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The Thom Hartmann Program

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The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.

The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.

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Washington, DC

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Westwood One

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The host's progressive approach uncovers corporate lies, rampant confusion in the offices of our politicians, and exposes the "con" in conservative. He takes on pop culture, enthusiastically promotes democracy, and helps listeners make sense of the news.

Language:

English

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Episodes

BEWARE COVERUP MASTER BILL BARR

2/19/2020
Thom broadcasts his show in front of a live audience, taking their questions and phone calls as his West Coast book tour continues. DEBATE -- Julio Rivera Vs Thom - Should Undocumented People Get Medicare For All? Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a pardon if he would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic party emails, a court in London has been told. Federal judges hold emergency meeting to address growing concerns about the recent intervention of the Justice Department by...

Duration:01:02:10

CULTURE OF BULLYING

2/18/2020
If only we would've listened to civil rights and criminal defense attorney Jimmy Lohman. The alleged former bullying victim of Attorney General William Barr called corruption on Barr nearly three decades before, in a Florida Flambeau op-ed entitled "What William Barr isn't telling his questioners." Dr. Justin A. Frank, clinical professor, joins Thom and discusses the history of Trump and what may account for his constant sniffing and recognizable addict behavior. Book Club reading from...

Duration:01:01:27

CAN WE SAFEGUARD THE VOTE?

2/17/2020
Actress and activist Mimi Kennedy explains the new voting system coming to LA County and how it works. The new voting system lets you create your own paper ballot but might require a little help getting people to learn it and if they can trust it. Book Club readings from "How Bernie Won: Inside the Revolution That's Taking Back Our Country--and Where We Go from Here" by Jeffrey P. Weaver and "Mortal Republic: How Rome Fell Into Tyranny" by Edward Watts.

Duration:01:02:28

GREED HAS NO HEART

2/16/2020
Newsweek is reporting that the United Nations investigation of developed countries around the world finds that poverty in the United States is now so widespread and severe, with over 40 million Americans below the poverty level and many of them living without basic sanitation or enough food and without any access to healthcare, that large parts of America are functionally as bad as or worse than many Third World countries. Republican policies and 40 years of Reaganomics have turned America...

Duration:00:58:47

MICHAEL BLOOMBERG'S VALENTINE

2/15/2020
Apparently Trump is polarizing the dating world as well. Female users of dating sites are twice as likely to filter out candidates who do not vote! Book Club reading from "Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy" by Seth Abramson. Bloomberg is working on becoming the Democratic candidate for president but his past has many questioning his candidacy. Needless to say, billionaire vs billionaire has some worried about the sanctity of our...

Duration:00:58:37

BILL BARR ISN'T GOING TO SAVE US

2/14/2020
Bill Barr has hoodwinked the media with his tweet that appears to defend judicial independence- but this is another hoax from the Coverup King. And -- these are the tricks by which democracy is transformed into fascism. Trump has no respect for tradition and is scornful of values, so he has little stopping him from grabbing more and more power. Now Trump is holding the State of New York hostage for investigating the Trump Crime Family by blocking the Trusted Travel program -- so essentially...

Duration:00:59:55

THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE FREE

2/13/2020
As Trump and the Republicans continue to dismantle our Republic and the rule of law, are we slipping into fascism as many other democracies have before us? Thom says we are already at full-on oligarchy- the question is- can we pull ourselves back? What will we have to do and who will it take to save the American democratic experiment? Plus Thom reads from 'Defying Hitler' by Sebastian Haffner.

Duration:01:01:47

OUR REPUBLIC IS BEING DISMANTLED

2/12/2020
Donald Trump has officially ended one of the most important parts of the American experiment by demanding that an independent Department of Justice go easy on one of his buddies. By taking on the judicial powers of convicting and sentencing, Trump has turned our “system of laws, not men“ on its head. This is the sort of thing you see in Erdogan’s Turkey, but never in an advanced democracy. Bill Barr and Donald Trump have committed a complete repudiation of one of the most important of the...

Duration:00:59:56

REAGONOMICS ROLLS ON - IN TRUMP'S BUDGET

2/11/2020
Trump said he wouldn't cut Medicare and other popular program in his speech, then the very next day asked Congress to pass a budget with massive cuts to Medicare and the rest of the social safety net. How can Democrats get through to people who believe such blatant lies? And as Reaganism causes inequality to continue to increase, why do we have to cut support for the most vulnerable to fund taxes for the very rich? Will it take a disaster to reconsider the consequences of Republican policies...

Duration:01:00:00

CAN A DISRUPTOR WIN AGAINST TRUMP?

2/10/2020
Can A Disruptor Win Against Trump? This election is not about left or right, socialism or capitalism, or any other of the conventional wisdom. It is about status quo versus disruptors. And a disruptor will win against Trump. Greg Palast reports on a major court victory for voters' rights. For the Book Club Thom reads from "Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great" by Harvey J. Kaye and "Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real...

