The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Originally broadcast on June 10, 2017. 

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the co-host of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum. Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is her first book.

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This episode originally aired on October 7, 2017. 

Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist and author who has written for The Nation, Salon, The New Republic, the New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer. His recent book is titled, "Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price."

Héctor J. Figueroa is the President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country. 32BJ represents more than 163,000 property service workers.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on June 8th, 2017.

RJ and Ryan Grim explain why we published audio of Trump's private high-dollar fundraiser, and what the recording means.

Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept, and a political commentator for The Young Turks.

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Dr. James Zogby, Founder & President of the Arab American Institute (AAI)

& Max Blumenthal, Journalist & Author of "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza"

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Paula Jean Swearengin, Candidate for U.S. Senate, W.V. (D)

& Justin Santopietro, Candidate for U.S. House, VA-9th (D)

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Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange; Author, "Kingdom of the Unjust"

& Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC

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Helaine Olen, Author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry"

& Michael Moretta, National Director of Wolf PAC

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Taylor Dolven, VICE News Reporter

& Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland Professor of Law

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Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Founder of The Ordinary People Society

& Sam Seder, Host of "The Majority Report" and Still an MSNBC Contributor

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David Pakman, Host of The David Pakman Show

Jennifer Green, Member, OURWalmart

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Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter for the Orange County Register

Greg Grey Cloud, Co-Founder - Wica Agli


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Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy, Free Press

Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious diseases doctor with a focus on negative impacts of poverty on health. He joins the program this World AIDS week to discuss the achievable goal getting HIV transmissions to zero.

Ernie Powell is a grassroots organizer in California for Social Security Works.


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Scott Edwards is co-director of the Food & Water Justice project

Merith Basey is the Executive Director of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

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Executive Producer Bradley Herring breaks down the news of the week with RJ & Alexis Goldstein is a Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Financial Reform talking about Mick Mulvaney's corporate coup and the CFPB.



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Best of, featuring: Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
You can find some of her writing at usprisonculture.org

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

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Best of show, featuring: Amy Julia Harris, a reporter for Reveal, covering religion and its intersection with public life. She has also written enterprise stories for The Seattle Times, Half Moon Bay Review, and Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine.

And, Shoshana Walter, a reporter for Reveal, covering human trafficking and public safety. Her investigation on America's armed security guard industry won the 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting and also was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

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Best of show featuring Cara Liebowitz: an activist with DC Metro ADAPT, which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today, and Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living.

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Luke Vargas, Chief Foreign Correspondent & U.N. bureau chief for Talk Media News, joins Alex to discuss Trump's trip to Asia.

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press talks with Alex about how the FCC is paving the way for a right-wing takeover of local media. 

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ - talking about Big Pharma's big lie about drug costs with John H. Powers, MD FACP FIDSA, Professor of Clinical Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & University of Maryland School of Medicine

Also, Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director for Social Security Works is in talking about the next steps for Trump's Tax Scam, and how we can still stop it. 

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Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, is in for RJ.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman joins Alex to discuss the Trump tax scam - who it will hurt and how we can stop it.

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Helaine Olen is a contributor to the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry."

Dave Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump' out now from Verso Books.

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Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist at the LA Times, and author of "Big Science, Colossus, The New Deal, and Dealers of Lightning."

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

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Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate in the combined program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media at Yale University. Author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.

Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and the author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon, 2015) and Veil (Bloomsbury, 2017)"

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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio.

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. Nichols is the author of "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America"

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Alex V. Hernandez is an assistant editor at In These Times. Carly Minet is a journalist and editor at CPIPR. Her work has appeared on Channel 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Univision and Noticel. This is an ongoing, joint investigation between In These Times magazine and Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

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Wendell Potter is an American consumer advocate, New York Times bestselling author, consultant, and former health insurance industry executive.

John Carroll Dolan is an American poet, author and essayist. He has been revealed as the once-secret identity behind the pseudonym Gary Brecher, fictional author of the War Nerd column for now-defunct newspaper the eXile.

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Thomas Carr Frank is an American political analyst, historian, journalist, and columnist for Harper's Magazine. He wrote "Listen Liberal: : Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?"

