The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (general)

We break down the news of the week, then talk to Jessica Jackson Sloan, National Director and Co-Founder of #cut50, about the need to slash in half the number of people in prison. 

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In the final hour of the show, Richard speaks with Eric Garcia from CQ/Roll Call about the forecast for Senate races on November 8, and Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch asking why Chris Christie hasn't been impeached yet. 

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In hour 2 of the show, Richard speaks with Matt Stoller, Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst at Senate Budget Committee, about his new article at The Atlantic, and Allyson Fredericksen, Deputy Director of Research at People's Action Institute, about their new report on how low wages and student debt keep prosperity out of reach. 

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Hour 1 of the show features the Breaking the News recap as well as an interview with Media Matters' Eric Boehlert on how Donald Trump manipulated the press' coverage of his campaign of lies.

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First this hour we speak with Mickey Davis, Professor at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, explains march-in rights and the fight to lower drug costs.

Later, we speak with Social Security Works' Nancy Altman about the deception and false equivalence around AARP's call for candidates to "take a stand." 

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First we speak with Nick Buffie, research assistant for Center for Economic and Policy Research, who makes the case that the job market is weak right now.

After that Bill Black, Editor-in-Chief and Contributor of New Economic Perspectives, and Associate Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, does a deep dive into the scandal tearing apart Wells Fargo following revelations they created millions of fake accounts to pad their statistics.

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First off we go through the big news of the week including two more black men killed by police, Donald Trump's verbal fascism, and a hero teacher standing up to perverse "lunch-shaming" of children who can't afford a meal. 

Then we talk to Rebecca Vallas of Center for American Progress and host of TalkPoverty Radio about encouraging news about poverty in America and what we have to do to keep it going.

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"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. 

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Zoë Carpenter of The Nation discusses her recent article on the myths surrounding the EpiPen price-gouging scandal.

And Jessica Luther talks about her new book Unsportsmanlike Conduct which offers a powerful look inside the problem of rape culture in college football.

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We break down the news of the week including Clinton's "basket of deplorables" and Trump Foundation's (alleged!) corruption. We then speak with Simone Pathé of CQ/Roll Call who analyzes the ten seats in congress most likely to switch parties this November. Spoiler alert: they're all Republicans.

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