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  • A special hour with Dr. Reza Aslan, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam / Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth joins Thom Hartmann for a special one hour Conversations w/Great Minds.


  • 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.


  • Medea Benjamin, Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection/CODEPINK/Global Exchange joins Thom. The United States is supposedly the world's last great hope for democracy. So why does it work so closely with Saudi Arabia - one of the world's most brutal theocracies? The answer in tonight's Conversations with Great Minds with Medea Benjamin.

    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 special edition of Conversations With Great Minds - I'm joined by Dr. Ron Paul. From 1976 until 1985 and again from 1997 until 2013 - Dr. Paul was the U.S. Representative for Texas' 22nd and 14th Congressional Districts. He has run for President three times - most recently in 2012 - and is the founder of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity - as well as the Ron Paul Channel - which debuted last week. Dr. Paul is one of our country's most outspoken advocates for limited government and free-market economics and is the author of a number of books on those subjects - including his most recent - "The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education. He also has started a new media channel The Ron Paul Channel.


  • It's clear Hurricane Sandy was not your typical hurricane - but instead a superstorm fueled by climate change and global warming. How can climate change deniers still turn a blind eye to global warming after seeing the devastation Sandy brought to the East Coast? We'll ask our panel in tonight's Bigger Picture Discussion: Climate Change - Debunking the Denial. Dr. Amanda Staudt, Senior Scientist in the Climate and Energy Program at the National Wildlife Federation, plus Dr. Joseph Romm - Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress & Editor, of ClimateProgress.org and Dr. Dan Lashof, Director of the Climate & Clean Air Program at the National Resource Defense Council - all join the panel w/Thom Hartmann.


  • Zachary Roth, author-The Great Suppression, Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy/MSNBC, joins Thom. We on the left have become accustomed to thinking of the Republican war on democracy as something that just involves voter suppression. But as your book points out, it’s actually much bigger than that.

    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!


  • Sari Solden, Psychotherapist & Dr. Ellen Littman, Clinical Psychologist join Thom Hartmann. Welcome to tonight's Conversations with Great Minds with Dr. Ellen Littman and Sari Solden. Dr. Ellen Littman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York - an international speaker - and has been involved with the spectrum of attentional disorders for over 25 years. In her private practice - Dr. Littman focuses on the high IQ adult and adolescent ADHD populations. She specializes in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked. She's also the co-author the book "Understanding Girls With ADHD." Sari Solden is a psychotherapist and has worked with individuals - couples - and groups with ADHD adults for over 25 years. She is also a prominent international keynote speaker and trains and consults with other mental-health professionals in assessing and counseling adults with ADHD. Sari is also the author of the book "Journeys Through ADDulthood: Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder." And the book, "Women with Attention Deficit Disorder" - which is now also available in Spanish and all digital formats.


  • When the next financial crisis comes - the big banks could save themselves by stealing right out of your checking account. Banking expert Ellen Brown, Public Banking Institute/Web of Debt/The Public Bank Solution will explain how 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!


  • Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst joins Thom about The Torture Report. The Senate's shocking report on the CIA's torture program has exposed a culture of lawlessness in America's intelligence community. But were things always like this?


  • 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!


  • 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 with Katrina Vanden Heuvel, the editor and publisher of The Nation Magazine (http://www.thenation.com/). Thom and Katrina Talk about The Nation, progressive politics and more.


  • Bernard Lietaer & Jacqui Dunne, co-authors, Rethinking Money join Thom Hartmann. During the past four decades - there have been around 10 countries experiencing some kind of financial or monetary crisis each year. Could turning to alternative currencies help relieve some of the burden that nations are facing today - and improve the global economic outlook?


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • Capitalism is in crisis, again. Do the writings of Karl Marx still have relevance as to why? Historian & Sociologist Robin Blackburn of the New Left Review joins Thom to discuss.