1. Tuesday April 30th on Stand Up!

    April 30, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines, we discovered proof that Pete was in fact at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Later in the hour, friend and comedienne Amy Schumer tells us about her new show on Comedy Central and what it takes to be a woman in male driven industry.

    In the second hour, Sirius XM host of Politics Powered by Twitter, Slade Sohmer, discusses the first active athlete to come out of the closet.

    Then, John Avlon of CNN and the Daily Beast discusses hosting the South Carolina Senate Debate. (Elizabeth Colbert Busch for the win?)

    In the third hour, Will Cain of CNN and the Blaze, with his full head of hair is on with Constitutional Law professor, Eric Segall for our weekly Tuesday Round Table.


  2. Monday April 29th on Stand Up!

    April 29, 2013 by MelStar1

    After Pete name drops his night at the White House Correspondents Dinner (#NerdProm)

    Later, we play part two of Pete’s conversation with journalist and author of “Dirty Wars,Jeremy Scahill.

    In the second hour, Syracuse football legend, Don McPherson the self proclaimed “accidental activist” discusses feminism. Then we talk education with former Assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch.

    In the third hour, economist Dean Baker joins the program. Then bestselling author, Michael Pollan discusses food and his new book.

    I’m contractually obligated to mention once more Pete went to the White House Correspondents Dinner.


  3. Friday April 26th on Stand Up!

    April 26, 2013 by MelStar1

    After Pete reminds us all he is better than us and preps for the White House Correspondents Dinner, we laugh through morning headlines.

    Later, our friend and CNN host, Christine Romans discusses the wealth gap.

    In the second hour, we talk about the idea of justice and how it relates to the environment with CUNY Professor Susan Opotow.

    In the third hour, author and journalist Jeremy Scahill is in studio to tell us about his new book “Dirty Wars”.

    Plus- Gwyneth Paltrow was name People Mag’s most beautiful person!!?! I mean how does she do it?!


  4. Thursday April 25th on Stand Up!

    by MelStar1

    After headlines we discuss Reese Witherspoon’s mug shot for about three hours..

    With so much controversy surrounding the much referenced Reinhart-Rogoff study, we had economics blogger, Mike Konczal break down for us.

    In the second hour, along with IAVA, we had our weekly Stand Up! with a veteran segment. Today’s veteran was Garrett Bernsten, a US Army Officer who spent 5 years with the 82nd Airborne Division, and deployed twice to Afghanistan. Was part of the Storm the Hill Initiative in DC.

    Then we continued our conversation on Earth Day with our friend, John Campanelli of Waste and Recycling News, who gushed over his love for talking trash, Pete’s beautiful bald head and composting.

    In the third hour, comedian and writer for the Daily Beast’s Open Zion, Maysoon Zayid joined us in studio made us laugh and break apart so many stereotypes and misconceptions.

    Then the phone lines blew up as we talked child care with Jonathan Cohn of the New Republic.


  5. Wednesday April 24th on Stand Up!

    April 24, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines, Pete chats with actor Dennis Quaid and Director Ramin Bahrani about their new film At Any Price and gets to the truth behind whether or not Mr. Quaid is actually a jerk or just really good actor.

    In the second hour, we continue our Earth Day coverage with noted climate scientist, Michael Mann.

    Then we check back in with activist and lawyer, Susan Burke, who is fighting against sexual assault in the military. ( And if you haven’t seen her documentary Invisible War, you need to.)

    Finally we end the program in typical Wednesday fashion with a full hour of health policy with Dr. Aaron Carroll and your calls!


  6. Tuesday April 23rd on Stand Up!

    by MelStar1

    Alfred is back, so the breaking news will come to an abrupt halt.

    After headlines, we learned to teach our children to save from, Jonathan Clements, the director of financial education for Citi Personal Wealth Management.

    In the second hour, we learn about the lack of legal representation for child immigrants from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Sonia Nazario.

    Then we Stand Up! against bullying with American reggae and alternative rock musician, Matisyahu.

    In the third hour, CNN’s Will Cain and Stand Up comedian Dean Obeidallah join us in studio for a full hour of madness.


  7. Monday April 22nd on Stand Up!

    April 22, 2013 by MelStar1

    It’s Earth Day, suck it Neptune.

    After headlines, we plan to talk about Earth Day all week, starting with- Alexis Madrigal of the Atlantic who informs us of the history and future promise of green technology.

    In the second hour, we hear from a HuffPost Live host and producer, Ahmed Shinab-Eldin who was on lock down last week in Boston.

    Then, David Cay Johnston expands on his latest article in the National Memo titled “How The NRA Impeded The Boston Bomber Investigation.”

    In the third hour Phil Aroneanu explains to us the significance of Earth Day and the growing movement behind his 350.org campaign. .. Plus 3 full hours on the arrest of Reese Witherspoon– can she survive jail without her spoon?


  8. Friday April 19th on Stand Up!

    April 19, 2013 by MelStar1

    Today we cancelled our scheduled guests to break down and react to the breaking news on the Boston Marathon bomber suspects. We invited our listeners into the conversation for two and half hours of thoughtful, honest conversation.

    Then in the third hour we Stood Up! against school violence with Katie Lyles, a former Columbine student turned elementary teacher, on the eve of the 14th anniversary of the shooting.

