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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you AmericasDemocrats.org, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, AmericasDemocrats.org seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

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English

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(202)768-9222


Episodes

#478 : On the front lines for Medicare for All.

5/5/2020
On the front lines for Medicare for All. Nurses take a stand for all Americans to have access to healthcare. The labor campaign for health care justice. Plus, are we ready to reopen? Bill Press on where we stand now in the coronavirus pandemic. Why nurses are fighting for single payer health care, and why the American labor movement is mobilizing with them. Plus Bill Press talks with Politico healthcare reporter Adam Cancryn about what it will take to end the pandemic crisis and what...

Duration:00:47:37

#477 : Democracy fights back.

4/27/2020
Democracy fights back. The movement to restore voting rights and make elections fair and free. Plus, Bill Press with Congressman Eric Swalwell on what it will really take to reopen America. David Daley on his new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back to Save Democracy. Plus Bill Press talks with California Representative Eric Swalwell about what Congress needs to do next to deal with the coronavirus crisis. David Daley Pt. 1 Journalist David Daley’s 2016 bestselling book...

Duration:00:53:46

#476 : Power Shifts.

4/20/2020
Power Shifts. The dangerous rise of religious nationalism. What the future holds for America’s labor unions. Plus, Bill Press gets a behind the scenes view of the White House briefing room. An investigation of the religious right's rise to political power. A history of the rise and fall of organized labor in America and what that means for its future. Plus Bill Press with ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on his new book Front Row at the Trump Show. Katherine...

Duration:01:10:45

#475 : Coronavirus and the crisis of poverty.

4/13/2020
Coronavirus and the crisis of poverty. How to put people over profits. Plus, Bill Press on what we owe our front line workers in the midst of a pandemic. Building a moral response to COVID-19. An extended conversation with Reverend Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Plus Bill Press talks with Marc Perrone, President of the United Food and Commercial Workers. Liz Theoharis - Pt. 1 It's been two years since Reverend William Barber and...

Duration:00:57:11

#474 : Making history with the women of the 116th Congress.

4/6/2020
Making history with the women of the 116th Congress. Celebrating the history of Earth Day … online. Plus, how to cover a President who won’t tell the truth. Bill Press talks with Soledad O'Brien. A behind-the-scenes look at the women reshaping Congress. The 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the midst of a pandemic. Plus Bill Press on how the media should cover Trump during a public health crisis. Jennifer Steinhauer Jennifer Steinhauer’s newest book takes a deep dive into the 116th...

Duration:01:13:40

#473 : How conservatives hijacked democracy

3/30/2020
How conservatives hijacked democracy, and how progressives can win it back. Plus, Trump in a showdown with science. Bill Press with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. Caroline Fredrickson on her book The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts and Fair Elections. Caroline Frederickson - Pt 1 Despite representing a minority of the American public, conservatives are in power across the country. In her book The Democracy Fix, author Caroline Frederickson tells us how it...

Duration:00:59:36

#472 : Protecting our vote.

3/23/2020
Protecting our vote. The battle against gerrymandering. Standing up for the voting rights of young people. Plus, how not to manage a crisis. Bill Press with Politico reporter Dan Diamond. Making the case for fair maps and fair elections. Fighting back against the effort to suppress young voters. Plus, an in-depth conversation about Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dan Vicuna Through his work at Common Cause, Dan Vicuna is at the forefront of the fight against...

Duration:00:54:05

#471 : Building the Progressive Movement.

3/16/2020
Building the Progressive Movement. Filling the slate with working class candidates. A grassroots strategy for democratic victories. Plus Bill Press with a leading national pollster on crisis politics and what American voters want now. Randy “Ironstache” Bryce on why we need more working people in Congress. Tori Taylor on the Swing Left campaign to restore democracy up and down the ballot. Plus Bill Press with pollster Peter Hart on what Americans want in the midst of a crisis. Randy...

Duration:01:02:14

#470 : The Power to Protect.

3/9/2020
The Power to Protect. Fighting back against consumer fraud. Standing up to end child poverty. Plus Bill Press on the costs of playing politics with a public health crisis. Richard Cordray, former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks about his new book Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy, and Our Democracy. Jeff Madrick, author of Invisible Americans:The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty, on what government gets wrong about child poverty...

Duration:00:52:33

#469 : Doctors take a stand for single payer health care.

3/2/2020
Doctors take a stand for single payer health care. How Donald Trump is unmaking the presidency. Plus Bill Press on the state of America’s labor movement. Why doctors are leading a movement to cover medical care for all Americans.Donald Trump’s lasting impact on the highest office in the land. Plus Bill Press talks with Stephen Greenhouse, author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor. Susan Rogers As a physician, Dr. Susan Rogers knows well the...

Duration:01:05:07

#468 : Why labor should support a Green New Deal.

