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1-25-12 Education in Arizona
Arizona places 44th in the nation for education and we’re tired of hearing about it – so what can we do? Dennis and Jack talk to Spokesperson for the Arizona Department of Education Andrew Lefevre, Director of Basis Charter Schools Dr. Michael Block, and Manager of Training Recruiting for Fry’s Supermarkets Nate Sadow about the problem.
10-3-12 David Ortega
Jack Wilenchik interviews David Ortega, who is running for the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
3/23/2011 – Guest, Glenn Hamer
Dennis talks to the CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce about the effect of SB1070 on business; the Arizona Senate votes down five new anti-immigration bills. Also, are other states backing down from passing anti-immigration bills? And the Goldwater Institute’s “Tea Party T-Shirt” case.
4-18-12 Senator Byron Dorgan on Legal-ease
Byron Dorgan, former U.S. Senator from North Dakota, talks about his new fiction book, “Blowout,” for the first half of the show. And for the second half, Dennis and Jack talk to reporter Dustin Bleizeffer who covered the story of Tiffany Clark, a high school student whose science fair experiment led to a new oil technology that could be the next big thing.
1-9-13 Safer Schools, Safer Communities Initiative
Arizona House minority leader Chad Campbell (Dem., LD-14) talks about his new proposal for safer schools and tighter gun regulations, named “Safer Schools, Safer Communities.” Officer Kevin Quinn, President of the National Association of School Resource Officers, and Andrew Morrill, President of the Arizona Education Association, weigh in on Mr. Campbell’s proposal, as well as the NRA’s proposal, backed by the Arizona Attorney General and others, to arm school personnel. (In short, they think it is a very, very bad idea.)
8-3-11 – Guest, Russell Pearce
Dennis talks to President of the Senate Russell Pearce about his background, the recall effort, and the 15 year anniversary of Tent City.
6-21-12 Louie Gohmert, Steve Smith, Russell Pearce and Martin Quezada
For the first segment, Texas Congressional Representative Louie Gohmert talks about the President’s “DREAM Act” executive order.
Second segment: Arizona State Senator Steve Smith discusses the President’s Order, as well as Eric Holder potentially being held in contempt of Congress.
Third segment: Russell Pearce comes on to discuss the “DREAM Act” Order, the upcoming SB1070 opinion, and Eric Holder.
Fourth segment: state Representative Martin Quezada debates Russell Pearce on the “Dream Act” order to close out the show.
5-29-13 A.J. LaFaro
Jack talks to Maricopa County GOP Chairman A.J. LaFaro about what’s on the local Republican agenda. The battle over Medicaid expansion and other big current news items like IRS “Tea Party” scandal and the ruling on racial profiling by the sheriff’s department, as well as the upcoming Phoenix City Council elections and the Arizona state elections in 2014, are all up for discussion.
9-28-11 – Organ Donation in Arizona
Jack talks to Chris Patterson, spokesperson for DonateLifeAZ.org (the Arizona Organ Donor registry), and Risa Simon, founder of Kidneykinships.org, about registering to be a donor or becoming a live donor in Arizona. Jack talks about his own mother, who needs a kidney, and Desiree Garcia talks about the good that her own brother has done by donating, and getting in touch with the people that he has helped.
11-2-11 Paul Babeau, Buddy Roemer
Dennis talks to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeau, who is thinking about running for US Representative in the new Arizona district. Also, Gov. Buddy Roemer checks in to get out the vote for the Republican Presidential Primary. (For $100, he’ll give you a phone call!)
2-1-12 Attorney General Tom Horne on Identity Theft
Attorney General Tom Horne talks to Dennis Wilenchik about identity theft. Arizona has been the top state (or the runner-up) for identity theft for five years – but can we turn it around?
10-10-12 Jim Waring, Prop 115
Dennis, Jack and (special guest) Caitlin Wilenchik talk to Jojene Mills of “Stop Prop 115,” who thinks that if the process for selecting judges ain’t broke, don’t fix it. For the second half of the show, an interview with Phoenix City Councilman Jim Waring.
3/16/2011 – Jared Loughner and Mental Health in Arizona
Loughner ordered to undergo mental exam—could somebody have committed him before he shot 18 people? Also, what happens when you get committed and the problem with homelessness in downtown Phoenix. Special guest Mark Holleran, director at Central Arizona Shelter Services.
4-25-12 Candidate for Senate Wil Cardon, AG Tom Horne on SB1070
For the first three segments of the show, candidate for U.S. Senate Wil Cardon tells us about why he’s the man for the job. In the fourth segment, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne gives his prediction of whether the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold SB1070 based on today’s arguments.
2-6-13 James Kuntsler
Jack talks to James Kuntsler, author of the bestseller “The Long Emergency,” about his new followup book, entitled “Too Much Magic: Wishful Thinking, Technology and the Fate of the Nation.”