Daily Topics - Friday May 4th, 2012

Daily Topics - Friday May 4th, 2012

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

Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

Hour One: Brunch With Bernie - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) takes your calls

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anotheramethyst 2 years 25 weeks ago
#1

Hi Thom, love the show!!

I was just wondering if there are any new studies about global warming are available. I was very disappointed when Obama didn't go to the climate change summit in Durban. It was yet another example of a politician dropping the ball while the corporate media looks the other way. I still can't believe how many Americans, my own friends and neighbors, many of whom consider themselves environmentalists, had never even heard of the Durban conference. Thanks for covering the news that falls through the cracks!!

lorettalong62 2 years 25 weeks ago
#2

Hi Thom,

If you have time, can you discuss the coal transport issue and help us frame this debate in a way that is fair to pro-coal workers who are looking at very high unemployment rates and environmentalists who fear the coal dust. In reality, our Port of Longview and our mills are chock full of toxins and these toxins are transported daily through our rail system. I am trying to figure out how to understand all of the pieces in this argument. Our community needs work badly and Millenium is cleaning up a very toxic site, the former home of Reynold's Aluminum. What are we to do? Please help:-)

Thank you for your wisdom!

lorettalong62 2 years 25 weeks ago
#3

I am a pro-worker green girl who hasn't owned a car since 1997. Our community is suffering from lack of work so this terminal looks appealing to many workers. We have to frame this debate in a way that is fair to unemployed workers, and I don't know how to do that.

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.”

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"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
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall