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On the Program - Aug 21th 2008

Quote: "Solong as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for theirrights, we'll be called a democracy." Roger Nash Baldwin

Hour One - BenjaminDaywww.masscare.com Topic: Single payer health care and why it's working (or not)in Massachusetts

Hour Two - John Podesta www.americanprogress.org Topic: his newbook "The Power of Progress"

Guest: TakingOur Country Back" Bill Hedrick www.hedrickforcongress.comTopic: Running for Congress in CA's 44th District against 16 year Republicanincumbent Ken Calvert

Hour Three -Tom Frankwww.tcfrank.com Topic: The Wrecking Crew: HowConservatives Rule

Guest: ChristyHarveywww.americanprogress.org Topic: News Under the Radar

On the Program - Aug 20th 2008

Quote: Democracy means not "I am as good asyou are" but "You are as good as I am." --Theodore Parker

Hour One
- Joseph Farah www.worldnetdaily.com Topic: Thom challenges Joseph Farah -What if they held a presidential election and no-one showed up? ( new book"None of the Above: Why 2008 is The Year to Cast the Ultimate ProtestVote")

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: Thomand Terry debate the “Issues of the Day”

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" T.E. Scott www.crazymanseconomics.comTopic: Crazy Man's Economic

On the Program - Aug 19th 2008

Quote: The citizencan bring our political and governmental institutions back to life, make themresponsive and accountable, and keep them honest. No one else can. - JohnGardner

Hour One - Renee-Marie Stephano www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com Topic: Thomand Renee debate - Medical tourism...see your surgeons and the sites overseas

Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org: Why isn't anyone talking about nuclear power to resolve theenergy crisis?


Hour Three - Mark Crispin Millerwww.markcrispinmiller.blogspot.com Topic: Blowing the whistle on how the GOPhas been stealing elections for years...the buck stops at the White House

Guest "Advertiser SuccessStory" Jacques Pugh www.progressivetech.com Seattle AM1090 KPTK

Thom's Travel & EventsComing Up…

Democratic Convention Events – Thom will be on radio row

Monday - August 25th 2pm–3pm SEACHANGE IDEAS FORUMPresents…Progressive/Conservative Debate
Air America’s Thom Hartmann debates conservative political commentatorDennis Prager about the key issues facing the candidates in the 2008Presidential election.
Thom Hartmann (Air America Host)
Dennis Prager (Salem Radio Talk Show Host and Author)

Monday – August 25th 3pm – 6pm AIRAMERICA MEDIA & PROGRESSIVE BOOK CLUB ARE PROUD TO HOST…The contest:Progressives vs. Conservatives
Moderator: Thom Hartmann, Air America
Paul Krugman, The Conscience of aLiberal
Arianna Huffington, Right is Wrong
John Podesta, The Power of Progress
David Sirota, The Uprising
Sponsored by Green Mountain CoffeeRoasters
The Big Tent (Corner of 15th & Wynkoop Streets)

Tuesday –August 26th 6pm - Denver, CO -Thom is giving a talk and signing books-Border's Books in Lone Tree Colorado in the Park Meadows Mall.
8557 ParkMeadows Center Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124 303.708.1735 (AM 760, Colorado'sProgressive Talk) www.am760.net

Republican Convention Events – Thom willbe on radio row

Monday - September 1 – SEIU’s Take Back Labor Day Festival -Harriet Island Minneapolis
Hip Hop acts Atmosphere and Lupe Fiasco, actor/ musicianMos Def and British rocker Billy Bragg are joining the line-up at the ServiceEmployees International Union’s (SEIU) Take Back Labor Day Festival at the footof the Republican National Convention. Thefestival will run from noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 1, Labor Day, at Harriet IslandRegional Park in the Mississippi River in downtown St. Paul. The festival will feature musiciansSteve Earle, Allison Moorer and Tom Morello, SEIU President Andy Stern andChange to Win Chair Anna Burger, and Air America radio host Thom Hartmann (timeTBA). Purchase tickets @ www.ticketmaster.com

Tuesday - September 2 - AM950 The Voice of Minnesota- Invites You to TheParty for Change
Join: Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Jim Ward, ChrisLavoie, Ed Schultz, Thom Hartmann, and Jon Elliott, Book signings: ThomHartmann and Bill Press,5:30 pm doors open. Party till 9:30 pm, Where:Black Bear Crossing on the Lake, located in the Historic Como LakesidePavilion, 1360 North Lexington Parkway,St. Paul, Minnesota $10 purchase ticketsat door only. www.am950ktnf.com

August 13 2008 show notes


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


On the Program - Aug 18th 2008


Quote: Voting is one of the few things where boycotting in protest clearly makes the problem worse rather than better - Jane Auer

Hour One – Politics 101 – McCain vs.Obama

Hour Two - Michelle Bernard www.iwf.org Topic: Thom and Michelle debate - Isn't there a connection between saving the planet and saving starving children?

Hour Three - Alan Weisman www.worldwithoutus.com Topic: His book "The World Without Us"…what would it be like?

