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On the Program - May 16th 2008

Hour One: Guest: U.S. Senator (I-VT) Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov

"Anything Goes Friday"


May 13 2008 show notes

  • Does this generation have a rendezvous with destiny? The Millennials. The Fourth Turning.
  • Guest: Marc Morano, communications director for Senator James Inhofe. Is God punishing him by killing Oklahomans?
  • Guest: Arthur C. Brooks. Author, " Gross National Happiness". Are conservatives really happier than liberals?

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

On the Program - May 15th 2008

The Myth of National Victimhood - All Wrapped and Delivered for Christmas...by Thom

http://www.thomhartmann.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=127&Itemid=123

When Democracy Failed...by Thom

http://video.google.com/videoplaydocid=1251628960376247583&q=thom+hartmann&ei=eG4sSPbCIqj0qgOR4cWuCQ&hl=en

Book Contest - Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision by Thom Hartmann. Goes to the wittiest, smartest or funniest post at www.thomhartmann.com -chosen by Shawn Taylor - show producer.

Hour One - The Best of the rest of the News...

Hour Two - Dr. Jeffrey Feldman www.frameshopisopen.com Topic: "Outright Barbarous: How the Violent Language of the Right Poisons American Democracy"

Hour Three - Guest: Douglas Farah www.douglasfarah.com and www.merchantofdeathbook.com Topic: His new book "Merchant of Death"

Guest: "Taking Our Country Back" Rick Noriega www.ricknoriega.com Topic: his campaign for U.S. Senate to unseat Republican incumbant Senator John Cornyn

Firday - Chicago - May 16th - Booksigning & Talk 7pm- Frugal Muse Books - corner of SE corner of 75th and Lemont Road in Darien.

Saturday - May 17th - Chicago Green Festival 1pm- Thom will be speaking on main stage

May 12 2008 show notes

  • Guest: David Sirota. Can Barack Obama win the presidency?
  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum. Why are Republicans in favor of throwing people out of their homes?
  • Have we passed the point where humanity is doomed? Transcript.
  • Guest: Karen Ackerman, Political Director, AFL-CIO. AFL-CIO launches major new push to expose Senator John McCain's economic record and disastrous health care proposals.

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

On the Program - May 14th - 2008

Book Contest - Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision by Thom Hartmann. Goes to the wittiest, smartest or funniest post at www.thomhartmann.com On the Program - May 14th 2008.

Hour One - What's Hillary's future and what does her future look like?

Hour Two - The Prescription Pill Epidemic - Do People want a "pill for every ill?"

Hour Three - Audacia Ray www.wakingvixen.com  Topic: Legalizing, regulating and protecting sex workers?

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

Thom's Travel & Events Coming Up...

May 16th - Booksigning at Frugal Muse Books 7pm, corner of SE corner of 75th and Lemont Road in Darien.

May 17th - Chicago Green Festival - Thom will be speaking on main stage Saturday at 1pm

Does the So-Called Millennial Generation Have a Rendezvous with Destiny?

The Seattle Times reports Michael Dudley is the son of a preacher man. He's a born-again Christian with several family members in the military. He's voting for Obama. Many traditional younger GOP evangelicals are no longer identifying with the Republican party.

The so-called millennial generation, roughly late teens to early 30s are part of the so-called millennial generation. Bob Herbert writes in the New York Times that this is the generation that's in danger of being left out of the "American Dream." This generation is faced with doing less well than their parents and that economic uncertainty is playing a huge role in forming their views of government and politics.

In 1974 the average income for men in their 30s was $40,000 (using today's inflation-adjusted dollars) - today that amount is $35,000.

According to The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe first published in 1997.

On the Program - May 13th 2008

Hour One - Does this generation have a rendezvous with destiny?

Hour Two - Marc Morano www.epw.senate.gov Topic: Is God punishing Marc Morano by killing Oklahomans?

Hour Three - Arthur Brooks www.arthurbrooks.net His new book "Gross National Happiness" "Are conservatives really happier than liberals?"

Thom's Travel & Events Coming Up...

May 16th - Booksigning & Talk at Frugal Muse Books 7pm, corner of SE corner of 75th and Lemont Road in Darien.

May 17th - Chicago Green Festival - Thom will be speaking on main stage Saturday at 1pm

May 09 2008 show notes

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.
  • Guest: Medea Benjamin, Code Pink, just back from Jordan and Syria where she spoke with Iraqi mothers.
  • Farm subsidies. "Columbia Dies over Texas". The goddess Columbia".
  • Guest: U.S. Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ, 12th District). His recent trip to Iraq.

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

On the Program - may 12th 2008

Hour One - David Sirota www.davidsirota.com Topic: Can Barack Obama win the presidency?

Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Why are Republicans in favor of throwing people out of their homes?

Hour Three - Have we passed the point where humanity is doomed?

Guest: Karen Ackerman, Political Director, AFL-CIO www.aflcio.org Topic: AFL-CIO launches major new push to expose Sen. John McCain's economic record and disastrous health care proposals

Thom's Travel & Events This week

May 16th Chicago - 7pm - Frugal Muse Books & WCPT 820AM present a booksigning and talk with Thom Hartmann - Cracking the Code www.frugalmusebooks.com

May 17th - Chicago Green Festival - Thom will be speaking on main stage Saturday - 1pm - Navy Pier, 600 E Grand Avenue, Chicago

May 08 2008 show notes

  • Hillary Clinton's appeal.
  • Slavery rant.
  • Upcoming Event: May 16, Darien, Chicago, Il. 7pm. Talk and booksigning at Frugal Muse bookstore.
  • Upcoming Event: May 17, Chicago, Il. Chicago Green Festival. Talk at 1pm. WCPT Booth from 11am.
  • Racism, classism, other isms.
  • Guest: Former Alabama governor Don Siegelman. Another hour long interview including an update on the situation and listeners' calls. Transcript.
  • US Income Distribution, "The L-Curve".
  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Center for American Progress, MicCheckradio.org. "News Under the Radar".
  • Guest: Dr. Mark Espinoza, Central Dental Care, Phoenix, who advertises on 1480 KPHX.

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

May 07 2008 show notes

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On the Program - May 9th 2008

"Anything Goes Friday"

Hour One: Guest: U.S. Senator (I-VT) Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two - Code Pink Medea Benjamin (plus Iraqi refugee who's husband and 4 yr old daughter were killed by militia because he was an interpreter for the U.S.) www.codepinkalert.org Topic: Just back from Jordan and Syria where she spoke with Iraqi mothers

Hour Three - U.S. Congressman (D-NJ, 12th District) Congressman Rush Holt www.holt.house.gov  Topic: His recent trip to Iraq

On the Program - May 8th 2008

Hour One - Is racism so ingrained in America - we can't get rid of it?

Hour Two - Former Gov. Don Siegelman www.donsiegelman.org Topic: Updates on his case & will take listener calls - This is the case that could land Karl Rove in jail!

Hour Three - www.lcurve.org for an economic perspective; Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News Under the Radar

May 06 2008 show notes

  • Indiana and North Carolina are going to the polls today.
  • Guest: Bev Harris, Black Box Voting. 1.1m voter registrations "cancelled" in Indiana.
  • Guest: Dan Gainor, Director of the Business & Media Institute. The government's role in the ethanol-driven global food crisis.
  • Guest: John Stauber, Executive Director, Center for Media and Democracy. The Pentagon pundits.
  • Guest: Caroline Frederickson, American Civil Liberties Union. Don't let the Democrats cave in on FISA.
  • The difference between neoconservative and neoliberal:

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Why Have Travel Restrictions been Placed on Governor Siegelman?

Tune in May 8th on The Thom Hartmann Program - Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman www.donsiegelman.org is here taking your calls (866) 303-2270. Since Gov. Siegelman is not allowed to travel, we'll be checking in with him from time to time so his case continues to get national attention.

Update: Governor Don Siegelman has been out of prison on bond for over a month and has given interviews to 60 Minutes on CBS, The Verdict on MSNBC, the New York Times, the House Judiciary Committee, the Tuscaloosa News, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on Ring of Fire and The Thom Hartmann Program. Now Travel restrictions have been imposed on him. Travel restrictions on a non-violent offender who has been deemed "not a flight risk" seems unusual.

Gov. Siegelman says, "If I'm not a flight risk, why would they be constricting my travel and making it very difficult if not impossible to leave the state?" he said. "There isn't but one conclusion, and that is that they don't want me speaking out on issues. They don't want me speaking to Congress or speaking to the media."

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