The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (politics)

Yael Grauer Is a freelance tech journalist and investigative reporter. She covers online privacy and security, digital freedom, hacking and mass surveillance. She has written for Ars Technica, The Intercept, WIRED, Motherboard, Slate, Breaker, and more. She’s also the managing editor of Performance Menu, the monthly magazine of Catalyst Athletics.
She teaches workshops on digital security and source protection. And she serves as the Trollbusters Director of Education, designing resources and curriculum to help women journalists stay safer online.

Dr. Bill Honigman has been a practicing Emergency Room Physician in Orange County CA for over 30 years. He has been active in Democratic Party politics since his youth, and is currently an organizer for the grassroots group Progressive Democrats of America PDA, acting as California State Coordinator and Orange County Chapter Leader, and is a Coordinator for PDA’s national Healthcare Human Rights Issue Organizing Team.

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Congressman Ro Khanna is an American academic, lawyer, and politician serving as the U.S. Representative from California's 17th congressional district, since 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he defeated eight-term incumbent Democratic Representative Mike Honda in the general election on November 8, 2016, after first running for the same seat in 2014. Khanna also served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the United States Department of Commerce under President Barack Obama from August 8, 2009, to August 2011.

Rebecca Burns is an investigative reporter whose work has appeared in the Baffler, the Chicago Reader, ProPublica Illinois, and the Intercept. Her coverage of Wall Street's role in the post-crash housing market won the Association of Alternative Newsmedia's first-place prize for investigative reporting in 2017. She is a stalwart Chicagoan and contributing editor at In These Times magazine. Her latest, with David Dayen, is “Fat Cat: The Steve Mnuchin Story," available on Amazon in both paperback and Kindle formats.

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Mark J. Miller is a a journalist and author who is a nationally-recognized expert on trends in retirement and aging. His writing offers a holistic view of retirement security, including healthcare and Medicare, Social Security, retirement investing, midlife careers and housing. He also writes frequently about retirement-related public policy issues, including reform of Social Security, Medicare and workplace retirement plans.

Mark is a retirement columnist for Reuters, Morningstar and WealthManagement.com. He also contributes to The New York Times, NextAvenue.org, and the AARP magazine, and he is the publisher and editor of the website “RetirementRevised.com”

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Sen. Jeff Merkley is an American politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Oregon since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Prior to his election to the Senate, Merkley was a five-term member of the Oregon House of Representatives representing the state's 47th district, located in central Multnomah County at the eastern side of Portland. From 2007 to 2009, he served as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.

Kate Kizer is the Policy Director at Win Without War. She has nearly a decade of experience working on human rights, democratization, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. Kate previously served as the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Yemen Peace Project and as U.S. Advocacy Officer for Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain. She has also held leadership roles in the private sector and on political campaigns. Kate received her B.A. in Middle Eastern & North African Studies from UCLA and her M.A. in Democracy & Governance from Georgetown University.

 

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Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept., and a political commentator for The Young Turks. He’s also working with “Strong Arm Press” on the upcoming book We've Got People: The Rise of a New Force in American Politics

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman is President, Social Security Works PAC formerly of Sha Na Na, is also an activist in both electoral politics and public policy. He is the President of Social Security Works PAC, which focuses on senior issues. Jon did 35 endorsement events for his previous PAC, Senior Votes Count, in 2014, traveling from Alaska to Florida and points between. In 2016, he did 20 PAC endorsements while also working on the Clinton campaign. He's worked on the Obama and Kerry presidential campaigns, almost every recent special election for Congress, No on Issue 2 in Ohio, and the Wisconsin recalls. He has successfully lobbied for his "Truth In Music" law, eliminating impostor musical groups, in 34 states and has spearheaded that law's successful enforcement. Jon also continues to perform nationwide as "Bowzer's Rock 'n' Doo-Wop Party."

 

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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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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”

Diane Archer is founder and president of Just Care USA, an independent digital media hub that focuses on health and financial issues facing boomers, older adults and their caregivers and promotes policy solutions. Ms. Archer is the past chair of the Board of Consumer Reports, and serves on the Board of the Benedict Silverman Foundation, the Brown University School of Public Health Advisory Board and Tarbell. Ms. Archer began her career in health advocacy in 1989 as founder and president of the Medicare Rights Center, a national consumer service organization dedicated to ensuring that older and disabled Americans get the health care they need. She served on the MRC board of directors until December 2007. Other positions include director of the Health Care for All project for the Institute for America’s Future (2005-2010).

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

Previously Released: September 29, 2018

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Chris Hedges is a Truthdig columnist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a New York Times best-selling author, a professor in the college degree program offered to New Jersey state prisoners by Rutgers University, and an ordained Presbyterian minister. He has written 12 books, including the New York Times best-seller “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” (2012), which he co-authored with the cartoonist Joe Sacco. His other books include "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt," (2015) “Death of the Liberal Class” (2010), “Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle” (2009), “I Don’t Believe in Atheists” (2008) and the best-selling “American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America” (2008). His latest book is "America: The Farewell Tour" (2018). His book “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and has sold over 400,000 copies. He writes a weekly column for the website Truthdig and hosts a show, "On Contact," on RT America.

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Alex Lawson is Executive Director of Social Security Works & Co-Founder of We Act Radio.

Jean Ross is an acute-care nurse and Co-President of National Nurses United
A passionate advocate for social justice, Ross grew up in the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minn. and worked at the same medical center, Fairview Southdale Hospital, for 35 years. She became active in the Minnesota Nurses Association in the wake of a historic nurses strike in 1984, when 6,000 Twin Cities-area nurses took to the picket line to defend seniority rights. Ross went on to hold the position of chief steward at her hospital for 20 years. In 2001, she helped lead a strike of Fairview nurses that achieved landmark contract language allowing nurses to close a unit to new patients when it was too understaffed for them to provide safe care.

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