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Max Elbaum: What’s At Stake for the Left in the 2020 Election?

We talk with Max Elbaum about the debate over whether the Left should support Joe Biden. He wrote a recent post, Should Anti-Capitalists Urge a Vote for Joe Biden to Defeat Donald Trump in 2020?.

On the Left a great debate is raging between Progressives whose first priority is defeating Trump and those in the Never Biden camp.

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The former say that defeating fascist or white supremacist authoritarian control of the executive branch and the Supreme Court are necessary to protect the growing progressive movement.

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Abdul El-Sayed HEALING POLITICS & David Moloney, BARKER HOUSE

We talk with Dr. Abdul-El Sayed, former Michigan gubernatorial candidate and health director of Detroit’s public health department about his new book, Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey Into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic.

Then, a debut novel explores the power dynamics inside a county jail. We talk with David Moloney about his book, Barker House.

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Deborah Paredez, YEAR OF THE DOG & Vincent Emanuele, The New Normal

We talk with poet Deborah Paredez about her new volume of poetry, Year of the Dog. It bears powerful witness to the legacy of war, violence and the struggle for social justice.

Then, whither the Left in a moment of institutional meltdown? We talk with writer, activist and Iraq War veteran Vincent Emanuele about his article in Counterpunch, The New Normal: Cascading and Multilayered Crises.

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Francis Moore Lappé & Adam Eichen, Daring Democracy

Francis Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen of the Small Planet Institute talk about their new book, Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want. Then Adam Eichen is joined by Rabbi Michael Pollack to talk about a democracy initiative going on right now in Pennsylvania, the March on Harrisburg. Continue reading

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Wilmer Leon, POLITICS ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE & Greg Palast, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

WV talks with with political analyst, author and radio host Wilmer Leon about his collection of essays spanning part of the Bush era and both terms of the Obama administration, Politics Another Perspective: Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama.

Also,  we air an edited version of our interview with investigative journalist Greg Palast about his book and movie, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy. He says the GOP and its billionaire funders have been stealing the votes of millions of Americans. Continue reading

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Nathan J. Robinson, TRUMP: ANATOMY OF A MONSTROSITY

Nathan J. Robinson talks about his book Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity. It examines why Trump won; what the press, pundits and Democratic Party got wrong; and how they can get it right next time.

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Tools For Activists: Ralph Nader, Breaking Through Power & Sarah van Gelder, The Revolution Where You Live

Ralph Nader tells us how build a movement that can bridge left and right to promote real democracy. His new book is Breaking Through Power: It’s Easier Than We Think.

Then, Sarah van Gelder of Yes! Magazine tells us why she set out on a 12,000 mile odyssey around America to find models for grassroots action. Her book is The Revolution Where You LiveContinue reading

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Wendell Potter, Nation on the Take & Adam Johnson on DNC Wikileaks

We talk with Wendell Potter about the book he co-wrote with Nick Penniman, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It.

Then, we speak with journalist Adam Johnson about the corporate spin on the Wikileaks DNC revelations. His article for the media watch group FAIR is “With DNC Leaks, Former ‘Conspiracy Theory’ Is Now True — and No Big Deal”.

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Greg Guma on Bernie Sanders’ “Insurgent” Run

Most Americans have just been getting to know Bernie Sanders in the last few months, as his presidential bid has gathered a full head of steam. But journalist and author Greg Guma has known him since the 1980’s.  He talks about Sanders’ previous campaigns and and how Bernie Sanders’ current insurgent run has matured him as a candidate. Continue reading

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Greece On The Brink & Dollar Democracy: James Angelos & Peter Mathews

James Angelos talks about his illuminating look at the Greek crisis, The Full Catastrophe. Also, political analyst Peter Mathews discusses the state of democracy in the US. His book is Dollar Democracy. Continue reading