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Jeff Santos Show 5/21/15

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GUESTS FOR THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015: Congress' Mad Rush Before The Memorial Day Break! Rare Thursday Visit From Rona Fried! How much damage are the Republicans going to do with the hasty votes they are trying to complete before the week is over and they head home for Memorial Day? The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? Renewing NSA spying - are we collecting bulk phone data or not? What are YOU anticipating?

- John Businger, former MA state Rep (D-Brookline, serving for 28 years!) and chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link

- Jerry Austin, award-winning political consultant and Campaign Manager for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign.

- Rona Fried, founder of SustainableBusiness.com with the latest environmental and green economy news. We usually talk with Rona on Wednesdays, but this week, we're doing "Green Day Thursday!"

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/20/15

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GUESTS FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2015: Looking At The 2016 Democratic Contenders! David Letterman's Last Day! The Strategists & TPP Warren-Obama Rift! Covering a lot of 2016 politics today with everyone from MSNBC political reporter Alex Seitz-Wald to the strategists. What are the implications of President Obama's public fight with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for the race? We'll also talk about David Letterman on his last day(!) with Boston Globe TV Critic Matthew Gilbert and consider the significance of his show and his long career as the reigning leader of late night TV - after his beginnings as a weatherman and stand-up comedian. One thing for sure - David Letterman loves the Rock and Roll music and has given thousands of performers and bands a boost by having them on the show! What has David Letterman meant to you?)

- Alex Seitz-Wald MSNBC Political Reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Democratic field in the 2016 Presidential Primaries. We'll look at the Clinton campaign, the current challenges with the email account inquiries, and also take a look at how the rest of the field is shaping up, with Senator Bernie Sanders and others joining the race.

- The Strategists!, Jerry Austin, award-winning political consultant and Campaign Manager for the Rev. Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign, together with Brad Bannon political pollster, strategist, commentator and blogger for USNews, and long-time political operator and former Carter Administration staffer Earl Bender.

- Matthew Gilbert, TV Critic for the Boston Globe will talk with Jeff about David Letterman's last night tonight as a talk show host and how he upended the late-night genre!

- Jim Warren, Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News and former Managing Editor for the Chicago Tribune. On the topic of the continuing battle between President Obama and Senator Warren over the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP). The President is on the side of Mitch McConnell on this one, which has progressives rattled and seriously questioning the President's motives.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/19/15

GUESTS FOR TUESDAY MAY 19, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren...and More "Mad Men" Political Parallels! The Return of "Teacher Tuesday"! What's on YOUR mind this Tuesday?....Join the Conversation!

- Raphael J Sonenshein Executive Director of of the Edmund G “Pat" Brown Institute for Public Affairs at California State University LA.

- John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine and co-author of the book Dollarocracy, How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. John was traveling yesterday, so he's joining Jeff on Tuesday, instead of his usual Monday at 3:34pm ET time slot! Check out his latest posts at the Nation HERE.

- Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, specializing in the areas of National Security, Middle East politics and terrorism.

- The Teacher Tuesday segment returns to The Jeff Santos Show with guests, "badass Teachers" Marla Kilfoyle and Jamy Brice Hyde!

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/18/15

GUESTS FOR MONDAY MAY 18, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Looking At The History & Themes Of AMC's "Mad Men" & The Tsarnaev Verdict! Also...What To Do About Amtrak, With Gov Ed Rendell! Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to cause the Amtrak train derailment last week. The New York Times reported yesterday that it appears that 3 trains (including the fated Philadelphia train) were hit by some sort of thrown object, such as a large rock. Could that have played a part in the accident? What do YOU think? And what about that Waco shooting? What's on YOUR mind this Monday?

- Terry O'Neill, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW). Last time Terry O'Neill was on the show, we looked at the theme of sexism and standing up to the establishment - through the lens of Jeff's favorite TV Show, AMC's Mad Men. We're taking advantage of Terry's historical expertise to look at American society in the early 1970's. We'll also look at Senator Elizabeth Warren - her ideas and influence on the 2016 political races & recent battle with President Obama over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement.

- Ed Rendell, Former Pennsylvania Governor from 2003-2011. He is currently a partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP and has been a contributing news analyst for NBC and MSNBC. He was the Mayor of Philadelphia from 1992-2000 and served as Chair of the DNC during the 2000 Presidential election. He'll talk about last week's Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia and the country's great need for infrastructure investments.

- Earl Bender, President of Avenel Associates, political strategist at Totten Communications and regular contributor to the Jeff Santos Show. Convicted "Boston Marathon Bomber" Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was given the death penalty last week, at the end of a lengthy sentencing phase in which Sister Helen Prejean even testified on behalf of the Tsarnaev defense team and against sentencing the young bomber to death. Earl Bender has been a long-time anti-Capital Punishment advocate and has contributed expert testimony on the subject on many occasions.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/14/15 - Live from the Magic Shop!

GUESTS FOR THURSDAY MAY 14, 2015: Very excited to be broadcasting live today from The Magic Shop recording studio, deep in the heart of SoHo in New York City. The Magic Shop was featured on Dave Grohl's HBO Series Sonic Highways, where the Foo FIghters wrote and recorded their new song "I Am A River". And an amazing interview with former Pennsylvania Representative Patrick Murphy who was on the Philadelphia train that derailed and actually went into hero mode to rescue fellow passengers in the Food Car, where he was.

