The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

First six:  North Korea threatens nuclear attack

A:  Rand Paul/drones roundup

B:  Charlie Mitchell on Obama/GOP/sequester latest

C:  Why Americans feel like they are getting poorer even as Dow Surges.

D:  Cliff Schecter on gun votes in Senate committee, strategy for floor votes.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EDT

First 6: Chinese hackers attack
A Dr. Digipol on @UniteBlue/@ConnecttheLeft controversy
B Activist of the Week - Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director for Voting Rights, NAACP
C-D Rep. Alan Grayson on sequester; Stopping Social Security cuts
Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:29pm EDT

First 6: Winning reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
A Shaunna Thomas on sexism at the Oscars/Christine Quinn holding up NYC paid sick leave
B Shaunna Thomas on OFA taking $500,000 for access/Jay Carney squirming at press conference
C CREDO petition: MSNBC should disclose Rendell's conflicts of interest 
D Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics on CPAC, future of conservatives 
Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:23pm EDT

First 6: Ikea horse meat  
A Sequester latest
B Shane-O on Supreme Court oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act 
C Assault weapons hearings/gun control latest 
D Cliff on Keith Ellison's appearance on Fox News / Right-wing flipout over Michelle Obama at Oscars
Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

First 6: Alec Baldwin’s alleged racism

A Marans solo rant on Social Security cuts

B Michael Brooks on aircraft carrier-based drones

C Activist of the Week: Ashley Ilenfeld, animal rights activist, rescuer, Playboy model, actress and broadcaster

D Ashley continued 

Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

First 6: $50 million diamonds stolen from Brussels airport

A Charlie Mitchell – immigration, guns legislative prospects

B Dan Friedman, NY Daily News on breaking Hagel “Friends of Hamas” story

C Arab Spring update - Rose Foran, freelance journalist in Gafsa, Tunisia

D Trump threatens #DumpTrump with lawsuit, backs down quickly

Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EDT

First 6: Oscar Pistorius, blade runner, accused of murdering girlfriend

A Marans solo – Sequester impasse / Simpson-Bowles plan

B Lisa Graves, Exec. Dir. of Center for Media and Democracy – Fix the Debt exposé in The Nation

C Bipartisan immigration reform developments / Latest in gun control

D Cliff Schecter: McCain’s town hall appearances – the “real McCain”? / Support for NRA sinks Dems in IL-2 special race

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-23_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EDT

First six: UFO spotted over Massachussetts. Air Force can't explain.
A Social Media w/ Alan Rosenblatt: Chris Mascaro on studying Twitter for political trends
B Activist of the Week: Jamie Henn, climate change activist w/ 350.org
C Shuster solo commentary on Obama/Hadiya Pendleton
D Marans: How it should be - Cutting defense, not veterans benefits. Shuster on the history, meaning of the State of the Union address
Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm EDT

First Six: "House of Cards" - Realistic portrayal of DC power politics
A  Charlie Mitchell on minimum wage increase, prospects of a spending/revenue Grand Bargain
B  Aaron Swartz's legacy: Ben Wikler, host of Flaming Sword of Justice
C  Ben Wikler on online activism, freedom of information
D  Pope Benedict resigns: "Bob Dole of the Catholic Church"
Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

First Six: Former Rep Joe Walsh (R-IL) claims "unemployment" excuse for not paying child support. 
A Shuster/Marans State of the Union on taxes, Social Security/Medicare
B Shuster/Marans State of the Union on climate change. 
C Rubio's State of the Union response and the water bottle sip heard 'round the world
D Cliff Schecter on gun laws and Ted Nugent as guest of Rep. Steve Stockman at State of the Union
Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT