Highlights...April 19 - April 23, 2010

Highlights...April 19 - April 23, 2010

Monday - Hour Two: Defending the KKK...really? Thom challenges their attorney www.aclu-em.org

Hour Three: "Earth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet" Award winning Environmentalist/Educator/Author Bill McKibben www.billmckibben.com

Tuesday - Hour Two: "Earth Day in the Classroom...beware the hidden liberal agenda!" Thom has a rumble with Carrie Lukas of the Independent Women's Forum www.iwf.org

Hour Three: " Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What To Do About It" Thom talks with Richard Clarke, former counter terrorism czar under Presidents Clinton & Bush www.harpercollins.com

Wednesday - Hour Two: Would you put this in your mouth?! Writer Brian Merchant reports on "The 5 Grossest American Fast Food Ideas" www.alternet.org; plus, Thom debates Dan Gainor "Do we need tougher regulations for the fast food industry? You betcha!" www.businessandmedia.org

Thursday - Hour Two: "Everything You Know is Wrong...about backyard farming" Thom talks with Manny Howard who went from suburbanite to farmer in his big city back yard http://authors.simonandschuster.com/Manny-Howard;

Hour Three: Will a new gas tax help the environment or hurt the economy? Thom confronts Mike Carey, President of the American Council for Affordable and Reliable Energy www.ACAREnow.org

Friday - Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

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Six banks hold assets in excess of 63% of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product
How did Big Finance grow so powerful that its hijinks nearly brought down the global economy – and what hope is there for real reform with Washington politicians on Wall Street's payroll? Bill Moyers talks with authors Simon Johnson and James Kwak, two of the nation's most respected economic experts and authors of the new book 13 BANKERS: THE WALL STREET TAKEOVER AND THE NEXT FINANCIAL MELTDOWN.http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/04162010/watch.htmlIt's a Shame to think that there are only 2 more Bill Moyers Journal episodes ever. This is a great hour long discussion where they basically say, in a nutshell, everything we already know from listening to Thom. - MP

The Middle Class Needs More Than Talking Points

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been talking a lot about the middle class. But, that talk is cheap as long as their in bed with Wall Street.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Through compelling personal stories, Hartmann presents a dramatic and deeply disturbing picture of humans as a profoundly troubled species. Hope lies in his inspiring vision of our enormous unrealized potential and his description of the path to its realization."
David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, The Great Turning, and When Corporations Rule the World
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 Screwed:
"I think many of us recognize that for all but the wealthiest, life in America is getting increasingly hard. Screwed explores why, showing how this is no accidental process, but rather the product of conscious political choices, choices we can change with enough courage and commitment. Like all of Thom’s great work, it helps show us the way forward."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While