April 27, 2016

Program Notes
  • Segment 1:

    An Analysis of Last Night's Primary Election Results

    We begin with last night’s primary election results from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware and Rhode Island which resulted in a blow-out victory in all states for Donald Trump on the Republican side and wins for Hillary Clinton in four of the five on the Democratic primaries with Bernie Sanders winning in Rhode Island. We will begin with an analysis of the way forward for Bernie Sanders following a statement last night from his campaign that did not mention wining the nomination, but rather focused on giving voters a chance to express themselves in the forthcoming primaries and the Sanders campaign exercising its influence in the Democratic convention on behalf of the eight million voters who have already demonstrated their support for the insurgent campaign of Senator Sanders. John Nichols, The Nation magazine’s Washington correspondent, whose latest book with Robert McChesney is “People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy”, joins us to discuss last night’s electoral results and whether a Clinton- Trump presidential race will be the cakewalk for Hillary as the Republicans fear and the Democrats gleefully anticipate.

  • Segment 2:

    Comparisons Between the Anti-War Movement of the Sixties and the Bernie Sanders Movement of Today

    Then the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, Paul Soglin joins us. He was active in that city’s anti-war protests in the 60’s which were chronicled in David Maraniss’s book, “They Marched Into Sunlight and we discuss similarities with the anti-war movement of youthful activist to the current youthful insurgency inspired by Bernie Sanders and assess a way forward for the Sander’s movement beyond the current political races given the energy and activism that has been generated, which if channelled could become the future of the Democratic Party or a powerful political movement on the left that could counter the rightward drift in America.