The Wilenchik & Bartness Building
3/2/2011 – Sweat Lodge Trial Begins
First show! U.S. Supreme Court rules corporations don’t have privacy rights (Skinner v. Switzer); sweat lodge trial begins; girl loses suit for emotional distress after being forced to watch Brokeback Mountain.
1-4-12 Elder Abuse with Tom Horne
Dennis Wilenchik talks to State Attorney General Tom Horne as well as the local head of the AARP David Mitchell and elder rights attorney Jim Fassold about problems with elderly abuse, exploitation and neglect.
8-1-12 Martha McSally
Guest Martha McSally, who is running for Gabriel Giffords’s former seat in Tucson / CD #2, is the first woman combat fighter pilot. She fought the military on its policy that service women should have to wear Muslim garb in Saudi Arabia and won. She was also John Kyl’s advisor on terrorism and defense, has two master’s degrees and is a tri-athlete.
7-21-11 – Clean Elections – Todd Lang and Nick Dranias Debate
Jack talks to Todd Lang, executive director of the Arizona Clean Elections Commission, and attorney Nick Dranias from the Goldwater Institute about the future of Clean Elections and the recent Clean Elections Supreme Court ruling. Also, Alan Sobol talks about how the Governor’s lawsuit to stop medical marijuana is holding up marijuana dispensaries, and about the medical marijuana “clubs” that are starting to spring up.
Extremism in the Defense of Liberty…
Jack talks to Tom Jenney who is the Director of Americans for Prosperity in Arizona, an organization that the President says is “obsessed” with making him a one-term President.
12-12-12 Top Phoenix Entrepeneurs under 35
Jack talks to the top Phoenix entrepeneurs under 35 years old – Dallin Harris, founder of Skyhook Internet Marketing; Josh Sauter, from Staffing First; Jeff Kunowski, founder of Illumin8 Outdoor Media; Susanna Young, founder of G3Box; Donovan Reese of Renters Warehouse Arizona; Tim Gunnink, founder of GDC Real Estate; and Sidnee Peck, Director of Entrepeneurial Initiatives at ASU’s WP Carey School of Business.
9-14-11 – Operation Fast and Furious
ATF agents Vince Cefalu and Jay Dobyns speak out as whistleblowers about gun running “Operation Fast and Furious.”
At some level of government, (yet to be determined by Congressional investigation) it was thought that law enforcement could bust Mexican cartel leaders thru illegal gun runners. Sadly, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry lost his life in the line of duty during a gun battle involving one of those smuggled weapons. Over 1000 guns from this sting operation are still missing.
10-19-11 – Matt Salmon
Matt Salmon comes on the show to talk about his campaign to return to Congress. Also, a representative from Occupy Wallstreet comes on to discuss their “goals.”
6-13-12 Paul Gosar
Dennis talks with U.S. Representative Paul Gosar about issues including the “Fast and Furious” debacle and health care.
5-1-13 Rep. John Kavanaugh
Arizona Representative John Kavanaugh comes on the show to talk about what’s “hot” in the legislature these days, including the recent change to Arizona’s “resign to run” law, the famous (or infamous?) “bathroom” ordinance and bathroom bill, and efforts to recall him and other Arizona legislators.
3/30/2011 – Supreme Court in Session
U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in what may be the biggest class action in U.S. History; Arizona’s Clean Elections Act may be ruled un-constitutional; Arizona’s judicial merit selection system is in jeopardy; Clarence Thomas has gone for 3 years and one month without saying a word in Court; and a Canadian judge thinks he is writing pulp fiction.
1-11-12 Is the Economy Recovering?
Dennis Wilenchik talks to Arizona bank officers Dave Ralston – CEO of Bank of Arizona and Stephen P. Haggard – President and CEO of Metro Phoenix Bank along with Paul Hickman – President of The Arizona Bankers Association about local economic growth, lending, housing and the financial health of doing business in the Grand Canyon state.
9-26-12 Gerald Celente, Kyrsten Sinema and Prop 115
Jack Wilenchik talks to Gerald Celente of the Trends Research Institute, a modern-day “Nostradamus,” about who’s going to win the election, whether the Arab Spring is a sign of World War III, when the recession will end and everything else under the sun. In segment three, Jack talks to Cathi Herrod from the Center for Arizona Policy about Prop 115 (judicial merit selection selection). And in the final segment, Kyrsten Sinema, who is running for Congress in CD 9, talks about who she really is and what she believes in.
7-27-11 – Guest, Presidential Candidate Buddy Roemer; State Sen. Steve Smith
Dennis talks to Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer. Also, state Senator Steve Smith discusses his campaign to build a border fence.
5-9-12 The Mortgage Fraud Settlement – Where Does the Money Go
Arizona is set to get $1.6 billion dollars from the mortgage fraud settlement, which is one of the biggest settlements by State Attorneys General in history – but where does the money go? Rep. Jack Kavanaugh(R) and Rep. Debbie McCune Davis(D) debate. Also on the show: Valerie Iverson, who is executive director of the Arizona Housing Alliance, and David Adame, CFO for Chicanos Por La Causa.