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Catherine Coleman Flowers is the author of "Waste: One Woman's Fight Against America's Dirty Secret" and the founder and current director of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice. Since 2008, Catherine has been the rural development manager at the Race and Poverty Initiative of the Equal Justice Initiative. She also serves as a …
 
Veteran Congressman Bill Pascrell a Democrat from New Jersey, calls for Trump and his enablers, like Mitch McConnell, to be prosecuted after Jan 20. He's also trying to get Rudolph Giuliani disbarred in six states for his frivolous lawsuits on behalf of Trump's fantasies about the election. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported The International Brot…
 
Jared Bernstein was Vice President Biden's chief economic advisor in the Obama White House. In June of 2019, Bill talked to him about the scourge of income inequality. Great discussion but also a window in the thinking of a man about to become a key member of a President Biden's economic team in his White House. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported …
 
This week, Heather McTeer Toney, Senior Director of Moms Clean Air Force, joins the show to discuss raising the next generation for climate action and the "mom-partisan" approach to the environment. She also discusses her prior work in the EPA, addressing the BP oil spill with the impacted local communities, environmental justice initiatives, and h…
 
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker(no relation), Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and his wife, Susan Glasser, Staff Writer for The New Yorker. Bill says its among the best political biographies he has ever read. And he's read a lot. Baker, Glasser and Bill explore a time in DC …
 
This week, Jamil Smith, Senior Writer at Rolling Stone for national affairs and culture and an Emmy winner, joins the show to discuss his piece "Another Reason We Can’t Breathe" and the importance of fighting environmental racism during the Biden Administration. We discuss the president-elect's plan, the role of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, …
 
All eyes on Georgia: Biden's upset victory. Two Senate run-offs that will determine control of the Senate or any chance for a transformative Biden presidency. Bill talks to Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson who represents the Atlanta suburbs, about how Biden won and whether the Democratic Senate candidates can win. He's cautiously upbeat. You can he…
 
Trump tantrums. Biden transitions. Will GOP cooperate? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Christopher Cadelago, National Political Reporter covering 2020 for POLITICO, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO . Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the SMART Union. More i…
 
This week, Dr. Mark Hyman, author of Food Fix: How to Save Our Health, Our Economy, Our Communities, and Our Planet—One Bite at a Time, joins the show to discuss how to fix our broken food system, sequester more carbon from soil, and eat better for the planet. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss the 2020 election results and proof …
 
Trump's "legal" challenges are going nowhere. But its good to have a great lawyer and Democratic stalwart explain why. So we can all breathe. Lanny Davis is a Legal Crisis Manager and a former White House Special Counsel in the Clinton Administration. Today's Bil Press Pod is supported by the over 500,000 members of The Laborers International Union…
 
Biden with clearer path to 270. Trump wants to stop counting votes. Senate control uncertain. With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Christopher Cadelago, National Political Reporter covering 2020 for POLITICO, Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital and Maya King, Politics Reporter at POLITICO. Today's Bill Press Pod i…
 
This week, Chris Hamby, New York Times investigative reporter and author of "Soul Full of Coal Dust: A Fight for Breath and Justice in Appalachia," joins the show to discuss his new book on how coal companies endangered coal miners and prevented workers from receiving health benefits. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Benefiel also discuss false promi…
 
Covid rising. Trump not. 81 million voted. Blue Senate? With Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal and Political Analyst at CNN, Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter for The Los Angeles Times and David Jackson, White House Correspondent for USA TODAY Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International As…
 
This week, Neasa Hardiman, writer and director of Sea Fever, joins the show to discuss her ecological thriller film and why she was thinking about the climate crisis while telling the story. We explore how science and scientists are portrayed in film and why environmental destruction can be some of the scariest stories to tell. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel…
 
This week, Sean McElwee, Co-founder and Executive Director of Data for Progress, joins the show to discuss how the political landscape is changing to affect climate issues. How should Democrats talk about fracking? How do we pass progressive climate legislation? What are the biggest political shifts in climate? We dig into it all. Co-hosts Ty Benef…
 
Mary Trump is Donald's niece and a trained Clinical Psychologist. Her book is a searing indictment of the mental state of the President of the United States. And how he became the "person" he is. You can buy the book here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Representing workers from A to Z. From Airli…
 
The Debate. Covid. Biden mangled the Public Option. Trump bails on 60 Minutes. Closing Messages. Stimulus? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Addy Baird Politics and Government Reporter for Buzzfeed News and Jeff Dufour. Editor in Chief at the National Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the The International Association of…
 
