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"2013-05-03 00:00:00"
"Francine Wheeler and Peter Yarro..."
"BILL MOYERS: Welcome. You will remember that three weeks ago, a group of parents and others who lost loved ones in the Newtown, Connecticut, school killings went to Washington. They walked the halls of the capitol, meeting with senators and urging them to vote yes for an amendment that would expand the use of background checks for people buying guns. Although a majority favored the legislation, they fell six votes short of the 60 votes necessary under current Senate rules for passage. But the Newtown families, friends and neighbors do not intend to quit. They are part now of a nationwide movement committed to changing our gun culture. They call it the Sandy Hook Promise, after the Sandy Hook elementary school where the twenty children and six educators were shot and killed. The mission statement reads: "America is in desperate need of a new path forward to address our epidemic of gun violence." And then comes the promise: "This time there will be change." Francine Wheeler, one of the Newtown parents who has made that promise, is with me now. She is the mother of six-year-old Ben, a Sandy Hook first grader who was one of those slain in December. You may have seen Francine a few weeks ago when President Obama asked her to deliver his weekly radio and internet address or you may have watched her on "60 Minutes" with her husband David, a graphic designer, who will join us later in the broadcast. But first, Francine and I are with Peter Yarrow, the folksinger and activist. You know him from Peter, Paul and Mary, the celebrated trio who entertained and moved us with their music while tirelessly campaigning for peace and social justice. In February, Peter was asked to come to Connecticut and appear in a concert to give those still grieving a sense of comfort and solidarity. Francine Wheeler, who is a talented singer and music teacher, performed too, as did her husband David. Francine and Peter, welcome to you both. FRANCINE WHEELER: Thank you. BILL MOYERS: The Sandy Hoo..." + 88%
"2013-05-31 00:00:00"
"Living Outside Tribal Lines"
"BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company... The highs and lows of Silicon Valley. And... SHERMAN ALEXIE: Because I'm ambiguously ethnic looking, you know, I come to New York and I can be anything. People generally think I'm half of whatever they are. You know, I can be in a room full of Indians and non-Indians, and I can switch in the middle of sentences. I end up feeling like a spy in the house of ethnicity. ANNOUNCER: Funding is provided by: Carnegie Corporation of New York, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. The Kohlberg Foundation. Independent Production Fund, with support from The Partridge Foundation, a John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund. The Clements Foundation. Park Foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. The Herb Alpert Foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation. The John D. And Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. More information at Macfound.Org." Anne Gumowitz. The Betsy And Jesse Fink Foundation. The HKH Foundation. Barbara G. Fleischman. And by our sole corporate sponsor, Mutual of America, designing customized individual and group retirement products. That's why we're your retirement company. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. Inequality matters. You will hear people say it doesn't, but they are usually so high up the ladder they can't even see those at the bottom. The distance between the first and the least in America is vast and growing. In California's Silicon Valley, Apple, Facebook and Google, among others, have reinvented the Gold Rush. But down the road in San Jose it's not so pretty a picture. Do the math: in an area where one fourth of the population earn an average of about $19,000 dollars a year, rent alone can average more than $20,000 dollars a year, and that difference adds up to h..." + 96%
"2012-09-28 00:00:00"
"'United States of ALEC' Video Pr..."
"this week old warriors and company hi I'm state representative mark Pocan and welcome to my video blog i'm outside the marriott on Canal Street in New Orleans at the Allen convention American Legislative Exchange Council that was where you watch the interaction of a room full of lobbyists you know free drinks free cigars wining dining many people just came from a dinner that was sponsored by some special interests coming to a party that's sponsored by special interests so they can continue to talk about special interest the untold story of Alec the scheme to remake America one state house at a time" + 1%
"2013-02-15 00:00:00"
"Bill Moyers Essay: As the SEC Do..."
"BILL MOYERS: In our last episode of that Washington soap opera, As the Door Revolves, we introduced you to former federal prosecutor Mary Jo White, who left government to become a hot shot Wall Street lawyer defending such big firms as JP Morgan. "The New York Times" reports that she and her husband, whos also a corporate litigator, have a net worth of at least $16 million and investments that might be valued as high as $35 million. And now, courtesy of President Obama, Mary Jo Whites been named to head the SEC, the Securities and Exchange Commission -- the very agency that regulates her clients and everyone else doing business in the stock market. But as they say on late night TV, wait, theres more. Join us for our latest episode of As the Door Revolves in which the door spins ever faster between the SEC and big business. According to a major new report from the nonpartisan watchdog POGO the Project on Government Oversight -- hundreds of the agencys former employees have done or are doing business with the SEC on behalf of the corporations the agency is supposed to regulate. Imagine hundreds with an intimate knowledge of how the place works advocating for their clients with friends at the SEC -- colleagues who themselves may be looking for a big payoff when they, too, leave government. No wonder the SEC has granted special waivers to business on some 350 occasions that, according to the report, softened the blow of enforcement actions. The plot thickens. POGO also reports that when Obamas first SEC chair, Mary Schapiro, pushed for reform of the money markets business, it was opposed by the two Republicans on the Commission and one Democrat, Luis Aguilar, who used to be an executive vice president with the money management firm Invesco. He came out against Schapiros plan shortly after a meeting with Invesco officials. Coincidence? Aguilar told POGO theres no connection. Sure. When George W. Bush was president and named Chris Cox to run the SEC, we screamed like..." + 38%
"2013-03-07 00:00:00"
"What We Can Learn From Lincoln"
"BILL MOYERS: This week on Moyers & Company TONY KUSHNER: All of the various fields of human inquiry -- theology and philosophy and morality and psychology meet rather beautifully in politics. And sometimes I wonder if politics isn't exactly that, it's the taking of all the sort of great ineffables and trying to make them have some meaning in the actually historical moment on earth in which we live. ANNOUNCER: Funding is provided by: Carnegie Corporation of New York, celebrating 100 years of philanthropy, and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world. The Kohlberg Foundation. Independent Production Fund, with support from The Partridge Foundation, a John and Polly Guth Charitable Fund. The Clements Foundation. Park Foundation, dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues. The Herb Alpert Foundation, supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society. The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation. The John D. And Catherine T. Macarthur Foundation, committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. More information at Macfound.Org. Anne Gumowitz. The Betsy And Jesse Fink Foundation. The HKH Foundation. Barbara G. Fleischman. And by our sole corporate sponsor, Mutual of America, designing customized individual and group retirement products. Thats why were your retirement company. BILL MOYERS: Welcome. We've seen throughout our history what happens when politics doesnt work when democracy breaks down. The greatest, most heartbreaking example was Americas failure to solve the moral challenge of slavery, a failure that led to civil war and as many as 750,000 dead. Even then, it took a last act of political courage and prowess to permanently abolish slavery with the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. This is the story beautifully told in the motion picture Lincoln, directed by Stephen Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field. The film presents the 16th president as an astut..." + 96%
"2013-01-25 00:00:00"
"Jessica Gonzlez-Rojas and Lynn P..."
"BILL MOYERS: Welcome. Like just about everyone else, I enjoy a good show, and the inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we're part of something big and enduring. So for a few hours this past Monday the pomp and circumstance inspired us to think government of, by, and for the people really is just that, despite the predatory threats that stalk it. Unfortunately the mood didn't last. So help me, every now and then, as the cameras panned upward to that great dome towering over the ceremony, I was reminded of something the good feeling of the moment could not erase. It's the journalist's curse -- to have a good time spoiled by the reality beyond the pageantry. In particular on this crisp January day, I thought about the latest revelation of the skullduggery that often goes on in the shadows below that dome. Just a couple of days before the inaugural festivities, "The New York Times" published some superb investigative reporting by the team of Eric Lipton and Kevin Sack, and their revelations kept running through my mind. The story told us of a pharmaceutical giant, Amgen, and three senators so close to it they might be entries on its balance sheet: Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus a Democrat -- and that powerful committees ranking Republican, Orrin Hatch. A trio of perpetrators who treat the United States Treasury as if it were a cash-and-carry annex of corporate America. The "Times" story described how Amgen got a huge hidden gift from unnamed members of Congress and their staffers. They slipped an eleventh hour loophole into the New Years Eve deal that kept the government from going over the fiscal cliff. And when the sun rose in the morning there it was, a richly embroidered loophole for Amgen that will cost taxpayers -- that's you and me -- a cool half a billion dollars. Yes -- half a billion dollars. Amgen is the worlds largest biotechnology firm, a drug..." + 91%
"2018-03-06 18:12:57"
"Preview: RIKERS: WHAT’S NEXT? ..."
" We were about to go into the belly of a beast. Complete upside down kingdom. I was literally cowering in the corner. I started to feel like an animal. I actually contemplated suicide. For all of you who've been here, you already know what you expect. For those of you who have not been here before, try your pets." + 1%
"2018-03-06 18:06:58"
"Preview: RIKERS: WHAT’S NEXT? ..."
" We were about to go into the belly of a beast. Once you're there, it's easy to get there, but it's hard to tell you how. Complete upside down kingdom. I was literally cowering in the corner. I actually contemplated suicide. It's madness." + 1%
"2018-01-15 22:54:53"
"No Choice: Marge Piercy"
"When I realized I was pregnant, I realized I had to do something about it because I wasn't going to leave college. I wanted to be a writer. I've been writing since I was 15. I'm 81 years old. I was born in 1936. I've published 17 novels, 19 books of poetry, a memoir, a play and four nonfiction books. And a book of short stories. I grew up in center city Detroit; in a predominately black neighborhood. At a time when anti-Semitism was rife in Detroit. I was raised, basically, by ghetto Jews. My mother was a housekeeper. She'd grown up in poverty. My life was nothing like the life that I saw on television. And I was trying to make sense... of the discrepancies between life lived and as it was supposed to be. And I began writing both poetry and fiction. In my freshman year of college, I fell in love violently with someone who was most dangerous to me. That was where I first lost my virginity, it was in his old car; in the back seat. He hated condoms. I insisted we use them, but he said, "We'll just" "I'll just put them on when I'm about to come." In those days, contraception was illegal in many states. And it was certainly illegal for unmarried women. The attitude toward women was that we had no sexuality and if we did, we were bad. It didn't occur to me I was pregnant. But my mother noticed that I didn't have my period. A number of my friends had gotten pregnant in high school. And I saw what happened to their lives. Often the man would leave. And you'd be there with a baby and you had no education, and then the jobs open to you were minimal. At that time, if you were affluent, you flew to Puerto Rico or Mexico. Or your gynecologist might do it. But I was a poor kid from a working-class neighborhood. And I didn't know any abortionists. I aborted myself by taking tweezers and pushing them into my womb; opening it and pushing inside. The pain was so intense, I passed out. I woke up on the floor in a pool of blood. And the blood kept coming and coming and coming. A..." + 45%
"2018-01-15 22:57:02"
"No Choice: Danielle Lang"
"I had a lot of trouble make deciding whether or not to come here today. Whether or not to do this interview. But ultimately, I showed up and I showed up because I think it's vitally important to have this conversation. My name's Danielle Lang. I grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania. I was raised Catholic. I went to church and Sunday school. I wanted to be an attorney because I, for as long as I can remember, wanted to make some sort of difference and appeal to justice in the world. When I accidentally became pregnant, I was 22 years old. It was a contraception failure. I was on the pill at the time. I had just graduated from NYU. I was studying for the LSAT while I was waiting tables. The decision wasn't very difficult at all. I was not in a place to be a mom. It was an easy decision for my partner. He also felt like he was not in a place to be a father. It was easy for me to find a doctor. The first time I went, she laid out all my options. And said, "If this is the decision you make, it's totally medically safe and I'm happy to do it for you." What was harder I think about the process was what came afterwards and how I felt about it. And it wasnt some sense of regret. At all. It wasn't some sense that I'd made the wrong decision. But I do think I was surprised by how... stigmatizing it felt, for lack of a better word. And that I suddenly felt like I had this secret that the world was expecting me to keep, even though I didn't think it needed to be a secret. And It occurred to me after I'd had the abortion that I didn't Nobody had ever told me about theirs before, so I was kind of out there on my own. So I knew that lots of women do. And yet I looked around and there wasn't anybody talking about it. "Babies are being murdered!" All you hear is extremist rhetoric. So that's the only voice in the room. Part of the extremist rhetoric is this idea that women will come to regret their decisions later, and that just seemed really wrong to me as somebody who has lived i..." + 50%
"2018-01-15 22:59:30"
"No Choice: Gaylon Alcaraz"
"Women of color have been trying to navigate and have ownership of their bodies since slavery. I grew up in Chicago on the south side. We dealt a lot with poverty, especially after my dad was killed. Poverty, food insecurity. Unstable housing, things like that. And then I headed off to a Catholic girls school and we weren't going to get any comprehensive sex education. And so I didn't know about my body. I didn't know about birth control. I didn't even really know... understand my period. The first time that I got pregnant I had just gotten out of high school so I was like 17. You know I was not going to be a mom. So I decided to have an abortion. I was very, very lucky that I didn't have to worry about trying to come up with the money. My mom and the guy paid for it. Yeah, that was, that was luck. And so I did have another relationship. He was a much, much older guy and it was just an unhealthy relationship. He wasn't using condoms. And he wasn't going to use condoms. And so... I'm 18 and this guy is 29 - 30. Am I more powerful than him in our relationship? I don't think so. He was abusive. This didn't feel like a good love. I was always crying. I was always upset and unhappy. And so I was making the decision that I was going to be leaving this relationship at some point and I got pregnant again. And you know at the very beginning I thought about abortion, but I, you know something in my head I was just like you know, I... I'm going to carry this pregnancy to term. I started writing my son love letters when I was pregnant with him. I just, I really wanted him. I was going to try to work it out with the father. And so we got this apartment. But it was horrible. Yeah, I ended up getting an order of protection. You know my son, he didn't ever go hungry, so we made it on a prayer. We made it on a prayer. The birth of my second child came after. I, you know I had met somebody, gotten married. And I actually, you know I planned her. There were a series of things that h..." + 33%
"2018-01-15 22:57:56"
"No Choice: Lynne Hanley"
"I very much did not want to have a baby at that point in my life. I really didn't. I wanted to have a life before I had a baby. My name is Lynne Hanley. I'm a retired professor of literature and fiction writing. I grew up in New Jersey. My father was a doctor. My mother was probably... I would describe her as a discontent housewife. I went to Cornell University. My major was English. In my third year of college, I started dating a man I thought I was very much in love with. I did try to get contraception but I was told that I had to be married. I missed a period, and I ignored it. I missed another period. I made an appointment with a doctor in Ithaca. I used a false name and he told me that, yes indeed, I was pregnant. That elicited a very long and rather nasty lecture on what I would face if I got an abortion. What kind of criminal charges I would face. So I talked to my boyfriend. We agreed, we were not ready to get married. So he asked around his fraternity brothers and came back to me a couple of days later with a number of a Chinese laundry in New Jersey. And when I called I was to say, "I can't get the blood out of my husbands blue silk shirt." I had absolutely no idea who I was dealing with or what kind of people they were. So I was terrified. But clearly my desire not to be pregnant was stronger than my fear. I was to arrive at Newark airport at a certain hour in the morning. I was to bring sanitary napkins with me. And look for a woman in a white Impala convertible. We ended up at a high-rise apartment. As the elevator started to go up, the woman said, "Don't look so scared. What if somebody gets on the elevator? I was led into the operating room. There was an operating table with stirrups. But the rest of the room looked like an extra spare bedroom. Ah, and that bewildered me. Finally when I was lying down on the table I realized that was because everything that was medical in the room folded back into the walls. The doctor came, or the woman, who wa..." + 42%
"2018-01-15 22:58:46"
"No Choice: Waldo Fielding"
"A woman who cannot, or does not want, for whatever the reason, to be pregnant will do anything... anything, to stop the pregnancy. And that's history. My dad was a general practitioner. And the best. But I decided I wanted to do obstetrics. Deliver babies and gynecology. And I not only got it, but I was, quote... "Successful at it." I got out of medical school in '44. I was very lucky and I received the residency in New York City that I felt would meet my needs and that was three years at Harlem Hospital in upper Manhattan. Everything that came through the doors was mine to take care of. And the numbers of incomplete, infected, bleeding, post abortal pregnancies. It was awful. Who is doing the abortion? It's somebody probably untrained. And may not even care what happens to the patient. And it's a back room, kitchen table type of thing. Now the patient may leave that not knowing that she's been damaged. She's paid her fee which might be exorbitant. But she doesn't know that she's in trouble until she gets home and a day later or that same day she begins to get terrible cramps, she's bleeding, and then somebody has to get her to go to a hospital. And some of them were afraid to go to a hospital because... Oh, we would report them. Because abortion was illegal. And they were doing an illegal thing. I never once asked a patient "Why did you do this?" Well, this was not our business. This was their business. Despite the many that I treated, this particular case stood out. I had a very lovely woman of color. A nurse. Came in because she had been aborted somewhere on Long Island. And... She didn't feel well. And we looked and somebody said: "Oh, that's her umbilical cord...hanging down. Well, when I went over to her. That umbilical cord was not that. It was her bowel. It was hanging to the floor. We removed her uterus, her tubes, her ovaries. She was never going to have children of her own. And there was feces all over her pelvis of course. And... We just washed a..." + 45%
"2018-01-15 22:56:06"
"No Choice: Valerie Peterson"
"I told everybody that I had a miscarriage because I didn't want to deal with the stigma that surrounds that word, abortion." My name is Valerie Peterson. I was raised Pentecostal. I was one of those kids that was at church all the time. I was the nerd of the family. I was the one that never got into trouble. But as a junior in high school, at 17 years old, here I was pregnant. People expected me to fail. But I was determined. And, so I stayed in school full time, I worked full time. And so I went from teenage mom, to my doctorate of education. I had spent all summer telling everybody, "I'm going to be an empty nester by the time I'm 40...yay!" And then I find out I'm pregnant. I have a friend that lives not too far in Dallas. And I tell you, had she not been there, I don't know how I would have gotten through that day. My doctor showed me slide by slide by slide the ultrasound pictures. We were able to see very clearly that my baby's brain did not develop. My son had a condition called, alobar holoprosencephaly. He said, "Typically these babies abort themselves." "So you can choose to continue to carry until you miscarry. And should you go to term, be prepared for a stillborn because the baby would not make it through the birthing process." or I was told that I could terminate the pregnancy. I spent a lot of time in the room after he left. I knew that it would be difficult for me to continue to carry the baby. I thought, terminating the pregnancy meant that I go into the hospital now and, you know, we take care of this. And my doctor said to me, Unfortunately because of the laws in the state of Texas, I will have to refer you to Planned Parenthood. And I told my doctor at that time that, "I can't wait that long knowing that I'm carrying a baby that is going to die." The nurse called me and she let me know that it would be a four-day process. I would have to go in for counseling. And they would do an ultrasound and talk about other options available, like adoption..." + 43%
"2018-01-15 22:54:19"
"No Choice: Holly Alvarado"
"When I asked the Air Force doctor for birth control, the doctor asked me if I was married. And I said, "No." And then he asked if I was in a serious relationship, to which I also replied, "No." And he said, "Then you don't need birth control." I am... a sister, a daughter, a wife, a veteran. I had a mom who was very much trying to assimilate into American culture. And a grandmother very deeply rooted in our Mexican heritage. I always felt like I lived in between. So, I would be listening to Selena and Los Tigres de Norte at home. But at school I'd be like, "Oh my gosh" "Do you not love the Spice Girls." Sexuality when I was growing up My mom was very open about it. And I knew I could always come to my mom if I had a question. But my grandmother very much was, "Being a virgin is everything." And, "You save that for marriage. And, "Sex is bad." "You just only do it for children." I know I wanted to serve since 9/11. I remember walking the hallways of my school and just being so confused but wanting to do something. I enlisted in the Air Force in 2006. I at this point in my life was very sex positive. I think sex was great. I had just learned how to have an orgasm. My life was so crazy at that point. I had just left Korea and then I had received orders for deployment originally to Iraq. And I was like, "Alright, let's get everything going." So I was ready to get my items into storage. I had taken everything out of my apartment And that's ah... On one trip to Walmart, I realized something is not the way it's supposed to be. So, I took a test and found out I was pregnant. And... All I kept thinking was I was letting my team down. And I was mortified that I'd be going back to the unit and they would be like, "Uh she's pregnant," and then just replace me. I knew I wanted an abortion. But I couldn't go to a military doctor. Preparing for deployment is a very costly endeavor. I ended up spending quite a bit of money just getting new gear. So, by the time that I realized..." + 45%
"2018-01-15 22:52:03"
"No Choice: Liz Young"
"When I decided to have an abortion, I didn't feel like I was doing wrong. I didn't feel like I was doing something bad. I felt like I was doing something right for myself. My name is Elizabeth Miu-Lan Jane Young. I go by Liz. I was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. I am the fifth daughter in a row in a family of eight children in ten years. I know. My mother...I can't even imagine what she had to deal with. My mother actually was in an arranged marriage, which was the norm in southern China at that time. She was married at 14 and had no choice in it. Growing up in California at this time, with very traditional, very hierarchical parents. You know love came when you were obedient. And so, we were always taught to be good. I was the first in my family to go to Berkeley. And I was there during the free speech movement. And it changed my life because all of a sudden, we'reas students, encouraged to, you know, challenge authority; question everything. And my mother, she always would say, "Liz, good girl till she went to Berkeley." I lived in The Village on Jones Street and then West 4th Street. When the women's movement was happening; anti-war movement. We were so active and I was so active in everything. And... The pill was there and like many other young middle-class women, I was having a good time without thinking about consequences because it wasn't something that was on our minds. We didn't have to think about it. I was about 22 when I found out I was pregnant. I knew in my heart of hearts I was not ready to have a child. So, it was entering an underground world. And so, basically I had to get in touch with somebody who gave me the name of somebody else. I had to call and then go meet on East Houston Street. We never exchanged names. All I knew is it was very scary. I went alone. Got picked up at the airport by the doctor's assistant. Took me to a local motel. We didn't talk too much. He did the procedure and then I had some tea. So, it cos..." + 46%
"2017-09-22 14:45:23"
"An Unlikely Alliance Fights Big Oil"
"my name is Jean clad and I founded a group called ball in the basket which is an advocacy group that works on property rights and water and other populist issues throughout the state of Nebraska you know the beautiful thing about the keystone XL fight is that we have farmers and ranchers and climb advocates and tribal nations all at the same table working shoulder to shoulder and I think I am very very lucky and fortunate that I had never worked on pipelines are quite a change before I think if I had maybe I would have absorbed that this is a very daunting task that there's no way he says group of people you know this unlikely alliance of farmers ranchers and tribes could eat a big oil corporation but that never entered my mind I saw something that was wrong and that they were a group of people that were going to be affected so we went for it mmhm Nebraska is not an oil state when axed so the Ogallala aquifer and the water was first and foremost for everybody in a second is property rights to even think in America that a foreign corporation could comment Taliban to farmers and ranchers that they're gonna take their land through eminent domain for their private gain is literally unconscionable I knew that people that we were bringing together worked with their hands so we planted Ponca sacred corn for the first time in over a hundred years in the path of the pipeline we built a solar barn directly in the path to show anybody who thought about approving that pipeline that they would have to tear down a cultural identity of farmers and ranchers and clean energy if they wanted to build this pipeline I think that if we didn't do those actions people could very easily just stayed in their silos of only talking about climate for only talking about property rights are only talking about sovereign rights in all of these actions builds trust among all of us and built this family we call ourselves pipeline fighters that nobody could break it didn't matter how much money Tra..." + 58%
"2014-06-12 23:38:54"
"Clip: Ruby Dee on the Psyche of ..."
"we came from slavery with the strength of true believers in all god in our country and all great documents and we've tried to get get get a toehold to heal the old wounds and be made whole again but America has met eyes with a false face for the racism that has made raids the basic rhythm of our lives a racism that has trampled self esteem and numbed hope racism that cancer on the bosom of our nation that gnaws at the psyche of black American keeps us screaming and shaking for relief it has us upward mobility unless lattices back door trap shoes too disillusionment and oblivion the patient the country tells us be claim be thrifty be industrious be Ambien BMB so we keep struggling for definitions organizing snatching up possibilities in the country in the city in the courts on the streets everywhere but those who try to overcome in spite of all link us to survive I hope to ourselves and so we must keep on telling the stories of our heroes and heroines song and I'm sung as best we can because it is they who urge us to hang on to join hands the move relentlessly toward greater understanding among all people to move to a justice toward love" + 1%
"2012-01-20 22:06:40"
"David Stockman on Crony Capitalism"
"what do you mean by crony capitalism crony capitalism is about the aggressive and proactive the use of political resources lobbying campaign country ... influence peddling of one type or another to gain something from the governmental process that wouldn't otherwise be achievable in the market and as the time has progressed over the last two or three decades I think it's gotten much worse money dominates politics and as a result we have neither capitalism or democracy ... we are we kind of we have crony capitalism which is the worst it's not a free market ... there isn't ... risk taking in the sense that if you succeed you keep your rewards if you fail ... you accept the consequences ... look with the ... bail out was in and to await ... there was clearly reckless speculative behavior going on for years on Wall Street and then when the consequence finally came ... the ... treasury ... stepped in and the fed stepped in everything was bailed out in the game was restarted I think that was a huge mistake you're right quote during a few weeks in September and October two thousand eight American political democracy was fatally corrupted by a resounding display of expediency and raw power henceforth the door would be wide open for the entire legion of Washington's case street lobbies reinforced by the campaign libations prodigiously dispensed by their affiliated political action committees to relentlessly plunder the public purse that's a pretty stroll indictment yawn and ... but on the other hand I think you would have to say it was fair ... when you look at what came out of ... two oh eight the only thing that came out a two or eight was a stabilization of these giant or wallstreet banks ... nothing came out of to await that really helped a main street nothing came out of two all eight that addressed are fundamental problems that we've lost a huge swath of our middle class jobs nothing came out of two oh eight that made financial discipli..." + 21%
"2012-01-20 21:50:39"
"Bill Moyers and Gretchen Morgens..."
"one of journalism's premier business reporters is with me now Gretchen Morgenson won the Pulitzer Prize for her fearless exposes of wall street's dirty secrets and reckless behavior her recent book with Joshua Raza own crony capitalism at Fannie Mae is called reckless endangerment how outsize ambition greed and corruption lead to economic Armageddon welcome thanks though you describe in reckless endangerment a tight well of relationships personal relationship that connected Fannie Mae Goldman Sachs Citigroup the New York fed the federal reserve and the treasury I mean that's quite a little circle there how did that we have work well these are all obviously very powerful organizations ... but you go back in time and you connect the dots billing you see a tremendous number of incidents episodes where these players are interacting at very high levels and very powerful people so you have Fannie Mae ... whose C. E. O. goes to join the board of Goldman Sachs after he leaves see ... as CEO this is James Johnson who ran Fanny during the days when it was ... you know really becoming that the absolute ... top crony capitalist company ... he goes to join the board of Goldman Sachs when he leaves Fannie Mae of Goldman Sachs helped Fannie Mae cook its books according to the ... fair report which was published in two thousand and that was the investigative commission that was looking into how this happened that was that well that was the investigative commission was looking to how Fannie Mae was able to manipulate its earnings and so now we have Mr Johnson on the board of Goldman Sachs Goldman Sachs Chris raises a tremendous amount of money for Fannie Mae you also have on you know on the chairman on the board of the fed you have people from Goldman Sachs when it is just a tremendous web and it's very important to understand that along the way when anyone tried to rein in Fannie Mae when anyone tried to say that Gee maybe we should you know reduce the threat to th..." + 75%
"2012-01-13 22:29:35"
"Bill Moyers on Occupy Wall Street"
"by coincidence I first met with Jacob Packer and Paul Pierce and on the very day occupy Wall Street had sprung up in lower Manhattan and I wondered as so many others did were we seeing the advance guard of a movement by organized people challenge the power of organized money well it's still too soon to know but in the weeks that followed every time we went down to the encampment there was no mistaking the message I don't have thousands of dollars to go buy myself a lobbyist to lobby for five years when they uphold repair twenty three then occupy Wall Street volunteer even a government for the people you know run by the beach and if our pricing don't matter because we're not wealthy that's right it's dangerous my name is sue offenses twenty one years old I've been here since day one my present foreclosed on my blog but that was only once again fear of the family for awhile other witnesses on for two years old your side good food on our tables and a hobo bill's and no so all the services my sister is in college and can barely afford it you know and so they brought us here struggling Baudissin this is our mission they the moment you know if you will annnnd he is a former corporate lawyer is now an artist come one of the many organizers of occupy Wall Street this connection between government and state regulating money in the flow of money at the expense of ninety nine percent of the population is untenable and it's no longer there's been a shift in the way people think of themselves the process that there has been a level of power with this movement is about transforming society all of us or writing letters you know thank you really appreciate it thank you my family home was almost workloads and Hackensack New Jersey first by video and games and by America that chase my name is James and so we are almost worthless Cynthia Barragan is working for her doctorate in Latin American history Columbia University we were able to gather enough resources money within our famil..." + 84%
"2012-01-12 16:50:36"
"Bill Moyers is Back!"
"NCAP break of democracy I think really has worn very thin the opposite of poverty is not wealthy opposite poverty is justice Americans have to fight for the American dream democracy is not what governments do which is what people do it this is how we fight back bill is back lawyers and company" + 1%
"2012-02-10 20:24:19"
"Bill Moyers and Heather McGhee o..."
"two thousand and eight Berlinale your generation voted for Obama by eight thirty four point margin compared to a nine point margin four years earlier for John Kerry me they came out you came out your generation and worried decisive if not the decisive factor in Obama's margin will your generation come out for Bob again I think it's a really ... difficult question I think the millennial generation still is showing preferences for democratic policies for democratic values and ideals and for democratic candidates over Republican candidates but you have to realize that just like with all other kinds of voters young voters are voting on the economy and as the demons report the state of young America has shown the is this generation my generation is really feeling the brunt of the recession that capped off thirty years of widening economic inequality in security and so young people can't say that they're better off financially than they were four years ago I really believe that given the levels of unemployment and the young adult generation the president needs to call for and I understand the difficult passed through Congress but on the campaign trail he needs to call for a loan WPA style generational ... jobs program all across this country and it would be a transformational generational experience it would be something that would expose people to different ... Americans from different walks of life but it also be something that would say finally for once and for all yes your American government is on your side young people were not always going to leave you to the mercy of the banks and selfish employers and the vagaries of the so called free market we're going to say that your future matters to us as a country you're calling from ward were government help you just ask Obama to take a more aggressive position with using the government to put people to work you're up against of course and predisposition of people out across the country that I know the pay taxes ..." + 44%
"2012-02-10 20:06:19"
"Bill Moyers and David Stockman o..."
"trickle down ever work well I mean I think it's an unfortunate metaphor because it has more of a ... onto words ... kind of implication then really exists I think the idea that if you can mobilize a lot if you can mobilize can struck did taking an investment technology creation and new enterprise formation all of those will read down fit of the economy and to the extent that we have a growing gonna make everybody will benefit now that doesn't mean it's the only thing you should do or that you should sacrifice everything else in order to encourage enterpreneurs ... and ... technological progress so in and of itself trickle down can't ... be the governing philosophy but it's been a charted out today to denote because people say well you can't raise taxes on the job create or well look everybody ... you know as I think Oliver Wendell Holmes said taxes are the price we pay for civilization okay we it's not a question of taxes are no taxes on job creators or anyone else it's a question of what are the least harmful ways to raise the revenue that we need to pay our bills once a democratic consensus is agreed on what government is doing and therefore ... the ... wealthy have to pay their share or more of the taxes and if that ... does on the margin discourage someone it's unavoidable humming taxes will have a negative effect some degree but again there the price ... of civilization there ... how could anyone believe you can fund the government on bonds alone borrow your way ... to eternity it's not possible so if you think about it them this current ... Republican campaign that you don't dare to raise taxes on the job creator is just political rhetoric in nineteen eighty two even Ronald Reagan saw that we needed to raise taxes when the deficit exploded and the original tax cut in eighty one was too big so he raised taxes in nineteen eighty two by the equivalent of a hundred and fifty billion a year in today's economy he signed the bill ... th..." + 66%
"2012-02-10 07:30:35"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Who Shipwreck..."
"watching what's happening to our democracy it's like watching the cruise ship Costa Concordia founder and slowly sink into the sea off the coast of Italy passengers short of life vests scramble for safety as best they can while the captain trips and falls conveniently into a waiting lifeboat here at home we're drowning with gaping holes torn into the hall of the ship of state charges detonated by the owners of manipulators of capital their wealth has become a demonic force in politics nothing could stop them not the law which is written to accommodate them dot scrutiny they have no shame not a decent respect for the welfare of others people without means safety net has been shredded leaving them helpless for events beyond their control like those passengers on that ship the obstacles facing the millennial generation for example didn't just happen an economy skewed to the top low wages and missing jobs predatory interest on college loans these or consequences of government politically engineered by and for the one percent so is our tax code product of money and politics of influence and favoritism of lobbyist in the laws they draft for politicians to enact so here's what we're up against read it and weep America's plutocrats play the political pony that's some something called too much an internet publication from the institute for Policy Studies that describes itself as an own lan weekly own excess and inequality yes the results are in and our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of key only these king's aunt your everyday poo Bosnia potentates these kings are multi billionaires corporate moguls bother divine right not of god but of the United States Supreme Court in the citizens United decision are now buying politicians like so much pricey or slay all that money pouring into super pacs much habit from secret sources merely an investment in the best government money can buy should their horse payoff in November all this can numb the soul and chill t..." + 26%
"2012-02-03 09:07:42"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Newt's Obeses..."
"time now for a word about a good American being demonized despite being long dead Saul Alinsky is not around to defend himself but that hasn't kept Newt Gingrich from using his name to whip up the froth in frenzy of followers who's ignorant of the man is no deterrence to their eagerness at Gingrich's behest to tar and feather him posthumously here's how you slander someone you can answer from the great if you believe as we do in the declaration apartments and you think that's a better source in solid ski welcome to the team the president believes the kind of solid skew radicalism which would lead to a secular European socialist model but if you have a Reagan conservative versus I saw Wolinsky radical it's a pretty easy debate so clever so insidious the same tactic Newt Gingrich invoked with those radioactive words he used in the GOPAC the most demonized his opponent a crowd knows nothing about the target except that they're supposed to hate it and why not there's the strange foreign name obviously an alien one of them and the socialist at that the socialist bono but Obama's one isn't it Barack Hussein Obama slash Saul Alinsky bingo two peas in a pod a sinister subversive pot at that just who was a Lynskey born in the ghetto of Chicago's south side he saw the worst of poverty I felt the ethnic prejudices that faster then blasted the violence when people are crowded into tenements and have too little to eat came to believe that working people poor people people put down and stepped upon and organize if they were going to clean up the slums fight the corruption that exploited them and get a handhold on the first rung of the ladder became a protege of the labor leader John L. Lewis and took the principles of organizing into the street first in his hometown then across the country as one gutsy guy first rule of change as controversy I can't get away from it for the simple reason all issues are controversial change means movement the movement means faction infection me..." + 58%
"2012-02-01 21:12:41"
"Preview: Moyers & Company Show 1..."
"this week old Morrison company we move on to how conservatives and liberals see the world differently and why when I get so that your opponents are not just people you disagree with when it gets to the the mental state in which I am fighting for good and you are fighting for evil it's very difficult compromise compromise becomes a dirty word" + 1%
"2012-01-27 11:02:41"
"Bill Moyers and Byron Dorgan on ..."
"John reed and many others say they were taken by surprise when the country's biggest financial institutions went bust in two thousand I but it wasn't as if they had been ward I believe that when this legislation is remember barn door did he sounded the alarm about the dangers of striking down glass Steagall but his concerns were dismissed by Wall Street by the Clinton White House and most of his own colleagues in Congress but on the day of the vote senator from North Dakota gave one of the most precious speeches in our political history I worry very much that the the fusing together of the idea of banking which requires not just safety and soundness to be successful but the perception of safety and soundness to merge it with inherently risky speculative activity is in my judgment unwise I I think we will in ten years time look back and say we should not have done that ten years later two thousand eight prophecy came true our financial system came crashing down and tax payers as you had predicted to bail out the banks just as you said we would you take any pleasure out of being right no I mean there's no pleasure in this country for what happened no pleasure for me to to see I mean it it it it in in many ways it's it is an kind of an irony that that I that ten years after I predicted that ten years we might see massive bailouts it happened I didn't I didn't know that but I just expected that we were creating real trouble for this country really big trouble what did you know that no one else knew I don't know that I knew something I felt something very important about all this I you know I had read what went on in the Great Depression kind of understood what caused to collapse back then and there unbelievable heartbreak and and pain in this country closing of the banks and ... people losing their jobs and losing hope and so on well ... we put together a remedy as a result of of what had caused the Great Depression that the speculation that orgy of greed and so ..." + 85%
"2012-01-25 22:13:20"
"Preview of Moyers & Company: How..."
"this week old Morrison company me John re the banker's banker who was there when Washington closed its eyes to the wallstreet bodies it wasn't that there was one or two institutions that you know got carried away and did stupid things it was we all did and then the whole system came to earth and former senator Byron Dorgan you show it all coming and we are deliberate Lee and certainly with this legislation moving towards inheriting much greater risk in our financial services industries if you were to rank big mistakes in the history of this country that was one of the bigger ones" + 1%
"2012-04-02 14:48:32"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Who Pays for ..."
"earth three organizers this week if inspired us to create a page called take action on our website bill Moyers dot com go find information and ideas there aimed at helping you discover ways in which you can make a difference S. up faithful viewer of this broadcast you know that over the years we've been reporting on how power is monopolized by the powerful how corporate lobbyists for example far outnumber members of Congress and how the politicians are so eager to do the bidding of donors that they allowed those lobbyists to dictate the law of the land and make a farce of democracy what we have as a result is much closer to plutocracy where the massive concentration of wealth at the top tex and perpetuates itself by controlling the ends and means of politics here's the latest case in point the Airways belong to all of us right they're part of the Commons that in theory no private interest should be able to buy our control none the less government long ago allow television and radio stations to use the airwaves for commercial purposes the advertising revenues have made those companies fabulously rich but part of the deal was that in return for the privilege of reaping a fortune they would respect the public interest in a variety of ways including covering the local news imported to our communities if they didn't they would be denied their license to use the airwaves and all alas over the years through one bruise or another the public has been shafted I read just the other day of a candidate for office in the Midwest state who complained to the general manager of a TV station that his campaign was not getting any news coverage you'll coverage the broadcaster replied by cement and then we'll talk that pretty well sums up the game but hold your nose it gets worse the media companies and their local stations including goliaths like CBS and Rupert Murdoch's news Corp stand to pull in as much as three billion dollars this year from political ads yes three billion dollar..." + 70%
"2012-03-26 18:37:34"
"Moyers & Company Show 112 Previe..."
"week old lawyers and company the ninety nine percent spring a new nationwide campaign for working people we'll talk with three of its organizer I love the nexus of lever and communities that actually when we all come together we can have big bold vision we can have big bold demands and we can fact windows demands together the world of organizing in the world of politics is going to be increasingly reflective of the changing demographics of this country in a very positive way the job as an organizer I really think it's often two things it's to get people to do things they didn't know they wanted to do when they met and then secondly get them to do that with a lot of other" + 1%
"2012-03-23 22:57:33"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The Dangerous..."
"we have to hope a copy of Andrew Bacevich his new book makes its way to Barack Obama he could use a dose of the reality served up in its pages a reality quite contrary to the book the president has been waving around in public for all to see this book the world America made by Robert Kagan Kagan's a well known figure inside the beltway that matrix of think tanks policy electoral and research centers that have so long and faithfully served to uphold the empire in it Tegan dismisses what he calls the myth of American decline and compares the United States Jimmy Stewart's character in the Frank Capra movie it's a wonderful life America is to the world taking content watch Stewart was to the town of Bedford falls to my Big Brother George the richest man in town which without him would have fallen into unseemly hands in disrepute as the world would have without America to think otherwise he writes is wishful thinking not surprising that president Obama according to The New York Times has brandished Mr Kagan's analysis in arguing that the nation's power has waxed rather than Wayne and just who is Robert cake well he served in the state department when Ronald Reagan was president he advised John McCain in two thousand and eight and these days is special adviser on national security and foreign policy to Mitt Romney let me make this very clear as president of the United States I will devote myself to an American century and I will never ever apologize for America we in the late nineties six years after the first Gulf War and for years before nine eleven Robert Kagan and fellow neo conservative bill Kristol founded the project for the new American century and signed a letter to then president Bill Clinton urging him to get rid of Saddam Hussein once and for all by any means necessary in two thousand and two Kagan and crystal wrote a devastating knockout blow against Saddam Hussein followed by the American sponsored effort to rebuild Iraq and put it on a path to a democrat..." + 47%
"2012-03-22 19:24:24"
"Bill Moyers and Andrew Bacevich ..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company let me ask you as an old warrior and Vietnam veteran how you come to terms with a cold blooded massacre committed against civilians by another soldier well I find it very troubling ... but I think I'm a reluctant to see it as somehow ... emblematic of the values that prevail ... in the ranks ... there will be those who will want to excuse the actions of sergeant bales of who will ... site ... the growing evidence of his personal difficulties will note that this was his ... forth a combat tour ... as a way to ... wave it away ... I certainly wouldn't want to go ... in that direction either a he needs to be held accountable ... those who sent him on this fourth combat tour need to be held accountable but sergeant bales is not somehow a symbol of the larger US military well even this morning on the way to the studio the taxi driver was talking about how his niece who had in listed in ... the military for five years ago has now had two tours of duty in Iraq what what I find shocking is the profession of people to be shocked that we have these soldiers going back for repeated tours ... it's been reported for years now a it it ought to be common knowledge and it ought to be common knowledge that Americans generally find unacceptable or at least disturbing mean what do we think is going to result ... when we embark upon open ended wars to which roughly one percent of the American people are committed in terms of active engagement and we send them back again and again and again of I mean in in a sense I think as a terrible ... as this episode is it really pales I think in comparison to what we already know about the epidemic of PTSD post traumatic stress disorder which is already one of the results of the Iraq and Afghanistan for I can't recall work were were the rotations in Vietnam yes ... there are the average tour of duty the standard tour of duty in Vietnam was here and that war did go on long enough that ..." + 46%
"2012-03-21 14:12:28"
"Moyers & Company Preview: Andrew..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company is Iraq a direct threat to America oh no whatever threat Iran poses is very very ... and certainly does not constitute any kind of justification for yet another experiment with preventable" + 1%
"2012-02-24 07:49:43"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Are Immunizat..."
"welcome we have an even turn the page on the controversy over concept is health care and religious freedom when another thorny one comes into play involving personal conscience in public health a flurry of stories over the past few days called Maya just after I'd watched a movie that inspires more than passing interest in their subject horse racing no no no Steven Soderbergh's recent film contagion is the most plausible experience about global pandemic play you're likely to see until the real thing strikes stark beautiful in its own terrifying way and all too believable the story tracks the swift progress of a deadly airborne virus Hong Kong to Minneapolis Tokyo to London from a handful of peanuts to a credit card to the call of strangers on the subway rarely does a film issue such an inescapable invitation to think it happened could be us I do perhaps because the movie had invaded my head for several days I kept coming across stories in the news about contagious disease and the conflict between religious beliefs and immunization nothing new here about the basics all fifty states require some specific vaccinations for kids yet all of them grant exemptions for medical reasons say for a child with cancer almost all of them grant religious exemptions and twenty states allow exemptions for personal moral or other beliefs some parents still fear link between vaccinations and autism a possibility science has largely debunk some parents just want to be in charge of what put into their children's bodies and some parents just don't trust science period so you can see there are many loopholes but now seven states are considering legislation to make it even easier for mothers and fathers to spare their children from vaccinations especially on religious grounds in Oregon according to a story by Jennifer Anderson in the Portland Tribune the number of kindergartners with religious exemptions is up three point seven percent to five point six percent in just four years and Tina ..." + 57%
"2012-02-17 20:07:34"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Freedom of an..."
"the president did something agile and why has the other day and something quite important to the help of our politics he reached up and snuffed out what some folks wanted to make into a cosmic battle between good and evil no said the president we're not going to turn the argument over contraception into Armageddon this is an honest difference between Americans and a lot see it escalated into a holy war so instead of the government requiring Catholic hospitals and other faith based institutions to provide employees with health coverage involving contraceptives the insurance companies will offer that coverage and offering free the Catholic bishops had cast the president's intended policy as an infringement on their religious freedom they hope birth control to be a mortal sin and were in sense that the government might chorus them treated otherwise president effect said no quarrel there no one's going to force you to violate your doctor but Catholics are also Americans and if an individual Catholic worker warts coverage you should have access to it just like any other American citizen under the new plan she will she can go directly to the insurer and the religious institution is off the hook when the president announced his new plan the bishops were caught flat footed it was so so reasonable in fact leaders of several large Catholic organizations have now said yes to the idea bishop since regrouped and are now opposing any mandate to provide contraceptives even if their institutions are not required to pay for them and for their own reasons Republican leaders in Congress have weighed in on the bishop side they're demanding and will get a vote in the Senate the fact of the White House Lexus is about contraception is the whole problem is about freedom of religion is right there in the first amendment you can't miss it right there in the very first amendment to our constitution and the government doesn't get to decide for religious people what their religious beliefs a..." + 64%
"2012-06-04 21:47:44"
"Bill Moyers and Larry Siems and ..."
"welcome facing the truth is hard to do especially the truth about ourselves not surprising Americans have been sorely pressed to come to terms with the fact that after nine eleven our government began to torture people and did so in defiance of domestic and international law it's no secret such cruelty occurred is just the truth we'd rather not think about but Memorial Day is a good time to make the effort because if we really want to honor the Americans in uniform who died fighting for the country we'll redouble our efforts to make sure we're worthy of their sacrifice will renew our commitment to the rule of law for the rule of law is essential to any civilization worth dying for so in this broadcast we'll reckon with torture the torture done in our name allegedly for our safety because most of us haven't come to terms with what that meant or means today we hope to engage hero line in thinking and talking about this most uncomfortable subject our effort was inspired by a collaboration between the American civil liberties union and the international literary in human rights group pin they teamed up to comb through one hundred and fifty thousand declassified documents as well as large collections of articles and transcripts to produce the torture report what the documents say about America's post nine eleven torture program written by peons Larry seems I am reading an excerpt that's not all declaration here that the ACLU have staged readings of excerpts from the documents and from first person testimony at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah and we consider here in New York those readings had been videotaped and are being made into a documentary by movie director Doug Lymon call reckoning with torture hi my name is Karen Thomas he wants you to participate too and we'll tell you more about the project and how you can get involved later in the broadcast but first let's meet Doug Lyman whose feature film credits include the Bourne identity Mr Mrs Smith and fair game a..." + 87%
"2012-05-14 16:06:38"
"Preview Moyers & Company Show 11..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company rockstar activist Tom Morello I'm role came to fame twenty years ago as the lead guitarist in rage against the machine some of you will know rage as one of the most successful and political rock bands of the nineties and one of the most controversial when the group disbanded Tom Morello became a one man revolution troubadour sings songs of protest across the land from the steps of the Wisconsin state capitol this land is your land to occupy Wall Street a lot smarter and say this wherever you look he'll be there my job is to steal the backbone of people on the front lines of social justice struggles it wind in the sails of those struggles and people are fighting on a date on a daily basis at a grassroots level" + 1%
"2012-05-08 16:16:19"
"Bill Moyers and Luis Alberto Urr..."
"I walked into doing the devils highway rather arrogantly in that I thought well I have now established myself as the writer of the people if we accept those bastards phone bastards over there that I don't like US border patrol now I didn't know the border patrol I'd never hung out with border patrol guys nor would I want to because you I'm not gonna out anybody but I will say that they have chased around certain relatives of mine info there people who came across ... and I'm from Tijuana and I'm liberal all those things and I came up in the Chicano literary worlds I was a bad guy and I at the time when the devils highway was was was formulating is a book the various prosecutions were under way there were trials or law suits and one of the points of the trial was that the catastrophe written about in the book was because perhaps intentionally by the US border patrol for their own evil purposes for their amusement all they really needed to do was to get enough doubt that the border patrol might do it so I went in there thinking they were bad guys and ... they didn't do anything to disabuse me of that notion first they terrorized me you know I realize they were teasing they were Messin around with me checking to see if I had you know any grit they made my life really hard for a little while but I understood later that you know you can't just walk into a police organization of any sort out of the blue and say Hey can I write about your biggest secrets pal were you and it changed for me with the I. I talk about him all the time one of my dearest friends senior supervisory agent Kent Smith he was the guy who called out the the rescue run to save the lost men in my book then Kenny is the one who took me out on patrol Kenny showed me how he tracks and how he reads the dirt you know he he was this remarkable guy and it was this moment when we were standing on the devils highway which is the actual dirt road that runs through the southern Arizona along the border Corma..." + 54%
"2012-04-27 20:34:07"
"A Bill Moyers Essay: The Ghost o..."
