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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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Westwood One


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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Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/24/2018 - Do you belive the victims? Corporate capitalism and 'hostile sexism' set the scene, while the accusers pile up, and Democrats pile on a certain Republican operative-wannabe-Supreme.

As a second and even a third woman comes forward with allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, Thom reaches out to Maya Raghu of the National Women's Law Group, originators of the Believe Survivors project. Listeners respond. Thom reads from the forward he wrote for 'All The World's a Stage', the biography of Dennis Weaver. Bob Ney of Talk Media News brings his deep analysis of the headlines. Morris from Los Angeles asks about impeaching Supreme Court Justices, and other listeners call about...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/21/2018 - The politics of kindness with Jefferson Smith

Jefferson Smith asks the big questions as Thom heads to California for the Bill Maher show. Jodi Jacobson, president and editor in chief of Rewire News takes a look at the Kavanaugh hearing from a feminist perspective, and what lessons can be learned from it. Jeff answers listener calls about the news of the day and muses deeply on where we are- or should- be going... with a big emphasis on the fundamental importance of kindness. Talk Media News' Luke Vargas brings stories about the White...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/20/2018 - Deaths from Hurricane Florence - and could a Kavanaugh nomination lead to a return of illegal abortion deaths in America?

Thom considers the impact of the pig and chicken sheds in which millions of chickens and tens of thousands of pigs drowned after Hurricane Florence passed over the Carolinas. Then, Thom's take on the continuing question of Kavanaugh's nomination and allegations he is an attempted rapist. Listeners open their hearts and stories as they respond. Could illegal abortion deaths be returning to America on a large scale? And Black Lives Matter activist, author, and Podcaster DeRay Mckesson is in...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/18/2018 - The politics of Us versus Them - nationalist and fascist forces at work.

In Thom's take: As Trump's election all about racism and sexism, and not so much about "Economic Anxieties?" If so, then dp Trump voters mind much if Kavanaugh sexually assaulted someone or if Trump used the n-word? Why are so many despair deaths occurring in Trump-voter counties? Listeners respond. Thom reads from "Minority Leader" - by Stacey Abrams and "Taking Bullets" by Haki R. Madhubuti. And we hear from Professor Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works - The Politics of Us and...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/14/2018 - Congresswoman Gwen Moore, Manafort, Meat, Millennial voters, Measuring Unemployment, and Many Meaningful Matters

Thom starts the show with his take on the recent possibly criminal revelations of Paul Manafort and Brett Kavanaugh, and related twists and turns in the news. Next, Thom reads from "The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of America's Food Business" by Christopher Leonard. After that Wisconsin Congresswoman Gwen Moore (a member of the Progressive and LGBTQ Equality caucuses and a member of the Congressional Financial Services Committee) checks in with Thom on the subject of financial policy and...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/13/2018 - Looking back: Andrew Jackson, Native American culture, and the Greasy Grass Battle... Looking forward: LGBTQ Victory Fund Campaign + the Blue Wave?, Kavanaugh time?, J.P. Morgan might need a little help

Thom confronts author, Bradley J. Birzer about his controversial new book, In Defense of Andrew Jackson, the treatment of American Indians and the comparisons between Jackson and Trump. In a study from his book- The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, Thom examines Native American culture as well as a reading from Warrior Is by Harley and Robin L. Zephier on the subject of their Lakota ancestor who killed Colonel Custer at The Greasy Grass Battle, aka Little Bighorn. Christopher Massicotte of...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/12/2018 - When big pharma takes advantage of us with extreme drug prices, and Republicans game elections, and climate change adds fury to natural disasters- what can we do about it all?

Thom analyses the corruption of the pharmaceutical business as drug companies flaunt ethics and do anything for money. Listeners call in with their often life and death experiences. With the approach of what may be a historically damaging hurricane, Thom examines the willful blindness of climate change by governments under the sway of Republican greed. Davis Hammet, president of activist group Loud Light details voter suppression ongoing in Kris Kobach's Kansas, and what can be done about...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/11/2018 - A look back at the September 11th attacks- and after almost 17 years of war- where are we now, and how could it have been different?

