Episode

Casual Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28, 2011

Guests: Radio Host Thom Hartmann, Corporate Watchdog Wendell Potter, and MovieLine’s Chris Rosen

Sam’s gone less casual (donning a sport-coat) while jumping over hoops and wrestling phone lines to get a live show out to everyone today on the road in Washington DC from the Families USA Health Action Conference.

Product DetailsRight off the bat Thom Hartmann joins Sam to discuss the Health Care Bill and the and how he sees individual states executing the bill to possibly bring a public option (and other progressive ideas) to their residents. Thom also discusses the power and history of the Supreme Court and its relationship with corporations which he has studied and also written about in his book Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – And How You Can Fight Back.

The audio-challenged Chris Rosen from MovieLine.com joins for his weekly movie segment. Our apologies for the audio strangeness here folks, (Sam’s voice slows down into Satan Seder – and gets out of sync with Chris) but he still has some Oscar-themed picks for this week.

Netflix Instant – Restrepo

On Demand – Winter’s Bone

Product DetailsFinally Sam played his interview with former corporate PR executive and head of communications with CIGNA Wendell Potter. Since leaving CIGNA in 2008 he wrote the book Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR Is Killing Health Care and Deceiving Americans and is now a corporate watchdog and senior analyst at the The Center for Public Integrity. They discuss the reasons why Mr. Potter thinks the insurance companies do not want the Health Care Bill repealed and how those companies are trying to warp the bill to fit their needs instead of the people.

Wendell Potter is also on Twitter

No Post Show today but Sam will be back with full live shows in studio next week M-F at 11:30am EST.

Listen to clips of the show via Official.FM

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