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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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Deep dives into the crucial issues and emergencies facing America with the people trying to solve them.

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Episodes

"Being Trumpy." The Reporters’ Roundtable-May 20

5/20/2022
Trump Still Got it? Is Fetterman the Future? Will Abortion Help the Democrats? Great Replacement Theory and Murder. Biden to Asia. With Philip Bump, National Correspondent for The Washington Post. Newsletter: "How to Read This Chart," Ginger, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and John Bennett, Editor-at-Large, CQ Roll Call and CQ Senate newsletter. Today’s Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org. See Privacy...

Duration:00:45:48

“News for People Who Give a Damn.”

5/17/2022
Journalist Judd Legum was a regular on the Bill Press Show for years. Today, he makes his debut on the Bill Press Pod. Legum writes a four-times per week newsletter, Popular Information, that practices Independent Accountability Journalism. He compares what people and institutions SAY to what these same people and institutions actually DO. Today we talked about the Great Replacement Theory behind the Buffalo shooting, that has been mainstreamed by Right Wing media and politicians; which...

Duration:00:40:07

"Bombshell News." The Reporters' Roundtable 5-13

5/13/2022
January 6th Subpoenas to GOP. FBI Probe of Trump Documents Removal. Trump’s Midterm Record Mixed. Abortion Rights vs The Midterms. With Melanie Mason, National Political Correspondent for The Los Angeles Times, Lauren Burke, Host, Burkefile, Writer for Black Press USA and The Guardian and Jeff Dufour, Editor in chief at National Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org. See Privacy Policy at...

Duration:00:41:05

Midterm Ground Zero.

5/10/2022
Former Progressive Caucus Co-chair Mark Pocan and the Democratic Party of Wisconsin are at the center of the 2022 midterms. Ron Johnson is up for reelection and control of the Senate may hinge on that race. There are competitive House seats that may determine control in that chamber. In Wisconsin the legislature is so gerrymandered, it is almost impossible for the Democrats to gain control. So having a Democratic governor is the one check on the extremist Wisconsin Republican Party. Once...

Duration:00:32:48

"Earth Shattering." The Reporters' Roundtable May 6th

5/6/2022
Leaked Roe Draft Decision Rocks DC and America. Trump Wins in Ohio with J.D. Vance. Biden Attacks MAGA. With Seung Min Kim, White House Reporter for The Washington Post, Amanda Becker, Politics & DC Reporter for 19thNews and David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY. Plus a special interview with Elizabeth Wydra, President of The Constitutional Accountability Center on the Roe draft opinion and what it means for other privacy rights issues such as contraception and gay...

Duration:00:58:38

Midterm Madness Begins

5/3/2022
With the midterms just seven months away, Bill talks to Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. They focus on the primaries coming up in the month of May in the GOP where Trump has endorsed candidates. How these primaries turn out may determine who controls the Senate in 2023. They also discuss the likelihood of the Republicans taking over the House of Representatives....

Duration:00:38:51

"Reopening the Floodgates." The Reporters' Roundtable April 29

4/29/2022
January 6th Committee Hearings Coming. The Big Lie is Dividing the GOP. Biden: $33 Billion for Ukraine. GOP Knifes Madison Cawthorn. Elon Musk Terrorizes Twitter and Biden to White House Correspondents Dinner. With Linda Feldmann, Washington Bureau Chief, White House/Politics Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor, Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent, at New York Magazine and Igor Bobic, Senior Politics Reporter at HuffPost. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The American...

Duration:00:48:47

Ukraine: "A Grinding Slog."

4/26/2022
Today's guest is Joe Cirincione, here for a monthly update on Putin's war in Ukraine. Cirincione is a Fellow at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He previously served for over 12 years as the President of the Ploughshares Fund, a foundation focused on nuclear nonproliferation and conflict resolution. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in...

Duration:00:40:49

"The Tale of the Tape." The Reporters Roundtable April 22nd

4/22/2022
Democrats Fighting Over the Border. Democrats Don't Seem to Fight Back. With One Big Exception. Ron DeSantis and the GOP target Disney and Kevin McCarthy Gets Caught Lying. With Jason Dick, Editor at CQ Roll Call, Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter on the Hill for The Wall Street Journal, Sudeep Reddy, Senior Managing Editor at Politico and Amanda Becker covering politics and DC for 19th News. You can support the great work of Amanda Becker and 19th News by visiting their website here. You...

Duration:00:46:53

"A Catastrophic Event in Food." With Amb. Cindy McCain

4/19/2022
Cindy McCain is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture which leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. She is the widow of former Arizona senator and 2008 Republican nominee for President, John McCain. In 2020 she endorsed Joe Biden for president. She has a long history with helping people in need. From 1988 to 1995, she founded and operated a nonprofit organization, the American Voluntary Medical Team, which...

Duration:00:31:26

"Nervous and Scared." The Reporters' Roundtable April 14

4/14/2022
The panel takes on the primary races in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Plus the depressing national political landscape for Democrats. And the effect of Trump's endorsements. With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, Maya King, Politics Reporter at The New York Times covering the South, S.V. Dáte, White House Correspondent at HuffPost and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and...

Duration:00:46:02

The View From Europe with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli

4/12/2022
Sylvia Poggioli is senior European correspondent for NPR's International Desk. She covers Italy, the Vatican, Western Europe, and the Balkans. Poggioli has reported on the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, and how immigration has transformed European societies. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in disaster areas and war zones, including over a million meals in and...

Duration:00:32:05

"Reclaim the Narrative." The Reporters' Roundtable April 8

4/8/2022
Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed. Bipartisan Punishment for Russia. Midterm Attack Lines. Time is Short for the Jan 6 Committee. With Jason Dick, Interim Editor in Chief at CQ-Roll Call, Sarah Wire, Justice Department and National Security Reporter for The Los Angeles Times, focused on Jan 6/extremism, Alayna Treene, Congressional Reporter for Axios and Alex Roarty White House Correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of...

Duration:00:42:25

Rolling Back Rights. With CNN's Ron Brownstein

4/5/2022
Ron Brownstein is one of the sharpest analysts of American politics. He is a Senior CNN Political Analyst and a Senior Editor for The Atlantic. He's been reporting and writing about the radical rollback of rights in Red states. Ron's CNN work can be found here. His work for The Atlantic here. Ron's great book, Rock Me on the Water, on the way the TV, Music and Movies changed after the year of 1974, is now out in paperback. You can buy it here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The...

Duration:00:40:13

"Political Wildcard." The Reporters' Roundtable- April 1

4/1/2022
Can Biden Fix Inflation? Are the Democrats doomed in November? Is the January 6th Committee Stalling Out? Will the Department of Justice Move on Meadows/Trump? Will Putin Help Trump Smear the Bidens? With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, David Jackson, National Political Correspondent for USA TODAY, Hunter Walker, Reporting on Jan 6 at TheUprising.info and Kirk Bado, Managing Editor at National Journal Hotline. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The...

Duration:00:39:22

"The Constitution is Trash." with Elie Mystal

3/29/2022
Elie Mystal is The Nation Magazine’s Justice Correspondent. He's a frequent guest on MSNBC commenting on the intersection between the legal and the political. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he gave up Big Law to fight for justice. He has just published a new book that immediately landed on the New York Times bestseller list at #2. Allow Me to Retort A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution can be purchased here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food...

Duration:00:37:50

"Fighting Like Hell." The Reporters' Roundtable March 25

3/25/2022
Ukraine Winning? GOP attacks on Judge Jackson. Ginni Thomas Texts. Trump Power Waning? Albright and Young Legacy. With Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief of National Journal, Scott Wong, Senior Congressional Reporter for NBC News, Lauren Burke, Writer for Black Press USA and The Guardian and Zach Cohen, Congress Reporter for Bloomberg Government. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America, Ready to build the infrastructure we need, More information...

Duration:00:38:37

What's Next for Putin's War

3/22/2022
Twenty-six days into Putin's War in Ukraine, can anything be done to stop the carnage and stop Putin? What are the likely next steps, diplomatically and militarily? What are the risks of a wider war, of a nuclear war? To provide some context, Bill has arranged to talk again with the two experts on foreign affairs who gave us their first assessment of the situation in Ukraine three weeks ago. A lot has changed. . Steven Pifer was our Ambassador to Ukraine in the last two years of the Clinton...

Duration:00:47:28

"The End of Populism." The Reporters' Roundtable March 18

3/18/2022
Zellenskyy Inspires the World. The End of Daylight Savings Time? Trump Flailing. A Global Reset at Every Level? With Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ-Roll Call and Host of the Political Theater podcast and Tom LoBianco, Reporter at Yahoo News. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in disaster areas and war zones, including over a million meals...

Duration:00:45:19

"Why Did Putin Wait?" With John Bolton

3/15/2022
John Bolton had unimpeachable Republican and Conservative credentials. Until he went to work for Donald Trump as his National Security Advisor. It did not go well as he detailed in his book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir. Bolton and Bill discuss the current situation in Ukraine and Trump's attitudes toward Russia, Ukraine and Vladimir Putin. Today Bill featured the work of the World Central Kitchen run by Chef Jose Andres. They have served millions of meals in disaster...

Duration:00:38:57