Citizen Radio

Episode #89

Special guest, comedian Lee Camp (http://leecamp.net), stops by to talk about his legendary appearance on FOX News, passive-aggressive fans, the torture memos and John Yoo, Mike Huckabee, Air America, and Ryan Sorba, the now infamous homophobe who spouted hate at – go figure – CPAC.

Next, it’s time for LISTENER MAIL! Allison, Jamie, and Lee respond to your comments and questions, which include the meaning of life and a wonderful question about Rush Limbaugh and ribs.

Lee also plays a very special edition of Who Would You Fight-Fuck in which he must decide between fight-fucking two very different in-the-news figures.

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Episode #88

Allison gripes about Fareed Zakaria, free market enthusiast and host of CNN’s GPS. Zakaria has accused the American people of “public schizophrenia,” primarily because the media has done a shitty job of explaining host the economy works, and now everyone is confused about the deficit.

Then, it’s part 2 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Mat
é. Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper has attacked even after the British Columbia supreme court ruled in the facility's favor.

He is the author of four books -- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (http://www.whenthebodysaysno.ca) and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder (http://www.amazon.ca/Scattered-Minds-Origins-Attention-Disorder/dp/0676972594). The third book, Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (http://www.amazon.ca/Hold-Your-Kids-Parents-Matter/dp/0676974724/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347551&sr=1-2,) he co-authored with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld.

Most recently published is In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction (http://www.amazon.ca/Realm-Hungry-Ghosts-Encounters-Addiction/dp/0676977413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347592&sr=1-1).

Dr. Maté joins Citizen Radio in part 2 of this interview to discuss over-medicated Americans, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Harper, alcohol VS. drugs, Ronald Reagan, Republican denial, “healthy anger,” and his advice for addicts.

Next, it’s time for Listener Mail! Jamie and Allison answer a question about how to deal with confrontational friends who may disagree politically with you.

Allison talks about how about Fareed Zakaria has accused Americans of “public schizophrenia” because the media has confused them about the deficit and tax cuts. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/21/zakaria-calls-media-miseducation-public-schizophrenia/)

Last, but certainly not least, the country of Uganda makes a surprise visit to wrap up the show and discuss his anti-gay policies.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-24-10.mp3
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Episode #87

First up, Allison and Jamie answer listener mail questions about the draft. 

Next, Citizen Radio talks about how other countries (Spain, Italy, Australia, France, Britain, Latvia, Portugal, Hungary, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, Jordan, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Albania, Bermuda, Palau,etc.) are willing to take in inmates from Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, while Congress cries in fear and refuses to uphold the law. (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/02/16/cowardice/index.html)

Then, it’s part 1 of Citizen Radio’s interview with Dr. Gabor Maté (http://www.drgabormate.com/). 

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1944, Gabor Maté emigrated to Canada with his family in 1957. Currently, he is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and resource centre for the people of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all three.

Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper has attacked even after the British Columbia supreme court ruled in the facility's favor.

He is the author of four books -- When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress (http://www.whenthebodysaysno.ca/,) and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder (http://www.amazon.ca/Scattered-Minds-Origins-Attention-Disorder/dp/0676972594). The third book, Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers (http://www.amazon.ca/Hold-Your-Kids-Parents-Matter/dp/0676974724/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347551&sr=1-2,) he co-authored with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld. 

Most recently published is In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction (http://www.amazon.ca/Realm-Hungry-Ghosts-Encounters-Addiction/dp/0676977413/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1266347592&sr=1-1).

Dr. Mate joins Citizen Radio in part 1 of this interview to discuss the War on Drugs, drug decriminalization, and addiction.

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Edition #86 Citizen Radio Live at the UCB Theater Feb 18

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Episode #85

Glenn Beck: Still a crazy asshole

Allison and Jamie talk about their earliest memories of contemplating atheism

How to represent liberalism in a way that appeals to people

Citizen Radio reads YOUR listener mail!

With the success of "Fuck You, David Cameron!" Allison and Jamie have received a request for "Fuck You, Stephen Harper!" detailing all the terrible things the Canadian Prime Minister has been doing, so here it is!

Allison talks about discredited psychologist, Paul Cameron, the man who is STILL cited as an expert by bigots. Cameron says all kinds of outrageous, untrue things about gay people. (http://www.pamshouseblend.com/diary/15211/paul-cameron-claims-gays-will-rape-willynilly-if-allowed-to-serve-openly-in-the-military)

A new study published by the Archives Of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine concludes that a type of abstinence-only education works. Naturally, this has made Conservatives very happy. Citizen Radio reports why this study does NOT prove anti-condom programs work. This study is small, self-reported (meaning the kids have to self-report if they’re having sex,) and 33% of the kids had sex after the program anyway (and hopefully used condoms). (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/12/abstinence-study-stimulates-anti-sex-ed-activists/)

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-17-10.mp3
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Episode #84

Citizen Radio reads YOUR fan mail!

The return of "Fuck you, David Cameron!"

Iowa's Tea Party movement is less popular than pot, aliens, and Socialism, and yet the media offers the teabaggers coverage they would never dream of giving a left-wing fringe radical movement. (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/10/iowa-tea-party-movement-less-popular-than-pot-aliens-and-socialism/)

The debut of Jimmy Chucklenuts, world-renowned ventriloquist, and his little buddy, Ricky the Racist Rhinoceros! 

Obama’s definition of the "free market" almost gives Paul Krugman a heart attack (http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/clueless/?src=twt&twt=NytimesKrugman)

The Number 2. Official at the Treasury says Obama's proposed bank curbs are "not a return to Glass-Steagall," a reform step that would help curb Capitalism Gone Wild (http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/09/whats-good-for-wall-street-is-bad-for-america/).

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-13-10.mp3
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Episode #83

The press is freaking out because Al Franken is acting like a Democrat. Perish the thought:http://trueslant.com/allisonkilkenny/2010/02/05/al-franken-forgets-democrats-are-supposed-to-be-jelly-spined-cowards/

Allison and Jamie read some fan mail that redeems Chomsky fans everywhere. 

Dan Mathews, the Senior Vice President of PETA joins Citizen Radio. Mathews is known for heading PETA's most controversial and attention-getting campaigns, including the "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ads, as well as campaigns involving celebrities such as Morrissey, Pamela Anderson, Pink, and Paul McCartney.

Mathews explains PETA’s complicated relationship with the press, and sheds some light on how PETA has gained its radical reputation, in addition to explaining how vegetarianism is great for the environment, and the meat industry is responsible for some of the world’s cruelest, worst polluting behavior.

The interview is quite enlightening (even for the meat-eating crowd,) so tune in!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-10-10.mp3
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Episode #82

On this weekend's Citizen Radio...

Allison and Jamie spend the hour interviewing muckraking investigative journalist, Greg Palast (http://gregpalast.com).

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, "Armed Madhouse,” and an investigator of corporate fraud and racketeering. He has been called the "most important investigative reporter of our time" [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, where his first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers.

Palast joins Citizen Radio to discuss the Supreme Court’s decision to invest corporations with the same rights afforded to American citizens (Citizens United VS. FEC,) the unnatural disasters in Haiti, and ongoing election fraud.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-06-10.mp3
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Episode #81

Citizen Radio broadcasts from their NEW studio/home in Brooklyn!

First up, the debut of a new segment involving the introduction of a weatherman/religious zealot/racist/surprise guest.

Next, Saturday Night Live writer, Mike Drucker, stops by to discuss the Obama-Republican Q&A, the IPad, Citizen Radio book collection, the media, Chris Matthews, and plays Who Would You Fuck? in which Mr. Drucker must decide which political figure he would rather have sex with.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-03-10.mp3
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