The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Erika Andiola, Lead Organizer, Our Dream Alliance
Kai Newkirk, Director, Democracy Spring & Co-Founder, 99Rise

Gavin Bade, Senior Reporter, UtilityDive

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David Dayen, Writer, The Intercept & Author "Chain of Title" 

Roger Hickey, Co-Director, Campaign for America's Future

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Marcy Wheeler, Writer, emptywheel.net 

Jason Flores-Williams, Criminal Defense Attorney & Author

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Thomas Frank, Author What's the Matter with Kansas? and Listen, Liberal  & Contributor, The Guardian 

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Helaine Olen, Blogger, Washington Post  & Author, Pound Foolish

Natalie Shure, Writer & Researcher

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Daniel Marans, Reporter HuffPost

Ryan Grim, DC Bureau Chief, The Intercept

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Tony Corbo, Senior Lobbyist for Food and Water Watch

Lissa Lucas, Writer & Democratic Candidate for WV's House of Delegates, 7th District

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Virginia Eubanks - Associate Professor of Political Science, SUNY-Albany & Author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor"

Yasha Levine - Investigative Journalist & Author of "Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet" 


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Liz Posner - Managing Editor, Alternet

Sarah Jones - Staff Writer, The New Republic

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RJ Eskow talks has an extended conversation with the Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou. Rev. Sekou is an activist and musician - his latest album is "In Times Like These" 

Find him and his music @RevSekou 

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Bill Press is Host of the nationally syndicated The Bill Press Show, which also airs on Free Speech TV and he is the author of seven books and a frequent contributor to The Hill, among other numerous other publications.

Marykate Jasper is a journalist and the weekend editor for TheMarySue

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Abdul El-Sayed, is an American physician, epidemiologist, public health expert, and candidate for Governor of Michigan, running as a Democrat. He served as the Executive Director of the Detroit Health Department and Health Officer for the City of Detroit from 2015-2017. Appointed at 30 years old, he was the youngest health commissioner in a major US City. Previously, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University.

Stephanie Kelton is an American economist and Professor of Public Policy and Economics at Stony Brook University.She was formerly Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Chief Economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee 2015 minority party staff and an Economic Advisor to Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign.

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Rebecca Vallas, Host, Off-Kilter &  Vice President, Center for American Progress Poverty Team

Diallo Sumbry, CEO, The Adinkra Group

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Linda Benesch, Communications Director for Social Security Works

Richard Fowler, Progressive Commentator & Host, The Fowler Show

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ. 

Mike Fox, Deputy Executive Director of Progressive Democrats

And a pre-recorded interview with Dr. Carolyn McClanahan, Founder & Director of Financial Planning, Life Planning Partners

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Harvey J Kaye is an American historian and sociologist. He is currently the Director of the Center for History and Social Change at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of numerous books including, “Thomas Paine and the Promise of America,”
“Thomas Paine: Firebrand of the Revolution,” and “The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great”

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Max Blumenthal joins for an extended conversation with RJ. Max is the Senior Editor at AlterNet's Grayzone Project and Author of several books, including "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza" “Republican Gomorrah”, and “Goliath”. He is also co-host of the Podcast, “Moderate Rebels”.

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Greg Shupak has a PhD in Literary Studies and teaches Media Studies at the University of Guelph in Toronto. He regularly writes analysis of politics and media for a variety of outlets including Electronic Intifada, In These Times, Jacobin, Literary Review of Canada, Middle East Eye, TeleSUR, This Magazine, and Warscapes. He is the author of the book “The Wrong Story: Palestine, Israel, and the Media”, which can be ordered from OR Books' website - www dot O R Books dot com . His latest article is available at FAIR.org, “Tillerson’s Promise of More War in Syria Gets Warm Reception From Corporate Media

Laura Huss is an editorial and research associate with Rewire.com. Laura received her Master’s from the University of Cape Town in South Africa studying social movements and community-based development. Prior to joining Rewire, Laura was Research and Program Associate at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). At NAPW she advocated against punitive attacks on pregnant people and conducted research on media misinformation, stigma, and the criminalization of pregnancy and drug use. Laura’s most recent article is available at Rewire.news, “Indiana Is Addressing Infant Mortality Using Fake Clinics”

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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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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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An extended conversation with computer scientist, author, and composer Jaron Lanier. 

Jaron Lanier is the author of "Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey Through Virtual Reality" and "You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto "


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Terry Gibbs - associate professor of political science at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is the author of the book Why the Dalai Lama is a Socialist: BUDDHISM, SOCIALISM AND THE COMPASSIONATE SOCIETY

Lee Billings - Science journalist covering space and physics for Scientific American. He is also the author of Five Billion Years of Solitude, a book on the search for alien Earths

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Charles Sauer - President of the Market Institute and an economist and policy specialist. He has been published on Entrepreneur.com, Fox Business, the Daily Caller, and Women Entrepreneur in addition to writing congressional testimony and speeches for politicians, business owners, and academics.

