The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (politics)

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 Rewire.news.

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 Salon.com, 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 Inequality.org. 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 DemocracyAtWork.info

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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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Sr. Quincy Howard is a Government Relations Specialist at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

David Dayen is a fellow for In These Times and a contributor to The Intercept. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016. The book was the winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project. 

Wendell Potter is Founder of the investigative reporting group, “Tarbell” Wendell is an author, former corporate public relations executive and journalist. His books include, “Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans ; Obamacare: What’s In It for Me/What Everyone Needs to Know about the Affordable Care Act (an ebook); and Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It”

 

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Dr. Joseph Sakran is an assistant professor of surgery, director of emergency general surgery, and associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His past experience is in resource-poor settings, working with underprivileged and minority high school students, and has a public health background that has provided him with the skill-set needed to take on the challenges of improving care among vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad. As a survivor of gun violence, Joe spends a significant portion of his time as a clinician, researcher, and advocate with a primary goal of reducing firearm death and disability in America. To this end, he recently founded the organization Docs Demand Action (@docsdemand), a platform to help unite healthcare providers and provide a strong voice in ending gun violence.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings”

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Dr. Esther Choo, MD MPH is an emergency medicine physician and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Her research focuses on opioid and cannabis policies, health and workforce disparities, violence, and injury. She is co-founder and CMO of Equity Quotient, which uses concrete metrics to track gender equity within organizations. She is a past president of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Senior Advisor to FeminEM.org, and President of the nonprofit Gender Equity Research Foundation. She is a national speaker on gender bias in health care and physician advocacy, and a regular contributor to SELF magazine and NBC THINK on topics related to racism and sexism

Kymone Freeman is the Co-founder of We Act Radio & Producer of #NiteMJDied

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. A 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA, she was named to the “Politico’s 50” list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016 for her leadership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate. Wallach is an internationally recognized expert on trade with experience advocating in Congress and foreign parliaments, trade negotiations, courts, government agencies, the media and in the streets. 

Shaunna Thomas is co-founder and Executive Director of UltraViolet.

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute REvisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings

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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. A former staff writer at International Business Times, his work has also appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, The Nation and Jacobin, among others.

Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. He is author of “In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 And The Hippie Idea”

 

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Joe Dinkin, National Campaigns Director for Working Families Party

Deb Haaland, candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

Faith Winter, candidate for CO’s State Senate and National Training Director for VoteRunLead

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Jeff Bryant, Director of the Education Opportunity Network

Rebecca Diamond, a 2nd grade teacher, discusses the West Virginia teachers’ strike

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Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America 

MarkAlain Dery, Director of T-Cell Clinic at Tulane University & Founder, WHIV 102.3

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Yasha Levine is a journalist and a former editor of Moscow-based satirical newspaper The eXile. He is the author of "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet."

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Thomas Frank is is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist.[1] He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, and his latest book is “Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society.”

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in a digital age. He is the author of fifteen bestselling books on media, technology, and society, including Program or Be Programmed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus. He has made such award-winning PBS Frontline documentaries as Generation Like, Merchants of Cool, and The Persuaders, and is the author of graphic novels including Testament and Aleister & Adolf. His latest book, coming in January 2019 and available for pre-order now is “TEAM HUMAN.”

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Linda Benesch is the Communications Director at Social Security Works, a national organization fighting to address our nation's retirement income crisis by protecting and expanding Social Security.

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Dr. Yolandra Hancock's background includes degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA) and John Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her medical residency at the acclaimed Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, where she gained considerable knowledge and experience while working with some of the nation’s leading physicians and clinicians.

Dr. Andrew Goldstein is a public health system primary care doctor, health activist and organizer. He started the online community Progressive Doctors; and organized the February 2017 Health Professionals Protest against attacks on health coverage and the White Coats 4 Families Belong Together Rallies last month. He has been active with engaging health professionals local health organizing, in running for office, and in engaging with the Poor People's Campaign.

 

 

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com. He is also a documentary filmmaker - his latest is “Killing Gaza,” coproduced by Dan Cohen, documenting Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza during the war. It’s available at KillingGaza.com

Max is the Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Elizabeth Bruenig is an Opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her writing focuses on politics, religion, and morality in public life. She is the author of a recent article at Medium.com called “The Soulless Logic of Capitalism’s ‘Dark, Satanic Mill’ : And what it tells us about the NFL’s national anthem policy”

Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs magazine and author of the article: The Dismal Frontier: What is Star Trek without the socialism?

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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian and sociologist. He is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of numerous books including, “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America,”
“Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution,” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great”

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Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Julie Margetta Morgan is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Julie most recently served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining Gates, she was a senior policy advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren, where she was responsible for developing and implementing policy proposals on a range of education issues, including student loan refinancing, college affordability, and student loan servicing reform. She previously served as Director of Postsecondary Access and Success at the Center for American Progress, and she holds a Ph.D. in higher education and a J.D. from Boston College.

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David Faris is currently program director of Political Science at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. David earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. David’s latest book with Melville House Publishing on political reform in the United States, called It’s Time To Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics is out now.

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Kymone Freeman is an activist, artist, and co-founder of We Act Radio.

Sean McElwee is  Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress. 

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Dr. Sanjeev 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.

Lara Merling, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. Lara is a member of the first class of graduate students at the Levy Economics Institute, where she obtained her M.S in Economic Policy and Theory in 2016. Lara holds a B.A in Mathematics from Bard College, where as an undergraduate student she became interested in economics and social justice. Her research interests are centered on promoting economic ideas and policies that directly address inequality and advocate for better labor practices. Lara has previously worked at La Voz del Valle de Hudson and the Worker Justice Center of New York.

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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

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

Johanna Hamilton is an award-winning director/producer whose work explores cultural, political and historical stories by focusing on the human experience. “1971,” Media PA break-in that revealed FBI counterintelligence program. She is also one of the directors on the Wrong Man series on Starz. She is the director of the film “Discreet Airlift” from “Field of Vision” Production.

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Jodi Jacobson is president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of professional editors and journalists reporting on health, rights, and justice. Previously, Jacobson worked internationally on public health, gender equity, and human rights, as well as on environmental and demographic issues. Jacobson was founder and executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an organization that monitors the effects of US international policy on reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter at Utility Dive. ((Before joining Industry Dive, Gavin was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU.))

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the London School of Economic and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His latest book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director and co-founder of MomsRising.org, a nonprofit national organization that supports policies to improve family economic security. She is the host of “Breaking Through,” a radio program on We Act Radio, and is the author of the recently released book, "Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World."

Dr. Sanjeev 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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Kara Eastman is running for the US House- Nebraska Congressional District 2. She is President and CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance.
And Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors for Metropolitan Community College.
She is also a Board member of the National Lead and Environmental Hazards Association and a Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and social services.

Mike Lux is the co-founder and president of Progressive Strategies and author of the new book “How to Democrat in the Age of Trump”

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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 DemocracyAtWork.info

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com. He is also a documentary filmmaker - his latest is “Killing Gaza,” coproduced by Dan Cohen, documenting Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza during the war. It’s available at KillingGaza.com

Max is the Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Elizabeth Bruenig is an Opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her writing focuses on politics, religion, and morality in public life. She is the author of a recent article at Medium.com called “The Soulless Logic of Capitalism’s ‘Dark, Satanic Mill’ : And what it tells us about the NFL’s national anthem policy” 

Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs magazine and author of the article: The Dismal Frontier: What is Star Trek without the socialism?

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Jeff Weaver was the campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He formerly served as the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 United States Senate election and as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. In August 2016, Weaver was named president of Our Revolution, a political organization created by Sanders.

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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

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Alexis Goldstein is a Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Financial Reform, a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 organizations working for a safe and ethical financial system. Her portfolio focuses on higher education, private equity and hedge funds, systemic risk and consumer issues.Alexis spent seven years working in technology on Wall Street. She worked in both the cash equity and equity derivatives spaces. Her focus ranged from the development of client-facing, realtime cash trading systems to creating proprietary software for equity option pricing and volatility surface modeling.

Roy Houseman is Legislative Representative for United Steelworkers

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Thomas Frank is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist. He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank has written several books, most notably What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016). From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in the Wall Street Journal. You can find his recent writings at The Guardian, including the articles “Striking teachers show that cutting education to fix it is a neoliberal myth” and “Forget Trump – populism is the cure, not the disease”

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An extended conversation with Author and Journalist, John Nichols.
John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

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Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

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Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50 initiative to end mass incarceration.  Jessica Jackson Sloan is a human rights attorney who began her career representing California death row inmates in their appeals. She now oversees DreamCorps #cut50 initiative to end mass incarceration. 

 

Nicole Smith-Holt lives in the Minneapolis area. She is a mother of four and a financial aid specialist at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. A graduate of St. Catherine University of St. Paul, Minnesota, Nicole is an advocate for T1International.

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at GrayzoneProject.com, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

 

Lauren Windsor is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," and she is a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. She’s the author of several books, including most recently, “Inside Iran: THE REAL HISTORY AND POLITICS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN”

Priti Krishtel is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Treatment Access of I-MAK. Priti obtained her law degree from New York University (NYU) School of Law and has worked as a health attorney in the U.S., Switzerland and India. Prior to founding I-MAK, she served as the Senior Project Officer of the Lawyers Collective HIV/AIDS Unit in India.

Tahir Amin is the co-founder and Director of Intellectual Property of I-MAK, a public interest team of attorneys and scientists who ensure that patents do not obstruct access to affordable medicines for poor patients in developing countries. Tahir has practiced as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales with two of the leading IP firms in the UK, and also served as an in-house global IP manager for a multinational company.

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Norman Solomon is an American journalist, media critic, author and activist. He’s National Coordinator of RootsAction.org.

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Jeffrey David Cox Sr. is National President of the American Federation of Government Employees, which is the largest union representing federal and D.C. government employees.

Keli McDaid is an Arizona Middle School Teacher who teaches 7th & 8th Grade Math.


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The conclusion of RJ's extended conversation with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

Richard discusses Workers' Memorial Day with David LeGrande. David LeGrande is the Occupational Safety and Health Director for the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

Direct download: 04-28-18_H3_TZHPodcast.mp3
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The first two parts of RJ's extended interview with Professor Thomas Ferguson. Thomas Ferguson is the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects and a member of its Advisory Board. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and Senior Fellow at Better Markets.
He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Golden Rule (University of Chicago Press, 1995) and Right Turn (Hill & Wang, 1986).

Direct download: 04-28-18_H2_TZHPodcast.mp3
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RJ wonders, what's the appeal to Jordan Peterson? And what can progressives learn from his appeal? 

Author, journalist and speaker Nomi Prins joins to talk about her new book, "Collusion: How Central bankers Rigged the World"


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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. Michael has been organizing for social and economic justice for over 35 years, devoted especially to creating a just healthcare system for all.

Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

Direct download: 04-21-18_H3_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Lynn Parramore is Senior Research Analyst at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. A cultural theorist who studies the intersection of culture and economics, she is Contributing Editor at AlterNet, where she received the Bill Moyers/Schumann Foundation fellowship in journalism for 2012. She is also a frequent contributor to Reuters, Al Jazeera, Salon, Huffington Post, and other outlets.v

Maria L. Svart is the National Director of Democratic Socialists of America, the largest socialist organization in the United States. She has been National Director since June 2011. Maria Svart had been a member of DSA since 2004.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, he received his PhD in American Diplomatic History from Princeton University. Before joining the faculty of Boston University, he taught at West Point and Johns Hopkins.

Gunita Singh is Staff Attorney for Property of the People. She has experience with oversight of law enforcement and police misconduct, animal protection and environmentalism, marriage equality and civil rights.

