On the Program - April 22 2008

Hour One - Topic: The Best of the Rest of the News...

Hour Two - Guest: Richard North www.eureferendum.blogspot.com Topic: Scared to Death: From BSE to Global Warming: Why Scares Are Costing Us the Earth

Hour Three - Guest: Ambassador of Finland to the United States Pekka Lintu www.finland.org/en Topics: Economic issues, what factors make Finland more livable, etc...

Guest: Jim Hightower www.jimhightower.com Topic: New book "Swim Against the Current: Even a Dead Fish Can Go With the Flow"

Guest: U.S. Congressman (D-OR) Earl Blumenauer www.blumenauer.house.gov Topic: Earth Day commemoration

Will Biden and the Democrats Take on the Biggest Challenges of this Generation?

Thom plus logo Tens of millions of Americans are going hungry right now. Today. But Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn, because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.

Almost 20 million Americans will lose all their unemployment benefits the week after Christmas, but Mitch McConnell and the Senate Republicans don't give a damn, because they only exist to serve their billionaire donors.
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Right through the worst of the Bush years and into the present, Thom Hartmann has been one of the very few voices constantly willing to tell the truth. Rank him up there with Jon Stewart, Bill Moyers, and Paul Krugman for having the sheer persistent courage of his convictions."
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall