The Democratic chair of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler scheduled a vote for Wednesday, May 8 to hold Attorney General William Barr in Contempt to Congress for not providing the Committee the entire unredacted Mueller report on the 2016 presidential election. Nadler also is trying to get Robert Mueller to testify before the House … Continued
Letters and Politics
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Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Attorney General William Barr did not show up to testify today before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing was scheduled to question him about his handling the Robert Mueller report. The House didn’t go on to Subpoena Barr, nor to condemned him, though it could do so in the coming days. The Attorney General is … Continued
Attorney General William Barr Testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. This comes hours after a letter from special prosecutor Robert Mueller is released. In the letter Mueller criticizes AG William Barr for how he originally described the Mueller report. For analysis on this issue, we talk to William Yeomans. Guest: William Yeomans is Senior … Continued
As a standoff between Congress and the White House potentially brings upon a constitutional crisis in this country we talk to political scientist Thomas E. Mann. Guest: Thomas E. Mann is Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and Resident Scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. He is the … Continued
Another mass shooting at a place of worship occurred this weekend. This time in Poway, California, just twenty miles north of San Diego at a local synagogue. Today we are in conversation about the ideology behind the transnational groups that these killers are claiming to, who are they? Guest: Kathleen Belew is Professor of History at the … Continued
We are in conversation with historian Michael Joseph Roberto about the history of fascism in the United States during the New Deal era and its connection to corporate America. Guest: Michael Joseph Roberto retired professor of history at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, the largest historically black educational institution in the United States. … Continued
When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different approaches to the question of the day: How could the nation recover from the Great Depression? Professor Eric Rauchway join us to talk about the months before the hundred days, FDR and Hoover battled over … Continued
We are in conversation with Chris McGreal about the history of the opioid epidemic in the U.S. We discuss the careless over-prescription of opioids that has lead to addiction, heroin use and overdose in a context where illegal drug cartels have brutally exploited the situation. McGreal argues that the opioid epidemic was born of congressional … Continued
On Earth Day, we bring a conversation with acclaimed journalist and former war correspondent Dahr Jamail who has traveled the world for the past few years to cover the effects of climate change. He is author of the book The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption.
Pacifica’s KPFA Host Philip Maldari is in conversation with John Nichols, Washington correspondent of the Nation Magazine analyzing what has been released in the redacted Mueller report by Attorney General William Barr. John Nichols latest piece in the Nation is Barr Has Abandoned the Constitution in Order to Serve Trump: In a shameless press conference, … Continued