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On the Program - Jan 29th 2009


Quote: "If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace." -- Thomas Pain. The American Crisis, No. 1, December 19, 1776

Hour One - Should Gitmo be used for those who raped and pillaged our economy?

Guest: Professor Harvey Kaye www.uwgb.edu/SCD/KAYE.HTM Topic: Thomas Paine's birthday (plus Obama quoted Paine in his Inaugural speech)

Guest: Joe "the plumber" Wurzelbacher www.pjtv.com

Hour Two - Tony Blankley www.americangritbook.com www.edelman.com for the PR Firm) Topic: His new book "American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century"

"Advertiser Success" AM 1090 Progressive Talk (KPTK) Mike Radice www.greenwoodhardware.com

Hour Three – Former President Jimmy Carter www.cartercenter.org Topic: His new book "We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land: A Plan That Will Work"

Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News Under the Radar

January 27 2009 show notes


  • Guest: Dan Gainor, the T. Boone Pickens Fellow and the Vice President of the Business & Media Institute. Why are conservatives freaked out by local governments addressing climate change?

  • Guest: Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. John Conyers has subpoenaed Karl Rove to appear February 2nd.

  • Guest: Tax attorney Roni Deutch. Tax Tips for tax time.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


On the Program - Jan 28th 2009


Quote: "There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed." -- Lao Tzu
Hour One - Dean Baker www.cepr.net Topic: "Plunder and Blunder: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy"
Hour Two - Wendy Gelberg www.gentlejobsearch.com Topic: Get a job!...w/callers
Hour Three - Tom Philbin www.sourcebooks.com Topic: The Killer Book of Serial Killers: Incredible Stories, Facts and Trivia From The World Of Serial Killers

January 26 2009 show notes


  • Today is Chinese New Year... welcome to the the Year of the Ox (President Obama born during the year of the Ox).

  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Vice President for Policy and Economics, Independent Women's Forum. The Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

  • Guest: Philip K. Howard, author, "Life without Lawyers".

  • Guest: "Labor Segment": Bob Baugh, Exec. Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


Thom on Countdown with Keith Olbermann 27 Jan 2009

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On the Program - Jan 27th 2009

Quote: "The right of freely examining public characters and measures, and of free communication among the people thereon…has ever been justly deemed the only effectual guardian of every other right." -- James Madison, Virginia Resolutions, 1798

Hour One - The Best of the Rest of the News - Thom's Take

Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Topic: Why are conservatives freaked out by local governments addressing climate change?

Hour Three - Roni Deutch www.ronideutch.com Topic: Tax Tips for tax time

On the Program - Jan 26th 2009



Today is Chinese New Year...welcome to the the Year of the Ox (President Obama born during the year of the Ox)



Quote: "In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock." -- Thomas Jefferson


Hour One - The best of the rest of the news - Thom's take


Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: Should Congress expand the FMLA and other govt mandated leave acts?


Hour Three - Philip K. Howard www.philipkhoward.com Topic: his new book "Life Without Lawyers"


Guest "Labor Segment" Director of the AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Bob Baugh www.aflcio.org Topic: Should we "Buy American" and help keep jobs at home?


Telephone number for today only: 866 452 0620

The Thom Hartmann Program - This week - Jimmy Carter, Tony Blankley and Dean Baker and more...

Highlights on the Show...Jan 26-30th 2009

Monday
Topic:
The Bush administration weaken protections for workers including access to family and medical leave in the midnight hours. Thom debates Carrie Lukas of the Independent Womens Forum
www.iwf.org on how to bring them back.
Topic: What would life be like without lawyers? Thom talks with attorney/author Philip K. Howard about his new book
www.philipkhoward.com

Tuesday
Topic: Why are conservatives freaked out by local governments adressing climate change? Thom confronts Dan Gainor of the Business and Meida Institute
www.businessandmedia.org
Topic: Helping you with this year's taxes and prepping for next year. Thom talks with attorney/tax expert Roni Deutch
www.ronideutch.com

Wednesday
Topic: "Plunder and Bubble: The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Economy." Economist Dean Baker talks to Thom about his new book www.cepr.net Topic: Do you need help keeping or finding a job? Career coach Wendy Gelberg joins Thom to answer listener questions www.gentlejobsearch.com
Topic: "Everything You Know is Wrong" Ever wonder what makes someone a serial killer? Thom talks with Tom Philbin author of "The Killer Book of Serial Killers" www.sourcebooks.com

Thursday
Topic: President Jimmy Carter joins Thom to talk about his new book "We Can Have Peace in the Middle East: A Plan That Will Work"
www.cartercenter.org
Topic: "What will it take to survive and prosper in the 21st century?" Thom talks to conservative pundit/author Tony Blankley about his new book "American Grit"
www.americangritbook.com
Topic: What do President Obama and Thomas Paine have in common? Professor Harvey Kaye joins Thom to celebrate Paine's birthday www.amazon.com (for his book "Thomas Paine and the Promise of America")

Friday
"Brunch With Bernie"
Bernie Sanders U.S. Senator (I-VT) www.sanders.senate.gov

Events with Thom Hartmann Coming Up….

Feb. 26th and 27th - Radio Row at CPAC 2009 (Conservative Political Action Conference) Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC www.cpac.org for tickets and information

March 7th Saturday – Seattle, WA "One Day Cruise with Thom & KPTK am1090" from Noon-3pm aboard the Royal Argosy -Tickets will be $49pp includes 3hour cruise of Elliot Bay and the Puget Sound, brunch and nonalcoholic beverages - prize giveaways onboard www.am1090seattle.com

March 19th – Chicago, IL "Thom Hartmann vs Michael Medved" Sponsored by WCPT

May 1 & 2 – Denver, CO – Green Festival – Thom is keynoting

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January 23 2009 show notes


Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


January 21 2009 show notes


  • Show live from Washington, DC.

  • Thom went to the Eastern ball last night, Obama gave a short barnburner speech.

  • Guest: Richard Greene, author, "Words That Shook The World", host, "Clout" on Air America. The inaugural.

  • Guest: David Madland, Director of the American Worker Project.

  • Guest: Kandy Stroud who has been booking the guests for Thom and others at the radio row.

  • Guest: CNS Editor-in-Chief Terence Jeffrey.

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Ken Davis, "Don't Know Much About" series. Presidential inauguration history & little known facts.

Topics, guests, upcoming events, quotes, links to articles, audio clips, books & bumper music.


January 20 2009 show notes


  • Today Barack Obama became president of the United States. His swearing in and speech.

  • Thom was broadcasting live from the platform at the Capitol and Ron Reagan from a studio in Seattle (for the first 2 hours).

  • Reactions.

  • Other news of the day.

On the Program - Jan 23 2009

Quote: "My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth." -- George Washington

"ANYTHING GOES FRIDAY"
Hour One "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov

The Thom Hartmann Program - Jan 22 2009


Quote: "All of this will not be finished in the first one hundred days, nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin." -- John F. Kennedy

Hour One - Joe Madison - "The Black Eagle" www.joemadison.com Topic: Why the The "hold" on Eric Holder...by Arlen Specter?

** Thom leaves for airport after first hour - Peter B. Collins subs for hours two and three **

Conservatives supposedly hate freeloading. So why are they trying to legalize it?

Conservatives supposedly hate freeloaders.

So why do they support right to work laws - which literally legalize freeloading?

Our nation's nine unelected monarchs on the Supreme Court are poised to deal yet another blow to organized labor.

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