The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
A-B. Portrayal of trans issues in Chelsea Manning trial—Sasha Buchert
C. Ben Wikler live at March on Washington's 50th Anniversary
D. NRA's database of gun owners—Steve Freiss
Direct download: TAN_08-24-13_Hour_2_RAW.mp3
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A. Media with Dr. Digipol
B. Activist of the Week, Nicole Rizzi (wink, wink)—Jeffrey Light
C. Ben Wikler live at March on Washington's 50th Anniversary 
D. And Hell Followed with Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border—author David Neiwert
Direct download: TAN_08-24-14_Hour_3_RAW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm EST

A-B. GOP summers -- Jesse Ferguson 
C-D. Social Security turns 78-- Kimberly Fountain
Direct download: TAN_081713_H2_RAW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08pm EST

A-B. LGBTQ issues at the Sochi Games -- David Badash
C. Poor Shaming -- Tina Dupuy
D. North Carolina Voter i.d. -- Cliff Schecter 
Direct download: TAN_081713_H1_RAW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:05pm EST

A. Activist of the Week, #solidarityisforwhitewomen-- Mikki Kendall
B. The perils of using surrogate voices and staff on social media -- Alan Rosenblatt
C-D. Discrimination in organ transplants -- Rania Kalek
Direct download: TAN_081713_H3_RAW.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm EST

First 6: Dominique Strauss-Kahn charged with pimping

A. Marans solo: Obama economy speech 

B. Close vote on NSA powers in the House – Zaid Jilani, Progressive Blogger-Reporter  

C. Weiner revealed in public / Bob Filner seeks rehab – Cliff Schecter


D. Steve King’s outrageous anti-immigrant rhetoric / Sen. Lee’s government shutdown threat

Direct download: TAN_7-27_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:44pm EST

First 6: Zimmerman juror B29: “He got away with murder” / Ohio gun group raises $12K for Zimmerman guns, security

A. Bangladesh update/Palm oil labor conditions in Indonesia – Alan Rosenblatt

B-C. Fight over Summers Fed chair nomination – Shaunna Thomas, Co-Founder, Ultraviolet 

D. North Carolina’s new voting rights restrictions

Direct download: TAN_7-27-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

First 6: 19-year-old jailed 4 months for sarcastic Facebook post

A. Social Media with Dr. DigiPol

B-C. Activist of the Week: Andrew Slack, Co-Founder and Executive Director, The Harry Potter Alliance

D. How It Should Be: Goodbye Shuster

Direct download: TAN_7-27-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:39pm EST

First 6: Capital Fringe Festival shout-out

A: Marans solo - Obama remarks on Zimmerman verdict

B: Nicole Flatow of ThinkProgress on Stand Your Ground's role in Zimmerman verdict

C: Hope for the Voting Rights Act? Cole Stangler reports

D: Cliff Schecter on gun culture's role in Trayvon Martin's death

Direct download: TAN_07-20-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:03am EST

First 6: Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover photo and story

A: Bangladesh's new labor law

B: Harry Reid forces the Republicans to surrender on presidential nominess, averting nuclear option

C: National Labor Relations Board's history and importance

D: Lizbeth Mateo, National Immigrant Youth Alliance, self-deported to draw attention to suffering caused by deportation

Direct download: TAN_072013_h2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 10:00am EST

First 6: Bachmann mistakenly gets vibrator as a gift/Wyoming to build aircraft carrier

 

A Social Media with Dr. DigiPol

 

B-D Activist of the Week: Howard E. Conday, attorney, one of original Trayvon petitioners; participant in Howard University students’ viral video “Am I Suspicious?”

Race in America

Direct download: TAN_072013_h3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EST

A Shuster solo: Top stories - Egypt coup; Obama and Congress
B Keli Goff on double standard for Spitzer, white male pols' scandals
C Richard Eskow on American apathy
D Cliff Schecter on Liz Cheney possible Senate Run, Bill O'Reilly demeaning women
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

A Former Sens. Snowe and Mitchell announce Gap and Wal-Mart's Bangladesh safety agreement at Bipartisan Policy Center, but do not respond to interview requests / Bipartisna Policy Center's conflicts of interest reported in The Nation
B Rob Wohl, organizer for Sum of Us, reacts to alternative Bangladesh agreement / discusses new steps, actions
C New developments from coup in Egypt
D Alice Fordham, the National, live from Cairo on situation in Egypt 
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:27pm EST

First 6: Statehood for Northern Colorado?
A Dr. DigiPol on Google Glass
B Activist of the Week: Colette Pichon Battle, Director/Attorney, Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy 
C MSM Bash Session: Chuck Todd's IRS scandal fail/David Gregory's Medicare flub

D How It Should Be - Nancy L. Cohen author of Delirium: The Politics of Sex in America, on the sexual counter-revolution
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:21pm EST

First 6: Red Panda
A: SCOTUS decisions with Shuster/Marans
B: Charlie Mitchell on Immigration reform/climate change
C: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton on affirmative action/Voting rights act
D: Cliff Schecter on GOP/immigration and latest conservative talk radio craziness.
Direct download: TAN_6-29_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

First 6: “Call 2 Fall”: Unfortunate Anti-Gay Logo 

A: Bangladesh update: AFL-CIO college interns, Veronica Guerrero and Tara Fugate live from day of action to stop death traps

B: Brazilian protests.  US and Brazil are more similar than most of us think.

