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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.
1-2-13 Dean Douglas Sylvester
Jack talks to Dean Doug Sylvester of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law about the new “North American” degree for law students who want to practice in both Canada and the US. Also, about the school’s upcoming move to a new building under construction in downtown Phoenix (which, he assures us, will fully incorporate all the advances in bathroom technology of the last 30 years).
9-7-11 – Guest, Jeff Flake
Dennis talks to US Representative Jeff Flake about his campaign to become the next Senator from Arizona and where he stands on various issues, like lifting the Cuban travel ban, securing the border and building the Alaskan pipeline.
10-27-11 – Prison Sentence Reform
Jack talks to state Rep. Cecil Ash about his efforts to reform Arizona’s prison sentencing scheme, and to Therese Wagner of the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department about efforts on the ground. Also, criminologist Judy Greene from Justice Strategies gives us the facts and talks about the states that have already made reforms that have happened where you would least expect it, like in Texas.
6-27-12 Wil Cardon
Wil Cardon comes in studio to talk about his campaign for the U.S. Senate. By far the hardest working guest we’ve ever had – he even wrapped up his own headphones after the show!
5-22-13 Domestic Violence
Jack talks about the problem of domestic violence in Arizona, which is one of the top states for domestic violence crimes–and why Jodi Arias probably isn’t doing anything good to advance the cause. Guests: family law attorney Sarah Barrios and the Deputy Director of the Arizona Coalition against Domestic Violence, Jesse Johnson.
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.
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.
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.
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.