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What Trump's actually doing--as opposed to what he's tweeting--plus news about the resistance. Hosted by Jon Wiener, contributing editor at The Nation, and broadcast live at KPFK 90.7FM in LA Thursdays at 3.

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What Trump's actually doing--as opposed to what he's tweeting--plus news about the resistance. Hosted by Jon Wiener, contributing editor at The Nation, and broadcast live at KPFK 90.7FM in LA Thursdays at 3.

    The Labor Movement after the Virus: Harold Meyerson; plus Greil Marcus on The Great Gatsby

    The Labor Movement after the Virus: Harold Meyerson; plus Greil Marcus on The Great Gatsby

    High unemployment usually hurts working class organizing--"except when it doesn't," Harold Meyerson says. He looks a the possible futures for the labor movement when the virus is finished. Harold is executive editor of The American Prospect.
    Also: Greil Marcus has a new book out--it’s about The Great Gatsby and its place in American culture and American life--including on Saturday Night Live with Andy Kaufman. Greil of course has written many books, Starting with the classic “Mystery Train” and including “Lipstick Traces.” His new book is titled “Under the Red White and Blue: Patriotism, Disenchantment and the Stubborn Myth of The Great Gatsby.”

    • 46 min
    The Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party: Nichols; Those Trump Kids: Wilentz; SCOTUS: Cohen

    The Battle for the Soul of the Democratic Party: Nichols; Those Trump Kids: Wilentz; SCOTUS: Cohen

    Before Bernie and AOC, before Jesse Jackson and George McGovern, there was Henry Wallace, FDR’s vice president, who fought for the soul of the Democratic party in the 1940s. John Nichols tells that story, and links it to today’s battles between progressives and Wall Street Democrats—his new book, out now, is “The Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party."
    Next up: One of the key forces making inequality greater in America has been the Supreme Court -- Adam Cohen will explain -- his new book is, "Supreme Inequality: The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America."
    Plus: a new episode of “The Children’s Hour” with Amy Wilentz, stories about Ivanka, Jared, Don Junior, and little Eric--boy are those kids in trouble this week! Amy of course is our Chief Jared Correspondent—and was just awarded a Guggenheim fellowship.

    • 49 min
    Coronavirus Updates: Mike Davis on the World; David Dayen on the USPS & Medicare; John Powers on TV

    Coronavirus Updates: Mike Davis on the World; David Dayen on the USPS & Medicare; John Powers on TV

    As parts of the US reopened their economies, the Trump Administration defunded the W.H.O., and Dr. Micheal Osterholm reminded that the point of flattening the curve was not to keep everyone from getting the virus, it was to spread-out the infection-rate over time – Mike Davis reports.
    Next up, we talk with David Dayen of the American Prospect about the need to save the United States Postal Service; he also reports on reasons for the shortage of hospital beds in New York City, the US healthcare system on the whole and Medicare for all.
    Plus, John Powers of NPR's Fresh Air makes his recommendations for virus-time TV watching.

    • 53 min
    Joseph Stiglitz: The Virus & the Economy; plus Harold Meyerson and Katrina vanden Heuvel

    Joseph Stiglitz: The Virus & the Economy; plus Harold Meyerson and Katrina vanden Heuvel

    Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says the US has “one of the poorest systems of unemployment insurance in the world”—and that our number one priority should be to keep workers connected to their jobs. His book "People, Power and Profits: Progressive Capitalism for an Age of Discontent" is out now in paperback, with a new preface.
    Plus: Harold Meyerson has today’s update in the politics of the coronavirus--and we’ll also talk about about the future of labor after the pandemic.
    Also: Katrina vanden Heuvel reports on solidarity with the front-line workers fighting the virus—starting in New York, where people cheer hospital workers coming off their shifts at 7pm every night.
    Finally: Where's Paul Krassner when we need him?

    • 56 min
    Mike Davis: Coronavirus Around the World; plus Harold Meyerson and Barbara Ehrenreich

    Mike Davis: Coronavirus Around the World; plus Harold Meyerson and Barbara Ehrenreich

    Mike Davis argues that the coronavirus crisis is bringing about the fragmentation of Europe and the marginalization of the WHO; he also considers the danger to Africa, and whether China will emerge less powerful in the world economy because of the rise of economic nationalism. Mike wrote about the avian flu in 'The Monster at Our Door.'
    Plus Harold Meyerson comments on southern states reopening for business--and also surveys the possible Democratic candidates for vice president.
    Also Barbara Ehrenreich reports on her experiment in trying to survive on low wage work. Her classic essay “Nickel and Dimed,” is the lead piece in her new book, a collection of essays titled Had I Known. We recorded this interview when her book Nickel and Dimed was published, in 2002.

    • 58 min
    The Good News from Wisconsin: John Nichols; plus Harold Meyerson on Bernie and Biden

    The Good News from Wisconsin: John Nichols; plus Harold Meyerson on Bernie and Biden

    Despite massive Republican efforts to prevent Democrats from voting in the Wisconsin primary, the Democrats won--by a huge margin. John Nichols explains how they did it -- and the implications for November.
    Also: Harold Meyerson comments on Bernie's endorsement of Biden on Sunday - and the skepticism of some of Bernie's supporters about Biden, as well as the apparent reluctance of some progressive leaders to join Bernie in the endorsement.

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