Las Vegas Shooting, Tax Reform, AIDS Activism and Gender & Justice

Mitch Jeserich, host of Letters & Politics, joins Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks to update listeners on the deadly shooting in Las Vegas.

Dean Baker talks to Brian Edwards-Tiekert and Cat Brooks about the GOP’s new tax plan. Baker explains what could change, who would benefit and where the loopholes are placed.

Cat Brooks interviews David France, author of How to Survive a Plague. They explore the early history of the fight against AIDS and recount the ways activists responded to government inaction and widespread indifference.

Corinne Datchi and Julie Ancis join Cat Brooks to discuss the the mental health of women and girls in the legal system. They explain how gender, race and class impact individuals’ experiences within the justice system.


  • Dean Bakerco-founder and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer
  • David France, writer, activist and author of How to Survive a Plague
  • Corinne Datchi and Julie Ancis, co-authors of Gender, Psychology, and Justice: The Mental Health of Women and Girls in the Legal System



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