The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
Hour 3
1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Why did Romney's binders take off on social media after last week's presidential debates? What are ways people can use social media to protect voting rights on election day?
2. Activist of the Week: Maya Rockeymoore, chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, and host of We Act Radio's Pivot Point 
3. IL warehouse worker
4. How Do I Do That: Protips on how to avoid some of the worst pitfalls associated with moving into a new house or apartment.
Direct download: 3hourTAN_10-20.mp3
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Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell, editor-in-chief of Take Action News, provides an update on tough House election races
2. Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress in IL-17 where #Sensata workers fight for their jobs
*Special Report on Political Pressure in the Workplace*
3. Alec MacGillis, Senior Editor of The New Republic on pressure to donate to Repubicans at Murray Energy, the coutry's largest privately held coal company
4. Mark Ames, Senior Editor at Not Safe for Work Corporation, expert in Russia policy, and author of "Going Postal," on why employer political coercion resembles tactics used by Putin in Russia that has been written up by human rights organizations.
Direct download: 2hourTAN_10-20.mp3
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Hour 1
1.  Shuster presidential debate roundup
2.  Shuster 2012 election recap: Funny moments from Al Smith dinner, and will Obama's "Romnesia" line of attack stick to Romney?
3. Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief, RH (reproductive health) Reality Check on women's health & reproductive rights in the 2012 presidential election.
4. Cliff on Tagg Romney wanting to "punch Obama."  Funny, I thought the Romneey way was to pin you down and cut your hair?
Direct download: 1hourTAN_10-20.mp3
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Direct download: TANfullshow_10-13.mp3
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Hour 1

1. Shuster - Presidential Debate recap

2. Shuster & Daniel Marans - President Obama's Social Security line that rankled Democrats

3-4. To vote for Obama or not? Progressive v. Progressive. Matt Stoller, fellow at the Roosevelt Institute argues against voting for Obama, on grounds that drone strikes are murderous and the President is not interested in fighting for the middle class. Ken Sofer, research assistant in National Security and International Policy team at the Center for American Progress, believes the PResident has done well considering his political opposition, and is less skeptical of drone strikes.

Hour 2

1. Charlie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Take Action News, tells us his thoughts on the Presidential debate and what is new in Congress.

2. Charlie Mitchell on how a Romney Administration might handle the "fiscal cliff" and debt negotiations at year's end, if elected.

3. Shuster and Marans discuss more of the week's news: Paul Ryan calling 30% of Americans dependent because they want to be; and how President Obama's Social Security remarks reveal a willingness to strike a Grand Bargain that may anger progressives.

4. Nicole Belle of Crooks & Liars makes the case that Gov. Jerry Brown of California should not have vetoed the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.

Hour 3

1. Alan Rosenblatt on social media, with guest Phil Wolgin of Center for American Progress's Immigration Policy Team, on how CAP publicized a new study of economic benefits of the dream act, using the first ever Twitter press release.

2. Activist of the Week - Nick Nyhart, President and CEO of Public Campaign, on fighting for transparency in the Presidential debate rules and getting money out of politics.

3. Mimi Marziani, Counsel in the Brenn Center for Justice's Democracy Program, explains the significance of the Pennsylvania court ruling against the state's law requiring a photo ID to vote. 4. How Do I Do That - Marans explains how to donate your old bike to a third-world country.

Direct download: fullshowtan_10-5.mp3
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Hour 1

1. Shuster- Election 2012

2. Shuster/Marans- GOP claims of "conspiracy" over polling. 

3. Dave Zirin- (@edgeofsports) on end of NFL ref lockout

4. Cliff Schecter- More Election 2012/Debate prep

Hour 2

1-2. Charlie Mitchell- News from the Hill

3. Larry Korb- National Security

4. Possible extension of Korb / Corporate responsibility: Dr. Bronner's hemp natural soap & shower products (eco-friendly; made through Palestinian-Israeli cooperation)

Hour 3

1. Social media: Alan Rosenblatt with Stu Trevelyan

2. Activist of the Week: Zofia Hausmann, Director of The Agtivists (@agtivists) 

3. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) (@SenSherrodBrown)

