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The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. "The Time is Now."

The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow Richard RJ Eskow

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The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow. "The Time is Now."

    Trump Cuts, McKayla Challenges

    Trump Cuts, McKayla Challenges

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Center Executive Director Liz Watson discusses the cruelty behind Trump's proposed budget; Mckayla Wilkes joins to discuss why she's challenging the establishment Steny Hoyer


    Liz Watson is the executive director of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center.

    Mckayla Wilkes is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Maryland's 5th Congressional District.

    • 41 min
    Can the Democratic Party Be Saved?

    Can the Democratic Party Be Saved?

    Prof. James Kwak on his new book, "Take Back Our Party: Restoring the Democratic Legacy" available in paperback and ebook from Strong Arm Press now https://strongarmpress.com/catalog/take-back-our-party/

    James Kwak is a professor at the UConn School of Law and the chair of the board of the Southern Center for Human Rights. He is the author or co-author of three previous books: 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown (with Simon Johnson), White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt, and Why It Matters To You (with Simon Johnson), and Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality.

    • 41 min
    A Shadow Over the Primary

    A Shadow Over the Primary

    Linda Benesch on austerity in election 2020; Max Blumenthal on the shadowy app in the middle of the Iowa caucus debacle 


    Linda Benesch is the Communications Director for Social Security Works

    Max Blumenthal is an author and editor of The Grayzone (thegrayzone.com) 

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    Coronavirus and Justice -- plus, Debbie's Challenger

    Coronavirus and Justice -- plus, Debbie's Challenger

    Dr. MarkAlain Dery is an infectious diseases doctor & focus on negative impacts of poverty on health. He founded 102.3 WHIV FM, radio dedicated to human rights & social justice.

    Jen Perelman  is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Florida's 23rd Congressional District. The primary is August 18, 2020
    Jen was born in North Miami, Florida. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1992, a master's degree from Northwestern University in 1994, and a J.D. from St. Mary's University in 2000. Perelman's professional experience includes working as an attorney.She has been associated with the Juvenile Justice Committee, the League of Women Voters Broward, the Democratic Women's Club of West Broward, the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida, the Broward County Bar Association, the Sunrise Movement of South Florida, and the Mobile School Pantry.

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    Wendell Potter : The 'Choice' Scam, Explained by 2 Health Insurance Veterans

    Wendell Potter : The 'Choice' Scam, Explained by 2 Health Insurance Veterans

    Wendell Potter is an American advocate for health insurance payment reform, New York Times bestselling author and a former health insurance industry communications director.

    • 41 min
    Prof. Richard Wolff on Trump's Economic Shell Game

    Prof. Richard Wolff on Trump's Economic Shell Game

    Prof. Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently a Visiting Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs of the New School University in New York.
    Professor Wolff is also Host of the program “Economic Update” on Free Speech TV, which airs Tuesdays from 8 to 9pmET, and Founder of DemocracyAtWork.info

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What you're missing

RJ really digs deep to uncover all that the corporate media ignores. The interviews are great, he gives me plenty of ideas on what to read next, and he heekps me well informed. I encourage people to help him out financially as he needs a boost-being without advertisers.

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Erudite and affable

RJ is a terrific interviewer who seems like a genuinely nice guy. His is one of my go to progressive podcasts I listen to as I make my appointed rounds with the US mail.

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Wonderful Show

Richard "RJ" Eskow is an excellent host. I catch this weekly on Chicago's Progressive Talk Radio and it's always very engaging and informative. Great guests, great host, great perspectives.

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