In this extended interview, Dr. Lily Geismer joins Newton MA City Councilor Bill Humphrey and co-host Nate, both 128 Corridor natives, to talk about her 2015 history book “Don’t Blame Us: Suburban Liberals and the Transformation of the Democratic Party” and reflect on what happened since.
Description: Despite the recent fiasco of the Iowa 2020 Democratic Caucuses, there aren’t many caucuses left due to post-2016 changes in the nomination process that also included reducing the power of super-delegates. Rachel, Bill, Nate.
The Democratic Party leadership has come completely unmoored from the party base and any coalition necessary to win national elections. But with the party’s legally enshrined institutional power and mass membership in play and time running out on the climate, we are locked in a brutal power struggle. (On the show this week: Bill, Rachel, Nate)
Topics: Senate Democrats’ “Blueprint to Rebuild America’s Infrastructure” and Congresswoman DeLauro’s bill to create a National Infrastructure Development Bank. People:Bill, Rachel and GregProduced: May 15th, 2017.
Topics: What does it mean to engage with the Democratic Party in 2017? How can you leverage Dems within the two-party system? People:Bill, Greg, and fellow Blue Hen Paul Blest. Produced: Feb 27th, 2017.