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December 01 2008 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - Dec 4th 2008

Quote: "The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little." --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hour One - John Berlau www.cei.org Topic: Thom challenges John who says - DE-regulation is the answer!

Hour Two - Stephen Moore economist & founded Club for Growth www.opinionjournal.com Topic: Thom and Stephen debate - Tax hikes…help for the middle class or death for the economy?

Hour Three - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Will Carrie go into shock when Thom calls for living wage not a minimum wage?

Transcript: Victoria Schofield, 01 Dec 2008

The Kashmir conflict and how it may relate to last week's attack in Mumbai.


On the Program - Dec 3 2008

Quote: "In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves; the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy" - Ivan Illich, Austrian-born philosopher

Hour One - Jennifer Wheary www.demos.org Topic: report on the declining middle class

Hour Two - Larry Beinhart author of Wag the Dog www.larrybeinhart.com Topic: Body Politic: Alan Shrugged

Hour Three - Dean Baker Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC www.cepr.net Topic: Paulson and Bernanke Spread the Wealth Around

Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong!" Mary T. Browne "Wall Street's Psychic Adviser" Author www.marytbrowne.com

November 28 2008 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - Dec 2 2008

Live from "It's Time To Talk Day" radio row at Liz Claiborne Inc in NYC

Hour One - Dr. Christian E. Weller, Senior Fellow at American Progress www.americanprogress.org Topic: America's middle class continues to lose ground

Guest: Jim Martin www.martinforsenat.com Topic: Today's special run-off election today against Chambliss... please vote & call your friends to vote!

Hour Two - Michael Mandel, Chief Economist, Business Week Magazine www.businessweek.com Topic: Can Obama keep new jobs at home?

Hour Three – It’s Time to Talk Day

Transcript: Alaska Senator Elect Mark Begich, 28 Nov 2008

Thom and Mark discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead and the economy.


On the Program - Dec 1 2008

Quote: "If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another." Winston Churchill

Hour One - Victoria Schofield www.victoriaschofield.com Topic: The Kashmir conflict and how it may relate to last week's attack in Mumbai

Hour Two - Dr. Walter M. Brasch www.walterbrasch.com Topic: The Media 'Auto' Know Better: Fueling Anti-Union Fires

Hour Three - Jonathon Alter Senior Editor, Newsweek Magazine www.newsweek.comTopic: book "THE DEFINING MOMENT: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope,"

Guest: Don Siegelman Former Governor, State of Alabama www.donsiegelman.org Topic: The court will hear his appeal 12/9

November 27 2008 show notes


  • Thanksgiving, best of Thom Hartmann show.

  • From the 05 November '08 show...

  • Obama won the election. America won the election.

  • Thom received calls from all over the world.

  • Guest: Mark Thomson, Sirius Radio.

  • From the 13 November show...

November 26 2008 show notes

The Thom Hartmann Program - Nov 28 2008

Quote: "Light one candle for all we believe in, that anger not tear us apart...And light one candle to find us together, with peace as the song in our hearts" - Peter Yarrow (Lyrics from "Light One Candle")

Hour One - "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov Topic: Economy, another bailout, auto industry, etc...

Hour Two - Mark Begich www.begich.com Topic: Thanks and the future ahead in the US Senate

Hour Three - Peter Yarrow www.monkeyandrat.com Topic: Politics, performing and the future of our country

On the Program - Nov 26th 2008

Quote: "I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land." - Jon Stewart

Hour One - Kenneth C. Davis author of Don't Know Much About® History www.dontknowmuch.com Topic: So you think you know about the First Thanksgiving

Hour Two - Scott Horton Contributing Editor, Harpers Magazine www.harpers.org/subjects/NoComment Topic: Justice After Bush: Prosecuting An Outlaw Administration (his piece in the December issue of Harper's)

Hour Three - "Everything You Know is Wrong" Jeff Golden www.unafraidthebook.com Topic: What would the world be like if JFK had survived?

Guest: Larry Scott www.vawatchdog.org Topic: Veteran's issues

November 25 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Tax attorney Roni Deutch. Economic crisis and your 401K, should you cash it out or ride the market waves?

  • Guest: Thomas Bowden, Analyst at the Ayn Rand Center, focusing on legal issues. Should we ban fast-food TV ads if it means saving our children?

  • Guest: Mark Anderson, CEO of The Strategic News Service. Did Japan just drop an economic neutron bomb on the United States?

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - Nov 25th 2008

Quote: "There's the country of America, which you have to defend, but there's also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it's an idea. An idea that's supposed to be contagious." - Bono, 2002

Hour One - Roni Deutch Attorney/tax expert www.ronideutch.com Topic: Economic crisis and your 401K, should you cash it out or ride the market waves?

Hour Two – Should we ban fast-food TV ads if it means saving our children? No more “I’m Loving It!

Hour Three - Mark Anderson www.stratnews.com Topic: Did Japan just drop an economic neutron bomb on the West?

November 24 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Vice President for Policy and Economics, Independent Women's Forum. If the Obama kids get school choice

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