Daily Topics - Tuesday February 28th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT..."Heist-The Movie"...MARCH 2 - 8, 2012 | ONE WEEK ONLY! at NY’s Quad Cinema 34 West 13th Street, NYC, Featuring Bernie Sanders, Robert Kuttner, David Cay Johnston, Nomi Prins, Van Jones & more! See here for longer list

Hour One: Detroit's children...who eats, who doesn't - Russ Russell, Forgotten Harvest

Hour Two: Tolls not taxes? Adrian Moore, Reason Foundation

Hour Three: Nuclear power...scientists say we're living on borrowed time - David Lochbaum, Union of Concerned Scientists

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rladlof 4 years 25 weeks ago
#1

Michigan and Arizona are balloting into ES&S optical scanners with a 'upto 54% fail rate'.

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=9151

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fatjim17 4 years 25 weeks ago
#2

On the efficiency of RRs. Great for frieght but they lose that with passengers. They lack the desired density. If passengers could be stacked like chord wood...

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apalmtree 4 years 25 weeks ago
#3

In 2007 I traveled in France and the Netherlands in both train and car.

The trains are amazing and the toll roads in France are impeccable. The tolls are outrageously expensive and frequent, but they are the smoothest and most well maintained roads I've ever driven.

LonoM 4 years 25 weeks ago
#4

There is a safe form of nuclear energy. One of the callers mentioned it briefly. It's thorium, which is an element close to uranium. There's so little waste, whats left can be used for medical technology research and theraphy. It doesn't explode or melt down. We had a thorium plant in the 60's but it wasn't a source of weapons grade nuclear material.

It's abundant; enough currently available to power the earth for 1,000 years.

It can be used to eliminate current waste from uranium plants.

Research it and try and find a downside.

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alp227 4 years 25 weeks ago
#5

When is the show moving to the 3PM-6PM (ET) time slot again? I heard a date around the week of March 12. So now it seems that some stations that have been playing Thom on tape delay right after Ed Schultz (WCPT Chicago, WWRL New York, etc.) will now get to play both shows live. And I wonder what KPTK Seattle and KPOJ Portland will do since they currently play Ed Schultz on delay after Thom live. Also, is Randi Rhodes going to change time slots, or is she Thom's new competitor?

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"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli became one of the most notorious people in America for hiking the price of a rarely used life-saving drug by 4,000 percent in September of 2015.

And nearly a year later, dozens of reports are now coming out about how Mylan Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of the very common life-saving EpiPen by over 450% since Mylan bought EpiPen in 2007.

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