Archive for April, 2011

Hina Shamsi, Wayne Pacelle

April 15 . 2011

President Obama has lifted the ban on military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay and Hina Shamsi with the ACLU tells us why she’s not happy with that decision. Then, Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, unveils the deep links of the human-animal connection, as well as the conflicting impulses that have led us to betray this kinship through widespread and systemic cruelty to animals in The Bond.


Robert O’Neil

April 14 . 2011

Who are some of the worst First Amendment offenders? Robert O’Neil reveals  the winners of the annual Jefferson Muzzle awards, given Wednesday by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

Charles Dunn, Michael Silverman

April 13 . 2011

Could real estate mogul Donald Trump and now “birther”  be considering a presidential bid in 2012?  Charles Dunn, professor at Regent University says his candidacy will help to re-elect Obama.  Then, a lawsuit has been filed that challenges the discriminatory view that transgender men cannot work as men. Michael Silverman with Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund talks about he case.

Brian Kaylor

April 12 . 2011

In Presidential Campaign Rhetoric , Brian Kaylor analyzes the religious-political discourse used by presidential nominees from 1976-2008, and then describes key characteristics of their confessionals  that represent a substantial shift from the tenets of the civil-religious contract.


Frederick Lane, Sister Souljah

April 11 . 2011

Author and attorney Frederick Lane talks about privacy issues in the age of social media. Then, political activist and author, Sister Soulja brings to her millions of fans an adventure about young, deep love and the lengths that they will go to have it in Midnight and the Meaning of Love.


Lis Wiehl, Anne Kreamer

April 8 . 2011

Lis Wiehl, the FOX News legal analyst and host of “Wiehl of Justice” knows a thing or two about the law and tackles some legal issues in the news. Her new thriller is, Heart of Ice. Later, author Anne Kreamer says it’s okay to cry in the new workplace in It’s Always Personal.

Diane Ravitch, Professor X

April 7 . 2011

Former Assistant Secretary of Education and author Diane Ravitch reacts to a new report showing student testing irregularities in D.C. under the leadership of former D.C. schools chancellor, Michelle Rhee. Ravitch is the author of The Death and Life of the Great American School System. Then, Professor X dispels the notion  that a university education is for everyone, calling it a destructive myth  In the Basement of the Ivory Tower.


Sara Hutchinson, Kathryn Joyce

April 6 . 2011

Sara Hutchinson with Catholics for Choice examines the abuse of conscience clauses in the US. Should you have to perform jobs that are not morally justifiable? Later,  many health care providers do not dispense a full range of preventative care, especially advice on the use of and access to condoms to prevent the spread of HIV. Journalist, Kathryn Joyce talks about her piece in Conscience magazine, “Seeing is Believing: Questions about Faith-Based Organizations Involved in HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment.”

Brian Kahn

April 5 . 2011

In Real Common Sense, award-winning public radio host Brian Kahn faces up to America’s critical problems—and then shows how the principles and values of America’s Founders can provide the moral compass we need to turn things around.

John Avlon

April 4 . 2011

No Labels is a rapidly growing citizens movement dedicated to pressuring our nation’s leaders to put aside their labels so they can work together and do what government should do – solve problems. John Avlon, one of the founding leaders talks about putting labels aside and doing what’s best for the country.