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News, Opinion, Debate The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday at noon ET / 9am PT nationwide - www.thomhartmann.com.

News, Opinion, Debate The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday at noon ET / 9am PT nationwide - www.thomhartmann.com.
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News, Opinion, Debate The Hartmann Report is an independent daily podcast hosted by award winning, author, radio & TV host Thom Hartmann. Thom’s podcast highlights the bigger picture behind politics, science and culture through discussion and debate. Catch Thom’s live show Monday through Friday at noon ET / 9am PT nationwide - www.thomhartmann.com.

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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/14/18 - Economist and author Dr Richard Wolff diagnoses the implications of Brexit and France's yellow vest movement while back here in America the illness of inequality awaits some progressive medicine. Thom an

12/14/2018
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Professor Richard Wolff analyzes the French yellow vest protests and points out that resentment over financial insecurity is unfairly placed on immigrants. Thom explains the triple threat of the looming financial crisis, the political crisis from criminals in the White House, and the climate crisis which may devastate all. Thom reflects on the news of the day including the economic revelation of the dollar store supersurgence. Thom has an earnest conversation with callers about the signs and...

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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/13/18 - Today- Bernie Sanders on leading the debate over our part in the Yemeni war. And, Scott Ritter on the true story behind America's 'Iran Problem'- it isn't about nukes. And and Author David Priest who wro

12/13/2018
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Thom looks at the most interesting stories in the news today, from Trump stealing from his own campaign fund, the stunning rise in scam phone calls, and the latest Russia convictions. Plus- Is Walgreens a Republican supporter? ------- Bernie Sanders stops by as he calls for a debate on the Senate floor about America's support for the murderous blockade and war in Yemen. ------- Talk Media News's Bob Ney briefs us on America's Saudi involvement with Yemen's deadly war. ------- In the book...

Duration:00:59:58

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/12/18 - Thom discusses Matt Taibbi's new essay exposing Trump as the classic heel in the tradition of pro wrestling. Ellen Ratner reveals Michael Cohen's courtroom confession that working for Trump caused person

12/12/2018
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Thom examines Trump's media style through the lens of professional wrestling with insights from a new essay by Matt Taibbi exposing Donald as the classic heel.------ Listeners call in with revelations on Trump's history in pro wrestling, the audience perceptions and reactions to the baby-"face" hero and the villainous "heel" and how Trump manipulates the unsuspecting media with his base pleasing portrayal of an anti-hero.----- Ellen Ratner gives the Talk Media News report with updates about...

Duration:01:01:37

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/11/18 - Are there financial and structural indicators that the unraveling of the economy Thom predicted is happening now? Respected economist Dr. Stephanie Kelton says we can avoid climate disaster with a Green

12/11/2018
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After all the losses in the stock market, Thom postulates that financial signs indicate we may be coming to the crash he wrote about in his book, the inevitable consequence of the way the system was propped up in after the crash of 2007. But this time we don't have room to drop interest rates. What can we do? ------ Green New Deal. And she says there is a way we can pay for it too. ------ A fascinating discussion on the possible consequences of the federal deficit. Japan's example discussed....

Duration:01:00:43

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/10/18 - The Crimes of Herbert Walker Bush - From Watergate slush funds to CIA murder coverups to Iran-Contra to stopping the 2000 Florida recounts, to the real cause of 9-11-- with many stops in between to make

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Frist, briefly: Trump's crimes have now been stated to be fact in federal court. Is this enough to impeach? ------ A long fascinating conversation on The Crimes of George Herbert Walker Bush with historian Lamar Waldron, followed by Thom's callers take on the legacy of the Bush crime family. ------- A reading from 'Winner Take All - The Elite Sharade of Changing the World' by Anand Giridharadas.

Duration:01:03:25

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/07/18 - Republican corruption causes real and even deadly consequences to individual suffering. Thom speculates on "Russiagate" with scholar Stephen Cohen.

12/7/2018
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Thom explains the GOP plans to strip social programs and details a deeper understanding of the student loan debt crisis and its devastating effects. While exposing the scam of Medicare Advantage, Thom answers listener questions about universal health care and Medicare. Life expectancy takes a significant dive from suicide and overdose as a result of the economic ruin caused by conservative corruption. For the book club, Thom reads from 'Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking...

