Tony Rohr worked up the ladder at the Pizza Hut in Elkhart, Indiana for more than ten years, becoming the location’s General Manager. Unlike all previous years, this year his regional bosses wanted his store to be open on Thanksgiving. At a meeting with his superiors he decided to take a stand against forcing his workers to work the holiday, and was told it was mandatory. In a scathing letter of protest, one which he acknowledged may end his career, he still refused. He lost his job, and an online fury engulfed Pizza Hut, one that pressed them to publicly say that they had offered him his job back. However, there’s more to this than meets the eye. We’re grateful to have Tony Rohr come on today to illuminate what happened in his stand for his workers.
Then: you’ll likely do a double-take, but it appears we have Texas to thank for allowing real climate science to be taught in textbooks nationwide. You didn’t know Texas had that kind of power? It does, and we’ll discuss why, and more for Saturday, 11/30/2013 on TMI with Aldous Tyler at Noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, and streaming live worldwide via TMI’s Listen page at http://tmitmitmi.com/listen. Tune in!
We are proud to have Corporate Action Network Co-founder Brian Young joining us to give us insight into what we can do to, as CAN’s website says, “address the imbalance of power between corporations and people”, as well as discuss what current campaigns CAN is working for this rapidly-approaching Black Friday.
Then, as virtually every media resource focused on the anniversary of the tragic killing of a visionary President this week, I also had another 50th anniversary on my mind: that of the British television show Doctor Who. Why is this worthy of mention at all? The program itself had humble beginnings, but informed its viewers, like myself, of important philosophical points that helped shape how we view the world around us. We’ll delve into why Doctor Who has lessons for all of us who want our world to better represent the needs of its people. It’s far more important than you think.
All that and much more on TMI for Saturday, November 23rd, 2013, airing live at Noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM here in Madison, and worldwide via TMI’s Listen page at http://tmitmitmi.com/listen
Continuing to cover the vital story that the common media simply won’t touch, we’ve invited Ben Beachy of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch to help ensure that we understand not only the depth and breadth of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (the TPP), but also why we must demand that it be done in secret no longer, and that we, the people have a voice and a choice in the process.
Then, Steve Horn, research fellow at DeSmogBlog.com, tells us that MSNBC – a source that many had been trusting to give news coverage without the conservative taint of CNN or Fox – is now running “native ads” from pro-fracking sources, mixing in the messages these sources want you to see with the rest of the news. TMI is dedicated to being the Cure for the Common Media, so we were compelled to cover this latest outbreak of bad media practice.
All that and much more on TMI for Saturday, November 9th, 2013 at Noon Central – tune in WSUM 91.7FM in Madison or use the Listen page at http://tmitmitmi.com/Listen to stream it live anywhere!
We’re joined by Brian Albert of 350Madison to talk about real scientific understanding of what’s needed to reverse the trend causing the climate crisis, as well as their event happening on Monday, November 4th.
Then, we’ll expose the record that was broken recently by American CEOs, and contrast that with the recent war being waged by corporate America against everyone who isn’t in upper management.
Finally, we’ll take a look at how it can be that millions of people are ignored in Washington, suffering for the benefit of a very select few. All that and more live on TMI at Noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, and live online via the Listen page (http://tmitmitmi.com/listen/).
What if I told you that you’d no longer be able to have your city’s government buy local first, putting city tax money back in the local community? Or how about losing the ability to have your county buy green, to help save the environment? What if your state or even America itself could no longer require certain amounts of goods and service be from America? The Trans-Pacific Partnership or TPP is ready to do all that and more, and joining us to discuss it is John Nichols, Washington Correspondent for The Nation magazine and Associate Editor of The Capital Times, who has been following this story closely.
Then, for fans of the show Revolution, the idea of all the power going down at once may sound familiar, but what if I said there’s a plan afoot, put together by agencies and utilities throughout the USA and Canada, to simulate “a knockout blow” on the power grid? Ostensibly, it is supposed to test for weak spots so we can better reinforce it against potential terrorist attacks, but many local power systems are so fragile and piecemeal that even doing a controlled knockout might disable their power distribution well beyond the intended test period.
All that and more today on TMI at Noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, WI, or catch the live stream via the Listen page!
David Sirota challenged us this week to truly see America the way we will be played out in the annals of history: will the United States of America be seen like ancient Rome, where it began as a constitutional republic, only to become the most notorious empire of all time? We’ll discuss that, then we will take a critical look at Journalism with the help of the Guardian’s piece on Seymour Hersh’s views on where the fourth estate is today, and where it needs to be. Finally, as TMI with Aldous Tyler is the Cure for the Common Media, we’ll delve into two scientific breakthrough stories that mainstream media seems to have virtually ignored, both of which hold tremendous promise for our future. All that and more today on TMI – catch it live at Noon Central on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison, or stream it via the options on the Listen page.
Colorado has had the flood of the century, only the problem is, this is likely to happen again, and not in the too-distant future. More, the waters’ devastation isn’t the only concern. But a recent study shows global warming has slowed, so everything’s going to be okay right? Yeah not so much. Then:
What can be wrong with increasing food safety regulations? After all, a believer in good government like myself should be trumpeting the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), right? I would, if it didn’t appear to contain provisions that benefit corporate factory farms and CFOs over family farms and ranches. Finally:
Faced with another bout of mass violence, a new deadly rampage at a naval yard has us wondering where does it all stem from, and how can we help stop it? While I’m a supporter of gun control, you may be surprised at some of the answers I believe are more relevant to the problem. All that and more today at noon on TMI. Listen on WSUM 91.7 FM in Madison, or go to the Listen page to stream it live online anywhere!
Now that we’ve had a bigger about-face than could have been expected on our planned missile strikes against Syria, we can all just relax, right? If only that were so: Russian President Vladimir Putin wrote an op-ed in the New York Times, managing to speak many uncomfortable truths, several hypocritical passages and a couple outright lies, all packaged in a way guaranteed to ensure that most Americans would reject it all outright. The sad fact is, he had a few important points that you really should consider. Too bad he’s such a poor vehicle for the truth.
On top of that, We have fast-food workers striking for $15/hour. What would a world look like that had that happen in it? We’ll discuss it, and also check in on other aspects of income inequality. Oh, and that Google search you did last night on bondage rope and explosives? That might not have actually been Google. All that and more today, Saturday the 14th of September on TMI – catch it on WSUM 91.7FM in Madison or use the Listen page to stream or podcast it!
Syria. Our potentially launching a missile campaign against Assad there has put a stranglehold on the media conversation this week, and one cannot argue that it doesn’t deserve the attention… but there are other things that also deserve the spotlight. Joining us live in-studio for the hour is friend-of-the-show Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and MintPress News with critical updates on the Keystone XL Pipeline, the domestic fracking situation and how all of that ties back to the American/Russian geopolitical struggle that put and keep Snowden and Syria in the headlines. BONUS: Here’s the article we previewed on this episode – read it now! Listen to the whole episode, or in the original three segments, below: