The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (general)

Joshua Smith, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Institute

Andrew Slack, Executive Director & Co-Founder, Harry Potter Alliance

 Cole Stangler, Staff Writer, In These Times

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3:15 Oren Bass, Co-Founder, Pave

3:30 Michael Hiltzik, Author & Collumnist

3:45 Jonathan Voss, Senior Analyst, Lake Research Partners

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2:15 Jamie Henn, Co-Founder & Communications & East Asia Director,

2:30 Ira Chernus, Journalist/Author & Professor, Religious Studies, Univ of Colorado (Boulder)

2:45 Jeremiah Goulka, Writer, TomDispatch & Fellow, British American Project

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1:15 Dr. Richard Scheffler, Distinguished Professor, Health Economics & Public Policy, Cal Berkeley & Author, The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today's Push for Performance 

 Brian Earp, Research Fellow, Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics 

 Susan Schneider, 
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, UConn & Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies (2013-2014)

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3:00-3:06 Hannah Nguyen, Chapter Leader, Students For Public Education Los Angeles

 Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In The Public Interest

3:34-3:44 Prof Miles Kimball, Professor of Economics, Univ of Michigan

3:48-3:58:40 Annie Leonard, Filmmaker, Activist & Director, The Story Of Stuff Project

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2:00-2:06 Tal Zlotnitsky, Chairman & Co-CEO, iControl Universal Collaboration Solutions & Member/Activist, Smart Capitalists for American Prosperity

2:18-2:29:40 Nancy Altman, Co-Director, Social Security Works

2:34-2:44 Erin McElroy, Activist, Heart of the City (San Francisco)

Hannah Nguyen, Chapter Leader, Students For Public Education Los Angeles

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1:18-1:29:40 Prof. Nicolai Petro, 2013-14 U.S. Fulbright Research Scholar in Ukraine, Professor of Political Science, UofRI

 Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center For Economic & Policy Research

1:48-1:58:40 Sam Riddle, Political Director, Michigan Chapter, National Action Network

Direct download: 2-22-14_H1_RAW.mp3
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2:18-2:29:40 Helena Bottemiller Evich, Agriculture Reporter, Politico On Big Food Is The New Big Tobacco

2:34-2:44 Jodi Jacobson, Editor-In-Chief, RH Reality Check On Taranto Controversy/Military Sexual Assault Bills

2:48-2:58:40 Ben Wikler, Host, The Good Fight with Ben Wikler On Movement Story Telling & Building Progressive Media Infrastructure 

Direct download: 2-8-14_H2_RAW.mp3
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3:18-3:29:40 Darren Samuelsohn, Senior Policy Reporter, Politico On The Snowden Era of Journalism

3:34-3:42 Gemma Tarlach, Senior Associate Editor, Discover Magazine On Alien Worlds On Earth

3:46-3:58:40 Ben Schreckinger, Contributing Writer, Salon On Bars Too Loud/Cafes Too Quiet & Our Democracy

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1:18-1:29:40 Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works On Can Kicks Back/Fix The Debt

1:34-1:41 Omeed Firouzi, President, GW College Democrats & Alex Lawson On Social Security Expansion & Intergenerational Organizing 

1:45-1:58:40 Robert Johnson, President, Institute For New Economic Thinking On Janet Yellen & Reforming the Economy

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3:15-3:29:40 Sean McElwee, Contributing Writer, Salon On New Atheisms Big Mistake

3:34-3:44 John Armstrong, Associate Professor, Weber State University On Superhabitable Worlds

3:48-3:58:40 Ryan Clayton, WOLF-PAC On the New Hampshire Rebellion 

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2:15-2:29:40 Dave Johnson, Contributor, Alternet On Expensive To Be Poor

2:34-2:44 Mari-Lynn Evans, CEO/EP, Evening Star Productions On West Virginia

2:48-2:58:40 Amanda Starbuck, Energy & Finance Programs Director, Rainforest Action Network On KXL Backlash/Vigils
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1:15-1:29:40 Patrick Hurby, Contributor, Politico Magazine on NFL Tax Dodging

1:34-1:44 Cole Stangler, Staff Writer, In These Times On TPP/KXL/Labor

1:48-1:58:40 Rich Fiesta, Executive Director, Alliance For Retired Americans' On Chained-CPI 

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Kenneth Vogel, Chief Investigative Reporter, Politico on Koch World 2014

Travis Waldron, Reporter, on The Epic Redskins Battle 

Chris Hamby, Reporter, The Center For Public Integrity on Miners Screwed By JHMC 

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 Josh Levy, Internet Campaign Director, Free Press on Net Neutrality

 Mark Ames, Writer, Pando Daily on The Techtopus

Jeff Larson, Data Editor, ProPublica on Leaky Apps AKA Angry Birds & the NSA

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Robert Borosage, Co-Director, Campaign For America's Future on SOTU 

