The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Hour 2

1st 6 minutes: Obama calls CA AG Kamala Harris, "best looking AG" 

 

A  Social Insurance/Grand Bargain discussion continued

Ames - Conflicts of interest in NPR piece on disability benefitsNew America report calling for Soc. Sec increases; where gay marriage meets Social Security (spouses, children's benefits).

 

Mark Ames, senior editor of Not Safe for Work Corporation (and author Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellin From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond),


What is NSFWCorp -- "The future of journalism with jokes"? What insights does their mutlifaceted new funding model offer for other independent media projects, eg, print edition, the (cartoon) conflict tower. Other topics: Breitbart legacybeing spied on by the ADL

 

C-D Education reform debate in wake of Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal: Test-based teacher evaluations or not? Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters v. Marcus Winters, The Manhattan Institute

 

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Hour 3

 

1st 6 minutes: Jeremy Irons compares gay marriage to bestiality, incest 

 

A Dr. Drigipol on social media: Anonymous hacks North Korean Twitter and fake Twitter accounts

 

B Activist of the Week: José Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American and Pulitzer Prize-winning WaPo reporter who came out as an undocumented Filipino immigrant inNYT magazine in summer 2011, on the major victory getting AP to stop using "illegal immigrant"


C 45th anniversary of MLK's assassination at sanitation workers strike in Memphis - Fast food workers strike now/ Activism opportunities roundup; Keystone XL pipeline

 

D Fake Action News with Dana C. Bell

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