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Mark Shriver

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Many Americans fondly remember the late R. Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps and accomplished so much else in improving the lot of people in this country and around the world. His son, Mark Shriver, writes in a new book for Father’s Day how faith and maintaining a balance in life are the important lessons his dad bequeathed.

Jim Hightower

America’s #1 populist gives us his Common Sense Commentary on the Wisconsin election results.

Linda Killian

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A journalist and senior scholar at the Wilson Center, Linda Killian has written a book about a powerful third force in American politics – the independent, or swing, voters. They may not make up their minds in the presidential race until it is almost over, but they will, she says, make all the difference.

Henry Cuellar

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Bill Press talks about immigration issues, the Latino vote and tax cuts with Congressman Henry Cuellar, a Blue Dog Democrat from Texas.

Peter Barca

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A special replay of our post-election-day interview in Wisconsin with Democratic State Assembly leader Rep. Peter Barca. The news wasn’t all bad, he reports.–November 28, 2011

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Jim Hightower

Jim Hightower, America’s most popular populist, says we’ve been in a class war for over 30 years…and it’s causing the rich to fear the poor.

Jim Hightower

“Billionaires’ front groups attack workers, public schools, and young voters”


Sheila Simon

Sheila Simon, lieutenant governor of Illinois, says she’s determined to put an end to corruption in Illinois politics.

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Jan Schakowksy

Bill Press interviews Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, who explains why she isn’t mourning the demise of the supercommittee.

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Congresswoman Schakowsky

AmericasDemocrats.Org–July 24th, 2011

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Jim Hightower

America’s most popular populist Jim Hightower profiles Texan governor and potential Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry.  He explains how Republican enthusiasm around Governor Perry’s potential candidacy shows just how weak their field of candidates is.

Jim Hightower has spent three decades battling the Powers That Be on behalf of the Powers That Ought To Be – consumers, working families, environmentalists, small businesses, and just-plain-folks.

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Marc Ginsberg

Marc Ginsberg, former ambassador to Morocco and senior vice president of APCO worldwide, discusses the ongoing conflict in Syria.  Groups such as Amnesty International have been openly critical of the Syrian government’s decision to censor the media and allow conflict to continue in the country, but the Obama administration has been largely silent. Ginsberg looks at the administration’s response and what they should do next.

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Senator Bernie Sanders

An interview by Bill Press with Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on the Gang of Six’s budget proposal.  He says their attacks on Social Security are unreasonable and gives us his take on the real causes of the deficit.

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Friends of Bernie netcast — February 13

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Jim Hightower

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Hightower has edited the Texas Observer, directed the Texas Consumer Association, and served as the Texas Agriculture Commissioner for two terms. He broadcasts daily radio commentaries and publishes a monthly populist political newsletter, “The Hightower Lowdown.”

Don Fowler

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Fowler served as Chair of the South Carolina Democratic Part for nine years from 1971-1980.  In 1988 he was CEO of the Democratic National Convention.  He was Chair of the Democratic National Committee during the 1996 election between Bill Clinton and Bob Dole.

Fred Rotondaro

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Rotondaro is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP). He was executive director the National Italian American Foundation, where he worked for 22 years before joining CAP.