#428 : Moving past stereotypes of Appalachia.

The Bigger Story.  Moving past stereotypes of Appalachia. Correcting the history of FDR’s New Deal. And Rep. Al Green joins Bill Press for a rundown of the Presidents impeachable offences.

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What Hillbilly Elegy got wrong about Appalachia. Plus, the myths and realities about the New Deal,  and its lessons for the Green New Deal. And Congressman Al Green joins Bill Press to talk about his call for Donald Trump’s impeachment.


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Louis Hyman

The conservative story about the New Deal is that it was tax-and-spend liberalism at its worst.  Louis Hyman reminds us that isn’t how it worked and the real story has valuable lessons for the Green New Deal.

Anthony Harkins

The book Hillbilly Elegy became a literary phenomenon that many relied on to understand the white working class voters who helped elect Donald Trump. Anthony Harkins says Hillbilly Elegy reinforces simplistic stereotypes that can be used for political gain, and his newest book is a powerful response.

Al Green

Representative Al Green tells Bill Press about why he believes there is a moral imperative to impeach Donald Trump.

Jim Hightower

Where’s the beef in Trump’s new trade deal?

#427 : Standing for all Americans.

Standing for all Americans.  Challenging the citizenship question and fighting for the rights of felons to vote.  And the Bill Press Show gets an update on the effort to arm teachers in Florida..

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How a question about citizenship on the census is a war on immigrants. Plus, the racist roots of denying felons the right to vote. And the Bill Press show on the latest  efforts in Florida to allow teachers to carry guns in the classroom.


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Bill Blum

The Supreme Court’s decision on the census could alter the American political landscape. And while immigrants are the target, Bill Blum says it’s a decision that will affect every American.

Tierra Bradford

The history of denying felons the right to vote is rooted in the history of African American voter suppression. And while restoring that right is gaining traction in the 2020 campaign,  Tierra Bradford says many Democratic hopefuls still don’t get the point.

Addy Baird

Addy Baird joins the Bill Press show to talk about teachers with guns in the classroom, and why that’s a dangerous idea.

Jim Hightower

What’s the cost of high living?

#426 : The Future of Voting.

The Future of Voting.  Breaking the grip of partisan gerrymandering. Expanding the power of youth.  And Bill Press on “The Democracy Fix”

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The unprecedented precision of modern day gerrymandering and how activists are fighting back. The argument for lowering the voting age to 16. Plus, Bill Press with Caroline Fredrickson on her new book The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts and Fair Elections.


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Dan Vicuna

The fight to end gerrymandering is a fight for fair elections that represent the will of the people.  Common Cause is at the forefront of the fight with a case in the Supreme Court that Dan Vicuna says could end partisan gerrymandering nationwide.

Mike Males

From climate change to guns  to racial inequality, young people are fighting for their future. Mike Males says lowering the voting age will bring essential new voices to public life.

Caroline Fredrickson

Bill Press talks with Caroline Fredrickson on her new book The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts and Fair Elections

Jim Hightower

Big Mac’s new Big Data “innovation”

#425 : Democracy in crisis and how to repair the damage.

Democracy in crisis and how to repair the damage.  Plus, making the case for an impeachment investigation.  And Bill Press on America’s best and worst presidents.

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Why over 100 organizations have signed on to a Declaration for Democracy. Plus,  a political historian on Donald Trump’s chances in 2020 and why an impeachment investigation is still a good idea.  And Bill Press with Brian Lamb on ranking the nation’s chief executive.


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Lisa Gilbert

Our nation’s democracy is in crisis,  and Lisa Gilbert says it’s time for an “arms race for reform” to save it. That’s why her organization and over one hundred others have signed onto a declaration to restore democratic values to American politics and government.

Allan Lichtman

Political historian Allan Lichtman’s system has successfully predicted the outcome of every presidential election from 1984 to 2016. And while it’s too early to predict 2020, he can say don’t rule anyone out, including President Trump.

Brian Lamb

Bill Press with C-Span’s Brian Lamb on his newest book “The Presidents: Noted Historians Rank America’s Best–and Worst–Chief Executives”.

Jim Hightower

Dow Jones Average, why not the Doug Jones Average?