Duration:01:01:14

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/06/18 - As the financial markets freak out in response to Trump's erratic bellicosity, economist Richard Wolff takes stock. And Thom inquires into Democratic party strategy in the house from the perspecitves of

12/6/2018
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Why is the stock market tanking? What will be the consequence of arresting a Chinese executive for violating American-made sanctions against Iran? ------ Marxist professor Richard Wolff is watching capitalism hit the fan. How will the lowest under the capitalist pyramid deal with an economic downturn? ------ Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal joins Thom with a deep dive into the benefits of immigration ignored by Trump's racist pandering. ------ Congresswoman Karen Bass- chair-elect of the...

Duration:00:59:54

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/05/18 - Elizabeth Holtzman helped impeach Nixon, her new book makes the case for impeaching Trump, even as further evidence mounts... meanwhile, the new Democratic majority in the House gets organized...

12/5/2018
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Thom chats with Elizabeth Holtzman, the only remaining member of the House Judiciary Committee that voted to impeach President Nixon, and author of the new book 'The Case for Impeaching Trump'. ------ Thom reviews some of the probably-impeachable crimes Trump has been shown to have committed. ------ Thom reads from 'The Case for Impeaching Trump' by Elizabeth Holtzman. ------ Co-chair of the Progressive Caucus- Congressman Mark Pocan explains from the inside what moves lawmakers are making-...

Duration:00:59:56

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/04/18 - We all have heard the free press is under attack, but Thom gets down to brass tacks with authors Joe Strupp and Matt Taibi. Thom's callers add interesting facts to the stew. Then, 'MASH' actor and activi

12/4/2018
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How can we keep Democracy if we lose America's free press? Thom speaks with Joe Strupp about his new book "Killing Journalism: How Greed, Laziness (and Donald Trump) Are Destroying News and How We Can Save It" and the emergence of right wing unbalanced media from the presidency of Nixon and why that audience doesn't care about fact-checking. ------- Continuing the conversation on the present devolution of news coverage, Thom chats with Rolling Stone contributing editor and author, Matt...

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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 12/03/18 - As George HW Bush lies in state, from Nicaragua to North Dakota, has Reaganism come home to roost in the form of massive income inequality? As life expectancy grows shorter in America after 37 years of R

12/3/2018
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As George HW Bush lies in state, from Nicaragua to North Dakota, has Reaganism come home to roost in the form of massive income inequality? As life expectancy grows shorter in America after 37 years of Reagonomics, the middle class has been devastated for many, but will they figure out they've been had? America is becoming a nation of cartels, says Professor Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Clinton, and prolific author. Thom asks what we can do about it? Thom further considers...

Duration:01:01:45

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/30/18 - Thom's triple threat: Sherrod Brown, Bernie, and Merkley! And, as Mueller catches the president in significant lies about Russia, seizes Trump's tax documents, and works Manafort and Cohen, Thom looks at

11/30/2018
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Mueller catches Trump in lies about his Russian ties, just the latest in a series of Republican presidents passing off significant lies on the American public. ------ Recently re-elected progressive Senator from Ohio, Sherrod Brown has a plan to keep American manufacturing here despite the Republican tax cut incentivizing moving factories out of the U.S.. ------ Senator Bernie Sanders has a plan to stop the Pharma Cartel from overcharging Medicare for drugs. And, he's outraged about Trump's...

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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/29/18 - What should Democratic Party policy priorities be, and how can we communicate them in ways the public catches on to? Many brilliant calls on the subject. And Former Iowa Congressman Bob Ney looks at Trum

11/29/2018
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On today's program, a brainstorming session on Progressive priorities to fix our nation's problems as the House Progressive Caucus has elected a Progressive leader for all the Democrats in the house. Thom thinks we need to have a conversation about immigration and protecting American manufacturing to make clear the contrast between us and the racist policies Trump is enacting. Thom engages with insightful callers from across the country add their voices on issues including climate disaster,...

Duration:01:02:38

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/28/18 - Today- oligarchy in action as the pharma cartels get away with insane thousand percent price hikes on life-saving medicine, and who cares if some people die? Medicare For All is gaining traction, but ind

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As the American health insurance industry, along with the pharmaceutical cartels, become increasingly greedy, more people are going without needed medicine and treatments because of insane astronomical price hikes. How can Progressives promote Medicare For All when members of the Democratic party are being bought off with all that crazy health insurance industry money? ------- Ellen Rattner of Talk Media News tells of the time she took Julian Assange a bite to eat, and her Sudanese goat-gift...