This week, Michael Gerrard of Columbia University's Sabin Center for Climate Change Law joins the show to discuss the changing Supreme Court, Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearing and comments on climate change, the EPA, climate liability lawsuits, and how climate action can be accomplished in the courts. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock Ben…
 
Dan Balz is the Chief Correspondent for The Washington Post and arguably the dean of political reporters in America. He shares his insights on the state of the race and what might happen in a Biden Administration should he win.(VOTE). Or what Trump and the GOP might do if Trump loses. (VOTE). Dan's articles are here: Today's Bill Press Pod is suppo…
 
E-mails! Dueling Town Halls. Covid. Amy Coney Barrett. 18 days to Go. With Matthew Gertz, Senior Fellow at Media Matters, Amanda Becker, Washington Correspondent 19th News and John T. Bennett, Washington Bureau Chief & Columnist, The Independent. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the frontline workers of the United Food and Commercial Workers …
 
This week, Dr. Friederike Otto, author of Angry Weather, and acting director of the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford and co-investigator on the international project World Weather Attribution, joins the show to talk about how climate change impacts individual extreme weather events like wildfires, hurricanes, droughts, hea…
 
Could Trump mount a successful comeback or is the cake baked? Will the Dems control the Senate? Will we know the winner on election night? Jonathan Martin is a National Political Correspondent for The New York Times. He is in touch with both campaigns, political operatives all over the country. And voters.His latest articles are here. Like Bill, he…
 
Trump's physical and mental state. WH Covid outbreak. Stimulus? Debates? Supreme Court? Domestic Terror in Michigan. With Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter at The Huffington Post, Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor, Politico and Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter covering the presidential election for The Wall Street Journal. Today's Bill Press Pod is support…
 
This week, Zephyr Teachout, Fordham law professor and author of Break 'Em Up, joins the show to discuss how weakened antitrust regulations have led to environmental and employee harm, how fossil fuel subsidies have prevented stronger competition from renewables, and why breaking up monopolies is good for the planet. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and Brock B…
 
Is Biden’s lead big enough? Who will control the Senate? Bill talks with one of the most astute political scientists and commentators in the business, Larry Sabato, the founder and director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. He’s the author of the Crystal Ball newsletter which is free and you can sign up here. Today's Bill Pr…
 
How does the President's Covid affect the government, the campaign, the debates, the White House response to the pandemic? With Gabe Debenedetti National Correspondent for New York Magazine, Lauren Burke, Writer for Black Press USA and Chris Lu, Former Obama White House Cabinet Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Labor. Today's Bill Press Pod is supp…
 
This week, Dr. Genevieve Guenther, founder and director of End Climate Silence, joins the show to discuss how to improve media coverage on climate topics. She tells us what strategies she uses, explains how language plays an important role in climate action, and why her past non-climate career helps her better understand how to communicate the cris…
 
Bill digs into the Times' Trump Tax story with Forbes Senior Editor Dan Alexander. He leads the magazine’s coverage of Donald Trump. Twice a year, Alexander is responsible for putting together Forbes’ estimate of Donald Trump’s net worth. Spoiler alert: It's not $10 Billion. He is also the author of the great new book, White House, Inc.: How Donald…
 
Will Trump leave? Judicial Coup? 200,000 Dead. With Sabrina Siddiqui, National Politics Reporter at the Wall Street Journal and Political analyst at CNN, Hunter Walker, White House Correspondent at Yahoo News and Pema Levy, Reporter at Mother Jones Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the Laborers International Union of North America. More inform…
 
This week, Kurt Andersen, best-selling author, co-founder of Spy magazine, former editor-in-chief of New York magazine, and legendary journalist, joins the show to discuss his new book, Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America - A Recent History . Kurt discusses how a paradigm shift in recent decades has radically transformed the American economy for…
 
What should Democrats do about Trump and McConnell and their enablers as they rush through a third Supreme Court Justice? Pack the court? Admit DC and Puerto Rico as states? Kill the Filibuster? Bill talks to former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan who voted to confirm Justice Ginsburg, and Elizabeth Wydra, President of the Constitutional Accounta…
 
Pandemic. Masks. Waiters. Biden. Woodward. With Niall Stanage, White House Columnist for The Hill; Nikki Schwab, Senior Political Reporter for The Daily Mail and Ginger Gibson, Deputy Washington Editor at NBC News Digital. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Wor…
 
