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


Guest: Elizabeth Kolbert is an environmental reporter and author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change and The Sixth Extinction, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize. For her work at The New Yorker, where she’s a staff writer, she has received two National Magazine Awards and the Blake-Dodd Prize from the American Academy of Arts … Continued


Guest: Peter Cole is a professor of history at Western Illinois University in Macomb and a research associate in the Society, Work and Development Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.  He is the author of the award-winning Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area and Wobblies … Continued


Guest:  Todd Miller is a journalist and author who has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer.  He is the author of the books Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security, Storming the Wall: Climate Change; Migration, and … Continued


Guest: Brenda Wineapple is the author of the book The impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation. This is the story of the period shortly after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination, when Vice-President Andrew Johnson, now “the Accidental President,”  ignored Congress, pardoned rebel leaders, promoted white supremacy, opposed civil rights, and called Reconstruction … Continued


Guest: Gerald Horne is Moores Professor of History & African American Studies at the University of Houston.  He is the author of more than three dozen books including White Supremacy Confronted: US Imperialism & Anticommunism vs the Liberation of Southern Africa from Rhodes to Mandela, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, and … Continued


Guest: Ethan Zuckerman is the founder of the Institute for Digital Public Infrastructure at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and associate professor of public policy, information, and communication.  He is cofounder of the international blogging community Global Voices.  His latest book is Mistrust: Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them. Front … Continued