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Episode #260 NATO's Chief says he's open to using ground troops in Libya, Allison plays a clip from THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE, Atlas Shrugged, Jamie yells at several listeners, Allison ponders if this ad (http://calgary.en.craigslist.ca/wri/2291978638.html) is for real, and finally, a discussion of Rolling Stone's coverage of the Afghanistan kill team.

Jamie will be at the Higher Ground in Burlington, VT April 9th (http://www.highergroundmusic.com/)

Allison continues to blog at The Nation. Share her articles on Facebook and Twitter!

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Episode #259 In this special extended episode of Citizen Radio, animal rights icon Gary Francione (http://www.abolitionistapproach.com/) joins the show in the second half to talk about how he became an animal rights activist, his problems with PETA, and why all your excuses for not going vegan are complete bullshit. But before that, Allison shares her experience as a guest on the legendary Democracy Now, Jamie talks about vegan parents, and Citizen Radio answers some of your mail. Your questions/comments this week concern Israel and becoming an activist.

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Episode #258 Allison reports on US Uncut's national day of protest, including a police assault at the event in NYC. Jamie explains that he doesn't hate French people, and later Allison plays a clip from Chris Hedges' podcast in which David Cay Johnston explains how corporations get away with not paying their taxes. Finally, why Haley Barbour would make an awful president.

Check out Allison's latest US Uncut articles at The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/159503/when-illegal-doesnt-matter-us-uncuts-national-day-protest and http://www.thenation.com/blog/159512/video-us-uncuts-national-day-action. Remember to share the articles on Facebook and Twitter!

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Episode #257 Jamie discusses how he deals with the backlash of being a human rights supporter, the GOP wants to cut off food stamps for union members' families if workers strike, Obama bans Miranda for terror suspects, the hypocrisy of the Baby Joseph story, and all the ways the Libya invasion mirrors Iraq.

Special appearance: Stoned Jesus

Check out Allison's latest US Uncut article at The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/blog/159411/us-uncuts-tax-dodging-protests-go-global. Also, remember to come out and support US Uncut THIS SATURDAY for the national day of action: http://www.usuncut.org/actions/list.

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Episode #256 Rolling Stone journalist Michael Hastings talks about the backlash he got for his writing the infamous Gen. McChrystal article, and the other major story he recently broke: a three-star general illegally ordered his psy-op team to target American congressmen visiting their base in Afghanistan. He also gives his opinion of the media's performance covering Libya.

Jamie has several new BFFs, Allison and Jamie talk about racists projecting their bigotry onto other people, and dog adoption.

This Saturday is US Uncut's national day of action. See if an event is taking place near you, or start your own US Uncut chapter! usuncut.org.

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Episode #255 More on Libya, O'Keefe's NPR smear job, and interviews with Carl Gibson, the founder of US Uncut, and labor journalist Mike Elk about the AT&T-T-Mobile merger and his dreams of dating Sarah Silverman. 

Also, Alan Greenspan may or may not make a special guest appearance, and the next Pirate to sign up is officially Jamie's BFF 4 Life.

Follow Allison's ongoing coverage of US Uncut at The Nation. The latest post is here: http://www.thenation.com/blog/159351/everyone-has-stake-us-uncuts-fight.

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Episode #254 The other wars are going so well, the US decided to start bombing another Muslim country. Also, an interview with Kevin Shields, founder of US Uncut Philadelphia. Allison tries (and fails) to get an interview with Bradley Manning because she's a danger to him, and Jamie recounts his experiences performing for rich people in Aspen.

Check out Allison's US Uncut blog on The Nation and repost the articles! http://www.thenation.com/blog/159270/meet-us-uncut, http://www.thenation.com/blog/159307/us-uncut-adds-verizon-and-fedex-its-target-list

Citizen Radio now has a mailing address for people who want to become (preferably yearly) members via check. Important: this is NOT a PO Box, so don't write that on the envelope: 

Citizen Radio

320 7th ave #313

Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Episode #253 Sarah Silverman, Regina Spektor, Matt Taibbi, and Only Son at Citizen Radio Live! at the UCB Theatre.

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Episode #252 Senator Bernie Sanders introduces legislation today that would safeguard Social Security by requiring extraordinary majorities in Congress to approve any reduction in benefits. The Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald will not allow Senate Democrats to vote during committee hearings. Also, updates on the nuclear disaster in Japan, the legislation pending in multiple states that would make filming farms illegal, and Jamie makes a big announcement.

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Episode #251 Independent journalist Austin Mackell (@austingmackell) updates from Egypt on the army crackdown and Saudi troops being sent into Bahrain. Later, Jamie explains why you wouldn't eat your dog and Allison discusses Bradley Manning and Anonymous' Bank of America document dump. Finally, a brief chat about gun control.

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