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GUESTS FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 16, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Jeff Santos Show listeners are rallying to help spread the word about Paul and others who may lose their Disability benefits if the GOP restrictions on Social Security go through. How will YOU help the cause?....CALL NOW! The Jeff Santos Show has a NEW PHONE NUMBER! Call toll-free on 844-3-SANTOS (844-372-6867)!

- Jim Dean, Chair, Democracy for America (DFA). Progressive economic ideas and the 2016 Elections. Free College Tuition. Protecting Social Security and Disability - finding something else to "balance the budget" with besides the Middle Class!

- Earl Bender, President of Avenel Associates, political strategist at Totten Communications and regular contributor to the Jeff Santos Show. Week In Review. And Earl has some thoughts about what's going on "This Week In the Presidential Election..."

- Phil Johnston, President & CEO of Johnston Associates, a leading public affairs and strategic communications consulting firm serving both the public an private sector. He served as Secretary of Human Services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under Governor Michael Dukakis from 1984-1991. He was elected to 5 terms as a State Representative from the Fourth Plymouth district of Massachusetts. 2016 Presidential Election - the idea of Senator Elizabeth Warren running and helping move Hillary Clinton to the left; Dems can not continue to focus on old ideas that do not promote and help the middle class; and thoughts on incoming Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.

And YOUR calls too...

Jeff Santos Show 1/15/15

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GUESTS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 15, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Transportation Thursday! Still Talking About The Idea Of Free College Tuition & Infrastructure Investments If Olympics Come To Boston! Do you think of "Free" college tuition as an investment or a tax boondoggle?

- Jim Repass, Chairman, President & CEO of the National Corridors Initiative. New Hampshire Rail. Idea of the 2024 Summer Olympics coming to Boston with respect to transportation infrastructure and the North-South Station Rail Link.

- David Paleologos, Director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center. What's going on in the world of political polling? Anything new in the 2016 Presidential races? When will we start hearing a lot more about 2016 political polls?

- Herb Boyd, American 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. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle. Weekly Regular Guest - Selma, Free College Tuition, Should the President have gone to the Charlie Hebdo raolly in France?

- John Businger, Former Massachusetts State Rep for 28 years - serving from the Town of Brookline. He is the Chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link and a long-time Voting rights champion. Transportation Thursday. What about the Governor's new pick for Transit Head in Massachusetts? She's a gas tax proponent but what can we expect from her?

And YOUR calls too...

Jeff Santos Show 1/13/15

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GUESTS FOR TUESDAY JANUARY 13, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Free College Tuition For Community College? Is It Time To Invest In The Secondary Education Of All Americans? Do you agree with President Obama's push for free community college education?

- Brad Bannon, CEO, Bannon Communications Research, a Democratic political consulting and polling firm. He is a pollster, blogger, and fill-in radio host on the Leslie Marshall show. You can read his commentaries at www.USNews.com. Politics, Paris and Free Education! Read Brad's latest U.S. News Piece: The Police, Immigration and the Racial Divide - Polls on the police treatment of minorities and public approval of Obamacare reflect the ongoing racial split in this country.

- Robert Kraig, Executive Director Citizen Action of Wisconsin [Website: http://www.citizenactionwi.org] Checking in on Wisconsin politics and the north coast perspective on what's going on in Washington and as the 2016 Elections begin to take shape. Robert will also talk about how Wisconsin Governor Scott "Walker Putting At Risk Health Coverage for Over 150,000 Wisconsinites".

And YOUR calls too...

Jeff Santos Show 1/12/15

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GUESTS FOR MONDAY JANUARY 12, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: Governor Mike Dukakis! Huge Charlie Hebdo Rally In France - Should The President Have Been There? Civil Rights And The Movie "Selma"! Can movies like "Selma" help generate enthusiasm about voting? about protecting voting rights?

- Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic Presidential Nominee. He is a Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University, and a visiting Professor at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Policy during the Winter Quarter.

- 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. A lot of flak today in the media for the lack of U.S. presence at a big rally in France this weekend in support of France and freedom of the Press over the Charlie Hebdo killings... In John Nichols latest piece at the Nation, he says "We are all Charlie".

- John Businger, Former Massachusetts State Rep for 28 years - serving from the Town of Brookline. He is the Chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link and a long-time Voting rights champion. During his time in office, John was a champion of voting access and voting rights and reflects on the movie Selma that was one of the big nominees at the Golden Globe Awards yesterday.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/9/15

GUESTS FOR FRIDAY JANUARY 9, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: 58th Consecutive Month Of Job Growth! Tense Hostage Situation In France Ends With Death of 3 Charlie Hebdo Terrorists! The GOP Congress aims to destroy Social Security as one of their top priorities coming in to the new term...and we'll look at the Paris Charlie Hebdo shooting as well as the under-reported NAACP bombing here in the States.

- Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM).He is a former staff director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill. As the Congress comes back to DC to start the new session, the GOP Leadership immediately took a shot at Social Security as their first order of business, "even before the House had re-elected their Speaker". Rep. Tom Reed of NY proposed a rule that would disallow the clean transfer of funds from the larger Social Security Trust Fund to the Disability fund as has been done on 11 other occasions as a matter of routine. This would put people on this type of disability in danger of severe cuts as early as next year. President Richtman will explain Representative Reed's proposal and why NCPSSM is against it!).[Previously recorded.]

- U.S. Secretary of Labor, Thomas "Tom" Perez.December Employment Numbers - non-farm jobs up by 252,000! This is the 58th consecutive month with job growth, and the growth has been spread across many different sectors. The Unemployment rate dropped to 5.6% from from 5.8% in November. Secretary Perez has "14 Things You Should Know about the 2014 Economy."

- , Chair, Democracy for America (DFA) First Friday check-in with regular contributor Jim Dean...Tense day in France with 2 separate hostage situations by the terrorists known to be behind the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Hostages were taken at a small printing plant near the Charles de Gaulle airport and also in a small Kosher grocery store. Three of the gunmen who took hostages were killed, along with a number of hostages and police officers (total fatalities not confirmed). Their associate, a woman, remains armed and on the loose somewhere, presumably in France.

- From California again today....Earl Bender, President of Avenel Associates, political strategist at Totten Communications and regular contributor to the Jeff Santos Show. Week In Review - Free Speech vs. Terrorism; GOP Congress stealth attack on Social Security and Disability insurance; Up next? a vote on the Keystone XL Pipeline, that the President has promised to veto.

And Listener Calls!

Jeff Santos Show 1/8/14

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GUESTS FOR THURSDAY JANUARY 8, 2015 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: 1st Action Item For GOP Congress? Destroy Social Security! And The Under-Reporting Of Terrorism At Colorado NAACP Bombing! The GOP Congress aims to destroy Social Security as one of their top priorities coming in to the new term...and we'll look at the Paris Charlie Hebdo shooting as well as the under-reported NAACP bombing here in the States.

- Max Richtman, President and CEO of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare (NCPSSM).He is a former staff director of the Senate Special Committee on Aging and 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill. As the Congress comes back to DC to start the new session, the GOP Leadership immediately took a shot at Social Security as their first order of business, "even before the House had re-elected their Speaker". Rep. Tom Reed of NY proposed a rule that would disallow the clean transfer of funds from the larger Social Security Trust Fund to the Disability fund as has been done on 11 other occasions as a matter of routine. This would put people on this type of disability in danger of severe cuts as early as next year. President Richtman will explain Representative Reed's proposal and why NCPSSM is against it!).

- John Businger, Former Massachusetts State Rep for 28 years - serving from the Town of Brookline. He is the Chief advocate for the Boston North-South Station Rail Link and a long-time Voting rights champion. Transportation Thursday. Swearing in of new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today... Former Governors Weld, Swift and Romney were in attendance along with the late Governor Paul Celucci's widow Jan as well as the widow of former Boston Mayor Tom Menino, Angela Menino. The current Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was present but former Governor Deval Patrick was not... Notably, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was in Massachusetts to attend the Inauguration as well!

