Q&A

Q&A features interviews with writers, economists, social scientists, activists and other big thinkers with important perspectives on issues affecting our democracy.

  • February 15, 2013
    Government watchdog Michael Smallberg discusses the cozy relationship between SEC regulators and the financial players they’re supposed to police.
  • February 6, 2013 | Q&A
    A Justice Department memo reveals the administration's legal case for drone strikes targeting American citizens. Legal expert Vicki Divoll dissects their argument.
  • February 1, 2013 | Q&A

    Are U.S. drone strikes consistent with the idea of “just wars”? A military and political scholar breaks the question down. Continue reading

  • January 4, 2013 | Q&A

    Annie Leonard, director of The Story of Stuff, says reusable water bottles and canvas shopping bags are not enough. Continue reading

  • December 27, 2012 | Q&A

    From “Romnesia” to “Right to Work,” linguist Geoffrey Nunberg decodes political buzzwords of 2012, including his pick for Word of the Year. Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012
    Victor Pickard answers our questions about the (almost) golden age of the FCC when progressive commissioners tried to make commercial media more attentive to public interests.
  • December 13, 2012 | Q&A
    Yael Lehmann of Philadelphia's Food Trust explains how rates were reduced in one of America's poorest cities.
  • December 4, 2012 | Q&A

    Bill Moyers speaks with former FCC commissioner Michael Copps about the effect a new FCC proposal could have on our news and our democracy. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2012 | Q&A

    Free Press’ CEO talks with Bill about the campaign to stop the FCC from relaxing rules limiting media cross-ownership in cities. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012

    Ai-jen Poo describes her efforts to provide basic protections for nannies, housekeepers, home health aides, and others whose work “makes all other work possible.” Continue reading