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Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio

Ring of Fire is a nationally syndicated talk radio program hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio, and Sam Seder. The show focuses on exposing corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters. Members get our full 3 hour radio show commercia
Ring of Fire Radio with Sam Seder, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Mike Papantonio

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Ring of Fire is a nationally syndicated talk radio program hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio, and Sam Seder. The show focuses on exposing corporate fat cats, polluters and media spinmeisters. Members get our full 3 hour radio show commercial free! Plus you'll receive bonus content up to 2 extra hours a week. [Become a Member today!](/memberships/new)

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Episodes

Episode 493: Trump 2020 Campaign Begins; "We've Got People" Author Ryan Grim

Jun 21, 2019 00:43:59

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on today’s show… Ryan Grim, will be here to tell us about his new book, “We’ve Got People.” And, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 492: The Push For Financial Literacy and the Unintended Consequences

Jun 14, 2019 00:43:58

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on today’s show… Rachel Cohen, from The American Prospect, joins us to discuss why deregulations in the financial industry has led to the rise of financial literacy in our school system. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 491: Boeing 737 Max 8: A Story of Profits over Safety?

Jun 7, 2019 00:39:25

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on today’s show… Professor of Economics, William Lazonick, will be here to explain how Boeing Executives made decisions that would put profits over safety. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 490: Impeachment Anyone? Why Socialism is More Popular than Trump

May 31, 2019 00:39:57

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John Nichols, from The Nation, will be here to tell us why socialism is now more popular than Donald Trump. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 489: Mike Papantonio Back to Discuss New Book "Law and Addiction."

May 24, 2019 39:39

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on today’s show… America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, will join us to discuss his new legal thriller, Law and Addiction, and we’ll discuss some of the Attorneys General that are stepping up to solve the opioid crisis. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 488: What's Behind the Decline in Historical Thinking; Secrecy and Greed at The NRA

May 17, 2019 53:30

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Welcome to a very special edition of the Ring of Fire Podcast this week, I am your host Sam Seder. That’s right folks, we are breaking away from our normal radio format this week to bring you an uninterrupted show that we hope you’ll enjoy. Joining us this week, Historian, Author, and Media Critic, Eric Alterman, will join me to discuss why history majors have declined in our university system, more than any other degree and why that is contributing to the decline historical thinking. And Michael Spies from The Trace, will join us to discuss his blockbuster piece explaining why turmoil at The National Rifle Association is coming from within.

Episode 487: Trump Taxes and The Myth of the Mighty Businessman; Iran Escalation: Bolton Wants His War

May 10, 2019 38:28

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Middle East Expert, Trita Parsi, joins us to discuss why Trump’s Iran Policy is becoming dangerous. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 486: Impeachment in Congress's Court; Deeper Look into the Barr Testimony

May 3, 2019 40:41

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Josh Holland, from The Nation, will lay out his case on why Congress should start impeachment proceedings against the president. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze all the big news stories from this week.

Episode 485: How Right Wing Operatives Silence Journalists; Fighting Back Against the NRA

Apr 26, 2019 02:09:10

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Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, I’m Farron Cousins sitting in for Sam Seder this week. Today on the show The Trump administration continues to defy the rule of law and Democrats really only have one option – begin impeachment proceedings now! Igor Volsky from Guns Down America will be here to tell us how we can fight back against the NRA. Journalist Mike Stark will tell us his personal story of how right wing operatives are trying to silence journalists.

Episode 484: Initial Mueller Report Analysis; Trump Era Could Last 30 years

Apr 19, 2019 39:36

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on today’s show… Columnist, Gideon Rachman, will join us to explain why the Trump Era could last 30 years. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to discuss a big week in the news…

Episode 483: Best of: We are in Vegas this Week, New Show Next Week

Apr 12, 2019 01:54:08

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On today’s show we’ll have interviews from Mass Torts Made Perfect, the largest plaintiff attorney seminar in the country. Attorney Brian Witzer will tell us the amazing legal battle he is facing after helping a 15 year old boy who’s body began to blister and burn after taking, Motrim. Jessica Pride will explain why the Me Too Movement has embolden women to speak out against sexual harassment in the work place and why she devotes her time to helping those affected. Human Rights Attorney, Gavi Mairone, will join us to discuss why he sued a German Company for it’s involvement in making chemical weapons for Saddam Hussein. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories. And we’ll hear from a former tobacco defense lawyer, Bethany Schneider, on why she made the switch to protect consumers from big corporations.

Episode 482: Biden Run Should Stay in the Past

Apr 5, 2019 39:37

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to discuss the biggest news stories from the week… And Paul Waldman, from The American Prospect, joins us to explain why Joe Biden is a link to the past, and not in a good way.

Episode 481: Fight of the Flight Attendants; Report Is In But What's In It?

