KPFA - Letters and Politics

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Letters & Politics seeks to explore the history behind today’s major global and national news stories. Hosted by Mitch Jeserich.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOTmCYiQZRs Guest: Ernest Freeberg is a distinguished professor of humanities and head of the history department at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of three award-winning books, including The Age of Edison. His latest, A Traitor to His Species: Henry Bergh and the Birth of the Animal Rights Movement.

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Guest: Lillian Faderman is the author of such acclaimed works as To Believe in Woman, Odd Girls and Twilight Lovers, Surpassing the Love of Men, The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle [1]. Her memoir Naked in the Promise Land has been re-published. Among her many honors are Yale …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-LAdHKwt4Y&t=75s Guest: Annette Gordon-Reed is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. The author of Pulitzer Prize–winning The Hemingses of Monticello and her latest, On Juneteenth. Photo: Emancipation Day celebration in Richmond, Virginia [1], 1905 on Wikipedia. [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond,_Virginia
Guest: Marc Stein, professor of history at San Francisco State University and editor of the book The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syMUPUvTOUY&t=95s Guest: Robert Kanigel is Professor Emeritus of Science Writing at MIT and the author of several books for which he has received many awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship and an NEH "Public Scholar" grant. His book The Man Who Knew Infinity was a finalist for the National Book Critics …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoHx8JZ0Xu4 Guest: Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author who has covered business, technology, and public policy for the Los Angeles Times for three decades. He currently serves as the Times’s business columnist and hosts its business blog, The Economy Hub. Hiltzik received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ1aMY6syBY&t=826s Guest: Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She is the author of One Person, No Vote, longlisted for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award; White Rage, a New York Times bestseller …
Part 1 - The Current Inflation Guest: Robert Pollin is Distinguished Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is author of several books including his latest Climate Crisis and the Global Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab-TfADwg2Q&t=1309s Guest: Elizabeth Hinton is associate professor of history and African American studies at Yale University and a professor of law at Yale Law School. The author of From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime, and her latest, America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence …
https://youtu.be/DfbXS5bAQQ0 Guest: Sudhir Hazareesingh is a British-Mauritian historian. He is a Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy. He has written extensively about French intellectual and cultural history, among his books are The Legend of Napoleon, In the Shadow of the …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4fLvPTJXJA&t=402s Guest: Adam Jentleson is the Executive Director of Battle Born Collective [1] and a former deputy chief of staff to Senator Harry Reid. He is a columnist for GQ [2] and the author of Kill Switch: [3] The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy. …
Guest: Rosalind Rosenberg is Professor of History Emerita at Barnard College, Columbia University. She is the author of several books including Beyond Separate Spheres: Intellectual Roots of Modern Feminism, and her latest, Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray. Pauli Murray was the first African American to earn a JSD …
Guest: Adam Winkler, author of We The Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights. Adam Winkler is a historian and law professor, specializing in American Constitutional Law. Thank You KPFA!!! [1] Donate Here [1] https://secure.kpfa.org/support/
Guest: Eric Foner is the DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University. His book The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer. His latest book is called The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution. [1] Thank you KPFA for your …
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxCEa1VrIxg&t=741s Guest: Bruce Levine is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois. He is the bestselling author of several books on the Civil War era, including The Fall of the House of Dixie and Confederate Emancipation, and his latest, Thaddeus Stevens: Civil War Revolutionary, Fighter for Racial …
Guest: Stephanie Kelton [1] is a professor of economics and public policy at Stony Brook University. She is a leading expert on Modern Monetary Theory and a former Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee. Author of The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's …
Guest: Manisha Sinha [1], the James L. and Shirley A. Draper Chair in American History at the University of Connecticut and author of The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition. [2] [1] https://history.uconn.edu/faculty-by- name/manisha-sinha/ [2] https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300227116/slaves- cause
Guest: Sonia Shah [1] is a science journalist and contributor to the Nation Magazine. [2]She is the author of PANDEMIC: Tracking Contagion from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond, and most recently, The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move. Her latest article in the Nation …
Part 1: The Letter Published by Harper's. Guest: Jeet Heer [1], co-signer of the Letter and national affairs correspondent at the Nation Magazine and author of the article The Left Needs to Reclaim Free Speech [2]. Harper's Letter on Justice and Open Debate [3] Billy Bragg's Response [4] Part 2: …
Guest: Thomas Frank [1], historian, writer and journalist. Author of many books including What's the Matter with Kansas and his latest The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism [2]. For more about Thomas Frank's work visit his website at tcfrank.com [3] [1] https://tcfrank.com/ [2] https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250220110 [3] https://tcfrank.com/