#488 : A new social contract for the 21st century.

A new social contract for the 21st century. Plus, how Trump could use political chaos to upset the election. And, what “reopen safely” really means for our nation’s schools.

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Neera Tanden on why now is the time to reimagine a social contract that not only leads us into recovery, but paves the way for a new future. Plus, former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth on how Trump could stay in the White House no matter what the voters say. And Bill Press with Randi Weingarten,  president of the American Federation of Teachers.


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Neera Tanden

As president of the Center for American Progress, and throughout her career, Neera Tanden has focused on expanding opportunity for all Americans.  As we face the crisis brought on by the pandemic, she says we have an opportunity today to build on the New Deal with a new social contract that presents a more fair and just way forward.

Tim Wirth

Former U.S. Senator Tim Wirth says there’s little Trump hates more than losing, and Americans cannot afford to ignore how far he will go to avoid it.

Randi Weingarten

Randi Weingarten,  president of the American Federation of Teachers tells Bill Press what it will take to keep students and teachers safe this Fall. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit Bill PressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Cashing in on the COVID crisis

#487 : Why “Made in America” matters for our nation’s future.

Why “Made in America” matters for our nation’s future. Why hundreds of thousands of DACA recipients are still waiting to become citizens. Plus, why the world cannot survive another four years of Donald Trump.

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How we can create and keep manufacturing jobs in America. Plus, a legal and political history of the DREAM Act and DACA. And Bill Press with David Frum, author of Trumpocalypse: Restoring American Democracy. 


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Tom Conway

As head of North America’s largest industrial union, Tom Conway speaks for over 800,000 workers. He says now more than ever, we need to protect working people and fight to rebuild our nation’s manufacturing muscle. 

Michael Olivas

Michael Olivas has written the first comprehensive history of the DREAM Act, and DACA.  It is an exhaustive examination of how politicians have gone wrong serving young undocumented immigrants, and  how they could still go right. 

David Frum

From the frontline of the Republican resistance to Trump, David Frum joins Bill Press to talk about his new book Trumpocalypse. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Sacrificing people to corporate profit

#486 : A Democratic playbook for 2020

A Democratic playbook for 2020, and the fight to win over traditional working class voters. Plus, the failures of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.

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Veteran pollster Vic Fingerhut on why Democrats need to stand up for the core issues that have defined them for decades if they want to win in 2020. Plus, Bill Press with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.


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Vic Fingerhut Pt. 1

Vic Fingerhut is a pioneer among Democratic polling and media consultants who has consistently argued for a progressive populist message. In this extended interview, he says that in 2020, nothing could be more important than for Democrats to regain their ground with traditional working class voters.

Vic Fingerhut Pt. 2

Democratic pollster Vic Fingergut discusses the path to victory for Democrats in 2020. 

David Igantius

What Donald Trump is trying to accomplish in the world, and why it’s not working. Bill Press talks with award winning Washington Post columnist David Iganatius.

Jim Hightower

The meek reality behind Trump’s pose as a Bull Moose Populist.

#485 : The post pandemic agenda.

The post pandemic agenda.  What will it take to save public schools? Why universal broadband access matters. Plus, putting a permanent end to police brutality against Black Americans.

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How to rescue our schools from financial collapse. How to bridge the digital divide for all Americans. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman James Clyburn.


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Jeff Bryant

The Coronavirus pandemic is turning into a financial crisis for our nation’s schools.  Jeff Bryant explains what it will take to save public education from a looming catastrophe

Michael Copps

During this pandemic,  the internet is a lifeline. That’s why former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps says the time is now to guarantee broadband access for all Americans.

James Clyburn

Will this time be different? Bill Press talks with Congressman James Clyburn about the fight to end systemic racism in America. If you’d like to hear the entire interview, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Who was Smedley Darlington Butler, and why is he important?