The Wilenchik & Bartness Building
6-22-2011 – Unemployment Benefits – Kyrsten Sinema and Andy Tobin
The Arizona legislature failed to extend unemployment benefits for over 15,000 Arizonans – was this a mistake? Dennis talks to state Senator Kyrsten Sinema and state Speaker of the House Andy Tobin about the issue – also Farrell Quinlan of the National Federation for Independent Business lobbying group and Amy Kobeta from the Children’s Action Alliance.
11-30-11 – Obamacare and Matt Heinz
Dennis Wilenchik talks to State Rep. Matt Heinz from Tucson, who is also a doctor, about what Obamacare really means, and callers phone in to voice their disapproval.
7-18-12 Steve Chucri
Jack talks to Steve Chucri, who is running for the County Board of Supervisors against Lester Pearce, Russell Pearce’s brother.
6-19-13 Representative Matt Salmon, Kristena Hansen
For the first segment: U.S. Representative Matt Salmon talks to Jack about his legislation in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona voter ID law.
For the remainder of the show: real estate reporter Kristena Hansen from the Phoenix Business Journal talks about the top ten trends in Arizona commercial and residential real estate.
5-11-11 – Peggy Neely
Candidate for Mayor of Phoenix Peggy Neely talks to Dennis about running to become the first woman elected Mayor of Phoenix in over 30 years.
2-8-12 Russell Pearce
Russell Pearce comes on the show to talk about the recall, his plans to run again, and where he stands on the issues.
10-31-12 Bob Burns, Susan Bitter-Smith, and Augustine “Auggie” Bartning
Dennis and Jack talk to Augustine “Auggie” Bartning who is running for state Senate in LD-24 in segment one. For segments two, three, and four – Bob Burns and Susan Bitter-Smith, who are on the Republican ticket for the Arizona Corporation Commission.
8-24-11 – Guest, State Treasurer Doug Ducey
Dennis talks to State Treasurer Doug Ducey about what it took to get Arizona back in the black for the first time since 2007, and about the importance of financial literacy and good education for young people.
6-12-13 Immigration Reform
Dan Holler from conservative think tank HeritageAction.com and Dulce Matuz from the Arizona Dream Act Coalition debate the merits of the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013,” which creates a path to citizenship for most–but not all–of the 11.5 million undocumented immigrants in America.
2-20-13 Dennis Miller, Justin Johnson
Jack Wilenchik interviews Phoenix City Council candidate Justin Johnson, former Mayor Paul Johnson’s son. Also, Dennis and Jack Wilenchik interview comedian Dennis Miller (who also has a show airing on KFNX–check it out) in the last segment.
4/20/2011 – the “Birther Bill” – Guest Orly Taitz
Jack Wilenchik talks to “birther” leader Orly Taitz about Jan Brewer’s veto of the Arizona birther bill. Also, Jack’s high school friend has a shocking immigration problem—despite living in the state for 20 years, graduating from an Arizona high school and getting an Arizona college education, he still isn’t a citizen and is in deportation proceedings.
11-16-11 Rep. Jerry Weiers, Wil Cardon, Bob Littlefield
Dennis Wilenchik interviews Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, about the future of immigration policies in Arizona and the “Utah compact.” Also, state Rep. Jerry Weiers talks about promoting employment opportunities for veterans, and Mesa businessman Wil Cardon discusses his campaign for Jon Kyl’s seat in the U.S. Senate. Finally, Scottsdale Councilman Bob Littlefield schools us on redistricting.
8-15-12 Sheriff Paul Babeu
Sheriff Paul Babeu stops by the studio to talk about why he is still the best darned Sheriff that Pinal County has ever had.
6-26-13 Protecting Arizona’s Children
Jack talks to Laura Speer, associate director of policy reform and advocacy for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, about the Foundation’s “Kids Count” survey, which places Arizona smack dab around rock bottom for child care and well-being.
To talk about what we have done to change the situation and what we can still do — Bruce Liggett, Executive Director of the Arizona Child Care Association; Dana Wolfe Naimark, President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance; and Arizona Rep. Kate Brophy-McGee.
5-18-11 – Vaughan Roofing Case – Guests Don and Matt Fendon
Dennis talks to workmen’s comp attorneys Don and Matt Fendon about the Vaughan Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc. v. Rodriguez case, in which an undocumented worker was allowed to receive workmen’s comp benefits. Also on the show: attorneys for Plaintiff and Defendant in the case, Janice Barber and Kirk Landrey.