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Join Peter Mathews on the “Head-On” Radio Program with Host, Project Unity websiteDavid Cruz. On AM 1150 KEIB, every Saturday, between 12 noon and 2pm as we dissect and debate the hot issues of the week: local, state and national. [Watch Video]  [CC]  [About Head-On]

KFI Sunday Morning News | with guest Peter Mathews
January 18, 2015 – On the KFI AM 640 Sunday morning news, Peter Mathews, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, and author of Dollar Democracy: with Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All, previews and analyzes President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, including some of the President’s proposals such as Tuition-free Community College Education, Enhanced Cyber Security, and Tax Reform. Mathews also tackled a potential Romney run for President, and the U.S. Senate race in California for retiring Senator Barbara Boxer’s seat, including California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ prospects. [Listen]
KPFK Standing Up for Economic and Social Justice with Peter Mathews…
December 26, 2014 – Peter Mathews guest hosted on KPFK 90.7 FM, and interviewed Harvey Wasserman on the Movement to Shut Down the Dangerous Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant; in the later part of the program Listeners called in and discussed other topics including Pentagon waste and fraud, cuts to education and useful social programs, the increasing wealth gap in America and the world, and corporate control of the U.S. 2015 budget and U.S. elections. [listen]
KPFK Standing Up for Economic and Social Justice with Peter Mathews…
September 4, 2014 – Plight of part-time college instructors and professors. Need for a living wage. Environmental injustice. GMOs. Fracking. Outsourcing. Corporate welfare. How to fix this through the 28th Amendment, and Clean Money elections! [Listen]
August 18, 2014 – Peter Mathews discusses his new book Dollar Democracy on California Central Coast Public Radio with Guy Rathbun. Topics include the growing gap between rich and poor, the disappearing middle class, corporate money buying politicians, the destruction of our environment, the Wall Street crash, and how to reclaim the American Dream. [Listen]
Peter Mathews – Guests – Coast-to-Coast AM
July 28, 2014 – George Noury interviews Peter Mathews on his new book Dollar Democracy on Coast-to-Coast-AM. First hour- Peter discusses with George Noury the economic and educational crisis in America and the world. Second hour- Peter answers questions from the public.  [More→]   [Go to Play Site]
KPFK Standing Up for Economic and Social Justice with Peter Mathews…
July 3, 2014 – With special guests Michael Parenti who discusses his new book “Waiting for Yesterday”, David Cobb from Move to Amend, Pamm Larry from, and Pat Alviso from Military Families Speak Out, [More→]  [Audio Slideshow] 
Head-On! November 22, 2014: KEIB AM 1150 and iHeart radio with David Cruz: On Sat. Nov. 22, in his 1 PM weekly segment “Money and Politics” on the HEAD ON radio show on KEIB AM 1150, Professor Peter Mathews hit hard on the topics of: Corporate Tax Loopholes that result in Cuts to Education, R&D, Infrastructure and Sluggish Growth in High Paying Jobs; Lowered Housing Affordability for the Middle Class; the 28% Proposed Tuition Increase at the University of California; and the Systematic Dismantling of Public Higher Education. With in studio guest, Liz Wait.
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Book Review: Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All
November 21, 2014: Posted by Michael Douglas Carlin | American News Service
Many questions torment America in the dark night of its soul, but its seems Corporate CEO pay emerges as one of this year’s hottest trending issues. At the midway point to the next election, this and other hotly contested issues  are shackled and tackled in Professor Peter Mathews’ must-read new book Dollar Democracy: with Liberty and Justice for Some; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All.
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Long Beach City College Philosophy Club presents Dollar Democracy with Peter Mathews
November 20, 2014: Professor of Political Science, Peter Mathews discusses the many aspects of his book, Dollar Democracy: Liberty and Justice for the Few; How to Reclaim the American Dream for All. The second part of this two part series includes questions and answers from students and guests. For more information [see post] [View Part 1] [View Questions & Answers Part 2]
Book Review: Dollar Democracy offers road map for Social & Economic Justice
November 3, 2014: by Bryon DeLear (
Mathews’ book is a compendium of evidences and cases covering the historical background of how America’s experiment in democracy has been subverted to largely serve select interests. In a Phrase, Big Money.
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Head-On! October 4, 2014: KEIB AM 1150 and iHeart radio with David Cruz: Peter Mathews discusses Money and Politics: Voters sour on Congress and the country’s direction. Job growth rebounds while wages lag. Database show that doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceuticals have financial ties. Health insurance industry spending millions to beat pro-consumer measures. Mortgage case strikes back against fraudulent lenders. Conservative economist tries to wish away income inequality. Germany moves to Tuition Free education after California modeled Gov. Pat Brown’s Master Plan for Education, the State of Tennessee has already adopted such a plan. Ebola virus already in U.S.: Dept. of Heath and hospitals appear not to be taking it seriously enough.  (19min.)   [Listen]   (18 min.)  | post
BBC Radio 5live Breakfast | U.S. President Obama’s decision to strike ISIS
18 Sept. 2014 – U.S. College Professor Peter Mathews is interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation on President Obama’s decision to lead a campaign against ISIS. [Listen] (4min.)
Head-On! July 26, 2014: [More→]  [Listen]
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The Peter Collins Show July 18, 2014: Free Preview Clip Peter Mathews is professor of political science at Cypress … His book is Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for … [More→]  [Listen]
KFI AM 640 July 13, 2014: 
Head On!  July 12, 2014:
KPFK July 3, 2014: Peter Mathews, Money and Politics, “Standing up for Social Justice” With Michael Parenti who discusses his new book “Waiting for Yesterday”, David Cobb from Move to Amend, Pamm Larry from, and Pat Alviso from Military Families Speak Out, [View All]
Head On! July 12, 2014: US Health Care worst in developed world. Ruling against teacher tenure won’t help schoolkids. Great Recession knocks family out of middle class. Consumer Price Index jumps with inflation. Corporations scramble for lowest business taxes by shifting income to low tax countries (Off Shoring Tax Loophole used by Apple, Inc. and others to avoid paying billions in U.S. Federal income taxes). Crisis in Iraq and danger of US intervention. [Detailed→]   [Listen]
Head On! June 14, 2014: Peter Mathews analyzes and discusses the 28th Amendment: Corporations are not people and money is not speech. Teacher tenure. millennials over-whelmed by debt. House Majority leader Eric Cantor’s defeat by a Tea Party Candidate. [Listen]
Op-Ed: We need a ‘living wage’ (posted June 13, 2014): The Long Beach City Council recently considered raising the minimum wage to $13.26/hr. Peter Mathews asks, “When will our political and corporate leaders of today start re-applying these practical and ethical principles?” (published by the OC Register, Feb. 2014)
Op-Ed: Wealth is flowing to the top (posted June 9, 2014, by Peter Mathews- contributing writer) Peter Mathews is the author of “Dollar Democracy: With Liberty and Justice for Some; How to … (published by Los Angeles Register)
Head On! June 7, 2014: We have the LAUSD drowning at the top of our show, followed by Peter Mathews and Marisol Guerra tackling money and politics, and trending news respectively. [Listen]
Head On! May 31, 2014: Featuring Peter Mathews: Today with David Cruz, Gubernatorial hopeful Neel Kashkari on his bid for the big seat. [Listen]
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