January 31, 2016

It was Jimmy Carter who made the Iowa caucuses important, and now, 40 years later, one of his aides, Richard Moe, reflects on Carter’s legacy. Scholar Elaine Kamarck reflects on how people are now getting their political news. And, a new book by an ex-Republican hatchet man says the Bush family is a criminal enterprise. Bill Press interviews the author, Roger Stone.


  • January 30, 2016 January 30, 2016 Former Carter aide Richard Moe on the former president’s legacy, political scholar Elaine Kamarck on the changing news media, and Bill Press interviews Bush-bashing ex-Republican Roger Stone.
  • Richard Moe Richard Moe The Iowa primary is now all-important in presidential politics, and Jimmy Carter made it that way. Former aide Richard Moe says the 39th president is finally getting the praise he deserves.
  • Elaine Kamarck Elaine Kamarck Elaine Kamarck of the Brookings Institution says the problem with getting your news from social media is that you simply choose what you want to see, not necessarily what you need to see.
  • Roger Stone Roger Stone Bill Press interviews author Roger Stone, who makes provocative charges about the Bush family.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Something is happening.


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January 17, 2016

Hispanic leader Cristobal Alex says the road to the White House will go through the Latino community, and right now Hillary Clinton is far ahead. Food expert Robert Paarlberg says low-income people do have access to healthy food, but they don’t have the time to fix meals. And Bill Press interviews Move-On leader Ben Wikler about the group’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders.


  • January 17, 2016 January 17, 2016 Cristobal Alex says Hillary Clinton pretty much has the Latino vote locked up … Why are so many poor people obese? Robert Paarlberg explains.… and Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler of Move-On.
  • Cristobal Alex Cristobal Alex Cristobal Alex heads a new Latino political group, and he says his community will determine who the next president is.
  • Robert Paarlberg Robert Paarlberg Contrary to common belief, low-income people in urban areas do have access to healthy food but they don’t have the time to prepare it, says professor Robert Paarlberg.
  • Ben Wikler Ben Wikler Bill Press interviews Ben Wikler of Move-On about the group’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Why has nefarious corporate behavior become so commonplace?


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January 10, 2016

Pediatrician Nina Agrawal explains her fight to get Congress to start funding research on gun safety. Former ambassador for global women’s issues Melanne Verveer describes women’s issues as the same issues important to all human beings. And Bill Press interviews Congressman David Cicilline about gun safety legislation.


  • January 10, 2016 January 10, 2016 Gun safety is at the top of the national agenda, and ours, too. Pediatrician Nina Agrawals points out that cars are regulated but no one wants to take your car away. Women’s advocate Melanne Verveer says investing in women improves the economy. And Bill Press interviews gun safety advocate Congressman David Cicilline.
  • Nina Agrawal Nina Agrawal Nina Agrawal is a pediatrician who advocates a resumption of federal funding for research on preventing gun violence. She says it worked for car safety, fire safety and bicycle safety.
  • Melanne Verveer Melanne Verveer Women’s issues are the same issues that all human beings want to see addressed in their lives, says former ambassador Melanne Verveer.
  • David Cicilline David Cicilline Bill Press interviews Congressman David Cicilline about gun safety legislation.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The wall of campaign dishonesty.


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January 3, 2016

Inequality is now on the agenda for the Republican Party, too, but labor lawyer and activist Tom Geoghegan says it is “baloney.” Political analyst Ed Kilgore says the fact that Marco Rubio is considered a moderate is about all anyone needs to know about the Republican Party. And Bill Press guest hosts Peter Ogburn and Meredith Shiner discuss presidential politics.


  • January 3, 2015 January 3, 2015 Labor expert Tom Geoghegan calls GOP interest in working people “baloney.” Progressive political analyst Ed Kilgore assesses Hillary Clinton’s prospects. And, sitting in for Bill Press, Peter Ogburn and Meredith Shiner review the year in politics.
  • Tom Geoghegan Tom Geoghegan Labor lawyer Tom Geoghegan thinks Republican “faux populism” is a good sign for Democrats … because we own the issue.
  • Ed Kilgore Ed Kilgore Political analyst Ed Kilgore says despite some progressives’ disdain for Hillary Clinton, she is on course for the Democratic nomination, and the White House.
  • Meredith Shiner Meredith Shiner Bill Press guest hosts Peter Ogburn and Meredith Shiner review the year in politics.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Hello Congress: Meet your poverty-wage food servers.


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