Justin Miller – The American Prospect – The New Reformer DAs

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Justin Miller joins us to talk about this article in The American Prospect, “The New Reformer DAs”. We go over how we are getting much more progressive DA’s in states and cities.

This is part of an ongoing series presented with The American Prospect featuring reporting and analysis on the policies and politics around important issues affecting labor, working families, and our society. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org.

David Bacon – The American Prospect – NAFTA, the Cross-Border Disaster

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David Bacon joins us to talk about his article in The American Prospect, “NAFTA, the Cross-Border Disaster.”  He discusses how workers are being exploited by NAFTA due to the way that the laws were written.

This is part of an ongoing series presented with The American Prospect featuring reporting and analysis on the policies and politics around important issues affecting labor, working families, and our society. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org.

John Gehring – The American Prospect – The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church

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John Gehring is Catholic program director at Faith in Public Life Action joins us to talk about his article “The Francis Effect: A Radical Pope’s Challenge to the American Catholic Church.”

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Katherine Stewart – The American Prospect – The Proselytizers and the Privatizers

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Katherine Stewart, writer of the article “The Proselytizers and the Privatizers” in The American Prospect joins us to discuss this article. We talk about the religious agenda behind privatizing schools under the guise of expanding choice, and how this is a way of trying to get more people to be taught “Christian ideals.”

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Jared Bernstein – The American Prospect – Real Tax Reform: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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Writer of the article “Real Tax Reform: What It Is and What It Isn’t” in The American Prospect, Jared Bernstein joins us to talk about the GOP tax plan. As an MIT professor, he is an expert on this topic and explains why this isn’t going to work.

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Sara Rosenbaum – The American Prospect – Weakening Medicaid From Within

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Sara Rosenbaum, author of the article “Weakening Medicaid From Within” in The American Prospect joins us to talk about a law that was originally used to get more people covered by medicaid is now being used to undermine advances that we have made in coverage.

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Sam Wang – The American Prospect – Slaying the Partisan Gerrymander

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Sam Wang, professor of neuroscience at Princeton University and author of “Slaying the Partisan Gerrymander,” discusses how and why the Supreme Court and states need to curb gerrymandering. Sam Wang and Brian Remlinger, a statistical research specialist, run the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

This interview is part of an ongoing series presented with The American Prospect, featuring reporting and analysis on the policies and politics around important issues affecting labor, working families, and our society.

Justin Miller – The American Prospect – The Perils of $7.25

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This week on our ongoing series “The Wages of Neglect” we have Justin Miller on the program to talk about the minimum wage. The minimum wage had its peak value in 1968 where (adjusted for inflation) a full time worker’s yearly income would be $19,500 compared to what it is now at $15,000. This and many other facts are covered in this interview.

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Joan Fitzgerald – The American Prospect – Tilting at Windmills

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In our continuing segment with The American Prospect, The Wages Of Neglect, we have Joan Fitzgerald, a Professor of Urban and Public Policy at Northeastern University on the program. We talk about her research into how the United States has failed to compete with China for renewable energy jobs. With the huge subsidies for fossil fuels and the huge lack of investment in renewables we have not seen the growth that we could easily see in our country.

Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.

Justin Gest – The American Prospect – Can the Democratic Party Be White Working Class, Too?

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We interview Justin Gest, who talked with the white, working-class, often rural voters of Montana who, despite their cultural differences, face many of the same frustrations with debt, health care, and labor as other working-class people. Part of “The Wages of Neglect”, a series presented with The American Prospect and The Democratic Strategist, focused on the economic abandonment of middle America and its political consequences. The articles and authors featured are on prospect.org. Live Thursdays.