Archive for December 2011

The guys discuss the latest news out of Europe regarding the debt crisis. Also, Abby Kiesa, Youth Coordinator & Research at CIRCLE (the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement) joins us to talk about the Iowa youth vote and how it will likely impact next Tuesday's caucuses, particularly where the Ron Paul campaign is concerned.

Guest: Billy Walsh

Billy Walsh joins Walt, Jake, and Gene today. Walsh is the creator of a large acrylic painting he created in sarcastic honor of the Fed and the big banks. The painting is the first within a store he has created to

house future paintings by himself and other artists to entertainingly

communicate political and economic messages that the majority rarely see

or hear.

Daniel O'Connor, Democrat for US Congress in New York City's 12th District, will join Jake and Gene to talk about the economy and the Occupy Wall Street movement, which began in his home city. O'Connor works in the green energy field and speaks fluent Chinese. O'Connor's district is heavily populated with Chinese citizens, and his website is also available in Chinese at

This week on the Freedom News Hour / Surviving Meltdown: Gene, Jake, and Walt reported on the European banking crisis that refuses to go away, the S&P threatening to downgrade the credit ratings of 15 out of the 17 Eurozone nations, the White House considering a draconian tracking program to license Internet usage, and central banker Ben Bernanke complaining that the media are misrepresenting what the Fed has been doing the past three years.

Former Federal Reserve economist Dr. David Barker joined the guys for a fascinating look at the world monetary system from inside the world's largest and most powerful central bank.

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