Duration:01:02:48

JEFFERSON AND YOU

2/9/2020
Once more into the breach with guest host Jefferson Smith! With redistricting, and therefore seats in Congress on the line in 2020, how crucial will the national contest be between Trump's Republican party and the Democrats? Which are the battleground districts to watch, or even support? And diverse topics of discussion include- Is Donald Trump on drugs?.. How many wild animals are left out there?.. Was the Iowa count rigged?.. Can Medicare for All work?.. And Kino still had hope for the...

Duration:01:00:17

COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND POLITICAL ACTION

2/8/2020
Guest host, Jefferson Smith recaps the sobering recent events in Washington and beyond, encouraging listeners to call in with their own stories of hope and participation. Jeff recalls his own organizing of the Oregon Bus Project which later evolved into the Next Up action fund for mobilizing change. Lee Fang of the Intercept joins Jefferson Smith to discuss the delayed vote results in Iowa, Bernie Sanders' near tie with Pete Buttigieg and the implications this brings up. Book Club readings...

Duration:00:55:16

GETTING SMART IN THE AGE OF VOTER MANIPULATION

2/7/2020
Sitting in for Thom Hartmann, guest-host Jefferson Smith digests the weeks historic news with insightful callers. Huffington Post reporter Paul Blumenthal joins Jefferson Smith to discuss how a radical new theory, that no president can be removed for abuse of power, has broken our checks and balances and let Donald Trump off. Reading from "The Hidden History of the Supreme Court and the Betrayal of America" by Thom Hartmann. Jeff goes into s deep discussion on voter manipulation with...

Duration:01:02:34

THANK YOU MITT ROMNEY

2/6/2020
Sitting in for Thom Hartmann, Jefferson Smith speaks about the healing power of being thankful and the courage of Mitt Romney and especially Doug Jones. Plus - we meet Jefferson's dog, and consider how the response to Trump's absurd State of the Union could have been more effective. Emily Cherniak of NEW POLITICS explains why we focus too heavily on the presidential race when boosting candidates for other races produces many rewards. Jeff explains the 'sausage making' behind whipping the...

Duration:01:02:51

THEATER OF LIES

2/5/2020
What sort of man is Rush Limbaugh that he deserved a Medal of Freedom? What has been the real long game of the billionaire propaganda network over the last 50 years? Guest host Jefferson Smith says he will not dance on Limbaugh's grave, but he does mourn the way that he has lived his life. Author John Nichols of the Nation magazine reports in- what did we learn from the caucuses?- and what would we lose if we stop having them? Maybe it's good to have to look each other in the eye and build...

Duration:01:01:02

IS IT ENOUGH TO SAY HE'S A DUMB-DUMB?

2/4/2020
Today, esteemed guest host Jefferson Smith confronts a big news week- we've got the Iowa Caucus, the state of the Union speech, and closing arguments in the Senate for removing or keeping Donald Trump in the White House. How should Progressives respond to the case Lamar Alexander and others are making for keeping Trump in office? On the Democratic side, is it enough to mock Trump and call him stupid without making a moral argument? And Progressive congressional leader Mark Pocan joins Jeff...

Duration:01:01:03

THE COUNTRY CAN'T WAIT FOR PROGRESSIVE POLICIES

2/3/2020
Progressive gubernatorial candidate Stephen Smith is taking on a billionaire standing for election as governor in West Virginia. He joins Thom to discuss his platform of 32 different policies. Listeners call-in with ideas about the Democratic Presidential candidate. For the Book Club Thom reads from "Repeal the Second Amendment: The Case for a Safer America" by Allan Lichtman. Author Allan Lichtman joins Thom to explain why it is time to change the Constitution and save us from gun...

Duration:01:02:35

GETTING OUT OF THE POCKETS OF BIG CORPORATIONS

2/2/2020
Thom Hartmann examines the economic impact that may occur from ongoing coronavirus outbreak. A recent study finds that Americans are at the peak of feeling that our democracy has failed us. Will a progressive president be able to turn things around and give people hope again?

Duration:01:00:36

RESISTANCE RADIO

2/1/2020
Today, veteran radio host Shawn Taylor fills in for Thom, leading a thoughtful town hall with callers on a variety of questions-- Could 'We The People' sue Congress for not doing their job?.. Is Putin ultimately pulling the strings of all the oligarchs?.. Why don't the Democrats filibuster the impeachment over calling witnesses?.. And what kind of public official asks for foreign governments to help get them re-elected?.. What can we be doing to make Trump's re-election less likely?.. If FDR...

Duration:00:46:45

CULTS OF PERSONALITY: POWER AND FEAR

1/31/2020
Donald Trump just told a rally in Iowa that Democrats want to kill them and wipe Iowa off the map. Woah!- How dangerous is this kind of talk? Is it possible Trump will move from being acquitted in the Senate by cowed Republicans to postponing the election like so many strongmen before him? Are Republican Senators who believe Trump is guilty actually afraid of armed Trump supporters threatening to kill them and their family? Thom is joined by Krystal Ball, host of 'The Rising' on Hill TV,...

Duration:01:00:03