Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.
A History of Violent Mobs Overthrowing Democratically Elected Governments in America
Guest: Manisha Sinha  is the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and a leading authority on the history of slavery and abolition and the Civil War and Reconstruction. She is the author of several books including The Counterrevolution of Slavery : Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina and The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition .
Photo source: Wikimedia Commons - The Wilmington coup carried out by white supremacists  in North Carolina  of 1898.
Malcolm & Martin: Rivals and Allies
Guest: Peniel E. Joseph , historian of the Black Power Movement and author of The Sword and the Shield : The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. He is the Barbara Jordan Chair in Ethics and Political Values at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and professor of history and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at the University of Texas at Austin.
Photo by Unseen Histories  on Unsplash 
The Far Right Mob at The Capitol & The Future of National Security
Part 1: The Far Right Mob at the Capitol and Online
Guest: Talia Lavin is a journalist author of the book Culture Warlords: My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy.
Part 2 - The Future of National Security in the US
Guest: Karen Greenberg is the Director of the Center on National Security at Fordham University School of Law. She is the author of several books and the host of the podcast Vital Interests dedicated to issues of governance, law and policy.
Letters and Politics Special: House Impeachment Proceedings Live
Direct from the US House of Representatives, KPFA brings you the proceedings on a vote to impeach President Donald Trump, with hosts Brian Edwards Tiekert and Mitch Jeserich
Guest: Ruth Conniff is Editor-in-Chief of the Wisconsin Examiner and Editor-at-Large for The Progressive Magazine.
Impeaching Trump a 2nd Time & How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold
Part I: The Case for Impeaching Trump for a Second Time
Guest: Frank O. Bowman III is University of Missouri Curators’ Distinguished Professor and Floyd R. Gibson Missouri Endowed Professor of Law at the University of Missouri School of Law, as well as Dean’s Visiting Scholar at Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of the book High Crimes and Misdemeanors: A History of Impeachment for the Age of Trump . His latest article The Constitutional Case for Impeaching Donald Trump (Again)  can be found in justsecurity.org. 
Part II: The rural-urban divide overtaking the national conversation: The Nebraska Political Landscape
Guest: Ross Benes is the award-winning author of several books, his latest is Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold . He is a contributor to the Nation magazine.
Photo by Mike Doherty  on Unsplash 
Holding Trump Accountable for Capitol Riots & The Role of Social Media in Speech Moderation
Part I: Articles of Impeachment and 25th Amendment to hold Trump Accountable
Guest: Hadar Aviram is Thomas Miller Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law. She is the author of Yesterday's Monsters: The Manson Family Cases and the Illusion of Parole will be out this month.
Part II: Role of Big Tech and Social Media in Speech Moderation
Guest: Michael Brennan  is a research fellow at the Democracy Collaborative and a policy organizer for the Democracy Policy Network.
Photo source: Wikimedia
 http://Policy Organizer, DPN's Democratizing Capital Project
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