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This week on Ring of Fire:  best-selling author Thomas Frank will tell us how colleges are helping banks rip students off with toxic student loans.

Former GOP operative Michael Fumento will tell us why he’s decided to abandon the Republican Party – a party that he says has completely gone off the deep end.

And we’ll take a close look at our corporate-controlled media:  Eric Alterman from The Nation will tell us how the wealthiest 1% of Americans are benefiting the most from our inept, corporate-controlled media, and Kingsley Dennis from Truthout will tell us how the corporate media is inhibiting our critical thinking abilities.

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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