C: Debating Bob Cesca (Daily Banter and co-host of Bob and Chez Show) re Snowden/NSA leak

D: Laurie Young, Outgoing Director of Aging and Economic Security, The Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Direct download: TAN_6-29-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:59pm EST

First six:  Pennsylvania couple caught having sex in public park... arrested by 25 cops on bicycles.
A  Alan Rosenblatt/social media
B  Activist of the Week: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (with her as guest or just SOTs and Shuster/Marans)
C  Ed Snowden/Glenn Greenwald/David Gregory and the DC establishment.  
D  How it Should Be: Why State Elections Matter.  And, Shuster introduces his new baby Ayala Danielle and lovely wife Kera Rennert!
Direct download: TAN_6-29-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

First 6: Remembering Michael Hastings

A Obama NSA Latest

B Dave Zirin on Brazil protests ahead of 2014 World Cup

C Addie Stan - House abortion ban / Republican denial of pregnancy from rape / Post-Gosnell blowback

D Addie Stan – Sexual assault in the military

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:08pm EST

First 6: Miss Utah on the gender wage gap

A-B Kalpona Akter, Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity

C Charlie Mitchell on farm bill’s defeat / Immigration reform’s big week – “Surge” in border security / CBO study

D The case against a path to citizenship: Bryan Fischer, conservative radio host and Baptist minister

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:06pm EST

First 6: Obama confuses UK finance minister with soul singer

A Dr. DigiPol on social media

B Activist of the Week: Valentina Stackl, Project Coordinator, “Poder Sano,” at Farmworker Justice

C Paula Deen controversy 

D How It Should Be: Snowden was justified in running

Direct download: TAN_6-22-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:03pm EST

First 6: Cole Stangler's socialist roots

A Edward Snowden – Whistleblower hero? The man and his decisions

 

B Marcy Wheeler of Empty Wheel - deeper look at legal and policy implications of NSA program; compare/contrast with Bradley Manning

C Snowden discussion continued – Marans/Stangler

D Cliff on Pete King’s reactions to NSA scandal

Direct download: TAN_6-15-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:42pm EST

First 6: Media character assassination of Snowden


A Cole Stangler on food stamp cuts

 

B Rick Smith, host, Rick Smith Show, live from US Labor History Tour

C Austerity more discredited by the week (credit upgrade) – Marans/Stangler

D Sarah Anderson of Institute for Policy Studies on Fix the Debt companies’ corporate tax dodging and billions they stand to gain from their push for a “territorial tax” system

Direct download: TAN_6-15-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:38pm EST

Hour 3

First 6: Rosen-splain: Dr. DigiPol on differences between Ellsberg, Snowden and Manning 

 

A Social Media with Dr. DigiPol: Interview with Tyler Bass author of fake Snowden Twitter account 

B Activist of the Week: Michael Petit, Every Child Matters

C Turkey protest update / Cameo by David Shuster

D How it should be - We should scale back covert military operations w/ Cole Stangler

 

Direct download: tan_061513_RAW_h3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

First six:  President of Ohio State University resigns after mocking academic levels of other Universities.  Pot meet Kettle.


A   NSA monitoring all Verizon calls


B   Reaction to Government as Big Brother, and politics of the story.


C   Charlie Mitchell, cyber security bill


D   Cliff Schecter on Lautenberg legacy and Senator Mark Pryor getting defensive over background check vote.  

Direct download: TAN_6-8-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:40pm EST

First six:  ACLU study – Black people several times more likely to be arrested for pot

A  Cenk Uygur, Host of the Young Turks on the protests in Turkey

B-C  Bangladesh update – and connection to Wal-Mart worker protests

D  Frank Lautenberg remembered / Christie special appointment

Direct download: TAN_6-8_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:37pm EST

First six:  High School tennis star bullied off court by unruly fans of opponent.

A  Alan Rosenblatt social media

B  Activist of the Week.  Ms. Jake Marcus, on workplace rights for women who are nursing

C  Interview with Tom Matzzie and Alex Lawson of Ethical Electric.  


D  How it Should be - Obama should take CAP's lead and stop pushing for a Grand Bargain

Direct download: TAN_6-8_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:35pm EST

First six: Breaking inside story: Bachmann's chief of staff testifies against campaign on mail, wire fraud

A  DOJ/Holder, Shuster/Marans.

B  Charlie Mitchell.  Congress, where does immigration stand?  Summer agenda... 

C  DC gun rally, Adam Kokesh interview, part one. 

D  Adam Kokesh interview, part two.  Reaction from Cliff Schecter.

Direct download: TAN_6-1-13_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:55pm EST

First six:  Cliff Schecter on Bloomberg/Mayors against gun violence receiving ricin letters.