This week, Rep. Mike Levin (D-CA), who represents California's 49th district, joins the show to discuss how Congress should handle the ongoing wildfires, why he's leading an effort to urge more climate change questions at the upcoming presidential debates and vice president debate, and how his experience fighting for climate action inspired him to …
 
The Covid lies are not the only thing that's flat-out bonkers in the new Bob Woodward book, Rage. Bill analyzes Trump's words on racism and Black Lives Matter. On his opinions about the military and how he gets along better with dictators. Bill says all Americans should read this book. You can buy it here. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the…
 
Trump in private on Covid, the Generals, Soldiers. Barr steps in to protect Trump . Again. With Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor, Politico; Jennifer Haberkorn, Congressional Reporter LA Times; Leah Askarinam, Editor of the National Journal Hotline. Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the SMART Union, The International Association of Sheet Metal, Ai…
 
This week, Zach Carter, author of The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy and the Life of John Maynard Keynes, joins the show (14:58) for a wide-ranging and in-depth conversation on the legendary economist and what a Keynesian approach to green recovery should look like. Would Keynes support a Green New Deal? We dig into it. Co-hosts Ty Benefiel and B…
 
Brian Stelter is the host of CNN's Reliable Sources and author of the New York Times Bestseller, Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth. What he tells Bill about Fox and Trump is truly scary. You can order the book here. This Labor Day week we salute all the unions that support our workers. Solidarity Forever.…
 
Thugs on planes. Puppets in Dark Shadows. Voting begins. Vaccine by election day? Mini-strokes? With Jason Dick, Deputy Editor at CQ Roll Call, Maya King, Political Reporter at Politico and Addy Baird, Politics Reporter for Buzz Feed News Today's Bill Press Pod is supported by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. More information at Teamster…
 
This week, Bob Henson gives us an update on the 2020 hurricane season and what happened when Hurricane Laura made landfall last week (3:07). Then, Vann R. Newkirk II joins the show to talk about "Floodlines," which looks back on the 15th anniversary of the levees breaking after Hurricane Katrina and the unnatural disaster that followed (32:33). Co-…
 
This is another in our series, The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump based on the New York Times bestseller, The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump 37 Psychiatrists And Mental Health Experts Assess a President. The editor of that book is psychiatrist Dr. Bandy Lee. She is on the faculty of the Yale Medical School and has been a crucial collaborator in our…
 
Wisconsin Congressman Mark Pocan, Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and an early and enthusiastic Sanders supporter, on his support for Biden-Harris, the protests and police violence in Kenosha and which way will Wisconsin go in the presidential race. Today's Bll Press Pod is sponsored by The United Food and Commercial Workers Union,…
 
The RNC, Kenosha violence, Pro sports take a knee. Debates? Kellyanne Conway. No more stimulus? Jerry Falwell, Jr. With Scott Wong, Senior Staff Writer, The Hill, Igor Bobic, Politics Reporter, The Huffington Post and Amanda Becker of 19th News. Todays' Bill Press Pod is supported by The International Association of Fire Fighters, the first union t…
 
This week, actor Rainn Wilson joins the show to discuss his new docuseries with SoulPancake, "An Idiot's Guide To Climate Change." We discuss how he became passionate about the climate crisis, what he wanted to explore in the series, and what he and the SoulPancake team hope to accomplish with it. Then, Kathy Baughman McLeod, Director of the Adrien…
 
Up to now, we have been focusing on Donald Trump's mental health. Today we examine what HE has done to OUR mental health. Spoiler Alert: He's had a serious impact on the emotional well-being of millions of us. It's especially bad on anyone who has been in an abusive relationship with a parent, partner or boss. Bill talks to psychotherapist Harper W…
 
With wildfires breaking out in the western United States, we talk to reporter Lizzie Johnson at the SF Chronicle and Dr. Daniel Swain, climate scientist at UCLA and author of the Weather West blog, about the epicenter of the devastation in California. We discuss the conditions that caused the fire, the stress on firefighting resources, how long-ter…
 
This week, the DNC held the first-ever virtual convention by a major party. Meanwhile, for the climate crisis, the week of was both historic and eventful. We dig into all of it - from Calimari Man to the DNC platform controversy to the amazing climate advocacy on display during the convention - with four exceptional experts fighting for climate act…
 
Biden. Obamas. Harris. The DNC with Sudeep Reddy, Managing Editor for Politico, Eliza Collins, Politics Reporter covering the presidential election for the Wall Street Journal and Alex Seitz-Wald, Senior Digital Politics Reporter for NBC News. State-by-state voting information from NBC News here. And The Wall Street Journal here Today's Bill Press …
 
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