The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

05/24/2011

Today, we have Dennis Vanengelsdorp on to discuss what's currently happening with the sudden disappearance of bees. Dennis is Acting State Apiarist for Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, studying colony collapse disorder. We also discuss a novel new way to deal with corporate whistleblowers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:27pm EDT

05/23/2011

Eli Pariser (@EliPariser), former Executive Director of MoveOn.org, joins us today to talk about his new book “The Filter Bubble.”

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EDT

05/20/2011

Today, Conservatives love spending, if it's for them. We also have Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter) and not ONE, not TWO...but THREE week in review songs. Looks like Jimmy Reefercake(@JimmyReefercake) has some competition!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

05/19/2011

Today, we have not one, but TWO guests! First, we have Eddie Glaude (@esglaude). He is the chair of the Center for African-American Studies and the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University. If you haven't read THIS, you should as he'll be on to discuss Cornel West. Our second guest is Matt Duss (@mattduss), who will be calling in live from Tel Aviv! Matt is National Security Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress and will be joining us to talk President Obama's Middle East speech.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

05/18/2011

The Supreme Court allows for searches without warrants, while Newt Gingrich continues to put his feet in his mouth.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT

05/17/2011

Today we have Matt Taibbi (@mtaibbi), Political Reporter at Rolling Stone magazine, on the show to talk the People vs. Goldman Sachs, reaction to NY AG Schneiderman’s investigation and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

05/16/2011

Digby joins us today, we talk about the debt ceiling, the Rapture, and ask, why is Donald Trump still speaking?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

05/13/2011

It’s here! It’s finally here! It’s Casual Friday! Did you know today is the ONLY Friday the 13th of the year? Maybe that explains why Evan is out and Matt AKA New Dorsey is running audio, video, & social media today. Something is bound to go wrong!

We have a very special guest today, documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock)! He’s the man behind great films such as Supersize Me, Where in the World is Osama bin Laden? and his latest: the Greatest Movie Ever Sold.

Also joining us today is Chris Rosen (@42inchtv) with his Weekend Movie Reviews and Cliff Schecter (@cliffschecter)! Plus another song from Jimmy Reefercake (@JimmyReefercake). A PACKED SHOW TODAY!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:07pm EDT

05/12/2011

Siva Vaidhyanathan, on The Googlization of Everything and the horror that is the revolving door at the FCC.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT

05/11/2011

We have Vicki Abeles, Producer and Co-Director of Race to Nowhere, a film that shines a light on the damaging effects of the so-called Education Reform movement and it's corporatization of our schools.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18pm EDT