October 4, 2015

Prominent presidential historian Julian Zelizer reflects on Jimmy Carter’s legacy, as the former president turns 91 years old. As President Obama imposes new anti-smog rules, Hillary Clinton comes out against the Keystone pipeline, and Shell Oil departs the Arctic Circle, energy expert Michael Levi explains the economics of energy production. And Congresswoman Jackie Speier tells Bill Press she expects a government shutdown just before Christmas.


  • October 4, 2015 October 4, 2015 Historian Julian Zelizer on the legacy of Jimmy Carter … energy expert Michael Levi on the Keystone pipeline and fracking … and Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jackie Speier.
  • Julian Zelizer Julian Zelizer Historian Julian Zelizer says Jimmy Carter cares deeply about policy … and there was no way he was going to sit quietly during his post-presidency.
  • Michael Levi Michael Levi Michael Levi, a senior fellow at the Council for Foreign Relations, says we focus too much attention on the telegenic, rather than the important, environmental aspects of energy production.
  • Jackie Speier Jackie Speier Bill Press and his guest, Congresswoman Jackie Speier of California.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Who will oversee Volkswagen's overseers?


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September 20, 2015

Following the Republican debates, we hear from Michael Genovese, a prominent presidential historian who says we are in an era of leadership by intellectual and moral dwarfs. David Grusky, a Stanford sociologist, reveals that half of a child’s future economic success depends on where the stork drops her. And House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer tells Bill Press about the outlook for another government shutdown.


  • September 20, 2015 September 20, 2015 Historian Michael Genovese bemoans the lack of strong leaders … sociologist David Grusky says America is not as upwardly mobile as we think … and Bill Press interviews Steny Hoyer about another government shutdown.
  • Michael Genovese Michael Genovese Professor Michael Genovese is a prominent presidential scholar, and he says President Obama’s recent use of executive power is a result, in part, of a weak Congress better suited to the 18th century than the 21st.
  • David Grusky David Grusky America has always prided itself on social mobility, but a new book by sociologist David Grusky says we are less upwardly mobile than most other well-off countries, and he says it is because some children might have chosen the wrong parents!
  • Steny Hoyer Steny Hoyer Bill Press and House Democratic whip Steny Hoyer discuss the outlook on another government shutdown.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower "Non-candidate" campaigns dominate 2016 presidential race


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