2012-08-25 11:22:00

AlterNet Radio: Meet the Man Trying to Send Paul Ryan Looking for a Job; Abortion Politics; Rise of the Authoritarians

This week on the AlterNet Radio Hour we speak with Rob Zerban, who's running the first real challenge Paul Ryan's faced for his House seat. 

The we're joined by Nancy Cohen, author of Delirium: the Politics of Sex in America, to talk about the GOP's dramatic lurch towards the 1950s on reproductive rights.

Finally, UNC-Chapel Hill scholar Jonathan Weiler, co-author of Authoritarianism and Polarization in American Politics. Jonathan, with co-author Mark Hetherington have researched the rise of the authoritarians, and how it has effected our increasingly nasty political divide.

If you're in Washington, DC, you can tune into the show at 6 pm EST at 1480 AM. If you're anywhere else, you can stream it live at We Act Radio, and if you miss it, check back later for a podcast. 

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