Friday, December 21, 2007

Barack Obama Foreign Policy Adviser Susan Rice

Susan Rice of the Brookings Institute talks to us about the importance of international aid; the differences between Obama and Clinton on this issue; the breakdown of the military budget; the consequences of debt; and how big of a threat China is.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

The 2008 Election with NBC News' Chuck Todd

Todd gives us his thoughts on all of the major presidential campaigns.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Barack Obama in Iowa

Gordon Fischer, the former chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party and current Obama surrogate, talks all things Iowa.

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ron Paul's National Press Secretary Jesse Benton

Benton talks to us about Paul going on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox News, constitutional issues, marijuana and alcohol issues, and the evolution debate.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fred Thompson Campaign Spokeswoman Karen Hanretty

Hanretty talks to us about why she chose to work for Thompson; his positions on Intelligent Design & the Line Item Veto; why the campaign is focusing on Fox News; their thoughts on the Newsweek article; and Thompson's opinion on political ambition from a young age.

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Friday, October 26, 2007

A Former POW with John McCain

Orson Swindle sheds light on McCain's character, where he stands on torture, and what kind of President he would be on Free Trade. There were some communications issues, so I apologize in advance for any beeps or 1 second cut offs.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Barack Obama Youth Director Hans Riemer

Riemer talks to us about how the Obama campaign is going to get college students to vote, the differences between Clinton and Obama on Iran, where Obama stands on Darfur, and the uniqueness of South Carolina.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Real Estate's Role in the Economy

Best-selling author of Diary of a Real Estate Rookie Alison Rogers, informs us about real estate. We cover the possible housing bubble; the influence of politicians on interest rates; the best places and ways to buy national and international real estate; subprime crisis; and ethical corporate investing in companies like Philip Morris and Exxon Mobil.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Obama Economic Adviser on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

Professor Austan Goolsbee from the Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago talks about economic mobility, education, minimum wage, free trade, wal-mart, and more. Unfortunately, his thoughts on how effective an economic method divestment is was cut off. This is part 2 of this 2 part interview.

Obama economic adviser on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

Professor Austan Goolsbee from the Graduate School of Business at The University of Chicago talks about economic mobility, education, minimum wage, free trade, wal-mart, and more. Unfortunately, his thoughts on how effective an economic method divestment is was cut off. This is part 1 of this 2 part interview.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Rudy Giuliani's Policy Director Bill Simon On the Economy

The former Republican gubenatorial candidate for California talks to us about Giuliani's rigid belief that taxes must always be low, his details on Healthcare, the mayor's thoughts on school choice, and his friendship with Howard Dean.

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton

Ambassador Bolton talks to us about his upcoming book, why the Republicans care about Darfur, his thoughts on President Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, and his take on the controversial book The Israel Lobby.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Hillary Clinton's Communications Director Howard Wolfson

Wolfson talks to us about what he studied here at the University of Chicago, what matters when voting, Clinton's relationship with Fox News, what kind of access reporters will have to her, her relationship with Hollywood, and Clinton's latest fundraising numbers.

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Barack Obama's Foreign Policy Adviser Samantha Power

The Human Rights Professor from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government talks about how to talk to countries like Syria and what should the United States do to combat the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.

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Friday, September 28, 2007

NBC News' Political Director Chuck Todd

Chuck Todd talks to us about the choice of questions for Wednesday's MSNBC Debate, why Hillary Clinton chose to do all five Sunday Morning News Shows on the same day, and his analysis of Gingrich inching closer to getting into the race for the White House.

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Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper

We talk about Denver's 2008 Democratic National Convention, Levitt's theory on abortion, college students having guns, the relationship between a mayor and governor, and education.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

Joe Biden on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

The 2008 presidential candidate and current senator answers a question on the stereotypes that both Democrats and Republicans have when addressing education.

John Edwards on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

The 2008 presidential candidate speaks about Israel originally rejecting Darfur refugees. The last six seconds are hard to hear, but he says "I already answered your question." Feel free to judge if he actually did.

