Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Will Bunch, the Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer has a brand new book out dealing with the ridiculous costs of higher education here in the US. It's called "After the Ivory Tower: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up our Politics--And How to Fix it". He joins me today for a loose cost/benefit analysis. I still struggle with the fact that my daughter did not go to college, as I couldn't afford to send her and [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Will Bunch is today's guest. He's a national columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Watergate, a political scandal that brought down a president. For the past 50 years, Watergate was held up as the example of the worst of America, and every scandal was positioned in relation to Watergate. Will Bunch is a Watergate junkie. He's my age, so he was only around 12 or 13 when the hearings were everywhere. He says he raced [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) It's Wednesday, 10 days before Christmas, and it's clear that Congress wants to go home for the holidays as they're getting a lot of work done. Debt ceiling - check. NDAA - (unfortunately) check. Funding the government - (through mid Feb anyway) check. But wait. There's more! We should be on high alert and no one should be allowed to leave DC before the Right to Vote bill and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act are passed and signed in to [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Yesterday was probably the busiest news day on a Tuesday in August that I can remember. So we have a lot of ground to cover today. It's been a while since we've checked in with Will Bunch. He's a national columnist at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Will's latest column touches on the devastating IPCC Climate Report, the new revelations about how close Trump came to a successful coup, the first testimony heard by the special select committee on January 6 and more. I'll also [...]
Download here or click below to play, (or watch the video at the bottom of the page!) Another week begins with a slew of news happening... starting with MLB pulling the Allstars Game from Atlanta due to Georgia's new voter suppression laws, which is apparently a very big deal. Floriduh is in the news again as a wastewater reservoir with radioactive water just off Tampa Bay is about to fail. FL Gov DeSantis and Congressman Matt Gaetz both under fire, for different reasons. Trump's reprehensible scam of donors was revealed, as were the 530,000 refunds of over $64 million [...]
Download here or click below to play Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. None of the networks or major news organizations have called it yet. But at 8:50 ET this morning, Decision Desk HQ - where I get all my election return info from (and talked about it on the show just yesterday) did! Once the counting in Pennsylvania showed Biden had moved into the lead, it was just a few minutes later that they called it. Joe Biden will address the nation tonight in prime time. And Donald Trump is having a Twitter [...]
Download here or click below to play It feels like we're in a pressure cooker ready to blow its top! The first virtual national political convention ever gets underway tonight and the Democrats are playing with fire. The Philadelphia Inquirer's Will Bunch joins me at the top of the show to talk about the DNC and the even bigger story today, the sabotage of the USPS by the president as another way to steal the November election. We also have a Monday Music segment today. South Florida-based Y&T Records is out today with "Put Down that Weapon: Make Music [...]
Download here or click below to play Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day celebration on April 22, 1970. Philadelphia Inquirer National Opinion Columnist Will Bunch tells us the first one was really big in Philly! We'll also talk coronavirus, health care or not, and a whole lot more... Be sure to sign up for Will's newsletter here! I included a bonus segment at the end -- the first interview I ever did with Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. It was from Air America Radio, October 23, 2009... And here's today's parody, courtesy of Roy Zimmerman! [...]
Just click to play: or Download the file here The final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses happened last night, and the impeachment trial for Donald Trump begins in the Senate on Tuesday. It's a busy start to a new year and new decade. Will Bunch, columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer guests today.
We've arrived at the end of another week, though many didn't. This was the week of Dorian who thankfully spared Puerto Rico and the South Florida coastline, but hit the Bahamas hard, decimating the islands of Abacos and Grand Bahama. Trump couldn't stop embarrassing himself by claiming that Alabama was in the cone of uncertainty (it wasn't). As the death toll rises, Trump continues to divert out attention away from the horrible things he's doing to the US. Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Inquirer is my guest to officially close the book on summer 2019.