On the Program - Jan 26th 2009



Today is Chinese New Year...welcome to the the Year of the Ox (President Obama born during the year of the Ox)



Quote: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." -- Thomas Jefferson


Hour One - The best of the rest of the news - Thom's take


Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Should Congress expand the FMLA and other govt mandated leave acts?


Hour Three - Philip K. Howard www.philipkhoward.com Topic: his new book "Life Without Lawyers"


Guest "Labor Segment" Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Bob Baugh www.aflcio.org Topic: Should we "Buy American" and help keep jobs at home?


Telephone number for today only: 866 452 0620

Thom's Blog Is On the Move

Hello All

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

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Paul Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While
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Mike Farrell, actor, political activist, and author of Just Call Me Mike and Of Mule and Man
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