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

Welcome to the New Corporate Feudalism

Feudalism is back, with a vengeance.

Right now, the Wisconsin legislature is considering a bill that would make Wisconsin the nation’s 25th right-to-work-for-less state. All signs point to this bill becoming law. The state senate passed it by a margin of 17 to 15 last week, and Republican Governor Scott Walker, who supports right-to-work-for-less laws, said he will sign it if it reaches his desk.

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
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 Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy