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Full Show 1/26/2015: America’s Real Deficit Problem

The Politics Panel debates the Greek anti-austerity movement, the Koch brothers billion dollar 2016 campaign, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s rise. Hughey Newsome of Project 21, progressive commentator Nate Sweet, and Scott Greer of the Daily Caller join Thom on set.

Richard Eskow, host of The Zero Hour radio, talks Greek election ramifications, if Republicans are planning the same anti-austerity measures here in the U.S., and the Koch brothers impact on 2016.

Why the Greek Anti-Austerity Party Won

Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work joins Thom Hartmann to talk about Greece's elections and the future of the Eurozone.

Did the N Dakota Pipeline Poisoned Drinking Water?

Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen's Energy Program, joins Thom. Residents of North Dakota are dealing with a toxic spill of brine - an oil and gas production byproduct - while more news is coming out about a massive oil spill in the Yellowstone River. How much damage are these spills doing to our environment - and why aren't we moving beyond fossil fuels?

The Right's Home School Conspiracy

Frank Schaeffer, Why I am An Atheist Who Believes In God, comes on The Big Picture. There's a darker side to home-schooling that not that many people know about.

The Death of Whistleblowers?

Norman Solomon, Roots Action / Institute for Public Accuracy / War Made Easy joins Thom Hartmann. Today - a CIA whistleblower was found guilty of leaking information - and will likely face a harsh prison sentence. Are we looking at the death of the whistleblower in America?

TPP…Cement Shoes & Into the River for the Middle Class

If Alexander Hamilton knew what President Obama was up to with the TPP - he'd be furious. I'll tell you why in tonight's Daily Take.

Why is SCOTUS Reviewing Lethal Injection?

Mike Farrell, Actor/Activist & Humanitarian/Death Penalty Focus talks to Thom. The Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments about Oklahoma's use of lethal injections. But - isn't time to do away with the death penalty altogether?

Full Show 1/26/2015: Why the TPP Will Sink the Middle Class

In tonight’s show, Thom talks Greece elections and the future of the Eurozone with Dr. Richard Wolff, economist and author Democracy at Work.

Tyson Slocum, Director of Public Citizen Energy Project talks about the 3 million gallon N. Dakota oil drilling waste spill, Montana leak, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Normon Solomon, Co-founder of RootsAction.org and Executive Director at the Institute for Public Accuracy talks to Thom about former CIA employee Jeffrey Sterling’s espionage conviction. Author Mike Farrell talks about the Supreme Court taking up Oklahoma’s lethal injection case. Frank Schaeffer, author of Why I am An Atheist Who Believes in God, talks about homeschooling and its future in American education.

Thom concludes with his daily take on the proposed Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP) Why it will sink the middle class.

Conversations w/Great Minds P2- Norman Lear - Honoring Businesses That Do Good

For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - we're going to take a look at Part 2 of my interview with legendary TV and film producer Norman Lear. The creative force behind some of the 20th century's most famous television shows including "The Jeffersons", "All in the Family", "Good Times" and "Sanford & Sons" - Norman is a titan of modern American culture. He’s also the founder of the People for the American Way - one of America's most influential political advocacy groups - and the author of the new book "Even this I Get to Experience."

Conversations w/Great Minds P1- Norman Lear - Just Another Version Of You

For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - we're going to take a look at Part 2 of my interview with legendary TV and film producer Norman Lear. The creative force behind some of the 20th century's most famous television shows including "The Jeffersons", "All in the Family", "Good Times" and "Sanford & Sons" - Norman is a titan of modern American culture. He’s also the founder of the People for the American Way - one of America's most influential political advocacy groups - and the author of the new book "Even this I Get to Experience."

Rumble - How Can Glenn Beck Teach the Pope About Capitalism?

Jean Card, Jean Card Ink / U.S. News & World Report & Christy Setzer, New Heights Communications & Shelby Emmett, Attorney / Project 21 all join Thom Hartmann. On yesterday's edition of The Glenn Beck Program - Beck said that the Pope has never seen "let me serve you" capitalism - and then said he wants to teach him about it. Here's the thing: Glenn Beck doesn't understand capitalism either. Take a look.

Rumble - Time to come clean in America about Saudi influence?

Jean Card, Jean Card Ink / U.S. News & World Report & Christy Setzer, New Heights Communications & Shelby Emmett, Attorney / Project 21 all join Thom Hartmann. Saudi Arabia is one of the most repressive regimes in the world - but that's not stopping American politicians from praising its former King Abdullah - who died last night at the age of 90. Isn't it time to come clean in America about Saudi influence, from being the 2nd largest stockholder in Newscorp/Fox to how they funded and promote Wahabism and Salafism?

News Is Not Terrorism

Andrew Lack - the newly installed Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Board of Governors - which runs American foreign news operations like the Voice of America - apparently has a problem with news. He told the New York Times today - “We are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East, and groups like Boko Haram.”

Say what?

For more on this check out the hashtag #NewsIsNotTerror.

Full Show 1/23/2015: Conversations with Norman Lear

In tonight’s Big Picture Rumble, Thom talks with Jean Card, contributor at U.S. News & World Report, Progressive strategist Christy Setzer, and attorney Shelby Emmett of Project 21 about Republican’s dual attack on abortion and social security, Glenn Beck preaching to the Pope, Saudi King Abdullah’s death and what it means for the U.S.-Saudi relationship and Kansas Gov. Brownback cutting school budgets.

In part two of Thom’s Conversation’s with Great Minds with legendary film and television producer Norman Lear, Thom asks Mr. Lear about religion and spirituality, the business trust enterprise, and some of his fondest memories and experiences from an exceptional career and life.

Full Show 1/22/2015: The GOP’s Attack on Abortion

In tonight’s show, Thom talks with America’s Lawyer and Host of “Ring of Fire” radio, Mike Papantonio about the Alan Dershowitz rape accusations and the unfair justice system for the rich and the poor.

Thom debates Kevin Martin of Project 21 about America’s infrastructure crisis and Republicans refusal to rebuild it.
Sam Bennett, author of Ascend, talks about the Republican’s attack on abortion. Author Kathryn Miles tells us why we should be worried about the future of American weather satellites and what needs to be done.

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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