The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow (politics)

Marshall Steinbaum is a Researcher and Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. RJ and Marshall discuss monopoly in the labor market, also known as "monopsony"

Nancy Altman - Nancy J. Altman has a forty year background in the areas of Social Security and private pensions. She is President of Social Security Works and Chair of the Strengthen Social Security coalition and campaign.

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

Stosh Cotler - Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc. Ms. Cotler has twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements.

Paco Fabian - Communications Director for Good Jobs Nation joins RJ to discuss the impact of government shutdown on government workers. 

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Ariel Gold is a campaign manager for CODEPINK, She has organized US speaking tours for Palestinian nonviolent activists, Iyad Burnat and Bassem Tamimi. She spent December 2014 through January 2015 traveling through Palestine with her two children, then 12 and 13 years old, staying in the homes of Palestinian families in the West Bank to experience first hand what life is like under Israeli occupation.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter for Utility Dive, and has contributed to a number of sources, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU.

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

Daniel Marans is a reporter for the Huffington Post, he is a general assignment reporter with a focus on politics and economic policy.

Lauren Windsor is the executive director of American Family Voices and the executive producer of the political web-show "The Undercurrent," a partner in Democracy Partners, a progressive consulting firm.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Steven Knievel is a researcher and campaign organizer with Public Citizen’s Global Access to Medicines Program. He works with governments and public interest groups around the world to promote the use of flexibilities in patent and trade rules to promote access to medicines for all.

Gavin Bade is a senior reporter for Utility Dive, and has contributed to a number of sources, including The American Prospect, NPR, the New America Foundation, and WGVU

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Natalie Shure is a Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. She joins to discuss her recent article "The Feminist Case for Single Payer"

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. He joins RJ to discuss the fight for Single Payer in 2018.

Direct download: TZH_01-06-18_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Daniel Harnsberger is a professional wrestler from Virginia, known in the ring as Daniel Richards or Dan "The Progressive Liberal" Richards.

Jeffrey St. Clair is an investigative journalist, writer, and the editor of CounterPunch.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:04pm EDT

Winnie Wong, Co-Founder of People for Bernie, joins RJ to discuss organizing and activism in 2018.

Reza Marashi, Research Director for the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), breaks down the question: are the protests in Iran a civil rights movement... or a revolution?

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Originally broadcast on June 10, 2017. 

Sarah Jaffe is a Nation Institute fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the co-host of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as an editorial board member at Dissent and a columnist at New Labor Forum. Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt is her first book.

Direct download: TZH_12-30-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on June 8th, 2017.

RJ and Ryan Grim explain why we published audio of Trump's private high-dollar fundraiser, and what the recording means.

Ryan Grim is an author, Washington bureau chief for The Intercept, and a political commentator for The Young Turks.

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Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT