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AmericasDemocrat.org Netcast - June 12th, 2016

America's Democrats

Release Date: 06/11/2016

Why we should rethink voting rights. show art Why we should rethink voting rights.

America's Democrats

Why we should rethink voting rights. An alternative history of the Constitution. Plus Bill Press on what’s in store in the newest Supreme Court term.   Elections expert Amel Ahmed makes the case for voting as a positive right. Author John F. Kowal on how people have made our Constitution more democratic. Plus Bill Press with NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams. Amel Ahmed The passage of H.R.1 would mark a necessary advance in defense of the right to vote.  But does that go far enough? Amel Ahmed says more can be done to go on the offense in the struggle over voting...

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Factory towns as political battlegrounds.  show art Factory towns as political battlegrounds.

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Factory towns as political battlegrounds. Growing Black women’s political power. Plus Bill Press on the meaning of “patriotic philanthropy”.   John Pouland on a new report showing big losses for Democrats in factory towns, and why that matters. Glynda Carr on how to get more Black women elected to office. Plus Bill Press with billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein on what it means to give back to our nation. John Pouland  John Pouland explains a study that details how the conventional political wisdom has completely missed the biggest electoral earthquake of the last...

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Farmers on the front lines of climate change. show art Farmers on the front lines of climate change.

America's Democrats

Farmers on the front lines of climate change.  A Wyoming view on 2022. Plus, Bill Press on the very real threat of election subversion.   Former secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman makes an urgent call for climate smart agriculture. Wyoming Democratic Party Chair Joe Barbuto lays out a plan to prevail in the midterms. And election law expert Rick Hasan tells Bill Press why “election subversion" is the greater threat to American Democracy than voter suppression. Dan Glickman There’s a growing acknowledgment that even as agriculture feels some of the worst impacts of climate...

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Budget reconciliation and the future of health care.  show art Budget reconciliation and the future of health care.

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Budget reconciliation and the future of health care.  The Black women who fought to vote. Plus, Bill Press on why the Justice Department should begin a criminal investigation of Donald Trump.   Frederick Isasi of Families USA on why now is the time for Congress to take a stand on lowering health care costs. Historian Martha S. Jones on her new book Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All. Plus Bill Press with legal analyst Barbara McQuade on holding Donald Trump responsible for his actions leading up to January 6. Frederick Isasi ...

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The populist message progressive voters need to hear. show art The populist message progressive voters need to hear.

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The populist message progressive voters need to hear. And Bill Press on holding Donald Trump accountable for his role in the January 6 insurrection. This week, pollster Vic Fingerhut on how progressive populism can win elections. Plus, Bill Press with a timeline of events leading up to January 6, and how they implicate Trump in the effort to overturn an election. Vic Fingerhut  Vic Fingerhut has established an unmatched record of moving millions of votes to the progressive side of the political spectrum. Recently he lent his expertise to Canada’s New Democratic Party as they face a...

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Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price?  show art Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price?

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Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price?  Why prison gerrymandering has to end.  Plus, Bill Press on why California Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to survive the effort to recall him.   Eyal Press, author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Alec Kajstura on how the prison system distorts legislative redistricting. Plus, Bill Press looks ahead to California’s recall election with Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook. Eyal Press In his new book, Eyal Press talks about the overlooked jobs...

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How Biden’s plan for economic recovery could lead to more affordable health care for all Americans.  show art How Biden’s plan for economic recovery could lead to more affordable health care for all Americans.

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How Biden’s plan for economic recovery could lead to more affordable health care for all Americans. Why humor matters in politics. Plus, Bill Press on what happens when science mixes with politics.   Health care advocate Laura Packard on why it's time to build American health care back better.  Former secretary of agriculture Dan Glickman on his new book Laughing at Myself.  Plus, Bill Press with Philip Bump, National Correspondent for the Washington Post, on pandemic politics. Laura Packard President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda includes critical provisions that would...

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A powerful history of workers’ strikes in America. show art A powerful history of workers’ strikes in America.

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A powerful history of workers’ strikes in America. How unions will shape the future of democracy. Plus Bill Press on the staying power of Trump with the GOP.     Historian Erik Loomis on his book A History of America in Ten Strikes. Author and organizer Jane McAlevey on her book, A Collective Bargain:Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy. Plus, Bill Press with never Trump conservative Bill Kristol.   Eric Loomis Historian Eric Loomis says if we truly want to understand the history of labor movements in the United States, look to the moments when workers...

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How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop.  show art How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop.

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How the rich rig the tax code and the millionaires who want it to stop. How the battle for marriage equality was won. Plus Bill Press on how to confront a "code red" for our planet. Erica Payne on her new book Tax the Rich!: How Lies, Loopholes, and Lobbyists Make the Rich Even Richer. Sasha Issenberg on his new book The Engagement: America's Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage. Plus Bill Press with Jaime Williams, President of the Wilderness Society on what has to happen to avert climate catastrophe. Erica Payne In 2010, Erica Payne organized some of the richest Americans to...

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The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering. show art The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering.

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The looming threat of Republican gerrymandering. Why America needs a Tech New Deal. Plus Bill Press with a harrowing look at Trump's final year.   David Daley on why time is running out to stop Republican gerrymandering. Nicol Turner Lee on what it will take to deliver digital equity in a post-pandemic world. Plus Bill Press with Carol Leonnig and Phil Rucker on their new book  I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump's Catastrophic Final Year.  David Daley The once-a-decade process of redistricting has begun, and the stakes could hardly be higher. David Daley is one of the nation's...

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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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