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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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Washington, DC

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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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English

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Episodes

Keep Sharp with Dr. Sanjay Gupta

3/2/2021
Bill talks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his new book Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, available at Amazon here. Plus his thoughts on the new vaccine and how many lives we lost by the government's response to Covid-19. Gupta is the CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Emory University Hospital. ******* There is a tidal wave of GOP voter suppression bills in state legislatures. We must act to stop them. Please check out and support...

Duration:00:34:08

"People Really Want Relief"-The Reporters' Roundtable Feb 26

2/26/2021
$15 Minimum Wage Setback. Covid Progress. Airstrikes in Syria. GOP Civil War. Trump CPAC. With Leah Askarinam, Editor of National Journal Hotline, Maya King, Politics Reporter at Politico and Chris Lu, Fmr. Dep. Sec. of Labor and now at The Miller Center at UVA. Let's get rid of the barbed wire fence around the Capitol. Sign the petition or call your congressional representatives to free the People's House! More information at DontFenceTheCapitol.com

Duration:00:44:58

GOP's (Bleak) Future with Charlie Sykes

2/23/2021
Sykes on Rush Limbaugh, Sen. Ron Johnson, Trump, House Minority Leader McCarthy and the new litmus test for Republican pols: You may never say Trump lost fair and square. Former conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes is one of the original "Never-Trumpers." An MSNBC contributor and columnist he founded the news site, TheBulwark.com. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the largest and most diverse union in North America. More information at...

Duration:00:36:36

"An Immense Disaster."-The Reporters' Roundtable-Feb 19

2/19/2021
Cruz Cancun Scandal. Biden pushes his $1.9T rescue plan. Trump vs. Mitch. With Gabe Debenedetti, National Correspondent, New York Magazine, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief, The Hill Newspaper. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:41:34

Squash The Vote: The GOP Plan to Thwart Democracy.

2/16/2021
Investigative reporter Greg Palast (GregPalast.com) details the hard work that won elections in Georgia for Biden, Warnock and Ossoff. And the GOP plans to keep that from happening again. There and in other parts of the country. Plus new reporting in how the January 6th rally in DC became the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol. The Brennan Center for Justice (BrennanCenter.org) just released a report on unprecedented efforts to restrict voting rights at the state level. From the...

Duration:00:54:34

"Riveting." The Reporters' Roundtable-Feb 12

2/12/2021
Impeachment case "will stand for history." Covid vaccine progress, but hurdles remain. Has Trump "already won" the GOP Civil War? With Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter at the Los Angeles Times, Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor at Politico and Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:42:22

"We need $1.9 Trillion"-Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH)

2/9/2021
Congressman Ryan has been in The House since 2003. He represents the 17th Congressional District of Ohio which includes the city of Youngstown and areas east of Akron. He chairs the subcommittee investigating the events of January 6th, 2021 and is likely to run for the Senate in 2022. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by the men and women of the Laborers' International Union of North America. Building America, but also those key government workers in transportation, EMS and sanitation....

Duration:00:35:37

"It's Popular."-The Reporters’ Roundtable Feb 5

2/5/2021
Rescue Plan on its way. MAGA ascendant in GOP. Trump trial next week. With Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News, Scott Wong, Senior staff writer for The Hill and Pema Levy, Reporter for Mother Jones. Let's get rid of the barbed wire fence around the Capitol. Sign the petition or call your congressional representatives to free the People's House! More information at DontFenceTheCapitol.com

Duration:00:45:09

The Enemy Within: QAnon. Proud Boys. Oath Keepers. 3%ers.

2/2/2021
The Southern Poverty Law Center this week released their annual Year in Hate and Extremism report. Bill talks to the Center's Chief Investigative Reporter and Spokesperson, Michael Edison Hayden. He paints a scary picture of anti-democratic and racist right wing organizations. And discusses the radicalization of people not part of these organized groups. Oh, and yes, Trump made it worse. Today's Bill Press is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers. More information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:44:24

"A Striking Contrast." The Reporters' Roundtable-Jan 29

1/29/2021
A return to normalcy. Environmental Justice. 50/50 Senate. Vaccine rollout. Trumpism. With Sabrina Siddiqui, White House reporter at The Wall Street Journal, Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent at Yahoo News and Jeff Dufour, Editor in Chief at National Journal Today’s Bill Press Pod supported by The Laborers' International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org

Duration:00:50:27

How We Won. w/fmr DNC Chair Tom Perez

1/26/2021
Tom Perez has just finished a very successful 4 years at the Democratic National Committee. He explains how the Party pulled off the trifecta of White House, Senate and House. And what they must do to build on that. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Much more than just the men and women who drive the trucks. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:36:06

"Hopeful But Realistic." The Roundtable Jan-22

1/22/2021
Great Inauguration, Biden acts fast, Impeachment looms, chance for bi-partisanship? With Chris Lu, Fmr Top Obama WH Aide, Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter, The Wall Street Journal and David Jackson WH Correspondent for USA Today. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union. On the front lines keeping us fed and so much more. Information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:42:36

Biden's First 100 Days

1/19/2021
Just what can a President Biden do in his first 100 days? On day one? Bill talks to two Politico Reporters who have been covering the transition: Alice Miranda Ollstein and Caitlin Emma. Politico's special project to cover the incoming administration has more and can be found here: Politico.com/Joe-Biden-first-100-days-presidency Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org.

Duration:00:42:33

Capitol Chaos-The Reporters' Roundtable Jan 15

1/15/2021
Insurrection, Impeachment and Inauguration, with Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor of Politico, Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call and Lauren Burke, Host of the BurkeFILE Podcast. Today's Bill Press Pod is sponsored by The Laborers' International Union of North America. Looking forward to building America's infrastructure in the coming years. More information at LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:45:47

Accountability. w/Reps. Cicilline and Dingell

1/12/2021
Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI is one of the three drafters of The Articles of Impeachment. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) has lived in what she calls Trump's "Hate Tunnel" for over 2 years. They give Bill the inside info on the 25th Amendment and the all but certain second impeachment of Donald Trump. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the United Food and Commercial Workers. More information at UFCW.org.

Duration:00:32:33

"A Moment of Reckoning." -The Roundtable-Jan 8

1/8/2021
Trump's violent mob mortally wounds Trump. Dems take the Senate. With Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital, Leah Askarinam, Editor, National Journal Hotline, Maya King, Politics, Race, Campaigns Reporter at Politico and Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at HuffPost. You can see Igor's video here. You can read Ginger's first-person account here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster.org

Duration:00:44:04

Right Wing Media After Trump

1/5/2021
With Matt Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. He watches Fox, so you don't have to. And OAN and Newsmax. He knows right wing media. What he says should scare you. He's the guy who ties Trump's tweets to what Trump saw on Fox. You can follow him on Twitter @MattGertz. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The Laborers’ International Union of North America. More information at LIUNA.org.

Duration:00:37:07

Madeleine Albright: Worried Optimist

1/1/2021
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks to Bill about the state of foreign relations today, what to expect from President-elect Joe Biden and her recent book, "Hell and Other Destinations." Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by these unions fighting hard everyday for working men and women. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union,The International Association of Fire Fighters,The Laborers International of Union of North America,The International Brotherhood of Teamsters,The...

Duration:00:38:58

Ina Garten: Modern Comfort Food.

12/29/2020
Ina Garten superfan Bill takes a needed step away from politics (for all of us!) to indulge his love of cooking and The Barefoot Contessa. They discuss her life in the kitchen, in The Office of Management and Budget (OMB, yes,really) and her new cookbook, Modern Comfort Food. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by these unions fighting hard everyday for working men and women. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union,The International Association of Fire Fighters,The Laborers...

Duration:00:48:10

Susan Rice: In the Biden White House

12/25/2020
Susan Rice will be the Director of The Domestic Affairs Council in the Biden-Harris Administration. Bill talked to her about how her experiences in the Clinton and Obama Administrations shaped her views of public service, experiences that will no doubt influence how she approaches her new, high-level job. They discuss her book, Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by these unions fighting hard everyday for working men and women. The...

Duration:00:25:18