May 16, 2018
This week Off-Kilter broadcast from the Center for American Progress’s Ideas Conference (aka the CPAC of the left). So we bring you a couple of the conversations Rebecca and Jeremy had with progressive leaders who spoke there: including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has championed the right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction—and who made some news this week on marijuana enforcement reform—and Congressman Ted Lieu on how to walk and chew gum at the same time as we fight to address widespread economic challenges even as we fight to save our democracy. Later in the show, switching with House Republicans’ draconian Farm Bill poised to hit the House floor for a vote later this week, Rebecca talks with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, one of the Democrats in Congress fighting to kill the bill, which would take food assistance away from 2 million Americans. But first, Rebecca and Jeremy walk through the poverty news of the week in another edition of In Case You Missed It.