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Daily Topics - Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

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Hour One: Was Governor Scott Walker "punked?" Ian Murphy - The Buffalo Beast / Plus, Is the war for middle America about to turn hot? John Nichols - The Nation Magazine

Could be the beginning of the end for our Democracy?

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker told the media yesterday and again this morning that he is unwilling to compromise on his so-called “budget repair” proposal that limits state workers’ collective bargaining rights – essentially destroying their union. In response, the state capital in Madison has been the scene of a weeklong protest against Governor Walker and Republican state lawmakers. 14 Democratic state Senators who fled Wisconsin to

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 22nd, 2011

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Hour One: If Wisconsin busts the Unions, is it the beginning of the end of Democracy? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Why is America in decline? Victor Davis Hanson

Hour Three: Is Mark Williams the trickster? Mark Williams

What will the world look like in 2050?

What will the world look like in 2050? Well – according to scientists attending a conference yesterday with the American Association for the Advancement of Science – the planet will be “unrecognizable.” With a population over 9 billion by then – we’ll have to produce more food in the next 40 years than has been produced in the last 8,000 years. And as income in the developing world is supposed to increase – more people will be eating

Daily Topics - Monday February 21st, 2011

Hour One: From the trenches...Wisconsin's war on labor continues - John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Will Governor Walker take the high road – or will he take the Hosni Mubarak road?

Democratic state senators in Wisconsin are still AWOL – preventing Republicans lawmakers from passing Governor Walker’s union-busting legislation that will strip state workers of their collective bargaining rights. As one Senator told the Washington Post – “We're going to be staying away until we hear that [the Republicans] are taking the right to organize seriously.” As a sign of solidarity with the 25,000 protestors who showed up outside the stat

Daily Topics - Friday February 18th, 2011

"Anything Goes Friday!"

Hour One: Why we should raise taxes on the super-rich and lower them on the middle class - Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor

Hour Three: War on Labor - Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI, 4th District)

This is all about defunding the Democratic Party and having Republicans end up with one-party rule

Protests in Wisconsin are expected to continue today for the third day in a row. Yesterday - Madison, Wisconsin was nearly shut down as ten thousand protestors assembled outside the state capital to protest Governor Scott Walker’s proposal to strip state workers union of their collective bargaining powers in an effort to balance his state’s budget. 40% of teachers working in the Madison school district called in sick to attend the protest – f

Daily Topics - Thursday February 17th, 2011

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

Hour Two: Republican Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should Be Married And Home With Kids / Plus, "Geeky Science Rocks" - Think you rock Facebook...another species as us beat!

Two Paths: Bust Unions or Raise Taxes on the Wealthy?

While austerity measures are sweeping the nation – and Republican governors like Scott Walker in Wisconsin are going after middle class workers to balance state budgets – Minnesota’s Democratic Governor has a different idea. Instead of balancing budgets on the backs of working families – Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a 5% tax increase on the wealthiest people in Minnesota – or the top 5% of income earners in the state. What Governor Dayto

Daily Topics - Wednesday February 16th, 2011

Hour One: Are child labor laws unconstitutional?

Hour Two: Will the Republicans win the Wisconsin war on Labor? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine - www.thenation.com

Hour Three: Overdiagnosed...Are we making people sick in the pursuit of health? Dr. H. Gilbert Welch - www.beaconpress.org

Are Progressives in California are turning the tables on Darrell Issa?

Progressives in California are turning the tables on Darrell Issa. While the Republican Chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee solicits the help of lobbyists and transnational corporations to kill government regulations – an organization known as the Third Lantern is digging up the dirt in Issa’ past – looking into past business and personal relationships.

Daily Topics - Tuesday February 15th, 2011

Hour One: Is there no room for an anti-war candidate in the Republican Party? Jordan Marks, Young Americans for Freedom - www.yaf.com

Hour Two: What is Obama's New Plan to Destroy America?! Wayne Root - www.root4america.com

Hour Three: The Obama budget...is it challenging or appeasing the GOP? Ari Berman, The Nation Magazine - www.thenation.com

Egypt isn’t the only site of discontented state workers ...

Egypt isn’t the only site of discontented state workers – Wisconsin is too. Since coming into office in January – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has made it clear – he does not represent state workers. He hasn’t negotiated with these workers once – and has now put forward a plan to break their union, cut their pay, and limit their bargaining rights. With a Republican state legislature – Walker’s plan will be enacted swiftly. And if any labo

Daily Topics - Monday February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hour One: What's in Obama's budget, how is congress going to react and what's in it for you and me? Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research - www.cepr.net

Hour Two: Governor declares war on Labor... Tim Birkley, V.P.- AFSCME - www.afscme.org / Plus, Happy Valentine's Day Un-Marriage pact? Rev. Billy-The Church of Life After Shopping - www.revbilly.com

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