Dean Baker, Co-Director, Center For Economic And Policy Research on SOTU 

Damon Silvers, Director of Policy & Special Counsel, AFL-CIO on SOTU 

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2:07pmRJ Monologue
2:18pmRoss Eisenbrey, Vice President, Economic Policy Institute
2:34pm: Maya Rockeymoore,  President of Global Policy Solutions
2:49pm: Alex Lawson, ED of Social Security Works
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 Hour 1
1:07pmRJ Monologue
1:18pm   Mara Keisling, ED of National Center for Transgender Equality
1:34pm: Carol Joffe, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis
1:49pm: Farah Diaz-Tello, Staff Attorney,

National Advocates for Pregnant Women

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Hour 1

A. Welcome to the Holiday Special!—Frisch solo 

B. The Salvation Army's Anti-Gay Past—Evan Hurst 

C-D. War on Christmas!—Tina Dupuy

Hour 2

A=B. From the Mouths of Right Wingers: Top 10 Year-End Roundup—Jason Stanford

C. 2014 Electoral Forecast—Matt Wall

D. Festivus Tree & Satanists in Oklahoma—Andy Cobb

Hour 3

A. Year-End Review of Media Hackery—Eric Boehlert 

B. Misinformer of the Year: CBS—Eric Boehlert 

C. Banner Year for Gay Rights—Chris Geidner 

D. What's Next for the LGBT Community? 

Direct download: 12-28-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. "I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare"—Eric Burns
B. Behind Kentucky's high Obamacare enrollment—Jonathan Miller
C. "Obamacare and My Family"—Tina Dupuy 
D. Yes, Obamacare bans bad insurance policies—Igor Volsky 
Hour 2

A. Pro-choice offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue
B. Supreme Court maintains Texas anti-choice law—Jessica Mason Pieklo 
C. #Solidarityisforwhitewomen—Mikki Kendall
D. Inside the Men's Rights Movement—R. Tod Kelly
Hour 3

A. Trans employment discrimination—Ilona Turner
B. Portrayal of trans issues in Manning trial—Sasha Buchert
C. Still a long way to go for ENDA—Heather Cronk
D. Labor Day: Fast food workers strike—John Nichols 
Direct download: 12-07-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. Poor Shaming: Starbuck Edition—Tina Dupuy
B. Doctors and lawyers help dirty coal deny black lung benefits—Chris Hamby
C. ENDA still has a ways to go—Ilona Turner 
D. GOP pivots on Mediacare and Social Security—Cliff Shecter 
Hour 2

A. Sen. Gillibrand's plan to combat military sexual assault—Zoe Carpenter 
B. Egregiously distasteful jokes at Dick Cheney roast—Andy Cobb
C. Trans employment discrimination—Ilona Turner 
D. Fast food workers strike—John Nichols 
Hour 3 

A. Pro-choice offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue 
B. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans (Nov. 15)—Jason Stanford 
C. Gov. Mary Fallin avoids paying marriage benefits to same-sex couples—Chris Geidner 
D. Climate change and Super Typhoon Haiyan—Chris Mooney
Direct download: 11-30-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. "Thanks...Giving: 2013's Hunger Strike Roundup"—Tina Dupuy

B. Gov. Mary Fallin avoids paying National Guard benefits to same-sex couples—Chris Geidner 

C. Why Elizabeth Warren is no threat to Hillary 2016—Mark Blumenthal 

Hour 2

A. Supreme Court maintains Texas's restrictive anti-choice law—Jessica Mason-Pieklo

B. Sen. Gillibrand's plan to combat military sexual assault—Zoe Carpenter 

C. Pro-Choice Offensive: Women's Health Protection Act—Ilyse Hogue 

D. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

Hour 3 

A. Democrats go nuclear on filibuster option—Judith Schaeffer 

B. New lethal injection brings cruel and unusual punishment concerns—Deborah Denno 

C. G+ hashtags integrated into Google searches—Alan Rosenblatt 

D. Cheney family feuds over gay marriage—Cliff Schecter 

Direct download: 11-23-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo  

B. "What if Rand Paul Were A Woman?"—Tina Dupuy

C. How CBS botched the Benghazi story—Eric Boehlert

D. Obamacare enrollment: Going better than you think—Igor Volsky

Hour 2

A. Lone Pine suit: NAFTA's implications for pulbic interest laws—Cole Stangler

B. Lawyers and doctors routinely help dirty coal deny black lung benefits—Chris Hamby

C. ENDA still has a ways to go—Heather Cronk

D. Climate change and Super Typhoon Haiyan—Chris Mooney 

Hour 3

A. From the Mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

B. Egregiously distasteful jokes at Dick Cheney roast—Andy Cobb

C. Is Twitter diplomacy the wave of the future?—Alan Rosenblatt

D. Resolved: Fox News turns everyone into a right winger—Paul Rosenberg

Direct download: 11-16-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. News roundup—Frisch solo
B. This week's column—Tina Dupuy
C. Voting rights challenges and Gray May's Bending Toward Justice—Ari Berman 
D. Men's Rights Movement—Tod Kelly 
Hour 2
A. Youth participation in Virginia Governor's race—Amanda Brown
B. Trayvon Martin's mother testifies in Senate—Rashad Robinson  
C. Some thoughts on Karl's Halloween costume: The Incredible Shrinking GOP—Jason Stanford
D. Yes, Obamacare might force you to cancel your bad insurance policy—Igor Volsky
Hour 3
A. Behind the high Obamacare enrollment in Kentucky—Jonathan Miller  
B. Drone victims testify in front of Congress—Cole Stangler 
C. Theory: Edward Snowden is a CIA plant, working in a Russian tech company—Alan Rosenblatt
D. Youth Services International and the private prison industry—Chris Kirkam 
Direct download: 11-02-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo

B. Column: "Read More Than This Headline"—Tina Dupuy

C. War hawks prepare for Iran negotiations—Ben Armbruster

D. Overheard on the Acela—Tom Matzzie

Hour 2

A. Folks who got fired for social media mistakes—Alan Rosenblatt 

B. The Benghazi Hoax—Ari Rabin-Havt

C-D. "Inside the Fox News lie machine: I fact-checked Sean Hannity on Obamacare"—Eric Stern

Hour 3

A. From the mouths of Texas Republicans—Jason Stanford

B. Report: U.S. drone strikes could be war crimes—Letta Tayler

C. Obama fails to deliver on drone transparency promise—Naureen Shah

D. New Jersey marriage equality victory—Chris Geidner 

Direct download: 10-26-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo

B. A Tea Party civics lesson—Tina Dupuy

C. NY Fed fired examiner who took on Goldman

D. Politically Incoherent & "The Shutdown Crash"—Rocky Mountain Mike 

Hour 2

A. Republicans say the darndest things—Jason Stanford 

B. Wendy Davis gubernatorial campaign—Jason Stanford

C. Judge Bill Pryor's gay porn appearance leaves him vulnerable to coercion—Roger Shuler 

D. Aaron Swartz's SecureDrop—Trevor Timm

Hour 3

A. ACLU v. Clapper—David Greene 

B. "Libertarian Magic Dust": Satirizing right-wing politics—Andy Cobb

C. Pliticians should get with the social media-dominated times—Alan Rosenblatt

D. GOP pivots to Social Security and Medicare—Cliff Schecter 

Direct download: 10-19-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. "The Heritage Foundation: The Group Who Cried Individual Mandate"—Tina Dupuy

B. Women and the shutdown—Jodi Jacobson 

C. U.S. Bishops pushed for shutdown to undermine birth control benefit—Jodi Jacobson 

D. Progressive Congress and the shutdown strategy—Annie Weinberg 

Hour 2

A. "Drunk Dial Congress" and shutdown humor—Arun Chaudhary

B. Fox and the shutdown—Eric Boehlert 

C. SCOTUS and campaign finance—Adam Smith 

D. Impact of the shutdown on DC—Amanda Terkel 

Hour 3

A. DC and the shutdown—Councilmember Tommy Wells 

B. National Coming Out Day—Jamie McGonigal 

C. glitches and procurement—Clay Johnson 

D. Government shutdown—David Corn 

Direct download: 10-12-13_PODCAST.mp3
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Hour 1

A. News Roundup—Frisch solo
B. This Week's Headlines—Tina Dupuy
C. Corporate Action Network's "Drop Dudley" campaign—Brian Young 
D. Accidental acetaminophen overdoses—Jeff Girth 
Hour 2

A. Glenn Beck says he'll camp outside Louie Ghomert's office, & other right-wing quotes—Jason Stanford
B. Quebec legislation to ban religious clothing for public officials—Jacob Remes 
C. Herman Wallace dies after 41 years in solitary confinement—Rania Khalek 
D. Prisoners' rights & solitary confinement—Amy Fettig
Hour 3
A. The #shutdown's negative impact & countermessaging the right wing—Alan Rosenblatt 
B. Capitol Hill shooting & stigmatization of mental health issues—Tara Culp-Ressler 
C. How the shutdown will affect the GOP's electoral prospects—Frisch solo 
D. Marco Rubio blocks black gay judge's nomination on dubious grounds—Sharon Lettman-Hicks 
Direct download: 10-05-13TAN_COMCUT.mp3
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A. News Roundup—Frisch solo
B. This week's headlines—Tina Dupuy
C-D. Fight for 15 in the longterm—Micah Uetricht
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A. The hypocrisy of right wing welfare cuts—Cliff Schecter
B. Violations of students' 4th Amendment rights—Bryce Stucki 
C.-D. Reproductive rights cases to watch—Jessica Mason Pieklo 
Direct download: 09-28-13_H2_RAW.mp3
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A. Twitter during the Kenyan mall attack—Alan Rosenblatt
B. Tom Cruz's Obamacare filibuster—Jason Stanford 
C. Ken Cuccinelli's tax plan disproportionately serves the top 5%—Anna Scholl
D. Rep. Peter King calls for increased scrutiny of Somali immigrants after Kenyan mall attack—Rania Khalek 
Direct download: 09-28-13_H3_RAW.mp3
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A. News Roundup—Frisch solo 
B. The Rise of the Warrior Cop—Radley Balko 
C-D. Column: "Congresspeople Unwilling to Work, shall Not Eat"—Tina Dupuy
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A-B. Thank You Anarchy & Occupy Anniversary—Nathan Schneider
C. Trans employment discrimination victory—Ilona Turner
D. Viral ad: Coming out to Tea Party Father—Carl Sciortino 
Direct download: 092113_TAN_Hour_2_RAW.mp3
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A. DSPolitical & targetted online advertising—Chris Massicotte 
B-C. Right wing efforts to diminish foodstamp funding—Cole Stangler 
D. Tom Delay's money laundering charges dropped—Eric Burns
Direct download: 092113_TAN_Hour_3_RAW.mp3
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A. News Roundup—Frisch solo
B. Waning impact of identity politics—Tina Dupuy
C. The campaign behind the tentative Syrian arms deal—Amanda Johnson
D. D.C.'s Living Wage Bill—Bryce Covert

