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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.

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February 22, 2014

February 22, 2014 Show

This week, we'll speak with Thomas Donnelly of the Constitutional Accountability Center about a couple of huge cases coming up at the Supreme Court that will determine whether the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions. 


Then we'll be joined by Lee Fang, a reporting fellow for the Nation Institute, about the "shadow lobby" -- the explosion of unregistered influence peddling.

Finally, we'll talk to Mother Jones reporter Dana Liebelson about a bunch of anti-LGBT "Jim Crow" laws popping up in many different states.

Playlist:
Joe Jackson: "Fools in Love"
Galt MacDermot: "Hair"
Marvin Gaye: "Got to Give it Up"
The Beatles: "Lovely Rita"
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February 2, 2014

February 1, 2014 Show

This week, we speak Christie-gate, or whatever, with syndicated columnist and show favorite Tina Dupuy.


Then we're joined by Christopher Petrella, a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley, who explains why the profit motive accounts for the fact that people of color are even more disproportionately represented in private prisons than public corrections systems. 

Finally, economist Heather Boushey -- a senior fellow at CAP and director of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth -- tells us why America's workplaces are a better indicator of how we value families than anything else. 

Playlist: 
Bruce Springsteen: "Backstreets"
Otis Redding: "Aint's no Sunshine When She's Gone"
George Jones and Tammy Wynette: "Golden Ring"
Feist: "Secret Heart"
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