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On the Program - June 18th 2008

Quote: Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow - Jeff Valdez

Hour One - Congressman (D-OR) Peter DeFazio www.defazio.house.gov Topic: Gas prices and off shore drilling

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com  Topic: Are liberals trying to socialize transportation?

Hour Three - "Everything You Know is Wrong" Jessica Valenti www.feministing.com  Topic: Her new book "He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know"

Guest: Larry Scott www.vawatchdog.org Topic: Veteran's issues

You can find the report the Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4) was referring to at...

http://resourcescommittee.house.gov/images/stories/Documents/truth_about_americas_energy.pdf

On the Program - June 17th 2008

Hour One - Stephen P. Halbrook www.independent.org Topic: Gun debate...why would the founding fathers oppose a gun ban?

Guest: Anthony Romero www.aclu.org

Hour Two - Rick Perlstein www.rickperlstein.org Topic: In his book Nixonland, Perlstein argues that Nixon was the "grandfather of today's politics of hate"

Hour Three - Gov. Don Siegelman www.donsiegelman.org Topic: update on his case

Guest: Senator Mike Gravel www.gravel2008.us Topic: New book on his political career "Political Odyssey"

GOP convention button asks, ‘If Obama is president…will we still call it the White House?’

A booth at this weekend’s Texas Republican convention sold buttons asking, “If Obama Is President…Will We Still Call It The White House?”

http://thinkprogress.org/2008/06/17/gop-convention-button-asks-if-obama-is-presidentwill-we-still-call-it-the-white-house/

Call Tina Benkiser - Republican Chair of Texas Republicans at 512-477-9821

On the Program - June 16th

Watch Thom "live" noon to 3p et www.airamerica.com/thomvision

Quote of the Day: The future is here. It's just not widely distributed yet - William Gibson

Hour One - Dozens Of Men -- Perhaps Hundreds -- Wrongfully Imprisoned By U.S.

Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Will deregulating the health care industry turn it into the wild, wild west?

Hour Three - Rick Perlstein www.rickperlstein.org Topic: In his book Nixonland, Perlstein argues that Nixon was the "grandfather of today's politics of hate"

Guest: "Labor Segment" Tim Newman www.laborrights.org Topic: Campaign against Bridgestone/ Firestone to end child labor practices

NEXT WEEK: June 23 - 27 - Broadcasting "live" from Denmark

June 10 2008 show notes


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June 09 2008 show notes


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On the Program - June 13 2008

Hour One "Brunch With Bernie" U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov

"Anything Goes Friday"

On the Program - June 12 2008

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Hour One - Ralph Reed, GOP consultant www.ralphreed.com Topic: his new political thriller "Dark Horse"

Hour Two - John F. Wasik Columnist for Bloomberg News...most recent book is called "iMoney" www.johnwasik.com Topic: How the middle class can get ahead

"Taking Our Country Back Segment" Gary Pritchard www.garypritchard08.com Topic: Democratic Candidate for California State Senate from District SD33

Hour Three - Bob Barr, Libertarian nominee for President www.bobbarr2008.com Topic: The 2008 election...who will he help or hurt...

Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News under the Radar

On the Program - June 11 2008

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Hour One - Congressman Peter DeFazio www.defazio.house.gov Topic: Who are the fatcats that are killing our economy…why and how?

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: Issues of the day through the lens of liberal and conservative.

Guest: Congressman Robert Wexler www.wexler.house.gov Topic: Congressman Kucinich's Bush impeachment resolution intro'd yesterday

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Rick Shenkman www.howstupidblog.com Topic: "Just How Stupid Are We?"

Guest: Peter Yarrow "Peter Paul and Mary" will be here in studio to sing "Where have all the Flowers Gone" and "Puff the Magic Dragon"

On the Program - June 10th 2008

Hour One - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Should we have cap & trade or loot & pollute…(lewd & crude?)

Guest: (Higgins Alert!!) Dr. Leslie Lyons www.channel.nationalgeographic.com Topic: National Geographic Channel show "Explorer: Science of Cats" airing tonight at 10p Eastern

Hour Two - Debate - Will bombing Iran bring about Armageddon?
Guest: Richard Naiman www.justforeignpolicy.org
Guest: Former U.S.Ambassador to the United Nations - John Bolton www.aei.org

Hour Three - David Sirota www.davidsirota.com Topic: His new book "The Uprising"

Guest: Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona www.healing-arts.org Topic: Why can't we all have "Kennedy Care?"

June 06 2008 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


June 05 2008 show notes


  • Show live from the United Nations.

  • Guest: Max Schulz, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute's Center for Energy Policy and the Environment. Cap and trade.

On the Program - June 9th 2008

"If we believe that murder is wrong and not admissible in our society, then it has to be wrong for everyone, not just individuals but governments as well." - Sister Helen Prejean, author "Dead Man Walking"

Hour One - Guest: Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson www.bondinfo.org   Topic: What Role is Race going to play in the presidential campaign?

Hour Two - Profits over Humanity - How low can we go?

Hour Three - Guest: Frank Gaffney www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org   Topic: Should individuals convicted of terrorist acts against America get the death penalty?

Guest: Rich Trumka www.aflcio.org  Topic:AFL-CIO Working Families to McCain: Actions Speak Louder than Words

June 04 2008 show notes

Show live from New York City.


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


June 03 2008 show notes


  • Show live from New York City.

  • Hillary is to acknowledge that Obama has the delegates tonight. But will she concede?

  • It has been a historic race. We should honor Hillary.

  • Guest: Sheila O'Connor-Ambrose, fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI). Gay marriage...Is true marriage by definition and by history only one man and one woman?

  • Guest: John Berlau, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Competitive Enterprise Institute. Should the government have a fingerprint registry and should corporations have access to it?

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - June 6 2008

Anything Goes! Friday

Hour One U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders "Brunch With Bernie" www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two - Dan Hynes - 3 term Illinois State Comptroller…ran against Barack for the Senate primary and then was one of the leading voices calling on him to run in '07 www.friendsofdan.com Who is Barack Obama?

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