The Matthew Filipowicz Show

Coming up on today’s show, we have Thomas Gokey from Strike Debt here to discuss how the Occupy affiliated group is buying up and abolishing debt in a program called Rolling Jubilee.

We also have comedian and filmmaker Negin Farsad back on the show to give us her take on the ridiculous fiscal cliff negotiations and to discuss how she was recently named a Ted fellow.

We'll also discuss the Kate and my visit to Omaha, how my childhood church would rather promote anti-gay and anti-women policies than promote helping the poor, and how an Oklahoma judge sentenced someone to go to church for ten years.

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The show is off today as we are on the road back from Omaha.  As such, today we are running the Best of The Matthew Filipowicz Show with some of our favorite interviews, stories, and sketches!

Coming up on today’s best of show, we have journalist John Knefel here to discuss how the government is making it up as the go along at the trials at Guantanamo Bay.

We also have artist Molly Crabapple here to discuss her new book on austerity and unrest in Greece that she co-authored with Laurie Penny, Discordia.

We'll also discuss what progressives can learn from the Chicago Teachers Union strike victory.

Our writer-performer today is Bob Rok.

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The show is off today for the holiday.  As such, today and Tuesday, we are running the Best of The Matthew Filipowicz Show with some of our favorite interviews, stories, and sketches!

Coming up on today’s best of show, we have Professor Noam Chomsky here to discuss the balance of electoral politics and activism.

We have Kade Crockford from the ACLU of Massachusetts here to talk about what we know about Trapwire, and the problems with for-profit companies partnering with the government to spy on Americans.

We'll also discuss the death of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner who had been cleared for release 3 years ago.

Our writer-performer today is Tim Grimes.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have independent journalist Rania Khalek here to discuss the horror that is occurring in Israel's assault on Gaza.

We also have Josh Eidelson back on the show to give us an update on the upcoming Black Friday Walmart Strikes.

We'll also discuss how the mainstream media barely covered 3,000 people marching on the White House to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, Texas police running over and pepper spraying members of the Tar Sands Blockade, SUNY Buffalo getting rid of its Fracking Institute, and how a private prison company is partnering with gangs to save money on security guards.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Ari Berman from the Nation Magazine back on the show to recap what happened on election day in terms of the GOP's War on Voting, and to discuss how the Supreme Court may gut the Voting Rights Act.

We also have comedian and filmmaker Katie Halper back on the show to give us her take on last week's election.

We'll also discuss how many states are threatening to secede after Barack Obama's reelection and what the David Petraeus scandal shows us about our broken security state.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Gaius Publius from AmericaBlog here to discuss how the leaked memo revealing what Barack Obama was willing to cut in the Grand Bargain should have us very worried about the supposed Fiscal Cliff.

We also have Jamie Henn from 350.Org back on the show to discuss how Bill McKibben's Do The Math Tour is drawing attention to the desperate problem of climate change and the need to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.

We'll also discuss Occupy Wall Street buying up and abolishing debt with Rolling Jubilee, how the Red Cross is referring donations to Occupy Sandy Boston, and how the CEO of Papa John's Pizza is a horrible human being.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have filmmaker Eugene Jarecki here to talk about his new documentary on the drug war, The House I Live In.

We also have Ron Seifert from the Tar Sands Blockade back on the show to give us an update on those putting their bodies on the line to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline.

We'll also discuss what progressives should focus on now that the election is over, Bill O'Reilly lamenting the fall of white America, Donald Trump calling for a revolution, and more.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Sarah Jaffe back on the show to discuss how community groups and Occupy Wall Street are helping out victims of Hurricane Sandy in the outer boroughs of New York.

We also have author Chris Stedman here to talk about his new book, Faitheist: How An Atheist Found Common Ground With The Religious.

We'll also discuss the how my wife and I met some Occupy Sandy folks at a friend's wedding, how a judge has ruled that the DEA can place cameras on your property without a warrant and the fact that it's Election Day!  If you have any trouble at the polls, call 866-OUR-VOTE.

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Our writer-performer today is Tim Grimes.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Zach Roberts back on the show to discuss how the Koch Brothers are working with right wing religious groups to target voters.

We also have author KC Boyd here to talk about her new novel, Being Christian.

We'll also discuss Jill Stein being arrested while delivering supplies to the Keystone Tarsands Blockade, the Romney campaign's disturbing poll watcher training in Wisconsin, Michael "Heckofa Job Brownie" Brown saying Obama is moving too fast with his hurricane response and how to get prepare for election day.

Support the show with a click of the mouse!  Donate a post on your Twitter or Facebook today!

Remember, you can subscribe and podcast the show for free on iTunes and at www.matthewf.net.  You can follow the show on Twitter and Facebook.  You call the listener hotline at 617-855-TMFS.  You can support the show by becoming a member.  We have new shows every Tuesday and Thursday.

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