Thom Hartmann, who started in radio in 1968, is also an internationally known speaker on culture and communications, an author, and an innovator in the fields of psychiatry, ecology, and democracy. Hartmann is the award-winning, best-selling author of fourteen books currently in print in over a dozen languages on four continents.
He is the former executive director of a residential treatment program for emotionally disturbed and abused children, and has helped set up hospitals, famine relief programs, schools, and communities for orphaned or blind children in India, Uganda, Australia, Colombia, and the United States.
In the radio field, Hartmann worked from 1968 to 1978 as a DJ, reporter, news anchor, and program director for a variety of radio stations. After starting several businesses, Hartmann returned to the radio in spring 2003 as a nationally syndicated talk show host. The Thom Hartmann Program, which has been on the air on radio stations from coast to coast and on Sirius Satellite Radio for over two years, runs from noon to 3 pm Eastern Time, originating in Portland, Oregon. The father of three grown children, Hartmann lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife Louise.