#372 : A more honest telling over the right to bear arms in American History.

Why history matters. A more honest telling over the right to bear arms in American History. A more powerful understanding of the civil rights movement. And Bill Press talks with candidate Michael Eggman, a progressive democrat hoping to flip California’s 10th District.

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Law professor Adam Winkler on how even the founding fathers believed in gun control. Political Scientist Jeanne Theoharis on how the history of the civil rights movement has been sanitized and why. And Bill Press talks Candidate Michael Eggman from California’s 10th district.


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Adam Winkler

Adam Winkler has written extensively on the history of gun control and the mythology that has come to dominate our current debate. He says that laws to enhance gun safety are as old as the founding of our country.

Jeanne Theoharis

Jeanne Theoharis has written an alternative history on the civil rights movement and says that the accepted history about the movement diminishes its scope and its legacy for us today.

Michael Eggman

Bill Press talks with Michael Eggman, Democratic Candidate for California’s 10 on his plans to flip the district

 

Jim Hightower

Could you live on “Psychic Income?”

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#371 : Progressive Democrats need to offer real solutions.

More than 70 progressive leaders sign a pledge to work for jobs, prosperity and justice. It’s an 11 point plan. We’ll hear what’s in it. And Peter Ogburn of the Bill Press show talks with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

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Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America’s Future says resistance is not enough. Progressive Democrats need to offer real solutions. And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal about Congress’s inaction on guns.


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Roger Hickey Pt 1

Roger Hickey is a veteran activist for economic justice.  He says it’s not enough to be against Donald Trump’s agenda. Progressive democrats need to know what they stand for, and he has a plan to do that.

Roger Hickey Pt 2

And now, part two of our conversation with Roger Hickey, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Campaign for America’s Future. We’re talking about

the eleven point economic plan called Pledge to Fight for America’s Future.

You can check it out at CampaignforAmericasFuture.org.  You can even read along with us as we have this discussion.

Pramila Jayapal

Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal.

Jim Hightower

Forget shaming this do-nothing Congress. Stop paying them!

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#370 : Will public sector employees prevail over corporate interests at the Supreme Court?

Labor Unions at a crossroads. Will public sector employees prevail over corporate interests at the Supreme Court? Can workers come first in a renegotiated NAFTA? And Bill Press talks with strategist Adam Parkhomenko for a midterm update.

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Labor Advocate Celine McNicholas explains how an upcoming decision from the Supreme Court could undermine the power of public unions. Dan Mauer of the Communications Workers of America outlines how trade deals can create jobs and protect workers rights. And Bill Press interviews democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko for the latest on the midterms and how much the Mueller investigation will impact them.


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Celine McNicholas

Celine McNicholas is an expert on labor law and an advocate for workers rights.  She explains how a recent case heard before the Supreme Court could weaken American unions.

Dan Mauer

The latest round of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement took place under the shadow of President Trump’s tariffs and how they will impact the negotiations.  But Dan Mauer says the more important conversation about NAFTA is how it can put workers first.

Adam Parkhomenko

Bill Press talks with democratic strategist Adam Parkhomenko.

Jim Hightower

Hard times (still) in the fields

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#369 : The destructive power of the “war on drugs” and the disruptive power of social protest.

The destructive power of the “war on drugs”. The disruptive power of social protest. And Bill Press talks with Carolyn Fiddler about the political power of democrats in 2018.

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Author and Harvard political scientist Danielle Allen tells a tragic story of how the “war on drugs” has abandoned the people it’s supposed to protect. Kenneth Andrews of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill answers this question about social protest in the era of Trump. Can it lead to long term change? And Bill Press interviews Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos about all the wins that Democrats are racking up around the country.


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Danielle Allen

Danielle Allen is  the director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University.   She was  awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” in 2001.

In her most recent book, “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” she tells the story of her cousin, a young man who was tried as an adult at age 15 for attempted carjacking.  After 13 years in prison, he was released and died violently at the age of 29. It is a story she says, about the deep and destructive “war on drugs” that has corrupted a criminal justice system that has abandoned our nation’s youth.

Kenneth Andrews

Half a million protesters are expected to show up in Washington, DC  later this month. Even more will join them in sister marches across the country. Led by students from Parkland, Florida, their goal is to change the nation’s gun laws. Protest historian Kenneth Andrews says it takes more than hitting the streets to create long term change.

Carolyn Fiddler

Bill Press talks “Blue Wave” with Carolyn Fiddler of Daily Kos.

Jim Hightower

Why not the Doug Jones Average.

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