"heard us talk at times about George Orwell's classic novel nineteen eighty four and the and the Asia that sets in when all of a slushy Vince down the memory hole leaving us at the mercy of only what we know today sometimes though past comes back to hold like a ghost it happened to me recently watching the news you may have seen this probably is about seventy eight a lot of members of the Democratic Party members of the yeah and on the phone that's congressman Allen west to Florida a Republican and tea party favorite at a local gathering he was asked how many of his fellow members of Congress are quote card carrying Marxist or international socialist listen again to his reply it is about seventy eight a lot of members of the Democratic Party members of the phone little of what Alan Wes is ever surprises me Cole president Obama a low level socialist agitator said anyone with an Obama bumper sticker on their car is a threat to the gene pool told liberals like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to get the hell out of the United States of America apparently he gets his talking points from fox news Rush Limbaugh or the discredited right wing rocker Ted Nugent but this time I shook my head in disbelief seventy eight to eighty one Democrats members of the Communist Party that's when the memory hole opened and the ghost slithered into the room specter stood there watching the screen snickering smile only stubble face and I did a double take sure enough it was the ghost of senator Joseph McCarthy the Wisconsin farm boy who grew up to become one of the most contemptible thugs in American politics there is a small closely knit group and administration Democrats who are now the complete presidents and the complete domination of the bureaucratic communistic prime nine which they themselves have pre I suddenly called Democrats say should be referred to properly as the palm a prime part it was the early nineteen fifties Cole ward begun and the Americans were troubled by the Soviet unio..." + 75%
"2012-04-20 08:15:42"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Keep Politica..."
"welcome imagine if you turned on your TV set someday soon and were greeted by this I welcome to Sesame Street all but first this message time rom inspiring his motive ricksantorum president flexible estimates for brought to you by the letter C. for creeping campaign cash corruption okay perhaps we're exaggerating a bit but as the late William F. Buckley junior used to say the poet survives the exaggeration because a startling decision from the ninth US circuit court of appeals recently struck down a federal ban against political and issue advertising on public TV and radio this means potentially that super pacs special interest and the rich you want to influence elections bye and time on your favorite public television or radio station the public broadcasting act was signed into law in nineteen sixty seven it uses the term non commercial sixteen times to describe what public television and radio should be it specifically says and I quote no noncommercial educational broadcasting station may support or oppose any candidate for political office we've taken that seriously all of these years and most of us who have labored in this vineyard still think public broadcasting should be a refuge from the braying distortions and outright lies that characterize politics today in its majority decision the circuit court did uphold the rule that for bids public stations from carrying a ads for commercial products and services but it said it seemed logical to the judges that the decision ... political advertisers wouldn't call stations to dilute their non commercial programming logical sorry your honor's this is the same so called logic that led the US Supreme Court to issue its notorious citizens United decision it's the one that opened all spigots flood the political landscape with cash and the airwaves trash truthful former PBS board member said of this disc it scares me to death with our stations always in a financial pickle frantically hanging on by their finger tips it w..." + 31%
"2012-04-13 08:10:07"
"Bill Moyers Essay: It Pays to Be..."
"not a day passes that we can't see evidence of the great divide you just heard me talk about with Angela Blackwell all you have to do is look at the news the Wall Street journal reports that big American companies have emerged from the deepest recession since World War two more profitable than ever flush with cash less burdened by debt and with a greater share of the country's income but many of the one point one million jobs the big companies added since two thousand seven were outside the U. S. so too was much of the one point two trillion dollars added to corporate treasury to add to this embarrassment of riches corporate taxes today are at a forty year low then look at this report in The New York Times last year among the one hundred best paid CEOs the median income was more than fourteen million dollars compared with the average annual American salary of forty five thousand two hundred and thirty dollars I'm behind this happy hundred executives pull down more than two billion dollars and according to the terms the CEOs might seem like Packers top hedge fund managers collectively earned fourteen point four billion dollars last year that's Wall Street the metaphorical best three of the financial universe but there is nothing metaphorical about the earnings of hedge fund Tigers private equity lines and the top dogs at those big banks that were bailed out by tax dollars acted they help chase our economy off a cliff so what do these wallstreet nabobs had to complain about why are they wining about reform and why are they funneling cash to super pacs aimed at bringing down Barack Obama who many of them supported four years ago because says Alec McGillis in the new Republic the president wants to raise their taxes that's right while ordinary Americans are taxed at a top rate of thirty five percent of their income Congress allows hedge funds and private equity tycoons to pay only fifteen percent owned their compensation president Wilson to pay more still at a rate b..." + 73%
"2012-06-15 09:56:23"
"Bill Moyers Essay on How to Own ..."
"welcome if you're visiting a candidate this summer and looking for a thoughtful house gift might we suggest a nice super pac thanks to the Supreme Court and citizens United they're all the rage among the mega wealthy all it takes is a little paperwork and a wad of cash and presto you can have this The Washington Post describes it highly customized highly personalized political action committee it's easy super pacs come in all amounts and affiliations you don't have to spend millions although the gift that size certainly won't be turned aside cable TV tycoon mark latest got a super pac for his friend longtime democratic congressman Howard Berman from California and all it cost was a hundred thousand dollars down in North Carolina Republican congressional candidate George holding received a handsome super pac that includes one hundred thousand dollars each from an a at an uncle and a quarter of a million from a bunch of his cousin yes nothing says family locker great big old maid batch of campaign contributions twenty twelve was the most important ... action were ever going to have you can start a super pac on your own or contribute to one that already exist super pacs are available for every kind of race presidential congressional our statewide but there are other ways you can help by an election look at the Wisconsin recall campaign of Republican governor Scott Walker at least fourteen billionaires rush to Walker side he out raised his democratic opponent by nearly eight to one most of his money came from out of state more than sixty million dollars were spent and forty five million of it for Walker alone you're just a few of the satisfied buyers Wisconsin billionaire Diane Hendricks contributed more than half a million dollars of Scott Walker's behalf fearful the United States might become a socialistic ideological nation she's an ardent foe of unions and against in her words taxing job creators to do her aversion to taxes she paid none in twenty ten despite b..." + 60%
"2012-06-13 21:08:39"
"Preview Moyers & Company Show 12..."
"week old lawyers and company forgive it hasn't ruled by rich people we already are to a certain degree there's a word for it plutocracy rule by twelfth ed you no longer really have one person one vote you have one person one vote one dollars so essentially you can create the regulatory landscape that you want if you can essentially by elections" + 1%
"2012-06-13 19:06:26"
"Jamie Dimon's 'Family Reunion' w..."
"sweet Jamie Dimon the CEO of JPMorgan chase testified before the Senate banking committee own how his bank got it rolled on risk management out in London what would you think if I told you that seven members of the Senate banking committee have been big recipients of money from JP Morgan chase I would not be surprised her not in the least that's obviously where JP Morgan would be spending its lobbying dollar would be on the the you know given to the campaigns of the people on that committee that's that's the strictest of wise a strategic choice for them and get this the bank has been the second largest contributor to senator Tim Johnson Democrat the chairman of the committee what do you suppose he was thinking is Jamie Dimon a testified out those are great cuffed links just as Jake yeah me has own I want if I could borrow them if it yeah something like that and I I got news for they also I mean you know this already they also where one of the biggest donors are there I should say their employees to president Obama's campaign two thousand eight and also to I believe to John McCain's campaign in two thousand and this is the nature of what they do is they they spread their they spread the wealth around you know and there's more at one of a center Johnson's former staffers is now one of JP Morgan's chief lobbyist and the chairman's present top assistant used to be a lobbyist for a law firm that worked for JP Morgan I mean this wasn't a hearing this is a reunion the Gambino family well they look this is what they we call in Washington the evolving to okay and this is ... if if if you're if you viewers haven't heard of this they need to they need to to to learn about it right away because this is how Washington it works is that people go back and forth from eh typically from Capitol Hill staffs to working for lobby firms are directly for these you know this that the clients of the lobby firms that that have to do with the interest that they used to work on when they ..." + 45%
"2012-07-02 14:05:47"
"Bill Moyers and Khalil Muhammad ..."
"with those contradictions of American history in mind this seemed a good time to talk with Khalil Gibran Muhammad he's made them his life's work Mohammed grew up on Chicago's south side a member of the first generation of African Americans born after the victories of the civil rights movement he's the author of this acclaimed book the condemnation of blackness it brings the past to bear on race crime in the making of urban America and connect today's headlines to their deep roots he was teaching history at Indiana University when the New York Public Library ask him to head the Schomburg center for research in black culture I decided right after college that there was nothing more important to me than learning about African American history culture really being able to learn first hand of the experiences and contributions that African Americans have made to this country and to the world Schaumburg center is known the world over for documenting the history of all peoples of African descent with a special emphasis on the story of African Americans among its ten million items are classic worked crystallizing that experience there are many books on in this collection that spans centuries I'm I happen to be holding two of our oldest ... books and the first here is how truly our oldest it is published in fifteen seventy three by a poet named Juan Latino or this is the first known book of poetry written in Latin by a a person of African descent it's really a quite a treasure of for us the other book is a first edition of Phillis Wheatley a not only a great American poet but the first African American poet to be widely celebrated I in this country she certainly proved ... that black people were capable of contributing real art home and letters to the world the Schoenberg is a bustling place in the heart of Harlem students come and go scholar spend long hours here it everyday people come to pursue that particular curiosity their seminars readings in interviews with Reu..." + 68%
"2012-07-02 14:05:28"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Thomas Jeffer..."
"welcome here comes the fourth of July number two hundred thirty six since the Continental Congress approve the declaration of independence and riders on horseback rushed it to the far corners of the thirteen new United States where it was read aloud to cheering crowds these days our celebration of the fourth brings a welcome round of barbecue camaraderie with friends and family fireworks flags had unbeatable prices at the mall but perhaps to we will remember the declaration of independence itself product of what John Adams called Thomas Jefferson's happy talent for composition take sometime this week to read it alone to yourself are allowed with others tell me the words are still capable of setting them on the blaze the founders surely knew that when they let these ideas loose in the world they could never again be cage yeah from the beginning the sentiments were also a thorn in our side a reminder of the new nations divided so opponents who still side with Britain greeted it with sarcasm how can you declare all men are created equal without freeing your slave Jefferson himself was an aristocrat whose inheritance of five thousand acres and the slaves to work it mocked his eloquent notion of equality if knowledge that slavery degraded master and slave alike it would not give his own slaves their freedom their labor kept him financially afloat hundreds of slaves forced like beast of burden to toil from sunrise to sunset and the threat of the lash enabled him to thrive as a privilege gentleman to pursue his intellectual interest and to rise in politics even the children born to involve the slave Sally Hemmings remain slaves as did their mother only and obscure provision in his will release their children after his death all the others scores of slaves were sold to pay off his debts yes Thomas Jefferson possessed a happy talent for composition but he employed it for cross purposes whatever he was thinking when he wrote all men are created equal he also believe blacks..." + 46%
"2012-06-22 10:55:47"
"Bill Moyers and Peter Edelman on..."
"during those hearings before the house and Senate I kept my ears open hoping someone might ask Jamie Dimon how he feels about his bank riding out the deep recession with twenty five billion dollars worth of taxpayer money while at the same time reaping profits from the poor and hungry I tried JP Morgan chase processes food stamp benefits for the government in twenty four states and makes a neat bundle doing so making even more money off the poor JP Morgan chase has been known to out source food stamp debit card calls to India these workers can make three and a half Bucks an hour answering questions from poor people in this country it's all legal it's how the system works but it says something don't you think about the contradictions of modern state capitalism I americana and so does the Columbia made the other day by the Republican candidate for the Senate in Wisconsin airy cut day after calling for a cut in the corporate tax rate even as he advocated austerity measures to reduce the deficit he instructed the press stop covering stories about low income people who can't get benefits and start riding instead about that deficit I see a reporter here I just pray that you start writing about these issues I just prayed you know stop always write about all the person could get it all their food sure this or that ... you know I saw something the other day you just you know it's like another sob story and I'm like both one about what's happening to the country and both countries a whole it's gonna devastate everybody a good thing sister Simone Campbell wasn't passing through town at that very moment our area code the not have really had to pray for his own self sister Simone is leading a group of Catholic nuns on the bus trip across nine states right to call attention to poor and hungry the challenging not only the Vatican which is been critical of American nuns for their spirit of independence but also congressman Paul Ryan another Wisconsin Republican he's invoked hi..." + 92%
"2012-06-22 10:14:58"
"Bill Moyers, Matt Taibbi and Yve..."
"welcome this past week Jamie Dimon CEO of JP Morgan chase was back on Capitol Hill testifying before the house financial services committee as he had earlier done before the Senate banking committee he was being questioned on how his bank had lost two billion dollars or more own risky trading his reception in the house was less phoning in what he got from the senators although many of them also are beneficiaries of JP Morgan largesse house members were more combative you should drop a fortress Balaji telefilms it's some special about you a few the way you are that made us have to worry about but we can't assume that to be the case every financial institution but also said it would be solve the problem this quarter so relative to ... that's not the question Islamic please don't filibuster you didn't know about these traits you did know about these losses how do you come for today and say the regulators should have known that ... what one of the best CIOS industry I did know and criminal with with the regulatory zine that we have today we both agree that's not what we want but it's what we have to really think it's a smart idea to be cutting the legs out of one of those major regulators you think that's good for America I have enough problems I believe that to you well Mister I know he's asked as you have had no hesitancy whatsoever in expressing opinions on other matters I I thought you might want to take an opportunity to express my don't it coincidentally just before diamonds house testimony Bloomberg news published data indicating that JP Morgan chase receives a government subsidy worth about fourteen billion dollars a year taxpayer money bunny said Bloomberg editors that helps the bite pay big salaries and bonuses and more important distort markets fueling crises such as the recent subprime lending disaster and the sovereign debt debacle that is now threatening to destroy the euro and sink the global economy with me are two guests who can guide us through ..." + 94%
"2012-06-15 10:49:18"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Letting Down ..."
"another grandson graduated from high school this past weekend and we were there for the festivities from the hamburgers hot dogs and bratwurst through the memories recollected with laughter and tears on the front porch long after the ceremonies ended I never tire of these rituals like the pickle relish and mustard on the bratwurst like life itself their bitter sweet astrology and anticipation in equal portions where did that little kid go yesterday he was squealing in the sandbox chasing the cat soaring on the old tire swing hanging from the elbow out front stubbing his toe smacking his lips over the last morsel of water melon teasing grandma from the top the back George slide and begging for one more round of Charlie and the chocolate now in blazer tie and white pants tried to stifle a big grin he marches past us with his classmates so tall he has to duck and swiped away of von dangling from the makeshift trellis separates the past from the future a searing Minnesota son threaten to cook us until the head winds of a gathering summer storm cut the heat no one seemed in a hurry for the afternoon to end but it was a relief when the commencement speaker eloquent defender of the liberal arts prove to be both wise and mercifully brief the crowd laughed when he asked have you ever found yourself saying that speech would probably have been perfect if it had been longer school chorus as if to tell us to relax they know the score belted out John Mayer's no such thing I want to run through the halls of my high school I want to scream at the top of my lungs I just found out there's no such thing as the real world just a lie you've got to rise above and that's when it hit me how we've let these kids down the mess we've handed them the huge debts an economy producing too few jobs and vast inequality a rich man's country with a flaming middle class the tenuous prosperity of everyday people wiped out by wallstreet insiders and Washington hucksters still up to their old tricks f..." + 52%
"2012-06-15 10:48:46"
"Bill Moyers and Clara Jeffery an..."
"it's not just the wealthy they're super pacs and the candidacy bot who profit from all this money then prove Gillan Paul Blumenthal at the Huffington post report that the top one hundred fifty political consultants and media buyers already have grossed nearly half a billion dollars in this election cycle and they're still five months left to go these vast amounts of cash much of it from anonymous sources have rightly been described as dark money few have pursued the dark money trail more visually than the people who coined that phrase the hardworking journalist at Mother Jones magazine Clara Jeffery and Monica Boylan have been the co editors of Mother Jones since two thousand six Clara Jeffery was senior editor at Harper's magazine and worked at Washington city paper in Washington DC Monica Borland was the investigative editor of Mother Jones and an editor at city pages in Minneapolis Saint Paul their dark money project is produced with support from the Schuman media center of which I'm president their latest issue of Mother Jones is a spellbinding look at dark money's history in the forty years since the Watergate scandal brought down Richard Nixon in a tangled web of break ins and bag in welcome to you both thank you thank you I love your cover water by an election Dracula with his jacket open an American flag in it one a by election both both parties play this game both parties raise as much money as they can gore's close to the law as they can and will do almost anything to raise it but is there some stink tion tween the money that close to the Republican Party and the money that flows to the Democratic Party it used to be more equivalents ... than it is today and we remember covering the Clinton era scandals and at that time that was really a time when we saw the Democratic Party being turning to big business and to Wall Street for funding that was no longer coming from organized labor and other democratic constituencies that lost the clout that they use t..." + 91%
"2012-06-15 10:42:58"
"Interview with Thomas Frank"
"this is no time to Mitch words and thank goodness Thomas Frank never does so in a recent essay in Harper's magazine it's a rich man's world he wrote over the course of the past few decades the power of concentrated money has subverted the professions destroyed small investors wrecked the regulatory state corrupted legislators in mass and repeatedly put the economy through the wringer nowadays come for our democracy itself strong stuff typical of Thomas strike the historian and journalist his book what's the matter with Kansas was a best seller about how we so willingly allow money and ideology to subvert government against our own self interest now we have his latest pity the billionaire in which she explores how the worst economy since the nineteen thirties has led to a revival of power but the very people who brought it about I was right welcome it's my pleasure to be here this week Jamie Dimon the CEO of JP Morgan chase testified before the Senate banking own how his bank got it rolled on risk management what would you think if I told you that seven members of the Senate banking committee have been big recipients of money from JP Morgan chase I would not be surprised her not in the least that's obviously where JP Morgan would be spending its lobbying dollar would be on the the you know given to the campaigns of the people on that committee that's that's the strictest of wise a strategic choice for them and get this the bank has been the second largest contributor to senator Tim Johnson Democrat the chairman of the committee and I have news for they also I mean you know this already they also where one of the biggest donors are there I should say their employees to president Obama's campaign two thousand eight and also to I believe to John McCain's campaign in two thousand and this is the nature of what they do is they they spread their they spread the wealth around you know there's more at one of us center Johnson's former staffers is now one of JP Morgan's ch..." + 92%
"2012-07-19 13:36:06"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Fighting Disc..."
"our politics took a nightmarish turn this week Senate Republicans twice blocked a vote to require corporations unions and obscure organizations hovering in the shadows to tell us who is putting up the millions and millions of dollars for all the propaganda assaulting the public during this political year the bill the Republicans killed was already a week parity of its original intent it wouldn't even go into effect until after the November auction when the buying and selling of the White House Congress state legislatures and courts will have been completed and the dark money have done its dirty work by then a vast poll of secrecy will cover the tracks of the seat donors the knife plunged into the heart of democracy will have been wiped clean of the fingerprints of those who wielded it public we're not even know who owns title to our government both our political parties are up to their necks in this corruption it was Barack Obama your recall who tossed public funding under the bus four years ago then hold and huge sums of money from Wall Street fat cats he later promised to protect from public wrath over their ill gotten gains and when there was just a brief chance to reform carried interest it's the trickery that enables the Mitt Romney's of the world to pay a tax rate far below working people wallstreet Democrats like senator Chuck Schumer help to snuff it out in the cradle but the Republicans once the party of Lincoln government of by and for the people remember the Republicans have thrown their soul into the bargain once upon a time they said let there be light here's Ronald Reagan in nineteen eighty eight we need full disclosure of all campaign contributions here's the first George Bush in nineteen eighty nine closure full disclosure that's the answer senator John McCain in two thousand and four what reform does is create transparency equality and participation senator Scott brown in twenty twelve tack ads from unaccountable outside groups this been millions..." + 54%
"2012-07-13 17:58:30"
"Sheila Bair on Keeping Banks Honest"
"welcome every day brings another reminder of the terrible unfairness that besides our country here's the latest that leapt out at me rolling stones report on the fallen the sharp sudden decline of America's middle class in it Jeff teach describes a handful of everyday people made homeless now living out of their cars and church parking lots in southern California upon a time one of them Janice Adkins had a plant nursery business in Utah that grossed three hundred thousand dollars annually two years after the financial meltdown in two thousand eight sales have dropped by half in the value of her land even more I tried to refinance but for banks turned her down flat four banks makes you wonder about all those big Tom bankers at the other end of the scale the ones who came running to the government and taxpayers for bailouts worth hundreds of billions of dollars then scooped up big bonuses and perks for themselves and went back to business as usual and what a business you surely been hearing about the new a scandal in banking scenario Barclays bank in London and those something called live or that stands for London interbank offered rate and it involves a group of bankers who set a daily interest rate affecting trillions of dollars of transactions around the world your whole mortgage your college debt your credit card fees these could have been affected by live or it turns out some of those insiders were manipulating the index for their own gain to make their bank look better off doing the financial crisis to lower their bar in cost and raise their profits picking our pocket lining bears the economist describes it as the rotten heart of finance here are some of the emails that have come to life one banker in on the fixed price another dude I owe you big time come over one day after work and I'm opening a bottle of volunteer and another recruiting a colleague in the fix wrote if you know how to keep a secret I'll bring you in on it after being asked to falsify inform..." + 81%
"2012-07-13 06:00:09"
"Vandana Shiva on the Problem wit..."
"return now from one champion of the public interest to another from Sheila Bair fighting for greater oversight of the big banks to a global advocate for social justice named bond in the Shiva we need a new paradigm for living on the earth because the old one is clearly not working the last time we spoke with her she was battling coca Cola and other multinational giants over the privatization of water in her native India including the waters of the sacred river Ganges since then bond in the sheep is become a rock star in the worldwide battle over genetically modified seeds those recedes aggressively marketed around the world by big companies like Monsanto to not only increased but also to monopolize food production and profits opponents challenge their safety claim may harm the environment are more costly and leave local farmers deep in debt and dependent on suppliers following Europe's example many American consumers are demanding that food products made from genetically modified seeds be label instead of the world's largest supplier claims intellectual property rights over its seeds and usually wins when it takes farmers to court for patent infringement but in India Monsanto claimed its seeds would produce ballot for crops and when the results fell short many bankrupted farmers recorded the cell but in the Shiva found it India's not Dhanya movement to promote the use of native seeds and she's become a formidable figure at all these battles trained in physics she's an activist and prolific author whose books include earth democracy solat oil water wars and our latest making peace with the earth talked with her again recently when she came to New York to be honored by union theological seminary welcome back wonderful to be back with you it's an uphill battle you're waging how do you keep doing it what what what drives you really of you know we have this very beautiful text in India mail Benita but getting it in the bud what keep them and there's a very simple less..." + 78%
"2012-07-06 10:15:51"
"Bill Moyers and Poet Philip Appl..."
"faithful viewers of this broadcast know that from time to time we as poets to drop by and share their work with this this time our guest is the versatile Philip Appleman creativity spans a long life filled with birch fiction philosophy science religion and above all moments of everyday experience captive like the glint of the sun sparking through her crystal glass just take a look at a sample of his legacy Darwin apes and angels Darwin's arc in the twelfth year of the war open doorways and this my favorite summer love and surf about the joys and wonders of loving and living his latest book of boy just Phineas proper a fellow port said that to watch Philip Appleman slinging words is to be richly regaled I quite agree welcome filth wonderful review here though I have long thought of poetry as music to be heard best in the voice of the composer so let's go right to some of your point good eleven here's one of my favorites and I think it's one of your favorites too E. tell me about that point twenty years ago I published a book collector be like it was a series of satires on various biblical stories and ... even being one of the first ... came out ahead of the rest and ... shall I read it please Iverson kind reflecting on the when the snake at first whoever he was so slick he could we words into sunshine when he murmured another refrain of that shimmering promise you shall be as gods something with wings whispered back in my heart and I crunch the apple taste so good I just had to share it with Adam all of a sudden we were naked oh yes we were nude before but now grabbing for fig leaves we knew that we knew too much justice is slippery serpent said so we crouched all day under the rhododendrons trembling at something bleak and wind swept in our bellies that soon would learn to call by his right name fear god was furious with the snake and hacked off his legs on the spot and for us was thorns and thistles sweat of the brow dust to dust returning in that sizzling..." + 76%
"2012-07-06 10:15:28"
"Bill Moyers, Bill Fletcher Jr. a..."
"cream course doubling down our citizens United wasn't the only decision this session that seemed designed to strengthen the grip of corporate America and the super rich another one box versus SEIU local one thousand that's the service employees International Union would diminish the financial power of organized labor by restricting union dues used for political action the locks decision is just the latest attack in the ongoing battle against labor and like the fight in Wisconsin and other states it focuses on public sector unions in part because they're the greatest remaining bastion of labor's power the strength of organized labor was once a muscular way for working people to push back against plutocracy in union there is strength was the ... saying and it was true percentage of union members in the American workforce has declined in the last sixty years from thirty five percent twelve percent and labor has faced a pounding series of setbacks of which the Supreme Court knocks decision is just the latest and yet with corporations continuing to put the squeeze on employees with joblessness and inequality rap but now it seemed the perfect time for people to turn back the unions to fight for them against the moneyed interests why haven't Steven Lerner has spent more than three decades as a labor and community organizer and S. architect of the justice for janitors campaign he was director of ASCII use private equity project which worked to expose the wallstreet feeding frenzy that would end in catastrophe especially for the working class bill Fletcher junior graduated from Harvard and went to work as a shipyard welder along the way becoming a labor activist fighting for racial justice and union democracy he has worked with SEIU and the United auto workers among others he's the author of this upcoming book their bankrupting our twenty other myths about unions welcome to both of you corporate profits are at an all time high wages as a percent of the economy are at an..." + 83%
"2012-07-06 10:15:04"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The High Pric..."
"welcome in all the hullabaloo over the supreme court's decision on healthcare another rich rulings quickly fell off the public radar for deciding the fate of the affordable Care Act according now state would not reconsider citizens United that's the odious Bob before decision two years ago that opened our elections to unlimited contributions within minutes of that announcement right wing partisans were crowing about the advantage they now own an advantage not due to ideas of personalities but to the sheer force of money they were remarkably candid and specific here's what Fred Barnes wrote in the weekly standard about the Senate race in Missouri quote for three weeks in may Republican super pacs took turns attacking democratic senator Claire McCaskill in TV ads Republicans hadn't held their primary is not until August seventh but macaskill wound up training all three of the GOP candidates in polls now macaskill unnerved is struggling to recover that's what super pacs can do when they immersion twenty ten and worked in tandem they were critical force in the Republican landslide in the congressional elections this year they're playing an even bigger row the size and reach of their efforts toward what they did two years ago had a boy bread for telling it like it is for exposing the hopes that the court's original decision was about free speech free speech by foot it's about carpet bombing elections with all the tonnage you're rich pay masters one of by trying not to laugh when you hear one of its perpetrators the noted lawyer Floyd Abrams say as he did not too long ago I don't think we should warn as a matter of policy to make decisions which are essentially people can't do all the speaking that they can in a political campaign I don't think we can ration speech excuse me Floyd speech is already ration own your playing field those who have no money have no speech just who do you think is doing this speaking hello poor people are you there it's your election to all f..." + 69%
"2012-08-22 18:11:43"
"Extended Preview: 'Nuns, Faith, ..."
"squeak all lawyers and company your visits on the bus tour were to community run programs that are making a real difference to the people we saw in the film while he's short on specifics Paul Ryan claims that his budget will empower those very kinds of community centered solutions the problem of poverty that the federal bureaucracy has not been able to solve are you willing to give him a chance on that absolutely not because the fact is that the federal government has been supporting in part these very programs that we were at what people don't know is that the federal government money helps as the cornerstone and that the fact is these problems are so large that we all need to collaborate I totally agree they're so big so complex we all need to be a part of the solution individuals corporations businesses and government we all need to work together on it and congressman Ryan would preferred just pull the government it's not reasonable it's not possible it's not doing her sister my people would suffer sister are you saying that there are their positions in and ... Paul Ryan's budget to just hold out the federal government from welfare that significantly curtail it and that's with Medicaid especially with Medicaid and some of the other the health care provisions of that that would decimate before exacerbate serves my understanding is that it would lead to about ten million people estimated ten million people losing food stamps and another twenty million people losing healthcare coverage Bo Ryan speaks about the dependence developing own own own own welfare programs is that your concern that when you consider that dependence is the unintended consequence of good benevolent intentions on the part of government well sister had all those nice people who know we all want to see support and and and I I mean I agree and it's it's a it's a heart wrenching thing to see people put in those circumstance but what what's the alternative me we've hit we've seen this good ques..." + 53%
"2012-08-22 17:39:12"
"Extended Preview: 'Nuns, Faith, ..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company three hours northeast of devoid the nun stopped in the river tail live debut where they visit a food pantry run by the sisters of the presentation charity already burdened by need which would surely feel the weight of Ryan's planned cuts to the food stamp program and we usually get anywhere from team to maybe two thousand that sister Lynn Wagner is the pantries director we have the elderly who can't make it on their social security payments or pension payments that they have we have single parent families we have two parent families we have kids on our college that can't get a job that pays enough for them to pay the rest of that a lot of jobs are minimum wage basic pay and that just doesn't cut it anymore when groceries go up and you know when milk is two Bucks for a half gallon or something like that is just people can't make it most of these people that are using food stamps make a little bit above minimum wage and there still are in Parvati but the choice is been made to allow businesses to pay low wages the ideas keep costs down increase productivity but people of increase our productivity in their wages have not gone so from my point of view this isn't charity this isn't a handout whether you like it or not these are business subsidies we have a choice as a nation we can either provide a real safety net so that workers can eat or we can mandate living wage it's a choice our choice recently has of late has been of to do the safety and but now they want to do it with a safety net and say it's the people receiving the benefits up surprising you but your children for the ones who get price I myself I would be fine but I got two little ones then about me it's them kids can fend for themselves that's who depend on you to do so thank you very much can you imagine the struggle that to be able to care for your family and you can't put food on the table in the richest country breaks my heart traveling east from debut the nuns crossed the Mi..." + 55%
"2012-08-16 20:26:17"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Share Your St..."
"hi is believe you know I spend a considerable amount of time reading the different comment sections of our website to see what you have to say recently I've been coming across messages from some of you who say you just want to give up there's so much going wrong in America the world feel overwhelmed and helpless so I wanted to meet you here for a moment face to face so to speak with a simple three word response get over it get over it there's plenty you can do and the more of you who do it the more effective and powerful the results it's a chain reaction democracy here's an example check out this story in the New York Daily News three high schoolgirls had McClair New Jersey got fed up when they learned that no woman journalist has moderated a presidential debate in twenty years folk they put together a petition and collected nearly two hundred thousand so and a few days ago commission on presidential debates announced atoms October sixty CNN's candy Crowley will be at the wheel during the second presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney coincidence these three high school kids can do something you and to another example Michael Waldman and teacher Gaskins from the Brennan center for justice more people who know how bad the world can be you heard them here on Morrison company recently talking about what citizens are doing to fight back against attempts across the country to suppress the vote in Maine voters Vito I tried they vetoed the politicians are mounting a campaign to overturn a bill that would have required a government issued photo ID to vote ordinary everyday citizens of Maine repealed a state law that would have forbidden registration on election fight against suppression of the vote is taking place all over this country and here's one thing you can do it tell us if you and your friends and neighbors see efforts under way to make it harder to register or vote for you live share your stories with us send them to us at bill Moyers dot com or..." + 25%
"2012-07-31 17:33:23"
"Bill Moyers thanks his Facebook ..."
"hello to all of you on Facebook in just a few months we've acquired one hundred thousand Facebook fans high know because I counted each and everyone of you myself seriously it's a milestone of which my team and are proud of for which we're deeply grateful you are clearly a community dedicated to truth telling and democracy and it is partially to be among you please keep your passionately critical wise and witty comments coming I read them all over the weeks and especially as we approach the November elections we have some knowledgeable and thought provoking gas coming on lawyers and company so no there's always a virtual seat for you at my table as well thanks again for liking us sharing us and for giving back so much we'll talk again" + 1%
"2012-07-27 14:24:35"
"Bill Moyers and Karl Marlantes o..."
"welcome to the story of a warrior told in his own words what he has to say is for all of us to hear but especially those of us who have never been in combat Karbala and it's a small town boy from Oregon the son of a soldier a graduate of Yale landed in Vietnam in October nineteen sixty eight and was placed in charge of first platoon Charlie company first battalion fourth marine regiment one year later he came home with two purple hearts the navy cross the bronze star ten air medals and memories that screamed at it he finished his degree in philosophy at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship spent the next thirty years in business all the while wrestling with the demons I came home with them finally in the late nineties he asked the veterans administration for help and began treatment for post traumatic stress disorder two years ago he published a novel you've been working on it ever since he came home from Vietnam better hold story of a young second lieutenant leading a rifle platoon of forty marines on a remote jungle hill critics called it a powerhouse tins brutal honesty unforgettable moving and intense Carmel notices now written a second book a non fiction Mimori meditation on what it is like to go to war read it and you'll be closer than you can imagine to the mind and heart of the warrior in battle and after America's been at war for over a decade now two million Americans have served in Afghanistan Iraq and most of us here at home still don't get it Carmen lettuce and his book will help immeasurably Carmen and its welcome nice to be here thank you I haven't been sure about how to start this interview I've never been to war I've never looked the man in the eye who is trying to kill me and kill him before could I I'm not even sure that I can ask a question it doesn't strike you as but now known a against your experience I guess what I'm saying is that there's this divide between the warrior and the rest of us and that divide can't really be crossed can I no but I t..." + 77%
"2012-07-20 22:24:46"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Living Under ..."
"you might think Wayne lapierre executive vice president of and spokesman for the mighty American gun lobby the national rifle association has an almost cosmic sense of timing two thousand seven at the NRA's annual convention in St Louis he warned the crowd that today there's not one bar arm owner whose freedom is secure two days later a young man opened fire on the campus of Virginia Tech killing thirty two students staff just last week lapierre showed up at the United Nations conference on the arms trade treaty here in New York and spoke out against what he called anti freedom policies that disregard American citizens right to self defense now at least twelve are dead in Aurora Colorado gunned down by a madman of the showing of the new Batman movie fill with make believe violence one of the guns the shooter use wasn't A. K. forty seven type assault weapon that was banned in nineteen ninety four the national rifle association saw to it that the ban expired thousand and four the NRA is the best friend killer instinct never had obviously appears timing isn't costing just coincidental there's we're famously wrote the fault is not in our stars within ourselves in other words people people with guns there are an estimated three hundred million guns in the United States one in four adult Americans owns at least one and most of them are men a British newspaper the guardian reminds us that over the last thirty years the number of states with the law that automatically approved licenses to carry concealed weapons provided an applicant clears a criminal background check has risen from eight a thirty eight every year there are thirty thousand gun deaths and three hundred thousand gun related assault in the U. S. Barham violence may cost our country as much as one hundred billion dollars a year toys are regulated with greater care safety concerns then guns so what we always access violence is our alter ego wired into our stone age brains so intrinsic it's toxic eruptions no ..." + 58%
"2012-07-20 19:23:25"
"Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges on ..."
"welcome here we are barely halfway through the summer and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have stepped up their cage match each attacking the other throwing insults and accusations back and forth like folding chairs hurled across the wrestling rate governor Romney homos away at the economy president Obama pummels await Mr Romney when he was it was night is company Bain capital his tax returns and his offshore accounts all the while as they Bob and weave their way through this quadrennial competition punching Wally the real story of what's happening to ordinary people is capitalism runs amok is largely ignored by each other but not in this book days of destruction days every vote an unusual account poverty and desolation across contemporary America it's a collaboration between graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco about who more later and my guest on this week's broadcast Chris hedges all of the true corrective to American democracy okay through movement all political power this is just the latest battle cry from hedges who is angry at what he sees in the world expresses his outrage and thoughtful prose that never fails to inform and provoke as a correspondent and bureau chief of The New York Times a covered wars in North Africa the Balkans and the Middle East leaving the paper after a reprimand for publicly denouncing the two thousand and three invasion of Iraq in such books as war is a force that gives us meaning his weekly column for the website truth big and freelance articles for a variety of other publications Chris hedges has taken his life experience covering the brutality of combat and shaped a world view in which morality and faith and the importance of truth telling descent and social activism take precedence even if it means going to jail welcome Chris hedges and tell me about Joe Sacco he was your companion on this trip and he was here in effect co author although he was sketching instead of writing I've known Joe since the war in Bosnia we met when he..." + 80%
"2012-09-21 19:33:36"
"Bill Moyers Essay: More Money, L..."
"like everyone else I watch the movie of the week that clandestine video from Mitt Romney's fund raiser in Florida I thought we now have a record of what our modern day wealthy gentry really thinks about the rest of us and it's not pretty on the other hand is also not news if you had reported as long as some of us have a winner take all politics and the unenlightened assumptions of the moneyed class you wouldn't find the remarks are brought in is piled all that exceptional meet the resentment disdain and contempt with which they privately view those beneath them are no story the video in fact cold mind our first Gilded Age back in the late nineteenth century when the celebrated New York dandy of the time Frederick Townsend Martin summed up the era when he declared we are the rich we old America we got it god knows how but we intend to keep it so they do as that Bitsy gathering in Florida reminds us you could see and hear one of the guest ask Mitt Romney well I think we deserve to ally hasn't been hacked frankly what if you didn't is to raise millions of dollars because the knowledge that's by far the most important thing you can do by the governor is being truthful there because as we heard from Trevor potter money ruse these campaigns if there were more secret videos from other candidates we would see them in equally compromise position bowing and scraping in there and Purnell pursuit of campaign cash bending over backwards to suffer the advice that the privilege think their money and titles and and I do mean both parties not far from the studio the other night at a Manhattan fundraiser hosted by JZ and Beyonce say president Obama joked if somebody here has a ten million dollar check I can't solicited from you but feel free to use it wisely at least I think he was joking Obama and Romney ally now shape their schedules as much around money making advances rallies in town halls they'll change the campaign jets flight plan and make a special landing just for that co..." + 69%
"2012-09-21 19:33:55"
"Trevor Potter on Fighting Back A..."
"welcome the humorist Andy Borowitz says it would be nice to spend billions on schools and roads but right now that money is desperately needed for political ads sure enough our political classes wallowing in cash most of it going to your local TV stations last week NBC reported that total spending own ads by both sides in the presidential race it surpassed six hundred million dollars three hundred eighteen point five billion per team broadly to an eighty seven point two million per team Obama and get this more than half of all that money for ads has been spin and Josh three swing state Florida Ohio and Virginia what's more huge sums not only for ed but for get out the vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going in the house and Senate races in the fight to control Congress altogether three billion dollars in campaign cash a bit race so far and the projected six billion dollars by the election less than seven weeks away it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts truly frightening is that we don't know who's really paying for them I'm pledging to cut the deficit armies with two hundred million dollars business real job no help corporate if you're a super pac powered by the supreme court's citizens United decision to take unlimited donations you're supposed to make your donors public and you're not supposed to coordinate your efforts with the candidate but there are ways to get around both requirements and to hide those campaign mega dollars stead of calling us up a super pac you become our social welfare group that's right a social welfare group in the R. S. designate you a five oh one C. for nonprofit these are sucking up more and more of the big money precisely because their donors can remain secret and just to add insult to injury their tax exempt either way the Washington post's Chris Cillizza reports that pro Romney outside groups have paid for three out of four the ad supporting him in this election cycle while pro Obama o..." + 79%
"2012-09-20 14:29:35"
"Arun Gupta and Marina Sitrin on ..."
"I am Laura Flanders a year ago protesters took over a park in lower Manhattan and sparked encampments across the states out of it came a slogan we are that ninety nine percent and a new meaning to the verb occupied but what else some say okay by wallstreet utterly changed the lives of others say it changed nothing at all how do you assess occupy Wall Street I'm joined by marina citron a lawyer and writer who's been following what she calls horizontal movements in Europe and Latin America in fact her book everyday revolutions about Argentina is just out also with me a room Gupta a longtime journalist who's been covering the occupy movement nationwide a rune is cofounder of the independent newspaper and website and the newspaper that emerged from last year's protests occupied Wall Street journal welcome to you both it's a year on without going into tremendous detail what did you see happening in the streets a year off to the protest the last few days have been filled with really it's festivities I think the spirit of people is celebrate Tory but the same time also very focused there are number of different events in different parks throughout ... New York all weekend and it action targeting wallstreet specifically in keeping our eyes on that issue in that question and then ending with a beautiful mass of assembly in assemblies throughout the weekend no route I was down the just briefly in the morning on the seventeenth and so on a lot of people milling around but a whole lot more police what do you see that's essentially what I saw as well aside the police ... force has been absolutely massive and I think that right there says that occupy is a threat that the police will turn out thousands of officers literally they will barricade ... all of the financial district but there were all these crisscrossing marches I going through the financial district going around it police ... chasing it idea it was just a really wonderful creative energy of a been a little c..." + 92%
"2012-09-19 20:37:10"
"Moyers & Company Show 137 Previe..."
"week old lawyers and company you are creating opportunities for corruption and candidates being beholden to specific private interest because of funding you don't really want corporations participating directly elections have a very narrow interest which is supposed to be their shareholders what we want voters and citizens I have a broader interest" + 1%
"2012-09-19 14:27:47"
"Our Pro-Corporate Supreme Court"
"welcome when five conservative members of the Supreme Court headed corporations and the super rich the right to overwhelm our lectures with tsunamis of cash they moved America further from representative government toward outright plutocracy where political power derived from wealth is devoted to protecting well we saw it first in the mid term elections of twenty ten and we're seeing it in spades in this year's elections organized money much of it dark money given secretly so it can't be traced enveloping the campaign for president congressional campaigns and state legislative and judicial races there's never been anything like it in our history not on the scale and not this sinister we'll take a look at this radical threat to democracy in our next to broadcast how is happening and what can be done about it and we'll begin with this current issue of the nation magazine the one percent court devoted entirely to the US Supreme Court it's when you're not what a mess not because it opens with an article jointly written by me in the historian Bernard Weisberger our mission was simply to remind the reader of what's obvious that because of the partisan gridlock paralyzing both president and Congress more than ever the court has become the most powerful branch of government and the center of a controversy which may shape the fate of democracy for generations to come with me to talk about this is the nation magazine's editor and publisher Trina vanden Hoople she's a frequent presence on the talk new shows and the familiar bylines in major publications she's been one of those out in front calling the president to task for or printing his values and promises as can be seen in her most recent book the change I believe in fighting for progress in the age of Obama the prolific Jamie Raskin also joins us one of the country's leading scholars of constitutional law he teaches at American University and is a Maryland state senator wearing his first legislative session alone he man..." + 82%
"2012-09-07 08:11:21"
"Bernie Sanders on the Independen..."
"welcome to some ideas you didn't hear at the Republican and democratic conventions both parties spent their time blaming each other for the fix wherein and offering themselves as the cure but we've been governed for years now by one or the other of them see sawing back and forth and controlling Congress and the White House so self absorbed and corrupted by money that neither seems willing or able to cope with reality or even to grasp what's happening to everyday Americans by their very nature neither party is capable of providing the radical critique we need a blunt even brutal assessment of a political system so dysfunctional as to call into question the survival of democracy for that we need independent voices and third parties so here we go senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is the longest serving independent in the history of Congress sixteen years in the house of representatives five now in the Senate if we went to Washington Sir four terms as mayor of Burlington Vermont during which time the city was recognized as one of the most livable in America I am here to take a stand against this bill and I'm gonna do everything I can the defeat this bill you may recall what happened two years ago when senator Sandwell having finished his usual bravado breakfast of oatmeal and coffee walked out of the Florida said and began speaking what I would job is is to appeal to the vast majority of the American people to stand up and to say wait a minute I don't want to see our national debt explode I don't wanna see my kids and grandchildren paying higher taxes in order to give tax breaks to millionaires and billionaires he spoke own perch eight and a half hours we should be embarrassed because the president castigating the agreement president Obama and the Republicans had laid to extend the bush tax cuts for the ultra rich lower their state taxes and jeopardize the future of the so security trust fund by diverting revenue away from it to other purposes we have got to stand ta..." + 82%
"2012-09-07 08:08:05"
"Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala on ..."
"senator Sanders belongs to no party east truly an independent but my next guest not only belong to appointee the Green Party they are its nominees for president and vice president both plunge into politics as you will hear from real life experiences Jill Stein graduated from Harvard Medical School and became an internist specializing in environmental health especially pollutants in the air that threaten young children and aging adults her running mate Cheri Honkala is a single mother who knows what it is to be homeless last year she ran for sheriff of Philadelphia on a platform of ending foreclosures and evictions he's also the co founder and national coordinator of the poor people's economic Human Rights Campaign that's a nonprofit organization with members all across the country welcome to you both happy to be here I first heard of you about ten years ago when the clean elections law public funds funding for state elections was up in Massachusetts where you were living at the time and the people in Massachusetts voted two to one for clean elections for public funding of state elections and yet sometime later the Massachusetts legislature a democratic legislature Onan unrecorded vote overturned that judgment they vetoed the public will it was that fight that really catapulted me into the world of political battle I had not been a member of a party I had never been to a political meeting OB before then and you know to see that all these groups were to join together and I came to it as a mother in medical doctor very concerned about our health care system falling apart and also about an epidemic of chronic disease descending on our kids which as a mom I took really really seriously and as a doctor was fighting it tooth and nail saw that money was always taking over a lot a number of groups got together across labor environment healthcare you name it and all of us said we've got a comin up predator here it's money in politics let's get it out we actually passed tha..." + 80%
"2012-10-01 14:56:13"
"The Bane of Banned Books"
"when I was growing up in East Texas we didn't have any money for books my reading room was the small local library run by an organization of business and professional women's to this moment I can remember checking out my first two volumes what was Jules Verne's around the world in eighty days the other was a primer on Greek and Roman mythology tallgrass me why years later when I walked into the much larger library at the state college where I was a freshman I was practically overwhelmed I looked down row after row of books and periodicals and thought wow all this for me some of the best hours of my life were spent in that library I even considered majoring in library science so that I can be near all those books which is one reason it pains me today that even in this modern age some folks in communities across America are saying no that book isn't for you for reasons that have nothing to do with the community the school other reader and everything to do with prejudice the American library association office for intellectual freedom report three hundred and twenty six attempts last year to remove or restrict books from school curricula and libraries add those to thousands of formal complaints filed with the library a screw in the last two decades the plates about a book content or appropriateness can you believe some people don't want other people to read Brave New World the color purple to kill a mocking bird catcher in the rye of mice and men the kite runner a wrinkle in time the adventures of huckleberry Finn a light in the attic Harry potter series and ironic if not surprising Fahrenheit four fifty one think up some of the most inspiring in mind opening words ever written are threatened with removal because they offended a self deputized vigilantes who wants to deny our entire communities curiosity and passion timber censorship is the enemy of truth even more than the lock ally can be exposed censorship can prevent us from knowing the difference this is one re..." + 34%
"2012-09-28 15:51:59"
"'United States of ALEC' Video Pr..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company all of us here are very familiar with Alec any influence Alec has with many of the members here Alex domination of Arizona proved too much for state representative Steve Farley I just wanna emphasize it's fine for corporations to be involved in that process corporations have the right to present their arguments but they don't have the right to do it secretly they don't have the right to lobby people and not registered lobbyists they don't have the right to take people away on trips convinced mob send them back here and then nobody seen what's really going on and how that legislators gone that idea where is it coming the untold story of Alec the scheme to remake America one state house at a time" + 1%
"2012-09-28 15:46:08"
"'United States of ALEC' Video Pr..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company bill to change the law to make it harder for American citizens to vote those rally bills bills to dramatically change the right for Americans who were killed or injured by corporations those were aleck bell bills to make it harder for unions to do their work rally spells bills to basically block climate change agreement does or how it feels when I looked at them I was really shocked I didn't know how incredibly extensive and deep and far reaching this effort to rework our loss was the untold story of Alec scheme to remake America one state house at a time" + 1%
"2012-09-28 05:44:41"
"United States of Alec"
"welcome to a story that's been unfolding for nearly forty years but is gone largely untold and that's the way the central characters wanted it they were smart and understood something very important that they might more easily get what they wanted from state capitals and from Washington DC so they started putting their money in places like Raleigh North Carolina bashful Tennessee Phoenix Arizona and Madison Wisconsin because what happens in our state legislatures directly affects our taxes screw Roach the quality of our air and water even our right to vote politicians and lobbyists at the core of this clever enterprise figured out how to pull it off in an organized camouflage way covering their tracks while they put one over on an unsuspecting public this is the story of how and why it worked our report was many months in the making and it's a collaboration between Tom Cruise shado and Kathleen Hughes the filmmakers and okapi productions and the shoe would media center that I hit Schuman support independent journalism and public watchdog groups like the center for media and democracy whose investigate have been tracking the foot prints of Alec an organization hiding in plain sight yet one of the most influential and powerful in American politics I've often told people that I talk to on the campaign trail when they say state what would I say running for state legislature I tell them that the decisions that are made here in the legislature often more important for your everyday life then the decisions the president may if you really want to influence politics in this country you don't just give money to presidential campaigns you don't just give money to congressional campaign committees smart players put their money in the states Alec is forged a unique partnership between state legislators and leaders from the corporate and business community this partnership offers businessman the extraordinary opportunity to apply their talents to solve our nation's problems an..." + 93%
"2012-09-28 05:42:22"
"Kathleen Hall Jamieson on Politi..."
