TMI 08/16/2014 – Stepping Up: The Peoples Climate March with Brian Elvert, Neil de Grasse Tyson’s GMO Conundrum, and much more!

Brian Elvert, member of Climate Action 350 UW, knows a thing or two about getting the attention of those in power when it comes to climate change… and he also knows that those who are truly in power are the People, when they awaken to an issue. Towards that end, he joins us to discuss the People’s Climate March, happening in New York City on September 21st – barely a month away! They will be there the same time as heads of state will arrive for an historic climate summit. He’ll give us all the details.

Then, Neil de Grasse Tyson, a brilliant communicator of scientific knowledge, has stepped into a firestorm with his recent comments on GMOs. The star of Cosmos wants it said that there isn’t any real difference between selective breeding changing the genetic structure of organisms for humanity’s benefit and using modern genetic modification to splice together new genetic structures in organisms. There’s a technical correctness and a large problem to what he is saying, and we’ll go over that, and much more on TMI for Saturday the 16th of August 2012, airing live at noon Central on WSUM FM 91.7 and http://wsum.org/ – tune in for your cure for the common media.

TMI 08/09/2014 – Of Primary Concern: Which Ryan is Right for You, The Hulsey Question of Dem Principles, and Has Access Journalism Stifled Political Press?

On this episode of TMI, we focus on principles and core values, and those who challenge us to live up to them. Up first, we have Jeremy Ryan of http://therightryan.com/ – he challenges Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in Tuesday’s (August 12) primary, asking why it seems so hard for Paul Ryan and much of the GOP to live up to their states principles, such as, “The proper function of government is to do for the people those things that have to be done but cannot be done, or cannot be done as well, by individuals, and that the most effective government is government closest to the people.” We’ll dig into that and more.

We’ll talk to Wisconsin State Senator Brett Hulsey, who is running in Tuesday’s Primary against Mary Burke, noting that she lacks in many ways when compared to his standards of restoring the money the Walker administration took from Wisconsin’s school system, workforce and public healthcare programs, and his stance on keeping jobs in Wisconsin (as well as bringing more in). Just as Jeremy Ryan is challenging the former VP candidate Paul Ryan to be a real Republican, State Senator Brett Hulsey is challenging Mary Burke to be a real Democrat.

Finally, we’ll look at the state of the media when it comes to political press coverage. A nasty little practice, dubbed “Access Journalism” by those who oppose it, has arisen to become the new normal: if you’re a member of the media that isn’t liked, you get little to no access to those who hold public office or make the decisions that affect us all. We’ll explore how this works, and what can be done about it.

All that and more gets covered on TMI for Saturday, August 9th, 2014, airing live at Noon Central on WSUM FM 91.7 or http://wsum.org/ anywhere in the world. Tune in and get your Cure for the Common Media!

TMI 8/02/2014 – ALEC’s Cookin’ with Gas (w/ Steve Horn), Mary Jo’s Campaigning for Local Control and More!

Are you a natural gas corporation, unhappy with the rapid pace of hydraulic fracturing development under the current administration (you want even more)? Then do what Cheniere did: join the ranks of corporate bill-mill ALEC, and have them write model legislation that will pave the way for you. Steve Horn returns to shed light on this and more!

Then: returning to TMI in the middle of her campaign for Lt. Governor, Mary Jo Walters joins us from the midst of a multi-day bike ride across Wisconsin to promote the idea that maybe, instead of electing people who will allow big moneyed interests to take control of local resources away from the communities near them, we should consider focusing our elected officials’ attention on maintaining the integrity of local control.

All that and much more live today on TMI at noon Central on 91.7 WSUM FM in Madison and globally via wsum.org – tune in for your cure for the common media!

TMI 6/21/2014 – The Wedge that Keeps Populism Divided, and much more!

There could be a vibrant populist movement in the United States of America. Any time a government-for-the-People progressive gets through the myriad political traps laid down by the status-quo parties, he out she finds a large amount of support from the citizenry. Libertarian-minded candidates also find plenty of popular support thanks to their individual-rights stances. Even the Tea Party only faired as well as they did because they dressed themselves up in populist rhetoric.

So why isn’t there a broad coalition of people-power politicos making waves? I believe I’ve identified the wedge, the issue that keeps us from doing this, and I’ll go over it live on the air, and much more at noon Central on WSUM FM, 91.7 in Madison and http://wsum.org/ everywhere!

TMI 6/14/2014 – A Progressive Ryan in the GOP, a Populist Mary Jo for Lt. Governor, and much more!

TMI this weekend brings you candidates you ought to know about, but may not have heard much from! Firstly, Mary Jo Walters is going for Lieutenant Governor here in Wisconsin to try and help give the people a voice.

Then, in Wisconsin’s 1st District, Jeremy Ryan is proving that party affiliation is far less important than values and fight as he takes on incumbent Paul Ryan (of the recently failed Romney campaign) from within the Republican Primary!

All that and more on TMI for Saturday, June 14th, live at noon Central on WSUM FM, 91.7 in Madison and http://wsum.org/ everywhere! Tune in for your cure for the common media.

TMI 6/07/2014 – The Wave of Equality with Devin Gatton, the Mistaken Surveillance with Steve Horn and More!

U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison on Friday overturned Wisconsin’s gay marriage ban, striking down an amendment to the state constitution approved overwhelmingly by voters in 2006 and prompting an emergency action by the state to halt the scores of weddings that began in the state’s two largest cities. Devin Gatton of Wisconsin’s Log Cabin Republicans joins us to discuss and show that there are things we can agree just need to happen, no matter our affiliation.

Then, Steve Horn returns to discuss how the government has been keeping anti-Keystone XL activists under close watch as suspected “terrorists”, while a military commander warns us that the threat real terrorists pose to our oil pipelines is going mostly ignored. Steve has also just concluded a three part investigation into Retired General David Petraeus’ dealings with North Dakota, forcing a public official to admit that obviously corrupt practices were just “business as usual”.

All that and more on TMI for Saturday, June 7th 2014, airing live at noon Central on WSUM FM, 91.7 in Madison or http://wsum.org/ everywhere! Tune in for YOUR cure for the common media!

TMI 5/31/2014 – Are Banks Too Big to Sue, Mary Jane’s Day in Congress and More!

The inspector General’s Office issued a report in March  that showed the failure of the Justice Department to make prosecuting those responsible for the massive mortgage fraud any real priority. Banks misbehaving may not shock you, but a recent report on how those who are supposed to investigate and prosecute these crimes are essentially protecting the banks might get your attention.

Then, you may be aware that, under the Obama Administration, the Justice Department has found plenty of time and resources to go after places that are, under local and state laws, legally dispensing medical marijuana. Well, time they may have, but the resources might be about to dry up. In a virtually unheard-of move for this do-nothing Congress, the House this week voted to protect medical marijuana. We’ll detail how. That and much more on TMI for Saturday, May 31, 2014, airing live on WSUM FM, 91.7 in Madison and http://wsum.org/ everywhere.  Tune in for your Cure for the Common Media!