Archive for February, 2011

Kevin Poulsen

February 28 . 2011

In a previous life,  Kevin Poulsen served five years in prison for hacking, so the Wired senior editor and “Threat Level” blogger knows intimately the terrain he explores in his new book, Kingpin. It is the tale of the criminal exploits of a hacker, Max Butler, who stole access to 1.8 million credit card accounts.

James Glassman

February 25 . 2011

James K. Glassman has been writing about investing and the economy since the mid-1970s, and his new book, Safety Net, offers a clear cut strategy for achieving solid financial gain despite the uncertain financial climate.

Ben Manski, Joseph Nye

February 24 . 2011

There is a  huge fight over labor unions and their role. Protests that began in Madison, Wisconsin have spread to other capitals but  are unions becoming the scapegoats for state budget shortfalls? Ben Manski, executive director of the Liberty Tree Foundation and a spokesperson for Wisconsin Wave says that this could mean the end of  the middle class. Later, Joseph Nye shows us how to better understand world affairs in the twenty -first century in The Future of Power.

Dr. Eugenie Scott

February 22 . 2011

The Tennessee Senate has introduced a second anti- evolution bill and the debate over teaching intelligent design in schools continues. Dr. Eugenie Scott, executive director of the National Center for Science Education gives us an update.

Lisa Hymas, Daniel Drezner

February 18 . 2011

Some women in America are now choosing to be childless but is society more or less accepting of the trend? Lisa Hymas, with Grist.org tells us why she’s child free and proud. Then what would happen to international politics if the dead rose from the grave and started to eat the living? In Theories of International Politics and Zombies, author,  Daniel Drezner answers the question that other scholars have been too scared to ask.

Liz Seccuro

February 17 . 2011

Liz Seccuro, an activist for victims of sexual assault and author of the memoir, Crash Into Me, wrote about the story of her rape and the court case that followed years later. It is a brave account of the realities of the legal system, outright lies from university officials and a systemic lack of concern and care given to the victims.

Jonathan Franklin

February 16 . 2011

33 Men is the riveting and authoritative account of the 2010 San José mine rescue in Chile-after one of the longest human entrapments in history. Investigative journalist, Jonathan Franklin was permitted access far past the police perimeter where he conducted interviews with families, rescue workers, the mine psychologist, drill operators, scientists, and the architects of the rescue operation.

Adam Schwartz, Mike Mease

February 15 . 2011

The ACLU wants Chicago to stop installing new cameras to the city’s surveillance network because it’s an invasion of privacy and there is a  potential for wrongful conduct. Adam Schwartz with the ACLU joins us. Then later, Mike Mease with the Buffalo Field Campaign tells us why a judge’s ruling  to continue the slaughter of Bison who roam Yellowstone is not welcomed.

Susan Jacoby

February 14 . 2011

In  Never Say Die,  author Susan Jacoby unmasks the fallacies promoted by twenty-first-century hucksters of longevity—including health gurus claiming that boomers can stay “forever young” if they only live right, self-promoting biomedical businessmen predicting that ninety may soon become the new fifty and that a “cure” for the “disease” of aging is just around the corner, and wishful thinkers asserting that older means wiser.