As a woman raised in a lower middle-class Oklahoma family still bearing the scars of the Great Depression, and whose academic work has proven that our economic system is rigged against working people, Elizabeth Warren is not your typical politician. While its far too early to make predictions, a poll taken in August 2018 put her among three candidates likely to beat Donald Trump in the 2020 run for president. Strangely, while Warren is very popular in her home state, a recent poll found that a large proportion of Massachusetts voters would rather she didn’t run for president. With that odd contradiction in mind, we’ve focused today’s show on getting to know Elizabeth Warren and looking at some of the more controversial, as well as some of the lesser known, parts of her history, her scholarship, and her ideas for changing the relationship between the American corporate class, the American government, and the individual American citizen.
Joining me is Antonia Felix, whose eighteen books include the stories of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Michelle Obama, Sonya Santamayor, Condoleeza Rice, and Laura Bush. She’s appeared on almost all the major networks nationwide and her new book is Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight, Her Work, Her Life.