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Politics

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

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December 21, 2013

December 21, 2013 Show

This week, we'll speak with economist Dean Baker about his new book (co-authored with Jared Bernstein), Getting Back to Full employment: a Better Bargain for Working People.


Then We'll be joined by Ben Dimiero from Media Matters to discuss his recent piece, "Here We Come a-Hustlin': A Guide to Right-Wing Christmas Gifts."

Finally, We'll talk to Heather "Digby" Parton about the recent budget deal and Democratic intra-party feuds.

Playlist (theme: top hits from 1975):
Captain and Tennille: "Love Will Keep Us Together."
Carl Douglas: "Kung-Fu Fighting"
Linda Ronstadt: "You're No Good"
Barry Manilow: "Mandy"
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December 7, 2013

December 7, 2013 Show

This week, we devote the entire hour to a discussion with Max Blumenthal about his new book, Goliath.


Playlist: 
Barry McGuire: "Eve of Destruction"
Buffalo Springfield: "For What It's Worth"
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December 1, 2013

November 30, 2013 Show

This holiday weekend, we have an original intro and then three strong interviews fro the archives. 


First up, an interview with Graham Rayman, author of The NYPD Tapes: A Shocking Story of Cops, Coverups and Courage. 

Then, with Pope Francis again making news this week, wee go back to an August interview with Marian Ronan, a professor of Catholic Studies at the New York Theological Seminary, who throws some cold water on the idea that the new pontiff can really move the church.

Finally, we speak with Washington Post Energy Reporter Steve Mufson, who travelled the entire route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. We spoke to him in March.

Playlist: 
Melanie Durrant: "Bang Bang"
Shania Twain (with Willie Nelson): "Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain"
The Valentines: "Gun Fever"
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