Thursday, July 30, 2009

Daniel Silva - Author of Moscow Rules and The Defector

Discussing his follow up novel to Moscow Rules, The Defector.

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Michael Whatley and Bill Weatherspoon

Discussing Responsible, Environmentally-Sound Offshore Energy Production, North Carolina’s Potential Revenue Sharing Benefits that they held a panel discussion about at the NC Museum of History. Conducted by Patrick Johnson and Rick Martinez.

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Sion Harrington - N.C. Division of Historical Resources

Discussing his work in collecting photos and papers, mostly from World Wars I and II, and the WWI roster he is working on for the centennial of that war. Conducted by Patrick Johnson and Rick Martinez.

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Gregory Poole Jr. - Dix Visionaries

Discussing the preservation of a Destination Park on the 306 acres, the only remaining acreage of the original 2,000 acre tract on the Dorothea Dix Mental Hospital property. Discussing Patrick Johnson and Rick Martinez.

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Dan Busby - Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Discussing recession-proofing churches. Conducted by Patrick Johnson and Rick Martinez.

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State Senator William Purcell

Discussing the question he asked President Obama at the town hall meeting and his reaction to the answer he received. Conducted by Patrick Johnson and Rick Martinez.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dallas Woodhouse - Americans for Prosperity

Discussing his organization’s position on President Obama’s health care ideas and about the rally they’re holding.


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Jeff Passel - Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, DC

Discussing reports that show that Mexican immigration to the U.S. has dropped sharply.


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David Schanzer - Triangle Center on Terrorism & Homeland Sec

Discussing the terrorism indictment case in Johnston County and the implications it may have for homeland security.

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Jeff Orrock - National Weather Service

Discussing the high tides off the coast becoming higher and more dangerous.


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Dr. Ted Carpenter - Cato Institute

Discussing the increasingly intense nuclear relationship between Iran and Israel.

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Brad Crone - Democratic Strategist and Founder

Discussing President Obama’s visit to Raleigh and what this may mean for North Carolina.

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Principal Stephen Mares - Broughton High School

Discussing President Obama holding his town hall meeting on health care at Broughton.

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Lori Millberg - Wake County School Board Member

Discussing the Wake County School Board race heating up, the issue of busing, and the anti-neighborhood schools/pro-busing argument.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zev Chafets - Author of "Cooperstown Confidential"

Discussing a controversial story of baseball legends and their steroid use, which he doesn’t necessarily condemn.

Kim Rorschach - Director - Nasher Museum at Duke University

Discussing the new Picasso exhibit.

Ron Margiotta - Wake County School Board Member

Discussing the Wake County school board race.

Dr. Zack Moore - NC Department of Health and Humam Services

Discussing the new guidelines for testing for H1N1.

Dr. Andrew Taylor - Political Science Professor at NC State

Discussing President Obama “losing his cool” and showing more of his stressed-out side lately.

Tony Asion - Director of El Pueblo

Discussing the arrest of an ICE agent in Durham for threatening deportation unless a woman would sleep with him and also the rise of Hispanic worker fatalities.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Eddie Van Bryan - Wake Tech Instructor

Offering good tips and insider “tricks of the trade" to car buyers about negotiating and buying a car.

June Atkinson - State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Talking about winning the case against Gov. Beverly Perdue regarding whether Perdue could appoint a CEO for public schools.

Grant Yarber and Dr. Lisa Tolnitch - Pretty In Pink

Capital Bank CEO Grant Yarber discusses his bank's support of Pretty In Pink, and also provides analysis of the economy.

Roy Cordato - John Locke Foundation

Discussing the new N.C. unemployment numbers and what may be coming next.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Ed Bales - Managing Director for Federal Prison Consultants

Discussing how to prepare people for federal prison and what would he tell someone like Bernie Madoff to be aware of/ready for when entering the prison in Butner.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dr. Devon Harrick - National Center for Policy Analysis

Discussing the health care bill passed in the U.S. Senate yesterday that would tax citizens and businesses without health insurance.

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Jerry Bodlander - AP Capitol Hill Correspondent

Discussing the latest on the confirmation hearings for Judge Sotomayor.

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Fred Kaplan - Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist

Discussing his new book, 1959: The Year Everything Changed

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Philip Isley - Raleigh Councilman

Discussing his decision not to run for re-election.


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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin

Discussing the recent auto insurance rate settlement that will lower passenger rates Nov. 1, axing the 9.4% 2008 increase.

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Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing the latest news in the Easley investigation.