Direct download: 091413_TAN_H1_Edited.mp3
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A. NRA-backed recalls in Colorado—Rick Palacio
B-C. Failings of low-income addiction treatment centers—Jake Bernstein
D. Virginia Governor's race—Anna Scholl
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A. When older Congresspeople Tweet—Dr. Digipol
B. Houston Police Department racial profiling and use of force—Emily DePrang
C-D. The Supreme Court's corporate capture—Tom Donnelly
Direct download: 091413_TAN_H3_RAW.mp3
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A. News roundup—Frisch solo

B. Poor Shaming: Starbucks Edition—Tina Dupuy

C. Congressional opposition to military intervention in Syria—Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)
D. Liberal interventionism in Syria—Steve Clemons

Direct download: H1_TAN_090513.mp3
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A-B. Homelessness-prevention programs facing cuts—Alan Pyke 
C-D. "Women for Team Mitch"—Igor Volsky
Direct download: H2_TAN_090513.mp3
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A. When Congresspeople Tweet... At Each Other—Dr. Digipol
B. Bachmannistan—Cliff Schecter
C-D. LGBT folks in New York Races—Jeff Spitko 
Direct download: H3_TAN_090513.mp3
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A. This week's news—Karl Frisch
B-C. Power dynamics in Cherice Moralez rape case—Angus Johnston & Flavia Dzoden
D. Fast Food Strike workers strike—John Nichols 
Direct download: tan_083113_RAW_h1.mp3
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A. Twitter's reaction to possible military action in Syria—Dr. Digipol
B. Military intervention in Syria—Marjorie Cohn
C. Congress's response to possible intervention in Syria—Cole Stangler
D. Activist of the Week—United We Dream's Sofia Campos
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A-B. Predicting SCOTUS's next term—Eizabeth Wydra
C-D. NuvaRing litigation—Ashley Brittain Landers
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A-B. CA prisoners' hunger strike—Vikki Law
C. Ben Wikler live at March on Washington's 50th Anniversary
D. Mike Grunwald's Julian Assange drone tweet—Cliff Schecter
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A-B. Portrayal of trans issues in Chelsea Manning trial—Sasha Buchert
C. Ben Wikler live at March on Washington's 50th Anniversary
D. NRA's database of gun owners—Steve Freiss
Direct download: TAN_08-24-13_Hour_2_RAW.mp3
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A. Media with Dr. Digipol
B. Activist of the Week, Nicole Rizzi (wink, wink)—Jeffrey Light
C. Ben Wikler live at March on Washington's 50th Anniversary 
D. And Hell Followed with Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border—author David Neiwert
Direct download: TAN_08-24-14_Hour_3_RAW.mp3
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A-B. GOP summers -- Jesse Ferguson 
C-D. Social Security turns 78-- Kimberly Fountain
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A-B. LGBTQ issues at the Sochi Games -- David Badash
C. Poor Shaming -- Tina Dupuy
D. North Carolina Voter i.d. -- Cliff Schecter 
Direct download: TAN_081713_H1_RAW.mp3
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A. Activist of the Week, #solidarityisforwhitewomen-- Mikki Kendall
B. The perils of using surrogate voices and staff on social media -- Alan Rosenblatt
C-D. Discrimination in organ transplants -- Rania Kalek
Direct download: TAN_081713_H3_RAW.mp3
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First 6: Bachmann mistakenly gets vibrator as a gift/Wyoming to build aircraft carrier


A Social Media with Dr. DigiPol


B-D Activist of the Week: Howard E. Conday, attorney, one of original Trayvon petitioners; participant in Howard University students’ viral video “Am I Suspicious?”

