April 12

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) and author of The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America offers insight and perspective on Hillary Clinton’s announcement that she’ll be running for President in 2016.

 

Francesca Chambers Political Reporter for Daily Mail. Panelist on PBS’ To the Contrary explains what kind of race to expect in the months ahead: which Democrats will be running against Hillary, and how the GOP candidates who have already stepped into the ring are getting a head start on the campaign.

 

Want to hear some of the debate surrounding Hillary’s run for president? Hosts Mark and Jonathan do NOT agree on what Hillary has to offer and whether she is all she is cracked up to be… Listen now:

Ryan Cooper, National Correspondent for The Week shares with us the findings of his investigative piece How your local jail became hell. It is eye-opening and intriguing.

 John Ourand of Sports Business Journal talks about World Congress of Sports, the new baseball commissioner and all things sports…

March 29

Dr. John Patrick, business executive and innovation leader, talks about his new book Health Attitude: Unravelling & Solving the Complexities of Healthcare.

 

Bill Kleinert, President & Executive Producer of Tillinghast Reid WorldWide, discusses his documentary, PROJECT: ICE which was recently featured at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington, DC.

 

 

Blake Hall, Iraq combat veteran and Army Ranger, talks about his business venture ID.me for which he is co-founder & CEO.

 

 

Dave Zirin from Edge of Sports gives us a March Madness update as we approach the Final Four in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, again touching on the hypocrisy of the NCAA.

 

March 22

Carol Graham, Senior Fellow at Brookings and University of Maryland professor, researches the economics of happiness and well-being metrics/policy. She helps us answer the questions: Who believes that hard work gets you ahead? And how do we calculate the economics of happiness?

 

 

 

Timothy Westmoreland, professor at Georgetown Law and Judy Feder, professor of public policy and, from 1999 to 2008, served as dean of what is now the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University — they talk about smoke and mirrors of the GOPs budget that seeks to repeal Obamacare.

 

 

Jacob Silverman, journalist and author of Terms of Service: Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection, insists that we should all take better control of our digital lives.

 

Dave Zirin from Edge of Sports talks about March Madness and the hypocrisy of the NCAA.

 

 

Collin Friesen, Hollywood screenwriter and contributor to The Frame on KPCC, talks about Jinx turning from documentary to real live crime investigation with built-in confession — the role that productions such as Jinx and Serial (the podcast) play in crossing the line between entertainment and reality. Also: how transgender actors are the the new hot thing. Plus: LebowskiFest!