Archive for August, 2012

Dr. Jerry Avorn

August 10 . 2012

Dr. Jerome Avorn talks about his NEJM article,  Two Centuries of Assessing Drug Risks and the broader questions of drug testing, advertising and the FDA’s responsibility. He is the author of Powerful Medicines.

Zach Wahls

August 9 . 2012

In My Two Moms, Zach Wahls delivers a reassuring message to same-sex couples, their kids, and anyone who’s ever felt like an outsider: “You are not alone.”

Harvey Levenstein

August 8 . 2012
In Fear of Food, Harvey Levenstein reveals the people and interests who have created and exploited  the question of what to eat and drink, causing an extraordinary number of Americans to allow fear to trump pleasure in dictating their food choices.

Josh Horwitz, Nina Chanpreet Kaur

August 8 . 2012

Is it time to take common sense measures to make it harder for some people to obtain weapons? Josh Horwitz with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence on the mass shooting in a Sikh temple near Milwaukee  and then Nina Chanpreet Kaur talks about her faith and what she’s doing to help reduce violence worldwide. Peace First.

Robert P. Ericksen

August 6 . 2012

Robert P. Ericksen‘s Complicity in the Holocaust argues that enthusiasm for Hitler within churches and universities effectively gave Germans permission to participate in the Nazi regime.

Michael Cicchini

August 3 . 2012

Defense attorney Michael Cicchini explains several individual constitutional rights that are intended to protect us from the vagaries of the criminal justice system, and gives detailed examples of how government agents routinely circumvent those rights in Tried and Convicted.

Gene Policinski, Deborah Roffman

August 2 . 2012

Should politicians keep out of the Chick-fil-A same sex marriage controversy? Gene Policinski, First Amendment Center tells us what he thinks. Then, Deborah Roffman’s book  Talk to Me First is for any parent who wants to become and remain the most credible and influential resource about sexuality in their children’s lives.

Uzodinma Iweala

August 1 . 2012

Dr. Uzo Iweala returned to Africa and has produced Our Kind of People, a non-fiction account of the AIDS crisis. He goes behind the headlines of an unprecedented epidemic to show the real lives it affects, illuminating the scope of the crisis and a continent’s valiant struggle.

Timothy Jost, Janet Crepps

August 1 . 2012

This is bad decision day! Can a corporation exercise religion; yes, according to a federal district judge. Law professor, Timothy Jost talks about the case and the blog he posted. Then, a federal judge in Arizona  has upheld the law to limit abortions beyond 20 weeks. Janet Crepps, senior counsel with  Center for Reproductive Rights joins us.