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  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is joined by an economist Richard Wolff whose many books and more than four decades of teaching have focused on Marxian economics, economic methodology and class analysis. He is professor of Economics Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and is currently a visiting professor in the Graduate Program of International Affairs at the New School University in New York City. His latest book is Capitalism Hits the Fan: The Global Economic Meltdown and What to Do About It.


  • US Rep. Dennis Kucinich has been a mayor - is currently a United States Congressman - and has run for President of the United States twice. As a servant of the people - he's spoken out FOR working families across our nation - and spoken out AGAINST foreign wars and corporate power.


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


  • Dr. Cornel West, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Cornel West. A self-described "champion of justice through the traditions of the black church" - Dr. West is one of America's most important public intellectuals and a fierce advocate for democracy. He currently serves as the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 20 books - including the classics "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."


  • Dr. Cornel West, Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud joins Thom Hartmann. For tonight's Conversation with Great Minds Thom is joined by Dr. Cornel West. A self-described "champion of justice through the traditions of the black church" - Dr. West is one of America's most important public intellectuals and a fierce advocate for democracy. He currently serves as the Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at the Union Theological Seminary and is the author of 20 books - including the classics "Race Matters" and "Democracy Matters."


  • Thom recently interviewed oncologist and author Dr. Mitchell Gaynor on alternative healing, gene therapy, and the rule of thirds. Soon after the interview Dr. Gaynor suddenly passed away, so this special hour-long interview was his last. Rest in peace, Dr. Gaynor.

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  • Lori Wallach has been director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch division for nearly 20 years. She is an expert on the operations and outcomes of trade policies like NAFTA and the WTO - and currently is leading her organization's efforts to reveal the truth behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Lori has appeared on a variety of television networks - including CNN, the BBC and PBS - and she also the author of numerous articles and books - including her most recent book Whose Trade Organization? What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership - a so-called free-trade deal that the US is close to signing? What are the specifics of the deal - and just how much harm is it going to do to you and me?


  • In Conversations with Great Minds Thom Hartmann is speaking with award-winning American novelist Walter Mosley whose written 34 critically-acclaimed books. His most recent is titled: "Twelve Steps Toward Political Revelation"


  • Tonight we have a special edition of Conversations with Great Minds is David Stockman. He is a former United States congressman - representing the state of Michigan - who was elected to three terms before stepping down to head up the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan in 1981. He is credited with writing the Reagan Budget - and continued his work on federal budgeting through 1985. After leaving politics, David Stockman pursued a career in investment banking and joined Blackstone Group as one of its earliest partners. He is the author of the book, "Triumph of Politics: How the Reagan Revolution Failed" and his new book - tentatively titled "The Triumph of Crony Capitalism" - will explore how crony capitalism reached a peak during the recent financial meltdown. David talk to Thom about Reagan would be raising taxes right now, the republican party has gone crazy and we need to get control of the Fed.


  • Many of us buy into the common myths about happiness - but by doing so - we often end up feeling like something is wrong - and that we are destined to always be unhappy. What can we do to avoid these happiness myths - and live happier and more fufilling lives? We'll ask Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky is tonight's Conversations with Great Minds.


  • Dr. Mitchell Gaynor, Founder & President-Gaynor Integrative Oncology joins Thom Hartmann. A new report out says that Global Cancer Rates will increase 75 Percent By 2030. How does your diet affect your risk of developing cancer - and what are some of the most effective ways to protect yourself from the disease? Dr. Gaynor is Founder and President of Gaynor Integrative Oncology - and Clinical Assistant, Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College - affiliated with Cornell University and New York Hospital, former Medical Director and Director of Medical Oncology at the Weill-Cornell Medical Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, has been listed consecutively in The Best Doctors in New York since 1997, has served on the Board of Advisors for Healthy Living Magazine, and board certified in medical oncology, hematology and internal medicine and is the author of four best selling books, including "Nurture Nature Nurture Health: Your Health and The Environment."


  • In this week's Conversations w/Great Minds Jeff Clements joins Thom Hartmann. Jeff is an attorney, author, is the co-founder of Free Speech for People, a national, non-partisan campaign to challenge the creation of Constitutional rights for corporations, overturn Citizens United v. FEC, and strengthen American democracy and republican self-government. He is the author of the Corporations Are Not People (Berrett-Koehler, 2012).


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds I sit down with Gunnar Tomasson. Gunnar was originally born in Iceland - but now resides in nearby Maryland. He studied at both the University of Manchester and Harvard University - before going on to become a senior staff member with the International Monetary Fund from 1966 to 1989. Currently - Gunnar is a financial consultant - and with global markets around the world in turmoil - and the nation of Iceland taking a unique approach to shoring up its' economy - he can offer some much needed insight into solutions to get us all out of this mess. He knows a thing or two about world economies, their debts and the revolutions that followed bankrupt countries. He'll cover the collapse of Iceland and what can we can learn from that.


  • For tonight's Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by an icon of American journalism. Bill Moyers most famous project was Bill Moyers Journal - a weekly television show that was one of the highest rated public affairs programs ever on public television. Between 2007 and 2010 - as many as 2 million viewers tuned in to hear what he had to say every single week. He is the recipient of more than 30 Emmy Awards and 9 Peabody Awards - as well as a slew of other honors. This month he released his latest book - Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues


  • For tonight's special edition of Conversations with Great Minds - Thom is joined by Lamar Waldron. Lamar is an author and historian - and was once called "the ultimate JFK historian and examiner," by Variety Magazine's Liz Smith. His extensive and groundbreaking research has been featured in hundreds of newspapers - and was the subject of two Discovery Channel specials produced by NBC News. Lamar has appeared on CNN, The History Channel and other major television networks. He is the author of several books - including his newest, full of bombshells, Watergate: The Hidden History. June 17th marks the 40th anniversary of the Watergate burglary - and just in time for the anniversary is the arrival of an explosive new book that sheds new light on the scandal and on President Nixon.


  • Dr. Neal Barnard, physician, author, clinical researcher, and founding president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) / author of more than 50 published research papers on nutrition and its impact on human health, and several books, including The 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart (2011), Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes (2007), and Breaking the Food Seduction (2003)