The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Best of, featuring: Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
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Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

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Best of show, featuring: Amy Julia Harris, a reporter for Reveal, covering religion and its intersection with public life. She has also written enterprise stories for The Seattle Times, Half Moon Bay Review, and Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine.

And, Shoshana Walter, a reporter for Reveal, covering human trafficking and public safety. Her investigation on America's armed security guard industry won the 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting and also was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

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Best of show featuring Cara Liebowitz: an activist with DC Metro ADAPT, which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today, and Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living.

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Luke Vargas, Chief Foreign Correspondent & U.N. bureau chief for Talk Media News, joins Alex to discuss Trump's trip to Asia.

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press talks with Alex about how the FCC is paving the way for a right-wing takeover of local media. 

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ - talking about Big Pharma's big lie about drug costs with John H. Powers, MD FACP FIDSA, Professor of Clinical Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & University of Maryland School of Medicine

Also, Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director for Social Security Works is in talking about the next steps for Trump's Tax Scam, and how we can still stop it. 

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Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, is in for RJ.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman joins Alex to discuss the Trump tax scam - who it will hurt and how we can stop it.

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Helaine Olen is a contributor to the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry."

Dave Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump' out now from Verso Books.

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Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist at the LA Times, and author of "Big Science, Colossus, The New Deal, and Dealers of Lightning."

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

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Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate in the combined program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media at Yale University. Author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.

Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and the author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon, 2015) and Veil (Bloomsbury, 2017)"

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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio.

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. Nichols is the author of "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America"

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Alex V. Hernandez is an assistant editor at In These Times. Carly Minet is a journalist and editor at CPIPR. Her work has appeared on Channel 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Univision and Noticel. This is an ongoing, joint investigation between In These Times magazine and Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

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