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21st Century Democrats is proud to bring you, the weekly netcast for stand-up Democrats that explores progressive perspectives on public policy, economic debates, foreign affairs and national politics. With regular contributors who include Texan populist Jim Hightower and provocative media commentator Bill Press, seeks to become a salon of the nation’s most prominent Democrats. We're all about giving progressive Democrats tools you need to fight back against the Tea Party Republicans. So progressives, populists, liberals, Democrats and independents, sit back and listen -- then stand up and fight!

Oct 21, 2019

Talk Radio’s America. How an industry took over a political party that took over the White House. Plus, Donald Trump’s dangerous war on LBGTQ Americans.


How the rise of conservative talk radio gave us a Republican Party incapable of governing and paved the way for Donald Trump. Plus Bill Press talks with Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign, about the LGBTQ community’s fight for survival under the Trump Administration.


Brian Rosenwald Pt. 1

Brian Rosenwald is a scholar who works at the intersection of media and politics. His newest book tells the story of how conservative talk radio evolved to turn the political world upside down. 


Brian Rosenwald Pt. 2

Part two of our conversation with Brian Rosenwald, author of Talk Radio’s America: How an Industry Took Over a Political Party, on why conservative talk radio embraced Donald Trump.


Alphonso David

Donald Trump’s attack on the LGBTQ community.  Bill Press talks with Alphonso David, President of the Human Rights Campaign


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Jim Hightower

A wealth tax for American Progress