Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rick Henderson - Managing Editor of the Carolina Journal

Discussing some interesting points of contention with former Gov. Easley's testimony.

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John Hood - President of the John Locke Foundation

Giving his thoughts on former Gov. Easley's testimony.

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Rev. Dr. William Barber - Director of the NC NAACP

Discussing the decision to go ahead with the runoff in the District 2 Wake County School Board race and what this may mean for the diversity of the school system.

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Daren Bakst - John Locke Foundation

Discussing a recent N.C. Supreme Court ruling regarding gun ownership rights and how he thinks there needs to be a change in this law as it applies to some ex-felons.

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William Burns and Joel Martin - "The Haunting of America"

Discussing their book about the haunted history of the United States and some of its most prominent historical figures.

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Bob Garner - Spokesperson for the NC AARP

Discussing the AARP’s new endeavors to give financial advice to people in their 20's and 30's so that they’ll be better off when they reach AARP age.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rick Henderson - Managing Editor of the Carolina Journal

Discussing day two of the Easley hearings.

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David Brockman - Vicar General Raleigh Catholic Diocese

Discussing the moves the Catholic church is making to accept more Anglicans.


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John Nance - NC Department of Transportation

Discussing the rock slide that happened on I-40 near the Tennessee border Sunday.


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Joe Kelly - Commercial-Free Childhood Steering Committee

Discussing the quasi-recall/refund of Baby Einstein DVDs and why his organization sees this as a victory.


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Jane Kim - Assistant Professor at Harvard

Discussing a study she led involving vaccinating boys against HPV.

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Denise Neunaber - NC Coalition to End Homelessness

Discussing local homeless people using the internet to get help and share their stories.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rick Henderson - Managing Editor of the Carolina Journal

Discussing the results of the first day of the Easley investigation, and what you can expect to happen next.

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Justice Robert Orr - N.C. Institute for Consitutional Law

Discussing the hearing at which taxpayers argued incentives given to Google violated the state constitution.


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Monday, October 26, 2009

Rick Henderson - Managing Editor of the Carolina Journal

Discussing the hearings for the Mike Easley investigation.

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Vivian Speight-Bridges - N.C. Operation Lifesaver

Discussing a program designed to help save your life at the most dangerous spot on any highway or road -- the highway-rail grade crossing.

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Rachel Beck - AP National Business Columnist

Discussing how the big companies need to change their ways...but not the way you might think.

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Ben Scales - N. C. Cannabis Patients Network

Discussing President Obama’s memo stating that medical marijuana users should not be federally prosecuted in states where it is legal.

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Mitchell Silver - Dept of City Planning & Urban Design

Discussing how the recent changes in leadership in the Wake County school board may end up affecting more than just schools in the area.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

David Rock - Author of "Your Brain At Work"

Discussing strategies for overcoming distraction, regaining focus, and working smarter all day long

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Marti Hampton - Real Estate Agent

Discussing the time remaining for the first-time buyers credit.

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Greg Grimsal - Federalist Society

Discussing Louisiana judge Keith Bardwell denying a marriage license to an interracial couple and the importance of judicial elections.

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Paul Stock - N.C. Bankers Association

Discussing the issues facing small community banks in competing with the big bailed-out banks that have been deemed “too big to fail.”


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Professor Steven Reynolds

Discussing the 32 new planets found outside our solar system and what it means that 4 of them are designated as “Super Earths.”

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bob Coats - Governor’s Census Liaison

Discussing all of the problems the Census is expecting to have when conducting next year.

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Dr Steven Camarota - Research Center for Immigration Studies

Discussing a recent poll done that shows people in Mexico think amnesty for illegal immigrants in the U.S. would encourage more illegal immigration.

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Beth Fertig - Author of "Why Can’t U Teach Me 2 Read?"

Discussing students falling through the cracks of the educational system.

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Sara Banusec - American Petroleum Institue

Discussing the recent spike in oil prices.

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Robert Reid - AP Correspondent

Discussing the runoff election to be held in Afghanistan.

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Marie Lynn Miranda - Duke University

Discussing the findings from a study she co-authored with others from Duke University and NCCU about the effects of lead levels in children.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gail Mazzocco - Statewide Area Health Education Centers

Discussing the nursing shortage in NC and throughout the country.

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Andrew Curliss - Reporter for the News and Observer

Discussing the newest developments in the allegations surrounding former Governor Mike Easley’s golf club watering the course during last year's drought.


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Monday, October 19, 2009

Senator Richard Burr

Discussing the summit he'll be attending, which focuses on the role of the NC educational system on economic development.

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Christopher Kukla - Center for Responsible Lending

Discussing various bank fees that have been getting higher as the recession’s hit consumers’ pockets harder.

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Dr. Mike Walden - NC State Economist

Discussing the future of Social Security.

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Dan Douglas - Urban Planner

Discussing his ideas for how to turn Raleigh into more of a thriving urban metropolis.

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Hanz Christian Linnartz - Duke Immigration Law Professor

Discussing the changes President Obama has made to the 287(g) immigration law and how they are affecting law enforcement officers at the street level.

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Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing Windows 7 and Google Wave.

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Adam Shapiro - Fox Business Network

Discussing the Dow passing the 10,000 mark and what this really means for Wall Street and “Main Street” in terms of the recession.

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Harvey Schmitt - Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Discussing Governor Perdue’s trip to Asia, as well as Tom Campbell’s remarks from the previous day about what he deems necessary changes to the state’s incentives procedures.


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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Stuart Benjamin - Duke University Law School Professor

Discussing the disturbing free-speech case heard last week by the US Supreme Court, involving video of animal abuse.

