Hear the Bern

By Bernie 2020

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 Apr 24, 2019


A podcast by Bernie Sanders and Briahna Joy Gray about the people, stories, and ideas that are driving this political revolution.

Episode Date
10 - But the Union Makes Us Strong (w/ Lane Windham & Ryan Grim)
<p>Why do American workers face some of the weakest labor protections - and consequently some of the highest inequality - in the developed world? To find out, Briahna turns to Dr. Lane Windham, a Georgetown professor and author of Knocking on Labor’s Door, and Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief at the Intercept and author of the new book We’ve Got People. Dr. Windham tells a story of workers, including women and people of color, fighting for access to union rights on the eve of the country’s turn toward neoliberalism. On the political side, Ryan describes the Democratic Party’s fateful pivot away from labor power and toward big money politics in the early 1980s.</p> <p>Ryan’s book We’ve Got People: https://strongarmpress.com/catalog/weve-got-people</p> <p>Lane’s book Knocking on Labor’s Door: https://www.uncpress.org/book/9781469632070/knocking-on-labors-door</p> <p>“28 Ghosts IV” by Nine Inch Nails is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License.</p> <p>“Glueworm Evening Blues” by Lobo Loco is licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.</p>
Jun 11, 2019
9 - Borders & Boxes: The Fight for Immigration Justice (w/ Viridiana Martinez & Brianna Rennix)
<p>Bernie staffers and DACA recipients Belén Sisa and Luis Alcauter talk about the power of coming out as undocumented. Activist Viridiana Martinez recounts her successful infiltration of an ICE facility, dramatized in the documentary The Infiltrators. Brianna Rennix, a lawyer and Current Affairs senior editor, fills us in on the difference between immigration and political asylum and shares her work on behalf of detained families, including children, in the Dilley Detention Center in South Texas.</p> <p>The Infiltrators on IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6885114</p> <p>Brianna’s Current Affairs article: https://www.currentaffairs.org/2019/05/waiting-for-the-holy-infant-of-atocha</p>
Jun 04, 2019
8 - We Built This Country, Too: Asian American Voters Speak Out (w/ Christine Chen & Arjun Sethi)
<p>Briahna talks to Christine Chen of APIAVote about the rising (and neglected) power of Asian American and Pacific Islander voters. Arjun Sethi, author of American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, discusses the spike in hate crimes under the Trump administration. And a panel of campaign staffers share what AAPI month does (and doesn’t) mean to them, as well as how to talk to your parents about Bernie.</p> <p>Arjun's book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out: <a href="https://thenewpress.com/books/american-hate">https://thenewpress.com/books/american-hate</a></p> <p>APIAVote: <a href="http://www.apiavote.org/">http://www.apiavote.org/</a></p>
May 28, 2019
7 - Bail, Bills, and Criminal Injustice (w/ Lara Bazelon and Akeem Browder)
<p>On this episode, Briahna explores how, as AOC recently put it, "justice is purchased." Thanks to cash bail, thousands of low-income Americans sit behind bars without any kind of trial, conviction, or sentencing — all because they cannot afford to buy their freedom. Lara Bazelon, a law professor at the University of San Francisco, explains how cash bail criminalizes poverty. Akeem Browder talks about how his brother Kalief spent three years in Rikers Island starting at age 16 simply because he couldn’t afford bail, and how the psychological toll of that experience led him to take his own life.</p> <p>Bernie and AOC announcing their Loan Shark Prevention Act legislation: https://www.facebook.com/NowThisPolitics/videos/976956259362039/</p> <p>ACLU and Color of Change report on the companies behind bail bond agents: https://www.aclu.org/report/selling-our-freedom-how-insurance-corporations-have-taken-over-our-bail-system</p> <p>WaPo article on the companies backing the anti-bail reform effort in California: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2018/10/29/petition-drive-backed-by-private-equity-company-pays-signature-overturn-californias-new-law-ending-cash-bail/</p>