Mar 29, 2019 39:43

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The International President of the Association of Flight Attendants, Sara Nelson, will join us to discuss why her union was so instrumental in the government shutdown and we’ll talk some of the big battles she’s fighting, right now, that effect all of us when we fly. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to discuss the biggest news stories from the week…

Episode 480: Way to Early Rundown on Dems Running For President

Mar 22, 2019 38:51

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The co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Adam Green, will give us the rundown on the field running for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, and what issues his organization is looking for from the candidates. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to discuss the biggest news stories from the week…

Episode 479: The Myth of White Voters and Trump

Mar 15, 2019 41:11

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Chauncey DeVega, from Salon, will be here to explain why it’s a myth that uneducated white voters support Trump because of economic anxiety. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will help me rundown all the major political headlines from a very busy week in news.

Episode 478: Fox in Trump's Henhouse

Mar 8, 2019 41:44

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Matt Gertz, from Media Matters for America, will join us to discuss revelations from a piece in the New Yorker, exposing Fox News and its tight relationship with President Trump. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon joins me to discuss the biggest news stories from the week…

Episode 477: The Music City takes on Amazon; Cohen Spills the Beans

Mar 1, 2019 41:30

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to break down maybe the busiest week of news yet… And David Dayen, will tell us why New York is not the only city waging a fight against Amazon.

Episode 476: Billions Wasted on Natural Disasters; All the Headlines You May Have Missed

Feb 22, 2019 41:34

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Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, I’m Farron Cousins sitting in for Sam Seder this week. Today on the show Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration is being challenged in court by 16 states, and House Democrats are doing everything in their power to block it. I’ll bring you the details. Kyla Mandel from Think Progress will be here to tell us about the BILLIONS of dollars we’re having to pay each year as a result of climate change.

Episode 475: Shutdown Averted? Democratic States to See Major Reform

Feb 15, 2019 41:42

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Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, on today’s show… Amy Hanauer, from Policy Matters Ohio, will join us to explain why last November’s big win for Democrats will lead to big changes in state houses across the country. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to break down the biggest news of the week.

Episode 474: How Corporations Buy Back Stock and Screw Workers; SOTU Analysis

Feb 8, 2019 41:07

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Economics Professor, William Lazonick, will join us to explain stock buybacks and why Senators Sanders and Schumer have teamed up to limit corporations from doing it. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to analyze the biggest news of the week

Episode 473: Two Presidents One Big Mess in Venezuela

Feb 1, 2019 40:46

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Ivan Briscoe, from the International Crisis Group, will be here to explain the current political tension in Venezuela and how we got there. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon join me to break down the biggest news of the week.

Episode 472: American Workers are Losing Out to Economic Concentration

Jan 25, 2019 40:03

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will be here to tell us about the new economic concentration that has permeated our economy. And, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will help me rundown all the news the made the headlines this week.

Episode 471: Prosecuting Trump to Save Democracy

Jan 18, 2019 40:40

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Jeff Hauser, from The Revolving Door Project, will join us to explain why we must prosecute Donald Trump to the full extent of the law. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will help me rundown all the news the made the headlines this week.

Episode 470: Emergency Room Billing Explained; Catching Up From The Holidays

Jan 11, 2019 41:21

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Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, this is the first episode of 2019 and we are happy to be back from the holidays! On today’s show Sarah Kliff, from Vox, asked readers to submit their emergency room bills, we’ll ask her what she discovered. Back to join me in 2019, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will help me analyze all the news the made the headlines this week.

Episode 469: Happy New Year! "Best of"

Jan 4, 2019 01:54:30

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We will be back next week with an all new show, until then here is a great show from earlier this year. On today’s show we’ll explain why states that have right-to-carry gun laws, also have a higher rate of violent crime with The Nation’s, Mike Konczal. Alice Speri, from The Intercept, will join us to discuss the rampant rate of sexual abuse among women held in immigration detention centers across the county. Eric Blanc, from Jacobin Magazine, will get us up to date on recent teacher strikes happening in red states, including Arizona. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories. And Evan Hughes will join us to discuss an incredible piece in the New York Times detailing a “kick-back” scheme involving millions of dollars between an opioid manufacturer and doctors.

Episode 468: End of 2018 "Best of"

Dec 28, 2018 01:54:30

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Thank you for supporting us in 2018, we will be back in January with all new episodes. Please consider becoming a member of the full show in 2019! Check out this episode you may have missed from September: Dahlia Lithwick, from Slate, will join us to discuss Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Hearings this week. Progressive Radio Host, Bob Kincaid, joins us to discuss the impeachment of 4 West Virginia Justices. Angelo Carusone, from Media Matters, will stop by to fill us in on more congressional hearings involving Facebook and Twitter. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week. And Matt Bruenig, from The People’s Policy Project, will be to explain what a Social Wealth Fund for America might look like.

