A look at burning political issues and debates and their historical context within the US and worldwide, hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Letters and Politics
10:00 AM Pacific Time: Monday-Thursday
Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Host Mitch Jeserich talks with Brenda Wineapple about the first impeachment of a sitting president, Andrew Johnson in 1868. Brenda Wineapple is the author of the book The impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.
Host Mitch Jeserich explains what’s at stake in the upcoming impeachment inquiry open hearings.
In light of the impeachment proceedings, we talk to David Cay Johnston about his perspective on the impeachment of Donald Trump. Guest: David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist and author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of The Making of Donald Trump … Continued
Today, Mitch Jeserich talks with historian Geoffrey Kabaservice about the Republican Party, during a time in which its president Donald Trump is facing a potential Impeachment by the House of Representatives. His guest is the Director of Political Studies at the Niskanen Center and the author of number of books, including Rule and Ruin: The … Continued
Today, the chair of the house intelligence committee Adam Schiff announced the first opening hearings next week. Mitch Jeserich brings us an update on everything that is happening today on impeachment in Capitol Hill. Then, official historian of the Senate Betty Koed talks with Mitch Jeserich about how her and her office are doing right … Continued
A conversation with historian W. Caleb McDaniel about the life of Henrietta Wood, a black woman who was born into slavery, was freed and then re-enslaved, and then sued her captors and won, using that money to buy a home and put her son through law school. Caleb McDaniel is professor of history at Rice … Continued
Mitch Jeseich brings us the latest news from Capitol Hill. Then, a conversation about U.S. Foreign Policy and The Trump Impeachment Inquiry with Rolling Stone journalist Matt Taibbi. He is the author of the book Hate Inc.: Why Today’s Media Makes Us Despise One Another.
The House of Representatives just voted a resolution formalizing the Trump Impeachment Inquiry. Today guest host Max Pringle talks to Mitch Jeserich about the latest news on the impeachment inquiry: the key points of the resolution and what this means for the next few weeks.
A conversation with Frank O. Bowman on the History of Impeachment from the fourteen century on and how this history informs our understanding of the impeachment process with President Donald Trump. Frank O. Bowman teaches a seminar on impeachment at Georgetown law school and also teaches law at the University of Missouri, he is the … Continued
Today Mitch Jeserich talks to Letters and Politics’ host guest Max Pringle about the latest news on the impeachment inquiry including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to hold a vote by the full house to formalize the impeachment. Then, a conversation with consumer advocate, lawyer, and author Ralph Nader about how the Democrats … Continued