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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!

Jul 26, 2021

What’s next for Amazon workers? What we can learn from a century of U.S. public health emergencies? Plus Bill Press looks ahead to 2022 with Larry Sabato, the founder of Sabato’s Crystal Ball.


Nelson Lichtenstein on the link between antitrust advocacy and the movement to unionize workers. Martin Halliwell on how America responds to health crises and what needs to change. Plus Bill Press with Larry Sabato on how Republicans are positioned for success in 2022, and what Democrats can do about it. 

Nelson Lichtenstein

In the wake of the recent failure to unionize workers at the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein explains how the current antitrust revival has the potential to prevent similar failures and advance unionization at Amazon and other giant corporations.

Martin Halliwell

Martin Halliwell’s most recent book covers a century of public health governance and where it has fallen short reacting to crises such as COVID 19. He calls for a new kind of public health culture that can be more resilient in the face of future crises.

Larry Sabato

Bill Press with Larry Sabato on the enduring hold of Donald Trump over today’s GOP, and the party’s plan to retake the House in 2022. If you'd like to hear the entire episode, visit

Jim Hightower

A Phoenix is Rising

Our local newspapers are being merged, purged, shrunk, shut down, and looted by Wall Street profiteers – yet there’s good news. In the towns those media vultures are torching, a phoenix is rising!

Hundreds of determined locals, often led by people of color, are finding new ways to pay for and revive top-quality, local journalism.