Robyn Swirling is the founder of Works in Progress, a new organization to address sexual and gender-based harassment in progressive spaces.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs.

 

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Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
You can find some of her writing at usprisonculture.org

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

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Diane Horvath-Cosper, MD, MPH is the medical director of Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore, an independent clinic providing gynecological services including abortion care to the women of Maryland and surrounding states. She is also a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, a physician-led advocacy organization. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Horvath trains other physicians to be abortion providers and advocates, works to shift the cultural narrative about reproductive health through media advocacy, and engages in policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels.

Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Slate, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Pacific Standard, New York Observer, Metro, Bustle, and more. She is currently a story producer for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. His most recent book is America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

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Vikas Saini, MD is President of the Lown Institute. After majoring in philosophy at Princeton, with an interest in economics, politics, and history, he completed his MD with Distinction from Dalhousie University in Halifax (1980), residency at Baltimore City Hospitals and Johns Hopkins, and a Lown Cardiology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard.

Alex Zaitchik is an author whose recent book, Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price, is out now on Strong Arm Press. He has also been doing on-the-ground reporting in Puerto Rico for The Zero Hour covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Carol Joyner is the Director for the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF), in partnership with Family Values at Work. The LPWF works to address the policy and programmatic solutions for improving workplace standards. She is also the founding Director of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund and past President of the Child Care Corporation

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Amy Julia Harris is a reporter for Reveal, covering religion and its intersection with public life. She has also written enterprise stories for The Seattle Times, Half Moon Bay Review, and Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine.

Shoshana Walter is a reporter for Reveal, covering human trafficking and public safety. Her investigation on America's armed security guard industry won the 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting and also was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

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Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps Veteran, speaker, adventurer, entrepreneur and the author of "Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness."

Pete Tucker is an independent journalist who reports at TheFightBack.org. John Hanrahan is a former executive director of The Fund for Investigative Journalism and reporter for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, UPI and other news organizations.

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Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist and author who has written for The Nation, Salon, The New Republic, the New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer. His recent book is titled, "Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price."

Héctor J. Figueroa is the President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country. 32BJ represents more than 163,000 property service workers.

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Nina Turner is the President of Our Revolution and formerly a State Senator from Ohio.

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Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT. She is the tech culture editor at Ars Technica, and her recent book is titled “Autonomous: A Novel”

Joey Eschrich is the editor and program manager for the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University.

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Dr. Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Faiz Shakir is the National Political Director of the ACLU.

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Cara Liebowitz is an activist with DC Metro ADAPT, which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today, and Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living.

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Alex Zaitchik is a freelance journalist and the author of “Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price”

Laura Packard is a digital/new media and communications strategist, Democratic political consultant, voting rights advocate, writer and small business owner. She has Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was blocked on twitter by Trump after she criticized the recent trumpcare effort.

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Vinay K. Prasad MD MPH is a hematologist-oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. He also holds appointments in the Division of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and as a Senior Scholar in the Center for Health Care Ethics.

Michael Hudson is a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund. His new article Government by Goldman at the Intercept was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

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Timothy Faust is the Chapo Trap House health care correspondent and is pursuing a MPA in health policy and finance at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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Trish Kahle is a journalist and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois, where she is working toward completion of a PhD in History at the University of Chicago. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Jacobin, Salvage, Dissent, In These Times, The Ecologist (UK), Salon,and Socialist Worker.

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

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Emmett Rensin is a contributing editor at the LA Review of Books, contributing writer at The Outline and a student at the University of Iowa.

Simon Billenness is the Executive Director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya and an advocate for human rights, social justice, and corporate accountability

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Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. 

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Lindsay Beyerstein is an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, & broadcaster. She hosts The Breach by Rewire and her recent documentary is titled, "Care in Chaos."

Josh Mound holds a PhD in history and sociology from the University of Michigan and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at the University of Virginia.

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MarkAlain Dery is an infectious diseases doctor with a focus on negative impacts of poverty on health.

Abril Gallardo, senior organizer for Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and a DACA recipient

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Mehrdad Azemun is the National Field Director at People’s Action.

