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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.


It's hard to believe that Donald Trump could create so much chaos in such a short amount of time. This week, we'll kick off the show with Heather "Digby" Parton talking about what was arguably his craziest week yet. 


Then we'll be joined by Andy Slavitt, who served as the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under Obama. Now Slavitt's working with The Healthcare Townhall Project to make sure that people who live in districts represented by Republicans who are too cowardly to face their constituents have an opportunity to participate in a townhall and learn about the ACA repeal bill. 


Finally, we'll be joined by Caroline Isaacs, program director for the American Friends Service Committee in Tucson, Arizona. Caroline will discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions' plan to reinvigorate the disastrous War on Drugs, and will tell us the truth about what's happening on the Southern border. 


Caro Emerald: "Back it Up"
Salt n Pepa: "None of Your Business"
Deee-Lite: "Deee-Lite Theme"
Los Lobos: "Flor de Huevo"

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Last week, House Republicans a remarkably cruel health-care bill. Trump and House Republicans celebrated the "victory," but that's premature. This week, we're joined by Ryan Cooper from The Week to game out what might happen next as the debate moves on to the Senate. 


Then we'll talk about the so-called "religious freedom" order Trump signed this week with Investigative Fund reporter Sarah Posner. The ACLU said it was just political theater and decided not to sue, but Posner says it may have some teeth.


Finally, we'll chew the fat about various topics with David Ferguson, a senior editor at Raw Story.


Queen Latifah: "Paper"
David Byrne: "My Love Is You"
Jack Sheldon: "I'm Just a Bill"
Elvis Presley: "You Were Always on My Mind"

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This week, we kick off with Paul Waldman, who wrote that Republicans have already backed themselves into a corner on tax reform.


Then we'll be joined by Ben Adler, who says that Trump might discover that throwing a wrench into efforts to curb green house gas emissions may be more difficult than he thought. 


Finally, we'll be joined by Popular Science staff writer Kendra Pierre-Louis to talk about a new study that tried to get a handle on where as many as 13 million Americans who might be displaced by rising sea levels might go. 


The Simpsons Cast: "In a Gadda da Vida"
Old 97s: "Good with God"
White Stripes: "You're Pretty Good Looking"
Roxy Music: "India"

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