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Will We Survive the Future Economic Dust Bowl?

Janet Larsen, Director of Research-Earth Policy Institute, joins Thom Hartmann. This past weekend Thom saw the PBS's new documentary on the Dustbowl of the 1930s - Ken Burns brilliant look at one of the worst man-made ecological disasters in modern times. During the Republican "no regulations" bubble of the 1920s, commodity prices - particularly wheat - were bid up on to the point where thousands of farmers flocked to the Midwest and used mechanized plows to break open tens of millions of acres of virgin prairie land and convert it to fields for growing wheat. The buffalo grass that covered the plains - and the buffalo that both grazed on it and fertilized it - helped hold moisture in the earth and produce a viable layer of topsoil. But when the farmers turned this over and exposed it to the sun, combined with a decade-long period of episodic drought, it turned to dust that was picked up by the wind and destroyed farms and towns, destroying fields and killing livestock and humans alike. The World Bank has now warned that the temperature increase will be felt the most along the equator in the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Middle East, and parts of the United States. This temperature increase will lead to scarcity in water and food resources and disruptions in biodiversity - which could force mass migrations of people out of affected areas. Rising temperatures will also lead to rising sea levels which threaten cities located in India, Mexico, and Vietnam - as well as ...

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As Black Friday Approaches...So Does the Wal-Mart Strike

David Moberg, In These Times Magazine & David Selig, Conservative Commentator & Pro-Business Advocate joins Thom Hartmann. Already - people are camped out at stores across America - waiting for the clock to strike midnight on Thursday - and Black Friday to begin. But diehard shoppers at Walmart may not be able to get their hands on all of the great deals. What are Walmart employees planning for the biggest shopping day of the year?

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Only in GOP Austerity La-La Land Do You Lay off the Entire Police Force

With 42% of residents living below the poverty line, Camden is one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in the nation. Fifty-nine residents have been murdered this year - already shattering a 20-year record for killings. To fix this, local leaders are disbanding the 141-year-old police department - firing all the unionized cops - and replacing them with a new, lower-paid police force. But critics say this has nothing to do with crime - and everything to do with busting up unions.

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Full Show 11/19/12: Did Anonymous Save the Election?

Thom talks with Earth Policy Institute's Janet Larsen following the World Banks warning of a 7 degree temperature rise by 2100. Also discussed: the spreading Wal-Mart strike and what it means for Black Friday, what the growing shadow banking system means for our economy and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses how the group Anonymous may have prevented Karl Rove and the GOP from giving Romney the presidency.

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BP...How 'Big Oil' Got Away with Murder

What does it take for a foreign corporation to get the corporate death penalty in America? That's a question we need to ask ourselves, after news broke yesterday of BP's legal settlement over its Gulf oil spill disaster in 2010.

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Big Picture Rumble - Do Republicans want the truth on Benghazi?

Horace Cooper, Center for Public Policy Research & Sam Sacks, Progressive Commentator & Neil Munro, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Big Picture Rumble - Do Conservatives want pizza from a restaurant w/sick workers?

Horace Cooper, Center for Public Policy Research & Sam Sacks, Progressive Commentator & Neil Munro, The Daily Caller all join Thom Hartmann.

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Bigger Picture - ObamaCare - How ObamaCare Comes to America, P2

Ethan Rome, Healthcare for America Now & Ron Pollack, Families USA & Karen Davenport, National Women's Law Center all join Thom Hartmann. As more and more portions of Obamacare go into effect - millions of Americans will gain access lifesaving healthcare. But - there are still many questions about Obamacare that need to be answered - and details that need to be hashed out. We'll put all the pieces together in tonight's Bigger Picture discussion - Healthcare in America.

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Bigger Picture - How ObamaCare Comes to America, P1

Ethan Rome, Healthcare for America Now & Ron Pollack, Families USA & Karen Davenport, National Women's Law Center all join Thom Hartmann. As more and more portions of Obamacare go into effect - millions of Americans will gain access lifesaving healthcare. But - there are still many questions about Obamacare that need to be answered - and details that need to be hashed out. We'll put all the pieces together in tonight's Bigger Picture discussion - Healthcare in America.

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Full Show 11/16/12: Give BP the Death Penalty

In tonight's "Bigger Picture" discussion Thom talks with a panel of experts about Health Care in America and what the full implementation of Obamacare will mean for the country. Tonight's "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses the latest on the politics of the Benghazi attack, why Hostess is closing their doors and the rise of private prisons in the US In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses the pathetic BP settlement and calls to bring back the corporate death penalty.

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Time to Re-build the Wall Separating Corporation and State

How many more millions of Americans would be working today if, rather than investing a billion dollars in Mitt Romney, the corporate elite had invested a billion dollars in research and development, new factories, new workers?

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Geeky Science - Global warming...corals send SOS to fish!

Thanks to global warming and pollution - coral reefs across the globe are disappearing at an alarming rate. These same reefs also have to contend with toxic seaweed - but new research suggests they have an ally in in their fight for survival.

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Your Take/My Take - Caller outs Canadian Fox News

Your Take/My Take LIVE segment - your chance to call in and ask a question or make a comment live on the air .

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The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Harageously Ugly!

The Good! *Senator Elect Elizabeth Warren* Warren has come out in favor of filibuster reform - something that I have talked about many time on this program. In a blog posting on Huffington Post - Warren wrote that America will never be able to accomplish what truly needs to be done if "we can't get up-or-down votes in the Senate." She went on to say that the current usage of filibusters in the Senate is "paralyzing progress" and that she will help lead the change to create sensible filibuster reform on day one of the new session of Congress. There are so many pressing issues in America right now - and the change we need will only come about if the Senate is finally able to act.

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Crazy Alert! Beware of the Amish Mafia

Thom Hartmann's crazy alert

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GOP Blocks Equal Pay...again.

Just in time for election season, Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap. For the third time since 2012, Republicans refused to allow debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, and reminded women that the GOP doesn't believe in equal pay for equal work.

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