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Matt Stoller is a policymaker who focuses on industrial organization, monopoly power, and market structure. Who writes about at Open Markets Initiative at New America

John Harrison Nichols is a liberal / progressive American journalist and author. He is Washington correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times. His new book is titled, “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America”

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Cristina López G. is a Senior Researcher at Media Matters for America. She has a graduate degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

Annie Zaleski is a Cleveland, Ohio-based freelance writer, editor, journalist and marketing consultant/strategist.

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Karyn Wofford is a T1 International diabetic and wellness specialist. Fran Quigley is the Coordinator of People of Faith for Access to Medicines.

Kymone Freeman is an activist and co-owner of We Act Radio in Anacostia, Washington D.C.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on May 27th, 2017.

Thom Hartmann is the leading progressive talk radio and TV host in the U.S. His daily weekday radio and television show is syndicated across the states. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on June 22nd, 2017

Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis who was shot at age 17 by a white man in a gas station who got bothered by Davis and his friends playing loud music. McBath organizers and gives speeches around gun violence.

Harry Stein is the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on June 8th, 2017.

RJ and Ryan Grim explain why we published audio of Trump's private high-dollar fundraiser, and what the recording means.

Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept, and a political commentator for The Young Turks.

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Donna Edwards is the former Congresswoman from Maryland's 4th district, a former Senate candidate, and is working to help elect Stacey Abrams as Governor of Georgia.

Jim Dean is the Chair of Democracy for America.

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Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker running to replace Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st District.

Congressman Ruben Gallego represents Arizona's 7th District.

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Alex Lawson and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and Dave Neiwert, author of "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump" joins us from last weekend's Netroots Nation.

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Stacey Abrams is a candidate for governor in Georgia.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman is an American musician, best known as a member of the band Sha Na Na, and game show host. Senior advisor to SSW and president of the SSW PAC, veterans of dozens of campaign.

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC).

Mary Cathryn Ricker is the Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers.

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We're on location at Netroots Nation in Atlanta. Stephen Miles, Director of Win Without War joins us.

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James Love is the Director of Knowledge Ecology International. His training is in economics and finance. His work focuses on the production, management and access to knowledge resources, as well as aspects of competition policy. This includes work on the financing of R&D, intellectual property rights, prices for and access to new drugs, vaccines and other medical technologies, as well as related topics for other knowledge goods, including software, other copyrighted works, and data. Also, he is working on proposals to expand the production of knowledge as a public good.

Robert Cruickshank is the Senior Campaign Manager at Democracy for America, the member-driven PAC founded by Gov. Howard Dean that has successfully elected more than 800 progressive candidates to public office since 2004. Prior to joining DFA, he served as a Senior Advisor to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and worked as Public Policy Director for California's Courage Campaign. Originally from California, he now lives with his wife and young son in Seattle.

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Nina Turner is the President of Our Revolution, served as a member of the Ohio State Senate from 2008 to 2014, and was elected to be the chamber’s Minority Whip in the 129th General Assembly. She endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and became an active surrogate for him.

David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon and The Intercept and a weekly columnist for the New Republic and the Fiscal Times.

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Jodi Jacobson is the Editor-in-Chief of Rewire, a long-time leader in the health and development community, and an advocate with extensive experience in public health, gender equity, human rights, environment and demographic issues.

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Dean Baker is an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Jamie Tyberg is a member of NYC-DSA and serves on its climate justice working group's steering committee. She works for New York Communities for Change, a grassroots community organization most notable for helping found the nationwide Fight for 15 movement. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently on a building-wide rent strike.

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Matt Thorn is the Executive Director of Outserve-SLDN, an organization which represents the U.S. LGBT military community worldwide. Its mission is to: educate the community, provide legal services, advocate for authentic transgender service, provide developmental opportunities, support members and local chapters, communicate effectively, and work towards equality for all.

Joan C. Williams is a scholar of social inequality. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law. and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Her new books is White Working Class: Overcoming Class Consciousness in America

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RJ and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and Bryce Covert, free lance writer and contributor to the New Republic, joins us to discuss the Democrats' new slogan.

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RJ explores the Democrats' new slogan, and Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of Sha Na Na joins us to discuss the Hands off Medicare and Medicaid tour.

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Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis who was shot at age 17 by a white man in a gas station who got bothered by Davis and his friends playing loud music. McBath organizers and gives speeches around gun violence.

Harry Stein is the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)

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Timothy Faust is the Chapo Trap House health care correspondent and is pursuing a MPA in health policy and finance at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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Jesse Eisinger is an American journalist and author. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2011, he currently works as a senior reporter for ProPublica. He recently released a new book, titled “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives”

Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, known for The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, and his work on Bloomberg Game Changers. He recently directed a documentary, titled “Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press”

Direct download: TZH_07-15-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss gerrymandering, and RJ and Brad Herring break down the news of the week.

Direct download: TZH_07-15-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Daniel Marans is a general assignment reporter at The Huffington Post with a focus on politics and economic policy.

Edina Lekovic is a consultant for the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

Direct download: TZH_07-08-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994.

Kathleen Frydl is a historian and the author of "The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973".

Direct download: TZH_07-08-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

RJ and Ryan Grim explain why we published audio of Trump's private high-dollar fundraiser, and what the recording means.

Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept, and a political commentator for The Young Turks.

Direct download: TZH_07-08-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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RJ discusses YouTube's policies on what is and what isn't "advertiser-friendly" and why The Zero Hour is intentionally not advertiser-friendly.

And we talk with Dr. Sriram, the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Direct download: TZH_07-01-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works.

Direct download: TZH_07-01-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist who has written for The Nation, Salon, The New Republic, the New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, and The Believer. He recently authored a book titled, “Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price”

Direct download: TZH_07-01-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Matt Coffay is running for Congress in North Carolina's 11th District, a seat currently held by Mark Meadows. RJ spoke with him at The People's Summit in Chicago in early June.

Dr. Mazelis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and an affiliated scholar at Rutgers-Camden’s Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE).

Direct download: TZH_06-24-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

Marshall Allen covers patient safety for ProPublica. He is one of the creators of ProPublica’s Surgeon Scorecard, which published the complication rates for about 17,000 surgeons who perform eight common elective procedures. He also moderates the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group. Allen’s work has been honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for work at the Las Vegas Sun, where he worked before coming to ProPublica in 2011.

Direct download: TZH_06-24-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Zaid Jilani is a journalist for the Intercept. He has previously worked as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet.

Direct download: TZH_06-24-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

RJ reports back from The People's Summit in Chicago last weekend.

Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy.

Direct download: TZH_06-17-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Robert Pollin is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

 

Sam Seder is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, and host of The Majority Report, the listener-supported internet radio program and podcast

Direct download: TZH_06-17-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

David Sirota is International Business Times' senior editor for investigations. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the co-host of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum. Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is her first book.

Direct download: TZH_06-10-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Dr. Joe Romm is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He oversees the blog climateprogress.org. In April 2009, U.S. News & World Report named Romm one of the 8 “most influential energy and environmental policymakers in the Obama era.

 

S.I. Rosendbaum is a journalist and artist who has written for New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and more. Her latest is at Poynter on what journalists don’t understand when they talk about Social Security Disability Insurance.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Timothy Snyder is one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals. He is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His newest book is “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century”

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Alice Speri is a multimedia journalist with an interest in justice, civil rights, and the struggle for equality. She has reported on state violence and institutional failure in the U.S. and abroad, from Ferguson, Missouri, to Haiti and Palestine. Her work has appeared in VICE News, Al Jazeera America, the New York Times, and several other publications. She recently wrote about counterterrorism tactics used against Standing Rock demonstrators.

 

Ben Spielberg is a Research Associate with the Federal Fiscal Policy division and manages the Full Employment Project at Center on Budget & Policy Priorities. He is also the co-host of the podcast On the Economy with Jared Bernstein. His recent post at The American Prospect is titled Below the Minimum No More.

Direct download: TZH_06-03-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Michele Jawando is an attorney and social justice advocate working at the intersection of policy, political strategy, and media. She currently serves as the Vice President for Legal Progress at the Center American Progress. Previously, she served as general counsel and senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

 

Winnie Wong is the Co-Founder of People for Bernie and will be a speaker at the upcoming People’s Summit

Direct download: TZH_06-03-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Richard Eskow and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and RJ discusses fake news and how capitalism is now harvesting the blood of the young.

