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This week on Ring of Fire, America’s favorite populist Jim Hightower will be joining us to talk about the growing racist tones that are taking over politics in Texas, as well as the rampant racism in the tea party movement. 

 

Former Mother Jones publisher Jay Harris will stop by to tell us what’s gone wrong with the American media, and where we can turn to still get rational, meaningful news. 

 

Seth Shostak, Chief astronomer from the SETI institute, will be here to tell us about the ongoing search for extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe, and you might be surprised by what he’s found…

 

Congressman Chris Van Hollen will be here to tell us how he and Senator Chuck Schumer are working to undo the devastating effects of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case, which allows corporations to pour as much money into political campaigns as they would like. 

 

Attorney Aaron Watson will be here to tell us about the dangers of supposedly non-lethal Taser stun guns, and we’ll take a look at the police officers who are abusing them.

 

And as always, we’ll be looking at all the news that the corporate-controlled media refuses to cover.

 

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced