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Episode #218 The L.A. Times publishes Allison's response to their lackadaisical approach to Fox News's propaganda machine. You can read the full rebuttal here: http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/opinionla/la-oew-kilkenny-fox-news-20101229,0,4734743.story

Bill Ayers visits the show (and fights through some nasty laryngitis) to recap 2010.

Jamie gives advice to people who'd like to go vegan, but are having a hard time because their significant other refuses to go veg.

Other topics: Dennis Kucinich's district may be in danger, Loud Sauce (the alternative to defacing billboards,) and private mercenaries, funded by anonymous governments, fight 'pirates.'

Also, it's the return of the Republican Baby!

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Episode #217 Time magazine editor-at-large, Belinda Luscombe's, pitiful explanation of austerity, and how CNN missed a golden opportunity to show citizens how austerity affects their lives with the NYC blizzard. Allison reads a list of unbelievable Republican quotes that showcase how the rich really feel about the poor and unemployed. In the process, Jamie coins an amazing new phrase. 

 

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Episode #216 Home for the holidays? Jamie and Allison walk you through family trauma with some delightful banter about sexist advertising, Bradley Manning, snowpocalypse (including snow zombies,) and more.

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Episode #215 President Obama signed the DADT repeal act despite the best efforts from the GOP to derail the entire effort. It's another installment of Fridays with Bill Ayers! The theme this week is how to cope with your conservative family, and on the note, Allison offers some helpful myth-busting factoids concerning unions. Also, Jamie debuts some exciting Chanukah songs, and John Knefel shares a heartwarming story about true love.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

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Episode #214 Congressional Republicans finally decided it'd be better if we didn't all perish in an nuclear holocaust. The FCC voted to end the Internet as you know it, and there is a looming $2 trillion debt crisis just on the horizon. Finally, Jamie reports on some crazy religious stories.

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Episode #213 DADT has finally been repealed, no thanks to the embarrassment named John McCain who secured his passage in the "bigots" chapter of the nation's history books.

Sadly, the Senate killed the Dream Act, thereby punishing millions of innocent children.

Allison and Jamie explain how the Senate's tax cut plan hurts poor people (those making $20,000/yr and less will experience a tax hike,) and rewards the rich. This, and other compromises that hurt the poor, have been done in the spirit of bipartisanship, which is actually a racket designed to help corporate interests and punish the lower classes. 

Finally, Jamie explains why children of negligent parents shouldn't be punished.

 

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Episode #212 Allison talks about Bernie Sander's audit of the Federal Reserve, which is beginning to help us understand where our tax dollars went during the bailouts.

According to recent polls, the Afghanistan war is now as unpopular as the Iraq War was during the Bush years, and people are actually more concerned about ending the war than they are about fixing the deficit. Not that you'd know any of this from watching the news, of course.

It's the triumphant return of "What The Fuck Did They Just Do?" This week's topics: Mortgages, credit scores, and the NRA.

Jamie has some choice words for the ex-vegans out there, and Pandagon's Amanda Marcotte stops by to talk abot sexism, blogging, feminism, and atheism. Be sure to read all of Amanda's writing at Pandagon.net, and check out her book, "It's a Jungle Out There: The Feminist Survival Guide to Politically Inhospitable Environments."

It's time for the premier of Fridays With Bill, a weekly segment in which Bill Ayers gives his thoughts about a timely topic. This week, Bill talks about the London student tuition protests, and the supposed lack of passion from U.S. students.

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Episode #211 Godless Maniac Josh Kitto offer his first-hand account of what went down at the UK student protests. Plus, a solidarity shout-out to Godless Maniac Andy who is staging an occupation at his university in opposition to budget cuts. You can check out his occupation blog at http://ltsac.wordpress.com

Citizen Radio revisits the Bush-Blair memos (Correction: Allison accidentally called this the "Bush-Brown" memos.) which revealed US-UK leaders planned to target Al Jazeera's headquarters. 

Then, a brief discussion about Richard Holbrooke's horrible legacy, including backing military dictatorships and illegal military invasions.

Jamie shares another insane tasering story, plus a disturbing/adorable story about cows.

The largest prison strike in US history is happening right now - not that you'd ever know that from watching the news. Allison reads the prisoners' demands, which include educational opportunities and access to visiting their families.

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Episode #210 An interview with a representative from Anonymous, the group behind Operation Payback, which emerged after the arrest of Wikileaks' leader, Julian Assange.

UK students continue to kick ass as they protest insane tuition hikes. Citizen Radio plays the audio from an inspiring speech made by...a 15-year-old student. 

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Questions/comments this week include starting your own protest club, and indy media versus mainstream media.

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Episode #209 Audio of Glenn Beck attacking Citizen Radio on his radio show. Marvel at how it takes more than one person to giggle like a twelve-year-old girl.

BREAKING NEWS: Fox News is bias! A new report from Media Matters shows the network’s Washington managing editor, Bill Sammon, sent around a memo instructing his staff not to the use the phrase “public option” because it was testing too well. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/12/fox-boss-instructed-staff-not-to-use-phrase-public-option-because-it-tested-too-well/

The Democrats and President Obama have caved (again) to Republican pressure, and have extended tax cuts for rich people. 

The British government votes to triple university tuition fees in England, and UK students take to the streets in protest. 

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Episode #208 Digby joins the show to discuss Democrats' performance, Christian extremism, Wikileaks, the Catfood Commission, domestic terrorism, and why the "government is like your family" metaphor is so very stupid.

Check out Digby's blog: http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/ and follow her on Twitter (@digby56)

Allison and Jamie discuss tax cuts for the rich, the unemployment epidemic, and banish a listener.

Also, there's a new SUPER INTENSE Listener Mail song. 

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Episode #207 Our interview with Bill Ayers (Episode #203 2010/12/01) was recently featured on Glenn Beck's radio show, though not surpisingly a very short soundbite was used.  Here is the full interview with Bill so his comments can be heard in full and in context.

The full episode can be found here: http://citizenradio.libsyn.com/-2010-12-01-bill-ayers-and-former-head-of-acorn-bertha-lewis-in-the-thrown-under-the-bus-by-obama-episode

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Episode #206 Our interview with Bertha Lewis was recently featured on Glenn Beck's radio show. However, as tends to happen, Beck chose to use a very short soundbite. We're posting the full interview here so listeners can hear all of Bertha's comments in context.

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Episode #205 Journalist Johann Hari (http://johannhari.com/, @johannhari101) joins Citizen Radio to talk about why you should care about global warming even though Al Gore is fat.

Other topics include: the environmental summit in Cancun, Ethiopia's abducted brides, David Cameron, student protests, tax cheaters, the importance of protesting, the dangers of facilitating outrageous behavior in the name of religious tolerance, the hypocrisy of the Chinese government, and his struggle with weight loss.

Allison and Jamie also discuss Congress's failure to repeal tax cuts for the rich and the ongoing embarrassment called Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

There also may or may not be a brief Q&A with Alan Greenspan.

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Episode #204 Press critic and NYU professor of journalism Jay Rosen stops by to discuss Wikileaks, Jon Stewart, the TSA, Net Neutrality, Fox News, and the media's performance. 

