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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/

https://twitter.com/aspillane

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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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Dr. Christopher Ryan is the writer of Sex at Dawn, a definitive book on human sexuality in the modern age, but also way back in our past. Is monogamy natural, or does promiscuity come easier to us? Where did our modern ways of sex, grouping, child-rearing, and social structuring come from, and how did ancient humans mitigate the same topics? How have penises and vaginas evolved over time? Christopher Ryan discusses our prehistoric sexual history and how we've evolved and changed into the modern era.

Christopher Ryan is also a regular contributor to Psychology Today and runs the podcast, Tangentially Speaking with Dr. Christopher Ryan. Before writing Sex at Dawn with his wife, Ryan travelled the world teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense (Kung Fu) to land-reform activists in Mexico.

Follow Christopher Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisRyanPhD
Visit: http://chrisryanphd.com/

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Old School TYT Ep. 2: The Bet, Cenk's Love Of Food, Rich Assholes & NFL Drama

Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz featuring guest appearances by Malcolm Fleschner, Jesus Godoy and Jayar Jackson. Cenk talks about his favorite and least favorite parts of life. Cenk and Ben discuss the bet they made on the last episode, the bet had to do with cookies. Ben discusses what people used to say about him until he was 30. Cenk discusses his nutritionist, and how it's impacted his love for food. Cenk talks about why he stopped drinking diet coke. A woman is missing part of her brain, Cenk and Ben discuss what happened to her. A Chinese chef tried to cook snakes head soup, didn't turn out to well for the cook. Ben brings up some shocking numbers about Americans opinion of ISIS. Matt Lauer's new contract is discussed, you won't believe one provision in the contract. #FirstWorldProblems. Cenk tells a personal story about David Brooks and relates it to Matt Lauer. Ben brings up Fox's new show Gotham, and that leads Cenk to wax poetic on Batman villains. The guys discuss TV and how fucked it already is. Cenk and Ben continue discussing Roger Goodell and the NFL. They speculate what happened in the Ray Rice cover up, does the NFL not care or did they purposely cover it up? Cenk discusses a guy at his gym everyone has nicknamed "Black Bain". Cenk tells a few other gym stories. Cenk and Ben talk about an old school story about Cenk's dad and Jackie Kennedy. The crew plays and reacts to clips which used to be mainstays on The Young Turks. Cenk and Ben discuss a college athlete who was caught saying sexist things in the student union, and try to figure out the word meme.

Two guys get together and talk about life, the news, sex and sports. They're from the old school. The original hosts of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz, kick it in a new way but with knowledge from the old day.

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R.A. the Rugged Man is a rapper from Long Island who's worked with Wu-Tang Clan, Kool G Rap, and Notorious B.I.G. Now, R.A. talks to Cenk Uygur about "Shoot Me in The Head," a controversial song about the state of the American political system Republicans, Democrats, and news reporting. Why did he choose to spotlight Nancy Pelosi, Keith Olberman, Bill O'Reilly, Fox News, and MSNBC in the song? why does he called Joe Biden and other democrats racist? R.A. the Rugged Man talks to Cenk Uygur about the song, his journey as a rapper, and his new album, "Legends Never Die."

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Two guys get together and talk about life, the news, sex and sports. They're from the old school. The original hosts of The Young Turks, Cenk Uygur and Ben Mankiewicz, kick it in a new way but with knowledge from the old day.

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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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A portion of our Young Turks Main Show from September 05, 2014. For more go to tytmembership.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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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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