HealthCare Politics: Attorney Steve Larchuk invites Democratic rising star Jason Kander, former Missouri Secretary of State and 2016 Senate candidate, to talk about why unapologetically progressive politics works even in the South. Kander is now also the founder of “Let America Vote”, a campaign dedicated to ending voter suppression and gerrymandering.
Buck Geno from Work in Progress Radio talks about corporate subsidies and an interesting new MI state bill that could shine light on where in the world US companies are employing people.
Media Matters’ researcher Bobby Lewis joins us to hand out this week’s tinfoil hat awards.
Connie Mabin joins us from USW/NextGen to talk about youth in the labor movement. We’re not just fighting, but building.
We discuss yesterday’s epic press conference with Politico White House reporter Tara Palmeri.
Doug Cunningham from Workers Independent News updates us on the labor climate around the country. This week has seen some wins, some losses, and some hope for the future.
After spending years as a lobbyist opposing wage standards and limits to workers’ chemical exposure, Geoff Burr landed a top job at the Labor Department. How does this happen? ProPublica reporter Justin Elliott discusses his piece: Trump’s Watered-Down Ethics Rules Let a Lobbyist Help Run an Agency He Lobbied
85% of federal employees live outside of the DC area, and most of them aren’t “paper pushers.” Cory Bythrow, Deputy Chief of Staff for AFGE, explains how a federal hiring freeze hurts the health and safety of the American public.
Democracy for America’s Jim Dean joins us to talk about Pudzer’s nomination and how effective going to a town hall is proving to be.
Can the GOP really repeal or replace Obamacare? Dan Diamond from Politico Pulse joins us for an in depth discussion.