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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November 24, 2013

As the nation celebrates Thanksgiving, professor Robert Paarlberg summarizes the politics of food in a country where obesity may be more of a problem than hunger. This year, Thanksgiving coincides with Hanukkah — and the role of God and religion in our civic life is the subject of a provocative interview with Sean Faircloth, a former legislator from Maine and an advocate of strict separation of church and state. And Bill Press interviews California Congressman Sam Farr.

  • Nov. 24, 2013 Nov. 24, 2013 Thanksgiving reflections on America’s food supply and the theocracy that one author says governs the “land of our pilgrims’ pride.”
  • Robert Paarlberg Robert Paarlberg Robert Paarlberg is an expert on food. In addition to summarizing the science and politics of food production, he notes that the biggest health threat from American agriculture is not on the farm or in the labs of Monsanto but in our own kitchens.
  • Sean Faircloth Sean Faircloth Church and state expert Sean Faircloth – he wants to separate them – reminds us on Thanksgiving that despite the prayers we might offer privately, the only reference to religion in the Constitution is its exclusion.
  • Sam Farr Sam Farr Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Sam Farr, who represents California’s Central Coast.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Billionaires reap a cornucopia of farm subsidy cash.

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April 21, 2013

Economist Mark Blyth explains exactly why austerity is the worst medicine for the economy – tighter belts work only if we all wear the same pants.

TIME magazine correspondent Michael Grunwald makes the case that the Keystone pipeline isn’t the worst thing that could happen to the environment.

And Thomas Frank, the author of “What’s the Matter with Kansas,” says Kansas “is still messed up.” And he says Democrats don’t care enough about gun safety legislation.

  • Apr. 21, 2013 Apr. 21, 2013 Economist Mark Blyth explains the economy in terms of men’s clothing. Journalist Michael Grunwald says the Keystone pipeline isn’t that bad. And the “What’s the Matter with Kansas” author says “Kansas is still messed up.”
  • Mark Blyth Mark Blyth Mark Blyth is a professor of international economy at Brown University, and he succinctly explains what’s wrong with austerity as a cure for an ailing economy: “Tighter belts,” he says, “only work if we all wear the same pants.”
  • Michael Grunwald Michael Grunwald TIME magazine correspondent Michael Grunwald says the Keystone pipeline is not the worst thing that could happen to the environment, but that if President Obama approves it, he will deserve whatever blowback he gets from his green supporters.
  • Thomas Frank Thomas Frank Thomas Frank says the NRA will always stop meaningful gun safety legislation because Democrats just don’t have their heart in the debate.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Putting your neck on the line.

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