The Thom Hartmann Program - Weekly Report Sep 15-19 2008

September 15th - 19th 2008 Radio Guest Highlights for the Week

Monday –
Thom does his show “live” from Peru – Where he just returned from – the archeology site of Caral - the most ancient city in the Western Hemisphere.
Guest: Mark Weisbrot Topic: Is Eva Morales about to be overthrown? CEPR has issued a statement today which "called on the U.S. State Department to release information detailing whom it is funding in Bolivia
Guest: Chalmers Johnson Topic: In a new Mother Jones article Chalmers claims - Thanks to the policies of the Bush administration these past eight years, large majorities in numerous countries are now strongly anti-American

Tuesday –
Guest Host - KPOJ’s Carl Wolfson is filling in as Thom flies back from Peru

Guest: Brad Miner Topic: Thom is challenging Brad on his book Smear Tactics: The Liberal Campaign to Defame America
Guest: Terry Jeffrey Topic: The issues of the day through the lens of both conservative and liberal

Guest: Mark Krikorian Topic: The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal
Guest: “Taking our Country Back” Jeff Merkley Topic: Jeff Merkley running for the U.S. Senate for Oregon against Senator Gordon Smith
Guest: Christy Harvey Topic: News under the Radar

Friday –
“Brunch with Bernie” – Senator Bernie Sanders taking your calls

Events with Thom Hartmann Coming Up….

September 15th – Thom does his show “live” from Peru – Where Thom just returned from – the archeology site of Caral the most ancient city in the Western Hemisphere for research on a book he’s writing.

September 17th and 18th – Thom is recording a several TV show specials f
or Link TV– times and topics to be announced

September 19th San Francisco - Green960 Radio
presents and evening with Thom Hartmann and Norman Soloman location and time TBA

October 3-4 Palm Springs Thom is speaking at The Evolution of Revolution... Shining Dawn's Early Light on Spirit, Science and the System conference at
Renaissance Esmeralda Resort and Spa Indian Wells, California

October 18 – Thom is participating in a panel of both conservatives and liberals at Hebrew University in LA details TBA

October 19 – Booksigning at Powells Book Store 7p Cracking the Code

November 16 – 22 – Air America Cruise to Belize

Obamacare Price Hikes Put Public Option Back in Play

Obamacare is in trouble. With just two weeks to go before Election Day, the White House announced Monday that premiums on the healthcare law's state-level exchanges will increase by an average of 22 percent next year.

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Who rejected United States-North Korea peace talks?

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Bloomberg said on Monday the pound had sustained its biggest fall against the dollar in 11 months

Clinton: I'll defend Israel but push for 'two-state solution

Hillary Clinton believes both Republican candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz "missed the mark" with their approach to the Israel-Palestinian Arab conflict
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom Hartmann is a creative thinker and committed small-d democrat. He has dealt with a wide range of topics throughout his life, and this book provides an excellent cross section. The Thom Hartmann Reader will make people both angry and motivated to act."
Dean Baker, economist and author of Plunder and Blunder, False Profits, and Taking Economics Seriously