Citizen Radio

Episode #344 CNN's Don Lemon (@donlemoncnn) joins the show to discuss his book, "Transparent" (http://www.amazon.com/Transparent-Don-Lemon/dp/0982702787), coming out, growing up as a gay, religious, black man, the process of getting important stories on CNN, and his appearance on The Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Most importantly, he forgives and now eternally loves, Allison. 

Next, independent journalist Austin G. Mackell (@austingmackell) reports on Egypt, including the ongoing torture by the military and the progress of labor unions. Mackell also recently visited Libya, and he and Allison engage in a brief debate about the merits of the NATO bombing campaign.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-29-11.mp3
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Episode #343 Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) joins the show to discuss the importance of NASA, space exploration, science in the classroom, and why everyone should always be wary of dogma. Also, Allison and Jamie discuss Tim DeChristopher's two year jail sentence (http://www.yesmagazine.org/planet/tim-dechristopher-this-is-what-hope-looks-like), the demise of Amy Winehouse, celebrity-obsessed culture, and the circus known as the debt ceiling negotiations. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-28-11.mp3
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Episode #342 Lisa Lampanelli (@LisaLampanelli) joins the show to discuss her controversial act, eating addiction, bullying, taking on the God Hates Fags people, and more. Firedoglake's David Dayen (DDay) then chats about Elizabeth Warren's replacement on the CFPB, the batshit crazy debt ceiling negotations, and how credit rating agencies are taking America hostage.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-27-11.mp3
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Episode #341 TYT's Cenk Uygur joins the show to discuss his departure from MSNBC, soft censorship on corporate networks, and the rise of alternative media. Also, the Concussion Chronicles and the Oslo tragedy. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-26-11.mp3
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Episode #340 Allison and Jamie are back and they recap the events concerning Rupert Murdoch and the News of the World scandal. Also, "liberal" MSNBC dumps The Young Turk's Cenk Uygur, Jamie eats way too many vegan doughnuts (and converts some people in the process), and then they answer a bunch of your Listener Mail!

Jamie's episode of The Green Room airs on Showtime the first week of August. Check your local listings! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-22-11.mp3
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Episode #339 Jamie's back from TAM and bagged some amazing interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson and Rebecca Watson. Tyson is an American astrophysicist, science communicator, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a Research Associate in the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Since 2006 he has hosted the educational science television show NOVA scienceNOW on PBS, and has been a frequent guest on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and Jeopardy. Tyson (@neiltyson) discusses the importance of science, Republicans, and how science is more spectacular than religion.

Rebecca Watson AKA Skepchick (skepchick.org) returns to the show to discuss abortion, abstinence only policies, feminism, and asshole atheists.

Jamie's episode of The Green Room airs on Showtime the first week of August. Check your local listings! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-21-11.mp3
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Episode #338 UFC badass Carlos Condit joins the show to talk MMA and his love of unions. Also, journalist Beau Hodai discusses his excellent In These Times article about ALEC, the secretive front group of corporations and rightwing foundations, including the Koch brothers, who want to steal your rights (http://www.inthesetimes.com/article/11603/publicopoly_exposed/).

Jamie's episode of The Green Room airs on Showtime the first week of August. Check your local listings! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-20-11.mp3
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Episode #337 Citizen Radio interviews Tree, a 72-year-old bartender at Stonewall, who witnessed the 1969 uprising. Tree discusses the events of that night, the evolution of lgbt rights, the AIDS epidemic, and the legalization of gay marriage in New York. 

Before the interview, Allison and Jamie offer some advice to a young gay listener who is dealing with her intolerant parents.

Jamie's episode of The Green Room airs on Showtime the first week of August. Check your local listings! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-19-11.mp3
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Episode #336 Comic legend Dick Gregory joins the show to discuss veganism, comedy, civil rights, marching with Martin Luther King, Jr., running for president (and getting Hunter S. Thompson's vote,) and being the first black comic to perform for white audiences. 

Jamie will be at the Steve Allen theatre TONIGHT! Get tix here: http://steveallentheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=376813

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-18-11.mp3
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Episode #335 President Obama got tough with the Republicans during debt ceiling negotations, and coincidentally, Moody's downgraded US credit the next day. Citizen Radio talks about how the stock market is frequently used by the wealthy as a tool for economic terrorism. Also, updates on the tragedy that is Murdochgate, including Rupert's refusal to testify before Parliament and the beginning of an FBI investigation into News Corp.

Next, CR answers some of your Listener Mail!

Jamie will be at the Steve Allen theatre July 18! Get tix here: http://steveallentheater.tix.com/Event.asp?Event=376813. Also, his episode of The Green Room airs on Showtime the first week of August. Check your local listings! 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_07-15-11.mp3
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