The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (general)

Historian Kathleen Frydl joins the show again to discuss her thoughts on Hillary Clinton injecting the idea of "American exceptionalism" into the presidential debate. We also speak with AFL-CIO's Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre about Donald Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric.

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We break down the news of the week before speaking with Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner about whether Trump support can be pinned on racial anxiety or economic anxiety... or both?

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First we talk to Thomas Ferguson from the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects about his new report of the impact of money on elections.

Later we speak with Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania about why we need to just go ahead and vote for the "lying neoliberal warmonger."

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We talk with viral sensation Brandy Young, a second grade teacher from Godley, Texas, who recently decided that the kids in her class would not be given formal homework assignments and instead encouraged to spend more family time.

Later, we look at an old lie about Social Security from Donald Trump and out-of-control medicine prices like the EpiPen with Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.

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Breaking the News featuring Executive Producer Bradley Herring

A conversation with Amy Kapczynski, a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, about how we can bring down out-of-control drug prices

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Tina Dupuy - nationally syndicated op-ed columnist, freelance investigative journalist, comedian and on-air commentator. Her new podcast, Cultish, launched this past week with its first two episodes. (Starts at 7:05)

William K. Black - Editor-in-Chief and Contributor of New Economic Perspectives. (Starts at 20:15)


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Alvaro Bedoya - Founding Executive Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology

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Cliff Schecter - author, pundit and public relations strategist

Roger Sorkin - fellow with the Truman National Security Project and director of The Burden

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The Zero Hour spent the weekend at Netroots Nation, where we interviewed leaders for all corners of the progressive movement, including Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA)

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Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy

Nomi Prins, Senior Fellow at Demos

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