April 19, 2015

Harvard professor Robert Putnam, of “Bowling Alone” fame, talks with us about his new book about saving our children from the effects of a growing opportunity gap. Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen explains how the power of money in shaping public policy has put the American economic system at risk. And Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Cheri Bustos about equal pay for women.

  • April 19, 2015 April 19, 2015 Robert Putnam on the growing opportunity gap, Barry Eichengreen on watching out for the banking industry … and Bill Press with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.
  • Robert Putnam Robert Putnam Harvard Professor Robert Putnam says it isn’t income inequality so much that we should be worried about but “opportunity inequality” – the economic and cultural class segregation that violates the core of America’s identity.
  • Barry Eichengreen Barry Eichengreen Some fairly weak new regulations on the banking industry after the Great Recession might limit future booms and busts, but Berkeley economist Barry Eichengreen says achieving financial stability is still a long way off.
  • Cheri Bustos Cheri Bustos Bill Press and his guest Congresswoman Cheri Bustos.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Message to TPP elites: Secret government is Un-American.


 

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October 26, 2014

What did Lyndon B. Johnson and Ronald Reagan have in common – besides their landslide victories? Author Jonathan Darman says they had the same political hero. With women potentially a decisive voting bloc in the midterm elections, law professor Deborah Rhode explains why a vast majority of Americans agree with feminist principles, but don’t identify as feminists. And Bill Press talks about Ebola with Vermont Congressman Peter Welch.

  • October 26, 2014 October 26, 2014 Darman on the similarities between LBJ and Reagan … Rhode on what women want … and Bill Press talks ebola with Congressman Peter Welch.
  • Jonathan Darman Jonathan Darman Lyndon Johnson was as big-government Democrat as we have seen in our lifetime. Ronald Reagan ushered in the era of small government. But author Jonathan Darman talks with us about their similarities.
  • Deborah Rhode Deborah Rhode Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode says America ranks 78th in the world in the proportion of women in political leadership – and that’s behind Saudi Arabia. She has some ideas on how to change that.
  • Peter Welch Peter Welch Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The corporate purchase of America's political discourse.

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September 28, 2014

The Supreme Court is ready to start a new term, and commentator Fred Rotondaro reviews last year’s women’s rights decisions. Former Republican ambassador Mike Ussery reviews the world’s diplomatic and military flashpoints. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, who recently had dinner with the leader of Iran.

  • Sep. 28, 2014 Sep. 28, 2014 Last term’s Supreme Court decisions on women’s rights should make Democrats happy this fall, says commentator Fred Rotondaro. Former ambassador Mike Ussery reviews U.S. diplomacy. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione of the Ploughshares Fund
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Remember the Hobby Lobby case the Supreme Court decided last spring? Commentator Fred Rotondaro says voters will remember, and the anti-woman agenda of the Roberts Court should be a huge help to Democrats this fall.
  • Mike Ussery Mike Ussery Mike Ussery is an international businessman and a former ambassador in Republican administrations. He says that a century after World War I, it might be the Ukraine that becomes a world flashpoint.
  • Joe Cirincione Joe Cirincione Bill Press and his guest, Joe Cirincione, head of the Ploughshares Fund.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Marriott's shameful hotel tipping scam.

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September 21, 2014

Essayist Thomas Frank has a three-point plan for Democrats to use in campaigns that he says will be massively popular. Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode has a new book out called “What Women Want.” And Bill Press interviews California Congressman John Garamendi, who voted against the President on authorizing U.S. involvement in Syria.

  • September 21, 2014 September 21, 2014 Author Thomas Frank tells Democratic candidates what to run on … Feminist law professor Deborah Rhode tells us what women want … and Bill Press interviews California Congressman John Garamendi.
  • Thomas Frank Thomas Frank Provocative essayist Thomas Frank says Democrats can win elections with a three-point platform that he says would be massively popular: 1) Enforce antitrust laws 2) hold Wall Street accountable and 3) do something about college tuition.
  • Deborah Rhode Deborah Rhode Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode says the feminist movement is in a bit of a valley and needs to do a better job of informing the electorate about the economic problems facing women.
  • John Garamendi John Garamendi Bill Press and his guest, California Congressman John Garamendi.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Trying to pervert consumer protection.

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