Archive for April, 2010

George Prochnik

April 30 . 2010

Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day.  In Pursuit of Silence George Prochnik gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe.

S.E. Cupp

April 29 . 2010

Are the liberal media out to overthrow God and silence Christian America for good? Outspoken conservative political commentator and author, S.E. Cupp holds the media accountable for what she says is unapologetic bigotry in Losing Our Religion.

Wayne Pacelle, Rob Boston

April 28 . 2010

The Supreme Court  struck down a federal law aimed at banning depictions of dog fighting and other violence against animals, saying it violated constitutional guarantees of free speech. Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States reacts to the ruling. Then at the half, Rob Boston, Senior Policy Analyst for Americans United for Separation of Church and State talks about the Supreme Court “Cross” case.

Peter Buffett, Kitty Kelley, John Mecklin

April 27 . 2010

One of the world’s richest men, Warren Buffet decided not to pass the bulk of his fortune to his kids, but are they really deprived? Peter Buffet, Emmy Award-winning musician says that Life is What You Make It. Then, investigative journalist Kitty Kelley has penned another unauthorized tell all biography, this time she has the goods on Oprah. We end the hour with John Mecklin, editor-in-chief at Miller-McCune magazine with some science hilarity.

Lewis Cohen, Stephen Arons

April 26 . 2010

Dr. Lewis M. Cohen goes behind the scenes in the end of life debate and examines how advances in modern medicine have enabled us to prolong life, but have forced us to address how we treat patients who are dying and suffering in No Good Deed. He will be joined by lawyer and professor emeritus, Stephen Arons who has collaborated with him on research investigation.

Brooke Taylor, Jennifer McCreight

April 23 . 2010

First, a discussion of legalized prostitution with Brooke Taylor, star of HBO’s  Cathouse.  Then, Jennifer McCreight, an atheist feminist who created Boobquake to make a point about science and religious fundamentalism.

Bill McKibben

April 22 . 2010

Today is Earth Day and sometimes we take living on our planet for granted but Mother Earth is our responsibility and it’s up to us to take care of her.  Bill McKibben, educator, environmentalist and author takes a look at Eaarth.

Richard Clarke, Mark Potok

April 21 . 2010

National security expert and author Richard Clarke ‘s new book Cyber War explains the war of the future and how we are all vulnerable to it. He says that nations are building up their online armies and weapons far from public view. Then later, Mark Potok with the Southern Poverty Law Center discusses the rise of  anti-government groups.

Lisa Shannon

April 20 . 2010

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been called one of the worst places on earth to be a woman. Lisa Shannon is founder of Run for Congo Women which sets up runs across the country to raise money to sponsor Congolese women. Her new book is A Thousand Sisters.

First Freedom First

April 20 . 2010