Steve King is the U.S. Representive for Iowa's 5th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. King is considered an outspoken fiscal and social conservative.
After winning the 2002 Republican nomination, he said that he intended to use his seat in Congress to "move the political center of gravity in Congress to the right."
Dr. James Shapiro MD, PhD is a Professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton Canada. He is one of the world's leading researchers in the treatement of diabetes. Dr. Shapiro maintains an active immunology/transplant research laboratory focused on aspects of tolerance induction relating to islet transplantation with emphasis on costimulatory blockade and chimerism, with translational potential to clinical islet recipients.
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for the Nation Magazine and frequent guest on CNN, MSNBC, etc. His new book HERDING DONKEYS, is an in-depth look at the Democratic Party from Howard Dean's adoption of a 50-state strategy through Obama's triumph in 2008 and beyond.
Tune in to the next Writers' Voices to hear an interview with Markos Moulitsas. Markos is the author of "American Taliban: How War, Sex, Sin, and Power Bind Jihadists and the Radical Right." The book is a no holds barred treatise on the similarities between the radical conservatives in our own country and Islamic terrorists. Citing examples of fear of change, heavy use of militaristic solutions, disdain for non-traditional lifestyles, and their ultimate goals of imposing their own worldview on the rest of society.
Markos, the founder and publisher of the progressive community blog Daily Kos, was named "the single most successful entreprenuer of the progressive movement" by the New York Times magazine writer Matt Bai. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 through 1992. He is also the author of two previous books.
Tune in to this week's Writers' Voices for a thought-provoking conversation with Michael Cuddehe. Michael is a 30-year veteran analyst, trader and fund manager who has seen many fluctuations in the global financial markets over the years. With the election of George W. Bush, Michael noticed the economic shift he saw happening and felt that it would lead to disaster.
His book "Chronicle of Catastrophe: A Contemporaneous History of the Bush Years" presents Michael's real-time reflections of the markets, political issues, economy and global developments during the George W. Bush administration in order to put America's current economic troubles in context.
Michael Badnarik is an American software engineer, political figure, and former radio talk show host. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections, and placed fourth in the race. Badnarik's political philosophy emphasizes individual liberty, personal responsibility, and adherence an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Badnarik
Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angelo_Badalamenti
Ali Stephens has taken the fashion industry by storm appearing in campaigns for Prada, CK Calvin Klein, Chloe, Gap, Uniqlo , Lacoste, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, George Rech, Karen Millen and shooting for publications such as Vogue, V, Numero, Dazed & Confused, Another & POP.
Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive. He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. Performers Mr. Badalamenti has worked as an arranger songwriter for include Shirley Bassey, Mel Tillis, Nancy Wilson, Patti Austin, Melba Moore, Roberta Flack and Nina Simone.
Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics. His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. Ari was a cohost at KRUU for a year and a half during the presidential primaries of 2007-08.
This week Dennis rebroadcasts his interview with John and Elizabeth Edwards.
Mrs. Edwards is the wife John Edwards, the former U.S. Senator from North Carolina who sought the Democratic Party's nomination to run for President in 2008.
John Edwards was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004 and a one-term U.S. Senator from North Carolina. Edwards was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 Presidential election.
PHILIPPE PETIT, subject of this year's Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary Film, Man on Wire. The man who on the morning of August 7, 1974, rigged 200 feet of 3/4" steel cable between the twin towers of the World Trade Center and walked between them repeatedly, lying down at one point and making eight crossings in all. The film is based on Philippe Petit's book, Man on Wire. Click on "World Trade Center" above for youtube footage.
Timothy Patrick McCarthy is a Lecturer on History and Literature, Adjunct Lecturer on Public Policy, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Movements Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard University's Kennedy School. Dr. McCarthy's research agenda focuses on the relationship between human rights and social movements in three main areas: race relations and civil rights; LGBT politics, policy, and advocacy; and modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
Special Encore Rebroadcast: Walter Mondale was elected vice president of the United States on Nov. 2, 1976. On the president's behalf, Mondale traveled extensively throughout the nation and the world advocating U.S. policy. He was the first vice president to have an office in the White House, and he served as a full-time participant, advisor, and troubleshooter for the administration. In 1984, Vice President Mondale was the Democratic Party's nominee for president of the United States.