Gov. Jerry Brown: “What’s the Big Picture?”
Former four-term governor of California.
Robert Kuttner on Inflation and Growth
Co-founder of Economic Policy Institute and The American Prospect; author of numerous books on the economy, including this year, Going Big: FDR’s Legacy, Biden’s New Deal, and the Struggle to Save Democracy.
Pulitzer-prize winning author of Free Lunch and The Making of Donald Trump; ex-NY Times reporter, 13 years; founder of DCReport; professor at Syracuse University.
Thom Hartmann on Labor and Energy
Top-rated national radio talk host and author of many books on public
Dr. Steffie Woolhandler on Medicare-for-all, ACA
Distinguished Professor of Public Health at Hunter College; co-founder of Physicians for National Health Policy; co-author of leading Medicare-for-All proposal.
Co-founder of Children’ Health Fund & director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at the Earth Institute, Columbia University.
CRIME & CORRUPTION
Richard Aborn on Street Crime and Guns
President of the Citizens Crime Commission, ex-President of Handgun Control Inc and a principal strategist behind the Brady Law and Assault Weapons Ban.
Russell Mokhiber on Corporate Crime in the Suites
Publisher of The Corporate Crime Reporter.
William Hartung on The Wasteful Military Budget
Director of the Arms & Security Project at the Center for International Policy. Author of Prophets of War.
Lawrence Wilkerson on The Pentagon
Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell; now professor at College of William and Mary.
Marielena Hincapié on Immigration
Director of the National Immigration Law Center.
Anatol Lievan on Ukraine-Russia
Senior Research Fellow on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
Robert Fellmeth on Voters Care About Children
Professor of Law at San Diego School of Law. Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Public Interest Law and The Children’s Advocacy Institute.
JAMIE RASKIN ON TRUMP
Rep. Jamie Raskin: “What can you say about a walking crime scene?”
Member of the House Special Committee on January 6 and author of Unthinkable.
RHETORIC & DEBATE
Mark Green on Dangerous Extremists
First NYC Public Advocate; author/editor of several books, including Changing America, Citizen Transition books for Clinton (1992) and Obama (2008) and Losing our Democracy (2004).
Jim Hightower on How to Talk Like a Populist
Syndicated columnist, national radio commentator, publisher of the monthly The Hightower Lowdown. Previously Texas Agricultural Commissioner (1983-1991).
Anat Shenker-Osorio on Messaging
Principal and founder of ASO Communications, a political consultancy that develops messaging for progressive campaigns.
Founded and runs North Hills Advertising in Minnesota. Has won 150 “Pollies” (Oscars for ads). Author of Run the Other Way. Clients included Paul Wellstone, Jesse Ventura, John Hickenlooper.
CLASS, RACE & DEMOCRACY
President of Public Citizen.
Heather McGhee on Class and Race
Past head of Demos. Author of The Sum of US: What Racism Costs Everyone. Chair, Color of Change. NBC contributor.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Authoritarianism
Author of Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. Professor of History at NYU.
Annie Leonard on Taking on the Climate Crisis
Co-director of Greenpeace, USA.
Lois Gibbs on Toxics and Communities
Discovered Love Canal, NY built on chemical waste dump. Led citizens drive for cleanup & evacuation. Runs the grassroots Center for Health, Environment & Justice.
Joe Madison on Connecting with Potential Voters
Renowned national radio talk show host for 40 years. Went on hunger strike for several weeks in 2021 to protest voter suppression.
Sophia Woodrow on Motivating Youth Voters
Grew up in Roswell, Georgia and is a third-year student at Stanford University. Working for the Future Coalition, she is currently building electoral coalitions in GA & AZ for the ’22 midterms.
Celinda Lake on Polling and Voting
Leading Democratic pollster and strategist who was one of the two pollsters for Biden 2020. President of Lake Research Partners.
Ralph Nader on Fresh Tactics and Important Issues
Consumer advocate, author of 17 books – including Unsafe at Any Speed – and founder of dozens of citizen organizations around the country.