Archive of Speaking Freely

- Speaking Freely - 20080401 - Mickey Edwards

29:57 minutes (27.43 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mickey EdwardsThis Week's Guests:
FORMER U.S.CONGRESSMAN MICKEY EDWARDS. Congressman Edwards was a member of Congress for 16 years and chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee. He was national chairman of the American Conservative Union and one of three founding trustees of the Heritage Foundation. He has taught at Harvard and Georgetown and is now on the faculty of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and a vice president of the Aspen Institute. He has been a regular columnist for the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles
Times and a weekly commentator on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.
Congressman Edwards is the author of the book RECLAIMING CONSERVATISM. How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost and How it Can Find Its Way Back.

- Speaking Freely - 20080401 - Mickey Ewards

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- Speaking Freely - 20080226 - Barbara DeAngelis

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Barbara De Angelis, Phd

Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D. is a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, who has been a pioneer in the field of personal transformation. She was one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980's and one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television.

Barbara is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over eight million copies. Her first book, How to Make Love All the Time, was a national bestseller and launched Barbara's career. Barbara has written regularly for magazines including Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, McCalls, Readers Digest, Redbook, and Family Circle. 

- Speaking Freely - 20080226 - Charles Grassley

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Dennis Raimondi speaks freely with Iowa Senator Charles Grassley

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley

Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley (born September 17, 1933) is the senior United States Senator from Iowa. He is a member of the Republican Party. He chaired the Finance Committee from January to June 2001, and from January 2003 to December 2006, and currently serves as the committee's Ranking Member.
Grassley has been ranked as high as the third most powerful senator. A late December 2007 poll shows Grassley remains highly popular in Iowa, with 66% approving of his job.

- Speaking Freely - 20080115 - Helen Thomas

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- Speaking Freely - 20080103 - Bill Clinton

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- Speaking Freely - 20080102 - Fred Thompson

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- Speaking Freely - 20080102 - Bill Richardson

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- Speaking Freely - 20080102 - Senator Barack Obama

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- Speaking Freely - 20080102 - Mike Huckabee

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- Speaking Freely - 20080102 - Senator John Thune

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Representing John McCain

- Speaking Freely - 20080101 - Elizabeth Edwards

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Elizabeth Edwards & Dennis Raimondi


Mrs. Edwards is the wife John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who is currently seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for President in 2008.

- Speaking Freely - 20080101 - Hilary Clinton

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Senator Hillary Clinton



Senator Clinton is the U.S. Senator from New York, and a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. She is married to Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, and was the First Lady of the U.S. from 1993 to 2001.

- Speaking Freely - 20071225 - Tom Vilsack

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- Speaking Freely - 20071218 - Bob Vanderplatts

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- Speaking Freely - 20071211 - Tom Udall

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Congressman Tom Udall of New Mexico.
Congressman Udall serves on the House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittees on the Interior and Environment; Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education; and, the Legislative Branch. He is also the Co-Vice Chair of the House Native American Caucus and a member of the Bipartisan Rural Caucus, the Democratic Hispanic Working Group, the Education Task Force, and the Congressional Law Enforcement Caucus, among others.

He is currently campaigning on behalf of Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico who is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination to run for president in 2008.

- Speaking Freely - 20071211 - Senator Chris Dodd

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chris dodd
Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.
Senator Dodd served as a U.S. Representative from Connecticut from 1975 until 1981, when he became a U.S. Senator. He served as general chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. He is now the state's senior Senator. He currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee.

- Speaking Freely - 20071208 - Interview w/ Jackie Dodd

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Jackie Dodd

Jackie Dodd, wife of U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Christopher Dodd of Connecticut [D]

Jackie Dodd spent 20 years working in national security policy, foreign affairs and trade for the US Government. As CEO and Vice Chair of the Export-Import Bank during the Clinton administration, Mrs Dodd visited over 90 countries around the world, leading trade negotiations and opening new markets to US goods.

