Category Archives: Podcast

9/2 John Marciano: What Killed the Metric System?

John Marciano author of Whatever Happened to the Metric System?: How America Kept Its Feet, explains revolutionary history of the metric system, the metric system and the demands of global capitalism, how America is already a metric society, Sputnik and the push for … Continue reading

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9/1 Labor Day Show

Happy Labor Day! Today on the program we bring you a collection of great speeches that celebrate labor and people power from FDR, Mario Savio, John Lewis, & more! Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming … Continue reading

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8/29 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Film Guy Matthew Weiss

Cliff Schecter explains why the Democrats may not keep the Senate, the possible 50/50 Senate split, Mitch McConnell’s war against the minimum wage and self enrichment, what Mitch McConnell thinks his job is, will McConnell’s campaign manager face criminal charges, … Continue reading

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8/28 Patrick Cockburn: Isis Consolidates & the Collapse of the Middle East?

Journalist Patrick Cockburn explains how Isis developed out of Syria and Iraq, the origins of Isis in Al Quada in Iraq, Sunni repression in post Saddam Iraq, what Hillary Clinton misses about arming moderate rebels in Syria, what regional powers … Continue reading

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8/27 Dana Goldstein: The Teacher Wars

Journalist Dana Goldstein author of the new book The Teachers Wars, explains why teachers are held responsible for the American inequality crisis, if we want teachers to make a broader impact why we need structural policy solutions, the gendered dynamics of teaching, … Continue reading

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8/26 William Lazonick: Profits Without Prosperity

Professor William Lazonick explains how companies have turned from employment security, how corporate leadership structures are hurting the entire economy, what stock buy backs, how stock buy backs are different from traditional stock purchasing, how Ronald Reagan deregulated the stock … Continue reading

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8/25 Catherine Ruetschlin: Markets Don’t Stop Racism & D. Brian Burghart: Fatal Encounters

Demos Senior Policy analyst Catherine Reutschlin explains how markets the libertarian myth of a color blind free market, how markets can perpetuate racism, private prisons, why the “sharing” economy is not color blind and how race and inequality cannot be … Continue reading

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8/22 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Randy Credico

Cliff Schecter explains why the NRA isn’t defending the rights of Ferguson’s black community, the NRA’s racism, militarized police and the African American community, where the situation in Ferguson stands now, all the issues that the crisis in Ferguson raises, … Continue reading

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8/21 Mariah Stewart: Citizen Journalist of the Ferguson Fellowship

Citizen journalist Mariah Stewart explains the tension between the police and the African American community in Ferguson, the culture of police harassment of the black community in Ferguson, how Mariah began covering the Ferguson protests, the generational differences in the … Continue reading

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8/20 Eddie Glaude Jr: Ferguson & the Disease of White Supremacy

Princeton’s Eddie Glaude Jr. explains the larger meaning of the crisis in Ferguson and the murder of Michael Brown, “conflict porn” and why we don’t get to the bottom of race in America, why white supremacy is the disease that … Continue reading

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