Citizen Radio

Episode #70

It's a best-of show!

Comic and activist Janeane Garofalo joins Citizen Radio to talk about the media, Republicans, feminism, and what makes her happy.

Janeane talks about her own experience with crazy right-wing protesters, Wanda Sykes, censorship, and being an anti-war voice in the mainstream media.

Though she's a proud liberal, Janeane also has a few harsh words for Barack Obama about his timidity in prosecuting Bush officials for war crimes, and his abandonment of the gay community.

Happy New Year and Citizen Radio will be back in January with brand new episodes!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-30-09.mp3
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Episode #69

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

It's a best-of Citizen Radio!

Citizen Radio recently interviewed professor Noam Chomsky about the War on Drugs, religion, and what makes him happy.

Called "arguably the most important intellectual alive" by the New York Times, Noam Chomsky is also known as a political activist.

In the 1966 essay, "The Responsibility of Intellectuals," Chomsky challenged intellectuals "to speak the truth and expose lies," and he carried his protests beyond the printed page: he became a tax resister and he was arrested in 1967 at the Pentagon while protesting military involvement in Southeast Asia.

Chomsky's criticism of U.S. governmental policies has continued unabated since that time. In Deterring Democracy and in other books he has focused on trade and economic issues and accuses the Government of being a "rogue superpower."

"I'm a citizen of the United States," says Chomsky, "and I have a share of responsibility for what it does."

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-26-09.mp3
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Episode #68

Citizen Radio interviews author, activist, and former Economic Hit Man, John Perkins, for the full hour!

As an EHM (Economic Hit Man), Perkins's job was to convince Third World countries to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development—loans that were much larger than needed—and to guarantee that the development projects were contracted to U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel.

Once these countries were saddled with huge debts, the U.S. government and the international aid agencies allied with it were able to control these economies and to ensure that oil and other resources were channeled to serve the interests of building a global empire.

Perkins is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, and the new book, Hoodwinked: An Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded--and What We Need to Do to Remake Them. Buy the book here: (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0307589927?ie=UTF8&tag=dreamchange-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0307589927).

Also check out Perkins' website (http://www.johnperkins.org/) and add him on Twitter (http://twitter.com/economic_hitman).

He joins Citizen Radio for the full hour to discuss his job as an EHM, US-led assassinations, his accurate predictions that Iceland's economy would collapse, the dangers of hyper-Capitalism and global Corporatism (including how America's domestic banks, the IMF, and The World Bank enslave people with debt,) and the EHMs' treatment of Iran, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

Perkins shares the success stories of people fighting corporate takeovers like the Bolivians' fight with Bechtel, the huge corporation that privatized Bolivia’s water supply, the lawsuit Ecuadorians have filed against Texaco, which has since been purchased by Chevron, and Latin and South America's social revolutions that reject predatory Capitalism.

Finally, Perkins explains why government regulation is important, how Obama's economic team are "scum," China's role in the new world, and what citizens can do to make Capitalism more egalitarian and humane.

For the next two weeks, BTR will air the very best of Citizen Radio's interviews, including chats with Noam Chomsky and Janeane Garofalo. Allison and Jamie will be recording new introductions – including the latest news – so be sure to tune in over the holidays! Think of Citizen Radio as an escape from your awful extended family.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-23-09.mp3
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Episode #67

Citizen Radio discusses the Copenhagen protests. Hundreds of protesters have been arrested, beaten, and tear gassed by the police, who have also been using "kettling," i.e. penning protesters as a form of soft censorship. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/12/16/copenhagen-climate-activists-reclaim-power/)

These "penned protesters" sometimes lash out at police when they feel they have been marginalized, suppressed, and have no other means of communicating their distress to the world. Jamie talks about how this kind of police-made radicalization is similar to the radicalized Iraqis and Afghans, who fight against the occupying US forces.

Next, a discussion about Tariq Ali's wonderful speech on "President Obama's Afghan-Pak Syndrome":http://www.democracynow.org/blog/2009/12/7/tariq_ali_obamas_afghan_pak_syndrome. The two excuses for intervention in Afghanistan and Pakistan is to protect Pakistan’s nukes, and women, from the Taliban. Citizen Radio explains why these excuses range from the disingenuous to the untrue.

Why do the terrorists hate us? In part, they may not approve of America's hypocritical nature and imperialist agenda. Example: "Gitmo North," a new "supermax" facility in Thomson, Illinois, that will be the new home of transferred prisoners Guantanamo. None of those moved to Thomson will receive a trial in a real American court, and some will not be charged with any crime at all. (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2009/12/15/gitmo/index.html). Perhaps holding potentially innocent, Muslim men for years without trial pisses off the Iraqis and Afghans that have yet to be arrested.

If that doesn’t piss 'em off, this sure will: The Supreme Court has refused to hear a suit seeking accountability for Guantanamo torture. SCOTUS received an assist from the Obama White House, which had asked the court not to hear the case. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/12/15/supreme-court-rules-torture-is-a-foreseeable-consequence/) Instead of holding prisoners for years without trial in Cuba, the US will now do it in America's heartland. This looks (to put it mildly) bad to Muslims, and could result in catastrophic blowback.

A poll from American Progress shows that vast majorities of climate science skeptics are men. They are more likely than average to be high income, well-educated, white men... much more likely to be very conservative Republicans... strongly endorse individualistic values, opposing any form of government intervention, anti-egalitarian, and almost universally prefer economic growth over environmental protection... have a specialized media diet, with a higher than average preference for media sources that reflect their own political point of view." Or as Digby describes them: Highly educated, wealthy, Randian Fox viewers.
Citizen Radio discusses the Selfish Republican Syndrome, which emphasizes the role of the individual, selfishness, and paranoia, all thoroughly unnatural traits. A March issue of The New Yorker describes how primates, including humans, are highly social creatures that rely on each other for support, help, and love. (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/30/090330fa_fact_gawande)

Now for some good news: The D.C. Council voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage in the District, a key step in a process that could enable gay couples to marry in the nation's capital by the spring. We’ll have to see if the Catholic Church goes through with its promise to stop feeding homeless people as a form of anti-gay marriage protest. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/11/12/catholic-church-threatens-to-stop-feeding-homeless-over-gay-marriage/)

And in "This is so fucked we really don't need to comment on it news:" The U.S. gave up billions in tax money in a deal for Citigroup's bailout repayment. The federal government quietly agreed to allow Citigroup to retain billions of dollars in potential tax payments as part of the deal announced this week to wean the company from the massive taxpayer bailout that helped it survive the financial crisis.

Allison and Jamie discuss Citigroup's influence in the Obama White House as described by Matt Taibbi in his controversial new Rolling Stone feature: (http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout/print)

The Washington Post reports that the surge of 30,000 U.S. troops into Afghanistan could be accompanied by a surge of up to 56,000 contractors.

Lastly, Ben Bernanke is the Time Man of the Year. Seriously.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-19-09.mp3
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Episode #66

On this week's Citizen Radio: Jamie lashes out at United Airlines in a very unbiased, journalistic fashion.

Some Progressives are mad at Matt Taibbi for his latest article in Rolling Stone. Taibbi has dared to point out the obvious: The president has packed his economic team with Wall Street insiders intent on turning the bailout into an all-out giveaway. Read it here:http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/31234647/obamas_big_sellout/print. Allison argues the Progressives are experiencing the stages of grief, and they appear to be stuck in the "denial" stage.

Next, Allison and Jamie discuss the gluttonous tendencies of Floridian tourists.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates had kind of a rough trip to Afghanistan and Iraq. Actually, it was a total disaster. Citizen Radio recounts the debacle that took place, including the Iraqi PM standing up Gates, and Karzai admitting Afghans would not be able to pay for their own security forces until 2024.

The media is once again focusing on shiny things that don't matter. This times, they're super pissed a black, rich athlete slept with an army of blonde women. Allison recounts the media circus here:http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/12/14/things-that-are-more-interesting-than-tiger-woods-sleeping-with-blonde-women/, and all the actually important stories that aren't being reported because of the media's fixation on Tiger's penis.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-16-09.mp3
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Episode #65

Citizen Radio welcomes the cast, director, and producer of the hilarious new comedy, Mystery Team (http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/,) which just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. This is the anti-corporate comedy – no big studies, no big promotion budget – just awesome comedy. Support this film instead of seeing American Pie 46 or another awful Michael Bay "film."

The cast of Mystery Team is Derrick Comedy (http://www.derrickcomedy.com/) (Dominic Dierkes, Donald Glover, and DC Pierson). They, along with the director and producer of the film, discuss comedy (improv versus stand-up) and the importance of the artistic vision.

Movie plot: Three naive kid detectives, The Mystery Team, are about to graduate from high school, but they continue to bust children for pint-sized crimes despite everyone's insistence that they grow up. To prove to themselves and the town, at large, that they can be "real detectives", they take it upon themselves to solve a double homicide.

Watch the Red Band trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxx1vOhlqmM.

If you haven't already, you should definitely check out this film: (http://www.mysteryteam-movie.com/.) Not playing in your city? Demand your local theaters show Mystery Team:http://eventful.com/performers/mystery-team-/P0-001-000213803-2/demand. Help support independent comedy and film!

Derrick Comedy Bios:

Dominic Dierkes has been performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB) since 2003 where he teaches sketch and improvises with the Harold Team The Law Firm. He was a founding member of the sketch comedy troupe Wicked Wicked Hammerkatz with whom he won an ECNY Award for Best Sketch Group in 2005.

Donald Glover is best known for his work as the jock, Troy, on the NBC show Community alongside Joel McHale and Chevy Chase. Glover has also been a writer for the award-winning NBC series 30 Rock. He was nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series at the February 2009 ceremony for his work on the third season of 30 Rock.

DC Pierson is also a director and performer for the UCB, and he is the author of "The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To," a wildly original and hilarious debut novel about the typical high school experience: the homework, the awkwardness, and the mutant creatures from another galaxy. (http://www.amazon.com/Couldnt-Sleep-Never-Vintage-Contemporaries/dp/0307474615/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255840042&sr=8-1)

The director and editor of Mystery Team is Dan Eckman, who has been writing, producing, directing, and editing short films since the age of 15 and whose work has been screened at numerous film festivals across the country. Before making Mystery Team, he was the Video Production Director for Blue Man Group where his work was seen on the 57th Primetime Emmy Awards, the 2005 Billboard Music Awards, on PBS, at Universal Orlando and in the Boston Children's Museum, among others.

Mystery Team's producer, Meggie McFadden, has produced dozens of films over the past 6 years, including the 2006 short film, Checkout, which won the Best College Short at the HBO US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-12-09.mp3
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Episode #64

Citizen Radio welcomes special guest, Susan Burke! Burke serves as lead counsel in five actions brought on behalf of the Abu Ghraib torture victims. The actions are against CACI and L-3, whose employees served as translators or interrogators and participated in torture. She also serves as lead counsel against Blackwater's slaughter of innocent civilians in Iraq's Nissoor Square.

Burke talks about how private mercenaries are a way for the government to "buy their way out of a draft," the lack of accountability in Iraq and Afghanistan, Obama's comments that we need to look forward and not backward, the Justice Department's behavior under President Obama, how torture hurts America, and what citizens can do to pressure the US government into ending its use of Blackwater and private mercenaries.

Allison and Jamie discuss Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD,) including the under-reported story of veteran Joshua Hunter, who recently stabbed his two army buddies to death in NY.

Citizen Radio has a brief follow-up to the anti-gay legislation being considered in Uganda. An Episcopal bishop is now publicly opposing the measure.

Sarah Palin has managed to outdo herself again. According to her father, Palin left college in Hawaii – not because she got distracted by the sunlight – but because she didn't care for all the Asians and Pacific Islanders walking around. Allison and Jamie perform the totally real, 100% accurate reenactment of Sarah Palin's arrival in Hawaii.

Last, credit card company trickery, the top 10 places you shouldn't shop this holiday season, Allison continues Citizen Radio's tradition of accidentally threatening politicians, the failed NY gay marriage bill, and David Vitter and Tom Coburn's grand scheme to make Democrats look stupid backfires…and makes them look stupid.

If you're looking for a holiday gift, purchase Jamie Kilstein's brand-new CD, Zombie Jesus! Available in the store at http://wearecitizenradio.com.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-09-09.mp3
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Episode #63

Citizen Radio discusses Obama's West Point speech, and the similar rhetoric being used during the Afghanistan and Iraq debates. The US has destabilized Afghanistan, propped up a highly corrupt government, including high-ranking officials accused of murder and rape, and now has the audacity to claim Afghanistan will not get anymore "blank checks."

Allison and Jamie also discuss media bias and war. A new study shows that newspapers, by far, favor pro-war columnists over anti-war writers.

Next, a discussion about why Capitalism and Imperialism – two ideologies that haven't been working too well lately -- are permitted to go on unexamined by the hegemonic minority.

Citizen Radio apologizes for being too hard Meet The Press the other day by fussing that MTP rarely includes leftist voices on its panels. Now, Allison and Jamie understand that the producers of the longest-running television show in worldwide broadcasting history can't include leftist perspectives because they have to create a "safe space" for the views of people like pastor Rick Warren, who recently refused to condemn the idea of a death penalty for gays in Uganda, and who was a recent guest on MTP.

In the second half, a discussion about the phenomenon of the "Christian side-hug," which you should watch immediately on Youtube if you have not already done so by now. Some Christians are teaching young people not to hug normally because of the potential for indecent groin contact. The solution is to think: HWJH: How Would Jesus Hug? Answer: The Lord sayeth: Gimmie that Christian side-hug.

Lastly, Jamie and Erik Prince, the CEO of Blackwater, both love the film "Taken." Jamie tries to defend this reality.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-05-09.mp3
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Episode #62

Citizen Radio welcomes very special guest, Noam Chomsky, the man the New York Times calls the most important intellectual alive.

First up, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines: learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something. You're going to want to ADD out, but don't. It’s only two-minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic, hipster douchebag friends.

Next, Allison and Jamie talk about Invictus, the latest "White Person Saves Minorities" film brought to us by Clint Eastwood. A very blonde Matt Damon stars in the film, which shows us how rugby ended apartheid. 

Most of you have probably heard about the White House party crashers by now -- two wannabe reality television nobodies wandered into President Obama's shindig, and now the media is inexplicably pursuing the story with bloodthirsty gusto. Citizen Radio talks about the media’s bizarre priorities, and how they pursue little criminals, while the big criminals get away.

In the second half of the show, Chomsky joins Citizen Radio to discuss Afghanistan, the Taliban, western imperialism, Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, why it's a mistake to mock right-wing protesters, healthcare, corporations, Iran, Israel, Hamas, Capitalism, and democracy. 

Stay tuned for more amazing guests!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-02-09.mp3
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Episode #61

Citizen Radio welcomes very special guest, Howard Zinn!

Zinn is an American historian and professor emeritus in the Political Science Department at Boston University. He is the author of more than 20 books, including A People's History of the United States.

Zinn has been active in the civil rights, civil liberties and anti-war movements in the United States, and has written extensively on all three subjects.

He joins Citizen Radio to discuss civil disobedience, war, class, patriotism, Joe Lieberman, Afghanistan, artists' roles in activism, anarchism, why studying history is so important, racism, President Obama, and what makes him happy.

This year, a documentary based on Howard Zinn's groundbreaking books A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People's History of the United States, featuring music by Eddie Vedder and performances by Viggo Mortensen, Sandra Oh, Sean Penn, Rosario Dawson, Don Cheadle, John Legend, and many other great performers, will air in TV and be released on a special DVD.

The documentary, The People Speak, shows the rich history of dissent in our history, and explores why it is so relevant and urgent today. To view the trailer, click on the following link:http://howardzinn.org/video/thepeoplespeak.mov

Tune in next week to hear interviews with the man the New York Times calls the most important intellectual alive, Noam Chomsky, British journalist Johann Hari, and attorney Susan Burke!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-28-09.mp3
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Episode #60

Happy Thanksgiving! Some family reunion advice: Don't stab your Conservative family members with a fork!
The University of California student riots
Congress debates debating the health care bill
Christians are still crazy
A liberal writes Citizen Radio hate mail – over the use of the word "crazy." Seriously.
Allison and Jamie start their own religion. Trust us, you’ll like this one.

Allison interviews Robert Samuels, the president of the University of California, American Federation of Teachers, and blogger at Changing Universities, about the protests. Students are protesting a 32 percent increase in student fees, and also a 15 percent midyear tuition hike (it's still unclear if raising tuition midyear is legal). The vote will bring the total cost of a UC education to more than $10,000 per year for the first time ever.

Allison asks Samuels if the tuition hike is an act of war, of sorts, against poor students.

Next, a group of 145 evangelical, Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders have signed a declaration saying they will not cooperate with laws that "could be used to compel their institutions to participate in abortions, or to bless or in any way recognize same-sex couples." They say they want to remind young people that abortion, homosexuality and religious freedom are still paramount issues. By that, the church means they want to remind young people to hate. You won’t believe some of the names that appear on the document of "good, Christian values."

Also, Christians sell "clever" t-shirts that secretly threaten President Obama.

Upcoming guests include: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Johann Hari, Barbara Ehrenreich, and attorney Susan Burke.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-25-09.mp3
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Episode #59

All about the time Jamie saved author of Blackwater, Jeremy Scahill, from a crazy man.

But first: The Unfunny But Totally Real headlines: Learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something. It'll only take two minutes, and then you’ll be able to sound smart to your apathetic, hipster douchebag friends.

As always: try to spot the Fox News headlines. Hidden somewhere within the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines is a real headline from Fox. It's real – not made up – it's an actual headlines from Fox News.

This week, Jamie's brother Marc, along with Amnesty International, hosted an event at Columbia University. Jeremy Scahill, along with attorney Susan Burke, and moderator Scott Horton, participated in a discussion about military contractors.

The event went splendidly until a Conservative participated in the event the only way he knows how – by being a loud, crazy asshole.

If you haven't done so already, check out Jeremy Scahill’s Blackwater, the craziest true story you will ever read:http://blackwaterbook.com/buy.php. Also, read Jeremy's blog every day at Rebel Reports: http://rebelreports.com/.

Upcoming guests include Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and journalist Barbara Ehrenreich! Stay tuned!
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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-21-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EDT

Episode #58

Second half of Anna Baltzer interview from episode #56, 14 November 2009.

Jamie, Allison and Anna continue their discussion on Hamas, civilian deaths, whether Israel can actually be called a democracy, Judaising efforts in the Middle East, the problem with the two-state solution, human shields and more!

Anna Baltzer on the Web
Website: http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com
Twitter: @anna_baltzer

 

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-18-09.mp3
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Episode #57

Dual interviews, this is one for the ages!

Jane Hamsher - Founder of progressive blog FireDogLake, co-producer of Oliver Stone movie Natural Born Killers, constantly on Rachel Maddow and the person who is going to singlehandedly save healthcare.  Topics covered: Stupak–Pitts and Hyde amendements, abortion funding and what the hell is happening with healthcare reform.

Jane Hamsher on the Web
Website: http://firedoglake.com
Twitter: @janehamsher

Fan requested interview of Palestinian activist, award-winning author and all-round badass Anna Baltzer. Topics covered include the conflict in the Middle East, AIPAC and the Israel lobby in the US and whether the media blackout of Palestinian suffering is a conscious act or down to the US public being dissensitised to the situation. 

Moral of the story: If Jon Stewart heavily censors your interview and you cause the first heckling on the Daily Show you get to come on Citizen Radio! 

The second half of Anna's interview can be heard on the follow-up episode #57, 18 November 2009.

Anna Baltzer on the Web
Website: http://www.annainthemiddleeast.com
Twitter: @anna_baltzer

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-14-09.mp3
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Episode #56

Allison and Jamie welcome special guest, comic John Knefel, for the full hour! John is now a blogger at True/Slant (http://trueslant.com/johnknefel), and you should also friend him on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/johnknefel)

John has just returned from a half-awesome, half-​disastrous trip to Argentina, and oh boy! Does he have stories! He had so many stories, in fact, that this week's Citizen Radio ran long, so our two-part interview with Anna Baltzer starts next week.

This week's topics include:

John talks about the Mets' anti-​Palestinian party. Read about it here: http://trueslant.com/johnknefel/2009/11/06/meet-the-mets-who-are-assholes/

Organized sports

Bad news! Rep. Stupak owns your vagina! (or the vagina of your mom, sister, or friend) 64 Democrats voted for the Stupak amendment, and Allison investigates how many of those Democrats also voted for the Iraq war (which has killed many, many people). Read about it here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/11/08/house-representatives-vote-no-on-womens-rights-yes-for-war/

The healthcare bill passed! (but what's in it?)

Anthony Weiner abandons the single-payer healthcare model right when it matters the most

Worker-owned factories

John Knefel’s escapades in Argentina! (Socialism, murderous football fans, drugs, booze, a beautiful woman, and Esteban)

Tune in this weekend to hear interviews with very special guests Palestinian activist, Anna Baltzer and Firedoglake founder, Jane Hamsher!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-11-09.mp3
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Episode #55

Citizen Radio basks in the semi-awfulness of this week’s election results:

  • Shame in Maine: Prop 1 robs gay couples of the right to marriage and America once again treats gay people as second class citizens
  • Zaftig charlatan, Chris Christie, becomes governor of New Jersey. Jamie doesn’t react well.
  • Michael Bloomberg proves not even $100 million can buy you significant amounts of love, and also beautifully illustrates why America needs campaign finance reform

Yet there was also good news!

  • CA 10: Where Progressives reigned supreme (not that the media will tell you that)
  • NY 23: Victory for Bill Owens, the fairly unimpressive, moderate Democrat (who at least isn’t as crazy as Doug Hoffman!)
  • Medical marijuana expansion passed in Maine! They love weed, but apparently hate gay people

Also:

  • Allison fights war veterans on BBC radio – kind of – while Jamie stands in the cold
  • The Afghanistan pullout option: is it time for America to leave Afghanistan?
  • The Swine Flu, and the vaccine – what should you do? Is the vaccine safe? What role do factory farms play in the Swine Flu? Who profits from the vaccine?
  • Jamie tries to empathize with Conservatives
  • Citizen Radio explores why leaving human rights to statewide propositions may be a bad thing
  • All about Maher Arar, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen and victim of extraordinary rendition. Arar, an innocent man, was kidnapped by the United States and sent to Syria where he was horrifically tortured for an entire year.
Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-07-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Episode #54

Special guests Glenn Greenwald and Fisher Stevens

Allison and Jamie also discuss awful Joe Lieberman and J-Street.

Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger at Salon.com, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a blogger. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times.

Greenwald is the author of three books, How Would a Patriot Act?, A Tragic Legacy, both New York Times bestsellers; and Great American Hypocrites.

He was selected, along with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, as the recipient of the first annual Izzy Award by the Park Center for Independent Media, an award named after famed independent journalist I.F. "Izzy" Stone and devoted to rewarding excellence in independent journalism.

Glenn's blog is required reading for any self-respecting citizen, so check him out! http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/

Topics of discussion include:

Drug decriminalization 
Liberals' refusal to criticize President Obama 
Mainstream media 
Blogs 
FOX News, and 
Chickenhawks (including our favorite armchair warrior, Joe Lieberman)

Next, Fisher Stevens is the award-winning director of The War Against War, a film tribute to UN Peacekeepers. Stevens is best known as a character actor, who played the doomed George Minkowski in ABC's LOST.

Stevens joins Citizens Radio to talk about the successes and failures of the "Blue Hats," the UN Peacekeepers and his near-death experience while filming The War Against War.

Upcoming guests include historian Howard Zinn and author, lecturer and activist for Palestinian rights, Anna Baltzer!
Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-04-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Episode #53

Allison and Jamie make their triumphant return from Sydney, Australia!

Anti-atheist Twitter hate!

Why Everyone Hates Vegans

America's refusal to self-critique and reverse damaging behavior and how that applies to Zero Tolerance and Iran. Allison writes about America's insane Zero Tolerance policies over at her blog: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/12/americas-insane-culture-of-fear-from-zero-tolerance-to-iran/

"Cosmopolitan" magazine is for narcissistic idiots

Yet another Israeli spy, Stewart David Nozette, gets busted

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Episode #52

Allison and Jamie interview comedian Brent Sullivan, mastermind of the hilarious show "Fag Life: A Conversation with Fred Phelps," which can be seen at the Upright Citizens' Brigade Theater in NYC November 4 and 11. Citizen Radio highly recommends the show. Reserve tickets here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2156

Also, add Brent on Facebook! He's a funny political dude. What more can you ask for? http://www.facebook.com/brentjamessullivan

First up, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines! As always, this is where you can learn about the world, while sitting on your ass, and feel like you're actually doing something!

Next, the return of Democrat VS Republican! This week's topic: gay rights.

Comic Brent Sullivan discusses insane homophobe Fred Phelps, religious zealotry, what Jesus would think of gay people, the Supreme Court and "activist justices," how gay people can still be fired just for being gay in half the states of the country, same sex marriage, the poor organization skills of the gay rights community, the myth of gay promiscuity, and the hyper-sexualized gay pride parade (and why it's both a good and bad thing).

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Episode # 51

Citizen Radio tells positive thinking to suck it!

Why being apathetic isn't cool

Jamie gets a bottle thrown at him

Miguel "the fucking" Fish

New hate mail!

The National Equality March

Lt. Dan Choi's speech against "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

The gay witch hunt against Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education for the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, Kevin Jennings, and how the media is working with the right to hunt down and discredit an innocent man because he's gay

Yet another former Goldman Sachs executive, Adam Storch, is being appointed to a financial watchdog position

Brain boners!

A man in Texas is planning to camp on his Congress representative's lawn if Congress fails to extend unemployment benefits. Citizen Radio thinks this is a GREAT idea!

The positive thinking scam: why thinking positively distracts from the big problems like Corporatism, sexism, and hyper-Capitalism as described by author Barbara Ehrenreich in her new book "Bright-Sided."

Citizen Radio wants to remind all you kids out there: Don't get positive in the face of injustice. Get angry!

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Episode #50

Citizen Radio discusses Obama's Nobel Peace Prize and his big gay rights speech. Also, the shitty (literally) meat industry, Australian blackface, Senator Al "Kickin' Ass" Franken, private contractor rape, White People Problems, global warming denier James Inhofe, the useless Senate, and liberal solidarity.

Allison discusses a new undercover investigation video scandal, one you probably haven't seen covered on the news ad nauseam like the ACORN story. You probably haven't heard about it because the story concerns gun shows. Read all about it here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/09/will-this-video-of-illegal-gun-sales-get-the-same-attention-as-acorn/.

Jamie expresses his outrage and hatred for rich people, and discusses his White People Problems. Next, Allison argues for the abolishment of the Senate, a governmental body that over-represents sparsely populated states, and under-represents huge metropolitan areas.

Citizen Radio talks about Senator James Inhofe (R-OK,) global warming denier, who will be attending the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Seriously. USA! USA!

While Obama talked about several positive things in his gay rights speech (namely the Matthew Sheppard hate crime law,) there were several issues he dodged, including gay marriage. On the plus side, Obama swore to overturn "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and expressed support for anti-discrimination legislation. Read about how gay marriage equality is only the tip of the iceberg over here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/10/08/gay-equality-marriage-is-only-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/

Last, liberal solidarity, what that means, and why you should care about it.

Come out and support Jamie at the Comedy Store in Sydney if you’re in the area! He's there until October 17! Jamie's new CD, Zombie Jesus, is available at http://www.wearecitizenradio.com at the store.

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Episode #49

On this very special episode, the Unfunny But Totally Real Headlines make their triumphant return. Plus, more politics and comedy than you can probably handle!

Next, Allison and Jamie discuss Obama's upcoming gay rights speech, and the different ways he can mess it up.

Also, you should read this Daily Kos diary entry from a gay teenager who decided to come out to his Conservative Christian parents: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/10/3/789419/-%28UPDATE-x4Final%29-I-think-Im-going-to-come-out-to-my-parents-tonight-

It's the debut of Democrat VS Republicans wherein Allison plays a Democrat and Jamie pretends to be a Republican. Today's topic of debate: Race. Enjoy.

Internationally renowned comedian, Glenn Wool, stops by to drop some hilarity and knowledge (and in some cases, hilarious knowledge) on us all. Citizen Radio has some clips from Wool's stand-up that demonstrate why he is the show's newest favorite comedian. Wool talks about religion, awful corporate radio, evil bankers, and how much he hates rich people.

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Episode #48

The CEO of ACORN, Bertha Lewis, visits Citizen Radio to explain what ACORN does when FOX News is not portraying it as a Socialist prostitution ring. ACORN helps low and moderate-income families find affordable housing and registers poor people and minorities to vote. Surprisingly, Republicans don’t like them. Bertha Lewis is not afraid of them. Badass. Read Allison's article about the Lewis interview and the GOP's unsurprising (and repeated) attacks against ACORN here: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/09/28/acorn-chief-executive-were-not-afraid/.

Also, why you should burn your credit cards, clips from Jamie's new CD, news from Swine Flu-land AKA Australia, all about the Senate killing the public option, Zombie Jesus (listen to it now, before it's banned!) and why your parents may be disappointed with your decision to be an artist, and why you shouldn't care about their disappointment.

Zombie Jesus is available for purchase online. Just visit http://wearecitizenradio.com and click on "Store" to buy the CD via Paypal.

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Episode #47

SPECIAL ANNOUNCMENT: Starting in October (October 10 and 24,) Citizen Radio will broadcast special WEEKEND EDITIONS! It's the same show – just more of it – and really, what more could you wish for? More politics! More comedy! More snark than you can shake a stick at! MORE!!

Thanks to all the fans who have listened to and supported the show since day one, and who make it their business to spread the good word about Citizen Radio to all of their apathetic hipster douche bag friends. You did it, kids!

If the special shows are received well on October 10 and 24, then Citizen Radio's weekend editions will become – brace yourselves – a permanent thing! So spread the word about Citizen Radio's October Weekend Bonanza!

On this week's Citizen Radio...

Jamie fights the swine flu! Or he gets a little dizzy from getting a major tattoo. It's one of the two. Tune in to find out which it is! (Hint: he doesn't have swine flu.)

Allison and Jamie talk all about tattoo culture, and how it's not just for murdering biker gangs anymore. Jamie took his latest tattoo like a champ (other than briefly fainting in a vegan restaurant.)

Next, Citizen Radio addresses the smear campaign against ACORN, the organization that helps people with low and moderate incomes find affordable housing, and registers poor people to vote.

Citizen Radio brings you the latest gossip from the amazing Values Voter conference where D.C.'s finest crazies gather to rant incoherently about gay people. Tom Coburn's chief of staff, Michael Schwartz, does not disappoint with a breathy explanation of why all pornography is homosexual. Seriously.

A US Census worker was hung in Kentucky, and the word "Fed" was scrawled across his body. Read about the story on Allison's blog: http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/09/24/discussion-of-dead-census-worker-highlights-right-wing-paranoia/. Citizen Radio explains how right-wing fear mongering leads to a culture of violence where Census workers get lynched.

Last, but certainly not least, Glenn Beck boils a frog to death on live television. Allison and Jamie talk about it.

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Episode #46

Jamie barely fights through his sick stupor to bring political truth, Sonia Sotomayor's newest, important decision, Crazy FOX News, drunken firefighters, and Obama's dismissal of bloggers.

Sonia Sotomayor declares that corporations aren’t people. Go figure. Citizen Radio explains why this is awesome (and right). Next, Jamie explains why corporations are like Transformers (kind of).

Guess what, everyone? FOX News is still crazy. Citizen Radio discusses Journalism versus Whatever The Hell FOX Calls What It Does, and the 70,000 versus 1 Million claims during the tea bagger protests in D.C.

Strap in for a quick digression as Jamie takes us on a magical adventure through Jamie and Allison Origins, which is like X-Men Origins, except awesome and not an awful movie, and involves Jamie trying (and failing) to form a union at his old job, Allison failing a psychological evaluation for the Peace Corps, and a drunken firefighter.

Finally, did you know all blogs are fact-free, opinion-based wastes of time? President Obama thinks so! Here’s why he's wrong.

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Episode #45

Citizen Radio recounts a first hand experience at one of those crazy town hall meetings (including an encounter with loud protesters, and an "Obama: Speak English NOW!" bumper sticker.)

Second up: a discussion about President Obama's healthcare speech. During the historical address before a joint session of Congress, Obama mentioned a certain healthcare executive, Wendell Potter, former guest of the show. Allison and Jamie revisit the Potter interview, and also discuss Joe Wilson’s anti-immigrant outburst.

Next, an interview with Trudy Lieberman, a 30-year veteran journalist who reports on health care and consumer issues. Lieberman is a contributing editor to the Columbia Journalism Review, taught at New York University and the journalism program at Columbia University, received numerous honors and awards, and is the author of five books, including the Consumer Reports Guide to Health Services For Seniors, which was named one of the best consumer health books for 2000 by Library Journal. Allison asks Lieberman to grade Obama's speech, and the media's coverage of the healthcare reform debate.

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Episode #44

Special guest and comic John Knefel (http://comedyandpolitics.blogspot.com) joins the show to discuss healthcare, Buddhist jokes, Nazi comparisons, Inglorious Basterds, Obama's condescending behavior toward liberals, and how you're paying contractors $180 million a year to do shots out of each other's assholes.

Citizen Radio has a moment of silence for the public option now that Democrats have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Next, John Knefel explains why he isn't a fan of Inglorious Basterds. Hint: it involves American bloodlust and torture.

The Republicans are comparing President Obama's speech to America's youth to Nazi indoctrination. Seriously. Citizen Radio explains why that comparison is slightly unfair.

John offers a few examples of President Obama's condescending behavior toward liberals. Stay tuned! It's a trifecta of awful. He also caps off the episode explaining his latest blog piece, "Human Experimentation Not Just For Nazis Anymore," all about American doctors being present during torture sessions.

Bottoms-up! Lastly, Citizen Radio discusses the latest contractor scandal and the now infamous photos featuring ArmorGroup employees' naked debauchery. Next week, Citizen Radio will have a review of the new Norman Finkelstein documentary, American Radical (http://www.americanradicalthefilm.com/.) The film premieres in Chicago at the Chicago Underground Film Festival September 17-29. Check the festival guide for show times at www.cuff.org.

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Epispde #43

Citizen Radio spends this last hour from Edinburgh with comic Robin Ince! First, a brief recap of the week including the news about Ted Kennedy dying.

Read all about Kennedy's career-long battle for universal healthcare coverage at Allison's blog (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2009/08/26/ted-kennedy-health-care-reform-is-the-cause-of-my-life/)

Then, Allison and Jamie talk with Robin about media, comedy, atheism, and shopping malls.

Next week, Citizen Radio is back in the states. Tune in for some amazing upcoming guests including: Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Janeane Garofalo, Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Scahill, Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, and many more…

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Episode #42

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #42!

Today on the show from the Edinborough Fringe Festival ...

Wanna be a liberal? Stop buying Republican!

J&A discuss American Terrorists, the Super Rich not being as super rich but still being super rich and Blackwater!
Finally music from both Gavin Osborn (http://www.myspace.com/gavinosborn) and the wonderful Tim Minchin! (http://www.timminchin.com/)    

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Episode #41

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #41!

Today on the show...

Strawberry Fields Forever and Secret Detention!
Death Panels - US Conservatives demonising UK's NHS as socialised healthcare and spreading lies about it.
Jamie talks about meeting a couple of young, drunk scotsmen who surprisingly turn out to treat Jamie differently because he isn't gay.

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Episode #40

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #40!

Today on the show...

Interview with comedy legend Richard Herring, a British comedian and writer best known for his double act with Stewart Lee and a host of live one-man comedy shows. http://www.richardherring.com/

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Episode #39

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #39!

Today on the show...

Broadcasting from Amsterdam, discussions including about the gay pride parade and healthcare!

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Episode #38

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #38!

Today on the show...

While Jamie was away doing something comedy related Allison was getting some awesome interviews.  First off she chats with healthcare whistleblower Wendell Potter (http://wendellpotter.com/), followed by an interview with Remote Area Medical's Stan Brock (http://www.ramusa.org/about/stanbrock.htm)

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Episode #37

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #37!

Today on the show...

Jamie is in London!

Ying Yang episode!  Ying: Jamie performing Old Rope Stand-Up!  Yang: Allison interviews Jeffrey Deskovic, the man who served 16 years in prison for a murder and rape he didn't commit.  And guess which judge his case came across at one point?  Sonia Sotomayor! Small world.  http://www.jeffreydeskovicspeaks.org/

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Episode #36

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #36!

Today on the show...

Bonvoyage episode before Jamie heads to the UK!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Episode #35

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #35!

Today on the show...

Sarah Palin retires from her position as governer of Alaska!
A&J talks about Jamie's little brother David!

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Episode #34

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #34!

Today on the show...

Another Republican moral crusader against gay marriage is found fucking a mistress.
What colour should Allison set her Twitter avatar to for the war in Iraq?  Important question goddammit!
And finally, Jamie and Allison's In Memoriam!

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Episode #33

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #33!

Today on the show...

Part I - Comics John Knefel and Mike Drucker join Allison and Jamie to discuss unfunny subjects hilariously for the entire hour.  War, Iran, Religion, nothing is sacred!

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Episode #32

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #32!

Today on the show...

How easy it is to fuck up a democratically controlled country if you have enough money?  Very easy it seems!

Followed by discussions on abortion, how terrorists can be white too and the return of Jamie and Allison's Movie Review!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Episode #31

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #31!

Today on the show...

Wanna be an artist, then suck a dick!  Followed by reports from the Middle East and New Hampshire now both gun and gay friendly!

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Episode #30

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #30!

Today on the show...

We make history by nominating the first latina supreme court judge then punch ourselves in the dick by upholding proposition 8.

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Episode #29

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #29!

Today on the show...

J&A interview the wonderful Janeane Garofalo, comedian, actress, political activist and writer.  Hell yeah! http://www.janeanegarofalo.com/

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Episode #28

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #28!

Today on the show...

Comedians are funny (unless they are women that go after pill-popping jockeys with jokes), a gay military translator challenges Obama who has gone back on even more of vows and crazy white right-wing shock jocks attack Janeane Garofalo.

Dane Cook, Sean Hannity, Wanda Sykes.  What do these people have in common?  Listen to this episode and find out!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Episode #27

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #27!

Today on the show...

An update to the gays in military situation, Bloomberg News calls out Allison and the Supreme Court goes through some changes!

