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.
Mitch Jeserich interviews Francisco Ugarte, from the San Francisco Office of the Public Defender, to discuss the current Immigration Laws. The memos from the Department of Homeland Security are at the core of this discussion about undocumented immigrants and their defense in the US. Source : Wikimedia Commons, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Grape_workers.jpg
In this episode host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Victor Silverman, Professor of US and International history at Pomona College. He is co-author of California (On the Road Histories). Prof. Silverman is also an Emmy-award winning filmmaker. His latest film “Getting High,” a personal refelxion on family, addiction, and the criminal justice system, will be available … Continued
In this episode host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Mel Goodman, the Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy, about Michael Flynn’s resignation and the history of the National Security Adviser position. Goodman was a CIA intelligence analyst for over twenty years and Division Chief of the Office of Soviet affairs for ten … Continued
On today’s show, we talk to California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris about the current political landscape and resisting Trump. Then, we hear an interview with Ira Shapiro (author and international trade lawyer) about the weakening of congressional ability to provide checks and balances.
In this episode, host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Jared Bernstein, former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden, about the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the state of the US economy. Then he speaks with Joel Friedman, Vice President for Federal Fiscal Policy at the Center on Budget … Continued