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Bill Moyers and others from our team in conversation with writers, academics, activists and other big thinkers about the issues of vital concern to our democracy.

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Bill Moyers and others from our team in conversation with writers, academics, activists and other big thinkers about the issues of vital concern to our democracy.

    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee About THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee About THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP

    Bill Moyers talks with Dr. Bandy Lee, editor of THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP. Four years ago, Dr. Lee felt a duty to warn the country about dangerous possibilities stemming from a man who lacked the mental fitness to be president, breaking the “Goldwater Rule.” Dr. Lee had no background or interest in politics. For almost 20 years,  she had been trying to understand and prevent violence. It was her calling. After earning medical and divinity degrees while studying at Yale and Harvard, and a stint as chief resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined Yale’s faculty to teach in both the school of medicine and the law school. In her clinical practice, she treated inmates in maximum security prisons, and in time she began applying psychiatric concepts to public health and safety.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson: The Confederate Flag on the United States Capitol

    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson: The Confederate Flag on the United States Capitol

    Bill Moyers and Heather Cox Richardson examine how a day meant for celebrating democracy turned into a riot that sought to overturn a  free and fair election. Across the country and around the world people watched, horrified, dumbfounded and disbelieving, as insurrection incited by the President of the United States and his Republican enablers struck  at the very centerpiece of American governance.

    • 40 min
    Free Speech. Really? Bill Moyers talks with Ellis Cose

    Free Speech. Really? Bill Moyers talks with Ellis Cose

    Bill Moyers talks with journalist and writer Ellis Cose whose most recent book is THE SHORT LIFE & CURIOUS DEATH OF FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA. Steeped in some of the critical debates of our times, Cose has grown increasingly concerned about democracy’s fate under the combined weight of technology, political corruption, and inequality.

    • 55 min
    Democracy on the Edge: Bill Moyers talks with Heather Cox Richardson and Steven Harper

    Democracy on the Edge: Bill Moyers talks with Heather Cox Richardson and Steven Harper

    Bill Moyers talks with noted lawyer Steven Harper and distinguished historian Heather Cox Richardson about threats to democracy. “When you have a society that loses respect for the rule of law, you lose civilization. There is an enormous price that gets paid.” — Steven Harper

    • 48 min
    Heather McGhee: How American Racism has a Cost for Everyone

    Heather McGhee: How American Racism has a Cost for Everyone

    Heather McGhee is descended from slaves in the American South.  Her great- grandparents and grandparents came north to work in the steel mills. She grew up on the south side of Chicago, taught in Spain and studied writing in Hollywood, then decided to change the world, or at least try. Her new book is THE SUM OF US.

    • 48 min
    Bill Moyers talks with David Berg and Daryl Bristow about Trump's Lawsuits

    Bill Moyers talks with David Berg and Daryl Bristow about Trump's Lawsuits

    President Trump still will not admit he lost.  Trump has flooded the courts with lawsuits. Here to assess what’s going on are two of the country’s most experienced lawyers in election litigation.  Daryl Bristow worked for George W. Bush’s legal team on two Florida lawsuits regarding balloting for the 2000 presidential election.  David Berg has recently taken Trump and others to court over their efforts to use the Postal Service to discredit and dismiss mail-in ballots.

    • 42 min

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Podcast puts events in perspective. Very informative and explains the situation so I know I am on the right track. Keep it up.

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