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Jan 14 2015

Coming up on January 15, 2015

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We’ll examine the latest on GOP legislative efforts in Congress on immigration and abortion, and survey the increasingly crowded field of Republican Presidential candidates, with my guest John Nichols. And, we’ll refocus attention onto the Ebola crisis in West Africa as optimistic pronouncements are made on eradicating the deadly disease – there’s both good news and bad news. Plus, Todd Wolfson joins us to discuss his new book Digital Rebellion: The Birth of the Cyber …

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Jan 13 2015

Coming up on January 14, 2015

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We’ll go live to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to speak with local activist Adriann Barboa on the murder charges against two officers in the shooting death of a homeless man named James Boyd. And, we’ll turn to Truthout’s Dahr Jamail on the role of methane in catastrophic climate change and how it could spark a runaway feedback loop. Plus, Bechir Blagui, of FreeTunisia.org, joins us live in studio, on the 4th anniversary of the Tunisian revolution …

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Jan 12 2015

Coming up on January 13, 2015

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We’ll cover the recent attacks in Nigeria by the militant group Boko Haram, as Nigerians gear up for general and presidential elections. My guest will be Ajamu Baraka, a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. And, Scott Timberg, former arts reporter at the LA Times will join us in studio to discuss his new book Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class. …

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Jan 09 2015

Coming up on January 12, 2015

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We’ll turn to Christen Smith, a professor of African and African diaspora studies and anthropology, on the French attacks. She will shed light on the troubled history of racist political cartoons. And, we’ll go live to Beirut, Lebanon to speak with Yazan Al Saadi, Senior Writer at Al Akhbar English, on the hypocrisy of Western responses to fundamentalism. Plus, Paula McAvoy, will discuss her book The Political Classroom: Evidence and Ethics in Democratic Education. …

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Jan 08 2015

Coming up on January 9, 2015

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We’ll speak with Salon writer David Dayen about the GOP’s first week as the majority party in Congress – and a busy week it has been! We’ll examine rule changes, and new legislation tackling Social Security, Wall Street regulations, Obamacare, Abortion, and the Keystone XL pipeline. And, we’ll speak with the authors of two scientific studies: one that links fracking to earthquakes, and another that determines exactly how much of our fossil fuel resources we …

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Jan 07 2015

Coming up on January 8, 2015

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We’ll cover the brazen attack this week by two armed men on a French satirical magazine that resulted in 12 people dead. What is the political context of the attack in Europe? And we’ll speak with Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf about Muslim responses to the attack and long-term solutions to curbing extremism. Plus, we’ll continue our coverage of the movement against police violence, with Melina Abdulla of Black Lives Matter. …

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Jan 06 2015

Coming up on January 7, 2014

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We’ll turn to the Transgender Law Center to discuss the tragic death of teenager Leelah Alcorn, who apparently committed suicide days ago, leaving behind a note blaming her parents and society for abandoning and isolating her because she was transgender. And, we’ll examine the implications of a new cancer study that concludes a majority of cancers develop from sheer bad luck. Plus, Congolese academic and author Alain Mabanckou, author of Letter to Jimmy, joins us …

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Jan 05 2015

Coming up on January 6, 2015

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We’ll cover the start of the trial of Dzhokar Tsarnaev, the man standing accused of setting off the Boston Marathon bombings. And, we’ll go live to Mexico as President Enrique Pena Nieto visits the US formally. Plus, advocates for the homeless want to pass homeless bill of rights laws in states around the nation. We’ll find out why. …

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Jan 02 2015

Coming up on January 5, 2014

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We’ll examine the new book, Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs by Johann Hari who went from being at the center of a major journalistic scandal to writing a ground breaking book on drug addiction, and the surprising and little known story about the origins of the Drug war. And, a look at the latest on Syria, Iraq, and the Occupied Palestinian territories with Prof. Stephen Zunes.

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Dec 31 2014

Coming up on January 2, 2015

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We’ll go live to Ferguson, Missouri to get an update on the latest anti-police brutality protests in light of the recent Berkeley killing of Antonio Martin. We’ll also discuss New York and LA’s struggles with police violence. And, we’ll hear a new commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal. Plus, author Victor Pickard joins us to delve into the history of media reform – how the 1940s set the stage for many aspects of our current corporate …

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