Citizen Radio

Episode #1263: Jamie and The Sassy Doctor, MRAs ruin normal human interactions for Allison, male overcompensation is toxic, #BlackOutPride activists bring Chicago Pride to a halt, transgender immigration detainees may be housed by gender (guess disruptive protest does work!), Ed Schultz calls America's "desecration" of the Confederate flag "unproductive," tons of SCOTUS decisions about: Obamacare, controversial drugs used in executions (in which Scalia somehow references same-sex marriage in his decision and makes a joke no one laughs at), striking down key portions of the federal 3-strikes laws, redistricting in elections, the environment (in which Scalia is full of shit yet again), housing discrimination, software copyrights, New York bans "poor doors," Obama signs bill granting himself fast-track authority for TPP after Pelosi caves on benefits for unemployed workers, Mississippi police unable to arrest man terrorizing employees inside Walmart with loaded gun due to "open carry" law, and a Kansas judge blocks the GOP's radical abortion plan

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-30-15.mp3
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Episode #1262: SCOTUS rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide, and all credit should go to LGBT+ activists for so quickly changing the political tides, CNN confuses butt plugs and dildos for an international terrorist group, meet Jennicet Gutiérrez, the undocumented trans WOC who interrupted President Obama's speech (and the gross response by cis white gay men who cheered on her removal from the White House), activist Bree Newsome scales pole outside South Caroline Statehouse to remove the Confederate flag, a string of nighttime fires hits predominately black churches in four southern states since the Emanuel AME terrorist attack, the white supremacist who inspired Dylann Roof says Charleston is "a preview of coming attractions," and President Obama's eulogy for State Senator Rev. Pinckney in which he says removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse would be an acknowledgement that slavery is wrong

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-29-15.mp3
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Episode #1261: BEST-OF Citizen Radio! Orginially aired October 2012: How to Survive A Plague's Peter Staley (@PeterStaley) on activism, Occupy, and fighting the long fight, followed by an interview with Stonewall bartender, Tree, who witnessed the Stonewall uprising, AIDS epidemic, and the legalization of gay marriage. The audio before Tree's interview is from the excellent PBS documentary Stonewall Uprising. HAPPY PRIDE!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-26-15.mp3
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Episode #1260: Russell (sigh) Brand asks protesters to "love the police," South Carolina House approves measure that allows them to consider removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol; Walmart, eBay, Etsy, Amazon, and Sears all commit to stop selling the Confederate flag, Virginia governor calls for removing the Confederate flag from license plates, Hillary Clinton calls the Emanuel AME shooting an act of "racist terrorism," Senate hands President Obama a huge TPP win, leaked autopsy shows Freddie Gray suffered "high-energy" impact, Iowa high court strikes down telemedicine abortion ban, women's rights groups plan to deliver abortion drugs to Poland via drone, Texas' Gov. Abbott endorses ban on Planned Parenthood non-abortion related services (i.e. cancer screenings) for poor people, Satanic Temple files lawsuit against Missouri abortion laws, protesters block Louisville police station over union letter that accuses police brutality protesters of being "race-baiters," court rules Kamala Harris can block gay murder initiative, and judge declares mistrial in Vanderbilt rape case

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-25-15.mp3
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Episode #1259: Nikki Haley calls for Confederate flag to be removed from Capitol, and protesters in Baltimore and Ferguson should be credited for inspiring South Carolina officials to move really quickly to take down the flag, Mississippi may be next to remove the Confederate symbol from its state flag, Walmart says it will stop selling Confederate flag merchandise, while Scott Walker flip-flops his stance on the flag. Google will remove revenge porn from its searches and some creepy dudes are very upset, Earth has entered first "mass extinction" since the dinosaurs, huge anti-austerity rally in UK, Columbia will divest from the private prison industry, and Maniac Mail about the anniversary episode and leaving a corporate job to pursue non-profit work

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-24-15.mp3
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Episode #1258: Jamie's triumphant-ish return to physicality, don't be this kind of atheist in the wake of a tragedy, many news outlets still refuse to call Dylann Roof a terrorist even though one of his victims was a State Senator and Emanuel AME is a symbol of black resistance, media's failure (looking at you WSJ) to discuss institutional racism (including Roof's racist judge and the white supremacist group that radicalized Roof being tied to many Mississippi politicians and making donations to Ted Cruz and Rand Paul), removing the Confederate flag from the state Capitol is an important but largely symbolic gesture, FBI director refuses to call the Charleston shooting an act of terrorism, while Rick Perry calls it an "accident," media polices President Obama's use of the N-word ignoring the larger context, and Chuck Todd airs an awful segment will all-black shooters right after news segment about Charleston terrorist attack

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-23-15.mp3
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Episode #1257: Citizen Radio's very special (maybe?) seven year anniversary show! All the triumphs, failures, and evolutions of the show.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-22-15.mp3
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Episode #1256: Media immediately scrambles to make excuses for Dylann Roof, the white supremacist terrorist responsible for killing nine people in an attack against a black church in South Carolina, Glenn Beck's insincere kumbaya moment, an eyewitness says Roof said, "You're taking over our country" during rampage, the ugly truth about hate crimes in America, Walmart is a huge tax-dodger, Clinton inmates haven't been allowed to leave their cells since the manhunt for Richard Matt and David Sweat began, the Dominican Republic isn't the only country deporting people of Haitian descent (Brazil, Canada, and Turks and Caicos are too), and Maniac Mail about transgender identity, Rachel Dolezal's family, and mob front businesses

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-19-15.mp3
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Episode #1255: Donald Trump paid actors to attend presidential launch event, California labor commission rules Uber drivers are employees, House GOP eyes clean fast-track TPP bill without assistance for unemployed workers, David Brooks is wrong on TPP just like he was wrong on NAFTA, Senate votes to outlaw torture (and how the GOP presidential hopefuls voted), Canadian General says sexual assault occurs because of "biological wiring," high school police brutality art exhibit removed after the Police Benevolent Association complains, Jeb Bush says climate change is happening but he's not sure it's caused by humans, and a young man had his life savings taken from him even though he didn't commit a crime because of "civil forfeiture" laws. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-18-15.mp3
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Episode #1254: Donald Trump's batshit speech, Jeb Bush goes off script to promise immigration reform (flashback to 1995 when he said unwed mothers should be publicly shamed), blame the increase in Baltimore murders on poverty and not the lack of cops, the Dominican Republic is about to be "socially cleaned," over 400 others just like Kalief Browder trapped in Rikers for years without trial, including a 24-year-old who has spent a quarter of his life in prison without trial, NYPD is (for some reason) having trouble recruiting black men they haven't already arrested, college students disagree about what consent means, Jamie Dimon: professional mansplainer, the American Medical Association voted to end personal vaccination exemptions, and an army medical doctor was experimenting on his students while the government funded him

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-17-15.mp3
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Episode #1253: Crying when the dogs weren't where you thought they'd be, Rachel Dolezal steps down, women scientists respond to Tim Hunt's misogynySunday Times' inaccurate government propaganda and the author's embarrassing performance on CNN, judge in Cleveland finds probable cause that officer who killed Tamir Rice should face murder charges and a report states there is no proof the officer shouted a warning before opening fire, Democrats block Obama's trade deals, and rich Californians don't think they should have to limit their water consumption (Vulvani! Ready your motorcycles!)  

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-16-15.mp3
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Episode #1252: Buddy Guy, Dave Chappelle, and white audiences' consumption of black culture, Rachel Dolezal and the roles of white allies, why the comparison between transgender and "trans-racial" (a term coined by trolls) is not valid, the New York Times, for some reason, seems afraid to allow trans people to speak for themselves, and James Boulware and how the media uses the label "terrorist"

