Archives

  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by award-winning author David O. Stewart. Formerly a trial lawyer here in Washington, D.C. - David is also the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. He's written a number of books about American history as well a mystery novel and won the 2013 History Prize from the Society of the Cincinnati. David Stewart's new book - "Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America" - is a fascinating look into the friendships that made James Madison into the revolutionary leader he was.


  • Shane Harris, @WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex / The Daily Beast joins Thom Hartmann. The threat of cyber war has given rise to a powerful new alliance between government and business that experts call the "military-internet complex."


  • Wenonah Hauter, Food and Water Watch/Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment joins Thom. President Obama has done more to fight global warming than any other president in history. So why does he still support fracking? Fracking supporters - like President Obama - say it's a bridge fuel to a clean energy future. But is that really the case? And is the natural gas boom actually just making it harder to us to make the transition to renewables?

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • Bill Press, Buyer's Remorse: How Obama Let Progressives Down/The Bill Press Show joins Thom. Based on his campaign promises - many progressives thought President Obama would usher in a new golden age of liberalism upon taking office. But 7 years later - that obviously hasn't happened. So what went wrong? I'll ask renowned radio host and columnist Bill Press in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by award-winning author David O. Stewart. Formerly a trial lawyer here in Washington, D.C. - David is also the president of the Washington Independent Review of Books. He's written a number of books about American history as well a mystery novel and won the 2013 History Prize from the Society of the Cincinnati. David Stewart's new book - "Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America" - is a fascinating look into the friendships that made James Madison into the revolutionary leader he was.


  • Peter Galuszka, Journalist/Author, Thunder On The Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets behind Big Coal. How many more Upper Big Branch tragedies is it going to take before America finally kicks it's addiction to coal? Or - better yet - before Coal companies put the worker's safety ahead of the bottom-line?


  • 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.


  • Jim Hightower, Swim Against The Current: Even A Dead Fish Can Go With The Flow, joins Thom. The media has dubbed this presidential election the "populist moment." But what does it actually mean to be populist?

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I'm joined by one of America's most importatn journalists - legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh has broken some of the most important stories of the past half century - and his revelations abou the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib prison quite literally changed the course of American and world history. He's also won numerous awards for his work - including the Pulitzer Prize - and is also the author of a number of books - including his latest "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden" - a deep dive into the real story of the Obama years.

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • During his first presidential campaign - then Senator Barack Obama said that people would look back on his time in office and say that that was the "moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal" But has he really lived up to his own high standard on climate policy? I'll ask Dr. Michael Dorsey in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds. Dr. Michael Dorsey is currently the Interim Director of the Energy and Environment Program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic studies - where he works to combine the study of climate policy with the study of social justice issues. Before taking this position - Dr. Dorsey taught environmental studies at Wesleyan University and Darthmouth University. He was also a member of Barack Obama's energy and environment campaign team in 2008 and is on the Environmental Protection Agency's national advisory committee.


  • Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. Seymour Hersh, The Killing of Osama bin Laden, joins Thom. For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I'm joined by one of America's most importatn journalists - legendary investigative reporter Seymour Hersh. Mr. Hersh has broken some of the most important stories of the past half century - and his revelations abou the My Lai Massacre and Abu Ghraib prison quite literally changed the course of American and world history. He's also won numerous awards for his work - including the Pulitzer Prize - and is also the author of a number of books - including his latest "The Killing of Osama Bin Laden" - a deep dive into the real story of the Obama year.

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • Bob Edgar joins Thom Hartmann tonight for Conversations with Great Minds. He has an extraordinary resume: author, pastor, former Congressman and CEO of the non-profit organization "Common Cause." We'll discuss his time in office and the issues he's now taking on of war, peace, and the corruption of the Supreme Court.


  • While the East Coast is digging out from the latest massive Winter Storm - the West Coast is dealing with a devastating drought. How much more severe weather does America need before lawmakers in Washington get serious about fighting climate change?


  • Author Irshad Manji joins the Thom Hartmann Program for our Conversations with Great Minds series

    Starting with Irshad Manji's understanding of Ilhan Omar and the controversy surrounding the accusations of an anti-Semitic tweet and moving on to how we as a divided society can learn to see each other as much than just our labels.

    The Book, Don't Label Me: https://amzn.to/2Hmor8b

    ➡️Please Subscribe to Our Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/thomhartmann?sub_confirmation=1

    SUPPORT THE PROGRAM
    ► Join us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/thomhartmann where you can also watch a re-run of the three-hour program at any time

    AUDIO PODCASTS
    ► Subscribe today: http://www.thomhartmann.com/podcast

    FOLLOW THOM
    ► AMAZON : http://amzn.to/2hS4UwY
    ► BLOG : http://www.thomhartmann.com/thom/blog
    ► FACEBOOK : http://www.facebook.com/ThomHartmannProgram/
    ► INSTAGRAM : http://www.instagram.com/Thom_Hartmann
    ► PATREON : http://www.patreon.com/thomhartmann
    ► TWITTER : http://www.twitter.com/thom_hartmann
    ► WEBSITE : http://www.thomhartmann.com
    ► YOUTUBE : http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thomhartmann

    ABOUT THE PROGRAM
    The Thom Hartmann Program is the leading progressive political talk radio show for political news and comments about Government politics, be it Liberal or Conservative, plus special guests and callers

    #MoreFromThom

    ✔ Amazon links are affiliate links


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by award-winning journalist Sebastian Junger. Currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair - Sebastian is also a filmmaker and the co-director of the academy-award nominated film Restrepo - which won the Grand Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival. He's also the author a number of books - including the bestelling Perfect Storm - which was made into the film starring George Clooney - and his latest - "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging" - a fascinating look at the breakdown of community in America - and what it means for returning veterans.

    For more information on the stories we've covered visit our websites at thomhartmann.com - freespeech.org - and RT.com. You can also watch tonight's show on Hulu - at Hulu.com/THE BIG PICTURE and over at The Big Picture YouTube page. And - be sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter!


  • For tonight's Conversation With Great Minds - I'm joined by one of the country's foremost experts on nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation. As the president of the global security organization the Ploughshares Fund - Jospeh Cirincione is on the frontline of the fight to prevent the spread of dangerous nuclear weapons. He is also a member of Secretary of State John Kerry's International Security Advisory Board and the Council on Foreign Relations. Before taking his position at the Ploughshares Fund in 2008 - Joseph worked on nonproliferation issues for the U.S. House of Representatives - Center for American Progress - and the Carnegie Center for International Peace. He is the author of a number of books on nuclear weapons policy - including his latest -"Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late" - a fascinating - and often sobering - look at the reality of modern day nuclear destruction.