"the presidential debates are upon us and many people are describing them as Mitt Romney's last best chance to establish himself as a serious contender worthy of the White House it's happened before John Kennedy Ronald Reagan George W. bush all bounced car in the polls after credible debate performances and went on to win the White House whatever the outcome most agree it's the debates that will give us our best opportunity to evaluate these candidates sort out their positions and separate truth from fiction not a moment too soon according to a new survey from the Annenberg public policy center at the university of Pennsylvania with a little over a month to go before election day public has a lot to learn about the twenty twelve presidential race among its funding only fifty one percent know the Romney Ryan plan would preserve traditional Medicare for those fifty five and older and retain it as an option for those now younger than that only about half knew that Mitt Romney would keep the bush tax cuts in place fewer than half knew that Romney and not Obama I promise to increase defense spending only twenty three percent were aware that payroll taxes had decreased during Obama's term in office and only slightly more than half knew that Paul Rudd is the Republican vice presidential nominee the director of the Annenberg center I think hall Jamieson our master media decoder is back with us welcome thank you so who's responsible for the widespread job unawareness or ignorance that you report in your survey is it the candidate the media with the voter it all it's all three and fortunately we have the opportunity with presidential debates to do something that reliably increases knowledge witness stunning presidential debates for a long time is a scholarly community and to our surprise we consistently find that those who watch debates regardless of the level of knowledge they come in with come out with more accurate knowledge as a as a general group and they do this becau..." + 91%
"2012-09-25 18:08:03"
"Moyers & Company: Preview of The..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company the scheme to remake America one state house at a time I would start at the notion that politicians and corporate representatives corporate lobbyists were actually voting behind closed doors on these changes to the law before they were introduced in state houses across the country the United States of Allah" + 1%
"2012-10-12 19:15:31"
"Sally Pederson and Joy Corning o..."
"in case you haven't noticed something's afoot with our judicial system across the country large sums of money much of its secret are pouring into the races for high court judges and in several states partisan groups with funds from undisclosed sources are out to punish justices for rulings the partitions don't lie take our as the prime example state Supreme Court there is considered one of the fairest and most impartial in the country justice is a chosen own merit throughout nonpartisan nominating process long respected by both parties but two years ago are will conservatives knocked off the bridge three state Supreme Court justices who were part of a unanimous decision a polling same sex marriage on constitutional grounds now those conservatives are trying to remove a fourth justice who had joined in that decision Iowa voters made history last election holding activist Supreme Court judges accountable for ignoring our will and imposing gay marriage now we must hold David Wiggins accountable for redefining marriage and legislating from the bench only sixteen a port is if David wink opposes liberal values many of our IT literature so at risk hold David weakens accountable vote no one Wigand although that it refers to our our traditions it was produced by the national organization for marriage based in Washington DC most of the money spent to unseat the three judges in twenty ten came from outside the state and this year in their crusade turned out justice David Wiggins in November I will conservatives have called in some more help from outsiders including a statewide bus tour I'm very big on the executive director violence for freedom we appreciate you all coming out today to help us kick off the know awakens bus to work I'm sure we're all excited vote no on judge Reagan's there I yeah Bobby Jindal is governor of Louisiana you know I don't have any problem just this weekend proposing liberal views I have any problem them wanted to espouse his views on marriage or ..." + 90%
"2012-10-12 19:14:47"
"James Balog on Capturing our Dis..."
"climate change is real and even though there's little talk about it coming from the presidential candidates most people agree a new survey from Yale at George Mason University finds that a great majority of us seventy four percent of those polled believe global warming is affecting whether in the United States but it's impossible to truly grasp this reality unless you can see it with your own time that's the beauty of what my guest James Bay log is doing earth he says is having a fever so five years ago he created the extreme ice survey combining art in size to tell the story of a planet in peril risking life and limb this photographer and filmmaker mountaineer author and profit is going to the top of the world to show was overwhelming evidence of what we're doing to the environment his discoveries are in this magnificent new book ice portraits of banishing glaciers and in the feature length documentary chasing ice soon to be released here's an excerpt from its trailer it all started in Iceland think I'm so certain to get what I'll take my boots off glaciers this big appearing in so a short time there's a powerful that's unfolding in the I have to go back the initial goal was to put out twenty five came for years you'd every hour is long as it was daylight that would show you how the landscape was all this is the way to travel my friend putting really delicate electron harsh it's not the nicest environment for technology I do not want to go any lower than this says bottomless I'm going out here on this broken fan and I assume it will collapse big stuff happening right now okay this is the memory of the lens never be it was a stored right here James Bay August because hear from Alaska with some urgency what he has to tell us Barack Obama and Mitt Romney simply if used to talk about welcome Jeff a lot I'm glad to be here thank you I've read the science of climate change and then our read your book and I so your film and suddenly I'm moving get it it gets me does th..." + 92%
"2012-10-12 03:43:41"
"Bill Moyers Essay: O'Reilly's Er..."
"welcome before we get to the serious business let's correct the record Big Bird is that the only public broadcaster who bit Romney and the conservative propaganda machine have opened hunting season if you're sol bill rod this debate with Josh do it we get so ago you saw big bill repeatedly trying to use me as the poster child for the federal deficit we have a president here who believes in social justice alright he wants to take your money my money the money of the one person and he wants to give it even came armed with a flash card bill Moyers the area don't get it was six hundred million dollars and we gotta pay for bill Moyers let him compete on his own bikes were karate and thanks for the attention but if you had grown up watching Sesame Street you'd know your alphabet by them and you would know in PR is not PBS I'm old television just like you well not exactly like you you reside in an alternate reality where the truth is as elusive as a moonbeam and factors alien there's little agreement with Buckeye your flashcard had it wrong NPR doesn't pay me I don't work for national public radio never have this weekly series is old public television stations but we don't get any money from PBS either we raise the funds ourselves as anyone who can read would know you can see who our funders are right there forward after every broadcast so if anything we're putting money into public television over the years our programs have raised millions of dollars for stations across the country that is a fact big bill hold debate with John Stewart was like that even when he offered up a morsel of praise for anyone he tripped over the fax he gave a thumbs up to or he Ron Lewis and Maria Elena Salinas who were gasto Morrison company last week for putting president Obama's feet to the fire our own immigration we a promise is a promise in and with all due respect with getting kids up from but he had their network rolled too and I was the best interview by the way he fell among the peo..." + 33%
"2012-10-05 19:28:24"
"Jorge Ramos and María Elena Sal..."
"welcome the ends of us were waiting this week for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama to connect with reality to connect with the lives we actually live it didn't happen the ninety minute debate went by for example without a word about immigration not a thing said about the countless people trapped in our muddled policy in this in Colorado a swing state were both Romney and Obama have been courting the large Hispanic vote that wouldn't have happened if my guest on this week's broadcast had been moderating the debate their participation was rejected by the tiny group of insiders who set the ruse that's a shame because or hate rumbles and Maria Elena Salinas are two of our most knowledgeable popular and influential journalist they work for the most important Spanish language network in the country Univision I met them for the first time earlier this week when they were in town to receive the Emmy Award from lifetime achievement from the National Academy of television arts sign here's part of the video presentation that introduced them to the in the audience to the most well recognized journalist and United states pioneers and advocates for more than two decades buddy of innocent enough input had troubles have informed billions of Hispanics through the popular evening newscast with the Seattle forty PC owned their brand of journalism is characterized not only by subjective and perspective but also by a high degree of social advocacy monotone in the last three decades with the Seattle you see on both covered a wide range of new homes and have witnessed such you're not making that make you go or you score here in Seattle that itch up what he skipped from presidential elections around the world with Infosys's kin the bottom where it up a caveat to the most destructive natural disaster I can is he sick but innocent enough has interviewed dictator or a lone gunman revolutionaries on a sort of cult if not to the court of the seeing if some of the political world leaders heads of..." + 96%
"2012-10-05 19:28:50"
"Bill Moyers Essay:What Are Our K..."
"that's it knew the war in Afghanistan was going badly he knew because he was fighting it twenty six years old with a wife and child back home staff sergeant sitten was on his third comeback tour there third time and again he and his men were sent through what he called a mine field on a daily basis comrades were being blown apart at least one deputy a day he said because we are walking around aimlessly through great prose in compounds that are littered with explosive morale was low the men struggle to remain alert Sitton said he asked his officers to give them a break but was told to stop complaining I'm all for getting on the ground and fighting for my country when there's a desired in state and we have clear guidance of what needs to be done he wrote but when we are told basically to just walk around for a certain amount of time sitting well with me at home in Florida Mattson had attended a Christian school run by the Baptist church attended by congressman bill young hero congressman young and told him what was happening I'm concerned about the well being of my soldiers he said I just want a return by guys home to their families healthy he ended anything please pray for us over here god bless on the second of August while on patrol match hidden and a buddy were killed blown apart by an I. E. D. a hidden bomb Louis body hold and held his funeral that same Baptist church nmap for a long time before met certain died congressman young coal for sticking it out in Afghanistan powerful chairman of the appropriations subcommittee on defense Republican help continue the war by voting against a house amendment requiring the president to set a timetable for withdrawal change is mine touched by what Matt said and wrote him he asked that the letter be read into the congressional record and has been talking to other veterans hearing from them what a real mess the war is now we tells the Tampa Bay terms I think we should remove ourselves from Afghanistan as quickly as we can ..." + 27%
"2012-10-05 14:57:46"
"Moyers & Company Show 139: Hispa..."
"week of lawyers and company politicians either a few words here and there in Spanish and they feel this is what we need to do to get the Hispanic vote they're actual issues and their positions on the issues that is going to decide whether they can get the support or not I put in Christopher Columbus syndrome because every four years they rediscover office Hispanics but then they forget about us for three years and then they we discovered us funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation John and Paul the goth charitable funds the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information at" + 1%
"2012-10-24 18:37:53"
"Moyers & Company Show 142 Previe..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company every time there has been a campaign I have said this is terrible surely will learn from our mistakes and do better what are they learning Big Bird binders and bayonets one two three and even actually just the bringing of an indictment against when he's institute which destroyed in a heart beat they were too big to fail in two thousand and eight they're too big to jail thousand" + 1%
"2012-10-23 21:19:24"
"Twitter and the #Debates: Distra..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company because we now have people watching debates differently there watching debates on social media yeah buses a big year for Twitter it's a huge year for social me including Twitter and what that means is we had about two thirds of the electorate two thirds of of the population excuse me adult population watching at least one debate and about twenty percent of those watch while they were engaging in some form of social media we have very tentative evidence it suggests that when you reported doing that and we put all the controls in place so education and age all the things that might affect knowledge your level of knowledge about the debates drops that is your ability to make accurate distinctions drops when you're watching the debate Andrew social media and how do you explain explain it because you are in fact being distracted we all think we multitask well the best research says that we have already done those and so to the extent that you are focusing on something first that that cometary stream is framing things for you so you're now saying through someone else's land or you're trying to create your own lands of you're the one who's tweeting instead of engaging in the content secondly you're being distracted from the content so as you're reacting you're not processing useful information with fundamentally in this new social media environment change the way in which a discernible part of the population is absorbing content and they're not getting as much out of the debates we suspect as they might otherwise what are they learning Big Bird binders and bayonets one two three but consider the possibility that through social media they are actually getting useful additional information for example ... during the fourth debate when ... Mitt Romney demonstrated that there was no difference between him and president Obama on any issue bill Maher tweeted ... this same as as the other guy only I'm white as a summary for what Mitt Romney's p..." + 26%
"2012-10-23 17:13:08"
"Web Exclusive: Bill Moyers inter..."
"back in late January we reported on that generous compensation of pick from painted the CEO of Citigroup he was in charge of that financial institution what's the world's largest during the two thousand eight economic meltdown laying off more than fifty thousand employees in the process and taking more than forty five million dollars in bailout money from tarp the government's troubled asset relief program a few days ago to the surprise of many miss dependent resigned reportedly in a dispute with the bank's board over its poor performance shares fell eighty nine percent during his tenure millions of them issued to pay off what Citicorp owed talk but in spite of all that it's estimated that during his five years at the helm miss depended has been paid two hundred and the one million dollars you heard right and if you're appalled by that so is the man who held the thankless job of bailout share the cop on the beat special inspector general in charge of policing talk and varying out waste fraud and abuse the banks did make it easy and unfortunately neither did the US government Ueberroth he had been a federal prosecutor chasing down Colombian drug lords that was a cinch Paris it tells the whole story in this book bailout an inside account of how Washington abandoned main street while rescuing wallstreet currently he's a senior fellow an adjunct professor at the New York University school of law and he's with me now Ueberroth's he welcome thank you what would through your mind when you heard that missed appended had resigned I think that the biggest thing is now finally after all this time I mean you talked about the level of his compensation I mean this was a CEO and granted he came into thousand seven when financial crisis was really picking up steam but he's a guy who couldn't write his ship even after receiving forty five billion dollars in taxpayer cash three hundred six billion dollar guarantee of of this toxic assets a tens and tens of billions of dollars of d..." + 91%
"2012-10-19 19:05:01"
"Moyers & Company Show 141:Plutoc..."
"week of lawyers and company we have this kind of community of rich people who genuinely believe that they are the wealth creators and that they should get every ... advantage and break ... where is everybody else the parasite and and their living off of them how dare they have the gall to actually argue that too much regulation of American financial services is what is killing me kind funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public aware" + 1%
"2012-10-19 19:05:14"
"Bill Moyers Essay: When Bosses P..."
"here's a significant revelation of which you may not be aware plutocrats know it and they love it and the rest of it should be for war when the Supreme Court made its infamous citizens United decision liberating plutocrats to bar elections fair and square the justices may have effectively overturn proves that kept bosses from ordering employees to do political work owned company turned election law expert Trevor potter told us that now corporations argued that it is a constitutionally protected use of corporate resources to order employees to do political work are ten campaign events even if the employee opposes the candidate ours threatened with being fired for failure to do what the corporation asks reporter Mike out at in these times magazine came across a recording of governor Mitt Romney on a conference call in June with some business executives the governor told them there is quote nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business because I think that will figure into their election decision their voting decision and of course doing that with your family and your kids as well here's governor Romney too much later campaigning in Ohio coal mine this is a time for truth I listen to an ad on the ... the way here yeah you got a great boss he runs a great operation here and he yeah Bob right about there is Google's monitors around steadfastly standing in support right they work for a company called Murray energy and attendance at the rally without pay was mandatory Murray energy is notorious for violating safety regulations sometimes resulting in injuries and deaths and the companies paid millions in fines the CEO Bob Murray is a well known climate changed in our and cut throat businessman he insists that his employers contribute to his favorite anti regulatory candidates are else in one letter uncovered by the new Republic magazine Murray wrote quote we have been insulted by every salaried employee who does not..." + 46%
"2012-10-19 19:04:46"
"Matt Taibbi and Chrystia Freelan..."
"the new Gilded Age is roaring down onus uncaged tiger on a rampage walk out to the street in front of our office and turn right and you can see the symbol of it fancy new skyscraper going up two blocks away when finished this highrise among high rises with tower a thousand feet the tallest residential building in the city the New York times is dubbed it the global billionaire's club and for good reason at least two of the apartments are under contract for more than ninety million dollars each other's more modest range in price from forty five million dollars to more than fifty simultaneously the powers that be have just awarded Donald Trump hiss that Donald Trump the right to run a golf course in the Bronx which taxpayers are spending at least ninety seven million dollars to bill what amounts to a public subsidy says the indignant city comptroller for a luxury golf course good grief hand them out the plutocrats plutocrat this in a city where economic inequality rivals that of a third world country of America's twenty five largest cities New York is now the most unequal the median income for the bottom twenty percent last year was less than nine thousand dollars while the top one percent of new Yorkers has an average annual income of two point two million dollars across America this divine between the super rich and everyone else has become a yawning chasm and studies indicate it may stifle jobs and growth for years to come at no time in modern history as the top one hundredth of one percent own more of our wealth are paid so low a tax rate but in neither of the two presidential debate so far has the vast this of this astounding inequality gap been discussed not by Mitt Romney who is the embodiment of the predatory world financial capitalism and not even by Barack Obama whose party once fought for working men and women against the economic royalists so just in time if not too late comes this definitive examination of any quality plutocrats the rise of the new glob..." + 96%
"2012-10-12 19:15:13"
"Full Show: Justice Not Politics"
"week of lawyers and company climate changes are not imaginary not theoretical not not based on computer models it's right there in front of you and the judicial branch should be totally free from politics and money so many other things appear now to be for sale in the in the political arena and we don't want justice to be for sale funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable funds the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and gone away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome for we get to the serious business let's correct the record Big Bird is that the only public broadcaster who bit Romney and the conservative propaganda machine have opened hunting season if you're sol bill Rogers debate with Jon Stewart we go so go use all big bill repeatedly trying to use me as the poster child for the federal deficit we have a president here who believes in social justice alright he wants to take your money my money the money of the one person and he wants to give it even came armed with a flash card bill Moyers the area bill gets it was six hundred million dollars better and we gotta pay for bill Moyers let him compete on his own vice were karate and thanks for th..." + 96%
"2012-10-26 19:19:41"
"Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Marty..."
"welcome time now for some reality checks we've waited until all four debates were over so we could see them more holistically then we would one by one so with a little more than a week before November sixth I've asked to astute observers widely recognized for casting a keen a discerning eye or what we journalists often miss to sum up how they think the debates in the campaigns have served democracy or not we will rehash who won or lost ultimately each of you to make that call we will instead to ask what we did or did not learn about the piccolo could present and how the candidates think we can get out Kathleen hall Jamieson is a regular unfamiliar participant or our broadcast experts on debates media and political rhetoric director of the Annenberg public policy center at the university of Pennsylvania he's been the force behind two essential nonpartisan website factcheck dot org and flak jackets dot org each calling out the deception and confusion generated by parties and party only other side of the continent her fella and a burger Marty Caplin its founder and head of the Norman Lear center at the university of southern California's Annenberg school for communication and journalism the center focuses on the bustling intersection of show business and politics it's been a producer and screenwriter as well as a speech writer for then vice president Walter Mondale and a colleague of the late U. S. commission of education Ernest Boyer welcome to you both thank thank you nothing the last time you were here you said all we've got left in the search for truth and knowledge is the debates are you satisfied them no we did not get an answer to the question that I wanted answered which is what are the sacrifices you're going to ask of us where are you going to get the money that we need in a way that won't take the economy that will increase the likelihood of of economic growth and so the problem now facing the country the candidates you're going to elect a candidate who's..." + 94%
"2012-10-26 19:19:18"
"Neil Barofsky on the Need to Tac..."
"and now for another reality check a far cry from the Hoboken rhetorical static afflicting our election campaigns let's talk about something present Obama and governor Romney barely mentioned in their debates banking reform it's four years see economic meltdown knocked America and the world to our knees four years since that massive taxpayer bailout but if you listen to the candidates the enormity and severity of this continuing crisis hardly bear it notice Barack Obama pledges change but touts Dodd Drake a bulky watered down version of financial reform it scarcely makes a ripple in the past sea of corruption and abuse Mitt Romney campaigns as the bankers pile and says he'll make dog right disappear altogether if you're appalled by this so is the man who held the thankless job of special inspector general in charge of policing tarp the bailouts troubled asset relief plan for he signed dome Numeroff he was a federal prosecutor in New York chasing white collar criminals and drug lords he busted the members of a Colombian guerrilla group deeply involved in narcotics trafficking a tarp he was assigned to ferret out waste fraud and abuse the banks did make it easy and neither did the US government Ueberroth he tells this story in his book bailout and inside account of how Washington abandoned main street are rescuing Wall Street he is now a senior fellow an adjunct professor at the New York University school of law the uber awskie welcome thank you for your kid if you say mom dad I will grow up to be an inspector general no I said I want to be a lawyer that you love must be some sort of major genetic flaw I have but ... my mom keeps a fortune cookie ... that said you will be a great lawyer one day and I signed and dated I think I was twelve years old so there's something weird about me that I I want to be where I wanted to be a prosecutor it was ... I mean it was sort of what I wanted to do navy it's from watching TV shows Perry Mason as a kid ... or or somethi..." + 93%
"2012-12-14 19:16:36"
"Bruce Bartlett and Yves Smith on..."
"welcome lately I've had favor oma mine not the Greek myth about the tragic daughter of that name but the retelling of the story in the nineteen sixty two movie starring Tony Perkins and Milena McCurry their illicit affair over Perkins crashes his cherished roadster over a cliff a big send off accompanied by none other than Johann Sebastian Bach that scene actually keep the mind is I try to follow the melodrama in Washington it has us were cliff but are we or is this another myth in the then inside turn to two seasoned observers both of whose books you want to ask senator lead stocking Bruce Bartlett wasn't economic adviser to the apply side icon Jack Kemp and the two presidents Ronald Reagan and the first George Bush he got in the hot water with his conservative co heart when he wrote a widely quoted book critical of the second President Bush his most recent work is the benefit and the bird tax reform why we needed and what it will take eve Smith is the founder and editor of the popular blog naked capitalism the twenty five years in the financial services industry she now has the management consulting firm Aurora advisors he's the author of this book econ unenlightened self interest undermine democracy and corrupted capitalism welcome to you both thank you thank you is the fiscal cliff just a metaphor or is it for real well the cliff is it in an appropriate metaphor and it does conjure up images precisely the one you said of cars or people or companies falling over and landing in a great mass at the bottom infected would be much more accurately described as a fiscal slope there certain think changes it will would it will occur on January first of no budget deal is arrived at but they're very gradual in their impact and in fact many of them could be reversed for example if you have ... payroll tax increases would take place but if a deal more arrived out on February fifteen our March third you could even put the rates the old rates and back retroactively and hav..." + 92%
"2012-12-14 19:13:58"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Washington's ..."
"this seemed to eve Smith and Bruce Bartlett talk about the culture of Washington with insiders riding the ruse to protect the privileged the powerful couldn't help but think of this small item in political last week quote Elizabeth Fowler is leaving the White House for senior level position leading global health policy at Johnson Johnson's government affairs and policy group when I read that item ahead at all ha moment flash back to three years ago and our coverage of the early stages of Obama's health care reform this layout was at the center of the action here's an excerpt take a close look at that woman sitting behind Montana senator Max Baucus he's the Democrat who's the chairman of the finance committee Liz Fowler is her name and now get this she used to work for wellpoint the largest health insurer in the country she was vice president of public policy and now she's working for the Berwick committee with the most power to give her old company and the entire industry exactly what they want after obamacare passed senator Baucus himself one of the biggest recipients in Congress of campaign cash from the industry boasted that the architect of this legislation was none other than the industry insider this Fowler I want to single out one person and that one person sitting next to me and there's this valor Liz valor art by chief health council list Ballard's but I team together helped healthcare team she put together that white paper last November two thousand eight ... eighty seven page document which became the basis the foundation the blueprint from which almost all health care measures and all bills both sides that I'll do it I came from just amazing person she is a wires Susan page date she's to some distance is always smiling Jews always working so I was always available to help any sadder any staff and I just I thank Liz Bob my heart the health care industry was very pleased to early on in the evolution of obamacare the Senate and the White House cut deal..." + 67%
"2012-12-14 19:12:20"
"Poet James Autry on Issues of Ar..."
"from politics to Portree Jim altered I go back awhile maybe remember the two of us long ago sitting under a tree at a cemetery in the Deep South read this for me genealogy you are in these hills who you are and who you will become and not just to you are she was McKinstry and his mother was a Smith and the listeners not at what the combination will produce those generations to come of the very or honesty there we were awash in memories in a graveyard crowded with kinfolk from his boyhood in the Mississippi Delta Jim had written his first collection of poetry nights under a tin roof he called it the book is still a favorite mind filled with recollections of a life and people now long gone family reunions church revivals and funerals he moved only left in the world becoming president of the magazine group of the narrative corporation the fortune five hundred media giant based in the Moorhead ia that's where he met and married Sally Peterson and where they raised a son Ronald because of him both Yemen Sally became advocates for children and adults struggling with autism in time Sally would be twice elected I was lieutenant governor Jim retiring from the publishing trade became a sought after adviser to business organizations writing books of poems practical philosophy and remembrance including love and profit the art of caring leadership the servant leader and looking around for god this is his latest choosing gratitude learning to love the life you have Jim welcome to the show good to hear bill when you were at Meredith corporate fortune five hundred Bernie you were widely admired as a caring executive we don't read much about that kind of C. E. O. the more and I'm wondering if you have stayed enough in touch with the world of business to offer an opinion own it's going role you know they're lot of cliches in a lot of ana column ideas dujour that going into business and and certainly a more humanistic with managing so swept through the business world until until th..." + 90%
"2012-11-16 07:07:54"
"Moyers & Company Show 145: Hurri..."
"week of lawyers and company old business model for the fossil fuel industry is based on burning five times more carbon than is compatible with a livable planet so what we're saying is your business model is at war with life on this planet it's at war with us and there's something fundamentally flawed how about a system where importer to get elected members of Congress have to rely on the very people who are lobbying them day in and day out because that's their principal source of funding those lobbyists and the interest they represent funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come to Betsy and Jesse think foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsors mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome the Sherlock Holmes of money in politics Trevor potter is here with some clues to what the billionaires and super pacs got for their lavish spending in the most expensive election in our history in a nutshell you ain't seen nothing yet but first if you've been curious about why New York mayor Mike Bloomberg endorsed Barack Obama for reelection just take another look at the havoc caused by the Frankenstein or benignly name sandy having surveyed all this damage Bloomberg businessweek concluded its..." + 97%
"2012-11-09 21:43:18"
"James Fallows on Post-Election P..."
"during the final weeks of the campaign I felt some welcome diversion from all the political rhetoric and ads by reading the latest book from James fallows he's one of our most informed and prolific journalist the title is China air boy it's about why more than two thirds of the new airport under construction today are being built in China and what this tells us of the Chinese determination to modernize and innovate and how their ambition is going to impact America's role in the world and our lives it's a book I hope official Washington is reading for forty years as a national correspondent for the Atlantic magazine James fallows was based in Washington covering politics and culture while also traveling in living in Asia including several years in Japan and China once the chief speechwriter for president Jimmy Carter and editor of US news and World Report he's received the National Book Award you can read his blog at the Atlantic dot com young fellows it's good to see you thank you so much else on her pleasure to be here what surprise you about this in I I guess what surprised me is as the result sinking in the days after the election how thorough going was the repudiation of what had been but it seemed the unstoppable tea party momentum of of the previous two years I think the fact also that that in the days before the election essentially the the right wing is saying yes this is going to go our way again as it did in two thousand ten I was in touch with lots of people around the campaign who really thought they were going to win and and big it's been fasting there's been very little of the narrative from the right saying this was stolen it was all brought its headers header and I think they mate maybe sinking on them that they were out of touch with the actual nature of the U. S. now you wrote the other day that the re election of Obama is actually more impressive and maybe more important than his election four years ago mine the impressiveness because number on..." + 93%
"2012-11-09 21:42:58"
"Bob Herbert and Reihan Salam on ..."
"welcome it's the weekend after and Barack Obama is back in the White House Democrats are back in control of the Senate and Republicans are back running the house twelve prevail before Americans voted when deadlock reigned in Washington little got done and the country frustrated and angry are we in for more of the same the talk we're hearing in Washington sells altogether too familiar so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done Bob Herbert was a longtime liberal columnist for The New York Times until he retired last year and became a distinguished senior fellow for the national think tank demus it's been on the road for months now reporting for his forthcoming book wounded Colossus by his love writes the agenda that's a daily blog with the conservative National Review online he's a policy adviser at the think tank economics twenty one and a columnist for Reuters he's also co author with Ross Douthat of the much talked about book grand new party how Republicans can win the working class and save the American dream welcome to both of you Richie about things all what would you remember about this election well the first thing I remember is the way people turned out to vote in this election in the face of ... tremendous voter suppression efforts and I just think they've been really American heroes because they ... stood up and said you are not going to take the vote away from us some people stood in line for six seven and eight hour some had been ... in areas that have been damaged by the storm and I just think that they are they were there upholding democracy so that's the first thing that that I remember about it they were also there making delicious pecan tarts because when I voted on the kids in the school were selling a baking goods and they were having a great time of it what would you remember and that's a tough one to say I think that for a lot of conservatives in a lot of Republicans this was very d..." + 94%
"2012-10-26 19:19:55"
"Moyers & Company Show 142: What ..."
"week old lawyers and company every time there has been a campaign I have said this is terrible surely will learn from our mistakes and do better what are they learning Big Bird binders and bayonets one two three and they were too big to fail in two thousand and eight they're too big to jail ins funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome time now for some reality checks we've waited until all four debates were over so we could see them more holistically then we would one by one so with a little more than a week before November six I've asked to astute observers while they recognize for casting a keen a discerning eye or what we journalists often miss to sum up how they think the debates in the campaigns have served democracy or not we will rehash who won or lost ultimately each of you to make that call we will instead to ask what we did or did not learn about the piccolo could present and how the candidates think we can get out Kathleen hall Jamieson is a regular unfamiliar participant or our broadcast experts on debates media and political rhetoric director..." + 97%
"2013-01-03 16:59:56"
"Junot Díaz on How a Library Cha..."
"what did you read growing up that you think did strike a spark did did rouse the passion I think what happened me was that I had down I've never seen a library before ... I gotta tell you in my neighborhood Dominican public if people have booked have was a Bible that was it never see two books together and ... I emigrated and to my library Madison park grammar school adventure school Mrs Kraus adjudicated in speak any sites English shouldn't speak words Spanish and she made it clear to me on the toward the library in my first day that I could take out any these books I wanted and that was announced Donna Shumate if you want to talk about ... that Henry James idea of vast station while the opposite of a change of the soul in a positive direction this was a vast station to me where it's like Michael eyed my life changed I remember the first book I pulled on was a child version of Sherlock Holmes life are Arthur Conan Doyle's China for and down and I never looked back I never look back that Valerie was six I mean it was an astonishing thing for a young kid who grew up in a society like that to mingle where I did have access to libraries to be told here this is part of our civic resources this belongs to all of us you can do what you will songs you do no harm" + 1%
"2012-12-21 22:25:59"
"Web Extra: Lincoln, The 'Prose P..."
"why are we so drawn to Lincoln and how that's hard to answer I you know I think ... partly because he was the president of the United States during the civil war and ... if the six years I spent working on this it became really clear to me that everything in American history all the themes the great themes of American history from the revolutionary period ... from the founding of the country sort of flow it directly into the civil war ... and then everything that we've become since flows out of it it really is this kind of strange ... naval moment if if the arm center I think in a way I still of American history and and so of course the person that was at the center of that center becomes an inescapable figure and through accident or Providence or whatever he happens to have been our greatest president one of our greatest writers ... moral visionary and obviously one of the most remarkable people that ever lived so ... he's I think that that the fascination with him is by with a function of of his position in history but also who he was and those sort of miracle of Lincoln is that that person showing up at that moment what did you come to think of his riding we all know he's a good rider she said but what as one writer looking at another did you come to see that was the essence of these of a skill I mean that's actually the Lincoln as a writer I think was my first point of and entry long before Steven asked me to write this film I when I only knew what I had been gathered from a couple of books about the civil war ... I ID read I think in college of the second inaugural address and and was astounded by it ... and that you know I think he's at an era when America was producing you know several ... greatest writers that have ever lived Dickinson and Hawthorne and now the Emerson ... ... and Whitman ... Lincoln was clearly drinking the same kool-aid is the rest of them I mean he really was ... pros power it of I think absolute genius and ..." + 83%
"2012-12-20 23:46:29"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Remember The ..."
" Welcome, the bells rang for the lost. Charlotte Bacon, Olivia Ingle, Anna Marquez Green, Dylan Hawkely, Madeline Sue, Katherine Hubbard, Jesse Lewis, James Maddie Oli, Emily Parker, Jack Pinto, Noah Posner, Carolyn Previdi, Jessica Rico's, Aviel Richmond, Benjamin Wheeler, and Allison Wyatt. Oh, we're six years old. Daniel Barden, Josephine Gay, Chase Kowalski, and Grace McDonald were seven. Six adults died with them. Mary Sherlock, Ann Marie Murphy, Dawn Hawksprin, Lauren Musso, Rachel Davino, Victoria Soto. It helps to say their names, to rescue them from the statistical anonymity that always settles over these awful events. It helps those of us distanced from the laws to imagine even grieve the emptiness in the homes and hearts of those who love them. They will never forget. We mourn, move on, and too soon forget. And then it will happen again one day, and we'll scratch our heads and ask ourselves, was the last time Newtown or Columbine? Was it Aurora or that college in Virginia? And once again, we will mourn, move on, and too soon forget. There is an old acidic saying that in remembrance is the secret of redemption, but America forgets quickly and gives no lasting indication it seeks redemption from its fetish with guns, its romance with the free market of violence, with the sport of it all. The show must go on. It's all right at any price. What were their names again? Oh yes, Charlotte, Daniel, Olivia, Dylan, Allison, Dawn, poor things, such a tragedy. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition. And so we make our peace with violence and make ourselves over in its image, a state senator in Missouri, a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association is pushing a bill to require that all first graders be enrolled in the NRA's gun safety course, first graders, six and seven years old. Pledge allegiance to the flag lock and load our new head start. A state senator in Tennessee's Republican legislature says he will introduce a bill that would allow the state to p..." + 65%
"2012-12-20 12:08:51"
"Moyers & Company Show 151: Rewri..."
"week of lawyers and company the biggest megaphones want to talk about person pop and what about the hero the winter but the little megaphone during a library which a librarian your working at the church in the basement health folks out your coming in to a home and reading to elderly there's all these other little megaphones for telling you and whispering this is be woody this is humanities this is America funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you know D. as is known to start conversations some folks would rather not have here he is at a recent conference in Baltimore urging the audience to take a page from Jose Marti revolutionary port and hero of Cuba's independence from Spain you need to cultivate the modesty mine the mark the mind is simply that as much love as I have my own group I have for every other group take possessive investment in each other's struggles we're whatever's happening to the gay community is happening tell us whatever is happening in the Asian community vats altus instead a possessive commodified investment our identities we need t..." + 97%
"2012-12-19 17:46:44"
"Moyers & Company Preview: Tony K..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company them some of your recent speeches you keep telling young people to agitate agitate that detail that's where I think you said to them if if you don't to commit get active the world could I get lonely well and I believe that I do that literally I used to have a bottle of three but now with climate change I believe that ... absolutely literally but being active as a citizen doesn't mean being sort of mindlessly in opposition and you know anarchism is much more romantic than you know electoral politics you get to wear sexier clothing and hang out in parks and you know really you know ... scream about the revolution and that's thrilling but if you don't actually believe that we're in and ... revolutionary moment and it and if you've read the history of revolution you might have some questions to ask about what comes often out of violent revolution I'm not saying that I don't believe in revolution but I think there's some questions to be asked us apart from the sort of romance of revolution and the glamour of it and the hope that it brings because it gives us the sense that evil can be done away with instantaneously what is your what length of the last best hope of mankind is is is democracy is electoral politics and that means looking nobody looks on anywhere but if you're hearing out email chains and so on and it's boring it's tedious and it's harder to do that I think when you're young than when you're an old person like me but but the abandonment by the left of the possibility of radical change their democracy which ironically because I think of the Vietnam War happened after apogee of of the democratic process as an engine for change at the at the height of moment of the Civil Rights Act of American civil rights movement culminating in the voting rights act so rights act the beginning of the great society and unless they know what democracy doesn't work let's take to the streets will always take to the streets but always make sure ..." + 47%
"2012-12-14 19:32:17"
"Moyers & Company Show 149: Fisca..."
"week old lawyers and company fundamentally Brock Obama's pretty conservative he really is he's an Eisenhower conservative he's not a liberal I agree a hundred percent I mean a bomb has been I'm always shocked when people call Obama socialist because he does because he's arm he in fact I think you might be doing a disservice to Eisenhower head fi can choose to be grateful for my life love the life I have in the midst of all and I can be grateful for other things funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome lately I've had favor oma mine not the Greek myth about the tragic daughter of that name but the retelling of the story in the nineteen sixty two movie starring Tony Perkins and million of a curry their illicit affair over Perkins crashes his cherished roadster over a cliff big send off accompanied by none other than Johann Sebastian Bach hngn that scene actually keep the mind is I try to follow the melodrama in Washington it has us for cliff but are we or is this another myth in the then inside turn to two seasoned observers both of whose books you want to ask..." + 96%
"2013-01-03 23:25:33"
"Preview: Ending the Silence on C..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company if the president ask you to suggest what he should say to send them a draft of what he should say about climate change in his upcoming state of the union message what would you urge him I do I would ask him to do to ... one is to say I have consulted with the nation's leading climate scientist including the National Academy of sciences which existed our guide the nation on science and science policy and they all tell me all of them tell me that this is real that is human caused a serious problem but that we have the solutions and to do it so one I would want him to carry that message the second thing I would like to hear him say is that this issue has to stop being a partisan climate the earth's climate does not care whether you're a Democrat or Republican it doesn't care whether you're liberal or conservative sandy did not only destroy the homes of Democrats and not Republican the terrible drought that has gripped the Great Plains and our nation's breadbasket has not only gone after liberal farmers and ranchers it's gone after all of us point is the climate change will affect all Americans no matter what your political beliefs your religious beliefs your race class creed it's sadder and in the end the only way we're going to deal with this issue is if we come together as a country and have a serious conversation not about is it real but what can we do about it and I think that the is the effort to try to de politicize this issue so it doesn't just become this knee jerk arm identity politics I'm a Democrat therefore I believe in climate change I'm a Republican therefore I think climate change is a hoax this is crazy the I mean again the climate system doesn't care" + 1%
"2013-01-03 17:05:16"
"Moyers & Company Show 148: Berni..."
"week of lawyers and company when you have more more control of the media in the hands of a few of these giant billion dollar corporations I think you're not going to have the kind of debate and discussion and information that makes a democracy our democracy the kind of democracy should and there's a reason to have political parties but to give them the control they have over our political system is just wrong funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome sometimes we can't see the universe in a grain of sand as the old saying goes but nowadays a graphic chart would vividly reveals the world we live in take a look at this statistical snapshot of the media ecology that largely determines what you and I see read in here in nineteen eighty three fifty corporations control a majority of media in America in nineteen ninety the number had dropped to twenty three in nineteen ninety seven ten today six there you have it fistful of multinational conglomerates that own the majority of media in America what we call it when a few firms dominate the market oligopoly doesn't qu..." + 97%
"2013-01-03 17:05:16"
"Bill Moyers Essay: What's Behind..."
"don't you wonder just who is this Grover Norquist who has such a maniacal hold on the Republican Party Mickey Edwards isn't the only conservative who would like to see the party free itself from his grip riding in the Financial Times last week the conservative journalist Christopher Calwell describes the nor Chris pledges a partisan document a ratchet driving taxes down to unsustainable levels and it symbolizes a political system short on legitimacy marquis claims the pledges something politicians make to their constituents not to him Colwell wonders who authorized him to collect politicians signatures on their constituents behalf even this misses the main point Norquist efforts taxes low for his donor base billionaires like the coke brothers and the plutocrats secretly clustered around or Chris Conrad coro it's past election nor Greece group Americans for tax reform spent nearly sixteen million dollars to support his favorite candidates according to the center for responsive politics where did that money come from and what did it by back in the nineteen nineties it was the tobacco industry backing Norquist fight against cigarette taxes now the pharmaceutical companies among others not long ago same Grover Norquist was using his organization to launder money for the Taurus lobbyist Jack Abramoff how about that attacks before check it out yourself in the documentary capital crimes or our website bill Moyers dot com you'll see the story of how the man who has the Republican Party under his thumb came to Washington to start a revolution and wound up running a racket now he's the proxy for the powerful interest groups that financing so not only does the Norquist pledge symbolize a political system short illegitimacy as Christopher Calwell wrote it isn't even about principle our ideology separatism my foot all about the money" + 2%
"2013-01-03 17:05:16"
"Why Big Media Shouldn't Get Bigg..."
"welcome sometimes we can't see the university grain of sand as the old saying goes but nowadays a graphic chart were vividly reveals the world we live in take a look at this statistical snapshot of the media ecology that largely determines what you and I see read and hear in nineteen eighty three fifty corporations controlled a majority of media in America in nineteen ninety the number had dropped a twenty three in nineteen ninety seven ten and today six there you have it fistful of multinational conglomerates that own the majority of media in America what we call it when a few firms dominate the market oligopoly doesn't quite rhyme with democracy today believe or not big media is about to get even bigger unless the public stands up and says no here's the story chairman of the Federal Communications Commission the FCC the agency of government created by Congress to protect the public's right full ownership of the airwaves is reported the asking the other four commissioners to suspend the roof preventing a company from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city thus he would give the massive media companies free reign to devour more of the competition the chairman is Julius Jenna Caskey pointed to the job by president Barack Obama now the FCC tried to pull the same stunt under Republican chairman back in the second term of George W. bush but at hearings held around the country public hope back we told you a year ago when you came to Seattle that media consolidation this bad idea no ifs and but it's about it so with all due respect I ask you what part of that didn't you understand I'm a Republican in a capitalist but some areas of our private sector must be regulated Rita them information is too important we must be proactive in protecting that fundamental freedom that the FCC is here wanting to know Chicago's residents are being well served the answer is no if local talent is being copied the answer is no if community issues are being treate..." + 91%
"2013-01-03 17:05:16"
"Mickey Edwards on How Conservati..."
"you know doubt been following the maneuvers in Washington over the country's finances well they're heading out toward a showdown unless someone blinks the collision of irresistible forces with immovable objects will be felt around the world president Obama says he won't budge when it comes to ending the bush tax cuts for the wealthy and those rumors about that some Republicans may be willing to give ground on taxes conservatives in the party are shouting remember the Alamo demanding their leaders in Congress yield not a niche dozens of conservative activist outraged at the prospect of compromise have sent an open letter to Republicans in the house and Senate quote to stand firm and not surrender your conservative principles their hero of course is this man known around town simply as Grover no not the Muppet but the chief enforcer of the notorious Norquist pledge against taxes publican candidates for office messiah or risk defeat by right wing candidates in primaries where a turnout of Die Hard partisans can decide the outcome among Republican politicians fear of Grover has been greater even than fear of god as such fear has kept Republicans in Congress from voting to raise taxes for twenty two years all the way back to nineteen ninety Mickey Edwards was still in Congress then an eight term representative from Oklahoma and a former rebel leader among conservatives who none the less knew how to work with opponents to get things done chaired the Republican policy committee was a founding trustee of the conservative heritage foundation and served as national chairman of the American conservative union after redistricting by Democrats cost him his seat in nineteen ninety three he taught at Harvard and Princeton became vice president of the Aspen Institute and wrote this book claiming conservatism how are great American political move but got lost and how it can find its way back now he's out with another book one calling for real even radical change parties versus th..." + 93%
"2013-01-03 17:04:22"
"Full Show: The Election is Over ..."
"week of lawyers and company the Republican Party eh is defined as apart and I think accurately defined as a party that looks out for the interests of the very wealthy elites in our society including financial elites I think that they really have a lot of ways read the system in their own favor I just think that actually markets or a cure for that rather than the disease and moderate Republicans still existed just Democrats now so that that's and that's why the Republican party's been distilled to its its its extreme funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred a full answer committed to good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome it's the weekend after and Barack Obama is back in the White House Democrats are back in control of the Senate and Republicans are back running the house twelve prevail before Americans voted when deadlock reigned in Washington little got done and the country frustrated and angry are we in for more of the same the talk we're hearing in Washington sells altogether too familiar so let's consider what's ahead with two people of different philosophies about what should be done Bob Herbert was a longtime liberal columnist for The New York Times ..." + 97%
"2013-01-25 15:39:06"
"Martín Espada Examines Life Thr..."
"all this inaugural weekend of Barack Obama's second term a vast the poet Martina spotted to share with us a moment of revelation that he experienced four years ago just a few days after Obama was elected as our first African American president you need to know that Martina spot I grew up in the tough ethnically diverse neighborhood of east New York Brooklyn for you out of towners but when his family moved in became the only Porter reconsider along other suburb he encountered racism and own he went to law school and became an advocate for tenants rights in Boston read begin to scratch poems on yellow legal pads while waiting in courthouses for cases to be call I can't read any of his sixteen books of poems translations and essays including most recently the trouble ball without discovering a man who understands live and struggle a writer for whom the past is a living breathing news whispering over his shoulder as he scribbles the names of ancestors who wants pull the oars to get us in trouble water so it was four years ago in the wake of Obama's victory that the muse guided Martina Spata here to the graveside of the great nineteenth century abolitionist a former slave rhetoric Douglas from that moment came this boy litany at the tomb of Frederick Douglass mount hope cemetery Rochester New York November seventh thousand Anne this is the longitude and latitude of the impossible this is the epicenter of the unthinkable this is the crossroads of the un imaginable tomb of Frederick Douglass three days after the election this is the world spinning away from the gravity of centuries with the grave of a fugitive slave has become an altar this is the tomb of a man born as chattel who taught himself to read in secret scraping the letters in his name with chalk on would now on the N. bill flat stone a campaign button feels the O. in Douglas the button says Obama this is the tomb of a man and chains who left his fingerprints on the sleeve breakers throat so the whip would nev..." + 92%
"2013-01-25 15:39:19"
"Moyers & Company Show 202: Fight..."
"week of lawyers and company what a democracy means is that the American people are entitled to get discussion debate and eventually a vote for the critical questions of the day we have had that in decades in the U. S. Senate things everything dies there doesn't get discussed and debated there because people use the belief we need to bring back the debate in the US Senate and there are times when poets have to go to places that cannot be explained away as a matter of evidence logic that we have to be able ... to reach out and and put our hands on the intangible to touch it to feel it ... this here funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome circle next Tuesday in red the twenty second of January that's the day the United States Senate could decide whether to return from the dead by reforming the filibuster and allow a democracy to work once upon a time and the filibuster and able to click of senators or even just one to stall progress but prolong speaking if this is owned speaking you had the show up in person if you were senator and hold the floor conti..." + 96%
"2013-01-18 11:01:18"
"Larry Cohen on Fighting the Sile..."
"circle next Tuesday in red the twenty second of January that's the day the United States Senate could decide whether to return from the dead by reforming the filibuster and allow a democracy to work once upon a time the filibuster and able to click of senators or even just one to stall progress back prolong speaking if as his own speaking you had to show up in person if you were senator and hold the floor continuously by not shutting up until you dropped that's what happened when Mr Smith went to Washington half of official Washington is here to stay democracy's finest kill a filibuster the right to talk your head off the American privilege of free speech in its most dramatic phone well I'm not liked and I'm going to stay right here and fight for this lost because even if the Lingenfelter flies like another Taylor's on all our armies come marching in the best place somebody who listened to nnova no longer the rules were changed in nineteen seventy five and these days that one senator Barkley cut them can bring the entire Senate to its knees without being there in person are saying a word while our founding fathers believed in checks and balances they feared that kind of a destruction is Alexander Hamilton the handsome conservative man are are ten dollar bill argued against anything like it purpose would be he wrote to embarrass the administration to destroy the energy of the government and the substitute the pleasure caprice or artifices of it insignificant turbulent are corrupt Huta to the regular deliberations and decisions of a respectable majority that's just what the Republicans have been doing since two thousand and seven when they lost the majority in the Senate they'd mounted or threatened to mount nearly four hundred filibusters blocking everything from equal pay for equal work and jobs bills to immigration reform and judicial appointments as a result there are more vacancies on the federal courts today then when president Obama first took office but hol..." + 92%
"2013-01-17 15:27:59"
"Moyers & Company Preview: Larry ..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company this head of the place is the Senate is broken but if it were broken then it is held hostage we would say broken because ... lots of energy goes into electing the senators individually and then the results are almost nothing so that's why we would say broken you could definitely say it's held hostage but we would say broken because I think we guileless of of of how the deck is stacked up Republicans independents and Democrats ... if it should not function this way I mean we really do believe that you know we think are our members and working people in this country and most Americans would say its fares people get elected at some point the majority should rule and that's the way it is in every other democracy in the world the polls suggest that the majority of Americans really won't filibuster form and what the talking filibuster right overwhelming majority at you that you know two thirds at least and in fact on the other side like seven or eight or nine percent say oh yeah they should be able to phone in from their fundraiser which is what they do and say I object and then you're in the unanimous consent and now to get out of the van was consent you need sixty votes to move forward very few Americans believe that's what they elected a senator to do so right now all they have to do is call and say we're filibuster they don't show up in person now I don't shop at all they just call the cloakroom and the objection to unanimous consent is recorded and that's it that now shifts the burden to the sixty I show up and say let's proceed so the forty I'll have to be there at all all you need is one one senator out of a hundred triggers the obligation to turn up sixty so of senator could be sitting somewhere off Clark Capitol Hill raising money on the telephone which they all spend hours a week doing and there's a boat coming up or bill being put forth he can just call the cloakroom she can call the cloakroom and say after the buster I object ..." + 25%
"2013-01-16 22:04:18"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The 'Crony Ca..."
"there's a chapter called the second Gilded Age in Paul Krugman's book where he describes the extraordinary rise in wealth and power of the very rich during this era of unregulated three since Ronald Reagan's election in nineteen eighty the top one percent of Americans have seen their incomes increased by two hundred and seventy five percent but after accounting for inflation the typical hourly wage for a worker has increased just one dollar and twenty three sets big money as Krugman writes in the book buys big and fluids and that's why the financiers of wallstreet never truly experience regime change because their cash brings both parties to heal so the policies that got us where we are today in this big ditch of chronic depression have done little for most but have been very good to a few at the top but those at the top are not satisfied with having only most of it they wanted all if you were writing his book today Krugman could find plenty of evidence in the deal that supposedly kept us from going over the fiscal cliff behind closed doors Congress larded with corporate tax breaks worth tens of billions of dollars everything from tax credits for NASCAR racing in the railroad to subsidies for Hollywood rebate for the run industry and loopholes for offshore financing that could help giant multinationals like General Electric avoid billions of dollars in corporate income tax riding in the Washington examiner columnist Tim Carney says many of these expensive giveaways were spawned by a web of lobbyists donors and staffers surrounding democratic senator Max Baucus of Montana chairman of the Senate finance committee and as we know from the obamacare fight Baucus is a connoisseur of revolving door corruption pick any one of the special interest tax breaks extended by the cliff deal Carnie wrote and you're likely to find a former Baucus eight who lobbied for it on behalf of a large corporation or industry organization even the pro business Wall Street journal was appall..." + 60%
"2013-01-10 20:37:15"
"Preview: Paul Krugman on Moyers ..."
