Bob Garfield , co-host of WNYC's On the Media and the author of American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves (Counterpoint, 2020), offers his analysis of the state of American democracy (not good) and six steps toward saving it.
How Some Long Islanders Want to Change Bail Reform
Laura Curran , Nassau County executive, talks about the changes she — and at least some of her suburban constituents — would like to see to New York's new bail reform law.
The Senate Trial: Day One
Jeremy Stahl , senior editor of Slate, discusses the latest impeachment news as the first day of the Senate trial gets underway.
Dana Goldstein , education reporter for The New York Times and the author of The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession (Doubleday, 2014), read thousands of pages of American History textbooks to find differences in what students are taught in different states. She reports on how the politics of California and Texas affected what publishers included in textbooks for students in those states.
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Patrisse Cullors Remembers Martin Luther King Jr.
Patrisse Cullors , co-founder of Black Lives Matter, and the author of (written with asha bandele, now in paperback), When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (St. Martin's Press, 2018), talks about how young Black Americans respond to the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.