The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Max Blumenthal is a prolific author, journalist, and editor of The Grayzone Project.

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Alison Rose Levy is a journalist who has been in the major media for over twenty years. For two decades, she has covered the wide range of areas that affect health, such as food, the environment, health care, health science and research, activism, media and marketing of health, treatments, public policy, regulation, and legislation, and the health, drug, food, agricultural, and energy industries. 


Sean McElwee is a researcher and writer based in New York City, and co-Founder of Data for Progress.

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Roy Scranton is the author of I ♥ Oklahoma! (Soho Press, 2019), Total Mobilization: World War II and American Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2019), We’re Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018), War Porn (Soho Press, 2016), and Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization (City Lights, 2015). He has written for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Nation, the New Republic, The Baffler, Yale Review, Boston Review, and elsewhere, and he co-edited What Future: The Year’s Best Ideas to Reclaim, Reanimate & Reinvent Our Future (Unnamed Press, 2017) and Fire and Forget: Short Stories from the Long War (Da Capo, 2013).

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director of Win Without War. Stephen is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. He previously worked for the global campaigning organization Avaaz, as well as on multiple federal, state, and local electoral campaigns, and as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Tulane University with academic expertise in humanitarian interventions and Middle Eastern politics.


Steve Knievel is an advocate for Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, focusing on expanding affordable access to medicines. Steve is an expert in policy matters affecting drug pricing and access to medicines in the United States. He brings to Public Citizen his knowledge and experience in domestic and international campaign work, including thorough policy analysis, lobbying, communications and coalition building. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Gavin Bade is a reporter on the Pro Energy team covering the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, electricity markets and state policy.
He was previously senior reporter and editor at Utility Dive, an energy trade publication. Gavin is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he edited the campus alt-weekly, the Voice.

Cathy Kunkel is an energy policy expert and public advocate and Democratic candidate in West Virginia’s 2nd Congressional district.
Among her other work, she has analyzed the economic and financial impact of natural gas drilling and pipelines in the region, researched absentee land ownership in West Virginia, and fought electric utility corporate bailouts. Her research has been cited by the Washington Post, NBC News, the Associated Press, The Hill, SNL Financial, The Intercept, and by members of Congress.


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Anat Shenker-Osorio is the author of the acclaimed book Don’t Buy It: The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy. She founded her own firm, ASO Communications, to provide guidance and insights on what to say and how to say it to get effective policy solutions made into life changing laws. As a strategic communications consultant to a host of progressive causes, she has conducted studies on how people reason about policy issues like clean energy, education, economic justice, immigrants and women’s rights. Using both qualitative and quantitative approaches, Anat partners with leading pollsters such as Lake Research Partners, Anzalone Liszt Grove Research, and GQRR to test responses to different policy prescriptions and narratives.

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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


Hannah Gais is a freelance writer based on the East Coast.

She recently completed a graduate program (MTS, class of 2019) at Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on the intersection of nationalism, extremism, and Russian Orthodox identity in a post-Soviet context. she was also a graduate student associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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David Karpf is an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. His work focuses on strategic communication practices of political associations in America, with a particular interest in Internet-related strategies.

Dr. Karpf is the award-winning author of The MoveOn Effect: The Unexpected Transformation of American Political Advocacy (2012, Oxford University Press) and Analytic Activism: Digital Listening and the New Political Strategy (2016, Oxford University Press).

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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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NATHAN J. ROBINSON is a leading voice of millennial left politics. He is the editor of Current Affairs, a print magazine of political and cultural analysis. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Nation, and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University, where his work focuses on the U.S. criminal justice system.

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Bob Kincaid is a Progressive Broadcaster in the Head-On Radio Network ( and activist with Coal River Mountain Watch ( He’s a co-founder if CRMW’s Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Campaign, which originated the bill of the same name. As a broadcaster, Bob has devoted more time to informing people about the scourge of Mountaintop Removal’s impact in Appalachia than any other broadcaster on the planet.


Yeva Nersisyan is a Research Scholar at the Global Institute for Sustainable Prosperity and an Associate Professor of economics at Franklin and Marshall College. She is a macroeconomist working in the Post Keynesian and Institutionalist traditions. Her research interests include monetary theory, financial instability and regulation and macroeconomic policy. Yeva has published a number of papers on the topics of shadow banking, fiscal policy, government deficits and debt, financial fragility and instability, financial reform and retirement policy. She teaches Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Women in the Economy, Macroeconomic Stability and other courses at Franklin and Marshall College.

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Maj. Danny Sjursen, a Truthdig regular contributor, is a retired U.S. Army officer 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, "Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge." He lives in Lawrence, Kan. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and check out his new podcast "Fortress on a Hill," co-hosted with fellow vet Chris "Henri" Henrikson.

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