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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