The Majority Report with Sam Seder (general)

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)

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Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel in Wisconsin reporting on tightening recall race.  Both sides are energized, sending in big name supporters: Bill Clinton, Chuck Norris andSarah Palin and the outcome could result in a party split for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Also, Honeywell’s -.7% tax rate while CEO takes home $37 million. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC, discusses the distortion of John Edwards infraction and implications of Bill Clinton's support of Bain.  Plus, Josh Orton on the road inWisconsin with debate results and latest in Walker's John Doe scandal.  And Matt comes through with a movie review.  Also, Sam on Rick Scott's push to purge Florida's voting rolls.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Journalists Manissa Maharawal and Zoltan Gluck report on growing student protests in Quebec, mobilization of neighborhoods, Bill 78 and reflections on Occupy Wall Street. And author of Tasteful Nudes, Dave Hill, belatedly delivers his movie recommendation. Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Sam breaks down parameters of the Kill List highlighting what's not in the New York Times article: targeted killing (who qualifies?), strike zone (defined boundaries?), Terror Tuesdays (who's in, who's out).  And attacks on Chris Hayes sticking in Sam's craw.  Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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Venture capitalist and entrepreneur Nick Hanauer on his banned TED talk, why trickle-down economics doesn't work and the why middle class are the true job creators.   Listen LIVE at Majority.fm 12-noon (EST)

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