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Daily Topics - Thursday May 31st, 2012

Catch The Thom Hartmann Program LIVE at our new time, 3-6pm Eastern!

Hour One: Should sugar be regulated? Julie Gunlock, Independent Women's Forum

CEOs are literally stealing workers’ wages

As CNN reports – wage theft complaints have increased 400% over the last decade – with over 7,000 lawsuits alleging wage and hour violations against employers filed just in 2011. The complaints center on workers accusing their employers of not paying them for all the hours they worked or not paying overtime that they were entitled to. Some of the companies that have had suits filed against them are Walmart, Starbucks, and Bank of A

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 30th, 2012

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Hour One: Suppressing the Vote - Brad Friedman, The Brad Blog / Plus, MI's Emergency Manager is at it again - Tony Trupiano, First Light with Tony Trupiano

Hour Two: From hopeful immigrant to FBI informant - Jason Leopold, Truthout

23% of all American children live in poverty

Anyone who doubts the United States has been in an economic free fall for the last three decades should check out the new United Nations Children’s Fund report on child poverty. OF the 34 wealthiest nations looked at by UNICEF – the United States has the second highest child poverty rate of all of them – with a staggering 23% of all American children living in poverty.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 29th, 2012

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Hour One: One week til the recall...did WI Governor Scott Walker lie under oath to Congress? John Nichols, The Nation Magazine

Hour Two: Get out your tin foil hat for the new GOP platform... Mark Williams, MarkTalk.com

70,000 more Americans cut off from unemployment insurance

The National Employment Law Project is reporting that another 70,000 Americans will be cut off from unemployment insurance next month. Already – nearly half a million Americans have lost their unemployment benefits this year thanks to austerity measures demanded by Republicans in Congress – and rubber-stamped by Democrats and President Obama – that cut unemployment insurance down from 99 weeks to 79 weeks in states that haven’t seen thei

Daily Topics - Friday May 25th, 2012

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Anything Goes on Townhall Friday

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

Hour Two: "Cheddar Revolution: Songs of Uprising" - Fred Schepartz and Sybil Augustine, Wisconsin Protest Songs

Still doubt we’re living under an Oligarchy?

Check out a new report by the Associated Press today – showing that average CEO compensation topped $9.6 million in 2011 – the highest mark since the AP started looking at compensation numbers back in 2006. Meanwhile – wages for working people have barely budged – and it would now take the typical American worker 244 years just to make what their CEO makes in one year.

And among Fortune 500 CEOs – it’s even worse - they mak

Daily Topics - Thursday May 24th, 2012

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Hour One: Does the internet force you to live in a bubble?

Hour Two: Is it possible to have a populist movement on the right? Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - drink coffee, live longer?

Hour Three: Why is Detroit holding a funeral for Democracy? Rev. D. Alexander Bullock, Rainbow Push Detroit

Big Pharma is The Biggest Tax Dodger in America

The pharmaceutical industry is the single biggest defrauder of Americans taxpayers in the country – surpassing the Defense Industry for the first time. A new Public Citizen report finds that over the last twenty years the pharmaceutical industry has accounted for 25% of all violations of state and federal law when it comes to the False Claims Act.

Among the infractions include illegally promoting drugs for purposes not approved by

Daily Topics - Wednesday May 23rd, 2012

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Hour One: Crazy Fox News wants government run like a private equity firm

Hour Two: Would tougher regulations have prevented the JP Morgan debacle? David Harsanyi, Townhall.com

Hour Three: Will Libertarians hold their nose and vote Romney? Brian Doherty, Reason Magazine

Just in case you thought our Congress wasn’t the best that money can buy...

– This election year, the Chamber of Commerce is looking to confirm it. At a meeting in Washington, Chamber President Tom Donohue told members that his organization is, “planning on having a good year,” and will spend more money this election than they did in 2010, when they spent more than $30 million catapulting corporate shills calling themselves Tea Partiers into Congress.

Daily Topics - Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

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Hour One: How progressive Cory Booker sold out democracy

Hour Two: Will the soft peddle take down of Obama work?

Hour Three: Time to legalize medical marijuana? Mike Riggs, Reason Magazine

Peter G. Peterson wants your Social Security money

Meet Wall Street billionaire – Pete Peterson – the man trying to destroy Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid as we know it. According to tax documents – between 2007 and 2011 – Peterson has given nearly a half-billion dollars to his Peter. G.

Daily Topics - Monday May 21st, 2012

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Please welcome syndicated columnist Karl Frisch in for Thom today

Hour One: Gay Marriage, The Republican Love Affair With the Past - Tina Dupuy, Crooks and Liars

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If a blockbuster new report from Newsweek is any indication - a Donald Trump presidency would be one giant conflict of interest.

The problems stem from Trump's massive business empire - the Trump Organization.

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