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!

TMI 5/24/2014 – Holiday for Guests, Freeform for All

On today’s TMI, I’m letting all my guests have the holiday weekend off, and will be reviewing news and subjects in a freeform manner. Tune in, but even more, CALL in at 608-265-9786 (608-265-WSUM) and ask anything you like, make a statement and have a conversation with me on any political or social topic you want. I’m up for it if you are!

That’s TMI for this Memorial Day Saturday, live at noon on WSUM FM (91.7 in Madison, http://wsum.org/ anywhere)!

TMI 5/17/2014 – CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin on Drone Politics, Ed Gillespie’s Unregistered Acts and Much More!

David Barron, one of the chief architects behind the convolutions needed to make drone assassinations seem remotely legal, is being given his just desserts for his murderous actions: he’s being promoted! Disputing the “justice” of it all, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK wrote a great overview of the history behind this act of twisted inhumanity, and I’m happy to welcome her to TMI at Noon to discuss it and more!

Then, if you think that the requirement that lobbyists be registered is helping with transparency in government, then you haven’t talked to Ed Gillespie recently. He, like many lobbyists, dropped off the rolls of registered influence peddlers… but that didn’t stop him. As reported by Lee Fang, he’s running to be a Senator even though he’s never stopped manipulating Congress for the benefit of the corporate elite. Why should we think he’ll stop if elected?

All that and much more on TMI for Saturday May 17, 2014 live at noon Central on WSUM FM, 91.7 in Madison of http://wsum.org/ everywhere! Tune in for your Cure for the Common Media!

TMI 5/10/2014 – Keystone XL is Flowing, Enbridge Has Another, Bomb Trains in Milwaukee and more!

DeSmogBlog’s Research Fellow Steve Horn has been busy as ever reporting on how TransCanada’s Keystone XL is flowing – in the southern end, how Enbridge has more tar sands bitumen pipelines ready to go, and how “Bomb Trains” – that is, trains that carry oil in easily combustible tanker cars – are rolling through many cities near you, including Milwaukee! Think they aren’t that big a deal? Ask the residents of Lynchburg, Virginia, where one caught fire and spilled its flaming contents into the James River!

All that, your calls and much more on TMI! Call in at 608-265-9786 (608-265-WSUM) to join the conversation at Noon Central on WSUM FM (91.7 in Madison or http://wsum.org/ everywhere!)