1. Wednesday July 31st on Stand Up!

    July 31, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    In the first hour, we talk national security with Eli Lake of the Daily Beast.

    In the second hour a conversation on Fracking with expert, Cornell’s Anthony R. Ingraffea.

    In the third hour, health policy & the breakdown on Obamacare with Dr. Aaron Carroll.

    Miss the show? Catch up here.


  2. Tuesday July 30th on Stand Up!

    July 30, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    We discuss the status of legal marijuana with Dan Riffle, of the Marijuana Policy Project.

    In the next hour, former spiritual adviser to President Obama, Joshua DuBois talks race in light of the George Zimmerman verdict.

    In the third hour, John Avlon of Newsweek/Daily Beast and CNN joins us.

    Miss the show? Catch it here.

    Want to see semi-nude photos of Upstate NY’s 79th most famous celebrity? check it out here.


  3. Monday July 29th on Stand Up!

    July 29, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Michael Tomasky of Newsweek/Daily Beast joins us.

    In the second hour, attorney Seema Iyer discusses Stop and Frisk.

    In the third hour, we talk education with Diane Ravitch.

    Then we check in with CNN’s Christine Romans who’s fun fact of the day is not only has she killed a bird, she was Aaron Sorkin’s muse for Olivia Munn’s character on Newsroom. (Melanie is officially geeking out right now)


  4. Friday July 26th on Stand Up!

    July 26, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Our regular Friday chat with CNN’s political director, Mark Preston turns the table on Pete and asks him about his stand-up routine.

    In the second hour our guest Tim Bale of Queen Mary University of London explains the mysteries of the United Kingdom. It’s brilliant.

    In the third hour, comedian and Current TV host, John Fugelsang joins us in studio to take on Weinergate and the trending topics of today.

    Just want to commend Anthony Weiner for refusing to pull out of the NYC Mayoral race, gracefully representing his city AND family.

    Did you miss the show? Find it here.


  5. Thursday July 25th on Stand Up!

    July 25, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:
    Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irving, Richard L. Hasen talks Campaign Finance Reform.

    In the second hour, it’s another edition of Stand Up with a Veteran with IAVA’s Tom Tarantino.

    In the third hour, Senior Political writer for the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart joins us.

    The royal baby is named George and I don’t care. (Unfortunately Melanie does..)


  6. Wednesday July 24th on Stand Up!

    July 24, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: we discuss social security disability benefits with expert Rebecca Vallas of NOSSCR.

    Next hour, former presidential adviser and tax policy expert, Bruce Bartlett.

    In the third hour, Chief National Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich tells us about his new book on the hypocrisy in Washington.

    Then SiriusXM host Michelangelo Signorile tells us about his new show on SiriusXM’s Progress.

    Did you miss the show? Catch it here.


  7. Tuesday July 23rd on Stand Up!

    July 23, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat: we talk education with a Washington DC Public Charter school Assistant Principal, Steven Foster.

    In the second hour we look at race with journalist and writer, Farai Chideya.

    In the third hour, John Avlon of Newsweek/Daily Beast and CNN along with Will Cain of the Blaze and CNN join us in studio. Then a surprise guest appearance by… my wife!

    America is all abuzz over the royal birth, then quietly asks self, “why the hell do we care?”


  8. Monday July 22nd on Stand Up!

    July 22, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Later this hour we catch up with CNN Political Director, Mark Preston.

    Next hour, writer and activist Kevin Alexander Gray joins us for a discussion on what it means to be black in America.

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

    Today the Royal Family get’s larger, and Melanie is staked outside the hospital for live updates, or she wishes she was…


  9. Friday July 19th on Stand Up!

    July 19, 2013 by MelStar1

    John Fugelsang filled in for Pete and is joined by writer and comedian, TV’s Frank Conniff.

    On today’s discussion:

    We take a look at the state of Florida with veteran local journalist Steve Bousquet later this hour.

    In the second hour, we look at healthcare with Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.

    In the third hour, Editor-in-chief of TheContributor.com, Tina Dupuy.


  10. Thursday July 18th on Stand Up!

    July 18, 2013 by MelStar1

    Dean Obeidallah guests hosts while Pete is on vacation.

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Criminal Defense attorney and frequent MSNBC guest, Seema Iyer.

    In the second hour, filmmaker and journalist Safiya Songhai talks race.

    In the third hour, John Avlon of Newsweek/Daily Beast and CNN joins us with his wife, author, political strategist and CNN contributor, Margaret Hoover.

    Then host of Out Front, CNN’s Erin Burnett.


  11. Wednesday July 17th on Stand Up!

    July 17, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Later this hour, Washington Correspondent for the Takeaway, Todd Zwillich reports on Capitol Hill.

    In the second hour, National Affairs Correspondent for the Nation, William Greider.

    In the third hour, we talk health policy with Dr. Aaron Carroll.


  12. Tuesday July 16th on Stand Up!

    July 16, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Criminal Defense attorney and frequent MSNBC guest, Seema Iyer.

    In the second hour, founder and President of Sojourners and author, Jim Wallis.

    Then editor of National Review, Rich Lowry talks immigration.

    In the third hour, John Avlon of Newsweek/Daily Beast and CNN and Will Cain of The Blaze and CNN. Today everyone is so polite.. what happened?!


  13. Monday July 15th on Stand Up!

    July 15, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    Middle East Expert, Aaron David Miller discusses his recent CNN.com piece on why Arabs don’t like America.

    Next hour, Constitutional Law professor Eric Segall of Georgia State University.

    In the third hour, noted economist, Dean Baker explains how the Twinkie will get America over the recession.. or at least allow us to eat our feelings.

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  14. Friday July 12th on Stand Up!

    July 12, 2013 by MelStar1

    After headlines & crew chat:

    We find out Pete has no soul and hates kittens. Then we are joined by senior national correspondent for Time Magazine and author, Michael Grunwald.

    In the second hour, Another edition of our weekly segment with IAVA, Stand Up with a Veteran. Today we talk with Michael Aldrich, who served in Iraq in the US Air Force.

    In the third hour, comedian Dean Obeidallah joins us in studio.