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Wednesday 03 February '21 show notes

  • The hearings on the Capitol attack...
  • The Racist Republican Party Has Nothing Left But Voter Suppression - At this critical moment, there is something you can do...
  • Are Republican Governors trying to kill people just to harm Biden? Republican governors throwing states off Covid cliff - counting on President Biden to catch them...
  • Science Revolution: Cosmic Queries Takes Readers on an Awe-Inspiring Journey to the Forefront of the Galactic Frontier - Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist & Director - Hayden Planetarium. Author of 17 books including his latest, Cosmic Queries: StarTalk's Guide to Who We Are, How We Got Here, and Where We're Going

Tuesday 02 March '21 show notes

  • What's happening with America's relationship with Iran and Why? - Dr. Trita Parsi, Executive Vice President, Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
  • Here's the Genuine Litmus Test for Biden's Support of Unions- History shows that unions are the most powerful way to build a healthy and vibrant middle-class
  • Biden just came out in support of the Amazon workers - What do conservatives have against workers organizing? - Julio Rivera, Editorial Director - Reactionary Times / Contributor - Newsmax, American Thinker &
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren Reveals Wealth Tax Proposal...
  • Geeky Science...What Happened the Last Time Earth's Magnetic Fields Flipped and Could It Happen Again?

Monday 01 March '21 show notes

  • When has the minimum wage ever caused a recession...which states have more vibrant or blue? - Patrick Hedger, Vice President of Policy - Taxpayers Protection Alliance (Prior to joining TPA, Patrick was a Research Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute's Center for Technology and Innovation and also served as Director of Policy at FreedomWorks)
  • The Fate and Future of American Democracy Hangs On the Minimum Wage - If Biden & Harris don't act now, the window will close
  • Time to Add the Republican Party to the Domestic Terrorism Watchlist - The terrorism we feared after 9/11 has now come to America but it came from within — it's time to crush it
  • The Real Story of the Covid Catastrophe is Larger Than You Know - Covid may soon be the least of our worries

Friday 26 February '21 show notes

  • There's a Nefarious Plot Underway Around the State of the Union Address
  • Anything Goes Friday!

Thursday 25 February '21 show notes

  • Blowing the lid off the billionaires' big con — and its deadly link to the coronavirus pandemic - Who wants to be a rich man in a poor country?
  • What the Bond Market is, how it works, and why the average person should understand and pay attention to it (or not)? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System
  • Geeky Science: Scientists entered people's dreams and got them 'talking'
  • Conversations with Great Minds: Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America - Dr. Keisha Blain, Historian & Associate Professor of History-University of Pittsburgh / President-African American Intellectual History Society / Co-Editor (w/Ibram X. Kendi) of the new book, Four Hundred Souls / Author, Set the World On Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom and, the forthcoming, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Vision of America

Wednesday 24 February '21 show notes

  • National Progressive Townhall Meeting - Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI, 2nd District)
  • The Mess in Texas & Who's To Blame - Greg Palast, The Guardian / Investigative Journalist/Author/Filmmaker, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy / His new book, How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt For America's Vanished Voters
  • California Scores a Win for Net Neutrality!! - Evan Greer, Deputy Director - Fight for the Future
  • Don't Eat That Crap... Literally! Exposing the Latest Filthy Conditions in Factory Farming - Zach Corrigan, Senior Staff Attorney - Food & Water Justice (A Program of Food & Water Watch and Food & Water Action)
  • The 'Fight For $15' in the Covid Relief Bill - Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator (I-VT) / 2 time U.S. Presidential Candidate / Chair of the Senate Budget Committee

Tuesday 23 February '21 show notes

  • The U.S. Supreme Court setting the stage for the release of Trump tax returns - Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., U.S. Congressman (D-NJ, 9th District) / Chairman-House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight
  • "Know Nothing" Republicans Must Be Held Responsible for the Death and Suffering They've Caused
  • Live coverage of the Joint Oversight Hearing on Security Failures During Attack on U.S. Capitol
  • Thom's take on the Joint Oversight Hearing and your calls

Monday 22 February '21 show notes

  • Trump's Ruthless Plan to Stomp Out Democracy in 2024 - Trump Still Has Majority Republican Support...most are ready and willing for a 2024 authoritarian coup
  • This Week the GOP Will Again Roll Out the Brutal Scam They've Used to Con America for 40 Years - With Phony "Concern for the Debt", Republicans Will Try to Sucker Punch a 4th Democratic President: Will It Work Again?
  • Progressive Town Hall - Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA, 17th District)
  • Another Earthquake... Water Leaks Indicate New Damage at Fukushima Nuclear Plant - Kevin Kamps, Radioactive Waste Specialist - Beyond Nuclear

Friday 19 February '21 show notes

  • Lucy, the Football, and "Bipartisanship" - Biden needs to avoid the old rope-a-dope
  • Series of anti-voter bills steamrolling through the Georgia legislative process - Aunna Dennis, Executive Director - Common Cause Georgia
  • Anything Goes Friday...What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...

Thursday 18 February '21 show notes

  • As Texas shows, the GOP "Big Lie" strategy has already destroyed much of America - when politics are based on lies, fascism thrives...
  • Is there any legitimacy to the Republican's complaint that Biden's Covid relief plan will bring inflation? - Economist Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is The Sickness is the System
  • Made in China: A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods - Amelia Pang, Journalist of Uyghur descent.

Wednesday 17 February '21 show notes

  • Former mayor Tim Boyd in Texas city wrote yesterday on Facebook that it's "not the local government's responsibility to support you during trying times like this! Sink or swim, it's your choice!" Addressing power outages, Boyd wrote, "The City and County, along with power providers or any other service owes you NOTHING! I'm sick and tired of people looking for a d— handout!"
  • Time for Joe Republican.....
  • Famous Medical Journal Calls Out the GOP Death Cult
  • Democrats Should Add Three States Now: Turnabout, as the old saying goes, is fair play - And Dems should channel GOP talking points from when that Party added four states. DC statehood is just a beginning: We need to add Puerto Rico & the US Virgin Islands, too! With a balanced Senate, impeachment, Medicare For All, the end of student
  • The Texas power crisis - Adrian Shelley, Executive Director - Public Citizen Texas
  • Bomb Cyclones & other global warming effects causing weather problems - Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology & Director, Earth System Science Center-Penn State University / Member-National Academy of Sciences / author of several books including including his latest just out, The New Climate War / (previously, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy) / Recipient of the Tyler Prize
  • On the $3600 tax credit - Markos Moulitsas, Founder - Daily Kos and co-founder of the polling firm Civiqs / Co-host- The Brief, a Daily Kos political show

Tuesday 16 February '21 show notes

  • Our Fossil Fuel Addiction is leading to "Bomb Cyclones" & Famines - This week's wild weather is a forecast of what's to come, if we don't get our carbon omissions under control
  • Full-Blown Fascism: Is America Teetering on the Brink? You can only see fascism in the rear-view mirror and then it's too late…
  • Wild Weather, Trump Acquittal...What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...

Thursday 11 February '21 show notes

  • Live coverage of U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial
  • Will History Judge GOP Senators Who Vote to Normalize Trump's Treason as Traitors Themselves?

Wednesday 10 February '21 show notes

  • Live coverage of U.S. Senate Impeachment Trial

Tuesday 09 February '21 show notes

  • Julio Rivera vs Thom - Enough with the "Big Lie" That Trump Won and is Still Prez. - Julio Rivera, Editorial Director - Reactionary Times / Contributor - Newsmax, American Thinker &
  • If The Senate Trial Doesn't Blow Up The GOP's Big Lie Democracy Is Doomed
  • US Senate: Impeachment Trial - Live

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