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This week’s audio netcast:  Thomas Geoghegan has written a book called “Only One Thing Can Save Us.” What is that one thing? Re-invent the labor movement. Political scientist Thomas Schallerexplains why Republicans own Congress but Democrats own the White House. And Bill Press talks with Congresswoman Donna Edwards about the Obama legislative agenda.

This week’s audio netcast:  With President Obama easing travel and other restrictions against Cuba, former Congressman Mike Barnes, an expert onOnairradio Latin America, says his actions will speed the country’s move toward democracy. In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, human rights expert Eric Posner explains the importance of freedom of expression. And Bill Press talks about LBJ and MLK with historian Kent Germany.

This week’s audio netcast:  Thanksgiving, a time for giving thanks – and for eating and drinking. This week, Professor Courtney Thomas says our food safety system is woefully antiquated. Professor Karen Piper warns that the world is on the brink of water wars – and that can affect our food supply. And Bill Press talks with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy about Republican obstruction on protecting Americans’ privacy.

This week’s audio netcast:  Ten years ago, Thomas Frank wrote the landmark book “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” Today, he says the same thing isOn Air still wrong in the Sunflower State – Governor Sam Brownback – and he is ripe for defeat. Constitutional law professorWilliam Forbath explains how the concept of “originalism” works for progressives, too. And Bill Press interviews Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsky, about the congressional response to ebola.

This week’s audio netcast:  Ebola fear is gripping the nation, and veteran diplomat Robert Hormats says the disease is just one of a number of new foreign policy challenges for the United States. Demographer and political analyst Ruy Teixeira says there’s a chance Democrats can retain the Senate, and that 2016 looks even better. And Bill Pressinterviews Danny Kanner of the the Democratic Governors Association about the election outlook in the statehouses.

This week’s audio netcast:  It’s been half a century since the Great Society, and historian Gary Donaldson takes a look at how Lyndon Johnson, working with President Eisenhower, accumulated the political clout to change America. Professor Karen Piper foresees a world that will be fighting wars about water, which, of course, is abundant – but severely maldistributed. And Bill Press interviews Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings about the Secret Service mess.

This week’s audio netcast;  The Supreme Court is ready to start a new term, and commentator Fred Rotondaroreviews last year’s women’s rights decisions. Former Republican ambassador Mike Ussery reviews the world’s diplomatic and military flashpoints. And Bill Press interviews Joe Cirincione, who recently had dinner with the leader of Iran.

This week’s audio netcast:  As the nation marks Constitution Day this week, legal scholar Jack Balkin of Yale University says conservative judges keep making up things that aren’t IN the Constitution and imagine a country that never existed. Antitrust expert Lina Khantells us how the courts have taken away Americans’ right to sue corporations. AndBill Press interviews anti-war Congresswoman Barbara Lee.

This week’s audio netcast:  With Congress back in session and an election coming up, journalist Chuck McCutcheon is here to interpret political euphemisms, explaining why calling someone “my good friend” is usually a lie. Janine Wedel, author of a new book about political accountability says the conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is an example of a new kind of corruption – violation of the public trust. And Bill Press interviews journalist Christina Bellantoni about Democratic prospects for retaining the Senate.

This week’s audio netcast:  Another Labor Day, but what’s to celebrate? Professor Gordon Lafer says issues like the minimum wage, a living wage and paid sick days are winning issues politically and progressive candidates should call out big business – and win. Antitrust expertSandeep Vaheesan calls out what he says is a corporate conspiracy, aided and abetted by Democrats, to trash the nation’s anti-monopoly laws. And Bill Press interviews Democratic strategist Erikka Knuti.

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