December 13, 2015

Immigration … refugees … religious tests. Cornell Professor Maria Cristina Garcia examines the history of an America that has not always been a welcoming place for those seeking freedom. Harvard Professor Danielle Allen sees a future of fragmented presidential politics based on smaller constituencies whipped up by outsiders with limited appeal. Is the answer multiple parties? And Bill Press interviews freshman Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego.


  • December 13, 2015 December 13, 2015 Immigration historian Maria Cristina Garcia says the current uproar over refugees is not new … Harvard Professor Danielle Allen reflects on the fragmentation of American politics … and Bill Press interviews Congressman Ruben Gallegos.
  • Maria Cristina Garcia Maria Cristina Garcia Immigration expert Maria Cristina Garcia says that for anyone trying to enter the country to engage in terrorism, the refugee program is the hardest way.
  • Danielle Allen Danielle Allen Danielle Allen, a government professor and MacArthur “genius,” thinks we should be moving in the direction of multiple political parties.
  • Ruben Gallego Ruben Gallego Bill Press interviews Arizona Congressman Ruben Gallego.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The sleaze, guilt, and punishment of Don Blankenship.


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December 6, 2015

A trial in Baltimore, a political crisis in Chicago, and a nation focused on police and community relations. Law professor and civil rights historian Michael Higginbotham says just because police have a difficult job to do doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be held accountable when things go wrong. Political analyst Ed Kilgore says the Black Lives Matter movement will help solidify minority voters and their allegiance to the Democratic Party. And Bill Press interviews climate change expert Joe Romm.


  • December 6, 2015 December 6, 2015 Baltimore law professor Michael Higginbotham and political columnist Ed Kilgore analyze the Black Lives Matter movement … and Bill Press interviews Joe Romm about global warming.
  • Michael Higginbotham Michael Higginbotham Law professor and civil rights historian Michael Higginbotham says he is hopeful about progress in police and community relations but that cops should not get a pass just because they have such a difficult job.
  • Ed Kilgore Ed Kilgore Columnist Ed Kilgore says the Black Lives Matter movement eventually will help solidify the relationship between minority voters and the Democratic Party.
  • Joe Romm Joe Romm Bill Press interviews climate change expert Joe Romm about the recent international conference in Paris.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Rafael and Ted Cruz: Like father, like son.


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November 29, 2015

Melanne Verveer was the first U.S. ambassador for women’s issues, and she has some thoughts about the economic power that women have, both locally and globally. Fred Harris was a United States Senator, chair of the Democratic party and a member of the Kerner Commission on racial violence. He has some strong views about the issues of race and immigration that are still dividing the nation. And Jimmy Williams, sitting in for Bill Press, interviews reporter Jackie Kucinich about Hillary Clinton.


  • November 29, 2015 November 29, 2015 Melanne Verveer on women’s economic power. Fred Harris tells the truth about immigration. and, on the Bill Press Show, Jimmy Williams and Jackie Kucinich discss the latest on Hillary Clinton.
  • Melanne Verveer Melanne Verveer The country’s first ambassador at large for global women’s issues, Melanne Verveer, explains how women’s economic power goes beyond just consumer spending.
  • Fred Harris Fred Harris Former Senator Fred Harris says Donald Trump is acting against the interests of the United States by opposing immigration, and sets the record straight about who the so-called illegal immigrants really are.
  • Jackie Kucinich  Jackie Kucinich From the Bill Press Show, reporter Jackie Kucinich and Jimmy Williams discuss the latest on Hillary Clinton.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Avoid Amazon's "Cyber Monday" and buy local.


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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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