#531 : What we get wrong about saving the planet.

What we get wrong about saving the planet. Why the Green New Deal needs to be a jobs program. Plus Bill Press on what drives Nancy Pelosi.

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Author Jenny Price on getting environmentalism right before it’s too late. Activist Wallace Mazon on why the Sunrise Movement is fighting for good jobs. Plus Bill Press with journalist Susan Page on her new book, Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and The Lessons of Power.


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Jenny Price

In her new book, author Jenny Price writes about how environmentalists view and talk about their movement. And all too often she writes, they become part of the problem.

Wallace Mazon

With the nation facing an economic crisis and a climate crisis at the same time, the Sunrise Movement has launched a new campaign to tackle both. Activist Wallace Mazon says the fight for good jobs has to go hand in hand with the  fight against climate change.

Susan Page

Bill Press with journalist and author Susan Page on her new political biography about our nation’s first female Speaker of the House. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Can Corporate Profit and Morality Be Compatible?

Is “corporate ethics” an oxymoron? Do you have to be a jerk to be a successful CEO? Is exploitation the only path to profit?

The good news is that many companies, big and small, in the food economy are blazing a different path through Wall Street’s jungle of greed, demonstrating that money and morality can be compatible.


#530 : The fascism Trump left behind.

The fascism Trump left behind. Avoiding the next power grid disaster. Plus Bill Press on redefining infrastructure in the American Jobs Plan.

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Jason Stanley on his latest book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Julie Kohn on lessons learned from the Texas power grid failure. Plus Bill Press with White House economic adviser Jared Bernstein.


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Jason Stanley

In his newest book, Jason Stanley makes the case that nations don’t have to be fascist to suffer from fascist politics. He says that even with Trump gone, his authoritarian attack on democracy is still being embraced by Republicans.

Julie Kohn

After a historic winter storm left millions of Texans in the dark and without heat, energy experts are looking for ways to stop it from happening again.  Julie Kohn says that means rethinking the state’s isolation from the nation’s power grid.

Jared Berstein

Bill Press with White House economic adviser Jared Berstein on the limits of trickle down economics and why Biden’s big infrastructure plan is the right response. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Are CEOs Really “Worth” Millions of Dollars?

These days, the haughty rich in our country have developed such an arrogant sense of self-entitlement that they’ve gone from being merely irritating to infuriating.

Unsurprisingly, their plutocratic greed and rigging of the system has generated a political backlash, including a widely-popular push to tax the massive stashes of wealth the upper-upper class has amassed by stiffing the middle class and poor. Alarmed by this uprising, the rich have launched a major effort to defuse public anger – not by altering their own behavior, but by a semantical twist.


#529 : The price we pay for corporate consolidation.

The price we pay for corporate consolidation. How the rich hide their wealth. Plus Bill Press with a view from Congress of the chances of passing the American Jobs Act.

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Pat Garofalo on an antitrust agenda for working people. Chuck Collins on his newest book The Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Spend Millions to Hide Trillions. Plus Bill Press with Congressman John Yarmuth, chair of the House Budget Committee on what it will take to pass Biden’s infrastructure plan. 


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Pat Garofalo

In a recent report, the Economic Liberties Project offers a roadmap to how the Biden Administration can reverse a corporate concentration crisis.  Pat Garafola says there is a growing sense across the political divide that this is an issue lawmakers need to confront. 

Chuck Collins

In his newest book, Chuck Collins explores how the richest Americans are able to hide their wealth and pay next to no taxes, and how this is deepening our nation’s economic divide. 

John Yarmuth

Bill Press with Representative John Yarmuth, head of the House Budget Committee,  on the necessity of passing Biden’s infrastructure plan. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Should Water Be A Wet Dream for Wall Street Speculators

Oh great – here comes a new stealth attack on the fragile, life-sustaining natural resources of Planet Earth. This assault is by Wall Street alchemists who’re out to redefine one of our most basic resources: Water.

Everyone knows that water is “invaluable” – it’s literally life, requiring a constant intake by each of us… or we quickly die. But the Wizards of Wall Street want to reduce potable H2O from its environmental, humanitarian, and spiritual essence to just another perishable economic good that they can market-price and sell to the highest bidder.


#528 : The powerful influence of Lady Bird Johnson.

The powerful influence of Lady Bird Johnson. Confronting the myths about poverty in America. Plus, Bill Press with a behind the scenes account of Joe Biden’s election campaign.

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Julia Sweig on her newest book Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight. Mark Rank on his newest book Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty. Plus Bill Press with journalists Johnthan Allen and Amie Parnes on how Joe Biden barely won the presidency.


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Julia Sweig

In her new biography of Lady Bird Johnson, Julia Sweig reveals the unappreciated impact of a remarkable first lady during a historic turning point in American  politics.

Mark Rank

In his newest book, Mark Rank explores what we don’t understand about who gets poor and why, and how long-standing myths have damaged our ability to respond to the deepening crisis of inequality in America

Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes

And now, Bill Press with journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes on Joe Biden’s nail-biting campaign to take the White House, and how luck won out in the end. If you’d like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com. 

Jim Hightower

Monopoly Is What’s For Dinner

No longer just a parlor game, monopoly is what’s for dinner. Practically every commodity and every step in producing our families’ most essential consumer purchase is in the tight grip of four or fewer global conglomerates:

Four chemical giants control more than two-thirds of the world market for commercial