Guest: Doug J. Swanson is a veteran reporter and editor, he spent much of his carrier at the Dallas Morning News. Currently he is a research assistant professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of several books including Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, The Texas Gangster who … 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: Michael Powelson, author of Swindlers All: A Brief History of Government/Business Frauds from Alexander Hamilton to AIG. He is a history professor who teaches at CSU Channel Islands in Camarillo and L.A. Valley College in Van Nuys. Dr. Powelson has a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York, and master’s and bachelor degrees from Tulane University in … Continued
Guest: W. David Ball, professor of law at the Santa Clara University School of Law. His work focuses primarily in the fields of criminal justice, criminal procedure, sentencing and corrections.
Guest: Clayborne Carson is The Martin Luther King Jr. Centennial Professor at Stanford University. In 1985, Carson had been specifically chosen by Coretta Scott King to pull together Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s papers and archives into a comprehensive and official collection (which ran seven volumes).
Funeral held for George Floyd
Guests: Sylvia Allegretto is a labor economist and co-chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley. Mark Bray is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and politics in Modern Europe. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street, and … Continued
Guest: Anna Feigenbaum, author of Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today (Rebroadcast)
Guests: Eddie S. Glaude Jr. is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and chair of African American Studies at Princeton University. Professor Glaude is the author of several books including Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul; his most recent, Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our … Continued
President Trump has threatened to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807 to use military forces in order to quell civil disturbances. To learn about the legality and use of this Insurrection Act we talk to Constitutional lawyer and Presidential powers specialist Neil Kinkopf. Guest: Neil Kinkopf is Professor of Law at the Georgia State University … Continued
Guest: Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, Executive Director of the African American Policy Forum, and host of the series Under The Blacklight: The Intersectional Failures that COVID Lays Bare. Professor Crenshaw is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and Critical Race Theory. She is known … Continued