1. Friday June 28th on Stand Up!

    June 28, 2013 by MelStar1

    It’s our last day to be broadcasting in beautiful Aspen Colorado for the 9th Aspen Ideas Festival. Today’s program is stock full of great guests:

    Brita Stevenson of the Aspen Institute

    Ezra Klein of the Washington Post and MSNBC

    EJ Dionne of the Washington Post

    Rich Lowry of National Review

    Charles Best of Donors Choose

    Theologian and founder of Sojourners, Jim Wallis.

    Obviously, we are big Pimpin’ here in the party capitol of the world, Aspen Colorado. The question of the day: is it stealing if you return it? #BikingInAspen

  2. Thursday June 27th on Stand Up!

    June 27, 2013 by MelStar1

    We are broadcasting from the 9th Aspen Ideas Festival in beautiful Aspen, Colorado.

    Huge show today, Evan Wolfson of Freedom to Marry and Constitutional Law Professor, Eric Segal of Georgia State University discuss the Supreme Court Rulings.

    Then, it’s conversations with speakers of the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Heather Smith of Rock the Vote, Jeffrey Rosen of the National Constitution Center, Steve Clemons of the Atlantic and much more.

    This country is getting gayer by the second and we couldn’t be happier.

  3. I forced Ezra & EJ to praise each other

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  4. Wednesday June 26th on Stand Up!

    June 26, 2013 by MelStar1

    Today the Stand Up! crew is en route to this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival where we will airing shows for Thursday and Friday.

    We wanted to give you a preview of what to expect from the Festival so today we have the Best of Aspen Ideas 2012.

    First hour it’s an interview with Kitty Boone, Director of the Aspen Ideas Festival, who let’s us know what we can expect from this year’s line up.

    Then we listen to the best speeches from 2012: Lawrence Krauss‘s “A Universe from Nothing,” Randi Weingarten’s “Can Teacher Unions Be Partners in Reforming Schools?” and Katie Couric‘s quest to discover “Can Women Really Have It All?”

  5. Tuesday June 25th on Stand Up!

    June 25, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: comedian and activist Maysoon Zayid joins us.

    In the second hour, Maura Daly of the organization Feeding America tells us about domestic hunger issues.

    In the third hour it’s John Avlon of CNN and Newsweek the Daily Beast, and Will Cain of CNN and the Blaze.

    Burlesconi gets 7 years of prison for apparently throwing awesome parties.. Or for being a horrible person- you decide.

  6. Monday June 24th on Stand Up!

    June 24, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: Steven M. Chase of the US Fish and Wildlife Service joins Pete in his makeshift studio in West Virginia.

    In the next hour, marriage equality activist, Zach Wahls explained what we should expect to see come from the Supreme Court this week rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.

    Then tax policy expert and former adviser to Reagan and Bush 41, Bruce Bartlett.

    In the third hour, we talk education with former assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch.

    So… was I the only one who spent most of my weekend trying to figure out who Paula Deen is?

  7. Friday June 21st on Stand Up!

    June 21, 2013 by MelStar1

    Rick Ungar filled in for me today while I am in LA frolicking on the beach in my speedo.

    After headlines & crew chat: CNN’s Political Director, Mark Preston wrapped up the happenings this week on Capitol Hill.

    In the second hour, former special counsel to President Bill Clinton, legal crisis manager, Lanny Davis joined us to give us insight on the rumors everyone wants to know: will Hillary run in 2016?

    In the third hour, Kevin Russell of the SCOTUS Blog reported on the Supreme Court.

    Then commentator David Sirota discusses his Salon.com piece on how our surveillance program is ruled by .. drum roll please… money!!

  8. Thursday June 20th on Stand Up!

    June 20, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: we talk Afghanistan with former Political Advisor to the EU Ambassador in Kabul, Lucy Morgan Edwards.

    In the next hour, along with IAVA it’s another edition of our on going series, Stand Up with a Veteran, this week we welcome Marine Alex Smith.

    In the third hour up and coming comedian Myq Kaplan joins us in studio to chat about everything from polyamory to politics.

    Rest in Peace James Gandolfini. Is the Sopranos the best show in the history of television? – We couldn’t decide.

  9. Wednesday June 19th on Stand Up!

    June 19, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: a conversation with political analyst Dr. Jason Johnson of Hiram College.

    For the second hour we talk health care with policy expert, Dr. Aaron Carroll who tries to help Melanie defend her love for diet coke while Pete threatens to fire her.

    In the third hour we talk immigration (and a little basketball) with Kristian Ramos of the 21st Century Border Initiative.

    We can’t pay attention to today’s show because Huffington Post has a sideboob photo of Rihanna!

  10. Tuesday June 18th on Stand Up!

    June 18, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: We check in on the goings on in Congress with Ed O’Keefe of the Washington Post.

    In the second hour, Middle East expert Robin Wright.

    For the third hour, John Avlon of CNN and Newsweek/Daily Beast and Will Cain of CNN and the Blaze are in studio.

    And the search continues for Jimmy Hoffa… for the 38th straight year. Good luck fellas! #WhereintheWorldisHoffa #CarmenSanDiegoRemix

  11. Monday June 17th on Stand Up!

    June 17, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: national security expert, Karen Greenberg of Fordham University talks NSA and Guantanamo.

    For the second hour, we talk to author and finance expert, Bob Rice in studio for the hour to discuss everything from Wall Street, his new book, to parenting.

    In the third hour, our weekly chat with former Assistant Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch.

    Then Congressman from Massachusetts’ 2nd district, Representative Jim McGovern discusses the farm bill and his latest diet craze: food stamps.

  12. Friday June 14th on Stand Up!

    June 14, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: we talk to Constitutional Law professor, Eric Segall.

    In the second hour, Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig discusses our broken political system. You can check out his recent TedTalk here.

    In the third hour host of NPR’s “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” Peter Sagal tells us about his fascinating PBS series “Constitution USA.”

    In other news, the Heat annoy the country by tying up the NBA Finals 2 to 2 and Melanie‘s grandma is pissed.

  13. Thursday June 13th on Stand Up!

    June 13, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: a conversation about NSA whistleblowers, with an NSA whistleblower, Thomas Drake.

    In the second hour in association with IAVA it’s another addition of Stand Up with a Veteran- this week we are joined by Seth Smith.

    In the third hour we talk to Fox News Contributor and co-founder of Define America, Jehmu Greene in studio.

    Breaking news from yesterday, a two-faced kitten born in Oregon. A stunned nation clicks on the story, says “that’s weird” then goes about their day.

  14. Wednesday June 11th on Stand Up!

    June 12, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: a conversation with economist Mark Lieberman.

    In the next hour, comedian and actor Russell Brand discusses his new world tour, spirituality, and his infatuation with our new interns.

    In the third hour, Dr. Aaron Carroll talks health policy for his weekly Wednesday chat.

    TMZ is reporting that Justin Bieber was caught flirting with Miley Cyrus at an LA hotspot- is it love?!

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