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.
Guest: Sonia Shah, science journalist and author of The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move.
Part I: Senator Sherrod Brown on Congress and Financial Aid. Guest: Sherrod Brown is Ohio’s senior U.S. senator and a leading progressive voice in Congress. Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed, and his latest, Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America Part II: An exploration of the relationship between Trump … Continued
Part I: Climate change, wildfires and the declining bird population in the US Guest: Andrea Jones is the Director of Bird Conservation at the Audobon Society, California. For information about chances of survival bird species in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico by degree of warming scenario in your area go to AudobonSociety.org For analysis on the … Continued
Part I: COVID-19 Economic Fallout Guest: Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor at the New School University in New York. His latest books is Understanding Socialism. Richard Wolff is the founder of the non-profit Democracy at Work. He’s also the host of the TV and Radio show Economic … Continued
Part 1: Climate Change, Wildfires, and Weather Guest: Tim Brown is Research Professor of Climatology at the Desert Research Institute in Reno, Nevada and Director of The Western Regional Climate Center. Part 2: “A Place To Breathe”, New Documentary on Immigration Guest: Michelle Grace Steinberg is a Bay Area filmmaker and Nutritionist at Street Level Health Project … Continued
Part 1: If Trump Refuses to Go Guest: Sasha Abramsky, journalist and author of the cover story in The Nation called Is Trump Planning a Coup d’État. His latest book is Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lotttie Dod, The World’s First Female Sports Super Stars. Part II: Remembering Myrna Mack Chang & Guatemalan … Continued
Guest: Martha S. Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and professor of history at Johns Hopkins University and author of the book VANGUARD: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All.
David Graeber is well known for his role in jump-starting the 2011 Occupy Wall St. and “the 99% percent” movement. He died at the age of 59 on September, 2nd. He was a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics, an anarchist activist, and the author of Debt: The First 5000 Years, and … Continued
Guest: John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. He has written widely on political economy and is an expert on environmental sociology. He is the author of several books including Marx’s Ecology: Materialism and Nature (2000), The Great Financial Crisis: Causes and Consequences (with Fred Magdoff, 2009), The Ecological … Continued
Guest: Historian Rick Perlstein is the author of Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, Nixoland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, The Invisible Bridge and his latest book is Reaganland: America’s Right Turn 1976-1980.