November 1, 2015

Fred Harris is the last surviving member of the 1968 Kerner Commission on civil disorders. He says race relations and poverty have regressed since the Reagan administration. Journalist Ari Berman has a new book about how Republicans are imposing voting restrictions, and he tells us how Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz kept blacks from voting in the tainted 2000 presidential election. And the Bill Press show features an interview by Igor Volsky of journalist Amanda Terkel about Bernie Sanders and pot.

  • November 1, 2015 November 1, 2015 Fred Harris on the fruits of the Kerner Commission … Ari Berman on Republican attempts to keep Democrats from voting … and a Bill Press Show interview with Amanda Terkel about Bernie Sanders and pot.
  • Fred Harris Fred Harris Former Senator Fred Harris served on the Kerner Commission on civil disorders almost half a century ago. Now he says the progress that was made in race relations and fighting poverty stopped in the Reagan administration.
  • Ari Berman Ari Berman Journalist Ari Berman has written a book called “Give Us the Ballot.” He details for us the long, sordid record of Republicans – including Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and John Roberts – in preventing minorities from voting.
  • Amanda Terkel Amanda Terkel Igor Volsky interviews journalist Amanda Terkel on the Bill Press Show about Bernie Sanders and his position on marijuana.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower What's the price on Jeb Bush's "integrity"?

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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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