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


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.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-28-10.mp3
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Episode #145

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-26-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-23-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-12-10.mp3
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