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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.


October 25, 2015

October 24, 2015 Show

This week, we're joined by Brad Friedman, author of the eponymous Bradblog and host of the Bradcast, about the big election in Canada -- adieu Stephen Harper! -- and Joe Biden's decision to sit out the 2016 election.

Then we talk about Hillary Clinton's endless grilling at this week's BENGHAZI!! hearing with Rebecca Traister, who writes for New York Magazine and The Cut, and is a contributing editor to Elle Magazine
Nightmares on Wax: "You Wish"
Talking Heads: "Ruby Dear"
Moby: "I Like to Score"
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October 11, 2015

October 10, 2015 Show

This week, we'll be joined by Katrina Anderson, senior human rights counsel at the Center for Reproductive Rights, to talk about how defunding Planned Parenthood, slashing family planning funds and closing abortion clinics has created a public health crisis in South Texas.

Then we'll talk about the craziness surrounding the House Speakership race and Republican disarray with Ryan Grim from the Huffington Post.

Finally, we'll be joined by Dima Khalidi, director of Palestine Legal, who will tell us about their report detailing the rise of a new McCarthyism against Palestinian solidarity activists.

Excerpt from The Twilight Zone, season one, episode 22: "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street."

TLC: "Crazy Sexy Cool Interlude"
The Bee Gees: "NY Mining Disaster 1941"

Fleetwood Mac: "Never Going Back Again"

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October 4, 2015

October 3, 2015 Show

This week, we'll talk to Dartmouth's Steven Simon, who was a White House Middle East during Barack Obama's first term, about the ongoing mess in Syria, and what Russia's sudden entry into the conflict is all about.

Then we'll be joined by Francesco Femia, director of the Center for Climate and Security to discuss how climate change helped make Syria into a powder-keg that was just waiting for a match -- it's an under-covered aspect of the story.

Finally, we'll speak with Lisa Friedman from E & E News about India's announcement this week that it would pursue ambitious climate goals ahead of the Paris Climate Summit, and what that means for the prospects of a global climate compact.

Postmodern Jukebox with Miche Braden: "Sweet Child 'O' Mine"
Postmodern Jukebox with Puddles the Clown: "Royals"
Gnarls Barkley: "The Boogie Monster"
Postmodern Jukebox with Haley Reinhart: "Creep"

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