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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.


January 12, 2014

January 11, 2014 Show

This week, we speak with Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley, about his study explaining why the wealthy are more likely to favor harsh, punitive justice.

Then we're joined by Jeff Bryant, the executive director of the Education Opportunity Network, to discuss the lobbying and PR behemoth supporting the charter school movement. Jeff wrote a terrific piece on the topic for Salon this week. 

And after we get the big picture, we talk to Darcy Bedortha, a high school English teacher who wrote a piece last week titled, "15 Months in Virtual Charter Hell: A Teacher's Tale."

Eek-a-Mouse: "I Love Weed"
Jackie Brown: "Wet Baggy"
Prince Buster: "Ten Commandments (from Man to Woman)"
Jacob Miller and Inner Circle: "Roman Soldiers of Babylon"
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January 5, 2014

January 4, 2014 Show

This week, we speak to Sarah Posner from Religion Dispatches on what conservative nuns have to say about contraception.

Then we're joined by Thomas Volscho, a sociologist at CUNY who co-authored a recent study which found that a do-nothing Congress works fine for the wealthiest among us. 

Finally, we speak with Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch, about NAFTA at age 20, and what we should be asking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Cake: "I Will Survive"
Kacey Musgraves: "Follow Your Arrow"
Phish: "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"
Paul Simon: "Have a Good Time"
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