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Highlights on the Show...January 4 - 8, 2010

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Hour Two: Labor Update - Will 2010 bring manufacturing jobs back to America?  Doug Cunningham reports from Workers Independent News www.laborradio.org

Hour Three: Electronic strip searches...how much privacy are you willing to give up for security?  Thom challenges Michael German of the ACLU www.aclu.org


Hour Three:  "Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity" Thom speaks with Dr. James Hansen about his new book www.stormsofmygrandchildren.com


Hour Three:  "Economic facism, policy police, the death of capitalism..." Thom confronts conservative talker Jerry Doyle about his new book "Have You Seen My Country Lately: America's Wake Up Call"  www.jerrydoyle.com


Hour Two: Geeky Science Rocks - Talk about hot flashes!  Could warmer water make fish more aggressive?


Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

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Rick in Canadia (not verified) 9 years 15 weeks ago

Hello All,
I have just received Dr.Hansen's book. I have friends who constantly send me links to climate denier sites and youtube videos and I have been looking for suitable rebuttals. Of course Dr. Hansen's book will be great for that, but I have also found a series on youtube that specifically dismantles the deniers' sleaziest lies and misrepresentations. No connection; just very clear and useful.
Check out others in the series.

For Dr. Hansen, the right wing nuts are crowing that 'Al Gore won't debate climate change'... See?.. Buffoons like Lord Helpus (forget his name) carry on but has Dr. Hansen had any of these shills in a real debate? Can he recommend and more resources to counter the blather from the flat-earthers?

Loretta (not verified) 9 years 14 weeks ago

I read the posts on Avatar yesterday and I wanted to add that one NPR critic claimed Cameron was relying on a montage of tropes from other important stories and movies. I found myself sobbing during the movie and having to try to calm myself down so I didn't embarrass my daughter and I think it was exactly the montage of tropes that helped bring the message to a deep emotional level.

We grew up on the magical tales his "montage of tropes" came from, stories that create a modern-day mythology with nearly the emotional inpact of religious ceremonies, in a way. These tropes touch us deeply, and I think his use of them to wake people up was incredibly brilliant.

Unfortunately, I don't think Hollywood let him take his message far enough, Of-course. I want a re-do of the movie in a way that will make everyone in the theater go home to write letters to fight this stupid escalation in Afghanistan. While watching the movie, I was bombarded by images of all of the senseless wars we have instigated and participated in all at once, and all of the hope we had for President Obama to make changes, and instead, he is now telling guards to remove baby's shoes and full-body scan Italian grandmas.

It's pretty obvious isn't it? If we weren't escalating the war in Afghanistan we could use our resources to feed and offer health care and mortgage help to millions of Americans, instead of buying full-body scanners.

Avatar tries to make a difference, and it is moving in the right direction, but it doesn't go nearly far enough. But, like President Obama, James Cameron is a victim of corporatism and what they will allow Americans to truly know and understand.

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