December 19 2008 show notes


  • Thom was snowed in, so the show was live from on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, with Higgins the cat.

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. Bernie talked about the economy, the bank bailout and the auto bailout, and answered questions from callers. Transcript.

  • Guest: Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University. His 4 point plan for turning the economy around. Why throwing money at banks doesn't work. Listeners' questions. Transcript.

  • Guest: Sarah Rosen Wartell. Acting CEO of the Center for American Progress and Executive Vice President for Management of American Progress.

  • "Geeky Science Rocks"

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


Friday 19 December '08 show



Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

Today, we are closing 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.

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