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June 23 2008 show notes


  • Thom is in Copenhagen all this week, broadcasting from the Danish Broadcasting Network.

  • Guest: Peter Mogensen, political commentator and Editor-in-chief Politiken, host of his own political debate TV show at TV2 News. How does Democratic socialism help build a middle class?

June 20 2008 show notes


  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.

  • FISA passed in the House of Representatives 293-129. Roll call.

  • 'Anything Goes' Friday.

  • The show will be broadcast from Denmark all next week.

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


June 19 2008 show notes


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


June 18 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Congressman Peter DeFazio. The Republicans' meme of a "ban" on offshore drilling. Transcript.

  • Guest: CNS Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey. Drilling for oil. Transport.

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Jessica Valenti, Executive Editor, Feministing. "He's a Stud, She's a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know".

  • Guest: Larry Scott, founder and Editor of VA Watch Dog.

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


June 17 2008 show notes


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


June 16 2008 show notes

June 13 2008 show notes


  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.

  • Rant on the Supreme Court's decision about Habeas Corpus rights for Guantanamo detainees. Transcript.

  • "Anything Goes Friday"

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


Monday - June 23 - notes from Copenhagen, Denmark...

Interesting note - the John McCain campaign is encouraging (and paying, with "points") trolls to spam blogs!

June 12 2008 show notes


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


June 23-27 2008 "live" from Denmark

June 23-27 2008 - The Thom Hartmann Program will be"live" from Denmark in partnership with The Danish Broadcasting Network. Politicians to students will join in as we find out...Why is Denmark the happiest place in the world? What is the secret of this small country with dreary weather, heavy smoking and drinking, and taxes between 50-70% that keeps the Danes so happy?

The Thom Hartmann Program - Why is Denmark the happiest place in the world?
Weekdays Noon-3p ET "live"

June 23 - 27 2008 Radio Guest Highlights for the Week - Special thanks to Lea Hjort from Danish Broadcasting Network who has been helping us with guests and will be a guest on the program next week as well.

Monday

Guest: Peter Mogensen (In-Studio -Denmark), political commentator and Editor-in-chief Politiken. Peter hosts his own political debate TV show at TV2 News Topic: How does Democratic socialism help build a middle class?

Guest: Carl Pedersen (In-Studio -Denmark), Professor, Copenhagen Business School Topic: Holding dual citizenship of both the US & Denmark - he spells out the differences and what lessons we could learn.

Tuesday

Guest: Henrik Bindslev (In-Studio -Denmark), director of National Laboratory for Sustainable Energy at the Technical University of Denmark where Denmark has achieved a leading position within such diverse fields as design, wind energy, biotechnology, electronics and telecommunication Topic: Is Denmark's wind energy program is a leading example of how government support can make alternative energy commercially viable?

Guest: Mette Frederiksen (In-Studio -Denmark) - The Social Democratic Party's spokeswoman on social affairs. Former spokeswoman on cultural affairs and gender equality issues.

Wednesday

Guest: Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: Thom and Terry Jeffries look at the issues of the day through the lens of both conservative and liberal.

Guest: Kaare Christensen (In-Studio -Denmark), Scientist Health Research, University of Southern Denmark - the key author/study of 60 Minute’s story on Danish Happiness (feb. 2008). Topic: Why is Denmark the happiest place in the world? What is the secret of this small country with dreary weather, heavy smoking and drinking, and taxes between 50-70% that keeps the Danes so happy?

Thursday

Guest: Yaron Brook www.aynrand.org Topic: Doesn't the "salmonella tomato" prove that we need more regulation - not less - of our food?

Guest: Flemming Rose (In-Studio -Denmark) Flemming is the Cultural Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. He published the cartoons that initiated the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons controversy. Topic: Topic: How does Denmark deal with ethnic and religious minorities and how does the cartoon controversy play into that?

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

Friday - Anything Goes! Friday

Guest: Senator Bernie Sanders "Brunch with Bernie" www.sanders.senate.gov taking your calls

On the Program - June 20th 2008

Anything Goes Friday!

Hour One - "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders

Hour Two - U.S. Congressman (D-OR) Earl Blumenauer Topic: FISA

June 11 2008 show notes


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


On the Program - June 19th 2008

Quote: I strive for the best and I do the possible. - Lyndon B. Johnson

Hour One - Guest: Rory O'Connor www.roryoconnor.org Topic: Right wing hate speak and his new book "Shock Jocks: Hate Speech and Talk Radio"

Hour Two - Guest: Yaron Brook www.aynrand.org  Topic: Salmonella tomato debate...food safety measures faulted

Guest: Wenonah Hauter :www.foodandwaterwatch.org Topic: Salmonella tomatoes...is irradiating food the answer?

Hour Three - Charlie Derber www2.bc.edu/~derber/ Topic: "The New Feminized Majority: How Democrats Can Change America with Women's Values" (with co-author Katherine Adam) and "Morality Wars: How Empires, the Born Again, and the Politically Correct do Evil in the Name of Good"

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

Thom's Travel & Events Coming Up…

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

August 2 & 3 - Madison WI - Thom is speaking Saturday - NonStop Radio Symposium, Exhibition Hall, Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way www.nonstopradio.com

Thom will be on Radio Row at both the Democratic and Republican Conventions

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

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