Category: Journalists

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

The Senate passes landmark immigration reform and Esther Yu-Hsi Lee from Think Progress breaks it all down for us. Plus Film Critic Michael Snyder. New music from c. Also Jeremy S. Kramer, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin, and Lauren Pritchard. Portions written by Ned Rice, David Weiss and David Feldman.

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Josh Harkinson

josh harkinson

Josh Harkinson has written extensively about Anonymous, our failed drug war and the uprising in Turkey for Mother Jones magazine. We talk about the latest news about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, calls to legalize drugs in Latin America, and the crackdown on protestors in Turkey where Josh will be reporting from starting next week. Then our roundtable on Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon. Mark Thompson recalls hosting several of these stunt shows especially the one with Robbie Knievel. We’re also joined by Comedian Bruce Fine and Mr. J. Plus Will Ryan and the Cactus County Cowboys. Also Janie Haddad Tompkins, Hal Lublin and Jeremy S. Kramer. Our producer Alicia Cordova talks with Allison W. Gryphon about her latest documentary. Portions of today’s program are written by Hal Lublin, Will Dixon and David Feldman.

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Kate Sheppard On Kamikaze Republicans

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Kate Sheppard covers Washington for Mother Jones magazine. We talk to her from New York City about how Republicans continue to piss off women. Film Critic Michael Snyder tells us what to see and what to avoid this weekend. Plus Will Ryan And The Cactus County Cowboys. We also replay Eddie Pepitone’s Emmy performance. With Eddie Pepitone, Frank Conniff, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Mark Thompson, and Chris Pina.Portions of today’s show are written by Steve Rosenfield and David Feldman.

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Chase Madar

chase madar

As the Justice Department vows to crack down on NSA leaks and Captain Bradley Manning’s court martial wraps up its second week we turn to The Nation’s Chase Madar, author of “The Passion of Bradley Manning: The Story behind the Wikileaks Whistleblower.” Also Bill Burr, Eddie Pepitone,  Mark Thompson, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Jane Edith Wilson, and Stefane Zamorano. Portions of today’s program are written by Mark Thompson, Ben Zelevansky and David Feldman.

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Tim Murphy

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Tim Murphy covers Washington D.C. for Mother Jones Magazine. During this conversation about the NSA he drops a bombshell that almost leaves David speechless. Tim also goes over his top five GOP lunatics who he thinks can fill Michele Bachmann’s shoes once she leaves Washington next year for greener($$$) pastures. Film Critic Michael Snyder joins us to talk movies. Plus Will Ryan’s latest song from “Gun Show: The Musical.”

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