The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Hour 1

A. Welcome to the Holiday Special!—Frisch solo 

B. The Salvation Army's Anti-Gay Past—Evan Hurst 

C-D. War on Christmas!—Tina Dupuy

Hour 2

A=B. From the Mouths of Right Wingers: Top 10 Year-End Roundup—Jason Stanford

C. 2014 Electoral Forecast—Matt Wall

D. Festivus Tree & Satanists in Oklahoma—Andy Cobb

Hour 3

A. Year-End Review of Media Hackery—Eric Boehlert 

B. Misinformer of the Year: CBS—Eric Boehlert 

C. Banner Year for Gay Rights—Chris Geidner 

D. What's Next for the LGBT Community? 

Direct download: 12-28-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EDT

Hour 1
A. News roundup—Eskow solo
B. Looking to 2014 on Social Security Policy: Eric Kingson, Co- Director Social Security Works
C. Drug Policy: Looking at Colorado's Legalization: Jon Walker, FDL
D.  War on Women and ACA contraception battles: Jessica Mason Pieklo, Senior Legal Analyst,  RH Reality Check (  http://rhrealitycheck.org/article/2014/01/02/supreme-court-temporarily-blocks-contraception-mandate-for-some-catholic-groups/ )
Hour 2
A.   ALEC battles in NH-  Zandra Rice,  ED of Granite State Progress
B.  State Battles in 2014:  Neil Sroka, Communications Director of DFA
C.   2014 LGBT Fights — Sally Kohn, Pundit and writer  ( http://sallykohn.com/2014/01/daily-beast-gay-liberation-versus-mainstreaming-2014/)
D. Working Families Party: 2013 Wins in NYC, 2014 Expansion Plans- Dan Cantor,  Executive Director of Working Families Party
Hour 3
A.  Eskow Solo
B. Change.org , Nationbuilder, and Duck Dynasty: Ryan Grim, Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/23/changeorg-duck-dynasty_n_4494735.html
C. Looking at Financial Reform in 2013/2014- Alexis Goldstein, former Wall Street Staffer and Occupy Wall Street
D.  Wrap Up with Bob Borosage, Campaign for America's Future.
Direct download: 1-4-14_Take_Action_News_with_RJ_Eskow.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Hour 1

A. "I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare"—Eric Burns
B. Behind Kentucky's high Obamacare enrollment—Jonathan Miller
C. "Obamacare and My Family"—Tina Dupuy 
D. Yes, Obamacare bans bad insurance policies—Igor Volsky 
Hour 2

A. Pro-choice offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue
B. Supreme Court maintains Texas anti-choice law—Jessica Mason Pieklo 
C. #Solidarityisforwhitewomen—Mikki Kendall
D. Inside the Men's Rights Movement—R. Tod Kelly
Hour 3

A. Trans employment discrimination—Ilona Turner
B. Portrayal of trans issues in Manning trial—Sasha Buchert
C. Still a long way to go for ENDA—Heather Cronk
D. Labor Day: Fast food workers strike—John Nichols 
Direct download: 12-07-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT

Hour 1

A. Poor Shaming: Starbuck Edition—Tina Dupuy
B. Doctors and lawyers help dirty coal deny black lung benefits—Chris Hamby
C. ENDA still has a ways to go—Ilona Turner 
D. GOP pivots on Mediacare and Social Security—Cliff Shecter 
Hour 2

A. Sen. Gillibrand's plan to combat military sexual assault—Zoe Carpenter 
B. Egregiously distasteful jokes at Dick Cheney roast—Andy Cobb
C. Trans employment discrimination—Ilona Turner 
D. Fast food workers strike—John Nichols 
Hour 3 

A. Pro-choice offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue 
B. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans (Nov. 15)—Jason Stanford 
C. Gov. Mary Fallin avoids paying marriage benefits to same-sex couples—Chris Geidner 
D. Climate change and Super Typhoon Haiyan—Chris Mooney
Direct download: 11-30-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

