Letters and Politics – March 30, 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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Guest: Richard Walker is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder of the Living New Deal — a research project in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Walker is the author or co-author of several books including The Capitalist Imperative, The New Social Economy, The Conquest … Continued


Guest: Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is the first vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves as an Assistant Whip in the Democratic Caucus Guest: Sylvia Allegretto is … Continued


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Special – Government Response to the Coronavirus

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 recent work has concentrated on analyzing the causes and alternative solutions to the global economic crisis. His latest books is Understanding Socialism. Richard Wolff is the founder of the … Continued


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Government and Public Policy in Times of Crisis

Guest: Professor Linda Bilmes is Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance at Harvard Kennedy School. She was Assistant Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. She has co-authored multiple books, including The Three Trillion Dollar War (with Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz).   … Continued


Guest: Dr Eric Feigl Ding (@DrEricDing) is an award winning epidemiologist, health economist and nutrition scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is also an advocate for public health and health justice. His public policy work focuses on the intersection of epidemiology and behavioral economics, and has influenced many government guidelines.   Guest: … Continued


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The State of the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Guest: David A. Hopkins is Associate Professor of Political Science at Boston College who specializes in the study of American political parties, elections, Congress, and voting behavior. He is the author of Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics.   Guest: Norman Solomon is a journalist, media critic and progressive activist … Continued