Ralph welcomes former Labor Secretary and Chairman of Common Cause, Robert Reich, to talk about how to fight back in Donald Trump's America. And children’s studies scholar, Heidi Tilney Kramer, talks about her book Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children's Culture.
Robert Reich’s recommendations for resisting the Trump agenda.
Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fourteen books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of Nations, and Beyond Outrage, and his most recent, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, “Inequality For All”.
Heidi Tilney Kramer is a mom and independent scholar focusing on Critical Children’s Studies and U.S. Media. “Monsters Under the Bed: An Analysis of Torture Scenes in Three Pixar Films.” Monsters Inc. The Incredibles and Toy Story 3. She lectures and teaches about childhood and her recently released book, Media Monsters: Militarism, Violence, and Cruelty in Children’s Culture, explores the history of propaganda and exposes the powerful forces pouring billions into influencing children with militaristic, violent, and cruel images at increasingly younger ages.