A  Bangladesh update.  Marans.

B  Judge rules that company can dump coal miners' pensions and health benefits, with Mike Elk

C  Christie and Obama's bromance / Justin Bieber used to fight minimum wage - Marans & Elk

D  Circumcision blood sucking / Pot-sniffing dogs no more / Megyn Kelly takes Erick Erickson down a notch

Direct download: TAN_6-1-13_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:53pm EST

First six:  U of Michigan economists further destroy Harvard economists on their debt/austerity claims.

A  Alan Rosenblatt, social media

B  Activist of the Week:  Stacy Sanders, Federal Policy Director, Medicare Rights Center.  

C  Jim Graves quits Bachmann race.  Not exactly a profile in courage.

D  How it Should Be - Immigrants help Social Security and Medicare

Direct download: tan_060113_h3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:48pm EST

First six:  Toronto Mayor Rob Ford caught smoking crack
A  Obama/scandals roundup.  Shuster/Marans
B  DOJ gets AP's phone records: Free press under fire?
C  Student loan rates set to double, will be 9x higher than rates charged to banks for government loans/bailouts.
D  Stephen Spaulding of Common Cause on IRS scandal.
Direct download: TAN_5-18_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

First 6: Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy
A Bangladesh factory safety binding agreement / Fast food worker strike spreads
B Nicole Cartey, Other 98% - Crowdfunding a bid for the Tribune Co. (so the Koch bros. don't get it)
C-D Lee Fang, author, The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right
Direct download: TAN_5-18_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:11pm EST

First six:  Dick Cheney weighs in on Benghazi


A  Social Media: Dr. Digipol talks to Michael Moschella, VP of Nation Builder


B  Erica Wides, activist of the week


C  Erica Wides, industrialization of food... taking action in our own lives to protect our families.


D  How it should be - The deficit is too damn low



Direct download: TAN_5-18-13_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

A Benghazi hearings / Immigration bill mark-up.  Shuster/Marans.
B Charlie Mitchell on GOP obstruction of Obama EPA nominee and Internet sales tax passing Senate - How did Republicans get behind a tax increase? 
C McCain's legislation on changing the cable TV business. Shuster/Marans
D Cliff Schecter on NRA convention highlights; Jeff Flake gets behind modified background check.
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:12pm EST

First 6 Baltimore gang Black Guerilla Family takes over jail - implications for O'Malley?
A Preventing another Bangladesh factory collapse
B Charles Ramsey's heroism
C-D Maysoon Zayid on Hawking's decision to honor Israel boycott and Boxer visa waiver for Israel 
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

A Social media w/ Dr. DigiPol: Michael Moschella interview
B Activist of the Week, Larry Knisell, retired coal miner fighting for his benefits
C Chris Christie has weight loss surgery
D How It Should Be
Direct download: TAN_5-11_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

First six minutes:  Feeding the homeless by thinning the herd in Rock Creek Park.

A  Obama newser/Shuster


B  Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports, on Jason Collins


C  Jon Wertheim, Sports Illustrated, on getting the Jason Collins story.


D  Cliff Schecter on Pat Toomey remarks about Senate Republicans/gun bill.

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 12:01pm EST

1st 6 Cannibalism at Jamestown

A Zachary Katznelson, ACLU - Guantanamo hunger strike

B Post-Guantanamo discussion

C-D Abortion rights after Gosnell trial: Erin Matson, RH Reality Check v. Lila Rose, Live Action

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:58am EST

First six minutes:  Abortion debate recap

A  Alan Rosenblatt social media, on Transparency Camp

B  Activist of the Week:  Tracy Van Slyke, Director, New Bottom Line. 

C  Charlie Miller, CEO SmartGunTechnology Inc.

D  How it should be: All about Colbert Busch

Direct download: TAN_5.4_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:55am EST

1st 6  Highway births

A West, Texas – Latest on investigation.  Shuster

B West, Texas – Mainstream Media Fail w/ Mike Elk 

Glenn Greenwald: Civil liberties questions raised by Boston

D Cliff Schecter: Baucus’ gun legacy; Sen. Cruz’s federal aid hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

1st 6: Mark Sanfird self-destructs

A Airplane delays/Budget // W. Bush library and Bush legacy

B Boston bombing affects immigration debate/ HuffPo’s Elise Foley (in person)

C Deportations continue amid debate – Elise Foley continued

Bangladesh factory fire – Erik Loomis, labor, environmental history expert

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

1st 6  Bird poop / Louis Farrakhan steps in it

A Dr. Digipol: Dr. Digipol: AP twitter hacked, White House bombed, Obama injured; Computers sell off stocks in a mad rush; Tweetdeck’s demise?

B Activist of the Week: Adam Rome, author, The Genius of Earth Day: How a 1970 Teach-In Unexpectedly Made the First Green Generation

C Dartmouth equates rape threats with protests / 

D How It Should Be: Bush's Social Security legacy 

Direct download: TAN_4-27_Hour-3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:26pm EST

1st 6: Gun violence victims given background checks for yelling in Senate gallery 

A Boston bombing: Latest and media fail

Professor Johanna Fernandez () on Mumia Abu-Jamal

C West, TX explosion and OSHA violations with Mike Elk

D Cliff on gun failure, progressive vows to primary Senators Pryor and Begich.