Direct download: 04-21-18_H1_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Major Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Mark Kaniela Saito Ing (born December 24, 1988) is an American politician and Democratic member of the Hawaii State House of Representatives since November 2012. He currently serves as Majority Policy Leader and Chair of the Ocean, Marine Resources, and Hawaiian Affairs committee. In November 2017, he announced that he will run to represent Hawaii's 1st District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Ing is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

 

Direct download: 04-14-18_H3_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

Direct download: 04-14-18_H2_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Moira Weigel is a postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard Society of Fellows, the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating and a founding editor of Logic magazine

Direct download: 04-14-18_H1_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Mustafa Santiago Ali is the Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization for the Hip Hop Caucus. Mustafa Santiago Ali joined Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization to Administrator Gina McCarthy and Administrator Lisa Jackson. Mr. Ali specializes in social and environmental justice issues and is focused on a utilizing a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities. As a renowned speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, he has worked with over 500 domestic and international communities to improve people’s lives by addressing environmental, health, and economic justice issues.

Aaron Weiss spent 14 years as a local news producer, executive producer and news director.

 

Direct download: 04-07-18_H3_TZHPodcast.mp3
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Eric Blanc writes for Jacobin on labor movements past and present. He is a doctoral student in the Sociology department at New York University.

Pavlina R. Tcherneva is an associate professor of economics and director of the economics program at Bard College. Tcherneva conducts research in the fields of modern monetary theory and public policy, and has collaborated with policymakers from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Turkey, and the United States on developing and evaluating various job-creation programs. Her current research examines the nexus between monetary and fiscal policies under sovereign currency regimes and the macroeconomic merits of alternative stabilization programs. She has also examined the role, nature, and relative effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s alternative monetary policies and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act during the Great Recession.

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Katherine Franke is the Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University, where she also directs the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law and is the faculty director of the Public Rights/Private Conscience Project. She is a member of the Executive Committee for the Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexuality, and the Center for Palestine Studies.

Andy Slavitt is a senior advisor to Bipartisan Policy Center and is a member of its Future of Health Care Initiative. From 2015-2017, Slavitt served as the Acting Administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In that role, he oversaw the Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the Health Insurance Marketplace programs.

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John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. His posts have been circulated internationally, quoted in numerous books, and mentioned in debates on the floor of Congress.
Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers.
Nichols is the author of Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, s well as The Genius of Impeachment (New Press); a critically acclaimed analysis of the Florida recount fight of 2000, Jews for Buchanan (New Press); and a best-selling biography of former vice president Dick Cheney, Dick: The Man Who is President (New Press), which has recently been published in French and Arabic.

Direct download: 03-31-18_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Helaine Olen is the author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and the co-author of The Index Card: Why Personal Finance Doesn't Have to be Complicated, & a blogger for The Washington Post’s “The Plum Line”

Direct download: 03-31-18_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Jason Linkins is a Senior Editor at ThinkProgress and Co-Author of “Schoolhouse Wreck”.

Donald Cohen is the founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, a national resource and policy center on privatization and responsible contracting.

Direct download: 03-31-18_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director for Win Without War

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

Direct download: 03-24-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Rebecca Vallas is the Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. She is also the host of the radio program and podcast, Off-Kilter

Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, and Jacobin among other outlets.

Direct download: 03-24-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor or the Grayzone Project, now at The Real News, and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”.

Direct download: 03-17-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Senator Fred Harris, (D-OK, 1964-1973) is the last surviving author of the “Kerner Report” The Kerner Report was released on February 29, 1968, after seven months of investigation, revealing that poverty, racism, and the police were the cause of the unrest in inner city Black communities. Its most famous passage states, “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal.”

Alexis Goldstein is a Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Financial Reform, a nonpartisan coalition of over 200 organizations working for a safe and ethical financial system.

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Erika Andiola, Lead Organizer, Our Dream Alliance
Kai Newkirk, Director, Democracy Spring & Co-Founder, 99Rise

Gavin Bade, Senior Reporter, UtilityDive

Direct download: 03-09-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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David Dayen, Writer, The Intercept & Author "Chain of Title" 

Roger Hickey, Co-Director, Campaign for America's Future

Direct download: 03-09-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Marcy Wheeler, Writer, emptywheel.net 

Jason Flores-Williams, Criminal Defense Attorney & Author

Direct download: 03-09-18_H1_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Thomas Frank, Author What's the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal  & Contributor, The Guardian 

Direct download: 03-02-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Helaine Olen, Blogger, Washington Post  & Author, Pound Foolish

Natalie Shure, Writer & Researcher

Direct download: 03-02-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Daniel Marans, Reporter HuffPost

Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief, The Intercept

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Tony Corbo, Senior Lobbyist for Food and Water Watch

Lissa Lucas, Writer & Democratic Candidate for WV's House of Delegates, 7th District

Direct download: 02-24-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Virginia Eubanks - Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY-Albany & Author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor"

Yasha Levine - Investigative Journalist & Author of "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet" 


Direct download: 02-24-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Liz Posner - Managing Editor, Alternet

Sarah Jones - Staff Writer, The New Republic

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RJ Eskow talks has an extended conversation with the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou. Rev. Sekou is an activist and musician - his latest album is "In Times Like These" 

Find him and his music @RevSekou 

Direct download: 02-17-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bill Press is Host of the nationally syndicated The Bill Press Show, which also airs on Free Speech TV and he is the author of seven books and a frequent contributor to The Hill, among other numerous other publications.

Marykate Jasper is a journalist and the weekend editor for TheMarySue

Direct download: 02-17-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Abdul El-Sayed, is an American physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and candidate for Governor of Michigan, running as a Democrat. He served as the Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit from 2015-2017. Appointed at 30 years old, he was the youngest health commissioner in a major US City. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University.

Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

Direct download: 02-17-18_H1_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Rebecca Vallas, Host, Off-Kilter &  Vice President, Center for American Progress Poverty Team

Diallo Sumbry, CEO, The Adinkra Group

Direct download: 02-10-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Linda Benesch, Communications Director for Social Security Works

Richard Fowler, Progressive Commentator & Host, The Fowler Show

Direct download: 02-10-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Alex Lawson is in for RJ. 

Mike Fox, Deputy Executive Director of Progressive Democrats

And a pre-recorded interview with Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, Founder & Director of Financial Planning, Life Planning Partners

Direct download: 02-10-18_H1_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian and sociologist. He is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of numerous books including, “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America,”
“Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution,” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great”

Direct download: 02-03-18_H3_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Max Blumenthal joins for an extended conversation with RJ. Max is the Senior Editor at AlterNet's Grayzone Project and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”.

Direct download: 02-03-18_H2_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Greg Shupak has a PhD in Literary Studies and teaches Media Studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. He regularly writes analysis of politics and media for a variety of outlets including Electronic Intifada, In These Times, Jacobin, Literary Review of Canada, Middle East Eye, TeleSUR, This Magazine, and Warscapes. He is the author of the book “The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media”, which can be ordered from OR Books' website - www dot O R Books dot com . His latest article is available at FAIR.org, “Tillerson’s Promise of More War in Syria Gets Warm Reception From Corporate Media

Laura Huss is an editorial and research associate with Rewire.com. Laura received her Master’s from the University of Cape Town in South Africa studying social movements and community-based development. Prior to joining Rewire, Laura was Research and Program Associate at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). At NAPW she advocated against punitive attacks on pregnant people and conducted research on media misinformation, stigma, and the criminalization of pregnancy and drug use. Laura’s most recent article is available at Rewire.news, “Indiana Is Addressing Infant Mortality Using Fake Clinics”

Direct download: 02-03-18_H1_TZH_Podcast.mp3
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Marshall Steinbaum is a Researcher and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. RJ and Marshall discuss monopoly in the labor market, also known as "monopsony"


Nancy Altman - Nancy J. Altman has a forty year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is President of Social Security Works and Chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.

Direct download: TZH_01-27-18_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Stosh Cotler - Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc. Ms. Cotler has twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements.

Paco Fabian - Communications Director for Good Jobs Nation joins RJ to discuss the impact of government shutdown on government workers. 

Direct download: TZH_01-27-18_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:13pm EDT

Ariel Gold is a campaign manager for CODEPINK, She has organized US speaking tours for Palestinian nonviolent activists, Iyad Burnat and Bassem Tamimi. She spent December 2014 through January 2015 traveling through Palestine with her two children, then 12 and 13 years old, staying in the homes of Palestinian families in the West Bank to experience first hand what life is like under Israeli occupation.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter for Utility Dive, and has contributed to a number of sources, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU.

Direct download: TZH_08-13-18_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Daniel Marans is a reporter for the Huffington Post, he is a general assignment reporter with a focus on politics and economic policy.

Lauren Windsor is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

Direct download: TZH_08-13-18_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Steven Knievel is a researcher and campaign organizer with Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program. He works with governments and public interest groups around the world to promote the use of flexibilities in patent and trade rules to promote access to medicines for all.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter for Utility Dive, and has contributed to a number of sources, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU

Direct download: TZH_08-13-18_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Natalie Shure is a Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. She joins to discuss her recent article "The Feminist Case for Single Payer"

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. He joins RJ to discuss the fight for Single Payer in 2018.

Direct download: TZH_01-06-18_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Daniel Harnsberger is a professional wrestler from Virginia, known in the ring as Daniel Richards or Dan "The Progressive Liberal" Richards.

Jeffrey St. Clair is an investigative journalist, writer, and the editor of CounterPunch.

Direct download: TZH_01-06-18_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Winnie Wong, Co-Founder of People for Bernie, joins RJ to discuss organizing and activism in 2018.

Reza Marashi, Research Director for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), breaks down the question: are the protests in Iran a civil rights movement... or a revolution?

Direct download: TZH_01-06-18_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_12-30-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_12-30-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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"

Direct download: TZH_12-23-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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)

Direct download: TZH_12-23-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

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

Direct download: TZH_12-23-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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

& Michael Moretta, National Director of Wolf PAC

Direct download: TZH_12-16-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Taylor Dolven, VICE News Reporter

& Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland Professor of Law

Direct download: TZH_12-16-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Founder of The Ordinary People Society

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

Direct download: TZH_12-16-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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David Pakman, Host of The David Pakman Show

Jennifer Green, Member, OURWalmart

Direct download: TZH_12-09-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter for the Orange County Register

Greg Grey Cloud, Co-Founder - Wica Agli


Direct download: TZH_12-09-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy, Free Press

Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Direct download: TZH_12-09-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.


Direct download: TZH_12-02-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.



Direct download: TZH_12-02-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: TZH_11-18-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: TZH_11-18-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_11-18-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_11-11-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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."

Direct download: TZH_11-11-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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)

Direct download: TZH_11-11-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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)"

Direct download: TZH_11-04-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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"

Direct download: TZH_11-04-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_11-04-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_10-28-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_10-28-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

 

Direct download: TZH_10-28-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_10-21-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_10-21-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: TZH_10-21-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: TZH_10-14-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: TZH_10-14-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_10-07-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_10-07-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-30-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-23-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-23-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-23-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-16-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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. 

Direct download: TZH_09-16-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-09-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: TZH_09-09-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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”

Direct download: TZH_09-02-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-02-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_09-02-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-26-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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)

Direct download: TZH_08-26-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-26-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-19-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-19-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-12-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-12-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-05-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_08-05-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_07-29-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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

Direct download: TZH_07-29-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_07-29-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_07-22-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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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.

Direct download: TZH_07-22-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Direct download: TZH_07-01-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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”

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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
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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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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
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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.

Direct download: TZH_06-03-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Direct download: TZH_05-20-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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
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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
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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.

Direct download: TZH_05-13-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
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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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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
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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.

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

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.

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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.

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Category:Politics -- 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

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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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
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_02-11-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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

Salvatore Colleluori - Associate Research Director at Media Matters.

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

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
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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_01-28-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: TZH_01-28-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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.

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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. 

Direct download: 01-14-17_H3_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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

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

Direct download: TZH_01-14-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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.

 

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare

Becky Bond & Zack Exley, co-authors of the new book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

 

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency.

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Investigative journalist David Dayen discusses his book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud 

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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

 

Direct download: TZH_12_24_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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

 

Direct download: TZH_12-24-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

 

Direct download: TZH_12-24-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Olga Brudastova, PhD student in Civil Engineering at Columbia and an organizer with GWC-UAW Local 2110, on the fight to form grad student unions (5:40)

Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, shares her thoughts on Clinton, Russia, and the CIA (20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, on how Obama Failed to Mitigate America's Foreclosure Crisis (4:45)

Robert Fluegge, Senior researcher on the report The Fading American Dream: Trends in Absolute Income Mobility Since 1940 (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners, on how the 2016 election disaster happened (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Trump's cabinet full of generals

David Neiwert, senior editor of Crooks and Liars, on why powerful conservatives are promoting "Pizzagate" conspiracy theories - even after they led to violence. 

