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It's Hollywood's biggest day! The nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards are out, but were the right filmmakers nominated? Were the nominations surprising in good or bad ways? What do the nominations say about the voting Academy? Were Selma and a handful of other films unfairly overlooked?

Matt Atchity (Editor-in-chief, Alonso Duralde (TheWrap and Linoleum Knife podcast) and Christy Lemire ( discuss the snubs, the flubs, and even the deserved praise in the 2015 Oscar nominations.

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The Young Turks - 1.16.15: Duke Muslim Prayer, The Great Wall of Saudi, Christian Child Author & Marijuana

Cenk, Iadarola, Jimmy, and Maz Jobrani host the Power Panel. Maz talks about difficulty people had in pronouncing his name. Talks about trouble he had with convincing the old wrestler The Iron Sheik to act like he was pissed. After Duke University decided to allow a Muslim call to prayer every day on campus, it has been nixed due to Christian outcry led by Franklin Graham. Cenk points out how this kind of overall blame and disdain for Muslims is similar to what went on in Nazi Germany. Discussion about misrepresentation and misunderstanding of everyday Muslims. Saudi Arabia is building a huge wall to fend off potential ISIS militants from crossing over from their Iraqi border.

Ana replaces John for SCS stories. One kid that wrote a book about his story of dying and visiting Heaven has admitted that he made the whole thing up. Although recreational marijuana is legal in Washington state, dispensaries are lobbying for the same regulations to be placed on medicinal dispensaries, as their prices are lower due to a lack of rules being placed on them. A company that sends people’s enemies glitter bombs has started turning down requests due to so much demand after it caught on.

A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from January 16, 2015. For more go to

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