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On the Program - Dec 31th 2008 Happy New Year!


Quote: "Equal laws protecting equal rights … the best guarantee of loyalty & love of country." - James Madison, August 1820


Hour One - Ray Hanania www.themediaoasis.com Topic: Gaza...implications if Iran becomes more involved...

Hour Two - Gerald Celente www.trendsresearch.com Topic: Trends Journal: Top Trends 2009

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Kat Tansey www.choosingtobe.com Topic: Choosing to Be: Lessons in Living from a Feline Zen Master

December 29 2008 show notes


  • The Middle East situation.

  • Guest: Jeremy Ben-Ami, Executive Director, J Street, the political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement.

On the Program - Dec 30th 2008

Quote: "Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars, but remember to keep your feet on the ground." Theodore Roosevelt - The Groton School - May 24, 1904
Hour One - A.C. Thompson www.thenation.org Topic: Vigilantism in post Katrina New Orleans
Hour Two - Alan Jablonski www.mortgage-maze.net Topic: "Successfully Navigating The Mortgage Maze"
Hour Three - Roni Deutch www.ronideutch.com Topic: Year End Tax Tips

On the Program - Dec 29th 2008

Quote: "The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance ~ it is the illusion of knowledge." ~ Daniel Boorstin
Hour One - Jeremy Ben-Ami Executive Director J Street www.jstreet.org Topic: Israeli airstrikes on Gaza
Hour Two - Carrie Lukas www.iwf.org Topic: "A Modest Conservative Wish List for 2009"
Hour Three - Ed Rampell www.politicalfilmcritics.blogspot.comTopic: Announcing the nominees for the Progie Awards for the best Progressive Pictures

December 24 2008 show notes


  • Thom was snowed in, so the show was live from on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon.

  • Guest: Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO). Should health care providers be able to deny you potentially life saving treatment because they object on moral or religious grounds?

December 23 2008 show notes


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


December 22 2008 show notes


  • Thom was snowed in, so the show was live from on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon.

  • Guest: Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and Senior Vice President at the National Association of Realtors

December 19 2008 show notes


  • Thom was snowed in, so the show was live from on the Willamette River, Portland, Oregon, with Higgins the cat.

  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont. Bernie talked about the economy, the bank bailout and the auto bailout, and answered questions from callers. Transcript.

  • Guest: Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University. His 4 point plan for turning the economy around. Why throwing money at banks doesn't work. Listeners' questions. Transcript.

  • Guest: Sarah Rosen Wartell. Acting CEO of the Center for American Progress and Executive Vice President for Management of American Progress.

  • "Geeky Science Rocks"

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


On the Program - Dec 24th 2008 Happy Holidays!

Quote: We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give. - Winston Churchill

Hour One - Congresswoman (D-CO) Diana Degette www.degette.house.gov Topic: Should health care providers be able to deny you potentially life saving treatment because they object on moral or religious grounds?

Guest: Melissa Etheridge www.melissaetheridge.com/home Topic: "The Choice Is Ours Now”

Hour Two - Rabbi Michael Lerner www.tikkun.org Topic: Chanukah & Christmas: When Hope Triumphs Over Cynical Realism

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Santa Claus is here!

Guest: Larry Scott www.vawatchdog.org Topic: Vets issues

Guest: Kenneth "Ken" Davis www.dontknowmuch.com Topic: Christmas trivia and traditions

On the Program - Dec 23 2008

Quote: "Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man." - Stewart Udall

December 18 2008 show notes


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


On the Program - Dec 22 2008

Quote: Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.

December 17 2008 show notes


  • Article: Caroline Kennedy As Jimmy Stewart?, Thom Hartmann.

  • Guest: Medea Benjamin, Code Pink. A shoe is the ultimate insult. They went to the White House, built a memorial to Iraqis with shoes with tags on with names of some innocent Iraqis who have died.

  • Guest: Dinesh D'Souza. Can we have morality without God?

  • Guest: "Everything You Know is Wrong": Scott Brunton, founder of Watch Your Step Productions. "Monthly Doos" and the house that poop built calendar.

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


December 16 2008 show notes


  • Guest: Peter Brimelowe, VDare. The so called "War on Christmas" and the immigration connection.

  • Guest: Meg James. Why is the TV industry dumbing down Americans with more "less scripted" shows in lieu of quality dramas? Jay Leno moving into prime time.

  • Guest: Peter Barnes. Entrepreneur and writer. Cap and Dividend. Fixing the economy and healing the planet...how President-elect Obama can do both.

  • Guest: Cynthia G. Brown, Director of Education Policy, Center for American Progress. "Teaching All Our Children Well"

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


On the Program - Dec 19th 2008

Quote: The good of the people is the highest law.

GOP Tax Myth & Junk Economics

If there's one thing all Republican politicians are really good at, it's straight-up lying through their teeth about how their tax cuts for the rich are actually tax cuts for the middle-class.

Reagan did it, George W. Bush did it, and now that he's officially unveiled his own so-called tax reform plan, Donald Trump is doing it, too.

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