Today President Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to replace retiring justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, positioning the court to have three female justices for the first time.
Hour One - Who is Elena Kagan?
Hour Two - How do we stop the hedge fund wolfpacks from destroying the European economy?
Britain's opposition Conservatives got more votes than either Labour or the Liberal Democrats in the UK's parliamentary elections yesterday, although those two left-wing parties together got well over half of all votes cast, leading to speculation that Liberal Democratic leader Nick Clegg will lead his party to form a ruling coalition with Labour's Gordon Brown, keeping Brown in the position of Prime Minister.
Anything Goes! Friday...
Hour One - "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov
Hour Two - Ralph Nader www.nader.org "Wealth for Justice", battle against corporate personhood, campaign finance reform, etc..Booksigning for Ralph Nader - Saturday, May 8, First Unitarian Church Sanctuary at 1211 SW Main Street, Portland...7:30pm, talk at 8pm
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) is proposing a new law to strip Americans of their citizenship if they're involved with foreign terrorist organizations. Lieberman will introduce the bill, along with Rep.Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has expressed support as well.
Hour One - Why do conservatives want to turn America into Pakistan?
Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Should all terrorists on the "terrorist watch list" be able to buy a gun?
Plus...Geeky Science Rocks - can you improve your eyesight with mind over matter?
ProPublica is reporting that a "conservation group," the Gulf of Mexico Foundation, took an "it's not so bad" angle in a front-page New York Times story on the Gulf oil spill disaster. Problem is that this so-called "conservation group" is made up largely of oil industry executives. Transocean -the owner of the rig that exploded - hosted this so-called "environmental group's" most recent board meeting.
Hour One - U.S. Congressman (D-IL, 4th District) Luis Gutierrez http://luisgutierrez.house.gov Is it possible to build a society that doesn't depend on poverty level wages?
Is European socialism bleeding like a stuck PIG?
The conservatives are yelling from the rooftops that we are witnessing the slow death of European Socialism due to massive spending on social programs. They say the countries bleeding the most red ink are Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain or the P.I.G.S. of Europe as they are known in financial circles.
Hour One - Are native Americans being profiled by the Arizona Police?
Plus...Remembering Kent State - 40 years ago today
Plus...Justin Hughey www.capital.hawaii.gov/session2010 Will Hawaii be the first state to say Corporations are not people
Hour One: Gulf oil spill blows up seafood industry...("how's that de-regulation thing working out for you?????") Attorney Mike Papantonio talks to Thom about lawsuit he filed for damages to the vulnerable seafood industry www.ringoffireradio.com
President Barack Obama pretty much stated the obvious when he called the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico “a massive and potentially unprecedented environmental disaster.”
White House senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC today that President Obama will halt any new offshore oil drilling “until we find out what happened” in the Gulf of Mexico spill. Axelrod said no new drilling will start until “an adequate review of what happened here and what is being proposed elsewhere.” The BP-Halliburton oil disaster could surpass Exxon Valdez very quickly.
Research published in BioMed Central's open access journal has found that Canadians are living longer and healthier than Americans. David Feeny, from Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research, Oregon, on the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health, said, "Canada and the US share a common border and enjoy very similar standards of living, yet life expectancy in Canada is higher than in the US.