You should all check out Jay's blog at pressthink.org and follow him on Twitter (twitter.com/jayrosen_nyu)

Allison and Jamie briefly discuss Wikileaks up front, particularly the growing calls for Julian Assange's assassination.

Then it's time for more of your Listener Mail. Today, it's a question about when it's time to stop smoking pot.

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Episode #203 It's the 'Thrown Under The Bus By Obama' episode! Bill Ayers and former head of ACORN, Bertha Lewis, join the show. 

Ayers talks about the Weather Underground, particularly the political tumultuousness of the time that created the environment in which activists turned to violence. He also discusses President Obama, education, charter schools, and what makes him happy.

Check out Ayers' excellent book "Fugitive Days."

Lewis joins the show to chat about her days in ACORN, and her new project, the Black Institute, along with her work at New York Communities for Change, which helps people fight back on foreclosures. If you, or someone you know, is facing foreclosure in New York, or you'd like to volunteer to help someone who is, visit http://www.nycommunities.org/stayinyourhome.

She also talks about her origins as a community organizer, tells Democrats to "man-up," and says Glenn Beck is engaging in "political necrophilia." Really, it's an awesome interview. Oh, and Lewis also reveals what makes her happy.

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Episode #202 The FBI has thwarted another one of its own terrorist plots. There are several suspicious details of the bust involving a 19-year-old Somalian-American, including the "missing tape" that supposedly shows Mohamed Osman Mohamud committing to the bomb plot, and how the FBI paid Mohamud's rent when the no-fly list prevented him from securing a job. http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/11/28/fbi/index.html

Say good-bye to oxygen! Johann Hari reports that 40 percent of plant plankton, the tiny creatures that produce half the world's oxygen, and suck up planet-warming carbon dioxide, have been killed by the warming of the oceans since 1950.

Rep. Tom Hackbarth was stopped by police earlier this month in the Planned Parenthood parking lot in Highland Park after he was spotted with a gun. But don't worry. He wasn't getting ready to assassinate an abortion provider. He was just stalking a girl he'd met on the internets!

It's time for more Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve unemployment benefits, giving to charity, and the importance of bloggers.

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Episode #201 Mother Jones' Kate Sheppard visits Citizen Radio to discuss all things environmental politics. Kate explains Cap and Trade, dissects Obama's progress on environmental issues and also the global warming deniers within the GOP, Halliburton's role in BP and hydraulic fracturing, and the environmental legacy of BP's toxic dispersants.

Check out Kate on Mother Jones and also follow her on Twitter: http://motherjones.com/authors/kate-sheppardhttp://twitter.com/kate_sheppard

The Oracle AKA Daniel Burke then gives some updates on the refugee prisons in Australia, including another tragic suicide and his rough encounter with police during a protest.

You can contact Dan on Twitter and Facebook about visiting refugees: http://twitter.com/proudreaderhttp://www.facebook.com/not.god.deluded

Also, Jamie shares his experience taping for Joy Behar's show, including surviving the taunts of a demon child, witnessing the glorious Joan Collins, and -why not?- encountering the grandmother from Everybody Loves Raymond.

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Episode #200 IT'S CITIZEN RADIO'S 200TH EPISODE! Allison celebrates by opening with depressing news: the IMF is pressuring Ireland to cut unemployment benefits and the minimum wage, and USA Today reports that in the last 5 years fully body scanner firms have doubled their lobbying efforts.

Allison and Jamie share Citizen Radio: Origins, and explain how they transitioned from apathetic hipster douche bags into your loveable hosts. 

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Episode #199 The full-body scanners are still in the news with President Kenneth the Page AKA Bobby Jindal gracing Meet The Press with his presence to defend "behavioral" profiling, which is racial profiling in disguise.

Citizen Radio talks about the illusion of safety, the odd timing of the pro-TSA privatization movement now that employees desire to unionize (http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/11/are-republicans-pro-tsa-privatization-because-of-unionization/,) how other governments and security officials don't think the full-body scanners guarantee more safety, and how the fully-body scanner craze started when Michael Chertoff, former Bush national security official, pimped the system in the days after the blundered attack without disclosing his consulting firm represents the companies designing the scanners (http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/11/less-liberty-always-equals-more-safety/). 

It's time to call sabotage, sabotage. Republicans have repeatedly undermined Democratic-led efforts -- not for the sake of easing the recession, fixing unemployment, or stemming the foreclosure crisis -- but for the expressed purpose of making Obama a one-term president.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include how Christians aren't a monolith and talking to your apathetic hipster douche bags.

Also, Allison and Jamie are probably now superheroes after being exposed to toxic waste at the YMCA. It's no big deal, you guys.

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Episode #198 It's the debut of a new segment: "What The Fuck Did They Just Do?" in which Allison lists some amazing Tea Party/Republican Party moments this week, and Jamie responds appropriately. This week, Tea Party supporters and Republicans have filibustered legislation for an equal pay act, opposed sustainable development proposals, and announced birthright citizenship will be the target of the new GOP-controlled House.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve Sharia law, calling your representative, how Citizen Radio almost made one of you puke, and hunting. 

Also, a creepy baby may or may not join the show at some point.

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Episode #197 Jamie and Allison discuss Dubya's moment of oversharing, and why his mother's vulnerability could have been an epiphany to motivate him to support women's right - but instead turned into his excuse to be an anti-choice monster. 

Next, Allison and Jamie talk about their life on the road, and cap off the episode with answering tons of your Listener Mail.

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Episode #196 Allison and Jamie analyze the Maddow-Stewart interview, and discuss the Catfood Commission, which Jamie would like to rename the "Fuck Grandma Commission." Plus, Fox News bashes old people. Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! 

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Episode #195 UK students protested massive tuition hikes yesterday, and apart from a small group of rogue, violent persons, they showed young people everywhere what passionate demonstration looks like. Allison and Jamie talk about why the actions of a minority shouldn't discredit the movement as a whole.

Sarah Palin is fighting for your right to be a fatass. Also, the Catfood Commission released recommendations to fuck your grandmother yesterday. Allison and Jamie talk about why that's a bad thing, and also chat about how Glenn Beck has a hard-on for George Soros, which is weird.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Topics this week include vegan chocolate, eating animals, if violence is ever an acceptable form of protest, Prop 19, if being a Progressive in a red state is enough, a question from a Conservative Christian listener, and Jamie loses it whilst talking about homophobia. 

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Episode #194 Citizen Radio devotes an entire episode to your Listener Mail! Questions/comments this week include international meet-ups, factory farms, abortion, gay-straight hugging, and more! 

Also, Allison and Jamie discuss Dubya's book tour, the pitiful softball interview conducted by NBC's Matt Lauer, and how the CIA destroyed torture tapes.

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Episode #193 Jamie offers a shout-out to the Bay area, and a not-so-enthusiastic shout-out to a whole lot of pissed off white people.

Next, Citizen Radio discusses the stupid decision to suspend Keith Olbermann for *gasp!* being liberal, and also revisits the Rally For Sanity. 