Episode 467: Senator Warren's Socialist Plan to Make Drugs Explained

Dec 21, 2018 42:02

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will join us to discuss Elizabeth Warren’s plan for the government to manufacture generic drugs. As always, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to help me run down all the news the made the headlines this week.

Episode 466: The Wall Street Money Behind "No Labels"

Dec 14, 2018 41:35

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Lachlan Markay, from The Daily Beast, will join us to explain how the “No Labels” Movement is funded by the biggest names on Wall Street and why that’s a problem. As always, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to help me synthesize all the news happening this week.

Episode 465: What's Behind the Russia Ukraine Escalation; How Iran is Being Held Liable for Terrorism in Iraq

Dec 7, 2018 41:33

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Shorter Podcast this week due to technical difficulties, but we have two great interviews for this week's show. Today on the show, Russian and Ukrainian Expert, Sophie Pinkham will be here to talk about her new book, “BLACK SQUARE: ADVENTURES IN POST-SOVIET UKRAINE.” And Attorney, Chris Paulos, will be here to discuss how U.S. Military Personnel and their families are seeking justice in a federal court this week against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Episode 464: Where Are We in the Mueller Investigation; Can We Stop The World From Burning

Nov 30, 2018 44:13

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As always, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to recap all the news that matters most this week. And Climate Expert, Michael Mann will be here to break down the recent National Climate Assessment Report.

Episode 463: Trump Family Hypocrisy

Nov 23, 2018 53:40

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Welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of Ring of Fire Radio, I’m Sam Seder. That’s right folks, this is a special edition of Ring of Fire. This week we depart from our usual radio format to give you a full uninterrupted podcast with analysis from our very own Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon. We want to start off by saying Thank You to our members, and because of you, we are able to put this show out on a week-to-week basis. We wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving

Episode 462: State of Denial: Can We Stop White Nationalism?

Nov 16, 2018 41:41

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Journalist, Janet Reitman, will be here to discuss how law enforcement failed to see the threat of white nationalism and now it may be too late. As always, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to recap all the news that matters most this week.

Episode 461: Blue Wave? We'll Discuss; It's Time Small-Business Started Colluding

Nov 9, 2018 42:40

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This is a very special post midterm edition and helping me rundown elections and some of the more important ballot initiatives around the country is our very own Heather “Digby” Parton. And The Washington Monthly’s, Phillip Longman, will make his case for small-business collusion in a time where anti-monopoly laws have turned against mom and pop businesses.

Episode 360: The Rhetoric Behind The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting; How We Can Have Healthcare for All!

Nov 2, 2018 41:55

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Doctor Abdul El-Sayed, will join us to make his case for Medicare-for-All. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to the biggest news stories of the week.

Episode 459: Pipe Bombs and Caravans; Right-Wing Judicial Bootcamps

Oct 26, 2018 42:25

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, brings us another amazing story of a training academy set up to indoctrinate the minds of law clerks in order to push the courts to the right. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to the biggest news stories of the week.

Episode 458: Violent Alt-Right Group "The Proud Boys" Explained

Oct 19, 2018 41:17

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Angelo Carusone, from Media Matters, will tell us about a group of men who describe themselves as Western Chauvinists, called the Proud Boys. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to the biggest news stories of the week.

Episode 457: SCOTUS Strategies to Counter Kavanaugh

Oct 12, 2018 42:08

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Dahlia Lithwick, from Slate, will be here to explain why it’s up to the other eight justices to save us from Justice Kavanaugh. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to the biggest news stories of the week.

Episode 456: ROF's Greatest Interviews- Full Show

Oct 5, 2018 01:57:42

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Today on Ring of Fire, we’ll be revisiting some of the very best interviews from more than a decade of being on the air. We’ll hear from Howard Zinn, Chalmers Johnson, Daniel Ellsberg, and several other newsmakers and brilliant progressive minds.

Episode 455: The Rise of the Reactionary Right; Kavanaugh Analysis

Sep 28, 2018 42:27

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Ezra Klein, co-founder of Vox, will explain the rise of YouTube’s reactionary right. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to discuss this week’s events surrounding Brett Kavanaugh.

Episode 454: Trump Has A Problem: Kavanaugh's Past

Sep 21, 2018 40:24

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The Intercept’s Ryan Grim joins us to discuss a recent letter sent to two Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee, claiming federal court employees are willing to speak out against SCOTUS Nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to discuss the big news stories of the week.

Episode 453: Outlook of the Supreme Court...Not So Good

Sep 14, 2018 42:23

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Today on the show Adam Serwer, from The Atlantic, will explain why The Supreme Court is heading back to the 19th Century. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 452: Setting up a Social Wealth Fund for America Explained

Sep 7, 2018 40:35

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week. And Matt Bruenig, from The People’s Policy Project, will be to explain what a Social Wealth Fund for America might look like.

