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Join us tonight for an exploration of the social and political implications of the growing phenomenon of “Whitopias”—small towns and exurbs without diversity. Our guest tonight is Rich Benjamin, author of the new book Searching for Whitopia.Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia, is a senior fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan national think ta…
 
In his latest book, Jim Wallis argues that Americans should not seek out a return to "economic normalcy." Rather, we need to create a new "normal" that radically alters the behaviors and ways of thinking that lead to the current economic crisis. Join the Progressive Book Club and host Joe Conason for a talk with author Jim Wallis about creating a m…
 
As American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue, join us for a conversation with Andrew Bacevich, author of The Limits of Power.Bacevich identifies a profound triple crisis facing America: The economy, in remarkable disarray, can no longer be fixed by relying on expansion abroad; the government, transformed by an imperial presidency, is a democra…
 
Even as America celebrates the 1 year anniversary of Barack Obama's inauguration, race remains a dominant factor in our society. In her book, The New Jim Crow, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that our current reliance on mass incarceration amounts to a devastating system of racial control in America. Join Michelle Alexander and host Joe Con…
 
Join Book Talk Radio and host Joe Conason for a discussion with Moshe Adler about how contemporary economic thinking has rigged the system in favor of Wall Street at the expense of Main Street. Professor Moshe Adler of Columbia University has written a masterful and wonderfully accessible book that does for economics what Howard Zinn did for Americ…
 
Join us on December 1st as David Owen, author of Green Metropolis, and Majora Carter, Green Jobs advocate, environmentalist, and MacArthur "Genius," discuss sustainable, economically thriving urban communities. Moderating the discussion will be Ilyse Hogue, campaign director for MoveOn.org, and former Program Director of the Rainforest Action Netwo…
 
Join us for a conversation about faith, politics, and the progressive movement.Harvard Theologian Harvey Cox’s new book, The Future of Faith, posits that Christianity is undergoing a period of transformation marked by a disregard of dogma in favor of a more open “spirituality,” and a collapse of barriers between different religions. One of the casu…
 
Join Salon.com columnist Joe Conason and author/activist Max Blumenthal as they discuss Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party.Republican Gomorrah—Blumenthal’s remarkable, muckraking debut—is a bestiary of dysfunction, scandal, and crime from the heart of the movement that runs the Republican Party. He describes the peopl…
 
In our inaugural episode, Mike Lux, veteran of the 1994 Clinton health care war room, interviews activist and author Mike Huttner about his new book, 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America.Join us for a unique conversation about the current policy battles and what YOU can do to influence the outcome.Our Guests:Mike Huttner is the Founder and Chi…
 
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