- Steve Rosenthal, owner and founder of the legendary Magic Shop recording studio where we are broadcasting from today. Aside from being a Grammy winning recording studio, a big part of the work being done at The Magic Shop involves audio restoration, including the Alan Lomax collection which is now at the Library of Congress!

- Former Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) who was on his way home from D.C. where he was advocating for veterans' issues when he was caught in the food car of the derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia. Rep. Murphy who is a veteran of the first Iraq War went into action mode, even though he had been thrown himself and banged his head, and smashed windows to help people get off the train and aided wounded passengers before tending to his own injuries! A true hero!

- Rona Fried, founder of SustainableBusiness.com with the latest environmental and green economy news. We usually talk with Rona on Wednesdays, but today is "Green Day Thursday!"

- Herb Boyd, journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/12/15

GUESTS FOR TUESDAY MAY 12, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: TPP Fast Track Debate Today! The Brady Football Kerfuffle! AND... Election Politics With Brad Bannon! Congress is debating Fast Track authority for negotiating the TPP today - Senate Democrats have threatened to filibuster if it is approved... We're also still hashing out the Tom Brady penalty from the NFL; do you think it was an appropriate penalty? Should he have been punished in the first place. Where do YOU stand? Join the Conversation! Call toll-free on 844-3-SANTOS (844-372-6867)!

- Lori Wallach, Director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch since 1995.

Recent Public Citizens post on the TPP: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Job Loss, Lower Wages and Higher Drug Prices.

- Joe Sullivan, Boston Globe Assistant Managing Editor and editor of the Sports Page, to talk about - what else? - Tom Brady and deflategate.

- Joe Sestak, Former Pennsylvania Congressman and Retired 3-Star Navy Admiral who is currently running for Senate in Pennsylvania in the 2016 election against incumbent Pat Toomey. More info at JoeSestak.com. Congressman Sestak joins Jeff to talk about his campaign and new book, Walking in Your Shoes to Restore the American Dream.

- Brad Bannon, CEO, Bannon Communications Research, a Democratic political consulting and polling firm. You can read Brad's commentaries at www.USNews.com. Brad joins Jeff a day early to check in on 2016 Election politics and other news. What will the impact of the President's public battle with Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warrenbe? Is it splitting people in the Democratic Party?

And YOUR Calls too!

Jeff Santos Show 5/11/15

GUESTS FOR MONDAY MAY 11, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Jeff Talks With Monday Regulars: Nichols, Businger & Bender!..Join the Conversation!

- John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine and co-author of the book Dollarocracy, How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. John joins the Jeff Santos Show every Monday. Check out his latest posts at the Nation HERE.

- John Businger, former MA state Rep (D-Brookline, serving for 28 years!) and chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link

- Earl Bender, President of Avenel Associates, political strategist at Totten Communications and regular contributor to the Jeff Santos Show.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 5/8/15

GUESTS FOR FRIDAY MAY 8, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: A Look At 2016 Races With DFA Exec Dir Charles Chamberlain!
What's on YOUR mind this Friday?...Join the Conversation!

- Charles Chamberlain, Executive Director of Democracy For America (DFA), where he "leads the strategic direction" of DFA's efforts in training and growing grass roots democracy for Progressive candidates in the United States.

- Annie Linskey, National Political Reporter for the Boston Globe shares her thoughts on the early days of the Hillary Clinton campaign.

- Craig Button, Hockey Analyst for NHL On The Fly and TSN in Canada; From 2000-2003 he was Vice President & General Manager of the Calgary Flames (who came within 1 game of the Stanley Cup in 2004). After leaving the Flames, Button served as a Scout for the Toronto Maple Leafs...with a look at the NHL Playoffs as the Montreal Canadiens are eliminated and things begin to narrow down. Who's looking good for the cup this year? Who are YOU rooting for?

And Your Calls too...!

Jeff Santos Show 5/7/15

GUESTS FOR THURSDAY MAY 7, 2015: The Rev Jesse Jackson & Gov Michael Dukakis - TOGETHER! Transportation Thursday! And Of Course Herb Boyd Too!
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- The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. and Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis - 1988 Presidential Campaign rivals - TOGETHER ON THE Jeff Santos Show for a very rare and special interview. Both of these men have many thoughts on how to rebuild and revitalize America's cities and turn the economy around.

- John Businger, former MA state Rep (D-Brookline, serving for 28 years!) and chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link.

- Herb Boyd, journalist, educator, author, and activist based in New York. His articles appear regularly in the "Amsterdam News", and have won him three 1st-place awards from the New York Association of Black Journalists. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle.

And Your Calls too...!

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Jeff Santos Show 5/6/14

GUESTS FOR WEDNESDAY MAY 6, 2015: Green Day Wednesday With Rona Fried! The Strategists Look At Bernie Sanders! A lot of hubbub with the NFL reporting that New England Patriots' Quarterback, Tom Brady, was aware of the deflating of the footballs during the playoffs - should the Patriots lose the Superbowl? And getting back to politics, are you with Bernie Sanders all the way? Or are you rooting for Hillary? another candidate?...Who would YOU like to see enter the race for President?

- Rona Fried, founder of SustainableBusiness.com with the latest environmental and green economy news.

- The Strategists!, Jerry Austin is on vakay this week, but Brad and Earl are here! The Strategists! minus one: Brad Bannon political pollster, strategist, commentator and blogger for USNews and Earl Bender, long-time political strategist & former Carter Administration staffer.

- Jim Warren, Washington D.C. Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News and former Managing Editor for the Chicago Tribune. He's going to be announcing some interesting work he'll be doing.... stay tuned!

And Your Calls too...!

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