Guest: Judith Flanders is a social historian. She is a senior research fellow at the University of Buckingham. Her books include the bestselling The Invention of Murder, Inside the Victorian Home, and her latest, A Place for Everything: The Curious History of Alphabetical Order. Click Here to Support KPFA
Letters and Politics
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Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
Guest: Aaron Glantz is a Peabody Award-winning radio, print and television journalist. He is a senior reporter at Reveal and the author of several books including his latest, Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream. Click … Continued
Guest: Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a historian, educator, and commentator. She is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. She is the author of several books including her latest, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. Click Here to Support KPFA
Part 1: The Second Stimulus Package Guest: John Nichols is the Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. He is the author of several books including his latest, The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party: The Enduring Legacy of Henry Wallace’s Anti-Fascist, Anti-Racist Politics. His latest piece in the Nation is Crooked David Perdue … Continued
Guest: Maureen Ferran is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and viral researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash
Guest: John Fabian Witt is the Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and History at Yale, where he serves as Head of Davenport College. He is author of the Bancroft Prize–winning Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History, his latest book is American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19.
Part 1 – Joe Biden’s Foreign Policy and National Security Picks Guest: Jonathan Guyer is Managing Editor at The American Prospect. He has written for the New Yorker, NYT, and Paris Review, and reported from the Middle East for six years. His latest piece is The Lucrative Afterlife of a Trump Official: Trump’s former appointees … Continued
Part 1: Covid-19 and the Growing Inequality of Wealth Guest: David Dayen, Executive Editor of The American Prospect where he’s been writing the column Unsanitized: The COVID-19 Daily Report. He is the author of the book, Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street’s Great Foreclosure Fraud. Part II: Former Labor Secretary on … Continued
Guest: David Carballo, specialist in Mesoamerican archaeology, focusing particularly on the prehispanic civilizations of central Mexico at Boston University and author of Collision of Worlds: A Deep History of the Fall of Aztec Mexico and the Forging of New Spain
Guest: David Treuer is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Southern California. And is author of several novels and non-fiction books including his latest, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.