Guest: Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the co-founder of the international grassroots movement, DiEM25, that is campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe. He is the author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must? and The Global Minotaur. Currently, he is a professor of economics at the University of Athens.
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: Sylvia Allegretto is a labor economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, which is housed at UC Berkeley’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment. Guest: John Nichols is the Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. He is the author of several books including Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse and … Continued
Guest: Aaron Glantz is a Peabody Award-winning radio, print and television journalist. He is a senior reporter at Reveal and the author of several books including his latest, 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: John Tarleton is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. He is the current editor of the newspaper The Indypendent in New-York. Guest: Ernesto Arce is an award-winning, independent journalist from Los Angeles. He currently serves as the news producer and Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KPFK, part of the … Continued
Guest: Constitutional scholar Alan Hirsch is an instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College. He is the author of a number of books including Impeaching the President: Past, Present, and Future and For the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights. His latest is A … Continued
Guest: Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has served in three national administrations and is the author of several books, including The Work of Nations, The Common Good, Saving Capitalism, Supercapitalism, and Locked in the Cabinet. His new book … Continued
Guest: Richard Walker is professor emeritus of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the founder of the Living New Deal — a research project in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Walker is the author or co-author of several books including The Capitalist Imperative, The New Social Economy, The Conquest … Continued
Guest: Congressman Ro Khanna represents California’s 17th Congressional District, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. Rep. Khanna sits on the House Budget, Armed Services, and Oversight and Reform committees and is the first vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. He also serves as an Assistant Whip in the Democratic Caucus Guest: Sylvia Allegretto is … Continued
Guest: Christian McMillen is a Professor of History and Associate Dean at the University of Virginia. He is specialized in the history of diseases and Native Americans. He wrote the book Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction in which he describes history’s major pandemics and discusses state responses to those pandemics.
Dr Molly Crockett is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Yale University and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics. She studies human morality, altruism and decision making. In 2018, she wrote a piece about “Pandemics and the psychology of uncertainty”.