David Dayen - David Dayen is a contributor to The Intercept and also writes for Salon, the Fiscal Times, the New Republic, and more. His first book, “Chain of Title,” about three ordinary Americans who uncover Wall Street’s foreclosure fraud, was released in May 2016.

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Nomi Prins - renowned author, journalist and speaker. Her new book, Collusion:How Central Bankers Rigged the World, will be released May 1, 2018

Nathan J. Robinson - Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs. He is author of the book, Trump: Anatomy of a Monstrosity

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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This episode originally aired on October 7, 2017. 

Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist and author who has written for The Nation, Salon, The New Republic, the New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer. His recent book is titled, "Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price."

Héctor J. Figueroa is the President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country. 32BJ represents more than 163,000 property service workers.

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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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Dr. James Zogby, Founder & President of the Arab American Institute (AAI)

& Max Blumenthal, Journalist & Author of "The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza"

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Paula Jean Swearengin, Candidate for U.S. Senate, W.V. (D)

& Justin Santopietro, Candidate for U.S. House, VA-9th (D)

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Medea Benjamin, Co-Founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange; Author, "Kingdom of the Unjust"

& Jon "Bowzer" Bauman, President of Social Security Works PAC

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Helaine Olen, Author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry"

& Michael Moretta, National Director of Wolf PAC

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Taylor Dolven, VICE News Reporter

& Frank Pasquale, University of Maryland Professor of Law

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Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, Founder of The Ordinary People Society

& Sam Seder, Host of "The Majority Report" and Still an MSNBC Contributor

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David Pakman, Host of The David Pakman Show

Jennifer Green, Member, OURWalmart

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Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter for the Orange County Register

Greg Grey Cloud, Co-Founder - Wica Agli


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Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy, Free Press

Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious diseases doctor with a focus on negative impacts of poverty on health. He joins the program this World AIDS week to discuss the achievable goal getting HIV transmissions to zero.

Ernie Powell is a grassroots organizer in California for Social Security Works.


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Scott Edwards is co-director of the Food & Water Justice project

Merith Basey is the Executive Director of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

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Executive Producer Bradley Herring breaks down the news of the week with RJ & Alexis Goldstein is a Senior Policy Analyst at Americans for Financial Reform talking about Mick Mulvaney's corporate coup and the CFPB.



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Best of, featuring: Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
You can find some of her writing at usprisonculture.org

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

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Best of show, featuring: Amy Julia Harris, a reporter for Reveal, covering religion and its intersection with public life. She has also written enterprise stories for The Seattle Times, Half Moon Bay Review, and Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine.

And, Shoshana Walter, a reporter for Reveal, covering human trafficking and public safety. Her investigation on America's armed security guard industry won the 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting and also was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

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Best of show featuring Cara Liebowitz: an activist with DC Metro ADAPT, which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today, and Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living.

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ.

Luke Vargas, Chief Foreign Correspondent & U.N. bureau chief for Talk Media News, joins Alex to discuss Trump's trip to Asia.

Timothy Karr, Senior Director of Strategy for Free Press talks with Alex about how the FCC is paving the way for a right-wing takeover of local media. 

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Alex Lawson is in for RJ - talking about Big Pharma's big lie about drug costs with John H. Powers, MD FACP FIDSA, Professor of Clinical Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine & University of Maryland School of Medicine

Also, Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director for Social Security Works is in talking about the next steps for Trump's Tax Scam, and how we can still stop it. 

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Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, is in for RJ.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman joins Alex to discuss the Trump tax scam - who it will hurt and how we can stop it.

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Helaine Olen is a contributor to the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and the author of "Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry."

Dave Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump' out now from Verso Books.

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Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist at the LA Times, and author of "Big Science, Colossus, The New Deal, and Dealers of Lightning."

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC)

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Moira Weigel is a PhD candidate in the combined program in Comparative Literature and Film and Media at Yale University. Author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.

Rafia Zakaria is an attorney and the author of "The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan (Beacon, 2015) and Veil (Bloomsbury, 2017)"

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Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog, publishes at outlets including the Guardian, Salon, and The Progressive, and appears frequently on television and radio.

John Nichols, a pioneering political blogger, writes about politics for The Nation as its national-affairs correspondent. Nichols is the author of "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America"

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Alex V. Hernandez is an assistant editor at In These Times. Carly Minet is a journalist and editor at CPIPR. Her work has appeared on Channel 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Univision and Noticel. This is an ongoing, joint investigation between In These Times magazine and Centro de Periodismo Investigativo

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Wendell Potter is an American consumer advocate, New York Times bestselling author, consultant, and former health insurance industry executive.