Duration:00:59:54

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/27/18 - Political games of chess played around the world: Paul Manafort loses his plea agreement, is Trump's gambit undermined? Mia Love and General Motors are moving their respective pawns. Tom Perez calls on t

11/27/2018
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Thom analyzes what the withdrawal of Paul Manafort's plea agreement could be in the chess game between Trump and his Special Prosecutor. And thoughts given to Mia Love's comments to Trump, and the possible economic recession that may be predicted by GM's plant closures. -------- A fascinating reading from 'Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance' by Ian Goldin. -------- DNC Chair Tom Perez presents Democratic party strategy in the context of Trump's gradual...

Duration:01:01:25

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/26/18 - Thom puts Trump's immigration grandstanding in the context of past presidential manipulations. Thom notes the black sea standoff between Russia and the Ukraine and then looks at the current state of the

11/26/2018
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Thom puts Trump's immigration grandstanding in the context of past presidential manipulations. Thom reads from 'Us Versus Them: The Failure of Globalism'. Ralph Nader chats with Thom about his new book, 'How the Rats Reformed Congress: A Fable'. Thom reads form Ralph Nader's book 'Breaking Through Power: It's Easier than we Think'. Thom notes the black sea standoff between Russia and the Ukraine. And then, he looks at the current state of the American economy. Congressman Bob Ney, fresh back...

Duration:00:59:54

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/23/18 - Thom takes on the growing gulf of income inequality from a Progressive perspective, taking listener questions. And as the congressional Progressives become the largest caucus within the Democratic Party,

11/23/2018
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Thom launches a discussion on the growing extremes of income inequality, and adroitly takes the issues callers raise on this question. ------- Thom reads from Lawrence O'Donnel's new book- 'Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics'. ------- As congressional Progressives flex their newfound muscles as the largest caucus in the House, Thom once again welcomes the Co-Chair of the House Progressive Caucus, Mark Pocan. Topics include congressional...

Duration:01:02:14

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/22/18 - 55 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was shot in the head in Dallas. Today Thom will reveal the close associate of Bobby Kennedy who was the secret source for a book Thom co-wrote with Lamar Wal

11/22/2018
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On the 55th year of John F. Kennedy's murder, Thom reveals the secret source and much of the basis of the book Thom and co-author Lamar Waldron wrote naming the true killers. Lamar joins Thom for most of the show to discuss their theory, and additional developments that tie in Brett Kavanaugh as well. ------- Thom reads from 'Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination' by Lamar Waldron and by Thom himself. ------- As Robert Reich argues the Republicans are running the...

Duration:01:02:13

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/21/18 - Today, still no dull moments: Filmmaker Frances Causey's new film 'The Long Shadow', a reading from Stacey Abrams book 'Minority Leader', Haki. R Madhubuti's 'Taking Bullets', The Daughters of the Confed

11/22/2018
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Discussing her recent article "Is it Time to Expose the Women Still Celebrating the Confederacy?" Kali Halloway talks institutional racism with Thom. She is the director of the Make it Right project, and she says their nemesis- the United Daughters of the Confederacy- is not an innocuous group. ------- Thom mind-melds with his callers on the subject of racism. Former prison laborer Tony in Alabama speaks up. We hear audio of a police shooting narrowly avoided. ------- How Republicans...

Duration:01:01:37

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/20/18 - Thom makes the case that the G.O.P. truly is a threat to democracy, because their divisive blame game masks the boiling tensions from real and growing wealth inequality. And will corporate interests behi

11/20/2018
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Today Thom strongly shows that as wealth inequality becomes huge, and Republicans blame working class resentments on minorities to hold power, the trajectory the GOP has traveled since Nixon threatens to end American democracy. And connectedly- while the challenge against Nancy Pelosi has been described by mainstream news as coming from the left, Thom argues that corporate interests are behind the threat posed by the gang of "Five White Men". ------- Journalist James Risen says that Trump...

Duration:01:00:32

Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 11/19/18 - Never a dull moment these days, just another Monday: the terms of a new NAFTA, Seth Arbamson's extensive study of the evidence for Trump's Russian connections, a lifesaving drug now costs thousands of do

11/19/2018
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Thom considers whether Republicans may be guilty of violating not only traditional American values of democracy, but also federal laws including The Help America Vote Act. How should we be improving our voting systems? -------- Callers chime in with their support for Beto in 2020, and other thoughts. Jeanette in Mr. Vernon thinks Democrats will lose if they run another corporate Democrat- and not a Progressive like Beto- for president. -------- The company that makes a life-saving opiate...

Duration:01:01:52