October 17 2008 show notes

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

Friday 17 October '08 show

  • The show was guest hosted by Nicole Sandler from Miami.
    "After a year of hosting mornings on Miami's WINZ, Nicole Sandler takes her blog and commentaries to the net.

    The Radio Or Not Podcast began as a place for Nicole to share some of her favorite artist interviews from Los Angeles' KSCA. Radio Or Not now follows the path Nicole has taken on the air, to talking and blogging about what's happening in our country and our lives!
  • Bumper Music: God Bless America, Melissa Etheridge (video).
  • Guest: Melissa Etheridge, rock singer-songwriter, recorded yesterday as today is her kid's birthday. She did a medley specially for the DNC, felt part of history. Lesbian rock star. "God Bless America", "The Times They are a changing", "Born in the USA", "Give Peace a Chance". Musicians telling Republicans not to use their music, and doing benefits for Democrats. Using their voice. Obama will be the first black western leader. Marriage Equality is coming. She has an event Wednesday night in Cleveland with Dennis Kucinich. She has a Christmas album, old and new songs. Cancer. The winter solstice, December 21, was celebrated long before Christmas Christmas. Peace on Earth. "Ring the Bells" co-written with Salman Ahmad. Ring the Bells of Peace.
  • Upcoming Event: October 17 @ 7:00 PM Thom is talking about his book, "Cracking the Code: The Art and Science of Political Persuasion" & Book signing - Democratic Headquarters - San Fernando Valley 14529 Archwood Van Nuys, CA 91405 (818) 995-DEMS.
  • Upcoming Event: October 19

Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

Please follow us across to hartmannreport.com - this will be the only place going forward to read Thom's blog posts and articles.

From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom is a national treasure. Read him, embrace him, learn from him, and follow him as we all work for social change."
Robert Greenwald, political activist and founder and president of Brave New Films
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"In an age rife with media-inspired confusion and political cowardice, we yearn for a decent, caring, deeply human soul whose grasp of the problems confronting us provides a light by which we can make our way through the quagmire of lies, distortions, pandering, and hollow self-puffery that strips the American Dream of its promise. How lucky we are, then, to have access to the wit, wisdom, and willingness of Thom Hartmann, who shares with us here that very light, grown out of his own life experience."
Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO