Archive for August, 2009

Paul Butler

August 17 . 2009

In his book, Let’s Get Free: A Hip Hop Theory of Justice, former federal prosecutor and law professor, Paul Butler advocates jury nullification, the system of strategically voting not guilty in non violent criminal cases. Butler argues that America’s criminal justice system is fundamentally broken, essentially racist and doesn’t make us any safer.

Dr. Larry Rubin, Sarah Dunant

August 14 . 2009

Insights into human behavior by way of popculture with psychologist, Dr. Lawrence Rubin, the co-author of Messages: Self Help Through Popular Culture.  Later, Sarah Dunant, author of Sacred Hearts.

 

                         

Wayne Besen, Patrick McAlvey, Eric Boehlert

August 13 . 2009

The American Psychological Association says that programs to change gays to straight don’t work and later is there a new culture war over National Endowment for the Arts grants?

Charles Pierce

August 12 . 2009

Charles Pierce, journalist and author of  IDIOT AMERICA: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free.

David Levering Lewis

August 11 . 2009

In honor of the centennial anniversary of the NAACP, Pulitzer-Prize winner David Levering Lewis’s W. E. B. DU BOIS: A Biography, 1868–1963 celebrates and restores a visionary, brilliant, and complex hero to his central place in American history.

Jean Kilbourne, Yvonna Lynn

August 10 . 2009

Jean Kilbourne, co-author of So Sexy So Soon: the New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. Later, video games and booth babes with Yvonna Lynn, owner of Charisma + 2.

Joe Nickell

August 7 . 2009

What’s real and what’s fake? Joe Nickell, a senior research fellow of the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal,and columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine explores that question in REAL OR FAKE: Studies in Authentication.

Mike Dash

August 6 . 2009

Before Tony Soprano or even Michael Corleone, there was the real life original mob boss, Guiseppe “The Clutch” Morello. Author, Mike Dash gives his account of America’s first Godfather in The First Family: Terror, Extortion, Revenge, Murder and the Birth of the American Mafia.

Gabriella Ferraro, Wayne Pascelle, Carol Ierna

August 5 . 2009

Is python hunting wrong even when the Everglades is overrun with the reptiles? A spokesperson from the Florida Fish & Wildlife join us and later Wayne Pascelle, Humane Society of the U.S. and animal rights advocate, Carol Cromwell-Ierna.

Wiley Drake, Mark Potok, David Clohessy

August 4 . 2009

Pastor Wiley Drake on praying for health and safety to children. Then, Mark Potok, Southern Poverty Law Center who says that jailed evangelist Tony Alamo’s ministry is a cult and David Clohessy from SNAP on sexually abused children. Later, was the cash for clunkers program planned poorly? Honda salesman, Mike Hein tell us what he thinks.