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Tom Campbell - Political Analyst and Creator of NC Spin

Discussing Gov. Beverly Perdue’s economic development trip to Asia and why disagrees with paying huge incentives to draw large businesses.

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Richard Salem - Founder of Enable America

Discussing how his group works to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dr. Gordon Pitz - Cognitive Psychologist at UNC Chapel Hill

Discussing why we don’t use information or heed warnings that could help us avoid bad behaviors and make better lifestyle choices.

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Grace-Marie Turner - The Galen Institute

Discussing the vote in the Senate Finance Committee and her view that the consumer must be given choices and power to control health care decisions.

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Dr. Eleanor Greene - Triad Women’s Center in High Point

Discussing her group's (Doctors For America) visit with President Obama.

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Josh Ellis - StateGovernmentRadio.com Capitol Reporter

Discussing the potential of new legislative seats in the Triangle.

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Colon Willoughby - Wake County District Attorney

Discussing the problem prosecutors and police have with the no-snitching code among criminals and some members of the public.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Elissa Gough - Infidelity Expert

Discussing infidelity and why it seems that the rich and famous are always involved in some kind of love trouble.

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Nahal Toosi - AP Correspondent

Reporting from Islamabad, discussing the terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

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Paul Bedard - Washington Whispers

Discussing his Washington Whispers column for US News & World Report.

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Tony Gurley - Wake County Commissioner

Discussing Wake County’s interesting plan to generate revenue from the methane gas being produced by the South Wake Landfill.

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Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing whether or not your airline ticket will cost more if the Senate's climate change bill becomes law.

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Warren Friedman - HUD’s Office of Healthy Homes

Discussing the findings of a study that shows one in three homes in U.S. metropolitan areas have issues that could be harmful to residents’ health.


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David Goff - Spokesman for the American Heart Association

Discussing the evidence that smoking bans in some places may have actually helped to lower the rate of heart attacks there.


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Bob O'Brien - Stocks Editor for Barrons.com

Discussing the U.S. dollar’s slide and whether there may be a new world currency.


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Dan Engber - Slate Magazine

Discussing the possibility of the "fat tax" being passed in North Carolina.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing a new terrorist threat that has the TSA concerned.

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Ronald Mortensen - Author of “Illegal, But Not Undocumented”

Discussing his research which shows many illegal immigrants are in fact documented, but illegally.

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Roger Cooper - Executive VP of the American Gas Association

Discussing how you could be saving money on your heating bill this winter.

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Lori Millberg - Wake County School Board Member

Discussing what she expects to happen with the Wake County School Board election.

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Luke Thomas - Owner of quakeprediction.com

Discussing the recent earthquakes in Indonesia and the one he predicted in California for the 4th and 5th of October.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Ben Swann - KTSM News El Paso

Discussing the state of drug trafficking violence in New Mexico.

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Anne Altman - IBM

Discussing how Raleigh can prepare for the influx of city dwellers expected to move in by 2050.

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Brian Boheim - Author of Political Common Sense for America

Discussing his proposal for a third political party in the United States: The Franklin Party.

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Mark Spoonauer - Laptop Magazine

Discussing 4G wireless networks.

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Vincent Labombardi - New York's Mount Sinai Medical Center

Discussing "toxic showerheads" and the scare a study at the University of Colorado has spiked with their identification of a dangerous microorganism in most showerheads.


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Robin Carver - WakeMed Health and Hospitals

Discussing the H1N1 vaccine that is about to come out and what should be expected of it.

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John Hood - President of the John Locke Foundation

Discussing new developments in the Easley investigation and the state treasurer imposing a new travel expense policy.


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Elaine Mejia - Budget and Tax Center at NC Justice Center

Discussing the report on the 2009-2011 state budget

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Glenda Head - R.B. Glenn High School

Discussing the student-run credit union Glenda Head is managing.

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Sandra Farmer - Brain Injury Association of N.C.

Discussing the Joint Chiefs chairman’s suggestion that U.S. service members be pulled from duty if they suffer brain injuries.

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Ted Galen Carpenter - Cato Institute

Discussing the current nuclear and diplomatic situation with Iran.

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Dr. Mike Walden - NC State Economist

Discussing the state of social security.

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Lindalyn Kakadelis - N.C. Education Alliance

Discussing the upcoming Wake County school board race and the state of North Carolina schools in general in regards to diversity, busing, and charter schools.

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Paul Bedard - Washington Whispers

Discussing his Washington Whispers column for US News & World Report.

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Jason Kay - North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law

Discussing the state of charter schools in N.C. at the moment and how his organization is helping to file suit so that local school administrative units can provide funds to charter schools.

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John Paul Womble - Alliance of AIDS Services Carolina Div.

Discussing the experimental AIDS vaccine that has prevented infection with a 31% success rate in Thailand.

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Rev. James Hutchins - Retired Brigadier General

Discussing the decision made by the U.N. Security Council to go forward with a resolution against further nuclear proliferation

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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Brad Stagg - HGTVPro.com and DIY

Discussing outdoor projects you can do this Fall if you can’t afford to hire a contractor, builder or other professional, or if you just want to have some fun.


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Dan Kish - Institute for Energy Research

Discussing climate initiatives President Obama is supporting and how they could be bad for the economy.


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James MacDougald - Co-Founder of the Free Enterprise Nation

Discussing the new organization and why he and Greg Capello thought it necessary to create it.

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Bob Coats - Governor’s Census Liaison

Discussing the upcoming 2010 census and why people are already getting riled up about it.


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