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Jon Belmont - AP Correspondent

Discussing the Endeavor launch and the anniversary of Apollo 11.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tom Galantich

Discussing the NC Theatre production of the Sound of Music

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Mike Thomas - Owner of the Life Career Institute

Discussing a new kind of thinking that will get people jobs in this economy.


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Benjamin Goldfarb - President of Technology for AltUse

Discussing a website dedicated to finding alternative uses for everyday household products.

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Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing the worsening state of the airline industry and the hole in the Southwest plane that caused cabin pressure to drop.


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Jerry Bodlander - AP Capitol Hill Correspondent

Discussing the latest developments in Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rick French - French, West & Vaughan

Discussing how luxury retailers are surviving the recession.

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Peter Kissinger - AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Discussing a program that improves driving ability while people age.


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Darrell West - Brookings Institution

Discussing the alleged secret counter-terrorism program that former Vice President Cheney kept from Congress & the general pressure on President Obama to investigate the Bush administration.


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Monday, July 13, 2009

North Carolina's Morning News Saturday Edition - 7/04/09

Fourth of July Spectacular

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Ric Richards and Logan Luzander - Green McDonald's

The Owner and Architect for the Green McDonald's in Cary discuss the features of the restaurant.

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Mark Safarik - Forensic Behavioral Services Inc

Providing analysis for the data that suggests a serial killer could be responsible for the murders in Rocky Mount.

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Doug Goaley - CENT-A-METER

Discussing an electronic device which measures domestic electricity use and displays the cost per hour on a portable display located inside the home or small business.


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Jerry Bodlander - AP Capitol Hill Correspondent

Discussing Judge Sonya Sotomayor and the week of hearings ahead.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Peter Moore - Editor of Men's Health Magazine

Discussing questions about beer-food pairings and the health benefits of beer.


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David Farren - Southern Environmental Law Center

Discussing his organization’s view that the turnpike authority should rethink its plans to borrow money and award contracts this month to build the $1 billion, 18.8-mile toll road.

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Mark Safarik - Forensic Behavioral Services Inc

Discussing what kind of person becomes a serial criminal and/or killer, what can cause them to do what they do and whether these things can be predicted.

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Colon Willoughby - Wake County District Attorney

Discussing how Patrick Burris, the serial killer apprehended and killed in North Carolina after killing 5 in South Carolina, could have been on parole after 61 arrests.


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Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing standing room only flights and whether this is something we can expect any time soon.

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Mark Smith - AP White House Correspondent

On Location in D'Aquila, Italy discussing President Obama's participation in the G8 Summit.

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Joseph Coletti - John Locke Foundation Fiscal Policy Analyst

Discussing Gov. Perdue’s plan to raise taxes $1.6 billion this fiscal year.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Charlie Smith - N.C. Division of Veterans Affairs

Discussing the new GI Bill benefits to start August 1 and whether they will live up to their name and description for all veterans.


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Dr. Mike Walden - NC State Economist

Discussing when he believes we will see an economic rebound.

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General Bert Moore - Retired Air Force

Discussing the death of Robert McNamara and his influence in the Vietnam War.

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Mark Smith - AP White House Correspondent

Reporting from Moscow, discussing President Obama's visit to Russia.

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Kelli Kukura - NC League of Municipalities

Discussing the recent developments in annexation laws in the state.


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Monday, July 6, 2009

John Quinterno - Founder of South by North Strategies

Discussing the newest national unemployment numbers and what they may spell for state unemployment numbers that will come out later in the month.


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Dan Ariely - Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Discussing his insight on President Obama’s proposal of a Consumer Financial Protection Agency


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Hope Taylor - President of Clean Water N.C.

Discussing House Bill 1050, the proposed N.C. SAVE$ ENERGY program that would create a statewide, independent (non-utility) energy efficiency program.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Nancy Olson - Quail Ridge Books and Music

Discussing some of the books and music they have available that might be of interest.

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Rick French - French, West & Vaughan

Discussing Wal-Mart’s new image.

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Lynn Eschenbacher - Pharm.D. Manager Wakemed Pharmacy

Discussing the FDA possibly removing Vicodin and Percocet from the market and changing the dosage of acetaminophen in Tylenol and Excedrin.

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Jim Blasingame - Host of The Small Business Advocate

Discussing the state of small businesses and what they can do to stay afloat in this economy.

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Hans Linnartz - Duke Immigration Law Professor

Discussing the recent decision by the Arizona Senate to toughen its immigration enforcement by criminalizing the presence of illegal immigrants and the use of 287(g) immigration law in Wake County.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009