The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Ari Berman from the Nation on how the GOP is adeptly maneuvering Congressional and state legislative maps to their benefit, wresting control of voting districts away from Democrats, resegregating the South.  In the better half, Catholic bishops continue their stink over contraception coverage, Santorum on keeping prescription drugs affordable (no iPads!) and Ron Paul’s white supremacist ties.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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2/07/12

Sara Robinson from Alternet on the shifting political paradigm issuing in new era of political rules and standards. Plus, the mortgage foreclosure settlement still in negotiation and in the better half, White House's changing tune on debt deal would increase deficit, Obama backing down on birth control access,  Anonymous hacks President of Syria and Senate sells out Unions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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2/06/12

Robert Kuttner from The American Prospect magazine on status of proposed multi-billion dollar settlement in mortgage meltdown; will Obama's Financial Fraud Unit have teeth? Will Big Banks see criminal prosecution?  And behind AG Schneiderman's deal.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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2/3/12

Cliff Schecter and Sam talk the week’s news; the Susan G. Komen fiasco looms large and what it means for the GOP if Romney loses the general election.  Isabel Gillies with impassioned movie reviews, songs of the week (Reefercake has a new CD and we say good-bye to the Screaming Majority!). Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST).

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2/2/12 

Director of the Academy Award Nominated, Gasland, hot off his arrest at a public, Congressional hearing on fracking.. Josh Fox on his First Amendment rights, the sequel to Gasland and his status as persona non grata on the Hill.  Also, dems in Indiana add poison pill to bill on creationism in schools, Alabama senator says Bible is anti-teacher pay raise and Washington State, close to marriage equality. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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2/1/12

Citizen Journalist Spencer Mills, aka OakFoSho, reports on Saturday’s march and arrests in Oakland. And Jeff Smith on the Occupy message and the future of OWS.  In the better 1/2, Oakland occupier Alyssa on her arrest, being denied medication and her 18 hour detention.  Plus, Romney’s not worried about the poor and Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure drops funding of Planned Parenthood.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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1/31/12 

Author Michael Hastings who's Rolling Stones peice on General McChrystal led to his resignation, joins us to talk about his book The Operators, the war in Afghanistan and what really effects war policy.  Also, two "threatening" British travelers on holiday -- detained and refused entry to the United States. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 (EST). NOTE: we had a major internet fail in the studio today- short show.

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1/30/12

Anti-racist author, activist and teacher Tim Wise on racism, the history and social perception of government programs, group based failure and more.  Your calls and IMs. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Cliff Schecter on the debate highlights; missed opportunities (no Romney bashing, Swiss jokes?); Santorum rocking the show from the kid’s table; Gingrich’s flat performance; and Ron Paul’s sack full o’ lies.  Also, great movie recommendations from Matthew Film Guy and our songs of the week. Listener beware, the first is profanity laced!  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

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Off of pieces by Dean Baker and Ezra Klein...Sam on how the government always picks winners and losers and the differences between Obama & Romney are small bore.  And Bo Biden calls for a time of action in reaction to Presiden't formation of a Financial Fraud Unit; he doesn't mention Eric Schneiderman.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 11:30 am (EST)

Direct download: 01-26-12-Loser_Liberalism-Financial_Fraud-PUB.mp3
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