"have relatives friends ... people I know who have been men my age of lost jobs and see no prospect of getting another job and are just desperately trying to hang in there until the kannst collectors of security and get on Medicare ... there are young people whose lives have have collapsed to know the graduate and there's nothing there you make a very powerful one in here of the impact of being out of work now on the lifetime ... work career of a young person who has no job and we have pretty good evidence on you know how long does it take to make up for the fact that you happen to graduate from college into a badly remark it the answer is forever you will never recover you're like nobody me you will never get you'll you'll miss years getting off the career ladder by the time you get a chance to get a job that makes any yeah that makes any use of your skills you will already be tarred to somebody what you're twenty eight years old and you haven't held responsible position which I could because there are no jobs on it just it just shadows your whole life and it's it's very clear in the evidence from past recessions which been nowhere near as bad as this one yeah I think I I wanna say here is that we have in some ways made things more civilized but also nor invisible that somebody said that food stamps are the are the soup kitchens of the modern depression that they're a lot of people who would be standing in line to get that does that suit who are instead and it's a good thing who are instead getting ... because knuckle snaps supplementary nutritional assistance program but we're getting those debit cards and are getting essential foodstuffs I and they're in there at the grocery store and they look like anybody else but the fact of the matter is they are still as desperate ... added there they're getting by day to day with the aid of a trickle of government aid just like the people who were on standing in line at soup kitchens and thirties but they're not..." + 53%
"2013-01-04 19:51:10"
"Preview: Why Single-Degree Clima..."
"means events are no longer abstractions they're no longer talking about what's going to happen in twenty fifty or in twenty one hundred again this pervasive sense up to now has been the climate changes distant distant in time and distance in space and what we're now beginning to see is that it's not so distant it's not just future generations office and it's our own children I have a nine year old son he's going to be my age in the year twenty fifty I don't want him to live in the world that we're currently hurtling towards describe that were a form as you can see it currently we are scheduled our unless we change direction to go through the two degree up mark and in fact we're heading on towards three four and perhaps even sick degrees ... centigrade warmer than ... than in the past ... as you go things get much much worse are and if I let me just use a simple analogy because people often will say well you know for five degrees that doesn't sound like very much I mean I see the chick temperature change more from night to day but that is the wrong way to think about it I mean think about when you get sick and you get a fever your body is usually had no ninety point ninety eight point seven degrees if you your temperature rises by one degree you feel a little off but you can still go to work you're fine ... it rises by two degrees and near now feeling sick but you're probably going to take the day off because I you definitely don't feel good and the fact you're getting everything from hot flashes too cold chills ... at three degrees you're Startin get really second at four degrees and five degrees your brain is actually slipping into a coma you're close to death ... I think there's an analogy here of that little that little boy difference in global average temperature just like that little difference in global body temperature can have huge implications are as you keep going and so unfortunately the world after two and especially after three degrees st..." + 17%
"2013-02-01 15:46:28"
"Moyers & Company Show 204: Are D..."
"week old lawyers and company the rule of law isn't really the rule of law doesn't apply equally to everybody mean if you're going to put somebody in jail for having a a join this pocket you can't let higher ranking it just BC officials off for laundering eight hundred million dollars for that the worst drug dealers in the entire world and there is not a country in the world that believes that the U. S. drone attacks that we are doing on countries that we're not at war with is that right and so stable solution for us all we have is the president interpreting his own powers and the limits on his own powers and that is not the way it's supposed to work we need more oversight funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation for John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome this week two United States senators insisted that the justice department come clean why a wall street's big banks not only too big to fail but too big to jail senator Sherrod brown of Ohio a Democrat and Chuck Grassley of Iowa a Republican are outraged at the giant banks violate the law with impunity laundering money cheating homeowners fa..." + 97%
"2013-01-30 19:56:42"
"The Legal and Ethical Case Again..."
"Wiegel lawyers company do you think the president president Obama is fighting the war on terror with in the rule of law I do not in fact I know that he is not about you I am concerned that he may not be but I'm not going to go quite so far as to say that he is not following the rule of law I think his lawyers have told me isn't he believes them but let's look example number one is the US drone program and that the drone program ... is something that has been ... the bush administration and the Obama administration say are authorized by the authorization of use for military force that was passed by Congress and the way that the Obama administration is using that is that they're dropping bombs targeting for killing of terrorist suspects in countries at which in which we are not at war including Yemen including Pakistan including places in Africa there is no legal authority ... for these types of drone attacks the US cannot drop bombs on people in places that they cannot send troops ... it is a mechanism I think of my in my view a political mechanism that says it is so much easier to talk about how the war is over and we're bringing troops home ... and that we're not putting more troops in harm's way by dropping bombs that there's no legal authority for that they're not there's no judicial oversight for how they determine who they're gonna kill and who they don't want to kill there is a ... right after nine eleven there was a on the key on this kill list there were approximately nine people ... al Qaeda operatives that ... the military the CIA said that they wanted to get now this is something that is going to expand and there's no legal authority and there's no judicial oversight and I would say that here we have it my latest reports three thousand both the people who are classified as militants and people were classified as civilians that have been ... I've killed by drones these programs started to happen that is way way way too many in fact wel..." + 66%
"2013-01-29 19:32:41"
"Moyers & Company Show 203: Episo..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company there is not a country in the world that believes that the U. S. drone attacks that we are doing on countries that were not at war with is that right fences stable solution for us all we have is the president interpreting his own powers and the limits on his own powers and that is not the way it's supposed to work we need more oversight" + 1%
"2013-01-25 20:04:13"
"Moyers & Company Show 203: What'..."
"week of lawyers and company I want to get the taxpayers their money back this is a half a billion dollars more than that it is vintage crony capitalism at the eleventh hour date literally accomplished in the back room with their access to important people what they could never have accomplished ... on the floor of the house Florida senator and every inch of our freedom including our reproductive freedom has been hard won I and there has been a backlash and we're in a very big backlash now and it's so problematic and I think this election told us a story that we're not gonna put up with that funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome like just about everyone else I enjoy a good show and the inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we're part of something big and in during so for a few hours this past Monday pomp and circumstance inspired us to think government of by and for the people really is just that spike the predatory threat that stock it unfortunately the mood didn't last so help me every now and the..." + 97%
"2013-01-25 20:04:13"
"U.S. Rep. Peter Welch on Amgen's..."
"welcome like just about everyone else I enjoy a good show and the inauguration of a president is one of those spectacles of democracy that can make us remember we're part of something big and in during so for a few hours this past Monday the pomp and circumstance starts to think government of by and for the people really is just that despite the predatory threat that stock unfortunately the mood didn't last so help me every now and then as the camera's panned upward to that great dome towering above the ceremony I was reminded of something the good feeling of the moment could not a race it's the journalists curse to have a good time spoiled by the reality beyond the pageantry in particular on this crisp January day I thought about the latest revelation of the skulduggery that often goes own in the shadows below that don't just a couple of days before the inaugural festivities the New York times published some superb investigative reporting by the team of Eric Clapton and Kevin sack and their revelations running through my mind the story told us of a pharmaceutical giant Amgen and three senators so close to it they might be entries on its balance sheet Republican minority leader Mitch McConnell Senate finance committee chair Max Baucus a Democrat and that powerful committee's ranking Republican Orrin hatch trio of perpetrators treat the United States treasury as if it were a cash and carry annex of corporate America the times story described how engine got a huge hidden gift from unnamed members of Congress and their staffers they slipped an eleventh hour Lupo into the new year's eve deal that kept the government from going over the fiscal cliff when the sun rose in the morning there it laws a richly embroidered Leupold for engine that will cost taxpayers that's you and me coup half a billion dollars yes half billion dollars M. June is the world's largest biotechnology for a drug manufacturer that sells a variety of medications the little calls secretly sneaked in..." + 91%
"2013-01-25 15:54:55"
"U.S. Rep. Peter Welch on the Cos..."
"what is it you're actually trying to do well there's two things one I want to get the taxpayers their money back this is a half a billion dollars more than that that is vintage crony capitalism at the eleventh hour ... in a small room unknown to four hundred and thirty members of Congress in probably ninety eight or ninety seven senators a small paragraph innocent looking was inserted in the fiscal are cliff bill must pass piece of legislation for all Americans I and it benefits a single company turns out to be engine maybe a few others but this is an image and inspired a plan it's gonna cost Medicare and taxpayers are a half a billion dollars now I want that money back but there's a second reason that's even in many ways much more important Congress is not trusted is an institution and our society has such fragile our trust in many institutions but Congress among them and it's easy to sit on the sidelines and vilify Congress are in deservedly we get that vilification but that institution has the responsibility to make decisions that need to be made in order for this country to build this middle class restore its economy make progress and when there is no trust for that institution and then we take actions like this where for the benefit of a company that's very powerful and well connected week charged taxpayers a half a billion dollars extra that means that that institutional disrespect increases and it's gonna make much more difficult the challenge we have to have essentially make the tough decisions on all kinds of policies" + 1%
"2013-01-25 15:41:33"
"The New Face of Reproductive Rig..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company afraid that the pro freedom movement pro choice movement is fragmenting somewhat among generational lines that your generation Jessica sees reproductive issues from the roe versus Wade generation is the movement sort of stuck in the past win choice was the optimal virtue and an end in itself what do you think just the news analysis well I think yeah I think so I know that the young people today are so supportive of reproductive rights and justice and I see reproductive justice because it broadens the determinant Herbert yeah reproductive justice really broadens the movement to incorporate things like ... social economic status immigration status sexual orientation gender identity it's really inclusive a much more holistic than looking to protect just the narrow legal right to abortion ... but really looks at the full range of reproductive health care and ... and bringing women's full identities into the work so it's really centered in a social justice framework and that really resonates with young people ... so we we've worked with many young people who are tremendous advocates that are writing about this in Texas in particular we're seeing women again Brereton and many different ages women who are older Ahmed have young children to protect that right for their children ... you know standing up and saying that what's happening in Texas is wrong and we need to fight back and they're showing up at their legislators office is a women who don't speak English live in the Rio Grande Valley many of them don't have running water in their homes and the very very marginalized ... from society in a way but they're stepping up there but in a voice be heard and they're saying that this is wrong there's a big difference something that might look to one person like fragmentation might be broadly and I am really engaging a younger generation and it won't look exactly the same but it might be much bigger and much more effective" + 10%
"2013-02-12 19:24:28"
"Bill Moyers Essay: When We Kill ..."
"go Boyer's this week The New York Times published a chilling account of how indiscriminate killing remains bad policy even today this time it's done not by young G. eyes in the field but by anonymous puppeteers guiding drones by remote control against targets thousands of miles away often killing the innocent and driving there and raise families and friends straight into the arms of the very terrace we try to eradicate the times told of a Muslim cleric in Yemen named Solomon all bent Ben Ali jobber standing in a village mosque denouncing al Qaeda it was a brave thing to do respected trouble figure argued against terrorism but two days later when he and a police officer cousin agreed to meet with three al Qaeda members to continue the debate all five men friend and foe were incinerated by the American drone attack killings infuriated the village and prompted rumors of an upwelling of support in the town pearl kata because the time would such a move is seen as the only way to retaliate against the United States our blind faith in technology combined with a sense of infallible righteousness ten years unabated it brought us to grief in Vietnam and Iraq and may do so again with president Obama's cold blooded use of drones and his seeming indifference to so called collateral damage otherwise known as innocent bystander by the standards of slaughter in Vietnam the deaths by drone are hardly a blip on the consciousness of official Washington but we have to wonder if each one a young boy gathering wood at dawn unsuspecting of is imminent annihilation student picking up the wrong hitchhikers that traveler standing up against fanatics doesn't give rise to second thoughts by those judges who prematurely headed our president the Nobel Prize for peace better they kept it on the shelf and hopeful waiting untarnished" + 1%
"2013-02-12 19:23:34"
"Moyers & Company Show 205: Who's..."
"week of lawyers and company I see internet access as the heart of a democratic society having a communication system that it's the country together is not just about economic growth it's about the social fabric of the country and American culture is never ... fully come to grips with Vietnam it's it's it's half known history there these hidden and and forbidden histories that just haven't been fully engaged funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you've heard me before quote one of my mentors who told his students that news is what people want to keep hidden everything else is publicity that's why two books are rattling the cages of powerful people who would rather you not read them here's the first one captive audience the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new Gilded Age Susan Crawford read it and you'll understand why we Americans are paying much more for internet access than people in many other countries and getting much less in return that spike the fact that our very own academics and engineers working with our very own defense department inve..." + 97%
"2013-02-08 07:25:31"
"Nick Turse Describes the Real Vi..."
"just like Susan Crawford my next guest has been driven to tell a story the powers that be would rather we forget he found it by chance in documents spirit deep in the recesses of the National Archives in our nation's capital the discovery that it will a journey of twelve years that is now concluded with this beautifully written account of ugly Harper's kill anything that moves the real American war in Vietnam by doctors as all of us know they've been many memorable accounts of the terrible things done in Vietnam memoirs histories documentaries and movies but Nick Turse has given us a fresh holistic work that stands alone for its blending of history and journalism for the integrity of research brought to life through the diligence of first person interviews those interviews skillfully unlocked the memories of American warriors and expose the wounds that to this day scar the hearts and minds of villagers who survive scorched earth the Vietnam here is a powerful message for us today a reminder of what war really costs ironically Nick Turse wasn't even around as the Vietnam War raged he was born in nineteen seventy five the year ended not until twenty five years later while pursuing his PhD in social medical sciences did he discover the secret trove of documents that city on this long search in addition to two earlier books and countless articles and essays Nick Turse is managing editor of tomdispatch dot com the indispensable website if you want the news powerful people would prefer to keep it a terrace welcome thanks for coming out of the more than thirty thousand non fiction books that have been publishes the into the war this is one of the toughest how did you come to write it you are even born until the year the war ended in nineteen seventy five I really stumbled upon this project that I was a graduate student when I began it I was working on a project on post traumatic stress disorder among US Vietnam veterans now go down to the National Archives just outside ..." + 93%
"2013-02-05 19:40:36"
"Bill Moyers interviews Susan Cra..."
"Wiegel lawyers and company in here you call it that digital divide describe that to me well here's the problem for nineteen million Americans many rural areas you can't get access to high speed connection at any price it's just not there for a third of Americans they don't subscribe often because it's too expensive so the rich are getting gouged the poor are very often left out and this means that we're creating yet again to America's and deepening inequality through this communication to acquire so is this why according to numbers released by the department of commerce only for out of ten households with annual household incomes below twenty five thousand dollars reported having wired internet access at home impaired with ninety three percent of households with incomes exceeding one hundred thousand dollars these companies are not providing cheap enough access to poor folks in this country these are good American companies their profit motives though don't line up with our social needs to make sure that everybody gets access they're not in the business of making sure that everybody has reasonably priced internet access that's how utility functions that's the way we need to treat this commodity they're in the business right now a finding which neighborhoods and harvesting just making more and more money from the same number of people they're doing really well at that Comcast is now a hundred billion dollar company they're bigger than a McDonalds they're bigger than home depot but they're not providing this deep social need of comic connection ... that ... every other countries taking seriously and and you make the point that the United States itself is beginning to experience this digital divide in the world it's hard to say that the U. S. at the past is in the middle of the pack when it comes to both the speed and cost of high speed internet access connections so in Hong Kong right now you can get a five hundred megabits symmetric connection that's unimagina..." + 22%
"2013-02-01 21:17:08"
"Matt Taibbi on Big Bank's Lack o..."
"this week two United States senators insisted that the justice department come clean why a wall street's big banks not only too big to fail but too big to jail senator Sherrod brown of Ohio a Democrat and Chuck Grassley of Iowa a Republican are outraged at the giant banks violate the law with impunity laundering money cheating homeowners falsifying information every trick in the ledger book they sent a letter to Attorney General Eric holder demanding to know why the banks get away with find instead of jail time maybe they had their anger roiled by frontline public television's premiere investigative series the other night frontline broadcast a report called the untouchables on how the department justice allegedly has looked the other way for fear that prosecuting the banks would do even more damage to the American economy there was it a definite sense the justice Gough did the government fail the number people told us that you didn't this priority well I'm sorry if they think that because I made it an incredibly tough prayer that's labor the assistant Attorney General in charge of the criminal division at the justice department a week after the front lawn report he stepped down it is now expected to return to private corporate practice one more government appointee spinning through the lucrative revolving door between Washington and Wall Street that door could be a big reason why government treats the banks with kid gloves a man who once worked for Citigroup Jack Lew the president's chief of staff has been picked to be the new treasury secretary and Mary Jo why the newly named head of the securities and exchange commission is a chief litigator at a top law firm representing big vest but banks like Morgan Stanley with all this happening it's time to talk with journalist Matt Taibbi senior are broadcast before true beauty editor at Rolling Stone he's been tracking the high crimes and misdemeanors of Wall Street and Washington for years welcome back to the show as f..." + 89%
"2013-02-01 21:10:27"
"Vicki Divoll and Vincent Warren ..."
"if you've seen our only heard about the film zero dark thirty you know it's triggered a new debate about a government use of torture after nine eleven right now well this is about simply if you coming to terms of the situation it's you and me bro I want you to understand I know you that I've been studying and following him for a very long time some people leave the theater claiming the film endorses and even glorifies the use of torture to obtain information that finally led to the killing of Osama bin laden not true say the filmmakers but others argue the world is better off without bin laden it no matter how we had to get it what's more they say there has been a major terrorist attack on American soil since nine eleven if we have to use it otherwise immoral practice to defend ourselves against such atrocities we're okay with it or so the argument goes but torture is only part of the debate over the fight against terrorism what about the undermining of civil liberties here at home the rights of suspects secret surveillance of American citizens the swollen executive powers first claim that George W. bush and now by Barack Obama soon after he succeeded bush president Obama announced he would not permit torture and would close down the detention camp at Guantanamo bay he also said this our actions in defense of liberty will be just as our costs and that we the people will uphold our fundamental values as vigil only as we protect our security once again America's moral example must be the bedrock and the big of our global leadership four years later when Taliban not only remains open but a few days ago the state department announced it was eliminating the officer assigned to close the prison and movies detainees meanwhile president Obama has stepped up the use of unmanned drones against suspected terrorist abroad those drone attacks have killed a growing number of civilians and it prompted the United Nations to launch an investigation into their legality and the dea..." + 95%
"2013-02-22 18:17:31"
"Economist Richard Wolff on Capit..."
"welcome there's hardly a Cindy had grown up in this country who isn't aware that our economy is no longer working for fast numbers of everyday people the rich and powerful have more wealth and power than ever everyone else keeps losing ground between two thousand and nine twenty eleven alone income fell for the ninety nine percent wanted rose eleven percent for the top one percent since the worst of the financial crisis all of the economic growth has gone to the top one percent while the rest of the country has floundered stunning isn't it the behavior of many of those one percenters brought on the financial crisis in the first place we turned around and rescued them and now their wealth is skyrocketing once again the bottom working people are practically flat on their back president Obama is funny recognize they need help in his state of the union he proposed an increase in the minimum wage tonight let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth no one who works full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to nine dollars an hour but as the economist dean Baker reports out this week if the minimum wage had risen in step with productivity growth it would be over sixteen dollars and fifty cents an hour today we talk a lot about what's happening to the middle class but the American dream to really become a nightmare for the poor just about everyone has an opinion about the trouble we're in the blame game is at fever pitch in Washington where often that Republicans and hapless Democrats once again play kick the can with the problems we face you wish they would just stop and listen to Richard wolf an attentive and systematic observer of capitalism and democracy he taught economics for twenty five years at the university of Massachusetts and has published books and DVD's such as democracy at work occupy the economy and capitalism hits the fan the global economic meltdown and what to do about it he's now a visiting professor at the n..." + 96%
"2013-02-22 18:17:21"
"Moyers & Company Show 207: Tamin..."
"week of lawyers and company our system capitalism which we finally have to debate now that he's so dysfunctional our system isn't working it isn't producing for the mass of people an economic system is only as acceptable or should be as its performance ed it's an incredible irony that the people who put food on our tables use food stamps at twice the rate of the right for the rest of the U. S. work for years meaning that the people who put food on our tables can't afford to put food on their own families tables funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome there's hardly a Cindy had grown up in this country who isn't aware that our economy is no longer working for vast numbers of everyday people the rich and powerful have more wealth and power than ever everyone else keeps losing ground between two thousand and nine twenty eleven alone income fell for the ninety nine percent wanted rose eleven percent for the top one percent since the worst of the financial crisis all of the economic growth has gone to the top one percent while the rest of the country has..." + 96%
"2013-02-15 19:42:38"
"Moyers & Company Show 206: The F..."
"squeak of lawyers and company money will find a way and into politics when he doesn't talk it's where so we're trying to turn down the ability of money to control things for our democracy we cannot rely on disagreements among rich people and there's something about poetry that saves me something about poetry that energy that brings me to another plain ... fires all hormones on what something intangible and yet tendrils the same time funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome at the state of the union speech there's always more than meets the eye just out of sight is the reality of how we are governed the house of representatives for Congress gathers to hear the president to be known as the people's house but money power mows the least now and runs the joint from hidden back group you're looking at the most expensive Congress money can buy the house races last fall cost over one billion dollars it took more than seven hundred million dollars to like just a third of the Senate the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion apiece the website ..." + 97%
"2013-02-15 10:45:37"
"Martín Espada on the Power Behi..."
"there's a familiar saying in politics that campaigning is Portree and governing is pro not on this broadcast here poetry is poetry period and holds a cherished place which is why we maintain a sort of poets corner and welcome back to it are free and Martine spot at growing up tough imported week it in the city and then in the segregated suburbs of Long Island Martina Spata move his life experience in the portrait composed even as he studied history and law and worked as an advocate for tenants rights in Boston now we teaches Portree at the university of Massachusetts Amherst and has published sixteen books including his recent that trouble ball mark you spot a welcome back thank you there's a very short poem in the book for lunch alone then I wonder if it's autobiographical it it's the Port son yes it's in the book and yes it is ... poet son watches his father leave for another gig once again you're choosing between dignity and Christmas that's it it said sub haiku ... it is autobiographical it is something my son said to me many years ago and my son is twenty one years old he's a junior at Bennington college a six foot seven ... fortunately he responds to voice commands and he said this about ten years ago I never forgot it obviously and finally chose to write it down you were leaving I was literally walking out the door going two and do another reading somewhere on the road ... going anywhere and everywhere it's what I used to call my tour of dying industrial cities apply them to the list hello Scranton and he was eleven years old and yeah really objected to her relief he did he did ... I think to a certain extent this reflects the sacrifices that parents make ... if they are artists or if they are activists or if they are simply workers and you have to walk away from your son or your daughter the last person in the world you should walk away from and yet you realize at the same time that you must without the active walking away ... this person's ..." + 82%
"2013-02-15 10:46:29"
"Dan Cantor and Jonathan Soros on..."
"can we do anything about it my two guests think we can't they say that if anybody should own the politicians we the people should they encounter is a former community and union organizer who is executive director of the working families party that's a third party that began in New York state and has now spread to five others since its launch fifteen years ago he helped lead the party's efforts to elect progressive candidates throughout the state and work to increase New York minimum wage and raise taxes on the rich Jonathan Soros is one of those who would pay more he's a lawyer investor and philanthropist working on economic change in social goods a senior fellow at the Roosevelt institute exploring the role of corporations in society and cofounder of the super pac friends of democracy which aims to counter the influence of money in politics and already we'll discuss later then Jonathan there on the front lines of the fight to make New York state a national model for the public financing of political campaigns welcome to you both thank you so much here whatever odd couple your John of the era lawyer man that means you're active in finance ... among other things Daniel you on the street fighter who cut your teeth organizing labor tight New York magazine what's called you the very model of a grassroots political boss what is briefly the working families party so working families is a political party organized under the laws of New York more less in the in the alliance ... with the Democrats would try to yank the Democrats in what we think to be a sensible humane progressive direction and we get about five percent of the votes statewide but in some target races we can get as much as fifteen twenty twenty two percent who fund so it's a variety of individual donors we raise we do a lot of door knocking that's about twenty five percent of our donations unions individuals ... you know we scuffle we do fund raising events it's not a high donor operation but we we t..." + 95%
"2013-02-15 10:35:44"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Democracy for..."
"at the state of the union speech there's always more than meets the eye just out of sight is the reality of how we are governed the house of representatives where Congress gathers to hear the president to be known as the people's house but money power owns the least now and runs the joint from hidden back room you're looking at the most expensive Congress money can buy the house races last fall cost over one billion dollars it took more than seven hundred million dollars to like just a third of the Senate the two presidential candidates raised more than a billion apiece the website politico added it all up to find that the total number of dollars spent on the twenty twelve election exceeded the number of people on this planet some seven billion most of it didn't come from the average Joe in J. sixty percent of all super pac donations came from just one hundred fifty nine people and the top thirty two super pac donors gave an average of nine point nine million dollars they come in the teacher's that much money could hire we'll never actually know where all of the money comes from one third of the billion dollars from outside groups was dark money secret funds anomalously funneled through fictional social welfare organizations those are front groups created to launder the money inside the deep pockets and don't let anyone ever tell you the money didn't make a difference more than eighty percent of house candidates and two thirds of Senate candidates who have spent their general election opponents one and were present and accounted for as the new Congress prepared to hear the president remember money doesn't necessarily corrupt legislators certainly tells members of Congress I have the high privilege and distinct honor of presenting to you the president of the United States so let's hear some snapshots from the state of the you that's speaker of the house John Boehner of course he's led his party to protect Wall Street from oversight and accountability finance insur..." + 56%
"2013-02-12 19:23:55"
"Susan Crawford on Why U.S. Inter..."
"welcome you've heard me before quote one of my mentors who told the students that news is what people want to keep hidden everything else is publicity that's why two books are rattling the cages of powerful people who would rather you not read them here's the first one captive audience the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new Gilded Age Susan Crawford read it and you'll understand why we Americans are paying much more for internet access than people in many other countries and getting much less in return that spike the fact that our very own academics and engineers working with our very own defense department invented the internet in the first place back then the US was in the cat bird seat poised to lead the world down this astonishing new superhighway of information and innovation now many other countries offered their citizens faster and cheaper access and we do the faster high speed access comes through fiber optic lines that transmit data in burst of laser light many of us are still hooked up to broadband connections that squeeze digital information through copper wire we're stuck with this old fashioned technology because as Susan Crawford explains our government has allowed a few giant conglomerates to read the rules raise prices and stifle competition just like Standard Oil in the first Gilded Age a century ago in those days it was muckrakers like ida Tarbell in Lincoln Steffens rattling the cages and calling for fair play today it's independent thinkers like Susan Crawford the big telecom industry wishes she would go away but she's got a lot of people her sat in fact if you go to the White House citizens petition site you'll see how fans of captive audience are calling on the president to name Susan Crawford as the next chair of the Federal Communications Commission prospect magazine named her one of the top ten brains of the digital future Susan Crawford served for a time as a special assistant to president Obama for science technology and inn..." + 92%
"2013-03-01 20:11:53"
"Zack Kopplin on Keeping Creation..."
"welcome to the week's broadcast and the trouble maker of the year that's right my guess is the first recipient of a new award that singles out teenagers who are not afraid to speak their minds on major issues even when everyone else around the disagrees not afraid in other words to stir up trouble for a good cause that's what Zac cop and was doing just the other day at a safe Texas schools rally in Austin the state capital do we want Texas tax dollars be used to fun five schools teaching traces of the say no taxes that problem was chosen to receive the first trouble maker of the year award because he's made waves fighting on behalf of science and against laws making it easier to teach creationism in public schools today's fundamentalist with political support from the right wing are more aggressive than ever in crusading to challenge evolution with the dog of creationism but they didn't reckon on Zac Komplett starting at the grassroots his home state of Louisiana he's become a formidable adversary nationally speaking debating button holding politicians and winning the active support of Nobel laureate the American Association for the advancement of science the New Orleans city council and tens of thousands of students teachers and others around the country who have signed owed to his campaign trouble makers all Zach is now nineteen and a history major at Rice University in Houston he's with me now welcome to the show thank you so much for having me on what was it about the Louisiana science education acted you didn't lie well this law allows supplement which materials into our public school biology classrooms to quote critique controversial theories like evolution in climate change now evolution in climate change aren't scientifically controversial but they are controversial to Louisiana legislators and basically everyone who look this law knew was just a back door sneak creationism into public school science classes who was behind it nationally there's this group..." + 86%
"2013-03-01 20:11:33"
"Fighting Creeping Creationism"
"week old lawyers and company evolution in climate change warrants scientifically controversial but they are controversial to Louisiana legislators and basically everyone who looked this law knew who was just a back door sneak creationism into public school science classes and I never do debates about the existence of god why would you do that Korea going to convince I like to talk about public issues funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues" + 1%
"2013-03-01 20:12:10"
"Susan Jacoby on Secularism and F..."
"sekoff with is just the latest in a long line of dissenters and free thinkers since America's beginning every generation has had to engage in the battle over freedom of religion and freedom from religion whether it's Roger Williams body puritan intolerance in New England the deism of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Paine in the early days of independence or a man you may never have heard of an artist so famous in the nineteenth century that's standing room only crowds turned out where ever he went just to hear him speak captivated audiences with his wit and warmth enrage them to with his outspoken views on evolution religion and reason the separation of church and state and women's suffrage Robert Ingersoll was his name and he's the subject of a new biography by scholar in journalist Susan Jacoby he's a rider possesses the New York times is written above fierce intelligence and nimble unfettered imagination Susan Jacoby specializes in American intellectual history with several books to our name including this favor of non free thinkers a history of American secularism her new must read book is the great agnostic Robert Ingersoll and American free thought Susan Jacoby welcome back I am very happy to be back here today Robert Ingersoll once I are most famous ardor towering public election between the end of the civil war in the beginning right twentieth century what drew you to it it's hard to exaggerate how famous he was in the last two decades of the nineteenth century lecturing was then the chief form of mass entertainment even though newspapers newspapers were round and widely circulated they're all in there you know there was no TV there were no movies lecturing is what people went to to be entertained as well as informed and like everybody his generation's dates are eighteen thirty three to eighteen ninety nine he was in the civil war he joined the Republican Party during the civil war era because he was an abolitionist but after the civil war something happens to hi..." + 94%
"2013-02-22 18:17:41"
"Saru Jayaraman on Working Condit..."
"you heard Richard will say they are very good reasons to be angry at capitalism takeover of democracy but he went on to say don't ride off the democratic impulse that is at the heart of the American promise it can break out anytime anywhere here's an example the day after president Obama state of the union restaurant employees marched on Capitol Hill in support of a fair deal for workers who live by customer tips will boost tips are often the existing past twenty two years these workers have been stuck in a federal minimum wages two dollars thirteen since ... the March Maruja your Roman news nation he co founded restroom opportunity centers United is fighting to improve wages and working conditions for the people who call concert the food we eat at restaurants and then clean up when we're done because restaurant workers they serve us and they should be able to put food on their own tables outside the capital she in the protesters who joined the congresswoman Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut inside the activist agreed by congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland who with Damara is introduced legislation raising the minimum wage for tip workers I know that when I waited tables I didn't just do it because I needed some I did it because I have Frank I did it because I had to make sure that I had food in my refrigerator I did it because I needed transportation to get back school it was a job Maria Julia Roberts new book behind the kitchen door is an insider's expose of what it's really like to work at the lowest rungs of the restaurant industry there are actually now over ten million restaurant workers in the United States seven of the ten lowest paid and the two absolute lowest paying jobs in America our restaurant dishwashers and fast food preps and cooks are the two absolute lowest paying jobs in America these records are in poverty wages because the minimum wage for tip to workers at the federal level has been frozen for twenty two years at two dollars and thirteen cen..." + 75%
"2013-03-29 19:00:13"
"Bryan Stevenson on Evening the O..."
"welcome we lost a great journalist this week Anthony Lewis was a longtime reporter and columnist at The New York Times I knew him during my years in Washington when he made his reputation as our foremost interpreter of the Supreme Court and the impact of its decisions on civil rights and liberties as one legal scholar noted Lewis had an incredible talent in making the law not only intelligible but also in making it Pelley this was Tony Lewis's masterpiece Gideon's trumpet account of the supreme court's Gideon versus Wainwright ruling in nineteen sixty three that established the constitutional rights of criminal defendants to an attorney even if they had no money to pay for one a book has never been out of print its story the subject of this CBS reports documentary his name was Clarence Earl Gideon he argued there can be no equal justice where the kind of trial a man gets hands on the amount of money he has he argued there should not be one kind of justice for the rich another kind of for the poor Gillian blue one note on his trumpet he blew it over and over a man cannot get a fair trial without a lawyer and because he would not retreat one with from that position this man Clarence Gideon as wrought a profound change in the whole course of American jurisprudence Gideon was a drifter with a criminal record charged with breaking and entering and robbing a pool hall in Florida denied representation he defended himself and was sentenced to five years in state prison from his cell he exercised his right to petition the Supreme Court for a fair hearing when the justices ruled in this favor hundreds of prisoners who also had been denied their legal rights freed or give a new trials and our current system of public defenders was born fifty years later that system is floundering Gideon versus Wainwright was decided fewer than half of all defendants were poor now over eighty percent are of the two point two million inmates in the United States more than sixty percent or mem..." + 94%
"2013-03-29 19:00:01"
"Martin Clancy and Tim O'Brien on..."
"public opinion against capital punishment has grown perhaps reflecting the supreme court's own shifting and evolving attitudes toward state killing in nineteen seventy two the justices ruled that the death penalty was carried out into arbitrary manner and the court imposed a moratorium we use later the practice was allowed to resume and since then more than thirteen hundred men and women have been execute over time the justices have more narrowly defined the circumstances under which the death penalty may still apply you never know which way the court might go in deciding next who lives who died that's one of the fascinating insights in this new book murder at the Supreme Court which combines elements of a true crime suspense thriller with courtroom drama and the backroom debates have nine human beings about to give thumbs up or thumbs down to another and being the authors Martin Clancey and Tim o'brien are old hands at journalism bow for ABC news o'brien trained as a lawyer has been the networks longtime law correspondent Clancy the winner of many awards for his investigations as both a producer and writer he's also an old friend and colleague going back to my first days in the field more than four decades ago it's been years since we work together so it's good to see you again Martin thank you very much and welcome to to no problem thank I learned a lot from your book including how our colonial fathers kept the executioners busy I mean the first execution of what is now American soul sixteen oh eight captain George Kendall put to death on spying for spray one Daniel Frye hang fourteen years later James Taylor for stealing a calf and the first murderer put to death was a trouble maker on the Mayflower by the name of John Billington we were bloody people even then well partially out of necessity there weren't any jails in colonial America so what do you do with somebody who steals a calf you either find him or you fly him or you dispatcher somewhere even carried ..." + 91%
"2013-03-29 18:59:46"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The Hypocrisy..."
"the next time you say the pledge of allegiance I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands one nation under god indivisible with liberty and justice for all remember it's a lot Whopper of a lie we coax it from the mouths of babes for the same reason our politicians where those flag pins in their lapels it makes the hypocrisy go down easier the way aspirin helps a headache go away justice for all is a mouthwash for the morning after governor Bill Clinton time off from his presidential campaign to fly back to Arkansas to oversee execution of a fellow who was mentally deficient justice for all is a breath met governor George W. bush popped into his mouth after that poor Bible believing Christian pleaded vainly for mercy before they strap her down to die in the any room of heaven known as the Huntsville state prison justice for all is a line item in the budget a question now about the poll runs of Congress and the fix the debt getting a plutocratic CEOs who with a weak weak from our president claim ... we can afford that of the one hundred and forty six billion dollars spent every year on criminal justice in this country only two to three percent goes to defend the poor of ninety seven countries we rank sixty eight them access to an affordability of civil legal service no we can afford it but just a decade ago we started shelling out two point two trillion dollars for war in Iraq border fraud we can't afford it while Dick Cheney's old outfit Halliburton raked in forty billion dollars worth of contracts because of that war we can't Ford it while the state department does out three billion dollars over five years in private security contracts to protect this gargantuan new embassy in Baghdad we can't afford it in this golden age of corporate profits when companies pay below zero in taxes while holding in tax breaks from Congress worth millions upon millions of dollars and while as we speak the powerful busin..." + 19%
"2013-03-22 18:11:38"
"Bill Moyers interviews Richard W..."
"it's not only our banking system that remains questionable and shaky it's the whole of our economy that complex mix master of capital and labor prices and production goods and services rewards and punishments largely driven by private decisions in what has been defined mythologically as the free market capitalism it turns out is a capital idea you have the capital which brings us back to Richard wolf I say back because as many of you will recall this provocative and imaginative economist was here just about a month ago to lay out in his words how capitalism has hit the fan here's the centerpiece of his argument for the majority of people capitalism is not delivering the goods it is delivering arguably the bads and so we have this disparity getting wider and wider between those for whom capitalism continues to deliver the goods by all means but a growing majority in this society which isn't getting the benefit is in fact facing harder and harder times and that's what provokes some of us to begin to say it's a systemic problem my conversation with Richard wolf opened such a world of ideas that own the spot I ask him to return and ask you to send us the questions you'd put to it your response was as overwhelming as it was smart and inform just take a look at some of the letters hundreds of them that we printed out from our website bill Moyers dot com it's to everyone of you who wrote we'll get to some of these in just a minute anti even more of them with Richard wolf in a live chat next Tuesday at our website bill Moyers dot com Richard Wolfe taught economics for thirty five years at the university of Massachusetts and is now a visiting professor at the new school here in New York City teaching a special course on the economic meltdown his books and DVD's include democracy at work a cure for capitalism and capitalism hits the fan the global economic meltdown and what to do about it welcome back which thank you bill let's move on to questions from the viewers who tun..." + 94%
"2013-03-22 18:11:50"
"Bill Moyers interviews Sheila Bair"
"welcome to the question of the week are the banks banks too big to fail it too big to jail are these monsters courting another disaster that's what it looks like as you no doubt heard last week the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations issued a report and hauled in key executives from JP Morgan chase the world's biggest derivative trader demanding to know how the bike blue six point two billion dollars in funny money I'm in derivatives and hid the losses with some fancy accounting tricks aimed at proving both regulators and the public senator Carl Levin the chairman bluntly summed up what they found quote it exposes a degree of its trading cultura JP Morgan that piled own risk hid losses disregarded risk limits manipulated risk models dodged oversight and misinformed the public trail that directed at JP Morgan celebrated silver haired chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said to be Barack Obama's favorite banker an email requesting an increase in the bank's risk taking received a two word reply from diamond I approve but the well connected diamond whose bank was being bailed out by almost twenty five billion dollars from taxpayers even as he was making thirty five million a year was spared from testifying personally and having to disclose exactly what he knew about the shenanigans of his lieutenants when he knew it among the many of us who will be anxiously awaiting those revelations should they come is my guest Sheila Bair a longtime Republican she was appointed by president George W. bush in two thousand six to head the FDIC the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation during the financial collapse she oversaw the takeover of more than three hundred banks that went belly up and was an outspoken opponent of the taxpayer bailouts as one influential observer wrote during that time Sheila Bair never forgot that her most important constituency isn't the thousands of banks she regulates but the millions of Americans who use them she now has the systemic risk out that'..." + 93%
"2013-03-22 08:57:05"
"What Has Capitalism Done for Us ..."
"week of lawyers and company they confuse bank profitability with bank safety and soundness they are they are not the same things there's a right way and there's a wrong way end your questions for Richard wolf professor war doctor welcome for so what festival bulletin immense question funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred a full answer committed to good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome to the question of the week are the banks banks too big to fail it too big to jail are these monsters courting another disaster that's what it looks like as you no doubt heard last week the Senate permanent subcommittee on investigations issued a report and hauled in key executives from JP Morgan chase the world's biggest derivative traitor demanding to know how the bike blue six point two billion dollars in funny money I'm in derivatives and hit the losses with some fancy accounting tricks aimed at proving both regulators and the public senator Carl Levin the chairman bluntly summed up what they found quote it exposes a derivatives trading cultura JP Morgan that piled own risk hid losses disregarded risk limits manipulated risk models dodged oversight and misinformed the pu..." + 97%
"2013-03-15 14:10:18"
"Ending the Silence on Climate Ch..."
"week of lawyers and company the first climb it does not care whether you're a Democrat or a Republican it doesn't care whether you're liberal or conservative climate change will affect all Americans no matter what your political beliefs your religious beliefs your race class previewed at Saturn and in the end the only way we're going to deal with this issue is if we come together as a country and have a serious conversation not about is it real but what can we do about it funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation" + 1%
"2013-04-05 17:40:45"
"Kyle Dargan on Viewing the World..."
"Martin Luther king's eloquent truth telling and the sad reality of today the dream of economic justice a dream deferred the gap between rich and poor worse than ever led me to a young man who lives in Washington DC it teaches literature and writing at American University his name is called argue any wrote this poem a house divided begins owner railroad car and Euramerica in your America blood pulses within the fields slow poaching a mill sauce buried flash in my America my father a weakens again thankful that my face it's not the face returning his glare from above eleven o'clock news murder headline in his imagination the eyes are just as convincing that I will be posted on a corner pushing powder instead of homes no reflection of him as a father know me as a son we were merely born in the city where the ruse beyond our doors where the streets that Shanghai souls do you my America appears distant if even real at all while you are barely visible to me yet we continue stealing glances at each other from across the tattered hallways of this overgrown house a call and nation I mean in Washington DC where I live you know I I wake up in southeast DC where the unemployment rate is around twenty two percent and I go across the city it's a you ... American University right ... where you know unemployment is three percent ... I place a very affluent so you know everyday I'm forced to and deal with those realities ... and reconcile them in my head and I think you know that commute that I have to deal with ... every week ... comes out my poetry left I often tried to reconcile it makes sense of ... these conflicting worlds at geographically item on that very far from each other Colin dogging grew up in Newark New Jersey with working parents determined he would escape a deteriorating city and make something of himself but echoes of the inner city still resonate when target walks to his new neighborhood in southeast see isn't your neighborhood more or less in the..." + 89%
"2013-04-05 17:40:56"
"James Cone and Taylor Branch on ..."
"welcome you may think you know about Martin Luther king junior there is much about the man and his message we've conveniently forgot he was a prophet like Amos Isaiah Jeremiah vote calling kings and plutocrats to account seeking truth to power yet he was only thirty nine when he was murdered in Memphis Tennessee on April fourth nineteen sixty eight the March on Washington in sixty three and the March from Selma to Montgomery and sixty five were behind it so was passage of the Civil Rights Act and the voting rights act in the last year of his life as he moved toward Memphis and fate he announced what he called the poor people's campaign a multiracial army that would come to Washington building in the camp but and demand from Congress and economic bill of rights for all Americans black white or brown he had long known that the fight for racial equality would not be separated from the need for economic equity fairness for all including working people the poor he was in Memphis marching with sanitation workers on strike for a living wage when he was killed with me are two people steeped in king's off and work Taylor branch broke the extraordinary three volume history of the civil rights era America in the king years first of them parting the waters received the Pulitzer Prize he now has distilled all that work adding fresh material and insights create this new book king years historic moments in the civil rights movement James code alone time professor of theology at New York union theological seminary broke the groundbreaking books that defined black liberation theology interpreting Christianity through the eyes in the experience of the oppressed among them block theology and black power Martin Malcolm in America in this most recent bestseller the cross and the lynching tree if we talk let's listen to these words from Martin Luther king junior spoken at Stanford University just a year before his assassination it's as if he were saying that today there are literally ..." + 93%
"2013-04-05 17:41:07"
"MLK's Dream of Economic Justice"
"Suiko lawyers and company right now are literally and to America Martin Luther king and the dream of a fair and just America freedom from fear is the necessary freedom did he get the civil rights to get the job to get work against poverty even though the hearts may be if you can deal with race and the fundamental denial of common humanity through race then it opens up possibilities and the idea of a more perfect union ... I love that because it suggests rightfully so ... that it's not perfect now funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you may think you know about Martin Luther king junior there is much about the man and his message we've conveniently forgot he was a prophet like Amos Isaiah Jeremiah vote calling kings and plutocrats to account seeking truth power yet he was only thirty nine when he was murdered in Memphis Tennessee on April fourth nineteen sixty eight the March on Washington in sixty three and the March from Selma to Montgomery and sixty five were behind it so was passage of the Civil Rights Act and the voting rights act in the last y..." + 96%
"2013-03-29 19:00:29"
"And Justice for Some"
"week of lawyers and company sadly we still have a system that treat you better if you're rich and guilty that if you're poor and innocent and the smartest most decent people in America have tried to figure out a fair and equitable way to administer capital punishment and as far as I'm concerned they fail having decided you're going to have capital punishment they are now finding the most difficult questions are who gets executed funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome we lost a great journalist this week Anthony Lewis was a longtime reporter and columnist at The New York Times I knew him during my years in Washington when he made his reputation as our foremost interpreter of the Supreme Court and the impact of its decisions on civil rights and liberties as one legal scholar noted Lewis had an incredible talent in making the law not only intelligible but also in making it Pelley this was Tony Lewis's masterpiece Gideon's trumpet account of the supreme court's Gideon versus Wainwright ruling in nineteen sixty three that established the constitutional rights of..." + 97%
"2013-04-12 14:45:38"
"Sherman Alexie on Living Outside..."
"let's talk now with Sherman Alexie he comes from a long line of people who have lived the consequences of inequality native Americans the first Americans they were the target of genocide ethnic cleansing which for years was the hidden history of America kept in the closet by the authors and enforcers of white mythology how do you grapple with such a law denied history well if you're Sherman Alexie you face it down with candor and even irreverence writing poems novels and short stories and even movies here's a clip from smoke signals and like she wrote and co produced in nineteen ninety eight you gotta look man I like people running all over you if you don't look at me you gotta look like a warrior you look like you just came back from killing above but I tried never hunted buffalo river fisherman like you want to look like you just came back from catching a fish the swing dances with salmon you know lex is published twenty two books of poetry and fiction including the Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven war dances and the absolutely true diary of a part time India a book for young adults and winner of the National Book Award his latest work is a collection of short stories old and new with the title blasphemy Alaskan one he now lives in Seattle like many of his characters who left the reservation for the city living in between and traveling across boundaries both real and imagined Sherman Alexie welcome of thank you it's good to be here lie for you is a lot of in between isn't it well as as a native of the colonized people ... you do live in the in between ... the thing is I'm native but necessarily because I'm a member of the country I'm also a white American but you must feel at home in that in between now because many people are as you say living there I was taught that it was not easy that there were something destructive about it I was taught by my elders my parents that it was a a bad dangerous place to be but I've come to realize it's actually it..." + 94%
"2013-04-12 05:45:50"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The United St..."
"welcome inequality matters you'll hear people say it doesn't but they're usually so high up the ladder they can even see those at the bottom distance between the first and the least in America is fast and growing Washington post recently took a look at two counties in Florida and found that people who live in the more affluent Saint Johns county live longer than those who live next door in less rich Putnam County post concluded quote the widening gap in life expectancy between these two adjacent Florida counties reflects perhaps the starkest outcome of the nation's growing economic inequality even as the nation's life expectancy is March deadly upward a growing body of research shows that those gains are going mostly to those at the upper end of the income ladder that's true across America in California's Silicon Valley apple Facebook and Google among others have reinvented the gold rush but down the road in San Jose so pretty a picture do the math in an area where one fourth of the population earn an average of about nineteen thousand dollars a year writ alone can average more than twenty thousand dollars a year and that's different adds up to homelessness we talked to Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza who brought this to rid our tension uhhuh I've been a journalist in this area for twenty five years and during that time having a pretty robust middle class to being an area where you see this great divide of wealthy and poor and know where do you see that more than in the Silicon Valley where twenty five years ago this was a place of orchards and ... farms and ranching and small businesses and it has completely changed now so that you have incredibly wealthy people and incredibly poor people and a growing gap hopelessness has increased dramatically in the shadow of Google in the shadow of oracle in the shadow of apple computer you have people who are hungry people had this belief that somehow that Silicon Valley was paved with gold and I would even say m..." + 84%
"2013-05-03 14:59:55"
"The Sandy Hook Promise"
"Suiko lawyers and company why don't we find a way tend not to Faye and fight about what you believe guns are what I believe guns aren't let's come together figure out a way to make them safer in every major social movement toward equality in the ark of the universe bending toward justice there has been some kind of a tipping point and perhaps this is one we will not the defeated in the house effort to to transform this moment of sadness into a moment of togetherness and affirmation funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you'll remember that three weeks ago a group of parents and others who lost loved ones in the Newtown Conn school killings went to Washington they walked the halls of the capitol meeting with senators and urging them to vote yes for an amendment that would expand the use of background checks for people buying guns although a majority favor the legislate they fell six votes short of the sixty votes necessary and the current Senate rules for passage but the new town families friends and neighbors do not intend to quit they're part n..." + 95%
"2013-04-26 14:36:56"
"Glenn Greenwald on the High Cost..."
"welcome in the aftermath of the Boston bombings in the massive manhunt which led to the death of one suspect in the arrest of another both of the Muslims there been calls for increased surveillance and scrutiny of the public at large and Muslims in particular on fox news the other day New York congressman Peter king said if you know what that is coming from a certain community that's where you have to look received with caution here Mister king first take a look at that cal" + 1%
"2013-04-26 14:25:38"
"Trading Democracy for 'Security'"
"Suiko mortars and company secrecy is is the Lynch pin of abuse of government power one of the only avenues we have left for learning what people in power do our whistleblowers people who essentially stepped out and risk their individual liberty and that's why they're such a war being waged against and we talk sometimes about parties versus outside groups no no no the outside groups are part of the political parties and so too are the media outlets if you have a government that can't function or that gets caught up in a war of the roses where what's most important is doing short term damage to the other side shed a little blood so that you can take over and implement a revolution we're all gonna lose funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome in the aftermath of the Boston bombings in the massive manhunt which led to the death of one suspect in the arrest of another both of the Muslims there been calls for increased surveillance and scrutiny of the public at large and Muslims in particular on fox news the other day New York congressman Peter king said if you ..." + 97%
"2013-04-19 14:13:14"
""Dance of the Honey Bee""
"the toxic trust bashers of rich Sandra Stein Graber warrant affect all creatures great and small from humans to the humblest honeybee as you may have read honeybee populations are dying out all over the world and with a serious impact on our food supply the US department of agriculture says a quarter of the American diet many of our fruits and vegetables especially rely" + 1%
"2013-04-19 14:10:58"
"Sandra Steingraber's War on Toxi..."
"welcome this week in the streets of Boston we were reminded once again that civilization is too often a thin veneer stretched across the passions of the human heart with those who would commit acts of violence trying to disrupt and even destroy fragile comments we call society fortunately there are people who will not be deterred from the work of civilization who would even from time to time go up against authority in peaceful disobedience taking a nonviolent stand for a greater good people like Sandra Stein Graber I guess myth this conversation the day before she was to be sentenced to jail it's quite a story at the age of twenty centrist I'm Gregor was diagnosed with bladder cancer several other family members also had the disease but it couldn't be genetic because she's adopted so Steinberg specter's something toxic in her Illinois hometown streaking water and that led to an unusual wager she talked about it in this two thousand and ten documentary as a college undergraduate I made of that I bet that my cancer diagnosis had something to do with the environment in which I lived as child and I think I was right about this ten years ago in the fall of nineteen ninety eight I gave birth to a child I became a cancer patient twenty and the mother at the brink of forty which I know isn't how most people's lives are ordered but that's doubt I am betting that in between my children's adult lives and my own environmental human rights movement will arise it's one who seeds have already been sound I am betting that my children and the generation of children that they are a part will by the time they are my age they'll consider it unthinkable to allow cancer causing chemicals to freely circulate in our economy they will find it unthinkable to assume an attitude of silence and willful ignorance about our ecology Sandra stunning Gruber wouldn't stay silent today she's at the very heart of the environmental human rights movement that she prophesied fighting to identify them e..." + 95%
"2013-04-19 14:07:55"
"A Mother Fights Toxic Trespassers"
"week old warriors and company toxic assault on our children having a contaminated human breast milk to the point where it's a worse food for babies that infant formula but do we really want to wait what we love we must protect and is this the Canary in the coal mine funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome this week in the streets of Boston we were reminded once again civilization is too often a thin veneer stretched across the passions of the human heart with those who would commit acts of violence trying to disrupt and even destroy fragile comments we call society fortunately there are people who will not be deterred from the work of civilization who would even from time to time go up against authority in peaceful disobedience taking a nonviolent stand for a greater good people like Sandra Stein Graber I guess myth this conversation the day before she was to be sentenced to jail it's quite a story at the age of twenty centrist I'm Gregor was diagnosed with bladder cancer several other family members also had the disease but it couldn't be genetic because she'..." + 96%
"2013-04-12 14:44:19"
"Living Outside Tribal Lines"
"Suiko mortars and company the highs and lows of Silicon Valley and because I'm ambiguously ethnic looking you know I come to New York and I can be anything ... people generally think I'm half of whatever they are you know I can be that room full of Indians and non Indians and I can switch in the middle of the sentence I end up feeling like a spy in the house of ethnicity funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and gone away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome inequality matters you'll hear people say it doesn't but they're usually so high up the ladder they can even see those at the bottom distance between the first and the least in America fast and growing Washington post recently took a look at two counties in Florida and found that people who live in the more affluent Saint Johns county live longer than those who live next door in less rich Putnam County post concluded quote the widening gap in life expectancy between these two adjacent Florida counties reflects perhaps the starkest outcome of the nation's growing economic inequality even as the nation's life expectancy is March deadly upward a growing ..." + 96%
"2013-05-17 06:04:57"
"The Toxic Politics of Science"
"Suiko lawyers and company we want our grand children to be exposed to this toxic soup of chemicals and only to find that out when they're in their thirties and forties that this is endangering their lives so we're putting hundreds and hundreds of pounds of poison on every hole and we're just waiting for the average worker and public service is essentially a stepping stone in their resume to make more money I don't want that kind of person in my government people need to remember that we have we have the ability to make a difference because ultimately money doesn't elect our representatives we do funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome at the end of the week that reminded us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government over reaching its authority with about the long arm of the IRS or the justice department pause to think about another threat too much private power over public policy all too often instead of acting as a break government becomes the enabler of corporate power and greed undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe th..." + 96%
"2013-05-10 14:14:17"
"Rachel Laforest and Madeline Jan..."
"if not well wit answering that question committed citizens are taking lessons learned from Marshall guys is long career of organizing in activism and putting them to work with me are two women from opposite sides of the country who are leading the way Madeline Janice is cofounder and national policy director of lane the Los Angeles alliance for a new economy the organization was created after the LA riots of nineteen ninety two and this helped lift tens of thousands of people from poverty creating quote good jobs driving communities and a healthy environment Madeline Janice led the campaign to pass a living wage ordinance in Los Angeles she worked with that city's community redevelopment agency and has advised community organizations and unions all over America here in New York Rachelle a forest is executive director of the organization right to the city now eleven states it's dedicated to the principle that urban dwellers especially the disenfranchised have a right to shape and design the place where they live shell forest was a student activist worked in organized labor and that jobs with justice where she coordinated a successful effort that raise the New York state minimum wage welcome to you both thank you thank you do stories matter is Marshall Gantz as they do I think that it's a very very true that we need stories strategy especially strategy and structure those things really speak to the idea of a comprehensive us smart campaign as well as having a grassroots base and thinking through smartly what we wanna win and all of that but I would say that I think it's more than a voice you have a struggling you know housekeeper in a hotel who cleans twenty five runs in a day and can barely you know make it and benefit puts food on the table the idea of her being with a fight for better working conditions and the union her hotel living wage that's gonna move her a lot more than just the theory of being able to have a voice in her democracy although when she finds ..." + 90%
"2013-05-10 14:10:53"
"Marshall Ganz on Fighting for So..."
"over to get how do you handle the grim news of any quality corruption poverty dysfunction and buffoonery that washes over us everyday well you can tune out and ignore it pretend it will go away until it's too late or you can look around find kindred spirits and throw your energies into the fight for justice that's exactly the summons we've heard from people at this table who have refused to give it to the litany of woe listen again to some of their voices we need a movement of truth tellers the kind of progress of grass roots movement social movement that they can engage in that the politics of hatred this not the politics of fear but the politics of hope there's two ways to approach history you you sit in your armchair and you watch it on the news and you rich and you return to your PlayStation for you get on the street make they can push the rest of us to wake up and do something about this people of need to rise up and say I'm sick of this seen themselves is a huge movement to transform the nation the change that we want comes from below it comes from a movement the American people can and will find ways push for the kinds of changes that can get us out of this dilemma I wanna see that change and it's going to take people here in this country to be able to make that to that chorus let us now add the witness of Marshall Gantz he's an American maestro of organizing who himself has never given it to despair are given over to fear how how can change ever happened if the powerful always went there are conditions under which turns out David sometimes at Harvard's Kennedy School of government Marshall Gantz teaches the next generation of organizers students from all over the world he tells them when in doubt just remember the story in the Bible of little David and his sling shot what did you take from the classic story of David Clive how does it begin how does the hope of windows windows the action begin no left alive is marching out and repeatedly ... challenging ..." + 94%
"2013-05-10 14:09:14"
"How People Power Generates Change"
"Suiko mortars and company I organizer starts by asking not what's my issue between my feet because organizing so that people and then what's the challenge they face and then how can they use their resources to address that child ed small victories aggregate to this large juror sort of beating heart and feeling deeply inspired by each other but it takes work everybody deserves a good job and a decent life and that our government our democracy has the tools to ensure that funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and gone away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome once again how do you handle the grim news of any quality corruption poverty dysfunction and buffoonery that washes over us everyday well you can tune out and ignore it pretend it will go away until it's too late or you can look around find kindred spirits and throw your energies into the fight for justice that's exactly the summons we've heard from people at this table who have refused to give in to the litany of woe listen again to some of their voices we need a movement of truth tellers the kind of progress of grass roots movement social movem..." + 96%
"2013-05-03 19:28:14"
"Francine and David Wheeler on Tu..."
"as we speak Peter yarrow Sony's way to yet another performance Francine and are joined by her husband David David and Francine Wheeler I'm grateful to you for being here with my kids sandy hook promise says this time there will be change but there was no change after Columbine Virginia Tech Aurora aria Arizona how many more deaths is it going to take for change happen well hopefully hopefully none but that's not realistic this is going to happen again and the number of deaths at the end of a gun since Ben was killed is an astonishing number so what what we're trying to do in our small way is approach this in a way that it's never" + 1%
"2013-05-03 15:06:33"
"Why Congress is Failing Us"
"even that the threat of terrorist went away none of those bowl projects win Greenwald described as defining American greatness would happen today our government is paralyzed and dysfunctional and it's getting worse than ever just last Norman Ornstein and Thomas Mann is I'm about to do for decades these two political scientist were on the go to list from beltway pundits and reporters seeking wisdom on the curious ways of governance but then almost exactly a year ago to this day they published an op ed piece in The Washington Post headline let's just say it the Republicans are the problem man and Augustine argued that democracy in the economy here in a crash dive in that congressional gridlock was largely the fault of the Republican Party and its takeover by right wing radicals what's more they said the mainstream media was adding to the problem by resorting to false equivalency attending that both parties were equally at fault the article was based on their book it's even worse than it looks how the American constitutional system collided the new politics of extremism a paperback edition with a new preface and afterword will be out later this year Thomas Mann is the W. able Herman chair and a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution Norman Augustine is resident scholar at the American enterprise institute in their book it's even worse than it looks they predicted quote if president Obama gets reelected face is either a continuing divided Congress our Congress with Republicans in charge of both houses there's little reason to expect a new modus vivendi in which the president and GOP leaders are able to find reasonable compromises in areas like budget policy health before and financial regulation welcome to both of you great to be with you thank you bill okay elections come and gone and the deep dysfunction that has gripped our government for so many years now is still with us when you thinking today you know the election was even more stunni..." + 92%
"2013-06-07 13:53:28"
"Taming Capitalism Run Wild"
"week of lawyers and company our system capitalism which we finally have to debate now that he's so dysfunctional our system isn't working it is not producing for the mass of people and an economic system is only as acceptable or should be as its performance funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation for John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome it's hardly a skinny had grown up in this country who isn't aware that our economy is no longer working for vast numbers of everyday people the rich and powerful have more wealth and power than ever everyone else losing ground between two thousand and nine to two thousand eleven alone income fell for the ninety nine percent Americans want it rose eleven percent for the top one percent since the worst of the financial crisis that top one percent has captured the increases in income while the rest of the country is flounder study behavior of many of those one percenters brought on the financial crisis in the first place we turned around and rescued them and now their wealth is skyrocketing once again the bottom working people are practically flat on their back we talk..." + 96%
"2013-05-24 14:12:19"
"Why Tim DeChristopher Went to Pr..."
"so if we now have representative government in name only and are governed instead by corporations and their lobbyists to be done Tim the Christopher wrestled with that reality and decided what he would do as a result he spent almost two years in prison he's out now and you can learn the whole story in the new documentary bitter seventy in December two thousand eight as the bush administration was coming to an end this environmental activist then twenty seven years old went to an auction of gas and oil drilling rights or more than one hundred feet two thousand acres of Utah wilderness all of it public land it was a sale Christopher believed to be illegal and for that I can drag out they said how are you here for the auction and I said yes I am and they said are you here to be better and I said well yes I am up to in order to back in not a two and a half too I saw it right away that that big card that they'd given me I could not really disrupt this process two dollars I had all these visions of my future and and all the catastrophic effects of climate change if I start to bid on this there's a decent chance I could go to prison could I live with that and I thought well yeah I'm thirty five excited but I can live with that five really said it Wharton crime and I finally took that step and in jumped all the way in and started winning parcels I started wanting all the partials you already Walram at fifty dollars sold fifty dollars dinner number seven million environmentalists are a controversy oil and gas lease auction into turmoil today well Tim the Christopher says he's willing to go to jail and it's possible that's where ill wind up a college student may face federal criminal charges for disrupting that option with bogus bids the federal government indicted him to Christopher on two felony counts even though the oil and gas auction have been quickly declared null and void by the new Obama administration and its interior secretary Ken Salazar because of the need to ..." + 94%
"2013-05-24 14:13:10"
"Going to Jail for Justice"
"Suiko lawyers and company I would like to know if apples lobbyists had anything to do with creating the first loop holes and rules that they're now benefiting from end civil disobedience is always a criticism of the existing power structure and it's and it's always been that way that's the role of civil disobedience that thoroughly descent funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome where to begin it's been so much news this week of giant corporations gaming the system make your head swim perhaps that's the problem we're overwhelmed just look at some of the headlines apple executives face and it growing apple is shifting its tax burden apple's web tax shelter saved billions that New York times story about the way we don't report how apple America's most profitable technology company avoided those taxes through a web of subsidiaries so complex span continents and went beyond anything most experts had ever seen and just consider this item from the Financial Times setting up a subsidiary in Ireland apple sales international paid virtually no taxes on sales of seven..." + 96%
"2013-05-24 14:13:18"
"Gretchen Morgenson on Why Banks ..."
"welcome where to begin there's been so much news this week of giant corporations gaming the system it makes your head swim perhaps that's the problem we're overwhelmed just look at some of the headlines apple executives face Senate growing apple is shifting its tax burden apple's web tax shelter saved billions that New York times story about the way we don't report how apple America's most profitable technology company avoided those taxes through a web of subsidiaries so complex span continents and went beyond anything most experts had ever seen and just consider this item from the Financial Times setting up a subsidiary in Ireland apple sales international paid virtually no taxes on sales of seventy four billion dollars between two thousand and nine and two thousand and twelve Furthermore two thousand and eleven it paid ten million dollars in taxes oh twenty two billion dollars in profits or rate of Oporto five percent has that great newspaper the onion observed tongue firmly in cheek that must be how they keep their prices so low now look at these have gone deja vu on the hill Wall Street lobbyists rollback finance reform again the river is reform all the ropes banks win big as regulators refused to rein in seven hundred trillion dollar derivatives market and own all the banking industry all out campaign I got the reforms enacted just three years ago to put an end to the financial chicanery that almost destroyed us in two thousand and eight it brings us to another finalist for this week honor roll of questionable accountability JP Morgan chase the largest bank in the United States despite the bank's Europe embarrassing behavior shareholders reelected their entire board of directors and voted that chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon could hold on to both is highfalutin job titles back to this table come someone who keeps a sharp eye on the animal spirits of the corporate world Gretchen Morgenson one of the foremost business journalist in the country Pulitzer Prize winn..." + 89%
"2013-05-17 14:31:35"
"Sheila Krumholz and Danielle Bri..."
"so what does it say about the state of democracy went public health is sacrificed a private profit because our political system has been bought out from under us no two people are better qualified to answer that question then my next guest Sheila chrome holds heads the center for responsive politics based in Washington that's an organization of investigators tracking money in politics and its impact on elections and public policy senator it's website open seekers dot org are invaluable resources for journalists and anyone who cares about campaign finance and the clout of Washington lobbyists Danielle Brian Runge the project on government oversight otherwise known as pogo its mission is transparency and accountability throughout the federal government its weapons whistle blowers and a thorough knowledge of the freedom of information act exposing abuse demanding answers and looking for solutions welcome to you both fanfare we just heard general mark which in David Rosner described how the lead industry buys the outcomes it waltz in Washington now the two of you had collectively Bennett this work of public watchdogs for more than forty years what have you learned in all that time about how money works money buys outcomes it's not that money is given as a quid pro quo to purchase a vote but ... well placed contribution money spent on lobbying well placed a former aides now working to lobby are all assets that can be used by private interests influence policy shoe you came to the center for responsive politics almost twenty five years ago in nineteen eighty nine how do you compare the amount of money in politics then to them every cycle cycle after cycle the money clients inexorable way up up up so it has more than tripled in just the last a decade we've where I in terms of all told I money going to candidates political action committees and parties and also the lobbying and now the secret dark money which is going to newly energized newly formed political non profi..." + 91%
"2013-05-17 14:29:02"
"David Rosner and Gerald Markowit..."
"welcome at the end of the week that reminded us to be ever vigilant about the dangers of government over reaching its authority where the bow the long arm of the IRS or the justice department let's pause to think about another threat too much private power over public policy all too often instead of acting as a break government becomes the enabler of corporate power and greed undermining the very rules and regulations intended to keep us safe think of inadequate inspections of food and those infections which killed three thousand Americans each year and make many million six think of the eighty five thousand industrial chemicals available today only a handful have been tested for safety think of the explosion the perhaps as much as half a million pounds of ammonium nitrate in that Texas fertilizer plant people can die in government winks at bad corporate practices as long as there are insufficient checks and balances on big business and its powerful lobbies Uintah are at their mercy which is why their ability to bio public officials is an assault on democracy a threat to our lives health that in mind as I introduce you to David Rosner and Jeremiah arco which some years ago their book deceit and denial told how the chemical industry tried to conceal the truth about untested and unregulated chemicals in our food water and air twenty companies spotted with a vicious campaign to smear their reputation that proved hard to do impossible zero mark which is a distinguished professor of history at pope John Jay college of criminal justice and the City University of New York graduate center David Rosner is co director of the center for the history of ethics of public health at Columbia University where he also teaches science and history this is their new book which revisit the chemical menace you might have thought was behind us but isn't led war politics of science and the fate of America's children your Markowitz David Rosner welcome thank you thank you you book conclud..." + 93%
"2013-07-10 20:22:51"
"Preview: Distracted from Democracy"
"recall mortgage company if truth is that we can make a difference we can change the way campaigns are financed we can change the electoral college you name it we can do things but because we have been taught that we will be ineffective and fail it seems like the gesture of a rule to be hopeful and the simplest and blankly say we don't need the voting rights act anymore you know we're in a post racial society now it was black president ... it is so are out of touch with what is happening in the country" + 1%
"2013-07-05 05:12:55"
"Surviving the New American Economy"
"Suiko mortars and company two American families struggling to find their place in the new economy this de industrialization the growing disparity distant didn't happen this as some sort of natural event like the rain falling from the sky was it really is the result of policy decisions not only have we abandoned Americans as workers we have now abandoning them as consumers funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome twenty two years ago we began to document the story up to working families in Milwaukee Wisconsin families whose breadwinners had lost good paying factory jobs little did we know when we began in nineteen ninety one that this would become the defining story of our time there was hardly anything more American in the belief that if you work hard you will be able to make a living and build a better life for yourself and your children these two families Stanley's and the Newmans like millions of others who thought they were pursuing the American dream it's covered that something had gone terribly wrong even as they found of a job with through retraining work an..." + 96%
"2013-06-28 14:49:13"
"Greg Kaufmann on the Truth About..."
"food stamps were at the core of the monster farm bill that went down to defeat in the house of representatives last week that bill would have cut food stamps by some twenty billion dollars over ten years but that was too little for house Republicans and to watch for house Democrats although Senate Democrats had already agreed to cuts of more than four billion dollars here to talk about food stamps to the farm bill is a journalist whose beat is hunger politics and policy Greg Kaufman is poverty correspondent for the nation magazine and contributed to our website bill Moyers dot com he's also an adviser to the economic hardship reporting project founded by journalist Barbara Ehrenreich and the institute for Policy Studies Greg Kaufman welcome to be with the bell they're almost forty eight million people using food stamps today and and over recent years at some seventy percent increase does your own reporting tell you about why the biggest reason I think is the proliferation of low wage work people are are are working and they're not getting paid enough to feed their families pay their utilities and pay for their housing pay for their healthcare ... we had ... twenty eight percent of workers in two thousand eleven made wages that were less than the poverty line a poverty wages ... fifty percent of the jobs in this country make less than thirty four thousand dollars a year twenty five percent make less than the poverty line for a family of four just which is twenty three thousand dollars a year so if you're not paying people enough to pay for the basics they're gonna need help getting food food stamps expanded because we went through the greatest the worst recession since the Great Depression they did what it's supposed to do and now you know mostly Republicans are saying why are there so many people on food stamps ... you know they they're slamming the recession's over but we know that most people ... on food stamps are if they're getting work it's low wag..." + 84%
"2013-06-26 20:02:09"
"Preview: The Faces of America's ..."
"recall mortgage company a place at the table the cost of food insecurity prostor obesity and malnutrition is way larger than it is to feed kids nutritious foods there's no opportunity for people who are low income to really engage in our and I think that they're actively shut out and there are a lot of corporations that are you know want to be involved in the fight against hunger and the best thing they can do is yeah onboard for fair wages" + 1%
"2013-06-21 14:38:00"
"United States of ALEC: A Follow-Up"
"Suiko mortars and company privatizing America one state house at a time true Alec you can change the whole country without ever going to Washington without ever having to go through a congressional hearing without ever having to lobby I can't without ever have to talk to the United States of Alec funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation for John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome what if you were a corporation that's to do make a bundle oil from the Canadian tar sands was imported by the United States and what if you thought federal laws to protect the environment we're going to stop that or importing from happening set your sights on Washington spread some money around inside the beltway are big gun lobbyists to why the Dow and the politicians and stroked the regulators to let the free market work right right you would do all that but you wouldn't stop there you'd also take your battle to the state because if you can get laws that serve your interest in one state capitol after another it might not matter much what Washington has to say about it especially on a time like this what our national go..." + 96%
"2013-06-14 14:04:27"
"Big Brother's Prying Eyes"
"week of lawyers and company in a world of terrorism the government's gonna be out there trying to protect us but let's make sure that they're using tools are technology but also protects the privacy side petition funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go home the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome we were warned more than sixty years ago George Orwell in his novel nineteen eighty four scribe a society whose inhabitants were call perpetually in the unblinking eye a Big Brother and all encompassing government gaze from which there was no escape even earlier Aldous Huxley's Brave New World invoked the vision of citizens bread for complacency willing to be subjugated exchange for the mindless pleasures of drug induced self gratification think Orwell in Huxley wrote before Google Facebook apple Skype Yahoo and Microsoft before smartphones laptop apps and social media certainly before this age of modern global terror now we know our own government through its National Security Agency has been extensively engaged in the internet surveillance of our emails and phone records with the ability to single us out for scrutiny beyond..." + 97%
"2013-06-12 21:04:48"
"Preview: Big Brother's Prying Eyes"
"Suiko voyeurs and company recognize in a world of terrorism the government's gonna be out there trying to protect us but let's make sure that they're using tools are technology but also protects the privacy side for fishing you know that's the analysis since the Magna Carta about how we protect liberty what two we put into place to shocked government officials to make sure that when they behave they behave in a way that respects our most fundamental values week old lawyers and company recognize in a world of terrorism the government's gonna be out there trying to protect us but let's make sure that they're using to" + 1%
"2013-07-20 02:01:44"
"Concert for Newtown"
"I Billboard the concert for new talent was a transformative musically that of caring and healing that took place two months after the horrific shootings at the sandy hook elementary school in Newtown Conn organized by Peter yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary the concert included performers dar Williams the flagpole radio cafe of new town and Bethany and Rufus just as the power of song inspired us during the civil rights movement this concert has a similar aspiration rip people committed to making our schools safe and free of gun violence in the breaks between songs you'll hear from Peter yarrow the folk singer and activist and Francine Wheeler who's also a singer and music teacher Francine and her husband David lost their son been a first grader along with nineteen other children and six educators at sandy high Francine and her husband are part of sandy hook promise a coalition of family friends and neighbors working both to help new town recover and to ignite America's conscience urging all of us to tackle the causes of gun violence their motto our hearts are broken our spirit is not our hearts are broken our spirit is not and it is with this knowledge that we are able to move forward with purpose strength this a promise a port our own families our neighbors teachers are community dedication and love this is a promise truly honor the lives lost by turning our tragedy into a moment transformation this is a promise to be open to all possibilities there is no agenda other than to make our community and our nation a safer better place things must change this is the time this is a promise to do everything in our power to be remembered not as the town filled with grief and victims but is the place where real change began our hearts are broken our spirit is not this is our promise a severity hope promise noon to invite the lovely Francine Wheeler to join me on the stage uhhuh sixty his love room and home it was that is shows the ... you can you know who then she'll and yo..." + 86%
"2013-07-19 14:07:47"
"Tom Diaz on Dangerous Gun Laws"
"as the world knows Trayvon Martin was talked and shot to death by armed vigilante a police report that night called it an unnecessary killing to prevent unlawful act we will never know the full story because the victim has been forever silenced the thing about guns they have the last word Martin's killer George Zimmerman pleaded self defense and was acquitted thanks in part to Florida's stand your ground law that law was the handiwork of the national rifle association whose lobbyist Marion hammer is seen standing there beside governor Jeb bush would he cited in two thousand and five ever since members of the right wing organization the American legislative exchange council also known as Alec have been pushing versions of bills like it in state capitals across the country twenty one states have followed suit to understand what's happening read this important new book the last gun how changes in the gun industry are killing Americans what it will take to stop the author is thandi as either a veteran former NRA member and worked as an assistant managing editor at the conservative Washington times trained as a lawyer he served as a senior policy analyst at the violence policy center before turning to full time writing and speaking on guns and their impact on America Tubby as welcome thank you so much I heard you say earlier that the real winners in the Florida tragedy are the NRA and the gun industry also well for two reasons I think one it in their eyes validates the whole concept of this what they call stand your ground law book ... Zimmerman stood his ground and nothing bad happened to him so that validates the idea that you gonna need these things to protect yourself secondly it increases the market which is what ultimately this is all about now they have the case is a don't you wish you had one of these things in your pocket of some guy was beating your head in the in the sidewalk so it it really one hand reinforces the other I hope that the conservatives clai..." + 85%
"2013-07-19 14:06:34"
"Baldemar Velásquez on Fighting ..."
"my generation was moved and shocked by one of the most powerful documentaries ever made broadcast a night after thanksgiving in nineteen sixty Edward R. Murrow's harvest of shame exposures to the callous exploitation of the migrant workers who pick our fruit and vegetable this is an American story the big guns on Friday and ends in New Jersey and New York state with the harvest it is a nineteen sixty grapes of wrath that begins at the Mexican border in California and ends in Oregon and Washington it is the story of men and women and children work a hundred and thirty six days of the year and the average nine hundred dollars a year they travel in Basra they ride truck they follow the sun they are the migrants workers in the sweatshops of the soil the harvest of shame but even a lot more than fifty years later the life of a migrant labor is still an ordeal and not just for adults perhaps as many as half a million children some as young as seven years old are out in the fields and orchards working nine to ten hours a day under brutal conditions a few decades ago Baltimore Damascus was one of those kids working in the fields beside his parents who eventually migrated to Ohio where he still lives his experience led him to a life organizing in fighting for social justice for workers still trapped in his words by their own fate and historical design following in the footsteps of the legendary Cesar Chavez and his United farm workers burlesque is founded the farm labor organizing committee or flock slowly build a movement taking on some of the biggest corporate giants in America in nineteen seventy eight he led more than two thousand workers in Ohio and Michigan own strike against vegetable growers and the Campbell soup company the walk out in the company boycott were the largest agricultural labor action in the history of the Midwest eight years later Campbell's and the growers agreed to a deal the first farm labor contract outside of California these days Baltimore Vel..." + 95%
"2013-07-19 14:04:01"
"Fighting for Farmworkers"
"week of lawyers and company I told the Campbell soup executives that told Hines executives at the Libyan foods executives I told the man I love executive the CEO and I'm telling Reynolds America right now you're a good man but the system that you operate is wrong and is built on inequity and you need to fix it because you have the power to do so and there are bad people in the world but the presence of firearms makes an encounter with a bad person even more dangerous funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome my generation was moved and shocked by one of the most powerful documentaries ever made broadcast a night after thanksgiving in nineteen sixty Edward R. Murrow's harvest of shame exposures to the callous exploitation of the migrant workers who pick our fruit and vegetable this is an American story the big guns on Friday and ends in New Jersey and New York state with the harvest it is a nineteen sixty grapes of wrath that begins at the Mexican border in California and ends in Oregon and Washington it is the story of men and women and children who work..." + 97%
"2013-07-12 14:21:04"
"Distracted from Democracy"
"Suiko mortars and company truth is that we can make a difference but because we have been taught that we will be ineffective and fail it seems like the gesture of a rule to be hopeful and the simplest a blank we say we don't need the voting rights act anymore is so far out of touch with what is happening in the country funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome come again to talk with Marty Caplin loyal members of mortgaging company know him as one of the keenest and most sensible observers of politics the press and culture he runs the Norman Lear center at the university of southern California and independent promontory from which he let his mind range were ever his insatiable curiosity takes it most recently Brazil for several weeks the largest country in Latin America has been shaken by a massive citizen uprising protesting political corruption economic injustice poor health care inadequate schools lousy mass transit crumbling infrastructure and get this billions blow those sports that's right vast numbers of citizens in this soccer crazy nation are outra..." + 96%
"2013-07-12 14:20:55"
"Gary May on The Long Assault on ..."
"thank you Marty but do we have to take our cue from Brazil we sing collective action work before to make this a better country some of us had even been around long enough to remember the fight for voting rights fifty years ago we remember the protests by courageous men and women who put their lives on the line and the political skills of president Lyndon Johnson and the Congress that passed the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five I work for LBJ and I was there we're not long after peaceful protesters in Selma Alabama had been ruthlessly beaten by white thugs in official uniform president Witt before a joint session of Congress turn the anthem of the civil rights movement into him of freedom for all what happened then sell Myers part of a far larger movement reaches into every section and state of America it is the efforts of American Negro to secure for themselves cool blessing of American life there because must be our cause too because it's not just make grows but really it's all of us who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and in just and we shall overcome voting rights act passed the Senate by bipartisan vote of seventy seven to nineteen yes seventy seven nineteen but even so many conservatives opposed it then have tried ever since to nullify late last month they succeeded the supreme court's five conservative justices Claire the key provision of the act outdated nine states with a pattern of denying minorities the right to vote most of them former members of the confederacy no longer have to get federal approval to change their voting procedures in any way several of those states immediately set out to implement restrictive new voting laws that before the ruling would have been found discriminatory by coincidence the very weekend before the supreme court's decision disemboweled that historic legislation I had finished reading a masterful new account of the events leading up to its passage this is it bending toward justice the voting rights ac..." + 92%
"2013-07-12 14:21:00"
"Marty Kaplan on the Weapons of M..."
"come again to talk with Marty Caplin loyal members of mortgaging company know him as one of the keenest and most sensible observers of politics the press and culture he runs the Norman Lear center at the university of southern California and independent promontory from which he let his mind range were ever his insatiable curiosity takes it most recently Brazil for several weeks the largest country in Latin America has been shaken by a massive citizen uprising protesting political corruption economic injustice poor health care inadequate schools lousy mass transit crumbling infrastructure and get this billions blow those sports that's right vast numbers of citizens in this soccer crazy nation are outraged that their government is spending billions of dollars to host the twenty fourteen World Cup and the twenty sixteen summer Olympics this in the land the payday they're even up in arms over the seventy four million dollar deal signed by the young soccer star they mowed the Silva crowds have been shouting Brazil wake up a teacher is worth more than they bar being though was foo they Mar has sided with the protesters had written on Facebook that their mobilization inspires him on the playing field surveying this tumult Marty Caplin recently expressed wonder at this people's uprising and challenged us his fellow Americans let's be Brazil that's what I call him and ask him to join me on the show either way his work is just one two awards from the Los Angeles Press Club including best colleges Marty Kevin welcome thanks very much and congratulations on those awards thank you you recently confessed to outrage indie what's that about it's my feeling that what happened in Brazil which is so encouraging about citizens taking their destiny in their own hands is not happening here we have ... unemployment in hunger and crumbling infrastructure and ... attack systematic whacking a corrupt a political system wire we not also taking to the streets is the question and I want ..." + 92%
"2013-08-23 15:15:23"
"Bill Moyers Essay: The End Game ..."
"we're so close to losing our democracy to the mercenary class it's is if we're leaning way over the rim of the Grand Canyon and all that's needed is a swift kick in the pants look out below predators in Washington early this far from monopoly control of our government they bought the political system lock stock and pork barrel making change from within impossible that's the real Joe sometimes I long for the width of a John Stewart a Stephen Colbert they treat this town is burlesque and with satire and parody show with the disrespected deserve we laughed and punch each other on the arm and tweet that the rascals got their just desserts but the last laugh always seems to go to the bold faced names that populate this town to them belong the spoils of polluted city they get the tax breaks loopholes contract the payoffs they fixed the system so multi millionaire hedge fund managers and private equity tycoons pay less of a tax rate on their income then schoolteachers police and firefighters sector and janitors they give subsidy the rich corporate farms cut food stamps for working people facing they remove oversight of the Wall Street casinos bail out the bankers to torpedo the economy fight the modest reforms of Dodd Frank prolonged tax havens for multinationals and stick it to consumers while rewarding corporation we pay we pay at the grocery store pay at the gas pump we pay the taxes they ride off our low wage workers pay with sweat depravation because this town aloof self obsessed bought off and doing very well thank you feels no pain the journalist who could tell us these things rarely do some never they are blind simply bedazzled watch the evening news in the evening or the Sunday talk shows listen to the chit chat of the early risers on morning TV and ask yourself if you're learning anything about how this town actually works William Greider whenever crafts finest reporters Shearson unbought despite a long locked in Washington once said that no one can hope to un..." + 30%
"2013-08-15 15:27:23"
"Rachel Laforest and Madeline Jan..."
"if not well wit answering that question committed citizens of taking lessons learned from Marshall guys is long career of organizing in activism and putting them to work with me are two women from opposite sides of the country who are leading the way Madeline Janice is cofounder and national policy director of lane the Los Angeles alliance for a new economy the organization was created after the LA riots of nineteen ninety two and this helped lift tens of thousands of people from poverty greeting quote good jobs driving communities and a healthy environment Madeline Janice led the campaign to pass a living wage ordinance in Los Angeles she worked with that city's community redevelopment agency and has advised community organizations and unions all over America here in New York Rachelle a forest is executive director of the organization right to the city now eleven states it's dedicated to the principle that urban dwellers especially the disenfranchised have a right to shape and designed the place where they live shell the forest was a student activist worked in organized labor and that jobs with justice where she coordinated a successful effort that raise the New York state minimum wage welcome to you both thank you thank you do stories matter is Marshall Gantz as they do I think that it's a very very true that we need stories strategy especially strategy and structure those things really speak to the idea of a comprehensive us smart campaign as well as having a grassroots basin thinking through smartly what we wanna win and all of that but I would say that I think it's more than a voice you have a struggling you know housekeeper in a hotel who cleans twenty five runs in a day and can barely you know make it and benefit puts food on the table the idea of her being with a fight for better working conditions and the union her hotel living wage that's gonna move her a lot more than just the theory of being able to have a voice in her democracy although when she find..." + 90%
"2013-08-15 14:55:34"
"Encore: How People Power Generat..."
"Suiko mortars and company I'm organizer starts by asking not what's my issue between my feet because organizing so that people and then what's the challenge they face and then how can they use their resources to address that and small victories aggregate to this large juror sort of beating heart feeling deeply inspired by each other but it takes work everybody deserves a good job and a decent life and that our government our democracy has the tools to ensure that funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome what to get how do you handle the grim news of any quality corruption poverty dysfunction and buffoonery that washes over us everyday well you can tune out and ignore it pretend it will go away until it's too late or you can look around find kindred spirits and throw your energies into the fight for justice that's exactly the summons we've heard from people at this table who have refused to give in to the litany of woe listen again to some of their voices we need a movement of truth tellers the kind of progress of grass roots movement social movement that they..." + 96%
"2013-07-26 15:15:27"
"John Lewis Marches On"
"week old lawyers and company fifteen years after the historic March on Washington if we go back to the scene with John Lewis you spoke that day half a century ago Greer standing now looking out there that's that's all the crowd it was good to me to present the Lincoln nephew on it to have one up to come here almost fifty years later funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome for each of us there are days that are turning points the day that changes our personal life or a day that changes the nation sometimes very rarely it's one in the same day just such a day happened to me on Wednesday August twenty eighth nineteen sixty three I was twenty nine years ago the deputy director the Peace Corps with offices one block from the White House in a short walk from the Lincoln Memorial that morning largely own impulse barred by our friend I joined the quarter of a million Americans people of every age in color who had come for the March on Washington the event is now most famous for Martin Luther king junior's I have a dream speech but like many of the others the..." + 95%
"2013-09-13 04:59:07"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Let us Praise..."
"welcome let us now praise common sense once again a president was about to plunge us into the darkest waters of foreign policy where the ruling principle becomes when in doubt bomb someone strategists in the White House militarist in the think tanks powerful pro Israel lobby a pack an armchair warriors of all stripes neo conservatives and Liberal humanitarians alike were all telling Barack Obama to strike Syria no matter the absence of any law or treaty to justified no matter the chaos a follow up do it they said to show you care what's a superpower for but they hadn't reckoned on public opinion people said no not this time not after more than ten years of soldiers coming home broken in body screaming nightmares in their brains their families devastated not when our politics is in the creed yes fraud unable to accomplish anything except enable the rich while everyday people struggle to make ends meet do that Baskin who lives on Staten Island not far from the statue of liberty who described herself is not a Republican nor Democrat told The New York terms quote we invest all this money in foreign countries and fixing their problems and this country is falling apart don't think these people callous those pictures of children dashed in Syria there are limits to military power when religious robberies and secular passions come armed with blow torches a retired educator named Alice rotting Jr in Hanover Pennsylvania spoke from melted used when she also told the times that what she finds the use of chemical weapons terrible she fears the deeper involvement that could follow a military strike I don't think that would be the end of it he said truth is no one knows what would happen once the missiles fly not the White House the Pentagon not the CIA or NSA not even the all seeing oracles of cable television the editore riders of the wallstreet journal or the Sears of such influential publications as the economist hawkish now in Syria despite having been role on Iraq in time..." + 29%
"2013-09-06 14:14:41"
"Deborah Amos on Syria's Refugee ..."
"the revolt in Syria also has created a refugee crisis beyond imagining Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for national public radio and his reported on the Syrian civil war since it began she's been in the refugee camps and on the front lines Deborah Amos welcome thank you very much for having me let me share with our viewers a two quotes here this is the UN's High Commissioner for refugees imagine that responsibility this man Syria has become the great tragedy of this century a disgraceful him manage variant calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history supporting his ... thunderous a description of what's happening there Tobias bill Strom Swedish migration minister no other conflict on earth today is just as terrible as the long and bloody conflict in Syria that should make many politicians inside and outside the EU think about our responsibilities I think that Guterres's trying very hard to break through ... at what is almost overwhelming amount of statistics it's very hard to take on board two million refugees tenfold in the last year to make people understand whenever I'm out there and I'm in one of these camps are I'm in a small Jordanian town it's filled with Syrians I come home and I just wanna shake people's they do understand what's happening out there and I think it is very hard to get the message across about how dire this is how underfunded it is and not because countries aren't giving but because the crisis is so overwhelming five thousand people leave everyday five thousand people in Syria are killed every month it is very hard to take that on board you have an entire generation of Syrians who find themselves either displaced and refugee camps outside of school so this is not a crisis that goes on for the next year but for the next generation and you feel that acutely when you're in the region lastest take our viewers for just a moment to the a a geography lesson here foresaw alright here is Syria now unprecedented nu..." + 88%
"2013-09-06 14:10:46"
"Andrew Bacevich on Taking Action..."
"welcome I'm Phil Donahue bill Morris is away this week and I am pleased to be sitting in for him our subject is Syria what began their two and a half years ago as part of the Arab spring has turned into an all out civil war now has come the shocking evidence of poison gas attack a fatal escalation that has led president Obama to ask Congress to authorize the limited use of military force and if we take action where and when does it stop historian and analyst Andrew base of bitches here asking those questions a graduate of west point and a Vietnam veteran he serve the military for twenty three years before becoming a professor at Boston University his books include the limits of power and Washington rules his latest breach of trust Andrew base of it welcome thank you very much well I'm pleased to have this chance to chat with you for a lot of reasons one I mean I don't know who else has more cred then you what what a twenty three year graduate of west point offer us now regarding the dilemma in which Obama finds himself regarding Syria well yeah I mean if I could have five minutes of the president's time I'd say Mister president did the the issue really is not Syria man you're being told that it's here you're being told you have to do something about Syria that you have to make a decision about Syria that that somehow your credibility is on the line that's in Mr president that's not true the issue really here is whether or not in an effort over the course of several decades dating back to the promulgation of the Carter doctrine in nineteen eighty an effort that extends over several decades to employ American power military power overture covert military power xtrasize through proxies an effort to use military power to somehow stabilize or fix or liberate or transformed the greater Middle East hasn't worked man if you think back to nineteen eighty and just a tick off the number of military enterprises that we have been engaged in that part of the world large and sm..." + 93%
"2013-09-06 14:03:50"
"What Are We Doing in Syria?"
"is weak on Moyers and company I'm Phil Donahue in for bill Moyers we take a look at the deadly civil war in Syria and consider the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East this menace must be confronted Syria is not the problem thirty years of failure of US military policy in the Middle East in the Islamic world that's the problem and the great powers have got to find a way to stop this war because the refugee crisis cannot be so funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome I'm Phil Donahue bill Moyers is away this week and I am pleased to be sitting in for him are subject Syria what began their two and a half years ago as part of the Arab spring has turned into an all out civil war now has come the shocking evidence of poison gas attack a fatal escalation that has led president Obama to ask Congress to authorize the limited use of military force and if we take action where and when does it stop historian and analyst Andrew base of bitches here asking those questions a graduate of west point and a Vietnam veteran he serve the military..." + 96%
"2013-09-03 16:58:52"
"The New Temp Economy"
"it's three thirty in the morning here in Chicago and are on our way to see us some of the biggest brand name companies in the country are getting workers at a discount we arrive at a nondescript strip mall where a temp agency called elite staffing has set up shop it's not even for a M. yet but the office is already packed with people hoping to get a job chosen workers will be sent to factories and warehouses for minimum wage they will start calling out names like you see on on the waterfront one gun a mile over there picking workers you you you you you can go Michael Prabal works for ProPublica and has been reporting on the rise of template or nationwide he says temp workers do everything from making beanie babies for tying corporate it to the frozen pizzas that and about Walmart they were so essentially hiring people as if they were day laborers you would have workers literally lining up on street corners or alleyways or sitting in a labor hall for two hours before a regular job where they would be assembling and packing products for some the largest companies in America in the last few years the number of temp workers has climbed dramatically mostly in blue collar jobs there are now two point seven million temp workers nationwide more than ever before some businesses have realized Hey this is a good model it's a business model that benefits companies and a lot of ways they don't have to pay the workers comp station healthcare benefits unemployment taxes that's a temp agencies ability and if a worker gets sick the temp agency could just send in a replacement agreeable says because temp workers are so dispensable this is led to many abuses unpaid hours poor working conditions and injuries on the job and it's not a fly by night company that's taking advantage of the workers it's in the supply chain of Marlboro or Frito lay or Walmart he sat a Martinez has been a temp worker for the last three years rhythm if the Minnesota Senate its owner to get jobs she's constan..." + 76%
"2013-08-23 16:26:29"
"America's Gilded Capital"
"week old lawyers and company if you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works someone who has these relationships someone who can get on the phone and get the present United States department you know your fugitive client that's a very very marketable commodity I mean if you see if you are seen as someone who knows how the works someone who is a usual suspects in this town that for years that's why no one leaves funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome whatever you doing these last days of summer stop take some time and read this book I promise you laugh and cry and by the last page I think we'll be ready for the revolution the title is this town and it's an up close look at how our nation's capital really works I tell you it's not a pretty picture here's just one example three men on a summer's day in Mississippi while they Smalley and what are they pretty up to yes that's former president Bill Clinton on the right and on the left his best friend forever Terry McAuliffe warmer chairman of the Democratic National Committee fundraise..." + 97%
"2013-08-23 16:26:18"
"Mark Leibovich on Glitz and Gree..."
"whatever you doing these last days of summer stop take some time and read this book I promise you laugh and cry and by the last page I think we'll be ready for the revolution the title is this town and it's an up close look at how our nation's capital really works tell you it's not a pretty picture here's just one example three men on a summer's day in Mississippi while they Smalley and what are they pretty up to yes that's former president Bill Clinton on the right and on the left his best friend forever Terry McAuliffe warmer chairman of the Democratic National Committee fundraiser supreme for both bill and Hillary and the personification of the corporate wing of the Democratic Party smack in the middle that's Haley Barbour former chairman of the Republican National Committee he made a fortune lobbying for corporations especially for the tobacco industry then went home to serve two terms as governor of Mississippi and couldn't wait to get back to Washington where once again he's gun slinging put the big boys so why did these three DC desperadoes ride into a small Mississippi town seems that when Barbara was governor he offered McCullough a very attractive state package of price and tax subsidies or plant there to build electric cars for his greentech automotive company caller also tapped his politically connected network for more than one hundred billion dollars in capital with the help of Hillary Clinton's brother Tony Rodham whose company Gulf coast funds management shares office space with green tech and raise money from overseas they held this big Shindig for green text grand opening last year and that's where this picture was snapped of three very happy crony capitalist unfortunately back in Virginia where green tech is based in McAuliffe is running for governor company has produced very few jobs and is under investigation into whether McAuliffe and Tony Rodham made improper use of a federal program for foreign investors Markley vich was there and horn lak..." + 96%
"2013-10-03 16:50:58"
"Wendell Berry Reads A Poem on Hope"
"so as you talked about hope and I thought of your poem appoint own hope if you will read this of it is hard to have the whole it is harder as you grow older for hope must not depend on feeling good and there is the dream of loan limits at absolute midnight you also have withdrawn belief in the present reality of the future which surely will surprise us and hope is harder when it cannot come by prediction anymore than by wishing but stopped deserving the young ask the old to home what will you tell tell them at least what you say to yourself because we have not made our lives to fit our polices the forums are rune fields eroded streams polluted the mountain was overturned hope then to belong to your please by your own knowledge of what it is that no other place is and by your caring for it as you care for no other please this place that you belong to though it is not yours for one it was from the beginning and will be to the end belong to your place by knowledge of the others who are your neighbors in it the only man sick and poor who comes like a heroine to fish in the creek and the fish in the creek and the heroine who man like fishes for the fish in the creek and the birds are saying in the trains in the silence of the fishermen and the heroin and the trees that keep the land they stand up all as we too must keep it or die this knowledge cannot be taken from you about power or by wells it will stop your ears to the powerful when they ask for your face and to the wealthy when they ask for your land and your work and Sir with knowledge of the others who were here and how to be here with them by this knowledge makes the sentence you need to maybe biet stand in the dignity of good sales whatever may follow speak to your fellow humans as your please has taught you to speak as it has spoken to you speak it's dialect as your own compatriots spoke it before they had heard a radio speak publicly what cannot be taught or learned in public listen privately silently to the..." + 41%
"2013-10-03 16:38:59"
"Wendell Berry: Poet & Prophet"
"various mission in word and deed is the defense of the earth it's quiet poet lives and works on the family farm in Kentucky far from the center of power the urgency of his message crosses the test she is one of if not the great writer at work in American letters he understood what was being on this planet a long time before body else she's you might say profit of responsibility as he nears eighty years of age this outspoken sometime plain greedy advocate of the land yeah moving beyond words to action we're here to make our grievances in our petition heard a bin program for a long time about leadership from the bottom and I'm convinced perfectly that it's happening that leadership consists of people who simply sees something that needs to be done and they start doing it we don't have a right to ask whether we're going to succeed or not the only question we have right has is what's the right thing to do" + 1%
"2013-09-27 03:30:47"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Joblessness I..."
"when kumi Naidoo is mother urged him to seek god in the eyes of every human being that you meet she was echoing a sentiment once expressed by Saint Ignatius of Loyola who told the devout to seek and find god in all things you may recall that Ignatius founded the Jesuits and now there's a Jesuit pope the first in Catholic Church history last weekend pope Francis visited Sardinia the Mediterranean island known for its white sand beaches and deluxe vacation homes owned by the rich and famous now our DNA as blighted by close factories and mines operating at local passivity thousands are out of work including the percent of its young people last year in an effort to keep their jobs workers in Sardinia barricaded themselves in front of a man packed with almost seven hundred kilograms of explosives one minor told the cameras we cannot take it any we cannot you can look this what we have to do slit his wrist a lot TV the pope met with some of those unemployed workers including Francesco Madonna we five years old married father of three children underemployed now for four years after losing his job with an alternative energy come how would don't vote a few other topo prices how unemployment oppresses and wears you out depths of yourself the pope was so moved he put aside his prepared speech and talk spontaneously of the suffering he was CE suffering that weakens and rob you of hope he said they don't they nominate outlawed all none because let the where there's no work there's no big consequence the pope said of a system that has as its center and idle called money crowd of twenty thousand cheers and when the pope told them you must fight for work they cheered again and broke into a chance that the pope heard as a prayer for work work work at the moment pope print was not just the head of the Catholic Church rather he embodied the heart of a Catholic cry for justice small see Catholic a universal aspiration depressed in our country other promise that life liberty and the ..." + 50%
"2013-09-20 14:09:04"
"Inequality for All"
"week old lawyers and company how do you constraints capitalism from doing stupid things that are not in the public interest you have a democracy that is sufficiently well functioning that laws and rules limit what can be done if the democracy is corrupted itself by that capitalist access than the first thing you've got to do is get big money out of power funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome odds are you know of my guest Robert Reisch perhaps is the public servant he was under three administrations for his work as president Clinton secretary labor time magazine called him one of the best cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century he's written thirteen books proving this latest beyond outrage what has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it but you're about to see professor rice who teaches public policy at the university of California Berkeley in a wholly new life as the star of a dynamic witty and entertaining new film to be released next week in theaters across the country it's called inequality for all and was directed by Jac..." + 96%
"2013-09-13 18:49:13"
"Sports and Politics Smackdown"
"so with the drums of war quieted for the moment millions of us will take a deep breath turn our attention from all Syria all the time to the Yankees and the red Sox giants and the Broncos yes it's that time of year when our national pastimes compete and collide in there simply aren't enough hours in the day or night for all the alluring distractions offered the weekend so packed with games it's hard to keep up with who's on first and who's been knocked flat on their backs or to be a bit more cynical who's on steroids and who's being carried unconscious to the locker room which is why I've asked thieves are in to help us keep score he's been called the best sports writer in the United States the reporter who you may remember challenge the president of Bridgestone Firestone on whether his product should be the official tire sponsor of the Superbowl while the company was fighting a lawsuit for allegedly using child labor in Liberia sirens the first boy Trotter in the long history of the nation magazine he hosts Sirius XM radios popular show edge of sports and he's written several provocative even scathing books on sports and society including bad sports car owners are rooting the games we love and this is most recent game over how politics has turned the sports world upside down oh yes but the reader named Dave's are in one of the fifteen visionaries or changing the world welcome to the show it's great to be here give her back a long way with your with your chronicling of of sports how did had headed sports grabbed all I mean I grew up in New York City just an absolute sports freak I mean I memorize statistics I followed all those great New York City teams in the eighties mats necks unbelievable my room was a shrine to these people I mean folks like I Darryl strawberry Keith Hernandez Lawrence Taylor and I never really thought about or cared about politics very much in that really changed for me in nineteen ninety six when I was in college I in Minnesota a time ther..." + 96%
"2013-09-13 18:48:51"
"The Collision of Sports and Poli..."
"week of lawyers and company sports not just reflects our lives but actually shapes our lives I mean it shapes our understanding of things like like racism sexism homophobia it shapes our understanding of of our country it's a ship's our understanding of of corporations and what's happening to our cities I mean in so many different ways sports stories are stories of American life in the twenty first century funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome let us now praise comments once again a president was about to plunge us into the darkest waters of foreign policy where the ruling principle becomes when in doubt bomb someone strategists in the White House militarist in the think tanks powerful pro Israel lobby a pack and armchair warriors of all stripes neo conservatives and Liberal humanitarians alike were all telling Barack Obama to strike Syria no matter the absence of any law or treaty to justify no matter the chaos a follow up do it they said to show you care what's a superpower for but they hadn't reckoned on public opinion people said no not this time no..." + 97%
"2013-10-16 20:31:53"
"Preview: Is Technology Making Us..."
"Suiko lawyers and company technology it's given people a new way of experiencing their lives in which they don't feel fully lived and less it's been shared it I'd like to say it used to be I have a feeling I think I'll make a call two I want to have a feeling I need to send a text" + 1%
"2013-10-09 19:22:53"
"Preview: Citizens United: The Se..."
"Suiko lawyers and company is there no limit to the cash the rich can throw it elections the Supreme Court will decide and curiosity depends upon your imagining something different from what exists absolutely has this radical notion that we are bound by everything we see and that and they were told" + 1%
"2013-10-04 17:33:37"
"Organizing Workers to Bring Down..."
"some of us are just as hot sauce that I can adjust our organization was really known as a Latino immigrant organization but a little less than five years ago we saw a growing number of African Americans working in temp labor in the Chicago area and so we started a program called bringing down barriers and that early on just pushing so that African Americans could get the right to work so the Latinos who are feeling a temp labor office early in the morning and running around back in the van going to work the African Americans come in in many temp agency offices and are not even given up on an application on occasion not even ask for the number simply tell come back next week come back next week come back next week now if you're the African American all you know is the Latino dispatcher of the agency is saying hi to some Latinos who then get in a van and go to work and so the resentment is is tremendous how do you know you work with these guys I unable started working with Chicago just left here as an organizer nor leafleting though just passed on information on workers rights we just verily I like fairness in hiring I favor over letting go you know they're going to feel better we will choose to the mess he doesn't get the Mets job before they give us I say they get a job data people they job first if this or that so that's a little bit of work do y'all get less of the work things like that this is what we found is that this is the tension that African Americans have you know they feel they're shut out all we're trying to do is bring everyone together everyone together to do now like ours and my if I yeah that's good advice one day at a time temp labor seems to have perfected keeping Latinos and African Americans hating each other instead of working together for the common good in Chicago we made a conscious decision a few years ago to move the office to the border of back of the yards and Inglewood west Englewood and back of the yards is primarily Latino Englewood..." + 37%
"2013-10-04 14:03:41"
""Dance of the Honey Bee""
"you can add clairvoyance to the list of Wendell berry's many talents eleven years ago in an essay for or Ryan magazine he wrote if we make the world to toxic for honeybees some compound brain Monsanto perhaps will invent tiny robots that will fly about pollinating flowers in making honey I believe it or not this spring Harvard University announced the first successful control flight of a robo be one that could take the place of real peace and natural pollination that would be funny they were not so sad this past winter third of US honeybee colonies died or disappeared in the phenomenon side is called colony collapse disorder more and more the culprit is believe to be certain pesticides fungicides and herbicides that may be killing babies are adversely affecting brain and nerve function in April Europe announced a ban across the continent to prevent the use of a kind of pesticide known as Neil nicotinamide activist in the U. S. are suing the EPA to impose a similar ban the world would be a lesser place without the honeybee quarter our diet depends on their pollinating skill but we also admired the beauty and grace observe the environmental writer bill McKibben narrates the short film dance of the honey bee think about peace in the hive they go out every day when the temperature they're not like other farm animals there this weird wonderful cross between wild and they head out into the open world and they come back as it were was reports about that world what it's like how miles away so one level the yards is a kind of hub for understanding or swath of territory understanding whether it's being farmed welder treated as a kind of monoculture whether it's being saturated pesticides or whether it's sing a wide beautiful variety flowers of all kinds there are certain accomplices figuring out how healthy together are landscapes with one of the reasons I like going out uses it you do sort of slow down and turned their world a little bit I I think the quake I like watchin..." + 51%
"2013-10-04 14:03:22"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Shutdown Show..."
"and now to the people who refuse to let democracy work the people who hate government so much they shut it down unable to abide by the results of democracy when they don't win they turn don't Republicans have now lost three successive elections to control the Senate and they've lost the last two presidential elections nonetheless they fought tooth and nail to kill president Obama's health care initiative they lost that fight but with the corporate wing of Democrats they managed to bend it toward private interest so we should be clear on this obamacare as it's known is deeply flawed big subsidies to the health insurance industry a bonanza for lobbyists no public option and as the New York Times reported this week millions of poor are left uncovered by health law largely because states controlled by Republicans refuse expand Medicaid S. forests are bought and paid for legislative process goes Obama's initiative made it through the sausage factory yet even after both the house and Senate approved it president signed it and the Supreme Court upheld it the Republicans keep insisting on calling the law a bill thumbing their noses in refusing to accept that it is enacted legislation and now they're fighting to prevent it from being implemented here was their order of the day on Thursday from the popular right wing blog RedState dot com congressman this is about shutting down obamacare Democrats keep talking about our refusal to compromise they don't realize our compromise is defunding obamacare we actually want to repeal it this is it are in game is to leave the whole thing shut down until the president the funds obamacare and if he does not defend obamacare we leave the whole thing shut down once upon a time when I was a young man working on Capitol Hill it was commonplace that when a bill became law everybody was unhappy with it you didn't bring down the government just because it wasn't perfect you argue and fight and vote and then due process having been at least ra..." + 69%
"2013-10-03 17:24:34"
"Love Your Farmers Market? Thank ..."
"he understood what was happening on this planet a long time before body else when he started writing about sustainable agriculture and distorted thing about working with the land in a way that worked when he started writing about that in the nineteen seventies there were no farmers markets in America you know we were on we were all" + 1%
"2013-10-03 17:17:07"
"Wendell Berry Reads: The Contrar..."
"you got to the contrary well you got to be contrary but there's a world of pleasure can turn this poem is coal ... they can turn this of the mad farmer I am done with apologies" + 1%
"2013-11-01 13:59:34"
"Yves Smith and Dean Baker on Sec..."
"let's turn now to another big story most of us know even less about than Jones TPP transpacific partnership it's a trade agreement the United States is negotiating with Australia Canada Japan and eight other countries in the Pacific region if you don't know about the TPP and few do it's because the powerful people behind it including president Obama don't want you to know the negotiations are shrouded in secrecy and once they're completed Obama wants to rush the agreement through Congress fast tracking they call it with our elected representatives given the choice only of voting it up or down last year over one hundred and thirty members of Congress asked the White House for more transparency about what's been negotiated and worse as we told go fly a kite you can be sure of this however a select group of corporate partners companies like General Electric Goldman Sachs and visor the pharmaceutical giant are not likely to be in the dark players like these stand to be the real beneficiaries of the agreement because like other so called free trade agreement TPP actually reward those at the top even as it creates rules that will override domestic laws on the environment workplace safety and investment corporate lobbyists already are lining up in Washington around the agreement through once the White House her is it out of the delivery room how do we know this because some vigilant independent watchdog or tracking the negotiations with sources they trust and two are with me now eve Smith is an expert on investment banking and the founder of Aurora advisors a New York based management consulting firm she runs the naked capitalism blog a go to site for information and insight on the business and ethics of finance dean Baker is co director of the progressive center for economic and policy research in Washington DC it's been a senior economist at the economic policy institute and a consultant to Congress and the World Bank are rarely miss his blog beat the press and I'm a ..." + 95%
"2013-11-01 13:59:20"
"The Top Secret Trade Deal You Ne..."
"week old warriors company TPP the big story you haven't heard about it be no reason to keep it so secret it was in the interest of the public this really is a deal that's being negotiated by corporations for corporations the benefit it provides to the ballclub populations in untrue of the purely incidental and drone warfare deadly fire from the sky funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with the" + 1%
"2013-10-30 20:35:38"
"Preview: The Top Secret Trade De..."
"this week all mortgage company TPP the big story you haven't heard about it be no reason to keep it so secret it was in the interest of the public this really is a deal that's being negotiated by corporations for corporations in any benefit it provides to the ballclub population to this country will be purely incidental and drone warfare deadly fire from the sky" + 1%
"2013-10-25 14:23:54"
"Preview: Progressives Pick Up th..."
"this week go mortgage company that deal between the justice department at JP Morgan chase requires a second look I guessed Gretchen Morgenson folks about what it means for you the taxpayer and historian Peter Dreier joins me to talk about how progressive can take inspiration from the radical politics of" + 1%
"2013-10-25 14:17:07"
"Peter Dreier on a New Generation..."
"wicked machinations of capitalism and finance we just talked about with Gretchen Morgenson can be overwhelming everyday citizens struggling to make ends meet against the Colossus like Wall Street even committed citizen activists fighting in the trenches for democracy are tempted to throw up their hands and say I surrender the use but there is something to the old saw that the answer to organize bunny is organized people out great siddhis pressed against the fault lines of a corrupt system until the cracks open reminders of what's possible not rarely does that happen as a nation wide mass movement but it does take place here therein often enough to remind us of our capacity for action this isn't wishful thinking a careful reading of the past you can see it for yourself and Peter dryers most recent book the one hundred greatest Americans of the twentieth century a social justice hall of fame Peter Dreier teaches at Occidental College in Los Angeles where he's a distinguished professor of politics and chair of the school's department of urban and environmental policy he abused his students with stories of organizers activist riders artist and yes politicians who changed history Peter dry are welcome thank you bill it's great to be here so you're sitting out there in California on the west coast three thousand miles in Washington what do you think I'm thinking this is an incredible turning point in American history right now the for the last thirty years Wall Street big business have basically put invested a lot of money in the right wing in the far right in the tea party in the religious right and they've sown the seeds of their own destruction wallstreet and big business right now has spawned a movement it's out of control and they can't control the tea party anymore they can't control the right wing forces in the country and so a lot of Americans are thinking that big business is in control of this but they're not though there been some lobbyist from big business ..." + 94%
"2013-10-25 14:17:29"
"Progressives Pick up the Pieces"
"Suiko mortgage company that deal between the justice department and JP Morgan chase requires a second look if the justice department were being tough on wallstreet they would be talking about bringing criminal cases against individuals who helped to perpetrate this immense crisis ed historian Peter Dreier reveals the radical message of doctor soon stand up to arbitrary authority and and take back your own wife and and be a fighter for justice and for your own integrity funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just virgin and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you couldn't miss it here in Manhattan the other day big bold headline across the front page of a tabloid New York Post screaming one of those slick slick lies that are a trademark of Rupert Murdoch's right wing media empire there was uncle Sam's brandishing a revolver and wearing a burglar's mask uncle scam the headline shouted U. S. rob bank of thirteen billion dollars say what that my friends is pure white wash and Burdick's minions knowing that thirteen billion dollars is the settlement the country's biggest bank is negotiating with the government to..." + 97%
"2013-10-25 14:13:56"
"Gretchen Morgenson on Why JPMorg..."
"welcome you couldn't miss it here in Manhattan the other day big bold headline across the front page of a tabloid New York Post screaming one of those slick slick lies that are trademarks of Rupert Murdoch's right wing media empire there was a local Sam brandishing a revolver and wearing a burglar's mask uncle scam the headline shouted U. S. rob bank of thirteen billion dollars say what that my friends is pure white wash and Burdick's minions knowing that thirteen billion dollars is the settlement the country's biggest bank is negotiating with the government to settle its own rip off of American homeowners and investors those shady practices five years ago helped trigger the financial meltdown including manipulating mortgages and sending millions of Americans into bankruptcy or foreclosure this isn't the only scandal JPMorgan chase's juggling six billion dollar settlement with institutional investors is in the works and criminal charges may still be filed in California bank is under investigation on so many fronts it's hard to keep them sorted out everything from the deceptive sales in its credit card unit to Bernie made off Ponzi scheme to the criminal manipulation of energy markets and the bribing of Chinese officials nor is JPMorgan chase the only culprit under scrutiny bank of America was found guilty just this week of civil fraud and eight other banks are being investigated by the government for mortgage fraud no wonder wallstreet camp followers at fox news the wallstreet journal CNBC and other cheerleaders have ganged up to whitewash the banks this could be the biggest a yet across the smug face up unfettered unchecked unaccountable capitalism let's sort this out with someone who covers Wall Street without fear favor are claiming headline Gretchen Morgenson has been called the most important financial journalist of her generation she won the Pulitzer Prize for her tough journalism and her fair game column for The New York Times combines old fashioned shoe l..." + 89%
"2013-11-08 17:18:14"
"John Nichols and Robert McChesne..."
"welcome whether you were pleased to not with how your candidates and issues did in last year's election the amount of money spent on many of the campaigns had the lead most people more dispirited than ever about our politics in two states local referenda battles were won by outside corporate interest pouring money into TV ads in Washington state alone twenty two million dollars was spent to beat back a plan to label genetically modified food across the country in Maine a ballot motion to stop the building of a tar sands pipeline terminal was thwarted when ... accompanies pumped in hundreds thousands of dollars to if he'd Democrats and some forces on the left have embraced the corrupting kiss of cash as well in Virginia liberal billionaires including environmentalists prompts dire shelled out millions of dollars to elect Terry McAuliffe as governor call it himself is the celebrated bag man the Cronus dove crony capitalist chief mission as an adult has been to raise multi millions of dollars for other politicians while enriching himself and those Republican Chris Christie was handily being reelected governor of New Jersey Democrats spent millions trying to hold down his margin in the hope of wounding his expected race for president in twenty sixty but between now and then we still have the twenty fourteen mid term elections to further line the pockets of the political class so here's how you can prepare for the next avalanche of campaign cash read this new book dollar Akhras's by John Nichols and Robert McChesney John Nichols is Washington correspondent for the nation magazine and the pioneering political blogger the late Gore Vidal said of all the giant slayers now a foot in the great American desert John Nichols sword is the sharpest Robert McChesney is one of our leading scholars of communications and society a professor at the university of Illinois the author or editor of twenty three books and according to a new reader one of the fifty visionaries who chang..." + 94%
"2013-11-08 15:07:48"
"Heidi Boghosian on Spying on Dem..."
"take a look at this perfect headline for the age of surveillance no morsel to miniscule all consuming NSA there it said above a chilling account by New York times reporter Scott Shane of house spying by the National Security Agency has spread like a contagious virus and there's more another times article reports that the CIA has been paying a T. and T. more than ten million dollars a year for access to its telephone records gives new meaning to the phone companies ... slogan reach out and touch someone true it's a dangerous world out there and someone has to keep an eye on it but if you think that the only targets of illicit snooping are suspected terrorists foreign dignitaries and journalists too close to the truth gas again everyone of us is under the omniscient magnifying glass of government and corporate spies yes remember the corporations their data banks cover every sector of American society aimed as the forward to a new book notes at school children and mothers of school at church congregation credit card members and Facebook friends at everybody and anybody at work or at play with the tracking device otherwise known as a cell phone how do we respond to this blog of surveillance well start by reading this book spying on democracy government surveillance corporate power and public resistance by Heidi Goshen she's executive director of the national lawyers guild that's a progressive legal organization started almost eighty years ago as an alternative to the more establishment American Bar Association she's collected story after story of how innocent lives are turned upside down even our own group has been subjected to surveillance and eavesdropping how did the Goshen welcome it's an honor to be here how do you deal personally with the possibility that you might be ... tracked kept or monitor when you write an email when you're on the telephone because certain privileged information especially a between clients and attorneys or about a client with a repo..." + 90%
"2013-11-08 15:04:42"
"How Dollarocracy is Destroying A..."
"Waco mortgage company all rock receive means the rule of the dollars one dollar one for those with lots of dollars have lots of power those with no dollars have no power dollar accuracy has the ability to animate dead ideas if create if you can take an idea that's a bad idea buried by the voters down rocker he can dig it out and that zombie idea will walk among us and information in this country personal information is the new commodity funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome whether you were pleased to not with how your candidates and issues did in last year's election the amount of money spent on many of the campaigns had the lead most people more dispirited than ever about our politics in two states local referenda battles were won by outside corporate interest pouring money into TV ads in Washington state alone twenty two million dollars was spent to beat back a plan to label genetically modified food across the country in Maine a ballot motion to stop the building of a tar sands pipeline terminal was thwarted when all companies pumped and hundreds th..." + 97%
"2013-11-06 19:55:36"
"Preview: How 'Dollarocracy' is D..."
"this week all mortgage company caller Akhras's means the rule of the dollars one dollar one those with lots of dollars have lots of power those with no dollars have no power Dallara accuracy has the ability to animate dead tidiness it creates you can take an idea it's a bad idea buried by the voters dom rocker seeking to take it out and that zombie idea or walk among us" + 1%
"2013-11-01 14:05:35"
"Obamacare: The Republican's Alamo"
"during the Republican hearings on the meltdown of obamacare's website representative David McKinley of West Virginia knew what he wanted I am heard one of you apologized to American public apologies not in order I I just I have not heard the word I'm sorry I apologize I don't understand but I apologize I've heard he got it I want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should you deserve better I apologize Sutera appropriate and few talk how the apology didn't squelch the partisan tirade or quench the Republican thirst for revenge they're outraged at the affordable Care Act that is obamacare even got this far but it did provoke some of us to wonder isn't it fair to also expect at least a tiny bit of remorse just a morsel of apology from the Republicans as NPR's astute healthcare reporter Julie Rovner reminded us recently when it became clear that HHS would need more money to build the federal exchange that had been allocated in the original law Republicans in Congress refused to provide it soap to get it started officials had to scrape together money from a variety of other offices this happened back in the thirties after Congress passed social security but fail to sufficiently fund the board that was supposed to run it Republican opponents of obamacare have gone further after it passed they stopped it like Jack the Ripper in the states through the courts all the way to the Supreme Court which up ... rooted constitutional in last year's election when they lost again Griff never for Republicans this become their Alamo in July less than three months before scheduled launch the speaker of the house Republican John banner drew one more line in the sand obamacare is bad for America we're going to do everything we can to make sure that it never happens and yet the darn thing survived spot the administration's own very serious mistakes as rob to report it Obama's people naively figured Republican state couldn't resist all that cash coming dow..." + 71%
"2013-11-01 14:03:24"
"America's Drone Wars"
"welcome the disposition matrix sounds like the title of a suspense thriller but that's what America's counterterrorism experts call their database the list of those are government believes are preparing to do America harm from it targets are chosen for assassination however the drones they use are not always so selective often kill listen civilian including children last Tuesday for the first time drone attack victims justified in a briefing for members of Congress five members showed up the briefing coincided with the release of a new documentary unmanned America's drone wars the latest from brave new films produced and directed by Robert Greenwald it tells the story of civilians who have lost their lives to drones it includes the testimony of others among them Brandon Brian a former American drone operator who carried out attacks by remote control from the military base in New Mexico getting into the drone program was we're introduction is like this is what we do kill people and break things that is what our job and depending on atmospherics if it was a completely clear day you definitely get a good picture depending on how close you where you could probably read the license plate on someone's car we can see something as simple as people playing soccer game it's the individual players and you can see the ball one of those featured in the film is Tariq Aziz seniors though he lived in the mountainous region of northern Pakistan and he loved to play soccer in April two thousand and ten his eighteen year old cousin Osmar una was killed by a missile fired from an American drone as he rode his motorcycle a year and a half later to wreak Terman to tell his cousin story made a tough they own journey treacherous terrain to attend the gathering in the capital of us on the bar were tribal elders met with western journalists to describe the drone war being waged in their homeland by the United States yeah going on a hill on a hand talk about it I might have gone down witho..." + 80%
"2013-11-22 14:33:50"
"Politics in the Age of Casino Ca..."
"Waco mortgage company what's at stake here is not just the fact that you have rich people who now control the economy no the for many institutions of society what you have is basically a transgression against the very basic ideals of the I mean it's hard to imagine life beyond capitalism you know it's easy to imagine the death of the planet that is so imagine the death of capitals and a farewell tribute to Nobel novelist Doris Lessing funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information had not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome a very wise teacher once told us if you want to change the world change the metaphor then he gave us some of his favorite examples you think of language differently he said if you think of words pregnant with celestial far or words that we bend tears that speak of course the heart doesn't physically separated the pieces when we lose someone we love but a broken heart conveys the depth of loss and if I say you are the apple of my eye you know how space you are I sighed in other words metaphors cleans the lens of perception and give us a fresh take on reality in other words recently I read..." + 96%
"2013-11-15 15:23:24"
"Fighting the Good Fight"
"well I once heard a longtime grassroots organizers say when injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty for Jill Stein and market flowers that idea has become the guiding star of their life's journey we want experience after another each saw that holding political office largely depends on having huge amounts of capital at hand and that this perversity of democracy has enabled injustice to be fashioned into law and public policy written by the anonymous hand of lobbyist on behalf of nice money so rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine the doctors they chose to resist at first they took separate paths Margaret flowers had been a pediatrician in rural Maryland is work with everyday people including the poor held her to join the fight for single payer health insurance he's on the board of advisors of the organization physicians for a national health program and is a contributor the popular resistance dot or a website advocating nonviolent direct action for justice you'll stun graduated from Harvard Medical School actis as an internist in Massachusetts and became so outraged I helped politics adversely affected her patients that she became the Green Party candidate for president in twenty twelve inevitably pairs of these two crossed and in the proud tradition of American civil disobedience they have joined hands to take on the system together fighting against political corruption and a host of grievances that have led many others to cynicism spare each is a member of the Green shadow cabinet a group that offers policy alternatives to our dysfunctional government and just days ago they joined with the group nuke free dot org to present a petition to the U. N. one hundred fifty thousand signatures asking the world to intercede Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan the meltdown of reactors there after the earthquake and tsunami of March twenty eleven still threatens much of the world with radiation Japanese officials now say residents of the area w..." + 95%
"2013-11-15 15:24:41"
"Human Rights, Drones and Governm..."
"or our last two broadcast live ask you to respond to questions relevant to America's human rights record both here and abroad the first was about president Obama's use of drones to kill suspected terrorists I ask those are national security justify their use even at the cost of innocent lives one response in particular seems to express the majority of opinion we're putting innocent people address all over the world if that isn't terrorism what is Mr Obama can you even imagine what it feels like to live in a country over which of foreign drone can fly and decide to kill you at will wouldn't that very threat make you an enemy of the country that did so but there were opposing viewpoint like this one if they don't want innocent civilians killed by drones then they need to declare war on the terrorists on their soil and drive them out to do nothing is to give them a safe place to train and carry on their worldwide operations as in any war civilians are going to get killed but the responsibility lies with Pakistan we have the right to defend ourselves until the threat is ended and this war is hell and the results of war always hellish find a moral option is to ask for the impossible to that end drones are preferable to the slaughter of our troops once the assumption is made that all war is immoral on its face after my interview with Heidi Bogosian author of spying on democracy I ask you have constant surveillance the invasion of our privacy is ever justified most of you responded like this woman if we aspire to be a democracy with personal freedoms guaranteed to citizens in the constitution then there is no justification for this egregious invasion this pure added I remember seeing Dick Cheney say on TV that since nine eleven the game that changed and he seemed to imply that we too now had to become a police state it looks as if we're well on our way but others disagree yes it is justified in today's world without it we would still be looking for the Boston bombers bi..." + 35%
"2013-11-15 15:24:17"
"Following the Ninth"
"this thing to chill study Margaret flowers come away with admiration for their ability to remain joyful in their defiance is if imbued with the spirit that comes from some indefinable place of hope and resilience it's why I'm even more eager to recommend to you small gem of a movie that's just been released it's about perhaps the greatest piece of music ever written faith hope and ninth symphony in which the composer took Friedrich Schiller's point ode to joy and transformed what essentially was a drinking song into what's been called a universal human at the resolute in the face of his own deafness failing health Beethoven was able to express something immortal and sublime so revealing of our deepest feelings and we know it is saying for us but we cannot say on Argo Sir Howard travels from culture to culture the Japanese now play the ninth over again doing their new year celebrations ironically they first heard of the knife a German prisoners during World War one but it grew in popularity especially following World War two with it devastated and defeated people set out to build a new society on the ruins of the ... and in the months after the earthquake and tidal wave that struck Japan three years ago killing more than fifteen thousand then unleashing the silent Tara Brady ation from the Fukushima nuclear plant that Margaret flowers and Jill Stein just discussed the triumphant ode to joy help the healing of a nation literally broken apart the music's produce that effect on people ever since eighteen twenty four when it was first performed in Vienna this new film following the nine in the footsteps of Beethoven's vinyl symphony produced and directed by caricom Dale and a book he has written with Greg Mitchell held the story of his political and social impact in one country after another here's a preview the whole thing is a kind of creation story or yvolution story with the first first first think is not I think it said nothing mmhm one and then when it when it..." + 62%
"2013-11-15 15:07:16"
"The Path of Positive Resistance"
"Waco mortgage company we who long for democracy justice sustainability real communities these are not friends ideas these are really core to the American public any ... nation where three point five percent of the population has gotten no government has been able to stand up to that three point five percent all we need and help they hope it ethic ninth symphony became a kiss for the world funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and governments the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome I once heard a longtime grassroots organizers say when injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty were Jill Stein and market flowers that idea has become the guiding star of their life's journey we want experience after another each saw that holding political office largely depends on having huge amounts of capital at hand and that this perversity of democracy has enabled injustice to be fashioned into law and public policy written by the anonymous hand of lobbyist on behalf of nice money so rather than look the other way and stick to practicing medicine the doctors they chose to resist at first they took separate paths Margare..." + 96%
"2013-11-13 19:14:13"
"Preview: The Path of Positive Re..."
"this week all mortgage company when a whole long for democracy justice sustainability real communities these are not friends ideas these are really core to the American public any ... nation where three point five percent of the population has gotten engaged no government has been able to stand up to that three point five percent is all we need and help they hope which Efik life symphony became a kiss for the world" + 1%
"2013-12-13 21:50:12"
"Bill Moyers Essay on the NRA"
"back when Charlton Heston made that defiant boast at the NRA convention that gun control advocates would have to pry his rifle from his cold dead hands he must've thought he was back in the fantasy world of Hollywood reliving his roles as those famous Indian killers Andrew Jackson then Buffalo Bill Cody wild west as he called it courses through the bloodstream of American that thought sure Heston was not channeling his most famous role as Moses striding down to Mount Sinai with a tablet of stone inscribed with god's blueprint for a civilized society including the commandment thou shalt not kill with the good lord seems not to have anticipated the national rifle its culture cold and dead is Charlton Heston's grip on his gun the NRA has become the armed bully of American politics the enabler of the gunfighter nation whose exceptionalism includes a high tolerance for slaughter of the innocent Mother Jones magazine reports that at least one hundred and ninety four children have been shot to death since new town one hundred and twenty seven of them died in their own homes and dozens more in the hold friends neighbors and relatives not strangers seventy to pull the trigger themselves or were shot by another youngster my native state of Texas leads the country in the number of young ones killed by gun while some states passed tougher firearms legislation after new tail Texas enacted in new laws against same restrictions on guns which is partly why last month for women had lunch at a restaurant just outside Dallas it was a planning meeting for Bob demand action for gun sense in America it's a group started after new tale that describes itself as the mothers against drunk driving a gun before as the four women ate and talked about forty members about pro gun group called open carry Texas champions of guns anywhere and everywhere gathered outside the restaurant many of them with their farms they said they were there not to intimidate a point sure as if real men guns so it ..." + 24%
"2013-12-13 20:17:24"
"Richard Slotkin on Guns and Viol..."
"welcome but be forewarned a few scenes in this hour disturbing because we're dealing with violence and know what a high point is true about it as you know one year ago this weekend twenty school children and six educators were massacred at the sandy hook elementary school killer also murdered his mother and then killed himself twenty eight deaths in all from guns across America perhaps as many as thirty thousand more have been killed since that fateful day this is why I've asked Richard Slotkin to join me he has spent his adult life delving into how violence took Pete brewed in our culture from colonial days to now in his magisterial trilogy regeneration violence a fatal environment and gunfighter nation Richard Slotkin tells how America came to embrace a mythology of gun slinging settlers taming the wilderness to justify and romanticize tragic record of subjugation and bloodshed his latest book the long road to Antietam tells the story of the bloodiest day in American history in these and other works this preeminent cultural historian tracks the evolution of the gun culture I continues to dominate wound and kill Richard Feigen has retired now from a distinguished teaching career of over four decades at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut just forty five minutes a new town welcome thank you what were you thinking as the first anniversary of the massacre approach I well I was I I was thinking of the sadness of that day and just the that blows the the idea of all those as one woman at the towns and those poor little babies ... being slaughtered and I was also ... remembering with some ... anger ... the way in which ... one of the first knee jerk responses to the to that event was a ... kind of rabid defense of ... and not only defensive gun owning Bucca kind of plea for extending I had the privilege of gun ownership and ... the number of occasions type of occasions on which guns could be used and not only that the that the different places..." + 96%
"2013-12-03 22:21:12"
"Encore: America's Gilded Capital"
"week of lawyers and company if you can sell yourself as someone who knows how Washington works someone who has these relationships someone who can get on the phone and get the present United States department you know your fugitive client that's a very very marketable commodity funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome or to tell you about a book you sent every I promise laugh and cry and by the end I think you'll be ready for the revolution the title is this town an up close look at how our nation's capital really works I can tell you it's not a pretty picture story of a city's bipartisan lust for power Cassian notoriety so overpowering that everyone and everything else sucked into its undertow government becomes no longer the servant of the people but in the fall of big money lobbyist in the media happy live off its fancy leftovers in a feeding frenzy of gossip and shallow speculation how appropriate that a capital built on a swamp I sunk so low into the speaking but mark Leibovitz is the chief national correspondent for The New York Times magazine and is the..." + 96%
"2013-11-25 16:48:14"
"Encore: Wendell Berry: Poet and ..."
"week of lawyers and company Wendell berry poet and profit I've been talking for a long time without leadership from the bottom and I'm convinced perfectly that it's happening and that leadership consists of people who simply sees something that needs to be done and they start doing it and is this the Canary in the coal mine funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome in this broadcast you will be dead ever bessent man who still believes we can make democracy work Wendell berry is a master of the written word and he rarely appears on television one thing when he's not riding he's farming and I can keep a fella busy from sunrise to sunset but we met recently and after considerable persuasion he said okay bring your cameras with you this portrait is the result produced with the human media center which I hit we don't have a right to ask where they were going six the only question we have right to has is it's the right thing to do what does this earth require of us and if we want to continue to live on full window bury the defense of the earth is a mission that admi..." + 95%
"2013-11-22 14:43:41"
"A Tribute to Doris Lessing"
"we end as we began this week with the metaphor in this case Phoenix that great bird of ancient Greek mythology reborn and rising from its own ashes a bright and colorful symbol of renewal that's how the Nobel Prize winning writer Doris Lessing described the storyteller she believed is deep inside each one of us it is the story teller the dream maker the myth maker that is our Phoenix you said that represents us and our best in at our most creative Doris Lessing died last Sunday age ninety four there is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth she wrote and so she proved in her master work the golden notebook and the many other novels written throughout a literary career that spanned six decades he was an iconoclast he didn't suffer fools he said what she meant meant what she said with no holds barred and no subject off limits I spoke with her ten years ago as she described growing up in Africa and her one great love the written word you never stop writing yeah and I will compulsive and I'm deeply think that it it have to be something very neurotic and I'm not joking pasta bake because if I finished a book and just wonderful relief which I'm not feeling it's often a profit if content publishing bluefin happen if I don't have to do anything how will you stick around but suddenly it stops iffy terrible feeling it's I'm just wasting my life Lucius and it could not fact that if I spend a day busy as a little it looks bad I do this I do that but I have written judge a wasted day memo could how do you account for that notes was there what we call a law hobble but a Eureka moment when you knew that you were going to spend your lock riding weather successfully alone was there such a moment when I was working on my childhood and I want to know when I was seventeen Carol long ramp that satchel the map Cher I Roach I had to write yeah listing what I had no education you left school at a boarding area and I wasn't trained for anything what was there in a young girl tw..." + 56%
"2013-11-22 14:41:23"
"Film Preview: Birth of the Livin..."
"integer rude I spoke of how zombies are appropriate metaphor for society whose political media and financial institutions are without a soul they walk a world in which the lust for power and wealth corrupts absolutely and sucks away real live we know a lot about zombies here at Morrison company not that there are any own our production team that we know of but because one of our editors our friend and colleague rob tunes has made a mesmerizing documentary about the creation of George A. Romero's movie classic night of the Living Dead it's the granddaddy of all the zombie movies and TV shows so popular today striking about the documentary entitled birth of the Living Dead is how rob cues places the nineteen sixty eight movie and its particular place and time when civil unrest and violence gave the nation nightmares and zombies were a metaphor for the American public deeply troubled and distressed in the time to deny living dug him out you don't feel safe in your home anymore you know it's there are things that are overtaking us over which we have no control and there's that fear and I think that that the zombie apocalypse takes inspiration from that fear on and it's why audiences connect with it in a way that is not quite obvious on the surface but is really in the subtext unsettling element of the movie that the people who seem most likely to be able to thwart this incursion of the Living Dead it looked like a Lynch mob the residents for people who would have spent the last ten years watching you know white southerners vowed to ... prevent that desegregation of schools for instance ... it it would have been really pretty clear and the dogs in the living that there's a very specific cultural resonance you know ... black men being chased by dogs is one of the ugliest images of the civil rights movement and was very much part of the national visual vocabulary of any movie go or other than a very little kid who would have gone to see this movie and ... again ..." + 35%
"2013-11-22 14:38:44"
"Henry Giroux on 'Zombie' Politics"
"well a very wise teacher once told us if you want to change the world change the metaphor then he gave us some of his favorite examples you think of language differently he said if you think of words pregnant with celestial far or words that we've been tears that speak of course the heart doesn't physically separated the pieces when we lose someone we love but a broken heart conveys the depth of loss and if I say you are the apple of my eye you know how space you are I sighed in other words metaphors Clinton's the lens of perception and give us a fresh take on reality in other words recently I read a book it's hard feel that opened my eyes to see differently the crisis of our times and the better for use by both was believe it or not zombies you heard me right zombies more on the film later but this is the book zombie politics and culture in the age of casino capitalism talk about connecting the dots read this in the headlines of the day will I think arrange themselves differently in your head running together ideas and experiences to reveal a patter the skillful weaver is hindered Europe a scholar teacher and social critic with seemingly tireless energy in a broad range of interests you're just a few of his books America's education deficit in the world you twilight of the social youth in this suspect society neo liberalism war on higher education integer Roo is the son of working class parents in Rhode Island who now holds the global TV network chair in English and cultural studies at McMaster University in can't he Richard ruach it's great to be there is a great urgency in your recent books and in the essays you been posting own lan a fierce urgency almost as if you are riding with the doomsday clock taking what accounts for that well for me democracy is too important to allow it to be undermined in a way in which every final institution that matters from the political process schools to the to the inequalities that for the money being put into politics I mean..." + 96%
"2013-12-19 16:26:03"
"Preview: The Pope, Poverty and P..."
"this week all mortgage company blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth that's Christianity wrestling isn't worth of a hill of beans and did you ever right from anger oh yes yeah I wrote a lot of terrible yeah what made you the angry the conditions that are imposed upon for by the" + 1%
"2013-12-17 16:10:14"
"Moyers & Company 2014"
"this week old lawyers and company we need a movement of truth tellers you get on the street make it a grassroots movement not the politics of fear but the politics of hope wake up and do something about this a huge movement comes from below was gonna take people we are going to build the kind of democracy that we deserve occupied democracy with for years company" + 1%
"2013-12-16 17:33:20"
"Preview: Inequality Behind Bars"
"this week all mortgage company if we are going to build a movement it's gonna have to be a movement that begins in our churches in our faith communities and our neighborhoods in our schools one where people really wake up and say we are going to build the kind of democracy that we deserve" + 1%
"2013-12-13 22:50:10"
"Gunfighter Nation"
"week old warriors company here you have an obviously disturbed young man everybody sees that his mother sees it and the one way of dealing with it is to buy handguns and to me that speaks of ... our mystique of weapons and perhaps his mother thought the gun was curative and some funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome but be forewarned few scenes in this hour disturbing because we're dealing with violence and know what a high point is true about it as you know one year ago this weekend twenty school children and six educators were massacred the sandy hook elementary school killer also murdered his mother and then killed himself twenty eight deaths in all from guns across America perhaps as many as thirty thousand more have been killed since that fateful day this is why I've asked Richard Slotkin to join me he has spent his adult life delving into how violence took Pete brewed in our culture from colonial days to now in his magisterial trilogy regeneration violence a fatal environment and gunfighter nation Richard Slotkin tells how America came to emb..." + 96%
"2014-01-03 14:22:48"
"The Pope, Poverty and Poetry"
"Waco mortgage company Thomas Cahill owned a new pope he says things like com ... we the the evangelize service should have on us the smell of the sheep and then he says our shoes should be muddy and what do you make of that it doesn't sound like papal shoes to me and port lord Philip Levine phone giving voice to the voiceless and the guy says to me what kind of job what kind of job are you expecting to get here looks up and and because I'm a fat mouth I said I want your job I want to sit behind a desk and treat other men and swine just the way you're treating funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to doing real and permanent good in the war the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and go away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you knew from the start that pope branches was going to be different the first pope in history to take the name of the patron Saint of the poor he speaks differently in the voice we're not used to hearing criticizing the widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crops in his recent apostolic exhortation on the economy of exclusion and inequality he said quote the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ..." + 96%
"2014-01-03 14:22:30"
"Thomas Cahill on the People's Pope"
"you knew from the start that pope branches was going to be different the first pope in history to take the name of the patron Saint of the poor he speaks differently in the voice we're not used to hearing criticizing the widening gap between those who have more and those who must be content with the crumbs in his recent apostolic exhortation on the economy of exclusion and inequality he said quote the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guys in the idolatry of money and the dictatorship of an in person" + 1%
"2013-12-21 06:57:27"
"Philip Levine on America's Workers"
"pope's Vigoreaux behalf of working people resonates right here in America among workers fighting for a living wage old Black Friday big shopping day after thanksgiving some fifteen hundred demonstrations took place at wal marts around the country and then on the heels of the Walmart protest fast food workers stage the latest in a year long series of walk out in demonstrations this time in more than one hundred cities demanding a raise in the minimum wage at McDonald's another change fifteen dollars an hour now the company shale rock back of course but they can afford what the employers are asking for the six Walmart ears alone have a combined net worth of nearly one hundred and forty five billion dollars you heard me right one hundred and forty five billion dollars choosing their parents well McDonald's reportedly just bought it second thirty five million dollar corporate jet to fly executives around at a cost of sixty five hundred dollars an hour while its workers can barely scrape together the pennies for a happy meal we are losing sight who really keeps the re working and that's why I asked the port Philip Levine to join me he once labored in the heat grit and noise of the assembly lines at the automobile plants of Detroit he discovered that his gift for verse could provide a voice for the voiceless is the author of twenty collections of poems as well as books of translations and essays and has been the recipient of the Pulitzer and to National Book Award he recently served as the nation's port laureate at the library of Congress one critic described Philip Levine as a large ironic equipment of the industrial heartland Philip Levine welcome thank you yeah you worked in the factories when you're a boy what kind of work I worked for a place called Chevrolet gear and axle long gone and that was ... working on large punch presses ... in a forgery those very hot and and dangerous a and it was the kind of job that you could not tend to you had to be conscious of..." + 92%
"2013-12-20 15:30:15"
"Michelle Alexander: Locked Out o..."
"welcome last month in Sydney Australia they threw an annual event called the festival of dangerous idea one of the main speakers was David Simon the writer producer who created the wire and true may two television series that vividly portray that fast gap between rich and poor nothing drives that great divide home he said lock our prisons seeing the underclass hunted threw up a war on a dangerous drugs allegedly that is in fact merely of a war on the poor and has turned us into the most incarcerate of state ... in the history of mankind at this point terms of just the sheer numbers of people we've put in American prisons no other country the face of the earth gels people at the at the number and rate that we are he's right of course during the past thirty years the number of inmates in federal custody has grown by eight hundred percent and half of them are serving sentences for drug offenses according to the sentencing project an advocacy group dedicated to changing how we think about crime and punishment more than sixty percent of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minority this book woke people up the new Jim crow mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness by Michelle Alexander she was my guess more than three years ago when the book was first published an outstanding work of scholarship or how Warren drugs are harsh mandatory minimum sentencing and racism have converged to create a caste system in this country very much like the one under Jim crow segregation laws none of us at the time anticipate powerful impact her book would have came a best seller spurred an even wider conversation about justice and inequality and transform Michelle Alexander the maturity and professor to it activist and advocate for an end to our de humanizing penal system Michelle Alexander welcome thank you thanks for having me when the book came out one reviewer called it the Bible of a social movement have you seen the apostles of the disciples and the church braidi..." + 94%
"2013-12-20 15:29:44"
"Incarceration Nation"
"week of lawyers and company if we are going to build a movement it's gonna have to be a movement that begins in our churches in our faith communities and our neighborhoods in our schools one where people really wake up and say we are going to build the kind of the I see that we deserve and this house is the beginning of a new way of life for women who have been in car I don't know I was on my way to creating would had that ability you change I funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away to Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome last month in Sydney Australia they threw an annual event called the festival of dangerous ideas one of the main speakers was David Simon the writer producer who created the wire and true may two television series that vividly portray that fast gap between rich and poor nothing drives that great divide home he said lock our prisons seeing the underclass hunted threw up a war on a dangerous drugs allegedly that is in fact merely a war on the poor and has turned us into the most incarcerated state ... in the history of mankind at this point terms of just the sheer numbers..." + 96%
"2013-12-20 15:30:32"
"Susan Burton: A New Way of Life"
"in our conversation you heard Michelle Alexander singled out a woman named Susan Burton as an inspiration both to her and to the movement to reform the criminal justice system and reclaim basic civil and human rights for people released from incarceration because of Susan Burton many women have found shelter a job and camaraderie during that rocky period after they walk out of prison into what otherwise would be a cold and treacherous world she herself almost didn't make it Burton sure shik prison sentences in California for drug related felonies never forgotten she heard a prison guard say as she walked away what turned out to be the last time I'll see you back in a little while after all the five percent of the state's parolees do returned to jail within three years and nearly a third of them within the first six months but thanks to treatment and resolve and Burton has clean and free today her Los Angeles organization a new way of life runs five houses offering help to women struggling to rebuild their lives her story is told in the film released last year produced and directed by Tessa Blake as him a hero here's an excerpt this is a very how do I think of a good lawyer right jealous assembly map found JK did whatever we can do to help you obviously a girls lead and you know we here for you well I'm glad you're not down one school whatever you need to you know get your school gone yes no slicker wanna keep you grounded and connected okay thank you I think a new way of life is in the home irrigation situated around they it's a home where women can calm and feel accepted and support it and safe I am probably six let me know we can't help you self worth was it's home for so many women who have no place to go I was like that for four years that's a long time I was happy to be out but still scared because you know I guess because we're creatures of habit and you want to feel secure saying they drive me to the upper station and you know you're into hundred dollars a..." + 84%
"2014-01-15 16:49:47"
"Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on ..."
"this of what we tell ourselves as a free country which means you should have freedom of thought it I don't care what you think just don't go think whatever you want go ahead think that there's one guards two guards ten guards were no gods that is what it means to live in a free country the problem arises is if you have a religious philosophy that is not based in objective realities that you then want to put in the science classroom then I'm gonna stand there and say no I'm not going to allow you in the science classroom I'm not telling you what to think I'm just telling you the science class you're not doing science this is not science but out" + 1%
"2014-01-10 02:01:13"
"Neil deGrasse Tyson on the New C..."
"week of lawyers and company Neil degrasse Tyson on the new cosmos and our dark universe science is a is an enterprise that should be cherished as an activity of the free human mind because it transforms who we are how we live and it gives us an understanding of our place in the universe funding is provided by and gone away our Nicky corporation of New York celebrating one hundred and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burdens and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our soul corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome it's been almost thirty five years since PBS premiered one of his most successful series of all time Carl Sagan's cosmos many of you may remember as I do elegant exposition of the universe so harder on me knows that's where we came long to return and we can because the cosmos is also within us were in need of some we are away cosmos no itself hundred million people in more than six the country's now watch because but in the decade since the universe has kept moving literally moving in every direction so has signed and that's why cosmos is returning this spring this time O. National Geographic channel and fox TV it's time going I got is the astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson America's most popular scientist the unabashed defender of knowledge over superstition clearly the rightful heir to Carl Sagan's curiosity and courage so passenger seat belt for all new interstellar journey through tens of mi..." + 92%
"2014-01-09 15:45:18"
"North Carolina: Battleground State"
"a month in July Raleigh North Carolina a procession moves toward the statehouse we CNBLUE's hello simply you have which in some they blocked doors and passageway knowing it will get them arrested they are part of a movement that's become known as moral Monday thousands rally in protest at the North Carolina state house for what we call it moral Monday to protest against get the world Monday's protests here in Raleigh North Carolina North Carolina and the falcons are numbers that we in the south now the media different winds come this is the just this month payment now we don't want him out now more than a dozen protesters are still in police custody hours after protest began with a small gathering on a Monday in April then their numbers started growing Monday after Monday each week there are more arrests than the week before tonight there were forty nine the rallies kept going through the spring in the hot Carolina summer for the thirteenth wave of the moral Monday protests crowds grew so large and we've got to shut down a portion of lane street it down by August citizens were turning out in town after town across the state national police telling us five thousand more more gather here in downtown Nashville in the nation taking note moral Monday organized to save them media attention they're generating outside the General Assembly makes on for much of the political power they lack on the inside the protesters are challenging and relentless right wing crusade to remake the laws of the state in North Carolina they are trying a new way to get people back to work they're cutting off unemployment benefits North Carolina past one of in the most restrictive voter suppression belt lawmakers in the state house and Senate just voted to prohibit expansion of Medicaid executions will soon resume here in North Carolina dropping the state income tax and adding a higher for the first time in almost one hundred and fifty years Republicans control the governorship and both houses..." + 95%
"2014-01-09 15:38:22"
"State of Conflict: North Carolina"
"Waco mortgage company welcome to you and the new year other election year for every seat in the house of representatives one third of the Senate thirty six governors and thousands of state legislators now chances are you're not hearing a lot about these races yet but in this era of gridlock dysfunction in Washington battle to determine America's agenda is being fought in state politics so all this first weekend of the year we're looking at one stage that embodies the conflicts roiling the whole country on one side of government controlled by the most right wing conservatives in the Republican Party who are remaking their state and their image fueled by the wealth and power of one very rich man on the other side a very vocal mix of citizens whose resistance turn first day of every week to a moral but the join us for state of conflict North Carolina funding is provided by Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy committed to do real and permanent good in the the Colbert foundation independent production fund with support from the partridge foundation a John and Paul the goth charitable fund the comments foundation park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the Bernard and Audrey Rappaport foundation the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information have not found dot org and come away the Betsy and Jesse Fink foundation the H. K. H. foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company a month in July Raleigh North Carolina a procession moves toward the statehouse nnova we ntfc on Wall simply you have which in some they blocked doors and passageway knowing it will get ..." + 65%
"2014-01-08 22:11:25"
"Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on ..."
