The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Aaron Mintzes is Senior Policy Counsel for Earthworks

Lisa Graves is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Documented Investigations

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity.

Also check out "Current Affairs Rules For Life" 

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Abigail Zapote is the Executive Director for Latinos for a Secure Retirement in Washington D.C.where she leads a coalition of Latino organizations to protect Social Security, strengthen Medicare and increase pension access and financial literacy to Latinos of all ages.

RICK PERLSTEIN is the author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan. Before that, he published Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America (2008), a New York Times bestseller picked as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by over a dozen publications, and Before the Storm: Barry Goldwater and the Unmaking of the American Consensus, winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Award for history. A contributing writer at The Nation, former chief national correspondent for the Village Voice, and a former online columnist for the New Republic and Rolling Stone, his journalism and essays have appeared in Newsweek, The New York Times, and many other publications.

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Daniel Ellsberg is a renowned American whistleblower who released The Pentagon Papers to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1969.
Ellsberg is also the author of four books: The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner(2017,), Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2002,) Risk, Ambiguity and Decision(2001,) and Papers on the War (1971). In December 2006 he was awarded the 2006 Right Livelihood Award, in Stockholm, Sweden, “. . for putting peace and truth first, at considerable personal risk, and dedicating his life to inspiring others to follow his example.”

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Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator. She is Vice President, Law and the Courts at

Rachel O'Leary Carmona is the founder of 275 Park Consulting. She has helped to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to shape the actions and policies that affect their communities for well over a decade. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Women's March and is a partner at Movement NetLab, a think, make, and do tank that facilitates the growth and effectiveness of the most dynamic, emerging social movements of our time.

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Nicole Karlis is a staff writer at Salon, where she writes about health, culture, social issues and gender politics. She has also written for the New York Times, Marie Claire, The Bold Italic, The Daily Beast, 7x7, Avenue magazine, Resident, USA Today and more. She calls San Francisco, California, home.

Keith A. Spencer is a critic, essayist and editor at, where he manages coverage of science and the tech industry. His writing has appeared in Jacobin, Dissent, McSweeneys, and The Bold Italic, where he was formerly editor-in-chief. His first book, "A People's History of Silicon Valley," will be released this fall from Eyewear Press.

Larry Cohen chairs the boards of Our Revolution, Vice Chair of DNC Unity Reform Commission, the successor to Bernie 2016, and the Democracy Initiative, a coalition of 55 groups focused on voting rights and money in politics. He is the past president of the Communications Workers of America and Vice chair of the Unity Reform commission of the Democratic National Committee.

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Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.


Dana Brown is the Deputy Director of the Next System Project. Her research focuses on health system models and the intersection of health and economics. She joined the Democracy Collaborative in 2015 for the launch of the Next System Teach-Ins drawing on her experience with the Democracy Teach-Ins of the 90s and other popular education efforts related to the peace and social justice movements she has participated in for the last two decades.

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of

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Jaron Lanier is a computer scientist, author, and composer. Lanier is also one of most celebrated technology writers in the world, and is known for charting a humanistic approach to technology appreciation and criticism.
He was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in 2014. His book "Who Owns the Future?" won Harvard's Goldsmith Book Prize in 2014.
His latest is “Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now”

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Cathy Garcia was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs to Mexican immigrant parents, documented and undocumented. Cathy is currently the co-chair of the Santa Fe chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a second-year law student at UNM School of Law. She co-chairs the National Lawyers Guild student chapter and expects to graduate in 2020.

Jarrid Green is a Senior Research Associate at The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute dedicated to developing new strategies for a more democratic economy.


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