The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer. For the last 35 years, she has been one of America’s most well known public voices, having been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, & Bill Maher. Seven of her twelve published books have been New York Times Best Sellers and four of these were #1. The mega best seller A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen is a US Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, Ghostriders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.

Julie Margetta Morgan is a Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. Julie most recently served as a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to joining Gates, she was a senior policy advisor to Senator Elizabeth Warren, where she was responsible for developing and implementing policy proposals on a range of education issues, including student loan refinancing, college affordability, and student loan servicing reform. She previously served as Director of Postsecondary Access and Success at the Center for American Progress, and she holds a Ph.D. in higher education and a J.D. from Boston College.

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David Faris is currently program director of Political Science at Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago. David earned his PhD in Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. David’s latest book with Melville House Publishing on political reform in the United States, called It’s Time To Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics is out now.

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Kymone Freeman is an activist, artist, and co-founder of We Act Radio.

Sean McElwee is  Contributor at @thenation. Abolish ICE. Newsletter writer. Co-founder and Chief Meme Officer at @DataProgress. 

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Dr. Sanjeev Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Lara Merling, Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. Lara is a member of the first class of graduate students at the Levy Economics Institute, where she obtained her M.S in Economic Policy and Theory in 2016. Lara holds a B.A in Mathematics from Bard College, where as an undergraduate student she became interested in economics and social justice. Her research interests are centered on promoting economic ideas and policies that directly address inequality and advocate for better labor practices. Lara has previously worked at La Voz del Valle de Hudson and the Worker Justice Center of New York.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity

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

Johanna Hamilton is an award-winning director/producer whose work explores cultural, political and historical stories by focusing on the human experience. “1971,” Media PA break-in that revealed FBI counterintelligence program. She is also one of the directors on the Wrong Man series on Starz. She is the director of the film “Discreet Airlift” from “Field of Vision” Production.

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Jodi Jacobson is president and editor in chief of Rewire.News, where she leads a team of professional editors and journalists reporting on health, rights, and justice. Previously, Jacobson worked internationally on public health, gender equity, and human rights, as well as on environmental and demographic issues. Jacobson was founder and executive director of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), an organization that monitors the effects of US international policy on reproductive and sexual health and rights.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter at Utility Dive. ((Before joining Industry Dive, Gavin was the editor-in-chief of Georgetown’s alt-weekly newspaper, The Georgetown Voice, and worked for a number of media publishers, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU.))

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David Graeber is professor of anthropology at the London School of Economic and author of Debt: The First 5000 years; he was involved in the Global Justice Movement and Occupy Wall Street. His latest book is “Bullshit Jobs: A Theory”

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Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner is executive director and co-founder of, a nonprofit national organization that supports policies to improve family economic security. She is the host of “Breaking Through,” a radio program on We Act Radio, and is the author of the recently released book, "Keep Marching: How Every Woman Can Take Action and Change Our World."

Dr. Sanjeev Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Kara Eastman is running for the US House- Nebraska Congressional District 2. She is President and CEO of Omaha Healthy Kids Alliance.
And Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors for Metropolitan Community College.
She is also a Board member of the National Lead and Environmental Hazards Association and a Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working in nonprofits and social services.

Mike Lux is the co-founder and president of Progressive Strategies and author of the new book “How to Democrat in the Age of Trump”

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Professor Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of

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Max Blumenthal is the Senior Editor of the Grayzone Project, now at He is also a documentary filmmaker - his latest is “Killing Gaza,” coproduced by Dan Cohen, documenting Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza during the war. It’s available at

Max is the Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”

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Elizabeth Bruenig is an Opinion columnist for the Washington Post. Her writing focuses on politics, religion, and morality in public life. She is the author of a recent article at called “The Soulless Logic of Capitalism’s ‘Dark, Satanic Mill’ : And what it tells us about the NFL’s national anthem policy” 

Lyta Gold is the Amusements Editor for Current Affairs magazine and author of the article: The Dismal Frontier: What is Star Trek without the socialism?

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Jeff Weaver was the campaign manager for the 2016 campaign of US Senator Bernie Sanders for President of the United States. He formerly served as the campaign manager for Sanders' 2006 United States Senate election and as chief of staff in Sanders’ House and Senate offices. In August 2016, Weaver was named president of Our Revolution, a political organization created by Sanders.

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