Guest: Robert Ovetz discusses his new book, When Workers Shot Back: Class Conflict from 1877 to 1921, and covers insurrectionary labor history from the Great Upheaval to the Redneck War. [Rebroadcast]
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: 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
Guest: Laura Dassow Walls, an English literature professor, currently Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame and author of the book Henry David Thoreau, A Life.
Guest: Cal Winslow, a labor activist and educator, is Director of the Mendocino Institute and a retired fellow in environmental history at U.C. Berkeley. Author of Radical Seattle: The General Strike of 1919.
Guest: Susan Berfield, award-winning investigative reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News. She is the author of the book The Hour of Fate: Theodore Roosevelt, J.P. Morgan, and the Battle to Transform American Capitalism. [Rebroadcast]
Guest: Peter Fritzsche, professor of history at the University of Illinois and author of the book Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich. [Rebroadcast]
Guest: Zachary D. Carter is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where he covers Congress, the White House, and economic policy. He is the author of the book The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes. Photo: John Maynard Keynes, 1933 on Wikipedia Click Here to Support KPFA
Guest: Richard Wolff is professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York City. His latest book is The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself. … Continued
Guest: Hilary Holladay is a biographer, novelist, poet, and scholar of modern and contemporary American literature. She is a former director of the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for American Studies and professor of English at the University of Massachusetts in Lowell. Holladay is the author of several books, her most recent is The Power … Continued
Guest: Robert M. Alexander is a professor of political science and founding director of the Institute for Civics and Public Policy at Ohio Northern University. He is the author of Representation and the Electoral College. Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash.com Click Here to Support KPFA