Friday 8 July '11 show notes

Friday 8 July '11 show notes

  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). "Brunch With Bernie".
  • 'Anything Goes!" on townhall Friday.
  • Geeky Science Rocks. How Societies Slowly Rise—and Suddenly Fall.
  • Governor Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana (D-MT). Latest on the ExxonMobil Yellowstone River oil spill.
  • W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Former U.S. Congressman. Proposed Medicare Cuts Would Harm Vulnerable Patients While Worsening our Nation’s Financial Challenges.
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  • Speech: "FDR "Let Me Warn You" (1936)" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
    "Let me warn you, and let me warn the nation, against the smooth evasion that says 'Of course we believe these things. We believe in social security. We believe in work for the unemployed. We believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die.

    'We believe in all these things. But we do not like the way that the present administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them, we will do more of them, we will do them better and, most important of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything'"
  • Speech: "First Inaugural Address", Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 4 March 1933.
    "let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life, a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days."
   
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Could this be the end of "Big Media"?
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Media moguls like Rupert Murdoch suffered a blow yesterday in their bid to take over the nation’s news media. The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit struck down an FCC rule that allowed companies to own both a newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market. Back in 1997 – the FCC relaxed laws regarding cross-ownership in the media.
 
But the court said yesterday that rule change by the FCC was done improperly without giving the public enough time to weigh in on the matter. Corie Wright – policy council for the group “Free Press” - said after the ruling, “the court wisely concluded that competition in the media – not more concentration – will provide Americans with the local news and information they need and want.”
 
Could this be the end of "Big Media"?
 
Up next is the Supreme Court.
 
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"Conversations with Great Minds." Tonight's very special guest is Dr. Jared Diamond, Author "Collapse".
 
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Daily Take: Richard Nixon knew how to get rid of Clarence Thomas...
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Quote: "The money power denounces, as public enemies, all who question its methods or throw light upon its crimes." -- Democrat Presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan.
 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom with all the news from our nation's capitol and as always he'll be spending the hour taking your calls and answering your questions too...
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Article: "Obama calls for debt deal to boost job growth" by Brian Montopoli.
Article: "Obama proposes cuts to Social Security" by Corbett B. Daly.
Speech: "FDR "Let Me Warn You" (1936)" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Speech: "First Inaugural Address", Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 4 March 1933. "let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."

Hour Two: 'Anything Goes!" on townhall Friday.
Video: "Ape With AK-47".
 
Geeky Science Rocks. How Societies Slowly Rise—and Suddenly Fall
 
Article: "Jobs Data Show U.S. Is Outsourcing Its Future" by Paul Craig Roberts, April 06, 2004.
Green report: "Gilbert's Cosmo Dog Park canine waste would fuel light" by Srianthi Perera.
Article: "Constitution of the United States", article 3.
Letter: "Thomas Jefferson to Spencer Roane", 6 Sept. 1819 "The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist, and shape into any form they please."
Case: "Plessy v. Ferguson", 1896.
 
Talk Radio News Segment: Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent  Twitter
Article: "Big debt deal threatens to split GOP on taxes" by Russell Berman and Bernie Becker.

Hour Three: Latest on the ExxonMobil Yellowstone River oil spill Governor Brian Schweitzer, Governor of Montana (D-MT)  Twitter
Article: "Montana Governor Pulls Out Of Joint Oil Spill Command" by Jack Nicas and Angel Gonzalez.
 
Proposed Medicare Cuts Would Harm Vulnerable Patients While Worsening our Nation’s Financial Challenges W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Former U.S. Congressman (served as a D-LA, 3rd District, became a Republican in 1995), Former President and CEO of PhRMA  Twitter
 
 
 
Article: "Humberto Leal's execution, Rick Perry's ambition" by Megan Carpentier.
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Hour Two: Nurses Call for National Protests - Tax Wall Street vs Cuts for Mainstreet Karen Higgins, National Nurses United  Twitter
 
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