TMI 4/12/2014 – The Cowboy Indian Alliance vs. Keystone XL and Much More!

There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately of the CIA, and TMI will join in… about a completely different CIA. The Cowboy Indian Alliance, a group of ranchers, farmers and tribal communities from along the Keystone XL tarsands pipeline route, are planning to ride into Washington DC and set up camp near the White House to tell President Obama to reject the pipeline. Joining us to talk about it is Maria Langholz, who is one of a multitude of activists who, on April 26th, will join this new “CIA” for a final message that the Keystone XL pipeline and the tarsands must be rejected to protect this, and future generations. She’s putting together a bus to take interested activists to DC on a route from Minneapolis through Madison and Chicago – go to http://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-to-reject-and-protect-with-mn350-tickets-11277909531 for all details on how to get on that bus.

All that and more today at noon Central on TMI with Aldous Tyler, airing live on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, and streaming live on http://wsum.org/ – don’t miss it!

TMI 4/05/2014: McCabe on McCutcheon, You Have No Right to Vote, and Much More!

In this week’s Supreme Court ruling on McCutcheon vs FEC, we saw what many are denouncing as “the end of democracy in America” and “Citizens United on steroids” – it certainly looks bad, but what exactly happened, and what are the most likely repercussions? I’m brushed up on the issue, but I cannot match the years of campaign finance expertise of Mike McCabe, of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He’ll join us to give us a clear view of it all.

Then, as if that wasn’t enough electoral bad news, I’m going to go over a very strange fact: you do not have a Constitutional right to vote in America. If you think that sounds insane, you’re not alone: Congressman Mark Pocan has proposed a Constitutional amendment to explicitly define that right to vote for all. But just in case you think he and I are completely off-base, we’ll review exactly why we make this outrageous claim.

All that and more on TMI for Saturday April 5th, 2014, broadcasting live at noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM and audio-streamed live via http://wsum.org/ and videostreaming at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6618923/tmi-mccabe! Don’t miss a thing!

TMI 3/29/2014: Fugelsang on the Media, Horn on Energy, Aldous on Fire and More!

TMI today is on fire! Joining us live in studio are two friends of the program we’re proud to welcome back: John Fugelsang, frequent commentator on life’s absurdities and former host of Current TV’s Viewpoint, and Steve Horn, investigative journalist and research fellow at DeSmogBlog.

John always has great insights into how humanity seems to stumble into itself and even better suggestions on how to keep that from happening, and today we will talk about media and politics: how too often it seems the media seeks to divide and scare us of each other, rather than inform us about what’s happening! John always gives great conversation, so don’t miss it!

Steve will delve into the waters of Lake Michigan near Chicago to show us the latest on what exactly BP spilled there, and how much of it was released, and what kind of danger this may put the Windy City’s drinking supply in. Then, he’ll bring to light the energy export congressional hearings that happened this week, at which discussion of climate change was conspicuously absent.

All that and more today on TMI with Aldous Tyler at noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, or streaming live audio via http://wsum.org or watch the live streaming video at https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6618923/tmi-2014-03-29!

TMI 3/22/2014: Fighting the Silencing Governor with Mike Crute of The Devil’s Advocates Radio, and more!

Mike Crute, with his co-host Dom Salvia, run The Devil’s Advocates Radio program on The Mic 92.1 FM here in Madison. It is designed to offer a place for differing points of view, and thanks to that managed to get an exclusive interview with GOP State Senator Dale Schultz, wherein Senator Schultz vehemently decried his own party’s plan to suppress the vote.

But that’s not the only way Dom and Crute have been fighting Scott Walker’s campaign of silencing his opposition: by spontaneously joining in the Solidarity Sing Along *once*, Mike Crute (as well as Dom Salvia) were arrested. His defense attorney won his case on First Amendment grounds, clearing the way for many other arrested singers… but that story is not over yet. Listen in!

We’ll have that and much more on TMI today at noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, or streaming live via http://wsum.org/ and http://tmitmitmi.com/listen – tune in!

TMI 3/15/2014: Defending the Rights of Pregnant Women with NOW and ISO, How the USA is Pushing for Canada’s Tar Sands, and more!

Dayna Long of NOW joins us via the phone today to talk about defending the rights of pregnant women, something that NOW is joining up with the ISO to discuss here in Madison on Wed, March 26th.

Then, we’ll delve into how the FBI and other American government entities have been supporting TransCanada in getting the Keystone XL Pipeline. If you think this is a matter of “Canada versus the USA” you’ve got another think coming: most of those benefiting are corporations who know no national allegiance, and have corrupted our governments to use our collective tax dollars for their ends, not ours.

All that and much more on today’s TMI, airing live at noon on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, WI and live streaming everywhere via http://tmitmitmi.com/listen, and video-streaming via https://new.livestream.com/accounts/6618923/events/2842610 – tune in and don’t miss it!

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TMI 3/08/2014: Climate Denial Denied, Chicago’s New Pet(Coke), Steve Horn and more!

Today on TMI: several times over the past few months, the Fed has been forced to adjust downward it’s financial reports for those same periods of time. Why? They’re blaming the  underperformance on freakishly bad weather. At some point they may pull their heads out of the sand and realize that climate change is going to be a recurring problem for their ability to predict fiscal benefit. Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog.com knows another very influential outfit that has just come out with warnings on how the climate crisis is a “threat multiplier”, and no, we’re not talking about Chipotle.

Steve joins us live in studio to discuss that as well as how the windy city had gotten wind of a new pet in the Calumet River neighborhood: petcoke, by-product of tar sands bitumen refining. Suddenly, kids in the neighborhood were being forced to stay indoors – for their own protection. Steve will help us get to the bottom of it.

All that and much more today on TMI at noon on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, or via live streaming on http://tmitmitmi.com/listen or http://wsum.org/ Tune in!

TMI 3/01/2014: The XL Factor, TPP Fiction vs. Fact, SCOTUS Interruptus and More!

The public comment period on the approval of the Keystone XL tar sands bitumen pipeline ends in under a week – March 7th! We’ll give a deep look at the current state of affairs surrounding this showdown between those who care about the earth and those for whom the almighty dollar is king.

Then: the trouble with the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership is that it is SECRET, meaning that those who want to make it happen have so few ways to be fact-checked. However, thanks to leaked documents, we can see that some of the most soothing claims mad in favor of it are completely and utterly false.

Finally: It’s very rare to hear that the Supreme Court has been interrupted by someone sitting in the chamber, but that’s just what happened this week: we’ll discuss why. All that and more live at noon Central on TMI for Saturday, March 1st, 2014, broadcast in Madison on WSUM 91.7FM and streamed live via http://wsum.org/ and http://tmitmitmi.com/listen – tune in!