Hour 1

A. "Thanks...Giving: 2013's Hunger Strike Roundup"—Tina Dupuy

B. Gov. Mary Fallin avoids paying National Guard benefits to same-sex couples—Chris Geidner 

C. Why Elizabeth Warren is no threat to Hillary 2016—Mark Blumenthal 

Hour 2

A. Supreme Court maintains Texas's restrictive anti-choice law—Jessica Mason-Pieklo

B. Sen. Gillibrand's plan to combat military sexual assault—Zoe Carpenter 

C. Pro-Choice Offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue 

D. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

Hour 3 

A. Democrats go nuclear on filibuster option—Judith Schaeffer 

B. New lethal injection brings cruel and unusual punishment concerns—Deborah Denno 

C. G+ hashtags integrated into Google searches—Alan Rosenblatt 

D. Cheney family feuds over gay marriage—Cliff Schecter 

Direct download: 11-23-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EDT

Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo  

B. "What if Rand Paul Were A Woman?"—Tina Dupuy

C. How CBS botched the Benghazi story—Eric Boehlert

D. Obamacare enrollment: Going better than you think—Igor Volsky

Hour 2

A. Lone Pine suit: NAFTA's implications for pulbic interest laws—Cole Stangler

B. Lawyers and doctors routinely help dirty coal deny black lung benefits—Chris Hamby

C. ENDA still has a ways to go—Heather Cronk

D. Climate change and Super Typhoon Haiyan—Chris Mooney 

Hour 3

A. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

B. Egregiously distasteful jokes at Dick Cheney roast—Andy Cobb

C. Is Twitter diplomacy the wave of the future?—Alan Rosenblatt

D. Resolved: Fox News turns everyone into a right winger—Paul Rosenberg

Direct download: 11-16-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EDT

Hour 1

A. News roundup—Frisch solo
B. This week's column—Tina Dupuy
C. Voting rights challenges and Gray May's Bending Toward Justice—Ari Berman 
D. Men's Rights Movement—Tod Kelly 
Hour 2
A. Youth participation in Virginia Governor's race—Amanda Brown
B. Trayvon Martin's mother testifies in Senate—Rashad Robinson  
C. Some thoughts on Karl's Halloween costume: The Incredible Shrinking GOP—Jason Stanford
D. Yes, Obamacare might force you to cancel your bad insurance policy—Igor Volsky
Hour 3
A. Behind the high Obamacare enrollment in Kentucky—Jonathan Miller  
B. Drone victims testify in front of Congress—Cole Stangler 
C. Theory: Edward Snowden is a CIA plant, working in a Russian tech company—Alan Rosenblatt
D. Youth Services International and the private prison industry—Chris Kirkam 
Direct download: 11-02-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:48pm EDT

Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo

B. Column: "Read More Than This Headline"—Tina Dupuy

C. War hawks prepare for Iran negotiations—Ben Armbruster

D. Overheard on the Acela—Tom Matzzie

Hour 2

A. Folks who got fired for social media mistakes—Alan Rosenblatt 

B. The Benghazi Hoax—Ari Rabin-Havt

C-D. "Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare"—Eric Stern

Hour 3

A. From the mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

B. Report: U.S. drone strikes could be war crimes—Letta Tayler

C. Obama fails to deliver on drone transparency promise—Naureen Shah

D. New Jersey marriage equality victory—Chris Geidner 

Direct download: 10-26-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo

B. A Tea Party civics lesson—Tina Dupuy

C. NY Fed fired examiner who took on Goldman

D. Politically Incoherent & "The Shutdown Crash"—Rocky Mountain Mike 

Hour 2

A. Republicans say the darndest things—Jason Stanford 

B. Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign—Jason Stanford

C. Judge Bill Pryor's gay porn appearance leaves him vulnerable to coercion—Roger Shuler 

D. Aaron Swartz's SecureDrop—Trevor Timm

Hour 3

A. ACLU v. Clapper—David Greene 

B. "Libertarian Magic Dust": Satirizing right-wing politics—Andy Cobb

C. Pliticians should get with the social media-dominated times—Alan Rosenblatt

D. GOP pivots to Social Security and Medicare—Cliff Schecter 

Direct download: 10-19-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:28am EDT

Hour 1

A. "The Heritage Foundation: The Group Who Cried Individual Mandate"—Tina Dupuy

B. Women and the shutdown—Jodi Jacobson 

C. U.S. Bishops pushed for shutdown to undermine birth control benefit—Jodi Jacobson 

D. Progressive Congress and the shutdown strategy—Annie Weinberg 

Hour 2

A. "Drunk Dial Congress" and shutdown humor—Arun Chaudhary

B. Fox and the shutdown—Eric Boehlert 

C. SCOTUS and campaign finance—Adam Smith 

D. Impact of the shutdown on DC—Amanda Terkel 

Hour 3

A. DC and the shutdown—Councilmember Tommy Wells 

B. National Coming Out Day—Jamie McGonigal 

C. Healthcare.gov: glitches and procurement—Clay Johnson 

D. Government shutdown—David Corn 

Direct download: 10-12-13_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:59pm EDT