The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

Abe Bonowitz from the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty on waning support for capital punishment policy, the devastating emotional toll and the truth about its costs. Also, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown on the fiscal cliff, Bush tax cuts, the financial fraud task force and more in a wide ranging discussion. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

Direct download: 06-18-12-Abe_Bonowitz-Sherrod_Brown-PUB.mp3
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Cliff Schecter from Libertas LLC talks the Worst and the Best of Obama this week:  Trans-Pacific Partnership and DREAM ACT-LITE.  Also, Darcy Burner stands up for women!  And Isabel Gillies on her power shrink, trip to Brazil and finally.....a review.  Plus, Jeff Smith, OWS media team, reports on D17 trial of Occupy Wall Street participants arrested protesting Trinity Church's real estate holdings in NYC. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST).

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Joel Rubin from Ploughshares Fund discusses Iran; the nuclear program, the negotiations and cyber warfare.  Also, cold war doctrine dictates U.S. nuclear strategy and GOP resistance to reducing nukes.   And for members, talking with blogger Jesse LaGreca(@JesseLaGreca) and marriage equality activist and author Zach Wahls (@zachwahls).

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on authorization of Kill List, Citizens United SCOTUS embarrassment and opportunities in Grand Bargain.  And, best Banking Committee JPMorgan can buy, Jamie Dimon testifies on Capitol Hill.  Listten LIVE on Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Eliot Spitzer, former governor and Viewpoint host, on Dems strong negotiating position in face of fiscal cliff; expiration of Bush tax cuts and debt ceiling vote, especially given Republican discomfort with current deal triggering automatic cuts to federal spending.  Also, DOJ's willful resistance to take on important prosecutions.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Syria and latest on Middle East jockeying with National Security Network Executive Director Heather Hurlburt and Matt Duss, Director of Middle East Progress at Center for American Progress. Why Turkey must get involved, Russia's role and the region's sectarian divide.  Also, talking serious environmental and food supply threat from Pebble Mine Project in Alaska,blogger and podcaster Shannyn Moore. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley talks banking reform and good process government. Other guests include, Cliff Schecter from Libertas, Gaius Publius and Joe Sudbay from AMERICAblog, blogger Marcie Wheeler from Empty Wheet and senior policy editor at Daily Kos, Joan McCarter and Ari Berman from the Nation. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Sam reports LIVE from Netroots Nation and talks with Adam Green co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Commettee, Pat Garofalo, economics editor at Think Progress, live streamer Tim Pool, David Dayen from Firedoglake, Majority Report Tech Guru Kyle Shank and a long time listener is unveiled....hint: it's not Eddie Pepitone!

 

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Ruth Conniff, The Progressive political editor, on Wisconsin recall election results.  How out of state money, tactics that stirred resentment and Democratic party ambivalence pushed Walker to victory. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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On day of WI Recall we discuss Detroit, where American Dream and middle class flourished, now is canary in coal mine for all U.S. cities.  Filmmaker Heidi Ewing on her new film Detropia, a haunting look at the iconic American city.  Also, Jamie Kilstein from Citizen Radio petitions to fight Jonah Goldberg -- for charity! Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

Direct download: 06-05-12-Heidi_Ewing-Jamie_Kilstein-PUB.mp3
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