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Now displaying: October, 2009
Oct 30, 2009

Show 469 Michael Medved talks to the author of The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran by Robert Spencer

 Book Description- Written in an extremely accessible style by bestselling author Robert Spencer, "The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran" is a fact-based but light-hearted look at the key elements, values, and beliefs in the Koran.

 From the Inside Flap- The Koran: It may be the most controversial book in the world. Some see it as a paean to peace, others call it a violent mandate for worldwide Islamic supremacy.

How can one book lead to such dramatically different conclusions? New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the truth in The Complete Infidel's Guide to the Koran: not many Westerners know what's in the Koran, since so few have actually read it -- even among the legions of politicians, diplomats, analysts, and editorial writers who vehemently insist that the Koran preaches tolerance.

Now, Spencer unveils the mysteries lying behind this powerful book, guiding readers through the controversies surrounding the Koran's origins and its most contentious passages. Stripping out the obsolete debates, Spencer focuses on the Koran's decrees toward Jews, Christians, and other Infidels, explaining how they were viewed in Muhammad's time, what they've supposedly done wrong, and most important, what the Koran has in store for them.

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Oct 28, 2009

Show 469.5   60 Minutes tried to portray the Obama administration favorably. Attorney General Eric Holder said they had earmarked $200 million to the Medicare fraud division in the stimulus package.

Two problems there. #1, the corruption appears too massive:

But Tony, who has just begun serving his 12 year prison sentence, says there's no shortage of people in Miami waiting to take his place.

Asked how many people in Miami were doing this, Tony said, "I'd say at least 2,000 people. At least 2,000, 3,000 companies."

He estimated that less than 5% of these companies were legitimate.

And that's just Miami. #2: Government bureaucratic intervention will only encourage crooks to become more sophisticated while punishing legitimate companies - and increase the bureaucracy - by forcing them to fill out endlessly more paperwork.

Per MN Public Radio via Kaiser Health News:

Medicare fraud is difficult to find and prosecute without whistleblowers, says MN federal prosecutor Gerald Wilhelm. "'Medicare cases are often what I call the death of a thousand ankle bites,' Wilhelm said. 'Every bad claim is a dollar, but there are a billion bad claims so it's a billion dollars, and so to look at all of those claims is impossible.'" While some cases are obvious, "many cases fall into a gray area that mean second-guessing a physician's decisions." But "[t]he Medicare statute itself prohibits the government from interfering with the practice of medicine. Wilhelm said the question with Medicare is often whether a clinic billed the government for a more complex procedure than it performed or than the patient needed. He said it's like buying a Chevrolet and charging the government for a Cadillac."

And as much as MSM would like to portray Obama as the 1st Enlightened One to attain the presidency, not so fast. Kim Brandt, Medicare's director of program integrity, told Kroft, ""[O]ur primary focus over the past years has been to tighten our enrollment standards to make it so it's much harder for people like that to be able to get in the program, and to be able to commit that kind of fraud."

Well, that "primary focus" hasn't borne any antifraud fruit.

Brandt added, "Well, it really does come down to the size and scope of the Medicare program, and the resources that are dedicated to oversight and anti fraud work."

And the "size and scope" of nationalized healthcare would only be Medicaid on steroids."

Oct 28, 2009

Show 468 Dr. Roy Spencer speaks before the Young Americans Foundation

Show Dr. Roy Spencer author of Climate Confusion: How Global Warming Hysteria Leads to Bad Science, Pandering Politicians and Misguided Policies that Hurt the Poor. 40 minutes. 

For graphs and diagrams visit  Dr. Spencer's website at:

http://www.drroyspencer.com/

The current frenzy over global warming has galvanized the public and cost taxpayers billons of dollars in federal expenditures for climate research. It has spawned Hollywood blockbusters and inspired major political movements. It has given a higher calling to celebrities and built a lucrative industry for scores of eager scientists. In short, ending climate change has become a national crusade.

And yet, despite this dominant and sprawling campaign, the facts behind global warming remain as confounding as ever.

In Climate Confusion, distinguished climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer observes that our obsession with global warming has only clouded the issue. Forsaking blindingly technical statistics and doomsday scenarios, Dr. Spencer explains in simple terms how the climate system really works, why man's role in global warming is more myth than science, and how the global warming hype has corrupted Washington and the scientific community.

The reasons, Spencer explains, are numerous: biases in governmental funding of scientific research, our misconceptions about science and basic economics, even our religious beliefs and worldviews. From Al Gore to Leonardo DiCaprio, the climate change industry has given a platform to leading figures from all walks of life, as pandering politicians, demagogues and biased scientists forge a self-interested movement whose proposed policy initiatives could ultimately devastate the economies of those developing countries they purport to aid.

Climate Confusion is a much needed wake up call for all of us on planet earth. Dr. Spencer's clear-eyed approach, combined with his sharp wit and intellect, brings transparency and levity to the issue of global warming as he takes on wrong-headed attitudes and misguided beliefs that have led to our state of panic. Climate Confusion lifts the shroud of mystery that has hovered here for far too long and offers an end to this frenzy of misinformation in our lives.

From the Author-

I wrote Climate Confusion for several reasons. In contrast to other works, I wanted it to be an entertaining and easily understood primer on how weather and climate works, showing why manmade global warming is unlikely to be a serious problem for humanity. Furthermore, I wanted to explore the political, philosophical, and religious underpinnings of beliefs in catastrophic global warming, helping the reader to better appreciate why scientific research in this area has become tainted and untrustworthy. Finally, and possibly most importantly, by using basic economic concepts I wanted to counter currently proposed policy "solutions" to global warming that will have devastating effects on the world's poor.

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Oct 26, 2009

Show 467 Debate on Sex Ed. Michael Medved referees. Audio MP3

 Biography- Miriam Grossman, M.D., is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who began You're Teaching My Child What? as a senior fellow at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Following the release of her last book, Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness Endangers Every Student, published in November 2006 by Sentinel (Penguin), she was interviewed on more than 150 radio, news, and television shows. Dr. Grossman's work has received positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, Townhall.com, NewsMax.com, and elsewhere. She is a contributing columnist at Townhall.com and speaks to parents, students, educators, and health professionals internationally on the dangers of political correctness in her profession. She lives in

Los Angeles with her family and a beagle, Willie Prozac.

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Oct 23, 2009
Show 466 Why Giving Matters. Arthur C. Brooks, author of Who Really Cares  addresses an audience at Brigham Young University. 35 minutes
Oct 21, 2009

Show 465 National Suicide : How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z . Medved talks to author. Audio MP3

Michael Medved talks to Martin L. Gross author of  National Suicide : How Washington Is Destroying the American Dream from A to Z . Medved talks to author

 The "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Government Racket" is back with a scathing indictment of government waste.

The government of the United States is a juggernaut of mismanagement, malfeasance and incompetence. Despite the strong foundation laid down by the founding fathers, it is headed to extinction.

From the Alternative Minimum Tax to Zip Codes, "New York Times" bestselling author Martin L. Gross outlines the programs that have exploded financially, the laws that had completely unintended consequences, and the scams perpetrated by legislators intent upon remaining in office no matter what the cost to the nation-and its citizens.

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Oct 19, 2009

Show 464  The World Vision Report: Malaria remains one of the world's great killers. Every thirty seconds, a child under five dies from malaria. That contributes to more than a million deaths a year. Two million people a year suffer from the disease, which hampers economic advancement in affected countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. To mark World Malaria Day on April 25, the World Vision Report focuses this week entirely on malaria -- its history, causes, treatments, and the campaign to wipe out the disease by the year 2015.

Oct 16, 2009

Show 463 John Stossel. ABC 20 20. - You Can't Even Talk About It

 Should Companies Fire Women for Getting Pregnant?

Part 1: Stossel: Irradiation Makes Food Safer

Part 2: Rescuing Risk-takers Wastes Tax Dollars

Part 3: How to Save Endangered Tigers: Kill Them?

Part 4: Stossel on Steroids: Let Athletes Use Drugs

Part 5: Stossel: Elderly Rob Younger Generation

Part 6: John Stossel special "You Can't Even Talk About It."

 The last 9 minute selection of this podcast is an interview with Steve Forbes.

 To view the video archive of John Stossel's shows visit:  http://abcnews.go.com/2020/stosselvideo

John Stossel is moving to Fox News Channel. Look for his new show.

Oct 14, 2009

Show  462
1. Ann Coulter discusses her new book in paperback- 9 minutes
2. Newt discusses his book Real Change, the Obama edition- 10 minutes
3. HIV/AIDS in Africa (don't roll your eyes, this is very interesting!) 15 minutes.
4. Prager discusses book on Abraham Lincoln with author.- 16 minutes
Oct 12, 2009

Show 461 Steve Deace interviews author. Check out his archived shows at http://www.whoradio.com/podcast/deace.xml

 Synopsis of book- If you think sex education is still about the birds and the bees, you're wrong. And it's not about science either. If you're a parent with children in the public school system, you need to know what's really going on.

 In You're Teaching My Child What? Dr. Miriam Grossman rips back the curtain on sex education today, exposing a sordid truth. Instead of teaching our children the facts of life, sex educators are lying to them, ignoring medical fact in favor of politicized, and dangerous, propaganda that could ruin your child's life forever.

 In You're Teaching My Child What? you'll learn what sex educators don't want you to know:

 * Why the discredited founder of "sexology"-dead for half a century-has more influence on sex education than today's most eminent neurobiologists

* How information your child gets about common infections like herpes, warts, and Chlamydia is whitewashed

* When "safe sex" isn't safe: why condoms won't protect your teens from some of the most serious sexually transmitted diseases

* How sex educators try to normalize fringe behaviors-ignoring the health risks to your children

The sex education establishment would like to lull you into thinking that they know best-but the epidemic of sexually transmitted infections in young people today is testimony to a system that's gone mad.

 Parents need to arm themselves and their children with the facts-the real facts of life. In You're Teaching My Child What? Dr. Miriam Grossman does just that, in an essential book to inform yourself and protect your children.

 Biography- Miriam Grossman, M.D., is a board certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who began You're Teaching My Child What? as a senior fellow at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Following the release of her last book, Unprotected: A Campus Psychiatrist Reveals How Political Correctness Endangers Every Student, published in November 2006 by Sentinel (Penguin), she was interviewed on more than 150 radio, news, and television shows. Dr. Grossman's work has received positive reviews in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The Weekly Standard, The American Spectator, Townhall.com, NewsMax.com, and elsewhere. She is a contributing columnist at Townhall.com and speaks to parents, students, educators, and health professionals internationally on the dangers of political correctness in her profession. She lives in Los Angeles with her family and a beagle, Willie Prozac.

Some iTune Podcasts you might like as suggested by ACU.

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American Conservative University Podcast. -  I rate this a 10 out of 10. The ACU podcast is of course #1.

 outloudopinion-audio of America’s top conservative columnists.  – I rate this a 10 out of 10.

 Focus on the Family: James Dobson on Marriage.  Rating= 10 out of 10

Focus on the Family: James Dobson on Parenting. Rating= 10 out of 10

Between the covers on national review online-    Poor audio quality. Good content. 8 out of 10

 Cato Daily Podcasts. 7 out of 10

Cato Institute Event Podcast.  6 out of 10

The Mark Levin Show Audio Rewind  5 out of 10

Young American Foundation- 9 out of 10 see website for complete list of shows.

Lew Rockwell Show- 6 out of 10. Libertarian. Short shows but well edited.

Mises Institute Media- unrated but always cerebral and great. Economics

Recommended Websites

Dennis Prager.  For commercial free archived shows visit Pragertopia http://stores.dennisprager.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=DP&Category_Code=01010101 Cost is $6.95 per month. It’s the best entertainment/educational value out there.

Michael Medved https://www.michaelmedved.com/site to listen live for free or $4.95 per month to download all of his podcasts.

For all podcasts of the Young American Foundation visit http://www.townhall.com/TalkRadio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=22

OutloudOpinion  http://www.outloudopinion.com/index-new.php

The Ludwig von Mises Institute. The world center of the Austrian School of economics and libertarian political and social theory. Visit-   http://mises.org/media.aspx

The Lew Rockwell show archives at http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?p=archive

For Faith and Family archive of podcasts visit http://faithandfamily.com/fff/archive/section/radio/  

For Cato Daily Podcasts Website visit  http://www.cato.org/dailypodcast/podcast-archive.php

For the Cato Institute Event Podcast website visit http://www.cato.org/podcasts/

To download some of Hugh Hewitts shows visit his website at Hugh Hewitt http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/talkradio/Show.aspx?RadioShowID=5

Visit Newt Gingrichs site at http://newt.org/

Dr. Dobson's Focus on the Family podcast visit: http://listen.family.org/recentdaily/

Focus on the Family: James Dobson on Parenting http://feeds.feedburner.com/JamesDobsonOnParenting

 

Focus on the Family: James Dobson on Marriage http://odeo.com/channels/2101275-Focus-on-the-Family-James-Dobson-on-Marriage

 Book TV http://www.booktv.org/programs_archive.aspx?SectionName=History  .

Oct 9, 2009

Show 460 Newt Gigirch talks to the Americans for Prosperity Foundation at the Defending the American Dream Summit Oct 3, 2009  33 minutes.

To watch the video of this speech and the entire 3 hour and 50 minute conference visit http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/id/213360

 Speakers talked about a number of issues from a conservative perspective. Among the topics addressed were health care reform legislation, economic policy, and proposed energy legislation.

 Visit Newt Gingrichs site at http://newt.org/

Oct 7, 2009

Show 459 The History of Ronald Reagan 3 of 3. Medved presents the history of President Ronald Reagan.  Audio MP3

Show 459 Michael Medved presents the history of President Ronald Reagan. Part 3 of 3

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Oct 5, 2009

Show 458 Michael Medved presents the history of Ronald Reagan. 2 of 3

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Oct 2, 2009

Show 457 Michael Medved presents the history of President Ronald Reagan. 1 of 3

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