After a look at the day's news, we welcomed Stephanie Kelton back to the show. Stephanie is a professor of public policy and economics at Stony Brook University and former chief economist on the US Senate Budget Committee, working under Bernie Sanders. Check out Stephanie's op-ed for the LA Times from from Sept. 28, "Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies)", and her op-ed for the NY Times from yesterday, "How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong."
One day before the NH primary, the Clintons & their surrogates go for the Sanders jugular. RJ Eskow & Stephanie Kelton join in to explain how Bernie's economic plans would work. And if it's Monday, Joel Silberman returns to take on the candidates and the media too.
Today, Nicole tackles the right wing, deceptively edited smears of a Planned Parenthood. Frederick Clarkson explains the roots of the group formed to take down PPFA. Plus Stephanie Kelton, the Democrats Chief Economist on the Senate Budget Committee tells us about her new gig, working with ranking member Bernie Sanders, and weighs in on the economic world woes.
Nicole Sandler with Congressman Alan Grayson at the Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour in Ft. Lauderdale, December 2011 Our first Great American Hero today is Congressman Alan Grayson. Although he represents Florida's 9th District, he really represents us all. Even during these times of the greatest gridlock in DC, Congressman Grayson - a member of the minority party in the House - has written more legislation and had more amendments passed than any other member, for two years running. He joined me on the show this morning to talk about some of the work he's done since we last spoke. [...]
Yes! I got to interview the founder of Moral Mondays, Rev. Dr. William Barber last night. It was a very long day, but I would have waited all night to speak with the man who is inspiring people to come together in a Moral Fusion Movement around the subjects of voting rights, women's rights, immigrants rights, labor rights and more. Dr. Barber spelled out the Moral Agenda, which includes Pro labor, anti poverty policy educational equality health care for all fairness in our criminal justice system the call to hook up and organize around protecting and expanding the rights mentioned [...]