May 23, 2013
Melanie is on Vacation so I have taken over the show rundown. Jury duty responsibilities are limiting me from writing much but you can see who was on the show below:
Hour 1 Jakob Johnsen, US Army veteran who served in Iraq. He is now a research coordinator for IAVA. This is part of our series with IAVA, “Stand Up with a Veteran”.
Hour 2 Ken Stern, CEO of Palisades Media Ventures, a digital media content company and former CEO of NPR. His recent book is “With Charity For All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give”. He discussed charity in light of the tornado in Oklahoma.
Hour 3 Dean Obeidallah, talented stand-up comedian who was also part of the “Muslims Are Coming” stand-up tour and upcoming documentary. We spoke mainly about the root causes of hatred bigotry and prejudice.
May 22, 2013
After headlines & crew chat: Todd Zwillich from the Takeaway reports from DC.
Next hour, we talk to NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project.
Then the LA Times’ Ken Dilanian on national security.
In the third hour, Dr. Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations talks foreign policy.
Good news for Twitter AND comedians! Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor of New York City! If Mark Sanford can make a comeback, anyone can!!
May 21, 2013
First, let us say our thoughts go out to all those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. Here is how you can help and donate to the Red Cross.
After headlines and crew chat, Steve Vladeck of American University tells us why we should not expand the war on terror.
Next hour, more foreign policy with Steve Clemons from the Atlantic.
In the third hour, John Avlon of the Daily Beast and CNN, and Will Cain of the Blaze and CNN.
If the DOJ is spying on us right now, we’re actually kinda pumped… I mean it’s an increase in listenership!
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.