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The Hartmann Report
61 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
SELLING US OUT
61 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
HOW FAR WILL THE GOP GO TO STEAL THE 2022 ELECTION?
60 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
NIXON'S WAR ON DRUGS REVEALS JFK SECRET
JFK historian and author, Lamar Waldron joins Thom to discuss the bizarre way that Nixon's war on drugs 50 years ago unraveled. Journalist, Julia Rock speaks on the hiding of the union busters. Radio host Dean Obeidallah points out that the FBI is calling Jan 6th terrorism. Why isn't everyone else?
60 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
SECRET VOTER SUPPRESSION PLOT EXPOSED BY MARCH ON MANCHIN
Poor people are upset with Joe Manchin. but what happens when they find out why their vote is being suppressed? Is it time for poor and working class Americans to join West Virginians and March on Manchin? Pam Garrison is a member of the Poor People’s Campaign and has been challenging Manchin over the conditions of poor people in the WV community where she lives. Bishop Barber would like to elevate her voice. Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan joins Thom for a progressive town hall to theorize with callers the fate of the Infrastructure Bill and strategies for Dems.
62 minutes | Jun 19, 2021
IS CIVILIZATION OUR GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT OR WORST MISTAKE?
Christopher Ryan PhD joins the show to speak on his newest book, Civilized to Death which counters the idea that progress is inherently good. Arguing that the “progress” defining our age is analogous to an advancing disease.
62 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
GETTING READY FOR THE DELTA VARIANT
Eric Feigl-Ding of the Federation Of American Scientists joins Thom- will the emerging Delta variant of Covid-19 from India spike hospitalizations in unvaccinated red states?Plus- Public Citizen's Lori Wallach on why Angela Merkel and others don't want to let poor countries make copyrighted vaccines.
62 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
PROOF THAT TRUMP ATTEMPTED A COUP AND NOW WE HAVE THE RECEIPTS
After Trump lost the election, we now have proof that Trump attempted a coup to keep himself in power. He wasn't successful — but his effort to overturn the election continues.
62 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
POLICE VIOLENCE: IS IT CYCLICAL?
Yale law professor Elizabeth Hinton joins Thom on her new book 'America On Fire: The Untold Story of Police Violence and Black Rebellion'. How did changes made to policing in the 1960s lead to a cycle of violence in poor urban communities? And how might we break that cycle?Plus- does a new Louisiana history textbook show we still have a long way to go until we reach a more equitable and just future?
61 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
THE LATEST SABOTAGE OF SOCIAL SECURITY
It's past time to fire the Trump appointees who are sabotaging social security and ending the chance for many Americans to be old with dignity. Alex Lawson is the executive director at Social Security Works.
62 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
DEMOCRATS MUST USE THE MOST POWERFUL WORD IN POLITICS
Democrats must play hardball; the future of our republic is at risk. When your opponents are deeply corrupt, using the word corruption isn’t just a strategy, it’s an imperative.In our Progressive Town Hall, Michigan Rep. Andy Levin discusses his EV Freedom Act, a key chunk of the Green New Deal that would create a nationwide network of electric vehicle chargers along the US highway system. EV Freedom Act is big, bold and progressive AND has the buy-in necessary to get it passed. President Biden campaigned on a virtually identical EV-platform and Ford has endorsed the bill, along with many environmental and labor groups.
60 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
THE RIGHT WING IS SURFING ON TRUMP'S BULLYING AND GETTING AWAY WITH IT - HOW DO WE STOP IT?
We have to ask if the bullies have won, after all? Or is the Biden administration going to finally start setting limits and imposing logical consequences?
62 minutes | Jun 12, 2021
CAN BIDEN RESURRECT THE DREAM TO END POVERTY OF LBJ?
Homelessness is an epidemic in America. Time to repudiate the failed Reaganomics experiment and take ending poverty seriously again here in America. Thom takes down a confused GOP caller who blames the Democrats for institutional racism, wondering why African Americans vote blue? When a political party is more obsessed with identity than issues - America is in trouble. Can America function as a multi-racial, ethnic, religious democracy?
62 minutes | Jun 11, 2021
WILL THE CRIMES OF TRUMP EVER BE PROSECUTED?
America has always had a weird attitude about prosecuting the rich and powerful. But the newly revealed crimes of Trump are his highest offenses against our nation and democracy itself. Also Professor Richard Wolff explains why there's so much hysteria about inflation right now, and if it is justified.
62 minutes | Jun 10, 2021
FASCISTS USE THE NEWS TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC
With a fascist, the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.
62 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
QANON AND THE REAGAN HOMELESS
Angelo Carusone from Media Matters joins Thom to share what he's learned tracking qAnon- how has the group metastasized since Q himself stopped posting?And then- Reaganism resulted in record numbers of people living on the streets of America. And at the same time, new data shows that the very rich are setting their own records for how little tax they are paying. Could taxing the morbidly wealthy be used to care for the most vulnerable among us?Or will the right succeed in using race-baiting and shady tactics to maintain control over the nation?
60 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
AIDING AUTHORITARIANISM or DEATH BY DEDUCTIBLES
Can America become a functional multi-ethnic Democracy? Or will both parties effectively choose to support a male-dominated white ethno-state? How corrupt are the right-wing Democratic Senators currently holding up legislation that could help the common man? Also, activist and author Wendell Potter has a fascinating book out on the health insurance industry. How do high deductibles keep many Americans from going to the doctor?
58 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
MEDEA BENJAMIN, DENNIS KUCINICH, and RO KHANNA
Veteran activist Medea Benjamin reports to Thom live on the ground from Peru, where a presidential election showdown is underway between a political heiress and a humble common man representing the ordinary people. Then- former Progressive Congressman Dennis Kucinich on what he learned fighting corporate power in Cleveland Ohio- and he's not afraid to give away the spoiler of his new book... he won. Also, Progressive Congressman Ro Khanna answers listeners questions- what is holding up the Democratic agenda in Congress?Will genuine Democracy prevail over the resurgence of faux populist fascism all over the planet? Will the end of Democracy arrive in America wearing its pants backwards?
60 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
IF TRUMP DECLARED MARTIAL LAW WOULD HE STILL BE PRESIDENT?
Was there a plan to claim Antifa was attacking on the Jan 6th insurrection? Providing the chance for Trump to declare martial law? Democratic-leaning communities are getting vaccinated. Republican communities aren't. Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan joins Thom for a progressive national town hall meeting.
57 minutes | Jun 5, 2021
COULD QANON REIGN MEAN THE END TIMES FOR DEMOCRACY?
The “Philosophers,” “Thieving Scoundrels” and “Foreign Enemies” are having a collective moment that could take down America. If Democrats can't use reconciliation or reform the filibuster - Is it too late for democracy?
57 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
DEATH BY SNOW AND GREED
Peter Aldhous, science reporter for Buzzfeed, joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the political and monetary motivations that lied to America about the Texas size death toll. Dangerous weather can kill but when conditions are made worse by profiteering and poorly maintained infrastructure, deadly storms become far more deadly.
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