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Focusing on issues, not tweets, Raw Story and AlterNet’s Joshua Holland and Liz Preza talk politics with academics, newsmakers and progressive journalists.


September 28, 2013

September 28, 2013 Show

This week, we're joined by Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi to discuss his latest, "Looting the Pension Funds: How Wall Street Robs Public Workers."

Then we speak with Matt Duss, a foreign policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, about the apparent thaw in relations between Iran and the U.S. It's a big eff-ing deal!

Finally, Anat Shenker-Osorio, author of Don't Buy It! The Trouble with Talking Nonsense About the Economy, about the GOP's latest round of hostage-taking.

Song list:

Junior Brown: "Highway Patrol"
Dr. Dre: "No Diggity"
The Wally Brothers: "Man Who Sold the World"
Carley Simon: "The Spy Who Loved Me"
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September 25, 2013

September 21, 2013 Show

This week, we speak with Imani Gandy, AKA the Angry Black Lady, about the conservative obsession with Obamacare.

Then we're joined by David Neiwert, who writes for Crooks and Liars, the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog and his own site, Orcinus. Dave covers the extreme right, and he discussed his book, And Hell Followed With Her: Crossing the Dark Side of the American Border
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September 14, 2013

September 14, 2013 Show

We have a great show this week. First up is Paul Piff, a social psychologist at UC-Berkeley who has done a number of studies showing that, behaviorally, the rich aren't like you and I.

Then we have a double-segment with William Black. Black is a former banking regulator who was heavily involved in the prosecution of fraud during the Savings and Loan crisis, and has been an outspoken critic of the "too big to jail" philosophy that's resulted in exactly zero high-level prosecutions despite the widespread fraud that led up to the 2008 crash.
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September 14, 2013

September 7, 2013 Show

This week, we speak Syria with Ali Gharib, a favorite of the show.

Then we're joined by Frank Joyce. Frank's a writer and activist and he has some things he'd like to get off his chest about the Detroit bankruptcy, and the mainstream coverage thereof.

Finally, we speak with Mark Kleinman, a professor of public policy at UCLA. Mark is one of the country's leading experts on marijuana policy, and he's also Washington state's "pot czar."
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