May 20, 2013
After headlines, crew chat we ask the question: who is a better commencement speaker, First Lady Michelle Obama or Pete Dominick? (I am contractually obligated to vote for the latter)
Later in the first hour, Award winning journalist, David Cay Johnston briefs us on the latest with the IRS’s issues.
In the second hour, we talk political ignorance with Ilya Somin of George Mason.
Then Dave Weigel of Slate reports discusses the various scandals on Capitol Hill.
In the third hour, former assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch talks schools.
Plus a big congratulations to my former producer Aaron and Alexandra Hodges who got married on Saturday.
May 17, 2013
After headlines & crew chat, we had our weekly political discussion with CNN’s Political Director, Mark Preston later this hour.
In the second hour we talk about “free range parenting” with writer, Lenore Skenazy.
Then award winning actress and activist, Glenn Close Stands Up! against the stigma associated with mental illness.
In the third hour a discussion on for-profit prisons with David M. Shapiro.
USA Today reports 58% of pools in Atlanta may have fecal matter, the same can be said about radio studios in New York City.
May 16, 2013
After headlines & crew chat: Will Bunch of the Philadelphia Daily News reports on President Obama’s recent controversies.
In the next hour, along with IAVA, we Stand Up with a Veteran – this week it’s Dock Revisky.
For the third hour, we discussed constitutional law with two experts, Eric Segall of Georgia State and Illya Somin of George Mason.
Burger King announced it’s going to release a rival sandwich to McDonald’s McRib later this month. See? Not all is lost, people!
May 15, 2013
After the morning’s rather scandalous headlines & crew chat, we take on the IRS controversy with Dave Levinthal of the Center for Public Integrity.
In the second hour, Rick Ungar of Forbes.com and Fox News joins us in studio for the hour.
In the third hour, we talk about green roofs with the Mayor of Washington DC, Vincent C. Gray.