Episode 451: Trump's reaction to Senator McCain's Death Pathetic

Aug 31, 2018 41:06

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Ring of Fire YouTube Host, Farron Cousins, is filling in this Labor Day weekend for Sam Seder.

Episode 450: Trump's Tide-pool of Corruption; US Senator's History of Helping Big Banks

Aug 24, 2018 40:51

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Today on the show Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to discuss arguably, President Trump’s worst week. And David Dayen, will join us to uncover the story of Tom Carper, the U.S. Senator from Deleware, and his 40 year history of helping big banks.

Episode 449: Why Republicans Should Be Worried About the Midterms; Free Candidate Training for a New Wave of Dems

Aug 17, 2018 40:48

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Today on the show Kelly Dietrich, from the National Democratic Training Committee, will join us to explain how we turn the activism we see on the ground into actual democratic victories. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the headlines from the week.

Episode 448: Netroots Nation Coverage 2018 (Full Show)

Aug 10, 2018 02:03:09

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We are back from Netroots Nation 2018 held in the Crescent City of New Orleans Louisiana! Today on the show, New York Attorney General Candidate, Zephyr Teachout on using the office as a tool to stop anti-trust and corruption. Shaunna Thomas from Ultraviolet on creating a cost for sexism in the work place. Sayu Bhojwani, from New American Leaders, on the importance of electing 1st and 2nd generation immigrants into government. Stephen Miles, Director of Win Without War, will discuss the struggle of getting the anti-war message in to the mainstream media. Mark Jablownowski will explain the extent you can be targeted online with political ads, using your voter files. David Neiwart will talk about his new book Alt- America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump We will also have interviews from Jehmu Greene from Vote Run Lead and Faith Winter who’s hoping to turn the Colorado State Senate, blue, in one of the most important races coming up in November. And finally, the Connecticut Secretary of State, Denise Merrill will discuss voter suppression and why the Kobach Commission was a complete fraud.

Episode 447: Special Teacher Union Edition (full podcast)

Aug 3, 2018 01:18:34

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Welcome to Ring of Fire Radio, I’m Sam Seder. This is a special edition of the podcast, while we travel to New Orleans for this year’s Netroots Nation. We will be bringing you special interviews from the conference on next weeks show. Today you’ll hear interviews from my recent trip to the American Federation of Teacher’s Conference held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I sat down with national and local union leaders to speak about the state of teacher unions due to recent rulings by the Supreme Court and why strong teacher unions are the key to better education in our country.

Episode 446: Understanding the Welfare Boogeyman

Jul 27, 2018 38:53

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Suzanne Mettler, author of the new book, “The Government-Citizen Disconnect,” will join us to discuss the Trump Administrations plan to rebrand social programs as “welfare.” Heather “Digby” Parton and I will discuss all the major headlines from this week.

Episode 445: Inhuman Resources; Trump's Bizarre Meeting with Putin

Jul 21, 2018 39:05

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David Dayen, will join us to discuss his new piece detailing employee abuses at one of the largest banks in the world. Heather “Digby” Parton and I will discuss all the major headlines from this week.

Episode 444: Don't Cash That Check in the Mail!

Jul 14, 2018 44:44

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Karl Frisch, from Allied Progress, will be here to explain how private equity firms have a new way of monetizing poor people. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the headlines from the week.

Episode 443: "best of" The Makeover Behind the Alt-Right

Jul 6, 2018 39:05

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And Harvard Professor, Khalil Gibran Muhammed, will join us to discuss how the Alt-Right is using social science to make racism seem respectable. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down all the big news stories of the week

Episode 442: Kennedy Retiring and What This Week's SCOTUS Rulings Mean

Jun 30, 2018 40:41

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Dahlia Lithwick, from Slate, will join us to discuss this week’s SCOTUS rulings and Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 441: Inside a Border Patrol Facility

Jun 23, 2018 40:26

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Zoë Carpenter, from The Nation, will join us to discuss the Trump Administration’s zero tolerance policy towards immigrants and she’ll describe her recent visit to a border patrol facility on the Texas border. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 440: What a Week plus Analysis of Two Major SCOTUS Rulings

Jun 15, 2018 38:30

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Scott Lemieux, from “Lawyers, Guns, and Money,” will be here to explain a couple of crucial rulings by the Supreme Court recently. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 439: How Democrats Win Elections Under Trump

Jun 8, 2018 38:40

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The Founder of American Progressive Voices, Mike Lux, will join us to discuss his new book, “How to Democrat in The Age of Trump.” Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week. become a member at www.rofpodcast.com to get the full show, commercial free!

Episode 438: ICE Intimidation Tactics

Jun 1, 2018 38:33

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Today on the show Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run through all the major headlines from this week And Nation Contributor, John Washington, on the effect that ICE is having by separating families from children.

