Citizen Radio

Episode #243 Interviews with Ian Murphy from the Buffalo Beast about his epic prank of Gov. Walker, journalist Austin Mackell (@austingmackell) about the evolution of Egypt's revolution, and Allison plays audio from the US Uncut NYC protest, which includes an interview with Jonathan Tasini, an activist and organizer who challenged New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in the Democratic primary for the 2010 Senate special election.

Also, Jamie shares stories from Toronto involving pot, old women, and a suspicious pool table.

Citizen Radio will be in Austin March 2-5, and Citizen Radio Live! with Sarah Silverman, Only Son, and a SUPER MASSIVE musical guest is March 11. Get tix here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2264. Totally no pressure, but it's the month of Allison's birth, and if you don't come out to support the shows, she'll hate you forever.

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Episode #242 It's another fuck you, Glenn Beck episode! Interviews with distinguished professor of political science and sociology, Frances Fox Piven, and Stop Beck, the man behind the effort to get Beck's advertisers to pull their support from his show (http://stopbeck.com/).

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Piven discusses why she has become Beck's newest target, the decades of work she's done on behalf of the poor, and offers her take on if Beck is just an idiot or a demagogue who stokes fear and irrationality in his viewers and listeners.

Stop Beck explains how he started the group, the success he's achieved, and the future of Glenn Beck's show. Also, what makes him happy.

Citizen Radio will be in Austin March 2-5, and Citizen Radio Live! with Sarah Silverman, Only Son, and a SUPER MASSIVE musical guest is March 11. Get tix here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2264. Totally no pressure, but it's the month of Allison's birth, and if you don't come out to support the shows, she'll hate you forever.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-25-11.mp3
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Episode #241 Allison and Jamie daydream about a helicopter-riding, man-hunting Sy Hersh. Later, updates from Libya, and interviews with labor journalist Mike Elk who is on the scene in Wisconsin, and Freepress.net's Craig Aaron. Aaron discusses the latest updates on Net Neurality, Obama, and the infamous internet 'kill switch.'

Citizen Radio will be in Austin March 2-5, and Citizen Radio Live! with Sarah Silverman, Only Son, and a SUPER MASSIVE musical guest is March 11. Get tix here: http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/shows/2264. Totally no pressure, but it's the month of Allison's birth, and if you don't come out to support the shows, she'll hate you forever.

This, and all CR podcasts, are brought to you by the good folk at Vegan Essentials (http://veganessentials.com/). Buy cruelty-free products there and tell ‘em Citizen Radio sent you!

 

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Episode #240 Journalist Johann Hari talks UK Uncut, US Uncut, and decides who he'd rather fight: David Cameron or Nick Clegg. Also, Godless Maniac Joseph Thoennes reports from Madison, Wisconsin about the protests and spirit of solidarity in the Capitol. 

Beforehand, Allison and Jamie dispell some myths about the Wisconsin protests and unions (http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/479560/12_things_you_need_to_know_about_the_uprising_in_wisconsin/,) and offer some advice about how to stick to your Progressive ideals when your friends are being little assholes about it.

Much like Tunisia's influence on Egypt, the spirit of Wisconsin appears to be spreading with the murmurs of uprising in Indiana due to some deceptively named "right to work" legsilation. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-21-11.mp3
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Episode #239 Jamie brings back tales from Rhode Island, and then shares a really long story about Mandy Moore. Allison interviews labor journalist Mike Elk (twitter.com/mikeelk) and US Uncut's Carl Gibson (http://www.usuncut.org/). 

Mike Elk talks about the Huffington Post's free labor practices and activists in Wisconsin protesting Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union threat to bring in the National Guard if workers attempted to use collective bargaining. 

Carl Gibson shares what inspired him to found his US Uncut chapter in Mississippi, plus plans for the future of the organization. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-18-11.mp3
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Episode #238 Jamie shares his saga of leaving Bank of America (which you all should do,) followed by a discussion of community banking. Find a community bank near you: http://moveyourmoneyproject.org/find-a-bank.

South Dakota is attempting to legalize killing abortion doctors, Politico calls the Egyptian revolution boring, more on the global revolutions, including Iran's, and John Boehner says if GOP budget cuts kill jobs, "so be it."

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Episode #237 Why it's okay to be single on Valentine's Day (or any time,) Obama considers cutting $100 billion in Pell Grants, and Egypt's military suspends Parliament. Also, Allison and Jamie answer mail questions about MMA and liberal guilt.

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Episode #236 Dispatches from their deathbeds: Allison and Jamie bring you tales of Russian spies, awful, awful David Cameron, a private security firm which has targeted blogger Glenn Greenwald, Egypt's evolving revolution, and more on Obama's austerity cuts.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-11-11.mp3
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Episode #235 Jamie and Allison recount their adventures at the Conan O'Brien taping (including almost-death and ogres!) Also, the Joint Chiefs of Staff released their military vision of the coming decades, aaaand it's terrifying. Lila Rose, an aspiring (see: failed) actress, attempted to take down Planned Parenthood, ACORN-style, and much like ACORN, she too manipulated her footage and has been exposed as a total fraud.

The Citizen Radio Godless Maniacs lived up to their name and put out a fan podcast during CR's week-long hiatus, and it's AWESOME. Check it out here: http://citizenradio.freeforums.org/surprise-a-gift-to-jamie-and-allison-t1310.html.

PS: Jamie may or may not have gotten Icy Hot on his balls. This is what happens when they take a week off. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-09-11.mp3
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Episode #234 Allison and Jamie will be back with new episodes of Citizen Radio later this week, but in the meantime, please enjoy this episode of Citizen Radio Live! with guests Matt Taibbi, Jeremy Scahill, Janeane Garofalo, and Jack Dishel.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-07-11.mp3
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