January 06 2009 show notes


  • The economy.

  • Best of the rest of the news.

  • Guest: Ron Reagan, supporting chimps in spite of the fact that a chimp peed on him when he was on the Air America Cruise. "Chimp Haven".

  • Guest: Russ Baker, Author of "Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America".

  • Guest: Bill McKibben, environmentalist, author of "Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future" explains how we have passed the safe limit of 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere, which means a freaking emergency.

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Tuesday 06 January '09 show




  • The national debt of the USA is 70% of GDP. During the Carter administration it was 35%. It was around 33% when Reagan came into office and 68% when he left. It was 70% near the start of Clinton's coming into office but he dropped it by 10%.
  • Article: Germany prepares

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