"this week all mortgage company Neil degrasse Tyson on the new because most bands are dark universe science is a is an enterprise that should be cherished as an activity of the freeze human mosque because it transforms who we are how we live and it gives us an understanding of our place in the universe" + 1%
"2014-01-03 20:01:19"
"A Win for Children's Health"
"there's a reason to keep fighting against the powers that be because no matter the setbacks of the years it may take can win remember when we introduced you to Jeremiah are quick to David Rosner their public health historians who never quit even with the giants of industry tried to silence them their book deceit in denial for example told how chemical companies concealed the truth about toxins in our food water and air companies responded with a vicious attack to discredit them by they were targets again when their most recent book land wars the politics of science in the fate of America's children warned that kids can still be harmed by Leah scientists now say that it is very likely there is no safe level of lead that any amount of lead in the" + 1%
"2014-02-14 14:49:38"
"David Simon on Our Rigged Politi..."
"welcome there's no way to say it nicely the stench of corruption hangs over American politics like smog over Shanghai every day brings new headline if it's not a Chris Christie's New Jersey it's in ray Nagin's New Orleans a former mayor has been convicted for taking bribes and kickbacks and in our nation's capital the revolving door worlds like a runaway carousel living one member of Congress are top staffer after another into the waiting arms of corporate mercenaries offering top dollar for services rendered never mind the conflicts of interest and all the while gushes of money pour into political campaigns nonstop producing a marionette government of legalized theft you would think oldest leaf would be enough to turn everyone off and it has indeed provoke dangerously widespread cynicism and but not among the two men on this broadcast who meet Lawrence Lessig later in the show but first we're back with David Simon the former crime reporter turd television producer it created to acclaim series for HBO term may about the struggle to rebuild post Katrina New Orleans and the wire story of crime and punishment in the streets of Baltimore campaign runs on dollars you know it each showed how corrupted capitalism in politics leap poor people at the mercy of our brick you are a model are you not you're feeding off the violence and the despair of the drug trade you're stealing from those who themselves are stealing the lifeblood from our city you are a parasite who leeches off just like you guys are of drug use but what I got the sack gun got the briefcase so the game though right what I remember so vividly after watching that scene is that the law shrugged that's quite often the effect of money in politics the system worked only for those who pay to play who have bought the rule making machinery of government as David Simon put it when he was here two weeks ago you can buy these guys on the cheap and capitals been out a long time and the rules have been relaxed Supreme C..." + 81%
"2014-02-14 14:46:39"
"Lawrence Lessig's March to End C..."
"David Solomon it's time you meet large lessee like you he knows that capitalism is no blueprint for democracy and he's demonstrating the power of his convictions with boots on the ground snow boots Lessig is a well known constitutional scholar and activist he not only talks the talk he's walking the walk last month the winners ice sleet and snow he led a two week March of patriotic Americans from north to south them one hundred and eighty five miles of streets and roads in New Hampshire additionally the site of the nation's first presidential primary the March was to raise awareness of the need for campaign finance reform including H. E. R. tin that's a resolution in the state legislature to amend the US constitution and overthrow citizens United they're also asking all of the presidential candidates who will soon be halting New Hampshire a big question how are you going to in the system of corruption in Washington this hike just the beginning more marches are planned in this state between now and two thousand and sixty this year's began symbolically in Dixville notch population twelve well known to fans of American politics as the first town in the United States cast this presidential ballots mmhm type of customer said to me he'll look crazy to March across New Hampshire in the middle I kind of feel like who is the crazy in this story but we have a Congress where members spend thirty to seventy percent of their time raising money they live in an environment much like a elementary school where the buzzers go off in a race from their office down to the floor of Congress to vote on issues that even though they're voting they stand empty chamber giving speeches to know about it it is a system that produces no progress so the people inside that system it seems to me are the crazy ones so if there is crazy here and I'm crazy for one crazy knows Chris mmhm leann about every single important issue America has to address if you're on the right and you care about tax refo..." + 80%
"2014-01-31 17:41:31"
"David Simon on America as a Horr..."
"Suiko mortgage company the state of the union beyond the beltway with journalist producer David Simon scam of it damn of what Americans become you know give the money to the rich and they'll see that you're not poor is that really what you're saying funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome president Obama state of the union address and the rebuttals from the Republican Greek chorus already have been extensively vetted by the media so as we say here in New York and off already instead we have a reality check from someone who art from the user's television drama to report on the state of America from an entirely different perspective from the bottom up David Simon was a crime reporter for the Baltimore sun whose journalism became the material for two non fiction books homicide a year on the killing streets and the corner a year in the life of an inner city neighborhood each became a TV series and lead Simon to leave daily journalism to create two unforgettable shows for HBO the wire about the precincts of Baltimore and the corruption of its institutions you follow drugs you get drug addicts and drug dealers stuck to follow the money and you don't know where it's gon..." + 93%
"2014-01-29 23:49:49"
"Preview: David Simon on America ..."
"this week a mortician company television producer David Simon vote America as a horror show the harsh shows we are going to be a slaves to profit and some of us will be higher in the pyramid and will count ourselves lucky and many many more will be at the bottom of the pyramid and and their wives will be marginalized and destroy" + 1%
"2014-01-24 13:47:38"
"Neil deGrasse Tyson on Why Scien..."
"Suiko mortgage company we conclude our conversation with astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson old science and democracy you have not fully expressed your power as a voter until you have a scientific literacy and topics that matter for future political issues this requires a level a base level of science would receive it and think we've achieved funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome two weeks now the astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson and I have been soaring to the outer edges of the universe in pursuit of dark energy we expected gravity to be slowing down the expanding universe the opposite is happening we don't know what's causing and dark matter we have one six of the forces of gravity we see in the universe was there is no known objects accounting for most of the effect of gravity in the universe something is making stuff move that is not anything we have ever touched there heavenly bodies collide creating spectacular displays of far in life but down here the collision of science and religion in the rough and tumble of democracy they create its own fireworks it brings me to the controversy Neil degrasse Tyson triggered in the blogosphere when he said this to m..." + 92%
"2014-01-22 21:42:33"
"Preview: Neil deGrasse Tyson on ..."
"Suiko Morrison company astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson old science and democracy you have not fully expressed your power as a boat until you have a scientific literacy and topics that matter for future political issues this requires a level a base level of science would receive that I don't think we've achieved" + 1%
"2014-01-22 16:37:44"
"Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science, ..."
"week old warriors and company astrophysicist Neil degrasse Tyson on science god and the universe if god is the mystery of the universe these mysteries which worked tackling these mysteries one by one if you're gonna stay religious at the end of the conversation god has to be more to you than just where science has yet to track funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie Corp celebrating one hundred the land and committed to doing real and good in the the Ford Foundation working with visionaries frontline social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome at this glorious photograph it was taken by a NASA space telescope and shows the remains of a supernova and exploded star seventeen thousand light years away from us back when hero planet earth we were still in the stone age now hold your hand up to the screen see how the photo resembles the actuary of some large celestial hand that's why astronomers have called this image head of gone not literally of course but the picture does provide us with an elegant entry into the next part of my conversation with Neil degrasse Tyson he's the director of the Hayden planetarium at new York's American museum of natural is also the narrator of a mesmerizing show at the planetarium called dark universe this spring heel appear as the host of a rebate classic PBS series cosmos you can see it on the National Geographic channel and fox TV in our first episode nearly grass Tyson..." + 92%
"2014-04-15 16:00:56"
"Ian Haney López on the Dog Whis..."
"week old lawyers and company how dog whistle politics use race to influence your vote story and Ian Haney Lopez breaks the code thought was a politics doesn't come out of some desire to hurt minorities comes out of a desire it's racism as a strategy it's cold it's calculating it's considered it's the decision to achieve one's own hands here winning votes by stirring racial animosity funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome a dog whistle doesn't sound like much to your readers of mine but it will make the neighborhood canines come running faster than you can shout Lassie or rent ten ten this whistle sends its signal at a frequency only dogs can hear which makes it an apt metaphor for this new book dope whistle politics by my guest Ian Haney Lopez he's broken the code on the racist politics of the last fifty years politicians mastered the use of dog whistles to turn Americans against each other watering America over the plutocrats the dog whistle of racism says Iain Haney Lopez is the dark magic by which middle class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests in Haiti Lopez is now a law professor at the university of California Berkeley th..." + 92%
"2014-04-15 15:58:11"
"Public Schools for Sale?"
"Michael Morrison company the high cost of turning our schools into profit centers in terms of the public coffers there are billions of dollars but I think what's at stake is the future of American public education I believe it is the foundation stone at one of the foundation stones of our democracy so an attack on public education is an attack on democracy funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome charter schools are booming and converse hill there no more than six thousand across the country double the number from just a decade ago they're publicly funded but privately run and whatever you think about the myriad of charter schools versus public schools Mary is no longer driving the debate what's driving the debate is money charter movement is now part of the growing privatization of public education and wallstreet season emerging market take a look at this piece published last fall on Forbes dot com quote dozens of bankers hedge fund types and private equity investors gathered to discuss investing in for profit education company there's a potential gold rush here public education from kindergarten through high school pulls in more than five hundred billion dollars..." + 93%
"2014-04-15 15:57:41"
"Bill Moyers on the McCutcheon De..."
"fortunately for any of us who believe this country should be about fair play and justice sorrow Jayaraman and those waiters busboys and cooks reinforce our faith that organize people can't counter organized money but they're going to need all the hope and heart they can muster and so weak because the fight to save our democracy from the clutches of plutocrats just got harder here in New York state for example governor Andrew Cuomo of the wallstreet wing of the Democratic Party and legislators from both parties killed a commission investigating political corruption they also killed a promising plan for a more level playing field in state elections and they did so while handing wealthy individuals and wealthy communities those are the biggest contributors to elections very big tax break and in Washington as you heard by now in the Kutch in case the Supreme Court five pro corporate block struck bill limits on how much money can be given to candidates parties and political action committees one prominent right winger says the justice is merely reinstated the first amendment for all Americans sure by doubling down on their earlier ruling in the infamous citizens United case equating money with speech the justices have actually decreed that you're entitled to all the free speech you can buy you'll be old equal footing with the coke brothers if you have their money the prevailing myth in America has been that the rich have a right to buy more homes more cars were gizmos vacations and leisure but they don't have the right to buy more democracy bream court laid that myth to rest and the new Gilded Age rowers try but we the people shouldn't cower or give in to despair those restaurant workers they're not quitting and they summoned a spirit from deep within our past when those early insurgent stood against imperial authority convinced that would injustice becomes law finance becomes duty at our website bill Moyers dot com will show you some ways you can get involved and the..." + 14%
"2014-04-15 15:57:09"
"All Work and No Pay"
"week of lawyers and company all work and no play food workers fight for a living wage how is it that a major industry has basically convinced America convince Congress that they practically shouldn't have to pay their workers at all it's purely money and power and their control over our lives funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome if you wonder why so many Americans doing essential but menial work at low wages never seem to get a break here's an answer for you that's how it's intended to be not by nature are the market or from any lack of character or will on the part of workers no the fact is our system is organized against them the very thing workers most won't indeed a fair wage is the very thing the controlling interest don't want them to have and by controlling interest I mean the owners of capital who were emboldened even further this week by the Supreme Court McCutchen decision giving money interest more opportunity to break the political system against everyday Americans case in point you've heard about the wave of protest again fast food chains like McDonald's and Wendy's where employees are forced to label next to nothing workers in regular sit down re..." + 93%
"2014-04-15 15:56:23"
"Fighting for the Four Freedoms"
"welcome if you're still reeling from the supreme court's McCutchen decision giving corporations and oligarchs even more power to corrupt democracy with impunity and if the greatest income inequality since the first Gilded Age and the roaring twenties has you gasping at the realization that it's happening in America again and if you have trouble reconciling the promise of America life liberty and the pursuit of happiness for every citizen with the packs of America including the fact of immense power and privilege in the hands of so few if all these bad tidings have you down in the dumps I have an assignment for you read this book fight for the four freedoms what made FDR the greatest generation truly great by Harvey JK published this very weak on the sixty ninth anniversary of president Franklin Roosevelt's death the twelfth of April nineteen forty five at its core is the famous speech FD are made to America less than a year before Pearl Harbor in nineteen forty one calling on the nation to prepare to protect and defend the four essential freedoms freedom of speech and religion freedom from Walt and fear it's not the first time this historian has reached into the past to find inspiration for our troubled present as book Thomas Paine and the promise of America was a rousing invocation of the radical patriot who became the conscience of the American revolution RB JK joins me now he is a professor of democracy and justice studies at the university of Wisconsin Green Bay and director of that school's center for history and social change RB welcome back thank you it's a pleasure to be here you open far in the very first sentence we must remember and then over and again we must remember we must remember we must remember what exactly are you asking us to remember we need to remember what our parents and grandparents did we need to remember that they didn't just beat the Great Depression then just defeat fascism Imperials what they actually did is to go about doing that S..." + 91%
"2014-04-04 19:06:35"
"McCutcheon Means "All the Free S..."
"fortunately for any of us who believe this country should be about fair play and justice sorry Jayaraman and those waiters busboys and cooks reinforce our faith that organize people can't counter organized money but they're going to need all the hope and heart they can muster it's so weak because the fight to save our democracy from the clutches of plutocrats just got harder here in New York state for example governor Andrew Cuomo of the wallstreet wing of the Democratic" + 1%
"2014-02-20 13:36:52"
"Bill McKibben to Obama: Say No t..."
"week old lawyers and company the showdown mirrors for the keystone XL pipeline and bill McKibben says it's time for president Obama to stand up to the oil companies and just say no he wants to have it both ways mostly the fossil fuel way and we need him actually stand up for the environment funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burdens and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome in our last broadcast I promise you more David Simon and I'll keep that promise down the road but right now because of the news my guest is a journalist turned activist who was often ask how can you remain so optimistic and so energized when you've taken no nothing less than the threat of global catastrophe the question he's even heard from me more than once because I've known him for years now as both colleague and friend after all this time bill McKibben stamina and soulfulness tenue to amaze me we met over a decade ago on a canoe trip together for the making of my series America's first river about the history of the Hudson and the struggle to save it from industrial pollution and the fall winter and spring pretty lonely beautiful place I'd read is classic work on our environmental crisis call it the end of nature a prophetic summons..." + 93%
"2014-04-18 15:55:49"
"What the 1% Don't Want You to Know"
"welcome even in this age of hyperlinks in cyberspace nearly six centuries after Gutenberg devised his printing press it's still possible for a single book to shake the foundations rather cliches up in dogma under ideologues and arm everyday people with the knowledge they need to fight back against the predatory powers that rob them of their birthright it's innocent this is such a book capital in the twenty first century French economist Thomas picketed the book of the season committee to others the book of the decade reviewers have called it a bulldozer of a book magisterial seminal affinity of a watershed seven hundred pages it's already a best seller and there isn't a single scene of seduction what one celebrity interview not one picture just graph after graph facto in fact drawn from two centuries of data and embedded in prose that can suddenly explode like a supernova in the bright here's one of its extraordinary insight we're heading into a future dominated by inherited wealth it's capital concentrates and fewer and fewer hands giving the very rich ever greater power over politics government and society from o'neill capitalism is the name for it and it has potentially terrifying consequences for democracy for those who work for a living the level of inequality in the U. S. rights piggy is probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past anywhere in the world over three decades between nineteen seventy seven and two thousand seven sixty percent of our national income went to the richest one percent of American no wonder this is the one book the one percent assembled the other ninety nine percent turvy Paul Krugman has been riding extensively and generously about Pickett is book the Nobel Prize winning economist and New York times columnist calls it a tour de force a magnificent sweeping meditation on inequality that will change both the way we think about society and the way we do economics scholar author of many books and widely read columni..." + 92%
"2014-04-18 14:13:37"
"Bill Moyers on America's Mad Das..."
"the evidence keeps mounting just this past Tuesday the fifteenth of April tax day the F. avail CIO reported that last year the chief executive officers of three hundred fifty top American corporations were paid three hundred and thirty one times more money than the average U. S. worker those executives made an average of eleven point seven million dollars impaired to the average worker who earned thirty five thousand two hundred and thirty nine dollars if that analysis circulated on tax day the economist Robert Reich reminded us that in addition to getting the largest percent of total national income in nearly a century many in the one percent are paying a lower federal tax rate than a lot of people in the middle class you will no doubt remember that an obliging Congress of both parties allows high rollers a finance the privilege of carried interest tax rate below that of their secretaries and clerks in that state and local levels while the poorest twenty percent of Americans pay an average tax rate of over eleven percent the richest one percent of the country pays half that rate no neither nature nor nature's god drew up our tax code it's the work of legislators politicians and it's one where they have as justice John Roberts might put it of expressing gratitude to their donors who missed Adelson we so appreciate your generosity that week cut your estate taxes so you can get eight billion dollars has a tax repayment to your heirs even though down the road the public will have to put up two point eight billion dollars to compensate for the loss in tax revenues all of which makes truly repugnant the argument heard so often from courtiers of the rich that in equality doesn't matter course it inequality is what is turn Washington into a protection racket for the one percent it buys all those goodies from government tax breaks tax havens allowing corporations and the rich to park their money in a no tax zone new polls favors like Karen interested owned and own it no ..." + 30%
"2014-04-15 16:01:27"
"Putting Political Corruption on Ice"
"week of lawyers and company television producer David Simon I don't think that you can call the American government anything other than broken at this point and I think break has come at the legislative I mean that's the part of the government that has been purchased and the scholar and activist launch Lessig leads a March across New Hampshire to clean it up wherein the cost in the design of our government did anybody ever envision that money was going to have this amount of control in our system funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome there's no way to say it nicely stitch of corruption hangs over American politics like smog over Shanghai every day brings new headlines if it's not a Chris Christie's New Jersey it's in ray Nagin's New Orleans where the former mayor has been convicted for taking bribes and kickbacks and in our nation's capital the revolving door worlds like a runaway carousel living one member of Congress are top staffer after another into the waiting arms of corporate mercenaries offering top dollar for services rendered never mind the conflicts of interest and all the while gushes of money pour into political campaigns nonstop producing a marion..." + 92%
"2014-04-15 15:59:55"
"Who's Buying our Midterm Elections?"
"week of lawyers and company the corrupting influence of money in politics this is the era of the empowered a one percent they're taking action and they are becoming the headline players in in in this political system people want influence it's a question of whether we're not we're going to allow to have especially for going to allow it to happen and nobody even knows who the influencers are funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie Corp New York celebrating one hundred years of the land and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burdens and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our soul corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome it's barely spring and already the spending for this year's mid term elections is three times higher than it was on the very day the Supreme Court issued the citizens United decision back in two thousand and ten that would are the starting gun that set off the band dash for campaign cash look at this headline millionaires you super pacs to advance pet causes and this federal super pacs been big on local elections right unlimited and secret cache is no longer just for the White House or congressional races it's even being thrown at state and municipal races right there on the county sheriff and school board I could go all but don't take my word for it listen instead to two of the best journalists covering the world of money in politics Kim Barker repo..." + 93%
"2014-04-15 16:00:09"
"No Escaping Dragnet Nation"
"week or more is a company have we become a dragnet nation for mass surveillance ruse journalists at the Canary in the coal mine right we're the first ones to seriously feel impact of total surveillance which means we can't attacked sources but what happens next what happens next is we don't have very good stories and we're not good watchdogs for democracy and that's a very worrisome situation funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome just when you thought you were about to sink below the surface of the sea of mass surveillance that bottomless ocean in which we now swim comes a lifeline this book dragnet nation a quest for privacy security and freedom in a world of relentless surveillance written by the Pulitzer Prize winning reporter junior angling reviewers have praised her work as I opening thought provoking and disturbing for rich insights into how closely we attract by the electronic eyes and ears of not only government but corporate spy it was inevitable says Julia angered at these twin big brothers would become inextricably linked neither can exist without the other so it is we're living in a dragnet nation a world of indiscriminate tracking where institution..." + 92%
"2014-04-15 16:00:28"
"Ian Haney López on the Dog Whis..."
"Suiko voyeurs and company or from Ian Haney Lopez on Dahlquist of politics Democrats have understood even as early as nineteen seventy race was going to be an effective wedge issue against them and when the Democrats responded they responded not by contesting that politics but instead by embracing it and this is part of the story of Douglas politics Republican shift right and the Democrats have tracked right we're following funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome we're back with the scholar Ian Haney Lopez talking about his important new book dog whistle politics last week he told us that racism is still very much a part of our society but more often than not today it hides behind code words with messages that manipulate deep prejudice to rouse hostility against minorities in the government Salman support for policies that make economic inequality even worse this racist strategy of Lopez because it favors a devious plutocracy that bankrolled the dog Whistler's and destroys everyone else beneath no matter the color of their skin here's some of what he said last time thought was a politics doesn't come out of animus at all it doesn't come out of some desire to hurt..." + 92%
"2014-04-15 16:00:43"
"Ian Haney López on the Dog Whis..."
"week old lawyers and company had a dog whistle politics use race to influence your vote story and Ian Haney Lopez breaks the code thought was a politics doesn't come out of some desire to hurt minorities comes out of a desire it's racism as a strategy it's cold it's calculating it's considered it's the decision to achieve one's own hands here winning votes by stirring racial animosity funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation of New York celebrating one hundred years of philanthropy and committed to doing real and permanent good in the world the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome a dog whistle doesn't sound like much to your readers of mine but it will make the neighborhood canines come running faster than you can shout Lassie or rent ten ten this whistle sends its signal at a frequency only dogs can hear which makes it an apt metaphor for this new book dope whistle politics by my guest Ian Haney Lopez he's broken the code on the racist politics of the last fifty years politicians mastered the use of dog whistles to turn Americans against each other watering America over the plutocrats the dog whistle of racism says Iain Haney Lopez is the dark magic by which middle class voters have been seduced to vote against their own economic interests in Haiti Lopez is now a law professor at the university of California Berkeley ..." + 92%
"2014-05-16 13:30:28"
"The War on Climate Scientists"
"welcome last week the scientist David Suzuki was here to tell us what he thinks should happen to politicians who ignore or deny evidence that the earth is heating up our politicians should be is thrown in the slammer for willful blindness if we are in the position of being able to act and we see something going on and we refuse to acknowledge the threat or act on it we can be taken to court for willful blindness I think that we are being willfully blind to the consequences for our children and grandchildren it's an intergenerational crime the problem is if that should happen if politicians were to be convicted of willful blindness to the fate of the earth and future generations I would have to be mass arrests and lots more funding for new prisons we're not talking about a mere handful of culprits it's hard even to know where to start perhaps with Marco Rubio Republican senator from Florida back when he was a state legislator Rubio favored cutting carbon emissions that contribute to global warming but now he's thinking about running for president in twenty sixteen and has changed his tune as ABC's Jonathan Karl heard this past weekend I do not believe that human activity is causing these it's to our class the way the sign training that's what I do and I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it except they will destroy our economy as Paul Waldman wrote in The Washington Post this week just about every potential candidate yearning for the Republican nomination publicly questions the scientific evidence of global warming among them Ted Cruz who says the last fifteen years there has been no recorded warming Bobby Jindal decries global warming as left wing environmental theory ricksantorum calls kind a change a beautifully concocted scheme and rand Paul says the earth's four point five billion years old and you're going to say we had for her change and so that proves the theory these contenders have plenty of company including th..." + 91%
"2014-05-13 17:30:20"
"Countries Getting Climate Change..."
"I had thought triggers would be a crisis so after a hurricane Katrina I thought maybe that's it you know when seventy thousand Europeans died of heat stroke I thought maybe that's it when sandy occurred I thought that's it but in two thousand eight with the economic meltdown I thought that's it I think in terms of the power of corporations most big corporations are bigger than most governments in the world it's going to take a massive meltdown and a lot of people are going to suffer as a result so ... it's a pretty apocalyptic ... view of what's going to help us get on that path" + 1%
"2014-05-13 17:23:41"
"Paul Krugman on the Future Gordo..."
"because he's been on the table for a long time you've written extensively others have two minutes isn't a familiar issue but what explains that this book has now become a phenomenon I see a lot of what we know about inequality actually comes from him because he's been a invisible presence behind a lot so when you talk about the one percent you actually to a large extent reflecting his prior work but what he's really done now is he said even those of you who talk about one percent you don't really get what's going on you are living in the past you live in the eighties you think that Gordon Gekko the future and Gordon Gekko is a bad guys a predator but is a self made predator and right now we're really talking about is we're talking about Gordon Gekko son or daughter we're talking about inherited wealth playing an ever growing role so he's telling us that we are on the road not just to a highly unequal society but to ... a society of ... an oligarchy a society of inherited wealth patrimonial capitalism and he does it with enormous amount of documentation and it's it's a revelation I mean even for someone like me is a revelation" + 1%
"2014-05-13 17:11:22"
"Capitalism and Climate Change"
"what those species didn't face was a tsunami of money power a raid against them the way you and all of us now are facing power greed and welfare of these big fossil fuel is it practical to think we can change the paradigm when we're up against that wall of money well I keep saying that the the economic system is a human invention the idea of capitalism ... free enterprise ... corporations markets these are not forces of nature for heaven's sake but you talk to a to a ... Neil liberal ... yeah you say economy the market nickel hall although I'm Mara cat praise lumbar kids three the market it'll do what we invented the damn thing what's going on here like we act as if these are forces of nature you know there are some things in nature we have to live with physics chemistry biology rose tell you reality but why is it we bow down before human we can change those things we can change our dependence on on the biosphere for our well being and survival I just I don't get it if anywhere can change the darn thing" + 1%
"2014-05-09 14:33:49"
"Time to Get Real on Climate Change"
"welcome when David Suzuki was born his Japanese Canadian father word that his son's diminutive size would put him at a disadvantage in the world so he named it after little David of the Old Testament the young lawyer who slew them ID for listing giant Goliath and became the king of Israel Suzuki's father would live long enough to realize with pride that his son had lived up to his name David Suzuki has become famous around the world for using science to fight the predatory giants who ravage the earth for profit I can tell you everybody who looks at that nose in the pit of your stomach this is wrong you do not treat Mother Earth this way now he's in the fiercest and most urgent battle of his long life to reverse the warming of our planet caused by the global emissions of heat trapping gases in the atmosphere it's all up hill struggle just this week the White House released the latest national climate assessment which reports that global warming is real Somers a longer and harder and extended periods of unusual heat last longer than any living American ever experience this is far from the first time David Suzuki has witnessed the worst but carried on the battle childhood was spent in the Canadian internment camp during World War two facing lingering bigotry after the war the family was forced out of British Columbia and moved to Ontario after getting his PhD in zoology at the university of Chicago David again encountered racial intolerance this time in the segregated American south we need did post doctoral work in genetics at the Oak Ridge national laboratory in Tennessee undeterred he began a forty year teaching career in higher education his knack for translating difficult scientific principles into something understandable and exciting made him a natural for television it's nineteen seventy nine he's been the host of the Canadian Broadcasting science series the nature of things seen over the decades in more than forty countries welcome to the first show in the ..." + 91%
"2014-05-02 09:43:02"
"Is Net Neutrality Dead?"
"welcome if I told you that sovereign powers were about to put a toll booth on the street that leads from your house to the nearest interstate allowing your richest neighbors to buy their way to the open road while you were sent to the slow lane you would no doubt be outraged well prepared to scream bloody murder because something like that could be happening to the internet yes internet your internet our internet the electronic public square that ostensibly allows everyone an equal chance to be heard this democratic highway to cyberspace has thrived on the idea of net neutrality that the internet should be available to all without preferential treatment without preferential treatment but net neutrality is now at risk from its suppose guardian the Federal Communications Commission the FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is circulating potential new rules that reported they would allow internet service providers to charge higher fees for Astor access so the big companies like Verizon and Comcast could hustle more money from those who can afford to buy a place in the fast lane everyone else nonprofit groups start ups the smaller independent content creators and everyday users move to the rear the net neutral no more a final decision on the new rules isn't expected until later this year meanwhile you a chance to be heard doing an official comment period will tell you more about that later in the broadcast but first let's listen to two people who monitor this world and strive to explain it to the rest of us Susan Crawford is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School a contributor to Bloomberg view author of this essential book captive audience the telecom industry and monopoly power in the new Gilded Age David Carr covers the busy intersection of media with business government and culture and he writes a popular weekly column media equation for The New York Times welcome to you both so they help us sort out why the average citizen out they should care about this issue right now..." + 92%
"2014-04-28 16:10:50"
"Putting the Freeze on Global War..."
"welcome for growing numbers of people the reality of global warming is so urgent they've given up waiting for governments to act and they've decided it's folly to expect the coal oil and gas companies ever to admit their products are burning up the earth so these are rouse citizens are going for the jugular they're directing their efforts directly the one place held sacred by the industry the bottom line it's called the vestments a campaign to persuade investors to take their money out of fossil fuel companies foundations faith groups pension funds cities and universities are being urged to take the lead sell their shares and polluting industries and go fossel free no more than three hundred college campuses from Middlebury in Vermont Berkeley in California students are calling on their schools to divest sometimes they're rebuffed has happened recently at Harvard we should over thirty two billion dollars has the largest university endowments in the country last fall the school's president said divestiture was neither warranted or why this month nearly one hundred faculty members sided with the students they said our university invest in the fossil fuel industry we now know fossil fuels calls climate change of unprecedented destructive potential the best but has worked once before and in a big way three decades ago students religious communities and unions explain to campaign against US companies doing business with South Africa help put an end to apartheid only four months after his release from prison Nelson Mandela came to California to say thank you to Americans kept up the Konami press with me now are two people who are leaders of this new divestiture but Ellen Dorsey is executive director of the Wallace global fund and a catalyst in the coalition of seventeen foundations known as the vest invest philanthropy its members agreed to pull out of fossil fuel stocks and invest in companies committed to climate change solution Thomas Van Dyke a self described child..." + 92%
"2014-06-13 20:29:49"
"Too Big to Fail and Getting Bigger"
"welcome it's been six years this summer believe it or not but I'll bet you remember how disastrous the financial meltdown was in two thousand and eight how scared we were and angry the banking industry's blatant negligence air gets angry and remember all the guilty CEOs who went to jail for their own doing hit how neither do I but maybe you do remember our broadcast last week on which the Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz compared how the government responded during the financial crash to the police Molly coddling a drunk driver what we did was analogous to we take the perpetrator of the guy who was the drunk driver to the hospital but would leave the guy that it's been hit on the street and then we say oh by the way you don't have to pay for any damage that you've done so even after they pay back the government the real question is who's responsible for all the damage it's been done to our economy the people lost their job that lost their home the banks have been paid back a cent of that liability next a real corporate responsibility my guest this week is just as outraged as Joe Stiglitz and just as great an advocate for reform banking reform a not that money teaches finance and economics at Stanford university's graduate school of business and it's been at the forefront of the debate on how best to regulate our banks to make them more responsible to the public interest time magazine named her one of the most influential people for two thousand fourteen in part because of this book the bankers new clothes court and with Martin Hellwig reviews have described it as powerful crucial a call to arms and the most important book to emerge from the crime another body welcome think you can what happened six years ago happen again yes because the banks continue the financial system continues to be fragile in the banks continue to live dangerously and when you speak at a hundred miles an hour you might explode and harm other people and that's what they're doing..." + 92%
"2014-06-07 01:38:03"
"How Tax Reform Can Save the Midd..."
"welcome the Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz as the situation in America is great that's his exact word for it grave inequality too great unemployment to Hella public investments to meager corporations too greedy and the tax code to bias toward the very rich strong medicine from one of the world's most influential thinkers Stiglitz has been the economist most cited by his colleagues in the field but don't despair he said who's the barriers to solving our problems or political not economic and we can change what role if enough of us insist our tax code for example wasn't handed down from the gods on Mount Olympus human beings devised it and they can revise it this time getting it right Stiglitz said on our broadcast last week we have a tax system that reflects not the interest of the Middle we have a tax system that reflects the interest the one percent and I want to do is create a tax system that is incentives to create jobs and if you tell a corporation but if you don't create jobs you're taking out of our system there are putting back you can pay a high tax but if you put back into our system by investing then you can get your tax rate down they're willing to take but not to get back so argues Joseph Stiglitz less change the tax code to make it fair he shows us how in this new white paper prepared for the Roosevelt institute here in New York a clear concise and coherent plan to reform our tax system and rebuild our country it's his latest contribution to an extraordinary range of work that is earned Joseph Stiglitz a worldwide following that includes presidents prime ministers and grassroots advocates working for justice Joseph Stiglitz welcome back that's me back you said in a recent speech an economic system that only delivers for the very top is a failed economic system you were pronouncing judgment America's economy has failed has our system failed unfortunately that's what the numbers say the median income of the American median means half about half full th..." + 89%
"2014-06-05 13:04:37"
"Clip: Maya Angelou on the Noble ..."
"it you had a son who is now twenty seven and a fantastic sense if you had a daughter ten or twelve years of age what would you say to her about growing up in this society and ... math first if I had a doctor Fred L. L. I've I'm at the point event dot thing a time now I have no child in the home and I love them I respect all of them buy them black and my China that hope would be black because I have so much track and teacher and pull out of her I would say you might encounter many defeats but you must never be defeated ever in fact it might even be necessary to confront defeat it might be necessary to get over it all the way through it and go on I would teach it to laugh a lot laugh and not at the fed the silliest thing and be very very serious I think that the love life and better than" + 1%
"2014-05-30 11:38:11"
"Joseph E. Stiglitz: Let's Stop S..."
"welcome avoiding taxes has become a hallmark of America's business icons apple Google G. E. and many more the fortune five hundred the nation's largest corporations are sitting on more than two trillion dollars in cash while revenue from corporate income taxes has plummeted from just below forty percent in nineteen forty three to just below ten percent two thousand and twelve government and big business have colluded to create watch tantamount to unlimited IRA for corporations that's not my terror although I wish I thought of it because it explains so much about what's gone wrong in a country where some twenty million workers who would like a full time job still okay get one yet the upper one percent of the population takes home a staggering twenty two and a half percent of America's income while they're effective federal income tax rate dropped no the phrase was coined by Joseph Stiglitz Aman imminently worth quoting a Nobel Prize winner in one of the world's most influential economists currently he's president of the international economic association former chairman of the council of economic advisers under president Bill Clinton and the author of bestselling books that have shaped worldwide debates on globalization income inequality the role of government in the financial marketplace now he's written one of the shortest but most important works this white paper published by the Roosevelt institute where Joseph Stiglitz is a senior fellow it's a mere twenty seven pages clear and cogent prose backed up by facts and figures it lays out a plan that not only would reform our taxes create jobs and strengthen the economy I'm asking here to tell us about it welcome nice to be here you argue that elimination of corporate welfare it or at least it's reduction should be at the center tax reform why when we put in there broader context our country needs ... faces a lot of challenges ... we as you mentioned ... twenty million Americans would like a full time job and..." + 90%
"2014-05-27 17:26:12"
"Ta-Nehisi Coates on America's He..."
"Cornel west's first started talking about reparations I remember hearing some white folks in in Texas where I grew up say but I didn't have any slate yes yes I would also then fighting the American revolution me the witches celebrate it all I mean and that's our heritage works you know it in its best way you know I was in our you know to watch a watch them but when I look at our fearless and wrestle very proud assume very attached you know when are you know do my research on the civil war and I you know I read about you know that the college should fighting someplace and to a certain things I feel a sort of thing I wasn't there you know I didn't have that fight but I feel a certain the natural heritage works but heritage is not just you know what you're proud of we recognize the password if flags us nobody on the fourth of July you know has a cook out you know and you know if I showed up at that click on said why you celebrating that was the past you know you can fight the American revolution people look at me like I was crazy our house is Rina story today about how the Washington Monument you know re open and you also to celebrations done it we don't say what ass the past let the Washington Monument crumble are we are at this very moment still paying pensions are two families of people from World War one we also when I was a past let you know let them go weak we recognize the state are out lives individuals that out lives generations it's only when we get to know him really difficult questions you know we decide you know the past is the past now you know I I as an individual would like to get my paycheck every week for the work that I've done in the past it would be very nice if I didn't get the bills that opportunity laid in the bed I would like that world to but that's not how the world works you know and you know in America we we get a we deluding ourselves you know we are trying not to open our bills yeah we only one open our paychecks and they come from the..." + 12%
"2014-05-23 16:18:32"
"Facing the Truth: The Case for R..."
"welcome the young man you're about to meet is out to change how we think and talk about race any just might do it beginning with this cover story in the new issue of the Atlantic magazine it's provocative title is the case for reparations yes reparations defined in the Merriam Webster dictionary as the act of making amends or giving satisfaction for a role or injury the roller injury in question is what president Lyndon Johnson once called slavery's agent brutality and the terrible things that have followed it in the name of white supremacy enforced by state power this article is must reading for every American the author is the journalist Takahashi coat who grew up in Baltimore news in Harlem and teaches writing at MIT he's now a senior editor of the Atlantic were in this issue he writes payment of reparations would represent America's maturation out of the childhood myth the bits in a sense into a wisdom worthy of its founder thank you for joining me I think you have me as an honor is exactly what you say white supremacy does not contradict American democracy it birthday yeah nurtured it and financed it that is are heritage what is whites our it is a system are that is really really hold in this country it holds that are a a certain group of people who hail you know with a certain ancestry are should always be ensure that they will not sink to a certain level I'm in that level is the level occupy about black people ... in so what the language of what white means I just over time you know it do you know it doesn't need a static thing called white at one point you know Irish people did not fit in that at one point Italian people did not fit in that one point Jewish people did fit into that arm and now the two you know and we've changed and we've adjusted the only people who never fit in that are African American so we knew S. quite still look at slavery and its consequences right what are you asking I am I am not asking you as a white person to see yourself as ..." + 93%
"2014-07-03 13:20:50"
"Full Show: Grass Roots Grow Agai..."
"welcome own this fourth of July weekend think about the authors of the declaration of independence who had the courage and nerve to stand up to the British crown and say enough and think of the everyday people regular people who then put themselves on the line to back up that declaration those patriots have their counterparts today in the fight against the modern Tierney of organized money and it's chokehold on our government these champions of grassroots action are fighting for a rearrangement of power not from the left or from the right but from the bottom up they too are saying enough no one speaks more powerfully for them than they do for themselves what are their best known has been agitating for ordinary people for most of his life like the circuit riders of old spreading the word Jim Hightower is forever on the road speaking riding the electronic rails of the internet appearing on radio and TV preaching that grassroots gospel he's had first hand experience of politics and government both as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill and as the two term agriculture commissioner of his native Texas re fault for small farmers against the giants of agribusiness in addition to his books he publishes this political newsletter Hightower lowdown many of us consider so essential I once raise money to help make people more aware of its wit and wisdom welcome back here like you build great to be with you know you have been sounding the populist a trumpet right ever since we first met thirty more years ago but the walls of Jericho are still standing corporate power is practically that has the least known Congress the richer richer wallstreet is back on top and politics almost every level is overwhelmed by money the robber barons have one wouldn't you acknowledge that while the rubber bands are certainly a top ... and ... late but I believe is this populist fervor that is challenging ... that that Robert barony of that ... that we have dominating pretty much every..." + 91%
"2014-06-28 01:45:44"
"Bill Moyers Essay: Learning from..."
"as fears grow of a widening war across the Middle East here in our shop we find ourselves talking about another war the great war or first World War is it would come to be called triggered one hundred years ago this month when an assassin shot and killed Austria's Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo threw up series of tangled alliances in a cascade of misunderstandings and blunders that single act of violence brought owned a bloody catastrophe more than thirty seven million people were killed or wounded in America if we remember it all we think mostly about the battlefields in trenches of Europe and tend to forget another front in that war against the Ottoman Empire the Turks dominated the Middle East a British Army officer named T. E. Lawrence became a hero in the Arab world when he lead though manic Bedouin tribes in battle against Turkish group Peter o'toole immortalized in in the epic movie Lawrence of Arabia what in your opinion that these people hope to gain from this war they hope to gain their freedom three to they hope to gain their freedom as one born every minute they're going to get to I'm going to give it to them at war's end Lawrence's vision of Arab independence was shattered when the Versailles peace car for him the carving of Iraq Syria Lebanon and Palestine into British and French spheres of influence arbitrary boundaries drawn in the sand satisfy the appetites empower a hopeful large drew his own peace map of the region one that paid closer he'd to tribal allegiances and robberies the map good of save the world a lot of time and trouble and treasure one historian said providing the region with a far better starting point than the crude imperial carve up but colonial power prevailed and Lawrence wrote to a British major in Cairo I'm afraid you will be delayed a long term cleaning up all the messes and augments we have left behind but then and now large his understanding of the ancient and potent jealous is of the people among whom it lived in fault w..." + 34%
"2014-06-28 01:44:15"
"War's First Casualty: the Truth"
"they couldn't be a more timely book than this one nine hundred thirty five lives future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity by Charles Lewis one of our premier journalist who has inspired many of us in this craft to aim high and dig the first and foremost an investigative reporter Chuck Lewis produced some of sixty minutes hardest hitting story he left CBS news to fell the center for public integrity one of the largest nonprofit investigative reporting publishers in the world he wrote this New York times bestseller the buying of the president two thousand and four and four other investigative books as for this new one those nine hundred thirty five lies in the title were uncovered in the three year study of the rush to war in Iraq by the center for public integrity and the fun for independence in journalism it is Lewis writes our record of white U. S. government officials said because most Americans and their elected representatives to completely ignore facts logic and reason timely to for another reason fifty years ago this August president Lyndon Johnson and whose side I was then working sees don't obscuration unverified events on the other side of the world to rush Congress into the Gulf of Tonkin resolution a motion that he turned into a blank check for escalating the war in Vietnam Chuck Lewis rightly says it was a monumental misrepresentation welcome it's great to be here do you think George W. bush lied about Iraq do you think Lyndon Johnson a lot about Vietnam ... yes I do you know I've I tried very hard you know in the case of bush I actually was trying to give the benefit of the doubt because if someone believes that it is a matter of conviction and they persuaded themselves of something that's untrue as ally or they just have misguided beliefs that you know and I tried to give bush the benefit of the doubt there but over time and with each passing year I've decided that I was way too generous and then I'd look at flatly did they mak..." + 90%
"2014-06-20 18:38:21"
"Chaos in Iraq"
"welcome they said Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction that could turn the smoking gun into a mushroom cloud and they were all they said Iraq had ties to al Qaeda in they were role he said the war would be a cakewalk and they were all over and again they were wrong yet eleven years thousands of lives millions of refugees and trillions of dollars later the very same armchair warriors in Washington who from the safety of their beltway bunkers call for invading Baghdad are demanding once again that America plunge into the sectarian wars in the Middle East a chorus of kindred voices fills the echo chamber same old faces same old arguments never acknowledging phony purpose isn't fraudulent intelligence that led to disaster and chaos in the first place a headline the website ThinkProgress sums it up people who broke Iraq a lot of ideas about fixing among the most celebrated of these talks is Robert Kagan senior fellow with the Brookings Institution a Darling of the neo cons he's been a foreign policy adviser to John McCain Mitt Romney Hillary Clinton two thousand and two he and William Kristol wrote that for the war on terrorism to succeed Saddam Hussein must be removed when George W. bush set out to do just that Kagan cheered him on then in two thousand and six call for a surge in American troop levels to prevent Iraq's collapse no Robert Kagan is stirring controversy again with this link the article in the new Republic super powers don't get to retire what are tired country still owes the world it calls for America to return to muscular global division Teigen's must discuss article brought a sharp riposte from another scholar and historian who sees the world and America's role differently Andrew Bacevich seen the horrors of war too closely to advocate more of the same policies it failed in Vietnam in Iraq a graduate of west point with twenty three years in the military including time in Vietnam he teaches history at Boston University writes best selling boo..." + 91%
"2014-06-17 15:15:58"
"Bill Moyers Journal: Mortgage Me..."
"welcome to the journal once again we're closing the barn door after the horse is out and go home in Washington the federal reserve has finally acted to stop some of the predatory lending that exploited people's need for money and like rip van Winkle Congress is finally waking up from a long does under the warm sun a free market economics but it's waking to a nightmare this is a really perilous moment that's how one top financier and former treasury official described our economic crisis on the news hour this week our banking system he said is in worse shape than at any point since the nineteen thirties we've never seen such large losses so fast as he was speaking California's big IndyMac bank went down with the crash second worst collapse in US history it's at thousands of depositors out looking for their money the FDIC the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation took over as reports circulated that the FBI is investigating in the mac for mortgage fraud analysts are predicting that as many as one hundred and fifty of the seventy five hundred banks in America may fail over the next eighteen months and one analyst even said that number might double over the next three years at a press conference President Bush acknowledged the peril and then try to assure us it's all going to come out okay my hope is is that people take a deep breath and realize that their deposits are protected by our government I think the system basically a sound I truly do and ... I understand there's a lot of nervousness and ... the economy is growing productivity sky trades up paperwork and it's not as good as we'd like but ... and to the extent that we find weakness will move yet competent to our financial system has been sinking like the Titanic so even as in one breath the president said he didn't like government bailouts in the next he ordered up a massive federal bailout it took Congress to cough up public money to buy the slumping stocks of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac don't let those..." + 91%
"2014-08-02 05:38:19"
"John Lithgow on The Role of a Li..."
"welcome to you and welcome to my guest King Lear King Lear that is as portrayed by the actor John Lithgow I grew the beard for the role and has been frightening our neighbors here in New York City merely by walking down the street at twilight's last gleaming headed to Central Park where under the stars these storms and stalks and strides the stage as Shakespeare's aging raging O. Tara ascending into dementia at war with Khan is daughters and himself there is no more difficult role in the theater and no play more relevant to the moment anytime and anywhere else before with all the carnage of violence around us in the world King Lear mirrors the folly of reckless leadership the arrogance of power and the depth of human anguish uhhuh shanks gray for all you cataract center at K. no follow do you ever Bradshaw staples the drones Xbox you sulphurous and full of executing fighters Vaughn Victoria's frog clearing fund the balls so there's a wide ADN the artistic director of new York's public theater Oskar Eustis says the current revival of interest in the air comes perhaps because the possibility of genuine chaos real cannibalizing barbarism is closer to the surface than we can possibly imagine and he asks could the popularity of Lear be the high culture analogue to the popularity of game of thrones and the walking dead on television I'll put that question to King Lear himself by friend and neighbor John Lithgow he's a constant notable presence on stage television and in the movies a two time Oscar nominee multiple Tony and Emmy winner the author of books for kids amid more about acting and editor of a collection of poetry is delightful and movie new film love is strange opens August twenty second John welcome thank you bill looking every inch the key yes yes I have my King Lear beard for you today so what do you think why is there such interest a gain in him is he our contemporary I think you're quite right I mean I find that the process of reading the front page of Th..." + 89%
"2014-07-25 13:14:45"
"The Conscience of a Compassionat..."
"welcome my guest Arthur C. Brooks says the compassionate conservatism once touted by George W. bush is making a comeback now if you've been listening to the heated rhetoric on the right toward poor people government immigrants had liberals that may come as a surprise but Mr Brooks is being taken seriously by influential conservatives in government business and the media in commentary magazine he called conservative leaders to articulate a positive social justice agenda and just last week in The New York Times under the headline love people not pleasure Arthur Brooks wrote that while money relieve suffering in cases of true material lead when money becomes an end in itself it can bring misery to that message has some people scratching their heads coming as it does from the president of the American enterprise institute that venerable conservative Washington think tank funded by some twelve hundred donors including the likes of Exxon Mobil the American petroleum institute the Walton family foundation that's Walmart the pharmaceutical industry chairman of the Carlyle group that's the global private equity firm with the touch of king minos it is not law that gives these powers their clout in Washington it is money so this former professor of the French horn yes the French word to how did he reached the top of the conservative pecking order in Washington one thing but teaching business government and economics for years at Syracuse University for another by riding kin books this is the most recent the road to freedom how to win the fight for free enterprise and for yet another by his own pilgrimage to understand how it is that human beings are more than the sum of their material appetites last year he went to India to meet with one of the great spiritual shepherds of arte prompting the very materialistic Vanity Fair magazine to ask why was the Dalai Lama hang out with the right wing American enterprise institute a good question given that this year the Dalai Lama paid..." + 92%
"2014-07-18 19:20:02"
"Full Show: The Crusade Against R..."
"welcome in the forty plus years since the Supreme Court affirmed a woman's right to an abortion with this roe versus Wade decision conservatives and the religious right have crusaded to overturn it sometimes peacefully now is sometimes not for the violence reaches an all time high thanks to a sustained legal strategy in particular which includes achieving a Supreme Court majority of five conservative Catholic men all appointed by Republican presidents they have been inching toward success this session alone the court limited health insurance coverage for contraception and made it easier for protesters to demonstrate outside abortion clinics meanwhile several states have already passed regulations that effectively restrict access to safe legal clinics more than half the American women of reproductive age now live in states hostile out to abortion access let me repeat that more than half the women of reproductive age now live in states hostile to their constitutional rights in Washington Senate Democrats have introduced the women's health protection act to counter those state and local restrictions on reproductive freedom at a hearing this week voices were heard both for and against the bill this is the newest tactic in a four decade campaign to deprive women of the promise of roe versus Wade there had been doing this for decades terrorizing physical attacks clinics bombed vandalized and torched doctors and clinic workers murdered and clinics blockaded today women's access to abortion services is being blocked through an avalanche of pre textual laws that are designed to accomplish by the pen what could not be accomplished through brute force the closure of facilities providing essential reproductive health care to women of this country at an alarming rate states are passing laws that single out reproductive health providers for excessively burdensome regulations designed to regulate them out of practice under the false pretense of health and safety the legislation..." + 92%
"2014-07-11 14:29:22"
"Is the Surpreme Court Out of Order?"
