Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dawn Hall - Carolina Donor Services

Discussing the process of getting on and off organ transplant lists.

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Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing how the word "free" can be very misleading on the internet.

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Katerine Southard - Miss North Carolina 2009

Discussing being Miss Raleigh and moving on to Miss North Carolina and what’s next.

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Andres Martinez - New America Foundation

Giving an overview of what’s going on in Honduras and why it’s important to the U.S.

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David Adcock - Council at Ogletree Deakins

Discussing the reversal of Sonia Sotomayor’s decision in the Ricci case in New Haven, regarding firefighters facing reverse discrimination.

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Phil Mahoney - Mortgage Brokers Association of the Carolinas

Discussing the fact that more people with good credit are facing foreclosure.

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Representative Jim Crawford

Discussing the additional $150 million in revenues that will be brought in next year beyond what was expected.

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Dr. Zack Moore - Lead NC Epidemiologist Responding to H1N1

Discussing discuss the process of reporting H1N1 cases and responding to them.

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Tom Bonfield - Durham City Manager

Discussing putting an end to the practice of suspending state employees who are behind on taxes.

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Roy Cordato - John Locke Foundation

Discussing the “con” perspective on the climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions to be voted on in the House today.

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Mary Grealy - Healthcare Leadership Council

Discussing HLC’s position on public health care and how it is going to have a big impact on private insurers.

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Allan Handelman - Host of Rock Talk on WZTK

Discussing his relationship with Ed McMahon

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Jim and Linda Scott

Scott talks to his parents about the impact Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett had on his youth.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing new airline fees.

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Robert Marotto - Orange County Animal Control

Discussing the recent fox attacks at a daycare in Durham and an office building in Chapel Hill and whether this means we have a huge problem with rabies in Orange County.

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Ballard Everett - Political Consultant

Discussing South Carolina Governor Sanford’s press conference yesterday about his recent disappearance to Argentina and the political implications of his actions.

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Representative Nelson Dollar

Discussing the “Bully Bill” that Governor Perdue is expected to sign into law.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Rick Prebeg - Animal Photographer - Jungle Jack Productions

Discussing how we can photograph wild animals in North Carolina without putting us or them in danger.

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Brad Crone - Democratic Strategist and Founder

Discussing both President Obama and Governor Bev Perdue’s sinking approval ratings.

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Colon Willoughby - Wake County District Attorney

Discussing concerns about the state budget and what the DA needs.

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Malcom Reed - D3 Community Outreach in Durham

Discussing D3 Hoops, a summer league Reed runs to keep gang members and other at-risk youth out of trouble.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Matt Philips - Carolina Weatherization

Discussing the $52 million plus given to the state for weatherization purposes as part of the Recovery Act.


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Jersey Boys Cast

The cast of the hit show Jersey Boys comes in studio to talk with Scott.

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Aaron Syrett - NC Film Office Director

Discussing new tax breaks for production companies in the state.

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Michael Rubin - Senior Editor of Middle East Quarterly

Discussing the escalation of tension/violence in Iran.

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Shadow Hare - Superhero in Ohio

Discussing how he tries to help enforce the law and leads a group called the Allegiance of Heroes.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Jack Nerad - Executive Market Analyst with Kelly Blue Book

Discussing the bill passed by Congress to give people $4500 for them to trade in their old cars for newer, more fuel-efficient cars.

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Jeffrey Skiles - Co-Pilot to Chesley Sullenberger

Discussing his experience during the emergency landing on the Hudson.

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General Bert Moore - Retired Air Force

Discussing North Korea possibly firing a missile toward Hawaii and the precautions being taken.

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Michael Scheuer - Veteran CIA Counterterrorism Analyst

Discussing the National Geographic special “Iran and the West”

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Ken Blanchard - Author of "Who Killed Change?"

Discussing why change initiatives tend to fail with businesses.

