First up today, we get updates about the election and coup in Bolivia from Jake Johnston at the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Then, Scalawag magazine editor Anna Simonton sheds light on the political landscape of the American South and the progressive organizing happening there.
Jake Johnston is a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C., where his research has focused predominantly on economic policy in Latin America, the International Monetary Fund, and U.S. foreign policy.
Anna Simonton is an independent journalist based in Atlanta and is an editor for Scalawag magazine. She is co-author, with Shani Robinson, of None of the Above: The Untold Story of the Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Scandal, Corporate Greed, and the Criminalization of Educators (Beacon Press, 2019).
Note: This audio was edited to remove music from the beginning and middle of the show due to copyright law. The song we played was Aretha Franklin’s “Never Gonna Break My Faith.”