Citizen Radio

Episode #1178: Allison is joined by Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) and Katharine Heller (@spkheller) to discuss SNL's joke about diversity, George Washington: slave catcher, how "respectability politics" muted the legacy of black LGBT activist Pauli Murray, the positive effects of Portugal decriminalizing drugs, judge temporarily halts Obama's immigration actions, study suggests secular upbringings may be healthier for children, grand jury indicts Craig Hicks for the Chapel Hill shootings, and St. Louis cops turn off dash cam and then brutally beat a suspect.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-18-15.mp3
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Episode #1177: Allison is joined by Sally Tamarkin (@sallyt) and Katharine Heller (@spkheller) to discuss therapy's social stigma, the media's terrible handling of Bruce Jenner's transition, why you shouldn't cry your weight in tears for Justine Sacco, transgender rights, what the film War Games teaches us about life, Greece's Varoufakis says "we will smash" the big banks, when taking anxiety medication is a revolutionary act, the times the Personhood laws don't apply, and more proof body cams alone won't solve police brutality.

Recommended reading & listening: Sally's article about transgender athletes and check out the Struggle Bus podcast!

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-17-15.mp3
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Episode #1176: Allison and Jamie offer a movie review of a film you definitely shouldn't see, the Pope calls couples who don't have children selfish, gentrification is the real scandal surrounding Jackie Robinson West, Copenhagen shootings, it's important to apply same media standards to all acts of terrorism, smart TVs may be "listening" to your conversations, Senator Inhofe duped into using old photos to promote a new war with Russia, and misogyny is not an isolated event.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-16-15.mp3
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Episode #1175: Allison and Jamie work through some winter depression then discuss how it's possible to be Islamophobic and argue about parking at the same time, Obama asks Congress for new war authority to fight ISIS, Gov. Christie signs law to allow water privatization, Brian Williams is suspended for six months, and the "Princeton Mom" is an idiot and the news should stop inviting her on. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-13-15.mp3
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Episode #1174: Allison and Jamie discuss the Chapel Hill shooting and our culture of Islamophobia, Jeb Bush's new technology officer deletes old tweets about "sluts," Jon Stewart leaves The Daily Show, family asks cops to check on 74-year-old vet after heart surgery and they break in and kill him, Ross Douthat's very dumb comments about President Obama's National Prayer Breakfast speech.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-12-15.mp3
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Episode #1173: Allison and Jamie talk about how the hatred of Kanye isn't just about different musical tastes (and here are several articles about that,) revisiting a 2013 interview with CIA whistleblower John Kiriakou before he began serving his two year prison sentence, no, you shouldn't send your children to "Measles parties," Autism is much better than Measles, NYPD cop indicted in killing of Akai Gurley, the U.S. embassy in Yemen is permanently closing, and Colorado is making so much money from marijuana sales that it's having to give some back to citizens.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-11-15.mp3
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Episode #1172: A brief recap of the Grammys, former meat inspector blows the whistle on USDA reform, are you a Jihadist? (consult this chart!), France plans to isolate prisoners in order to fight radicalization, Utah lawmaker questions if sex with an unconscious person should always be considered rape, Wall Street pays bankers to work in government, and a Florida bill would imprison trans people for using public bathrooms.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-10-15.mp3
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Episode #1171: Allison and Jamie discuss the great Grammy hypocrisy, an Oregon judge rules upskirt shots are not illegal, GOP lawmaker finds the "silver lining" of rape, Rep. Aaron Schock's press secretary's racist rants, NYPD's magical plan to turn anyone it wants into felons, and the latest ISIS execution doesn't mean we need to celebrate Jordan's king.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-09-15.mp3
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Episode #1170: Seattle! Jamie performs tonight at The Highline, Twitter's CEO: 'we suck at dealing with abuse,' a major victory for Net Neutrality activists, the cast of Fifty Shades of Grey immediately regrets being in the film, and NBC's Brian Williams admits to lying about coming under fire in Iraq.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-06-15.mp3
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Episode #1169: Allison and Jamie yell at Matthew McConaughey and Johnny Depp, then recap the plot of What's Eating Gilbert grape and bum out each other, Fox News hosts surprisingly join the pro-vaccination chorus, Rand Paul frantically backpedals on the issue of vaccines (even though he has a very long history of embracing anti-vaxxers), Polio is making a comeback, the dangers of the "perfect victim" myth, and why rape culture is a problem even within "enlightened" communities.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_02-05-15.mp3
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