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Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country. If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it


Dan Sisson, The American Revolution of 1800, joins Thom Hartmann who co-authored this book. Just 24 years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence - Thomas Jefferson spearheaded a second American revolution. What was this second American revolution? And what can it tell us about we can do to protect our democracy right now in 2014? "The American Revolution of 1800" - a classic work of scholarship that - for me - like so many others - changed the way I saw the history of our country If there's one book you need to read to understand the real origins of American democracy - this is it


Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?


Dr. David Korten, YES! Magazine/New Economy Working Group / Agenda for a New Economy joins Thom Hartmann. Our fossil-fuel driven economy is killing us and it's killing the one planet we call home. So how can we build an economy that protects the environment and grows the middle class - all at the same time?


Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti / Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Paul Stamets, Fungi Perfecti / Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World


Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations w/Great Minds.


Dr. Richard Wolff, Democracy At Work, joins Thom Hartmann for Conversations with Great Minds.


The CDC says thimerosal in vaccines is safe - but Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. disagrees - and says he has the science to back it up. The leading environmental activist will make his case for removing thimerosal from vaccines in tonight's special Thursday edition of Conversation With Great Minds.


Activist Robert F. Kennedy talks about climate change.


Peggy is the Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (the JUCCCE). She is internationally-recognized for her expertise on China's sustainability efforts - and is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption. Peggy has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader - a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment- a Forbes "Woman to Watch in Asia" - and one of China's top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. In 2007 - she organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China - which at the time was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. China and the United States are the world's two biggest powers and polluters- so how important is an open dialogue between the two superpowers when it comes to combatting global warming and climate change?


Peggy is the Chairperson of the Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (the JUCCCE). She is internationally-recognized for her expertise on China's sustainability efforts - and is also an advisor to the World Economic Forum Project Board on Sustainable Consumption. Peggy has been honored as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader - a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment- a Forbes "Woman to Watch in Asia" - and one of China's top 50 innovative business leaders by China Business News Weekly. In 2007 - she organized the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China - which at the time was the first public dialogue between US and Chinese government officials on clean energy in China. China and the United States are the world's two biggest powers and polluters- so how important is an open dialogue between the two superpowers when it comes to combatting global warming and climate change?


Conversations w/Great Minds - Rick Perlstein, Invisible Bridge: The Fall Of Richard Nixon And The Rise of Ronald Reagan joins Thom Hartmann.


Conversations w/Great Minds - Rick Perlstein, Invisible Bridge: The Fall Of Richard Nixon And The Rise of Ronald Reagan joins Thom Hartmann.


In tonight's “Conversations with Great Minds" Thom discusses what a post carbon planet would look like with the Post Carbon Institute’s Richard Heinberg, author of the book "Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future.”


In tonight's “Conversations with Great Minds" Thom discusses what a post carbon planet would look like with the Post Carbon Institute’s Richard Heinberg, author of the book "Snake Oil: How Fracking's False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future."


In tonight's special hour-long edition of "Conversations with Great Minds," Thom discusses the current situation in Iraq, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the prospects of a new Cold War with Stephen Cohen of "The Nation," author of the book "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War.”


In tonight's special hour-long edition of "Conversations with Great Minds," Thom discusses the current situation in Iraq, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the prospects of a new Cold War with Stephen Cohen of "The Nation," author of the book "Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives: From Stalinism to the New Cold War.”


For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at the refugee crisis on our southern border, and the ongoing fight for comprehensive immigration reform. Since October of last year - almost 60,000 children - virtually all of them from Central American - have crossed without their parents and without documentation into the United States from Mexico. While at it's core it's a humanitarian crisis - the surge in undocumented children has rapidly become a political crisis - bringing with it new questions about how we can fix our broken immigration system. Joining me now to discuss this crisis and what the response to these children says about America today and the future of immigration reform are three leading experts on the topic. Miriam Yeung is the Co-Chair of We Belong Together Campaign: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform, and Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Oscar Chacon is the Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities and Mary Small is the Assistant Director for Policy at the Jesuit Refugee Service USA. It’s been more than a year since the Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill reform - and John Boehner STILL hasn't brought that bill to the floor in the House. Is immigration reform dead or is there still time left to fix our broken system?


For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - we're going to take a closer look at the refugee crisis on our southern border, and the ongoing fight for comprehensive immigration reform. Since October of last year - almost 60,000 children - virtually all of them from Central American - have crossed without their parents and without documentation into the United States from Mexico. While at it's core it's a humanitiarian crisis - the surge in undocumented children has rapidly become a political crisis - bringing with it new questions about how we can fix our broken immigration system. Joining me now to discuss this crisis and what the response to these children says about America today and the future of immigration reform are three leading experts on the topic. Miriam Yeung is the Co-Chair of We Belong Together Campaign: Women for Common Sense Immigration Reform, and Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Oscar Chacon is the Executive Director of the National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities and Mary Small is the Assistant Director for Policy at the Jesuit Refugee Service USA. It’s been more than a year since the Senate passed the bipartisan immigration bill reform - and John Boehner STILL hasn't brought that bill to the floor in the House. Is immigration reform dead or is there still time left to fix our broken system?


For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by one of America's leading investigative journalists. The winner of the 2012 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism - Gareth Porter is known for reporting that cuts through mainstream narratives and tells largely unknown truths about American foreign policy. A Vietnam specialist by training with a Phd in Southeast Asian studies - he worked as the Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service during the height of the Vietnam War and later served as the co-director of the Indochina Resource Center right here in D.C. Since 2006 - Gareth has been hard at work uncovering the true story behind the US-Iranian nuclear standoff - which he has writtten about in his fascinating new book - "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare."


For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by one of America's leading investigative journalists. The winner of the 2012 Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism - Gareth Porter is known for reporting that cuts through mainstream narratives and tells largely unknown truths about American foreign policy. A Vietnam specialist by training with a Phd in Southeast Asian studies - he worked as the Saigon Bureau Chief for Dispatch News Service during the height of the Vietnam War and later served as the co-director of the Indochina Resource Center right here in D.C. Since 2006 - Gareth has been hard at work uncovering the true story behind the US-Iranian nuclear standoff - which he has writtten about in his fascinating new book - "Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare."


For our next conversations with great minds we go to Michael Harrison - President and Founder of Talkers' Magazine. Harrison is considered one of the leading experts on the talk radio industry - and can often be seen on TV talking about the state of political talk radio in America. In our conversation - I started by asking him where he thinks the talk radio industry is today. The reason I was in New York last Friday was because I was honored at the 2014 Talkers Magazine Convention with their "Gene Burns Memorial Award for Freedom of Speech." According to Talkers, "the award recognizes broadcasting excellence in raising consciousness and awareness of the First Amendment - displaying courage and commitment in exercising First Amendment rights and contributing to the viability of the First Amendment through deed and example." Michael Harrison - Founder and Publisher of Talkers introduced me - and I gave a short speech after accepting the award.


For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - I speak with two radio industry leaders - Norm Pattiz and Michael Harrison. Last week I was in New York for the annual Talker's Convention - and I had the pleasure to sit down with Norm Pattiz. Norm is a broadcasting entrepreneur - a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame - and Founder of Courtside Entertainment Group. He's also the founder and former chairman of radio giant Westwood One and founder of Podcast One. Norm was appointed by both President Clinton and President George W. Bush to sit on the board of the Broadcasting Board of Governors - which oversees all U.S non-military broadcasting services - including The Voice of America - Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty - Middle East Broadcasting and others. And - he's the chairman of Lawrence Livermore National Security, which runs Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. For our conversation - I started by asking him about how media has changed over the years and what the "story" of the media is today