The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Megan Essaheb is the Assistant Director of Immigration and Immigrant Rights at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She advocates in Congress and federal agencies on issues affecting immigrants, including immigration reform, guestworker programs, family reunification, and more.

 

Kim Stanley Robinson is a novelist who is widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as "humanist science fiction" and "literary science fiction". His new book is New York 2140.

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Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation in 2011 and is a recipient of the Hillman Prize for investigative journalism. She talks with us about the recent exposure documents from the Bradley Foundation.

 

Lia Weintraub is the co-author of the “Know Your Right” newsletter focused on right-wing media. She discusses her thoughts on the state of the right-wing media broadly as well as specifics on how they are covering Trumpcare and the Comey firing.

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Ken Gude is a Senior Fellow with the National Security Team at American Progress. He also leads several of the organization’s policy initiatives and projects.
Gude has worked at the Center since its founding in 2003—serving in numerous roles, including Chief of Staff and Vice President and Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy team.

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Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America's Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. Prior to joining OurFuture.org he was one of the principal writers for Open Left. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has written extensively about public education policy.

 

Dave is a senior fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and has more than 20 years of technology industry experience. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. More recently he helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.

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Emily R. Gee is the Health Economist for the Health Policy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act since 2013.

 

Nathan J. Robinson is the editor of Current Affairs, a magazine of politics and culture. He is also a PhD student at Harvard University.

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Angelo Carusone is the president of Media Matters for America. He was successful previously for leading the fight to force advertisers to abandon Glenn Beck’s program, and his organization’s work in the past few months led to the firing of Bill O’Reilly and Bill Shine.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on January 28th, 2017.

 

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works, on the fight to protect Medicare.

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, on How American health care kills people. Read his article at: http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, this segment of the show was previously recorded on 12/03/2017.

Sarah Sorscher, an attorney with Public Citizen's Health Research Group, about the 21st Century Cures Act. Later, we speak with Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, about his new book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on 4/15/2017 and features Dean Baker as the guest.

Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The United States Since 1980, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

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Andrea Hailey is the founder of Civic Engagement Fund who earlier this month hosted a conference called, From the Ground Up: The Progressive Path to Political Leadership - report on conference of Resistance leaders.

 

Thomas Frank is an author who recently wrote Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?

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