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:09pm EST

1st 6: Former SC Gov Mark Sanford caught trespassing on ex-wife's property


Andrew Gumbel (@AndrewGumbel), author, Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed--and Why It Still Matters
(Shuster to interview)

B Influential austerity study debunked
C-D House of Cards actor Jennifer Osborn (in studio) - on TV show and 4/20 celebration of weed

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:05pm EST

1st 6: Star Trek Geek Talk

A Social Media - Dr. Digipol on Twitter's role in Marathon Bombing


B Activist of the Week: 
Patty Kupfer, Managing Director, America's Voice (@AmericasVoice)

C Review of "42" with Jackie Robinson--and the untold story of the role of Montreal in Robinson's career

D Daniel Marans how it should be: Rich v. poor, not old v. young

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

1st 6 Umpire shows up late to Nats game / Thief caught stealing White House van
A Shuster Solo on gun control
B Charlie Mitchell on gun legislation and budget proposals
C-D Eliot Spitzer v. Rob S. Kaplan on Wall Street Reform
Direct download: Hour_1_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:48am EST

1st 6  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Kaplan/Spitzer
A Social Security Chained CPI proposal from Obama - José Canseco weighs in 
B McConnell team caught on tape planning to use Ashley Judd's teenage depression against her. Plus, media ethics regarding tapes. Cliff Schecter and Shuster.
C-D Shuster interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
Direct download: Hour_2_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:46am EST

1st 6 Prof. Johanna Fernandez responds to Mumia interview
A Dr. Digipol with Scott Blodget, Ontario, Canada Ministry of FInance's Media Relations Director
B  Shuster/Marans thoughts on Mumia interview
C  Media blackout of Dr. Gosnell's trial?
D Young diplomat killed in Afghanistan.  Daniel.
Direct download: Hour_3_TAN_4-13-2013.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 11:41am EST

Hour 1

1st 6 minutes: Ken Cuccinelli's opposition to "crimes against nature", ie, oral/anal sex (and how it prevented VA from prosecuting a statutory rape) 

 

A Obama includes chained CPI in budget / Roger Ebert's passing / North Korean threat gets too real for comfort, but are we over-hyping it?


Bobby Egan, owner of Cubby's BBQ in Hackensack, NJ and longtime practitioner of "BBQ diplomacy" with North Korea, on what the hell is going on in the DPRK 


C Bobby Egan continues discussion of North Korea -- and gives a provocative defense of gun rights 

D Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey on tough new gun laws there


Direct download: Hour_1_TAN_4-6_.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Hour 2

1st 6 minutes: Obama calls CA AG Kamala Harris, "best looking AG" 

 

A  Social Insurance/Grand Bargain discussion continued

Ames - Conflicts of interest in NPR piece on disability benefitsNew America report calling for Soc. Sec increases; where gay marriage meets Social Security (spouses, children's benefits).

 

Mark Ames, senior editor of Not Safe for Work Corporation (and author Going Postal: Rage, Murder and Rebellin From Reagan's Workplaces to Clinton's Columbine and Beyond),


What is NSFWCorp -- "The future of journalism with jokes"? What insights does their mutlifaceted new funding model offer for other independent media projects, eg, print edition, the (cartoon) conflict tower. Other topics: Breitbart legacybeing spied on by the ADL

 

C-D Education reform debate in wake of Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal: Test-based teacher evaluations or not? Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters v. Marcus Winters, The Manhattan Institute

 

Direct download: Hour_2_TAN_4-6.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Hour 3

 

1st 6 minutes: Jeremy Irons compares gay marriage to bestiality, incest 

 

A Dr. Drigipol on social media: Anonymous hacks North Korean Twitter and fake Twitter accounts

 

B Activist of the Week: José Antonio Vargas, founder of Define American and Pulitzer Prize-winning WaPo reporter who came out as an undocumented Filipino immigrant inNYT magazine in summer 2011, on the major victory getting AP to stop using "illegal immigrant"


C 45th anniversary of MLK's assassination at sanitation workers strike in Memphis - Fast food workers strike now/ Activism opportunities roundup; Keystone XL pipeline

 

D Fake Action News with Dana C. Bell

Direct download: Hour_3_TAN_4-6.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

Hour 1

6:00 New threats from North Korea / Kim Jong-Un is a Mac user

 

A Democrats, Republicans line up to endorse same sex marriage

 

B Oral arguments on same sex marriage at Supreme Court

 

Ashley Judd not running for Senate/Hopkins students oust Dr. Ben Carson as graduation speaker

 

D Cliff Schecter: Filibustering gun background checks? / Bill O’Reilly & Rush’s gay marriage change of heart

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:45pm EST

Hour 3

6:00 Zombie deerhunting? DC hunts down overpopulated deer in Rock Creek Park

 

A Dr. Digipol interviews Amy Small Ward, Membership Director, Nonprofit Technology Network

 

B Activist of the Week: KC Boyd, author of “Being Christian” and whistleblower on Dominionist Christian coercion in military

 

C Becky Bond of CREDO on coming Keystone protest outside Obama fundraiser

 

D Dana Bell - What's the deal with politcians who criticize other politicians for politicizing?

