The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Representative Pramila Jayapal (D, WA-7) is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to represent the 7th District in Congress. She is the sponsor of the College for All Act.


Joe Strupp is a 28-year veteran journalist who has been with Media Matters For America since February 2010. As an investigative reporter, he has interviewed top media leaders and conservative figures that include Rupert Murdoch, Geraldo Rivera and Andrew Breitbart. His work has ranged from in-depth reporting on The Washington Post editorial page to uncovering slanted reporting at Fox News.

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Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works.


Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist. He has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His new book is A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Destroyed America

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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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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Michael Flynn's resignation and the Trump White House's foreign policy chaos.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Paul Ryan's plan to take health insurance away from millions of people.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Ryan Grim is an author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs". One of his most recent posts at Huffington Post is called While Nobody’s Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medicaid’s Promise To Seniors


Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Eric Schwitzgebel, professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind

John Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He was a CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism consultant for ABC News,and author. He was the first CIA officer to be convicted for passing classified information to a reporter. His newest book out soon is Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison

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Ganesh Sitaraman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and the author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.


Christy Goldfuss is the Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she was the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). She was previously the Deputy Director of the National Park Service.[1] Before joining the park service, she worked at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.[2] She also worked as a legislative staff member for the House Committee on Natural Resources and as a reporter.

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Mira Revesz is an organizer with IfNotNow, a group of young Jews working to end the organized Jewish community’s support for the occupation through non-violent direct action. They recently organized the largest ever Jewish run protest of the AIPAC conference, and are planning more actions this spring to protest 50 years of occupation.


Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. In the wake of the collapse of Trumpcare, Altman is calling on Democrats to support a Medicare for all approach.

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Angelo Carusone is the President of Media Matters. Before joining, he organized the successful Twitter based StopBeck effort. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Carusone called for Fox News to fire Bill O’Reilly in response to racist comments about Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair.

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Michael A. Hiltzik is an American columnist and reporter who has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times.


Dr. Danielle Martin is a family physician and the board chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. She is clinical staff at Women's College Hospital and lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She served on the Health Council of Canada from 2005-2011. Her new book is Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

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