TMI 03/21/2015 – Capitalism is a Story, Defending Public Education, Trillion Dollar Fraud and more!

Far from being some intrinsic condition to humanity, capitalism is just one narrow way to view how we interact, and the myopic focus on it has had some devastating consequences. We’ll discuss.

Then, it seems that public education has two vying interests: those who want to virtually dismantle it, and those who want that dismantling to go a little more slowly. We’ll look at what a real defense of public education should look like.

Also, Paul Krugman has analyzed the new federal budget proposal, and actually found something new… and distressing. All that and more on TMI for Saturday, March 21, 2015 airing live at noon Central on WSUM 91.7 FM in Madison and streaming at http://wsum.org/ – tune in for your Cure for the Common Media.

TMI 03/07/2015 – The End is Near!

TMI has been streaming live for six years and broadcasting on WSUM 91.7 FM for nearly five years. It’s been my duty, honor and pleasure to host the program for that duration. Soon, TMI will go into long-term hiatus, with no immediate date planned for its return. So, please enjoy these (for now) final few episodes of TMI as we wrap up this broadcast season.

As always, these episodes will air live every Saturday at noon on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison and stream live via http://wsum.org/ – tune in for your final doses of the Cure for the Common Media!

TMI 02/14/2015 – A Few Facts, A Small Tribe Beats Big Oil, Defamation Not Allowed in the Climate Change Debate

For the past 30+ years, we’ve been told that economics are simply common sense, which had a deleterious effect on how much attention we paid to facts that might contradict the sensible-sounding slogans of “Wage hikes cause unemployment. Unions are job killers. Companies are job creators. Tax breaks for the few trickle down to the many as wages. Inequality works, or rather it makes people work harder.” However, we’ll discuss how, if we pay attention to the facts, we might just discover that reliance on  “common sense” can be used to sell lies and bilk most of us out of our own ability to thrive.

Also, there’s a tribe out there that actually has brought Big Oil to a standstill on the lands they hold, and in Canada, the courts have said that you can debate climate change all you like, but you cannot make scientists who work hard and have no notable flaws to their methods or their research seem incompetent or deceitful.  All that and more on TMI for Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14, 2015, airing live on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison or http://wsum.org/ the world over! Tune in for your Cure for the Common Media.

TMI 1/31/2015 – Bomb Trains Roll Again, Tar Sands Pipeline Permits Issue Forth and more (with Steve Horn)

TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline is still in the news: Congress debates it and the President threatens to veto it, all the while Embridge has not only begun to expand its existing pipelines to carry the Tar Sands across our border at volumes equal to or greater than Keystone XL, but also has received new permitting from the Obama Administration for more! Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.com joins us to discuss that and how the infamous oil-carrying rail cars that have detonated repeatedly have been allowed to continue rolling. All that and more for TMI Saturday January 31, 2015, airing live at noon Central on WSUM 91.7 FM or via live stream at http://wsum.org/ – tune in for your Cure for the Common Media!

TMI 01/24/2015 – Pipeline 61 Hits Close to Home with Patrick Miles, and more!

Embridge has a Keystone XL clone; you’ve known that for over a year now, if you’ve been listening to TMI. Pipeline 61 is a leg of it, running right though Dane County, and Embridge wants to triple the load of tar sands bitumen pushed through it. For Dane County Supervisor Patrick Miles, it’s a bit too much of a risk, considering that Dane County has a pumping station for it, so at the next Dane County Supervisory Board meeting, they will be discussing what regulations should be imposed on that facility. Embridge is, of course, upset. Patrick Miles joins us today to discuss the situation.

All that and more on TMI for Saturday, January 24, 2015. Tune into WSUM 91.7FM in Madison or via http://wsum.org/ at noon Central for your Cure for the Common Media.

TMI 01/03/2015 – Looking to Build Social, Economic and Environmental Justice Movements… Together!

2014 saw major advances in building the power of a multitude of activist movements. Fracking as an issue has been featured as the topic of a full episode of The Simpsons, more and more communities are raising the minimum wage, and activists who have warned against the ever-increasing militarization of our police found millions of new allies. Looking ahead to this new year, we’ll see how these movements are discovering their interconnectedness, and can find ways to build power for the people by working together. All that and more on TMI for Saturday, January 03, 2015, broadcasting live at noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison or via wsum.org everywhere – tune in for your New Year’s dose of the Cure for the Common Media!