#419 : Fighting the good fight for health care justice.

A new playing field. Fighting the good fight for health care justice. Closing the gap in company pay. Plus Bill Press on “Billionaire Boondoggle”.

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The grassroots labor movement for Medicare-for-All. Plus, is it time to talk about a maximum wage?  And Bill Press on the power of the billionaire class.


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Mike Dudzic

The Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care believes that health care is a fundamental human right. National Coordinator Mark Dudzic says it’s up to unions to take the lead and fix our broken health care system.

Larry Hanley

By the most recent estimate, the average CEO in the United States earns an average of 271 times that of a typical worker. Our next guest says it’s time to change that with an idea that is rooted in American history.

Pat Garafalo

Living in the billionaire age. Bill Press talks with Pat Garafalo on his new book “Billionaire Boondoggle” .

Jim Hightower

Corporations are playing with our food – and our heads


#418 : Revitalizing the American Dream.

Revitalizing the American Dream. From America’s classrooms to the global economy. Plus Bill Press with Representative Dan Kildee ( D-MI).

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How teachers are seizing the reins for accountability in the charter school movement.  How economic populists are reclaiming a progressive space in the global economy. Plus, challenging presidential authority and restoring integrity to American government. Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee.


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Jeff Bryant

When thousands of teachers went on strike in Los Angeles, it signaled a wave. Journalist Jeff Bryant says there is a growing movement of public school teachers confronting a privatized charter school industry that operates at the expense of public schools.

Robert Kuttner

Against the backdrop of right wing nationalism and Wall Street globalism, leading social critic and author Robert Kuttner speaks to the good news. He says  a new brand politics is gaining ground with the progressive promise of economic populism.

Dan Kildee

Bill Press talks with Representative Dan Kildee of Michigan about why we need H.R.1,  the effort to see Trump’s taxes, and why Republicans should not be lecturing Democrats about hate.

Jim Hightower

Trump’s one-word re-election campaign

#417 : Defending Democracy in 2020

Defending Democracy in 2020. The fight against disinformation in elections, and restoring a commitment to global human rights.

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What Democrats need to do to protect our elections from disinformation, bots and hacking. And what every presidential candidate should do to protect human rights. Plus, Bill Press  on President Trump’s chaotic foreign policy.


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Simon Rosenberg

Trolls, bots and deep fakes are dangerous realities in our current political landscape that poison our discourse and weaken our democracy.  Simon Rosenberg has spent years understanding and fighting these threats, and he says the power is in our hands to stop them.

Aryeh Neier

Aryeh Neier is a leading figure in the modern day human rights movement. He says that  the United States has an essential role to play on the global stage, and it’s time to renew our commitment.

Nahaal Toosi

Bill Press talks with Politico Foreign Affairs correspondent Nahaal Toosi about  Donald Trump’s dysfunctional foreign policy and how it all got started.

Jim Hightower

2018 elections are over, so it’s time to focus on 2020. Wrong

#416 : Rural America Fights Back.

Rural America Fights Back. Striking for the future of public education, and challenging the power of Big Ag. Plus, Bill Press with Sabina Singh, Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee on a historic field of candidates.

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This week, how rural teachers are driving a movement for change. How progressive Democrats can win the rural vote by taking on the grip of corporate money.  Plus, Bill Press talks with Sabina Singh, Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee…


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Erin McHenry Sorber

Erin McHenry Sorber studies the roots and the impact of teachers’ strikes. As teachers across the country are fighting the underfunding of public education, she says the impact in rural America couldn’t be more critical.

Claire Kelloway

Claire Kelloway has a deep history in writing about food, power and politics. She says agricultural monopolies are driving farmers out of business, and the ball is in the Democrat’s court to respond.

Sabina Singh

Coming up, Bill Press talks with Sabina Singh, Deputy Communications Director for the Democratic National Committee about how to hold a debate for 16 candidates.

Jim Hightower

Just say no to the corporate bribe racket