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Bill Kempfer - Deep River Sporting Clays and Shooting School

Discussing shooting clays as a sport. Conducted by Rick Martinez.

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Perry Woods - Democratic Political Consultant

Discussing the political events of the past week.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Jenna Ashley Robinson - Pope Center

Discussing her article on whether a four-year university education is for everyone and why it’s important to explore other options.


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Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing the latest on the developments in the Mike Easley investigation.

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Eric Bolling - "Happy Hour" on Fox Business News

Analyzing the Obama regulation plan.

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Mark Smith - AP White House Correspondent

Discussing President Obama’s proposed financial overhaul and details of the plan.

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Chris McGill - American Gas Association

Discussing a new report that reveals that natural gas supplies have grown significantly.


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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dean Koontz - Author of "Relentless"

Discussing his latest book.

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Michael Rubin - Senior Editor of Middle East Quarterly

Discussing questions surfacing about the recent election in Iran.

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Bruce Klingner - Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center

Discussing a new poll from Rasmussen that shows 38% of Americans think North Korea is the biggest threat to U.S. national security, surpassing Iran by a more than two-to-one margin.

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Kay Phillips - Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign NC

Discussing the “Birds and Bees Text Line,” which gives sexual advice to teens via cell phone texting.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Joel Schwartzberg - Author of "The 40-Year-Old Version"

Talking about what it's like being a divorced dad.

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Tommy Payne - Reynolds American

Discussing Gov. Beverly Perdue's proposal to raise the state's cigarette tax .

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Nia Vardalos - Actress from "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"

Discussing her new movie, "My Life In Ruins"

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John Tote - Mental Health Association of North Carolina

Discussing the emotional impact of layoffs, furloughs and the recession, and ways to make sure you and your family weather the storm in the most healthy, constructive way possible.


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Monday, June 15, 2009

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Giving some advice on having a great, inexpensive summer vacation in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

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Martin Vaughan - Wall Street Journal Reporter

Discussing the news that the IRS is considering taxing – as a fringe benefit – your use of work cell phones for personal business.


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Representative Virginia Foxx

Discussing our country’s energy future and the course of action she believes we should take, as outlined in the American Energy Act – a bill she’s co-sponsoring.

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Brandon Wright - North Carolina Bankers Association

Talking about the organization’s effort to help send a piece of home to soldiers deployed in Iraq. The Back Home Box Foundation event will take place July 2nd and they can use OUR help, in order to make things a little bit better for the men and women serving our country.


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Master Sergent David Roman

Discussing the Army's 234 birthday.

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Neil Goldberg - Creator of Cirque Dreams

Discussing his latest show, Cirque Dreams Illumination

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Jeff Wise - U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte

Discussing whitewater rafting.

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Barlow Herget - StateGovernmentRadio.com

Barlow reviews the political events of the past week.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tom Humble - Principal of Raleigh Charter High School

Discussing Newsweek magazine ranking the school as #33 in the country in its 2009 US rankings, and US News & World Report rating the school as 20th in the country.

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Gregg Thompson - National Federation of Independent Business

Discussing NFIB’s opposition to SB 534, which would mandate that businesses provide paid sick days to employees.

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Louisa Warren - North Carolina Justice Center

Discussing the Health Families and Healthy Workplaces Act (SB 534), which is being heard by a Senate committee this week.

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Jim McTague - Washington Editor of Barron’s Magazine

Providing perspective on developments with two major financial stories facing this country and every single taxpayer: Chrylser/Fiat and news that the feds have given approval to some banks to repay their TARP funds.

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Richard Wolffe - Author of the book "Renegade"

Discussing his behind-the-scenes access to President Obama during his presidential campaign.

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Elizabeth Page - Inclusive Health

Discussing the state’s health insurance program, which debuted earlier this year as a way to provide coverage for the uninsured and hard-to-insure North Carolinians.

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Gary Ray - State President for the Federation of the Blind

Discussing budget cuts facing the Governor Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh.

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Garner Mayor Ronnie Williams

Providing an update on the explosion at the ConAgra Building on Jones Sausage Road in Garner.


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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rick Kearney - Driver of the Electric Green Machine

Discussing the the Prius hybrid-electric car he’s driving from Florida to Washington DC on one tank of gas.

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Joe Kennedy - Associate Professor of Law at UNC

Discussing the fascinating and evolving area of digital and internet law.

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Nina Owcharenko - Heritage Foundation

Analyzing President Obama’s ideas for reforming the healthcare system by stepping up the government’s role.

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Tom Campbell - Political Analyst and Creator of NC Spin

Discussing the Mike and Mary Easley mess, what he's hearing from political insiders, and what might be the next shoe to drop.

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Abram Harder - NC State University

Joining us from the steps of the Energy Dept. in Washington DC to tell us about NC State's team entry in the national competition to re-engineer a 2009 GM Saturn. The team’s goal is to minimize environmental impact by reducing fuel consumption and petroleum use and emissions, while retaining the car’s utility, performance and safety.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Keith Weatherly - Mayor of Apex

Discussing the proposed 1,000-acre Veridia project would add $6 billion to Apex’s tax revenue – doubling the tax base.

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Larry Lytle - Course Facilitator with the Avadon Group

Discussing a free event that will help you with writing a winning resume, establishing new goals, selling yourself to prospective employers, seizing new career opportunities, and filing unemployment claims.

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Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing the latest on Mary Easley and former NCSU Provost Larry Nielsen.

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Dr. Steve Scott - President of Wake Tech

Discussing proposed budget cuts that have him concerned that his campus’s ability to help put people back to work would be severely hindered.

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Francis De Luca - Civitas Institute

Discussing his concerns over a pair of bills related to homeowner associations that are pending in the General Assembly.

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Dr. Jen'nan Read - Duke University Sociologist

Analyzing President Obama’s speech to the Muslim world.

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Glenn Moyer - Balloon Federation of America

Discussing the world of ballooning.

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Barlow Herget - StateGovernmentRadio.com

Reviewing the political events of the past week.

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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Eric Bolling - Fox Business Network

Discussing “Red Ink Week” at the network.

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Steve Troxler - North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner

Discussing the growing trend of buying locally produced food.

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Darrell Allison - Parents for Educational Freedom in NC

Discussing why enrollment in North Carolina’s private schools is up, despite a bad economy.

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Elaine Mejia - North Carolina Budget and Tax Center

Discussing the coalition’s call to raise taxes -- in addition to making budget cuts – in order to address the state’s $4 billion-dollar budget hole.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing Microsoft's new search engine, Bing.

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Dr. Michael Lomax - CEO of the United Negro College Fund

Discussing the amazing success of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

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Sagar Meghani - AP National Security Correspondent

Setting the stage for President Obama’s Middle East trip and his speech to the Muslim world from Cairo on Thursday.

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Colonel Oliver North - Host of “Wars Stories" on Fox News

Giving you a no-holds-barred look at this generation’s citizen soldiers who volunteer to put their lives on the line in defense of freedom and American values.

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Beth Lucas - North Carolina Department of Commerce

Discussing summer job opportunities for teenagers and other unemployed workers.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Sheila Frye - 2008 Champ of the National Hollerin’ Contest

Discussing the 2009 National Hollerin' Contest in Spivey’s Corner in Sampson County

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Phil Harris - Captain on "The Deadliest Catch"

Discussing the hit tv show and what it's like having one of the deadliest jobs in the world

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Maya MacGuineas - Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget

Discussing the future of General Motors.

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Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Providing an update on the air and sea search for Air France flight 447, which left Rio de Janiero for Paris and vanished, apparently over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Brittany Farrell - North Carolina Family Policy Council

Discussing the debate among lawmakers and the public about whether North Carolina public schools should be teaching kids the abstinence-only approach to sex education, or whether the state should move to the “comprehensive’ curriculum.

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