Posts Tagged ‘Language & Censorship’

Adam Bellow

June 29 . 2010

In the twentieth century, free people faced a number of mortal threats, ranging from despotism, fascism, and communism to the looming menace of global terrorism. These new threats are quietly eroding our hard-won freedoms, often unchallenged and, in some cases, widely accepted as beneficial. In New Threats to Freedom, editor and author Adam Bellow has assembled an all-star line up of innovative thinkers to challenge these threats.

James Sullivan

June 17 . 2010

In 7 Dirty Words,  journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan chronicles George Carlin’s life and career, from his early days as a struggling comedian to his later years as the country’s chief counterculture cynic.

Tom Pauken, Kathy Miller

June 8 . 2010

Former state chairman of the Texas Republican Party, Tom Pauken’s new book  Bringing America Home claims to  not only explain how we lost our way, but shows how our founding principles can help us find our way back. Then we talk to Kathy Miller, president of the Texas Freedom Network about The Lone Star State adopting a new social studies curriculum making changes that are historically inaccurate. What impact will this have nationally?

Joan Bertin, Randall Lotowycz

May 6 . 2010

Joan Bertin, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship discusses the First Amendment and censorship. Later at the half,  Randall Lotowycz celebrates  75 years of DC Comics with a Fandex Deluxe, a supersized deck of 75 iconic heroes and villains.

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.

Robert O’Neil, Jordan Goldberg

April 15 . 2010

The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression announced its 2010 Jefferson Muzzle awards. This year’s winners were government and school officials, including the Virginia Department of Corrections. The Center’s director Robert O’Neil lists the winners. Later, Nebraska will have a law in place that criminalizes abortions after twenty weeks; Jordan Goldberg with the Center for Reproductive Rights joins us.

Mark Oppenheimer

April 13 . 2010

Have you ever met a child who talked like an adult? Who knew big words and how to use them? Was he a charmer or an insufferable smart aleck—or maybe both? New York Times columnist Mark Oppenheimer was just such a boy and he chronicles his travails in Wisenheimer.

Christopher Fairman, David Shenk

March 9 . 2010

Should some words be banned? Law professor and author Christopher Fairman doesn’t think so and later David Shenk talks about The Genius in All of Us.