Archive for December, 2009

Richard Hoffer

December 11 . 2009

Richard Hoffer takes a look back at the turmoil of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and the infamous gesture of two U.S. sprinters who used the winners’ platform to protest racial inequalty in Something in the Air.

Kristen Lombardi, Kristin Jones

December 10 . 2009

Students who have been the victims of sexual assaults on campuses face an array of barriers that often either assure their silence or leave them feeling victimized a second time according to an investigation by the Center for Integrity.

Florin Diacu, Maria Blanco

December 9 . 2009

We have all witnessed the horrifying effects of recent natural disasters and billions of dollars have been spent in damages with millions of lives lost, but how can we prepare for the next calamity?  Florin Diacu, author of Megadiasters asks why this continues to catch us off guard. Later, what has caused the drop in the arrests of illegal immigrants?

Craig Crawford

December 8 . 2009

Craig Crawford, columnist for CQ Politics and co-author with veteran White House reporter, Helen Thomas impart valuable lessons to future presidents and those who vote for them in Listen Up Mr. President.

Robert Musil

December 7 . 2009

Since the theft of e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit, some in the conservative media claim they undermine the scientific consensus that humans cause climate change. Thus the  climategate scandal was created. Robert Musil, Hope for a Heated Planet will sort out the facts and myths.


Po Bronson, Ashley Merryman

December 4 . 2009

In a world of modern, involved, caring parents, why are so many kids aggressive and cruel? Where is intelligence hidden in the brain, and why does that matter? Nurture Shock is a groundbreaking colloboration between award winning science journalists Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They argue that when it comes to children, we’ve mistaken good intentions for good ideas.  

Ron Kessler, Bishop Harry Jackson

December 3 . 2009

White House party crashers get past Secret Service and a congressional panel wants to know what happened. Later the D.C City Council approves same sex marriage and some clergy are not happy.

Art Caplan, Annie Laurie Gaylor

December 2 . 2009

Do you buy the story of the man who was in a coma for years and is now coherent? Then later, celebrating a new kind of holiday tradition—being good without God? Irreligious billboards and bus backs is the new campaign for irreverence.

Frank Schaeffer

December 1 . 2009

Do the most aggressive members of the “New Atheism” movement have a lot in common with religious extremists like Pat Robertson and Ted Haggard? Yes, according to author Frank Schaeffer in Patience With God.