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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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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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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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Episode #270 In this episode, Citizen Radio answers a ton of your mail! Your questions/comments are on veganism, zombie-killing, and how to survive your miserable job. Also, GE doesn't handle getting pranked very well, Newt Gingrich is terrified of a secular country, and of course Muslims, Congress really doesn't represent the demographics of the United States, and finally, some helpful tips on killing zombies.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-15-11.mp3
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Episode #269 It's the end of Dark Thursdays! Citizen Radio is now a five day per week operation thanks to all of you! Also, the church blames child rape on teh gayz, Allison and Jamie speculate who the GOP's presidential frontrunners are, we find out what would happen if Ayn Rand raised a child, and possible fraud in Wisconsin.

Special Guest: the Pope.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-14-11.mp3
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Episode #268 Chris Hayes (Maddow, The Nation) discusses the crazy budget cuts, Democrats' terrible negotiation skills, the broken political system, Paul Ryan's insane plan to starve poor people and kill the elderly, and Hayes also explains why he decided to become a journalist. Follow him on Twitter @chrislhayes.

Also, Derrick Crowe of Robert Greenwald's Rethink Afghanistan (http://rethinkafghanistan.com/iou/) talks about how a whopping 27 cents out of every dollar you’ll pay to the IRS goes to fund the Afghanistan War and other military spending. Visit Rethink Afghanistan to see how much of your money is spent on the Afghanistan occupation, print out the report, and hand deliver it to your representative. 

Allison and Jamie also give a quick recap about what to do during the zombie apocalypse, and the massive budget cuts, which will cut WIC (assistance for poor women, infants and children) by $500 million. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-13-11.mp3
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Episode #267 Stop Beck (@stopbeck) talks about the end of Glenn Beck's TV program, and his plans for future monitoring of crazy right-wing television and radio. Also, journalist Austin Mackell (@austingmackell) describes the escalating violence in Egypt, and how the tentative truce between the military and citizens appears to be at an end. Check out Austin's amazing photos and reports at http://austingmackell.wordpress.com/. 

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Episode #266 President Obama and Democrats agree to another $38 billion in cuts, on top of the cuts they already conceded, which begs the question: is Barack Obama the worst hostage negotiator in the history of the world? Also, a HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT, and special guest Jan Brewer drops by to defend herself from the allegations made by the godless liberal media.

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Episode #265 The Nation's Ari Berman discusses Jim Messina, Obama's Enforcer who makes Rahm Emanuel look like a stray kitten (http://www.thenation.com/article/159577/obamas-enforcer). More on the back and forth nail-biter judicial election in Wisconsin, the looming government shutdown, and nationwide budget protests. Also, Jamie burns some bridges as he recaps a night of vegan fundraising. 

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

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-07-11.mp3
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Episode #264 Allison and Jamie discuss "The Black Agenda," a new MSNBC special hosted by (what?) Ed Schultz. We Are One held nationwide solidarity protests across the country on Monday. David Brooks absurdly defends Paul Ryan's draconian plan to cut Medicare and Medicaid. Also, never before heard Bill Hicks clips and interviews. Check out the critically acclaimed "American: The Bill Hicks Story" (http://www.americanthemovie.com/). Finally, Richard Goldstone rethinks a very small part of the Goldstone report without addressing the issue of collective punishment at all.

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

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Episode #263 David Sirota (davidsirota.com) drops buy to discuss his excellent new book, Back to Our Future, which you should all buy. He discusses how the creepy propaganda in 80s TV and film brainwashed an entire generation into believing greed is good and war is awesome. Buy the book here: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/196801/back-to-our-future-by-david-sirota/9780345518781/?view=oonline

Next, activist Tim DeChristopher talks about his heroic act of civil disobedience that could ultimately cost him years of his life in prison. Please help contribute to DeChristopher's legal defense fund here: http://www.bidder70.org

Also, Allison and Jamie tear up the Vegetarian Food Festival and almost fight several foodies, and Allison asks What The Fuck Did They Just Do? about a bunch of crazy Chinese scientists who created genetically modified cows that produce human milk.

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

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Episode #262 Jamie reminisces about horrible April Fools pranks of yore. Rebels are committing revenge killings in Libya. Is it still a good idea to arm them? Allison explains how budget cuts cost lives, and gives updates on the Ivory Coast. Also, Allison and Jamie try to figure out if Boehner is bluffing or crazy, Joseph Stiglitz goes all class war in Vanity Fair, and two employees of Transocean are refusing to appear before a federal panel investigating last year’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill.

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

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-04-11.mp3
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Episode #261 April Fools! Citizen Radio didn't have the heart to pull several different brilliant pranks on you guys. You're welcome. Allison interviews journalist Laurie Penny (@PennyRed) about the UK protests and the media's fixation on a small group of so-called anarchists. Later, Citizen Radio plays the audio from an Aspen comedy panel on religion featuring Jamie, Roy Wood Jr. (Last Comic Standing,) and Jackie Kashian (Last Comic Standing).

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

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_04-01-11.mp3
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