4. How Do I Do That 

Direct download: fullshowTAN_9-29.mp3
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Hour 1
1. The Romney 47%- Daniel Marans 
2. Romney's Latino "outreach" Amanda P. Beadle, 
3. Chicago teachers' Strike ends - Kenzo Shibata (@KenzoShibata), New Media Coordinator for the Chicago Teachers' Union (@CTULocal1)
4. More Election 2012 with Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter), co-owner of We Act Radio.
Hour 2
1. Riots at US embassies in Middle East & Asia - Jake Meth (@jakemeth), Copy Editor at Egypt Independent in Cairo, Aziz Abu Sarah (@azizabusarah), Palestinian activist and author, co-Executive Director of the Center for World Religions
2. Romney's caught-on-tape remarks on Palestinian state- Aziz
3. Obama brings trade case against China - Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller)
4. Mortgage fraud task force; financial reform; #OWS 1-year anniversary - Matt Stoller 
Hour 3
1. Social Media with Ben Barnett (@PoliticiansTV)
2. Activist of the Week - Sister Marge Clark a lobbyist with NETWORK, a National Catholic Social Justice Lobby (@NETWORKLobby)
3. Latest on Voter ID law in PA, and attempts to organize against it, register people - Rashad Robinson (@rashadrobinson), Executive Director of (@colorofchange),
4. Alex Lawson, "How to file a FOIA request?"
Direct download: TAN-9-22-fullshow.mp3
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Hour 1
1  Politics 2012:  Romney/Obama foreign policy crisis
2  Interview Alice Fordham (@AliceFordham) correspondent for the National (@TheNationalUAE) in Libya
3  Wayne Powell, running against Eric Cantor, in Virginia's 7th district (@Powell4VA)
4  Cliff Schechter on latest political polls + trends (@cliffschecter)
Hour 2
1  Charlie Mitchell on US/Israel/Netanyahu (@cfmtan)
2  Charlie Mitchell on Congress/potential for "election wave"
3  Frank Menzies, Director of Instrumental Music at Jones College Prep in South Loop neighborhood of Chicago- will be speaking to us live from the drum corps at the major rally downtown in Chicago tomorrow (#CTUStrike, @KenzoShinbata)
4  Richard Rothstein, Economic Policy Institute (@economicpolicy) 
Hour 3
1  Becky Bond interview - Political Director, CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile)
2  Activist of the Week - Raymond Lopez a warehouse worker in California's inland empire and member of Warehouse Workers United (@wwunited)
3  Israel/Iran/Obama/Netanyahu - Jeremy Ben-Ami (@JeremyBenAmi), Founder & President of J Street (@jstreetdotorg), "The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans"
4  Corp/Social responsibility and How do I do that
Direct download: fullshow9-15.mp3
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Special Edition - Interviews and analysis from Take Action News' live coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Hour 1

Segment 1 Former President Bill Clinton's speech at DNC: Excerpts & analysis
Segment 2 First Lady Michelle Obama & MA Senate Candidate Elizabeth Warren speeches at DNC: Excerpts & analysis 
Segment 3 Interview with Former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta                                                                        Segment 4 President Obama's speech at DNC: Excerpts

Hour 2

Segment 1 - Rep. Danny K. Davis (D, IL-7) talks first meeting Obama in Chicago politics
Segment 2 - Daniel Marans talks with DNC delegates on the convention hall floor
Segment 3 - Karl Frisch of Bullfight Streategies gives his take on the RNC & DNC 
Segment 4 - Former New Mexico Governor & Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on why people should vote Libertarian, and why he's outspoken in favor of legalizing pot

Hour 3

Segment 1- Larry O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief of, gives a conservatives perspective on the DNC, saying Democrats have been snubbing him. 
Segment 2 - Rep. Tim Ryan (D, OH-17) talks with Daniel Marans about a Grand Bargain to cut Social Security or Medicare in exchange for tax increases
Segment 3 - Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, on why compromise is not a virtue unto itself  
Segment 4 - How Do I Do That: Shuster & Marans on how to do a political convention right

Some YouTube videos of interviews David SHuster & the Take Action News team did at the DNC are available at:

Direct download: TAN_Full_Show_09-08-12.mp3
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Hour 1

Segment 1 GOP convention
Segment 2 Nasty tone of GOP/Story of CNN Camera woman, discussion with Marans and Callahan. 
Segment 3 Dave Zirin (@edgeofsports), Sports Editor for The Nation, calls for NFL boycott over lockout of referees fighting wage & benefit cuts 
Segment 4 Cliff Schechter on GOP convention and Ohio voting 

Hour 2

Segment 1 - Paul Singer/TBA fact checks Romney and Ryan (@singernews)
Segment 2 - Paul Singer/TBA previews dem convention.
Segment 3 - NYT's Sam Dolnick on NJ halfway houses scandal.
Segment 4 - Corporate responsibility: Boycott Hyatt; Most Hiltons are okay

Hour 3

Segment 1: Social media with Alan Rosenblatt
Segment 2 - Activist of the Week Lee Rowland of the Brennan Center for Justice (@brennancenter) on court ruling overturning restrictions on Florida's voter registration groups
Segment 3 - Lee Rowland on voting: The fights in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia & Texas.  
Segment 4 - Shuster notebook on conventions. How Do I Do That with Daniel Marans: NEXUS pass for expedited entry to Canada, and reporting & replacing a lost passport

Direct download: 9-1fullshow.mp3
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