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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 20, 2015

December 19, 2015 Show

This week, we'll be joined by Slate political reporter Jim Newell to talk about the massive spending bill that newly minted Speaker Paul Ryan pushed through Congress -- and the howls of outrage it stirred among tea party conservatives. 


Then we'll speak with Nick Rathod, executive director of The State Innovation Exchange, also known as SIX, about the fight for progressive policy at the state level.

Finally, we'll talk about what the future looks like for the big climate deal agreed to in Paris last week with Rebecca Leber from The New Republic.

Playlist:
Johnny Cash: "God's Going to Cut You Down"
Gregory Isaacs: "Slave Master"
David Byrne and Selena: "God's Child"

Southern Culture on the Skids: "Skullbucket"

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December 6, 2015

December 5, 2015 Show

This week, we're joined by Chuck Collins from the Institute for Policy Studies to talk about a new report he co-authored which finds that the 20 wealthiest individuals in the U.S. -- a small private jet's worth -- now own more wealth than half of the nation's citizens.

Then we'll be joined by Salon's Amanda Marcotte to discuss terrorists, lone wolves, quiet guys who shoot up abortion clinics and the gop nomination.

PLAYLIST:
Sarah Neimietz and Postmodern Jukebox: "This Must Be the Place"
Southern Culture on the Skids: "Make Mayan a Hawaiian"
Queen: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"

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