Letters and Politics – June 21, 2021

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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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMUPUvTOUY&t=95s Guest: Robert Kanigel is Professor Emeritus of Science Writing at MIT and the author of several books for which he has received many awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEH “Public Scholar” grant.  His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book … Continued


Guest: Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author who has covered business, technology, and public policy for the Los Angeles Times for three decades. He currently serves as the Times’s business columnist and hosts its business blog, The Economy Hub.  Hiltzik received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry.  His latest … Continued


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ1aMY6syBY&t=826s Guest: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote, longlisted for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award; White Rage, a New York Times bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award; Bourgeois Radicals; … Continued


Part 1 – The Current Inflation Guest: Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is author of several books including his latest Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet co-authored with Noam Chomsky.   … Continued