August 2, 2015

With Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders railing against privilege in America, sociologist Isaac Martin reviews how the rich have organized themselves into a powerful lobby. Another sociologist, Caroline Lee, explains the concept of “do-it-yourself democracy” and how it might help with relations between police and civilians. And Bill Press interviews Assistant House Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn.

 

  • Aug. 2, 2015 Aug. 2, 2015 Isaac Martin on rich peoples’ movements, Caroline Lee on “do-it-yourself democracy” and Bill Press with Congressman Jim Clyburn.
  • Isaac Martin Isaac Martin Professor Isaac Martin has studied one particular economic trend in American history and tells us about that, and the topic of his book “The Rich People’s Movements.”
  • Caroline Lee Caroline Lee Sociologist Caroline Lee thinks that the idea of public engagement, or do-it-yourself democracy, can bring people together to transform basic relationships, such as between police and the community.
  • Jim Clyburn Jim Clyburn Bill Press and his guest, Assistant House Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Don't TPP on me.


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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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May 31, 2015

“Bowling Alone” author Robert Putnam has a new book out in which he talks about two very separate American worlds – the rich world and the poor world. With the President’s immigration program held up in the courts, Latina activist Eileen Truax tells us who the Dreamers are and why they are so important. And Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page.

 

  • May 31, 2015 May 31, 2015 Author Robert Putnam on the rich world and the poor world … Latina activist Eileen Truax on immigration … and Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page
  • Robert Putnam Robert Putnam Harvard professor and bestselling author Robert Putnam says Democrats dropped the ball a long time ago by refusing to recognize that family structure and class – not race – was the main determinant of poverty.
  • Eileen Truax Eileen Truax Eileen Truax is a Latina journalist and activist who has written about the Dreamers. With President Obama’s immigration policy under attack in the courts, she says many immigrants come to America not just for economic reasons but to escape violence in their home countries.
  • Susan Page Susan Page Bill Press and his guest, Susan Page of USA Today.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Far from "liberalizing" global policies, TPP is corporatizing.


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May 24, 2015

At this patriotic time of year, celebrating Memorial Day, journalist David Shipler says President Obama’s campaign against whistleblowing reminds him of covering Cold War Russia. Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin, at this time of graduations and weddings, notes that the growing economic disparity is having a negative effect on higher education and marriage rates. And Congressman Dan Kildee takes on the president over trade in an interview on the Bill Press show.

 

  • May 5, 2015 May 5, 2015 First amendment expert David Shipler says covering Washington is like covering Cold War Russia … sociology professor Andrew Cherlin ties a drop in college graduation and marriage to the growing income gap … and Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • David Shipler David Shipler Barack Obama promised to be the most transparent president, but journalist David Shipler writes that this liberal constitutional lawyer has made covering national security like trying to cover Moscow during the Cold War.
  • Andrew Cherlin Andrew Cherlin Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin says that family life is shrinking along with the middle class because young people can’t afford to get married and devote time to children.
  • Dan Kildee Dan Kildee Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Big Food trying a big hoax.


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