It has been a couple weeks since we have talked and just like we told you, the world didn’t end.  But there are still plenty of things to talk about.
1.  Did we get hustled on the fiscal cliff “deal?”
As we told you before, the whole fiscal cliff crisis was probably a fake crisis to begin with, a 2012 version of the y2k bug (if you are too young to remember, google it).  At any rate, it seems like our politicians came to consensus to avert whatever crisis was suppose to happen, real or imagined.  On our show tonight, we ask Matthew Stoller (Roosevelt Institute) and Nicole Woo (Center for Economic and Policy Research) how much working Americans got hustled in this “crisis” averting deal.  Don’t miss this segment.

2.  How do you keep a New Year’s resolution to be healthy?
If you made a New Years resolution, there is a chance that it had something to do with being healthy, gaining/losing weight, or getting in shape.  For a lot of us, those resolutions are the hardest to keep.  Tonight, we check in with nutritionist and author, Dr. Keith Kantor and personal trainer/martial arts/friend of the show Beverley Sher Bradley (Underground Physique) about how to keep a New Year’s resolution to get in and stay in shape.

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Family, it has been a week or so since we have been on the air.  Unfortunately, the news cycle didn’t stand still so we are back bringing real talk about the issues affecting real people.  Tune in tonight as we talk about…
1.  Another Florida teenager shot
This past Friday, 17 year-old Jordan Davis was shot and killed by a 45-year old at a gas station, apparently during an argument over “loud music.”  Another tragic case of a dead youth is already drawing parallels in the press with the murder of Trayvon Martin.  Tune in tonight as we check in on this tragic case of a murdered young boy.
2.  Is the fiscal cliff real?
If you are paying attention to the news, the new battle in Washington is supposedly over a fiscal cliff, an economic catastrophe that is allegedly set to take place on January 1st, if politicians don’t…well who know what the hell they are suppose to do.  Tune in tonight as we check in with Nicole Woo from the Center for Economic and Policy Research who will tell us what the fiscal cliff is really about.

3.  Is there a way forward in Israel/Palestine?

Our show was on break during the height of the conflict last week in Gaza/Israel that left 167 Palestinians from Gaza and 5 Israelis dead with thousands more wounded.  Now there is a ceasefire, but for how long?  Tonight on our show, we want to ask the harder, yet more useful question:  Is there a way forward in Israel/Palestine?  What role can Americans play in paving a way forward?  Tune in as we hear from former President of the American Jewish Congress and Miami Jewish activist Jack Lieberman, FIU Students for Justice in Palestine member Mnar Muhareb, Rabbis for Human Rights founder Rabbi Arik Ascherman, Adam Schwartzbaum (Miami attorney who sits on the board of several Jewish organizations), UC Irvine Professor and author Mark Levine and Gaza-based documentary filmmaker Harry Fear.

BONUS CLIP 1: Mark Levine on what Americans should do to help find a solution in Israel/Palestine

BONUS CLIP 2: Rabbi Arik Ascherman on what Americans should do. “Friends don’t let other friends drive drunk.”

BONUS CLIP 3:Mark Levine’s lack of hope in the present with some eye toward the future.