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sarah Anderson, co-editor of Inequality.org at the Institute for Policy Studies

Jon Bauman, best known as "Bowzer," formerly of Sha Na Na and co-founder of Senior Votes Count, a PAC that focuses on senior issues.

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Greg Grey Cloud, enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and one of the leaders of the #NoDAPL protests. 

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_11-26-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:28pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_11-26-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

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

Direct download: TZH_11-26-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:26pm EDT

Linda Benesch, Communications Director of Social Security Works, on the role that Social Security played - and more often, didn't play - in the 2016 campaign.

Cora Currier, journalist at The Intercept, on why Americans should be worried about intelligence agencies drunk with power.

Direct download: TZH_11-18-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare

Becky Bond & Zack Exley, co-authors of the new book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

Direct download: TZH_11-18-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Joe Romm, Founding Editor of Climate Progress, on why the Trump Administration is terrifying for the future of our planet

Direct download: TZH_11-18-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sonjiah Davis, Mental health therapist and host of Get Your Mind Right on We Act Radio, on processing electoral loss

Greg Grey Cloud, enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, on fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline

Direct download: TZH_11-12-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Katy Waldman, Slate's words correspondent, on how Donald Trump uses language 

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

Direct download: TZH_11-12-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Alex Lawson - Executive Director of Social Security Works and co-owner and co-founder of We Act Radio, the only independent radio station in Washington, DC.

Direct download: TZH_11-12-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

George Goehl, co-executive director of People's Action and People's Action Institute, on the 2016 election and the future of organizing. 

Dean Baker, founding co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

Direct download: TZH_11-05-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, discusses the many marijuana legalization referendums on the ballot this year. 

Mark Ames, founding editor of the eXile, gives his take on the recent stories linking Trump to Vladimir Putin.

 

Direct download: TZH_11-05-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Bridget Bowman, senior reporter at Roll Call, on Sen. Harry Reid's takedown of FBI Director Comey.

Direct download: TZH_11-05-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

 Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, responds to Donald Trump's claims that he may not accept the outcome of the election.

Alex Zaitchik, author of "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America", on how he thinks Trump's supporters will respond if their standard bearer loses the election.

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ryan Grim, Washing bureau chief for the Huffington Post, on his recent profile of FOX News host Shepard Smith

Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times on why JP Morgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon, still has his job. 

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, on the third Presidential debate and next year's minuscule Social Security cost of living increase. 

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Tahir Amin, cofounder and director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a US-based nonprofit group of scientists and lawyers working globally to change the patent system and get people lifesaving medicines.

John B. Judis on his new book, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sarah Jaffe on her new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Maya Schenwar on her new book, "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) on the letter he and several colleagues recently wrote to President Obama, urging him to take executive action to lower drug prices. 

 

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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 recent weeks:

"Dee," a prisoner in the Carolina area, speaks out about the prison worker strike going on right now and what the oppressed workers are demanding.

And Garry South, the "Carville of California," tells us about Yes on Prop 61, a ballot measure in California to help stem the tide of rising drug costs. 

 

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_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 our best content from recent weeks:

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency. 

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of our best content from recent weeks:

Ryan Cooper of The Week on why, despite what some "very serious people" in DC claim, our nation's retirement income crisis is very real (starts at 4:50)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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David Dayen - Contributing writer to Salon.com and The Intercept, and a weekly columnist at The Fiscal Times.

Karl Frisch - Executive Director of Allied Progress

Direct download: TZH_10-01-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Kaylie Hanson Long - National Communications Director for NARAL Pro-Choice America (3:25)

Jennifer Reid - Advocacy and Research Officer, MSF Access Campaign (20:15)

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Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_10-01-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Ryan Cooper of The Week on why, desire what some "very serious people" in DC claim, our nation's retirement income crisis is very real (starts at 4:50)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Chico Harlan of the Washington Post on the Obama administration's 1 billion dollar deal with Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest prison company, to build a massive detention facility for women and children seeking asylum. (Starts at 3:00)

Matt Nelson, Executive Director of Presente.org, on the Department of Justice's move to cut ties with private prisons - and why the Department of Homeland Security needs to follow DOJ's lead  (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Joel Silberman of Democracy Partners on why he believes that the real goal of Trump's campaign is to build a new media empire - one even more right-wing and bigoted than FOX News (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_09-03-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, on Trump's new campaign manager and his bigoted website

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director at Social Security Works

Direct download: TZH_08-20-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Libby Watson, staff writer at the Sunlight Foundation.


Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics.

Direct download: TZH_08-20-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director at Treatment Action Group

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. For your enjoyment, we've put together an episode of our best interviews from our trips to Netroots Nation and the Democratic Convention this summer.

Direct download: TZH_08-13-16_Podcast.mp3
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John Upton, Senior Science Writer at Climate Central

M Adams, Co-executive director of Freedom, Inc. and a member of the Vision4blacklives leadership team

Direct download: TZH_08-06-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Sam Seder, host of The Majority Report

Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director at Treatment Action Group

Direct download: TZH_08-06-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform at Center for American Progress

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The Zero Hour team continued our road trip this week and recorded live from the Democratic National Convention. We interviewed delegates, politicians, Bowzer from "Sha Na Na" (now a pro-Social Security activists) and more!

Direct download: TZH_07-30-16_Podcast.mp3
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Part 2 of our Netroots Nation 2016 extravaganza, including interviews with Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, and Rep. Mark Takano.

Direct download: TZH_07-23-16_Podcast.mp3
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This week, The Zero Hour went on the road to Netroots Nation! We've compiled some of our best interviews from the annual progressive conference in this episode: Jamala Rogers, David Dayen, Carolyn Fiddler, Terrence Martin, Rebecca Cokley, and Jaime Raskin.

Direct download: TZH_07-16-16_Podcast.mp3
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Dr. Sanjeev Sriram on his recently-relaunched show "Dr. America," which focuses on health justice (starts at 4:40)

Caroline O'Donovan, senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News, on what Uber really pays their drivers (starts at 20:15)

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Joel Silberman on the upcoming Netroots Nation conference (starts at 4:05)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (starts at 20:15)

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Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America (Starts at 20:15)

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Jason Dick, deputy editor of CQ Roll Call, on the Congressional Baseball Game (starts at 5:05)

Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute on this year's Social Security trustees report (starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_06-25-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on the big problems with the "No Fly No Buy" bill being pushed by Congressional Democrats (starts at 5:40)


Jenya Cassidy director of the California Work & Family Coalition, on her experience attending the (very business oriented) White House State of Women Summit (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-25-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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David Daley, author of the newly-released book "Ratf***ed: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy." (Starts at 20:15)

 

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Jamie Raskin, MD State Senator who recently won a tightly-contested and very expensive primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District to replace Chris Van Hollen.

Jeff Faux, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, on why Brexit would hit the UK economy much harder than its promoters expect.

Direct download: TZH_06-18-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of Outsports.com, the world's leading gay-sports publication, and author of Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports.

Steven Hill, Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and author of the new book Expand Social Security Now!

Direct download: TZH_06-18-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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Pete Tucker, independent local DC reporter, on the corruption of DC councilmember Jack Evans - and the double standards that have allowed him to get away with it for decades (starts at 4:45)

Dave Cooper, Senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute & Deputy Director of EARN, the Economic Analysis and Research Network, on DC's recent decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-11-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Congressional Candidate Tim Canova on how he plans to unseat DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Starts at 3:15)

Alex Zielinski, health reporter at ThinkProgress, on what the Standford sexual assault case says about our society (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-11-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, on the many problems with Rep. Paul Ryan's poverty "plan" (Starts at 20:15)

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Helaine Olen, Author of The Bills, a column about the intersection of money and life, at Slate, on how robocalls have triumphed over the do not call list. (Starts at 4:25)

Andrew O'Hehir, Staff Writer at Salon.com, on the complex issues stemming from the idea of giving animals the same rights as humans. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_06-04-04_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Anthony Newby, Executive Director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, on how Minneapolis became to first city in the midwest to pass a Paid Sick Days law. (Starts at 5:00)

Holly Root-Gutteridge, postdoctoral researcher at Syracuse University in New York, where she studies wolves, conservation and large mammal biology. (Starts at 20:15)

Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, on President Obama coming out in support of expanding Social Security benefits. (Starts at 33:07)

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Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (Starts at 20:15)

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Diann Rust-Tierney, the Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, on the recent Supreme Court case Foster v. Chatman (Starts at 3:05)

Lindsay Gibbs, Sports Reporter with Think Progress, on a new Congressional investigation into how the NFL interferes with concussion research. (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-28-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, on the newest evidence that the Trans Pacific Partnership would be a terrible deal for the 99% (Starts at 5:25)

Zeynep Tufekci, techno-sociologist and a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, on Facebook's real bias - which is not against conservative news. (Starts at 20:15)

 

 

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Kymone Freeman, activist and co-owner of We Act Radio, on his work fighting displacement east of the river in Washington, DC (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-28-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Nancy J. Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, on Donald Trump's mixed messages on Social Security - and why he can't be trusted to protect the program. (Starts at 4:30)

Historian Kathleen J. Frydl on how big pharma's corporate greed is killing millions of Americans. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Tom Crawford, Western Region Vice President for Local 13000 of the Communication Workers of America, on the Verizon Strike (Starts at 5:55)

 

Historian Johnny Smith on his new book, Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Young voter Samantha Silverman on how her recent experiences in Nevada soured her on the Democratic Party. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-21-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Michael Hiltzik, Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times columnist, on why Charles P. Blahous III should not be renominated as a Social Security Public Trustee. (Starts at 3:25)

Jenn Stanley, producer and host of the new storytelling podcast Choice/Less which delivers personal stories about reproductive injustice, and the laws that put people in choice-less situations. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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David Dayen, author of the new book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud (starts at 6:21)

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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May Boeve - Executive Director of 350.org, an international climate change campaign on Break Free, a two-week global wave of action to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-14-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Lisa Esposito, Patient Advice reporter at U.S. News & World Report, on the countless ways poverty affects people's health. (Starts at 11:35)

Paul Loeb, founder of the national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project, on why youth voter turnout is at a record low - and what can be done to change that. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Litigation reporter Alison Frankel on the dark art of corporate secrecy in court (starts at 3:20)

Huffington Post reporter Daniel Marans on Puerto Rico's debt crisis (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Sarah Spain - SportsCenter Reporter for ESPN on her new video with Julie DiCaro, #MoreThanMean, which features the nasty, bigoted things men say to women reporters on social media. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_05-07-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Helen Davis Chaitman on her new book, JP Madoff: The Unholy Alliance Between America's Biggest Bank and America's Biggest Crook

Lynn Parramore, contributing editor at AlterNet, on why she believes the wealthiest 0.01%, not the 1%, are the real problem. (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-30-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Ari Rabin-Havt, host of The Agenda, on his recently-released book, “Lies Incorporated: The World of Post Truth Politics" (Starts at 5:05)

Lisa Graves, Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, on CMD’s recent expose which revealed how a top GOP polling firm worked with the Chamber of Commerce to help defeat initiatives like raising the minimum wage.(Starts at 20:15)

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Wendell Potter on the new book he coauthored, Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-30-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

Economist Monique Morrissey on the failings of 401(k)s (Starts at 5:07)


Historian Rick Perlstein on why some Democrats have given up on big ideas.(Starts at 20:16)

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim on the Hollywood executives who are terrified of offending Donald Trump (Starts at 3:35)

Rashad Robinson of Color of Change on how corporate influence corrupts the Congressional Black Caucus PAC (Starts at 20:13)

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, please enjoy some of our best content of the last few months:

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky on the fight to expand Social Security benefits. 

Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, debunks Wall Street's latest lies about Social Security. (Starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_04-16-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Congressman Mark Takano (D-CA 41) (Starts at 6:20)

Elliot Mincberg - Senior Fellow and Interim Senior Counsel at People for the American Way

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Nancy J. Altman - co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition (starts at 4:25)

James McBride - author of the new book Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for the Real James Brown (starts at 20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Zach Carter- Senior Political Economy Reporter at the Huffington Post (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-09-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Nick Baumann, senior enterprise editor at Huffington Post, on the massive corporate bribery scandal he recently helped expose (starts at 4:15)

Bryce Covert, the Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress, on why one of the best ways to fight inequality would be to strengthen the estate tax (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Thomas Frank on his new book Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? (Starts at 3:55)

Michelangelo Signorile is Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices, on how the Human Rights Campaign is helping the GOP keep the Senate (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Lynn Rhinehart, Co-General Counsel of the AFL-CIO, on labor's recent Supreme Court victory (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_04-02-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Dean Baker - American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on the truth about the Trans Pacific Partnership. (Starts at 2:20)

 

Ethan Miller - Activist with If Not Now, A movement to end the American Jewish community's support for the occupation and gain freedom and dignity for all Israelis and Palestinians, on protesting Trump and AIPAC. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Phil Angelides - former Treasurer for the state of California, on the last chance to hold Wall Street accountable for the financial crisis. (Starts at 3:05)

John Nichols - National affairs correspondent for The Nation magazine, on his new book People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. (Starts at 20:15)

 

 

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Jim Arkedis - Fellow at Truman National Security Project. President of Arkedis Strategies. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-26-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Ally Boguhn - Political and Campaigns Editor at RH Reality Check. (Starts at 6:50)

Arthur Delaney- Senior Reporter, Huffington Post. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-19-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Kathleen J. Frydl - historian studying US state power, policies, and the institutions that shape American life (starts at 3:25)

 

Eric Boehlert - Senior fellow at Media Matters for America (starts at 20:15)

 

 

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Todd Ruger, legal affairs staff writer for CQ News (starts at 20:15)

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T. Greg Douchette - Durham North Carolina criminal defense and small business attorney whose Twitter rant with a new perspective on the reality of police bad behavior went viral this week. (Starts at 6:05)

Dawn Porter, Director and producer of the new documentary Trapped, which focuses on the hundreds of regulations that were passed in recent years, restricting access to abortion in America. (Starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-12-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Tracey Ross, Associate Director of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress (starts at 20:15)

Direct download: TZH_03-12-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Rick Perlstein, author of The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Monique Morrissey, economist with the Economic Policy Institute.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Ryan Grim, author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post.

Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Jessica Mason Pieklo - Vice President, Law and the Courts, RH Reality Check and a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado.

Direct download: TZH_03-05-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Helaine Olen, author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

Direct download: TZH_02-27-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Marshall Steinbaum, Research Economist at the Center for Equitable Growth

Jim Fusillifounder and editor of ReNewMusic.net

Direct download: TZH_02-27-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Ian Millhiser, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice

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Laila E. Leigh, Esq., Legal Services Manager of Break the Cycle, a national non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and support young people to build healthy relationships and a culture without abuse.

 

Mike Lofgren, author of The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government, an insider’s account of who really runs Washington regardless of which party is in power.

Direct download: TZH_02-20-16_H3_Podcast0A.mp3
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Jack Jenkins, Senior Religion Reporter for ThinkProgress

Nick Nyhart, President and CEO of Every Voice Center

Direct download: TZH_02-20-16_H2_Podcast0A.mp3
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Dahlia Lithwick - Supreme Court expert and senior editor at Slate.

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The Zero Hour broadcast live from New Hampshire in the hours leading up to the primary, interviewing advocates and activists on all sides. In this episode of the podcast, we've compiled the best of these interviews.

Direct download: TZH_02-13-16_Podcast.mp3
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Nancy Altman - Co-director of Social Security Works and co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.

Steve Phillips - author of Brown is the New White. .

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Dr. Maya Rockeymoore - founder, President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions (GPS) and GlobalPolicy.tv.

 

Chris Bell - Director, producer, and writer. His latest film is Prescription Thugs. 

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Kate Ackley - reporter and editor for Roll Call, focused on the lobbying job market

Direct download: TZH_02-06-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute, on President Obama banning the use of solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prison.

Zoë Carpenter, The Nation’s associate Washington editor, on Planned Parenthood's victory in court.

Direct download: TZH_01-30-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Dina Maron, Health and medicine editor at Scientific American, on the rise of the Zika Virus.

 

Journalist David Dayen on what "liberal" attacks on Bernie Sanders are really about.

Direct download: TZH_01-30-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works

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Obery Hendricks - author of The Universe Bends Toward Justice: Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic and The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teachings and How They Have Been Corrupted. 

Kathleen Frydl - political historian and author of The GI Bill and The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973.

Direct download: TZH_01-23-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Jess Levin - Communications Director of Making Change at Walmart

Kim Stanley Robinson - American novelist, widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction.

Direct download: TZH_01-23-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America.

Bryce Covert, Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress.

Direct download: TZH_01-16-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Teresa Ghilarducci, labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.

Ben Wikler, Washington Director of MoveOn.org,

Direct download: TZH_01-16-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9)

 

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Eoin Dubsky of SumOfUs on the campaign to stop Apple from rendering all of their existing earbuds obsolete and creating massive amounts of waste.

Anne Case, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Economics Department at Princeton University, on the study she coauthored, Rising Morbidity and Mortality in midlife among non-Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century

Direct download: TZH_01-09-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
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David Neiwert, senior editor of Crooks and Liars and contributing writer for Southern Poverty Law Center, on the Oregon standoff.

Andre L. Smith is an associate professor of law at Widener Law School, on his book Essays on the Relationship Between Tax Law and Racial Economic Justice: Black Tax.  

 

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Daniel Marans, Reporter at The Huffington Post, on the recent New York Times editorial endorsing Social Security expansion.

Direct download: TZH_01-09-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
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The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Canadian bioethicist George Dvorsky and Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor for Harper's Magazine.

Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Brent Huffman, director of "Saving Mes Aynak" and Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist focused on national security and civil liberties.

 
Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the holidays, so we are sharing some of the best content from the past year. This episode features Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post and Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Direct download: TZH_01-02-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:14pm EDT

Simon Goodman, author of The Orpheus Clock: The passionate, gripping, true story of one man’s single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their legacy.
 
Andrew Aghapour, Ph.D. student in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill.  
Direct download: TZH_12-26-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Paul Moller on Flying Cars
John Horgan on Meta-Meditation 
Direct download: TZH_12-26-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Direct download: TZH_12-26-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Will Bunch - veteran political journalist and author of The Bern Identity: A Search for Bernie Sanders and the New American Dream

Mark Weisbrot - co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Direct download: TZH_12-19-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rep. David Cicilline - U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district

Kai Newkirk - Progressive organizer and co-founder of 99 Rise

Direct download: TZH_12-19-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Ryan Grim - Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post and an MSNBC contributor.

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

Marshall Steinbaum - Research Economist at the Center for Equitable Growth

Alex Colvin - Associate Director of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

Direct download: TZH_12-12-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Shane Ryan, author of Salon article Just let the Republicans win: Maybe things need to get really bad before America wakes up.

Melinda St. Louis - International Campaigns Director with Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch.

Direct download: TZH_12-12-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Rick Perlstein - Chicago based historian and journalist,

Direct download: TZH_12-12-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Terry O'Neill - president of the National Organization for Women

Eric Kingson - candidate for Congress in New York's 24th Congressional District.

Direct download: TZH_12-05-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Natasha Geiling - Climate reporter for ThinkProgress

Direct download: TZH_12-05-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this "Best of" content from our recent shows.

Direct download: TZH_11-28-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this "Best of" content from our recent shows.

Direct download: TZH_11-28-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this "Best of" content from our recent shows.

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Crystal Emery, producer and director of Changing the Face of Medicine and author of Against All Odds: Celebrating Black Women in Medicine

Joseph Romm, physicist, climate expert, and Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Direct download: TZH_11-21-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Joanne Cronrath Bamberger, author/editor of the Amazon #1 bestseller Love Her,Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox

Ishaan Tharoor, Foreign affairs reporter, Washington Post. 

Direct download: TZH_11-21-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Eric Maddox, Director of Open Roads Media, and the Founder and Executive Director of The Virtual Dinner Guest Project

Direct download: TZH_11-21-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Eesha Pandit - Houston-based writer, activist and freelance consultant

Direct download: TZH_11-14-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Allison Schrager, New York-based economist and writer. 

Shawn Zeller, senior writer for CQ Weekly.

Direct download: TZH_11-14-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
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Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace

 

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

Tina Dupuy, nationally syndicated op-ed columnist, investigative journalist, award-winning writer, stand-up comic, on-air commentator and wedge issue fan. Cultish is an investigative serial podcast about the phenomenon of cults.

Michele L. Jawando, Vice President for Legal Progress at American Progress.

Direct download: TZH_11-07-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works

Dave Jamieson,labor reporter at the Huffington Post

 

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

HOWIE KLEIN - writer, concert promoter, disc jockey, music producer, record label founder, record label executive, progressive political activist, and adjunct professor of music.

Direct download: TZH_11-07-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Matthew Purver, Reader in Computational Linguistics in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London.

Ryan Gallagher, award-winning Scottish journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on government surveillance, technology, and civil liberties.

Direct download: TZH_10-31-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

Ben Zipperer, Research Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Direct download: TZH_10-31-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Tariq Ali, London based writer and filmmaker, on the Labour Party's new leader, Jeremy Corbyn 

Rev. Jason Lydon, founder of Black and Pink

 

Direct download: TZH_10-31-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Rio Tazewell is the "Government By the People" campaign coordinator at People For the American Way

Lauren Windsor, Executive Director of American Family Voices

Direct download: TZH_10-24-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rev. Jason Lydon, founder of Black and Pink

Jeffrey Madrick, author of Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

Direct download: TZH_10-24-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Direct download: TZH_10-24-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Mikey Weinstein, Founder and President of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

Direct download: TZH_10-17-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sherry Turkle, director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.

Ben Zipperer, Research Economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.

Direct download: TZH_10-17-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

William Greider, National Affairs Correspondent, The Nation. 

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

Kinky Friedman, author and musician, on his first new album in 35 years, The Loneliest Man I Ever Met

Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, on her new book Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

Direct download: TZH_10-10-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Elise Gould, Senior Economist and Director of Health Policy Research at the Economic Policy Institute on her new report, "High Quality Child Care Is Out of Reach for Working Families"

Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of economics at UC Berkeley, on The Hidden Wealth of Nationshis new book about how the 1% hide their wealth in tax havens -- and what countries must do to combat this practice.

Direct download: TZH_10-10-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Dave Johnson, Fellow with Campaign for America's Future on what you should know about the completed TPP deal

Direct download: TZH_10-10-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Matthew Purver, Reader in Computational Linguistics in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary University of London.

Ryan Gallagher, award-winning Scottish journalist whose work at The Intercept is focused on government surveillance, technology, and civil liberties.

Direct download: TZH_10-03-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Alan Pyke, Deputy Economic Policy Editor for ThinkProgress.org

Alan Abramowitz, expert on national politics, polling and elections.

 

Direct download: TZH_10-03-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Joseline Peña-Melnyk - Currently represents the 21st District in Maryland’s House of Delegates, running for US Congress in the 4th District of Maryland

Karl Frisch - Founder and Executive Director of Allied Progress

Direct download: TZH_10-03-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Simon Goodman, author of The Orpheus Clock: The passionate, gripping, true story of one man’s single-minded quest to reclaim what the Nazis stole from his family, their beloved art collection, and to restore their legacy.

Andrew Aghapour, Ph.D. student in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill.  

Direct download: TZH_09-26-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Steven Hill, Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and author of the forthcoming book Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Naked Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers

Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works, and co-owner of We Act Radio.

Direct download: TZH_09-26-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

John Kay, one of Britain’s leading economists and the author of Other People's Money: The Real Business of Finance

Sally Steenland, Director of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center American Progress.