 

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:43pm EST

Hour 2

6:00 Mafia steals 42,000 lb cheese in Wisconsin / Rick Ross raps casually about rape

 

A Grand Bargain Update – Will Obama offer Social Security, Medicare cuts in budget resolution?/This American Life screws up Our American Disability Insurance (CEPRCBPPCentury Foundation takedowns)

 

Immigration reform moves forward / Rep. Don Young calls Mexicans“wetbacks”

 

C-D Dr. Michael Lind on “defeating the useless rich” – based on 3-part series in Salon on the unproductive new rentier class and how they hurt the economy

Direct download: TAN_3-30_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:15pm EST

Hour 1

A Pres. Obama's trip to Middle East
B Budget battles update - Charlie Mitchell
C Ammo clip ban on life support - Cliff Schecter
D Right wing Iraq War nuts go unpunished - Cliff Schecter / Marans on recent business-labor dispute over guest workers
Direct download: Hour_1_TAN_3-23_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:44am EST

Hour 2
A-B Ali Gharib reports from Ramallah on Obama visit to Israel, and Palestinian protest movement
C-D Michael Cohen, The Guardian US, on Israel/Palestine / Syria situation
Direct download: TAN_3-22_Hour_2_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:43am EST

Hour 3
A Dr. Digipol: Exclusive interview with Andre Oboler, Monash U. prof, and author new social media report
B-C Activist of the Week: Valerie Plame Wilson, former CIA agent and advocate for a world without nuclear weapons 
D How It Should Be: Sen. Sherrod Brown's Bill Ending Too-Big-To-Fail Banks
Direct download: TAN_3-22_Hour_3_A.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 9:41am EST

A Dr. Digipol
B Activist of the Week: Scott Prout, shooter of the 47 percent video (in-person or not)
C Nicole Sotelo, Director of Communications - A Call to Action
D How It Should Be - 10th anniversary of Iraq War
Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:05am EST

A Brown-Vitter bill to end Too-Big-to-Fail banks 
B CPAC's greatest hits (Possibly CPAC speaker, Dallas Fed Prez Richard Fisher on his conservative plan to end too-big-to-fail banks)
C-D Sugary drinks ban debate: Maya Rockeymoore v. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Managing Editor of Reason
Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EST

6:00 Pope Francis ad Argentina's Dirty War
A New Pope/Ryan Budget and Senate Dems' budget
B Charlie Mitchell on dueling budgets and sequestration
C Dave Zirin on March Madness (unconfirmed, but I'm working on it--suspect will be okay)
D Cliff Schecter on Illinois Little League raffling AR-15.  Plus, Senate Dems now nervous about Ashley Judd candidacy possibly wasting opportunity against Mitch McConnell.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EST

First six:  Lion attacks

A  Alan Rosenblatt, social media, with Zach Green

B  Activist of the Week

J-1 visa guest workers who went on strike against McDonald's this week in Central PA. They paid $3,000 to come to US to work, were paying $2,000 a month to sleep all together in boss's basement--net neutral or negative pay in other words--were provided no transportation so had to walk on highway to work, were working 15 hours a day, and we're evicted once they went on strike.

C  Climate Change

D  How it should be:  Huge Chavez w/ Kymone Freeman

Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

1st 6: O'Reilly flips out on Colmes

A What Rand Paul missed: non-Americans taken out by drones - guest Alli McCracken of Code Pink / Chavez discussion

B HSBC Elizabeth Warren: How many billions do you have to launder before government prosecutes you?  HSBC Elizabeth Warren: How many billions do you have to launder before government prosecutes you?  

C Rebutting attack on Keystone protester James Hansen in NYT/Ice caps melting accelerates.  Guest:  Brad Johnson

D Detroit to get city manager... or not?

Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:13pm EST

First six:  North Korea threatens nuclear attack

A:  Rand Paul/drones roundup

B:  Charlie Mitchell on Obama/GOP/sequester latest

C:  Why Americans feel like they are getting poorer even as Dow Surges.

