secularist Sean Faircloth. And, says the former state legislator, religion intrusion into policy can cause the death of children.
  • George Tyler George Tyler What caused the Great Recession? Former World Bank economist George Tyler has a few answers for us, but mainly he says it was the development of stock options for management – making the goal a spike in quarterly profits.
  • Danny Kanner Danny Kanner Bill Press and his guest, Danny Kanner of the Democratic Governors Association.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The Ignoble Prize For Agriculture.

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October 13, 2013

With the baseball playoffs in full swing, fans and viewers will hear “God Bless America” during every 7th inning stretch. A music scholar tells us how it has become such a powerful national song. With a new head of the Fed and the fear of national default in the air, progressive economist James K. Galbraith reviews the meaning of government shutdowns, budget sequesters and the debt ceiling. And Bill Press talks with Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley.

  • October 13, 2013 October 13, 2013 Music historian Sheryl Kaskowitz explains why we are singing “God Bless America” so much. Economist James K. Galbraith assesses the country’s economic mess. Bill Press interviews Congressman Bruce Braley.
  • Sheryl Kaskowitz Sheryl Kaskowitz Everyone knows the song “God Bless America.” It will be sung during every post-season baseball game. But it has a powerful and controversial history and, says author Sheryl Kaskowitz, communal singing of it can have “a coercive element.”
  • James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith Economist James K. Galbraith offers his view on the way out of America’s politically-driven economic mess, with an emphasis on the environment, infrastructure repair and an aging population.
  • Bruce Braley Bruce Braley Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Monsanto buys a food prize.

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September 29, 2013

Erica Seifert is a public opinion analyst who helped draws up a “women’s economic agenda” and it’s based primarily on economics. Progressive scholar and author Eric Liu wants to build the economy from the middle class out and explains how to do it. And Bill Press talks with Jim Hoffa, president of the Teamsters Union.

  • September 29, 2013 September 29, 2013 Public opinion analyst Erica Seifert proposes a new economic agenda for women, and author Eric Liu proposes building the economy from the middle class out. And some union history from Jim Hoffa.
  • Erica Seifert Erica Seifert Public opinion analyst Erica Seifert says the key political issues for women are pay, education and reproductive freedom. And those issues may pave the way for congressional gains next year – IF women turn out at the polls.
  • Eric Liu Eric Liu Author Eric Liu says restoring the ideal of opportunity for all Americans can be accomplished by adopting “middle out economics.” The result would be more money in the hands of consumers to buy more products.
  • Jim Hoffa Jim Hoffa Bill Press and his guest, Teamsters Union president Jim Hoffa.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Ryan rants, and a new voice of morality responds.

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