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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November 8, 2015

Political scientist and Congress-watcher Lee Drutman assesses the House Republicans under new Speaker Paul Ryan. Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says the Republicans’ biggest problem is that they are looking for brutally simplistic answers to complicated issues. And Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page on a new book about George H.W. Bush … and his son.


  • November 8, 2015 November 8, 2015 Lee Drutman says Paul Ryan may be in for a surprise … Fred Rotondaro says the Republican presidential candidates are looking for answers that are too simplistic … and Bill Press interviews Susan Page about the new book on the Bushes.
  • Lee Drutman Lee Drutman Political scientist Lee Drutman wonders how long it will take for Paul Ryan to come to the same conclusion as John Boehner – that the Freedom Caucus is made up of “crazy people” who he will not listen to.
  • Fred Rotondaro Fred Rotondaro Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro surveys the presidential field and says Bernie Sanders doesn’t have a great shot and that Trump and Carson are taking advantage of their party’s need for honesty.
  • Susan Page Susan Page Bill Press interviews USA Today’s Susan Page about the Presidents Bush.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Warning: Pink ribbons don’t cure breast cancer.


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