March 1

Peter Kleim, Washington Correspondent for NTV Germany, talks about the German take on Greece, its future, and the future of the Euro.

 

 

Mike Lillis, Congress Correspondent for The Hill, joins us to talk about funding for the Department of Homeland Security, and the debate surrounding it.

 

 

Don Beyer, D-Va. fills us in on why he says now is not the time to cut funding to DHS, and how he foresees the debate unfolding.

 

 

Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, joins us to talk about his powerful book about soldiers and their experiences in Iraq.

 

Collin Friesen, film & TV writer working out of Los Angeles, helps us decide whether the Oscars were a hit or a miss this year. Birdman as Best Picture: bad choice, or something that proves that American movie-goers are ready for more daring movie plots?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 15

David McCabe, The Hill staff writer, talks about how Philadelphia will host the Democratic party’s nominees for President and Vice President in the 2016 national election. The convention will be held the week of July 25, 2016.

 

 

John Nichols, Washington Correspondent, The Nation joins us to discuss how the GOP is grappling with the future of the Department of Homeland Security.

 

 

Francesca Chambers, Political Reporter with Daily Mail and panelist on PBS’ To the Contrary talks about the issues facing the Republican Party.

 

 

 

Eric Alper, Director of Media Relations Licensing and Distribution eOne Music Canada and Rob Norton, owner of Hill & Dale Records talk about why vinyl is seeing a rebirth in the music industry.

 

 

February 8

Richard Levick is a communications expert. He deals with crisis management and talks to us about how Brian Williams & NBC should handle the current PR nightmare associated with Williams’ misrepresenting the facts in Iraq.

 

 

 

 

ABC National News reporter and Washington Business Report anchor Rebecca Cooper has been based in Washington for the last three decades, covering the world of politics, national security and finance from the White House, Capitol Hill and the major federal agencies. She brings a journalist’s perspective to the Brian Williams debacle.

 

 

 

 

From ISIS to Cuba, Alex Toma. Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group talks about how foreign policy/international relations issues relate to Americans and our everyday life.

 

 

Matt Levy, Patent Counsel at the Computer and Communications Industry Association, unravels Patent Reform for us. What is it, why does it matter… and what is Washington doing about it?