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  • Global warming is real - and possibly even worse than we've been told. Could it lead to the destruction of human civilization within just a few decades? For tonight's Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Guy McPherson -Professor Emeritus of Natural Resources - Ecology - and Evolutionary Biology at the University Arizona. Guy is one of America's most influential experts on global warming - and writes about a variety of climate change-related issues for the Arctic News and his own website - Nature Bats Last. In the field of climate science - Guy is best known for his assertion that runaway global warming is already on a path to cause the extinction of the human race - an idea he has written about in his book - "Going Dark."


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by David Korten. David is an economist, author, and former Professor of the Harvard Business School. His political activism has made him a prominent critic of corporate globalization. His 2006 book "The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community" argues that the development of empires about 5,000 years ago initiated unequal distribution of power and social benefits to a small portion of the population.


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by one of the progressive movement's highest profile rising stars. Nina Turner is a former Cleveland City Councilperson, an Ohio State Senator representing that state's 25th district, and served as the minority whip in the Ohio senate. Right now, she travels the country as a spokesperson for the Bernie Sanders campaign for president. Even if he doesn't win the nomination - Bernie Sanders has still revolutionized American politics and inspired millions of young people to join the progressive movement. So why are so many people high-up in the Democratic Party so against what he wants to do?

    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!


  • Susan Cain, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts In A World That Can't Stop Talking, joins Thom Hartmann. Why are extroverts favored in American society - and are there any cultures across the globe that value introversion more? We'll ask author and lecturer Susan Cain in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


  • Candida Moss The Myth of Persecutions, joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great minds I'm joined by Candida Moss. Candida is the Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of Notre Dame and an expert in the role of martyrdom in Christian theology. A renowned scholar in her field of study - she has received recognition for her research from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation - the National Endowment for the Humanities - and the John Templeton Foundation. Her new book - "The Myth of Persecution - How Early Christians Invented A Story of Martyrdom" - reveals the truth behind centuries of Christian persecution stories and is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the mindset of the American religious right.


  • Thom Hartmann is joined by investigative journalist and author Jeremy Scahill - They discuss the escalating events in Libya and the rest of the Middle East as well as the bigger picture about what's wrong with our nation's approach to security now-a-days.


  • For tonight's conversation with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by Ellen Brown. Ellen Brown is an attorney and the president of the Public Banking Institute and Author Web of Debt.


  • Thom Hartmann talks with Neil Howe, best-selling co-author (with William Strauss) of "The Fourth Turning." The Fourth Turning maps out the place of generations in history.


  • Dr. James Loewen, Sociologist/Historian/Author of 6 books including "Lies My Teacher Told Me" and "Lies Across America." The average American History textbook weighs 4.5 pounds - is 888 pages long - and contains page after page of misinformation that is tainting the education of American children every day. So how can teachers give children a comprehensive and accurate history of America?


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom Hartmann is joined by Professor Gar Alpervitz. Professor Alpervitz is a historian, political economist, activist and author. He is currently the Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and a former Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy and his articles have appeared in leading American publications - including the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation Magazine, and the Atlantic and he is a frequent featured guest on major cable news programs. After completing his Ph.D. from Canbridge University - Professor Alpervitz served as a legislative director in both houses of Congress and as a special assistant in the State Department. He is also the president of the National Center for Economic and Security Alternatives and is a founding principal of the Democracy Collaborative, a research institution focused on initiatives that promote the democratization of wealth. His latest book is "America Beyind Capitalism" - a book that has been described as "one of the most important books of the decade." Professor Gar Alperovitz goes beyond capitalism with worker coops, public banks and local economies.


  • Jonathan Tasini, The Essential Bernie Sanders and His Vision for America joins Thom. It's more good news for Bernie Sanders - as the Vermont Senator's presidential campaign had a record-smashing third quarter of donations. Can he keep this up to win the nomination?

    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!


  • Thom sits down with Dr. Lester R. Brown, President-Earth Policy Institute / Author or co-author of more than 50 books, his latest is "World on the Edge: How to Prevent Environmental and Economic Collapse"


  • Imagine there being just Walmart (to visit) and Amazon (to deliver). What else would you ever need?

    Barak Orbach joined Thom to talk about Robert Bork, and how the complex economy, business and politics affects us all. How has technology changes business and corporations? Discover more about the rights of corporations.

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  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - I'm joined by one of the progressive movement's highest profile rising stars. Nina Turner is a former Cleveland City Councilperson, an Ohio State Senator representing that state's 25th district, and served as the minority whip in the Ohio senate. Right now, she travels the country as a spokesperson for the Bernie Sanders campaign for president. Even if he doesn't win the nomination - Bernie Sanders has still revolutionized American politics and inspired millions of young people to join the progressive movement. So why are so many people high-up in the Democratic Party so against what he wants to do?

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  • Our Conversations with Great Minds series re-launches with a fascinating discussion with author Dahl Jamail, author of "The End of Ice".

    The world is melting; oceans are rising, yet most ignore the perils ahead. Thom and Dahl's conversation covers the state of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, melting glaciers which could drown the planet and whether it is too late to reverse climate change. Has humanity destroyed itself?

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    Threshold (Thom Hartmann) http://amzn.to/2hwoGSt

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  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom Hartmann is joined by Chris Hayes. Chris is a political commentator - and host of Up With Chris Hayes - which airs Saturday and Sunday mornings on MSNBC. He is also the Editor-at-Large of The Nation magazine and writes on issues central to the liberal community - including what is hurting the Democratic Party - and how the labor movement is changing From Wall Street to Main Street - the wealthy elite have run roughshod over the lives of everyday Americans for the past several decades. How did we get to this point in American history - and what can be done to fix our broken meritocracy?