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The Labor Movement Goes Green

K. Dean Hubbard Jr., The Sierra Club, joins Thom Hartmann. Thousands of union members joined in on yesterday's massive climate change march in New York City. So - could this mark a turning point in the fight against global warming? So - what's fueling this newfound alliance between unions and environmental groups - and can it last?

400,000 Marched…Corporate Media Absent!

Cole Stangler, In These Times, joins Thom Hartmann. Starting just before noon outside of Central Park - the People’s Climate March was one of 2,600 other protests around the world Sunday - which together made up the single largest climate-change rally IN HUMAN HISTORY. New York’s protest lasted for hours as marchers traveled over two miles through downtown Manhattan - carrying banners - signs - and floats. Everyone from U.N. Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon to legendary biologist Jane Goodall was there - and the message was clear: if we want human civilization to survive the next few centuries - the world needs to take action on global warming right now. This week - world leaders - including President Barack Obama - are meeting in New York City for a U.N. Summit on climate change. And if yesterday’s massive protests are any indication - there is a deep well of popular support for a world-changing climate deal. The people have spoken and they want action on climate change. The only problem is - the mainstream media isn’t listening.

Why Should It Matter If Poor People Own a TV or Not?

Poor people in America have too many TV's! That's the message coming from the Heritage Foundation these days. As part of a report on poverty released earlier this month - the Washington, D.C.-based think tank released some supposedly ridiculous facts about poverty in America. These supposedly ridiculous facts include the fact that - according to Heritage - nearly 67 percent of poor people have cable or satellite television - that nearly 50 percent have a personal computer - and that 40 percent of poor families have a wide-screen TV. It doesn't take a political science degree to realize the point Heritage is trying to make here. If poor people can afford to buy an Xbox - the think-tank is saying - then they can definitely afford to buy their own healthcare. But is this actually the case? Joining Thom now to help make the case for why poor people shouldn't own TV's is Robert Rector - Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

How About Nonviolent Solutions to Isis?

Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Campaign Nonviolence / Hip Hop Caucus joins Thom Hartmann. After almost two months of airstrikes - ISIS appears to be holding strong in Iraq and Syria. According to new reports - U.S airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq may not be having their desired effects. So isn't it time to start thinking of nonviolent solutions to the conflict in the Middle East?

Full show 9/22/14: The People’s Climate March

Thom speaks to Cole Stangler of In These Times about the People’s Climate March in New York, the largest climate march in history. Dean Hubbard of the Sierra Club tells Thom about labor’s new role in the climate movement. Thom discusses non-violent responses to the ISIS crisis with Rev. Lennox Yearwood of Campaign Nonviolence. And Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation discusses our definition of poverty in the U.S.

The Big Picture: The Missing Person

Watch The Big Picture with Thom Hartmann on RT America weeknights at 7:00pm and 10:00pm Eastern Time.

Conversations with Great Minds P2 - What was The American Revolution of 1800?

Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it

Conversations with Great Minds P1 - We Are Heading for a True Revolution

Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country. If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it

Rumble - What should we do about our failed prisons?

Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Horace Cooper - National Center for Public Policy Research & T. Neil Sroka, Democracy for America, all join Thom Hartmann.

Rumble - Why are we arming and training Syrian rebels vs ISIS?

Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Horace Cooper - National Center for Public Policy Research & T. Neil Sroka, Democracy for America, all join Thom Hartmann.

Full Show 9/19/14: What Thomas Jefferson Can Teach Us Today

In the Lone Liberal Rumble, Thom debates the vote to arm rebels in Syria, the successes of Obamacare, and what has made the U.S the country with the largest prison population in the world. Thom talks to historian Dan Sisson, historian and author of “The American Revolution of 1800” about the legacy of Thomas Jefferson in Conversations with Great Minds.

A Country Not Afraid to Stand Up to The Billionaires

What if there was a country that wasn't afraid to stand up to the billionaires - and raise taxes on the wealthy elite? Well there is - but it's definitely not America. So - what is this mystery country - and how can we be more like it?

EXPOSED: Proof Earthquakes Directly Linked to Fracking…

Ever since the highly controversial process of fracking first arrived on the scene - numerous studies have shown just how dangerous it can be for the environment and for human lives. But now - a new study released by scientists with the US Geological Survey reveals a near certain connection between fracking and earthquakes. The scientists found evidence "directly linking" earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001 with increases in wastewater injection - a process used in fracking.

The Good - The Bad - And the Very Very Phytivorously Ugly

The Good - The Bad - And the Very Very Phytivorously Ugly

What America Could Learn from Scotland's Independence vote

John Nichols, The Nation Magazine, joins Thom Hartmann. The day has finally come for Scots to choose whether or not they want to remain part of the United Kingdom. How will they decide? And what can the Scottish independence movement tell us about how to make our democracy here in the United States work better for everyone?

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America Is a Country - Not a Business!

America is, increasingly, no longer a country; instead, we're being run like a business, and in some cases it's literally killing us.

Take for example, the ongoing problem of foodborne illnesses like Salmonella, which infects over a million Americans every year.

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