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Aug 18, 2013

“The Ghosts of Jim Crow” still roam says black historian … Don’t like the president? A political scientist says we need two of them!

As we approach the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, law professor F. Michael Higginbotham (pronounce the “th”), tells us about the subject of his new book, “The Ghosts of Jim Crow.”

DavId Orentlicher, lawyer, a doctor, a professor and a former state legislator, says the presidency is too powerful. Therefore, he argue, we need TWO presidents!

And Bill Press talks with the new president of Americans United for Change, Brad Woodhouse.

F. Michael Higginbotham

As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, we hear from African American law professor F. Michael Higginbotham about “the ghosts of Jim Crow.” He says there has been much progress, and that the destiny of today’s black men and women will be determined by how hard they are willing to work.

David Orentlicher

How can we end the political polarization gripping Washington? Professor David Orentlicher says the Constitution is to blame and we need to have a co-presidency consisting of members of opposing parties. He says it would prevent bad decision-making, like Watergate and the invasion of Iraq.

Brad Woodhouse

Bill Press and his guest, Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change.

Jim Hightower

Corporate powers steamroll Florida voters.