BART Officer Johannes Mehserle received two years in prison for murdering Oscar Grant. Allison and Jamie talk about the importance of the story, and why it should be receiving more attention from the establishment media.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern finding a Progressive support group and another listener goes vegetarian!

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Episode #192 Citizen Radio Live! at UCB Theatre in New York City. Special guests: musical genius Reggie Watts, comic Todd Barry, and Princeton professor and author, Melissa Harris-Perry. 

Allison and Jamie open the show reading a ridiculous article, written by a ridiculous woman named Danielle Crittenden, who decided to publicly defend the fact that she's a racist.

Reggie Watts performs his special breed of crazy musical wonderment, and dedicates a song to Citizen Radio. Melissa Harris-Perry grades President Obama's performance thus far, discusses GOP racism, offers her opinion on Juan Williams' firing, abortion, and gay rights. Todd Barry recalls how he and Jamie first met, then answers some personal questions about his childhood (including his pet cat,) and talks about why he hates fat jokes. 

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Episode #191 Citizen Radio discusses the midterm results, including the loss of Russ Feingold and Alan Grayson, two of the most stalwart liberal voices in Congress. Ron Johnson's victory over Feingold comes courtesy of Citizens United, which allows endless corporate money (donated by frequently anonymous donors) to manipulate the outcome of political elections. 

Also, Allison and Jamie discuss the "good news" about Harry Reid defeating crazy, crazy Sharron Angle. 

Prop 19 failed in California, and President Obama gloated about the proposition failing. It turns out, a whole lot of scared, old people turned out to vote against legalizing marijuana, which again shows the importance of young people voting.

Citizen Radio answers your Listener Mail about the midterms. Your questions/comments include feeling disillusioned by the results, not losing hope, and why it's so important you keep fighting for change. Also, a listener in Texas sends out a SOS for some help with his dead car. 

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Episode #190 Allison opens the show with a ridiculous quote from a ridiculous man, Governor Sean Parnell, who said, "I really don't know. For either one of us to [answer] is quite speculative," in response to being asked if Earth is 6,000 or 6 billion-years-old.

According to a recent UK study, alcohol is the most dangerous drug - worse than heroine, and nearly 4 times worse than pot. Allison and Jamie talk about their own experiences with alcohol, and also the need to end all kinds of prohibition, which is why recent ballot initiatives like Prop 19 are so important for the country's future.

Jamie discusses his disdain for CNN anchor Tony Harris, and Allison talks about how Fox Business Network recently focused on something called the "War on Business," including a California ballot initiative that parent company News Corp. has spent $1.3 million to defeat, according to the New York Times. Journalmalism, FTW!

Oklahoma has a ballot initiative to ban Sharia law in the United States. Allison says it's about time! (not really.) Jamie explains why this may not be the best way to woo moderate Muslims. 

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Questions/comments this week concern the length of the show (and being a spoiled brat,) and why changing your mind isn't a bad thing.

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Episode #189 It turns out Halliburton and BP were aware that the cement used in the Deeepwater Horizon's oil rig was deeply flawed. Allison argues that this makes the companies criminally culpable for the deaths of the 11 rig workers, who the media appears to have completely forgotten about.

Also in BP news, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary, Robert Barham, says the oil and Corexit used in the Gulf could "linger for as long as 300 years." There are also reports of a new oil plume, which makes it difficult to buy the narrative that the oil miraculously disappeared. 

ABC has hired notorious conman Andrew Breitbart to participate in their election night coverage. 

Meanwhile, Jamie has discovered he may be dyslexic, which explains so, so much. 

Citizen Radio answers more of your Listener Mail! Questions and comments this week include feedback about transexual sensitivity, going home to see Republican asshole relatives for the holidays, and how to cope when working for The Man. 

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Episode #188 Allison and Jamie discuss Gawker's unfortunate and pointless gossip column featuring Christine O'Donnell's unshaven vagina, and the $4 billion midterms. Specifically, Allison talks about the false equivalency of comparing union campaign spending to private corporate cash: http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/10/false-equivalency-watch-union-versus-corporate-spending/, and the overall influence of the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. 

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Questions and comments this week include how to be an ethical consumer without driving yourself insane (and how Jamie fucked up as a consumer,) and productive activism.

Finally, Best Of The Left's (http://www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com/) Jay Tomlinson joins the show to debate the merits of the Rally To Restore Sanity, and also to play "Who Would You Fight?"

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Episode #187 Blue America founder, Howie Klein, also known as the man behind the blog Down With Tyranny (http://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/,) joins Citizen Radio to give the state-by-state rundown of Progressive candidates duking it out in the midterms. If you're feeling disillusioned with centrist Democrats, listen to this episode to see if a Blue America-backed candidate is running in your state!

Also, support the excellent work done by Blue America by donating at this page: http://www.actblue.com/page/blueamerica.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Today's mail was sent in by Paul From Utah, who wants to know if the vegan lifestyle is irreconcilable with pro-choice activism. 

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Episode #186 The punk band Bad Religion is celebrating 30 years of rocking your face off, and lead singer and co-founder of Bad Religion, Greg Graffin, joins the show to talk about his new book, "Anarchy Evolution," which you can pick up here: http://www.kingsroadmerch.com/bad-religion/view/?id=1510&cid=1

Other topics of discussion include: what punk and the natural sciences have in common, nihilism, bullying, atheism, and of course, what makes Greg happy.

Allison explains how Walmart is working to manipulate its employees (http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/10/walmart-helps-inform-employees/), the drama over Wikileaks' latest leaked documents, and how the media is - once again - missing the point entirely.

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include metalhead love, and quitting your dull job to pursue your dreams.

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Episode #185 UPDATED: Fixed sound! "[Evolution is] ridiculous -- I haven't seen a half-monkey, half-person yet" -- Glenn Beck.  

Allison and Jamie attempt to unpack Beck's quote, explain evolution, and briefly worry about the attachment of the word "yet." 

Next, they discuss the firing of Juan Williams, the former NPR news analyst, who was sacked for making disparaging comments about Muslims. Hilariously, Andrew Breitbart claims Williams was "Shirley Sherroded." Reminder: Shirley Sherrod was the former Department of Agriculture official, who was fired after Breitbart leaked video of Sherrod that was edited to make it appear as though she made a racist statement (she was actually making the opposite point). 

Jamie had a disastrous experience with a Democratic fundraiser. He explains his ordeal, including how a DJ/veteran cut his mic.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Questions/comments this week come from Japan, the UK, and the United States, and concern UK refugee prisons, dealing with your (possibly extremely Catholic) parents, and generally fucking shit up.

Also, the Katharine Hepburns may or may not duel again in this episode.

 

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Episode #184 Noam Chomsky joins Citizen Radio to discuss his friend, the late Howard Zinn, refugee prisons, debt, Capitalism, and love.  

Allison discusses Rep. Louis Gohmert's batshit insane comments about the U.S. being a Christian nation, and Citizen Radio answers a bunch of your Listener Mail!  

Questions/comments this week include: Alan Grayson's loyalty to AIPAC, fan mail from Africa, Jon in Taiwan shares a story about ancient Rome's privatization assholes, and how to talk to Conservatives.

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Episode #183 Special guest Salon blogger, bestselling author, and constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald joins Citizen Radio to discuss a wide range of issues.

Topics include: How the Obama administration has continued Bush era policies, why the War on Drugs is similar to the War on Terror, Elena Kagan, cause and effect in the War On Terror, Jon Stewart and false equivalencies, the unconstitutional detention of Guantanamo prisoners, gay teen suicides and the Obama administration's treatment of the LGBT community, third party candidates, America's collapsing empire, and of course...puppies.

But first, Allison and Jamie discuss the sad and strange story of Katherine O'Connor, who was denied an inhaler by a CVS pharmacist because she couldn't pay the $21.50 for her medication (Katherine only had $20). Jamie likens this story to the one about a Tennessee man, who called the fire department when his house caught on fire, but the firefighters let his home burn to the ground because he hadn't paid a $75 fire protection fee, and the larger trend of privatization sweeping the country.

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include how to be an 13-year-old Canadian activist, the times Citizen Radio has made you cry and/or laugh in public like a crazy person, and why you definitely shouldn't be an apathetic hipster douche bag, but you also shouldn't beat yourself up, either.

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Episode #182 Allison explains why the outpouring of support for the Chilean miners means the world loves laborers, which is why it's important to protect them with strong industry regulations. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/10/chile-miners-and-humanizing-labor/

A Ft. Worth, Texas City Councilman named Joel Burns delivered an extremely moving "it gets better" speech in which he speaks directly to young gay teens. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax96cghOnY4

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve an interesting take on the recent LGBT suicide stories, Che Guevara, and being a baby boomer Citizen Radio fan. Next week, we'll get to your feedback about a recent listener mail about Australian immigration (and boy! Are you guys pissed!)

Also, there may or may not be weird Katharine Hepburn impersonations. M'justsayin'.

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Episode #181 There has been a string of gay teen suicides lately. Allison and Jamie discuss the homophobic culture that facilitates these terrible tragedies, and also why their gay teen listeners shouldn't let a few high school bullies destroy their lives.

Allison compares a recent police conviction of a Greek officer, who killed a young a teenager, to the Oscar Grant trial. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/10/oscar-grant-greece-and-the-irrational-fear-of-black-america/

Then, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comment this week concern eating meat, gun rights, immigration, responses to other idiotic Listener Mail, and one of you may, or may not, get banished. Tune in!

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Episode #180 Anti-Flag's Pat Thetic talks activism, music, and his pet gold fish. Later, Comedian Eddie Pepitone joins the show to discuss The Daily Show's downside, corporate media, and the importance of staying true to your ideals.

As always, please support original voices such as Anti-Flag (http://www.anti-flag.com/) and Eddie http://www.eddiepepitone.com/. Also, follow Eddie on Twitter http://twitter.com/eddiepepitone

Before the interviews, Allison and Jamie discuss Jamie's show at the Manning bar in Sydney where he destroyed a couple of dumb hecklers. Check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O8AEVMCcYU

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include a question from Nurse Boy about how to convince an older relative that watching FOX News is a bad idea, and why fighting for moral causes is still the good fight.

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Episode #179 The wonderful Ava Vidal (http://www.avavidal.co.uk/) joins Citizen Radio to discuss sexism, racism, and homophobia in comedy. Ava also talks about the importance of speaking up when one witnesses injustice. 

She brings a unique perspective to the comedy world. A mother of two, and a former prison guard, Ava works in a thoroughly male-dominated industry. Today, she offers some words of advice to machismo comedians who make it their business to bully and belittle vulnerable minorities on stage.

Later, Jamie and Allison answer more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern fleeing the country, and finding volunteers to help Billy Kennedy defeat crazy, crazy Virginia Fox (interested parties should call 336-724-5941 for information.) 

Also, look for a very special guest appearance from Drunken Uganda. 

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Episode #178 Allison and Jamie are still in the land of Oz, and visited Villawood, home of a refugee prison. Their kind tour guide, Daniel Burke, organizes trips to the prison to lift the spirits of the inmates whose only crime appears to be not having drowned. Parties interested in visiting these unconscionable prisons (and Citizen Radio highly recommends that you do,) should contact Daniel on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/not.god.deluded 

They share their experiences meeting with the refugee prisoners, and Jamie shares his initial doubts about the tour, and then explains why the entire visit was a life-changing experience. 

A follow-up to the "mosquito" story. Youth activists have scored a huge victory and successfully lobbied to have the sound weapons taken down in the D.C. area. 

Taser International has finally decided to acknowledge that its weapons - ya' know - kill people. 

In Tennessee, a man had to watch as his home burned to the ground...all because he didn't pay the $75 fire department protection fee. Allison explains why this story is a glimpse into the dystopian future of Conservative leadership.

It's the heroic return of the One Minute Fuck Yous! The subjects this week are the country of Australia (at least a substantial part of it,) and Rand Paul.

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include praise from Union Bill, bands selling their songs to car commercials, and advice from zombies. Also, another listener is banished for being a tool.

 

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Episode #177 An Israeli military court has convicted soldiers of using a 9-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield. The soldiers used the boy to check backs for explosives during the Gaza war. The convictions are the first serious ones in the criminal investigations into soldiers' behavior during the Gaza invasion.

Allison explains why it may be premature to celebrate Elizabeth Warren's largely symbolic appointment as an advisor on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  

Governor Terminator has proposed draconian cuts to California's budget, including the elimination of California's welfare-to-work program and virtually all child care for low income families. Allison talks about the "fiscal Conservative" hypocrites who bash Obama's stimulus, while accepting federal aid. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/10/the-morality-disconnect/

More states have decided to allow guns in bars. The Times reports that Tennessee is one of four states, along with Arizona, Georgia and Virginia, that recently enacted laws explicitly allowing loaded guns in bars. (Eighteen other states allow weapons in restaurants that serve alcohol.)

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Today features questions from an illegal immigrant, an Iraq war veteran, ACLU Linda, and a 13-year-old atheist. 

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Episode #176 Citizen Radio interviews System Of a Down's Serj Tankian about Obama's, and Democrats', capitulations, activism's role in music, his advice to young musicians, the dangerous ideas of wall and borders, and the need for civil disobedience. 

Nerdist.com's Chris Hardwick talks about nerds, rednecks, and comedy.

Update on Citizen Radio's Pat Robertson-inspired 500 Club: There are now 65 paying members of Citizen Radio! Big thanks, and spread the word to become a member at wearecitizenradio.com!

 

Researchers have found a 40-fold increase in carcinogenic compounds in the Gulf. Allison talks about BP's responsibility in the region, and how the consequences of dispersants won't be fully understood for decades, which is why it's important to hold BP accountable before they slip out the back door.

 

Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include aiding Alan Grayson and Russ Feingold even if you don't live in their states, and from the comfort of your own home by volunteering for phonebanks. Interested parties, contact "Brooke Dressler" on Facebook for information on how to help.

Also, Allison and Jamie talk about how they don't hate the Amish, the dangers of the surveillance state, why you shouldn't be ashamed of being a vegetarian, and why it's important to stand up to bullies.

