Part 1. The Politics Behind Confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Guest: John Nichols is National Affairs Correspondent for The Nation and author of several books including Coronavirus Criminals and Pandemic Profiteers: Accountability for Those Who Caused the Crisis. Part 2. Sentencing Child Pornographers Guest: Alissa Ackerman is a professor of criminal justice at CSU Fullerton … 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: Richard Wolff is a renown Marxist economist and host of Economic Update. He also teaches at the New School University and is the co-founder of Democracy At Work. Photo credit: Richard Wolff at the People’s Forum, 2018.
Part 1. Another View of the War with Medea Benjamin. Guest: Medea Benjamin is an Anti-War activist and co-founder of Code Pink. She is the author of Drone Warfare (OR Books, 2012), Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection (OR Books, 2016), and, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic … Continued
Guest: Bill Weinberg is an award-winning 30-year veteran journalist in the fields of human rights, indigenous peoples, drug policy, ecology and war. He is the author of Homage to Chiapas: The New Indigenous Struggles in Mexico (Verso Books, 2000), among other books. He covers world affairs as he describes from a dissident-left point of view on his website … Continued
Guest: Dr. Gerald Horne holds the Moores Professorship of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston. His research has addressed issues of racism in a variety of relations involving labor, politics, civil rights, international relations and war. He is the author of several books including his latest, The Dawning of the Apocalypse: … Continued
Part 1. Two Views on YouTube Banning RT America Guest: Lee Camp hosted the program on RT America called Redacted Tonight. He was laid off after RT America shut down on March 1st after it was dropped by numerous cable and satellite providers. Spotify also stopped platforming his podcast. He still has a YouTube page dedicated to his show … Continued
Guest: Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is author of several books including his latest, Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving the Planet, co-authored with Noam Chomsky. Photo by Giovanni Gagliardi on Unsplash
Guest: William Dalrymple is a Scottish historian and award wining author of several books including, In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, The Age of Kali, White Mughals, The Last Mughal and, most recently, The Anarchy: The East India Company, Corporate Violence, and the Pillage of an Empire.
Guest: Vijay Prashad is the Director of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research which describes itself as an international, movement-driven institution focused on stimulating intellectual debate that serves people’s aspirations. He is also the author of such books as The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of … Continued
Guest: Yuliya Yurchenko is Senior Lecturer in Political Economy at the Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability Institute, University of Greenwich, UK. She is author of the book, Ukraine and the Empire of Capital: from Marketisation to the Armed Conflict (2018) Pluto Press.