April 13, 2014

It’s income tax time, and the inequality of income in America has never been a bigger issue. Economist James K. Galbraith says it is a sign of economic instability. Economic inequality also manifests itself at the ballot box, where the rich vote more than the poor — and vote their self-interest, says political scientist Jan Leighley. And Bill Press interviews Rep. Jim Clyburn about the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

  • Apr. 13, 2014 Apr. 13, 2014 Income inequality: It destabilizes the economy, says James K. Galbraith, and it affects election outcomes, says political scientist Jan Leighley. And Bill Press interviews South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn.
  • James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith is one of America’s foremost progressive economists. He tells us that rising income inequality is a sign of the country’s overall economic instability.
  • Jan Leighley Jan Leighley Political scientist Jan Leighley has studied the effect of income on voter turnout. And, not surprisingly, poor people are less likely to vote – partly because they don’t see any point to it, since the rich vote more frequently in their own economic interest than do the poor.
  • Jim Clyburn Jim Clyburn Bill Press and his guest South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn discuss the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Fast food chains stealing from low-wage workers.

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February 23, 2014

Peter Singer is one of the country’s leading experts on the Internet and the riveting gripping issues of cybersecurity, cyberterrorism — and cute cat videos. With the CBO weighing on both sides of the minimum wage debate, poverty expert Chris Wimer foresees a future of a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press interviews Zoe Carpenter, of “The Nation” on the subject of climate change.

  • Feb. 23, 2014 Feb. 23, 2014 Internet expert Peter Singer talks about internet security – and cute cats. Poverty researcher Chris Wimer calls for a “trickle UP” economy. And Bill Press talks climate change with Zoe Carpenter of “The Nation”
  • Peter Singer Peter Singer The Internet is undergoing huge changes, says expert Peter Singer, and while President Obama was ELECTED by the Internet, he might go down in history as the president who LOST the Internet.
  • Chris Wimer Chris Wimer Now that the CBO has weighed in on the minimum wage – providing ammunition for both progressives and conservatives – poverty research Chris Wimer calls for a balanced approach based on a “trickle up” economy.
  • Zoe Carpenter Zoe Carpenter Bill Press and his guest, “The Nation’s” Zoe Carpenter on climate change.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Tom Perkins speaks. Again.

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February 16, 2014

Journalist and author Jonathan Allen talks about Hillary Clinton’s political “hit list” … and her tenure as Secretary of State. With extreme conservatives losing a key House vote on the debt ceiling, and Senator John Cornyn cruising to likely victory in the March 4 Texas primary … political science professor Alan Abramowitz says the Tea Party may be on the wane. And Bill Press interviews The Nation’s George Zornick about Afghanistan.

  • February 16, 2014 February 16, 2014 Jonathan Allen talks about his blockbuster book about Hillary Clinton … Professor Alan Abramowitz maintains that Tea Party influence may be waning … and Bill Press talks with The Nation’s George Zornick about Afghanistan.
  • Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen Jonathan Allen is an award-winning journalist and author of a new political biography of Hillary Clinton. He tells us about her tenure as secretary of state, about her political hit list, and what they mean for her likely presidential run.
  • Alan Abramowitz Alan Abramowitz How much farther can the Tea Party go in dominating the GOP? Professor Alan Abramowitz thinks their influence is on the downswing, and maybe the recent House vote for a clean debt limit increase proves him right.
  • George Zornick George Zornick Bill Press and his guest, George Zornick of the Nation, on the continuing war in Afghanistan.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Sen. Pat Roberts puts on his crazy pants.

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October 27, 2013

Sean Faircloth is a former state legislator and now an advocate for separation of church and state. He says that the intrusion of religion into government can have deadly consequences. Economist George Tyler tells us what went wrong with the American economy. One short answer, he says, is “stock options.” And Bill Press interviews Danny Kanner of the Democratic Governors Association about how the Virginia race could be a bellwether for Democratic gains next year.

  • Oct. 27, 2013 Oct. 27, 2013 The rise of a theocratic America … the decline of the American economy … and a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial races.
  • Sean Faircloth Sean Faircloth Washington, Adams and Jefferson could not be elected president today because they didn’t profess a belief in God, says secularist Sean Faircloth. And, says the former state legislator, religion intrusion into policy can cause the death of children.
  • George Tyler George Tyler What caused the Great Recession? Former World Bank economist George Tyler has a few answers for us, but mainly he says it was the development of stock options for management – making the goal a spike in quarterly profits.
  • Danny Kanner Danny Kanner Bill Press and his guest, Danny Kanner of the Democratic Governors Association.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The Ignoble Prize For Agriculture.

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