The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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
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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

 

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