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Thom Hartmann is the leading progressive talk radio and TV host in the U.S. His daily weekday radio and television show is syndicated across the states. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.

Direct download: TZH_05-27-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Robert A. Burton is an American physician, novelist, nonfiction author and columnist. He recently wrote an op ed for the New York Times entitled “Donald Trump, Our A.I. President”

 

Zaid Jilani is a journalist for the Intercept. He has previously worked as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet.

Direct download: TZH_05-27-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kymone Freeman is the Co-founder and co-owner of We Act Radio. Kymone is working to promote literacy and open the only bookstore east of the river in honor of the murdered journalist Charnice Milton

Direct download: TZH_05-27-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Murshed Zaheed is the Vice President and Political Director of CREDO Action.

 

Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, is co-founder of The Democracy Collaborative and co-chair of its Next System Project. He is also the author of two major studies of the Hiroshima decision: Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.

Direct download: TZH_05-20-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. 

Direct download: TZH_05-20-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Cenk Kadir Uygur is an American activist, businessman, columnist, and political commentator. Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the The Young Turks, an American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program.

Direct download: TZH_05-20-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Megan Essaheb is the Assistant Director of Immigration and Immigrant Rights at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She advocates in Congress and federal agencies on issues affecting immigrants, including immigration reform, guestworker programs, family reunification, and more.

 

Kim Stanley Robinson is a novelist who is widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as "humanist science fiction" and "literary science fiction". His new book is New York 2140.

Direct download: TZH_05-13-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation in 2011 and is a recipient of the Hillman Prize for investigative journalism. She talks with us about the recent exposure documents from the Bradley Foundation.

 

Lia Weintraub is the co-author of the “Know Your Right” newsletter focused on right-wing media. She discusses her thoughts on the state of the right-wing media broadly as well as specifics on how they are covering Trumpcare and the Comey firing.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Ken Gude is a Senior Fellow with the National Security Team at American Progress. He also leads several of the organization’s policy initiatives and projects.
Gude has worked at the Center since its founding in 2003—serving in numerous roles, including Chief of Staff and Vice President and Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy team.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America's Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. Prior to joining OurFuture.org he was one of the principal writers for Open Left. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has written extensively about public education policy.

 

Dave is a senior fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and has more than 20 years of technology industry experience. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. More recently he helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.

Direct download: TZH_05-06-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Emily R. Gee is the Health Economist for the Health Policy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act since 2013.

 

Nathan J. Robinson is the editor of Current Affairs, a magazine of politics and culture. He is also a PhD student at Harvard University.

Direct download: TZH_05-06-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Angelo Carusone is the president of Media Matters for America. He was successful previously for leading the fight to force advertisers to abandon Glenn Beck’s program, and his organization’s work in the past few months led to the firing of Bill O’Reilly and Bill Shine.

Direct download: TZH_05-06-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on January 28th, 2017.

 

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works, on the fight to protect Medicare.

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, on How American health care kills people. Read his article at: http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people

Direct download: TZH_04-29-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, this segment of the show was previously recorded on 12/03/2017.

Sarah Sorscher, an attorney with Public Citizen's Health Research Group, about the 21st Century Cures Act. Later, we speak with Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, about his new book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

Direct download: TZH_04-29-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on 4/15/2017 and features Dean Baker as the guest.

Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The United States Since 1980, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

Direct download: TZH_04-29-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Andrea Hailey is the founder of Civic Engagement Fund who earlier this month hosted a conference called, From the Ground Up: The Progressive Path to Political Leadership - report on conference of Resistance leaders.

 

Thomas Frank is an author who recently wrote Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?

Direct download: TZH_04-22-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Daley is the author of Ratf*cked and a Senior Fellow at Fair Vote.

Direct download: TZH_04-22-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rebecca Vallas is the Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. She is also the host of the recently renamed and relaunched radio program and podcast, Off-Kilter

Direct download: TZH_04-22-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D, WA-7) is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to represent the 7th District in Congress. She is the sponsor of the College for All Act.

