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What It Means To Be Transgender

Joe Wenke, The Human Agenda: Conversations about Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity join Thom. For all intents and purposes - I am a woman. That is what former Olympic gold medalist Bruce Jenner told Diane Sawyer Friday in a groundbreaking interview in which he finally came public about being a transgender American. Jenner's interview dominated the ratings Friday night and gave ABC's 20/20 its largest audience in more than a decade. But more importantly - for transgender Americans - it may have been a turning in the long march towards acceptance.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Full Show 4/28/15: Baltimore Riots Under State of Emergency

Thom discusses the ongoing tension in Baltimore between police and protesters, as hundreds of National Guard troops arrive to start policing the city. Thom sits with Professor Clarence Lusane from American University to talk about why 70% of the Baltimore Police Department live outside the state! Then in the Politics Panel, Thom and his guests debate Same Sex marriage being reviewed by the US Supreme Court justices, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and how a group of Democrats are aggressively trying to push Elizabeth Warren to challenge Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Presidential Nominee. In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses why the Chief Operating Officer for the Baltimore Orioles defended Freddie Gray and middle class Americans.

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Full Show 4/27/15: Baltimore Riots Hours After Freddie Gray Funeral

Thom discusses Mitch McConnell’s bill that would extend NSA spying and the latest from the Baltimore riots with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee’s Shahid Buttar, how General Petraeus got off with just probation and a fine for leaking classified material with former military analyst and whistleblower Daniel Ellsburg, and Muslim fundamentalism with Professor Karima Bennoune author of the book “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here.” In tonight’s Daily Take Thom discusses how “fast track” is undermining our constitution.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here!

Karima E. Bennoune, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism / UC Davis Law School joins Thom. ISIS is steps up its brutality across the Middle East - America commentators are calling on so-called "moderate Muslims" step up - take responsibility for their religion and curb the extremist elements. But aren't Muslims already bearing the brunt of the fight against extremism?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

The Good, The Bad, and the Very, Very, Petulcously Ugly!

The Good! Chipotle! The Mexican fast food chain Chipotle announced this week that starting today - no Genetically modified ingredients will be used.

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Why Does Patraeus Get No Jail time for Leaking?

Daniel Ellsberg, Freedom of the Press Foundation / ExposeFacts joins Thom Hartmann. When Chelsea Manning was convicted in 2013 of espionage for leaking information about the War in Iraq - she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Last week - David Petraeus was likewise convicted of leaking classified information to his biographer - but recieved only two years of probation and a 100,000 dollar fine. Were the offenses really different - or is this simply how our tiered system of justice works?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

The GOP Outraged About Clinton Cash but Not Koch Brother Money? Why?

Tommy Christopher, The Daily Banter joins Thom. Although the Clintons deny any wrongdoing and there is no direct evidence of wrongdoing - these allegations have created a near hysteria on the right - where many see an opportunity to kill Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign before it really gets going. All this talk about donors - though - raises the question: If Republicans are so concerned about the corrupting influence of money when it comes to the Clinton Foundation - why aren't they also outraged about SuperPACs or the rising role of the Koch Brothers in right-wing politics?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Fast Track Flouts the Constitution

Trade Promotion Authority and the TPP/SHAFTA aren't just bad for our economy, our environment and our sovereignty. If our leaders allow these trade deals to be fast-tracked, they'll be critically undermining Congress' function - according to the Constitution.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

When Is The NSA Going to Stop Spying on Americans?

Shahid Buttar, Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) joins Thom. If our lawmakers cared at all about public opinion - or what our Founding Fathers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution – they should let Section 215 expire in June - repeal the Patriot Act - and bring the US security state back in line with the Bill of Rights.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Full Show 4/24/15: Was Freddie Gray Given a “Rough Ride?”

Guest host Mike Papantonio is in for Thom Hartmann tonight and discusses the battle over the TPP with Democracy For America’s Jim Dean, whether surveillance under the Patriot Act will be extended with Truthdig’s Robert Scheer, whether a GOP governor could become our next president with Salon’s Paul Rosenberg, and whether Freddie Gray was given a “rough ride” with Aaron Watson.

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Hey Mr. President...Transparency Applies To The TPP Too!

Earlier today - President Obama announced the deaths of two hostages - who were killed in January during a US counterterrorism operation against Al Qaeda in Pakistan. Shouldn't there be that kind of transparency in all parts of our democracy?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

TPP - A Grab-Bag For the World's Multinational Corporations

Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL, 9th district) joins Thom. As Congress prepares to consider a bill giving him fast track powers - President Obama is now pushing the TPP hard - calling it a bridge to the future. But is it a bridge to the future, or just another grab-bag for the world's multinational corporations?

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Are the Europeans Pushing for Regime Change in Greece?

Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research / Just Foreign Policy / Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong About the Global Economy.

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Caroline Fredrickson - Why Do We Still Have Gender Based Inequality?

Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy / Demos / Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over joins Thom. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act - the wage gap is still a fact of life in America. Why is that? And what does it have to do with our troubled history of slavery and racial discrimination?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

Caroline Fredrickson - How to Lift All Boats

Caroline Fredrickson, American Constitution Society for Law and Policy / Demos / Under the Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over joins Thom. More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act - the wage gap is still a fact of life in America. Why is that? And what does it have to do with our troubled history of slavery and racial discrimination?

For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

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