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March 28 2008 show notes

  • Thom was broadcasting the show live from KMPT Missoula, where he gave a talk afterwards.
  • Guest: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer. water, oil, the Middle East.
  • Guest: Montana Senator Jon Tester. 21st century GI bill of rights. Energy. Issues.
  • "Brunch with Bernie" with Senator Bernie Sanders, Independent of Vermont.
  • Guest: Congressman Jim McDermott, Washington District 7 (Seattle). Iraq trip. India trip. Energy.
  • Guest: Senator Max Baucus, Montana. Economy. Farm Bill.

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Happy Birthday Air America Radio!

On the Program - April 1, 2008

Hour One - Topic: Why do we have to import educated foreign workers instead of educating Americans?

Hour Two - Guest: Byron Myres www.ingdirect.com Topic: Subprime Mess - Why are we bailing out the big guys instead of the little guys?

Hour Three - Guest: Corey Powell http://discovermagazine.com Topic: "20 Things You Didn't Know About Mating"

On the Program - April 1, 2008

Hour One - Topic: Why do we have to import educated foreign workers instead of educating Americans?

Hour Two - Guest: Byron Myres www.ingdirect.com Topic: Subprime Mess - Why are we bailing out the big guys instead of the little guys?

Hour Three - Guest: Corey Powell http://discovermagazine.com Topic: "20 Things You Didn't Know About Mating"

On the Program Today - March 31 2008

Hour One - Guest: Yaron Brooks www.aynrand.org Topic : Is John McCain's modern version of Reaganomics destroying not only the middle class but America itself?

Hour Two - Guest: Professor Bradley Schiller http://spa.american.edu/listings.php?ID=103 Topic: His recent Opinion piece in the WSJ "The Inequality Myth" Is America's middle class being wiped out?

Hour Three - Guest: Howard Simon, Executive Director, ACLU-Florida www.aclufl.org Topic : Are we losing our privacy with spy drones, wiretapping, fingerprinting, etc...or are we becoming more secure?

WWRL contacts

Contact for WWRL http://www.wwrl1600.com/adinfo.asp or Access 1 that owns WWRL.

STATEMENT OF MARK GREEN, PRESIDENT, AIR AMERICA RADIO:
Air America is proud to announce that the Thom Hartmann Show has been picked up by four new affiliates -- 940 WINZ in Miami, Fla.; 1460 WZNZ in Jacksonville, Fla.; 1120 WNWF in Destin, Fla.; 930 KBAI-AM in Bellingham, Washington-- while 1600 WWRL in NYC (AccessOne) has bought the Ed Schultz Show outright and put it on in Thom's place in New York.

While Thom is still available on XM and Sirius and can be streamed at AirAmerica.com, we look forward to finding a new home for him in New York City even as we continue to place his program on more major affiliates like WINZ in Miami.

-- Mark Green, President, Air America Radio

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New Darfur photos on "Thom's Blog" - click on that link on the right side of the page...
   
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Mar 31 - Apr 4 2008 Radio Guest Highlights for the Week...

Southern Sudan/Darfur 2008

Photos from our trip to Southern Sudan on the border of Darfur in March, 2008:

darfur

Joe & Sherry Madison and Thom on the border of Darfur at Gok Machar, Southern Sudan

Darfur 2

Thom recording a story from people who's villages were burned.

darfur 3

Thom and some friends (the local commissioner's security detail)

Plane landing in Got Machar

This is the plane landing to pick us up from the Southern Sudan / Darfur border.

Children in Gok Machar

Monica and her uncle

One of the slaves returned to the nearby village was Monica's (the commisioner) uncle. He had been a slave since the early 80's.

High officials in a remote area

These are the high officials and chief (black cowboy hat) of a remote area we traveled to and delivered aid. He became very emotional when thanking us. He also promised to find the families of the recently returned slaves to his villages.

The boys going through their 'sacks of hope.'

The boys (newly freed slaves) going through their 'sacks of hope.'

slave interview

This boy was tied to a bench and raped by his master's son. He is being interviewed by CSI.

freed slaves

These boys are all former slaves. There are few older people in these pictures. At a certian age they are often killed and replaced by younger slaves.

woman in west

This woman is a former slave. Many times these childeren were the products of rape.

abuse

These pictures are of abuse the children recieved as slaves. Many were stabbed, burnt, or beaten.

abused woman

Almost all the women went through genital mutilation. This woman refused and is telling the story of how she was beaten because of it.

village

In this area 45,000 people share one well.

girl

This girl has a bad wound (below) in her leg. This will be the first time she's ever seen a doctor.

wound

sacks of hope

"Sacks of Hope" we flew in to Gok Machar in the cargo plane with us. To donate a "Sack of Hope" click here: http://www.csi-int.org/sudan_donation_sac.php

There are more photos of Darfur from Mia Farrow's site http://www.miafarrow.org/photo_03.html and on Ellen Ratner's Talk Radio News site at http://talkradionews.com/2008/03/photos-from-sudan/ ...

March 27 2008 show notes

  • Melt down in Iraq. McCain's perspective in his speech, some of which really concerned Thom.
  • Guest: Larry Adelman. "Unnatural Causes" Documentary. Why Americans get so sick.
  • Guest: Carrie Lukas, Independent Women's Forum. Climate Security Act.
  • Progressive advertising feature: Guest: Huma Gruaz, the Shark Steam Mop.
  • Guest: Former Comptroller General of the United States David Walker.
  • Guest: Christy Harvey, Center for American Progress. "News Under the Radar".

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Thom Hartmann in Hustler Magazine on GOP Double Speak

Thought for the day:

"The radio business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

--Hunter S. Thompson

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