Prior to her executive branch experience Mrs Dodd worked on issues of national security in the Congress, she holds a MA in National Security Studies from Georgetown University.

2007-12-04 - Speaking Freely - Gustavo Collantes

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Gustavo Collantes

Gustavo Collantes is a Research Fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, who focuses on energy and climate change policy, particularly as they relate to transportation, and the economics and politics of low-carbon energy alternatives.

Gustavo will be at the Kennedy School of Government, while retaining collaborative research with the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California at Davis. Until recently, he led the Policy and Business Strategy track of the Hydrogen Pathways project at UC Davis.

- Speaking Freely - 20071127 - Bill Richardson

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bill richardson

Governor Richardson is currently a candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election. He previously served as a U.S. Representative, Ambassador to the United Nations, and as the Secretary of Energy. He was chairman of the 2004 Democratic National Convention as well as Chairman of the Democratic Governors' Association.

20071120 - Speaking Freely - 20071120 - Allan Cox

30:08 minutes (27.59 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Allan Cox


Allan Cox, the author of Your Inner CEO, and founder of Allan Cox and Associates, Inc. Allan has authored seven previous books, including the best seller, Confessions of a Corporate Headhunter.



20071120 - Speaking Freely - Josh Romney

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Josh Romney


Josh Romney, the thirty-three-year-old son of presidential hopeful, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. Josh is on the campaign trail for his Dad. Josh recently visited all ninety-nine Iowa counties.

- Speaking Freely - 20071113 - Interview w/ Ben Cohen

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Ben Cohen

BEN COHEN - co-founder of Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream. Founded in 1978 the company sold in 1999 for over three hundred million dollars. Ben is a member of Businesses for Social Responsibility. He is currently campaigning for presidential hopeful US Senator John Edwards.

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Internationally recognized for her work as a humanitarian, speaking out for victims and survivors of genocide. Jacqueline was not yet ten when she lost her immediate and extended family in the Rwanda genocide of 1994. Her story has been featured in the NY Times, the Washington Times, NPR, CNN, PBS, NBC, ABC, and other leading media outlets worlwide.

- Speaking Freely - 20061107 - Del LaMagna

30:36 minutes (28.02 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dal LaMagna

Mr. Dal LaMagna is the executive producer of “The Ground Truth” an Iraqi war documentary that was selected for screening at the Sundance Film Festival. He is the founder and former owner of Tweezerman Corporation. Mr. LaMagna holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a member of the Dean’s Council at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

- Speaking Freely - 20071106 - Steve Forbes

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Steve Forbes Jr.
Steve Forbes Jr. (born July 18, 1947) is the son of Malcolm Forbes and the editor-in-chief of business magazine Forbes as well as president and chief executive officer of its publisher, Forbes Inc.
He was a Republican candidate in the U.S. Presidential primaries in 1996 and 2000 and is currently National Co-Chair and a Senior Policy Advisor to Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 campaign.

- Speaking Freely - 20071106 - Gov. Mitt Romney

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Republican Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) was the 70th Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Elected in 2002, Romney served one term and did not seek re-election in 2006; his term expired January 4, 2007. Romney is a Republican candidate in the 2008 United States presidential election.

He is a former CEO of Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, and the co-founder of Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm. He also served as president and CEO of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games held in Salt Lake City.

- Speaking Freely - 20061031 - Ari Berman

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Ari Berman

Mr. Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation Magazine and a Nation Institute Puffin Foundation writing fellow. Ari is a graduate of the Northwestern University. Mr. Berman has appeared on MSNBC and the Fox News network as a political analyst.

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Dennis and Jacob

Jacob Soboroff, representative of

Why Tuesday is an effort to make America's democracy stronger through increased voter participation.
why tuesday

- Speaking Freely - 20071030 - Michelle Obama interview

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michelle obama



Michelle Obama, wife of United States Senator and presidential hopeful Barack Obama. Ms. Obama received her BA with honors from Princeton University and her Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School.



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