 

Joe Strupp is a 28-year veteran journalist who has been with Media Matters For America since February 2010. As an investigative reporter, he has interviewed top media leaders and conservative figures that include Rupert Murdoch, Geraldo Rivera and Andrew Breitbart. His work has ranged from in-depth reporting on The Washington Post editorial page to uncovering slanted reporting at Fox News.

Direct download: TZH_04-15-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works.

 

Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist. He has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His new book is A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Destroyed America

Direct download: TZH_04-15-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The United States Since 1980, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

Direct download: TZH_04-15-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Michael Flynn's resignation and the Trump White House's foreign policy chaos.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Paul Ryan's plan to take health insurance away from millions of people.

Direct download: TZH_04-08-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Ryan Grim is an author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs". One of his most recent posts at Huffington Post is called While Nobody’s Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medicaid’s Promise To Seniors

 

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.

Direct download: TZH_04-08-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Eric Schwitzgebel, professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind

John Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He was a CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism consultant for ABC News,and author. He was the first CIA officer to be convicted for passing classified information to a reporter. His newest book out soon is Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison

Direct download: TZH_04-08-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ganesh Sitaraman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and the author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.

 

Christy Goldfuss is the Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she was the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). She was previously the Deputy Director of the National Park Service.[1] Before joining the park service, she worked at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.[2] She also worked as a legislative staff member for the House Committee on Natural Resources and as a reporter.

Direct download: TZH_04-01-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Mira Revesz is an organizer with IfNotNow, a group of young Jews working to end the organized Jewish community’s support for the occupation through non-violent direct action. They recently organized the largest ever Jewish run protest of the AIPAC conference, and are planning more actions this spring to protest 50 years of occupation.

 

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. In the wake of the collapse of Trumpcare, Altman is calling on Democrats to support a Medicare for all approach.

Direct download: TZH_04-01-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Angelo Carusone is the President of Media Matters. Before joining, he organized the successful Twitter based StopBeck effort. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Carusone called for Fox News to fire Bill O’Reilly in response to racist comments about Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair.

Direct download: TZH_04-01-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Michael A. Hiltzik is an American columnist and reporter who has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times.

 

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family physician and the board chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. She is clinical staff at Women's College Hospital and lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She served on the Health Council of Canada from 2005-2011. Her new book is Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

Direct download: TZH_03-25-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Grim is an author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs". One of his most recent posts at Huffington Post is called While Nobody’s Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medicaid’s Promise To Seniors

 

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.

Direct download: TZH_03-25-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Cat Duffy is a Researcher at Media Matters. She is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. Cat also has an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University. She is the author of a recent study at Media Matters on how TV news ignored the prescription drug price problem.

Direct download: TZH_03-25-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Eric Schwitzgebel, professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind

John Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He was a CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism consultant for ABC News,and author. He was the first CIA officer to be convicted for passing classified information to a reporter. His newest book out soon is Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison

Direct download: TZH_03-18-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Mike Lofgren is a former senior analyst in the House and Senate Budget Committees. He left congress in 2011, and his newest book is The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. The book is an insider’s account of who really runs Washington regardless of which party is in power. 
 
Kelly J. Baker is the editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist newsletter, in its 26th year, with the continued goal “to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus.” She is also the author of the award-winning book, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930
Direct download: TZH_03-18-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Dr. Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Direct download: TZH_03-18-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:36pm EDT

David Dayen is a contributor to The Intercept, and also writes for Salon, the Fiscal Times, the New Republic, and more. His first book, Chain of Title, about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016

Wendell Potter, founder of http://Tarbell.org and author of the new book Nation on the Take, How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

Direct download: TZH_03-11-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rebecca Vallas is the Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. She is also the host of the recently renamed and relaunched radio program and podcast, Off-Kilter

Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog

Direct download: TZH_03-11-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College.

Daniel Denvir, fellow at Harvard Law School's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and a journalist covering criminal justice, the drug war, immigration, and politics. He hosts the podcast “The Dig” for Jacobin magazine

Direct download: TZH_03-11-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

L.A. Kauffman, author of the new book Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

Hannah Weilbacher, volunteer leader with Jews United for Justice and the DC Paid Family Leave Campaign, on why many Washington, DC politicians, including the Mayor, are trying to kill the city's new progressive paid family leave law - and they're all Democrats.