Direct download: TZH_09-26-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Eric Maddox, Founder of The Virtual Dinner Guest Project

Christopher Hale, a co-founder of Millennial and a senior fellow at Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good.

Direct download: TZH_09-19-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

William K. Black, Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, on why the Justice Department let Wall Street off the hook for the Great Recession

Climate Activist Lise Van Susteren on the climate rally planned for the Pope's visit

Direct download: TZH_09-19-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Tariq Ali, London based writer and filmmaker, on the Labour Party's new leader, Jeremy Corbyn

 

Christy Setzer of New Heights Communications on the GOP Debate

Direct download: TZH_09-19-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

John Horgan examines if we’ll ever see another Einstein.

Keith Spencer on how Burning Man devolved into a playground for Silicon Valley libertarians.

Direct download: TZH_09-12-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Steph Sherer of Americans for Safe Access with the latest on the CARERS Act and expanding medical marijuana access.

 

Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress on her testimony before a House Committee and why Social Security is important for all generations.

Direct download: TZH_09-12-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Eric Boehlert breaks down the Fox News attacks on Black Lives Matter.

Mike Konczal joins the show to look at how we can reverse financialization of society.

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

The Zero Hour is on vacation for the Labor Day holiday. We hope you enjoy this best of content from our shows this summer.

 

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The Zero Hour is on vacation for the Labor Day holiday. We hope you enjoy this best of content from our shows this summer.

 

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The Zero Hour is on vacation this week for Labor Day week. We hope you enjoy this best of content from our shows this summer.

Direct download: TZH_9-05-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:48pm EDT

Manu Saadia on the economics of Star Trek

RJ digs deep on Donald Trump’s reliance on empty vague salesmanship and raw hatred

Direct download: TZH_08-28-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

CQ Roll Call’s Steve Komarow previews Congress’ priorities when they return from August recess

Salon's Patrick L. Smith exposes government attempts to control journalism

Direct download: TZH_08-28-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Journalist Helaine Olen describes how the GOP war on Social Security is really a war on women.

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, on the movement to draft Biden and the inevitability of the Iran deal

Direct download: TZH_08-28-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Mark Ames looks at the bizarre break-up between Donald Trump and campaign manager and Nixonian dirty trickster Roger Stone.

 

Adam Rogers examines how Google, if they were so inclined, could really impact the 2016 elections.

Direct download: TZH_08-22-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

John Amato of Crooks and Liars looks under the tent of the GOP clown show.

 

Reuters journalist Alison Frankel details her special investigation of medical lenders cashing in off of desperate women.

Direct download: TZH_08-22-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Lynn Tramonte, Exective Director of America’s Voice, discusses a racist smear playing a huge part in the GOP primary.

Reporter David Dayen details why presidential libraries are a massive waste.

Direct download: TZH_08-22-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Shannon Liss-Riordan on the legal fight for the worker rights of Uber drivers.

Jeffrey Radice on his "Dockumentary" about Dock Ellis

Direct download: TZH_08-15-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bill French of National Security Network discusses the waste of the F-35 program.

Nancy Altman of Social Security Works on Social Security's 80th birthday and why now is the time to expand benefits

Direct download: TZH_08-15-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou on his arrest in Ferguson one year after the death of Michael Brown.

Economist Dean Baker on what's behind China's currency valuation and shocking CEO pay in the US. 

Direct download: TZH_08-15-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

 Elijah Wald, author of Dylan Goes Electric, looks back on the moment fifty years later.

Andrew Slack on what's next for the Harry Potter Alliance. 

Direct download: TZH_08-08-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Veteran journalist John Nichols on the criminal scandal surrounding GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker.

Joe Romm, founder of ClimateProgress, reacts to the president's Clean Power Plan. 

Direct download: TZH_08-08-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Larry Cohen, former president of Communication Workers of America, discusses support of Bernie Sanders in the labor and environment communities

Bryce Covert, economic editor at ThinkProgress, on the real impacts of raising the minimum wage.

Ari Schwartz, lead organizer for DC Jobs with Justice, on reforming unemployment insurance rules impacted by volatile worker schedules.

Direct download: TZH_08-08-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Cristina Lopez

Julianna Forlano

Direct download: TZH_08-01-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:57pm EDT

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America

Dave Johnson, Fellow with Campaign for America's Future

Direct download: TZH_08-01-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

Laura Dickinson, professor at George Washington University Law

 

Direct download: TZH_08-01-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Nancy Altman, President of Social Security Works

Cole Stangler, Reporter with the International Business Times

Direct download: TZH_07-25-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Paul Moller on Flying Cars
John Horgan on Meta-Meditation 
Direct download: TZH_07-25-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kymone Freeman, co-owner of We Act Radio

Direct download: TZH_07-25-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions

 

Dale Carrico, critical theorist and rhetorician.

Direct download: TZH_07-11-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Aurin Squire, producer, playwright, screenwriter, and reporter

 

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation

Direct download: TZH_07-11-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

 

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

Direct download: TZH_07-11-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

 

The Zero Hour is off this week for the July 4th holiday, so we are sharing some of the best content from our past shows. This episode features Canadian bioethicist George Dvorsky and Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor for Harper's Magazine.

Direct download: TZH_07-05-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

 

The Zero Hour is off this week for the July 4th holiday, so we are sharing some of the best content from our past shows. This episode features Nick Seaver, expert on the technology of algorithms and Andrew Thompson, freelance writer.

Direct download: TZH_07-04-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is off this week for the July 4th holiday, so we are sharing some of the best content from our past shows. This episode features former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Social Security Works Co-Director Nancy Altman.

Direct download: TZH_07-04-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL)  

Susan Benesch, Director of the Dangerous Speech Project

Direct download: TZH_06-27-15_H3_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Mark Ames, PandoDaily

David Neiwert, Seattle-based freelance journalist and blogger

Direct download: TZH_06-27-15_H2_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Direct download: TZH_06-27-15_H1_Podcast0A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Tracey Ross, Co-Host of TalkPoverty Radio

Robin DiAngelo, professor of multicutural education at Westfield State University and author of What Does it Mean to Be White? Developing White Racial Literacy

Direct download: TZH_06-19-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Daniel Barajas, Executive Director of The Young American Dreamers

David Zweig, author of Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion

Direct download: TZH_06-19-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Chris Hedges, author of Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

 

Direct download: TZH_06-19-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Belhaven Mayor Adam O'Neal and civil rights activist Bob Zellner on Their March from NC to DC to Save Rural Hospitals

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War

Direct download: TZH_06-13-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Lisa Maatz, Vice President of Government Relations at American Association of University Women

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

Direct download: TZH_06-13-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Neil Sroka, Communications Director of Democracy for America

Becky Bond, Vice President and Political Director of CREDO Action

Direct download: TZH_06-13-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Doug Hughes, Gyrocopter Pilot

William Davies, author of The Happiness Industry: How the Government and Big Business Sold us Well-Being

Direct download: TZH_06-06-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress

Ben Veghte, Research Director at Social Security Works

Direct download: TZH_06-6-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Terry O'Neil, President of the National Organization for Women

Direct download: TZH_6-6-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Aurin Squire, producer, playwright, screenwriter, and reporter

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation

Direct download: TZH_05-30-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Charles Tendell, Consumer security advocate

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post.

Direct download: TZH_05-30-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works

Robert Reich, Former United States Secretary of Labor

Direct download: TZH_05-30-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Nick Seaver, expert on the technology of algorithms

Andrew Thompson, freelance writer

Direct download: TZH_05-23-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Brent Huffman, director of "Saving Mes Aynak"

Marcy Wheeler, ndependent journalist focused on national security and civil liberties

Direct download: TZH_05-23-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Rich Fiesta, Executive Director of the Alliance for Retired Americans

Cole Stangler, Staff Writer for the International Business Times

Direct download: TZH_05-23-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Becky Bond, Political Director, CREDO 

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow, Media Matters for America 

Direct download: TZH_05-09-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO

Janet Tavakoli, author of "Decisions: Life and Death on Wall Street"

Direct download: TZH_05-09-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Matt Krogh, Director, US Oil Campaign at ForestEthics

Sam Riddle on Baltimore Water Shutdowns

Direct download: TZH_05-09-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ben Veghte, Research Director of Social Security Works

Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress

Direct download: TZH_05-01-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Zaid Jilani, Journalist

Direct download: TZH_05-01-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kymone Freeman, co-founder of We Act Radio

Direct download: TZH_05-01-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Owen Davis, Reporter on Wall Street and finance for International Business Times.

John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation

Direct download: TZH_04-25-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Al Lewis, author of "Surviving Workplace Wellness...: With Your Dignity, Finances and (Major) Organs Intact"

Dr. Sanjeev Sriram, Host of Dr. America

Direct download: TZH_04-25-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Direct download: TZH_04-25-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:12pm EDT

Mark Gubard, expert on emerging technology and human security

Alexis Goldstein, Communications Director for The Other 98%

 

Direct download: TZH_04-18-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Amina Wadud, a scholar of Islam and co-founder of the group Sisters in Islam

Nathan Newman, director of Data Justice

Direct download: TZH_04-18-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America

Direct download: TZH_04-18-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women

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

Stephen Miles, Advocacy Director of Win Without War

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

Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson, Co-Directors of Social Security Works

John Feffer, director of Foreign Policy in Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies

Direct download: TZH_04-04-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ)

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

Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions

Dale Carrico, critical theorist and rhetorician.

Direct download: TZH_03-28-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Mark Ames, Reporter with PandoDaily

Direct download: TZH_03-28-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

John Kiriakou, whistleblower on the CIA's Torture Program

Direct download: TZH_03-28-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Nella Van Dyke, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Merced

Hannah & Dawn on the Corinthian 15

 

Direct download: TZH_03-21-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:31pm EDT

George Dvorsky, Canadian bioethicist, transhumanist, and futurist.

Andrew Cockburn, Washington Editor, Harper's Magazine

Direct download: TZH_03-21-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bruce Schneier: cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer

William Greider: National Affairs Correspondent at The Nation

 

Direct download: TZH_03-21-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Dave Johnson, Fellow with Campaign for America's Future

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War

Direct download: TZH_03-14-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Yasha Levine, journalist covering "Surveillance Valley" for PandoDaily.

Steven Swig and Mary Green, co-founders of the National Student Debt Jubilee Project.

 

Direct download: TZH_03-14-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Matt Bilzek, Organizer for MoveOn.org on Organizing in Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, and Populism Nationwide
 
Rick Perlstein, Freelance Journalist & Author on What's In Store for Wall Street Sponsored Candidates 
 
Direct download: TZH_02-28-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America on Bill O'Reilly & Right Wing Cult Mythology 
 
John P. Abraham, Climate Scientist & Peter SinclairFilmmaker/Vlogger, ClimateCrocks.com on Willie Soon 

 

Direct download: TZH_02-28-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Ben Veghte, Research Director at Social Security Works on SSW's New Report on Social Security and Inequality

Cliff Weathers, Senior Editor at Alternet on Cable TV Monopolies Coming to an End, Tech/NSA Spying & Why Your HR Department Hates You 

 

Direct download: TZH_02-28-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Robert L. Grenier, Author of "88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary", Former CIA Station Chief in Pakistan/Afghanistan & Former Director of CIA's Counter-Terrorism Center on the Rush to War in Afghanistan/Iraq
 
C: John Robb, Blogger at Global Guerrillas, Author & Former USAF Tier 1 Special Operations Pilot
Direct download: TZH_02-21-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:10pm EDT

Steve Fraser, Author & Co-Founder of the American Empire Project 
 
Michael Kazin, Co-Editor of Dissent Magazine & Professor of History at Georgetown University
 
Lindsay Abrams, Staff Writer at Salon.com 
Direct download: TZH_02-21-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Ken Sofer, Associate National Security Director, Center for American Progress
 
Aurin Squire, Freelance Journalist 
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:03pm EDT

Jeffrey Boxer, Executive Director of c3

Direct download: TZH_02-14-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress

Direct download: TZH_02-14-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director of Win Without War

Direct download: TZH_02-14-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sady Doyle, journalist and blogger. 

