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May 4, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 2

The term is used often, but what is rape culture? This hour, Angie is joined by Chloe Angyal, editor at Feministing, and Donna L. Potts, professor at Kansas State University and chair of the Assembly of State Conferences for the American Association of University Professors, to discuss what rape culture is, what and who we should be teaching about sex and consent, if institutions do enough to help victims and whether we can change our culture.

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E. Coli, Pesticides, Food Inspectors, oh my!

May 4, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

This hour, Angie is joined by author and blogger Jill Richardson and food poisoning attorney Bill Marler to talk about resilient pesticides, how close food inspection organizations are to pesticide companies (and whether that makes them as effectual as they should be) and who is benefiting from the new Ag-Gag laws.

Plus, Angie's demented sidekick Buttercup (GottaLaff) stops by to tell Angie about the perfect baby shower gift, Mark Sanford's new gig as posterboy for an online dating site and obstructionism confirmed by a member of the GOP.

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Money Out, People In: Publicly Funded Elections

April 27, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

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What is Appropriate National Press Coverage of a Local Violent Crime?

April 20, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

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"LSD Found Me": The Life and Times of Albert Hofmann

April 20, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 2

Albert Hofmann called LSD his "problem child," but what do you know about LSD and the circumstances under which it was created? This hour, Angie is joined in studio by Lucius Werthmüller and Dieter Hagenbach, authors of Mystic Chemist: The Life of Albert Hofmann and his Discovery of LSD to learn about who Albert Hofmann was, consciousness expansion, why LSD's popularity among social movements of the 60's and 70's affected its perception and legality and how Timothy Leary figures into the story.

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This Week's Stories Out of D.C. Analyzed

April 13, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 2

Angie spends this hour with Dave Johnson and Richard Eskow (both from The Campaign for America's Future) in a panel discussion on gun control, deficit hysteria, the recent settlements for those who were illegally foreclosed upon and whether or not they believe politicans make moves based on what the people want.

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The Breakdown

 

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D.C. on TV

April 13, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

This hour, Angie is joined by The New Yorker's television critic Emily Nussbaum, to explore the depiction of Washington and politics on tv, whether accuracy is important and which shows have the strongest political messages. Then Mary Elizabeth Williams and Angie discuss the reaction to the death of Margaret Thatcher and how much is too much when expressing feelings about a person's death.

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"Starting small, building big": Mobilizing Against the Right

April 6, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 2

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"Lighting a Fuse to the Biggest Carbon Bomb"

April 6, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

Angie returns for an hourlong discussion on the Keystone XL Pipeline. First, she is joined by Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones to find out who the key players are when it comes to Keystone, what concerns we should have about the pipeline and to discuss what approving the pipeline would say about Obama and his stance on climate change. Then, George Zornick of The Nation stops in to explain tar sands, what we know (and don't know) about the oil being moved through the pipeline and when he thinks a decision will be made.

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Politics You Can Dance To

March 30, 2013
In Deep with Angie Coiro
Hour 1

This hour, guest host Peter B. Collins takes a look at socially conscious music. He is joined in studio by music legend Country Joe McDonald, who shares his history of "protest music" and  its ties to the labor movement, the difference between good music and propaganda and the art and political protest of hip hop music. Then, Alex Seitz-Wald, political reporter at Salon, joins Peter B. to share how the modern hip hop scene is evolving into a less homophobic place.

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