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.

Right-click to download
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

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.

Right-click to download
Full Show
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Sean Faircloth
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
George Tyler
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Danny Kanner
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Jim Hightower
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

October 13, 2013

With the baseball playoffs in full swing, fans and viewers will hear “God Bless America” during every 7th inning stretch. A music scholar tells us how it has become such a powerful national song. With a new head of the Fed and the fear of national default in the air, progressive economist James K. Galbraith reviews the meaning of government shutdowns, budget sequesters and the debt ceiling. And Bill Press talks with Iowa Congressman Bruce Braley.

  • October 13, 2013 October 13, 2013 Music historian Sheryl Kaskowitz explains why we are singing “God Bless America” so much. Economist James K. Galbraith assesses the country’s economic mess. Bill Press interviews Congressman Bruce Braley.
  • Sheryl Kaskowitz Sheryl Kaskowitz Everyone knows the song “God Bless America.” It will be sung during every post-season baseball game. But it has a powerful and controversial history and, says author Sheryl Kaskowitz, communal singing of it can have “a coercive element.”
  • James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith Economist James K. Galbraith offers his view on the way out of America’s politically-driven economic mess, with an emphasis on the environment, infrastructure repair and an aging population.
  • Bruce Braley Bruce Braley Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Bruce Braley of Iowa.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Monsanto buys a food prize.

Right-click to download
Full Show
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Sheryl Kaskowitz
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
James K. Galbraith
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Bruce Braley
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
Jim Hightower
Update Required
To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.