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.
Guest: Jean Guerrero, award winning investigative reporter and author of Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump and the White Nationalist Agenda.
Part 1. Executive Orders for Economic Relief in the Times of 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. He is the author of several books, his latest, Understanding Socialism. Professor Wolff is the founder of the … Continued
Guest: Patrick B. Sharp, professor and chair of Liberal Studies at California State University of Los Angeles. Also features clips from Pacifica Radio’s radio production of Hiroshima. (Rebroadcast)
Guest: Zachary D. Carter is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where he covers Congress, the White House, and economic policy. He is the author of the book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes.
Guest: Alan Hirsch, Constitutional scholar and instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College. He is the author of A Short History of Presidential Election Crises: (And How to Prevent the Next One) [City Lights Open Media, February 27, 2020]
Guest: Jason Stanley is the Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He is an expert on far-right authoritarianism, fascist politics, and philosophy. Professor Stanley is the author of several books, including How Propaganda Works, and How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. He also serves on the board of the Prison … Continued
Guest: John Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine, a contributing writer for the Progressive and In These Times, and the associate editor of Madison, Wisconsin’s Capital Times. He’s the author of several books, including The Death and Life of American Journalism, The Genius of Impeachment and The “S” Word and his most recent The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic … Continued
Guest: John Nichols, author of The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics.
Part 1: Government COVID-19 Aid May Dry Up Guest: Ro Khanna, Democratic Representative who represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the Silicon Valley. Part 2: The Depiction of Disability in Film Through Time. Guest: Lawrence Carter-Long, disability rights activist and film buff. He is the Director of Communications for the Disability Rights Education … Continued
Guest: Emily L. Quint Freeman, author of Failure to Appear: Resistance, Identity and Loss. In 1969 in Chicago Emily L Quint Freemen broke into a military draft board office and destroyed 40 thousand draft records–potentially saving the lives of many men who would may have otherwise been drafted to serve in Vietnam. The act forced … Continued