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On the Program - This week and next - March 11-March 18

Tuesday March 11 - Air America's Sam Seder filling in for Thom

Wed & Thur March 12 & 13 - Air America's Laura Flanders filling in for Thom

Friday March 14 - Thom is live by Satellite from Darfur

Monday and Tuesday March 17 & 18 - Peter B Collins will be live from the Take Back America Conference filling in for Thom

On the Program - March 10 2008

Hour One: Brink Lindsey www.cato.org Topic: Thom will be challenging Brink - Why do Conservatives and libertarians want to throw away the abundance that FDR's liberal economic policies brought us?

Hour Two: Al Parienello www.preservetheamericandream.com Topic: Thom will confront Al on his article - "How the Democrats created poverty in America and are hell-bent on keeping us poor!

Hour Three: Robert Creamer www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-creamer Topic: Stand Up Straight: How Progressives can Win

March 07 2008 show notes

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

March 06 2008 show notes

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On the Program - March 7th 2008

Hour One - Guest: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders http://sanders.senate.gov

Hour Two - Guest: Professor of economics - Dr. Ravi Batra http://www.ravibatra.com Topic: The state of our economy...recession or slowdown?

Hour Three - Guest: Nicolas Kristof - Columnist, The New York Times http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com Topic: Darfur

March 05 2008 show notes

  • The election last night.
  • Republicans who followed Rush's suggestion to vote for Hillary lost out.
  • Guest: David Sirota. Free trade.
  • Guest: DNC Vice Chair Susan Turnbull.
  • United Technologies, Diebold, lobbyist.
  • Guest: Mia Farrow. Darfur.
  • Brattleboro and Marlboro voted to arrest Bush and Cheney.
  • Guest: Larry Scott, founder and Editor of VA Watch Dog. Vote Smart - Vote Vet.

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

On the Program - March 6th 2008

Hour One
Guest: Congressman Donald Payne
(D-NJ, 10th District)www.house.gov/payne Topic: Darfur trip - "Africa expert" in Congress

Guest: Ha-Joon Chang http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/faculty/chang/index.htm Topic: "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism"

Hour Two
Guest: Bill Foster
- Candidate for Congress in the Illinois 14th district http://www.foster08.com Topic: The special general election is this Saturday…the first opportunity in 2008 for Democrats to flip a congressional seat (Dennis Hastert’s)

Hour Three
Guest: Veteran CIA counterterrorism officer Michael Scheuer
www.simonsays.com Topic: His experiences as the first Chief of the U.S. Rendition program, his latest book "Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq"

It's Rush Wot Won It

March 04 2008 show notes

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

On the Program - March 5th 2008

Hour One
Guest: David Sirota
http://www.davidsirota.com/ Topic: Thom and David will talk about Election Primaries & Caucus Results

Hour Two
Guest: Vice Chair DNC Susan Turnbull
www.democrats.org Topic: Shouldn't the Michigan and Florida Delegates be decided on quickly (before PA) by the Democrats?

Mia Farrow was on about her recent trips to Darfur. You can see the photos on the link in the upper right corner of her website at www.miafarrow.org

Hour Three
Guest: Larry Scott
Founder & Editor VA Watchdog.org www.vawatchdog.org

Has the Clinton campaign "darkened" video of Obama, like Newsweek did with OJ?
Mentioned yesterday and today on the show briefly. From Daily Kos with additional postings here and here. You can see the actual ad on the http://www.hillaryclinton.com/video/145.aspx website. Is this an accident? An idiot working in the campaign or ad agency? Will Senator Clinton disavow it? Click "read more" to see the graphics below:

Update - now there's a Daily Kos diarist saying this is a tempest in a teapot and those of us "startled by this" are essentially just technically dumb. This diarist may well be right:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/3/6/02123/27986/649/470232

March 03 2008 show notes

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