A More Optimistic Electoral Landscape Ahead For 2024 as Reproductive Rights Trump Anti “Wokeness”
We begin with encouraging signs that a solid majority of the American electorate is motivated to vote to protect reproductive rights the Supreme Court took away at the same time the public is not getting behind Governor DeSantis’s racist refrain of fighting “wokeness” and the politics of hate and cruelty. Joining us to discuss a more optimistic landscape ahead for 2024 is Richard Parker, who teaches economics and public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and is a Senior Fellow at the Shorenstein Center. He is a former managing editor of Ramparts, was a cofounder of Mother Jones magazine, and serves on the editorial board of The Nation. His books include, The Myth of the Middle Class and John Kenneth Galbraith: His Life, His Politics, His Economics.
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The Assassination of a Presidential Candidate in Ecuador Who Campaigned Against Corruption, Drug Cartels and the Correa Government
Then finally we examine the assassination of a presidential candidate in Ecuador who campaigned against corruption and drug cartels and was a fierce critic of the former Correa government whose candidate has yet to suspend her presidential campaign as others have done. Joining us is Amy Lind, the Mary Ellen Heintz Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies who is currently serving as the University of Cincinnati’s Taft Research Center Director & Faculty Chair. Dr. Lind has lived, worked and conducted research in Ecuador for over four years and is the author of Gendered Paradoxes: Women’s Movements, State Restructuring, and Global Development in Ecuador and her new book is Constituting the Left Turn: Resignifying Nation, Economy and Family in Postneoliberal Ecuador.