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TMI 08/18/2023 – How Betting the Campaign on “Bidenomics” is a Mistake, Montana Agrees It Owes Its Youth for Their Climate Future, Medical Marijuana Lowers Premiums and more

The re-election campaign of President Joe Biden is all in on “Bidenomics” as the core acheivement of the President’s first four years, and that’s backed up by macro-economic indicators. However, that’s only true because the AVERAGE economic outlook has been imporvaed only by how much STAGGERINGLY better the billionaires are doing – most of the rest of us aren’t feeling it.

Then, we look at how last year’s eruption in Tonga is adding to the human-made climate crisis and how Montana’s courts are agreeing with young climate activists: the state OWES them a better climate future.

Finally, we look at how studies are showing the opposite of the doomsayers’ predictions about medical marijuana – it is LOWERING health insurance premiums in those states that have it! All this and more on TMI for Friday, August 18, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 07/28/2023 – College Towns and Counties Accross America Challenge the GOP at the Ballot Box, How Third Parties Do Not “Spoil” Dem or GOP Campaigns, and more

From beautiful Madison, Wisconsin to Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas and far, far more, “college towns” have become the terror of the GOP in statewide elections, often compensating for the remainder of their states’ votes and then some. We explore how dramatically the tide has turned since just the year 2000, and what this points to from here.

Then, we take aim at the myth of third party candidates spoiling major party electoral campaigns. When you look at the numbers – ALL of the numbers that apply to the situation – you can see clearly that blaming candidates like Jill Stein for Hillary Clinton’s loss makes absolutely no sense. All this and more on TMI for Friday, July 28, 2023 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 10/04/2014 – You Don’t Know the Power of Economic Inquality, When Democracy Meets Fracking, When Democracy Meets Hong Kong and more!

When asked if they feel that income inequality is an issue, overwhelmingly Americans say yes, but when asked just how unequal, they say 30 to 1… and they’re wrong, by a lot. We’ll get into that, plus we’ll talk about what happened in Colorado when local communities wanted to keep fracking out via the power of the ballot box. Who their foes turned out to be may surprise you. Finally, we’ll go over the way forward in Hong Kong after their attempt to have their voices heard democratically. All that and much more on TMI for Saturday, October, 4, 2014, live at noon Central on WSUM FM 91.7 in Madison, and streaming live anywhere in the net-connected cosmos at http://wsum.org/ – tune in for your Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 9/13/2014 – Anthony Ingraffea and the Science of Fracking, Walker’s Stunning Voter I.D. Win, and much more!

We’ve discussed fracking – the practice formally called hydraulic fracturing – and have had on Steve Horn of DeSmogBlog and others to tell us what the oil and gas industry is up to with implementing it. Today we warmly welcome Anthony R. Inagraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University, who knows the actual scientific and engineering principles behind fracking. We’ll discuss what parts of the hydraulic fracturing process have been shown to be environmentally hazardous, and what parts, if any, have been shown to be safe. You want the facts? We’ve got them.

Then, a Federal Appeals Court on Friday overturned a lower-court ban on Wisconsin’s Voter ID law. There has been no small amount of misunderstanding about why this law is a problem, so we will analyze it and see how this could truly make a mess of the voting process on November 4.

All that and more on TMI for Saturday the 13th of September, 2014, airing live at noon Central on WSUM FM 91.7 in Madison and streaming live at http://wsum.org/ anywhere! Don’t miss your Cure for the Common Media!

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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 candidate gets through the myriad political traps laid down by the status-quo parties, they find 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 fared 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! Tune in for your Cure for the Common Media.

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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.

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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!