The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

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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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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RJ discusses YouTube's policies on what is and what isn't "advertiser-friendly" and why The Zero Hour is intentionally not advertiser-friendly.

And we talk with Dr. Sriram, 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.

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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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Alexander Zaitchik is an American freelance journalist 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, The Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report, and The Believer. He recently authored a book titled, “Out of the Ooze: The Story of Dr. Tom Price”

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Matt Coffay is running for Congress in North Carolina's 11th District, a seat currently held by Mark Meadows. RJ spoke with him at The People's Summit in Chicago in early June.

Dr. Mazelis is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, and an affiliated scholar at Rutgers-Camden’s Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE).

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

Marshall Allen covers patient safety for ProPublica. He is one of the creators of ProPublica’s Surgeon Scorecard, which published the complication rates for about 17,000 surgeons who perform eight common elective procedures. He also moderates the ProPublica Patient Safety Facebook group. Allen’s work has been honored with several journalism awards, including the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2011 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting and coming in as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for work at the Las Vegas Sun, where he worked before coming to ProPublica in 2011.

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Zaid Jilani is a journalist for the Intercept. He has previously worked as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet.

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RJ reports back from The People's Summit in Chicago last weekend.

Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy.

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Robert Pollin is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst.

 

Sam Seder is a comedian, writer, actor, film director, and host of The Majority Report, the listener-supported internet radio program and podcast

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David Sirota is International Business Times' senior editor for investigations. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author.

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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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Dr. Joe Romm is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. He oversees the blog climateprogress.org. In April 2009, U.S. News & World Report named Romm one of the 8 “most influential energy and environmental policymakers in the Obama era.

 

S.I. Rosendbaum is a journalist and artist who has written for New York Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and more. Her latest is at Poynter on what journalists don’t understand when they talk about Social Security Disability Insurance.

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Timothy Snyder is one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals. He is the Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. His newest book is “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century”

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Alice Speri is a multimedia journalist with an interest in justice, civil rights, and the struggle for equality. She has reported on state violence and institutional failure in the U.S. and abroad, from Ferguson, Missouri, to Haiti and Palestine. Her work has appeared in VICE News, Al Jazeera America, the New York Times, and several other publications. She recently wrote about counterterrorism tactics used against Standing Rock demonstrators.

 

Ben Spielberg is a Research Associate with the Federal Fiscal Policy division and manages the Full Employment Project at Center on Budget & Policy Priorities. He is also the co-host of the podcast On the Economy with Jared Bernstein. His recent post at The American Prospect is titled Below the Minimum No More.

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Michele Jawando is an attorney and social justice advocate working at the intersection of policy, political strategy, and media. She currently serves as the Vice President for Legal Progress at the Center American Progress. Previously, she served as general counsel and senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

 

Winnie Wong is the Co-Founder of People for Bernie and will be a speaker at the upcoming People’s Summit

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Richard Eskow and Bradley Herring break down the news of the week and RJ discusses fake news and how capitalism is now harvesting the blood of the young.

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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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Robert A. Burton is an American physician, novelist, nonfiction author and columnist. He recently wrote an op ed for the New York Times entitled “Donald Trump, Our A.I. President”

 

Zaid Jilani is a journalist for the Intercept. He has previously worked as a reporter-blogger for ThinkProgress, United Republic, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Alternet.

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Kymone Freeman is the Co-founder and co-owner of We Act Radio. Kymone is working to promote literacy and open the only bookstore east of the river in honor of the murdered journalist Charnice Milton

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Murshed Zaheed is the Vice President and Political Director of CREDO Action.

 

Gar Alperovitz, author of What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution, is co-founder of The Democracy Collaborative and co-chair of its Next System Project. He is also the author of two major studies of the Hiroshima decision: Atomic Diplomacy: Hiroshima and Potsdam and The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.

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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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Cenk Kadir Uygur is an American activist, businessman, columnist, and political commentator. Uygur is the main host and co-founder of the The Young Turks, an American liberal/progressive political and social commentary program.