"week of lawyers and company you cannot look at the Roberts court and say that they've done anything other than systemically unravel voting rights women's rights workers rights environmental progress I think it's hard for anybody looking at this court objectively to come away not thinking that it's a court in pursuit of an agenda funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation New York supporting innovations in education democratic engagement and the advancement of international peace and security at Carnegie dot org the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome if you had trouble sorting through the blizzard of decisions released by the Supreme Court led by Chief Justice John Roberts you've come to the right place two of the most knowledgeable court watchers in journalism are here to help the code the implications of those five to four rulings owned public prayer organized labor campaign finance reform and the hobby lobby case that's the decision that certain companies own religious grounds do not have to provide health insurance for some forms of birth control Linda greenhouse covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for thirty years still writes a bi weekly column for that paper she's a lecture as well as the night distinguished journalist in residence at the Yale Law School Thalia lithic who has a law degree from Stanfor..." + 92%
"2014-07-03 13:22:09"
"Jim Hightower on the Rise of Pop..."
"welcome own this fourth of July weekend think about the authors of the declaration of independence who had the courage and nerve to stand up to the British crown and say enough and think of the everyday people regular people who then put themselves on the line to back up that declaration those patriots have their counterparts today in the fight against the modern Tierney of organized money and it's chokehold on our government these champions of grassroots action are fighting for a rearrangement of power not from the left or from the right but from the bottom up they too are saying enough no one speaks more powerfully for them than they do for themselves what are their best known has been agitating for ordinary people for most of his life like the circuit riders of old spreading the word Jim Hightower is forever on the road speaking riding the electronic rails of the internet appearing on radio and TV preaching that grassroots gospel he's had first hand experience of politics and government both as a legislative assistant on Capitol Hill and as the two term agriculture commissioner of his native Texas re fault for small farmers against the giants of agribusiness in addition to his books he publishes this political newsletter Hightower lowdown many of us consider so essential I once raise money to help make people more aware of its wit and wisdom welcome back here like you build great to be with you know you have been sounding the populist a trumpet right ever since we first met thirty more years ago but the walls of Jericho are still standing corporate power is practically that has the least known Congress the richer richer wallstreet is back on top and politics almost every level is overwhelmed by money the robber barons have one wouldn't you acknowledge that while the rubber bands are certainly a top ... and ... late but I believe is this populist fervor that is challenging ... that that Robert barony of that ... that we have dominating pretty much every..." + 87%
"2014-07-03 13:22:55"
"Rising Voices for a New Economy"
"we're in a bit of a crossroads we can continue to go down the path of the low road economy where the fact it's growing jobs are all poverty wage jobs or we can start to chart a new past for serious about changing the country changing who our economy serves and what values are underneath it we've gotta come together in a much bigger ways that we have so at the conference we're training new generation of actors around how to think differently about how we can organize the conference was called rising voices for a new economy and it was hauled in Washington DC where a lot of decisions about the future of our economy get made we had five hundred domestic workers from around the country meeting for several days many immigrant women African American women so almost entirely women of color aloneness and then we were joined with the national people's action and they represent small family farmers and public housing residents and all kinds of working people there is a long history in the field of community organizing of different organizations actually not collaborating X. account of running down their own path building their own power but not building a movement ask I am an ally yeah I think there was just a recognition we're up against such big forces we actually don't have any choice but to collaborate the same root causes are impacting everybody so if you're fighting to save your home from foreclosure or you're seeing corporate agriculture commandeer state run family farms you see corporate power and so people are making the connection and I think organizing organizations like ours in the domestic workers help people make those connections it's not that my state is broken can't afford the things that we so desperately need it people that are making the most money are contributing to our state and to our country is is happening all over the country two thirds of corporations in Illinois I pay no income tax if they were to pay taxes that is money that could go to studen..." + 66%
"2014-09-12 14:42:41"
"Climate Change: Faith and Fact"
"welcome there are roughly eighty million evangelical Christians in America and for years a majority of their ranks have refused to take global warming seriously many were swayed by the likes of Rush Limbaugh I said if you believe in god then intellectually you cannot believe in man made global warming you must be either agnostic are atheistic to believe that man control something he can't create then there's the powerful Republican James Imhoff of the Senate committee on the environment and public works you said god still up there and the arrogance of people to think that we human beings would be able to change what he is doing in the climate is to me outrageous so it is that while more Americans believe global warming is real and caused by human beings some two thirds of white evangelical Christians are not convinced and they wield a lot of political clout these are people who believe that to be saved by god you must be born again your heart and mind transformed by cathartic spiritual experience but as the climate crisis worsens everyday it's clear these good folks need a different kind of conversion one that opens them to the reality overtaking us only someone they trust one of their own is likely to help them see the light which brings us to Katharine Hayhoe you may have seen it with the actor don chital only opening episode of Showtime's award winning documentary series years of living dangerously when I look at the information that we get some of the planet I look at it as god's creation and in this case there's no question that god's creation is telling us that it is running a few that fever has been running high on the plains of Texas were Catherine Hey who lives West Texas is cattle country or it was until prolonged drought killed off the livestock business and devastate tales like plain view ten AM on March six team two thousand thirteen this has become a weekly ritual each Saturday these people walk the for miles around the Cargill meat on the edge of t..." + 92%
"2014-09-05 12:23:34"
"Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Bac..."
"welcome you cannot have watched television the last few months without seeing senator Elizabeth Warren talking about her book a fighting chance and that's a good thing because it's a terrific book about how a little girl from Oklahoma parents struggling to make ends meet and keep a roof over their heads how this little girl grows up to teach at Harvard Law School becomes the nemesis of wrongdoers on wallstreet gets elected to the United States Senate and in record time becomes the leading voice of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party but right now let me show you something she said to me when I first interviewed her ten years ago middle class has been pushed right to the edge they are on a cliff and increasing numbers are falling off every single day all families live in a much more dangerous economic world than they did a generation ago their moms and dance who worked hard played by the rules they want college they bought a house they had kids and then they ended up in financial collapse that was Elizabeth ward in two thousand and four then a professor specializing in bankruptcy in personal finance warning that the greed of our financial class in the increasing debt of ordinary people were leaving us to economic disaster and disaster came in two thousand and eight private citizen ward was asked to lead the government task force overseeing the bank bailout she was the prime mover in the creation of the consumer financial protection bureau and should have been its first director except that she alienated so many fat cats in their pals in Washington that president Obama lost his nerve and wouldn't a Porter soap she read for the Senate in two thousand and twelve the rest is history welcome back senator Warren thank you it's good to be here you ten years have passed since we aren't that first talk in the middle class still struggling in fact their income adjusted for inflation is lower than it was five years ago and they've lost about three percent of their p..." + 91%
"2014-09-05 08:24:27"
"Elizabeth Warren on Fighting Bac..."
"squeak old lawyers and company it's time for everybody across this country as of their senators to ask of their congressman or congresswoman whose side are you on are you there for the folks who are out there trying to work for a living or it just there for the millionaires and billionaires funding is provided by and go away encouraging the renewal of democracy Carnegie corporation New York supporting innovations in education democratic engagement and the advancement of international peace and security at Carnegie dot org the Ford Foundation working with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide the Herb Alpert foundation supporting organizations whose mission is to promote compassion and creativity in our society the John D. and Catherine T. macarthur foundation committed to building a more just burden and peaceful world more information at mac found dot org park foundation dedicated to heightening public awareness of critical issues the Colbert foundation Barbara G. Fleischman and by our sole corporate sponsor mutual of America designing customized individual and group retirement products that's why we're your retirement company welcome you cannot have watched television the last few months without seeing senator Elizabeth Warren talking about her book a fighting chance and that's a good thing because it's a terrific book about how a little girl from Oklahoma parents struggling to make ends meet and keep a roof over their heads how this little girl grows up to teach at Harvard Law School becomes the nemesis of wrongdoers on wallstreet gets elected to the United States Senate and in record time becomes the leading voice of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party but right now let me show you something she said to me when I first interviewed her ten years ago middle class has been pushed right to the edge they are on a cliff and increasing numbers are falling off every single day all families live in a much more dangerous economic world than ..." + 92%
"2014-09-02 12:09:53"
"How Tax Reform Can Save the Midd..."
"welcome we continue our conversation with Joseph Stiglitz who's one of the world's most influential economists the man who has been most often cited by his colleagues in the field he's a Nobel laureate and he's mad as hell infuriated by America's growing inequality as those at the top about the politicians who write the rules that big this he's especially angry at how the tax code has been manipulated and abused place the burden on the earners of ordinary income still have on the rich and powerful most able to pay but Joseph Stiglitz says there are solutions here's what he told us in our last episode we have a tax system that reflects not the interest of the Middle we have a tax system that reflects the interest but the one percent and I want to do is create a tax system that is incentives to create jobs and if you tell a corporation look if you don't create jobs you're taking out of our system there are putting back you can pay a high tax but if you put back into our system by investing then you can get your tax rate down they're willing to take but not to get back and now Joseph Stiglitz has come up with a plan for me for a twenty seven page white paper for the Roosevelt institute here in New York City where he is a senior fellow its proposals could make the tax code fair address our fiscal problems shriek inequality and help rebuild our country whatever else you do this summer read then this fall ask the candidates for Congress where you live bay have read it to does it stink is welcome back that's me back you said in a recent speech an economic system that only delivers for the very top is a failed economic system you were pronouncing judgment America's economy has failed has our system failed unfortunately that's what the numbers say the median income of the American median means half about half full though median American today is will worry that it was almost a quarter of a century ago our economy has grown over the quarter century the clear about that in ..." + 91%
"2014-08-21 12:41:56"
"Joseph E. Stiglitz: Let’s Stop..."
"welcome here's something to make you really really bad our country's infrastructure is crumbling potholes are becoming sinkholes actual killers car busters our cities struggle to pay for services powers that be and bankrupt Detroit even cut off the water to some residents schools and libraries are closing public parks decay and the war party in Washington climbers for billions of dollars more for foreign interventions bombs rockets drones even troops twenty million Americans who would like a full time job still can get what yet corporations are sitting on more than two trillion dollars in cash while revenue from corporate income taxes are down from forty percent in nineteen forty three to just below ten percent in two thousand and twelve all this is some of the largest and richest corporations are now resorting to legal hanky panky that allows them to renounce their citizenship meaning they can kid to be headquartered abroad and make big profits on which they paid little or no US taxes here's what president Obama said recently about that practice known as inversion now here's the problem is this will bother you going in our tax laws is actually legal it's so simple and so lucrative one corporate attorney said it's almost like the holy grail of tax avoidance schemes my attitude is I don't care if it's legal as well now look at this recent headline in The New York Times reluctantly patriot fleece homeland for greener tax pastor it's about a US generic drug company incorporating in the Netherlands reluctantly my I skipping out of America means more profits for the company and bigger bonuses for the CEO technology is big business which has one of our world's most noted economists plenty angry Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz he's president of the international economic association and served as chairman of the White House council of economic advisers back in the nineties his best selling books have shaped worldwide debate and now he's written one of the shortest but mo..." + 91%
"2014-08-14 20:48:39"
"Facing Evil With Maya Angelou"
"welcome what's again we're remembering the author and poet Maya Angelou who died three months ago at the age of eighty six at the time of her death where the cable news websites proclaimed that a literary voice revere globally for her poetic commanded her commitment to civil rights has fallen silent well not exactly because we'll be hearing Maya Angelou's voice for a long time to come she left seven autobiographies three books of essays volumes of poetry and many recorded appearances on stage television and that public readings ever work here she is in nineteen ninety three reading her poem on the pulse of morning written for bill Clinton's first inauguration espresso history spike its wrenching pain cannot be I'm live but if faced with courage need not be lived again lift up your eyes upon this day breaking for you give birth again to the dream women children men take it into the palm of your hand molded into the shape of your most private me sculpted into the image of your most public self here on the pulse of this new day you may have the grace to look up and out and into your sister's vases and into your brother's face your country and say simply very simply with hope good morning we also have a readings of many of the poems and the interview she did over her long life several of them with me last week you heard her as we walk together along the streets of the small deeply segregated town in southwest Arkansas where she had lived with her grandmother on the black side of the railroad tracks because if you have flash it never felt really safe when you sent across the railroad track still have to go all this way fly an international tarmac where anybody could get you were really in the bad part of town when you costs bad little braids and the palm then if they then if you didn't know everybody at lease everybody knew who you ask you know and there's a child it was the chance to to have some protection I use to have to walk over here Anna guys and we because tho..." + 87%
"2014-08-07 13:35:00"
"Full Show: Going Home with Maya ..."
"welcome my until his death late this spring at eighty six set me back in time we had first met in New York City forty five years ago soon after she published her phenomenal best selling them more I know why the caged bird sings she was already a presence civil rights activist singer dancer songwriter but that first night we discovered that we had both grown up in small segregated tells just a hop skip and jump from each other so we talked about my childhood in Marshall Texas and hers and stamps Arkansas born Marguerite Johnson in St Louis she was set the stamps to live with her grandmother and hadn't returned for years school back together I said she wouldn't have it too many demons he said a dozen years later were series on creativity and searching for what it is a person that touches the strings of that mysterious instrument called my and said let's go home I wanna meet those ghosts this time she said yes here is a simple act of remembrance is a brief excerpt of that film produce with my long time colleague David in my memory stands as a place of light shadow sound and in chance thing Otis the area smell is pungent spiced with the odor capital Manila the yellowish acid on the palms and river the deep parts of green and beans cooking for hours with smoked and cured polo flowers added their heavy aroma and above all NTIA prince down with the smell of polling fear and he and kill I am arise head and stance must remain for me and that and nebulous I'm real reality because I'm a poet and I have to draw from these shadows these density the phantasm phantasmagoria these from my poetry I don't want it to become a place on the map because the truth is you never can leave home you take it with you everywhere you go and the S. can it moves the town a slow thing Carlos thinking impedes it from a live tape so as there the time came for me to actually come to I started to say they I started really yeah they they goes who I was about to be stare is that all the size of the ve..." + 85%
"2014-11-07 16:29:28"
"Facing Down Corporate Election G..."
"welcome in Tuesday's elections money towards way through our political system like a flash fire and burned its way right down to the foundations the nonpartisan center for responsive politics finds that in races for the house of representatives candidate spent the most money prevailed about ninety four percent of the time Senate races about eighty one percent of the time much of it was dark money a shadowy groups that don't have to disclose their donors you may never know who really owns the senator or representative the governor a state judge you voted for in this the number of politics where corporations and billionaires can safely and secretly purchase shares in America ink big winners on Tuesday were the Republican bag man Karl rove candidates prevailed in at least six senatorial races and the organization Americans for prosperity backed by the oligarchs Charles and David coke who added at least five Republican senators to their portfolios and why not the conservative majority of the Supreme Court wrote the prescription exorcise all the free speech you can buy that's prompted the watchdog journalist Harvey Wasserman to write this week the GOP corporate cootie Taha it's nearly please but not quite look at what happened in Richmond California Richmond is a city of more than a hundred thousand in the bay area chevron one of the biggest and most powerful companies in the fortune five hundred has a refinery there big pollution problem after that refinery erupted in fire two years ago the city led by mayor Gayle McLaughlin suits chevron for what it alleges is a long history of negligence what's more the city is making chevron pay an additional two hundred million dollars in taxes and other payments to make rich men what's a danger zone the poverty and crime a better place to live this election year chevron came out with guns blazing spending more than three million dollars against progressive candidates in Richmond who refused to follow the company line chevron mon..." + 92%
"2014-10-24 15:32:48"
"The Fight — and the Right — ..."
"welcome it's unbelievable and frankly outrageous that in the last four years close to half the states in this country have passed laws making it harder for people to vote but it's true and whereas once upon a time in the south of my youth it was Democrats who use the poll tax literacy test an outright intimidation to keep black people from voting today it's the Republicans working the levers of suppression as if something in their DNA demands it listen to one of the founding fathers of the conservative movement Paul Wyrick back in nineteen eighty I don't want everybody to vote elections are not won by a majority of people they never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not as a model but go live region the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down so the ride has become relentless in trying every trick to keep certain people from voting and conservative control of Supreme Court gives them a leg up last year's decision Shelby County V. holder revoked and essential provision of the nineteen sixty five voting rights act and that has only upped the ante encouraging many state Republican legislators to impose restrictive voter ID laws as well as gerrymander congressional district and limit registration and voting hours the rights rationale is that people are manipulating the system to cheat and throw election rarely can they offer any proof of anyone anywhere trying illegally to cast a ballot so what's going on a question for my guess Sherilyn Eiffel is president of the in double ACP legal defense and educational fund he's a noted civil rights litigator whose work is included landmark voting rights cases she is the author of on the courthouse lawn confronting the legacy of lynching the twenty first century ari Berman is a contributing writer at the nation magazine and during the two thousand twelve elections the first national reporter to cover voter suppression issues it's currently writing a book titled give us the ballot ..." + 93%
"2014-10-17 14:01:07"
"Marilynne Robinson on Faith, Cap..."
"welcome rarely has a novel been so universally acclaimed as Maryland Robinson's Lila and unflinching book says the New Yorker and exquisite novel of spiritual redemption and love reports the Washington post and that's just for starters in this latest of her books examining the lives of a minister his wife their son and neighbors in a fictional town in Iowa the first Gilly add one merely Robinson the Pulitzer Prize hold followed and now Lila nominated just this week for the National Book Award filled as one reviewer wrote with quiet a Pippin is exactly what we've come to expect from Maryland Robinson she's been described as a woman who speaks in sentences that accumulate in the Polish paragraphs with a mind that skips the stones of a question across its and of course that's how she writes including her nonfiction work in fact it wasn't her gifts as a novelist that first called my attention it was hurt essays in such collections as the death of Adam absence of mind and when I was a child I read books those drew me to the way she writes and thinks and to our strong belief in the power of grace and faith and her devotion to democracy which she fears we are gravely in danger of losing rather Robson welcome thank you Swinford bigger and congratulations for those reviews thank you I was particularly struck with one from The New York Times praising you for frankness about quote a truly shocking subject damage to the human personality done by poverty black and abandonment and I wondered why should anyone be shocked to discover today what can happen to a young girl like Lahaina I'm I was also struck by that it it seems that you know when you what you know read Dickens or something I mean the group the great subject really of the democratization of western culture has been the thing abuse and entrapment of people on the basis of economics at class or whatever who are capable of wonderful things you know and the fact that they are mistreated ought not be shocking there mistr..." + 91%
"2014-10-09 13:02:44"
"Restoring an America That Has Lo..."
"welcome I'll wager that in the first seven pages of this book losing our way you will be hooked and when you close the final chapter you would have seen our country as you have it in a long time intimately through the eyes of a great reporter his stories take us across America from the Best Buy headquarters in Minnesota to ordinary homes in Allentown Pennsylvania you will meet Jessica agree Argo at our high school in Brooklyn and Rico and Frankie block a floor of Montclair New Jersey survivors of hurricane sandy you will never forget what happened in an orchard in Afghanistan to lieutenant Dan Brzezinski and to Troy Orion Tom the Navajo Indian from Shiprock New Mexico you'll discover how corporate tough guys neutron Jack Welch and chainsaw al Dunlop model the CEO of the future blazing away during the high noon of capitalism at the middle class and working people here is how America lost its way but you'll also see while the only practical response to what's happened to us is for people to fight back that may sound like a cliche perhaps but Bob Herbert has seen it happen before and comes home from his journey believing it can happen again he was a columnist for The New York Times for eighteen years a champion of working people and the middle class like it's hard working parents in New Jersey we're good friends and kindred spirits as well as colleagues at the human media center from which he is presently own leave working on a major documentary Bob good to see you again great to be here bill thank you what is the country look like out there you encounter a lot of problems in the book as you travel the country which you also encounter a lot of people a let's start with some most people tell me about Mercedes gourd and this was a young woman thirty two year old woman at delightful woman and damn she was going across ... that ... I. thirty five bridge in now Minneapolis Minnesota ... that collapsed and crashed into the Mississippi River this is back in August tw..." + 92%
"2014-10-03 16:45:37"
"Too Big to Jail?"
"welcome as you've heard Eric holder has announced that he's resigning as Attorney General you will leave behind a mix scorecard a for civil rights see for civil liberties and F. a failing to prosecute the banking executives who brought about the financial calamity of two thousand and they holder let the bankers off the hook individually as he negotiated civil settlements with their institutions or issuing mortgage backed securities tied the faulty subprime loans billions of dollars in penalties the banks are paying will largely be bored by shareholders and by taxpayers as the bank's ride out the funds is the cost of doing business the executives get off Scot free but hold on though close the file yet as Michael hill sick wrote in the Los Angeles Times last week given the government's failure to bring criminal cases against bankers and other Wall Street figures for collapsing the US economy in two thousand eight it's been left to the little guy to strike back and the little guy did just that in the case in Sacramento where a federal jury acquitted for mortgage holders charged with fraud after hearing testimony that bank executives had pulled out all the stops to seduce them into taking out of toxic low one of the key expert witnesses in that case is with me now bill black testimony help blow up the prosecution's contention that the little guy was the culprit when in fact it was the bank executives who would deliberately created the fraudulent loans to enrich themselves I pulled all the classic shell game bait and switch take the money and run let ordinary people suffer the consequences it's a story bill black nose well scholar litigator and regulator he help prosecutors convict more than one thousand cricket bankers during the horrific savings and loan scandals back in the nineteen eighties and nineties he exposed five United States senators the so called Keating five who took big campaign contributions from bank executive Charles H. Keating junior and then tried ..." + 91%
"2014-09-26 14:02:18"
"America’s New War in the Middl..."
"welcome here we go again as I report to you air attacks are underway against military targets in Iraq good evening earlier today I ordered America's armed forces the strike military and security targets in Iraq my fellow citizens at this hour American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq free its people and to defend the world from grave danger stop the advance on our bill I directed our military to take targeted strikes against isel terrorist convoys should they move toward the city over twenty three years four consecutive presidents have ordered the bombing of Iraq by US forces it's what one of my guests calls the nightmare of groundhog day facing the same problem over and again just a year ago Barack Obama told the United Nations that he was determined to end America's perpetual war footing in the Middle East region this week the president returned to the UN to announce not yet and to assert that the U. S. intends to unleash more air power to defeat the Islamic militants swept across large areas in Iraq and Syria with a first round of drones and missiles unleashed inside Syria even before he spoke at the U. N. president has plunged America into the midst of a civil war that involves over one thousand different militia you need a mighty big scorecard just to figure out who's on who shot we've asked a couple of experience hands to help us do just that John of the land they as a senior national security and intelligence reporter for McClatchy newspapers he's also an unsung hero of Washington journalists during the build up to the two thousand three invasion of Iraq land they this colleague Warren Strobel dug deep find evidence refuting the bush administration's case for going to war you can see land they have Strobel at work in a documentary behind the war and bill Moyers dot com Matthew hello fought in Iraq as a marine corps captain he then joined the foreign service and became the widely praised senior American civi..." + 92%
"2014-09-19 13:03:11"
"Climate Change: The Next Generation"
"welcome even if you're in denial and I hope you're not you know about climate change everyone can see the wildfires and drought in California the fatal flash floods in Arizona punch of a hurricane pounding Mexico's Baja coast strongest in nearly fifty years battering locals and trapping tourist in their hotels these disasters are made more powerful by global warming and it's only going to get worse for us and for future generations unless we act now that's why more than one hundred and twenty world leaders are coming to New York City next Tuesday for the U. N.'s global summit on climate trying it again to provoke governments to get along with it reduce those carbon emissions that are heating up the atmosphere before it's too late so here in New York in the days leading up to the summit there's a lot happening to keep the U. N. own point the people's climate March perhaps the largest ever with over a thousand organizations behind it a three day gathering of religious leaders at union theological seminary on what the national Catholic reporter calls the number one pro lock issue of our time climate change and on Monday there will be a massive hit on wallstreet aimed at fossil fuel extractors and the investors who love them but of all the people here for these events there's one in particular I wanted you to make Kelsey Giuliana is our name and I learned about her because she's part of an unusual legal effort to slow down global warming Kelsey lives in Oregon where law professor named Mary Christina would author of this book nature's trust has created a legal strategy to protect the atmosphere the basic notion goes all the way back to ancient Rome and it says that government holds in public trust for all its citizens the resources they need to survive it can be held accountable if it fails to protect those resources for future generations and that's how Kelsey Giuliana wound up in court at age fifty yes the even as a teenager she was known for her environmental acti..." + 92%
"2014-12-19 13:45:04"
"The New Robber Barons"
"welcome what happened in Washington over the past several days set me back a century in time to the Gilded Age when senators and representatives were owned by Wall Street and big business did the bidding of their monied masters Buck passing favorable laws that increased their already fabulous well we just watched the Senate and the house aided and abetted by president Obama reward financial interest that port almost half a billion dollars into the mid term elections they did it a slipping into the omnibus spending bills on this week by the president a provision permitting Wall Street to resume the predatory practice of making risky bets with our deposits and sticking us the taxpayers with the bill if the gamble fail and guess what that provision was drafted by lobbyists for the huge banking conglomerate Citigroup lo and behold the city group language turns up in the final bill almost word for word what's more Republican and democratic leaders in Congress again with a wink from the president sealed the grip of plutocrats or our political process with yet another provision tucked away in the same bill it allows big donors to contribute up to one and a half billion dollars to political party committees in a single election cycle as one of the robber barons of the first Gilded Age exclaim where the rich we all America we got it Cognos hell that we intend to keep it brings me to this new book on the Gilded Age then and now other historians the Frasier is titled the age of acquiescence and will be published early next year Steve Frasier's a time traveler an editor writer and scholar of American history who shuttles among the centuries comparing our president to our past his earlier books include every minute speculator and Wall Street America's dream palace Steve Frazier welcome thank you very much for having me it's become something of a cliche to say that we are living in the second Gilded Age are we yeah I think we are living the second Gilded Age it gets that appel..." + 92%
"2014-12-12 12:53:09"
"Democrats Bow Down to Wall Street"
"welcome trade money in politics are issues this week and my guest is the outspoken journalist who runs the iconic Harper's magazine which for one hundred and sixty four years now has thrown open this page just to some of the most ferociously independent voices in American letters from Mark Twain Jack London and Herman Melville to William Styron Joyce Carol Oates and David Foster Wallace as the president and publisher of Harper's for the last thirty one years John or Rick macarthur has been as ferocious a champion of democracy in journalism as any of those illustrious bylines that have appeared in its pages I've never known him to pull his punches whether he's riding in Harper's or in his newspaper columns are in such books as the selling of free trade an expose of Bach partisan collusion to enact nafta the north American free trade agreement and this one the outrageous barriers to democracy in America macarthur's fierce eras of outrage are aimed at both political parties but recently he's been especially incensed by Democrats for abandoning their progressive groups to serve Wall Street K. street and crony capitalist Rick macarthur welcome thank you for having me bill you have opposed these so called free trade agreements for as long as I have known you why isn't anyone listening well because the big money doesn't want them to listen and the editorial pages of most American newspapers are pro free trade quote on quote they don't know but they don't pay attention to what the costs are Obama himself in the two thousand and eight campaign said that nafta north American free trade agreement had cost the country of million jobs but in order to understand what's happening you gotta go to the cities that are being hollowed out and destroyed like Fostoria Ohio I did a big piece about a three years ago for a foreign newspaper because nobody wants to read it here about ... the closure and the moving of the Autolite spark plug plant to Mexicali Mexico these fellows story f..." + 92%
"2014-12-05 05:51:22"
"The United States of Ferguson"
"welcome I imagine we will be wondering for a long time to come about the particulars of what happened at that fatal moment in Ferguson Missouri last summer when officer Darren Wilson and young Michael brown confronted each other and how the arrest here in New York Eric garner you get so out of hand and lead to his death what possessed twelve year old Tamir rice to waive that pellet gun around the park in Cleveland or the police to kill Emona spot within seconds it's hard sort out how these things happen most of us who are not police are young and black are always outsiders and only from afar can we weigh what little we learn of the causes that lead to each death what we can think about was certainly or the indisputable facts in recent years young black males are at far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts twenty one times greater according to an impressive study done by the journalistic ProPublica so at a time like this the mind runs two different questions how is it that so much firepower is brought to bear with a minority among this that has to have something to do with how we came to be the United States of Ferguson with most of the minority in our midst segregated quarantined in inner cities or what used to be called ghettos and that of course has to do with slavery reconstruction Jim crow and white flight dividing the country into them and us street speaks with every explosion of a gun and every fatal moment has a past which over these past few weeks has me thinking of the conversation I had earlier this year with the rider Tallahassee coats who pulls no punches and he speaks about the brains of prejudice and downright hate that run through the American experience from the slave ships to the plantations and all the terrible things that have followed in the country organized around white supremacy S. anger and recrimination echo from the streets and studios of America this week I thought that what Tallahassee coach said bear..." + 92%
"2014-11-28 15:53:41"
"The Long, Dark Shadows of Plutoc..."
"welcome let's talk one more time about why inequality matters some people say it doesn't but they're living in an ideological fairyland on the far side of the Looking Glass in the real world inequality is a deep and divisive force we see that politically all the time as the rich by elections and then shape the laws to their advantage but in this episode list look at just one of the basic needs of life affected by inequality a place to live across our country millions of people of ordinary means can afford decent housing in New Jersey just on the other side of the Hudson River from where I'm sitting three out of five writers can afford a two bedroom apartment at market rates and across the continent in San Francisco residents including many from an anguished middle class taken to the streets a protest the narcissistic capitalism of Silicon Valley that provides an elite few with what they want instead of the mini with what they need we could continue city by city state by state because among our largest richest twenty metro areas less than fifty percent of the homes are affordable less than I sent here where I live in New York City inequality and housing has reached Kinsey in dimensions the middle class is being squeezed to the edge as the rich drive up real estate values and the working poor are shelf farther into squalor as you will see in this report the skyline of New York is a physical reminder of how wealth and power get their way without regard for the impact on the lives and neighborhoods of everyday people so this is a story about how inequality matters but it's also a reflection of radical change in America as the dark shadow a plutocracy falls across all things public I'm a park user I come at Central Park ... several times a week and ... ride my bike around the loop and ... the fall of two thousand twelve and I was at the Heckscher playground in the southern end of Central Park with my daughter and suddenly it got sort of dark and cool and ... p..." + 90%
"2014-11-21 14:38:11"
"How Public Power Can Defeat Plut..."
"welcome like many of you are been watching Congress since the mid term elections and what I've seen has me thinking of King Louis the sixteenth the France his majesty was a good friend of the American revolution but when he gave Benjamin Franklin a gold snuff box with the monarchs portrait surrounded with diamonds some of our founding fathers objected they worry that the gift would corrupt his judgment and unduly bias frightened in France's favour ever since we Americans have been debating the meaning of corruption today gift to politicians that were once called graft or bribes or cold contributions and the Supreme Court has ruled that powerful corporations and rich individuals can give just about anything they want to politicians who do their pity and it's not in Sittard corruption the watchdog sunlight foundation reports that from two thousand and seven to two thousand and twelve two hundred corporations spent almost six billion dollars for lobbying and campaign contributions and received more than four trillion dollars that's four trillion dollars in government contracts and other forms of assistance and that's why K. street in Washington is the road to paradise for lobbyists but it's a road that runs in both directions NPR's Peter Overby talk with political scientist David primo the conventional wisdom out there is that businesses are going to Washington writing checks in expecting big returns but the other side of the story is that members of Congress may implicitly are threatened businesses that if they don't change their policy or if they're not heavily involved in the political process ... that bad things might happen to them no partisans of the system say this is just business as usual which of course it is had that's the problem as we're about to see with the newly elected Congress once upon a time the GOP stood for grand old party now it stands for guardians of privilege this it's pay back time for everything from fracking to getting the big banks of..." + 93%
"2014-11-19 22:20:48"
"The Bare Knuckle Fight Against M..."
"welcome what happens when two college professors leave the theories of the classroom behind for the real world bare knuckle politics well they learned a lesson the hard way just ask Zephyr Teachout in Larry Lessig each is an outstanding scholar she teaches constitutional in property law at Fordham law school here in New York and recently published this highly acclaimed book corruption in America from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to citizens United Larry Lessig teaches law at Harvard and directs that universities Edmond J. Safra center for ethics both champion free and fair competition our economy and our elections Zephyr Teachout ran for governor of New York in the democratic primary against incumbent and friend of Wall Street Andrew Cuomo my name is effort to chat I'm running in the democratic primary for the governor of the state political unknown with no money she surprised just about everyone including Cuomo by getting more than a third of the votes a good showing given that he spent sixty dollars sixty two cents for each of his vote washy could only spend a dollar fifty seven but nonetheless still a defeat Larry Lessig decided to fight fire with fire he raced several million dollars for a super pac called mayday and back congressional candidates who favor reducing the influence of money in politics over those who just can't get enough of them sweet campaign cash if he could prove that people care enough about corruption to have it make a difference when they vote might become politically toxic politicians to oppose reform but Lessig lost to his six picks in truly competitive races without to defeat so Larry Lessig Zephyr Teachout are back in class for now but ring the bell word has they have only begun to fight welcome to both of you yeah so you tried nobody to challenge the system decided it did work out for either was it not me now I actually think we've got a lot done I mean that I'd love to be governor right now but we showed that people out there there..." + 93%
"2017-02-01 15:55:01"
"Bill Moyers: Scott Pruitt Will M..."
"I'm bill Moyers here at the horror story a story of corruption so daring so devious and so dangerous it could kill you you could poison your drinking water contaminate your neighborhood and make your children very very sick let's begin with the television commercial that I chanced to see on CNN during Donald trump's inaugural weekend take a look US Senate vote to confirm Scott smart regulations techtarget air and water without stifling development of America's abundant natural resources that's in the head sponsored by one of the biggest and most powerful trade associations in the country the national association of manufacturers the N. A. M. ran three ads I get during inaugural week all of them aimed at bringing public pressure to bear on the US Senate to confirm Scott Pruett as head of the environmental protection agency and just who you might ask is Scott Pruett it is it honor and a privilege to be before you today to be considered for the position of EPA administrator peratis' Oklahoma's Attorney General his salary of more than two hundred and sixty thousand dollars is paid by taxpayers would prove it really works for the energy industry is a political profiteer whose career in public office is built on taking money from corporations and doing their bidding appears but a great deal of your fundraising comes from these organizations who are ... in the energy sector and devoted to fighting climate change at Prue which recent confirmation hearings before Congress senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island try to unravel the web with corporate influence around Scott Pruett Devon energy coke industry's Exxon Mobil have all maxed out to that account and that went very act out or not senator bit but they've I'm sure they get into that that that that committee now take a look at this letter two thousand and eleven the environmental protection agency was trying to limit methane gas leaking from drilling operations like that of Devon energy one of those oil and gas co..." + 74%
"2017-01-28 14:59:14"
"What You Need to Know About the ..."
"I would ask you've talked about economic issues involved in these decisions how how much of this is an issue of class I ask because the latest congressman Henry Hyde from Illinois who sponsored the Hyde amendment way back in nineteen seventy six that prevents Medicaid from funding abortion care he said this quote I certainly would like to prevent if I could legally anybody having an abortion a rich woman a middle class woman or poor woman unfortunately the only vehicle available is the Medicaid bill which means that poor women have been affected Slade against abortion how do you see this playing out in your work I think of Rosa Jimenez who was a twenty seven year old college student shed a five year old daughter she was putting up a nursing degree she really wanted to of you know succeed in this country and she would face an unintended pregnancy and because she was low income because she was a recipient of Medicaid ... she was denied access to an abortion because of the head of the Henry Hyde and ... she sought a back alley abortion and died as a consequence so this has real implications she was the first known victim of the Hyde amendment ... and I'm sure the stories ... happened many times over and women are just to a portly impacted and particularly again those at the margins and who are most vulnerable you remind me of some statistics I saw the other day from the Guttmacher institute it reports that among poor women the rate of unintended pregnancy is five times higher than it is for higher income women four in ten women who have abortions poor what do you make of that from your own work that even because women don't have access to some of the basic health care to prevent pregnancy so the fact that contraception is often out of reach and for Latinos for example ninety seven percent of sexual experience Latinos have used a form of contraception but consistent use has been a problem so that's when the they fall under ... unintended pregnancy situation..." + 51%
"2017-01-25 19:15:50"
"Lest We Forget: The Big Lie Behi..."
"I'm bill Moyers the most important thing to remember about Donald Trump is that he was the same man at twelve one PM Friday after he took the oath of office as he was at eleven fifty nine AM before his swearing in this character the same his temperament and his values the site what's different is that in those two minutes Donald Trump was handed the most awesome power imaginable he now controls the world's most powerful nuclear arsenal the army navy Air Force marines and Coast Guard are at his command the FBI the CI a the NSA the IRS homeland security the state department justice department treasure department department of education the interior department all of the agencies of the executive branch report ultimately to this one man the world awaits his pronouncements the markets in the media lived by and for his tweets so here's the second most important thing to remember about Donald Trump he rode to power on the wings of a dark cloud one of the most malignant and ugly lies in American history we must never forget it up next the issue that won't go away the matter of president Obama and that birth certificate there's something on that birth certificate that he doesn't allow mycnn doesn't have a birth certificate now he may have won but there's something on that person maybe religion maybe it says he's a Muslim I don't know I found it he I suppose I am I couldn't actually believe people would actually wrong with the story but that the story had legs and then people like Donald Trump they let it go when I remember when he was going to prove that president Obama was not American he was not able to offer that proof but more amazingly jumpers been able to not only convince himself for longest time by has been able to convince a not insignificant portion of the American people that no matter what documentation Prez Obama per provides he's not American which is an amazing thing to have done the ground was very fertile for the birth of a lot if it hadn't been somebody..." + 91%
"2016-05-20 14:13:10"
"Voters Don’t Have to Choose Be..."
"I'm bill Moyers and my guest is it ego junior author of democracy in black how race stealin slaves the American so in the first part of our conversation professor Gordon I discussed the crisis that continues to engulf black America you know we talk about the achievement gap we talk about the the gap in the value gap aspects that is the belief that white people madam and to the extent to which that belief animates our social arrangements are political practices are economic realities under different material conditions as long as that belief obtains democracy will always be in abeyance we continue with professor glows proposal to up in our politics and launch a revolution the bad the argument you make in your book democracy and black is that if white working P. poor white folks could see themselves in the same fix poor black working if they could each see that they're in the same boat of neo liberalism we get the politics that you advocate this is what we can't seem to see because one of the insidious dimensions of our current politics right is to attack that very possible it's to exploit the differences between us to exploit the fears cultivate them to stop them in order to ... benefit the status quo to maintain the status you write that Jimmy Carter Bill Clinton Brock Obama all Democrats advocated in one way or the other that policies that made things worse instead of better in nineteen ninety four the first president Clinton signed a landmark crime bill that impose stricter prison sentences and provided more money for building prisons those measures helped fuel an explosion in our prison population and disproportionate effect it again Americans two years later he signed legislation ended the federal guarantee of direct cash payments to the needy and limited payments five years in time that increased the number poor children in America yeah Bill Clinton got re elected the paradox in terms of our public political discourse we really tend to think about race our..." + 92%
"2016-05-10 14:37:14"
"The Value Gap in America Today"
"though I'm bill Moyers and I'm holding in my hand what has been called one of the most daring books of the twenty first century bracing unrelenting the title is democracy in black how race still in slaves the American so and it grieves with prophetic fire its power comes because the author does not begin with pristine principles or with assumptions about our inherent goodness rather it's view of democracy as he writes emerges out of an unflinching encounter with lynching trees prison cell foreclosed homes young men and women gunned down by police and places where hope unborn had died democracy and black is rich in history and boulder opinion and inconvenient truths leap from every page for example and I'm quoting the book again black people must lose their blackness if America is to be transformed but of course white people at the state white the book opens in Ferguson Missouri with the author talking to three dynamic young women young black women newly born to activism and it closes in the intimacy of the reader's heart we're each of us wrestles with the question of whether we can indeed change the habits of racism and create together a new politics based owned a revolution in value the author is Eddie called junior and he's with me now a guard was raised in the Deep South in moss point Mississippi and still remembers the Ku Klux Klan burning a cross at the fairgrounds he's now a professor of religion and African American studies at Princeton University where he also chairs the center for African American studies this is his third book and he's a member in good standing of the black establishment which she rigorously calls to account in democracy in black professor glowed welcome thank you for having me why did you start this book in Ferguson why did you go out there after the terrible incident I thought it was some kind of spark spark that could in fact ... inaugurate a substantive change and then after American politics in particular and perhaps ... anothe..." + 95%
"2015-01-02 17:32:53"
"The Children’s Climate Crusade"
"welcome this is our final broadcast but you haven't seen the last of us will continue to reporting comet at our website bill Moyers dot com I hope you'll join me there for web chat later this month we end our broadcast years old an encouraging word from the emerging generation remember Kelsey you any other button Eugene Oregon he's eighteen years old and co plaintiff in the lawsuit spearheaded by the organization our children's trust claims that Oregon is not doing all they can the slowdown global warming and protect the future it's one of several such suits around the country based on the doctrine of public trust which goes back to ancient Rome here's an excerpt from that conversation public trust ... states that the government is a trustee to protect these natural eight resources air water ... lands you know to protect them for this generation and for many generations down the line the law professor who has developed this theory and it's more modern a garden Mary Christina would says it's because government agencies that are supposed to protect our natural resources have been captured by corporate raiders and lobbyists that these agencies treat these industries has their clients state of the public do you think that's right unfortunately we you know do have a lot of corruption a lot of money lot of grief that influences most of a governmental decisions I do think that that's right and that's why were you know going to the courts to hold and the legislator accountable further hearings in the Oregon case are expected in the couple of months the idea we just come to be called atmospheric trust litigation is catching on thanks to this very influential book nature's trust by the aforementioned legal scholar Mary Christina would he teaches law at the university of Oregon and founded the environmental and natural resources law program there Mary Christina would welcome thank you let's talk about some of those cases that have been found about our children's trust e..." + 91%
"2014-12-26 14:49:52"
"American Indians Confront "Savag..."
"welcome that you know America's original said and most of us will quickly think of the enslavement of black people with a bitter fruit we're still harvesting really though we someone to think about the fate of indigenous people the Indians who were already here when Europeans discovered the so called New World even the conversely over the name of the Washington Redskins fails to hold our attention for very long and you can safely bet that not many school children are taught that these native people wound up in the declaration of independence as merciless Indian savages right there in the birth certificate of our nation how is it they came to be mythologized is so ignorant and primitive they didn't even know the value of Manhattan island which they sold on the cheap to the Dutch how is it they became stereotyped as monolithic when in fact opinions and beliefs among the five hundred fifty plus tribes are as diverse as any other societies for example suppose you were to think all American Indians share a belief that untouched land is sacrosanct then you wouldn't be surprised that the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota oppose the keystone XL pipeline or that Apaches in Arizona are furious that Congress just flip through a wall turning over sacred land to the foreign corporate giant Rio Tinto for mining copper or that Navajos in Arizona have protested the snowball ski resorts use of recycle sewer water to make slow on sacred mountain side yet at the same time in the same state Navajo leaders were to build the Grand Canyon escalate a tramway nearly a mile and a half to the floor of the canyon to facilitate tourism some Indians that would be sacrilege so monolithic hardly and that's why my guest is Robert Williams who is out to change how we think about Indians and to challenge the laws that embody bigotry against them Robert Williams teaches law in American Indian studies at the university of Arizona he's represented tribal groups before human rights courts and the US Supre..." + 93%
"2017-06-29 22:57:13"
"Harvey Kaye - The American Dream"
"and dream that I have has to do with extending in deepening freedom equality and democracy it doesn't have to do with big government and it doesn't have to do with dispossessing everyone to create some kind of great comedy it has to do with the idea indeed of creating opportunity but it means a fourteen people the capacity pursue those opportunities in the most immediate sense one has to to be talking about national health care and we don't even hear enough about single payer for example but beyond that it has to do with trying to engage people and to talk to people about what matters in America I think we need to create that kind of democratic conversation and we've been heading in the direction in which we have Talking Heads on cable TV taking advantage of people's emotions rather than their intellects so extending deep in freedom equality and democracy" + 1%
"2017-06-29 22:27:14"
"Margaret Flowers - The American ..."
"my vision for the future is that we would ... overcome the special interest power that's been dominating our political process for so long and that citizens would become engaged and active and create the government that we're supposed to have by and for the people so that we're actually making a system that works that that up let's our people so that they can be healthy productive take care of their families be creative and become a nation again that that we can be proud of" + 1%
"2017-06-29 22:19:11"
"Michael Copps - The American Dream"
"well my vision for the future of our democracy ... involves media democracy because that's the place where I work what I wanna say is the means of our telecommunications and broadcasting and I journalism acting in the back half and for the benefit of the people of the United States of America we've gotten away from making sure and ensuring that they have all the news and information they need to make ends decisions under intelligent for the future the country we need to rectify land of democracy I think compels us to do that" + 1%
"2017-06-29 19:09:40"
"Kathleen Hall Jamieson - The Ame..."
"my concept of the American dream is well capitalized by congressman Barney Frank's who said that the notion that a rising tide lifts all boats presupposes that you have a boat in my American dream everybody has a boat and for me that means that there are no children who go to bed hungry that's a play in the United States but every place that the United States has any influence on that every child goes home to a bad and the bad is that child's bed and there is a home that our children go to schools that are well staffed and that greater capacity to take advantage of the opportunities that are available to many of us in America but not to all of us my concept of the American dream is that that child can dream it with some chance that it might actually become real and the people around the world will dream an American dream that leads them to aspire to the things that we have and the things that we stand for" + 1%
"2017-05-04 16:48:47"
"Joseph Campbell and the Mytholog..."
"I'm bill Moyers and order share with you a moment for Marcy resume Joseph Campbell and the power of myth Campbell knew more about the world of mythology the great stories human beings have told ourselves since the dawn of history that anyone of his generation Star Wars fill some of that need for the spiritual adventure comic hero board perfect that does the cycle perfectly it's not simple morality play it has to do with the powers of life from there inflection through the action one of the wonderful things I think about the the ... trencher into space is that the narrator the ... on this the one thinking up the story is in a field that is not covered by our own knowledge is do you when you look at something like Star Wars recognize some of the themes of the hero who are off LaFollette you well I think that George Lucas was using standard mythological figures the old man as the adviser wild specifically what he made me think as the ... Japanese fought past remember that shit I can feel the false floating through I don't some of those people and turn this band has that that character over something mythological too is you there in the sense that the hero is helped by this stranger who shows up and give him some instrument a sword or she from yeah right after years of not only of the physical instrument but the psychological commitment and the psychological center this time let go the unconscious so an act from instinct money had them exercising with that strange weapon and then pulled the masculine that's real Japanese stuff nnova victimized when I took our two sons to see it they did the same thing the audience did at that moment when the voice of Ben Kenobi says to Luke Skywalker in the climactic moment use the phone no the audience broke out into this elation to applaud and see the thing community that is in a language that is talking to young people today and ask for marvelous" + 6%
"2017-05-04 16:38:29"
"George Lucas Tells Bill Moyers A..."
"eight nothing more what I teach you today clear your mind of question many this movie is very much about a mentor and produce and and I'm wondering did you have such mentor when you're growing up is this is this part of the movie an extension of what happened to you obviously my first mentor was my father but then you progress with either your people are more skilled in a particular area than you are ... thin film Francis Coppola became my mentor and and taught me how to write screenplays taught me how to work with actors ... I was much more of a cameramen a film editor much won the technical side of things and ... you know I think my last mentor probably was Joe and Joseph Campbell Joe Campbell who asked a lot of interesting questions and exposed me to a lot of things that may be very interested and ... lot more the cosmic questions in the mystery ... Antigonish those all my life but I I'd and focused at the way I had once I got to be good friends with Joe what do you make of the fact that so many people have interpreted Star Wars is as as being profoundly religious I don't see Star Wars is profoundly religious I see Star Wars as as taking ... all of the issues that religion represents and trying to distill them down into a a more modern ... and eat more easily accessible ... construct the people can grab on to to accept the fact that there is a greater mystery out there when I was ten years old ... I asked my mother I said well is only one god wireless so many religions and over the years I've been pondering that question ever since and it would seem to me that the conclusion I've come to is that all religions are true they just see a different part of the elephant religion is basically a a container for faith ... faith is ... the glue that holds us together as a society faith in our in our culture are our world our new whatever it is that we're trying to hang on to" + 9%
"2017-07-13 19:14:37"
"Nick Tilsen Is Building a $60 Mi..."
"them sniff Tilson I'm law a citizen of the old walled could donation and I'm the executive director of the thunder valley community development corporation one of my very first memories that I ever had as a child was my parents were participating in a protest and ... at a young age does tear gassed that's a pretty strong imprint so I think there's always a sort of desire in me to fight wanna have change but if there was any aha moment it was probably when I was about eighteen I work for a nonprofit organization called the Odyssey U. S. track and the people that I thought they were making the most difference in the world for people that were deeply embedded into the communities larger that they were from for at least one or two generations and one of things I walked away with us was here if I w