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 speaks with Stephanie Woolhandler of Physicians for National Health Program about the impending changes to the health care system in the US. Then he interviews Matt Eisenbrandt, author of Assassination of a Saint: The Plot to Murder Oscar Romero and the Quest to Bring His Killers to Justice, and an attorney for the prosecution … Continued
Mitch Jeserich interviews Mel Goodman about the House Intelligence Committee hearing on the links between Trump’s campaign and Russia. Melvin Goodman, was division chief and senior analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, Central Intelligence Agency from 1976 to 1986, and is currently a senior fellow at the Center for International Policy in Washington, D.C.
In this episode we discuss the Muslim Ban “2.0,” and the legal challenges have come up against it with Elica Vafaie, an attorney with the Asian Americans Advancing Justice/Asian Law Caucus and an expert on National Security and Civil Rights. Then we hear from Alexandra Chasin, author of the book Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History … Continued
In this episode host Mitch Jeserich speaks with Hyun Lee, a researcher and reporter for Global Research Centre for Research on Globalization. Her latest piece is North Korea: Trump’s First Foreign Policy Test in Asia. Then and interview with Alasdair Roberts, Professor of Public Affairs, Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs, University of Missouri. His … Continued
Lynne Stewart died yesterday March the 7th 2017, she was an attorney known for defending those who challenged the system and she herself spent years in jail for representing Omar Abdel-Rhaman. Then, we talk to Edwin Park about the Republican Healthcare proposal. Edwin Park is Vice President for Health Policy at the Center on Budget and … Continued