#411 : What to fight for and what to fight against.

The Green New Deal, a new NAFTA deal, plus Bill Press with Jim Yarmuth on the politics of the government shutdown and what it will take to stop it.

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Why progressive democrats must fight for a better NAFTA deal. Why labor unions should fight for the Green New Deal. Plus, Bill Press on the wall, the shutdown, medicare for all, and more with  Representative Jim Yarmuth.


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Lori Wallach

Sometime later this year NAFTA 2.0, the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement is expected to go into effect. Is it better than the old NAFTA? Lori Wallach is a 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA. She says the new deal has a long way to go to repair the damage of the first.

Jeremy Brecher

Our next guest works at the intersection between labor and social movements. He says that what Roosevelt’s New Deal did for working Americans can happen again with the Green New Deal.

John Yarmuth

Coming up, Bill Press talks with Representative John Yarmuth about the political showdown over the wall and why he’s proud to get an F from the NRA.

Jim Hightower

Where is AI driving us?

#410 : The science of electoral reform and what it matters for democracy and environmental justice.

The science of electoral reform and what it matters for democracy and environmental justice. Plus Bill Press on who can beat Donald Trump in 2020.

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What science has to teach us about fair elections and expanded voting rights. Plus what Democrats will do differently this time in the 2020 race for President.


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Michael Latner – Pt. 1

Our guest this week looks at democracy as an engineering problem and says that the“science of elections” is an essential tool in making it work.

Michael Latner – Pt. 2

Still with us is Michael Latner of the Union of Concerned Scientists where he is the first scientist to receive an electoral system science fellowship under their Kendall Science Fellow program.

Xochitl  Hinojosa

Bill Press talks with Xochitl  Hinojosa , Communications Director at the Democratic National Committee about their strategy to win back the White House.

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Should you have to pay to protest?

#409 : New Year. New Ideas. New America.

Economic populism, a progressive foreign policy and the shape of America’s future. Plus what’s next for affordable health care?

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The midterm mandate on economic populism, why we need a progressive mandate on foreign policy, and after a judge rules ACA unconstitutional, what’s next?


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Adam Green

Adam Green is an advocate for progressive change at the local, state and national levels. He says if there is one lesson to learn from the midterms .. it’s that economic populism is the new mainstream.

Eric Lutz

The President’s Foreign Policy agenda is increasingly reckless with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle clearly unnerved. Our next guest says the time is long overdue for progressives to step up.

Alice Ollstein

Coming up, Bill Press talks with Politico’s Health Care Reporter Alice Ollstein about the Affordable Health Care Act after the latest judicial ruling and the political agenda behind it.

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Our “War” President

#408 : Looking back to move forward.

The deep history of the radical right and its influence today. Plus, the lessons learned from impeachments past. And Bill Press talks California Congressman Raul Ruiz for a report back from the border.

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Historian and author Nancy MacLean talks about one of the most notable books of the year … “Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America. Plus Constitutional Scholar Alan Hirsch on his newest book “Impeaching the President: Past, Present and Future”. And Bill Press talks California Congressman Raul Ruiz on his visit to the border to investigate the death of Jakelin Caal Macquin


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Nancy MacLean

When historian Nancy MacLean released her most recent book in 2017, she described a long term and effective movement to undermine democracy in America, inspired by radical free-market advocates, and funded by the Koch brothers. She says that despite it’s chilling tale, reaction to the book as well as the midterm elections have only reinforced her faith that the desire to fight for democracy is steadfast.

Alan Hirsch

WIth all the talk of impeachment swirling around Donald Trump, our next guest wants us to remember it’s hardly the first time. By looking at impeachment stories from the past, he hopes we are better prepared to take the wisest course in the future.

Raul Ruiz

Bill Press talks with California Congressman Raul Ruiz for a report on the health conditions facing migrants detained at the border, the future of the President’s wall and the future of affordable health care.

Jim Hightower

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