Episode 437: Blue Wave Candidates Instilling Hope

May 24, 2018 38:35

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Jim Keady, will join us to discuss his run for congress in New Jersey’s 4th District, and why running on strong progressive values this the key to victory. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 436: How The ACORN Scandal Led to Today's Nightmare Politics

May 18, 2018 40:49

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Zach Carter, from The Huffington Post, will take us down memory lane to discuss how the ACORN scandal seeded today’s nightmare politics and why both sides of the political isle share the blame. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 435: Political Corruption is Ruining Everything

May 11, 2018 38:55

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will explain how political corruption is ruining everything and how we can fix it. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown all the big news stories from this busy week.

Episode 434: Actually Guns Do Kill People

May 4, 2018 40:52

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On today’s show we’ll explain why states that have right-to-carry gun laws, also have a higher rate of violent crime with The Nation’s, Mike Konczal. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories.

Episode 433: What is Mandatory Arbitration and How Workers are getting Screwed

Apr 27, 2018 38:42

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On today’s show we’ll speak to Alexander Colvin, from Cornell Law School, about the increasing number of employers who are forcing employees into mandatory arbitration agreements, and how it’s closing the courtroom doors for over 60 million workers. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories.

Episode 432: Legal Edition Back From Vegas

Apr 20, 2018 41:03

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We survived our trip to Las Vegas Nevada! On today’s show we’ll have interviews from Mass Torts Made Perfect, the largest plaintiff attorney seminar in the country. Human Rights Attorney, Gavi Mairone, will join us to discuss why he sued a German Company for it’s involvement in making chemical weapons for Saddam Hussein. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories.

Episode 431: Why Republicans Can't Get Much Done

Apr 6, 2018 41:09

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories And Mike Konczal will join us to talk about his piece where he asks the question, “Why Are There No Good Conservative Critiques of Trump’s Unified Government?”

Episode 430: Let's Talk Midterm Strategy

Mar 30, 2018 38:33

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Today on the show National affairs correspondent for The Nation, Joan Walsh, will join us to explain the “7,373 Seat Strategy.” Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories

Episode 429: "Best of" Suing the Electoral College; BLM Movement in the Trump Era; Betsy Devos

Mar 23, 2018 01:53:30

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Sam is out sick this week, but we will be back next week with an all new show! Enjoy the full show on us! Harvard Professor, Lawrence Lessig, will join us to discuss his lawsuit against the electoral college in an effort to make sure everyone’s vote is equal. Nation Contributor, Dani McClain, on the protests in St. Louis this week and I’ll ask her if Black Lives Matter can win in the age of Trump? Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help break down the important news stories that you may have missed. And investigative journalist, David Dayen will stop by explain what Betsy DeVos has been up to and we’ll also discuss the growing anti-monopoly sentiment growing in the Democratic Party.

Episode 428: Sex Trafficking Bill Fail

Mar 16, 2018 40:56

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Alana Massey, will explain why a proposed bill to stop sex trafficking is short sighted and counter productive for those in danger. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to catch us up on some of the big stories we may have missed over the holiday and what stories will be making headlines in 2018.

Episode 427: Bringing Back Debtor's Prisons

Mar 9, 2018 40:42

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will explain how prosecutors and judges have brought back debtor’s prisons. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories

Episode 426: Say Goodbye To Public Sector Unions

Mar 3, 2018 40:39

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SCOTUS expert, Ian Millhiser, will join us to discuss the case Janus v. AFSCME and why it has the potential to eliminate public sector unions. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories

Episode 425: Creating Laws to Prevent Protesting on the Rise; White Masculinity is Haunting American Life

Feb 24, 2018 41:06

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Zoe Carpenter from The Nation will discuss the laws that have been popping up to put an end to protests in the United States – laws that are a result of the massive Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. And Chauncey DeVega from Salon.com will be here to talk about the growing threat of white, right wing extremists in the US. for the full show, become a member at www.rofpodcast.com

Episode 424: Republican Plan on Gerrymandering Explained

Feb 17, 2018 40:32

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David Daley, from Salon, will talk about recently uncovered documents that explain how Republicans have gerrymandered the country to their benefit. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s biggest news stories

Episode 423: Nunes Memo Impact; Trump's Task Force on Opioids a Dud

Feb 10, 2018 38:31

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Coming up on today’s show we’ll be talking about the latest developments regarding the Nunes memo, and why the narrative surrounding that memo took less than a week to completely fall apart. Farron Cousins in for Sam Seder this week!

Episode 422: Politics Behind The Super Bowl

Feb 3, 2018 45:43

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to break down this week’s State of The Union Address And we’ll talk football on this Superbowl Weekend with Dave Zirin from Edge of Sports and The Nation.

Episode 421: How The DCCC Treats Progressive Candidates

Jan 27, 2018 38:43

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Ryan Grim, from The Intercept, will tell us why candidates that signed up to fight Donald Trump’s Presidency, must get passed The Democratic Party first. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down all the big news stories of the week

Episode 420: The Makeover Behind the Alt-Right

Jan 20, 2018 40:58

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Harvard Professor, Khalil Gibran Muhammed, will join us to discuss how the Alt-Right is using social science to make racism seem respectable. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down all the big news stories of the week

Episode 419: Government Shutdown Looming; DACA; and Trump's Attempt to Undermine Iran Nuke Deal

Jan 13, 2018 40:29

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Trita Parsi, author of Losing an Enemy- Obama Iran and the Triumph of Diplomacy, will join us to discuss the real causes of the protests in Iran. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down all the big news stories of the week

Episode 418: What We Missed With Trump Over The Break; What's Ahead in 2018

Jan 6, 2018 40:37

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Cliff Schecter, from the UnPresidented Podcast, will join us to discuss what we should look for in the mid-term elections later this year. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to catch us up on some of the big stories we may have missed over the holiday and what stories will be making headlines in 2018.

Episode 417: Trump Tax Plan Passes; The Year of The Backlash in Sports

Dec 23, 2017 40:27

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to rundown some of the biggest stories of 2017 And Dave Zirin, from Edge of Sports, will join us to recap what was an amazing year in sports and politics.

Episode 416: Trump's Backs Two Losers in Alabama; The Loss of Black Wealth Under Obama

Dec 16, 2017 40:19

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Ryan Cooper, will stop by to talk about his new report that details the disproportionate loss of black wealth under the Obama administration. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to breakdown the special election in Alabama become a member of the full podcast over at www.rofpodcast.com

Episode 415: Sam Seder's Rollercoaster Week; Being a Failure Can Lead to Whitehouse Job

Dec 9, 2017 42:36

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. And author, Gary Rivlin, will stop by to talk about his new book, “Wall Street's White House: How Gary Cohn Wrecked The Global Economy And Parlayed It Into A White House Job.”

Episode 414: The Internet Isn't Safe...from Politicians!

Dec 2, 2017 41:49

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. And Ryan Singel, from Contextly, will talk about the assault on net neutrality and what happens if the internet lands in the hands of big corporations. go to www.rofpodcast.com and sign up for the full show and help prevent attacks from the Alt-Right on our show.

Episode 413: "Happy Thanksgiving Best of Show!"

Nov 25, 2017 41:21

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Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you're enjoying the holiday. Here is a "best of" show from earlier this year! Voting Rights Expert, Ari Berman, will join us to discuss Donald Trump’s false accusations that millions of people voted illegally and why it could lead to massive voter suppression. Nathalie Baptiste will be here to talk about her latest piece in Mother Jones outlining how Republican plan to slash FEMA Funding.

Episode 412: Alabama Malls Not Safe; The Iron Stache on Helping the Working Class

Nov 18, 2017 40:18

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The Iron Stache, Randy Bryce, joins us to discuss his race against Paul Ryan and what struggles working class American’s face in the midterm elections. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week.

Episode 411: Saudi Royal Purge Enabled by Washington?

Nov 11, 2017 40:31

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Ryan Grim, from The Intercept, will be here to discuss what’s going on with a recent purge in the Saudi Royal Family, and how Washington Corruption may be the cause. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. www.rofpodcast.com to sign up for the full 3 hour show commercial free!

Episode 410: It's Mueller Time! How Michael Moore Flipped a Former Healthcare Executive

Nov 4, 2017 40:55

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Tarbell founder, Wendell Potter, will be here to tell us why Donald Trump hates Michael Moore, and how he used to hate him too. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week.

Episode 409: Holding Money Offshore to Avoid Taxes

Oct 28, 2017 40:46

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. And the Managing Editor of TYT Investigates, Jonathan Larsen, will stop by to fill us in on the republican tax plan to enrich the one percent and the history of repatriation under George W. Bush and how it relates to Trump.

Episode 407: Big Bank Scheme Uncovered

Oct 14, 2017 40:47

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Investigative journalist, David Dayen, will join us to discuss his special investigation, detailing serious misbehavior by JP Morgan during the 2008 financial meltdown Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. www.rofpodcast.com to sign up for the full show, commercial free!

Episode 406: Mass Shooting Continues but What Can Be Done?

Oct 7, 2017 41:27

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to run down the most important news stories from the past week. And law professor, Kyle Logue, will be here to tell us why gun manufacturers are immune to all liability and what would happen if we turned that around.

