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KPFT adjusted its morning schedule on July 14, making way for a pair of new daily programs to begin your day.

At 5 a.m., KPFT begins morning drive time with The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen.

Arnesen referes to herself as “a politician in recovery.” She’s been on the air in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Iowa for 30 years, and has run for governor of New Hampshire and for U.S. Congress. Often compared to Molly Ivins, Arnesen is a sought-after speaker throughout the country. Arnesen previously hosted two award-winning political shows, Political Chowder on WZMY TV and Capital Ideas” on WNDS-TV.

The New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters chose Arnesen as the Air Personality of the Year in 2004 and 2005, as well as the Air Personality of the Year for TV in 2008. In 2000, Talkers Magazine recognized her as one of the 100 most powerful talk show hosts in America.

In 1984, Arnesen was elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives. In 1990 she received national recognition as the recipient of the Council of State Government’s Toll Fellowship, which recognizes the 30 best and brightest emerging leaders in the nation. That same year she was named Environmentalist of the Year by the New Hampshire Sierra Club, Citizen of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Social Workers and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s School of Public Health.

At 6, stay tuned for the Thom Hartmann Program.

Hartmann is a nationally recognized host whose program airs across the nation, including at KPFT’s sister stations, WBAI in New York City and KPFK in Los Angeles. Talkers Magazine named Thom Hartmann as the 8th most important talk show host in America in 2011, 2012, and 2013 (10th the two previous years), and for three of the past five years the #1 most important progressive host, in their “Heavy Hundred” ranking.

Hartmann is a New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Leonardo DiCaprio was inspired by Thom’s book “The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight” to make the movie “The 11th Hour” (in which Thom appears), and Warner Brothers is making a movie starring DiCaprio and Robert De Niro from the book Thom co-authored with Lamar Waldron, “Legacy of Secrecy.”

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