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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 - November 29, 2012 at 10:00am
Legal analysis of the UN's recognition of Palestine as a non member observer state with long time PLO legal adviser Francis Boyle.
Letters and Politics - November 28, 2012 at 10:00am
Analyzing the expiring tax cuts involved in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. Our guest is David Cay Johston, Pulitzer Prize winning business journalist and author of the book The Fine Print.
Letters and Politics - November 27, 2012 at 10:00am
The record of Susan Rice with Vijay Prashad, author of such books as Arab Spring, Libyan Winter, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World and the Karma of Brown Folks; Former Black Panther Party Captain Aaron Dixon, author of the memoir My People Are Rising.
Letters and Politics - November 26, 2012 at 10:00am
Looking at the lame duck session of Congress with Alice Ollstein of FSRN; -What happens to Defense spending if a budget deal is not reached? We asked Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West; Stanley Aronowitz, author of Taking It Big: C. Wright Mills and the Making of Political Intellectuals.
Letters and Politics - November 20, 2012 at 10:00am
The History of Hamas with journalist Zaki Chehab, author of Inside Hamas. Also, we talked to former Israeli Peace Negotiator Daniel Levy.
Letters and Politics - November 9, 2012 at 10:00am
President Barack Obama, in his first public address since the election, talked about the so called fiscal cliff this today. With reaction and analysis: Paul Van de Water, Jeff Madrick and Doug Henwood.
Letters and Politics - November 8, 2012 at 10:00am
Robert Kuttner of American Prospect, on the "fiscal cliff." Frederick Harris on his essay The Price of a Black President.
Letters and Politics - November 6, 2012 at 10:00am
Election Day special on Letters & Politics. We'll look at the $6 billion spent in the Presidential and Congressional races and new information that helps better explain how "Dark Money" works. We'll also go to the swing states for updates.
Letters and Politics - November 5, 2012 at 10:00am
Rundown on the CA propositions with Kimberly Nalder, Director of the Project for an Informed Electorate <916-520-4070> and Philip Ung with CA Common Cause.
Letters and Politics - November 1, 2012 at 10:00am
Today we look at the electoral college, its history and possible outcomes for next week, with Akhil Reed Amar, professor of law and political science at Yale University. Then later we’ll be in conversation about the life of Native American Activist Russell Means and the history of the American...