Category Archives: Podcast

6/30 Caroline Fredrickson: Women Workers Still Paying the Price for the South’s Political Sins

Caroline Fredrickson the President of the American Constitution Society and author of the Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over, explains how women and African Americans were cut out of the benefits of the Social Safety net. How the … Continue reading

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6/29 Ian Millhiser: SCOTUS Review: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Ian Millhiser the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, explains why this has been an unusually positive term for the Supreme Court. The Roberts Court makes the right call on many decisions from Marriage Equality to fair housing. SCOTUS rules against the … Continue reading

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6/26 Casual Friday: Giovanni Zelko

We lost Cliff Schecter due to a bad phone connection. But, no problem, Sam explains the historic importance and power of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of marriage equality. Justice Kennedy’s decision and the Living Constitution. Justice Scalia throws … Continue reading

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6/25 SCOTUS Goes Sane & Upholds Obamacare & the Right Freaks Out

SCOTUS upholds Obamacare in their decision on King V Burwell. Justice Roberts sums up the case in the most obvious way. The Right freaks out and Justice Scalia throws an epic tantrum. The Supreme Court, also upholds the real meaning … Continue reading

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6/24 Trudy Lieberman: The Failed Prescription of Obamacare

Journalist Trudy Lieberman, explains why opponents and supporters of the Affordable Care Act are both spreading myths about the ACA. Is Obamacare unaffordable for many middle class consumers? Debating the costs of healthcare. How many families are choosing to take … Continue reading

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6/23 Megan Erickson: Edutopia: Why Technology Will Not Save Education

Jacobin Editor,  Megan Erickson, explains the new technology myth spreading across Public Education. Paulo Freire’s critique of the “banking” model of education and what is an abundance mentality in education. The movement towards privatising education and the business opportunity it … Continue reading

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6/22 Aurin Squire: Why the Right Can’t Admit The Charleston Was a Race Crime

Freelance journalist and Playwright Aurin Squire, explains the conversation we need to have about race. Why racism is a mental illness and the Right Wing media feeds it. The importance of not reacting and fostering dialogue and the importance of … Continue reading

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6/19 Casual Friday: Cliff Schecter & Andy Kindler

Cliff Schecter explains the overwhelming evidence that gun control works. Racism and the creation of the conservative movement. From the Civil War to the modern NRA and how the Right uses racism to advance its cause. Why the Republicans won’t … Continue reading

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6/18 Erik Loomis: The Global Body Count from Corporation Outsourcing

University of Rhode Island History Professor and author of The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe, Erik Loomis explains the death toll of the fashion industry and the reality of corporate outsourcing. How sweatshops went global because of reform … Continue reading

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6/17 Ryan Grim: the GOP’s Plot to Pass Fast Track

The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim, explains the new plot that the Republicans are hatching to pass Fast Track Trade Authority. What happens if Fast Track Authority passes in the House without Trade Adjustment Assistance. How Progressive Democrats are going to … Continue reading

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