Guest: Adam Jentleson is the Executive Director of Battle Born Collective and a former deputy chief of staff to Senator Harry Reid. He is a columnist for GQ and the author of Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy. Featured photo: Harold Mendoza via Unsplash
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.
Part 1 – The American Recovery Act Guest: Robert Kuttner is the co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect. He is the author of several books including his latest, The Stakes 2020 and the Survival of American Democracy. Part 2 – The Rise and Fall of Soul City Guest: Thomas Healy is a professor … Continued
Guest: Lyndall Gordon is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a senior research fellow at St Hilda’s College, Oxford and an award-winning biographer. She is the author of several books including Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft and Outsiders: Five Women Writers Who Changed the World.
Guest: Eric Rauchway is a distinguished historian and expert on the Progressive and New Deal eras at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of several acclaimed books on the subject, including The Money Makers, The Great Depression and the New Deal, and his latest, Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the … Continued
Guest: David Dayen is the executive editor of The American Prospect. He currently is authoring the Prospect Magazine special series First 100: An In-Depth Look at President Biden and the New Administration. David Dayen is the author of Monopolized: Life in an Age of Corporate Power and Chain of Title, winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize for … Continued
Guest: Ioan Grillo is a journalist and author specializing in crime and drugs. He is the author of the books Gangster Warlords: Drug Dollars, Killing Fields and the New Politics of Latin America, El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency, and his latest, Blood Gun Money: How America Arms Gangs and Cartels.
Guest: Reese Erlich is a best-selling book author and freelance journalist covering the Middle East for more than 35 years. He is an adjunct professor in International Studies at the University of San Francisco. Image: Matthew Bruch Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Command Copyright: Public Domain
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. His books include Big Science, The New Deal, Colossus, Dealers of Lightning, and The Plot Against Social Security. Michael Hiltzik received … Continued
Guests: Dr. Richelle Brooks is a Black Momma, Educator, the founder of ReTHINK It, an organization dedicated to addressing antiblackness through education and mutual aid, and a Grassroots Organizer and Biden Jubilee 100 Striker. She is the co-founder of Los Angeles chapter of the Debt Collective and wrote the piece Why I Joined the Jubilee … Continued
Guest: Congressman Eric Swalwell represents California’s 15th congressional district since 2012. The district currently covers most of eastern and southwestern Alameda County as well as part of Contra Costa County. He is now in his fourth term and serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the House Judiciary Committee. Congressman Swalwell was … Continued