Letters and Politics – August 12, 2020

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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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:  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


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