Letters and Politics – December 7, 2020

Letters and Politics

A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

Upcoming Episode

Part 1: Covid-19 and the Growing Inequality of Wealth Guest: David Dayen, Executive Editor of The American Prospect where he’s been writing the column Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report.  He is the author of the book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud. Part II: Former Labor Secretary on … Continued

Guest: Emily L. Quint Freeman, author of Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss.  In 1969 in Chicago Emily L Quint Freemen broke into a military draft board office and destroyed 40 thousand draft records–potentially saving the lives of many men who would may have otherwise been drafted to serve in Vietnam. The act forced her an underground life as a fugitive … Continued

Part 1: The Economic Challenges for the Biden Presidency Guest: Robert Pollin, Distinguished University Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the co-author of the book Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal.   Part II: The Suppression of Speech in WWI … Continued