The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

1. DC Statehood 

2. SHuster politics and fiscal cliff round-up

3. NRA and Wayne LaPierre: Evil genius or just evil?

4. Shuster: David Gregory should apologize for using illegal ammo clip on Meet the Press

5. Cliff Schecter on Dick Armey, The National Review, and right-wing hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Hour 2
First 6:00 Marans on the remedies he used to beat his cold
1  John Yarmouth (D-KY) on changing his mind about gun control 
2  Shuster on Bill O'Reilly spending more time on War on Xmas than actual wars.
3  Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters on "Rush Limbaugh, Misinformer of the Year"
4. Ari Rabin-Havt and Shuster 
Direct download: hour2_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 3
First 6:00 Preview of special DC Sports Beat with Mitch Malasky on Jews in sports
1  Social Meda with Alan Rosenblatt - Anonymous declaring war on Westboro Baptist Church
2  Activist of the Week: Erik Loomis, who got death threats for tweeting that he wanted Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick
3  Shuster leads discussion of DC statehood bill introduced by Lieberman
4  Daniel Marans "How It Should Be" - How Obama should nominate top cabinet posts
Direct download: hour3_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 1
First 6:00  Shuster/Marans/Malasky on Mayan armageddon
1  Shuster on guns latest with reaction from Marans/Malasky 
2  Shuster/Marans on fiscal cliff and Obama throwing Social Security into negotiations
3  Shuster/Charles Showalter on Michigan "right to work" legislation
4  Shuster/Cliff Schechter on conservative media, including National Review saying Sandy Hook elementary needed "more men."
Direct download: hour1_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Hour 2
1.  CT massacre latest news
2.  Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Instititute and Salon, on CT school massacre (@matthewstoller)
3.  Daniel Newhauser, Congressional reporter for Roll Call, on potential for gun legislation in Congress (@dnewhauser)
4.  MI State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D, Grand Rapids) on opposing Michigan's right-to-work law (@brandondillon75)
Direct download: p2hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

Hour 3
1.  Alan Rosenblatt on social media/CT massacre
2. Activist of the Week: Rebecca Nagle one of creators of "Pink Loves Consent" anti-rape underwear, and head of feminist anti-rape group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (@LoveConsent, @upsettingrapecu)
3. Rainforest Action Network's Robin Averbeck who works on fighting deforestationin Indonesia by limiting demand (@RAN)
4. How It Should Be - Gun Violence and American Exceptionalism
Direct download: p3hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 1
1. Shuster solo - Latest news on CT school massacre
2. Cliff Schecter reaction to CT 
3. Cliff Schecter on details of shooter and the weapons he used
4.  Charles Showalter (@TheUnionEdge), a gun owner, on gun rights after mass shooting in CT
Direct download: p1hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Twitter announces Jim DeMint's departure, and the secret to Obama Administration's socia media success
2. Activist of the Week: Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager of Forecast the Facts, a new climate change action group 
3. Misinformation on the right: Why do Republicans think ACORN won the election for Obama? Why did GOP senators vote down UN disability rights treaty?
4. Marans's How it Should Be (part 2 in pre-Inauguration series): How pot should be legal in all 50 states
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

1. Kevin Roose of New York Magazine on how Fix the Debt became a CEO/Wall St. kaffeklatsche of influence peddling
2. Charlie Mitchell on Filibuster reform
3. President Obama's challenges on foreign policy: Susan Rice, Syria, and Palestinian state recognition at UN. (Shuster, Marans, and Mitch Malasky)
4. Aziz Abu Sarah, Palestinian peace activist and author, on hope for a 2-state solution despite recent events
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

1. Shuster political roundup including latest Obama v. Boehner
2. The real fiscal cliff: Corporate profits continue to hit record high, wages hit record low. (Shuster + Marans)
3. Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation, on Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, the NFL handling of it, and 
4. Cliff Schecter on Bob Costas stance against gun culture, and Fox News' sadly predictable smear campaign against him
Direct download: TAN_12.5_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EST