Eric Schwitzgebel, Professor of Philosophy.

Direct download: TZH_02-07-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Medea Benjamin, cofounder of CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange.

George Marshall, founder of the Climate Outreach Information Network

Direct download: TZH_02-07-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance

Direct download: TZH_02-07-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Economist Robert Johnson

Direct download: TZH_01-31-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Wendell Potter, author, public speaker, and health care reform advocate

Norman Solomon, writer and media critic 

Direct download: TZH_01-31-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Michael Hiltzik, columnist for the Los Angeles Times

Direct download: TZH_01-31-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Frank Pasquale, author of "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms Behind Money & Information"

Direct download: TZH_01-17-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Andrew Slack, Harry Potter Alliance Cofounder and Movement Director 

Direct download: TZH_01-17-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Andrew Keen, entrepreneur and author.

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

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Direct download: TZH_01-10-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, Co-Director of Social Security Works

Eric Kingson, Co-Director of Social Security Works

Direct download: TZH_01-10-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America

Direct download: TZH_01-10-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT

Rick Perlstein, author of "The Invisible Bridge"

Direct download: TZH_01-03-15_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO

Direct download: TZH_01-03-15_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Lynn Stuart Parramore, contributing editor at Alternet

Amir Sufi, co-author of House of Debt

Direct download: TZH_01-03-15_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:55pm EDT

Mark Ames, Pando Daily Senior Editor 

Rachel Oswald, National security reporter for CQ Roll Call

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Direct download: TZH_12-27-14_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Direct download: TZH_12-27-14_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Heather "Digby" Parton, founder of Hullabaloo

Direct download: TZH_12-20-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Cenk Uygur, host and co-founder of The Young Turks

Indie Game Developer Nicky Case

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

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers

Kymone Freeman, co-founder of We Act Radio

 

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Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women

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Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post

Direct download: TZH_12-13-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:04am EDT

Mark Ames, Pando Daily Senior Editor 

Rachel Oswald, National security reporter for CQ Roll Call

Direct download: 12-13-14_H2_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

Amanda Terkel, Senior Political Reporter and Politics Managing Editor at The Huffington Post

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, Author, Theologian and Pastor

Direct download: TZH_12-06-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

William Black, lawyer, academic, author, and former bank regulator.

Brad Friedman, investigative journalist, broadcaster, and publisher of The BRAD BLOG

Direct download: TZH_12-06-14_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) 

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

Ryan Grim, Washington Bureau Chief, Huffington Post

 

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

Terry O'Neill, President, National Organization for Women

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

Andrew Slack, Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance 

Direct download: TZH_11-22-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Susan Harley, Deputy Director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch\

Lynn Parramore, AlterNet senior editor

Direct download: TZH_11-22-14_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)

Diann Rust-Tierney, Executive Director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Scott Klinger, Director of Revenue and Spending Policies at the Center for Effective Government

 

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Economist Dean Baker

Direct download: TZH_11-15-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Climate activist Peter Sinclair 

Direct download: TZH_11-15-14_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Bestselling Author Marianne Williamson

Direct download: TZH_11-15-14_H1_Podcast.mp3
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Linda Tirado, author of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

Direct download: TZH_11-08-14_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works

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

Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners

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Hour 3
3:07pm RJ Monologue
3:18pm  Jeff Brandt, Blogger
3:34pm Cliff Schecter, We Act Radio and National Gun Victims Action Council
3:45pm Brian Merchant, Senior Editor at VICE
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Hour 1
1:06pmRJ Monologue
1:18pm  Liz Gannes Re/Code,  Journalist: Uber and the tech sector/regulation/rights
1:34pm:  Sabrina Stevens, Ed of Integrity in Educations: Fighting Charters and Department of Education relationship with for profits.
1:49pm: Steve Rosenfeld, Alternet: Expanding Social Security
Hour 2
2:06pmRJ Monologue
2:18pm: Robin Beck, Director of Innovation at Citizen Engagement Lab: Innovations in Progressive Organizing
2:34pm: Stephen Miles, Coalition Coordination Win Without War: Iran Sanctions
2:49pm: Craig Harrington, Researcher at Media Matters: Broadcast coverage of Social Security
 
Hour 3
3:06pm RJ Monologue
3:18pm   Reporter at Salon.com;  Big Ag and antibiotics
3:34pm Vernon Haltrom Coal River Mountain Watch
3:45pm Eva Dominguez, ED of Latinos for Secure Retirement: Immigration Reform  and Social Security
Direct download: 1-18-14_TAN_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 7:40pm EDT

Hour 1
1:06pm: RJ Monologue
1:18pm  Roger Hickey, Co Director of Campaign for America's Future
1:34pmLyndsey Beyerstein, Journalist: HB2 and Abortion Restriction in TX
1:49pm: Prof. Lawrence Lessig, Harvard University: Aaron Swartz and CFAA
Hour 2
2:06pm: RJ Monologue
2:18pm: Phil Areneau, Campaign Director 350.org Topic: TPP and Environmental
2:34pm: Michael Hiltzik, Business Columnist, LA Times Topic: People who have already paid their Social Security taxes for the year
2:49pm: Juan Cole, Professor at University of Michigan
Topic: Irag

Hour 3

3:06pm RJ Monologue
3:18pm Rashad Robinson, ED of Color of Change Topic: Victory at SNL getting a Black Woman on the show as an actor
3:34pm Laura Friedenback, Press Secretary of PCCC Topic: Progressive Congressional Races
3:45pm Bonnie Raines, FBI Burglar Topic: Coming out as a Media, PA FBI burglar that uncovered COINTELPO
Direct download: 1-11-14_TAN_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Hour 1
A. News roundup—Eskow solo
B. Looking to 2014 on Social Security Policy: Eric Kingson, Co- Director Social Security Works
C. Drug Policy: Looking at Colorado's Legalization: Jon Walker, FDL
D.  War on Women and ACA contraception battles: Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Legal Analyst,  RH Reality Check (  http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/01/02/supreme-court-temporarily-blocks-contraception-mandate-for-some-catholic-groups/ )
Hour 2
A.   ALEC battles in NH-  Zandra Rice,  ED of Granite State Progress
B.  State Battles in 2014:  Neil Sroka, Communications Director of DFA
C.   2014 LGBT Fights — Sally Kohn, Pundit and writer  ( http://sallykohn.com/2014/01/daily-beast-gay-liberation-versus-mainstreaming-2014/)
D. Working Families Party: 2013 Wins in NYC, 2014 Expansion Plans- Dan Cantor,  Executive Director of Working Families Party
Hour 3
A.  Eskow Solo
B. Change.org , Nationbuilder, and Duck Dynasty: Ryan Grim, Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/23/changeorg-duck-dynasty_n_4494735.html
C. Looking at Financial Reform in 2013/2014- Alexis Goldstein, former Wall Street Staffer and Occupy Wall Street
D.  Wrap Up with Bob Borosage, Campaign for America's Future.
Direct download: 1-4-14_Take_Action_News_with_RJ_Eskow.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

First 6: Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged with pimping

A. Marans solo: Obama economy speech 

B. Close vote on NSA powers in the House – Zaid Jilani, Progressive Blogger-Reporter  

C. Weiner revealed in public / Bob Filner seeks rehab – Cliff Schecter


D. Steve King’s outrageous anti-immigrant rhetoric / Sen. Lee’s government shutdown threat

Direct download: TAN_7-27_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

First 6: Zimmerman juror B29: “He got away with murder” / Ohio gun group raises $12K for Zimmerman guns, security

A. Bangladesh update/Palm oil labor conditions in Indonesia – Alan Rosenblatt

B-C. Fight over Summers Fed chair nomination – Shaunna Thomas, Co-Founder, Ultraviolet 

D. North Carolina’s new voting rights restrictions

Direct download: TAN_7-27-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

First 6: 19-year-old jailed 4 months for sarcastic Facebook post

A. Social Media with Dr. DigiPol

B-C. Activist of the Week: Andrew Slack, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Harry Potter Alliance

D. How It Should Be: Goodbye Shuster

Direct download: TAN_7-27-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:39pm EDT

First 6: Capital Fringe Festival shout-out

A: Marans solo - Obama remarks on Zimmerman verdict

B: Nicole Flatow of ThinkProgress on Stand Your Ground's role in Zimmerman verdict

C: Hope for the Voting Rights Act? Cole Stangler reports

D: Cliff Schecter on gun culture's role in Trayvon Martin's death

Direct download: TAN_07-20-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:03am EDT

First 6: Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover photo and story

A: Bangladesh's new labor law

B: Harry Reid forces the Republicans to surrender on presidential nominess, averting nuclear option

C: National Labor Relations Board's history and importance

D: Lizbeth Mateo, National Immigrant Youth Alliance, self-deported to draw attention to suffering caused by deportation

Direct download: TAN_072013_h2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

A Former Sens. Snowe and Mitchell announce Gap and Wal-Mart's Bangladesh safety agreement at Bipartisan Policy Center, but do not respond to interview requests / Bipartisna Policy Center's conflicts of interest reported in The Nation
B Rob Wohl, organizer for Sum of Us, reacts to alternative Bangladesh agreement / discusses new steps, actions
C New developments from coup in Egypt
D Alice Fordham, the National, live from Cairo on situation in Egypt 
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:27pm EDT

First 6: Statehood for Northern Colorado?
A Dr. DigiPol on Google Glass
B Activist of the Week: Colette Pichon Battle, Director/Attorney, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy 
C MSM Bash Session: Chuck Todd's IRS scandal fail/David Gregory's Medicare flub

D How It Should Be - Nancy L. Cohen author of Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, on the sexual counter-revolution
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:21pm EDT

First 6: Red Panda
A: SCOTUS decisions with Shuster/Marans
B: Charlie Mitchell on Immigration reform/climate change
C: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on affirmative action/Voting rights act
D: Cliff Schecter on GOP/immigration and latest conservative talk radio craziness.
Direct download: TAN_6-29_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

First 6: “Call 2 Fall”: Unfortunate Anti-Gay Logo 

A: Bangladesh update: AFL-CIO college interns, Veronica Guerrero and Tara Fugate live from day of action to stop death traps

B: Brazilian protests.  US and Brazil are more similar than most of us think.

C: Debating Bob Cesca (Daily Banter and co-host of Bob and Chez Show) re Snowden/NSA leak

D: Laurie Young, Outgoing Director of Aging and Economic Security, The Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Direct download: TAN_6-29-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT

First six:  Pennsylvania couple caught having sex in public park... arrested by 25 cops on bicycles.
A  Alan Rosenblatt/social media
B  Activist of the Week: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (with her as guest or just SOTs and Shuster/Marans)
C  Ed Snowden/Glenn Greenwald/David Gregory and the DC establishment.  
D  How it Should Be: Why State Elections Matter.  And, Shuster introduces his new baby Ayala Danielle and lovely wife Kera Rennert!
Direct download: TAN_6-29-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:55pm EDT

First 6: Remembering Michael Hastings

A Obama NSA Latest

B Dave Zirin on Brazil protests ahead of 2014 World Cup

C Addie Stan - House abortion ban / Republican denial of pregnancy from rape / Post-Gosnell blowback

D Addie Stan – Sexual assault in the military

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:08pm EDT

First 6: Miss Utah on the gender wage gap

A-B Kalpona Akter, Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity

C Charlie Mitchell on farm bill’s defeat / Immigration reform’s big week – “Surge” in border security / CBO study

D The case against a path to citizenship: Bryan Fischer, conservative radio host and Baptist minister

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:06pm EDT

First 6: Obama confuses UK finance minister with soul singer

A Dr. DigiPol on social media

B Activist of the Week: Valentina Stackl, Project Coordinator, “Poder Sano,” at Farmworker Justice

C Paula Deen controversy 

D How It Should Be: Snowden was justified in running

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:03pm EDT

First 6: Cole Stangler's socialist roots

A Edward Snowden – Whistleblower hero? The man and his decisions

 

B Marcy Wheeler of Empty Wheel - deeper look at legal and policy implications of NSA program; compare/contrast with Bradley Manning

C Snowden discussion continued – Marans/Stangler

D Cliff on Pete King’s reactions to NSA scandal

Direct download: TAN_6-15-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:42pm EDT

First 6: Media character assassination of Snowden


A Cole Stangler on food stamp cuts

 

B Rick Smith, host, Rick Smith Show, live from US Labor History Tour

C Austerity more discredited by the week (credit upgrade) – Marans/Stangler

D Sarah Anderson of Institute for Policy Studies on Fix the Debt companies’ corporate tax dodging and billions they stand to gain from their push for a “territorial tax” system

Direct download: TAN_6-15-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:38pm EDT

Hour 3

First 6: Rosen-splain: Dr. DigiPol on differences between Ellsberg, Snowden and Manning 

 

A Social Media with Dr. DigiPol: Interview with Tyler Bass author of fake Snowden Twitter account 

B Activist of the Week: Michael Petit, Every Child Matters

C Turkey protest update / Cameo by David Shuster

D How it should be - We should scale back covert military operations w/ Cole Stangler

 

Direct download: tan_061513_RAW_h3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

First six:  President of Ohio State University resigns after mocking academic levels of other Universities.  Pot meet Kettle.


