AmericasDemocrats.org – April 10th

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James K. Galbraith

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James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.  Here he  explains why the deficit phobia is dangerous and why cutting government spending won’t help the economy.

Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D

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Dr. Aileen Riotto Sirey founded the National Organization of Italian American Women in 1980 with a group of women including  Geraldine Ferraro, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, Donna de Matteo, Constance Mandina and  Roseanne Coletti. In addition to maintaining a private psychotherapy practice for more than twenty five years, she also served as part time Executive Director of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.  She joins us as we pay tribute to former congresswoman and the first female vice presidential candidate, Geraldine Ferraro.

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Lynn Sweet

[powerpress url=”http://media.blubrry.com/addo/www.americasdemocrats.org/audio/ADdOShow10-Seg3-sweet.mp3″]Lynn Sweet is the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times. She writes a column and a blog for the paper. She has covered politics and government from Chicago’s street brawls to the White House, and is a regular guest on MSNBC programs and frequently appears on CNN, FOX, CBS and ABC.  Here she updates us on President Obama’s re-election campaign.

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AmericasDemocrats.org Netcast — February 20

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James K. Galbraith

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James K. Galbraith is an economist who has served in several positions on the staff of the U.S. Congress, including Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee. He is a professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute, and Chair of the Board of Economists for Peace and Security.  Here, Galbraith explains why lowering the age at which people can collect Social Security is good for the economy.


Will Bunch

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Will Bunch is a senior writer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the man behind the blog, Attytood.  His 2009 book isTear Down This Myth: How the Reagan Legacy has Distorted Our Politics and Haunts Our Future.  (Bunch’s latest book is called The Backlash: Right-Wing Radicals, High-Def Hucksters, and Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama.) Here, Bunch questions common perceptions of former president Ronald Reagan.


Rabbi Michel Lerner

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Rabbi Michel Lerner is Editor of Tikkun Magazine, co-chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, rabbi of Beyt Tikkun in Berkeley, Ca. and author of eleven books, most recently a 2006 national best seller: The Left Hand of God: Taking Back our Country from the Religious Right. Lerner says it will take a progressive challenger in 2012 to save Barack Obama’s presidency.