Archive for September, 2009

Gretchen Morgenson

September 16 . 2009

One year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Pulitzer Prize winner, Gretchen Morgenson talks about what if anything has changed about the financial industry in her new book, The Capitalist’s Bible. She is assistant business and financial editor and a columnist at the New York Times.

Joe Murtha, Rev. Bill Roscoe

September 15 . 2009

The activist group ACORN caught on video after employees in 3 cities handed out advice on how to get a loan to open a brothel. Attorney Joseph Murtha joins us to talk about wire tap laws and privacy issues.Then, Rev. Bill Roscoe talks about his victory after a federal judge ruled that anti-discrimination statutes do not apply to a ministry because it is not a “dwelling”.

Anne Lofaso

September 14 . 2009

If you ever had a question about controversies involving schools and religion then, West Virgina University law professor, Anne Lofaso gives us the complete answers in Religion in the Public Schools: A Roadmap for Avoiding LAwsuits and Respecting Parents’ Legal Rights.

Rep.Lois Capps, Robert Edsel

September 11 . 2009

Health care reform issues with Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and later author Robert Edsel details what happened with Nazi plundering of art objects and the men who rescued them in The Monuments Men.

Beven Byrnes

September 10 . 2009

The right -to -die debate continues in Montana and the state’s highest court took up the issue to decide if a doctor’s refusal to help a terminally ill man die violated his rights under the state’s Constitution. Do we have a constitutional right to end our lives?

Max Blumenthal

September 9 . 2009

Journalist, Max Blumenthal examines the transformation of the GOP from the party of Dwight Eisenhower to the party of Sarah Palin in Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement That Shattered the Party. www.maxblumenthal.com

John Spong

September 8 . 2009

Retired Episcopal priest and the pre-eminent voice for progressive Christianity , John Shelby Spong’s new book is Eternal Life: A New Vision.

   

 

John Buntin

September 3 . 2009

Other cities have history, but Los Angeles has legends according to author John Buntin. His book, LA Noir looks at the lives of two men, one was LA’s most notorious gangster and the other its most famous police chief, each prepared to battle each other for control of the city. Its outcome helped shape American policing. www.johnbuntin.com.

 

Amy Bach

September 2 . 2009

Attorney and journalist Amy Bach has spent the last eight years investigating the chronic lapses in courts across America, and she talks about it in Ordinary Injustice: How American Holds Court 

Thomas Frank

September 1 . 2009

Thomas Frank, journalist, political observer and author of The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Ruined Government, Enriched Themselves, and Beggared the Nation. http://tcfrank.com