Letters and Politics – February 27, 2017

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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Enforcement of the Immigration Laws Under Trump (The Memos)

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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


The Mexican-American War and the Establishment of the Contemporary Border

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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


Michael Flynn and the History of the National Security Adviser’s Role

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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


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