Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price?


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Who does our essential ‘dirty work’, and at what price? Why prison gerrymandering has to end. Plus, Bill Press on why California Governor Gavin Newsom is likely to survive the effort to recall him.

Eyal Press, author of Dirty Work: Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America. Alec Kajstura on how the prison system distorts legislative redistricting. Plus, Bill Press looks ahead to California’s recall election with Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook.

Eyal Press

In his new book, Eyal Press talks about the overlooked jobs that are dangerous or morally compromising, but essential to our lives. He says it’s time to come to terms with the consequences of this work

we pay other people to do.

Alecs Kajstura

As states begin the process of redistricting, our attention is drawn to the debate over where prisoners are counted as residents. Alecs Kajstura explains how making the wrong decision can undermine democracy for all of us.

Carla Marinucci

Bill Press talks with Carla Marinucci, Senior Writer for POLITICO’s California Playbook about California’s gubernatorial recall election and the issue that will decide its outcome. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit BillPressPods.com.

Jim Hightower

Hey Washington: Follow The People

“Those in the know,” say that We the People should forget any progressive fantasy that – at long last – Washington might finally produce the kind of bold FDR-style agenda that America needs. They smugly lecture us that recalcitrant Republicans in Congress, not to mention a swarm of corporate lobbyists, are opposed to progressive change, so who could get it passed?

Here’s an idea: Try the people themselves. Those in the know don’t seem to know it (or don’t want us to know it), but big majorities across grassroots America are strongly in favor of the fundamental changes that Washington elites are rejecting.

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