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Pacifica's Mitch Jeserich hosts “Letters & Politics,” a look at burning political issues and debates, and their historical context, within the US and worldwide.
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Letters to Washington - August 31, 2010 at 10:00am
Pardiss Kebriaei of the Center for Constitutional Rights talks about new lawsuit to stop Obama administration from targeted assassinations. Laura Carleson of the International Policy Center talks about the latest on the drug wars. Normon Solomon, author of the book War Made Easy, previews Obama's
Letters to Washington - August 30, 2010 at 10:00am
Pres Obama makes remarks on economy & Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke outlines policy options on how the Fed can help spur the economy. We have analysis from Jane Darista, of the Committee for Economists and Analysts for Financial Reform.
Letters to Washington - August 27, 2010 at 10:00am
Roundtable discussion on hate crimes during a time of a national heated debate with Donald Haider-Markel, Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas, Mark Potock, Director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Policy Law Center, and Tad Stahnke, Director of POlicy and Programs
Letters to Washington - August 26, 2010 at 10:00am
Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, about the housing dip and overall economy. Dave Zirin, author of the book Bad Bosses. Highlights from New York city press conference with cab driver Ahmed Sherif who was attacked earlier this week for being Muslim.
Letters to Washington - August 24, 2010 at 10:00am
We'll have a panel discussion about why it has been difficult raising funds for Pakistan with Anasuya Sengupta, Global Fund for Women and Rafia Zakaria of the Pakistani newspaper DAWN. David Catanese of Politico talks about his article "McCain Pays Heavy Reelection Price. Raed Jarrar on Iraqi...
Letters to Washington - August 23, 2010 at 10:00am
From same gender marriage to corporate person-hood to issues of citizenship, the 14th amendment is once again at the heart of the country’s political and cultural debates. Today we’ll be in conversation about this Reconstruction era amendment, its history and how its interpreted today...
Letters to Washington - August 20, 2010 at 10:00am
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will come to Washington DC for the first direct talks in over a year and a half; The secret military documents released by Wikileaks shows the existence of whats called Task Force 373.
Letters to Washington - August 19, 2010 at 10:00am
Analysis on the last combat brigade leaving Iraq; A new report show that in an effort to regain control of Congress; and political economist Robert Skidelski talks about his biography on the depression era.
Letters to Washington - August 17, 2010 at 10:00am
Gavin Schmidt on global warming; an update on aid efforts in Pakistan and West Africa; and a conversation with Daniel Okrent about the history of the 18th amendment.
Letters to Washington - August 13, 2010 at 10:00am
Andrew Bacevich, author of the book Washington Rules. Excerpts from Maxine Waters press conference. Joshua Philips, author of None of Us Were Like This Before.
Letters to Washington - August 12, 2010 at 10:00am
Black newspapers back Representative Maxine Waters over allegations of ethic violations. Guest: Glenn Ford of the Black Agenda Report Dave Leventhal of the Center for Responsive Politics talks of his new report on financial firms giving to politicians. Roundtable discussion on what ethics...
Letters to Washington - August 11, 2010 at 10:00am
Long time Democratic Representative Charles Rangel took to the House floor yesterday to address charges against him of ethics violations. We'll hear excerpts from his address and then we'll talk to Craig Holman of Public Citizen about the House Ethics committee and the charges of ethics violations
Letters to Washington - August 3, 2010 at 10:00am
The Senate will attempt to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court and vote on a number of other bills; We talk to Tom Burrell, President of the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association; and remembering the Guatemalan Civil War.
Letters to Washington - August 2, 2010 at 10:00am
President Obama says today that the US military mission in Iraq will come to an end; and The Obama administration considers changes to immigration policies.