Wrapping up the episode is...more of the Noam Chomsky interview! http://www.chomsky.info/

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Episode #26

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #26!

Today on the show...

Obama, State secrets, torture and Arlen Specter!

Also, be nice to someone, ya dick.

But first...really awesome headlines.  Yeah.  Amazing.

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Episode #25

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #25!

Today on the show...

From Melbourne, Australia, J&A discuss why Peggy Noonan (columnist for the Wall Street Journal) is an idiot and what's up with Shep Smith (Fox news anchor) and Jane Harman (US Rep for California's 36th congressional district)...what the hell is up with these people?

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines

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Episode #24

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #24!

Today on the show...

From Melbourne, Australia, J&A chat about Tim Minchin and his parents, Jon Stewart and the media and miseducation in the US.

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Episode #23

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #23!

Today on the show...

Citizen Radio Checks in With Hope from Melbourne, Australia and rejoice, G. Gordon Liddy hates Allison!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines

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Episode #22

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #22!

Today on the show...

J&A interview Tariq Ali, prominent British Pakistani historian, intellectual, novelist and political campaigner.  http://tariqali.org/

And a new segment appears, 'Citizen Radio Checks in With Hope'.

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines

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Episode #21

Welcome to another episode of Citizen Radio and to the old days of being hosted on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #21!

Today on the show...

An interview with the one and only Noam Chomsky! http://www.chomsky.info/

Also J&A discuss douchebag pundits, douchebag bankers and douchebag Timothy Geithner.

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Direct download: 2009_04_01_Noam_Chomski.mp3
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Episode #20

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #20!

On today's show...

J&A discuss atheists, Desmond Tutu, New Oreleans, Hip Hop and part II of the interview with Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought.

You can see Melissa on the Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and Democracy Now! and find her on her website: http://melissaharrisperry.com

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_03-25-09.mp3
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Episode #19

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics! What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio! Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #19!

Today on the show...

Part I of the interview with Princeton Professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Author of Barbershops, Bibles, and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought. You can also see her on the Rachel Maddow Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and Democracy Now! Find her on her website: http://melissaharrisperry.com/

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_03-18-09.mp3
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Episode #18

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #18!

On today's show...

Crazy Mexican Cartels!
The Omnibus Bill of 2009 Republicans are refusing to pass cause it's full of earmarks.
And Allison tries to link the film/graphic novel Watchmen to politics...so she can talk about the Watchmen.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_03-11-09.mp3
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Episode #17

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #17!

Today on the show...

Milk wins multiple Oscars!

Part two of the interview with journalist Johann Hari, talking about homophobia, coca-cola and pirates!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_03-04-09.mp3
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Episode #16

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #12!

On today's show...

Returning from a two week stint in the UK and trying to remember how to do a radio show.

First part of the fantastic interview with Johann Hari, writer for London Independent and keeper of the blog http://www.johannhari.com/

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-25-09b.mp3
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Episode #15

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #12!

On today's show...

Last broadcast from the UK and an interview with the band the Thermals!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-18-09b.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:30am EDT

Episode #14

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #14!

On today's show...

Broadcasting from Belfast, Ireland with special guest Irish comedian Keith Farnan!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-11-09.mp3
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Episode #13

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #13!

On today's show...

Broadcasting from Dublin, Ireland and J&A discover the disgusting truth of kebaaaahhhhbs!

Followed by an interview with Paul Rieckhoff,
the executive director and founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), the first and largest organization for veterans of the War on Terror.  Rieckhoff is a nationally-recognized authority on the war in Iraq and issues affecting our troops, military families, and veterans at home.  He is also the author of 'Chasing Ghosts', an "uncensored and unrehearsed statement from a war veteran, providing a candid grunt's-eye view of the harrowing, bloody battles on the streets of Baghdad-and a patriot's vision of where America has gone wrong and how it can reset its path." (from http://www.paulrieckhoff.com)

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-04-09.mp3
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Episode #12

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #12!

On today's show...

Thoughts on the inauguration, clips cut out from the inauguration and bitter truths about the inauguration!
Engaging in bipartisan discourse on how religion is crazy and if you don't press charges against bush officials then you're an accomplice to war crimes!

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-28-09.mp3
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Episode #11

What is now called Citizen Radio, was once called Drunken Politics!  What is now independent, was once on BreakThru Radio!  Here, for your listening, viewing, whatevering pleasure, is episode #11!

On today's show...

J&A's final fuck you to former President Bush!!!


But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-21-09.mp3
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Episode #10

Second half of Jamie and Allison's interview with Remi Kanazi, Palestinian poet, activist and editor of the book Poets for Palestine.  The discussion continues with a focus on blaming America!

Missed the first half of the interview?  Don't fret, you can find it in episode #8, 7 January 2009.

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

Remi Kanazi on the Web
Twitter: @remroum
Website: http://poetsforpalestine.com
Poets for Palestine Book on Amazon: http://amzn.com/1930083092

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-14-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:39am EDT

Episode #9

Happy new year and the Middle East is on fire!  Jamie and Allison interview Palestinian poet, activist and editor of the book Poets for Palestine, Remi Kanazi!  Discussion revolves around a broad introduction to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, an overview of the different 'solutions' being proposed and how, surprise surprise, America is complicit in yet another horrendous act on the international stage.  This interview is a perfect primer on the conflict in the Middle East or if you want to brush up on what you already know.

Find the second and final half of the interview in the follow-up episode #9, 14 January 2009. 

But first...the unfunny but totally real headlines!

Remi Kanazi on the Web
Twitter: @remroum
Website: http://poetsforpalestine.com
Poets for Palestine Book on Amazon: http://amzn.com/1930083092

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_01-07-09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:38am EDT

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