A   NSA monitoring all Verizon calls


B   Reaction to Government as Big Brother, and politics of the story.


C   Charlie Mitchell, cyber security bill


D   Cliff Schecter on Lautenberg legacy and Senator Mark Pryor getting defensive over background check vote.  

Direct download: TAN_6-8-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

First six:  ACLU study – Black people several times more likely to be arrested for pot

A  Cenk Uygur, Host of the Young Turks on the protests in Turkey

B-C  Bangladesh update – and connection to Wal-Mart worker protests

D  Frank Lautenberg remembered / Christie special appointment

Direct download: TAN_6-8_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:37pm EDT

First six:  High School tennis star bullied off court by unruly fans of opponent.

A  Alan Rosenblatt social media

B  Activist of the Week.  Ms. Jake Marcus, on workplace rights for women who are nursing

C  Interview with Tom Matzzie and Alex Lawson of Ethical Electric.  


D  How it Should be - Obama should take CAP's lead and stop pushing for a Grand Bargain

Direct download: TAN_6-8_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:35pm EDT

First six: Breaking inside story: Bachmann's chief of staff testifies against campaign on mail, wire fraud

A  DOJ/Holder, Shuster/Marans.

B  Charlie Mitchell.  Congress, where does immigration stand?  Summer agenda... 

C  DC gun rally, Adam Kokesh interview, part one. 

D  Adam Kokesh interview, part two.  Reaction from Cliff Schecter.

Direct download: TAN_6-1-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:55pm EDT

First six:  Cliff Schecter on Bloomberg/Mayors against gun violence receiving ricin letters.

A  Bangladesh update.  Marans.

B  Judge rules that company can dump coal miners' pensions and health benefits, with Mike Elk

C  Christie and Obama's bromance / Justin Bieber used to fight minimum wage - Marans & Elk

D  Circumcision blood sucking / Pot-sniffing dogs no more / Megyn Kelly takes Erick Erickson down a notch

Direct download: TAN_6-1-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:53pm EDT

First six:  U of Michigan economists further destroy Harvard economists on their debt/austerity claims.

A  Alan Rosenblatt, social media

B  Activist of the Week:  Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center.  

C  Jim Graves quits Bachmann race.  Not exactly a profile in courage.

D  How it Should Be - Immigrants help Social Security and Medicare

Direct download: tan_060113_h3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

First six:  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford caught smoking crack
A  Obama/scandals roundup.  Shuster/Marans
B  DOJ gets AP's phone records: Free press under fire?
C  Student loan rates set to double, will be 9x higher than rates charged to banks for government loans/bailouts.
D  Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause on IRS scandal.
Direct download: TAN_5-18_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

First 6: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy
A Bangladesh factory safety binding agreement / Fast food worker strike spreads
B Nicole Cartey, Other 98% - Crowdfunding a bid for the Tribune Co. (so the Koch bros. don't get it)
C-D Lee Fang, author, The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right
Direct download: TAN_5-18_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

First six:  Dick Cheney weighs in on Benghazi


A  Social Media: Dr. Digipol talks to Michael Moschella, VP of Nation Builder


B  Erica Wides, activist of the week


C  Erica Wides, industrialization of food... taking action in our own lives to protect our families.


D  How it should be - The deficit is too damn low



Direct download: TAN_5-18-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

A Benghazi hearings / Immigration bill mark-up.  Shuster/Marans.
B Charlie Mitchell on GOP obstruction of Obama EPA nominee and Internet sales tax passing Senate - How did Republicans get behind a tax increase? 
C McCain's legislation on changing the cable TV business. Shuster/Marans
D Cliff Schecter on NRA convention highlights; Jeff Flake gets behind modified background check.
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:12pm EDT

First 6 Baltimore gang Black Guerilla Family takes over jail - implications for O'Malley?
A Preventing another Bangladesh factory collapse
B Charles Ramsey's heroism
C-D Maysoon Zayid on Hawking's decision to honor Israel boycott and Boxer visa waiver for Israel 
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

A Social media w/ Dr. DigiPol: Michael Moschella interview
B Activist of the Week, Larry Knisell, retired coal miner fighting for his benefits
C Chris Christie has weight loss surgery
D How It Should Be
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:58pm EDT

First six minutes:  Feeding the homeless by thinning the herd in Rock Creek Park.

A  Obama newser/Shuster


B  Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports, on Jason Collins


C  Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated, on getting the Jason Collins story.


D  Cliff Schecter on Pat Toomey remarks about Senate Republicans/gun bill.

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:01pm EDT

1st 6 Cannibalism at Jamestown

A Zachary Katznelson, ACLU - Guantanamo hunger strike

B Post-Guantanamo discussion

C-D Abortion rights after Gosnell trial: Erin Matson, RH Reality Check v. Lila Rose, Live Action

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:58am EDT

First six minutes:  Abortion debate recap

A  Alan Rosenblatt social media, on Transparency Camp

B  Activist of the Week:  Tracy Van Slyke, Director, New Bottom Line. 

C  Charlie Miller, CEO SmartGunTechnology Inc.

D  How it should be: All about Colbert Busch

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

1st 6  Highway births

A West, Texas – Latest on investigation.  Shuster

B West, Texas – Mainstream Media Fail w/ Mike Elk 

Glenn Greenwald: Civil liberties questions raised by Boston

D Cliff Schecter: Baucus’ gun legacy; Sen. Cruz’s federal aid hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

1st 6: Mark Sanfird self-destructs

A Airplane delays/Budget // W. Bush library and Bush legacy

B Boston bombing affects immigration debate/ HuffPo’s Elise Foley (in person)

C Deportations continue amid debate – Elise Foley continued

Bangladesh factory fire – Erik Loomis, labor, environmental history expert

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:29pm EDT

1st 6  Bird poop / Louis Farrakhan steps in it

A Dr. Digipol: Dr. Digipol: AP twitter hacked, White House bombed, Obama injured; Computers sell off stocks in a mad rush; Tweetdeck’s demise?

B Activist of the Week: Adam Rome, author, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation

C Dartmouth equates rape threats with protests / 

D How It Should Be: Bush's Social Security legacy 

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:26pm EDT

1st 6: Gun violence victims given background checks for yelling in Senate gallery 

A Boston bombing: Latest and media fail

Professor Johanna Fernandez () on Mumia Abu-Jamal

C West, TX explosion and OSHA violations with Mike Elk

D Cliff on gun failure, progressive vows to primary Senators Pryor and Begich.

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:09pm EDT

1st 6: Former SC Gov Mark Sanford caught trespassing on ex-wife's property


Andrew Gumbel (@AndrewGumbel), author, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed--and Why It Still Matters
(Shuster to interview)

B Influential austerity study debunked
C-D House of Cards actor Jennifer Osborn (in studio) - on TV show and 4/20 celebration of weed

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:05pm EDT

1st 6 Umpire shows up late to Nats game / Thief caught stealing White House van
A Shuster Solo on gun control
B Charlie Mitchell on gun legislation and budget proposals
C-D Eliot Spitzer v. Rob S. Kaplan on Wall Street Reform
Direct download: Hour_1_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:48am EDT

1st 6  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Kaplan/Spitzer
A Social Security Chained CPI proposal from Obama - José Canseco weighs in 
B McConnell team caught on tape planning to use Ashley Judd's teenage depression against her. Plus, media ethics regarding tapes. Cliff Schecter and Shuster.
C-D Shuster interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
Direct download: Hour_2_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

1st 6 Prof. Johanna Fernandez responds to Mumia interview
A Dr. Digipol with Scott Blodget, Ontario, Canada Ministry of FInance's Media Relations Director
B  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Mumia interview
C  Media blackout of Dr. Gosnell's trial?
D Young diplomat killed in Afghanistan.  Daniel.
Direct download: Hour_3_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:41am EDT

Hour 1

1st 6 minutes: Ken Cuccinelli's opposition to "crimes against nature", ie, oral/anal sex (and how it prevented VA from prosecuting a statutory rape) 

 

A Obama includes chained CPI in budget / Roger Ebert's passing / North Korean threat gets too real for comfort, but are we over-hyping it?


Bobby Egan, owner of Cubby's BBQ in Hackensack, NJ and longtime practitioner of "BBQ diplomacy" with North Korea, on what the hell is going on in the DPRK 


C Bobby Egan continues discussion of North Korea -- and gives a provocative defense of gun rights 

D Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on tough new gun laws there


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Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:34pm EDT

Hour 2

1st 6 minutes: Obama calls CA AG Kamala Harris, "best looking AG" 

 

A  Social Insurance/Grand Bargain discussion continued

Ames - Conflicts of interest in NPR piece on disability benefitsNew America report calling for Soc. Sec increases; where gay marriage meets Social Security (spouses, children's benefits).

 

Mark Ames, senior editor of Not Safe for Work Corporation (and author Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellin From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond),


What is NSFWCorp -- "The future of journalism with jokes"? What insights does their mutlifaceted new funding model offer for other independent media projects, eg, print edition, the (cartoon) conflict tower. Other topics: Breitbart legacybeing spied on by the ADL

 

C-D Education reform debate in wake of Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal: Test-based teacher evaluations or not? Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters v. Marcus Winters, The Manhattan Institute

 

Direct download: Hour_2_TAN_4-6.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Hour 3

 

1st 6 minutes: Jeremy Irons compares gay marriage to bestiality, incest 

 

A Dr. Drigipol on social media: Anonymous hacks North Korean Twitter and fake Twitter accounts

 

B Activist of the Week: José Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American and Pulitzer Prize-winning WaPo reporter who came out as an undocumented Filipino immigrant inNYT magazine in summer 2011, on the major victory getting AP to stop using "illegal immigrant"


C 45th anniversary of MLK's assassination at sanitation workers strike in Memphis - Fast food workers strike now/ Activism opportunities roundup; Keystone XL pipeline

 

D Fake Action News with Dana C. Bell

Direct download: Hour_3_TAN_4-6.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

Hour 1

6:00 New threats from North Korea / Kim Jong-Un is a Mac user

 

A Democrats, Republicans line up to endorse same sex marriage

 

B Oral arguments on same sex marriage at Supreme Court

 

Ashley Judd not running for Senate/Hopkins students oust Dr. Ben Carson as graduation speaker

 

D Cliff Schecter: Filibustering gun background checks? / Bill O’Reilly & Rush’s gay marriage change of heart

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:45pm EDT

Hour 3

6:00 Zombie deerhunting? DC hunts down overpopulated deer in Rock Creek Park

 

A Dr. Digipol interviews Amy Small Ward, Membership Director, Nonprofit Technology Network

 

B Activist of the Week: KC Boyd, author of “Being Christian” and whistleblower on Dominionist Christian coercion in military

 

C Becky Bond of CREDO on coming Keystone protest outside Obama fundraiser

 

D Dana Bell - What's the deal with politcians who criticize other politicians for politicizing?