D:  Cliff Schecter on gun votes in Senate committee, strategy for floor votes.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10pm EST

First 6: Chinese hackers attack
A Dr. Digipol on @UniteBlue/@ConnecttheLeft controversy
B Activist of the Week - Jotaka Eaddy, Senior Director for Voting Rights, NAACP
C-D Rep. Alan Grayson on sequester; Stopping Social Security cuts
Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:29pm EST

First 6: Winning reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act
A Shaunna Thomas on sexism at the Oscars/Christine Quinn holding up NYC paid sick leave
B Shaunna Thomas on OFA taking $500,000 for access/Jay Carney squirming at press conference
C CREDO petition: MSNBC should disclose Rendell's conflicts of interest 
D Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics on CPAC, future of conservatives 
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:23pm EST

First 6: Ikea horse meat  
A Sequester latest
B Shane-O on Supreme Court oral arguments over Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act 
C Assault weapons hearings/gun control latest 
D Cliff on Keith Ellison's appearance on Fox News / Right-wing flipout over Michelle Obama at Oscars
Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-02.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

First 6: Alec Baldwin’s alleged racism

A Marans solo rant on Social Security cuts

B Michael Brooks on aircraft carrier-based drones

C Activist of the Week: Ashley Ilenfeld, animal rights activist, rescuer, Playboy model, actress and broadcaster

D Ashley continued 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:48pm EST

First 6: $50 million diamonds stolen from Brussels airport

A Charlie Mitchell – immigration, guns legislative prospects

B Dan Friedman, NY Daily News on breaking Hagel “Friends of Hamas” story

C Arab Spring update - Rose Foran, freelance journalist in Gafsa, Tunisia

D Trump threatens #DumpTrump with lawsuit, backs down quickly

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:46pm EST

First 6: Oscar Pistorius, blade runner, accused of murdering girlfriend

A Marans solo – Sequester impasse / Simpson-Bowles plan

B Lisa Graves, Exec. Dir. of Center for Media and Democracy – Fix the Debt exposé in The Nation

C Bipartisan immigration reform developments / Latest in gun control

D Cliff Schecter: McCain’s town hall appearances – the “real McCain”? / Support for NRA sinks Dems in IL-2 special race

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:44pm EST

First six: UFO spotted over Massachussetts. Air Force can't explain.
A Social Media w/ Alan Rosenblatt: Chris Mascaro on studying Twitter for political trends
B Activist of the Week: Jamie Henn, climate change activist w/ 350.org
C Shuster solo commentary on Obama/Hadiya Pendleton
D Marans: How it should be - Cutting defense, not veterans benefits. Shuster on the history, meaning of the State of the Union address
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:49pm EST

First Six: "House of Cards" - Realistic portrayal of DC power politics
A  Charlie Mitchell on minimum wage increase, prospects of a spending/revenue Grand Bargain
B  Aaron Swartz's legacy: Ben Wikler, host of Flaming Sword of Justice
C  Ben Wikler on online activism, freedom of information
D  Pope Benedict resigns: "Bob Dole of the Catholic Church"
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EST

First Six: Former Rep Joe Walsh (R-IL) claims "unemployment" excuse for not paying child support. 
A Shuster/Marans State of the Union on taxes, Social Security/Medicare
B Shuster/Marans State of the Union on climate change. 
C Rubio's State of the Union response and the water bottle sip heard 'round the world
D Cliff Schecter on gun laws and Ted Nugent as guest of Rep. Steve Stockman at State of the Union
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Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm EST

First 6:00  Beyonce redeems herself
A  Alan Rosenblatt social media
B  Activist of the Week, Ceasefire Chicago
C  Ashley Judd v. Mitch McConnell?
D  How it should be
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EST

First 6:00  G.W. Bush Paintings

A Charlie Mitchell on immigration latest and gun check update.  

B  Tim Karr
C  Tim Karr/Free press on FCC considering high speed wifi
D  Derek Khanna Atlantic reporter
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Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EST

First 6:00  North Korea uses "We are the World" in fantasy video of NYC incinerated
A  GOP and Obama on sequester 
B  Hayes Brown/Think Progress on Obama/drones
C  GOP/Rove fight

D  Cliff Schecter on Fox News whopper re solar power.  And, FNC firing Sarah Palin and Dick Morris.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EST

6:00 Obama releases skeet shoot photo to quiet right wing doubts

A) Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Combining Twitter with Pinterest

B) Activist of the Week: Michelle KInsey Bruns, hero for women's rights, who told anti-abortion high school students on Amtrak about her abortion

C) The slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, an Obama inauguration performer, and takign action to stop violence by ending poverty and ignorance -- with Kymone Freeman

D) How It Should Be: How people-powered activism should beat corporate-funded austerity in 2013

Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EST

6:00 Tom Tancredo welches on promise to smoke pot after losing bet

A) Jake Meth, US journalist in Cairo, describes violence in Egypt

B) Ali Gharib of Open Zion on Chuck Hagel's "trainwreck" hearing

C) Ali Gharib on Zero Dark Thirty--and other films about US torture and war policies

D) Ed Koch's legacy

Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EST

Hour 1

6:00 Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, wing-eating champion, busted for selling cocaine + new USDA school vending machine regulation 

A) Obama advances bipartisan immigration reform and Rush Limbaugh admits his goal is to influence politics

B) John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing is rocky.

