Daily Topics - Wednesday April 25th, 2012

Daily Topics - Wednesday April 25th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Blue dogs out, progressives in - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, today is $1T Day - Ed Needham, OWS Occupy Student Debt Campaign

Hour Two: Dislike: Facebook Hired Lobbyists To Help The Government Spy On You - Zaid Jilani, United Republic's Republic Report

Hour Three: The beginning of the end for ALEC? Eric Havian, attorney for Common Cause

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Maxrot's picture
Maxrot 2 years 26 weeks ago
#1

Thom pointing out how you and you're wife are dealing with a disease and the current health care system seems quite appropriate. It personalizes it, and to me that makes the weight of your words all that more pressing.

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mathboy's picture
mathboy 2 years 26 weeks ago
#2

Sometimes even what looks like nature is man-made. As I look out my window at work I see trees and grass, but it's all landscaping, and that was someone's idea too. Someone had to figure out how to get that result without later suffering landslides, stagnant puddles, cracked pavement from tree roots, etc.

mathboy's picture
mathboy 2 years 26 weeks ago
#3

"Procelliusmetaciously ugly"? I'm not even going to try.

Sharnhorst is an idiot. Sexual orientation should be taught by physicians??

Guns should be left in cars?? No danger there!

Should public radio program in the public interest?

NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest.

Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority “even at the risk of curbing economic growth.”

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From Cracking the Code:
"No one communicates more thoughtfully or effectively on the radio airwaves than Thom Hartmann. He gets inside the arguments and helps people to think them through—to understand how to respond when they’re talking about public issues with coworkers, neighbors, and friends. This book explores some of the key perspectives behind his approach, teaching us not just how to find the facts, but to talk about what they mean in a way that people will hear."
Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"If you wonder why and when giant corporations got the power to reign supreme over us, here’s the story."
Jim Hightower, national radio commentator and author of Swim Against the Current