May 2009

  • A letter from a Republican to Thom

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  • May 27 2009 show notes

  • Article: Record Shows Rulings Within Liberal Mainstream: Despite Democratic Bent, Judge Has Sided With Corporate Defendants; Court's Frequent 5-4 Split Likely to Remain.
  • Book: Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution, by Stephen Breyer.
  • May 26 2009 show notes

    • Thom's back home from Alaska, where he had a great time.
    • The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court. The Republican talking points were leaked, they will be reasonable until they decide not to.
    • Article: RNC fumbles Sotomayor talking points.
      Talking points:
  • May 25 2009 show notes

    • Carl Wolfson and Christine Alexander, Thom’s co-hosts at KPOJ guest hosted the show as Thom and Louise were in Alaska. Sean, Jacob and Lane were producing.
    • It is Memorial Day. In between guests, people called in to pay tribute to their veterans; those who died and those who survived. Remember the people left behind, the sacrifices that families make, Michelle Obama made that her focus.
  • May 29th Friday

    under-the-radar-1images1Hour 1: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joins Thom for his weekly nationwide town hall meeting www.sanders.senate.gov

    Hour 2: "News Under the Radar" Christy Harvey of the Center for American Progress stops by www.americanprogress.org

    Hour 3: David C. Korten www.davidkorten.org on the Economy...

  • May 28th 2009 Thursday

    geeky-images1Hour 1: Abu Ghraib rape photos, Judge Sonia Sotomayor and the economy.

    Hour 2:  Should there be mandatory teaching of "gay tolerance" in our public schools? Thom challenges Susan Allen, Former First Lady of Virginia

  • May 27th Wednesday

    Hour 1 - Is Sotomayor a corporate tool? Is too big to fail too big to exist? Is China going to save the world from North Korea or do we all need to be saved from China?

    Hour 2 -  Dr. Ravi Batra -  Should we be considering a national tax? Is there a depression still looming?  www.ravibatra.com 

    Hour 3: "Start Where You Are" Chris Gardner, Author of "The Pursuit of Happyness" talks with Thom about how to go from homelessness to happiness www.chrisgardnermedia.com

  • May 26th - Tuesday

    sotomayor-images1Hour 1: Judge Sonia Sotomayor - How will the media and conservatives go after her? Chris Slattery www.emcfrontline.org

    Hour 2: Is GM the tipping point for Free Trade? Thom confronts Dan Gainor of the Business and Media Institute www.businessandmedia.org

  • May 25th 2009 - Monday

     

    capatalism-imagesKPOJ's Carl & Christine host for Thom

    Topic: "From bailout to bankruptcy" Ralph Nader stops by on America's failing auto industry www.csrl.org

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