Race in America

Direct download: TAN_072013_h3.mp3
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A Shuster solo: Top stories - Egypt coup; Obama and Congress
B Keli Goff on double standard for Spitzer, white male pols' scandals
C Richard Eskow on American apathy
D Cliff Schecter on Liz Cheney possible Senate Run, Bill O'Reilly demeaning women
Direct download: TAN_7-13-13_Hour-1.mp3
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1st 6: Star Trek Geek Talk

A Social Media - Dr. Digipol on Twitter's role in Marathon Bombing

B Activist of the Week: 
Patty Kupfer, Managing Director, America's Voice (@AmericasVoice)

C Review of "42" with Jackie Robinson--and the untold story of the role of Montreal in Robinson's career

D Daniel Marans how it should be: Rich v. poor, not old v. young

Direct download: TAN_4-20_Hour_3.mp3
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A Dr. Digipol
B Activist of the Week: Scott Prout, shooter of the 47 percent video (in-person or not)
C Nicole Sotelo, Director of Communications - A Call to Action
D How It Should Be - 10th anniversary of Iraq War
Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-16_1.mp3
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A Brown-Vitter bill to end Too-Big-to-Fail banks 
B CPAC's greatest hits (Possibly CPAC speaker, Dallas Fed Prez Richard Fisher on his conservative plan to end too-big-to-fail banks)
C-D Sugary drinks ban debate: Maya Rockeymoore v. Katherine Mangu-Ward, Managing Editor of Reason
Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-16_1.mp3
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6:00 Pope Francis ad Argentina's Dirty War
A New Pope/Ryan Budget and Senate Dems' budget
B Charlie Mitchell on dueling budgets and sequestration
C Dave Zirin on March Madness (unconfirmed, but I'm working on it--suspect will be okay)
D Cliff Schecter on Illinois Little League raffling AR-15.  Plus, Senate Dems now nervous about Ashley Judd candidacy possibly wasting opportunity against Mitch McConnell.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58pm EDT

First six:  Lion attacks

A  Alan Rosenblatt, social media, with Zach Green

B  Activist of the Week

J-1 visa guest workers who went on strike against McDonald's this week in Central PA. They paid $3,000 to come to US to work, were paying $2,000 a month to sleep all together in boss's basement--net neutral or negative pay in other words--were provided no transportation so had to walk on highway to work, were working 15 hours a day, and we're evicted once they went on strike.

C  Climate Change

D  How it should be:  Huge Chavez w/ Kymone Freeman

Direct download: Hr3TAN_03-09_1.mp3
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1st 6: O'Reilly flips out on Colmes

A What Rand Paul missed: non-Americans taken out by drones - guest Alli McCracken of Code Pink / Chavez discussion

B HSBC Elizabeth Warren: How many billions do you have to launder before government prosecutes you?  HSBC Elizabeth Warren: How many billions do you have to launder before government prosecutes you?  

C Rebutting attack on Keystone protester James Hansen in NYT/Ice caps melting accelerates.  Guest:  Brad Johnson

D Detroit to get city manager... or not?

Direct download: Hr2TAN_03-09_1.mp3
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First six:  North Korea threatens nuclear attack

A:  Rand Paul/drones roundup

B:  Charlie Mitchell on Obama/GOP/sequester latest

C:  Why Americans feel like they are getting poorer even as Dow Surges.

D:  Cliff Schecter on gun votes in Senate committee, strategy for floor votes.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_03-09_1.mp3
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First 6: Alec Baldwin’s alleged racism

A Marans solo rant on Social Security cuts

B Michael Brooks on aircraft carrier-based drones

C Activist of the Week: Ashley Ilenfeld, animal rights activist, rescuer, Playboy model, actress and broadcaster

D Ashley continued 

Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-23_1.mp3
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First 6: $50 million diamonds stolen from Brussels airport

A Charlie Mitchell – immigration, guns legislative prospects

B Dan Friedman, NY Daily News on breaking Hagel “Friends of Hamas” story

C Arab Spring update - Rose Foran, freelance journalist in Gafsa, Tunisia

D Trump threatens #DumpTrump with lawsuit, backs down quickly

Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-23_1.mp3
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First 6: Oscar Pistorius, blade runner, accused of murdering girlfriend

A Marans solo – Sequester impasse / Simpson-Bowles plan

B Lisa Graves, Exec. Dir. of Center for Media and Democracy – Fix the Debt exposé in The Nation

C Bipartisan immigration reform developments / Latest in gun control

D Cliff Schecter: McCain’s town hall appearances – the “real McCain”? / Support for NRA sinks Dems in IL-2 special race

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-23_1.mp3
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First six: UFO spotted over Massachussetts. Air Force can't explain.
A Social Media w/ Alan Rosenblatt: Chris Mascaro on studying Twitter for political trends
B Activist of the Week: Jamie Henn, climate change activist w/
C Shuster solo commentary on Obama/Hadiya Pendleton
D Marans: How it should be - Cutting defense, not veterans benefits. Shuster on the history, meaning of the State of the Union address
Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-16_1.mp3
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First Six: "House of Cards" - Realistic portrayal of DC power politics
A  Charlie Mitchell on minimum wage increase, prospects of a spending/revenue Grand Bargain
B  Aaron Swartz's legacy: Ben Wikler, host of Flaming Sword of Justice
C  Ben Wikler on online activism, freedom of information
D  Pope Benedict resigns: "Bob Dole of the Catholic Church"
Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:47pm EDT

First Six: Former Rep Joe Walsh (R-IL) claims "unemployment" excuse for not paying child support. 
A Shuster/Marans State of the Union on taxes, Social Security/Medicare
B Shuster/Marans State of the Union on climate change. 
C Rubio's State of the Union response and the water bottle sip heard 'round the world
D Cliff Schecter on gun laws and Ted Nugent as guest of Rep. Steve Stockman at State of the Union
Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-16_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:46pm EDT

First 6:00  Beyonce redeems herself
A  Alan Rosenblatt social media
B  Activist of the Week, Ceasefire Chicago
C  Ashley Judd v. Mitch McConnell?
D  How it should be
Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38am EDT

First 6:00  G.W. Bush Paintings

A Charlie Mitchell on immigration latest and gun check update.  

