The Agenda: Tuesday August 26, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Remembering Michael Brown, a call for action
  • EPI: Why America’s Workers Need Faster Wage Growth—And What We Can Do About It

Guests

The Agenda: Monday August 25, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Michael Brown will be laid to rest in Ferguson today
  • US response to ISIS
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker gets $20,000 from Ashley Furniture owners after WEDC approved $6 million tax credit
  • Strongest earthquake in 25 years hit the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Burger King and Tim Hortons to partner in tax inversion deal

Guests

The Agenda: Friday, August 22, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Ferguson and how to improve police training
  • Bank of America Settlement
  • The threat posed by ISIS
  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl prisoner swap

Guests

  • Kelly Westlund, Democratic Candidate running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 7th District
  • Tony Woods, US Army Veteran and Progressive Advocate
  • Beth Becker, Partner, Indigo Strategies
  • Igor Volsky, Managing Editor, Think Progress

The Agenda: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • The latest from Ferguson
  • Military considers sending additional troops to Iraq
  • Administration officials: US attempted and failed to rescue American hostages in Syria
  • Supreme Court delays marriage decision in Virginia 

Guests

  • Jerryl Christmas, St. Louis based Defense Attorney
  • Jessica Lussenhop, Managing Editor, Riverfront Times
  • Chuck Rocha, Democratic Strategist, President of Solidarity Strategies
  • Emily Crockett, Federal Policy Reporter, RH Reality Check 
  • Josh Orton, Political and Communications Director, Progressives United 

The Agenda: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • ISIS beheads American journalist James Foley
  • The latest news out of Ferguson, Missouri
  • Police involved shooting in St. Louis leaves another African American dead
  • The Ice Bucket Challenge
  • The retirement crisis in America

Guests

  • Michael Bell, Father of Michael Edward Bell, 21-years-old, shot to death by police 10 years ago in Kenosha, Wisconsin
  • Christian Weller, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Avis Jones-DeWeever, President and CEO of Incite Unlimited, and Host of Focus Point with Avis Jones-DeWeever
  • Jeff Hauser, Media Relations Lead for Political Media, AFL-CIO
  • Dave Jamieson, Labor Reporter, Huffington Post

The Agenda: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Ferguson
  • Workforce Investment Act
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 
  • Scott Walker and Mary Burke in WI

Guests

The Agenda: Monday, August 18, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • National Guard called in to Ferguson 
  • Michael Brown autopsy report revealed he was shot six times 
  • Governor Perry indicted in Texas over his decision to veto funding of an anti corruption unit
  • Obama informs Congress of targeted airstrikes in Iraq to help Iraqi forces recapture the Mosul Dam
  • Peace talks continue in Gaza, cease-fire expected to be extended 
  • REPORT: Germany spied on Kerry, Clinton

Guests

  • Lily Eskelsen Garcia, President Elect, National Education Association (NEA)
  • Heather Cronk, Co-Director, GetEQUAL
  • Peter Montgomery, Senior Fellow, People for the American Way
  • Elise Foley, Politics & Immigration Reporter, The Huffington Post