Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE 3-6pm Eastern!

Thom will return soon.

In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of the Mike Newcomb Show on 1480AM KPHX in Phoenix, AZ

Hour One: Family ties...Paul Ryan & Bain Capital - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine / Plus, HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream? Donald Goldmacher, Director

Hour Two: Ohio's modern-day Jim Crow laws - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC

Hour Three: AZ immigration activists vow to block Brewer's ban on benefits - AZ State Rep. Ruben Gallego (District 16)

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mathboy 2 years 10 weeks ago
#1

I'm hearing those ads again that portray the police as your enemy. "If you drink and drive, you will be arrested, you will go to jail."

They really need to change the point of view. "The police will be out in force this holiday to make sure you aren't harmed by drunk drivers." It gets the point across that there will be a lot of traffic cops out there, but treats the viewer or listener as a beneficiary of this action rather than a victim of it.

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 Screwed:
"Once again, Thom Hartmann hits the bull’s eye with a much needed exposé of the so-called ‘free market.’ Anyone concerned about the future of our nation needs to read Screwed now."
Michael Toms, Founding President, New Dimensions World Broadcasting Network and author of A Time For Choices: Deep Dialogues for Deep Democracy
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
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."
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."