July 20, 2014

If you think John Boehner’s lawsuit against the president will be laughed out of court, wait till you find out that when YOU try to sue, it’s no laughing matter. Lina Khan tells you why. President Obama’s first technology adviser Aneesh Chopra has some advice on how partnerships between the feds and corporations can improve government services. Finally, Bill Press interviews D.C. “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry.

  • Jul. 20, 2014 Jul. 20, 2014 GOP sues Obama but can YOU sue anyone anymore? Lina Khan says no. Tech innovator Aneesh Chopra offers lessons on government data collection. And Bill Press interviews Washington, D.C.’s “Mayor for Life” Marion Barry
  • Lina Khan Lina Khan When you sign up for cable, join a gym or buy a phone you have given up your right to sue. Policy analyst Lina Khan explains how the courts let us sign away our legal rights.
  • Aneesh Chopra Aneesh Chopra There’s a lot of negative talk about government efficiency, but President Obama’s first chief technology officer, Aneesh Chopra, says innovation can and will improve things.
  • Marion Barry Marion Barry Bill Press and his guest, Washington, D.C.’s “Mayor for Life.”
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower Warning: Boehner at work!

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May 11, 2014

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision, a perhaps surprising take on affirmative action from Georgetown law professor Sheryll Cashin. With the V.A. under attack, Aneesh Chopra, the government’s first chief technology officer, tells how the administration actually cleared up a backlog of claims and used information technology to empower veterans. And Bill Press interviews one-time death row inmate Kirk Bloodsworth.

  • May 11, 2014 May 11, 2014 College admissions should be about place, not race, says professor Sheryll Cashin. Government must work with business to create innovative ways of delivering services, says technology expert Aneesh Chopra. And Bill Press interviews an innocent man who was on death row.
  • Sheryll Cashin Sheryll Cashin It’s 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, and Georgetown Law professor Sheryll Cashin says it’s time for college admissions to be about place, not race.
  • Aneesh Chopra Aneesh Chopra Innovator Aneesh Chopra, the government’s first chief technology officer, talks about how innovation can better deliver services to the public, and uses the V.A. as an example of how to do it.
  • Kirk Bloodsworth Kirk Bloodsworth Bill Press and his guest, Kirk Bloodsworth, the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA.
  • Jim Hightower Jim Hightower The GOP's minimum wage nuttiness.

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