B  Tim Karr
C  Tim Karr/Free press on FCC considering high speed wifi
D  Derek Khanna Atlantic reporter
Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:23am EDT

First 6:00  North Korea uses "We are the World" in fantasy video of NYC incinerated
A  GOP and Obama on sequester 
B  Hayes Brown/Think Progress on Obama/drones
C  GOP/Rove fight

D  Cliff Schecter on Fox News whopper re solar power.  And, FNC firing Sarah Palin and Dick Morris.

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-09_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:16pm EDT

6:00 Obama releases skeet shoot photo to quiet right wing doubts

A) Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Combining Twitter with Pinterest

B) Activist of the Week: Michelle KInsey Bruns, hero for women's rights, who told anti-abortion high school students on Amtrak about her abortion

C) The slaying of Hadiya Pendleton, an Obama inauguration performer, and takign action to stop violence by ending poverty and ignorance -- with Kymone Freeman

D) How It Should Be: How people-powered activism should beat corporate-funded austerity in 2013

Direct download: Hr3TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

6:00 Tom Tancredo welches on promise to smoke pot after losing bet

A) Jake Meth, US journalist in Cairo, describes violence in Egypt

B) Ali Gharib of Open Zion on Chuck Hagel's "trainwreck" hearing

C) Ali Gharib on Zero Dark Thirty--and other films about US torture and war policies

D) Ed Koch's legacy

Direct download: Hr2TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm EDT

Hour 1

6:00 Bill "El Wingador" Simmons, wing-eating champion, busted for selling cocaine + new USDA school vending machine regulation 

A) Obama advances bipartisan immigration reform and Rush Limbaugh admits his goal is to influence politics

B) John Kerry confirmed as Secretary of State and Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing is rocky.

C) Climate weirding: Why even cold winters can result from climate change and how Rupert Murdoch got it wrong

D) Sally Kohn on Republican retreat in budget wars--and what Democrats should do next

Direct download: Hr1TAN_02-02.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:54pm EDT

Hour 2
First six: Michelle Obama's outfit for inauguration parade
A Bill Scher - liberal oasis TV assault, weapons ban doesn't matter, more important to get other things
B Bill Scher tba (Israeli elections and what it means for USA.)
C Conservative media, Bill O'Reilly ratchets up the fear by lying about economy.
D Brian Fisher, christian radio host on emotions at Clinton/Kerry hearings. GOP media says they were "crocodile tears."
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

Hour 1
First six: Obama/DC statehood
A Shuster /'Marans on inauguration speech policies
B Shuster/Marans should national anthem ever ben lip synched? Bottom line, it made Kelly Clarkson even more impressive.
C Charlie Mitchell on Keystone pipeline and violence against women act.
D Cliff Schechter on GOP approach to Benghazi/Hillary and their claims she "staged" her tears and anger.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

First 6:00  DC Statehood latest.  Rand Paul inadervertently makes the case.
A. John Feehery on "Hastert rule" possibly holding up gun control in the House. Feehery says dump the rule.
B. David Dayen: Good filibuster reform v. Bad filibuster reform
C. David Frum: Discussion of SAM - Smart Approach to Marijuana
D. Frum: Inauguration; Guns debate; Future of GOP
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

First 6:00 Strom Thurmond had a girlfriend on death row. 
A. Shuster?Marans on Obama standing firm, ruling out mint the coin.
B. Shuster/Marans on Obama being bold on gun control. 
C. Beat the Press with Stephanie Miller.  GOP media/talk radio goes nuts over Obama use of executive orders. 
D. Cliff Schechter on Rush Limbaugh claiming dems engaged in criminal conspiracy to take away guns.
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

1. David Frum forms "Smart Approach to Marijuana" to discourage its use. Description of his argument/invitation to discuss it on the show 
2. Alan Rosenblatt on social media - Inside Anonymous' strategy of denials of service
3. Activist of the Week: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton - DC's Congresswoman
4. Brad Johnson, Forecast the Facts, on hottest year ever + American Meteorological Society 
5. How It Should Be: How Geithner's legacy should be viewed and what we should do on housing policy
Direct download: Hr3TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm EDT

1. Petition latest: Prosecute Dianne Feinstein gets 27,000 signatures. White House responds to Piers Morgan deportation drive.
2. Colin Goddard, of Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and survivor of Virginia Tech shooting, on Biden gun safety commission recommendations
3. Members of Congress spend over half their day raising money
4-5. Social Security debate rematch: Spandan Chakrabarti, publisher of The People's View v. Daniel Marans, Executive Producer of #TAN
Direct download: Hr2TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:01pm EDT

