August 16, 2015

Fifty years after the Watts riots, we talk today about race as a cultural, not a genetic, artifact and about the history of community organizing to achieve power. Anthropologist Richard Perry tells us there is an upsurge in discredited theories that genes determine how we act. And professor Aaron Schutz reminds us how both President Obama and Hillary Clinton were disciples of the father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky. And Bill Press interviews Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz about the Iran nuclear deal.


  • August 16, 2015 August 16, 2015 Fifty years after the Watts riot, we talk about race and power, with anthropologist Richard Perry and community organizing expert Aaron Schutz. In addition, Bill Press interview Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
  • Richard Perry Richard Perry Anthropologist Richard Perry won’t even use the word “race” without quotation marks because it is not a biologically valid category. We are who we are, he says, because of what we have learned.
  • Aaron Schutz Aaron Schutz Professor Aaron Schutz explains the history of community organizing, from its founding father Saul Alinsky through Barack Obama, whom he suggests wanted people to be engaged but then got annoyed when they did.
  • Ernest Moniz Ernest Moniz Bill Press and his guest, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle.


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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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July 19, 2015

Defense policy expert Stephen Miles says that if the Iran nuclear deal is blocked by the GOP, it will lead to war – and many Republicans want that to happen. Donald Trump’s anti-Hispanic rhetoric may make no difference in 2016, with the Hispanic vote mostly set everywhere other than Florida and possibly Colorado, according to Daniel McGraw. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Dan Kildee about Iran, Hillary Clinton and the TPP.

 

  • July 19, 2015 July 19, 2015 Stephen Miles says Republicans want war with Iran … voting analyst Daniel McGraw says Republicans are dying off faster than they are being replaced … and Bill Press talks with Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan.
  • Stephen Miles Stephen Miles Stephen Miles, an anti-war advocate and defense policy expert, says if Congress kills the Iran nuclear deal, it will lead to war, and that’s what many Republicans want.
  • Daniel McGraw Daniel McGraw Donald Trump’s anti-Hispanic rhetoric may make no difference in 2016. Why? Because the Latino vote is mostly set in states other than Florida and possibly Colorado, says voting analyst Daniel McGraw.
  • Dan Kildee Dan Kildee Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Dan Kildee of Michigan.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle.


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