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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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November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014 Show

This week, we'll speak with Ian Millhiser, a Senior Constitutional Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Editor of ThinkProgress Justice, about Obama's executive order on immigration and the latest challenge to Obamacare to come before the Supreme Court.

Then we'll be joined by Wonkette Executive Editor Kaili Joy Gray to look at the right's incredible freakout over Obama's immigration plan.
Playlist:
The Strokes: "Soma"
Tom Jones: "She's a Lady"
Fleetwood Mac: "Never Going Back Again"
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November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014 Show

Joshua Holland is still lounging in Mexico, so we have a rerun this week -- but it's a good one.

First, we speak with Stephen Bezruchka, a professor of public health at the University of Washington, about how inequality kills.

Then Johns Hopkins political scientist Steven Teles will tell us about the rise of the conservative legal movement.

Playlist:
Wilco: "California Stars"
Outkast: "The Whole World"
Gary Glitter: "Rock 'n Roll Part 2"

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November 1, 2014

November 1, 2014 Show

Joshua Holland is off this week, so we're going back to the archives for a best-of show. But it's a good one.

First up, we speak with Thomas Frank, author of Pity the Billionaires, about how zero bankers have been punished for the crash. In fact, many ludicrously blame poor people. 

Then we have an interview with Paul Krugman, which we conducted when his book, End This Depression Now! came out. That's obviously still relevant today. 

Playlist:

Shaggy: "Oh Carolina"
Fiona Apple: "Not About Love"
The White Stripes: "Hello Operator:
John Lurie National Orchestra: "Let's Get Ready to Rumba"

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