Archive for December, 2009

Sarah Janssen, Chuck Thompson

December 30 . 2009

As the year comes to a close, how will 2009 be remembered? Sarah Janssen, senior editor at the World Almanac and Book of Facts 2010 will help answer that question. Then Chuck Thompson, the guru of extreme tourism with his book To Hellholes and Back.

Judge James Gray, Alan Sipress

December 29 . 2009

The law enforcement community supports Obama’s marijuana policy and would like to see illicit drugs legalized and regulated. Retired Judge James Gray of the California Superior Court will explain. Then, is swine flu just a warning shot, a catalyst for an even deadlier pandemic? Alan Sipress, economics editor of the Washington Post and author of Fatal Strain joins us. 

Harry Katz, Bishop T.D. Jakes

December 28 . 2009

Herblock, the life and work of one of the nation’s most celebrated political cartoonist is captured in the coffee table size book and is edited by Harry Katz, the curator of the Herblock Foundation Collection. Later, Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor at The Potter’s House in Dallas with his debut novel, The Memory Quilt. 


The life and work of the great political cartoonist, Herblock is captured in the coffee table size book, Herblock. It is edited by Harry Katz the curator of  Herb Block Foundation Collection in Washington, D.C. Then, Bishop T D Jakes joins us to talk about his new book The Memory Quilt.

Joel Waldfogel, Peter Goodman

December 22 . 2009

The holidays are a  time of seasonal cheer, family get togethers, parties and gift giving but how many of us get gifts we like? Economist and author Joel Waldfogel says it’s time to stop the madness and think twice before spending in Scroogenomics. Then NY Times national economics correspondent Peter Goodman takes a look at how we got into this economic mess and how to get out of it in Past Due. 



Gail Collins

December 21 . 2009

You’ve come a long way baby but you still have a long way to go. New York Times columnist Gail Collins takes a look at the journey of American women from 1960 to now in When Everything Changed.

Michael Specter

December 18 . 2009

In this provocative and headline-making book, Denialism, New Yorker staff writer Michael Specter confronts the widespread fear of science (evident in the anti-vaccine movement and in the popularity of organic over genetically modified food – just two of the subjects Specter tackles) and its terrible toll on individuals and the planet.

Shaye Areheart, Todd Gray

December 17 . 2009

Michael Jackson’s death was a huge blow to the entertainment world and his fans are still grieving. His one and only autobiography, MOONWALK, is being re-released! It is the only book about his life that the King of Pop ever wrote and the  original book editor, Shaye Areheart, talks about her relationship with the music legend. Then photographer, Todd Gray reveals a creative peek in Michael Jackson: Before He Was King.

Jason Berggren, Sasha Abramsky

December 16 . 2009

Jason Berggren is back with 10 Things I Hate About the Holidays. A few years ago, we took a look inside George Bush’s brain so it only seems “fair and balanced” that we go Inside Obama’s Brain. Journalist and author Sasha Abramsky interviewed close to 100 of the President’s current and former friends, but did he find out anything new?

Victoria Alexander

December 15 . 2009

The Golden Globes came out with their picks this morning but who do you think is Oscar worthy? Mo’Nique, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Meryl Streep? We’ll be taking a look at the upcoming movie season with movie reviewer Victoria Alexander.
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John Gibson

December 14 . 2009

Is there a liberal media conspiracy to make you think that George W. Bush was the worst president in history?  Fox news anchor John Gibson thinks so and his new book, How the Left Swiftboated America tells you how.