April 2020

  • Wednesday 22 April '20 show notes

    • Saving the Post Office... - Mark Dimondstein, President - American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
    • Has Georgia's Governor Rolled Out a New Death Panel Plan?
    • Mid-day with Mark - Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
    • Could a Fukushima-style Disaster Happen in... Michigan?! - Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist - Beyond Nuclear
    • Science Revolution: Coronavirus vs. Climate Extinction - Dr. Andrew Glikson, Climatologist - Research School of Earth Science-Australian National University
  • Has Georgia Governor Rolled Out A New Death Panel Plan?

    Thom plus logo Georgia Governor and corporate toady Brian Kemp said, "We will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday, April the 24th."
  • Tuesday 21 April '20 show notes

    • Will the Billionaires Get a Twofer?
    • What Can Be Done About Fox News? - Angelo Carusone, Media Matters For America (MMFA)
    • War for Eternity: Inside Bannon's Far-Right Circle of Global Powerbrokers - Professor Benjamin R.
  • Will The Billionaires Get A Twofer?

    Thom plus logo Right wing billionaires behind groups like ALEC and Freedomworks helped organize and fund tea party protests a decade ago, resulting in a healthcare program with no public option. Now they are funding hard-core right wing groups who are demanding governors stop protecting their citizens from the coronavirus.
  • Monday 20 April '20 show notes

    • Can the Grifters Be Stopped?
    • Issues of the Day - Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District)
    • 10 Year Anniversary - Deepwater Horizon: BP's SECOND Blowout...Secret History Revealed! - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020 will be out on June 2
    • Boris Johnson's "Trump" Moment - Victoria Jones, Executive Director - DC Radio Company LLC
  • Can The Grifters Be Stopped?

    Thom plus logo Trump, Fox News and America's right wing billionaires, who are all working together to stoke an "Open the country!" movement, are making a huge bet.

    When Mike Pence was telling people in 2000 that cigarettes don't cause cancer, while many people no doubt died because of his advice, he was never held accountable for it.
  • Friday 17 April '20 show notes

    • WHY???
    • Will We Ever Get Back to "Normal" Again...If So, What Will That Look Like and What Path Will Get Us There? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Understanding Marxism / Understanding Socialism
    • How Trump Stole 2020 - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

  • Why?

    Thom plus logo The big question that the media is asking is, "Why?" Why is it that right wing billionaires are funding protests of shelter in place orders in the states? Why is it that Fox News is pushing so hard to reopen the economy? Why are TV doctor pundits on Fox saying that having 2% or 3% of our population die is an acceptable price to pay?
  • How billionaires' short-term greed could upend America and destroy their own wealth

    Thom plus logo The coronavirus crisis is highlighting how dysfunctional states run by Republicans are. This is a feature of GOP rule, not a bug.
  • Thursday 16 April '20 show notes

    • Is Division All Trump Knows?
    • How Are You Dealing With the Lockdown?
    • Fox News Abuses the First Amendment To Lie About COVID-19...
    • The Changing Earth: Indigenous Voices From Turtle Island - Dahr Jamail on insights learned while working on his forthcoming book (w/co-author Professor Stan Rushworth) - Dahr Jamail, Independent Journalist & Staff Reporter-Truthout; author, The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption and his forthcoming book, The Changing Earth

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