"Renaissance Thinking About the Issues of Our Day"
Even though there are Tea Party protests about high taxes, a USA Today analysis of federal data shows that Americans paid the lowest level of taxes last year since the Harry Truman’s presidency.
Welcome to our newest affilate TV stations: Baltimore Grassroots Media in Baltimore, MD and also Fort Collins Public Access Media in Fort Collins, CO
Hour One: Is America facing "My Big Fat Greek Bankruptcy?!" Thom mixes it up with Libertarian Wayne Root www.rootforamerica.com
Today President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, positioning the court to have three female justices for the first time.
Hour One - Who is Elena Kagan?
Hour Two - How do we stop the hedge fund wolfpacks from destroying the European economy?
Thom Hartmann: I want to start out, though, with Greg Palast. Old friend of the show, GregPalast.com, one of America’s best investigative journalists, and actually one of Britain’s best investigative journalists as most of his work that makes its way to television is published by the BBC. He also writes for the Observer, the British newspaper. GregPalast.com his website. Greg welcome to the show.
Greg Palast: Hey glad to be with you, Thom.
Thom Hartmann: Jason Mattera was seven minutes into his speech yesterday to the 2010 CPAC conference when he raised his rallying cry: "we must be that generation that stands athwart history" - as I recall he was paraphrasing William F. Buckley- 'yelling, “Hey jackass get your government off my freedom!' ” Right.
Jason Mattera, JasonMattera.com. Am I pronouncing that right, Jason?
Thom Hartmann: So the state of the economy is perilous, the state of the environment is far more so. Dr. James Hansen is here with us, member of the National Academy of Sciences, adjunct professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University and Columbia’s Earth Institute, director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, he’s frequently called to testify before Congress on climate issues. His background in space and earth sciences is extraordinary.
Syndicated by Dial-Global, Pacifica, and simulcast on Free Speech TV Network on Dish Network and DirectTV, and on radio stations, American Forces Radio, and Sirius/XM. Live in the US, Africa, Europe and across North America - more people listen to or watch the TH program than any other progressive talk show in the world.