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The Zero Hour with RJ Eskow

Humanity is at a turning point. This is a critical moment on many important fronts. From economic crises to the future of evolution, from spiritual upheavals to scientific breakthroughs, from the fate of democracy to the survivability of the planet itself … this is The Zero Hour. The Zero Hour is a nationally-syndicated, progressive radio & TV show hosted by Richard 'RJ" Eskow. Sponsored by Social Security Works. Produced by We Act Radio. ZH is available on AppleTV, DirectTV, Dish, Roku and online.  

Full Episodes

Cop City: Atlanta’s Fight is Our Fight; and, Merck Pharma Bros Fight For Greed

This week's episode features Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr., President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, reporting from Atlanta on the racial and environmental imperatives to #StopCopCity. Then, Merith Basey. Executive Director of Patients for Affordable Drugs, is back to expose how Merck is trying to protect its own greedy bottom line with a recent lawsuit.

The New Big Brother App, Made in the USA; and, How the World Sees Ukraine's War

This week's episode features Grayzone reporter Anya Parampil discussing the dystopian "governance in an app" that is being deployed in Ukraine. Then, CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin returns to discuss the global push for peace in Ukraine

Marianne Williamson's 21st c. Economic Bill of Rights; and, A Path to Turn NC Blue

This week's episode features author and Democratic presidential candidate Marianne Williamson talking about her campaign,, how it is portrayed, and her campaign's vision for a 21st c. Economic Bill of Rights. Richard is then joined by Anderson Clayton, Chair of the North Carolina Democratic Party, to dive into how Democrats can reach rural voters and her vision of how the Democratic Party can be a party of service in communities across the state.

New York's Climate Bill; and, How to Debate a Conservative

This week's episode features Guardian US reporters Dharna Noor and Aliya Uteuova on New York's recent climate legislation and what it means for the rest of the country -- and the world. Then, Nathan J. Robinson returns to discuss his new book "Responding to the Right".

An Update From Ukraine; and, The Phone Fiscal Crisis

This week's episode features Anatol Lieven, Director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft, discussing his recent visit and the state of affairs in Ukraine. Then, Prof. Richard Wolff returns to expose the false economic alternatives presented to fix today's "debt crisis"

The Truth About Social Security; and, What the West Needs To Know About Pakistan

This week's episode features Kathleen Romig (Director of Social Security and Disability Policy at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities) discussing the realities about who is getting older and whose benefits would be cut under current proposals. Then, Poverty Alleviation Activist & Geopolitical Analyst Haeder Mehdi joins to expose what's going on in Pakistan and what the West needs to know.

Free Assange: Journalism Is Not A Crime; and, Prof. Wolff on The Real Dangers of A.I.

This week's episode features journalist and author Kevin Gosztola discussing his new book "Guilty of Journalism: The Political Case Against Julian Assange". Then, Prof. Wolff is back to discuss how we're thinking about "A.I." all wrong.

Radical Self Care as a Political Act;; and, Battling the Billionaires and Their Paid Lackeys

This week's episode features guest host Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts in discussion with Rebecca Vallas, Off-Kilter host and Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation, about what "self care" really is -- and why it's essential to building a political revolution. Then, Social Security Works Executive Director Alex Lawson returns to expose how the billionaires are trying to steal our hard-earned benefits.

What Really Happened Last Tuesday

Richard Eskow breaks down what really happened on Election Day in the United States.

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