The Wilenchik & Bartness Building
3/9/2011 – Westboro Ruling
Supreme Court rules that Westboro Church can picket military funerals; sweat lodge trial continues; Loughner indicted; text message auto-correction leads to murder.
12-28-11 Politics and Today’s Youth
Jack Wilenchik talks to three ASU students about where young people stand on today’s issues. Happy Holidays from Legal-ease!
8-22-12 Lando Voyles
Lando Voyles is the “Law” in the “Law and Order” team running for election in Pinal County. He is running for county attorney along with Sheriff Paul Babeu, who is running for re-election as Sheriff. Mr. Voyles has tried over 80 cases as a prosecutor in Maricopa County, has experienced fighting the cartels first-hand and knows what it takes to get tough on crime.
6-15-11 – Ann Timmer, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals
Dennis talks with Chief Judge Ann Timmer of the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One about what the Court of Appeals does and how it works. Also, Judge Timmer’s work on probate reform.
3-21-12 CPS, Border Patrol Posses, and Contraception
Legalease is officially the third branch of the legislature!
Segments one and two: Rep. Katie Hobbs discusses HB 2794, a bill that will help streamline the function of social workers at child protective services. Also featuring Dana Naimark of the Children’s Action Alliance, an organization that advocates for the health and welfare of Arizona’s children and families.
On segment three: Senator Sylvia Allen – sponsor of SB1083, a bill to create and fund a “special missions unit” to secure the Arizona border.
Segment four: Rep. Debbie Lesko – sponsor of HB2625 which, quoting from the Arizona Republic, “allows employers to refuse to provide health insurance coverage for birth control by citing religious and moral objections.”
11-14-12 John Huppenthal
Arizona State School Superintendent John Huppenthal stops by to talk about the bittersweet failure of Proposition 204 (to make the 1-cent school tax permanent).
7-13-11 – US Representative Louie Gohmert on Healthcare
Jack Wilenchik talks to Texas U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert about Obamacare. Also a local doctor, Dr. Joseph Schurzer, and Bernie Hynes, an expert in employee health benefit plans.
9-21-11 – Guest, Wes Gullett
Wes Gullett comes on the show to talk about the future of Phoenix, but Greg Stanton won’t. Listen to Wes’s ideas for keeping Phoenix on the cutting edge–like bringing data centers and “cloud” computing to the City–as well as common sense ideas like reducing the fines for parking downtown.
6-6-12 Ben Quayle and David Schweikert
U.S. Representatives Ben Quayle and David Schweikert talk about their unexpected campaign against each other. Also, both give their thoughts on the Fast and Furious scandal.
4-3-13 Tom Horne on Bisbee Civil Unions, Arizona Teenage Republicans
Jack talks to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne about his position on the Bisbee civil union ordinance, which he says violates Arizona law but is neither right or wrong and could be changed to be legal. Also, Jack talks to the Arizona Teenage Republicans about their views on the big issues, including gay marriage. State Senator Nancy Barto also drops by in the third segment to talk about the changing face of the Republican party.
4/13/2011 – Guest, Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Dennis and Jack sit down with Sheriff Joe Arpaio and talk about some of the latest county news. Vamos Jose!
1-18-11 – State Treasurer Doug Ducey
Dennis talks to State Treasurer Doug Ducey about the Governor’s proposal to buy back the capitol buildings before the 100 year anniversary of the state, weighs in on the temporary sales tax, and discusses whether tax loopholes are costing the state.
9-5-12 Attorney General Tom Horne on Dennis and Jack Wilenchik’s “Legal-ease”
Fresh from being “Governor for the week,” Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne stops by the studio to talk about the good work that the Attorney General’s Office has been doing, combating consumer fraud and fending off lawsuits by the Obama administration.
6-29-11 – Gay Marriage
Gay marriage is legalized in the state of New York–is Arizona going to follow? Guests Sam Castaneda-Holdren and Lawrence Robinson for Equality Arizona; Kathy Young for Human Rights Campaign Arizona; and Jim Campbell from the Alliance Defense Fund.
4-11-12 AG Tom Horne, Phoenix PD on Trayvon Martin
Attorney General Tom Horne, Jeff Jameson of the Scottsdale Human Relations Commission, Phoenix defense attorney Marc J. Victor, and Officers James R. Holmes and Brian Kornegay from Phoenix Police Department weigh in on Arizona’s version of the “Stand Your Ground” statute and discuss the Trayvon Martin case in Florida.