The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist at the LA Times, and author of "Big Science, Colossus, The New Deal, and Dealers of Lightning."

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

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Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate in the combined program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media at Yale University. Author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.

Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and the author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon, 2015) and Veil (Bloomsbury, 2017)"

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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio.

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. Nichols is the author of "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America"

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Alex V. Hernandez is an assistant editor at In These Times. Carly Minet is a journalist and editor at CPIPR. Her work has appeared on Channel 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Univision and Noticel. This is an ongoing, joint investigation between In These Times magazine and Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

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Wendell Potter is an American consumer advocate, New York Times bestselling author, consultant, and former health insurance industry executive.

John Carroll Dolan is an American poet, author and essayist. He has been revealed as the once-secret identity behind the pseudonym Gary Brecher, fictional author of the War Nerd column for now-defunct newspaper the eXile.

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Thomas Carr Frank is an American political analyst, historian, journalist, and columnist for Harper's Magazine. He wrote "Listen Liberal: : Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?"

Robyn Swirling is the founder of Works in Progress, a new organization to address sexual and gender-based harassment in progressive spaces.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs.


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Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
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Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

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Diane Horvath-Cosper, MD, MPH is the medical director of Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore, an independent clinic providing gynecological services including abortion care to the women of Maryland and surrounding states. She is also a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, a physician-led advocacy organization. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Horvath trains other physicians to be abortion providers and advocates, works to shift the cultural narrative about reproductive health through media advocacy, and engages in policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels.

Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Slate, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Pacific Standard, New York Observer, Metro, Bustle, and more. She is currently a story producer for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV.

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