The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
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 EST

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 EST

First 6:00  Beyonce redeems herself
A  Alan Rosenblatt social media
B  Activist of the Week, Ceasefire Chicago
C  Ashley Judd v. Mitch McConnell?
D  How it should be
Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EST

First 6:00  G.W. Bush Paintings

A Charlie Mitchell on immigration latest and gun check update.  

B  Tim Karr
C  Tim Karr/Free press on FCC considering high speed wifi
D  Derek Khanna Atlantic reporter
Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST

First 6:00  North Korea uses "We are the World" in fantasy video of NYC incinerated
A  GOP and Obama on sequester 
B  Hayes Brown/Think Progress on Obama/drones
C  GOP/Rove fight

D  Cliff Schecter on Fox News whopper re solar power.  And, FNC firing Sarah Palin and Dick Morris.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

6:00 Obama releases skeet shoot photo to quiet right wing doubts

A) Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Combining Twitter with Pinterest

B) Activist of the Week: Michelle KInsey Bruns, hero for women's rights, who told anti-abortion high school students on Amtrak about her abortion

C) The slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, an Obama inauguration performer, and takign action to stop violence by ending poverty and ignorance -- with Kymone Freeman

D) How It Should Be: How people-powered activism should beat corporate-funded austerity in 2013

Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

6:00 Tom Tancredo welches on promise to smoke pot after losing bet

A) Jake Meth, US journalist in Cairo, describes violence in Egypt

B) Ali Gharib of Open Zion on Chuck Hagel's "trainwreck" hearing

C) Ali Gharib on Zero Dark Thirty--and other films about US torture and war policies

D) Ed Koch's legacy

Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Hour 1

6:00 Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, wing-eating champion, busted for selling cocaine + new USDA school vending machine regulation 

A) Obama advances bipartisan immigration reform and Rush Limbaugh admits his goal is to influence politics

B) John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing is rocky.

C) Climate weirding: Why even cold winters can result from climate change and how Rupert Murdoch got it wrong

D) Sally Kohn on Republican retreat in budget wars--and what Democrats should do next

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Hour 3
First six minutes: Mafia jumps into green energy 
A Alan Rosenblatt - Social Media: Beyonce, Fix the Senate, and Democrats take down site attacking Mark Zuckerberg 
B Activist of the Week, Jorge Parra, on hunger strike to protest GM abuses in Colombia
C David Toscano, Democratic Leader in Virginia House of Delegates re GOP electoral vote-splitting scheme
D How it should be: How Democrats should admit we aren't spending too much
Direct download: TAN_1-26_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Hour 2
First six: Michelle Obama's outfit for inauguration parade
A Bill Scher - liberal oasis TV assault, weapons ban doesn't matter, more important to get other things
B Bill Scher tba (Israeli elections and what it means for USA.)
C Conservative media, Bill O'Reilly ratchets up the fear by lying about economy.
D Brian Fisher, christian radio host on emotions at Clinton/Kerry hearings. GOP media says they were "crocodile tears."
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST