Letters and Politics – September 21, 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.

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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: 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