The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (politics)

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

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

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

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