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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 - January 31, 2013 at 10:00am
Extended Excerpts from the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing for Chuck Hagel to become the next Defense Secretary. Guests: Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West and Stephen Walt, co-author of The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy.
Letters and Politics - January 30, 2013 at 10:00am
Excerpts from Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence. Adam Winkler, Constitutional Scholar and author of Gun Fight, on the Constitutional Issues around gun control and the history of the 2nd Amendment and NRA.
Letters and Politics - January 29, 2013 at 10:00am
Analysis of immigration reform proposals with Mark Falzon, the Deputy Director with the National Immigration Forum in Washington DC, Kathy Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrants and Refugee Rights, and Andrea Mercado with the National Domestic Workers Alliance.
Letters and Politics - January 25, 2013 at 10:00am
CIA officer John Kariakou, who leaked information about waterboarding, was sentenced to 2 and a half years to prison. We have the details and we talk to Jessylin Raddick of the Government Accountability Project.; A deal is struck on filibuster reform, but it doesn’t go as far...
Letters and Politics - January 24, 2013 at 10:00am
John Kerry's Senate confirmation hearing for Secretary of State. UN launches investigation into US drone attacks. In Conversation with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst and author of the book National Insecurity.
Letters and Politics - January 23, 2013 at 10:00am
The history of the federal budget with Mattea Kramer, author of the book A People's Guide to the Federal Budget; Excerpts from the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee hearing and we spoke to award winning journalist Michael Hastings
Letters and Politics - January 22, 2013 at 10:00am
Reporters Roundtable on 2nd Obama term with Davey D of Hard Knock Radio, Adele Stan of Alternet and Andrew Kroll of Mother Jones Magazine. Former Senate staffer Ira Shapiro, author of The Last Great Senate, and US Senate Historian Don Ritchie on the filibuster.
Letters and Politics - January 18, 2013 at 10:00am
Analysis of Mali and Alegria with Walter Turner, President of Global Exchange and host of KPFA's Africa Today. The Life of Joe Strummer, lead singer of The Clash, with Antonino D'Ambrosio Director of the film Let The Fury Have The Hour.
Letters and Politics - January 17, 2013 at 10:00am
Algerian Hostages & The War on Terrorism with Francis Boyle, professor of International Relations at the University of Illinois College of Law. Lise Pearlman on the historic trial of The People V Huey P Newton.
Letters and Politics - January 16, 2013 at 10:00am
President Obama's proposals to curb gun violence with guests Tom Diaz, long time gun policy expert, and Beth Richie, author of the book Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation.
Letters and Politics - January 15, 2013 at 10:00am
Journalist Kevin Gosztola talks about the government's prosecution of internet activist and innovator Aaron Swartz. Historian Valarie Hansen on The Silk Road.
Letters and Politics - January 14, 2013 at 10:00am
President Obama's first press conference of the year. Reaction with economist Richard Wolff and Harriet Fraad.
Letters and Politics - January 8, 2013 at 10:00am
Robert Pollin, economist at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, author of "Back to Full Employment," also "Kate Pickett and Richard Wilkinson authors of, "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger."
Letters and Politics - January 7, 2013 at 10:00am
Chuck Hagel's nomination as Defense Secretary with Lawrence Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense, and Rebecca Griffin of Peace Action West. John Brennan's nomination as head of the CIA with Mel Goodman, former CIA analyst. Remembering the Beatniks with Gerald Nicosia and Ron Loewinsohn
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