John Carroll Dolan is an American poet, author and essayist. He has been revealed as the once-secret identity behind the pseudonym Gary Brecher, fictional author of the War Nerd column for now-defunct newspaper the eXile.

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Thomas Carr Frank is an American political analyst, historian, journalist, and columnist for Harper's Magazine. He wrote "Listen Liberal: : Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?"

Robyn Swirling is the founder of Works in Progress, a new organization to address sexual and gender-based harassment in progressive spaces.

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Nathan J. Robinson is a PhD student in Sociology & Social Policy and the editor of the magazine Current Affairs.

 

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Miriame Kaba is a New York based organizer, educator and curator, and founder of Project NIA. Her years of tireless work have focused on ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, transformative justice and supporting youth leadership development
You can find some of her writing at usprisonculture.org

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment, beginning with the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet in 1971. Adam Eichen is a member of the Democracy Matters board of directors and a fellow at the Small Planet Institute. He served as the deputy communications director for Democracy Spring. Their new co-authored book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want

Direct download: TZH_10-21-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Diane Horvath-Cosper, MD, MPH is the medical director of Whole Woman’s Health of Baltimore, an independent clinic providing gynecological services including abortion care to the women of Maryland and surrounding states. She is also a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, a physician-led advocacy organization. In addition to clinical duties, Dr. Horvath trains other physicians to be abortion providers and advocates, works to shift the cultural narrative about reproductive health through media advocacy, and engages in policy advocacy at local, state, and federal levels.

Los Angeles-based writer and researcher whose work focuses on history, health, and politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, Slate, The Daily Beast, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Pacific Standard, New York Observer, Metro, Bustle, and more. She is currently a story producer for Adam Ruins Everything on TruTV.

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Andrew J. Bacevich is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and History at Boston University. His most recent book is America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

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Vikas Saini, MD is President of the Lown Institute. After majoring in philosophy at Princeton, with an interest in economics, politics, and history, he completed his MD with Distinction from Dalhousie University in Halifax (1980), residency at Baltimore City Hospitals and Johns Hopkins, and a Lown Cardiology Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard.

Alex Zaitchik is an author whose recent book, Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price, is out now on Strong Arm Press. He has also been doing on-the-ground reporting in Puerto Rico for The Zero Hour covering the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

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Carol Joyner is the Director for the Labor Project for Working Families (LPWF), in partnership with Family Values at Work. The LPWF works to address the policy and programmatic solutions for improving workplace standards. She is also the founding Director of the 1199SEIU/Employer Child Care Fund and past President of the Child Care Corporation

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Amy Julia Harris is a reporter for Reveal, covering religion and its intersection with public life. She has also written enterprise stories for The Seattle Times, Half Moon Bay Review, and Campaigns and Elections Politics Magazine.

Shoshana Walter is a reporter for Reveal, covering human trafficking and public safety. Her investigation on America's armed security guard industry won the 2015 Livingston Award for Young Journalists for national reporting and also was featured in a two-part installment on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

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Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps Veteran, speaker, adventurer, entrepreneur and the author of "Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth and Happiness."

Pete Tucker is an independent journalist who reports at TheFightBack.org. John Hanrahan is a former executive director of The Fund for Investigative Journalism and reporter for The Washington Post, The Washington Star, UPI and other news organizations.

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Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist and author who has written for The Nation, Salon, The New Republic, the New York Observer, Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Foreign Policy, the International Herald Tribune, Wired, the San Francisco Chronicle, and The Believer. His recent book is titled, "Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price."

Héctor J. Figueroa is the President of 32BJ Service Employees International Union, the largest property services union in the country. 32BJ represents more than 163,000 property service workers.

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Nina Turner is the President of Our Revolution and formerly a State Senator from Ohio.

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Annalee Newitz is an American journalist, editor, and author of both fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship from MIT. She is the tech culture editor at Ars Technica, and her recent book is titled “Autonomous: A Novel”

Joey Eschrich is the editor and program manager for the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University.

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Dr. Sriram is the host of “Dr. America,” an innovative podcast about health justice on We Act Radio. He also writes about the relationships between health policy and civil rights. He currently practices general pediatrics in southeast Washington, DC and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Faiz Shakir is the National Political Director of the ACLU.

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Cara Liebowitz is an activist with DC Metro ADAPT, which stands for Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today, and Development Coordinator for the National Council on Independent Living.

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Alex Zaitchik is a freelance journalist and the author of “Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price”

Laura Packard is a digital/new media and communications strategist, Democratic political consultant, voting rights advocate, writer and small business owner. She has Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and was blocked on twitter by Trump after she criticized the recent trumpcare effort.

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Vinay K. Prasad MD MPH is a hematologist-oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University. He also holds appointments in the Division of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and as a Senior Scholar in the Center for Health Care Ethics.

Michael Hudson is a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund. His new article Government by Goldman at the Intercept was reported in partnership with The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

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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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Trish Kahle is a journalist and writer currently based in Chicago, Illinois, where she is working toward completion of a PhD in History at the University of Chicago. Her work has appeared in outlets such as Jacobin, Salvage, Dissent, In These Times, The Ecologist (UK), Salon,and Socialist Worker.

Ryan Cooper is a national correspondent at TheWeek.com. His work has appeared in the Washington Monthly, The New Republic, and the Washington Post.

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Emmett Rensin is a contributing editor at the LA Review of Books, contributing writer at The Outline and a student at the University of Iowa.

Simon Billenness is the Executive Director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya and an advocate for human rights, social justice, and corporate accountability

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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. 

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Lindsay Beyerstein is an investigative journalist, documentary filmmaker, & broadcaster. She hosts The Breach by Rewire and her recent documentary is titled, "Care in Chaos."

Josh Mound holds a PhD in history and sociology from the University of Michigan and is currently a postdoctoral fellow in political economy at the University of Virginia.

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MarkAlain Dery is an infectious diseases doctor with a focus on negative impacts of poverty on health.

Abril Gallardo, senior organizer for Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) and a DACA recipient

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Mehrdad Azemun is the National Field Director at People’s Action.

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Matt Stoller is a policymaker who focuses on industrial organization, monopoly power, and market structure. Who writes about at Open Markets Initiative at New America

John Harrison Nichols is a liberal / progressive American journalist and author. He is Washington correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times. His new book is titled, “Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America”

Direct download: TZH_09-02-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
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Cristina López G. is a Senior Researcher at Media Matters for America. She has a graduate degree in public policy from Georgetown University.

Annie Zaleski is a Cleveland, Ohio-based freelance writer, editor, journalist and marketing consultant/strategist.

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Karyn Wofford is a T1 International diabetic and wellness specialist. Fran Quigley is the Coordinator of People of Faith for Access to Medicines.

Kymone Freeman is an activist and co-owner of We Act Radio in Anacostia, Washington D.C.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on May 27th, 2017.

Thom Hartmann is the leading progressive talk radio and TV host in the U.S. His daily weekday radio and television show is syndicated across the states. He's the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This portion of the show was previously recorded on June 22nd, 2017

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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Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm 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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Donna Edwards is the former Congresswoman from Maryland's 4th district, a former Senate candidate, and is working to help elect Stacey Abrams as Governor of Georgia.

Jim Dean is the Chair of Democracy for America.

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Randy Bryce is a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, and union ironworker running to replace Paul Ryan in Wisconsin's 1st District.

Congressman Ruben Gallego represents Arizona's 7th District.

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Alex Lawson and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and Dave Neiwert, author of "Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump" joins us from last weekend's Netroots Nation.

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Stacey Abrams is a candidate for governor in Georgia.

Jon "Bowzer" Bauman is an American musician, best known as a member of the band Sha Na Na, and game show host. Senior advisor to SSW and president of the SSW PAC, veterans of dozens of campaign.

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Carolyn Fiddler is Political Editor/Senior Communications Advisor for Daily Kos and has worked in state politics for the better part of a decade, most recently as the national communications director at the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC).

Mary Cathryn Ricker is the Executive Vice President of the American Federation of Teachers.

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We're on location at Netroots Nation in Atlanta. Stephen Miles, Director of Win Without War joins us.

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James Love is the Director of Knowledge Ecology International. His training is in economics and finance. His work focuses on the production, management and access to knowledge resources, as well as aspects of competition policy. This includes work on the financing of R&D, intellectual property rights, prices for and access to new drugs, vaccines and other medical technologies, as well as related topics for other knowledge goods, including software, other copyrighted works, and data. Also, he is working on proposals to expand the production of knowledge as a public good.

Robert Cruickshank is the Senior Campaign Manager at Democracy for America, the member-driven PAC founded by Gov. Howard Dean that has successfully elected more than 800 progressive candidates to public office since 2004. Prior to joining DFA, he served as a Senior Advisor to Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and worked as Public Policy Director for California's Courage Campaign. Originally from California, he now lives with his wife and young son in Seattle.

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Nina Turner is the President of Our Revolution, served as a member of the Ohio State Senate from 2008 to 2014, and was elected to be the chamber’s Minority Whip in the 129th General Assembly. She endorsed Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and became an active surrogate for him.

David Dayen is a contributing writer to Salon and The Intercept and a weekly columnist for the New Republic and the Fiscal Times.

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Jodi Jacobson is the Editor-in-Chief of Rewire, a long-time leader in the health and development community, and an advocate with extensive experience in public health, gender equity, human rights, environment and demographic issues.

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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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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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