Daily Topics - Tuesday February 28th, 2012

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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 3 years 39 weeks ago

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


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fatjim17 3 years 39 weeks ago

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 3 years 39 weeks ago

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 3 years 39 weeks ago

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 3 years 39 weeks ago

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?

Florida cops are taking tons of people's property!

The ACLU wants Florida cops to stop seizing people's personal property. In a recent press release, the civil rights group is calling on the Florida Legislature to address that state's out-of-control civil asset forfeiture practices.

Latest Headlines

Obama to veto legislation on refugee screening

President Barack Obama would veto a Republican bill introduced in the wake of the Paris attacks to toughen the screening process for Syrian refugees

New York officials: No credible ISIS threat against city

There is no credible threat to New York City at this time, officials said

China denies torturing political prisoners

A Chinese delegation denied mistreatement of prisoners held in police stations and deaths in custody
From Screwed:
"If we are going to live in a Democracy, we need to have a healthy middle class. Thom Hartmann shows us how the ‘cons’ have wronged this country, and tells us what needs to be done to reclaim what it is to be American."
Eric Utne, Founder, Utne magazine
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"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Cracking the Code:
"In Cracking the Code, Thom Hartmann, America’s most popular, informed, and articulate progressive talk show host and political analyst, tells us what makes humans vulnerable to unscrupulous propagandists and what we can do about it. It is essential reading for all Americans who are fed up with right-wing extremists manipulating our minds and politics to promote agendas contrary to our core values and interests."
David C. Korten, author of The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community and When Corporations Rule the World and board chair of YES! magazine