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

Upcoming Events with Thom Hartmann:

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) 10 years 31 weeks ago

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

Nev (not verified) 10 years 31 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) 10 years 31 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) 10 years 30 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) 10 years 30 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) 10 years 30 weeks ago

Rep. Anthony Weiner: Righteous Anger on the House Floor



Quark (not verified) 10 years 30 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.

Republicans ruthlessly reshaped America to hold onto power - can Dems do the same thing to save it?

Thom plus logo In the power grab to fill the Supreme Court seat announced the same evening as the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitch McConnell didn't do anything new. The GOP has a long history of playing hardball power politics.
From Screwed:
"Thom Hartmann’s book explains in simple language and with concrete research the details of the Neo-con’s war against the American middle class. It proves what many have intuited and serves to remind us that without a healthy, employed, and vital middle class, America is no more than the richest Third World country on the planet."
Peter Coyote, Actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall
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"Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel."
David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World and Agenda for A New Economy
From Cracking the Code:
"Thom Hartmann ought to be bronzed. His new book sets off from the same high plane as the last and offers explicit tools and how-to advice that will allow you to see, hear, and feel propaganda when it's directed at you and use the same techniques to refute it. His book would make a deaf-mute a better communicator. I want him on my reading table every day, and if you try one of his books, so will you."
Peter Coyote, actor and author of Sleeping Where I Fall