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Megan Essaheb is the Assistant Director of Immigration and Immigrant Rights at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. She advocates in Congress and federal agencies on issues affecting immigrants, including immigration reform, guestworker programs, family reunification, and more.

 

Kim Stanley Robinson is a novelist who is widely recognized as one of the foremost living writers of science fiction. Robinson began publishing novels in 1984. His work has been described as "humanist science fiction" and "literary science fiction". His new book is New York 2140.

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Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD). She helped launch CMD's award-winning ALEC Exposed investigation in 2011 and is a recipient of the Hillman Prize for investigative journalism. She talks with us about the recent exposure documents from the Bradley Foundation.

 

Lia Weintraub is the co-author of the “Know Your Right” newsletter focused on right-wing media. She discusses her thoughts on the state of the right-wing media broadly as well as specifics on how they are covering Trumpcare and the Comey firing.

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Ken Gude is a Senior Fellow with the National Security Team at American Progress. He also leads several of the organization’s policy initiatives and projects.
Gude has worked at the Center since its founding in 2003—serving in numerous roles, including Chief of Staff and Vice President and Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy team.

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Jeff Bryant is an Associate Fellow at Campaign for America's Future and the editor of the Education Opportunity Network website. Prior to joining OurFuture.org he was one of the principal writers for Open Left. He owns a marketing and communications consultancy in Chapel Hill, N.C. He has written extensively about public education policy.

 

Dave is a senior fellow at the Center for Media and Democracy and has more than 20 years of technology industry experience. His earlier career included technical positions, including video game design at Atari and Imagic. He was a pioneer in design and development of productivity and educational applications of personal computers. More recently he helped co-found a company developing desktop systems to validate carbon trading in the US.

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Emily R. Gee is the Health Economist for the Health Policy team at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, she was at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she worked on implementation of the Affordable Care Act since 2013.

 

Nathan J. Robinson is the editor of Current Affairs, a magazine of politics and culture. He is also a PhD student at Harvard University.

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Angelo Carusone is the president of Media Matters for America. He was successful previously for leading the fight to force advertisers to abandon Glenn Beck’s program, and his organization’s work in the past few months led to the firing of Bill O’Reilly and Bill Shine.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on January 28th, 2017.

 

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works, on the fight to protect Medicare.

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, on How American health care kills people. Read his article at: http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, this segment of the show was previously recorded on 12/03/2017.

Sarah Sorscher, an attorney with Public Citizen's Health Research Group, about the 21st Century Cures Act. Later, we speak with Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, about his new book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week. This episode was previously recorded on 4/15/2017 and features Dean Baker as the guest.

Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The United States Since 1980, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

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Andrea Hailey is the founder of Civic Engagement Fund who earlier this month hosted a conference called, From the Ground Up: The Progressive Path to Political Leadership - report on conference of Resistance leaders.

 

Thomas Frank is an author who recently wrote Listen, Liberal, or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People?

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David Daley is the author of Ratf*cked and a Senior Fellow at Fair Vote.

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Rebecca Vallas is the Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. She is also the host of the recently renamed and relaunched radio program and podcast, Off-Kilter

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Representative Pramila Jayapal (D, WA-7) is the first Indian-American woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and the first woman to represent the 7th District in Congress. She is the sponsor of the College for All Act.

 

Joe Strupp is a 28-year veteran journalist who has been with Media Matters For America since February 2010. As an investigative reporter, he has interviewed top media leaders and conservative figures that include Rupert Murdoch, Geraldo Rivera and Andrew Breitbart. His work has ranged from in-depth reporting on The Washington Post editorial page to uncovering slanted reporting at Fox News.

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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.

 

Bruce Gibney is a writer and venture capitalist. He has worked at a hedge fund and as a partner at one of Silicon Valley’s leading venture firms, Founders Fund. His new book is A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Destroyed America

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Dean Baker co-founded CEPR in 1999. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better bargain for Working People,The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive, The United States Since 1980, Social Security: The Phony Crisis (with Mark Weisbrot), and The Conservative Nanny State: How the Wealthy Use the Government to Stay Rich and Get Richer. His blog, Beat the Press, provides commentary on economic reporting.

