The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Dean Baker is an American macroeconomist and co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research

Jamie Tyberg is a member of NYC-DSA and serves on its climate justice working group's steering committee. She works for New York Communities for Change, a grassroots community organization most notable for helping found the nationwide Fight for 15 movement. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and is currently on a building-wide rent strike.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EST

Matt Thorn is the Executive Director of Outserve-SLDN, an organization which represents the U.S. LGBT military community worldwide. Its mission is to: educate the community, provide legal services, advocate for authentic transgender service, provide developmental opportunities, support members and local chapters, communicate effectively, and work towards equality for all.

Joan C. Williams is a scholar of social inequality. She currently serves as the Founding Director at the Center for WorkLife Law. and is a Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Her new books is White Working Class: Overcoming Class Consciousness in America

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RJ and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and Bryce Covert, free lance writer and contributor to the New Republic, joins us to discuss the Democrats' new slogan.

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RJ explores the Democrats' new slogan, and Jon "Bowzer" Bauman of Sha Na Na joins us to discuss the Hands off Medicare and Medicaid tour.

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Lucy McBath is the mother of Jordan Davis who was shot at age 17 by a white man in a gas station who got bothered by Davis and his friends playing loud music. McBath organizers and gives speeches around gun violence.

Harry Stein is the Director of Fiscal Policy at the Center for American Progress. Prior to joining the Center, he worked as a legislative assistant to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI)

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Timothy Faust is the Chapo Trap House health care correspondent and is pursuing a MPA in health policy and finance at NYU's Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

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Jesse Eisinger is an American journalist and author. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2011, he currently works as a senior reporter for ProPublica. He recently released a new book, titled “The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives”

Brian Knappenberger is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, known for The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists, and his work on Bloomberg Game Changers. He recently directed a documentary, titled “Nobody Speak: Hulk Hogan, Gawker and Trials of a Free Press”

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John Nichols, Washington correspondent for The Nation, joins us to discuss gerrymandering, and RJ and Brad Herring break down the news of the week.

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Daniel Marans is a general assignment reporter at The Huffington Post with a focus on politics and economic policy.

Edina Lekovic is a consultant for the Muslim Public Affairs Council.

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Michael Lighty is the Director of Public Policy for National Nurses United, where he has worked since its founding in 2009, and for the California Nurses Association since 1994.

Kathleen Frydl is a historian and the author of "The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973".

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