Guest: Labor Segment" Stewart Acuff www.aflcio.org Topic: Wal-Mart Alert

August 12 2008 show notes


  • Guest: George Landrith, President, Frontiers of Freedom. The impact of Big Oil Profits.

  • Guest: Larry Pratt, Gun Owners of America. Should students be allowed to carry guns on college campuses?

  • Georgia, Russia, oil, ginning up a cold war for McCain.

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


on the Program - Aug 15th 2008


Hour One "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders

On the Program - Aug 14th 2008

Crazy Alert!! The Thom Hartmann Program demands additionsbe made to the endangered species list! (Bigfoot, the Chupacabra, and theAbominable Snowman)

Hour One - Kristan Hawkins www.studentsforlife.orgTopic: Thom and Kristan debate "Does the new Planned Parenthood adtargeting teens about oral sex cross the line?"

Hour Two - Les Bernal www.stoppredatorygambling.orgTopic: Thom and Les debate "Should gambling (of any kind) be legal?"

Guest: "Taking Our Country Back" Debbie Cook
www.debbiecookforcongress.comTopic: Running for Congress in California's 46th District against incumbant Republican Dana Rohrbacher

Hour Three - Economic meltdown

Guest: Christy Harveywww.americanprogress.org Topic: News Under the Radar

Thom'sTravel & Events Coming Up…

SOLD OUT! August 16- Seattle, WA - KPTK 1090AM - Looking Forward/MovingForward/What Now - Round-table Forum 6:30PM-7:30PM Seattle CenterExhibition Hall

Thom will be on Radio Row at both theDemocratic and Republican Conventions:
August 26th 6pm - Denver, CO
-Thom is giving a talk and signing books -Border's Books in Lone Tree Colorado in the Park Meadows Mall. 8557 ParkMeadows Center Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124 303.708.1735 (AM 760, Colorado'sProgressive Talk www.am760.net

September 2 - AM950 TheVoice of Minnesota- Invites You to The Party forChange Join: Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, JimWard, Chris Lavoie, Ed Schultz,Thom Hartmann, and Jon Elliott, Book signings: Thom Hartmann and Bill Press,5:30 pm doors open. Party till 9:30 pm, Where: Black Bear Crossing on theLake, located in the Historic Como Lakeside Pavilion, 1360North LexingtonParkway,St. Paul, Minnesota $10 purchase tickets at door only. www.am950ktnf.com

August 11 2008 show notes


  • Are we heading into World War III? How is it that a decision made by FDR and followed by most presidents since may be leading directly to the situation in Georgia? Rant. Transcript.

  • Guest: Dr. David Duke, former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, former Louisiana State Representative, former candidate in presidential primaries. His calling Obama "a visual aid for white Americans".

  • Guest: Donna Wiesner Keene, Independent Women's Forum. Tax reform...McCain vs. Obama...who's plan is better for working families?

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


On the Program - Aug 13th 2008

Wonkette - was Bush falling down drunk at the Olympics?

On the Program - Aug 12th 2008

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August 08 2008 show notes


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


On the Program - Aug 11th 2008

Quotefor the Day:To live anywhere in the world today and be against equality because of race orcolor is like living in Alaska and being against snow - William Faulkner

Hour One - Dr. David Duke www.davidduke.com Topic: Thom challenges David Duke – who claims "Obama is a visual aid for White Americans who just don't get it yet thatwe have lost control of our country, and unless we get it back we are headingfor complete annihilation as a people."

Hour Two - Donna Wiesner Keene www.iwf.orgTopic: Thom and Donna debate Tax reform...McCain vs. Obama...who's plan is better for working families?

Hour Three - Has WWIII already begun? Did it start with our attack on Iraq?


Thom'sTravel & Events Coming Up…


August 16
-Seattle, WA - AM 1090 Progressive Talk (KPTK) - Looking Forward/Moving Forward/WhatNow - Roundtable Forum 6:30pm - 7:30pm Seattle Center Exhibition Hall (w/fellowradio hosts Stephanie Miller, Rachel Maddow, Randi Rhodes, MIke Malloy, RonReagan and Sam Seder.)

Thom will be on Radio Row at bothconventions:


August 26th 6pm - Denver, CO -Thom isgiving a talk and signing books - Border’s Books in Lone Tree Colorado inthe Park Meadows Mall. 8557 Park Meadows Center Dr. Lone Tree, CO 80124303.708.1735


And, at the Republican Convention inMinneapolis...with our affililate AM 950 KTNF (The Voice of Minnesota)who'll be hosting "The Party for Change" featuring Bill Press,Stephanie Miller, Jim Ward, Chris Lavoie, Ed Schultz, Jon Elliott and yourstruly…Tuesday, September 2nd at 5:30pm at Black Bear Crossing on the Lakein the Historic Como Lakeside Pavilion-1360 North Lexington Parkway in St.Paul…tickets are $10 and available at the door only. www.am950ktnf.com

August 07 2008 show notes


  • The Politics behind China & the Olympics

August 06 2008 show notes


  • Guest: CNS Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey. Are programs like Social Security constitutional? Socialism.

China - Neoliberalism’s Last Hope?

Just two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, China was trying to position itself as the leader of the neoliberal world.

That's right - China!

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