Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing the growing popularity of “e-readers.”

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Eric Bolling - "Happy Hour" on Fox Business News

Discussing the banking industry “stress tests” the feds say will tell us whether our banks are solid or teetering on the edge.

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Wake County Commissioner Stan Norwalk

Discussing his view that the push for parental choice and neighborhood schools in Wake County will tear apart the community fabric of Wake County.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reg Green - Father of Nicholas Green

Discussing the need for parents to consider organ and tissue donation should tragedy strike the family.

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Cash Michaels - Editor of The Carolinian

Discussing the view from the black community on the first 100 days of the Obama administration.

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Mark Smith - AP White House Correspondent

Discussing the first 100 days of Barack Obama’s administration.

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Dan Ariely - Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Discussing the role our emotions and irrational behavior play in how we’re reacting to the swine flu story.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Beth Reardon - Duke Integrative Medicine

Discussing “good fat” - a new scientific discovery that might be the answer to all our prayers.

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Representative Mark Hilton - Catawba

Discussing his sponsorship of a bill to regulate the sale of an item some folks say is drug paraphernalia.

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State Senator Tom Taft - Southern Environment Law Center

Discussing his advocacy for renewable energy sources and his view that “green collar” jobs are key to North Carolina’s economic recovery.

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Chris Estes - North Carolina Housing Coalition

Discussing his organization’s push to convince state legislators to appropriate $50 million for affordable housing in our state.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Dr. Jeffery Engel - State Health Director

Discussing the swine flu threat to North Carolinians, including the very latest on the outbreak in Mexico and several US cities, and the planning underway in North Carolina should an outbreak occur here.

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Dr. David Marshall - State Veterinarian

Discussing the swine flu outbreak, what it means and doesn’t mean to our state’s pork producers and to all of us who love to eat pork.

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Senate Minority Leader Phil Berger

Discussing the GOP’s view of the Senate Democrats’ proposed tax overhaul

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Rev. Al Sharpton - President of the National Action Network

Discussing his speech on “Leadership without excuses”

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MJ Gohel - Director and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation

Discussing the Taliban’s move toward the heart of Pakistan, the response by the Pakistan and US governments, and the frightening prospect of the Taliban getting its hands on Pakistan’s long-range missiles and nuclear weapons.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Senator Kay Hagan

Discussing her recent time in North Carolina, during which she looked at some of the “shovel ready” projects funded by the stimulus package.

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Peter Moore - Editor of Men's Health Magazine

Discussing sleep problems and myths about how to get a better night’s sleep.

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Steve Moore - Wall Street Journal

Discussing the return of the Camaro, which Chevrolet is reintroducing for the first time since 2002.

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David King - General Manager of Triangle Transit

Discussing the momentum in the General Assembly for giving counties the ability to put a transit tax on the ballot, and what it would mean for a future Triangle rail system.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing the pros and cons of netbooks.

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Dr. Bill Atkinson - WakeMed Presdient and CEO

Discussing the growing numbers of uninsured in North Carolina due to recession job losses, and the impact on hospitals and costs.

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Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing a report that Federal authorities are looking at a land deal in a waterfront development in Carteret County in which former Gov. Mike Easley has purchased a lot.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Dr. Sally Ride - First American Woman in Space

Discussing how going into outer space has changed life.

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Cash Michaels - Editor of the Carolinian

Discussing the life, legacy and historical impact of State Senator Vernon Malone’s work.

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Tony Asion - Director of El Pueblo

Discussing calls by some Hispanic advocacy groups for illegal immigrants to boycott the 2010 Census unless immigration laws are changed.

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Dr. Stephen Prescott - Wake Tech Law Professor

Discussing the Justice Department documents released by the Obama administration that show details of interrogation tactics used by the Bush administration.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Father Michael Greb - St. Cecelias Church

Discussing how a few pies got him in a big mess.

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Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Vice President of the Foundation For Defense of Democracies, discussing the continuing threat posed by pirates and why it will take more than US military might to handle this international problem.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker

Discussing his announcement that he will run for a fifth term as Raleigh’s mayor, and his priorities should he be re-elected.

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Andrew Cline - Editor of the New Hampshire Union Leader

Discussing his view that the NCAA treats college athletes like slaves by not allowing the students to profit from their skill/work while in college.

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Todd Buchholz - Former White House Economic Advisor

Discussing the economy and when the recession should be over.

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David Bass - Associate Editor of The Carolina Journal

Discussing reforms needed for the free- and reduced-lunch food program in North Carolina’s public schools.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Joshua Green - Senior Editor for The Atlantic

Discussing the pot business and his experience enrolling in Oaksterdam University, a new trade school founded in Oakland and devoted to the booming business of growing and dispensing medical marijuana – or as it’s called in polite company – “cannabusiness.”

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Robert Strang - CEO of Investigative Management Group

Discussing the possibility of the U.S. electrical grid being penetrated by spies.

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Tom Krauetler - Host of The Money Pit

Discussing energy credits and stimulus money available for home owners.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Garry Marshall - Creator of Happy Days

Discussing his musical adaption of Happy Days, and his illustrious career. The show is a part of Broadway Series South and premieres April 14th at the Progress Energy Center.

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Jim Norrod - CEO of Segway Inc.

Discussing the development of a new, two passenger Segway.

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Melissa Frey - The Plenty Currency Cooperative

Discussing communities printing their own currency to keep cash flowing.

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Linda Davis - President of SAGE Crossing Foundation

Discussing the challenge facing parents of autistic kids who are getting older, and to taxpayers who fund services for this population.

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Russell Allen - City of Raleigh Manager

Discussing water and sewer rate increases being considered.

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