August 2013

  • Does Obama's student debt plan go far enough?

    President Obama is taking on the high cost of college. In a speech at the University of Buffalo on Thursday, the president called on state lawmakers to provide education subsidies, universities to stop raising fees, and Congress to make loan repayment more reasonable. President Obama said, “We have got a crisis in terms of college affordability and student debt.

  • Tuesday 4 September '12 show notes

    • James Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters: State of Labor, importance of unions in election
    • Are we better off than four years ago?
    • Corey Ealons, Progressive Strategist & commentator: Why message matters
    • Mark Shriver, Save the Children: His dad's legacy...Sargent Shriver, founder, US Peace Corps
    • Former Congressman Patrick J. Murphy: Live from the DNC
    • U.S. Congressman Chris Murphy (D-CT) & Senate Candidate: Live from DNC Radio
    • Rashad Robinson, Color of Change: Voter Suppression
  • Friday 31 August '12 show notes

    • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): "Brunch With Bernie"
    • Geeky Science Rocks: Food shortages could force world into vegetarianism, warn scientists
    • Anything Goes on Townhall Friday
  • Thursday 30 August '12 show notes

    • The Big Lie
    • Sandra Fluke, lawyer and women's rights activist: Romney-Ryan wrong for women
    • Marty Durbin, American Petroleum Institute (API): "Role of oil, natural gas, and energy policy in the upcoming election"
    • David Bender, "Stand and Be Counted": Paul "Lyin" Ryan
    • Dinesh D'Souza, "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream" : Latest anti-Obama smear campaign..."2016: Obama's America"
    • Richard "Rich" Miniter, "Leading From Behind": Miniter says be afraid..."a second Obama term would lead to a nuclear Iran"
    • Congresswoman U.S.
  • Wednesday 29 August '12 show notes

    • Latest news plus guests from the RNC Convention in Tampa, FL and your calls!
    • John Nichols, The Nation Magazine: Round up from Romneyville
    • Jim Pinkerton Fox News, RATE Coalition: Corporate Tax Rate
    • David Shuster, "Take Action News with David Shuster": convention observations
    • Brigham A McCown, Energy policy adviser to Mitt Romney: Romney energy plan
    • Michael Steele, former chairman of the Republican National Committee: Live from the RNC conference
    • David Park, Job Creator's Alliance: David Park, Job Creator's Alliance
    • Michael Shure, p
  • Tuesday 28 August '12 show notes

    • Latest news & guests live from the RNC Convention in Tampa, FL.
    • GOP's nightmarish response to MLK's "I Have a Dream" (today is the 49th anniversary of the speech)
    • Frank Donatelli, GOPAC: Conservative youth - Romney v Obama messaging
    • Chuck Woolery, Generation America...the conservative alternative to the AARP: No more medicare or obamacare?
    • Pete Hegseth, Concerned Veterans for America: We need a draft
    • Marita Noon, Energy Makes America Great Inc.: Yes, Romney Can; No, Obama Can't
    • Ben LaBolt, Obama for America: Live from Tampa
    • Gl
  • Monday 27 August '12 show notes

    • Will job apps next ask about your party affiliation?
    • John Nichols, The Nation Magazine: The real Paul Ryan / The Real Party Platform
    • Tony Sayegh, Political news analyst: American want the rich to pay more taxes - isn't it time to roll back the Bush Tax Cuts? Maybe Reagan tax cuts too!
    • What if Jesus had been a Republican?
  • Friday 24 August '12 show notes

    • Thom Hartmann recycled
  • Thursday 23 August '12 show notes

    • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): A special edition of "Brunch With Bernie"
    • Anything Goes!
  • Wednesday 22 August '12 show notes

    • Thom talks about his adventures with America's healthcare system
    • FDR calls out Romney & Ryan
    • Thom takes calls

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