Thursday, July 16, 2009

Guest-Hosting the Thom Hartmann Program Today!

What an honor it was to have Thom Hartmann invite me to guest host his show today! I've got a great three hours planned, so I hope you'll join us. The number to get in on the discussion is 866-987-THOM (8466). Listen live from noon-3pm EDT at, or check the site to find your local affiliate!

We'll talk healthcare in the first hour. I'll be joined by Dr. Ogen Gurel, an MD who's walking 700 miles from Chicago to Washington DC, gathering healthcare stories from people he meets along the way. Today he arrives in Pittsburgh where he'll partake in a rally and mini-walk. He'll join us at about 12:15, the rally begins at Roberto Clemente Memorial Park at 12:30. Follow his progress at

In the second hour, I'll speak with investigative journalist Larisa Alexandrovna, who blogs at, and writes for Raw Story, Huffington Post, Alternet and others-- and regularly visits with Thom Hartmann. She'll update us on the US Attorney scandals that plagued the Bush administration and, truly unfortunately, continue today!

In hour 3, we'll talk a bit about the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor as our next Supreme Court Justice with Marjorie Cohn, president of the National Lawyers Guild and a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, and international human rights law. She lectures throughout the world on human rights and US foreign policy.

There also just might be a few surprises along the way! I hope you'll listen and join in on the conversation!