- Herb Boyd, American 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. Boyd has been inducted into both the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent and the Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame as a journalist. He teaches black studies at the City College of New York and the College of New Rochelle. So much to talk about with our new regular Thursday contributor Herb Boyd. Where to begin? The new Congress? Freedom of the Press and the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris? The lack of media coverage of the NAACP bombing that happened on American soil this week...perhaps overshadowed by the news from France, but a homemade explosive devise was detonated outside the Colorado Springs NAACP chapter office yesterday as well. No deaths or injuries were reported. The hashtag #NAACPbombing has gone viral on social media since the bombing, drawing media attention to the story - after most media outlets chose NOT to cover it initially!

And YOUR calls too...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! The Jeff Santos Show WIll Be Back Live Monday To Tackle More Progressive Challenges In 2015!

Happy New Year to all! Jeff's off until next Monday, but we've got some great "Best Of" shows for you Thursday and Friday from 3-6pm Eastern Time!

Jeff's guests on Friday's show are:

- Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick,
- Former Governor Mike Dukakis,
- Patrick Murphy Iraq War Vet, Former Congressman from Pennsylvania, media commentator,
- Regular Friday contributor, political consultant Earl Bender,
- Joe WilliamsNews Editor with U.S. News & World Report,
- Scott Paul, founder and Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, AND
- Lance Gould Special Projects Editor for the Huffington Post reflects on the late Boston Mayor Tom Menino!

Listen Online or on the stations of the Revolution Radio Network. Jeff looks forward to talking with YOU in the New Year!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!! The Jeff Santos Show WIll Be Back Live Monday To Tackle More Progressive Challenges In 2015!

Happy New Year to all! Jeff's off until next Monday, but we've got some great "Best Of" shows for you Thursday and Friday from 3-6pm Eastern Time!

Jeff's guests on today's show are:

- Boston Mayor Marty Walsh,
- U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez,
- Dan Adcock of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare,
- Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone,/b>,
- Rona Fried of SustainableBusiness.com ,
- Stephanie Taylor, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee AND
- Leading Member of the Progressive Caucus, Congressman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ).

Listen Online or on the stations of the Revolution Radio Network. Jeff looks forward to talking with YOU in the New Year!

Jeff Santos Show 12/29/14

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GUESTS FOR MONDAY DECEMBER 29, 2014 ON THE JEFF SANTOS SHOW: The Year In Review... The Nation's 2014 Progressive Honor Roll Is Out! Who Made The List? We're looking back at 2014 today on the show. What were the most important stories to YOU this year?

- Jerry Austin, Ohio-based political consultant who has worked for many candidates over the years from Sherrod Brown to Paul Wellstone and as Jesse Jackson's 1988 Presidential Campaign Manager. The Year in Review - Looking Back at 2014....ISIS; the ACA; Midterms switch congress back to the GOP; Benghazi; Michele Obama's healthy eating campaign; Michael Brown, Eric Garner and community-police relations; Environmental movement blocks Keystone & marches in New York; missing Malaysian planes; Domestic Violence and the NFL; Putin changes Russia's position in the world by repeated Ukraine incursions; U.S. troops returning to the middle east?; is Hillary running?...AND...all year long, the Roadblock Republicans controlled the message and did all they could to keep America from moving forward! What a year!

- 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. Looking back at 2014.... the Nation's "2014 Progressive Honor Roll" is out today! featuring progressive champs Elizabeth Warren, Patrick Leahy, Barbara Lee, "Rising Star" Maura Healy, John Oliver and others!

- From beautiful North Carolina today... Jim Warren, DC Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, former Managing Editor of the Chicago Tribune. Year in review continued.... as we look back at all the things that happened this year Jim's recent pieces at the NY Daily News also feature topics we've been talking about on the Jeff Santos Show this year... with V.P. Joe Biden "hitting it out of the park" with his eulogy of Officer Ramos this weekend and how the U.S. Treasury is using it's power to weaken Russia, Iran and others....

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