The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow
10-27 1st Hour: Take Action News with David Shuster
Hour 1
1. Shuster on 3rd & Final Presidential Debate/2012 Race
2. Shuster on IN Senate candidate Richard Mourdock
3. Irin Carmon, staff writer for Salon, on Mourdock & the Right's plans to dismantle Roe v. Wade
4. Cliff Schecter on election 2012
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_1_Revised.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell on the fight to control both houses of Congress in 2012 & the push to avoid a "fiscal cliff"
2. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D, IL-9) on why Obama will win and Simpson-Bowles is a sham
3. Shuster rant on subjects not covered during the debate: Buying American; racism; & climate change
4. Desi Doyen, The Green News Report on debate silence on Climate change
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_2_01.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

Hour 3
1. Alan Rosenblatt - Sen. Chuck Grassley's deer & Tweetreach
2. Activist of the Week: Phyllis Cleveland, Cleveland city councilwoman for Ward 5, who led fight to get Clear Channel to remove & replace voter suppression billboards
3. Craig Ungar, author "Boss Rove" -- how Karl Rove is running the show behind the scenes & how it could affect election outcome
4. How Do I Do That: How to Talk to GOP relatives
Direct download: TAN_10.27_Hour_3.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 4:21pm EDT

Hour 3
1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Why did Romney's binders take off on social media after last week's presidential debates? What are ways people can use social media to protect voting rights on election day?
2. Activist of the Week: Maya Rockeymoore, chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, and host of We Act Radio's Pivot Point 
3. IL warehouse worker
4. How Do I Do That: Protips on how to avoid some of the worst pitfalls associated with moving into a new house or apartment.
Direct download: 3hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell, editor-in-chief of Take Action News, provides an update on tough House election races
2. Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress in IL-17 where #Sensata workers fight for their jobs
*Special Report on Political Pressure in the Workplace*
3. Alec MacGillis, Senior Editor of The New Republic on pressure to donate to Repubicans at Murray Energy, the coutry's largest privately held coal company
4. Mark Ames, Senior Editor at Not Safe for Work Corporation, expert in Russia policy, and author of "Going Postal," on why employer political coercion resembles tactics used by Putin in Russia that has been written up by human rights organizations.
Direct download: 2hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 1
1.  Shuster presidential debate roundup
2.  Shuster 2012 election recap: Funny moments from Al Smith dinner, and will Obama's "Romnesia" line of attack stick to Romney?
3. Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief, RH (reproductive health) Reality Check on women's health & reproductive rights in the 2012 presidential election.
4. Cliff on Tagg Romney wanting to "punch Obama."  Funny, I thought the Romneey way was to pin you down and cut your hair?
Direct download: 1hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

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Direct download: TANfullshow_10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT

Hour 1

1. Shuster - Presidential Debate recap

2. Shuster & Daniel Marans - President Obama's Social Security line that rankled Democrats

3-4. To vote for Obama or not? Progressive v. Progressive. Matt Stoller, fellow at the Roosevelt Institute argues against voting for Obama, on grounds that drone strikes are murderous and the President is not interested in fighting for the middle class. Ken Sofer, research assistant in National Security and International Policy team at the Center for American Progress, believes the PResident has done well considering his political opposition, and is less skeptical of drone strikes.

Hour 2

1. Charlie Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Take Action News, tells us his thoughts on the Presidential debate and what is new in Congress.

2. Charlie Mitchell on how a Romney Administration might handle the "fiscal cliff" and debt negotiations at year's end, if elected.

3. Shuster and Marans discuss more of the week's news: Paul Ryan calling 30% of Americans dependent because they want to be; and how President Obama's Social Security remarks reveal a willingness to strike a Grand Bargain that may anger progressives.

4. Nicole Belle of Crooks & Liars makes the case that Gov. Jerry Brown of California should not have vetoed the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.

Hour 3

1. Alan Rosenblatt on social media, with guest Phil Wolgin of Center for American Progress's Immigration Policy Team, on how CAP publicized a new study of economic benefits of the dream act, using the first ever Twitter press release.

2. Activist of the Week - Nick Nyhart, President and CEO of Public Campaign, on fighting for transparency in the Presidential debate rules and getting money out of politics.

3. Mimi Marziani, Counsel in the Brenn Center for Justice's Democracy Program, explains the significance of the Pennsylvania court ruling against the state's law requiring a photo ID to vote. 4. How Do I Do That - Marans explains how to donate your old bike to a third-world country.

Direct download: fullshowtan_10-5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:33pm EDT