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Today I have a special guest. He is Charles Chamberlain. Who is Charles Chamberlain?
Charles Chamberlain, is Executive Director of Democracy for America. He joined Democracy for America in 2006 as Political Director, where he led campaigns for the public option and against telecom immunity for spying on Americans as well as endorsements of controversial primary candidates against Sen. Joe Lieberman, Sen. Blanche Lincoln, and Rep. Al Wynn. He also directed DFA’s successful campaigns to stop the Republican War on the Working Families in Wisconsin and Ohio. In January of 2012, Charles became the Executive Director of Progressive Congress, the foundation for the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Charles rejoined DFA as Executive Director in August of 2013 and leads the strategic direction of the DFA team.
Before DFA, Charles spent over a decade grassroots organizing and directing statewide campaigns in 17 states for direct democracy initiatives and referendums working with the AFL-CIO, SEIU, Americans for Medical Rights, and others in fights ranging from funding early childhood development and protecting civil liberties to defending collective bargaining rights and raising the minimum wage. He’s also served on staff for Assemblymember Scott Wildman in California’s 43rd as the community organizer responsible for revitalizing in-district resident associations, neighborhood watches, and PTA’s.
Outside of the office, Charles likes to play disc golf, drink micro-brews, and eat Vermont cheese at the Farmhouse as well as watch too much T.V. with his wife, Alejandra. You can follow Charles on Twitter @IamCChamberlain.
Today we will discuss Elizabeth Warren.
Larry Lessig has it right, I believe. We are living in Lester-Land.
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Join us as we discusss this, and other vital issues of the day. I hope your winter is going well! :)
The President speaks to the nation on Tuesday evening. What do you believe he will say? What is it you want to hear from President Obama?
Let's talk about it.
To get the conversation going, please visit our show blog and look at the entry for today's episode.
Then, plan to be with us next week as we consider the results of the SOTU speech, and especially in light of our visit to "Lester Land", courtesy of Professor Lawrence Lessig's activism.
We hope you will achively and purposely choose to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King this week, as well by finding a local community project, and participating.
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Political analysit Ben Golnik joins Bill and John to talk about the lay of the political land in Minnesota. Bill & John delve into a raft
of bad ideas from "progressives" and bike thefts in South Minneapolis make for liberal cognitive dissonance.
The economic surge is real. Yesterday we found out that unemployment fell to 5.6%. We had the best year in over 15 years. None of this should be happening. There were many who said that the policies of the current administration would destroy the economy.
The reality is that this President in two years of policy under total Democratic control of government that supported a more progressive policy, laid the foundation for what is happening. Just think what can happen with complete cooperation from all sides.
Of course many are left with eggs on their faces and they are attempting toretroactively take credit.
What are your thoughts? Let’s talk. I will also be following our hash-tag#PoliticsDoneRight on Twitter. Give me a call.
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Join us today as we go over the holiday wish list for Progressives across the world. What would you like for Christmas?
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Last night, President Obama appeared to have a new sense of ease as he delivered his sixth State of the Union address. After all, as he noted, he's run his last campaign... and he won both of them. MOMocrats Karoli, Cynematic and Donna Schwartz Mills discuss the speech from the progressive POV: the President's agenda, and the Republican response. Will we get equal pay for women, a raise in the minimum wage, paid leave, subsidized childcare, new infrastructure projects or anything else proposed by the President? Not likely... but the Republican response made clear that this Congress will give us a lot of Koch Brothers pet issues and anti-abortion measures. Produced by Engender Media Group.
Join us this Sunday for our interview with newly elected Alabama State House Representative for Seat 53, Anthony Daniels. Daniels was raised in Midway Alabama , he has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in special education, both from Alabama A&M University. Daniels is the first black man elected to chair the National Education Association Student Program, and became a voice on the subject of college accessibility and affordability.
In the 1st hour, author and expert on Florida politics, Matthew Corrigan calls Jeb Bush a "Conservative Hurricane" and suggests that he remade Florida during his time as governor. With all the speculation that Jeb Bush may be one of the next Republican presidential contenders, it's time to hear what those close to him know.
In the 2nd hour, In his new book, Dark Winter: How the Sun is Causing a 30-Year Cold Spell, scientist John L. Casey, a former White House national space policy advisor, NASA headquarters consultant and space shuttle engineer, tells the truth about ominous changes taking place in the climate and the sun.
Have you had your healthy dose of reality lately?
There are always at least two sides to every story. Have you ever wondered how someone, who saw the same thing you did, walked away telling a vastly different story? Which version was correct? Which one was the REAL story? Actually, both are! It’s just a matter of perspective.
Joe takes the issues… especially the controversial issues (politics, prejudice, religion, illegal immigration)… and brings in people from different sides to share their viewpoint. This is definitely not a fluff piece. And while no one is attacked, the questions are hard-hitting.
But the conversation is always respectful and you’re sure to learn something new, even if you don’t agree!
If you’ve always wondered how the “other side” thinks and how they’ve arrived at their “stand”, then this is the show for you!
It’s not the right side, it’s not the wrong side, but the REAL side of the issues!
The phones are always open!!!
Introducing Our Hosts: Alicia Araya & Jim Hickey--a minute;
Recorded Performance of Solidarity Forever, one verse per episode, a new verse every month--a minute;
A Note About Solidarity and the NWU -- one minute or so;
Various Bits and Pieces About the Present Moment--around five minutes;
A Little Live Music--plus-or-minus a minute;
One or Two Ongoing Issues of Interest to Working People -- plus or minus fifteen minutes;
A Little Live Music to Say 'Hasta La Vista!'-- less than a minute.