May 21, 2019
6 - But Can He Win? (With Malaika Jabali and Ben Tulchin)
<p>What does it mean to be "electable"? Do voters really gravitate toward "safe" (read: white, male, and centrist) candidates? How much do policies matter to voters? And can Bernie beat Trump?</p> <p>To answer these questions and debunk some persistent polling myths, Briahna talks to Malaika Jabali, a public policy attorney and writer, and Ben Tulchin, president of Tulchin Research and the campaign’s pollster.</p> <p>Malaika's Current Affairs article: <a href="https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/10/the-color-of-economic-anxiety">https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/10/the-color-of-economic-anxiety</a></p> <p>Rural Organizing poll on rural voters: <a href="http://ruralorganizing.org/polling-brief-2018-national-rural-survey">http://ruralorganizing.org/polling-brief-2018-national-rural-survey</a></p> <p>Pew poll on non-voters: <a href="https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/01/dislike-of-candidates-or-campaign-issues-was-most-common-reason-for-not-voting-in-2016/">https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/01/dislike-of-candidates-or-campaign-issues-was-most-common-reason-for-not-voting-in-2016/</a></p>
May 14, 2019
5 - Bernie Back in the Day (With David Sirota, Jeff Weaver, and Chuck Rocha)
<p>Longtime Bernie staffers share what makes the Senator tick. Jeff Weaver explains where Bernie falls on the Batman vs. Superman debate and tells stories of their youthful road trips around Vermont in the '80s. Chuck Rocha dishes on Bernie's IHOP habits. And David Sirota discusses his decision to leave journalism for the campaign and what it's like to work as Bernie's first speechwriter.</p>
May 07, 2019
4 - Bernie on the Road (With Bernie Sanders, Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s, and Sema Hernandez)
<p>Briahna travels with Bernie to the Lone Star State, where she speaks to campaign volunteers and staffers, rally attendees, local politicians, and a certain ice cream magnate about what it’s like to support Bernie on the road. We hear excerpts from a South Carolina roundtable on poverty featuring Cornell West, Danny Glover, and Kerri Evelyn Harris. Finally, Briahna checks in with Bernie at a Texas BBQ joint.</p>
Apr 30, 2019
3 - Black Bernie Bros Speak Out
<p>Bernie 2020 Co-chair Sen. Nina Turner, activist Shaun King, podcaster Leslie Lee III, and South Carolina Rep. Krystle Simmons share their reasons for supporting Bernie Sanders and, along the way, blow up the "Bernie Bro" narrative. Briahna also talks to Jonnalyn Price, an undergraduate student and veteran, about hosting a volunteer kickoff event on April 27. We hear from voters in Detroit, where Bernie recently held a series of intimate forums to learn about voters' concerns from the source.</p> <p>Check out berniesanders.com for episode transcripts, available shortly after publication.</p>
Apr 23, 2019
2 - Busting Trump’s Healthcare Myths
<p>Following the rollout of Bernie's new Medicare for All bill, Briahna takes on the many myths that critics use to attack universal healthcare. Campaign staffers share their own healthcare ordeals. And Dr. Heather Gautney, a senior policy advisor with the campaign, argues that, while Medicare for All might not be a “silver bullet” for every problem in the US healthcare system, it is an absolutely necessary first step.</p> <p>Episode transcript available at berniesanders.com/podcast.<a href="https://berniesanders.com/2019/04/16/ep-2-busting-trumps-health-care-myths/"></a></p>
Apr 16, 2019
1 - Bernie Gets Personal
<p>Briahna talks to Bernie about why he’s running and what distinguishes him in a crowded Democratic field. Claire Sandberg, the campaign’s National Organizing Director, drops by to tell us about the huge volunteer kickoff happening later this month.</p>
Apr 08, 2019
Coming Soon: Hear the Bern
<p>Announcing a new podcast from Bernie 2020 that explores the people, stories, and ideas that are driving this political revolution.</p>
Apr 03, 2019