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On the Program - Sep 24 2008

Quote: "And to preserve their independence,we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make ourelection between economy and liberty, or profusion and servitude." -Thomas Jefferson

Hour One – Do we need to tax speculation now to save us from further economic ruin?

Hour Two - Guest: Terry Jeffreywww.cnsnews.com Topic: Economy, economy,economy...

Guest: Heather Wokusch www.progressiveshandbook.com Topic: Heather is discussing the ominous US move towards Pakistan and Iran - which are taking place completely under the radar.

Hour Three - Guest: Alex Epstein www.aynrand.org Topic: Capitalism vs. Democracy—Alex says democracy is an unjust system, while laissez-faire is the system of justice.

Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong" Dr. Rodney Stark www.rodneystark.com Topic: "What Americans Really Believe”

September 23 2008 show notes


  • The bailout of the banks. People are asking the wrong question.

  • Guest: John Berlau, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the Competitive Enterprise Institute. The economic crisis.

  • Guest: Brad Friedman, Brad Blog. Voter fraud, election fraud.

  • Guest: Robert Kuttner, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos. "Obama's Challenge".

  • Guest: Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. Senator Bernie Sanders suggests we could soon see a Reed-Pelosi-Bush bailout bill, and that this could be the October Surprise, the game-changing event, that ties Barack Obama to George Bush and cuts McCain away from Bush. Transcript. Clip.

  • Guest: "Advertiser Success Story": Rosemary Roberts, Communications & Marketing Director for Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates (Chicago lawfirm).

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On the Program - Sep 23 2008


Hour One - Barbara Comstock www.savetheelection.comTopic: Thom and Barbara debate the Employee Free Choice Act.

Hour Two - John Berlau www.cei.org Topic: Thom is challenging John on his statement about the economic crisis: In capitalism, failure is not a dirty word

Guest: Brad Friedman www.BradBlog.com Topic: voter fraud

Hour Three - Robert Kuttner www.demos.org Topic: new book "Obama's Challenge"

Guest: Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.govTopic: Economy...government is giving the store away this week...

September 16 2008 show notes


  • Carl Wolfson guest hosted as Thom flew back from Peru.

  • Black Monday.

On the Program - Sep 22 2008


Hour One - John Fund www.opinionjournal.com Topic: Thom is challenging John Fund on his book - "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy”

Hour Two - Roni Deutch www.ronideutch.com Topic: Thom and Roni “shake it up” onthe tax payer bailouts…economic bad times or opportunities?

Hour Three - "Labor Segment" Thea Lee www.aflcio.org Topic: Deepening Financial System Crisis and main street USA

September 15 2008 show notes


  • Show live from Uni

On the Program - Sep 19th 2008

"ANYTHING GOES FRIDAY"

Hour One "Brunch With Bernie" www.sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two - Dr. Ravi Batra www.ravibatra.com Topic: Is there a silver lining in this week's bad economic news?

September 12 2008 show notes


  • The show was guest hosted by Lee Rayburn, host on 92.1 The Mic, Madison, WI.

  • Clips from the ServiceNation Presidential Forum and Charles Gibson's interview of Sarah Palin.

  • Guest: James Thindwa, Executive Director of Chicago Jobs with Justice.

  • Guest: Kristina Wilfore, Executive Director, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center.

  • Guest: Greg Asbed, co-founder, Coalition of Immokalee workers. Slavery on Florida farms.

  • Guest: Mark Weisbrot, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. Bolivia.

  • Guest: Brad Friedman, Brad Blog. McCain's absentee ballot application forms.

  • Guest: Norman Stockwell, Operations Coordinator, WORT Radio in Madison, Wisconsin.

  • Guest: Debra Sweet, National Director of World Can't Wait.

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September 11 2008 show notes


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On the Program - Sep 18th 2008

Quote: "The only title in our Democracy superior to that of President is the title of citizen." --Justice Louis D. Brandeis

Hour One - Guest: William "Bill" Bamber former Sr. Managing Director at Bear Stearns & Co. (has remained anonymous til now) Topic: author of "The Bear Trap" gives inside info on financial crisis starting w/Bear Stearns

Hour Two - Mark Krikorian www.cis.org/NewCase Topic:The New Case Against Immigration: Both Legal and Illegal

Guest: "Taking our Country Back" Jeff Merkley www.jeffmerkley.com Topic: Jeff Merkley running for the U.S. Senate for Oregon against Senator Gordon Smith

Hour Three - Guest: Camille Conti (goes by"CC") Host of The Cutting Edge on www.kudo1080.com Topic: McCain/Palin have sent lawyers to Alaska to squash troopergate (one is a former fed. prosecutor from NY)…what are they trying to hide?

Guest: Bill Wielechowski Alaska State Senator www.aksenate.org/index Topic: Troopergate and Alaska's new "McCain Administration"

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

September 10 2008 show notes

On the Program - Sep 17th 2008

Quote: “You can never have arevolution in order to establish a democracy. You must have a democracy inorder to have a revolution.”— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Hour One - Brad Miner www.harpercollins.comTopic: Thom challenges Brad about his book "Smear Tactics: The LiberalCampaign to Defame America"

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: How big should government get? Is it bigger than we can afford?

HourThree - "EverythingYou Know is Wrong" Melanie Miller www.isi.orgTopic: Today is the 221st anniversary of the U.S. Constitution...butapart from the “Big Three”—Washington, Jefferson, and Madison—few Americansknow anything about our Founding Fathers

Guest: LarryScott www.vawatchdog.org Topic: Vets issues

September 09 2008 show notes


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An Evening With Norman Solomon and Thom Hartmann

Friday, September 19th 2008
7PM to 9PM (doors at 6:30PM)

Broadway Studios
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San Francisco, CA
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The Kochs vs Trump - Who Will Win On Healthcare?

The fight to repeal and replace Obamacare is rapidly becoming a battle between factions of oligarchs.

So who will win - the Koch brothers faction that hates the Republican healthcare plan?

Or the Trump-Mercer faction that supports it?

As it stands right now, the Republican plan to replace Obamacare still doesn't have enough support to make it through a House vote.

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