June 1, 2014

Progressive economist James K. Galbraith offers his thoughts on the crisis in Ukraine and on how U.S. trade policy is a concession to corporate interests. Social scientist Tom Malleson talks about the groundbreaking work of Thomas Piketty and calls for economic democracy in the United States. And despite some recent primary setbacks by Tea Party candidates, Harvard professor Theda Skocpol says they aren’t dead yet!


  • Jun. 1, 2014 Jun. 1, 2014 Economist James K. Galbraith talks about trade policy … researcher Tom Malleson talks about the remarkable new book by Thomas Piketty … and Harvard’s Theda Skocpol warns that the Tea Party is not dead.
  • James K. Galbraith James K. Galbraith Economist James K. Galbraith is optimistic that there will be no great effects on the world economy from the flare-up in Ukraine, and he has some strong thoughts about U.S. trade policy.
  • Tom Malleson Tom Malleson Tom Malleson is a research fellow at York University in Canada and he says the growing income inequality documented by French economist Thomas Piketty could be eased by a strong dose of economic democracy.
  • Theda Skocpol Theda Skocpol Despite some setbacks for the Tea Party in recent Republican primaries, Harvard political scientist Theda Skocpol warns that the extremists will remain a huge influence on the GOP, and that, she says, is bad for America.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Moral Monday on the move.

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January 12, 2014

Republicans like Marco Rubio and Eric Cantor say the war on poverty, now 50 years in the waging, has been an utter failure. But analyst Chris Wimer says statistics show that without government programs, many more Americans would be poor today. Congress is back in session and Professor Alan Abramowitz says it’s unclear how much of a grip the Tea Party retains on Republican lawmakers. And Bill Press interviews Congressman Tim Ryan about the House agenda. Don’t expect much.


  • Jan. 12, 2014 Jan. 12, 2014 Republicans say the war on poverty has been a failure. Are they right? We have an expert who says no. Did the Tea Party weaken itself with the budget shutdown? We have an expert who says, “maybe.” And Bill Press interviews Congressman Tim Ryan.
  • Christopher Wimer Christopher Wimer Fifty years ago, Lyndon Johnson announced the War on Poverty. Since then, the poverty rate has dropped from 26 percent to 16 percent. Social scientist Christopher Wimer says the evidence shows that the federal programs worked.
  • Alan Abramowitz Alan Abramowitz President Obama’s re-election drove the Tea Party crazy, says political science professor Alan Abramowitz. Now, he says, it is unclear whether the Tea Party agitators in Congress will continue to drive the Republican leadership crazy.
  • Tim Ryan Tim Ryan Bill Press and his guest, Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio, discuss the House agenda.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Act 2 of the Ford & Radel Show.

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Wisconsin Aftermath – Representative Peter Barca

Peter Barca

Wisconsin Representative Peter Barca of Kenosha is the Democratic Leader of the Wisconsin Assembly. Clearly a battleground state in November, Wisconsin just ended a tumultuous campaign seeking the recall of Republican Governor Scott Walker. Representative Barca talks with us about the results, and what it means for November.