Citizen Radio

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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-31-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-29-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-27-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-24-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-22-10.mp3
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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.

 

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-20-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-17-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-15-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-13-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-10-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-8-10.mp3
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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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Direct download: Bill_Ayers_Full_Interview.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Bertha_Lewis.mp3
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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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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-6-10.mp3
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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.

Citizen Radio is asking the Godless Maniacs to visit podcastawards.com and vote for CR in People's Choice and Politics/News EVERY DAY until Dec 15! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-03-10.mp3
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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.

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_12-1-10.mp3
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