 

Direct download: TZH_03-04-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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John Feffer -director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of the new book Splinterlands

Anat Shenker-Osorio, communications expert, on why Democrats need to stop worrying about upsetting others and start exciting their base.

Direct download: TZH_03-04-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Silvio Carrillo, award-winning journalist and multimedia creator and nephew of environmental and Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated one year ago. 

Direct download: TZH_03-04-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Matt Bruenig, writer, researcher, and expert on poverty, on why the richest people in the world get paid for doing nothing.

Kira Lerner, political reporter at Think Progress, on covering CPAC

Direct download: TZH_02-25-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Michael Flynn's resignation and the Trump White House's foreign policy chaos.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Paul Ryan's plan to take health insurance away from millions of people.

Direct download: TZH_02-25-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Mark Potok, Senior Fellow of Southern Poverty Law Center, on the rising number of hate groups in America.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Sarah Jones, social media editor at The New Republic, on The Case Against Unity. Read her article at: https://newrepublic.com/article/140070/case-unity

Water Scheidel on his new book, The Great Leveler. 

Direct download: TZH_02-18-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

 

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Steve Early, author of Refinery Town, a new book about how Richmond, California beat big oil.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director at CREDO Mobile, on how the organization plans to combat Trump and the GOP Congress.

Direct download: TZH_02-18-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Julia Mead, author of the recent article Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

Danny Goldberg, author of In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Direct download: TZH_02-18-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sarvenaz Fahimi - Senior Director of the Legal Department at Pars Equality Center, which is challenging Trump's Muslim Ban in Court.

Lauren C. Williams - Tech reporter at ThinkProgress.

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Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace

Kathleen Frydl, historian and the author of "The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973".

 

 

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Salvatore Colleluori - Associate Research Director at Media Matters.

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Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, on the Scalia clone Trump just nominated for the Supreme Court.

Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO, on how attacking immigrants and refugees hurts all working people.

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Mark Joseph Stern, writer for Slate covering the law and LGBTQ issues, on the massive airport protests against Trump's discriminatory Executive Order.

Cora Currier, journalist at The Intercept with a focus on national security, foreign affairs, and human rights, on the FBI's secret files.

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Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College, on how Trump's presidency fits historical patterns of authoritarianism. 

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Sarah Jones, social media editor at The New Republic, on The Case Against Unity. Read her article at: https://newrepublic.com/article/140070/case-unity

Water Scheidel on his new book, The Great Leveler. 

Direct download: TZH_01-28-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works, on the fight to protect Medicare.

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, on How American health care kills people. Read his article at: http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people

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Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, on Trump cutting off funding to global aid organizations by reinstating the global gag rule. 

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Julia Mead, author of the recent article Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

Danny Goldberg, author of In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Gareth Porter, independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy and author of the recent article Mainstream Media’s Russian Bogeyman.

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works.

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Jennifer L. Erkulwater associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond and Jennifer Pribble associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, and author of Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America.

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Mikey Franklin, Digital Director of Good Jobs Nation, recounts a recent hate crime against him and his family in Rockville, MD

Will McGrath, writer for Pacific Standard, on his recent article about a radical experiment to combat homelessness. 

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Steve Early, author of Refinery Town, a new book about how Richmond, California beat big oil.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director at CREDO Mobile, on how the organization plans to combat Trump and the GOP Congress.

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Mike Papantonio, host of the new show America's Lawyer

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Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform at Center for American Progress, on how an outcry from the American people stopped Republicans from gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics (at least for now)

Alex Shepard, news editor of The New Republic, on what went wrong at the media watchdog Media Matters - and if they have a productive role to play during the Trump era. 

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Author and Journalist Elizabeth Grossman on why our safety net isn't built for the unstable realities of the modern workforce.

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, on the best ways to fight back against the Trump/Ryan agenda.

 

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Kellie Mejdrich, CQ Roll Call Budget and Appropriations Reporter, on what the top priorities of the new Republican Congress will be.

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