December 09 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Mark Zusman, editor of the Willamette Week. Is it time to break up "Big Newspaper" to save the industry?

  • Bob Ney of Talk Radio News, ex Ohio congressman. His insights on being on the receiving end of an investigation.

  • Guest: Senator Barbara Boxer. The economy, the need to rebuild infrastructure and switch to renewable energy. The auto manufacturers bailout and the hypocrisy of those senators from "transplant" states opposing it. Transcript.

  • Guest: Ellen Hodgson Brown, J.D, author, "Web of Debt". Reinvent America's currency, banking system. Nationalize the Federal Reserve. Transcript.

  • Guest: Alan Jablonski. Consumer Rights Attorney, California Mortgage Broker and author of

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Today, we are closing Thom's blog in this space and moving to a new home.

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