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How much should the CEO of WellPoint get?

Angela Braly, the CEO of health insurance giant WellPoint just received a whopping $13.1 million in pay, a 51 percent increase in compensation in 2009. This at the same time “WellPoint’s California subsidiary, Anthem Blue Cross, is seeking a double-digit rate increases for many of its 800,000 members who buy individual policies.” A Center for American Progress analysis from February found that “double-digit hikes have been implemented or are pending in at least 11 other states among the 14 where WellPoint’s Blue Cross Blue Shield companies are active.” WellPoint spokesman Jon Mills ju

Daily Topics - Monday April 5 2010

Hour One - Has the militarization of our police departments cost us our 4th Amendment rights?

Hour Two - Is the Obama Administration really worse than the Bushies when it comes to illegal wiretapping?
Jon Eisenberg, Attorney for Al-Haramain Charity www.eandhlaw.com

Fox News haters

The FBI is warning police across the country an anti-government group called, Guardians of the free Republics, is calling for the removal of governors from office and this could provoke violence by others. More than 30 governors had received letters saying if they don't leave office within three days they will be removed.

Daily Topics - Friday April 2 2010

Anything Goes Friday - Townhall Friday

Hour One: "Brunch With Bernie" Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spends the hour with Thom discussing the issues and answering listener questions www.sanders.senate.gov

Plus....Troy Winkelman - Citizen activist - What happens when a progressive goes to a tea party?

Daily Topics - Thursday - April Fools Day

Hour One - Why are right wing conservatives and Republicans encouraging domestic terrorism?

Hour Two - How are globalization and the war on drugs destroying America and Mexico?
Charles Bowden "Murder City" www.perseusacademic.com

Hour Three - Should Big Pharma be spying on government regulators?
Eamon Javers www.politico.com

Dodd, Greenspan & Crisis...Oh My

After months of going after President Obama's proposal to create an independent consumer agency to protect borrowers from abusive lenders, the nation's top big-bank regulator has reversed course. Robert M.

Daily Topics - Tuesday - March 30th 2010

Hour One - Is America failing because we don't have enough socialism? Peter Ferarra www.theacru.org

Hour Two - Should citizen activism take the form of a coffee party or a shotgun?

Plus...Paul Loeb www.soulofacitizen.org "Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times"

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