October 25, 2015

Sociology professor David Grusky says the growing income inequality is bad for the economy – no matter how much they make. Professor Aaron Schutz tells us about the history of community organizing, how complaining about lack of cable TV can lead to action against rat-infested apartments. And Bill Press talks with Maryland Congressman Chris van Hollen.

  • October 25, 2015
		October 25, 2015 David Grusky tells how inequality is passed down from generation to generation … Aaron Schutz talks about the father of community organizing, Saul Alinsky … and Bill Press interviews Congressman Chris van Hollen.
  • David Grusky David Grusky The waste of talent due to income inequality in America harms the overall economy, says professor David Grusky.
  • Aaron Schutz Aaron Schutz Community organizing is a little known part of the democratic process, and professor Aaron Schutz says it is an activity aimed at reform, not revolution.
  • Chris van Hollen Chris van Hollen Bill Press and his guest, Maryland Congressman Chris van Hollen
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower How much "free speech" can you buy?

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October 18, 2015

Historian Ron Formisano explains what plutocracy is and how we are currently governed by it. Constitutional expert Garrett Epps reviews voting rights and the missing voice of Congress in foreign policy. And Bill Press talks with Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown about the Trans Pacific Partnership and the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential race.

  • October 18, 2015 October 18, 2015 Historian Ron Formisano describes plutocracy … legal expert Garrett Epps explains the loss of voting rights … and Bill Press interviews Senator Sherrod Brown on the TPP.
  • Ron Formisano Ron Formisano Distinguished historian Ron Formisano has written a book about plutocracy and says we are in a new “gilded age” when the state and federal governments are up for sale.
  • Garrett Epps Garrett Epps Garrett Epps teaches law, and he says Republicans are now committed to suppressing the vote and ignoring the congressional role in national security.
  • Sherrod Brown Sherrod Brown Bill Press and his guest, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Ryan bitten on the butt by his own mad dogs.

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October 11, 2015

Pulitzer Prize winning military historian David Kennedy talks about the politics of war and relations between the military and their civilian bosses. Bernie Sanders may be attracting a lot of young people, but government professor Jennifer Lawless says they generally show no interest in running for office themselves … EVER! And Bill Press interviews Keith Mestrich — a progressive, that’s right, a progressive banker!

  • October 11, 2015 October 11, 2015 Historian David Kennedy on military-civilian relations … professor Jennifer Lawless on why young people hate politics … and Bill Press interviews progressive banker Keith Mestrich.
  • David Kennedy David Kennedy Military historian David Kennedy says the military industrial complex isn’t what it used to be. And he advocates attaching a specific appropriation to any congressional authorization for the use of force.
  • Jennifer Lawless Jennifer Lawless How do we get high school and college students to harness their do-gooder spirit into elective politics? Professor Jennifer Lawless suggests – video games!
  • Keith Mestrich Keith Mestrich Bill Press and his guest, progressive banker Keith Mestrich.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower "We are writing the rules." Who's "we"?

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October 4, 2015

Prominent presidential historian Julian Zelizer reflects on Jimmy Carter’s legacy, as the former president turns 91 years old. As President Obama imposes new anti-smog rules, Hillary Clinton comes out against the Keystone pipeline, and Shell Oil departs the Arctic Circle, energy expert Michael Levi explains the economics of energy production. And Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells Bill Press she expects a government shutdown just before Christmas.

  • October 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 Historian Julian Zelizer on the legacy of Jimmy Carter … energy expert Michael Levi on the Keystone pipeline and fracking … and Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Historian Julian Zelizer says Jimmy Carter cares deeply about policy … and there was no way he was going to sit quietly during his post-presidency.
  • Michael Levi Michael Levi Michael Levi, a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations, says we focus too much attention on the telegenic, rather than the important, environmental aspects of energy production.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?

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