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Democracy in Crises: The Fire and The Fury

democracyincrisislogoAugust 10, 2017 – Democracy In Crises

We hosted the newest edition of Democracy in Crisis! I talked with co-host Baynard Woods about the the now present specter of nuclear war and Trumps latest comments on the situation with North Korea. Democracy in Crisis is produced by Calvin Perry.

Dr. Francois Furstenberg’s ‘When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation’

When the United States Spoke FrenchPodcast will be available soon.

November 14, 2014 – Segment 4

We speak to Dr. Francois Furstenberg, Associate Professor of History at Johns Hopkins about his new book When the United States Spoke French: Five Refugees who Shaped a Nation. The book follows a group of French émigrés who fled the French Revolution and settled in Philadelphia, where they integrated into some of the most exalted political and financial networks of the young nation. The book examines early US political culture, its economic life, and major geopolitical issues bearing on Louisiana and the Caribbean.


Analyzing the Historic U.S.-China Climate Change Agreement

Climate Change at the G20Podcast will be available soon.

November 14, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss the historic climate change agreement announced today between President Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping, in which both countries vowed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next two decades.

Our panel of guests includes: Dr. Bentley Allan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Lenny McAllister, Republican strategist and former congressional candidate, and current host of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh cable news channel and “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” on NewsRadio KDKA in Pittsburgh; and Daphne Wysham, a climate policy Fellow at the Center for Sustainable Economy and an Associate Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies.


Mel Goodman’s “National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism”

National Insecurity: Cost of American Militarism by Mel GoodmanNovember 21, 2013 – Segment 3

We talk with Mel Goodman, Director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy in Washington, DC, and a former Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State, about his new book National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism.

Goodman will be speaking on Thursday (November 21) at the Oakland Mills Interfaith Center in Columbia, MD. For more information contact Ray Donaldson at


Measuring Poverty: Does the United States Need An Update?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10: A homeless man sleeps under an American Flag blanket on a park bench on September 10, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. As of June 2013, there were an all-time record of 50,900 homeless people, including 12,100 homeless families with 21,300 homeless children homeless in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***November 5, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss poverty in the U.S. and how it is measured, with:

  • Jennifer Jones Austin, Executive Director of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies;
  • Michael Reisch, Daniel Thursz Distinguished Professor of Social Justice at the University of Maryland and one of the leading social work scholars and educators in the U.S.;
  • David Shipler, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America;
  • and Luis Larin, Leadership Organizer for United Workers.


Syria: Do We Have An Obligation To Intervene?

SyriaSeptember 6, 2013 – Segment 1

We continue our coverage and analysis on Syria and ask the question: what should the United States’ response to Syria be? Joining us are:

  • Imara Jones, economic justice contributor;  
  • Adil Shamoo, Associate Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and Senior Analyst for Foreign Policy in Focus;
  • Sunni Khalid, veteran journalist and war reporter;
  • and Joseph Amodeo, ethics and policy researcher, and Carnegie New Leader at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.


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