As we look back on the way the Bush administration used September 11th to try to build political capital, make their friends rich, and reduce our civil liberties, and as the endless war continues almost 17 years later, Thom looks back and also forward with Medea Benjamin from Code Pink, longtime antiwar activist, and author of the new article 'War Profiteers: The US War Machine and the Arming of Repressive Regimes'. Callers respond with their experiences, losses, and thoughts about 9/11.


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/07/2018 - As Republicans wipe their nose on the flag, big-picture conservative strategy steamrolls on.

Today, Thom walks us through the great many surprising and not-so-surprising revelations resulting from the Kavanaugh hearings. And caller Kino wants to talk about Republicans he says are organizing to retire 'Uncle Donnie'. Then, Thom sits down for a fascinating talk with Minister Jonathon Wilson Hartgrove to find out what evangelicals are feeling about our current president. From the body language department- a runny-nosed Trump supporter is seen to wipe her nose on the flag in the...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/05/2018 - As the Senate hearings continue, we're talking Kavanaugh, collusion, and corruption in Washinton with the gang- with highlights from Dick Durban's questions, plus Thom on Chevron deference.

Representative Mark Pocan takes listener calls on Kavanaugh, collusion, and corruption in Washington. Dick Durban grills Kavanaugh with the pesky truth. Ellen Ratner brings us up to speed with the most interesting political headlines in just seven minutes: Bob Woodward's new book on Trump, Trump wants libel instead of free speech, what's behind the Kavanaugh hearing, Male 9-11 survivors with breast cancer, and Progressive Democrats displacing the DLC, and a story about Russians too! And...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/04/2018 - As Bret Cavanaugh goes before the Senate to be considered for the Supreme Court- who is this man, and how would America change with a Republican operative on our high court?

Today, Thom considers the implications of long-time Republican operative Bret Cavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court- who is this man and who would he really serve on the Supreme Court? We hear much of Congressperson Sheldon Whitehouse's statement at the Senate hearings. Callers respond. Then- Dawn Laguens from Planned Parenthood on the chances a Republican Supreme Court could make abortion illegal. Next, Bob Ney with Talk Media News reflects on Republican strategy- as Trump seems to...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 9/03/2018 - As America grapples with itself, grifters, democrats, the National Enquirer, and a very religious vice-president take their turns on the national stage.

Today, Michael D'Antonio delves into the man who is America's vice-president in a conversation about, and a reading from his book 'The Shadow President- The Truth about Mike Pence'. In Thom's take- in the wake of the catch-and-kill practices of the National Enquirer, has this country become a nation of grifters at every level? Author and social critic Thomas DiLorenzo and Thom trade jabs on the appropriate role of the government. And then Thom gives DNC chairman Tom Perez a chance to answer...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 8/31/2018 - Racism in 2018's America: Will Trump voters give up democracy to keep white control? The confederate monument fight, Settlers, and listener thoughts.

Today- racism in 2018's America. First, radio personality Chauncey Devega wonders whether Trump voters would rather abandon democracy than share power with people of color? Then, Thom goes head to head with James S. Robins, an author who argues we should not remove confederate monuments. Listeners chime in with their experiences, views, and hopes. An Iowa caller points out the hypocrisy of villainizing all undocumented workers that do the dirty work in Iowa. Thom looks at American origins...


Thom Hartmann Program - 1 Hour Edition - 8/30/2018 - The consequences of Republican exploitation of racism for poltical gain, and of government debt- meanwhile- Did Trump shoot someone on 5th avenue?- the media response.

On today's program, Thom's take on Republicans strategy to fan the flames of racism for political gain in a country where prison is still a legal form of slavery. Listeners respond. Then Thom discusses the national prison strike with former Republican and former federal inmate Bob Ney of Talk Media News. Economist Richard Wolff explores the question of government debt. And finally, Trump shoots someone on 5th Avenue, maybe.