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Thom 30 paces from Obama/Bush at President Obama's inauguration, January 20 2009. Photo taken by Jay Tamboli, Talk Radio News.

January 19 2009 show notes


  • Show live from radio row, Washington DC.

  • Guest: Bob Nash, Hillary Clinton's Deputy Campaign Manager.

On the Program - Jan 21th 2009

Quote: "I stand here today as hopeful as ever that the United States of America will endure, that it will prevail, that the dream of our founders will live on in our time." -- Barack Obama, Lincoln Memorial concert, National Mall, Washington DC, January 18, 2009

Hour One - Thom's take on news of the day (and stories about the ball!)

Hour Two - Terry Jeffrey www.cnsnews.com Topic: Thom and Terry "shake it up" on the economy, stimulus plan, tax cuts, inauguration...Obama's first 100 days ahead

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Ken Davis www.dontknowmuch.com Topic: Presidential inauguration history & little known facts; MLK too

Thom Hartmann in his tuxedo at the inauguration ball

January 16 2009 show notes


  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.

  • Guest: Ravi Batra, professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas.

  • 'Anything Goes' Friday.

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


On the Program - Jan 20th 2009 - Inauguration Day - President Barack Obama


Quote: "We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." Lincoln's First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861.

"Live" coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama w/Thom who will be broadcasting from the platform where President Barack Obama is giving his inaugural address - plus Ron Reagan is in the studio and joining Thom.

On the Program - Jan 19th 2009

Quote: "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in momentsof comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge andcontroversy." -- MartinLuther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

THOM IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE INAUGURAL RADIO ROW INWASHINGTON, D.C. - Guests today include:

Former DeputyCampaign Manager to the Hillary Clinton campaign, Bob Nash

Executive Directorof "Rock The Vote," Heather Smith www.rockthevote.org

President,International Machinists Union, Tom Buffenbarger www.goiam.org

Founder ofProgressive Strategies Inc, Mike Lux www.progressivestrategies.net

Former LieutenantGovernor, State of Maryland, Kathleen KennedyTownsend www.kathleenkennedytownsend.com

Mayor of Miami,Florida, Manny Diaz www.mayormannydiaz.blogspot.com

Californiarepresentative to the NAACP, Willis Edwards www.naacp.org

President,Arab-American Institute, James Zogby www.aaiusa.org

Former PrimeMinister of Ireland and current Ambassador to the United States representingthe European Union, Ambassador John Bruton www.eurunion.org

On the Program - Jan 16th 2009

Quote: "Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes. And armies, and debts, and taxes are the known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few." President James Madison
"Anything Goes Friday"

Hour One - "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders www.sanders.senate.gov
Hour Two - Dr. Ravi Batra www.ravibatra.com Topic: Economy: TARP, Stimulus, Citibank break-up, B of A asking for another serving, etc...

Transcript: Larry Beinhart, 13 January 2009

Larry Beinhart is author of "Wag the Dog" "The Librarian", and more recently a novel, "Salvation Boulevard." He is also the author of three recent works on how raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans actually stimulates growth and how cutting taxes on the wealthiest Americans leads to a boom, bubble, and bust. These three works in order are: "Tax Cuts: The B.S. and the Facts", "Tax Cuts: Theology, Facts & Totally F**Ked" and Time for Tax Hikes.


January 15 2009 show notes


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


On the Program - Jan 15th 2009


Quote: "There is no such thing as a "self-made" man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts."George Matthew Adams

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

Hour Two - Douglas Schoen Topic: "The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chavez and the War Against America"

Hour Three - Mark Green www.americanprogressaction.org/issues/2008/changeforamerica Topic: "Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President"
Topic: Geeky Science Rocks!
Guest: Christy Harvey www.americanprogress.org Topic: News Under the Radar

January 09 2009 show notes


  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.

  • 'Anything Goes' Friday

  • Guest: "Taking Our Country Back": Tom Geoghegan, running for Congress in the Fifth District of Illinois.

  • Geek science rocks.

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


On the Program - Jan 14th 2009


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

Hour Two - Richard Perle www.aei.org Topic: Is it true that you have now washed your hands of Iraq & deny being "the architect of that war?

Hour Three "Everything You Know is Wrong" Jill Brooke www.firstwivesworld.com Topic: Why divorce rate spikes in January

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

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