The Matthew Filipowicz Show

Coming up on today’s show, we have Tracy Weitz from Advancing New Standards In Reproductive Health here to discuss their new study finding that abortions are just as safe when performed by nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified mid-wives as when performed by physicians.

We also have Tyler Zimmer from the Occupied Chicago Tribune here to discuss the real effects of austerity when it comes to CTA fare hikes and service cuts.

We'll also discuss how the economy is heading into a double dip recession due to the lack of government spending and austerity.

Our writer-performer today is Tim Grimes.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have journalist Melissa Gira Grant here to talk about her latest article, The War On Sex Workers.

We also have Cliff Schecter back on the show to give us an update on gun control legislation and GOP gerrymandering.

We'll also discuss the fact that Harry Reid and certain Senate Democrats flat out refused to reform the filibuster.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Professor Lawrence Lessig here to discuss the corrupting influence of money in politics and what we can do to stop it.

We also have journalist Steve Horn here to discuss Barack Obama's EPA censoring a damning report on hydro-fracking.

We'll also discuss Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman flip flopping and approving the Nebraska portion of the TransCanada Keystone pipeline, the Sierra Club saying it will engage in civil disobedience to stop it, and Virginia Republicans sneaking through a gerrymandering vote to disenfranchise voters on Inauguration Day.

Our writer-performer today is Frank Chow.

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Coming up on today’s show, on the 40th anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade we have Lynn Paltrow from the National Advocates For Pregnant Women here to discuss a shocking new study on the arrests and forced interventions of pregnant women since 1973.

We also have journalist and activist Joshua Eaton back on the show to discuss the rash of self immolation that's occurring in Tibet.

We'll also discuss five people getting shot at Gun Appreciation Day events, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker celebrating the Roe anniversary by declaring it Protect Life Day, Barack Obama's Inauguration Day speech, and how we must remember to honor the entire legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, including the fact that the FBI sent him a letter telling him to commit suicide.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have writer and radio host Molly Knefel here to discuss what the New York City bus strike can teach us about the real impact of austerity.

We also have journalist Antonia Juhasz back on the show to discuss the new war for Afghanistan's untapped oil.

We'll also discuss how while it's positive that we're discussing the epidemic of gun violence in the US, turning schools into armed camps is not the answer.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Medea Benjamin from Code Pink here to talk about how John Brennan's connection to drones, assassinations, rendition, and torture should disqualify him from being President Obama's pick to head the CIA.

We also have Mac McClelland from Mother Jones Magazine back on the show to discuss the epidemic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder spreading from returning veterans to their families.

We'll also discuss the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz and our how our horrific and corrupt multi-tiered justice system contributed to it.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have radio host Shannyn Moore back on the show to give us an update on the grounding of the Shell oil drilling rig near Kodiak, Alaska.

We also have Guardian senior reporter Ian Cobain here to talk about his new book, the Secret History Of Torture.

We'll also discuss reports that the head of the EPA is stepping down due to President Obama's plan to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, Massachusetts student activists gluing themselves together in a TransCanada office to protest the pipeline, how the rise in sea levels will displace 187 million people in the next 100 years, and the damning Media Matters report on how climate change got 8 total minutes of airtime on the Sunday talk shows in all of 2012.

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Coming up on today’s show, we have Gaius Publius from AmericaBlog back on the show to discuss what we have to worry about in the next round of fiscal negotiations.

We also have Rania Khalek back on the show to discuss how the US media falsely portrays rape culture as a foreign problem as evidenced by coverage of the Steubenville and India rape cases.

We'll also discuss a New York judge ruling that President Obama does not have to reveal why he believes can assassinate American citizens without a trial as well as the renewal of the NDAA and FISA.

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Happy New Year, everybody!  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 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 activist and independent journalist Laura Gottesdiener here to discuss the horrific costs and consequences of placing prisoners in solitary confinement.

We'll also discuss how many states are threatening to secede after Barack Obama's reelection.

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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 Robert Naiman from Just Foreign Policy joining us from Pakistan where he is trying to draw attention to the U.S.'s horrific drone strike policy.

We also have Karen Higgens from National Nurses United here to talk about the coalition working to bring the Robin Hood Tax to the United States.

We'll also discuss Bill O'Reilly lamenting the fall of white America, Donald Trump calling for a revolution, and more.

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, 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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