#401 : Why “No” is not enough.

The movement for economic justice in America, and the fight for everyone to have a say.

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This week, “good news” from the frontlines in the battle for voting rights. Plus … an agenda for change. Why progressive Democrats will not settle for just “stopping Trump.” And what women running for office are doing to be part of that change.


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Miles Rapoport

Miles Rapoport has spent his career fighting for American democracy

He says that as we face one of the most concentrated efforts in recent history to limit the right to vote  … activists are fighting back and making a difference.

Roger Hickey

Roger Hickey is a veteran activist for economic justice.

In this encore interview, he says that people are energized by a new vision of  America’s future, and progressive Democrats are ready to make it happen.

A’shanti Gholar

Coming up, A’shanti Gholar takes Bill Press through the new landscape of women in public office.

Jim Hightower

Beware of the Real Gremlins This Season


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#400 : Voting for our Future.

Why climate change demands political change. plus how an education wave is fueling support for a blue wave. And Marc Morial of the National Urban League joins the Bill Press Show to talk about voter suppression what it will take to make sure every citizen has the opportunity to exercise their right to vote.

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This week, science advocate Carolyn Weinberg charts a path to avoid climate catastrophe .. and it begins with a vote. Education advocate Jeff Bryant tells us why a record number of educators are running for office, and what they want. Plus … what will it take to shut down voter suppression? Marc Morial joins the Bill Press show.


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Caroline Weinberg

Caroline Weinberg is community organizer, educator, writer, and advocate for the future of our planet. She says that a new report on climate change makes an unequivocal demand.  We need every elected official to commit to action, and it’s up to every voter to make sure they do.

Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant has written extensively about the intersection of education and politics. He says that a movement that began with teachers’ walkouts has turned into an a record number of educators running for office and fighting for the future of public schools.

Marc Morial

Coming up, Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League talks with guest host Sabrina Siddiqui at the Bill Press show about the impact of voter suppression and the fight to stop it.

Jim Hightower

A bawdy house of bad right-wing ideas


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#398 : One Party .. two futures?

Between centralism and progressive populism, this election season lays bare a faultline in Democratic Party politics. Which path is more likely to win in November and reclaim our nation’s future? Plus … what to make of the Kanye West at the White House.

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The Third Way’s Jim Kessler argues for a broad path to victory that includes mainstream centrism. Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America’s Future on the grassroots movement for a progressive agenda that is reviving democratic politics. Plus Brittany Shepherd joins the Bill Press show to decode the meeting between Kanye West and Donald Trump.


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Jim Kessler

Third Way is a national think tank that advocates center-left ideas and politics.  Co-founder Jim Kessler, says that centrist success in the primaries is one of the underreported stories this election season.

Roger Hickey

The Campaign for America’s Future calls itself  the strategy center for the progressive movement. Co-founder Roger Hickey says that people all over the country are energized by new ideas that call for economic and social justice.

Brittany Shepherd

Brittany Shepherd of the Washingtonian joins Peter Ogburn of the Bill Press show to explain why Donald Trump has a soft spot for Kanye West and what it’s like to be one of the few African American reporters in the Washington Press Corp.

Jim Hightower

VOTE! (Unless you can’t)


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#397 : White women helped elect Donald Trump. What they do next might surprise you.

White women helped elect Donald Trump. What they do next might surprise you. Plus, a history of America in ten strikes. And Bill Press talks with the Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball for a one-month out reading on the mid-term elections.

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Julie Kohler examines the political realignment of white women voters. Erik Loomis walks us through critical moments in our nation’s labor history and the strikes that defined them. And Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball gives us his latest political forecast.


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Julie Kohler

Julie Kohler is a writer and social commentator who has been closely following the role of white women in electoral politics. She says that despite the fact that white women voters have leaned Republican for several decades, now is the time that may change.

Eric Loomis

Historian Eric Loomis has an assignment for us.  If we truly want to understand the history of labor movements in the United States, look to the moments when workers went on strike. It’s a reminder he says that small groups of people can create radical change.

Kyle Kondik

as we move into the final four weeks before the mid term elections, Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball tells Bill Press why he thinks Democrats still have a chance to turn the House, but don’t count on the Senate

Jim Hightower

Why are Republicans quiet about their economic accomplishment


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