The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST