November 22, 2015

This Thanksgiving and campaign season, historian Ron Formisano talks about how income inequality hampers economic growth for all. Political scientist Arthur Lupia explains why otherwise intelligent people can be so ignorant on political issues. And Bill Press interviews New York Daily News reporter Cameron Joseph about how the NRA supports terrorism.


  • November 22, 2015 November 22, 2015 Thanksgiving reflection – America’s income inequality is worse than Pakistan’s says Ron Formisano. Voters often don’t bother to consider reality, says Arthur Lupia. And Bill Press interviews Cameron Joseph about the NRA and terrorism.
  • Ron Formisano Ron Formisano Noted historian Ron Formisano compares income distribution and inequality in America to Pakistan, Uruguay, Nicaragua, Guyana and Venezuela – and the comparison is not good.
  • Arthur Lupia Arthur Lupia Professor Arthur Lupia examines the behavior of American voters, who are often ignorant about the issues facing them. He says when we have simple choices, you don’t HAVE to know anything.
  • Cameron Joseph Cameron Joseph Bill Press interviews Cameron Joseph of the New York Daily News.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower What honeybees, humans, and art have in common.


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August 30, 2015

New numbers show a strengthening economy, but why does it skip so many American workers? We talk today with two experts about middle-class values and the value of the middle class. Union president David Rolf notes the irony that this is one of the best times to be a consumer and the worst time to be an employee. Economic analyst David Madland shows that trickle-down economics has failed and that ultimately facts will trump special interests and ideology. And Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Bill Press about her new book.


  • August 30, 2015 August 30, 2015 With Labor Day coming up, union president David Rolf and economic analyst David Madland explain how a strong economy relies on the middle class. And Bill Press interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar.
  • David Rolf David Rolf Union leader David Rolf says even Republicans can be persuaded that America will be better off with a strong middle class. But it’s the plutocrats and their hired guns standing in the way.
  • David Madland David Madland Economic expert and author David Madland says it’s a strong middle class that makes democracy work and even Republicans can be persuaded of that.
  • Amy Klobuchar Amy Klobuchar Bill Press and his guest, Senator Amy Klobuchar
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower


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August 23, 2015

Distinguished presidential historian Michael Genovese explains what it takes to be a good president, and he says Donald Trump would not be an effective one. Voting analyst Daniel McGraw says there is a death gap between the two parties, with many more Republican voters checking out than Democrats. And sociologist Andrew Cherlin says only people with decent combined incomes are getting married these days.


  • August 23, 2015 August 23, 2015 Prominent historian Michael Genovese on why Trump would be a terrible president … voting expert Daniel McGraw says Republican voters are dying faster than Democrats … and sociologist Andrew Cherlin links marriage to income.
  • Michael Genovese Michael Genovese One of America’s most distinguished historians, Michael Genovese, describes the powers and limitations of the presidency … and says Donald Trump would find that barking orders is not going to work.
  • Daniel McGraw Daniel McGraw Journalist and voting expert Daniel McGraw says Republicans have an actuarial problem because so many of their voters are older than Democrats. But, he warns, if the Republicans concentrate on economic issues, they may get younger voters to listen to them.
  • Andrew Cherlin Andrew Cherlin Sociologist Andrew Cherlin says there is a marriage gap, with only those couples with the prospect of decent incomes actually legalizing their union.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Government of, by, and for Big Money.


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May 24, 2015

At this patriotic time of year, celebrating Memorial Day, journalist David Shipler says President Obama’s campaign against whistleblowing reminds him of covering Cold War Russia. Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin, at this time of graduations and weddings, notes that the growing economic disparity is having a negative effect on higher education and marriage rates. And Congressman Dan Kildee takes on the president over trade in an interview on the Bill Press show.

 

  • May 5, 2015 May 5, 2015 First amendment expert David Shipler says covering Washington is like covering Cold War Russia … sociology professor Andrew Cherlin ties a drop in college graduation and marriage to the growing income gap … and Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • David Shipler David Shipler Barack Obama promised to be the most transparent president, but journalist David Shipler writes that this liberal constitutional lawyer has made covering national security like trying to cover Moscow during the Cold War.
  • Andrew Cherlin Andrew Cherlin Sociology professor Andrew Cherlin says that family life is shrinking along with the middle class because young people can’t afford to get married and devote time to children.
  • Dan Kildee Dan Kildee Congressman Dan Kildee assails the president on trade in a Bill Press Show interview.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Big Food trying a big hoax.


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