 

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT

Hour 2

6:00 Mafia steals 42,000 lb cheese in Wisconsin / Rick Ross raps casually about rape

 

A Grand Bargain Update – Will Obama offer Social Security, Medicare cuts in budget resolution?/This American Life screws up Our American Disability Insurance (CEPRCBPPCentury Foundation takedowns)

 

Immigration reform moves forward / Rep. Don Young calls Mexicans“wetbacks”

 

C-D Dr. Michael Lind on “defeating the useless rich” – based on 3-part series in Salon on the unproductive new rentier class and how they hurt the economy

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Hour 1

A Pres. Obama's trip to Middle East
B Budget battles update - Charlie Mitchell
C Ammo clip ban on life support - Cliff Schecter
D Right wing Iraq War nuts go unpunished - Cliff Schecter / Marans on recent business-labor dispute over guest workers
Direct download: Hour_1_TAN_3-23_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:44am EDT

Hour 2
A-B Ali Gharib reports from Ramallah on Obama visit to Israel, and Palestinian protest movement
C-D Michael Cohen, The Guardian US, on Israel/Palestine / Syria situation
Direct download: TAN_3-22_Hour_2_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:43am EDT

Hour 3
A Dr. Digipol: Exclusive interview with Andre Oboler, Monash U. prof, and author new social media report
B-C Activist of the Week: Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA agent and advocate for a world without nuclear weapons 
D How It Should Be: Sen. Sherrod Brown's Bill Ending Too-Big-To-Fail Banks
Direct download: TAN_3-22_Hour_3_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:41am EDT

First 6: Chinese hackers attack
A Dr. Digipol on @UniteBlue/@ConnecttheLeft controversy
B Activist of the Week - Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director for Voting Rights, NAACP
C-D Rep. Alan Grayson on sequester; Stopping Social Security cuts
Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

First 6: Winning reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
A Shaunna Thomas on sexism at the Oscars/Christine Quinn holding up NYC paid sick leave
B Shaunna Thomas on OFA taking $500,000 for access/Jay Carney squirming at press conference
C CREDO petition: MSNBC should disclose Rendell's conflicts of interest 
D Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics on CPAC, future of conservatives 
Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

First 6: Ikea horse meat  
A Sequester latest
B Shane-O on Supreme Court oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act 
C Assault weapons hearings/gun control latest 
D Cliff on Keith Ellison's appearance on Fox News / Right-wing flipout over Michelle Obama at Oscars
Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

Hour 3
First six minutes: Mafia jumps into green energy 
A Alan Rosenblatt - Social Media: Beyonce, Fix the Senate, and Democrats take down site attacking Mark Zuckerberg 
B Activist of the Week, Jorge Parra, on hunger strike to protest GM abuses in Colombia
C David Toscano, Democratic Leader in Virginia House of Delegates re GOP electoral vote-splitting scheme
D How it should be: How Democrats should admit we aren't spending too much
Direct download: TAN_1-26_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

1-5 Hour 3: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 3

1. DC gun laws/latest on David Gregory

2. Rosenblatt social media

3. Activist of the Week: Erin Matson, independent women's rights leader and former Vice President for Action at NOW 

4. The implications of impending nomination of Chuck Hagel as Sec. Def - Ali Gharib, Senior Editor, Open Zion

5. How It Should Be: Economic justice should be as trendy as social liberties

 

Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

1-5 Hour 2: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 2

1. Susie Cagle, writer & illustrator at Grist.org, enviro news/blog, on the environmental impact of the pot growing industry 

2. Charlie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Take Action News: Fiscal cliff reaction / Coming debt ceiling-sequester showdown

3. Charlie Mitchell: House Sandy recovery package/Christie's freakout presser / Violence Against Women Act; Joe Biden as negotiator in chief. 

4. Kevin Madden, former Romney spokesman, on GOP in disarray, Boehner leadership, immediate GOP future

5. Platinum coin for $1T to lift debt ceiling? Joe Weisenthal, Deputy Editor, Business Insider on movement to #MintTheCoin

Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

1-5 Hour 1: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 1

1. White House petition update - Give Biden a reality TV show and more...

2. Fiscal cliff deal/what's in it... what's not. Shuster/Marans

3. Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Institute - Obama says "no negotiations" over debt ceiling.  Should we believe him?  And what about the corporate giveaways in cliff deal?  

4. Lawmaker lewdness? Boehner tells Reid to go f**k himself; Peter King calls for decency. Charles Showalter discusses.

5.  Cliff Schecter: Ann Coulter/GOP media logic. Plus, debt ceiling negotiations.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

1. DC sports update wiht Mitch Malasky

2. EXCLUSIVE: @DEBBYGIRL1 of Anonymous gives us a look inside the war on Westboro Baptist Church

3. ALan Rosenblatt explains the social media firepower behind Anonymous righteous war on WBC

4. Activist of the Week: Zaid Jilani, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

5. How It Should Be: How we should expand Social Security and Medicare

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

1. The Deported? What to make of the Piers Morgan petition and other weird White House petitions

2. Daniel Newhauser, Roll Call: GOP angling to blame Dems for fiscal cliff dive

3. "It's the end of the world as we know it": Ice caps melting faster than we think

4. Chained CPI benefit cut or not? Okay or not? Daniel Marans v. Spandan Chakrabarti, The People's View 

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:58pm EDT

1. Shuster political roundup including latest Obama v. Boehner
2. The real fiscal cliff: Corporate profits continue to hit record high, wages hit record low. (Shuster + Marans)
3. Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation, on Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, the NFL handling of it, and 
4. Cliff Schecter on Bob Costas stance against gun culture, and Fox News' sadly predictable smear campaign against him
Direct download: TAN_12.5_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

1. Alan Rosenblatt on how Weibo, China's version of Twitter, is opening up China 
2. Corporate/social responsibility in media:  Fox News' anti-American, false reporting of the "war on Christmas"
3. Activist of the Week: Josh Stearns of Free Press on holding the FCC accountable and preventing Rupert Murdoch from monopolizing media
4. How it should be: How we should keep money out of elections and how the media should point out conflicts of interests, like Simpson & Bowles getting $40,000 a speech
Direct download: Hour_3_-_TAN_12.1_-_edited.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:40am EDT

1.Shuster roundup of week's political news & events - including shots fired on Benghazi, and UN Amabssador Susan Rice
2. Allie Braswell, CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, on Florida GOP officials acknowledging politically motivated voter suppression 
3. Marans on what he saw at the Black Friday protest at Walmart in Secaucus, NJ 
4. Matt Stoller of Salon on Walmart protest effectiveness & progressive strategy in Obama's 2nd term
Direct download: Hour_2_-_TAN_12.1_-_edited.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:35am EDT

1. Charlie Mitchell on latest Congress/Obama regarding Bush tax cuts
2. Charlie Mitchell on lame duck Congress: sequester & other issues. Is Social Security off table in fiscal cliff negotiations as Durbin says?
3. Marans on Grover Norquist - The man behind the infamous "Taxpayer Protection Pledge"?
4. Cliff Schechter on Obama/White House strategy... plus, potential Rand Paul GOP candidacy in 2016. 
Direct download: Hour_1_-_TAN_12.1_-_edited.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:28am EDT

1. Dave Zirin on how the NFL refs beat the lockout
2. Activist of the Week: Lorella Praeli, United We Dream
3. Shuster grills & debates Dave Walker, of the Comeback America Initiative on the causes & solutions to our national debt
4. Comedian Scott Rogowsky has social media questions for Alan "Dr. Digipol" Rosenblatt
Direct download: TAN_Evergreen_Hour_2FINAL.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:39pm EDT

1. The moment when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act
2. Shuster launches a jihad on Rep. Louie Gohmert over Gohmert's reaction to Aurora, CO, shooting
3. Activist of the Week: Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner, CEO & Executive DIrector of MomsRising.org & Host of Moms Rising Radio
4. Social Responsibility: Buy Hickey Freeman menswear, not Donald Trump's clothing line
Direct download: TAN_Evergreen_Hour_1FINAL.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:28pm EDT

10-27 1st Hour: Take Action News with David Shuster
Hour 1
1. Shuster on 3rd & Final Presidential Debate/2012 Race
2. Shuster on IN Senate candidate Richard Mourdock
3. Irin Carmon, staff writer for Salon, on Mourdock & the Right's plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade
4. Cliff Schecter on election 2012
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_1_Revised.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell on the fight to control both houses of Congress in 2012 & the push to avoid a "fiscal cliff"
2. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9) on why Obama will win and Simpson-Bowles is a sham
3. Shuster rant on subjects not covered during the debate: Buying American; racism; & climate change
4. Desi Doyen, The Green News Report on debate silence on Climate change
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_2_01.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Hour 3
1. Alan Rosenblatt - Sen. Chuck Grassley's deer & Tweetreach
2. Activist of the Week: Phyllis Cleveland, Cleveland city councilwoman for Ward 5, who led fight to get Clear Channel to remove & replace voter suppression billboards
3. Craig Ungar, author "Boss Rove" -- how Karl Rove is running the show behind the scenes & how it could affect election outcome
4. How Do I Do That: How to Talk to GOP relatives
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Special Edition - Interviews and analysis from Take Action News' live coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Hour 1

Segment 1 Former President Bill Clinton's speech at DNC: Excerpts & analysis
Segment 2 First Lady Michelle Obama & MA Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren speeches at DNC: Excerpts & analysis 
Segment 3 Interview with Former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta                                                                        Segment 4 President Obama's speech at DNC: Excerpts

Hour 2

Segment 1 - Rep. Danny K. Davis (D, IL-7) talks first meeting Obama in Chicago politics
Segment 2 - Daniel Marans talks with DNC delegates on the convention hall floor
Segment 3 - Karl Frisch of Bullfight Streategies gives his take on the RNC & DNC 
Segment 4 - Former New Mexico Governor & Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on why people should vote Libertarian, and why he's outspoken in favor of legalizing pot

Hour 3

Segment 1- Larry O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief of Breitbart.tv, gives a conservatives perspective on the DNC, saying Democrats have been snubbing him. 
Segment 2 - Rep. Tim Ryan (D, OH-17) talks with Daniel Marans about a Grand Bargain to cut Social Security or Medicare in exchange for tax increases
Segment 3 - Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, on why compromise is not a virtue unto itself  
Segment 4 - How Do I Do That: Shuster & Marans on how to do a political convention right

Some YouTube videos of interviews David SHuster & the Take Action News team did at the DNC are available at: http://www.youtube.com/WeActRadio

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT

LIVE Saturday, 12pm-3pm ET  

Take Action News (#TAN) is a nonpartisan, independent digital news service dedicated to engaging the public with news and information about how our government works, along with tools for readers to get involved in government decision-making processes. We want to empower citizens to Take Action.

Take Action News with David Shuster is live on the air at WPWC We Act Radio 1480AM in the DC area and WVKO 1580AM in Columbus, OH. Take Action News is also broadcast on WCPT 820AM in the Chicago area, Saturdays 4pm-7pm CT (also 92.5 FM West, 92.7 FM North, 99.9 FM South).

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

LIVE Saturday, 12pm-3pm ET  

Take Action News (#TAN) is a nonpartisan, independent digital news service dedicated to engaging the public with news and information about how our government works, along with tools for readers to get involved in government decision-making processes. We want to empower citizens to Take Action.

Take Action News with David Shuster is live on the air at WPWC We Act Radio 1480AM in the DC area and WVKO 1580AM in Columbus, OH. Take Action News is also broadcast on WCPT 820AM in the Chicago area, Saturdays 4pm-7pm CT (also 92.5 FM West, 92.7 FM North, 99.9 FM South).

Direct download: tan_6-10_Full_Show.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:33pm EDT

Take Action News with David Shuster 2/11/2012

Take Action News with David Shuster

LIVE Saturday, 12pm-3pm

Take Action News (#TAN) is a nonpartisan, independent digital news service dedicated to engaging the public with news and information about how our government works, along with tools for readers to get involved in government decision-making processes. We want to empower citizens to Take Action.

Take Action News with David Shuster is live on the air at We Act Radio 1480AM in the DC area and online at www.weactradio.com.

Direct download: Take_Action_News_2-11-12_-_2012-02-11-12-00-19.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT