Citizen Radio

Episode #1678: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss terrible, terrible Twitter and how total strangers fat-shame Meatball. Also, dozens more Syrian civilians allegedly killed in U.S.-led strikes, racist Trump adviser is a finalist to become Labor Department's top diplomat, Sean Hannity wants White House to seize more control over media, Mika Brzezinski alleges that Kellyanne Conway complained extensively about Trump in private conversations before he was elected, Bret Stephens' very stupid "column" about safe spaces (and how free speech defenders don't seem to care about this story of a New Jersey politician targeting an activist in a letter to her employer—she later resigned), and Aenta CEO says it's time to debate single-payer health insurance

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1677: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolly) joins the show to help answer a Patreon question about engaging with political opponents on Facebook. Also, Trump revealed classified information about ISIS to Russian officials, National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster doesn't deny that Trump named a city in conversation with Russians, Israel was source of secret intel, how Trump gets his fake news, Mitch McConnell recommends Merrick Garland to be FBI chief (lololol), and Trump's laughable statement for Women's Health Week

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1676: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to help answer a Patreon question about when Trump's base will finally turn against him (spoiler: never). Also, police arrest protesters outside Kentucky's last abortion clinic for blocking the entrance, torch-bearing white supremacists protested the planned removal of a Confederate monument in Virginia, Groundhog's Day is a brilliant film (sorry, Faith), Jared Kushner's sister is courting Chinese investors and touting her brother's connection with the administration, Chelsea Manning will be released from prison this week, ex-cop who refused to shoot young black man sues city over his firing, an extremely problematic study finds link between brain damage and religious fundamentalism, and the subjectivity of some scientific studies

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1675: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to encourage everyone to read about social movements that don't center white people and help answer a Patreon question about finding value in under-valued professions. Also, Trump admits he was going to fire Comey regardless of DOJ recommendation, the White House lies by saying that FBI employees had lost faith in Comey, Trump implies he taped conversations with Comey and threatens to reveal them (and is also threatening to cancel White House briefings), Rod Rosenstein still sees no need for a special prosecutor on Russia, Trump lawyers (from a firm that has ties with Russia) says a review of his last 10 years of tax returns don't reflect any income of any type from Russian sources "with some exceptions," Jeff Sessions issues sweeping new criminal charging policy, ICE announces major anti-gang operations in which mostly U.S. citizens are arrested (while using vague rules to determine who qualifies as a gang member), and a new campaign rooted in the South got mothers in prisons and jails across the country home for Mother's Day

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

 

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Episode #1674: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Katharine Heller (@spkheller) joins the show to talk about her show with the Neo Futurists and Allison discusses her piece about how the media needs to stop using euphemisms for racism, xenophobia, and misogyny. Also, Trump's abrupt firing of FBI's James Comey and the strategy of using a "Presidential Commission on Election Integrity" to distract from the story (and further disenfranchise voters), Kris Kobach—the man tasked to help lead the commission—has a long history of xenophobia and racism, Trump hosts Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Ambassador Kislyak at White House—allowing only Russian media to document it, Lavrov and Roger Stone's masterful trolling, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly threatened to quit over administration scapegoating him for Comey firing, John McCain's vanilla response to the GOP's derailment and the extremely low bar the media's set in order for him to earn praise, Betsy DeVos gets booed by students during commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman, Trump changed his Twitter banner photo after the internet dragged him for it, Texas governor Greg Abbott signed bill banning "sanctuary cities," reporter arrested after questioning Health Secretary Tom Price about Obamacare repeal, and Senate GOP invites female senator to healthcare group after criticism

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

 

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Episode #1673: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss Little Dog Syndrome and Tom Holland lip-synching. Also, another terrible New York Times op-ed (this one about abortion and the economy) written by an anti-choice extremist, MSNBC hires George Will, Trumpism is coming from the suburbs, James Comey's testimony on Huma Abedin forwarding emails was "inaccurate," EPA dismisses members of major scientific review board, DOJ won't charge officers who killed Alton Sterling, Texas cop who killed Jordan Edwards released on bond, and Ferguson activist Edward Crawford dies by suicide

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1672: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to discuss some viewing/listening/reading recs: Sense8 (no spoilers), The Dead Zone, Dear White People, and A Colony In A Nation. Also, the media has a habit of calling women talking on Twitter "outrage," Alex Jones's weird tweet about "humankind transcending the synthetic VR being pulled over our collective souls," Sally Yates testifies that she warned the White House about Mike Flynn being at risk of Russian blackmail (and the Trump administration's subsequent decision to send more troops to Afghanistan), Dove's dumb body shapes bottles, and House Republicans face angry voters in their home districts over healthcare bill

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1671: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to discuss how men don't know how to clean (sorry, Erek), how The Handmaid's Tale is coming true, Pence says Trump has "literally filled this White House" with anti-abortion leaders, Alaska State representative is confident that women get abortions for the exciting travel opportunity, rape charges against immigrant teenagers "not supported by facts" according to police, #J20 inauguration day protesters face up to 75 years in prison, CNN refuses to air Trump's new ad targeting "fake news," and former Fox News reporter files lawsuit alleging she was fired for reporting gender discrimination

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1670: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Erek Smith (@erek_smith) and Faith Beauchemin (@bohemianfaith) join the show to help answer Patreon questions about gentrification and Sense8 (no spoilers). Also, Emmanuel Macron defeats Marine Le Pen, and the healthcare clusterfuck: GOP Senators will do their own healthcare bill and three Senators (and two races) could decide the fate of Obamacare, the New York Times' wildly inaccurate headline about Trumpcare, Trump praises Australia's universal health care system, Rep. Chris Collins told CNN that he didn't read the healthcare bill, that Rose Garden healthcare photo with all the white guys, Trump exclaims: "I'm president. Can you believe it?!", and protesters greet Trump on his almost-first presidential visit to NYC

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

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Episode #1669: Reminder: Citizen Radio still needs your support! If you've been enjoying the show, consider becoming a member or upping your support today

Parker Molloy (@parkermolloy) joins the show to talk about the House voting to repeal Obamacare and how awful Trumpcare is: premium hikes for people with asthma, diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and even people who are pregnant (how pro-life of the GOP!); the plan jeopardizes out-of-pocket caps in employer plans, could consider sexual assault a pre-existing condition, targets special education students by gutting Medicaid in order to give rich people another tax break, Congress can exempt themselves from the plan and keep Obamacare, and Jason Chaffetz rolls in to strip healthcare from sick kids after receiving foot surgery from a pre-existing condition that will be covered by his insurance. Also, Steve Bannon's cartoonishly evil "To Do" list, James Comey says that the idea of the FBI having swayed the election outcome makes him "mildly nauseous," gross: Joe Scarborough and Mike Brzezinski are engaged, Kushner didn't disclose investment in startup with Goldman Sachs or George Soros links, White House leaning toward exiting Paris Agreement to combat climate change, and the NYT Public Editor Liz Spayd pleads with readers to give climate change denying bigot Bret Stephens a chance

Allison's eBook is now available to all patrons! Read it, see behind the scenes footage from her short film, and get access to all her work for as little as $1/month! patreon.com/allisonkilkenny

Direct download: Citizen_Radio_5-5-17.mp3
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