The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

1st 6: Mark Sanfird self-destructs

A Airplane delays/Budget // W. Bush library and Bush legacy

B Boston bombing affects immigration debate/ HuffPo’s Elise Foley (in person)

C Deportations continue amid debate – Elise Foley continued

Bangladesh factory fire – Erik Loomis, labor, environmental history expert

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1st 6  Bird poop / Louis Farrakhan steps in it

A Dr. Digipol: Dr. Digipol: AP twitter hacked, White House bombed, Obama injured; Computers sell off stocks in a mad rush; Tweetdeck’s demise?

B Activist of the Week: Adam Rome, author, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation

C Dartmouth equates rape threats with protests / 

D How It Should Be: Bush's Social Security legacy 

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1st 6: Gun violence victims given background checks for yelling in Senate gallery 

A Boston bombing: Latest and media fail

Professor Johanna Fernandez () on Mumia Abu-Jamal

C West, TX explosion and OSHA violations with Mike Elk

D Cliff on gun failure, progressive vows to primary Senators Pryor and Begich.

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1st 6: Former SC Gov Mark Sanford caught trespassing on ex-wife's property


Andrew Gumbel (@AndrewGumbel), author, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed--and Why It Still Matters
(Shuster to interview)

B Influential austerity study debunked
C-D House of Cards actor Jennifer Osborn (in studio) - on TV show and 4/20 celebration of weed

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1st 6: Star Trek Geek Talk

A Social Media - Dr. Digipol on Twitter's role in Marathon Bombing


B Activist of the Week: 
Patty Kupfer, Managing Director, America's Voice (@AmericasVoice)

C Review of "42" with Jackie Robinson--and the untold story of the role of Montreal in Robinson's career

D Daniel Marans how it should be: Rich v. poor, not old v. young

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1st 6 Umpire shows up late to Nats game / Thief caught stealing White House van
A Shuster Solo on gun control
B Charlie Mitchell on gun legislation and budget proposals
C-D Eliot Spitzer v. Rob S. Kaplan on Wall Street Reform
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:48am EST

1st 6  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Kaplan/Spitzer
A Social Security Chained CPI proposal from Obama - José Canseco weighs in 
B McConnell team caught on tape planning to use Ashley Judd's teenage depression against her. Plus, media ethics regarding tapes. Cliff Schecter and Shuster.
C-D Shuster interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
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1st 6 Prof. Johanna Fernandez responds to Mumia interview
A Dr. Digipol with Scott Blodget, Ontario, Canada Ministry of FInance's Media Relations Director
B  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Mumia interview
C  Media blackout of Dr. Gosnell's trial?
D Young diplomat killed in Afghanistan.  Daniel.
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:41am EST

Hour 1

1st 6 minutes: Ken Cuccinelli's opposition to "crimes against nature", ie, oral/anal sex (and how it prevented VA from prosecuting a statutory rape) 

 

A Obama includes chained CPI in budget / Roger Ebert's passing / North Korean threat gets too real for comfort, but are we over-hyping it?


Bobby Egan, owner of Cubby's BBQ in Hackensack, NJ and longtime practitioner of "BBQ diplomacy" with North Korea, on what the hell is going on in the DPRK 


C Bobby Egan continues discussion of North Korea -- and gives a provocative defense of gun rights 

D Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on tough new gun laws there


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Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Hour 2

1st 6 minutes: Obama calls CA AG Kamala Harris, "best looking AG" 

 

A  Social Insurance/Grand Bargain discussion continued

Ames - Conflicts of interest in NPR piece on disability benefitsNew America report calling for Soc. Sec increases; where gay marriage meets Social Security (spouses, children's benefits).

 

Mark Ames, senior editor of Not Safe for Work Corporation (and author Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellin From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond),


What is NSFWCorp -- "The future of journalism with jokes"? What insights does their mutlifaceted new funding model offer for other independent media projects, eg, print edition, the (cartoon) conflict tower. Other topics: Breitbart legacybeing spied on by the ADL

 

C-D Education reform debate in wake of Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal: Test-based teacher evaluations or not? Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters v. Marcus Winters, The Manhattan Institute

 

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:30pm EST