 

 

It's the triumphant return of the One Minute Fuck Yous! The subjects this week are Tom Coburn and Rahm Emanuel. 

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Episode #175 The punk band Rise Against joins Citizen Radio to discuss anti-war music (and the lack of it,) corporate media, and veganism. This interview was conducted at Bumbershoot, and if you listen carefully, you'll hear the distance guitar tuning of Ms. Courtney Love (or so the legends say). Check out Rise Against's new DVD, "Another Station: Another Mile."

Allison and Jamie discuss how the government spies on activism groups, including the disturbing recent story of an Israeli private contractor hired by Gov. Ed Rendell's office to spy on those dangerous eco-terrorists and anti-death penalty hooligans. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/09/gov-rendells-office-releases-bulletins-warning-of-dangerous-hippy-activity/

President Obama continues to tell Progressives to shut up and take it for the sake of "civil liberties," a statement so profoundly hypocritical it should make your head explode, (although hopefully it hasn't).

It's the triumphant return of the One Minute Fuck Yous! The belittled this week include Mrs. Sarah Palin and the irreplaceable Dennis Miller.

 

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Episode #174 Citizen Radio welcomes special guest, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow! Topics of discussion include Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Democrats, corporate media, and what makes her happy.

Allison talks about how she almost destroyed the Rachel Maddow show, and Jamie reads some of your Listener Mail. Your questions/comments this week involve the Bush era tax cuts, pacifism, and a listener perfectly sums up Citizen Radio.

This is Citizen Radio's first independently broadcast podcast, so the show is officially relient on listener support. Visit wearecitizenradio.com and become a member. (Allison and Jamie will send you lots of neat gifts in thanks!)

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Episode #173 Citizen Radio is officially an independent podcast as of today! As a result, the podcast is more reliant than ever on listener support, so spread the word, and send your friends to wearecitizenradio.com where they can subscribe to the podcast for free.

Stay tuned this week for some incredible guests, such as Rachel Maddow, Anti-Flag, Rise Against, Chris Hardwick, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Noam Chomsky, and more!

Congress failed to bring equality to the military this week when they refused to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Allison and Jamie discuss the travesty, and also why John McCain is a lying liar. 

Plus, they discuss Blanche Lincoln, the Senator from Walmart, and the need to reform the Democratic Party from the inside-out.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern what the hell to do if you're a 15-year-old atheist trapped in Kansas, and if President Obama deserves credit for shrinking the deficit by eight percent.

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Episode #172 Jamie shares more stories from Kansas, including the racist crowd-pleasing jokes he took issue with while he was there.

Allison receives a love letter from Frasier's Kelsey Grammer. Kind of.

Here's what happened: A while ago, Allison wrote an article about Grammer's newest business venture: "Right Network," which promises to be a pro-business, pro-military pro-nationalist television channel. Because as we all know, there aren't enough Capitalistic, militaristic, pro-US, old, white males on the teevee.

There have been a lot of stand-up Citizen Radio fans this week, who get some special shout-outs in this episodes, including the Kansas fans who came out to support Jamie, and the London fans, who met up for the Protest the Pope gathering. Great job, you Comrades Of The Week!

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involves feeding the homeless, Jamie's 9/11 song, and Citizen Radio's meanest banishment ever.

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Episode #171 Jamie talks through his trauma, which is a result of doing morning radio in Kansas, including his colorful interactions with anti-Semites and Democratic bigots.

Allison interviews special guest, journalist Doug Henwood about the deficit hysteria, the Obama administration's abandonment of labor, and if there can ever be a true "recovery" when unemployment remains so high.

Check out The Real News' series of highly informative interviews with Doug.

Christine O'Donnell is the new crazy, crazy face of the Tea Party. Every day, it seems new, hilarious quotes surface from O'Donnell's past, including the time she said: "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains. So they’re already into this experiment." Beware the mice men!

Allison scolds the establishment media for not holding the deficit hypocrites accountable even as centrist Democrats actively work to increase the deficit, while claiming they're "fiscally conservative."

It's time for more Listener mail! Your questions/comments this week involve using the word "retard," and a listener gets banished by Jamie for complaining about Citizen Radio's condemnation of alcohol and meat-eating.

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Episode #170 The next time one of your little wiener Libertarian friends says government is always the problem, and never the solution, tell them about Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, who saved thousands of children from being born with flipper arms.

Allison and Jamie discuss Libertarians, including Rand Paul, and how deregulation bloodhounds have hollowed out the state, made regulation ineffective, which led to horrific accidents like the Massey mine explosion and BP oil rig disaster.

Citizen Radio has received lots of mail asking for fliers, which don't exist, so it's up to YOU talented people to make some! Send your CR fliers to Allison and Jamie at wearecitizenradio@gmail.com.

Next, it's time for your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week involve Meghan McCain (and if you should hate her,) homelessness, cutting down on meat, and how to defeat the evil Rep. Peter T. King.

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Episode #169 One in seven Americans lived in poverty in 2009, the highest level since the 1960s.

Citizen Radio talks about why most poor people shouldn't feel ashamed because their debt has been acquired in a rigged system that requires the underclass overuse credit in order to survive.

The largest lobbying group in the world, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has been accused of tax fraud.

Allison discusses the story of Spc. Alyssa Peterson, who killed herself after refusing  orders to participate in torture.

Iraq-based U.S. soldiers respond to President Obama's declaration that they are "non-combat" troops.

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! In this very special edition, one of you is banished for being an idiot, and another is praised for recommending an ethical business. Also, Allison and Jamie discuss the corporate sponsorship of music festivals.

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Episode #168 Jamie recounts where he was on the morning of September 11, 2001, and Allison talks about the fetishizing of national tragedies.

The rest of the episode is devoted to your Listener Mail!

Your questions/comments this week entail if straight people should get married when gay people can't, launching a new campaign of ad-busting, and if there are any good Conservative bloggers you should be reading.

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Episode #167 Twelve American soldiers face charges over a secret "kill team" that allegedly blew up and shot Afghan civilians at random and collected their fingers as trophies.

Dozens of flight attendants spent an early Tuesday afternoon picketing for higher wages. Among them, was Phoenix-based flight attendant Kirsten Arianejad, who says she was recently fired from Compass Airlines after telling a television reporter she was "on food stamps."

When students in California return to school this fall, they will have a brand new environmental curriculum — developed, in part, by oil giant BP.

According to the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, US government data shows 75 percent of the guns were purchased in the four US states that border Mexico—Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

An estimated five million uninsured children in the United States were eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but were not enrolled in either plan, according to a new report.

Finally, Citizen Radio answers your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern the mosquito device, which is designed to chase away teenagers from public spaces, veganism, and party loyalty.

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Episode #166 Allison and Jamie wrap up their dispatches from Bumbershoot, including some interesting stories concerning Hole and Weezer. 

Allison reports on the "mosquito," a device placed outside certain merchant shops in Washington D.C., which emits a high-pitch sound designed to drive away teenagers. She considers this a weapon, and argues teenagers have the right to destroy it in self-defense.

The mosquito is yet another device used to suppress the natural rebellious state of teenagers, much like Prozac, webcast monitoring, constant police presence in schools, tasers, and sound cannons. 

In related tasering news, Washington police have killed five civilians in a single week, and two of those deaths involved tasers.http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/09/projectile-vomit-blowin-in-the-wind/

Finally, Jamie explains why Ke$ha is evil, and how MTV videos encourage teenagers to think they're somehow "abnormal" for not wanting to slut it up and act like complete morons.
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Episode #165 Citizen Radio reports from Bumbershoot in Seattle. Allison gives her thoughts on certain drunken Bob Dylan fans, and Jamie offers a contrast by describing the Edward Sharpe experience.

In exchange for Pentagon-level access, NBC threw pretty boy Richard Engel on the back of an army bus and framed the narrative as the "last combat troops" leaving Iraq. In reality, 50,000 troops (with guns!) remain in Iraq, plus over 100,000 private contractors inside enormous US-build bases. The occupation is far from over, which is why the AP refused to parrot the official government line.

Also, Jamie banishes another Citizen Radio listener, and brainstorms about different ways to keep corporations from advertising at individuals. Allison explains the "public space" defense, while Jamie proposes boycotting the worst corporate offenders.

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Episode #164 President Obama gave his official "Leaving Iraq" speech...even though 50,000 super nice non-combat troops (armed with guns!) will stay behind in those huge military bases, along with 150,000 private contractors. Other than that, we're totes out of there, yo.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail, featuring another e-mail about vegetarian food in Taiwan (yup - another one!) Plus, how to not become an apathetic, weepy mess.

Allison and Jamie talk with Jay Tomlinson, founder of the Best Of The Left podcast http://www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com. BOTL features clips of your favorite lefty podcasts and shows, such as The Daily Show, The Young Turks, and of course, Citizen Radio!

They chat with Jay about how he started the show, the evolution of podcasting, and his advice on how to create a successful podcast.

Support great, independent media, and make a donation to the Best Of The Left today! http://www.bestoftheleftpodcast.com/make-a-donation/

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Episode #163 Allison talks about the double standard that has allowed Alan Simpson to keep his position as co-chair of Obama's Catfood Commission, while Shirley Sherrod was strong-armed out of a job.

Also, Allison and Jamie explain how Obama's endless (and hapless) quest for bipartisanship may cost the Democrats quite a few Congressional seats. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/08/alan-simpson-totally-lucky-hes-not-a-democrat/

Jamie recaps Allison's debate with a young Conservative, who blames overweight people for their condition, and Jamie discusses the concept of American Exceptionalism.

Finally, Citizen Radio answers your Listener Mail! Your questions/comment this week involve crappy ex-girlfriends, boycotting Wal-Mart, and how to live a logo-free life.

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Episode #162 Allison and Jamie answer your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern independent versus corporate media, and how to not support corporate candidates.

Allison talks about Beckapalooza AKA Whitestock, Glenn Beck's glorious mistake of a rally (dubbed the "Restoring Honor" gathering) that just so happens to fall on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Next, Allison and Jamie talk about how right-wing extremists claim they're not being racist when they say and do racist things. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/08/its-not-racism-when-we-say-and-do-racist-things/

Pam Geller, the woman behind the blog Atlas Shrugs, is the favorite sweetheart of white supremacists, which -ya' know- is a total coincidence...except for all the ideological overlap, and what not.

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Episode #161 Allison talks about President Obama's Catfood Commission, and Alan Simpson AKA Pissy Father Time's comments about Social Security. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/08/a-milk-cow-with-310-million-tits/

Then, Citizen Radio answers some of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern if any good corporations exist, and the difference between Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Finally, Citizen Radio welcomes a very special SURPRISE guest!

Big thanks to John Gemberling, a brilliant improviser on the best damn improv team on the planet: Death By Roo Roo! Many of you may remember him from Adult Swim where he was also hilarious. Check out John and Death By Roo Roo at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in NYC.

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Episode #160 Special guest comedian Myq Kaplan (http://myqkaplan.com/) stops by to discuss his veganism, the recall of 300 million eggs, and more!


Check out Myq's excellent CD, "Vegan Mind Meld," available for purchase here: (https://checkout.google.com/view/buy?o=shoppingcart&shoppingcart=765085110049407)

Crazy Carl Paladino would like to put poor people in jail for reeducation, and instructions on how to use a loofa. Of course, this would be strictly voluntary, so there's no reason for all of you civil liberty nutjobs to go crazy. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/08/tea-party-favorite-continues-class-war-against-the-poor/

Finally, Citizen Radio answers your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include debating political foes.

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Episode #159 The acclaimed grassroots political comedy show Citizen Radio brings its filthy outrage to the UCB Theater.

Guests this month include comedian and host of This Week in BlacknessElon James White, and the legendary founder of Democracy NowAmy Goodman.

And your hosts:

Allison Kilkenny - Writer for Huffington Post, The Nation and True/Slant.

Jamie Kilstein - The BBC, contributor to The Onion, famous in every country except America.

 
00:00 Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny
18:15 Elon James White
28:45 Amy Goodman

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Episode #158 Citizen Radio spends the hour interviewing the blogger Digby (http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/). Glenn Greenwald calls her one of the "leading and most admired commentators" of the progressive blogosphere.

Digby AKA Heather Parton won the 2005 Koufax award  for blog writing and accepted the Paul Wellstone Award on behalf of the progressive blogosphere from the Campaign for America's Future at their "Take Back America" conference.

She joins Citizen Radio to discuss tasers, the abortion debate (what she calls "forced childbirth,") the Progressive movement, her work with Blue America (http://www.actblue.com/page/blueamerica), blogging, Social Security, and what makes her happy.

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Episode #157 Citizen Radio discusses the Cordoba controversy, crazy Dr. Laura, and your Listener Mail

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Episode #156 we talk to an actual liberal who doesn't run away from the word.

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Episode #155 Hosts Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny talk to John Knefel and things get weird. We talk censorship, the NYC mosque, and crazy tea parties.

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Episode #154

Jamie and Allison discuss Politico, the common phenomenon of Republicans fighting against stimulus then accepting stimulus money and the listener/viewer mail war returns.

The episode ends with a discussion of the finer points of knowing which company owns the food you buy and boycotting Starbucks.
 
This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you! 

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Episode #153

Allison shares a story about her new personal hero, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, whose epic freak out will surely lead to him becoming the hero of folklore. 

Next, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs had some unkind words for Progressives, including that “They will be satisfied when we have Canadian healthcare and we’ve eliminated the Pentagon. That’s not reality," and “They wouldn’t be satisfied if Dennis Kucinich was president.”

Google and Verizon have some nefarious plans for the internet, including creating a two-tier level of access that threatens the freedom and democracy of the net. Tell the FCC to shoot down Google's plot.

It's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week include speaking up for your principles even if you're super shy.

Finally, John Knefel interviews comic Joe Lipari about his encounter with overzealous cops who mistook Joe for a terrorist.

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Episode #152

Brief (where brief = almost a third of the episode) visit to viewer mail land covering the resurgence of domestic terrorism towards minority groups and also polyamory - the practice of having more than one intimate relationship at a time with the knowledge and consent of everyone involved.
 
