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: Alice L. Baumgartner is assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California. She is the author of South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War.
Guest: Ernest Freeberg is a distinguished professor of humanities and head of the history department at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of three award-winning books, including The Age of Edison. His latest, A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement.
Guest: Lillian Faderman is the author of such acclaimed works as To Believe in Woman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, Surpassing the Love of Men, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle. Her memoir Naked in the Promise Land has been re-published. Among her many honors are Yale University’s James Brudner Award for exemplary scholarship in … Continued
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-LAdHKwt4Y&t=75s Guest: Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. The author of Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello and her latest, On Juneteenth. Photo: Emancipation Day celebration in Richmond, Virginia, 1905 on Wikipedia.
Guest: Marc Stein, professor of history at San Francisco State University and editor of the book The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab-TfADwg2Q&t=1309s Guest: Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School. The author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, and her latest, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s.