Monday, November 30, 2009

Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing a land deal involving Tony Rand & Mike Easley.

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Steven Camarota - Center for Immigration Studies

Discussing how immigration legislation is changing to match up with the changing unemployment numbers.


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Jeff Nance - Author of "Conquering Deception"

Discussing his time as a police officer and the book he’s written about lying and deception.

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MJ Gohel - Director and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation

Discussing President Obama’s announcement to come Tuesday about sending more troops to Afghanistan.


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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Patrick Michaels - Cato Institute

Discussing emails hacked and posted on the web last week that undermine the work and claims of not only the climate scientists at a specific research unit in the UK, but around the world.


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Brian Sullivan - FOX Business Anchor

Discussing upcoming debt payments for the U.S.

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Louisa Warren - North Carolina Justice Center

Discussing food insecurity in North Carolina.

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Zack Moore - State Epidemiologist

Discussing the recent instances of Tamiflu-resistant H1N1 flu at Duke hospital and what we should expect for the rest of the flu season.


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Cindy Chunn - Manpower Employment Services

Discussing the effect that the economic downturn is having on seasonal hiring.

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Bob Pendergrass - President of the N.C. Falconers Guild

Discussing being a falconer in N.C., how prevalent it is and how often accidents happen like the one with the Cary woman whose chicken was killed by a hawk.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Dr. Mike Walden - NC State Economist

Discussing his latest column, about what is now being referred to as "The Great Recession"

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Hal Parson - Escazu Artisan Chocolates

Discussing the chocolate factory he’s opening on Blount Street.

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Dan Ariely - Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Discussing the sex toy study at Duke that has raised some eyebrows and angered some Catholic leaders in the area.

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Tom Horn - Author of "Apollyon Rising"

Discussing the doomsday prophecies described in his book that stem from Nostradamus, the Mayans and even NASA.

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Ken Derksen - PIO for Wayne County Schools

Discussing the short-lived Rosewood Middle School “grade-buying” fundraiser.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde - Barrow Neurological Institute

Discussing the connection between magic and neuroscience.

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Brig. Gen. James Marks and Petty Officer Lewis Irving

Discussing the struggles veterans face, and what some of the organizations from around the country are doing to lend a helping hand.


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Brian Balfour - Civitas Institute

Discussing Civitas’s report on Raleigh’s debt and just how much of that is being shouldered by citizens.


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Jennifer Hunt - Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

Discussing the fact that many veterans don’t know the services that are available to them and how they can find out.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Lt. Col. George Sterling - U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion

Discussing findings that many people who want to join the armed forces are unfit to do so.


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Dahlia Lithwick - Supreme Court Reporter for Newswe

Discussing the Supreme Court case being heard now about whether it's constitutional to send teenagers to prison for life.


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Sam Sherraden - New America Foundation

Discussing an article he wrote for CNN about how statistically jobless numbers are really much worse than they look.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Cynthia Ebinger - University of Rochester

Discussing the land rift in Africa, right through the desert in Ethiopia, that is expected to turn into an ocean or a sea eventually.


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Ira David Wood III - Theatre In The Park Executive Director

Discussing his production of A Christmas Carol going back to France.


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Kathryn Edwards - Researcher for Economic Policy Institute

Discussing EPI’s new website that helps consumers understand the economy in simpler terms.

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Stuart Varney - Fox Business News

Discussing unemployment being at 10.2% and what effect this will have on job-hunters.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Katherine Armstrong - Federal Trade Commission

Discussing the FTC’s efforts to alert people to “free” credit report companies that are not actually free.

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Alan Phillips - Director of NC Pandemic Response Project

Discussing why he's concerned with the amount of control the state has when it comes to distributing the vaccine.

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Dr. Jacob Vigdor - Duke University

Discussing the socioeconomic segregation that may take place in Wake County schools in December.

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Dan Gross - Business Columnist for Newsweek

Telling you why the stock market may not be as good of an indicator of the overall economy as you might think.

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Greg Young - NC State University

Part 3 of our series on ethics, focusing on business ethics.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Col. T.X. Hammes - USMC Retired

Analyzing the current situation in Afghanistan.

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Dr. Cathy Truitt - Wake County School Board Candidate

Giving her thoughts on the run-off election.

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John Tedesco - Candidate for the Wake County School Board

Discussing his thoughts on the run-off election.

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Ron Kessler - Author of "The Terrorist Watch"

Discussing the issue the Secret Service is having keeping up with threats on President Obama.

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Dr. Barnett Kramer - National Institutes of Health

Discussing the phenomenon recently discovered that not all cancers are “linear,” i.e. they don’t all get worse and worse – some actually go backwards and disappear.


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Dr. Dale Harrison - Director of the Sunshine Center of NC

Discussing media ethics as it applies to coverage of politics, disasters and deaths, advertising, copyright issues.

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Liz MacDonald - Fox Business Network Stocks Editor

Discussing the growth in the GDP & what it may mean.

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Paul Bedard - Washington Whispers

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

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Don Carrington - Executive Editor of Carolina Journal

Discussing what's to be expected next with former Gov. Mike Easley.

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MJ Gohel - Director and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation

Discussing the Afghani elections and the bombings in Pakistan that happened while President Clinton was there.

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Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing the new Google Droid for Motorola that is expected to put GPS companies out of business.

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Drew Carberry - National Crime Prevention Council

Discussing the California gang rape & the “bystander effect.”

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