#478 : On the front lines for Medicare for All.

On the front lines for Medicare for All. Nurses take a stand for all Americans to have access to healthcare.  The labor campaign for health care justice. Plus, are we ready to reopen? Bill Press on where we stand now in the coronavirus pandemic.

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Why nurses are fighting for single payer health care, and why the American labor movement is mobilizing with them.   Plus Bill Press talks with  Politico healthcare reporter  Adam Cancryn about what it will take to end the pandemic crisis and what stands in the way.


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Malinda Markowitz

Whether it’s at the bedside or in the offices of our elected officials, nurses are fighting for our lives. And now, in the middle of a pandemic, they are risking their own lives to do so.  In this encore interview, Malinda Markowitz explains why Medicare for All is such a personal issue for nurses and why they are campaigning to insure all Americans.

Mike Dudzic

The coronavirus pandemic means millions of Americans are losing their jobs and their health insurance. The Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care believes that health care is a fundamental human right. In this encore interview, National Coordinator Mark Dudzic says it’s up to unions to take the lead and fix our broken health care system.

Adam Cancryn

The right and wrong way to reopen the nation.  Bill Press talks with  Politico healthcare reporter  Adam Cancryn. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

What’s the gimmick in Trump’s plan to “rescue” the public Postal Service?

#477 : Democracy fights back.

Democracy fights back. The movement to restore voting rights and make elections fair and free.  Plus, Bill Press with Congressman Eric Swalwell on what it will really take to reopen America.

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David Daley on his new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. Plus Bill Press talks with  California Representative Eric Swalwell about what Congress needs to do next to deal with the coronavirus crisis.


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David Daley Pt. 1

Journalist David Daley’s 2016 bestselling book Ratf**Ked opened the nation’s eyes to the vast reach of  GOP gerrymandering and the GOP plan to lock in control of American politics Now he’s opening our eyes again, this time to the story of how Americans are fighting back. 

David Daley Pt. 2

And now Part Two of our conversation with David Daley about his new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. Dave, there’s a chapter in the book titled The Defeat of the Voter Fraud Myth, and a central character is Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap who served on President Trump’s voter fraud commission.  Remind us what that commission was supposed to accomplish.

Eric Swalwell

With a President who makes every crisis worse,  Bill Press talks Congressman Eric Swalwell about what Congress has to do to help the nation recover from the coronavirus pandemic.  If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

How intractable is CEO greed?

#476 : Power Shifts.

Power Shifts. The dangerous rise of religious nationalism. What the future holds for America’s labor unions. Plus, Bill Press gets a behind the scenes view of the White House briefing room.

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An investigation of the religious right’s rise to political power. A history of the rise and fall of organized labor in America and what that means for its future.  Plus Bill Press with ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on his new book Front Row at the Trump Show.


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Katherine Stewart

Katherine Stewart’s newest book  explores the rise of the religious right in America and its vast reach into American politics. She warns that the end result is fundamentally anti-democratic. And at such a critical point in time, it is dangerously anti-science.

Steven Greenhouse

Steven Greenhouse is one of our nation’s most respected labor journalists.

His newest book spans a century of America’s labor movement to understand its decline and what workers are doing today to reclaim their power.

Jonathan Karl

Covering Trump during a pandemic. Bill Press with ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on his new book Front Row at the Trump Show.

Jim Hightower

Don’t shut the post office, expand their services.

#475 : Coronavirus and the crisis of poverty.

Coronavirus and the crisis of poverty.  How to put people over profits. Plus, Bill Press on what we owe our front line workers in the midst of a pandemic.

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Building a moral response to COVID-19.  An extended conversation with Reverend Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Plus Bill Press talks with Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers.


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Liz Theoharis – Pt. 1

It’s been two years since Reverend William Barber and Reverend Liz Theoharis started  a modern day Poor People’s Campaign to confront the ongoing crisis of poverty in America.  In the midst of a devastating pandemic, that work is even more critical . Reverend Theoharis says if we don’t do more now to help poor people, the entire nation is at greater risk. 

Liz Theoharis – Pt. 2

And now Part Two of our conversation with Reverend Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.

Marc Perrone

Millions of workers are putting themselves at risk to make sure we have food and supplies through this pandemic. Are we doing enough to protect them?

 Bill Press talks with Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers

Jim Hightower

Wimpy leaders ignore strong people.