Guest: Dr. Jeremy Brown is an emergency physician and the author of Influenza: The Hundred-Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History. He is the director of the Office of Emergency Care Research at the National Institutes of Health. He has a recent piece in the Atlantic called The Coronavirus Is No 1918 Pandemic.
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: Adele Stan is a columnist for the American Prospect and the editor of Right Wing Watch. Guest: Nayomi Munaweera, award winning writer of the novel Island of a Thousand Mirrors and What Lies Between Us. She writes mostly about the perils of living in a female body in the midst of misogynistic patriarchy. She … Continued
Guest: Matt Grossmann is a Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Public Policy and Social Research at Michigan State University. He is author of several books including Asymmetric Politics and his latest Red State Blues: How the Conservative Revolution Stalled in the States. Guest: DD Guttenplan, Editor of the Nation magazine. … Continued
Guest: Geoffrey Cowan, Professor at the University of Southern California and author of the book Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary
Mitch Jeserich has a long conversation with economist Richard Wolff.
In her compelling exploration of language, archaeology, and early medieval literature, Max Dashu illuminates hidden cultural heritages. She shows that the old ethnic names for “witch” signify ‘wise woman, ‘ ‘prophetess, ‘ ‘diviner, ‘ ‘chanter, ‘ ‘herbalist, ‘ and ‘healer.’ Today we talk to Max Dashu about her book Witches and Pagans: Women in European … Continued
A conversation on the Luddites with Peter Linebaugh author of Ned Ludd & Queen Mab: Machine-Breaking, Romanticism, and the Several Commons of 1811-12. The book tells us about the anonymous and scorned 19th-century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn … Continued
A conversation with archaeologist and Marxist historian Neil Faulkner about the Russian Revolution. He is the author of the book A People’s History of the Russian Revolution. About the Book Faulkner debunks the myths that continues to shroud the Russian revolution, showing how a mass movement of millions, organized in democratic assemblies, mobilized for militant … Continued
A conversation with Jack Weatherford, a renowned scholar on Genghis Khan. He argues in his book, Genghis Khan and the Quest for God, that Genghis Khan inspired Thomas Jefferson for the Freedom of Religion principle. Support KPFA!! Click Here to Donate!!! BOOK: Genghis Khan and the Quest for God $100 L&P Ancient History Pack … Continued
Robert Paxton talks about the history of fascism and why it is relevant in contemporary America. Paxton is a political scientist and historian specializing in the World War II era. He is a professor emeritus at Columbia University. Support KPFA!! Click Here to Donate!!! BOOK: Anatomy of Fascism $100 Book: Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics by … Continued