Interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile speaks during a meeting of Democratic National Committee to formally elect Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., to the chair Wednesday, May 4, 2011 in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Episode 7: Death Rattle Of The Democratic Party? Who’s Going To Run The Show?

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It’s ugly. Is it terminal? Nothing ever is in politics. But, it’s bad, bad, bad for the Democrats. This week, I looked at  the fight over who should be the next chair of the Democratic National Committee—and what that choice will say about the vision of the party.

I spoke with Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the party, who took over just before the convention after Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out. I, then, took up the conversation with Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers and a major player in DNC politics, who, despite being an early, avid supporter of Hillary Clinton is supporting Bernicrat Keith Ellison for chair—she’ll spill the beans, exclusively with Working Life, on why.

We wrap up with our Robber Barons segment with a focus on the CEO of United Technologies who, in exchange for keeping jobs at the Carrier plant in Indiana, extorted tax cut promises from the deranged man who will soon occupy the Oval Office.

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