1. White House responds to Death Star petition and would Newt Gingrich be Captain of the Death Star
2. Shuster solo - week in news, politics
3. Dave Zirin - Latest, forthcoming book, end of NHL lockout, creepy sports anchors 
4. Alex Jones and conservative media compares Obama/guns to Hitler and Stalin. Plus, Joe/Mika on MSNBC 
5. Cliff Schecter on right-wing gun craziness - Exhibit A: Alex Jones' Piers Morgan freakout 
Direct download: Hr1TAN_01-12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

1. DC Statehood 

2. SHuster politics and fiscal cliff round-up

3. NRA and Wayne LaPierre: Evil genius or just evil?

4. Shuster: David Gregory should apologize for using illegal ammo clip on Meet the Press

5. Cliff Schecter on Dick Armey, The National Review, and right-wing hypocrisy

Direct download: TAN_12-29_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

Hour 2
First 6:00 Marans on the remedies he used to beat his cold
1  John Yarmouth (D-KY) on changing his mind about gun control 
2  Shuster on Bill O'Reilly spending more time on War on Xmas than actual wars.
3  Ari Rabin-Havt, Media Matters on "Rush Limbaugh, Misinformer of the Year"
4. Ari Rabin-Havt and Shuster 
Direct download: hour2_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 3
First 6:00 Preview of special DC Sports Beat with Mitch Malasky on Jews in sports
1  Social Meda with Alan Rosenblatt - Anonymous declaring war on Westboro Baptist Church
2  Activist of the Week: Erik Loomis, who got death threats for tweeting that he wanted Wayne LaPierre's head on a stick
3  Shuster leads discussion of DC statehood bill introduced by Lieberman
4  Daniel Marans "How It Should Be" - How Obama should nominate top cabinet posts
Direct download: hour3_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 1
First 6:00  Shuster/Marans/Malasky on Mayan armageddon
1  Shuster on guns latest with reaction from Marans/Malasky 
2  Shuster/Marans on fiscal cliff and Obama throwing Social Security into negotiations
3  Shuster/Charles Showalter on Michigan "right to work" legislation
4  Shuster/Cliff Schechter on conservative media, including National Review saying Sandy Hook elementary needed "more men."
Direct download: hour1_12-22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:14pm EDT

Hour 2
1.  CT massacre latest news
2.  Matt Stoller, Roosevelt Instititute and Salon, on CT school massacre (@matthewstoller)
3.  Daniel Newhauser, Congressional reporter for Roll Call, on potential for gun legislation in Congress (@dnewhauser)
4.  MI State Rep. Brandon Dillon (D, Grand Rapids) on opposing Michigan's right-to-work law (@brandondillon75)
Direct download: p2hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm EDT

Hour 3
1.  Alan Rosenblatt on social media/CT massacre
2. Activist of the Week: Rebecca Nagle one of creators of "Pink Loves Consent" anti-rape underwear, and head of feminist anti-rape group FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture (@LoveConsent, @upsettingrapecu)
3. Rainforest Action Network's Robin Averbeck who works on fighting deforestationin Indonesia by limiting demand (@RAN)
4. How It Should Be - Gun Violence and American Exceptionalism
Direct download: p3hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 1
1. Shuster solo - Latest news on CT school massacre
2. Cliff Schecter reaction to CT 
3. Cliff Schecter on details of shooter and the weapons he used
4.  Charles Showalter (@TheUnionEdge), a gun owner, on gun rights after mass shooting in CT
Direct download: p1hour-12-15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:12pm EDT

1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Twitter announces Jim DeMint's departure, and the secret to Obama Administration's socia media success
2. Activist of the Week: Brad Johnson, Campaign Manager of Forecast the Facts, a new climate change action group 
3. Misinformation on the right: Why do Republicans think ACORN won the election for Obama? Why did GOP senators vote down UN disability rights treaty?
4. Marans's How it Should Be (part 2 in pre-Inauguration series): How pot should be legal in all 50 states
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

1. Kevin Roose of New York Magazine on how Fix the Debt became a CEO/Wall St. kaffeklatsche of influence peddling
2. Charlie Mitchell on Filibuster reform
3. President Obama's challenges on foreign policy: Susan Rice, Syria, and Palestinian state recognition at UN. (Shuster, Marans, and Mitch Malasky)
4. Aziz Abu Sarah, Palestinian peace activist and author, on hope for a 2-state solution despite recent events
Direct download: TAN_12.8_Hour_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

1-2. Debate: Should progressives vote Obama or not? Matt Stoller v. Ken Sofer, Part 1
3-4. Buddy Cianci, former mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
Direct download: TAN_Evergreen_Hour_3FINAL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:47pm EDT

Hour 2
1 Charlie Mitchell on Obama v. Congress over Bush tax cuts expiring on wealthy
2 Charlie Mitchell on everything else Congress took up this week
3 Angelo Carusone on Petition to have Macy's dump Donald Trump.
4 Interview with Rep. Emanuel Cleaver outgoing head of the Congressional Black Caucus on racism in the Tea Party
Direct download: p2hour-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:47pm EDT

