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Economic Inequality Threatens Human Progress.

Economic inequality is a major threat to human progress. According to a new report from Oxfam, 85 people control the same amount of wealth as half the population of the entire world, and the top one percent has 65 times the wealth of the bottom half. This concentration of money gives a few people way too much power over our economic and political systems.

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 21st, 2014

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4th Anniversary of SCOTUS Citizen's United Decision

Hour One: Morality, not religion, should inform our political decisions - Dr. Alex McFarland

Hour Two: Will the Supreme Court blow up unions?

Hour Three: Amend the constitution and legalize democracy - David Cobb, Move to Amend

It's time to change the pattern of cuts in Congress.

Congress can't find the willpower to raise taxes on the rich, but that hasn't stopped them from chipping away at our retirement and slashing our social safety net. For decades, we've seen billions cut from vital programs like food stamps, unemployment insurance, and cost-of-living adjustments for Social Security – but closing corporate tax loopholes or making Wall Street pay more to gamble is simply off the table.

Daily Topics - Monday January 20th, 2014

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hour One: A conservative black American weighs in on MLK Day - Demetrius Minor, Project 21

Hour Two: Time to take the white savior out of slavery narratives? Daniel José Older, Salon.com

"Dr. King's Nightmare"

The richest 400 people in our nation have as much wealth as the entire African-American population in the United States. According to a new analysis by Bob Lord of the Institute for Policy Studies, the so-called “Forbes 400” has as much wealth as 41 million people. Mr. Lord called this stunning statistic, “Dr.

Daily Topics - Friday January 17th, 2014

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Anything Goes Friday

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

Hour Two: Pushing back on the TPP - Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) / PLUS, a Hunter School mom shares her child's story

Americans Want More Than Rhetoric And Reports on The NSA.

On the 53rd anniversary of President Eisenhower's warning about the military-industrial complex, President Obama spoke in defense of massive government spying programs. During the much-anticipated speech, the President claimed that he will reign in our government's wide net of surveillance, and give the public “more confidence” in the National Security Agency's spying programs.

Daily Topics - Thursday January 16th, 2013

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Hour One: 4/20 friendly...burden or benefit to the economy? Charles "Cully" Stimson, Heritage Foundation / Plus, a Hunter School student shares her story

Hour Two: Isnt' it time for the WPA? / Plus, Geeky Science - Your cat's tail and what it's telling you!

The TPP - The More We Know, The Worse It Gets.

We already knew that the Trans Pacific Partnership is a threat to our jobs, our civil rights, and our national sovereignty, and now we know it's also a danger to our environment. On Wednesday, Wikileaks published a leaked version of the environmental chapter of the TPP, and it's just another example of putting corporate power ahead of public interest.

Daily Topics - Wednesday January 15th, 2014

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Hour One: The privatization of the net has begun - C. Edmund Wright, WTF? How Karl Rove and the Establishment Lost...Again / Plus, Hunter heals a life lost in the system - A Hunter School mom talks about her daughter

We Can Restore Net Neutrality!

On the one-year anniversary of the death of internet-activist Aaron Swartz, three judges in D.C. killed the internet. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the FCC's net neutrality rule, and opened the door to corporate control of the information we can access online.

Daily Topics - Tuesday January 14th, 2014

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Hour One: Is net neutrality dead? Seton Motley, Less Government

Hour Two: America's REAL welfare queens...

Hour Three: Pot, gateway drug to...state run banking? WA State Senator Bob Hasegawa (D-11th District)

The Disturbing List of The Latest Republican Demands.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid had to delay a crucial vote on unemployment benefits so that Republican lawmakers could finalize their list of demands. Although Democrats want to extend long-term unemployment benefits for 11 months with no strings attached, Conservative senators only want a three month extension, and they want the cost of the program off-set with more austerity measures.

Daily Topics - Monday January 13th, 2014

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Hour One: Should Freedom Industries get the corporate death penalty?

Hour Two: GOP keeps unemployed cold and hungry - Rich Danker, American Principles in Action (APIA)

Hour Three: Is Congress guilty of torture?

Corporations Should Pay For Their Own Mistakes.

More than 300,000 West Virginia residents are facing their fifth day of coping with a massive chemical spill, and FEMA is helping state and local agencies ensure that residents have access to safe drinking water. That means tax payers are already covering the cost of the spill, and they could be on the hook for clean up expenses as well.

The America I Knew Has Almost Disappeared

Like an alcoholic family that won't discuss alcoholism (and proving Don Quixote's warning to never mention rope in the home of a man who's been hanged), far too many Americans are unwilling to acknowledge or even discuss the ongoing collapse of democracy in the United States.

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