Jamie and Allison then interview Representative Alan 'One Ballsy Motherfucker' Grayson from Florida and Blogger Marcy Wheeler (one of the first bloggers to be accepted/legitimised - if reluctantly on her part - by the establishment media for uncovering details of the extent of waterboarding done to Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in US custody).  
 
Also watch out for the return of W. Kamau Bell with his segment 'I'm Sorry Black People'.
 
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Episode #151

Allison and Jamie interview MarKos from the Daily Kos and author of the book American Taliban. 

It's time for more of your listener mail!  Today Jamie worries about being old at 28 years.

This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you!

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Episode #150

Allison and Jamie interview Lieutenant Dan Choi for the entire hour!  Discussion focuses on Dan's recent LGBT activism and, you guessed it, the US's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy that forbids gay, bisexual and lesbian service members from serving openly.

This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folks at Vegan Essentials (http://www.veganessentials.com/). Shop there for all your vegan needs, and tell 'em Citizen Radio sent you! 

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Episode #149

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Edition #148 Citizen Radio Live from the UCB with Moby and Billy Connolly

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Episode #147

Jamie and Allison start out by potentially being a bit too honest. 

Then the Bad News first:  Obama allowing the FBI to have warrantless access to citizen's internet records. 

Good News though: Shirley Sherrod is suing Andrew Breitbart!   
 
Finally, the team interview the Pope and comedian Matt Besser, cofounder of the Upright Citizens Brigade.
 
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Episode #146

Allison and Jamie discuss the latest WikiLeaks leak, more on our good friends the Teabaggers, the Citizen Radio Super Fan Essay Contest winner is announced, creepy film student Jeff hangs out during the recording and the hilarious Dominic Dierkes makes an appearance.

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Episode #145: Disliking Las Vegas, Enjoying Netroots Nation, Abortion, Repealing Estate Tax and Listener Mail!

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Episode #144

Broadcasting from "the rotting abyss that is" Las Vegas during Netroots Nation, Jamie and Allison discuss and complain about the city they find themselves trapped in, travelling with Virgin Air and re-segregation of schools in North Carolina. 

Interviews follow with Justin Krebs, author of '538 Ways to Live Work and Play Like a Liberal' and comedian Lee Camp.
 
Listen as they try to keep themselves from committing suicide to escape the fat tourists surrounding their hotel like zombies. 
 
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Episode #143

Jamie and Allison have gone interview CRAZY.  Starts off with our daring duo finally interviewing someone with opposing views, the president of the Young Republicans Hunter Worthington the Fourth, followed by comedian Dominic Derkus and last of all supercool rockstar Tim Minchin!  

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Episode #142

Jamie and Allison discuss comedy and art in an interview with actor and comedian Paul F. Tompkins at the Montreal Comedy Festival.

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Episode #141

The episode starts out with an insult-off between Jamie and Allison, guess who wins?
 
Argentina legalised gay marriage.  Another country that America knows nothing about does something America should do.  Jamie comes up with a rare funny tweet acceptable joke.  The real fans of the show are called out, specifically Iran, mothers from Wisconsin and King of the Dolphins.  Oooooh...
 
Jamie and Allison discuss how to deal with the guilt associated with not giving money to homeless people and why the police can't just pick them up and take them to a homeless shelter, the deficit, austerity hawks and Obama hiring some new guy to take steps to cut the deficit (something two new polls show is against the will of the people).
 
The episode ends with viewer mail regarding how to take activism to the next level, why calling food 'organic' means shit and buying meat from an organic small farm is still killing an animal, Citizen Radio Wikia, how to not buy from evil corporations.

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Episode #140

Jamie and Allison report in from Montreal, you can practically hear the wild yaksmen and maple syrup flowing in the background.
 
Jamie slows the fuck down and ends up becoming a robot.  Jamie discusses a radio interview and another border patrol story, this time including missing minority people.  
 
Allison discusses NASA reporting that the first half of 2010 was the hottest season on record, the difference between climate and weather (and the fucking morons that get it confused).  An update on Obama about how at least he's not a fucking monster.  Briefly touch on the Burqa ban in France.
 
It's time for your Listener mail! Veganism and where to find information about it online.

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Episode #139

Allison and Jamie discuss the gross injustice of the Oscar Grant ruling, and the parallels between that case and the Troy Davis trial. Jamie also talks about the dangers of calling tasers the "nonlethal" alternative to deadly force.

Yet another study has come out saying the wealth disparity is at an all time high in the US. Allison points out that it seems like this same study comes out every month, but how this time there is some encouraging talk coming from the new UAW president, Bob King. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/07/600th-study-released-showing-huge-wealth-disparity/

Surprise, surprise. Rich people are seriously delinquent on their mortgage payments. In fact, while poor people are much more likely to keep paying their lenders even if they're struggling financially, rich people are far more likely to just way away from their obligations. Why aren't Republicans crying for more personal responsibility from the wealthy?http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/07/quick-someone-blame-black-people/

Clarence Thomas's nephew was tasered by hospital staff. Surely, this personal connection with an abused family member will convince Clarence to reverse some of his more draconian thinking. ... Yeah, maybe not so much.

Finally, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comments this week concern dealing with your apathetic high school classmates, and how to convince liberals to transcend their ghettoized labels in order to form a more collective movement.

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Episode #138
 
This episode finds our intrepid team starting off with a personal viewer mail, specifically whether Jamie and Allison disagree on anything.  Answer: Kinda.  Not really.  Takes about 20min to find that out, but a hilarious 20min.  Also, Jamie admits once again that he had a spoken word phase and we find out that while Allison hasn't seen star wars, Jamie hasn't seen any of the Godfather movies, leaving subscribers the world over confused as to who to feel disappointed in the most.
 
The discussion then turns to the account of G20 Canadian police arresting an amputee, cops and the changing perception of police officers as you get older and how perceptions of groups tends to occur when the media presents individuals of the group in a certain light.
 
To round out the episode Jamie and Allison briefly touch on the issue of journalists being embedded within the military, David Cameron and why with only 100 Al-Qaeda left in Afghanistan are we still spending billions of dollars, losing life and taking innocent life away in the country.
 
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Episode #137 finds our favorite vegan punk duo Allison Kilkenny and Jamie Kilstein still trying to kick the coffee habit while Obama is suing Arizona based on the new Arizona "You-look-kinda-different" Immigration laws!
 
Allison discusses her email conversation with Boby Wine, press officer from BP, where she succeeds in breaking him.
 
And now it's time for Viewer Mail!  Today's topics include shaming vegetarians to go vegan and a query regarding perceived apathy of certain gay communities towards Obama.
 
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Episode #136

Congratulations to all the cities around the world that have had their very own Citizen Radio meet-ups. Sydney, Melbourne, and Orlando have all had meet-ups this past month, and it looks like Texas is set to stage their own meeting. Visit Citizen Radio's message board on Facebook to see if a gathering is happening by you:  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=69102745571&ref=ts

Allison discusses unemployment, and how industries engage in class warfare by refusing to provide on-site training, failing to hire the unemployed, checking credit scores before hiring, and the government assists this classism by ending unemployment benefits, and proposing drug testing in order for the jobless to receive aid. http://allisonkilkenny.com/2010/07/sorry-youre-too-stupid-for-employment/

Next, it's time for more of your Listener Mail! Your questions/comment this week include how to break into the comedy business, and medical testing on animals.

