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Daily Topics - Wednesday October 20th, 2010

Quote of the Day: The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman--and each nation--must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem. -- Lyndon Baines Johnson

Hour One: Get ready for President Palin?! Thom talks with Reporter Lee Fang of Think Progress www.thinkprogress.org

The Republican merit badge for hypocrisy...

Congratulations to GOP State Legislator Calvin Hill of Georgia who won his Republican merit badge for hypocrisy. Last Year, Hill led a movement in the state to prevent public universities from teaching sexual health and gay history classes claiming, “Our public colleges are not the place for our young adults and future leaders to experiment and experience these types of sexually explicit behavior.” Has Mr. Hill ever been to a college?! Well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, even though Mr.

Daily Topics - Tuesday October 19th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. -- Herodotus

Hour One: Univision has accepted $80,000 to air GOP ad that tells Latinos not to vote!! Plus the Polluters have bought the Republican Party now.....

Daily Topics - Monday October 12th, 2010

Quote of the Day: All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent. -- John F. Kennedy

Hour One: Need to know...does FOX News have blood on their hands and should they remove news from their name? Plus, Labor Segment - How are Unions helping to keep kids engaged in the classroom? Dennis Van Roekel, President of the National Education Association, will be here www.nea.org

The Big Picture on RT with Thom Hartmann - 10.14.10 - Looking for a better way of life?

The Big Picture on RT with Thom Hartmann. Looking for a better way of life? How about a place with more Fortune 500 companies than the US, China or Japan, not to mention world class health care that costs about half of what we pay? Thom explains why EU Democratic Socialism is beating US capitalism. And during the 2008 presidential Barack Obama drew record crowds of young voters to the polls. But it seems his well of popularity has hit a dry patch. Could MTV be the key to saving the president?

Daily Topics - Friday October 15th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Democracy is based upon the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. -- Harry Emerson Fosdick

"Anything Goes on Townhall Fridays!" Please welcome 620AM KPOJ's Carl Wolfson and Adam Klugman filling in for Thom Hartmann today!

Time to wake up - A World Wildlife Fund Report

Evidence is mounting that humans are having a profound effect on the health of our planet. A World Wildlife Fund report points out that the world's population - particularly in the industrialized West - is using more resources than our planet can sustain -- 1 ½ times more. And it's getting worse; consumption has doubled in the last 40 years leading to declining animal populations around the globe and a 60% decline in the tr

The Republican Party has lurched so far to the right that Dwight Eisenhower would not be elected!

After being exposed as a Nazi enthusiast, Ohio GOP Congressional hopeful Rich Iott quickly became a national pariah, although the only member of his own party willing to publicly disown him was Eric Cantor, and he only did it when repeatedly pressed by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz on national TV. Now it appears Cantor may have been the one out of line when he denounced “SS Soldier Iott”: the congressional wannabee has gotten thousan

Daily Topics - Thursday October 14th, 2010

Quote of the Day: Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" - Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Cash For Geezers and The French

In our "Need to Know" news today, President Nicolas Sarkozy may be facing the biggest challenge of his presidency as the month-old protest against so-called pension reform intensifies. An astounding 3 million demonstrators – one in 20 of all French people – marched yesterday against the President's plans to hike up the retirement age from 60 to 62.

The hottest political show in the US finds a new home on TV

The Big Picture, a no-holds-barred talk show created and hosted by Thom Hartmann will appear on RT
Thom Hartmann, bestselling author of Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class and We The People: A Call To Take Back America and network radio personality is going into partnership with RT television.

Daily Topics - Wednesday October 13th, 2010

Quote of the Day: "In every religion, there are those who would drape themselves in the mantle of belief and faith only to distort it’s most sacred teachings -- preaching intolerance and resorting to violence." -- Hillary Clinton

Hour One: The French are protesting, why is the American press missing the "cash for geezers" angle?

A CoffeeParty ForumOn Corporate Personhood 7pm - NYC - Friday

SHOULD CORPORATIONS DECIDE OUR ELECTIONS?

A CoffeeParty ForumOn Corporate Personhood
Friday, October 15, 2010 All Souls Unitarian Church
7:00 pm—9:00 pm 1157 Lexington Avenue (at 80th St.), NYC

With panelists: Thom Hartmann, Lawrence Lessig, & Zephyr Teachout
Moderated by: Laura Flanders of GRITtv

So conservatives make great religious leaders...but lousy civic leaders.

Republicans are showing their true colors. Rand Paul took a tough line against Bill Clinton on Monday, going after him with a below-the-belt attack focused on Clinton's encounter with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Responding to Clinton's campaign efforts for his Democratic rival Jack Conway earlier in the day, Rand Paul said, "I'm not sure I would trust a guy who had had sexual relations with an intern.

Daily Topics - Tuesday October 12th, 2010

Quote of the Day: I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.-- Abraham Lincoln

Hour One: News you need to know - How extreme will the GOP get?

Hour Two: Ayn Rand conservatism at work...should the "private" fire department be sued for allowing pets to die? Thom challenges Don Watkins from the Ayn Rand Institute www.aynrand.org

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When Eric Holder eventually steps down as Attorney General, he will leave behind a complicated legacy, some of it tragic, like his decision not to prosecute Wall Street after the financial crisis, and his all-out war on whistleblowers like Edward Snowden.

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