Episode 405: Politics in Puerto Rico; NFL Players Respond to Trump

Sep 30, 2017 46:17

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Dave Zirin, from Edge of Sports, will explain why Donald Trump’s comments on NFL Players, might just be a cover up tactic for his latest failings. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help break down the important news stories that you may have missed.

Episode 404: How to Reform the Electoral College

Sep 23, 2017 41:29

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Harvard Professor, Lawrence Lessig, will join us to discuss his lawsuit against the electoral college in an effort to make sure everyone’s vote is equal. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help break down the important news stories that you may have missed. www.rofpodcast.com to become a member and get the full 3 hour show commercial free!

Episode 403: What's Going on With Trump's Shady Election Committee

Sep 16, 2017 40:51

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Ari Berman, from Mother Jones, will join us to discuss President Trump’s latest meeting of his “Election Integrity” Committee and how they plan to make it harder for you to vote. Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help break down the important news stories that you may have missed.

Episode 402: Trump tells Dreamers it Was Nice Knowing You, What's Causing Catastrophic Hurricanes

Sep 9, 2017 45:09

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help boil down what was a very busy week in news. And Climate Expert, Doctor Michael E. Mann, will be here to explain why there is a direct relationship between climate change and the catastrophic strength of storms like Harvey and Irma. www.rofpodcast.com to become a member and get the full show, commercial free

Episode 401: Labor Day Best of Show

Sep 2, 2017 39:09

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will join us to outline a big threat that Donald Trump is ignoring and we’ll discuss why Senate Democrats boycotted hearings involving Steve Mnuchin and Tom Price.

Episode 400: Mike Papantonio on his New Book "Law and Vengeance", Figuring our Trump's "Secret" Afghanistan Plan

Aug 26, 2017 39:32

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Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help boil down what was a very busy week in news. And America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio will stop by to talk about his upcoming book, Law and Vengeance, and give us an update on some of the big cases he’s been working on this year. go to www.rofpodcast.com to get the full show and become a member.

Episode 399: Unpacking Charlottesville; EPA Secretly Being Undermined

Aug 19, 2017 39:34

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David Roberts, from Vox, will join us to discuss how EPA head, Scott Pruitt, is secretly dismantling his agency from within. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help boil down what was a very busy week in news. Become a member to get the full show by going to www.rofpodcast.com

Episode 398: Starting a Nuclear War via Twitter, Leaked Report Contradicts Trump Administration

Aug 12, 2017 39:37

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Kert Davies, Executive Director of Climate Investigations Center, will join us to explain why the recently leaked climate report contradicts the Trump Admiration’s position on Global Warming. And, Ring of Fire Online Contributor, Farron Cousins, will join us this week to help rundown the big news stories from this week.

Episode 397: Keeping up with the Trump News Cycle, Big Bank Caught Scamming You of Overdraft Fees

Aug 5, 2017 40:21

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will join us to unpack the latest Wells Fargo Bank scandal and why he thinks they should receive the corporate death penalty. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help boil down what was a very busy week in news.

Episode 396: Trump's Attack on Labor Rights

Jul 29, 2017 40:16

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Sharon Block, former Obama official from the National Labor Relations Board, will be here to explain how Donald Trump is turning back the clock on labor rights. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help boil down what was a very busy week in news.

Episode 395: The Difference Between Trump's Populism and Progressive Populism

Jul 22, 2017 40:19

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Guy Molyneux will join us to explain the difference between Donald Trump’s populist message and the economic populist message of politicians like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week!

Episode 394: The Effect of Trump's Poor Performance at the G 20 Summit and How a Progressive Voting Wave is Hitting the Country

Jul 14, 2017 39:50

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John Nichols from The Nation Magazine will join us to discuss the rise of a strong progressive electoral wave that’s sweeping the country. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week!

Episode 393: "Best of Show" Blow it all up Billionaires and Flashback to The Gorsuch Hearings

Jul 7, 2017 44:21

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Investigative Reporter and New York Times Best Selling Author, Vicky Ward will be here to discuss her amazing new piece, “The Blow-It-All-Up Billionaires.” Ari Berman, from The Nation, will give us his analysis on the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch. We'll be back next week with a brand new show!

Episode 392: World Without America and Healthcare Plan Looks at 4th and Long

Jul 1, 2017 41:12

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Heather Hurlburt will join us to explain the devastating effects of President Trump’s diplomatic strategy with our allies. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week!

Episode 391: Republican's Remain Galvanized, Tax Cuts for a Generation in Healthcare Bill

Jun 24, 2017 40:14

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Former acting administrator at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt, will join us to discuss why Trump Care is nothing more than a secret tax bonanza for the rich. Finally, Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap some of the election results from earlier in the week! Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 390: Trump Failing His Own Class; Republican House Whip Shot: Semi-Automatic Gun Involved

Jun 17, 2017 44:43

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will join us to discuss how President Trump doesn’t make the grade when it comes to getting his homework done. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week!

