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The Culture High is a documentary that tears into the very fibre of modern day marijuana prohibition to reveal the truth behind the arguments and motives governing both those who support and those who oppose the existing pot laws. Culture High Director Brett Harvey and Producer Adam Scorgie talk to Cenk Uygur about the longstanding propaganda against marijuana and why technology has enabled people to tear those arguments against marijuana health and safety apart. How has the war on marijuana failed? The Culture High uses interviews with ex-police officers and DEA agents about how they're incentivized to go for possession arrests over all other crimes. How can people enact change in the way marijuana is distributed and penalized?

Learn more about The Culture High: http://www.theculturehigh.com/

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Cenk Uygur interviews UCLA Information Studies Professor Ramesh Srinivasan (@rameshmedia) on his research into the complex nature of social media in revolutions and riots, as well as his recent experiences on the ground in Egypt speaking with activists.

Srinivasan's research has also delved into such diverse topics as Internet freedom, global communication and how new media technologies impact economic development and poverty reduction. In the interview he also talks about the divisive rhetoric that has arisen in light of Mohamed Morsi's election in Egypt.


Professor Srinivasan is an Associate Professor in Information Studies at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and Design|Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. He has an extensive academic career an engineering degree from Stanford, a Masters degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Doctorate from Harvard University. Previously, he was a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Ethnic Studies; and a Doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.

For more information, please visit: http://rameshsrinivasan.org or follow him on Twitter at @rameshmedia.

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Sam Harris (Author, neuroscientist, Co-founder of Project Reason) and Cenk Uygur (Host of The Young Turks) have a discussion about religion. Sam and Cenk also address questions from the audience.

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MSNBC host Cenk Uygur speaks with Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) about the role of government, federal income tax, military spending, credit, education, unions and more.

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Cenk Uygur sits down with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement and creator of Zeitgeist, The Movie. The Zeitgeist movement's goal is to create global sustainability by changing established social systems. Can people save the world by changing socially? Is the market economy responsible for corruption, and is it serving its original purpose? Does the market economy leave room for true freewill, and is it truly possible to shed ourselves of material goods? Is Wall Street and its influence creating a sickness among mankind?

Cenk Uygur talks to Peter Joseph in-depth about the Zeitgeist movement, answering questions including how it would work, if it could work, and why the current social structure needs it to work.

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Cenk debates right wing self-described atheist (and Fox News and Sean Hannity favorite) S.E. Cupp (author of Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity) who argues there is an anti-Christian liberal media bias. They also touch on the Tea Party protests. Critics have argued Cupp is a young Ann Coulter. Cupp was also grilled by Bill Maher on Real Time on HBO. She tried to say Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow were anti-religion.

 

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Todd Stiefel is the found and president of Stiefel Free Thought Foundation, one of the leading atheist groups in the country.

He says he was born an atheist (as we all are) and grew up devoutly Catholic. Only later did he realize the practices and mantras he learned at religious camps were simillar to practices used in brainwashing. He says his group's goal is not to convert the religious over to atheism, but to prevent people from becoming fundamentalist.

According to Stiefel, atheists have an uphill battle in the quest for public acceptance, but it is doable. He says atheists need to gain respect from the religious and show that they have morality and also show how most religious people have more in common with atheists than they do with fundamentalists.

He says the model for the atheist movement should be the LGBT community - need to come out, organize, and get financial support. Stiefel says freethinking has to replace other things religions have to offer - social connection, charity, and more. Can that be achieved?

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Ashley Spillane is the president of Rock the Vote, and is working to help young voters realize how crucially important it is to exercise their right to vote. You may have seen the "Turn Out for What" music video with Lil' Jon- it's fun and lighthearted, but drives home the message to millenials that voting is an important way to support causes that matter to them. How can Rock the Vote combat apathy and other barriers preventing them from voting? What really stops young people from voting?

John Iadarola (TYT, TYT University) interviews Rock the Vote President, Ashley Spillane all about Rock the Vote and why voting is so deeply necessary, no matter what your beliefs.

Learn more: http://www.rockthevote.com/

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Professor Reza Aslan is the author of the New York Times #1 Bestseller "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," and is a writer and scholar on religious studies.

Is there a media bias against Islam? Reza Aslan points to certain media pundits and hosts who call all religion bad, but Islam "the worst." Is it bigoted when pundits like Sam Harris call any non-extremist Muslims "not real" Muslims? Are some media commentators denouncing and defining Christian and Muslim extremism themselves fundamentalist bigots? Where is the balance between when interpreting holy text? What is the difference between atheism and neo-atheism? Is there such a thing as the one "truth?"

Reza Aslan sits down with The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur to discuss and debate the state of religious commentary in media, religious ignorance, the removal of religion from society and neo-atheism, what it really means to be religious, picking-and-choosing attitudes across the board, and much more on fundamental misunderstandings of religion.

More on Reza Aslan: http://rezaaslan.com/

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Rosalind Wiseman is a teacher, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, social media, and media literacy. She wrote "Queen Bees & Wannabes," a bestseller that later served as the basis for the hit movie "Mean Girls." Her most recent book is "Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World."

How can boys cope with major issues growing up such as self-identity, dealing with racism and homophobia, standing up for themselves and what principles matter to them, and as society puts it, "be a man?" What about issues such as bullying and hazing, as shown in an extreme sense with the Sayreville High School Football case that can actually be considered sexual assault? When is it right to fight and when is the right choice to "use your words?"

And how can caring parents help their boys without unintentionally hurting them in the long run?

Cenk Uygur talks in-depth with Rosalind Wiseman about raising boys in a way that helps them become well-adjusted, honorable men.

