The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

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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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

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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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT