Are We Ignoring a Return to the Dust Bowl?

Don Carr, Environmental Working Group joins Thom Hartmann. As of this past Thursday - 61.8 percent of the contiguous United States was under moderate to severe levels of drought. Drought conditions are so bad that experts are warning that conditions similar to the great Dust Bowl of the 1930's could be returning to the Midwest. So - will the new year bring relief to the heart of America's agriculture industry - or is 2013 set to be another year of record-setting drought conditions?

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Environmentalists in the Arctic, "I told you so."

On Monday night, an oil rig being used by Royal Dutch Shell ran aground, threatening to dump 150000 gallons of crude into the Gulf of Alaska. So far - Shell has spent 6 years and more than 4 billion dollars trying to extract oil from the Arctic region, despite warnings from environmentalists that drilling in the area is "high-risk", and that it could have a "catastrophic impact on one of the most pristine, unique and beautiful landscapes on Earth." Now that Shell is scrambling to control their crippled oil rig, the world can see that the environmentalists were right. Joining me now for the latest out of Alaska and what this means for the ecosystem there is...Shannyn Moore, Journalist and Radio Host of The Shannyn Moore Show nightly on KOAN 95.5FM & 1020AM Anchorage - and she's also the TV Host of "Moore Up North."

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

*Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA)* Smith was on Fox and Friends this morning - and schooled the trio of talking heads on the specifics of the fiscal cliff deal - and President Obama's role in the debate. It's always refreshing to see some semblance of accurate information coming out of GOP TV...Good on ya Congressman Smith

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Lone Liberal Rumble - Are corporations allowed to have their own religious beliefs?

Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics & Michael Moroney, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity join Thom Hartmann.

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Lone Liberal Rumble - Stop playing games with America's credit worthiness!

Francesca Chambers, Red Alert Politics & Michael Moroney, Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity join Thom Hartmann.

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Full Show 1/2/13: End the Filibuster!

Thom details how the "fiscal cliff" deal is bad for everyone except millionaires and billionaires. Tonight's "Lone Liberal Rumble" panel discusses the "fiscal cliff" deal, what's happening with the aid for Sandy victims and whether lawmakers will act to try and prevent another Newtown tragedy. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom calls on Harry Reid to end the filibuster.

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Full Show 12/28/12: The 2012 Year End Rumble

Tonight's final 2012 "Big Picture Rumble" panel discusses the ups and downs of the year for progressives, focusing on four areas: taxes, the economy, the labor movement and our country's social safety net programs. The panel also discusses what issues and policies will likely make up 2013.

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The Ruling Party of Billionaire-istan

A lot of people are wondering what's wrong with the Republican Party. But if you're a resident of Billionaire-istan - then the Republican Party is acting JUST fine.

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Geeky Science - Want to know how to be "Happy?"

Geeky Science - Want to know how to be "Happy?"

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The Good, The Bad, and The Very, Very Gephyrophobically Ugly..

The Good! Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. In reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, the Mayor held a gun exchange in his city on Wednesday - allowing residents to turn over their firearms in exchange for grocery store gift cards. Gun owners could receive as much as $200 in groceries for handing over their assault rifles and handguns. The exchange was highly successful, as the city collected nearly 2000 guns in just one day. The gun buyback program was started in 2009, and has taken more than 8000 guns off the streets of LA Let's hope other city's follow LA's lead with their own gun buyback programs.

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Japanese Conservatives Plan to Restart Nukes...

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear, joins Thom Hartmann. It's been less than two years, but a new government in Japan has already forgotten all the lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear crisis. As millions of tons of radioactive debris drift toward the West Coast - find out what the Japanese government is now doing that could put the entire world in danger.

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Corporate America has Messed with the Wrong People

Professor Richard Wolff, New School University NYC, joins Thom Hartmann. Facing salary cuts, Port workers on the East Coast are threatening a strike that could impact the economy to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. We'll talk about why THIS strike in particular is so important - and how - if it's successful - it could bring about a future Leisure Society for working Americans.

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Generals speak out on the War Profiteers & the Cliff

Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, Jr., Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, joins Thom Hartmann. 4 days to go until the nation goes off the so-called "fiscal cliff." And nobody is paying closer attention to what's going on on Capitol Hill than the war profiteers in Virginia. What impact will looming defense cuts have - and might they actually be just the thing America needs to get back on the right track?

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Full Show 12/27/12: GOP: the Ruling Party of Billionaire-istan

Thom asks former Lieutenant General Robert Gard why defense cuts aren't being discussed in the "fiscal cliff" negotiations. Also discussed: a potential dockworkers strike on the east coast, Japan's reversal on ending their nuclear power program and Thom takes viewer phone calls in "Your Take, My Take Live." In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom details why even Republicans are fed up with their party of billionaires.

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Full Show 12/26/12: FBI on Wrong Side of History

Guest host Sam Sacks fills in for Thom Hartmann and discusses how the FBI is once again on the wrong side of history with new documents revealing their paranoid surveillance of peaceful Occupy Protests. Also discussed: if a "fiscal cliff" deal is possible without weakening social security, another mass shooting with a Bushmaster assault rifle and in tonight's "Daily Take" Thom reveals the extreme measures we've taken against terrorism while doing nothing about gun violence.

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