July 2012

  • Daily Topics - Tuesday July 31st, 2012

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

    In for Thom today, please welcome Dr. Mike Newcomb, host of The Mike Newcomb Show, 1480 AM KPHX

    Hour One: What a Dem Platform Endorsement of Marriage Equality Would Mean - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

    Hour Two: Obamacare = a tax cut for the middle class

  • President Obama is forced to hold endless fundraisers

    President Obama will likely become the first ever incumbent President to be outraised by his opponent in his re-election bid. And in a desperate attempt to even the playing field just slightly before November – the President has been forced to hold endless fundraisers. As the Center for American Progress reveals, President Obama has already held nearly 200 fundraisers during his first term in office. To put that in perspectiv

  • Daily Topics - Monday July 30th, 2012

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

    Hour One: Mitt Romney and "the little people"... / Plus, Mitt ignores workers' pleas to "save our jobs" - Cheryl Randecker, Sensata Technologies

    Hour Two: Do you have a constitutional right to an insanity defense? John Manuelian, Attorney

  • For-profit colleges are scamming American students

    According to an investigation by Democratic Congressman Elijah Cumming – the ranking member on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform – for-profit colleges are paying executives massive salaries – not based on student achievement – but instead based solely on profitability. Looking at 13 different for-profit schools – the investigation found, “the single most significant measure for determining executive compensation at t

  • Daily Topics - Friday July 27th, 2012

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

    Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

    Hour Two: 100 days to election day - Thom talks with actress/activist Blythe Danner about PA Voter ID

  • Capital One Bank is having a bad week...

    After it was the first bank to be hit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for defrauding consumers and ordered to pay $165 million to customers in refunds, Capital One was just hit with another fine. This time – the Department of Justice has ordered the bank to pay out $12 million to members of the military for denying them their legal right under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act to avoid foreclosures and high interest rates.

  • Daily Topics - Thursday July 26th, 2012

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

    Hour One: Why is Romney making out with foreign banksters?

    Hour Two: GOP Voter ID could keep almost HALF of all Philly voters out - Daniel Halper, The Weekly Standard / Plus, Geeky Science - did you know your night light can make you crazy?

    Hour Three: The man who invented too big to fail recanted...

  • It's been 500 days since the Fukushima nuclear crisis began in Japan

    And one thing’s clear – it’s still an extremely dangerous situation. A Japanese newspaper is reporting that plant operators still face a number of hurdles before they can decommission the plant and officially close the book on the crisis – and it could take decades. Those hurdles include trying to determine why 8 million becquerels of radioactive cesium still continues to pour out of reactor number 2 every single hour.

  • Daily Topics - Wednesday July 25th, 2012

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

    Hour One: Romney camp: 'put a white man back in the White House...' / Plus, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turns 1 today - Elizabeth Warren

    Hour Two: Regulate the credit reporting industry? Malcolm Out Loud

    Hour Three: Conservative millenials & boomers are both being conned...

  • Police violence sparks civil unrest in Anaheim

    Civil unrest in America spread to Anaheim last night – where, for the fourth straight day, citizens took to the streets to protest police brutality and the killing the of an unarmed man by police over the weekend. As journalist Tim Pool reported, cops fired hundreds of less lethal rounds of rubber bullets and pepper balls into the crowds – wounding several demonstrators.

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What will it take to go green?

In the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, that nation embraced more solar and wind and took a hard look at nuclear power. Apparently, it's going to take a similar disaster in our nation to get the United States to make the switch to green energy.