The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

3/7/12

Huffington Post's Ryan Grim on Super Tuesday results, Mitt's words to Ann and the quiet maneuvering of Steny Hoyer.  Also, Ed Pilkington from the Guardian on unraveling of Murdoch Empire.   Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:59pm EDT

3/6/12

Blogger Digby on the backlash against American women today and Rush Limbaugh's role in waking us up.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

3/5/12

Writer Seth Freed Wessler on surveillance, entrapment and religious and ethnic profiling conducted by NYPD through unregulated secret program.  Also, justification for killing Americans abroad, should-we or shouldn’t-we with Iran and Limbaugh’s advertisers bail.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:32pm EDT

3/2/12

Casual Friday brings Cliff Schecter and discussions of Breitbart’s passing, state of Republican primary race and divisive nature of conservatism.  Isabel Gillies delivers movie reviews. Plus, breaking news from Jon Benjamin.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:30pm EDT

3/01/12

Sam on Andrew Breitbarts death.  Also, Tracie McMillan talks experiencing our food system from fields to Walmart and Applebees.  And Occupy WallStreet takes issue with monied donors, Jeff Smith discusses.  

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

2/29/12

Dave Weigel from Slate on Mitt’s Michigan victory, the media’s control of the contest message and the ruin of the GOP.  Author Michael Hastings on Department of Homeland Security monitoring of Occupy Wall Street.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EDT

2/28/12

"Rupert Murdoch" calls in and throws son James under the bus.  Bribery, government and police officials on the take, mass cover ups; Sam digs in to culture of corruption at the Murdoch empire.  California AG puts pressure on Fannie & Freddie. Plus, Majority Report's Chastity reporter calls Senator Santorum's office looking for hard data.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:33pm EDT

2/27/12

Blogger, professor and Middle East specialist, Juan Cole on the regime crackdown in Syria, expulsion of Hamas and Afghanistan reaction to Qur’an burning US Military.  Plus, Wikileaks’ massive email dump.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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It’s our final day of vacation — we wouldn’t let you down with a recycled show!  Here’s fascinating conversation with author and environmentalist Derrick Jensen.  The discussion looks into the concept of dominant culture, how it informs the system we live in,  and what it means to all the systems of the planet.  Jensen talks about strategies for rebellion, black bloc tactics and Occupy Wall Street.   His most recent book is Deep Green Resistance: Strategy to Save the Planet.  Learn more about Deep Green Resistance here. 

Direct download: 02-24-12-Derrick_Jensen-PUB.mp3
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2/23/12 

More NEW, FRESH content!  Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig (@lessig) talks about the ideas in his new book One Way Forward: The Outsiders Guide to Fixing the Republic.  The problem today is not Right vs. Left, it’s Insider vs. Outsider.  We have a system of government utterly corrupted by the influence of money and a Congress consumed by it’s donors rather than focused on the work of the people.  So what is the answer to fixing the system?  Lessig presents his fix.

And Matt Earley (@mateotemprano), co-founder and farmer relations manager of Just Coffee, joins Sam to talk about fair trade coffee, running a co-op and the mission behind this employee owned and operated fair trade pioneer.

Direct download: 02-23-12-Lawrence_Lessig-Matt_Earley_Just_Coffee-PUB.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:41am EDT