The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

George Goehl, co-executive director of People's Action and People's Action Institute, on the 2016 election and the future of organizing. 

Dean Baker, founding co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on his new book Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

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Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, discusses the many marijuana legalization referendums on the ballot this year. 

Mark Ames, founding editor of the eXile, gives his take on the recent stories linking Trump to Vladimir Putin.


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Bridget Bowman, senior reporter at Roll Call, on Sen. Harry Reid's takedown of FBI Director Comey.

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In the final hour of the show, Richard speaks with Eric Garcia from CQ/Roll Call about the forecast for Senate races on November 8, and Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch asking why Chris Christie hasn't been impeached yet. 

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In hour 2 of the show, Richard speaks with Matt Stoller, Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst at Senate Budget Committee, about his new article at The Atlantic, and Allyson Fredericksen, Deputy Director of Research at People's Action Institute, about their new report on how low wages and student debt keep prosperity out of reach. 

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Hour 1 of the show features the Breaking the News recap as well as an interview with Media Matters' Eric Boehlert on how Donald Trump manipulated the press' coverage of his campaign of lies.

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 Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, responds to Donald Trump's claims that he may not accept the outcome of the election.

Alex Zaitchik, author of "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America", on how he thinks Trump's supporters will respond if their standard bearer loses the election.

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Ryan Grim, Washing bureau chief for the Huffington Post, on his recent profile of FOX News host Shepard Smith

Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times on why JP Morgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon, still has his job. 

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Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, on the third Presidential debate and next year's minuscule Social Security cost of living increase. 

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Tahir Amin, cofounder and director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a US-based nonprofit group of scientists and lawyers working globally to change the patent system and get people lifesaving medicines.

John B. Judis on his new book, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

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