2/24/2020
Why labor should support a Green New Deal. Inside the GOP plan to rig elections. Plus Bill Press with the authors of A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. Labor organizer Joseph B. Uehlein makes the case for protecting workers in the green new deal. Filmmaker Mac Heller exposes the Republican strategy to suppress the vote and win elections. Plus Bill Press talks with the authors of A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America. Joseph B....

Duration:00:59:06

#467 : How the Democratic Party can, and should, engage rural America.

2/17/2020
How the Democratic Party can, and should, engage rural America. Why it’s time to abolish the electoral college. Plus Bill Press with GOP insider Rick Wilson on how to prevent President Trump from being re-elected. Jane Kleeb on the importance of rural voters to progressive politics. Reed Hundt on why the nation is ready for a national popular vote. Plus a GOP campaign consultant tells Bill Press how Democrats can, and should, beat Donald Trump. Jane Kleeb One of the lessons from the...

Duration:00:50:40

#466 : Black Voters Matter.

2/10/2020
Black Voters Matter. Building the power of black communities at the ballot box. Plus Bill Press with Tom Daschle looking back and looking ahead. Cliff Albright of the Black Voters Matter Fund on the political power of black communities to determine their own destiny. Plus Bill Press with former Democratic minority leader Tom Daschle on a divided Congress and a divided nation. Cliff Albright - Pt. 1 The ethos of the Black Voters Matter Fund is that effective voting is a powerful tool...

Duration:01:02:59

#465 : Building progressive power at the state level.

2/3/2020
Building progressive power at the state level. Cutting through the fog of centrist corporate speak. Plus Bill Press on President Trump’s impeachment trial. How one organization is powering progressive change at the state level. A guide to what centrists politicians say and what they really mean. Plus Bill Press with Eleanor Clift on the impeachment trial and what it reveals about the Senate GOP. Jessie Ulibarri Jessie Ulibarri has dedicated his career to building progressive power at...

Duration:00:58:18

#464 : Can unions save democracy?

1/27/2020
Can unions save democracy? And will millionaires help? Author and organizer Jane McAlevey on her new book, A Collective Bargain:Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy. Plus, the millionaires who want to pay more taxes, not less. Bill Press talks with Erica Payne, Executive Director of Patriotic Millionaires. Jane McAlevey Pt. 1 At a time when workers are under attack at historic levels, strikes are making a comeback. In that, Jane McAlevey sees an opportunity to reset power...

Duration:00:53:38

#463 : Getting it right in 2020

1/19/2020
Getting it right in 2020. Making black communities powerful in politics. Turning out progressive voters one conversation at a time. Plus Bill Press talks with former UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Alicia Garza on what motivates black voters and why politicians should care. Alex Morgan on upping the progresive ground game in 2020. Plus Bill Press on Donald Trump’s perilous foreign policy with former UN Ambassador Susan Rice. Alicia Garza Alicia Garza reminds us that black voters are central...

Duration:01:06:06

#462 : A grassroots campaign to build the electoral power of Democrats.

1/13/2020
Donald Trump’s campaign to shred environmental protections. A grassroots campaign to build the electoral power of Democrats. Plus Bill Press on the biggest foreign policy crisis yet in the Trump Administration. Dan Farber on what’s next in Donald Trump’s war on regulations and who will pay the price. Rita Bosworth on the Sister District Project and its plan to flip states from red to blue. Plus Bill Press talks with nuclear arms expert Joe Cirincione about Iran and the path to war. Dan...

Duration:01:03:07

#461 : Listening to working class voters at the ballot box

1/6/2020
Listening to working class voters at the ballot box, and fighting for their future in the workplace. Plus, Bill Press on the Supreme Court’s swing to the right. What will it take to bring unions back and help workers stand up for their rights? Plus, what working class voters want and what that means for 2020. And Bill Press talks with Ruth Marcus about her book, Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover. Shaun Richman After decades of corporate union-busting,...

Duration:01:09:41

#460 : The Best of 2019

12/30/2019
Our favorite interviews from 2019. Fighting for the rights of felons to vote. Why walls don’t work. Plus, why 2020 won’t be won by centrists The racist roots of denying felons the right to vote. Everything Donald Trump gets wrong about walls. Plus Robert Reich on the choice that has to be made between oligarchy and an America that works for everyone. Tierra Bradford The history of denying felons the right to vote is rooted in the history of African American voter suppression. And...

Duration:00:49:11

#459 : Framing the Debate for America’s Future.

12/23/2019
Framing the Debate for America’s Future. Building the case for a wealth tax. Why Democrats need to talk about race and class. Plus, Bill Press with Tom Friedman on saving American democracy. Economist Emmanuael Saez on how America’s tax system is pushing us deeper into inequality. Ian Haney Lopez on why the fight for racial justice will win elections. Plus Tom Friedman tells Bill Press why Trump must be impeached. Emmanuel Saez Economist Emmanuel Saez studies wealth and income...

Duration:01:04:10