More on Rosalind: http://rosalindwiseman.com/

Her other books include:
- Queen Bee Moms & King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make—or Break—Your Child's Future
- Owning Up Curriculum: Empowering Adolescents to Confront Social Cruelty, Bullying, and Injustice
- Boys, Girls & Other Hazardous Materials (fiction)
-The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want

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Alan Cohn is a progressive Democratic candidate for Congress from Florida, working to fight corporate corruption and overtake a Tea Party incumbent backed with much more money. We checked in on him at the beginning of the campaign- can a progressive candidate topple a Tea Party candidate in Tampa? Can Alan Cohn use grassroots campaigning to beat someone writing regulations for the big banks, oil corporations, and the Koch brothers and is being funded by them? And how does the web key in to reaching voters with a message they connect to in a real way?

Cenk Uygur talks to Peabody Award-Winning Investigative Journalist Alan Cohn about his campaign for Congress and why issues like minimum wage, immigration, and economic reform truly matter.

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Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and the author of " Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth." He has become notorious after being the subject of an interview with Fox News' Lauren Green in what is now thought to be one of the worst, most biased interviews on television ever. Aslan tried, but was ultimately unable to talk about his book in depth. Now, he sits with Cenk Uygur and discusses "Zealot" and his historical and religious findings about Jesus Christ. 

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John Densmore is the drummer of the legendary band, "The Doors." Today he talks all about discord in the group, Jim Morrison, the power of music, and selling out. Densmore is also a vocal political activist- why has he continued to write and speak for liberal causes? Where does he stand on civil disobedience? Can you actually police morality, or is it futile? And why won't Obama return his calls anymore?

John Densmore talks about all these vital topic, the untold history of The Doors, and even drums to a Jim Morrison Poem with Ana Kasparian. 

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Guinea Worm is a parasitic infection spread through unclean drinking water. It causes intense debilitating pain (so much that it was nicknamed "the fiery serpent"), and was once extremely prevalent across Asia and Africa. The Carter Center has worked hard to fight against Guinea Worm, and now, it's on track to be the second disease to be eradicated after smallpox.

What does it take to eradicate a widespread disease? And why did former president Carter choose to focus on this one? Is there anything else he wishes he could have used his powers as the president on?

Cenk Uygur speaks to former President Jimmy Carter to find out in the first part of this special interview. 

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Bryan Burghart is a notable journalist and creator of Fatal Encounters (FatalEncounters.org), a searchable national database about people killed during interactions with law enforcement. He started curating the site after discovering that someone had been killed in a police altercation, but not being able to find any information on it later. Why wasn't there transparency? Why are there not any records being kept on these fatalities on an official level? And what has Brian learned during his fact-finding venture? And what hurdles did he face in the fight for information? Jimmy Dore (The Jimmy Dore Show) discusses it all with journalist Brian Burghart. 

Brian Burghart has been editor of the Reno News & Review since 2002 and teaches Beginning Reporting at the Donald W. Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is also a dual-master’s student and journalism instructor at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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Max Blumenthal is the author of Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel; he speaks to Cenk Uygur about the situation in Gaza straight from Ramallah on the West Bank. He has been a vocal opponent of Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing militaristic leadership of Israel, the U.S. government's support of violent acts in the name of the state, as well as the treatment of people living on the Gaza Strip. 

Max argues that the status of people living on the Gaza Strip is worse than what black South Africans suffered during Apartheid, asks why the U.S. continues to push for assault on the Gaza Strip, and explains how he, as a Jewish man, mitigates his criticism of the state of Israel. Can Americans protest the violence and death through boycott? 

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Russell Brand (now on The Trews) is well known for his comedy and acting, but also his commentary and analysis of main stream media and the faults therein. Today, he talks to Cenk Uygur about the the unbelievable corporate bias in news, our modern political landscape, and how we can fix and cope with both cultures. How does Ferguson coverage show us how pundits like Bill O'Reilly and others have failed the American public? When did news conform to the status quo and maintaining the agenda of the powerful, rather than serving the public? How do those of us without billions of dollars at our disposal cope with the world as it is? And how does the role of celebrity ironically play into this?

Russell and Cenk have a frank discussion on these topics and the toxic relationships between politics, mainstream media, and power, and how money is the corrupting link between them all.

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Read about Wolf-PAC for yourself HERE: http://www.wolf-pac.com/

Wolf-PAC's goal is singular- get the power and influence of money out of politics. All too often, donors to political campaigns are able to get our representatives to work to accomplish what they want-- but what about what the citizens want? How can everyday people fight corruption in our government? Wolf-PAC volunteers-- normal citizens-- have been able to successfully get resolutions to get conventions which help us push out the power of money out of our political system. Here in California, Wolf-PAC volunteers worked hard, and saw real success with CA AJR1. Now, leaders including California State Leader Alison Hartson, California Organizer Will Yate, and California Regional Coordinator Kathy Orlinsky join founder Cenk Uygur to discuss it all. Do you think we can pass a resolution? These people are working every day to do it!

Sign Wolf-PAC's petition: http://www.wolf-pac.com/petition

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Anthony Saidy is a chess master who lived in the Soviet Union (the world center for Chess at the time) for several years during the Cold War era. Now, we seem to be in a somewhat similar situation with the U.S.S.R. He's also the author of "1983, The Novel," a fictional take on the Soviet's two vital classes- dissident intellectuals and the lesser-known working class. What if the two groups had worked together to form a new society? Dave Koller discusses 1983, chess, Russia, and even plays a game of chess with Master Anthony Saidy here on TYT Interviews.

Buy "1983, a Dialectical Novel" by Anthony Saidy here: http://1983thenovel.com/

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