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Daily Topics - Friday August 17th, 2012

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

Hour Two: 7 Reasons Why Romney-Ryan's Desperate Attempts to Spin Medicare Won't Work - Joshua Holland, Alternet

South African police kill striking miners

South Africa is reeling after police opened fire on striking miners Thursday, killing 34 people and wounding 78. The massacre caps off a week-long strike with workers demanding a monthly-salary increase from $625 to over $1,500 – and calls to nationalize South Africa’s mines.

Police defended their actions, saying non-lethal force like water cannons and tear gas was used first, but after miners wielding machetes rushed a police li

Daily Topics - Thursday August 16th, 2012

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

Ecuador has granted Julian Assange asylum

After being holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for almost two months, Julian Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Now the hard part begins. In an explosive announcement this morning, Ecuador’s foreign minister announced the asylum decision and blasted the U.K.

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 15th, 2012

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

Time to take the battery out of your cell phone

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth District threw the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution out the window, ruling that police can track cell phone GPS data – and thus track you – without a warrant. The case of United States v.

Daily Topics - Tuesday August 14th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Progressive Strategist/syndicated columnist, Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Another mass shooting in America...

This one happened on Monday in College Station, Texas – just blocks from Texas A&M University. The shooter - identified as 35-year-old Thomas Caffall - opened fire after he was served an eviction notice by a county constable. That constable, Brian Bachmann was killed in the shootout, as was a bystander. A police officer and another civilian were also shot and injured, and are in the hospital. The shooter,

Daily Topics - Monday August 13th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome Progressive Strategist/syndicated columnist, Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies

Hour One: And, the nominee is...Paul Ryan for VP - Ben LaBolt, Obama for America / Plus,what do Wisconsinites think? Mike Tate, Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney & complete destruction of the middle class

The GOP ticket is set – Mitt Romney will be running for president alongside Republican Congressman from Wisconsin – Paul Ryan. Ryan is the powerful House Budget Committee Chairman who this year authored the most radical budget to ever pass the House of Representatives. Newt Gingrich referred to the Ryan Budget as “right-wing social engineering” – and it’s an appropriate description, since it decimates the poor – with more tha

Daily Topics - Friday August 10th, 2012

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In for Thom today, please welcome attorney Mike Papantonio, Host-Ring of Fire Radio

Hour One: News of the day - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC / Plus, the Climate Criminals? Gaius Publius, AmericaBlog

The Domain Awareness System - developed by Microsoft

New York City is poised to become the surveillance capital of America. On Wednesday, city officials unveiled a massive new surveillance system that they say will “revolutionize law enforcement.” The Domain Awareness System - as it’s called - gathers information from thousands of video cameras mounted around the city. And using maps, city records, arrest records, license plate readers, and 911 calls, it brings everything

Daily Topics - Thursday August 9th, 2012

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Hour One: News of the day - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC / Plus, how JP Morgan's energy program scams consumers - Tyson Slocumb, Public Citizen

No new nukes!... at least for a little bit

On Tuesday, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it would temporarily freeze any new licenses or renewal of licenses for nuclear power plants around the country. That decision by the NRC was prompted by a US Court of Appeals ruling back in June that the NRC has insufficiently dealt with the problem of nuclear waste material - thus violating the National Environmental Policy Act. Currently, the NRC provides license

Daily Topics - Wednesday August 8th, 2012

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Hour One: News of the day - Cliff Schecter, Libertas LLC / Plus, CEO plan to steal Social Security - Dean Baker, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

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Grim News - CO2 Concentration Teetering On Point Of No Return

We start at Cape Grim in Australia - where an atmospheric measuring station is picking up atmospheric CO2 levels that are on the verge of breaking 400 parts per million for the first time in human history.

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