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

In this hour:

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Michael Flynn's resignation and the Trump White House's foreign policy chaos.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Paul Ryan's plan to take health insurance away from millions of people.

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

In this hour:

Ryan Grim is an author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs". One of his most recent posts at Huffington Post is called While Nobody’s Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medicaid’s Promise To Seniors

 

Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator.

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

In this hour:

Eric Schwitzgebel, professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind

John Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He was a CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism consultant for ABC News,and author. He was the first CIA officer to be convicted for passing classified information to a reporter. His newest book out soon is Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison

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Ganesh Sitaraman is an Assistant Professor of Law at Vanderbilt Law School and the author of The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic.

 

Christy Goldfuss is the Vice President of Energy and Environmental Policy at the Center for American Progress. Previously, she was the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). She was previously the Deputy Director of the National Park Service.[1] Before joining the park service, she worked at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank.[2] She also worked as a legislative staff member for the House Committee on Natural Resources and as a reporter.

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Mira Revesz is an organizer with IfNotNow, a group of young Jews working to end the organized Jewish community’s support for the occupation through non-violent direct action. They recently organized the largest ever Jewish run protest of the AIPAC conference, and are planning more actions this spring to protest 50 years of occupation.

 

Nancy Altman is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Pension Rights Center and the President of Social Security Works. In the wake of the collapse of Trumpcare, Altman is calling on Democrats to support a Medicare for all approach.

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Angelo Carusone is the President of Media Matters. Before joining, he organized the successful Twitter based StopBeck effort. He holds a B.A. in American Studies from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin. Carusone called for Fox News to fire Bill O’Reilly in response to racist comments about Rep. Maxine Waters’ hair.

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Michael A. Hiltzik is an American columnist and reporter who has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times.

 

Dr. Danielle Martin is a family physician and the board chair of Canadian Doctors for Medicare. She is clinical staff at Women's College Hospital and lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. She served on the Health Council of Canada from 2005-2011. Her new book is Better Now: Six Big Ideas to Improve Health Care for All Canadians

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Ryan Grim is an author and the Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post. His writings have appeared in several publications, including Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, and Politico. He is the author of "This Is Your Country on Drugs". One of his most recent posts at Huffington Post is called While Nobody’s Watching, Paul Ryan Is Taking A Sledgehammer To Medicaid’s Promise To Seniors

 

Jessica Mason Pieklo is a writer and adjunct law professor in Boulder, Colorado. She is the former assistant director of the Health Law Clinic at Hamline Law School in St. Paul, Minnesota and former litigator.

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Cat Duffy is a Researcher at Media Matters. She is a PhD candidate at the Annenberg School at the University of Southern California. Cat also has an M.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University. She is the author of a recent study at Media Matters on how TV news ignored the prescription drug price problem.

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Eric Schwitzgebel, professor of philosophy at University of California, Riverside. He blogs at The Splintered Mind

John Kiriakou is a columnist with Reader Supported News. He was a CIA analyst and case officer, senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, counterterrorism consultant for ABC News,and author. He was the first CIA officer to be convicted for passing classified information to a reporter. His newest book out soon is Doing Time Like A Spy: How the CIA Taught Me to Survive and Thrive in Prison

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Mike Lofgren is a former senior analyst in the House and Senate Budget Committees. He left congress in 2011, and his newest book is The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government. The book is an insider’s account of who really runs Washington regardless of which party is in power. 
 
Kelly J. Baker is the editor of Women in Higher Education, a feminist newsletter, in its 26th year, with the continued goal “to enlighten, encourage, empower and enrage women on campus.” She is also the author of the award-winning book, Gospel According to the Klan: The KKK’s Appeal to Protestant America, 1915-1930
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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.

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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

Wendell Potter, founder of http://Tarbell.org and author of the new book Nation on the Take, How Big Money Corrupts Our Democracy and What We Can Do About It

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Rebecca Vallas is the Managing Director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress. She is also the host of the recently renamed and relaunched radio program and podcast, Off-Kilter

Marcy Wheeler is an independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties. She writes as emptywheel at her eponymous blog

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Thea Riofrancos, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Providence College.

Daniel Denvir, fellow at Harvard Law School's Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice and a journalist covering criminal justice, the drug war, immigration, and politics. He hosts the podcast “The Dig” for Jacobin magazine

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L.A. Kauffman, author of the new book Direct Action: Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism

Hannah Weilbacher, volunteer leader with Jews United for Justice and the DC Paid Family Leave Campaign, on why many Washington, DC politicians, including the Mayor, are trying to kill the city's new progressive paid family leave law - and they're all Democrats.

 

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John Feffer -director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies and author of the new book Splinterlands

Anat Shenker-Osorio, communications expert, on why Democrats need to stop worrying about upsetting others and start exciting their base.

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Silvio Carrillo, award-winning journalist and multimedia creator and nephew of environmental and Indigenous leader Berta Cáceres, who was assassinated one year ago. 

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Matt Bruenig, writer, researcher, and expert on poverty, on why the richest people in the world get paid for doing nothing.

Kira Lerner, political reporter at Think Progress, on covering CPAC

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Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Michael Flynn's resignation and the Trump White House's foreign policy chaos.

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, on Paul Ryan's plan to take health insurance away from millions of people.

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Mark Potok, Senior Fellow of Southern Poverty Law Center, on the rising number of hate groups in America.

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

In this hour:

Sarah Jones, social media editor at The New Republic, on The Case Against Unity. Read her article at: https://newrepublic.com/article/140070/case-unity

Water Scheidel on his new book, The Great Leveler. 

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The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Steve Early, author of Refinery Town, a new book about how Richmond, California beat big oil.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director at CREDO Mobile, on how the organization plans to combat Trump and the GOP Congress.

Direct download: TZH_02-18-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

In this hour:

Julia Mead, author of the recent article Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

Danny Goldberg, author of In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Direct download: TZH_02-18-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sarvenaz Fahimi - Senior Director of the Legal Department at Pars Equality Center, which is challenging Trump's Muslim Ban in Court.

Lauren C. Williams - Tech reporter at ThinkProgress.

Direct download: TZH_02-11-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace

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

 

 

Direct download: TZH_02-11-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Salvatore Colleluori - Associate Research Director at Media Matters.

Direct download: TZH_02-11-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ian Millhiser, Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, on the Scalia clone Trump just nominated for the Supreme Court.

Damon A. Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO, on how attacking immigrants and refugees hurts all working people.

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Mark Joseph Stern, writer for Slate covering the law and LGBTQ issues, on the massive airport protests against Trump's discriminatory Executive Order.

Cora Currier, journalist at The Intercept with a focus on national security, foreign affairs, and human rights, on the FBI's secret files.

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Sheri E. Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College, on how Trump's presidency fits historical patterns of authoritarianism. 

Direct download: TZH_02-04-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Sarah Jones, social media editor at The New Republic, on The Case Against Unity. Read her article at: https://newrepublic.com/article/140070/case-unity

Water Scheidel on his new book, The Great Leveler. 

Direct download: TZH_01-28-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Jasmine Jefferson, Legislative Director of Social Security Works, on the fight to protect Medicare.

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week, on How American health care kills people. Read his article at: http://theweek.com/articles/666799/how-american-health-care-kills-people

Direct download: TZH_01-28-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kierra Johnson, Executive Director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, on Trump cutting off funding to global aid organizations by reinstating the global gag rule. 

Direct download: TZH_01-28-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Julia Mead, author of the recent article Why Millennials Aren’t Afraid of Socialism

Danny Goldberg, author of In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Gareth Porter, independent investigative journalist and historian writing on US national security policy and author of the recent article Mainstream Media’s Russian Bogeyman.

Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works.

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Jennifer L. Erkulwater associate professor of political science at the University of Richmond and Jennifer Pribble associate professor of political science and international studies at the University of Richmond, and author of Welfare and Party Politics in Latin America.

Direct download: TZH_01-21-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Mikey Franklin, Digital Director of Good Jobs Nation, recounts a recent hate crime against him and his family in Rockville, MD

Will McGrath, writer for Pacific Standard, on his recent article about a radical experiment to combat homelessness. 

Direct download: 01-14-17_H3_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Steve Early, author of Refinery Town, a new book about how Richmond, California beat big oil.

Josh Nelson, Deputy Political Director at CREDO Mobile, on how the organization plans to combat Trump and the GOP Congress.

Direct download: 01-14-17_H2_RAW.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Mike Papantonio, host of the new show America's Lawyer

Direct download: TZH_01-14-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Liz Kennedy, Director of Democracy and Government Reform at Center for American Progress, on how an outcry from the American people stopped Republicans from gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics (at least for now)

Alex Shepard, news editor of The New Republic, on what went wrong at the media watchdog Media Matters - and if they have a productive role to play during the Trump era. 

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Author and Journalist Elizabeth Grossman on why our safety net isn't built for the unstable realities of the modern workforce.

John Nichols, national affairs correspondent for The Nation, on the best ways to fight back against the Trump/Ryan agenda.

 

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Kellie Mejdrich, CQ Roll Call Budget and Appropriations Reporter, on what the top priorities of the new Republican Congress will be.

Direct download: TZH_01-07-17_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Ryan Cooper, national correspondent at TheWeek.com, on Paul Ryan's plan to gut Medicare

Becky Bond & Zack Exley, co-authors of the new book Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything

 

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Bob DeMars, former college football player, previews his new documentary "The Business of Amateurs" about the dark side of college sports.

Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz discusses his new book on the Euro and how it may be a doomed currency.

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Investigative journalist David Dayen discusses his book Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud 

Direct download: TZH_12-31-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week, so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

Direct download: TZH_12_24_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

Direct download: TZH_12-24-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

The Zero Hour is on a holiday break this week so we've compiled "best of" content from our recent shows.

 

Direct download: TZH_12-24-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Olga Brudastova, PhD student in Civil Engineering at Columbia and an organizer with GWC-UAW Local 2110, on the fight to form grad student unions (5:40)

Marcy Wheeler, independent journalist writing about national security and civil liberties, shares her thoughts on Clinton, Russia, and the CIA (20:15)

 

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

David Dayen, author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud, on how Obama Failed to Mitigate America's Foreclosure Crisis (4:45)

Robert Fluegge, Senior researcher on the report The Fading American Dream: Trends in Absolute Income Mobility Since 1940 (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Celinda Lake, President of Lake Research Partners, on how the 2016 election disaster happened (20:15)

Direct download: TZH_12-17-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Stephen Miles, advocacy director for Win Without War, on Trump's cabinet full of generals

David Neiwert, senior editor of Crooks and Liars, on why powerful conservatives are promoting "Pizzagate" conspiracy theories - even after they led to violence. 

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H3_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Sarah Anderson, co-editor of Inequality.org at the Institute for Policy Studies

Jon Bauman, best known as "Bowzer," formerly of Sha Na Na and co-founder of Senior Votes Count, a PAC that focuses on senior issues.

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H2_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

Greg Grey Cloud, enrolled member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe and one of the leaders of the #NoDAPL protests. 

Direct download: TZH_12-10-16_H1_Podcast.mp3
Category:Politics -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

This hour John Feffer demonstrates that politicians like Donald Trump aren't that uncommon if you just look to Europe. And later, Yannet Lathrop, Researcher and Policy Analyst at National Employment Law Project, discusses her group's new report on the massive impact on worker pay the Fight for 15 has achieved.

Direct download: TZH_12_03_16_H3_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT

This hour we're joined by Sarah Sorscher, an attorney with Public Citizen's Health Research Group, about the 21st Century Cures Act. Later, we speak with Tim Wu, professor at Columbia Law School, about his new book The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads.  

Direct download: TZH_12_03_16_H2_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

We break down the news of the week, then talk to Jessica Jackson Sloan, National Director and Co-Founder of #cut50, about the need to slash in half the number of people in prison. 

Direct download: TZH_12_03_16_H1_PODCAST.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am EDT