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Ben Wikler was elected chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin in June of 2019. Now in his second term, he has led the party through an unbroken string of statewide victories, including Wisconsin’s defeat of Trump in 2020, and built the WisDems to a new level of success and recognition as a force for progressive change.…
 
James and Al give an update on the politics of the Ukraine War and the ongoing fight for our rights. Then, they bring on Wisconsin Democratic Party Chair Ben Wikler to analyze the gubernatorial and senate races in his state, expound on the quality of the candidates, and tell us how to make an impact. Will extremism and retrograde Republican policie…
 
James and Al lay out how the Republican electorate is pushing the party’s candidates towards extremism and call on people of faith to stand up for immigrants and refugees. Then, they bring on Catawba College’s Politics Chair Michael Bitzer to analyze the prospects of Democrats in North Carolina’s midterms. Will changing demographics reverse the sta…
 
We’re joined by columnist, political analyst, author and podcast host Cliff Schecter. They talk about whether the national media is underestimating Democrats chances this fall, Republicans refusal to appeal to suburban voters and more.By Best of Interviews - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota
 
We’re joined by Dr. Joe Eastman who tells us about some new COVID variants on the horizon, vaccination policies and how COVID is still not gone yet. Are Democrats committing an error by not forcing a vote to codify gay marriage into law?By Best of Interviews - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota
 
Brett Johnson speaks with Patrick Coolican, editor-in-chief of the Minnesota Reformer. They talk about Patrick’s column on how Jensen could benefit from eliminating the state income tax and the latest on the nurses strike.By Best of Interviews - AM950 The Progressive Voice of Minnesota
 
James and Al are joined by Bill Ballenger of the Ballenger Report for a thorough look at the midterm prospects for Democrats in the key swing state of Michigan. Together, they analyze the impact of recent political developments from Dobbs to the Mar-a-Lago seizure on our elections, the growing fissure in the Republican Party, and the shrinking chan…
 
James and Al are joined by foreign affairs and Russian expert Stephen Kotkin for a deep dive into the history of the Soviet Union, how Putin is running the country in its aftermath, and the current state of the war in Ukraine. What role do the United States and the European powers have in repulsing their aggression? Will Ukraine hold firm? And how …
 
James and Al are joined by Watergate Special Prosecutor Richard Ben Veniste to break down the differences between Trump and Nixon, and look at the role of the DOJ now that it’s faced with Trump’s crimes. Then, they welcome premiere journalist Mark Leibovich to discuss the state of the country, Trump’s impact on the nation, and why journalists need …
 
James and Al reflect on the recent primary elections, the raid on Mar-a-Lago, and the Democrats’ growing odds in the midterms. Then, they bring on Princeton professor and author Sean Wilentz to dive into the potential of populism and an embrace of FDR’s and Bill Clinton’s legacies to revitalize the party. Will that be the key to defeating the growi…
 
James and Al lay out the current state of the midterm elections and the implications of the raid on Mar-a-Lago. Then, they are joined by author and Philadelphia Inquirer national columnist Will Bunch for a conversation about the disaster Republican moves to privatize and commoditize higher education have posed for young people around the country. E…
 
James and Al celebrate Celtics star Bill Russell, then bring on accomplished author and WaPo associate editor David Maraniss to discuss the life and legend of Jim Thorpe. In their conversation they look at the struggles he faced throughout his life, the restoration of his status as an Olympic champion, and the many challenges Native Americans have …
 
James and Al highlight the need for Democrats to maintain solidarity in the primaries to protect democracy and the importance of the Dobbs referendum coming up in Kansas. Then, they’re joined by Emory Law School Professor Morgan Cloud for an in depth discussion of RICO laws and how federal statutes differ from those in Georgia. Will GA be more succ…
 
James and Al are joined by Pete Buttigieg’s Senior Communications Advisor Lis Smith for a conversation about her career journey as a political veteran, how to succeed on the campaign trail, and what to look for when you pick a candidate. They also take on the issues defining the midterms, what democratic messaging needs, and the importance of makin…
 
James and Al are joined by Financial Times U.S. National Editor Ed Luce and Freedom House President Michael Abramowitz for a look at the recent upheavals in foreign affairs. In their conversations, they cover the resignation of Boris Johnson and its impact on Britain, the latest developments in our relationship with Saudi Arabia, and what it all me…
 
We’re sharing a bonus episode from our friends at Revisionist History, Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast about things misunderstood and overlooked. This season, Malcolm’s obsessed with experiments – natural experiments, scientific experiments, thought experiments. In this preview, we learn about Paul Madden, who ran the California Bureau of Narcotic Enfor…
 
James and Al are joined by Bulwark writer, author, and anti-Trump conservative Tim Miller to delve into the departure of the Republican party from the Reagan/Bush legacy in an appeal to the grievances of its base. They also look at the fire of political passion, the addiction of the campaign trail, and how it can drive people to go along to get alo…
 
James and Al review the latest 1/6 hearing and upcoming Supreme Court rulings, then welcome D.C. Bureau Chief of The Intercept Ryan Grim to analyze the increasing ineffectiveness of progressive organizations and the perils of woke culture. In their conversation, they break down the fragmentation of the Left, and emphasize the need to build coalitio…
 
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