Guest: Lewis Dartnell, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster and author of Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History.
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: Aaron Glantz, a journalist and two-time Peabody Award winner, finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, multiple Emmy Award nominee and author of the book Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream.
Guest: Gordon H. Chang is the Olive H. Palmer Professor in Humanities and Professor of History at Stanford University, where he also serves as Director of the Center for East Asian Studies and co director of the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project. He is the author of Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story … Continued
A conversation with political analyst Ryan Grim on how big money took over the Democratic party and the struggle against it. The last thirty years has seen the building of a movement, which first exploded into public view with the largely forgotten presidential run of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, a campaign that came dangerously close … Continued
Today, host Mitch Jeserich speaks with historian David Kertzer, a prominent intellectual voice on the political, demographic, and religious history of Italy. He is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Professor of Italian Studies at Brown University. His latest book is, The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius … Continued
Accessibility laws in the second half of the twenty century are transforming society like no other laws before them by creating inclusive architecture and city design that enables fuller civic participation not just for disabled people, but for everyone. Today we are in conversation with historian Bess Williamson to talk about the history of disability … Continued
Guest: Stephen Kinzer, former New York Times foreign correspondent, now Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University and author of the book Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control.
Host Mitch Jeserich talks with Brenda Wineapple about the first impeachment of a sitting president, Andrew Johnson in 1868. Brenda Wineapple is the author of the book The impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation.
Guest: John Nichols is the Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. Nichols also hosts The Nation’s podcast Next Left. Support your Radio station. Click here to pledge online
Socrates was a scholar, teacher, and philosopher born in ancient Greece. His Socratic method laid the groundwork for Western systems of logic and philosophy. When the political climate of Greece turned against him, Socrates was sentenced to death by hemlock poisoning in 399 B.C. He accepted this judgment rather than fleeing into exile. His life … Continued