The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

We break down the news of the week before speaking with Tim Carney of The Washington Examiner about whether Trump support can be pinned on racial anxiety or economic anxiety... or both?

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Ryan Cooper of The Week on why, desire what some "very serious people" in DC claim, our nation's retirement income crisis is very real (starts at 4:50)

Alex Zaitchik on his new book "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America" (Starts at 20:15)

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Chico Harlan of the Washington Post on the Obama administration's 1 billion dollar deal with Corrections Corporation of America, the nation’s largest prison company, to build a massive detention facility for women and children seeking asylum. (Starts at 3:00)

Matt Nelson, Executive Director of Presente.org, on the Department of Justice's move to cut ties with private prisons - and why the Department of Homeland Security needs to follow DOJ's lead  (Starts at 20:15)

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Joel Silberman of Democracy Partners on why he believes that the real goal of Trump's campaign is to build a new media empire - one even more right-wing and bigoted than FOX News (Starts at 20:15)

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First we talk to Thomas Ferguson from the Institute for New Economic Thinking’s Director of Research Projects about his new report of the impact of money on elections.

Later we speak with Adolph Reed, Jr., professor of political science at University of Pennsylvania about why we need to just go ahead and vote for the "lying neoliberal warmonger."

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We talk with viral sensation Brandy Young, a second grade teacher from Godley, Texas, who recently decided that the kids in her class would not be given formal homework assignments and instead encouraged to spend more family time.

Later, we look at an old lie about Social Security from Donald Trump and out-of-control medicine prices like the EpiPen with Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times.

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Breaking the News featuring Executive Producer Bradley Herring

A conversation with Amy Kapczynski, a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and faculty director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, about how we can bring down out-of-control drug prices

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Eric Boehlert, senior fellow at Media Matters for America, on Trump's new campaign manager and his bigoted website

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director at Social Security Works

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Libby Watson, staff writer at the Sunlight Foundation.


Steve LeVine, Washington Correspondent for Quartz. He writes about the intersection of energy, technology and geopolitics.

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Annette Gaudino, HCV Project Co-Director at Treatment Action Group

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