Highlights on the Show...February 22 - 26, 2010

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Hour Three: Can "Made in the USA" make a comeback? Thom speaks with UAW Vice President Bob King www.uaw.org


Hour Two: Economic inequality and the future of the middle class...why it matters! Thom talks with Bruce Judson, author of "It Could Happen Here: America on the Brink"  itcouldhappenhere.com

Hour Three: What happens to America if China devalues its currency? Thom speaks with international economics experts Marshall Auerback www.newdeal20.org and Eamonn Fingleton www.unsustainable.org


Hour Three: "A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy ...do animals deserve rights?" Thom confronts Wesley Smith, author of a new book on the animal rights movement www.discovery.org/p/13


Hour Two: Is it time for a third industrial revolution? Thom talks with Jeremy Rifkin, from The Foundation of Economic Trends  www.foet.org

Hour Three: Is America about to "Return to Prosperity"? Thom challenges conservative economist Arthur Laffer about his new book www.arduinlaffermoore.com; plus Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, author of "Freefall", joins me in studio www.penguin.ca


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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Friday, March 5th - 6 to 8pm, Denver, CO - AM 760 presents Thom and David Sirota taking opposite sides "Is it Time to Abandon the Democratic Party?"  Tickets are $10 at AM760.net


brian a.hayes (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

thom can you explain to us once again ,how mitt romney created his wealth?

Nev (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

Thom: please cover this serious topic of how employers, including the federal government, run credit checks as part of their background checks for most potential hires (even non-financial positions). It is good business for credit bureaus, good business for the government contractor firms who perform these checks... But a disaster and possibly a discriminatory practice for many non-wealthy Americans who are just trying to earn a living. This practice is classism, at least.


k9mythbuster (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

Thom - I wish you would not have contacted PETA to discuss animal rights. They are about as educated on animal rights as Sarah Palin is on foreign policy.

Quark (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

Science News - "Magic" Energy Box

The Bloom Box may be an important future source of clean energy. This story was featured on last Sunday's "60 Minutes." A shorter story was hightlighted on MSNBC. Fascinating (video):


Quark (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

Gingrich Points One Finger at Obama; 4 Fingers Point Back at Republicans: "Gov't. is Smart, You're Stupid"

Excellent summary of Republican/Democratic polices since Eisenhower (video):


Quark (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

Rep. Anthony Weiner: Righteous Anger on the House Floor



Quark (not verified) 9 years 48 weeks ago

It is interesting that, just as majority leader Steny Hoyer started to introduce the idea of the public option, TV channels that were carrying the health care meeting went to commercials.

Trump and His Billionaire Buddies Plot to Destroy Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid

Thom plus logo Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are officially in the crosshairs of the Trump administration, and they intend to go after them this year.

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