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AmericasDemocrat.org Netcast - June 12th, 2016

America's Democrats

Release Date: 06/11/2016

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America's Democrats

A Democratic playbook for 2020, and the fight to win over traditional working class voters. Plus, the failures of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.   Veteran pollster Vic Fingerhut on why Democrats need to stand up for the core issues that have defined them for decades if they want to win in 2020. Plus, Bill Press with Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.   Vic Fingerhut Pt. 1 Vic Fingerhut is a pioneer among Democratic polling and media consultants who has consistently argued for a progressive populist message. In this extended interview, he says that in 2020, nothing could be...

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The post pandemic agenda.  What will it take to save public schools? Why universal broadband access matters. Plus, putting a permanent end to police brutality against Black Americans.   How to rescue our schools from financial collapse. How to bridge the digital divide for all Americans. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman James Clyburn.   Jeff Bryant The Coronavirus pandemic is turning into a financial crisis for our nation’s schools.  Jeff Bryant explains what it will take to save public education from a looming catastrophe   Michael Copps During this pandemic, ...

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Making politics matter.  Taking action for racial justice at the ballot box.  Fighting back against voter suppression.  Plus, why one conservative thinker wants to stop Donald Trump from leading for another four years.   How politicians can make a difference in the fight against systemic  racism. Plus, what Wisconsin can teach us about how to vote during a pandemic.  And Bill Press with neoconservative political commentator Bill Kristol.   Ada Briceño Ada Briceño believes in an all-encompassing fight against police brutality and systemic racism  that...

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An economic recovery that works for all. Why racial equity matters. How billionaires are getting richer in the middle of a pandemic. Plus, George Floyd’s death and the reckoning of America.   The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic for people of color. Plus, how tax breaks for the rich are standing in the way of a fair recovery. And Bill Press with CNN’s Bakari Sellers, author of My Vanishing Country.   Danyelle Solomon The coronavirus pandemic is taking a toll on every community across the United States, but nowhere more than in communities of color. That’s why...

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Making real change. The dangers of politics as a spectator sport. The political potential of nonviolent activism.  Plus Bill Press on the political rise of Nancy Pelosi. . How to move beyond political hobbyism and make real change. Plus, what is nonviolent resistance and why does it work? And Bill Press  with journalist Molly Ball on her new biography of Nancy Pelosi.  Eitan Hersh Author Eitan Hersh says millions of Americans see politics as a form of self-expression rather than as a mechanism for change. In his new book, he explains why this is bad for democracy and shows us a...

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COVID 19 and the billionaire bonanza. An unauthorized history of the NRA.  Plus Bill Press on what Obamagate is really about. . How pandemic profiteers are deepening America’s wealth gap. Plus, the unauthorized history of the NRA. And Bill Press talks with David Corn, Washington Bureau Chief for Mother Jones.   Chuck Collins Chuck Collins is a long time advocate for greater economic equality in America. He says billionaires are only getting richer during the pandemic, and if we don’t act now, inequality will only get worse. Frank Smyth Journalist Frank Smyth has been writing...

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A better and bolder pandemic relief plan. Is it time to abolish the electoral college?  Plus Bill Press on the rise of  democratic women in politics.   Progressives call on politicians for a relief package that meets the needs of all Americans. Plus, how the electoral college is bad for democracy and why it needs to end. And Bill Press talks with Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List.   Emma Einhorn The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare our nation’s devastating disparities in health and wealth.  Activist Emma Einhorn says the next relief package has to put...

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Pandemic politics. The state of play in Wisconsin. What Americans think about the rush to reopen. Plus Bill Press on the conservative crisis agenda.   What pollsters are learning about American concerns over COVID 19, and why politicians should listen. Why Wisconsin republicans pushed to have an election in the middle of a pandemic.  Plus Bill Press talks with Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio about what we need to do now to protect the nation’s working class.   John Anzalone John Anzalone has been measuring the nation’s political pulse for decades. He says, during this pandemic,...

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On the front lines for Medicare for All. Nurses take a stand for all Americans to have access to healthcare.  The labor campaign for health care justice. Plus, are we ready to reopen? Bill Press on where we stand now in the coronavirus pandemic.   Why nurses are fighting for single payer health care, and why the American labor movement is mobilizing with them.   Plus Bill Press talks with  Politico healthcare reporter  Adam Cancryn about what it will take to end the pandemic crisis and what stands in the way.   Malinda Markowitz Whether it’s at the bedside or in...

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Democracy fights back. The movement to restore voting rights and make elections fair and free.  Plus, Bill Press with Congressman Eric Swalwell on what it will really take to reopen America. David Daley on his new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. Plus Bill Press talks with  California Representative Eric Swalwell about what Congress needs to do next to deal with the coronavirus crisis. David Daley Pt. 1 Journalist David Daley’s 2016 bestselling book Ratf**Ked opened the nation’s eyes to the vast reach of  GOP gerrymandering and the GOP plan...

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Jennifer Lawless

Political scientist and feminist Jennifer Lawless says the polarization of politics has helped women candidates because voters now look at party affiliation and not gender.

Website: www.american.edu/wpi

 

Fred Rotondaro

Regular commentator Fred Rotondaro says Hillary Clinton has plenty of work to do to bring Bernie Sanders supporters into her camp and Sander will not do anything to allow Trump to win the White House.

Website: http://www.catholicsinalliance.org/

 

Sandy Levin

Bill Press interviews Michigan Congressman Sandy Levin on Paul Ryan’s latest anti-poverty scheme.

 

Jim Hightower

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