Interviews at the intersection of politics, business and culture.
NY Mayor De Blasio: Dems Cannot Nominate A Centrist In 202012/02/2019 Duración: 31min
On this episode, I talked to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio about economic inequality and the 2020 presidential race. He said that Democrats must realize that "nominating a centrist would just set us back" and he says "centrists need not apply in 2020 in the Democratic Party." We also discussed what he’s learned are the biggest obstacles for progressive mayors in major cities, and w talked about the controversial Amazon HQ2 deal.
Inside The Battle To Stop Drilling & Fracking23/01/2019 Duración: 28min
Scientists tell us we have about 12 years to ward off a complete climate change apocalypse. To do that, we have to stop drilling and fracking. On this episode, I talk to former State Rep. Joe Salazar, one of the leaders in the movement to make that happen. He's the executive director of Colorado Rising, which came close to passing a ballot measure to limit fossil fuel extraction. Salazar says it’s time for Democrats to take a stand not just for solar panels and electric vehicles, but against more fossil fuel extraction.
Can This 2020 Democrat Win Back Appalachia?13/01/2019 Duración: 32min
How did Democrats lose Appalachia -- and what do they have to do to win that region back? On this episode, I talk to State Senator Richard Ojeda -- a Democratic presidential from West Virginia. We discuss how Democrats can talk about climate change in coal country, and why Ojeda believes party has lost touch with the working class. he says the party needs to nominate a working class populist to win in 2020.
Is There Really A “War” Between Bernie & Beto?06/01/2019 Duración: 35min
In December, the Washington media exploded in outrage, alleging that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had launched a coordinated war on Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is considering a bid for president. I was as surprised to hear this as you might have been -- and I was even more shocked to find out that the proof of this alleged “war” was my report in Capital & Main and The Guardian taking a look at O’Rourke’s congressional voting record. The report found that O’Rourke at times voted against the majority of his party to help pass Republican bills to deregulate Wall Street, chip away at the Affordable Care Act, boost fossil fuel production, and support a key piece of President Trump’s immigration policy. On this episode, we flip the mic around -- progressive podcaster Katie Halper interviewed me about the whole situation. During the conversation, we discussed the details of the report on O’Rourke, and we discussed the state of the Democratic 2020 presidential primary.
Bill McKibben On The Campaign For A Green New Deal10/12/2018 Duración: 22min
Another week, another horrifying report about the potential impacts of climate change. On this episode, I talk to journalist and activist Bill McKibben -- one of the leading figures in the fight to reduce carbon emissions. He outlines why he believes we may have finally reached a tipping point in the climate debate.