C) Climate weirding: Why even cold winters can result from climate change and how Rupert Murdoch got it wrong

D) Sally Kohn on Republican retreat in budget wars--and what Democrats should do next

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EST

Hour 3
First six minutes: Mafia jumps into green energy 
A Alan Rosenblatt - Social Media: Beyonce, Fix the Senate, and Democrats take down site attacking Mark Zuckerberg 
B Activist of the Week, Jorge Parra, on hunger strike to protest GM abuses in Colombia
C David Toscano, Democratic Leader in Virginia House of Delegates re GOP electoral vote-splitting scheme
D How it should be: How Democrats should admit we aren't spending too much
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Category:Politics -- posted at: 5:50pm EST

Hour 2
First six: Michelle Obama's outfit for inauguration parade
A Bill Scher - liberal oasis TV assault, weapons ban doesn't matter, more important to get other things
B Bill Scher tba (Israeli elections and what it means for USA.)
C Conservative media, Bill O'Reilly ratchets up the fear by lying about economy.
D Brian Fisher, christian radio host on emotions at Clinton/Kerry hearings. GOP media says they were "crocodile tears."
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EST

Hour 1
First six: Obama/DC statehood
A Shuster /'Marans on inauguration speech policies
B Shuster/Marans should national anthem ever ben lip synched? Bottom line, it made Kelly Clarkson even more impressive.
C Charlie Mitchell on Keystone pipeline and violence against women act.
D Cliff Schechter on GOP approach to Benghazi/Hillary and their claims she "staged" her tears and anger.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EST

First 6:00  DC Statehood latest.  Rand Paul inadervertently makes the case.
A. John Feehery on "Hastert rule" possibly holding up gun control in the House. Feehery says dump the rule.
B. David Dayen: Good filibuster reform v. Bad filibuster reform
C. David Frum: Discussion of SAM - Smart Approach to Marijuana
D. Frum: Inauguration; Guns debate; Future of GOP
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm EST

First 6:00 Strom Thurmond had a girlfriend on death row. 
A. Shuster?Marans on Obama standing firm, ruling out mint the coin.
B. Shuster/Marans on Obama being bold on gun control. 
C. Beat the Press with Stephanie Miller.  GOP media/talk radio goes nuts over Obama use of executive orders. 
D. Cliff Schechter on Rush Limbaugh claiming dems engaged in criminal conspiracy to take away guns.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

1. David Frum forms "Smart Approach to Marijuana" to discourage its use. Description of his argument/invitation to discuss it on the show 
2. Alan Rosenblatt on social media - Inside Anonymous' strategy of denials of service
3. Activist of the Week: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton - DC's Congresswoman
4. Brad Johnson, Forecast the Facts, on hottest year ever + American Meteorological Society 
5. How It Should Be: How Geithner's legacy should be viewed and what we should do on housing policy
Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EST

1. Petition latest: Prosecute Dianne Feinstein gets 27,000 signatures. White House responds to Piers Morgan deportation drive.
2. Colin Goddard, of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and survivor of Virginia Tech shooting, on Biden gun safety commission recommendations
3. Members of Congress spend over half their day raising money
4-5. Social Security debate rematch: Spandan Chakrabarti, publisher of The People's View v. Daniel Marans, Executive Producer of #TAN
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EST

1. White House responds to Death Star petition and would Newt Gingrich be Captain of the Death Star
2. Shuster solo - week in news, politics
3. Dave Zirin - Latest, forthcoming book, end of NHL lockout, creepy sports anchors 
4. Alex Jones and conservative media compares Obama/guns to Hitler and Stalin. Plus, Joe/Mika on MSNBC 
5. Cliff Schecter on right-wing gun craziness - Exhibit A: Alex Jones' Piers Morgan freakout 
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EST

1-5 Hour 3: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 3

1. DC gun laws/latest on David Gregory

2. Rosenblatt social media

3. Activist of the Week: Erin Matson, independent women's rights leader and former Vice President for Action at NOW 

4. The implications of impending nomination of Chuck Hagel as Sec. Def - Ali Gharib, Senior Editor, Open Zion

5. How It Should Be: Economic justice should be as trendy as social liberties

 

Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

1-5 Hour 2: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 2

1. Susie Cagle, writer & illustrator at Grist.org, enviro news/blog, on the environmental impact of the pot growing industry 

2. Charlie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Take Action News: Fiscal cliff reaction / Coming debt ceiling-sequester showdown

3. Charlie Mitchell: House Sandy recovery package/Christie's freakout presser / Violence Against Women Act; Joe Biden as negotiator in chief. 

4. Kevin Madden, former Romney spokesman, on GOP in disarray, Boehner leadership, immediate GOP future

5. Platinum coin for $1T to lift debt ceiling? Joe Weisenthal, Deputy Editor, Business Insider on movement to #MintTheCoin

Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:20pm EST

1-5 Hour 1: Take Action News with David Shuster

Hour 1

1. White House petition update - Give Biden a reality TV show and more...

2. Fiscal cliff deal/what's in it... what's not. Shuster/Marans

3. Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Institute - Obama says "no negotiations" over debt ceiling.  Should we believe him?  And what about the corporate giveaways in cliff deal?  

