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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 and Politics - September 28, 2011 at 10:00am
UN Takes up Palestinian Recognition Request. Matt Cate, Secretary of CA Dept of Corrections on CA Prison Hunger Strikes. Laura Magnoli, member of mediation team for CA prison hunger strikers.
Letters and Politics - September 26, 2011 at 10:00am
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geither warns of 2nd economic downturn; Chris Hedges on Occupy Wall St protests; Aaron Belkin, author of How We Won
Letters and Politics - September 22, 2011 at 10:00am
AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka; What's next for the death penalty abolition movement; Revisiting the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham; and CA Nurses and student strikes.
Letters and Politics - September 21, 2011 at 10:00am
Report from Georgia on Troy Davis; Pres Obama address to UN concerning Palestine; History of the death penalty
Letters and Politics - September 20, 2011 at 10:00am
Board of Pardons and Paroles denies Troy Davis clemency. Dorothy Roberts, author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics and Big Business Recreate Race in the 21st Century.
Letters and Politics - September 19, 2011 at 10:00am
Update on Troy Davis Clemency hearing; Dean Baker on Pres Obama's defecit reduction proposal; and David Pakman, host of David Pakman Show, on national politics.
Letters and Politics - September 16, 2011 at 10:00am
Former investment banker Nomi Prins on 3rd anniversary of Lehman Brothers collapse; Latest on scheduled Troy Davis execution with Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish Death Penalty; Former San Quentin warden who oversaw 4 executions Jeanne Woodford; Heather
Letters and Politics - September 15, 2011 at 10:00am
Mohamad ElBaradei, former Chief of the IAEA, Nobel Prize Laureate and potential Presidential candidate in Egypt. In discussion about the continuing revolutionary struggle in Egypt, the so called Arab awakening, Palestine and ElBaradei’s call for an international court to investigate former US...
Letters and Politics - September 14, 2011 at 10:00am
Rashid Khalidi on the PLO's push for UN recognition. Barbara Lee on 10 year anniversary of her sole no vote on the Authorization to Use Force Against Terrorists. John Mearsheimer on Why Leaders Lie.
Letters and Politics - September 13, 2011 at 10:00am
New Census data on poverty. Congressional Super-committee to reduce deficit holds first hearing. In conversation with Jane Fonda