Rachel Maddow goes to extreme measures to avoid hearing her high school graduation speech. She also discusses ironic fashion, and the departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC. (Spoiler: it’s all Michael Kusek’s fault!)
Lilly Lombard and Angie Gregory of Grow Food Northampton stop by to update us on the city’s efforts to buy the Bean and Allard farms, why they want to do that, and how you can help.
Also, we check in with our man in the White House, Bill Scher, who breaks down the State of the Union address for us. He also gives us a preview of The Progressive Breakfast while he waits for his blogger roundtable to begin.
Plus, Bill and Jaz discuss Oscar nominations and a winter weather letdown.
We also talk to Chris Hellman of the National Priorities Project, whose work has also been used by the White House, as well as the media, to help people see where their tax dollars are going. He’s on a new task force looking at ways to cut the defense budget in order to reduce the deficit.