Episode 389: Payday Lenders Want Free Pass, Hearings Recap

Jun 9, 2017 39:29

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Karl Frisch from Allied Progress will explain how a provision in the Financial Choice Act would “obliterate” any effort to reign in the predatory payday lending industry. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week! Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 388: States Bearing Cost of Opioid Epidemic

Jun 3, 2017 39:26

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America’s Lawyer Mike Papantonio, will be in studio to talk about the opioid epidemic and how his firm is working with state Attorney Generals to help recoup the tremendous cost associated with these painkillers while Big Pharma enjoys record profits. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap the biggest stories of the week! Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 387: Trump Tripping, How Terrorism is Financed

May 26, 2017 39:30

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Counter-terrorism expert and attorney, Gavriel Mairone (May- Rone) will discuss the terrorist attack in Manchester this week and how he’s fighting in the courtroom to cut the funding that promotes terrorism. And Heather “Digby” Parton from Salon, will be here to help me recap Trump's Trip overseas.

Episode 386: Trump's Comey Problem, Why Deficits can be a Good Thing

May 20, 2017 39:29

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Economist Dean Baker will join us to explain why a progressive running for office on the premise of reducing the deficit is a big mistake for regaining control of Congress and eventually the White House. And Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to help me recap the week of madness involving the Trump Whitehouse. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 385: FBI Director Fired, FCC Helping Big Media

May 13, 2017 39:29

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will explain how Donald Trump is making big media companies even bigger. And Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to help me recap the big stories from this past week. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 384: The Legal Episode from Las Vegas!

May 5, 2017 39:29

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Today on Ring of Fire, We’ll hear interviews from last week’s trip to Las Vegas, where I covered the Mass Torts Made Perfect Spring Convention at The Wynn Hotel. Farron Cousins, from Ring of Fire Online, will be here later in the show to get us up to date on the stories he’s been covering for Ring of Fire Online. And Michael Brooks from The Majority Report will be here to rundown some of the biggest news stories of the week. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 383: "Best of" Hate Crimes on The Rise

Apr 29, 2017 38:57

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Mark Potok from the Southern Poverty Law Center will talk about the rising incidents of anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim violence in our country

Episode 382: Can You Throw Someone Off a Plane?

Apr 22, 2017 38:58

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America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, will join us to discuss the legality of pulling the now famous United Airlines Passenger of a plane and the much bigger problem of airline deregulation. And Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to help me recap the big stories from this past week.

Episode 381: Trump Wants to Cut Social Security; Shingles Vaccine and What You Need to Know

Apr 14, 2017 39:32

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Alex Lawson from Social Security Works will tell us about President Trump’s plan to gut Social Security. The Nation’s Zoe Carpenter will explain why Trump is a bigger threat to the environment than we thought. And attorney Troy Bouk will tell us about the dangers that have been associated with the shingles vaccine known as Zostavax. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 380: Jared Kushner To Bring Peace in The Middle East? LOL!!!

Apr 8, 2017 39:32

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Josh Holland, from the Nation, on the strategy to filibuster Supreme Court Nominee, Neil Gorsuch And Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to talk Jared Kushner's trip to Iraq. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 379: High Drug Prices Explained; Republican's Lame Legislation Efforts

Mar 31, 2017 39:11

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Investigative Journalist, David Dayen, will join us to uncover the hidden monopolies that raise drug prices. And Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to help me recap the big stories from this past week. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 378: Listen Liberal's Thomas Frank and What We Learned in the Comey Hearings

Mar 25, 2017 39:09

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We’ll catch up with The Great Thomas Frank, and get his thoughts on what it’s like living in the Age of Trump. And Michael Brooks from The Majority Report will be here to rundown some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Episode 377: Miserable Roll Out of Trumpcare, Vault 7 Document Dump

Mar 18, 2017 39:23

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Ring of Fire Contributor, Josh Gay, will join Mike Papantonio to talk about the latest Wikileak document dump known as “Vault 7.” And Sam Seder and Heather “Digby” Parton will be here to recap the big stories from this past week.

Episode 376: The Deregulation Scam; Trump's Stunning Accusation

Mar 11, 2017 39:20

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Investigative Journalist David Dayen, will fill us in on a couple of big stories he’s been writing about involving the real purpose behind deregulation. Ring of Fire Online’s, Farron Cousins will join us to talk about some of the big Trump Stories of the week. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!

Episode 375: Russia Debate, Media Gets Trump Congressional Address Wrong

Mar 4, 2017 39:50

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“America’s Lawyer” Mike Papantonio will join me to give us his take on the recent attempt by the Trump Administration to crack down on leaks. Heather “Digby” Parton will help analyze Trump’s address to Congress from earlier in the week. Subscribe to our podcast to get the full show. Just go to www.rofpodcast.com sign up!