October 4, 2015

Prominent presidential historian Julian Zelizer reflects on Jimmy Carter’s legacy, as the former president turns 91 years old. As President Obama imposes new anti-smog rules, Hillary Clinton comes out against the Keystone pipeline, and Shell Oil departs the Arctic Circle, energy expert Michael Levi explains the economics of energy production. And Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells Bill Press she expects a government shutdown just before Christmas.

  • October 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 Historian Julian Zelizer on the legacy of Jimmy Carter … energy expert Michael Levi on the Keystone pipeline and fracking … and Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Historian Julian Zelizer says Jimmy Carter cares deeply about policy … and there was no way he was going to sit quietly during his post-presidency.
  • Michael Levi Michael Levi Michael Levi, a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations, says we focus too much attention on the telegenic, rather than the important, environmental aspects of energy production.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?

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August 9, 2015

Seventy years after the first and only military use of atomic bombs, historian David Kennedy says they proved not to be a useful weapon. And, he says, today’s biggest threat is not nuclear war but climate change. Climate change is on the mind of energy expert Michael Levi, who says that the benefits of President Obama’s new plan to restrict carbon emissions will exceed the costs. And Bill Press interviews North Carolina Congressman David Price on the Iran nuclear agreement.

  • August 9, 2015 August 9, 2015 Climate change -- historian David Kennedy says it is the biggest national security threat, and energy guru Michael Levi says renewable energy will not solve the whole problem.
  • David Kennedy David Kennedy Historian David Kennedy says the biggest threat to national security is not terrorism, cyberwarfare or nuclear weapons … rather, it is climate change.
  • Michael Levi Michael Levi Michael Levi, an expert on the effects of carbon emissions on climate change, says he doesn’t think the use of renewable energy will solve the whole problem.
  • David Price David Price Bill Press and North Carolina Congressman David Price discuss the Iran deal.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower "Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race.

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July 26, 2015

Another police encounter with an African-American results in death, and regular commentator Fred Rotondaro examines “the nothingness” that leads to somebody dying. Author Richard Heinberg says fracking may become less of an issue because its cost to energy companies is more than the return. And Bill Press interviews Peter Kornbluh about relations with Cuba.


  • July 26, 2015 July 26, 2015 Fred Rotondaro talks about urban policing … author Richard Heinberg says fracking may be doomed by economics alone. And Bill Press chats with Peter Kornbluh of “The Nation.”
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro looks at the outbreak of police-citizen violence and suggests that it is more about class than race.
  • Richard Heinberg Richard Heinberg Author Richard Heinberg says public acceptance of the global warming crisis is growing and that we are running out of time before an economic and ecological disaster.
  • Peter Kornbluh Peter Kornbluh Coming up … Bill Press and his guest, Peter Kornbluh of “The Nation”
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Democratic senators say “Nuts to you.”

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June 21, 2015

Maryland’s new attorney general, Brian Frosh, talks about fracking, offshore drilling and gun control. Peace advocate Stephen Miles says if Republicans scuttle an agreement, the U.S. and Iran will be on a collision course to war. And Bill Press interviews Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth.

  • June 21, 2015 June 21, 2015 Maryland attorney general Frosh on fracking … peace advocate Stephen Miles on U.S. policy toward Iran … and Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth.
  • Brian Frosh Brian Frosh Maryland’s new Democratic attorney general, Brian Frosh, says he plans to be active on issues facing his and many states – fighting fracking, offshore drilling and guns.
  • Stephen Miles Stephen Miles Peace advocate and arms expert Stephen Miles says an agreement between the U.S. and Iran is the greatest opportunity to solve one of America’s biggest national security threats.
  • John Yarmuth John Yarmuth Bill Press and his guest, Congressman John Yarmuth.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Jeb launches "Pickett's Charge" campaign.

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