In Praise of Shame
38 min

When Donald Trump steals our democracy, will Americans fight to save it? In Episode 7, Dr. Steven Reisner argues that if America is to be saved—if America is worth saving—Americans must reconnect with the emotion that psychoanalysts (and biblical prophets) believe is necessary for social change: shame

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The Chauncey DeVega Show
The Chauncey DeVega Show
Chauncey DeVega
Ep. 310: Thom Hartmann Counsels That Joe Biden May be The Last Chance to Save American Democracy/Chauncey DeVega Reflects on the 2020 Election and Joe Biden's Victory
Thom Hartmann is a national radio show host, New York Times bestselling-author, and leading progressive voice. His new book is The Hidden History of Monopolies: How Big Business Destroyed the American Dream. Hartmann counsels that the American people -- and liberals and progressives in particular -- should be both optimistic and cautious about Joe Biden's presidency. He also explains that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have the potential to enact a progressive policy agenda if they are sufficiently pressured and held accountable by the American people. And Hartmann also issues an ominous warning: Joe Biden's presidency may be the last opportunity to save American democracy from the Republican Party and a global right-wing authoritarian movement. Chauncey DeVega reflects on Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election over the evildoer Donald Trump and what that means – and does not – for the present and future of the United States and its multiracial democracy. Chauncey also shares some examples of how the professional smart people are already demanding that Trump’s followers being forgiven for their support of fascism and white supremacy. And Chauncey Devega shares a happy animal story about President-elect Biden’s two doggie family members. SELECTED LINKS OF INTEREST FOR THIS EPISODE OF THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW * A ‘tyrant-clown’ has destroyed my love affair with America * Now Trump has lost the election, Pence could pardon him — but it’s Biden who should * "You have one job, Joe" * Dog days return to the White House * How To Avoid Another Trump * Joe Biden gave a great speech — but we're not ready to make peace with fascists WHERE CAN YOU FIND ME? On Twitter: On Facebook: My email: Leave a voicemail for The Chauncey DeVega Show: (262) 864-0154 HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT THE CHAUNCEY DEVEGA SHOW? Via Paypal at Patreon: Please subscribe to and follow my new podcast The Truth Report Music at the end of this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show is by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound. You can listen to some of their great music on Spotify.
54 min
The Katie Halper Show
The Katie Halper Show
Katie Halper
F*ck Pollsters & Neoliberalism with Adolph Reed & Jane McAlevey
Dr. Adolph Reed, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania, political scientist, and editor of Nonsite ( and Jane McAlevey (, organizer, author, and scholar join the show to talk about neoliberalism, identity politics, labor, the election, what happened, what's happening, and what needs to happen. Anders Lee guest co-hosts!( Adolph Reed writes about and works around racial and economic inequality; American and African-American politics and political thought; urban politics, and American political development. Jane McAlevey ( is currently a Senior Policy Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley’s Labor Center, part of the Institute for Labor & Employment Relations. Her third book, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy, argues that despite, if not because of, the withering attacks on working people from the US Supreme Court, conservative state and local governments, and the corporate class, the survival of American democracy depends on rebuilding unions. Her first book, Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell), published by Verso Press, was named the “most valuable book of 2012” by The Nation Magazine. Her second book, No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age, published by Oxford University Press, was released late in 2016. From 2010-2015, she earned a Ph.D., followed by a two-year Post Doc at the Harvard University Law School. She is a regular commentator on radio and TV.
2 hr 33 min
Working People
Working People
Working People
Amir Atabeygi, M.D.
We're back with Season Four of Working People! In this urgent episode, we talk with Dr. Amir Atabeygi, a physician at MultiCare Indigo Urgent Care in Thurston County, Washington. On Monday, November 23, amid a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases around the country, Dr. Atabeygi will join his fellow physicians, physician assistants, and advanced registered nurse practitioners on the picket line as they strike for the basic safety measures their employer refuses to provide. We talk to Dr. Atabeygi about what he and his coworkers face on the job, the rise of "retail health" companies like MultiCare Health Systems, and the growing labor consciousness of traditionally non-unionized healthcare workers. Additional links/info below... * PETITION: Doctors and Patients United for Safer Working Conditions * Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD) national website, Facebook page, and Twitter page * UAPD Pacific Northwest Twitter page * Zack Pattin, LaborNotes, "Will Urgent Care Doctors Be Forced to Strike in a Pandemic for the Right to Go Home?" * Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), Chinook Observer, "Labor Negotiations Stall Between MultiCare and Indigo Urgent Care Doctors" * Eric Topol, The New Yorker, "Why Doctors Should Organize" * Jason Hanna & Daniel Wolfe, CNN, "These Charts Show How Serious This Fall's Covid-19 Surge Is in the US"" Featured Music (all songs sourced from the Free Music Archive: _freemusicarchive.org_) * Jules Taylor, "Working People theme song" * Fotos del Otoño, "Doctor McCoy"
1 hr 13 min
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