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Rumble: The Real Terrorist Threat in America

Stewart Acuff, Playing Bigger Than You Are & Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom Hartmann. Believe it or not - there are terrorists who aren’t Islamic extremists and who aren’t in the Middle East. In fact - some of them are already right here in America - and they’re very - very dangerous

Conversations w/Great Minds - Steve Fraser - The Myth of the Free Market - Part 1

Thom's guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is award-winning historian Steve Fraser. Currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University - Steve is one of America's leading labor historians and is the co-founder - along with Tom Engelhardt - of the American Empire Project books series. Steve is also the editor-at-large of the journal New Labor Forum and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books - including his latest -"The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power" - a fascinating look at America's new Gilded Age. From the Sons of Liberty to the Wobblies - America has always been a revolutionary country. So why with wealth inequality at record highs does it now seem like everyday Americans are terrified of taking on the powers that be?

Rumble: America Was Founded on Liberal Values

Stewart Acuff, Playing Bigger Than You Are & Patrick Hedger, American Encore & Jennifer Kerns, Washington Times / The Blaze all join Thom Hartmann. Some Conservative lawmakers in Oklahoma want to ban AP US History classes in that state - while others want to take away AP classes altogether. Why are conservatives waging a war on education? Do they want a nation filled with useful idiots?

Conversations w/Great Minds - Steve Fraser - The Second Gilded Age? Part 1

Thom's guest for tonight's Conversations with Great Minds is award-winning historian Steve Fraser. Currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University - Steve is one of America's leading labor historians and is the co-founder - along with Tom Engelhardt - of the American Empire Project books series. Steve is also the editor-at-large of the journal New Labor Forum and is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books - including his latest -"The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power" - a fascinating look at America's new Gilded Age. From the Sons of Liberty to the Wobblies - America has always been a revolutionary country. So why with wealth inequality at record highs does it now seem like everyday Americans are terrified of taking on the powers that be?

Full Show 2/20/2015: Conversations with Great Minds: Steve Fraser

In tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds, Steve Fraser co-founder of the American Empire Project and author of The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power talks with Thom about the rise of American capitalism, attempts to save democracy, and today’s era of delusional freedom and fear.

Jeb Bush has a Bush Problem

Karl Frisch, Democratic Strategist joins Thom. Jeb Bush is as neocon as they come - and don’t let him convince you otherwise. During an appearance in Chicago Wednesday - the former Florida governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate outlined his vision for American foreign policy. Bush’s speech covered everything from ISIS to Latin America - but if there was one thing he wanted to make absolutely crystal clear - it was this…tune in.

The Myth Big Oil Wants You To Believe

Dave Saldana, Center for Media & Democracy / PipeLIES Exposed joins Thom. Monday's train derailment and oil spill in West Virginia has suddenly become ammunition for pipeline supporters - who argue that pipelines are much safer than trains filled with high explosive oil. But is that really the case? Or is Big Oil just trying to exploit the situation so it can get more pipelines and more profits?

BIG Oil Chooses Profits Over Worker's Safety

Cole Stangler, International Business Times, joins Thom Hartmann. While pipelines are leaking and oil trains are exploding - oil and gas workers in North Dakota are putting their lives on the line each and every day. Oil and gas extraction is one the most dangerous and deadly industries in the United States - and in North Dakota - where oil and gas are suddenly king. In fact - the oil and gas industry death rate in North Dakota is a staggering six times the national average - and more workers are getting hurt - or worse - each day. When they get hurt - they get workers compensation insurance which is funded through the state. But - the oil and gas companies they work for are supposed to be paying premiums to help fund that insurance - and they're not. So - what's going on here?

Solidarity Economics in Greece

Sarah Leonard, The Nation Magazine joins Thom Hartmann. Although bailout negotiations stalled yet again today - Greece's Syriza party has already transformed global politics for the better. Could a similar transformation take place here in America?

Big Oil Came for America and Now Canada is Next...

First, Big Oil came for our democracy, and we did nothing. Now, Big Oil is aiming to take over Canada's democracy too. Will our neighbors in the Great White North catch on in time?

Full Show 2/19/2015: Big Oil’s Canadian Grip

In tonight’s show, Democratic Strategist Karl Frisch joins Thom on set to discuss Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and the GOP field.

The Good - The Bad - and the Very Very Puniceously Ugly

The Very Very Ugly! Dinesh D’Souza! Not to be outdone by Rudy Giuliani in the offensive attacks against the president department - Dinesh sent out a tweet Wednesday that set a new low in dumb racist humor. The tweet showed a screenshot of president Obama using a selfie stick along with the caption - “YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY OUT OF THE GHETTO… Watch this vulgar man show his stuff, while America cowers in embarrassment”

Log Cabin Republicans - CPAC is Homophobic

Next week marks the start of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference - or CPAC. A chance for right-wingers of all stripes to get together - plot out strategy - and reconnect with the party faithful - CPAC is usually a good indicator of which way the conservative movement is headed. Which makes it all the more interesting that one of the most forward-thinking conservative groups around won't be attending this year's conference. Founded in 1977 as a safe space for gay and lesbian conservatives - the Log Cabin Republicans would fit right in at CPAC. It supports - among other things - repealing Obamacare - fracking for oil - and preserving the sequester. Sounds pretty conservative - right? Not according to the American Conservative Union - the group that runs CPAC. It has refused to allow the Log Cabin Republicans to participate in next week's festivities. Joining Thom for more on this is Gregory T. Angelo - National Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans

Geeky Science: Here's Why You Get Pot Munchies

You know that feeling when you're eating and you start to get full? Well - that's your brain telling you to stop eating. More specifically - it's a set of nerve cells that release chemicals that turn off your hunger and suppress your appetite Well - according to a new study in the journal Nature - smoking marijuana interferes with those neurons - here’s how.

Conversations w/Great Minds P2 - Steven Brill - The Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill is an American lawyer and journalist-entrepreneur. He’s the founder of Court TV. Brill’s most recent reporting and book is concerned with healthcare costs - America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System.

There's a 1 in 20 Chance of the Apocalypse. Shouldn't We Act Now?

A new study published in Science argues that we as a civilization need to move "rapidly" -- as in almost immediately -- towards a carbon emissions free future if we are to have any chance of holding off runaway global warming:

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