#392 : The promise of The American Dream for everyone.

The inclusive populism of Robert Kennedy, and what leaders are doing today to make a better life possible for all.

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This week, Scholar Richard Kahlenberg on what progressive democrats can learn from Robert Kennedy about economic populism and race. Author Ben Hecht on what’s actually working to close America’s racial equity divide. Plus, Bill Press talks insider trading and politicians caught on tape with political reporter Mat Laslo.


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Richard Kahlenberg

Fifty years ago, Robert Kennedy ran an economically populist campaign that reached across America’s deep racial divide. Richard Kahlenberg says his legacy matters now more than ever.

Ben Hecht

Ben Hecht has spent decades exploring strategies to combat racial disparities in wealth and income. His new book offers a blueprint on how to do just that.  

Matt Laso

Insider trading.  Nunes caught on tape. Omarosa’s new book. Coming up, Bill Press talks with reporter Matt Laso.

Jim Hightower

America’s War


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#382 : Why early childhood education is a progressive economic issue.

Why early childhood education is a progressive economic issue and how voters can make an impact. Plus, a life in politics fighting for progressive ideals. And Bill Press talks with Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball about presidential pardons, the latest news at the ballot box and a look ahead to mid-term elections.

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Early childhood advocate Simon Workman explains about why progressive democrats should pay more attention to early childhood. Veteran politician Joseph Tydings talks about his new book “My Life in Progressive Politics: Against the Grain.” And Bill Press gets a “political reading” from Kyle Kondik, Managing Director of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.


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Simon Workman

Simon Workman works on policy solutions that will improve the lives of children. It’s an issue, he says, that affects all Americans and tells us how voters can make politicians accountable.

Joseph Tydings

Joseph Tydings spent his entire life in politics fighting corruption and promoting progressive ideals. It’s a career that began over fifty years ago when he took a bold stand against segregation.  

Kyle Kondik

Bill Press talks  with Kyle Kondik of Sabato’s Crystal Ball on the state of play in electoral politics

Jim Hightower

How low can the barons of high finance go?


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#381 : The inseparable tie between identity politics and economic justice.

The inseparable tie between identity politics and economic justice. The troubling tie between charter schools and segregation. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).

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Author Raynard Sanders explains how charter schools are bringing back racial segregation. Political scientist Eric Schickler calls on progressive democrats to embrace racial justice. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Earl Blumenauer about his battle to legalize marijuana. (D-OR).


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Raynard Sanders

Scholar and author Raynard Sanders has committed his career to equity in education.  In a new book, he explains how that vision is being set back and why charter schools are to blame.

Eric Schickler

Eric Schickler is a political scientist who writes about party politics.  He says that racial justice energized the democratic party in the past and can do so again today.

Earl Blumenauer

Bill Press talks with Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) on his prediction that marijuana will become legal in the United States .

Jim Hightower

Doctor Trump Prescribes a Sugar-Coated Nothing Pill


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September 17, 2017

Damon Berry says Christianity and white nationalism want nothing to do with each other. Richard Rothstein traces the history of housing segregation. And Bill Press talks with Congressman Ted Lieu.

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Religion Professor Damon Berry examines the history of white nationalism and its relationship to Christianity. Author Richard Rothstein has written a highly acclaimed book on the history of housing segregation in America, and he talks with us about how it resulted from government policy. And California Congressman Ted Lieu talks with Bill Press about DACA and other issues facing Congress this fall.

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Damon Berry

Religion professor Damon Berry says mainstream Christians and the alt-right want nothing to do with each other. “Love Thy Neighbor” doesn’t quite  compute with white supremacists.

Richard Rothstein

Richard Rothstein has written a powerful new book, “The Color of Law,” about how deliberate policies of local, state, and federal governments conspired to maintain racial discrimination in housing.

Ted Lieu

Bill Press interviews progressive California Congressman Ted Lieu.

Jim Hightower

Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them!

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