The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Jason Dick, deputy editor of CQ Roll Call, on the Congressional Baseball Game (starts at 5:05)

Monique Morrissey of the Economic Policy Institute on this year's Social Security trustees report (starts at 20:15)


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Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at, on the big problems with the "No Fly No Buy" bill being pushed by Congressional Democrats (starts at 5:40)

Jenya Cassidy director of the California Work & Family Coalition, on her experience attending the (very business oriented) White House State of Women Summit (starts at 20:15)

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David Daley, author of the newly-released book "Ratf***ed: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America’s Democracy." (Starts at 20:15)


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Jamie Raskin, MD State Senator who recently won a tightly-contested and very expensive primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District to replace Chris Van Hollen.

Jeff Faux, Distinguished Fellow at the Economic Policy Institute, on why Brexit would hit the UK economy much harder than its promoters expect.

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Cyd Zeigler, co-founder of, the world's leading gay-sports publication, and author of Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports.

Steven Hill, Senior Fellow with the New America Foundation and author of the new book Expand Social Security Now!

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Michelangelo Signorile, Editor-at-large of Huffington Post Gay Voices.

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Pete Tucker, independent local DC reporter, on the corruption of DC councilmember Jack Evans - and the double standards that have allowed him to get away with it for decades (starts at 4:45)

Dave Cooper, Senior economic analyst at the Economic Policy Institute & Deputy Director of EARN, the Economic Analysis and Research Network, on DC's recent decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2020. (Starts at 20:15)

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Congressional Candidate Tim Canova on how he plans to unseat DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Starts at 3:15)

Alex Zielinski, health reporter at ThinkProgress, on what the Standford sexual assault case says about our society (Starts at 20:15)

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Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, on the many problems with Rep. Paul Ryan's poverty "plan" (Starts at 20:15)

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Helaine Olen, Author of The Bills, a column about the intersection of money and life, at Slate, on how robocalls have triumphed over the do not call list. (Starts at 4:25)

Andrew O'Hehir, Staff Writer at, on the complex issues stemming from the idea of giving animals the same rights as humans. (Starts at 20:15)

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Anthony Newby, Executive Director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, on how Minneapolis became to first city in the midwest to pass a Paid Sick Days law. (Starts at 5:00)

Holly Root-Gutteridge, postdoctoral researcher at Syracuse University in New York, where she studies wolves, conservation and large mammal biology. (Starts at 20:15)

Nancy Altman, co-founder of Social Security Works, on President Obama coming out in support of expanding Social Security benefits. (Starts at 33:07)

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Dean Baker, co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (Starts at 20:15)

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