The Agenda: Friday December 19, 2014

Today’s Agenda

Guests

  • Guest Host / Co-Host: Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works & Owner, WeActRadio
  • Joe Strupp, Investigative Reporter, Media Matters for America

The Agenda: Thursday December 18, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • US to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba
  • Alan Gross freed from Cuba prison, returned to US
  • Sony cancels plans to release The Interview citing terrorist threats
  • Jeb Bush and 2016
  • Gov. Cuomo announces NY will ban fracking

Guests

  • Guest Co Host: Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works & Owner, WeActRadio
  • Alana Semuels, Staff Writer, The Atlantic
  • Marianne Levine, labor and employment reporter for POLITICO
  • Ben-Zion Ptashnik, Fmr Vermont State Sen. and Truthout Contributor
  • Carolyn Fiddler, Political Communications Director, Atlas Project
  • Tony Woods, US Army Veteran, Former White House Fellow, Progressive Advocate
  • Adam Smith, Communications Director, Public Campaign

The Agenda: Tuesday December 16, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Democrats divided on their path to 2016
  • Senate to move ahead on key nominations
  • Sydney hostage crisis update: Gunman and 2 hostages dead
  • Taliban attack military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Families of nine killed in Newtown file lawsuit against maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle

Guests

  • David Cunningham, Professor of Sociology, Brandeis
  • Christian Dorsey, Director of External and Government Affairs at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI)
  • Heather Hurlburt, Director of New Models of Policy Change and Senior Fellow at New America, Senior Fellow for National Security at Human Rights First

The Agenda: Monday December 15, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Government spending bill passed Senate by a 56 to 40 vote, heads to Obama for signature
  • Omnibus bill and its impact on immigration
  • Hostage situation in Sydney, Australia appears to be linked to ISIS
  • Dick Cheney on Meet the Press discussing torture report

Guests

  • Suki Kim, Author, Without You There Is No Us
  • Kathleen Frydl, author of the books The GI Bill and The Drug Wars in America
  • Elise Foley, Immigration and Politics Reporter at Huffington Post.

The Agenda: Friday December 12, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • This Sunday marks two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School
  • CRomnibus spending bill
  • CIA Director John Brennan discusses the torture report
  • DOJ has until Dec. 16th to decide whether or not to subpoena New York Times reporter James Risen
  • UN climate talks in Peru are winding down
  • Congressional staffers walk out in solidarity with “hands up don’t shoot” demonstrators nationwide
  • California storm causes flooding, blackouts, closes schools and businesses

Guests

  • Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
  • Daniella Gibbs Leger, Senior Vice President for Communications & Strategy, Center for American Progress
  • Alex Lawson, Executive Director, Social Security Works & Owner of WeActRadio
  • Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist & Partner at Bullfight Strategies

The Agenda: Thursday December 11, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • CIA torture report
  • Will congress pass the spending bill?
  • NFL has a revised personal conduct policy
  • Michigan lawmakers want burning tires to be considered a form of ‘renewable energy’
  • Kentucky has withdrawn its offer of tax breaks for Ark project

Guests

  • Rev. Wanda Johnson, Board of Directors of the Oscar Grant Foundation, a resource for at-risk youth
  • Liz Rose, Communications Director, Economic Policy Institute
  • Chuck Rocha, Democratic Strategist & President, Solidarity Strategies
  • Neil Sroka, Communications Director, Democracy for America

The Agenda: Wednesday December 10, 2014

Today’s Agenda

  • Analysis of the CIA torture report
  • Lawmakers reach agreement on $1.1 trillion spending bill
  • The Supreme Court rules 9-0 that workers cannot claim compensation for time spent undergoing screening

Guests