The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Cathy Garcia was born and raised in the Los Angeles suburbs to Mexican immigrant parents, documented and undocumented. Cathy is currently the co-chair of the Santa Fe chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, and a second-year law student at UNM School of Law. She co-chairs the National Lawyers Guild student chapter and expects to graduate in 2020.

Jarrid Green is a Senior Research Associate at The Democracy Collaborative, a national research institute dedicated to developing new strategies for a more democratic economy.


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Sr. Quincy Howard is a Government Relations Specialist at NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.

David Dayen is a fellow for In These Times and a contributor to The Intercept. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016. The book was the winner of the Studs and Ida Terkel Prize.

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Matt Bruenig is the founder of People's Policy Project. 

Wendell Potter is Founder of the investigative reporting group, “Tarbell” Wendell is an author, former corporate public relations executive and journalist. His books include, “Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans ; Obamacare: What’s In It for Me/What Everyone Needs to Know about the Affordable Care Act (an ebook); and Nation on the Take: How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It”


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Dr. Joseph Sakran is an assistant professor of surgery, director of emergency general surgery, and associate Chief of the Division of Acute Care Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. His past experience is in resource-poor settings, working with underprivileged and minority high school students, and has a public health background that has provided him with the skill-set needed to take on the challenges of improving care among vulnerable populations both domestically and abroad. As a survivor of gun violence, Joe spends a significant portion of his time as a clinician, researcher, and advocate with a primary goal of reducing firearm death and disability in America. To this end, he recently founded the organization Docs Demand Action (@docsdemand), a platform to help unite healthcare providers and provide a strong voice in ending gun violence.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute Revisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings”

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Dr. Esther Choo, MD MPH is an emergency medicine physician and Associate Professor at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. Her research focuses on opioid and cannabis policies, health and workforce disparities, violence, and injury. She is co-founder and CMO of Equity Quotient, which uses concrete metrics to track gender equity within organizations. She is a past president of the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, Senior Advisor to, and President of the nonprofit Gender Equity Research Foundation. She is a national speaker on gender bias in health care and physician advocacy, and a regular contributor to SELF magazine and NBC THINK on topics related to racism and sexism

Kymone Freeman is the Co-founder of We Act Radio & Producer of #NiteMJDied

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

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Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. A 25-year veteran of congressional trade battles starting with the 1990s fight over NAFTA, she was named to the “Politico’s 50” list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2016 for her leadership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate. Wallach is an internationally recognized expert on trade with experience advocating in Congress and foreign parliaments, trade negotiations, courts, government agencies, the media and in the streets. 

Shaunna Thomas is co-founder and Executive Director of UltraViolet.

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director for Win Without War, a diverse coalition of 40 member organizations formed in opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the underlying national security strategy that created them.

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. She Is author of the new book “The Truth About Social Security: The Founders’ Words Refute REvisionist History, Zombie Lies and Common Misunderstandings

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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. A former staff writer at International Business Times, his work has also appeared in outlets like The Atlantic, The Nation and Jacobin, among others.

Danny Goldberg, President of Gold Village Entertainment, has worked in the music business as a personal manager, record company President, public relations man and journalist since the late 1960s. He is author of “In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 And The Hippie Idea”


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Joe Dinkin, National Campaigns Director for Working Families Party

Deb Haaland, candidate for New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District

Faith Winter, candidate for CO’s State Senate and National Training Director for VoteRunLead

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Jeff Bryant, Director of the Education Opportunity Network

Rebecca Diamond, a 2nd grade teacher, discusses the West Virginia teachers’ strike

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Jim Dean, chair of Democracy for America 

MarkAlain Dery, Director of T-Cell Clinic at Tulane University & Founder, WHIV 102.3

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