The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

In the final hour of the show, Richard speaks with Eric Garcia from CQ/Roll Call about the forecast for Senate races on November 8, and Philadelphia Daily News' Will Bunch asking why Chris Christie hasn't been impeached yet. 

Direct download: TZH_10_29_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:30pm EST

In hour 2 of the show, Richard speaks with Matt Stoller, Senior Policy Advisor and Budget Analyst at Senate Budget Committee, about his new article at The Atlantic, and Allyson Fredericksen, Deputy Director of Research at People's Action Institute, about their new report on how low wages and student debt keep prosperity out of reach. 

Direct download: TZH_10_29_16_H2_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:30am EST

Hour 1 of the show features the Breaking the News recap as well as an interview with Media Matters' Eric Boehlert on how Donald Trump manipulated the press' coverage of his campaign of lies.

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 Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, responds to Donald Trump's claims that he may not accept the outcome of the election.

Alex Zaitchik, author of "The Gilded Rage: A Wild Ride Through Donald Trump's America", on how he thinks Trump's supporters will respond if their standard bearer loses the election.

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Ryan Grim, Washing bureau chief for the Huffington Post, on his recent profile of FOX News host Shepard Smith

Michael Hiltzik of the LA Times on why JP Morgan's CEO, Jamie Dimon, still has his job. 

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, on the third Presidential debate and next year's minuscule Social Security cost of living increase. 

Direct download: TZH_10-22-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Tahir Amin, cofounder and director of the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge (I-MAK), a US-based nonprofit group of scientists and lawyers working globally to change the patent system and get people lifesaving medicines.

John B. Judis on his new book, The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Sarah Jaffe on her new book, Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Maya Schenwar on her new book, "Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn't Work and How We Can Do Better."

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EST

Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) on the letter he and several colleagues recently wrote to President Obama, urging him to take executive action to lower drug prices. 

 

Direct download: TZH_10-15-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled some of the best content from recent weeks:

"Dee," a prisoner in the Carolina area, speaks out about the prison worker strike going on right now and what the oppressed workers are demanding.

And Garry South, the "Carville of California," tells us about Yes on Prop 61, a ballot measure in California to help stem the tide of rising drug costs. 

 

Direct download: TZH_10-08-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST