Guest: Adam Tooze is a professor of economic history at Columbia University and the author of Crashed, winner of the Lionel Gelber Prize, The Wages of Destruction, and his latest, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy.
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 I. The Politics of the California Recall Guest: Tim Redmond is a political and investigative reporter in San Francisco for more than 30 years now. He spent much of that time as executive editor of the Bay Guardian. He is the founder and editor of the independent news and culture website 48hills. Part … Continued
Guest: Matt Taibbi is an award-winning author and investigative reporter. His writings can be found on Substack. He is the author of such book as I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street, about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police; the New York Times bestsellers Insane Clown President, The … Continued
Guest: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma in a tenant farming family. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than 4 decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. Dunbar-Ortiz is the winner of the 2017 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize, she is the … Continued
Guest: Deepa Kumar is an award-winning scholar and activist, and Professor of Media Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire: 20 years after 9/11
Guest: Arsalan Iftikhar was a young human rights lawyer in the days following the 9/11 attacks. It would change his life. He joins us for a conversation on how the attacks and the US response to them effected and continues to effect Muslim Americans. Arslan Iftikhar is the founder of TheMuslimGuy.com & author of “FEAR … Continued
Guest: Akhil Reed Amar is the Sterling professor of law and political science at Yale University and the author of several books on constitutional law and history, including America’s Constitution: A Biography, America’s Unwritten Constitution, and his latest, The Words That Made Us: America’s Constitutional Conversation, 1760-1840.
Guest: Neil Price is distinguished professor and chair of archaeology at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is the author of several books on the history of the Viking Age including his latest, Children of Ash and Elm: A History of the Vikings.
Guest: Michele Goodwin is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and the Founding Director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy. She is the author of Policing the Womb: Invisible Women and the Criminalization of Motherhood, which examines how states have used the tools of legislation to restrict reproductive rights and … Continued
Part I. Biden’s Coronavirus Response Guest: Greg Gonsalves is Public Health correspondent for The Nation, and an epidemiologist at Yale School of Public Health. His latest article in the Nation is Sure, Biden’s Better on Covid Than Trump. That’s Not Good Enough. Part II. The History of Policing Powers Guest: Erwin Chemerinsky is the dean of … Continued