Monday 23 April '12 show notes

Monday 23 April '12 show notes

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The Worldwide Recession & Austerity has led to Global Unemployment & Civil Unrest
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The United States isn’t the only nation dealing with chronic unemployment – the rest of the world is too! A new report by the World Bank says that the global economy needs to create 200 million jobs to recover from the worldwide recession and reach full employment. Twenty-seven million jobs were lost around the world when the economy went in the tank in 2008 – and subsequent job growth hasn’t been nearly strong enough to keep up with the 40 million new people who enter the workforce every single year.
Austerity measures in several European nations from Greece to Spain to the U.K. have crippled economies and mobilized working people into the streets. Major demonstrations in Denmark and the Czech Republic were held over the week to protest against austerity too. And in France – austerity may just end up costing the President his job.
One way to create jobs is to unleash a green revolution around the world to cut carbon emissions and use energy more efficiently. Now only if we can get the oil barons out of the way to get started.
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Please welcome syndicated columnist & Democratic strategist Karl Frisch in for Thom today...
Hour One: Media bias and the GOP
- Eric Burns, Bullfight Strategies / past president of Media Matters for America Twitter Twitter
CISPA and child labor
- Lee Fang, Twitter Twitter
Hour Two: Upward mobility...not for the middle class anymore
- Tina Dupuy, Crooks & Liars Twitter Twitter
Arizona immigration law heads to SCOTUS and some great news for Obamacare!
- Doug Kendall, Constitutional Accountability Center Twitter
Hour Three: The best of the rest of the news and your calls...
And, the best of the rest of the news and your calls right here on...
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Friday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Quote: "There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more." -- Gaylord Nelson.
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: "The Rich Get Even Richer" by Steven Rattner, March 25, 2012.
Article: "Constitution of the United States" Article 1, section 8: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

Hour Two: Anything Goes on Townhall Friday...Happy Earth Day
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Article: "U.S. Agencies See No Move by Iran to Build a Bomb" by James Risen and Mark Mazzetti.
Talk Radio News Segment:
- Victoria Jones, White House Correspondent Twitter
Article: "3 of the Secret Service agents booted as tawdry details emerge in hooker scandal" by Edgar Sandoval, Alison Gendar and Joseph Straw.
Article: "U.S. Expands Inquiry of Suspected Misconduct by Agents in Colombia" by Michael S. Schmidt and William Neuman.

Hour Three: The secret Mitt Romney...
- Melanie N. Roussell, National Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee Twitter Twitter
Report from Occupy Seattle
- Mark Taylor-Canfield, Occupy Seattle Twitter Twitter
Law: "Michigan House Bill 4601 (2011)". Torts; product liability; liability of successor corporation for asbestos claims; enact limits.
Article: "CEO Pay and the 99%" by AFL-CIO.
Case: "Buckley v. Valeo", 1976.
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Big Picture Rumble - Ahmadinejad bankrolling the Republican Party?
Big Picture Rumble - Ahmadinejad bankrolling the Republican Party?

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Full Show 4/20/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Chris Mooney
Full Show 4/20/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Chris Mooney

Thom talks with journalist and author Chris Mooney in tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds." Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses whether Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is Karl Rove's secret donor, why only the super-rich can afford to go to college now and when will the BP oil executives responsible for the oil spill be thrown in jail. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at what drives America's obsession with guns.

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Thom Hartmann on the News - April 20, 2012

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Brunch with Bernie-April 20,2012

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