Mayor Richard Daley on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

He speaks about the green line/crime on public transportation in Chicago and gives his thoughts on the University of Chicago not divesting from Darfur.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

New Jersey Congressman Steve Rothman Endorsing Barack Obama

The Congressman talks about why he chose to endorse Senator Obama, his role as Northeast chair of the campaign, how he knows Obama is pro-Israel, and the dynamic young mayor of Newark, Corey Booker.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

John Edwards' Campaign Manager David Bonior

Bonior talks to us about how Edwards would plan to combat poverty as President; why Edwards is not hypocritical on such issues as poverty, NewsCorp, and SUVs; and the latest endorsements he has received.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Bill Richardson's National Press Secretary

Tom Reynolds talks about Richardson's latest poll numbers in Iowa and New Hampshire, his ideas on what to do about teacher pay and Darfur, his comical advertisements, his policies towards gays, and who becomes governor of New Mexico, if Richardson becomes the President or Vice President.

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Spokesman

Phil Singer talks about Hillary Clinton's communications and media strategy, Mark Penn's role in the campaign, their Illinois strategy, and his days at the University of Chicago.

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Illinois Republican Minority Leader on Giuliani and the CTA

Tom Cross talks about leading Giuliani's efforts in Illinois and how to deal with the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) crisis.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

YouTube Expert James Kotecki

James talks to us about some of his Youtube interviews with such presidential candidates as John Edwards, Mike Huckabee, and Ron Paul. He also discusses the role Youtube plays in the 2008 election.

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Direct Mail and Barack Obama in the 2008 Election

Pete Giangreco, a mail expert and Obama advisor, discusses how direct mail makes a big difference in campaigns and why Obama is the right man for the White House.

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Todd duBoef on Boxing on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein Part 3

Todd duBoef, President of the boxing promotional company TopRank that has had such clients as Oscar De La Hoya and Muhammad Ali, talks about boxing. Part 3

Todd duBoef on Boxing on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein Part 2

Todd duBoef, President of the boxing promotional company TopRank that has had such clients as Oscar De La Hoya and Muhammad Ali, talks about boxing. Part 2

Todd duBoef on Boxing on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein Part 1

Todd duBoef, President of the boxing promotional company TopRank that has had such clients as Oscar De La Hoya and Muhammad Ali, talks about boxing.

Governor Bill Ritter on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

The governor speaks about the environment and education

LAPD Chief William Bratton on Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

The former NYPD Chief talks about combating crime and terrorism

Monday, June 4, 2007

Richard Perle, NFL Player, Bill Clinton's Economic Adviser

Richard Perle, a pentagon adviser to the Bush administration, talks about the Iraq War; Luis Castillo, a Defensive End for the San Diego Chargers, talks about some big NFL issues; Martin Bailey, Bill Clinton's council of economic advisers, talks about the economy.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Congressman Bobby Rush

Local Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush talks about Dafur and Barack Obama

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Students Taking Action Now Darfur (STAND)

The two chairman of STAND, Michael Pareles and Aliza Levine, talk about why the University of Chicago should divest from Darfur. The picture was taken by Zebulon Dingley.

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

James Carville

James Carville talks about the Democrats and the 2008 election.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Walter Isaacson

Two prominent historians talk to us about Abraham Lincoln and Albert Einstein.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Venezuelan Ambassador to The United States

Ambassador Herrera talks to us about the freedom of the press in Venezuela and then leaves in the middle of the interview.

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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Is Obama falling out of touch with his community?

Barack Obama is a former law professor at The University of Chicago, his wife is Vice President of Community Affairs here at the hospital, he lives fifteen minutes away by foot, we make up a substantial bulk of his constituency, yet he has had virtually no association with this school in the last few years. He launched his book tour at the local Powell’s Bookstore in October, but that’s about it.
His absence, it should be noted, is not due to a lack of support on campus. 396 University of Chicago students are part of a Facebook group called “Students for Obama.” Hundreds more are part of groups advocating his candidacy for the Presidency. Many people have asked him to visit, including The University of Chicago Democrats and me. The Democrats on campus have not heard anything back, and I certainly have not either. On March 13th, Jen Psaki, Obama’s spokeswoman, informed us that “he would love to do that and that this is hometown, and I’m sure he will be coming to campus soon.” On May 2nd, Bill Burton, Obama’s national press secretary, stated that “it’s not a bad idea and we’ll see what kind of possibility that is.” I hope these words turn out to be true, but they seem to lack veracity.
There are different theories put out there for why he has not come. A 2nd year at The University of Chicago believes he does not want to take a photo with a predominantly white school in a black neighborhood. A current law student here argues that Obama does not want to be associated with a very conservative law school. Another first year says he thinks Obama simply does not care about the community. Nobody knows the reason, but as of now it looks like he clearly does not care about his local community.
I have made an extensive effort to get Obama to speak here and/or come on my radio show. I have emailed his chief political strategist, David Axelrod who went to the University of Chicago and never got a response on the matter. I personally went up to his house and asked his secret service to see if I can speak to him, which only resulted in their collecting all of my information so that they could do a background search on me. His campaign would probably continue to say that he is going to come and that he has just been busy. But that is not good enough. Until he comes, this should raise eyebrows. The question remains: how much does this man really care about his neighbors?

In Person Jesse Jackson Interview

Jesse Jackson talks about the 08 election and local Chicago issues.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

2008 Presidential Candidate Ron Paul's Campaign Manager

Kent Snyder talks about Paul's policy stances.

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One of the Little Rock Nine

Terrence Roberts discusses previous and current school segregation.

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2008 Presidential Candidate Duncan Hunter

He talks to us about gambling, guns, and Darfur

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Barack Obama's National Press Secretary Bill Burton

Bill Burton updates us on the campaign.

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Alan Dershowitz

Dershowitz talks about Israel, the 2008 election, and the ACLU

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2008 Presidential Candidate Mike Gravel

Mike Gravel shares his thoughts on political issues.

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John Bolton, Ted O'Neill, Henry Louis Gates Jr.

John Bolton discusses Darfur and Iraq; Ted O'Neill talks about the University of Chicago admission process; Henry Louis Gates Jr. gives his opinion on race issues.

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2008 Election

Roger Simon of talks about the 2008 election.

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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson speaks about gun control and racial issues.

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Leon Panetta and Gore's former Chief of Staff

Leon Panetta, Bill Clinton's former chief of staff, discusses Bill Clinton and the current Bush administration, and Michael Feldman, Al Gore's former traveling chief of staff for the 2000 campaign, discusses Al Gore's race in 2000 and his current work on global warming.

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The Press, Afghanistan War, and a Giuliani Spokesman

Marvin Kalb, a former host of Meet the Press and professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, talks about the media and US relations with Iran and Russia; Christopher Preble, director of foregin policy studies at the Cato Institute, discusses the Afghanistan War and other global issues; Jarrod Agen, a spokesman for Giuliani, discusses why he joined the campaign and where Giuliani stands on political issues.

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Iraq War and the NFL

Larry Diamond, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute, comes on to discuss the Iraq War and Seth Wickersham, NFL Senior writer at ESPN the Magazine, discusses some offseason moves.

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Covering Barack Obama

Barack Obama's brother in law, Craig Robinson, and Jen Psaki, Barack Obama's spokeswoman, talk about Barack's personality and policy stances.

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Republican Congressman, America in the Middle East, Mccain

Republican Congressman from Ohio discussing free trade and the Holocaust, History of America in the Middle East, Mccain's spokesman

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Professor Sachs and Colin Powell Biographer

Discussion about global poverty and the life of Colin Powell

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Stem Cell, Nick Kristof, Corporations

Stem Cell Research, Darfur, politics and corporations

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Greta Van Susteren and Newt Gingrich's Spokesman Rick Tyler

Racism in the courts as well political issues with Gingrich's spokesman

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Walter Isaacson, Greta Van Susteren, and Corey Davidson

Discussion about the Aspen Institute, Einstein, Rumsfeld's reisgnation, and the budget deficit

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Greta Van Susteren and Jerry Taylor

Fox News Host and Energy Expert. There is, however, poor sound quality on this show due to technical difficulties that day.

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Fareed Zakaria and Steve Weisman

1st Episode of Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein

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Robert Lucas Jr. and David Kirkpatrick

2nd show of "Tomorrow with Alex Beinstein," featuring a Nobel Prize winning economist and NY Times Political writer.

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