Hour 3
1 Alan Rosenblatt on #Gaza, #Twinkies & a joke Boehner staff made about Obama's birthday present to the Speaker
2 Activist of the week: William Fletcher, Walmart worker from Duarte, CA, who will be walking out and protesting on Black Friday 
3  Daniel Marans reporting on grassroots Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 
4 *New* How It Should Be: How The Media and Politicians Should Talk About Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill and the Social Security Compromise of 1983
Direct download: p3hour-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

Hour 1

1 Shuster roundup of week. (Obama presser, Boehner on taxes, Pelosi to stay on, Petraeous scandal, Petraeous testimony about Benghazi)
2 Shuster/Marans on GOP media turmoil. (Hannity questions Dick Morris, Dick Morris says he felt "call of duty" to predict Romney landslide.)
3 Shuster/Marans discussion of Progressives' meeting with Obama, Sen. Sanders activism summit, and fight within caucus on cuts to Big 3
4 Cliff Schechter on Obama's outreach to progressives.
Direct download: p1hour-11-17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:36pm EDT

Hour 3
1. Alan Rosenblatt on election day Twitter records broken -- and mainstream media reporting based on tweets, what is fair game?
2. Activist of the Week: Lorella Praeli (@LorellaLuciana), United We Dream (@UnitedWeDream) -- undocumented youth fighting for education equality
3. Election Night interview: Rep. Raul Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) (D, AZ-3), Co-Chair Congressional Progressive Caucus (@USProgressives)
4. How Do We Do That: How to make bring our third-world voting system into the 21st century (@rickhasen, @WhyTuesday)
Direct download: pTAN_11.10_Hour_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell (@cfmtan): Introducing the 113th Congress
2. Charlie Mitchell: Implications of the election for a fiscal Grand Bargain in the lame duck session of Congress
3. Day after Election Day interview: Congresswoman-Elect Cheri Bustos (@cheribustos) (D, IL-17) talks victory, bringing jobs home (#Sensata)
4. Marans/Shuster: Inspiring stories from election day 2012 and the quirks of Montana: Libertarian or not? (@jontester, @LPNational)
Direct download: pTAN_11.10_Hour_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm EDT

Hour 1

1. Shuster on Obama Victory / Romney Concession
2. Shuster on Senate wins -- especially Hoosier disaster Richard Mourdock -- and campaign highlights
3. Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) of Media Matters (@mmfa) on the Fox News implosion on election night
4. Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter): 2012 election proves progressives can win in swing states
Direct download: pTAN_11.10_Hour_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Hour 3
1  Alan Rosenblatt on Social Media
2  Activist of the Week Joe Szakos, Executive Director of Virginia Organizing
3  Jim Graves, Democrats running against Michelle Bachmann for Congress
4  How do I do that - How do you find your polling place -- and report voter suppression
Direct download: hour3_11-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EDT

Hour 2
1  Charlie Mitchell on the race for the Senate 
2  Charlie Mitchell on negativity in the 2012 election
3  Mike Tracey on Jersey shore wreckage
4  Daniel Marans -- The role of climate change in Hurricane Sandy
Direct download: hour2_11-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:59pm EDT

Hour 1
1  Shuster final stretch presidential debate analysis
2  Col. Chris Perkins Candidate in Virginia's 11th
3  Rep. Gerry Connolly (VA-11)
4  Cliff Schecter live from Ohio on Ohio
Direct download: hour1_11-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:49pm EDT

Hour 3
1. Social Media with Alan Rosenblatt: Why did Romney's binders take off on social media after last week's presidential debates? What are ways people can use social media to protect voting rights on election day?
2. Activist of the Week: Maya Rockeymoore, chair of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare, and host of We Act Radio's Pivot Point 
3. IL warehouse worker
4. How Do I Do That: Protips on how to avoid some of the worst pitfalls associated with moving into a new house or apartment.
Direct download: 3hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Hour 2
1. Charlie Mitchell, editor-in-chief of Take Action News, provides an update on tough House election races
2. Cheri Bustos, Democratic candidate for Congress in IL-17 where #Sensata workers fight for their jobs
*Special Report on Political Pressure in the Workplace*
3. Alec MacGillis, Senior Editor of The New Republic on pressure to donate to Repubicans at Murray Energy, the coutry's largest privately held coal company
4. Mark Ames, Senior Editor at Not Safe for Work Corporation, expert in Russia policy, and author of "Going Postal," on why employer political coercion resembles tactics used by Putin in Russia that has been written up by human rights organizations.
Direct download: 2hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Hour 1
1.  Shuster presidential debate roundup
2.  Shuster 2012 election recap: Funny moments from Al Smith dinner, and will Obama's "Romnesia" line of attack stick to Romney?
3. Jodi Jacobson, Editor-in-Chief, RH (reproductive health) Reality Check on women's health & reproductive rights in the 2012 presidential election.
4. Cliff on Tagg Romney wanting to "punch Obama."  Funny, I thought the Romneey way was to pin you down and cut your hair?
Direct download: 1hourTAN_10-20.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:03pm EDT

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Direct download: TANfullshow_10-13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT