Bill Bishop

Daily Yonder

Guest

Co-editor of the Daily Yonder, an online news source for rural communities, and author of The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America is Tearing Us Apart; former writer for the Austin American-Statesman

Bill Bishop on KCRW

Nobody should be surprised when politicians distort the facts or tell outright lies. In 2007, the St. Petersburg Times introduced a feature called  PolitiFact .

Separating Fact and Fiction: Truth and Lies in American Politics Today

Nobody should be surprised when politicians distort the facts or tell outright lies. In 2007, the St. Petersburg Times introduced a feature called PolitiFact .

from To the Point

One hundred years ago, in the era of Robber Barons, the richest 1% of Americans had 18% of the nation's income.

Is Income Inequality a Threat to the Middle Class?

One hundred years ago, in the era of Robber Barons, the richest 1% of Americans had 18% of the nation's income.

from To the Point

In Detroit, the median price of a home is now estimated at $7500, less than the lowest priced new car on the market.

Tracking the Great Recession, Region by Region

In Detroit, the median price of a home is now estimated at $7500, less than the lowest priced new car on the market.

from To the Point

More from KCRW

Two refugees who escaped Nazi Germany on the Kindertransport meet for the first time since 1939, recounting stories of how they left Europe as children.

from Greater LA

In the film “Women Talking,” Mennonite women were drugged and raped by men in their community, and they’re debating whether to fight or leave.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Traci Park joins the LA City Council at a time of turmoil and division. The moderate Democrat defeated a more progressive challenger, despite the council shifting left.

from Greater LA

Panelists discuss Democrat Raphael Warnock’s win of the Georgia Senate seat, the future of both parties as they look toward 2024 and Brittney Griner’s return from Russia.

from Left, Right & Center

Panelists discuss the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s change of leadership and reforming law enforcement agencies, the rise of antisemitism, and the politics of the World Cup.

from Left, Right & Center

Mayor Karen Bass’s “Inside Safe” initiative has brought more than 100 unhoused people into shelters. But how fast permanent housing will materialize?

from Greater LA

Families and community members are still seeking answers following the shooting at a Monterey Park ballroom dance studio after a Lunar New Year celebration.

from Greater LA

Decades ago, a legendary local soccer team called Hollywood United brought together expats from Europe, including rock musicians, movie actors, and even Milli Vanilli.

from Greater LA

Dr. Gabor Maté’s new book strips back the realities of the neoliberal system that has been plaguing the health of US and the world citizens.

from Scheer Intelligence