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Episode #280 Gen. Petraeus will head the CIA. Allison and Jamie discuss what the change in regime means. Also, Afghanistan continues to fall apart as an Afghan officer kills eight American troops and a U.S. contractor. Gov. Snyder deploys an Emergency Manager to crush a student protest in Detroit. The cozy relationship between regulators, the nuclear industry, and politicians resulted in Japan's Fukushima's disaster, underlining the importance of strong regulation. Finally, Massachusetts Dems pass a bill to eliminate collective bargaining as we know it. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-29-11.mp3
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Episode #279 Robert Greenwald (Brave New Films, Rethink Afghanistan) visits the show to discuss Afghanistan, the media, liberal chickenhawks, and why you should care where your tax dollars go (http://rethinkafghanistan.com/iou/). Also, movies Hollywood needs to stop making, Ricardo Sanchez, one of the criminals behind the Abu Ghraib torture scandal, may run for office in Texas (with Democrats' blessing,) Jamie plans the destruction of his brother, and more students get arrested while protesting, this time for fair wages.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-28-11.mp3
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Episode #278 Allison explains why the US chose intervention in Libya over Syria and the span of Gov. Christie's insane budget cuts. Also, Citizen Radio reads some of your Listener Mail, a majority of Americans support same sex marriage for the first time since polling on the question began, and Jamie recaps Canadian politics.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-27-11.mp3
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Episode #277 Wikileaks has released more documents, this time about Guantanamo, detailing how hundreds of innocent people (including elderly and handicapped people and children,) are being detained, and a journalist has been imprisoned for over six years. Allison talks about the different ways these damning documents are being framed by the media. 

Jamie thinks he's dying from heat bumps. Also, Ross Douthat, an adult, still believes in hell. The US government bans poker while still funding multiple wars, and next they might be coming for your porn.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-26-11.mp3
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Episode #276 Citizen Radio celebrates the day when Jesus came back from the grave to feast on human flesh...or something. Also, drones, another Middle Eastern president is forced out, batshit insane GOP policies pulling the country to the right, and Allison explains how taxpayers are subsidizing their own destruction. 

Special guest: http://www.youtube.com/user/kolusola

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-25-11.mp3
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Episode #275 Journalist Mike Elk joins the show to talk about his exclusive report on how Koch tells its employees which way to vote (http://www.thenation.com/article/160063/big-brothers-thought-control-koch). Also, Paul Ryan's base turns against him, the mental toll of BP's oil spill lingers, and surprise! Another Republican mailed out a horribly racist photo of President Obama.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-22-11.mp3
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Episode #274 There's been a major fracking spill in Pennsylvania (http://www.grist.org/natural-gas/2011-04-20-major-fracking-spill-happening-now-in-pennsylvania). Allison and Jamie discuss hydrofracking, and alternative energy sources. Also, Bradley Manning has been moved from Quantico to Ft. Leavensworth, Kansas. A discussion about what role blogs played in the move (http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/04/20/manning/index.html). Michigan's crazy authoritarian governor is flexing his new muscle by appointing Emergency Managers to layoff thousands of teachers and override democratically elected official's decisions. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-21-11.mp3
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Episode #273 Singer-songwriter and lead vocalist of Otep, Otep Shamaya, visits Citizen Radio to talk about vegetarianism, coming up in the metal scene, recording an album in post-Katrina New Orleans, her disappointment with President Obama, and how much she loves laughing at crazy Republicans.

It's the one-year anniversary of BP's disastrous oil spill, and things are still very bad in the Gulf. During a time of economic austerity, the government still hugely subsidizes the industry. Allison talks about how doing away with some oil subsidies could bring in $45 billion in the next ten years and save countless essential social services.

Also, interviews with the glorious governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, and Negotiator-in-Chief, Obama himself. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-20-11.mp3
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Episode #272 Tax Day is officially over, but the ramifications of revenue will stay with us the rest of the year. For example, while communities across the country suffer under budget cuts, huge corporations like Exxon and Bank of America don't pay a cent in federal income taxes. Meanwhile, the Salvation Army is so strapped for resources in a poor Kentucky community that they've resorted to sending poor families into the woods, armed only with tents.

Also, a brief recap about D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray's badass act of civil disobedience and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's insane authoritarian behavior. Finally, some cash strapped communities are considering placing adverts on the side of school buses. Allison asks: why stop there? Why not put the ads on the children? Finally, some Listener Mail. Your questions/comments this week include staying fit for the apocalypse. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-19-11.mp3
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Episode #271 Propagandhi's Chris Hannah talks about the state of the music industry, eating animals, hate mail, and what makes him happy. Chris Hedges explains why Obama is talking out of both sides of his mouth on the class war, and vegan maniac and kickass fighter Erin Red discusses why drinking milk equals eating veal and where she gets her darn protein from. Follow her on Twitter (@erinred) and Tumblr http://erinred.tumblr.com/. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-18-11.mp3
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