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Episode #135: Journalist Jessie Freestan discussess G20 protests, photojournalist CS Muncy and journalist Mac McClelland on the BP Oil Spill!

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Episode #134: Republicans, Racism, Immigration Legislation, Kagan's confirmation hearings and Atheism listener mail!

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Episode #133: Why violent protest methods don't work, Libertarians are scary, G20, the Privatisation of Social Security and Viewer Mail

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Episode #132

In today's episode we learn that trying to quit coffee results in fights and naps.  Jamie is fatigued from their ordeal during their trip to New Jersey to Charlie the dentist as their car dies in the middle of the fucking New Jersey Turnpike.  They almost died people, no big deal.  NO BIG DEAL!
 
They then discuss Australian government news, sitting Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has been overthrown and replaced by Julia Gillard! 

Finally, no episode is complete without a little bit of Rand Paul and BP oil spill news!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-25-10.mp3
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Episode #131

On a side note, if you aren't shocked and bawling your eyes out after the 911 phonecall then you might need some empathy lessons, stat.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-23-10.mp3
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Episode #130

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-21-10.mp3
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Episode #129

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Episode #128
 
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Edition #122 The Wedding Episode

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Episode #126: Dissappointing elections, Progressive Bill Halter fails to beat Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas, an Oath Keeper with a napalm bomb and listener mail!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-11-10.mp3
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Episode #125

An interview with a legendary tattoo artist!

Allison and Jamie interview tattoo artist and legend, Guy Aitchison (http://www.hyperspacestudios.com/), who many of you may remember from his guest appearance with his sister Hannah on TLC's LA Ink.

Guy has had more influence on the world of tattooing in the last decade than any other artist. His work has been published on numerous occasions in tattoo magazines including 'Outlaw Biker Tattoo Review', 'Easyrider Tattoo' , 'Skin Art', 'Skin Ink', 'International Tattoo Art' and countless others. He is also a painter and writer, publishing his own tattoo manuals: The Graphic Language for Tattooists and Special Effects for Tattooists.

He is the author of the amazing book, Organica, which covers the last 18 years of his career and focuses in particular on the abstract, free-form imagery that he is known for (http://www.amazon.com/Organica-Guy-Aitchison/dp/0977127001?tag=vglnk-c9-20).

Guy agreed to tattoo wedding rings for Allison and Jamie, along with sleeves. Allison and Jamie intended to talk about tattooing with Guy, but quickly realized his knowledge and insight extend far beyond ink.

Passionate, political, and prolific, Guy talks about everything from tattooing to the human mind, to the universe, to nerds, with Allison and Jamie as he tattoos them.

And finally, in a Citizen Radio FIRST, a guest turns the tables on Allison and Jamie and interviews THEM.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-09-10.mp3
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Episode #124

Remi Kanazi - Palestinian activist, poet and editor - returns to chat to Allison and Jamie about the Gaza flotilla raid, the Gaza blockade and the Israel/Palestine conflict in general.

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_06-07-10.mp3
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Edition #123 Citizen Radio Live June 5th

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Episode #122: They got engaged!  The New York Times making Allison angry, BP screwing clean up workers and community groups, abortion and meat eating viewer mail!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-04-10.mp3
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Episode #121

Special guest, comic Brent Sullivan (http:​/​/​www.​brent-​j-​sullivan.​com/ ) stops by to discuss God Hates Fags, Obama, the lgbt community, Flotilla, and Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

Brent is on Facebook (http:​/​/​www.​facebook.​com/​brentjamessulli​van?​ref=​ts). Lots of you added him last time he appeared on the show, so hopefully more of you will do the same this time!

A New York City based stand up comedian, Brent describes his act as a true interpretation of himself on stage. Full of dichotomies, he has been described as wonderfully sarcastic, lovingly condescending and “gay – but not gay.” 

He has honed his act around a variety of themes that all fit within the typical gay American life, however, without the stereotypical attitude that plagues most gay comedians. His hysterically unique approach and refreshing take on conventional gay issues promises to bring gay comedy to a new level of mainstream acceptance.

Brent joins Citizen Radio to discuss the aspects of the fractured, unorganized progressive community, corporatism, Flotilla, political candidates who treat American citizens like children, how he deals with his Conservative friends, and the Bush family’s connections with the gay community.

Next, Jamie shares a story about “rage reading” against a Conservative on an airplane.

Finally, Brent discusses Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, and the repeal process, which seems to be forever stalled in Congress.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_06-02-10.mp3
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Episode #120

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! It’s only two minutes, and then you can sound smart to your apathetic hipster douche bag friends. As always, try to spot the ridiculous Fox News headline!
Allison is no longer blogging for True Slant. Steve Forbes recently acquired the blog, and Allison decided she wouldn’t be a good fit for Forbes (for obvious reasons) if she had been asked to stay aboard, so now she’s gone rouge! Follow her work at http:​/​/​allisonkilkenny​.​com.

She will now be funding her journalism with private donations, so please give generously if you enjoy her work! Paypal donation buttons are set up on the website. You can give a one-time donation, or monthly donations (monthly donors will receive Jamie Kilstein’s free CD or a Citizen Radio t-shirt). Give to Allison because – unlike the New York Times – she won’t lead you to war!

Citizen Radio’s next LIVE show will feature music guru MOBY! Other future Citizen Radio Live guests include John Oliver, Robin Williams, and more!

Allison provides an update on BP’s underwater oil volcano, including how the “Top Kill” option failed, and there are now reports of dead dolphins washing ashore, endangered sea turtles with oil on their corneas, and endangered brown pelicans dying.

Then, it’s time for Listener Mail! Your questions/​comments this week include how to meet other like-minded progressives, the plentiful emails we received from you guys concerning Libertarian Socialism, and surviving living in the Conservative south (including miseducation campaigns about the “War Of Yankee Aggression” and safe sex).

Finally, Jamie and Allison play “Who Would You Fight?” the totally improvised game where Allison presents two people to Jamie, and he must decide who he would fight.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-31-10.mp3
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Episode #119

Due to overwhelming requests, Citizen Radio brings you Jamie Kilstein’s live hour at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre in NYC!

In this hour, Jamie tears into President Obama, homophobes, organized religion, the Christian “side hug” phenomenon, abstinence programs, the Church Of The Smiling Vagina, and he comes to terms with the fact that he was a little asshole for most of his life.

Much thanks to everyone who came out to Jamie’s live show, but for our international audience, and non-NYC based fans, this is your reward for being loyal and awesome – an hour of free, new comedy!

Also, look for Jamie in Paul Provenza’s new book Satiristas (http://www.satiristas.com/), featuring the last interview with the great George Carlin, and also interviews with Roseanne Barr, Bill Maher, Conan O’Brien, Stephen Colbert, and more!

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_05-28-10.mp3
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