Citizen Radio

Episode #1683: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Keisha Zollar (@keishaz) triumphantly returns with tales from her recent medical scare. Also, Notre Dame grads walk out on Mike Pence's speech, Richard Collins III murdered by a white supremacist, FBI busts Neo-Nazi in Florida for making explosives—and finds radioactive materials, Texas rushes to pass transphobic "bathroom bill" and measure allowing bias in adoptions and foster care, Michael Flynn to deny Senate Intelligence subpoena and invoke his Fifth Amendment protection, Roger Stone and Paul Manafort have turned documents over to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Supreme Court ruling wipes out Republican-drawn House districts in North Carolina, and White House moves to block ethics inquiry into ex-lobbyists on payroll

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1682: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Lydia Hensler (@lydiahensler) joins the show to discuss sharing the stage with Rosie O'Donnell at The Female Gaze. Also, Melania Trump really doesn't want to hold Donald Trump's hand, Allison requests people stop shitting on everything girls love22 dead in Manchester bombing, Trump asked intelligence chiefs to push back against FBI Russia probe after Comey revealed its existence, Trump administration proposes budget that guts food stamp and Medicaid programs and quietly kills Dodd-Frank, and Monica Lewinsky's epic burn of Roger Ailes.

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1681: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) joins the show to talk about SNL and improv. Also, Mike Pence creates PAC ahead of 2018 and 2020 elections, Planned Parenthood is now closing 10 centers across the Midwest and Southwest, Arctic stronghold of world's seeds flooded after permafrost melts, vigilantes in Germany and Bulgaria are beating up and "arresting" migrants and the government has done little to interfere, Trump's Muslim ban faces tough questions from appeals court, Trump's on the verge of exploding the health insurance market, Fox News fires Bob Beckel over alleged racist remark, and a Pew poll reveals that women are less optimistic in Trump era

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1680: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) joins the show to help answer a Patreon question about what to do if your boss eliminates benefits for employees. Also, avocado toast is not the reason you can't afford a house, Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia while lecturing Muslims about the need to eliminate extremism, Trump: "Believe me, there's no collusion" with Russia, Russian officials bragged they could use Michael Flynn to influence Trump, Comey agrees to testify in public as Trump-Russia probe heats up—instead of just trying to blend into the curtains, White House looking at ethics rules to weaken special investigation, Anderson Cooper to Jeffrey Lord: If Trump "took a dump on his desk, you would defend it," Trump asked Comey when the feds would say he wasn't under investigation, and Rod Rosenstein "stands by" the memo Trump used to justify firing Comey

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1679: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss some good news: we're not under martial law yet, Chelsea Manning is free, and Roger Ailes is dead. Also, Trump campaign had at least 18 undisclosed contacts with Russians, Trump's team knew Michael Flynn was under investigation but gave him the job anyway, Flynn stopped military plan Turkey opposed after being paid as its agent (and now Flynn is refusing to cooperate with Senate Intelligence Committee), Erdogan's "bodyguards" attack protesters in Washington D.C., former FBI Director Mueller to lead Trump-Russia probe, Putin offers transcript of Trump meeting with Lavrov (lololol) and it turns out Trump only met with Lavrov because Putin asked nicely, Jason Chaffetz says he's "ready" to subpoena James Comey memo, House majority leader to colleagues in 2016: "I think Putin pays" Trump, Sheriff David Clarke to join Trump administration—even though four people, including a baby, have died in his jail, inside the U.S. effort to keep laptop bomb intel secret, and a dude in Texas sued a woman for texting during a first date

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1678: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss terrible, terrible Twitter and how total strangers fat-shame Meatball. Also, dozens more Syrian civilians allegedly killed in U.S.-led strikes, racist Trump adviser is a finalist to become Labor Department's top diplomat, Sean Hannity wants White House to seize more control over media, Mika Brzezinski alleges that Kellyanne Conway complained extensively about Trump in private conversations before he was elected, Bret Stephens' very stupid "column" about safe spaces (and how free speech defenders don't seem to care about this story of a New Jersey politician targeting an activist in a letter to her employer—she later resigned), and Aenta CEO says it's time to debate single-payer health insurance

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1677: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolly) joins the show to help answer a Patreon question about engaging with political opponents on Facebook. Also, Trump revealed classified information about ISIS to Russian officials, National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster doesn't deny that Trump named a city in conversation with Russians, Israel was source of secret intel, how Trump gets his fake news, Mitch McConnell recommends Merrick Garland to be FBI chief (lololol), and Trump's laughable statement for Women's Health Week

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1676: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to help answer a Patreon question about when Trump's base will finally turn against him (spoiler: never). Also, police arrest protesters outside Kentucky's last abortion clinic for blocking the entrance, torch-bearing white supremacists protested the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Virginia, Groundhog's Day is a brilliant film (sorry, Faith), Jared Kushner's sister is courting Chinese investors and touting her brother's connection with the administration, Chelsea Manning will be released from prison this week, ex-cop who refused to shoot young black man sues city over his firing, an extremely problematic study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism, and the subjectivity of some scientific studies

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1675: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to encourage everyone to read about social movements that don't center white people and help answer a Patreon question about finding value in under-valued professions. Also, Trump admits he was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation, the White House lies by saying that FBI employees had lost faith in Comey, Trump implies he taped conversations with Comey and threatens to reveal them (and is also threatening to cancel White House briefings), Rod Rosenstein still sees no need for a special prosecutor on Russia, Trump lawyers (from a firm that has ties with Russia) says a review of his last 10 years of tax returns don't reflect any income of any type from Russian sources "with some exceptions," Jeff Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy, ICE announces major anti-gang operations in which mostly U.S. citizens are arrested (while using vague rules to determine who qualifies as a gang member), and a new campaign rooted in the South got mothers in prisons and jails across the country home for Mother's Day

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

 

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Episode #1674: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to talk about her show with the Neo Futurists and Allison discusses her piece about how the media needs to stop using euphemisms for racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. Also, Trump's abrupt firing of FBI's James Comey and the strategy of using a "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" to distract from the story (and further disenfranchise voters), Kris Kobach—the man tasked to help lead the commission—has a long history of xenophobia and racism, Trump hosts Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak at White House—allowing only Russian media to document it, Lavrov and Roger Stone's masterful trolling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to quit over administration scapegoating him for Comey firing, John McCain's vanilla response to the GOP's derailment and the extremely low bar the media's set in order for him to earn praise, Betsy DeVos gets booed by students during commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman, Trump changed his Twitter banner photo after the internet dragged him for it, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed bill banning "sanctuary cities," reporter arrested after questioning Health Secretary Tom Price about Obamacare repeal, and Senate GOP invites female senator to healthcare group after criticism

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

 

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