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This week on Ring of Fire: Senator Al Franken will be joining us to discuss his role in the United States Senate.

Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos, will be here to talk about the dysfunctional state of American politics, and what progressives can do to help fix our broken Congress.

Jared Bernstein, former chief economist and economic adviser to vice president Joe Biden, will tell us how the Obama Administration’s economic policies have prevented our economy from taking another nose dive.

Radio host Shannyn Moore will be joining me to talk about the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska that is threatening to destroy vital habitats for Alaskan salmon.

And author Justin Krebs will be joining us to talk about how we can use our liberal values in ways that go far beyond voting and campaigning.

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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