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Afghanistan tragedy - is never-ending war to blame?

Robert Greenwald, Brave New Films & Eli Clifton, Think Progress.org join Thom Hartmann. An American soldier kills 16 unarmed Afghan civilians. How will this rampage affect US-Afghan relations - and is it time we withdraw from the country altogether? Plus - a twist to this story that should leave us all concerned about the mental health of our soldiers

Full Show 3/9/12: Conversations with Great Minds: Robin Blackburn

Thom talks with journalist and author Robin Blackburn in tonight's "Conversations with Great Minds." The "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses February's job numbers, how food stamps stimulate the economy and the drumbeat to war with Iran. And in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses what freedom is and FDR's second bill of rights.

Big Picture Rumble - Extreme Poverty

David Selig-Conservative commentator, Sam Sacks, Progressive Strategist & Mike Riggs, Associate Editor/Columnist-Reason Magazine all join Thom for the topics of the week. Job sector growth, the Keystone Pipeline, food stamps and extreme poverty are all on the list.

Conversation w/Great Minds Robin Blackburn - Can Marx save capitalism? P2

Capitalism is in crisis, again. Do the writings of Karl Marx still have relevance as to why? Historian & Sociologist Robin Blackburn of the New Left Review joins Thom to discuss.

Conversation w/Great Minds Robin Blackburn - Can Marx save capitalism? P1

Capitalism is in crisis, again. Do the writings of Karl Marx still have relevance as to why? Historian & Sociologist Robin Blackburn of the New Left Review joins Thom to discuss.

How corporations have redefined our freedom...

Person challenging healthcare law went bankrupt -- with unpaid medical bills

Conversations w/Great Minds Stephanie Cooke - The Nuclear Age P2

This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - and a year on - the disaster continues to devastate the people and nation of Japan. Towns and cities within miles of the Fukushima plant are still covered in a fine layer of radioactive dust - and have been turned into nuclear wastelands - devoid of life. Those lucky enough to have survived the earthquake and tsunami are now battling radiation poisoning and and the probability of cancer and birth defects. As hundreds of thousands of people across the world prepare to commemorate the tragedy over the course of the next month - we need to ask ourselves - is nuclear power really worth enduring such a horrible and deadly disaster? Will there ever be a way to make nuclear power a safe form of energy - or do we need to move away from it all together? Tonight we have a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds - featuring Stephanie Cooke. Stephanie is one of the world's top reporters and authors on the issues of nuclear energy and the use and history of nuclear weapons and is a real industry insider. Her articles on nuclear topics have appeared in a variety of publications - including Readers Digest - The International Herald Tribune - and GQ magazine. Stephanie first began her reporting career in 1977 at the Associated Press - and later moved to London where she covered the Chernobyl disaster for Business Week. She returned to the United States in 2004 to complete her ...

Full Show 3/8/12: Thom interviews Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Thom talks with Rep. Dennis Kucinich following his primary defeat, and with actress Kristin Davis on her role with OXFAM America. In tonight's special Thursday edition of "Conversations with Great Minds" journalist and author Stephanie Cooke discusses the one year anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster. And in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom warns Rush Limbaugh on the potential risks of using Viagra.

Rush - for your own protection - a full proctological exam

Enough is enough - it's time to stop criticizing Rush - and start trying to protect Rush. In fact - we shouldn't just protect RUSH - we should be protecting all middle-aged men across the nation. Luckily - Ohio state Senator Nina Turner is introducing legislation to do just that - to protect Rush Limbaugh and the male race from the unknown dangers of...erectile dysfunction medication.

Conversations w/Great Minds Stephanie Cooke - The Nuclear Age P1

This Sunday will mark the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Fukushima nuclear disaster - and a year on - the disaster continues to devastate the people and nation of Japan. Towns and cities within miles of the Fukushima plant are still covered in a fine layer of radioactive dust - and have been turned into nuclear wastelands - devoid of life. Those lucky enough to have survived the earthquake and tsunami are now battling radiation poisoning and and the probability of cancer and birth defects. As hundreds of thousands of people across the world prepare to commemorate the tragedy over the course of the next month - we need to ask ourselves - is nuclear power really worth enduring such a horrible and deadly disaster? Will there ever be a way to make nuclear power a safe form of energy - or do we need to move away from it all together? Tonight we have a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds - featuring Stephanie Cooke. Stephanie is one of the world's top reporters and authors on the issues of nuclear energy and the use and history of nuclear weapons and is a real industry insider. Her articles on nuclear topics have appeared in a variety of publications - including Readers Digest - The International Herald Tribune - and GQ magazine. Stephanie first began her reporting career in 1977 at the Associated Press - and later moved to London where she covered the Chernobyl disaster for Business Week. She returned to the United States in 2004 to complete her ...

Rep Dennis Kucinich on his election loss & what's next

In the midst of the Republican battle on Super Tuesday - Progressives suffered a major defeat. Congressman Dennis Kucinich joins us tonight to talk about where his fight for progressive causes will take him next.

Thom Hartmann - we want to hear from every country in the world!

Tonight we are debuting are first international comment - coming to you from the United Kingdom. Sue posted this comment about austerity on our Thom Hartmann.com messageboards..."Thanks for having economist Richard Wolff on the Big Picture last night talking about austerity. Here in the UK our economy is going downhill because of our austerity economic policies and things are looking pretty bad, although not as dramatically as in Greece."

Kristin Davis (Sex & the City) on world hunger w/Thom Hartmann

Today is International Women's Day - a day devoted to recognizing the significent economic - political and social achievements of women. The United Nations has designated the theme for this year's International Women's Day as "Empowering Rural Women - Ending Hunger and Poverty." Actress Kristin Davis and Oxfam President Ray Offenheiser join Thom.

Full Show 3/7/12: Reminder: AUSTERITY DOESN'T WORK!

Thom talks with economist Richard Wolff about the endless economic problems facing Greece and whether their economic devastation is heading this way. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumple" panel talks about yesterday's "Super" Tuesday results, Rush Limbaugh and his ever growing number of fleeing advertisers and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom discusses why the GOP candidates are damaged goods compared with the lineup the Democrats produced in 2008.

Why Primaries Force Politicians to tell the Truth

As the primary season drags on - Republican candidates continue to emerge bruised - battled and beaten. Why do Republican primaries hurt their candidates, while Democratic primaries help Democratic candidates?

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