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-15-15.mp3
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Episode #1251: Donald Rumsfeld says Iraq wasn't ready for democracy, 15-year-old boy who filmed McKinney police brutality says he wasn't handcuffed because he's white, Kalief Browder, who served three years in prison for allegedly stealing a backpack when he was 16, found dead of suicide (tell New York's elected officials to raise the age of criminal responsibility,) FIFA's controversial gender testing rule, and Maniac Mail about alternatives to payment for police brutality settlements and vegan advice. Allison and Jamie will be back Monday following 10-year-anniversary festivities!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-10-15.mp3
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Episode #1250: Thank you, Chicago (specifically Meatball)!, Jamie overdoses on Tiger Balm, Allison loses 20 coward Twitter followers for live-tweeting Jurassic Park, Ariana Grande's feminist statement, cop suspended after video emerges of brutal arrests at teen pool party in McKinney, Texas, and the racial history of American swimming pools, and Jerry Seinfeld says political correctness is killing comedy.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-9-15.mp3
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Episode #1249: Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) and Katharine Heller (@spkheller) join the show for #LadyPowerHour!, Suffragette and when white audiences accept property destruction in a protest movement, why allies should stop using the phrase "Big Pharma" to regulate chronically sick people's autonomy, white privilege personified, the creepy story of Sofia Vergara's ex-boyfriend fighting her over custody of their frozen embryos, Harvard doesn't need a $400 million donation, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's interview and gross progressives laughing about the tragic circumstances surrounding the events, cultures of patriarchy, an underage girl is arrested after being street harassed by a cop, a disabled veteran was not second place for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, this dude who learned his lesson in the best possible way after attacking Caitlyn Jenner online, and Sally vaguely describes some of her favorite cat Youtube videos

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-8-15.mp3
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Episode #1248: George R.R. Martin's straw man argument (no one is saying rape should never be part of a storyline), Bill Gothard, founder of the Duggars' fundamentalist homeschooling cult publishes a bizarre post and immediately deletes it, new bill proposes tracking police shootings (and it's very telling this isn't already a thing), meet Sean Spicer: chief strategist and communications director for the RNC and all around hilarious dude, Wisconsin abortion ban would allow father to sue for emotional distress, Goldman Sachs lawyer becomes SEC chief of staff, India's heat wave is the fifth deadliest in world history and the country's minister of earth sciences says it's being caused by climate change, and the DoD accidentally shipped live anthrax dozens of times over the past decade

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-5-15.mp3
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Episode #1247: We didn't need Fifty Shades of Grey but we certainly don't need another book told from Christian Grey's point of view, SCOTUS rules in favor of a woman who wears a hijab and was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch, FIFA president steps down, judge presiding over Hastert case twice donated money to his election campaigns, black Americans killed by police twice as likely to be unarmed as white people, Mike Huckabee's offensive comment about transgender people and how he prevented an investigation into his son brutally killing a dog, Canary Mission harasses activists by threatening their employment futures, schools in the UK are asking Muslim children to fill out "counter-extremism tests," a man under "constant surveillance" by an anti-terrorism task force was shot and killed by an FBI agent and a Boston police officer after he allegedly came at them with a knife

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-4-15.mp3
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Episode #1246: Advice to cis white dudes aiming for solidarity, MRAs freak out about manspreading, Fox News and Drake Bell are outraged about Caitlyn Jenner, FBI confirms wide-spread use of surveillance flights, millions of people go hungry but Washington is dumping apples in fields, anti-immigrant activists are blaming California's drought on immigrants, a full-time minimum wage job won't get you a one-bedroom apartment anywhere in America, man threatens suicide so cops show up and kill him, and eight-month pregnant black woman thrown on the ground by police.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-3-15.mp3
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Episode #1245: Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair cover, Hunger Games are happening right now, Laquan McDonald and the Burger King manager who says Chicago cops deleted surveillance video footage showing the teenager's murder, fatal police shootings in 2015 approaching 400 nationwide, Senate lets certain Patriot Act provisions expire (but they could be reintroduced later on), Science Magazine contributor gives awful advice about sexual harassment (update: the piece has since been removed), and Maniac Mail about trolling and Jamie's music

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-2-15.mp3
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Episode #1244: Thank you NYC Maniacs! Jamie's butt is legend (and a story about shaming a subway man-spreader), McDonald's announces it's buns will be moderately warmer, Dennis Hastert is said to be linked to decades-old sexual abuse, sixth anniversary of Dr. Tiller's assassination by a domestic terrorist, Silk Road founder gets life in prison, a creationist museum supporter stumbled upon a major fossil find, Phoenix's anti-Islam rally and a badass Maniac who attended a counter-rally

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_6-1-15.mp3
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