#373 : America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death.

Separate and Still Unequal. Fifty years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., what more can we learn from his final hours and what more can we do to fulfill his vision?

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America looks inward to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Martin Luther King’s death. Journalist Joseph Rosenbloom tells the story of King’s last hours as he faced a crossroads in his vision for nonviolence and economic justice. Former Senator Fred Harris asks why so little has changed since that day. And Bill Press talks with Atima Omara about what she is doing to recruit progressive candidates of color.


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Joseph Rosenbloom

Fifty year ago,  Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Memphis Tennessee hoping to galvanize a movement for economic equality. There is still much to learn about his vision for our nation. One journalist took on that task by writing a detailed account of his final hours and  came to a fuller appreciation of what was lost.

Fred Harris

The civil unrest that broke out after Martin Luther King’s assassination laid bare the deep pain of racial injustice in America. Senator Fred Harris witnessed those events and helped write a report that warned Americans of two societies, one black, one white — separate and unequal.  

Atima Omara

Bill Press talks with Atima Omara, founder of the Omara Strategy Group about what’s driving more people of color, LGBTQ Americans and women to run for office.

 

Jim Hightower

Exposing our “populist” president as a naked plutocrat

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#370 : Will public sector employees prevail over corporate interests at the Supreme Court?

Labor Unions at a crossroads. Will public sector employees prevail over corporate interests at the Supreme Court? Can workers come first in a renegotiated NAFTA? And Bill Press talks with strategist Adam Parkhomenko for a midterm update.

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Labor Advocate Celine McNicholas explains how an upcoming decision from the Supreme Court could undermine the power of public unions. Dan Mauer of the Communications Workers of America outlines how trade deals can create jobs and protect workers rights. And Bill Press interviews democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko for the latest on the midterms and how much the Mueller investigation will impact them.


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Celine McNicholas

Celine McNicholas is an expert on labor law and an advocate for workers rights.  She explains how a recent case heard before the Supreme Court could weaken American unions.

Dan Mauer

The latest round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement took place under the shadow of President Trump’s tariffs and how they will impact the negotiations.  But Dan Mauer says the more important conversation about NAFTA is how it can put workers first.

Adam Parkhomenko

Bill Press talks with democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko.

Jim Hightower

Hard times (still) in the fields

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#368 : Elections Matter. What voter integrity really means in America.

How progressive millenials are changing the game at the ballot box. And Bill Press talks with Adam Smith of Every Voice about getting big money out of politics.

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This week, Miles Rapoport of the Kennedy School at Harvard on what we learned from the President’s ill fated voter integrity commission. Author and organizer Amanda Litman on recruiting progressive millenials to run or office. And Bill Press interviews Adam Smith of Every Voice on how everyday people can have a bigger voice in politics.


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Miles Rapoport

Last year, Donald Trump established the Bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with a mandate to uncover widespread voter fraud. Less than half a year later, it was dissolved leaving behind not a shred of evidence to support the President’s bogus claims.  Miles Rapoport has spent his career strengthening democracy and says the commission was a failure from the start.

Amanda Littman

Across the country, a record number of millenials are signing up to run for local office in the 2018 midterm elections.  And for those with a progressive agenda, Amanda Littman is there to help.

Adam Smith

Bill Press talks money and politics with Adam Smith of Every Voice.

Jim Hightower

What will the Trump mob kill next?

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Will public schools survive Betsy DeVos?

Betsy DeVos wants to reshape education in America. Will public schools survive? We go to school …. on schools. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman John Yarmuth on yet another school shooting and what it would take prevent the next one.

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This week, Samuel Abrams of the National Center of Privatization in Education on why “public” matters when it comes to public education. And, on the day after tragedy in Florida, Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky on how he earned an “F” from the NRA.


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Samuel Abrams Pt. 1

Samuel Abrams of the National Center of Privatization in Education on why “public” matters when it comes to public education. And, on the day after tragedy in Florida,  Bill Press interviews Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky  on how he earned an “F” from the NRA.

Samuel Abrams Pt. 2

Part Two of our conversation with Samuel Abrams about for profit schooling and how public and privatized schools could both do a better job.  

John Yarmuth

Bill Press talks with Congressman John Yarmuth about the school shooting in Florida and why he’s not afraid to stand up to the NRA.

Jim Hightower

Back to the tomato future

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