- Dec. 15, 2011 10:02 amBy skepticalscott
The middle class is becoming an endangered species in America. According to the latest census data - half of the country is now living in poverty or just scraping by in a low-income lifestyle. And this problem is being made worse as conservative Governors cut funding to critical social welfare programs. A survey of 29 mayors around America found that 1-in-4 Americans in need of food assistance did not receive any help.
- Dec. 15, 2011 10:02 amBy shawnt56
Hour One: American workers are losing $5000 per year to greedy CEOs - what can be done?
Hour Two: What's up with the new Ron Wyden/Paul Ryan unholy alliance? Carl Wolfson, AM 620 KPOJ / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - scientists discover a new reason "an apple a day keeps the doctor away!"
Hour Three: The return of "debtor's prisons"...in America?! Marie Diamond, Think Progress
- Dec. 14, 2011 8:55 amBy louisehartmann
If you’re in Pennsylvania – and you need help from the police – you’re screwed. That’s because Republican Governor Tom Corbett – who already slashed $900 million out of his state’s education budget – is now targeting the police budget. According to Patriot-News, Corbett wants to cut the police department budget by 5% - essentially laying-off 500 cops. That could result in Pennsylvanians who need 9-1-1 emergency help
- Dec. 13, 2011 9:48 amBy louisehartmann
Republican Presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich doesn’t just want to throw you in jail for smoking pot – he wants to execute you! As Speaker of the House back in 1996 – Gingrich introduced the “Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996” – a bill calling for the execution of anyone convicted more than once of carrying two ounces of marijuana across the border.
- Dec. 13, 2011 9:00 amBy shawnt56
Hour One: Surprise...guess who supports Newt's tax plan? Stephen Moore, Wall Street Journal
Hour Two: Newt Gingrich proposed the death penalty... for pot? Former Gov. Gary Johnson (R-NM)
Hour Three: Thom challenges Libertarian Wayne Root - "I Am the 1%"
- Dec. 12, 2011 9:42 amBy louisehartmann
When it comes to privacy – we’re screwed. According to the Los Angeles Times – unmanned Predator drones aren’t just for hunting terrorists in the Middle East anymore – they’re being used to hunt American citizens too. Three men were arrested in North Dakota on suspicions they stole cattle from a nearby farm – and they were located thanks to the help of a Predator drone conducting surveillance above. Local police are
- Dec. 9, 2011 9:55 amBy louisehartmann
In a crisis - we're seeing democracy die in Europe. Led by France and Germany - a new treaty was worked out between Eurozone nations in an effort to halt the growing financial crisis sweeping the continent. The treaty - written mostly by banksters - imposes strict new rules on individual European nations including: capping how high annual budget deficits can run - agreeing to "automatic consequences" if deficits get too h
- Dec. 8, 2011 11:44 amBy louisehartmann
Republicans in the House yesterday passed legislation giving themselves even more power. The “Regulations from the Executive In Need of Scrutiny Act” – or REINS Act – gives either chamber of Congress complete veto power over new regulations put in place by White House executive orders.
- Dec. 8, 2011 9:22 amBy shawnt56
"It's Time to Talk" Day to raise awareness on domestic violence
Hour One: Yesterday K Street, today Boehner's office! Krista Rand, 99 in DC / Plus, Politicians that Charm vs real issues...
Hour Two: TSA Gropers strike again...violate seniors - Les Rayburn / Plus, Geeky Science Rocks - Why some people see God...in pizza?!