4. Lawmaker lewdness? Boehner tells Reid to go f**k himself; Peter King calls for decency. Charles Showalter discusses.

5.  Cliff Schecter: Ann Coulter/GOP media logic. Plus, debt ceiling negotiations.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-05.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

1. DC sports update wiht Mitch Malasky

2. EXCLUSIVE: @DEBBYGIRL1 of Anonymous gives us a look inside the war on Westboro Baptist Church

3. ALan Rosenblatt explains the social media firepower behind Anonymous righteous war on WBC

4. Activist of the Week: Zaid Jilani, Progressive Change Campaign Committee

5. How It Should Be: How we should expand Social Security and Medicare

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

1. The Deported? What to make of the Piers Morgan petition and other weird White House petitions

2. Daniel Newhauser, Roll Call: GOP angling to blame Dems for fiscal cliff dive

3. "It's the end of the world as we know it": Ice caps melting faster than we think

4. Chained CPI benefit cut or not? Okay or not? Daniel Marans v. Spandan Chakrabarti, The People's View 

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_2.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:58pm EST

1. DC Statehood 

2. SHuster politics and fiscal cliff round-up

3. NRA and Wayne LaPierre: Evil genius or just evil?

4. Shuster: David Gregory should apologize for using illegal ammo clip on Meet the Press

5. Cliff Schecter on Dick Armey, The National Review, and right-wing hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Hour 2
First 6:00 Marans on the remedies he used to beat his cold
1  John Yarmouth (D-KY) on changing his mind about gun control 
2  Shuster on Bill O'Reilly spending more time on War on Xmas than actual wars.
3  Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters on "Rush Limbaugh, Misinformer of the Year"
4. Ari Rabin-Havt and Shuster 
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 3
First 6:00 Preview of special DC Sports Beat with Mitch Malasky on Jews in sports
1  Social Meda with Alan Rosenblatt - Anonymous declaring war on Westboro Baptist Church
2  Activist of the Week: Erik Loomis, who got death threats for tweeting that he wanted Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick
3  Shuster leads discussion of DC statehood bill introduced by Lieberman
4  Daniel Marans "How It Should Be" - How Obama should nominate top cabinet posts
Direct download: hour3_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 1
First 6:00  Shuster/Marans/Malasky on Mayan armageddon
1  Shuster on guns latest with reaction from Marans/Malasky 
2  Shuster/Marans on fiscal cliff and Obama throwing Social Security into negotiations
3  Shuster/Charles Showalter on Michigan "right to work" legislation
4  Shuster/Cliff Schechter on conservative media, including National Review saying Sandy Hook elementary needed "more men."
Direct download: hour1_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EST

Hour 2
1.  CT massacre latest news
2.  Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Instititute and Salon, on CT school massacre (@matthewstoller)
3.  Daniel Newhauser, Congressional reporter for Roll Call, on potential for gun legislation in Congress (@dnewhauser)
4.  MI State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D, Grand Rapids) on opposing Michigan's right-to-work law (@brandondillon75)
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Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EST

Hour 3
1.  Alan Rosenblatt on social media/CT massacre
2. Activist of the Week: Rebecca Nagle one of creators of "Pink Loves Consent" anti-rape underwear, and head of feminist anti-rape group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (@LoveConsent, @upsettingrapecu)
3. Rainforest Action Network's Robin Averbeck who works on fighting deforestationin Indonesia by limiting demand (@RAN)
4. How It Should Be - Gun Violence and American Exceptionalism
Direct download: p3hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EST

Hour 1
1. Shuster solo - Latest news on CT school massacre
2. Cliff Schecter reaction to CT 
3. Cliff Schecter on details of shooter and the weapons he used
4.  Charles Showalter (@TheUnionEdge), a gun owner, on gun rights after mass shooting in CT
Direct download: p1hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EST

1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Twitter announces Jim DeMint's departure, and the secret to Obama Administration's socia media success
2. Activist of the Week: Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager of Forecast the Facts, a new climate change action group 
3. Misinformation on the right: Why do Republicans think ACORN won the election for Obama? Why did GOP senators vote down UN disability rights treaty?
4. Marans's How it Should Be (part 2 in pre-Inauguration series): How pot should be legal in all 50 states
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EST

1. Kevin Roose of New York Magazine on how Fix the Debt became a CEO/Wall St. kaffeklatsche of influence peddling
2. Charlie Mitchell on Filibuster reform
3. President Obama's challenges on foreign policy: Susan Rice, Syria, and Palestinian state recognition at UN. (Shuster, Marans, and Mitch Malasky)
4. Aziz Abu Sarah, Palestinian peace activist and author, on hope for a 2-state solution despite recent events
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EST

1. Shuster political roundup including latest Obama v. Boehner
2. The real fiscal cliff: Corporate profits continue to hit record high, wages hit record low. (Shuster + Marans)
3. Dave Zirin, Sports Editor at The Nation, on Chiefs' linebacker Jovan Belcher's murder-suicide, the NFL handling of it, and 
4. Cliff Schecter on Bob Costas stance against gun culture, and Fox News' sadly predictable smear campaign against him
Direct download: TAN_12.5_Hour_1.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:14pm EST