Archive for 2011

Wayne Pacelle, Natalie Hopkinson

December 8 . 2011

The government will lift the ban on killing horses for meat and Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the U.S. is not happy about the decision. Later, Natalie Hopkinson with the Interactivity Foundation will tell us why school choice fails.

Suzanne Sena

December 7 . 2011

Suzanne Sena aka Brooke Alvarez, the host of “Onion News Network“, an original comedy series that people often mistake for  real news joins us.

Marcia Pally

December 5 . 2011

Marcia Pally rebuts a bleak and superficial view by offering the first in-depth look at ” The New Evangelicals“–those who have moved away from the Religious Right toward a broadened focus on economic justice, environmental care, and democracy.

Marci Hamilton

December 2 . 2011

A lawsuit has been filed against Penn State and Jerry Sandusky for sexual abuse charges. Marci Hamilton is part of the team that is suing. Then, should John Hinckley be allowed his freedom?

Karl Rogers

December 1 . 2011

Debunking Glenn Beck was written in response to Beck’s Arguing with Idiots. The concern is with exploring the agenda behind Beck’s arguments and exposing the flaws in his reasoning.  Karl Rogers also shows why media reform is so vital to the future of democracy

Tim Wu

November 30 . 2011

Tim Wu asks if  the Web–the entire flow of information could  be ruled by a corporate leviathan in possession of “The Master Switch“?


Robin Bernstein

November 29 . 2011

Beginning in the mid nineteenth century in America, childhood became synonymous with innocence. As the idea took hold, it became racialized: popular culture constructed white children as innocent and vulnerable while excluding black youth from these qualities. Robin Bernstein takes up this issue in Racial Innocence.

Alastair Smith

November 28 . 2011

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith’s new  book is The Dictator’s Handbook and they start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t care about the “national interest”—or even their subjects—unless they have to.

David O. Stewart

November 22 . 2011

In this vivid and brilliant biography, American Emperor, David Stewart describes Aaron Burr, the third vice president, as a daring and perhaps deluded figure who shook the nation’s foundations in its earliest, most vulnerable decades.

Peter Yarrow

November 21 . 2011

Peter Yarrow’ of the ’60s folk trio Peter, Paul & Mary, along with Lenny Lipton, wrote the beloved song and now hit book Puff, the Magic Dragon.  Peter is active in Operation Respect, an organization that promotes anti-bullying awareness in schools across the country.