Citizen Radio

Episode #652: Jamie shares tales from his Jiu-Jitsu tornament victory, Allison and Jamie discuss notable election results, and list warning signs for the Social Security battle.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-08-12.mp3
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Episode #651: Allison and Jamie discuss Obama's victory, and how this hopefully means we can now go on to discuss things like drones, workers' rights, and negotiations with Iran. Also, Allison talks abot Occupy Sandy, and Jamie shares a weird story involving a mullet. 

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-07-12.mp3
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Episode #650: Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhalek) brings you a great field piece about felon voting disenfranchisement, plus a BEST-OF Citizen Radio: Citizen Radio Live! with Sarah Silverman, Regina Spektor, and Matt Taibbi (originally aired 3/18/11).

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-06-12.mp3
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Episode #649: Originally aired 3/17/10: Citizen Radio interviews Peter Singer, the world-renowned ethicist, philosopher, activist, and author!

Peter is author of the new book, The Life You Can Save in which he argues that individuals making modest donations to charity can help reduce extreme poverty. It seems logical, but millions of people decide to buy new pairs of shoes rather than use that money to save a child’s life every single day.

Outside academic circles, Singer is best known for his book Animal Liberation, widely regarded as the book that began the animal liberation movement. 

Peter’s views on animal liberation and other issues in bioethics have attracted attention and a degree of controversy. Specifically, his views on euthanasia, abortion, and infanticide have attracted widespread criticism. He joins Citizen Radio to argue that – in some cases – it is not wrong to humanely euthanize a suffering being.

He joins Citizen Radio to talk about how tiny modifications in our lives, and donating in small quantities to charities, can save lives. Peter also discusses the “culture of giving,” the selfish argument for giving, vegetarianism (and its impact on the environment,) religion, morality, healthcare reform, euthanasia, his inspirations, and what makes him happy.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-05-12.mp3
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Episode #648: Originally aired 2/20/10 and 2/24/10: part 1 and part 2 of Citizen Radio's interview with Dr. Gabor Maté (http://www.drgabormate.com/). 

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1944, Gabor Maté emigrated to Canada with his family in 1957. Currently, he is the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and resource centre for the people of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Many of his patients suffer from mental illness, drug addiction and HIV, or all three.

Dr. Maté treats addicts at Insite, the only safe-injection site in North America, a center that Canada’s Stephen Harper has attacked even after the British Columbia supreme court ruled in the facility's favor.

He is the author of four books: When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress and Scattered Minds: A New Look at the Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder. The third book, Hold on to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, he co-authored with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld. 

Most recently published is In The Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters With Addiction.

Dr. Mate joins Citizen Radio in part 1 of this interview to discuss the War on Drugs, drug decriminalization, and addiction. In part 2, he discusses over-medicated Americans, Rush Limbaugh, Stephen Harper, alcohol VS. drugs, Ronald Reagan, Republican denial, “healthy anger,” and his advice for addicts.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-02-12.mp3
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Episode #647: Allison and Jamie discuss Occupy Sandy, a charity effort put together by Occupy Wall Street and 350.org, how climate change is a real thing you should care about, unlike Paul Ryan's fake charity, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and Jamie's traumatic childhood which involves fake rabbit poop.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_11-01-12.mp3
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Episode #646: The real story of Halloween, media ignores climate change during Sandy, rise of Greek fascism, dude tries to empathize with the ladies, and why it's not okay to shame people for being obese.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-31-12.mp3
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Episode #645: Allison and Jamie discuss how some of your fellow liberals turn into idiots come election time, an activist charged with "inciting racial hatred" for unfurling a Palestinian flag, Imran Khan detained and interrogated over drone views, and many, many stories about drones, and one more about why the NYPD is terrible.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-30-12.mp3
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Episode #644: Dispatches from Guantanamo Bay with independent journalist and Radio Dispatch co-host John Knefel (@johnknefel). Also, Jamie's elderly fan base and friend of the show, Leonardo Dicaprio, is on the lam.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-29-12.mp3
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Episode #643: A senior Obama adviser tries to justify the killing of a 16-year-old American, Occupy Oakland turns one, and the many ways the NYPD is seriously fucked up.

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Direct download: Citizen_Radio_10-26-12.mp3
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