Thursday 29 September '11 show notes

Thursday 29 September '11 show notes

   
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First it was Vermont – now it’s Montana...Single Payer Healthcare
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First it was Vermont – now it’s Montana. Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana said he plans to ask the federal government to exempt his state from requirements in the Affordable Care Act – so that he can set up a universal, single-payer system like in Canada.
 
Earlier this year – the state of Vermont started moving in the same direction too. Governor Schweitzer said he wants to create a system modeled after the Canadian province of Saskatchewan – where less is spent on healthcare – but there are better results and people live longer.
 
Today – Canada has a nationwide single-payer system – but it started with one province – Saskatchewan – and spread across the rest of the nation. Let's hope we see the same thing sweep across America.
 
-Thom
 
(Do you think your state will follow suit? Tell us here.)
 
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Tonight on The Big Picture on RT TV at 9pm and 11pm... Show down at the health care corral? (check your local listings for stations or stream at RT, and catch past shows on Youtube)
 
Need to Know: Show down at the health care corral? - Dan Holler, Heritage Action for America Twitter
 
Vermont, Montana...48 more to go on single payer
 
An expanding war in Pakistan? - Former CA State Senator Tom Hayden Twitter
 
Screwed: Solyndra...why it doesn't matter to green energy - Anthony Holm, Republican Strategist / Attorney Twitter
 
Incendiary: The Todd Willingham Story - Steve Mims and Joe Bailey, Jr.
 
Daily Take: Astro Turf vs Grass Roots...Who's going to win the revolution?
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Quote: "Imprisonment has become the response of first resort to far too many of our social problems." -- Angela Davis.
 
Hour One: Occupy Wall Street movement J.A. Myerson, Alternet Twitter
Site: "NYC General Assembly" (#OccupyWallStreet).
 
 
Article: "Irony alert: Romney cites wrong Brit in defense of flip-flops" by Garrett Haake and Jo Ling Kent.
Article: "Witty quotes and insults from Winston Churchill" (look for those with "madam" in).

Hour Two: Should the commons of our prisons be controlled for profit? Len Gilroy, Reason Foundation Twitter Twitter
Article: "Public-Private Partnerships for Corrections in California: Bridging the Gap between Crisis and Reform" by Leonard C. Gilroy, Adam B. Summers, Anthony Randazzo and Harris Kenny.
 
Private prison company’s growth went hand-in-hand with political influence Jon Collins, Minnesota Independent Twitter Twitter
Article: "Private Prisons Found to Offer Little in Savings" by Richard A. Oppel Jr..
 
Article: "Postal workers rally to fight layoffs" by Jennifer Liberto.
Book: "Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back" by Thom Hartmann - new updated version out now!
Site: "Move to Amend".
Article: "Convict Lease System" by Digital History.

Hour Three: Education nation or education corporation? Cliff Schecter, Libertas, LLC Twitter
Article: "Education nation or education corporation?" by Cliff Schecter.
 
The good: Carl Hiaasen: "Columnist offers to fund drug tests for Florida lawmakers" by David Edwards.
Clip: "The Man from Abilene" - Eisenhower (you need to select it).
Article: "Waldorf education".
 
Article: "Afghanistan violence soars, U.N. says" by Habib Zohori.
Coming up Friday on The Thom Hartmann Program
 
Hour One: If it's Friday, it's "Brunch With Bernie"... the honorable Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will be here 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...
 
Plus, It's Anything Goes on Townhall Friday...you choose the topics and we'll talk...
 
Plus, "Anything Goes on Townhall Friday!" You choose the topic and let's talk!
 
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