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Wonderful Show

By noseriouslyguys - Oct 01 2017
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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.

Karl is the best!

By nickaywells - Aug 27 2013
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Karl is so great, recently discovered the show and he is so funny. Take Action News is enjoyable and informative.

iTunes Ratings

40 Ratings
Average Ratings
34
1
1
2
2

Wonderful Show

By noseriouslyguys - Oct 01 2017
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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.

Karl is the best!

By nickaywells - Aug 27 2013
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Karl is so great, recently discovered the show and he is so funny. Take Action News is enjoyable and informative.
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The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

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

Rank #1: Matt Taibbi: Hate and Assets

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is “Hate Inc” He is also author of: ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.'

Oct 26 2019

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Rank #2: Keith A. Spencer: A Boomer/Millenial Peace Treaty

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Keith A. Spencer, a cultural critic, essayist, and editor at Salon.com, where I manage the sci/tech vertical. I’m a generalist as far as editors go, though I have a background in the sciences that has led me to comment extensively on the politics of science and technology, with a focus on the politics of space colonization, the cultural and social ramifications of the tech industry, and the sociology of Burning Man.

My new book, “A People’s History of Silicon Valley: How the Tech Industry Exploits Workers, Erodes Privacy and Undermines Democracy” was released in late 2018 from Squint Books.

May 18 2019

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Rank #3: Nathan J. Robinson: The New Left Media

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NATHAN J. ROBINSON is a leading voice of millennial left politics. He is the editor of Current Affairs, a print magazine of political and cultural analysis. His work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe GuardianThe New RepublicThe Nation, and elsewhere. A graduate of Yale Law School, he is a PhD student in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University, where his work focuses on the U.S. criminal justice system.

Sep 07 2019

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Rank #4: Best Of: The Last War … and the Next One

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Keri Leigh Merritt works as a historian and writer in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her first book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 2017), won both the Bennett Wall Award from the Southern Historical Association, honoring the best book in Southern economic or business history published in the previous two years, as well as the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association.

Merritt is also co-editor, with Matthew Hild, of Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (University Press of Florida, 2018), which won the 2019 Best Book Award from the UALE (United Association for Labor Education). She is currently conducting research for two additional book-length projects. One is on radical black resistance in the still understudied Reconstruction era. The second project examines the changing role of law enforcement in the mid-nineteenth century South. It will ultimately link the rise of professional police forces in the Deep South to the end of slavery. Merritt also writes historical pieces for the public, and has had letters and essays published in Aeon, Bill Moyers, The Bitter Southerner, Salon, The Washington Post, and The New York Times.

Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CODEPINK and the co-founder of the after-school writing program 826LA. She has been a visionary advocate for peace for several decades. An inspired motivator, Jodie invigorates nascent activists and re-invigorates seasoned activists through her ever-evolving, always exciting methods to promote peace. Since the start of the 2003 Iraq War, Jodie has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Jordan on several occasions. On her most recent visit to Jordan, Jodie traveled with a peace coalition to meet with Delegates from the Iraqi Parliament to institute an action plan for peace and reconciliation. She has also traveled to Cuba to protest the prison facility at Guantanamo, and in 2015 she was one of 30 women activists from fifteen countries who crossed the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for peace and reconciliation between the two countries. Jodie is the co-editor of two books, “Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation” and “Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism” and a contributor to “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.” She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy.

Jul 06 2019

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Rank #5: Prof. Richard Wolff: Organic Intellectuals

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Professor 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

Apr 06 2019

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Rank #6: Best Of: Max Blumenthal: The Management of Savagery

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Editor, The Grayzone Project & Author of “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks, available now

Jul 06 2019

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Rank #7: Best Of Matt Taibbi: Can Trump Win Again?

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers ‘Insane Clown President,’ ‘The Divide,’ ‘Griftopia,’ and ‘The Great Derangement.’ His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

Matt is also the co-host of the new podcast, Useful Idiots with Katie Halper Originally Aired August 31, 2019

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #8: The Last War … and the Next One

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Keri Leigh Merritt works as a historian and writer in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her B.A. from Emory University and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Her first book, Masterless Men: Poor Whites and Slavery in the Antebellum South (Cambridge University Press, 2017), won both the Bennett Wall Award from the Southern Historical Association, honoring the best book in Southern economic or business history published in the previous two years, as well as the President’s Book Award from the Social Science History Association.

Merritt is also co-editor, with Matthew Hild, of Reconsidering Southern Labor History: Race, Class, and Power (University Press of Florida, 2018), which won the 2019 Best Book Award from the UALE (United Association for Labor Education). She is currently conducting research for two additional book-length projects. One is on radical black resistance in the still understudied Reconstruction era. The second project examines the changing role of law enforcement in the mid-nineteenth century South. It will ultimately link the rise of professional police forces in the Deep South to the end of slavery. Merritt also writes historical pieces for the public, and has had letters and essays published in Aeon, Bill Moyers, The Bitter Southerner, Salon, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Jodie Evans is the co-founder and director of CODEPINK and the co-founder of the after-school writing program 826LA. She has been a visionary advocate for peace for several decades. An inspired motivator, Jodie invigorates nascent activists and re-invigorates seasoned activists through her ever-evolving, always exciting methods to promote peace. Since the start of the 2003 Iraq War, Jodie has traveled to Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran and Jordan on several occasions. On her most recent visit to Jordan, Jodie traveled with a peace coalition to meet with Delegates from the Iraqi Parliament to institute an action plan for peace and reconciliation. She has also traveled to Cuba to protest the prison facility at Guantanamo, and in 2015 she was one of 30 women activists from fifteen countries who crossed the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, calling for peace and reconciliation between the two countries. Jodie is the co-editor of two books, "Twilight of Empire: Responses to Occupation" and "Stop the Next War Now: Effective Responses to Violence and Terrorism" and a contributor to “Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution.” She is currently writing a book about divesting from the unjust, extractive war economy and building a just, sustainable peace economy.

Mar 23 2019

41mins

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Rank #9: Matt Taibbi: Can Trump Win Again?

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Matt Taibbi is a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and winner of the 2008 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. His most recent book is ‘I Can’t Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street,’ about the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police. He’s also the author of the New York Times bestsellers 'Insane Clown President,' 'The Divide,' 'Griftopia,' and 'The Great Derangement.' His latest is “Hate Inc” at https://taibbi.substack.com/

Matt is also the co-host of the new podcast, Useful Idiots with Katie Halper

Aug 31 2019

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Rank #10: Prof. Richard Wolff: School Grades as Capitalist Control

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Professor 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

Sep 14 2019

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Rank #11: Spies and Secrets: The Real Jeffrey Epstein

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Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.

Aug 17 2019

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Rank #12: Friends Like Us: US, Israel, Latin America

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Editor The Grayzone Project & Author of the book “The Management of Savagery” at VersoBooks.

Aug 17 2019

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Rank #13: Cole Stangler: Notre Dame, Neoliberalism & the Left in France

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Cole Stangler is a Paris-based journalist covering labor and politics. His work has appeared in outlets like The Nation, Jacobin, The Atlantic and VICE, among others.

Apr 20 2019

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Rank #14: Open Borders, and Travels With Bernie

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Brianna Rennix is the Senior Editor at Current Affairs Magazine Jocelyn Macurdy Keats is an Act.tv Washington Correspondent

Apr 13 2019

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Rank #15: Stephanie Kelton on Student Debt Forgiveness & Modern Monetary Theory

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Professor Kelton has worked in both academia and politics. She served as chief economist on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee (Democratic staff) in 2015 and as a senior economic adviser to Bernie Sanders’ 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns. She currently works as a Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Stony Brook University, and she holds Visiting Professorships at The New School for Social Research, the University of Ljubljana, and the University of Adelaide. She is a member of the TopWonks network of the nation’s best thinkers and one of POLITICO’s 50 Most Influential Thinkers (2016). She was previously Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her forthcoming book, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and Creating an Economy for the People (summer 2020), shows how to break free of the flawed thinking that has hamstrung policymakers around the world.

Jun 29 2019

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Rank #16: Guns Down and Rock the Census!

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Igor Volsky is founder and the Director of Guns Down America. Igor has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, and CNBC television, and he has been a guest on many radio shows. His work on gun violence prevention has appeared in USA Today, U.S. News and World Report and the Orlando Sentinel, among others. In 2011, Forbes named Igor one of their top “30 under 30” in Law & Policy. At Guns Down, he sets the overall strategy and leads our outreach efforts. Carolyn DeWitt is the President and Executive Director of Rock The Vote

Apr 13 2019

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Rank #17: War Fever for Iran, Controlling Drug Prices

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Stephen Miles is the Executive Director of Win Without War. Stephen is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. He previously worked for the global campaigning organization Avaaz, as well as on multiple federal, state, and local electoral campaigns, and as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council. Stephen is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Tulane University with academic expertise in humanitarian interventions and Middle Eastern politics.

Steve Knievel is an advocate for Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, focusing on expanding affordable access to medicines. Steve is an expert in policy matters affecting drug pricing and access to medicines in the United States. He brings to Public Citizen his knowledge and experience in domestic and international campaign work, including thorough policy analysis, lobbying, communications and coalition building. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Sep 21 2019

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Rank #18: Best Of Danny Sjursen: Fighting ‘Forever War’

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Maj. Danny Sjursen, a Truthdig regular contributor, is a retired U.S. Army officer and former history instructor at West Point. He served tours with reconnaissance units in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has written a memoir and critical analysis of the Iraq War, “Ghost Riders of Baghdad: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Myth of the Surge.” He lives in Lawrence, Kan. Follow him on Twitter at @SkepticalVet and check out his new podcast “Fortress on a Hill,” co-hosted with fellow vet Chris “Henri” Henrikson.

Oct 19 2019

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Rank #19: Prof. Wolff on Jamie Dimon & Socialism & David Weigel on Why Prog Rock Deserves Some Respect

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David Weigel is a national political correspondent covering Congress and grass-roots political movements. He is the author of "The Show That Never Ends," a history of progressive rock music.

Jun 15 2019

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