Part 1: The Legal Challenges to the Election Guest: Eliza Sweren-Becker serves as counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, where she focuses on voting rights and elections. Part 2: The Electoral College & Slavery (Rebroadcast) Guest: Akhil Reed Amar is Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale … Continued
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: Vijay Prashad is the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research and the author of “Washington Bullets: A History of the CIA, Coups, and Assassinations” (Monthly Review Press, 2020).
Guest: Max Elbaum has been involved a peace and anti-racist movements since joining Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in Madison, Wisconsin in the 1960s. Through the 1970s and 1980s he participated in campaigns defending affirmative action and opposing U.S. military interventions in the Third World while writing extensively for the radical press and taking part in … Continued
Part 1: The Journalist Guest: Sasha Abramsky, contributor to the Nation and author of Little Wonder: The Fabulous Story of Lotttie Dod, The World’s First Female Sports Super Stars. Part 2: The Historian Guest: Geoffrey Kabaservice, historian and director of political studies at the Niskanen Center. He is the author of several books including … Continued
Part I: The Election Map and Potential Challenges Guest: Steven Rosenfeld is the Editor and Chief Correspondent for Voting Booth, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Part II: Analyzing the Known Results Guest: Arun Gupta, contributor to The Intercept, Daily Beast, The Nation, Jacobin, and the author of the forthcoming book Bacon as a … Continued
Guest: A.J. Baime, journalist, contributor to the Wall Street Journal and author of the book Dewey Defeats Truman: The 1948 Election and the Battle for America’s Soul.
Guest: Alan Hirsch, Constitutional scholar and instructor in the Humanities and Chair of the Justice and Law Studies program at Williams College. He is the author of A Short History of Presidential Election Crises: (And How to Prevent the Next One). PHOTO: Markus Winkler
Guest: Geoffrey R. Stone is the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago. He is the co-author of the book Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court.
Guest: Matt Grossmann, Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research and Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center where he hosts the podcast The Science of Politics
Part 1 – Money in Politics Guest: Sheila Krumholz is the Executive Director at the Center for Responsive Politics. The Center for Responsive Politics is an independent nonprofit research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy, The Center runs the website OpenSecrets.org, which is a comprehensive resource for … Continued