The Matthew Filipowicz Show

The show is off this week for the holidays.  As such, we are running the Best of The Matthew Filipowicz Show with some of our favorite interviews, stories, and sketches!  All of us at the show hope you have a great holiday season and a happy progressive new year!

Coming up on today’s best of 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 negotiations.

We also have journalist Sarah Jaffe back on the show to discuss how community groups and Occupy Wall Street are helping out victims of super storm Sandy in the outer boroughs of New York.

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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The show is off this week for the holidays.  As such, we are running the Best of The Matthew Filipowicz Show with some of our favorite interviews, stories, and sketches!  All of us at the show hope you have a great holiday season and a happy progressive new year!

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

We also have artist and author Anne Elizabeth Moore back on the show to discuss her new book on Cambodia, Hip Hop Apsara.

We'll also discuss journalists arrested at the Tar Sands Blockade, how FOIA requests are being outsourced to companies like CACI International, and President Obama's confusing and ridiculous comments about civil liberties.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Boots Riley from the hip hop group the Coup here to discuss art, activism and his new album, Sorry To Bother You.

We also have Kade Crockford from the ACLU of Massachusetts back on the show to give us an update on the privacy harvesting NCTC and the Disposition Matrix kill list.

We'll also discuss how how President Barack Obama has offered to cut Social Security and give the rich a tax cut in the bogus fiscal cliff negotiations and what we can do to stop it.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have the Reverend Billy Talen from the Church of Stop Shopping here to discuss how we need to treat the climate crisis like it's The End of The World.

We also have Amanda Marcotte here to discuss the domestic violence case against Congressman Jim Moran's son, Patrick, and the wingnut response to it.

We'll also discuss how despite what the NRA and the right wing tells you, there are things we can do to help pass common sense gun laws after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have journalist Beau Hodai back on the show to discuss his article for PR Watch and Prison Legal News on how a for-profit prison corporation, CCA, is participating in high school drug sweeps.

We also have David Waldman from Daily Kos and Kagro In The Morning back on the show to give us an update on filibuster reform in the Senate.

We'll also discuss how Republicans in Michigan rushed through anti-union legislation and made Michigan a "Right To Work" for less state.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have FireDogLake's Kevin Gosztola here to give us a report from Bradley Manning's Unlawful Pretrial Punishment hearing at Fort Meade.

We also have Greg Kaufmann from the Nation Magazine's This Week In Poverty back on the show to discuss how the poor are facing a real fiscal cliff when it comes to the expiration on unemployment insurance.

We'll also discuss the horrible Democratic capitulation trial balloon being floated on raising the Medicare age from 65 to 67, and how the Democrats may still give the rich a tax cut.

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Our writer/performer today was Tim Grimes.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Bryce Covert back on the show to discuss how poor women and children are the most likely to be hurt by the austerity in the fiscal cliff negotiations.

We also have Josh Stearns from Free Press back on the show to discuss how Barack Obama's FCC appears close to breaking a promise on media ownership rules and consolidation.

We'll also discuss how Stenny Hoyer is signaling a Democratic capitulation with the social safety net, how Vince Vaughn is partnering with Glenn Beck, how one out of four Republicans wants to secede, and how Blackwater, now called Academi, has received a new 22 million dollar contract from the US government.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Les Leopold back on the show to discuss how Wall Street has been spared being a part of the bogus Fiscal Cliff negotiations.

We also have comedian Lee Camp back on the show to discuss how Occupy Sandy, Rolling Jubilee, and how he's giving away his first comedy album for free.

We'll also discuss how President Obama's likely choice for Secretary of State, Susan Rice, has millions of dollars invested in the Keystone XL Pipeline company Transcanada, Tarsands Blockade activists barricading themselves inside the actual pipe, and how temperatures are rising faster than expected.

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Remember, you can subscribe and podcast the show for free on iTunes, Sticher 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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