TYT Interviews

Lindsay Moran wanted to be a spy even when she was a child, and later became a CIA operative after stints at Harvard University and living in Bulgaria. But after a while, it became clear that the agency is not what she expected. She is the author of, "Blowing my Cover: My Life as a Spy," of which she's said, "It's not a threat to write a book about a dysfunctional intelligence organization. It's a threat to have a dysfunctional intelligence organization, and that was my ultimate conclusion."

What happened in Lindsay Moran's life as a CIA operative? What did she do, and what did she think of it? She speaks out to Cenk Uygur here on TYT Interviews

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Malcolm Fleschner (Executive Producer for The Point) interviews Dr. Carl Hart (Professor of Psychiatry and psychology at Columbia University) on his new book, "High Price." The book challenges what our perception of drugs, and whether it's actually appropriate to blame poverty and societal ills on addiction.

Are current drug policies failing? According to Dr. Hart's book, yes. He explains why with his landmark, yet controversial studies of race, poverty,, and drugs as well as the relationship between drugs and pleasure, choice, and motivation, both in the brain and in society. Hart relates his own story that started in a tough Miami neighborhood and resulted in a career as a neuroscientist and Columbia University's first tenured African American professor in the sciences.

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This is the complete interview of legendary pornstar, Nina Hartley on her incredible, extremely unconventional life. On top of a stellar career in adult film, Nina is a pioneer in sex-positive feminism, an author, and an activist. She sits down with Cenk Uygur to discuss he upbringing as a hybrid Buddhist/Atheist, her revelations as a nurse, her start in porn, her surprising sex life with her husband, and more.

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Immortal Technique is a rapper and political activist who also produced a documentary film entitled The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique. In this interview he talks about his life from his birth in Peru to his start in rap and hip-hop culture while growing up in Harlem. While covering biographical details, the interview with Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks touches on the issues of poverty, freedom of speech, exploitation of women, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Yemen, drone strikes and political corruption.

His website is http://www.viperrecords.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter @immortaltech.

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Joe Rogan joins Ana Kasparian to discuss everything from his podcast, politics, comedy, Carlos Mencia, Robin Williams, and much more.

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George Takei is known for his groundbreaking role at Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series. He tells Ana Kasparian about his childhood in a Japanese internment camp, marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr for civil rights, being gay in Hollywood, and how his unique experiences helped form his career as a political activist. What was the breaking point that emboldened George to come out of the closet? What did the marginalization of Japanese Americans teach him about the plight of all Americans? George Takei explains all this and more in this special interview.

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Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazinea and is the author of This Town, a book decrying the suck-up relationship between beltway media and the government, and that sick relationship is harming the American people. Washington insiders often get the exclusive after treating the elected officials as well as other insiders with kid gloves, without challenging or questioning the system or their roles in it. But doesn't this kill the point of journalism as the Fourth Estate? Cenk Uygur interviews Mark Leibovich about standing up, going against the grain of cronyism, and more.

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Katie Klabusich is an activist fighting for women's reproductive rights, defending bodily autonomy and to keep abortions legal. Not only does she fight for reproductive rights on the legislative level, she also helps women seeking abortions break through intimidating protest lines and misleading pregnancy crisis centers outside of clinics.

Why did abortion become such a huge part of conservative politicians' agendas, and why is the public safety element all but forgotten? How are health rights and free speech rights mitigated?Ana Kasparian discusses all this and more in this in-depth interview with Katie Klabusich.

More on Katie: http://katiespeak.com/

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We the people have the power to removed the influence of money from politics and the power to remove corporate personhood. Wolf-PAC is the super PAC started by Cenk Uygur to fight for a 28th Amendment for campaign finance reform, to return democracy to the people. But how do we remove the corrupting power of money from the corrupt members of Congress? There is a way, believe it or not, to unite over party lines to correct the Congress that sold the people out. Wolf-PAC makes headway with state representatives, and Mike Monetta is the Director of Organizing for the movement. Think the fight is impossible? Cenk Uygur sits down with Mike Monetta to show the world that it isn't.

TO HELP, volunteer, donate any amount, or read more: http://www.wolf-pac.com/

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Zephyr Teachout an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University and she is also running an upstart campaign for the 2014 Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York against incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo. Teachout wants to stop unchecked corporate power and donations. Teachout is famous for founding A New Way Forward- an organization built to break up the power of big banks, for being involved in Occupy Wall Street, and for being a major scholar of campaign-finance law.

She feels New York needs a true progressive governor, and that the Time Warner and Comcast merger needs to be stopped as it's not in the true interest of New Yorkers, nor do other corporate consolidation of powers help anyone except corporations themselves. But how can she hope to overcome Cuomo, who has much more funding power behind him and is actively trying to keep her off the ballots?

Cenk Uygur talks to Zephyr Teachout about her ideas for true progressivism and de-powering the reach of corporations, her struggles against Governor Cuomo, and the fight to get money out of politics

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