    It was a simple day, filled mostly with your voices, and you know what? It was one of our best shows yet.


  9. Thursday on Stand Up!

    by MelStar1

    Coming Up on Stand Up! General David Irvine explains the report of the Task Force on Detainee Treatment.

    Second hour it’s another edition of our “Stand Up with a Veteran” segment with IAVA. This week we are joined in studio by Reese May, a Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq who now directs the Hurricane Sandy Response and Recovery for St. Bernard Project.

    Then we get an update on the treatment of AIDS in Africa from Dr. Rachel Vreeman.

    In the third hour we talk to Ryan Nerz about his new book on America’s dysfunctional relationship with Marijuana. Unfortunately he did not bring samples.

    Later we get to take in depth look at America’s education system and standardized testing with author Alfie Kohn.


  10. Wednesday April 17th on Stand Up!

    April 17, 2013 by MelStar1

    Former South Carolina governor, Mark Sanford has a court date- after his ex-wife caught him trespassing– not to worry though his alibi is rock solid .. he was “hiking the Appalachian trail” at the time.

    After headlines, Dr. Paul Coleman teaches us the best way to talk to your kids when bad things happen. First rule, don’t panic, also South Park does not count as an educational resource.

    In the second hour, Dr. Alan Leshner, the CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Executive Publisher of the journal Science, explains the effects of the government’s lack of scientific funding. To sum it up: science research funding is down and that is bad.

    Then, ABC News correspondent, John Donvan, gives us a preview of tonight’s Intelligence Squared debate, “The GOP must seize the center or die.”

    In the third hour, Dr. Aaron Carroll joins us for his weekly chat and answers your calls.


  11. Tuesday April 16th on Stand Up!

    by MelStar1

    We begin the program with a reflection on the human perspective in regards to the Monday’s terrorist attack in Boston.

    Later, we are joined by Danielle Nierenberg, Co-Founder of FoodTank, who explains how sustainable agriculture can alleviate world hunger.

    In the second hour, Constitutional Law Professor, Eric Segall tells us about the Supreme Courts upcoming hearings on race.

    Then, tax expert David Cay Johnston expands on tax policy in the aftermath of April 15th.

    Finally 25 year veteran of the FBI and COO of the Soufan group, Don Borelli helps us make sense of what the investigation looks like in the search of a terror suspect, following the bombing of the Boston Marathon.


  12. Monday April 15th on Stand Up!

    April 15, 2013 by MelStar1

    It’s April 15th, hopefully you have filed your taxes. If not you are me, about to call your Accountant (cough, my dad), and beg him/her to file an extension for you. Welcome to my life.

    Pete starts off with headlines and then if you haven’t advised a President then you weren’t allowed on the first two hours of the program.

    We start off with Joshua DuBois, former religious adviser to President Obama and Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He tells us about his experience of meeting with families at Sandy Hook the day after the shooting.

    In the second hour, we bring back a friend of the program, former Reagan adviser and Treasury official for George H.W. Bush, a New York Times Contributor, Bruce Bartlett, who tells us about tax policy on .. drum roll please.. TAX DAY!! YAY for April 15th.

    Then, former Green Jobs adviser to the Obama administration, CNN Contributor, and New York Times best-selling Author, Van Jones breaks down President Obama’s Budget Plan.

    In the third hour, Wall Street veteran, lawyer, Bloomberg Contributing Editor and Author of the new book “The Alternative Answer,” Bob Rice, schools us on Bitcoin, investments and finance.


  13. Friday April 12th on Stand Up!

    April 12, 2013 by MelStar1

    It’s Friday, liquor stores open at 10am.

    During headlines we play a clip of Sen. Elizabeth Warren embarrassing government regulators at a hearing Thursday as she demanded to know why they won’t reveal how frequently big banks illegally foreclosed on homeowners. Then we all decide Sen. Warren has no faults. Later, CNN’s Political Director Mark Preston joins us for our weekly political chat wrap up.

    In the second hour, the founder of the global human rights campaign organization, Breakthrough, and panelist from last week’s Women in the World Summit, Mallika Dutt, challenges us to Stand Up! for violence against women.

    Then the married lesbian couple, Kristen and Sarah Kate Elli-Henderson, who posed for the cover of Time Magazine’s “Gay Marriage Already Won” story, join us to prove to Pete their children are superior to his and discuss gay marriage.

    In the third hour, we have a completely original segment that our program started first: Open Phones Friday. Thank you for joining the conversation.


  14. Thursday April 11th on Stand Up!

    April 11, 2013 by MelStar1

    It’s day one of Alfred’s vacation and as a courtesy to public safety we would like all US Air Marshalls to be on high alert for a white male, early 30’s in a mismatched flannel shirt traveling with his “girlfriend.”

    In the first hour, we hear from the Nation‘s Lee Fang on his latest piece titled “The Right Leans In”.

    Next hour, in association with IAVA we have our weekly segment, Stand Up! with a Veteran and we talk with Navy Veteran Angela King. King served six years active duty as a US Navy medic and was deployed three times, she updates us on the latest with VA Backlog.

    Then, the host of the nationally syndicated Michael Smerconish Program joins us the conversation to tell us about his new show airing on SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124.

    In the third hour, show regular, author and financial expert, Barry Ritholtz joins us in studio for the full hour. For the record, don’t piss him off on twitter, because he will block you. Also he once taught a pig to sing.