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TMI 06/14/2024 – Examining the Intersecting S-Curves of Change in Renewable Energy and Fossil Fuel Use and Technology, A Scientific Look at How to Have Better Conversations, more

On this episode, we discuss how Bill McKibben lays out in his blog “The Crucial Years” the fact that advances in renewable energy technology and adoption are forming an “S-curve” where the slope of increase is moving sharply upwards, leading us into a future where the slope of decrease on reliance on fossil fuels will drop off just as sharply. Our goal now is to make these dueling curves meet in time to save ourselves from the worst of the climate catastrophe’s effects.

Then, we take a serious scientific look at how to improve our ability to communicate via conversation, taking a page out of the (literal) book “The Laws of Connection” by David Robson to increase our awareness of the common pitfalls that keep us from making those all-important connections with our fellow human beings. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 14, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 06/07/2024 – Big Food’s Stock Buybacks Cost Us More Than Inflation, Florida’s “Freedom Summer” Bans Pride Light Displays on Bridges, Lawsuit Makes Absentee Voting in Wisconsin More Complicated

On this episode, we dissect the profit-driven machinations of Big Food (the grocery monopolies and fast food giants). While inflation is hitting us hard, these monolithic corporations blame supply chain issues, all while channeling massive profits into stock buybacks and dividends to make their shareholders rich at our expense.

Then, we look at Florida’s decision not to illuminate bridges with rainbow colors during Pride Month under the guise of patriotic “Freedom” color displays being mandated all summer. This is sparking citizen action, with locals taking matters into their own hands by projecting rainbow hues from the Main Street bridge in Jacksonville. Finally, a lawsuit is trying to make it harder for you to have your absentee ballot counted in the State of Wisconsin. All this and more on TMI for Friday, June 07, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 05/31/2024 – Joe Biden is Running Away From How He Fights Monopoly Power and That Could Cost Him Like it Did Feingold, The Real Carbon Footprint of EVs Versus Internal Combustion Cars and more

President Joe Biden’s administration has taken numerous steps to fight monopoly power in the interest of the people, but at almost every turn, the White House Communications team refuses to comment on these positions and accomplishments, making it look like Biden is doing nothing for we, the people. The distinguished progressive Senator Russ Feingold lost re-election in 2010 with a similar “run away from your progressive bona fides” strategy – it might cost Biden similarly.

Next, leave it to the ABC Network of Australia, but they’ve broken down the exact carbon footprint differences between EVs and Internal Combustion Engine cars from manufacturing and materials, fuel/energy sourcing and use through their lifetime and finally into disposal – you’ll be surprised at exactly how the two compare. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 31, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 05/24/2024 – Medicine Scarcity in England Causes a National Emergency, Return to Office Mandates Lead to a Talent Exodus, and Magnetic Insights Give a New Understanding Behind the Development of Life on Earth and more

As England grapples with dangerously short supplies of essential medications, pharmacists raise their voices in urgent warning. We dive into the crisis, exploring why patients face immediate harm due to unavailability of crucial drugs. From life-saving treatments to everyday prescriptions, we look at how Big Pharma and Brexit have combined to cause this emergency.

Next, a recent study on Apple, Microsoft, and SpaceX shows that these top-tier tech corporations are losing senior talent due to return-to-office (RTO) mandates. The corporate world tries to hold onto its precious office real estate by claiming RTO is about productivity and preserving corporate culture, but their actions appear to be losing both. Finally, we look at how new findings on the collapse of the Earth’s magnetic field roughly 600 million years ago in the Ediacaran Period – they point to how that helped complex oxygen-using life forms emerge. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 24, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 05/17/2024 – BEST OF TMI: John Fugelsang Tells Us Everything About Jesus and How to Be a Sexy Liberal, USA Shale Oil Drives Inflation Out Of Control, Congress’ Report Fracks Natural Gas Greenwashing and more

THIS IS A REBROADCAST OF TMI for 5/10/2024

Today on TMI: John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Channel 127 and proud co-founder of the Sexy Liberal Tour right here in Madison, Wisconsin twelve years ago talks to us about the return of the Tour to the Barrymore on Saturday, May 11, 2024, how Jesus was everything your stereotypical right-wing Christian loves to hate, and much more! Don’t miss this amazing conversation!

Next, we dive deep into the clandestine world of oil markets, revealing how U.S. shale oil companies and OPEC engaged in a covert price-fixing scheme that reverberated across global economies, a collusion that fueled the sharp inflation surge of 2021-2022. Finally we look at Natural gas — the supposed “bridge fuel” to a cleaner future. But recent revelations from a congressional report have shattered the illusion. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 17, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

or WATCH the Josh Fugelsang Interview below:

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TMI 05/10/2024 – John Fugelsang Tells Us Everything About Jesus and How to Be a Sexy Liberal, USA Shale Oil Drives Inflation Out Of Control, Congress’ Report Fracks Natural Gas Greenwashing and more

Today on TMI: John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on SiriusXM Channel 127 and proud co-founder of the Sexy Liberal Tour right here in Madison, Wisconsin twelve years ago talks to us about the return of the Tour to the Barrymore on Saturday, May 11, 2024, how Jesus was everything your stereotypical right-wing Christian loves to hate, and much more! Don’t miss this amazing conversation!

Next, we dive deep into the clandestine world of oil markets, revealing how U.S. shale oil companies and OPEC engaged in a covert price-fixing scheme that reverberated across global economies, a collusion that fueled the sharp inflation surge of 2021-2022. Finally we look at Natural gas — the supposed “bridge fuel” to a cleaner future. But recent revelations from a congressional report have shattered the illusion. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 10, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

or WATCH the Josh Fugelsang Interview below:

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TMI 05/03/2024 – The World Ending Isn’t Enough to Alarm Many, Resident Owned Communities are Fighting Back Against Corporate Housing, Congress Releases Report Accusing Big Oil of Climate Conspiracy

In a world teetering on the brink, why do some remain unfazed by impending doom? Delving into the human psyche we exploring the paradox of apathy and even reactionary anger in the face of global catastrophe. It’s not just cognitive dissonance or existential fatigue, this process has been known as reactance. And despite that we have all the warning signs that we are entering the worst time period in over 1500 years, it has a chokehold on our ability to react as a society.

Then, meet the unsung heroes of neighborhood resilience! The Resident Owned Community cooperative housing model (championed by ROC USA) is winning legal battles against corporate giants like Warren Buffett, allowing ordinary residents to reclaim their housing and build a future where community triumphs over profit. Finally, we discuss the explosive congressional report that implicates oil magnates in a web of deception. All this and more on TMI for Friday, May 03, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 04/26/2024 – Louisiana’s Tim Temple Teams Up with Climate Change to Leave Ever More Homeowners Screwed By Their Insurance, USA’s First Electric Bullet Train Breaks Ground, more

On today’s episode of TMI, we find Louisiana’s GOP lawmakers at a crossroads. The ongoing insurance crisis caused by devastating hurricanes has left homeowners at the mercy of companies that seemingly have none. Louisiana legislators are on track to repeal a consumer protection law adopted after Hurricane Katrina that stops homeowner insurance companies from canceling policies without good reason. The new proposals empower Republican Louisiana insurance commissioner Tim Temple to approve mass policy cancellations. Insurers would be allowed to cancel up to 5% of their policies each year as long as the policies aren’t all in one parish, and 5% is NOT a hard cap; insurers can cancel as many policies as they want with approval from the Commissioner Temple. A provision in the legislation declares an insurer’s cancellation plan a corporate “trade secret” not subject to Louisiana’s Public Records Law, making them harder to fight against.

For a spot of contrast, we then turn to briefly look at the USA’s first bullet train! Brightline West’s $12 billion project promises to connect Los Angeles and Las Vegas in just over two hours. At speeds of up to 200 mph, this electric-powered airline-alternative fights climate change while transforming travel. Assuming this is a success, this could FINALLY give an irrefutable example of how to make climate-friendly rapid transport happen right here in the USA. All this and more on TMI for Friday, April 26, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 04/19/2024 – Research Universities Join Big Pharma in Fighting to Keep Medicine Expensive, SCOTUS Allows Fifth Circuit to Kill Protests in Three States, Black Hole Discovered Near Earth, more

On today’s TMI, we pull back the curtain on how public universities such as UCLA, founded on land grants and given billions in tax dollars, are joining the huge pharmaceutical companies in fighting to keep the prices of the drugs they developed out of reach of most Americans, despite the massive support given those research facilities BY the people to begin with.

Next, we reveal that if you plan on holding a political protest in Texas, Louisiana or Mississippi, you’ll be on the hook if anyone attending breaks the law, all thanks to a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that SCOTUS declined to review. Finally, we wrap up with the scientific discovery of a massive black hole right in our neighborhood – cosmologically, that is. All this and more on TMI for Friday, April 19, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!

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TMI 04/12/2024 – How Gaza and Ukraine Are Alike, and How They Are Being Treated VERY Differently, Big Oil Fights Back Against Activist Investors Making Them More Climate-Friendly, more

In this episode, we examine the parallels between the genocide in Gaza and the invasion in Ukraine, shedding light on how, despite having much in common, they are treated differently on the world stage. Then, we dive into the high-stakes battle between Big Oil and climate-conscious investment firms, and how the oil giants are trying to silence the dissent from within. All this and more on TMI for Friday, April 12, 2024 – listen in for YOUR Cure for the Common Media!