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Now displaying: November, 2009
Nov 30, 2009

Show 482 Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy. Medved talks to DVD producer.  Audio MP3

Michael Medved talks to Nick Tucker producer of the DVD Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy.

 Publisher Comments: Prominent liberals support a whole litany of policies and principles: progressive taxes, affirmative action, greater regulation of corporations, raising the inheritance tax, strict environmental regulations, children's rights, consumer rights, and more. But do they actually live by these beliefs? Peter Schweizer decided to investigate the private lives of politicians like the Clintons, Nancy Pelosi, the Kennedys, and Ralph Nader; commentators Michael Moore, Al Franken, Noam Chomsky, and Cornel West; entertainers or philanthropists Barbra Streisand and George Soros. Using publicly-available real estate records, IRS returns, court depositions, and their own published statements, he sought to examine whether they lived by the principles they so forcefully advocate.

 What he found was a long list of contradictions. Many of these proponents of organized labor had developed various methods to sidestep paying union wages or avoid employing unions altogether. They were also adept at avoiding taxes; invested heavily in corporations they had denounced; took advantage of foreign tax credits to use non-American labor overseas; espoused environmental causes while opposing those that might affect their own property rights; hid their investments in trusts to avoid paying estate tax; denounced oil companies but quietly owned them.

 Schweizer"s conclusion is simple: liberalism in the end forces its adherents to become hypocrites. They adopt one pose in public, but when it comes to what matters most in their own lives-their property, their privacy, and their children--they jettison their liberal principles and adopt conservative ones. If these ideas don’t work for the very individuals who promote them, Schweizer asks, how can they work for the country?

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Nov 27, 2009

Show 481 Ethics of Money Production and book- Meltdown.

Selection 1.- Lew Rockwell show. The ethics of Money Production. 17 minutes

Selection 2. Michael Medved talks to author of Meltdown. 37 min.

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Nov 23, 2009

Show 479 Dinesh D'Souza debates Peter Singer at Biola University. Part 2 of 2.  41 minutes 9MB

Dinesh  DSouza  Peter  Singer  Debate  Christianity  Atheism 

Nov 20, 2009

Show 478 Dinesh D'Souza debates Peter Singer at Biola University. Part 1 of 2.  62 minutes 14MB To watch the video visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phgb67NAaHA&feature=related

 

 

Nov 18, 2009

Show 477 Dennis Prager talks to Dinesh D'Souza, best-selling author and founder of the Y God Institute. His new book is Life after Death: The Evidence.

Synopsis of book-  Is death the end? Or, as bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza argues, do the latest discoveries in physics and neuroscience, the most convincing philosophical deductions, and the most likely conclusions from anthropology and biology lend increasing credibility to the prospect of life after death? Life After Death: The Evidence presents a reasoned, scientifically based case that life after death is more than possible, it is highly probable. Indeed it has far more evidence on its side than atheistic arguments about death marking our complete and utter extinction. In a stunning tour de force, D"Souza reveals:

* How modern science lays the groundwork for a science-based belief in life after death
* The distinctions between mind and brain—and why it is perfectly reasonable to assume that your immaterial consciousness can survive the dissolution of your material body
* The great atheist philosopher who provided one of the most ingenious proofs for the likelihood of an afterlife
* How the theory of evolution, far from undercutting the idea of life after death, supports it
* The evidence of Near Death Experiences—what it tells us, what it doesn't
* Why the Christian view of the afterlife is the most compelling and best suits the evidence
* What the probability of life after death means for our lives before death

Provocative, and combining a mastery of the arguments from philosophy, physics, and biology with an incisive analysis of how the world"s major religions have viewed the afterlife, D’Souza shows why we can expect that what Shakespeare called the "undiscovered country” will be discovered by us all.

 Biography- Dinesh D’Souza is cofounder and director of the Y God Institute. Formerly he was a White House policy analyst and fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. The author of several best-selling books, including Illiberal Education, What’s So Great About America, and What’s So Great About Christianity, he lives in Rancho Santa Fe, California, with his wife Dixie and their daughter Danielle. His websites are: DineshDSouza.com, YGodInstitute.org., and LifeAfterDeathBook.com

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Nov 16, 2009

Show 476 Michael Medved talks to SuperFreakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner  

Synopsis- The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?

SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

  • How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
  • Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands?
  • How much good do car seats do?
  • What's the best way to catch a terrorist?
  • Did TV cause a rise in crime?
  • What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?
  • Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness?
  • Can eating kangaroo save the planet?
  • Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor?
Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is—good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky.

Freakonomics has been imitated many times over—but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.

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Nov 13, 2009

 Show 475 Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire: Origins and Direction

By Toby Westerman . Paul Ibbitson from his radio show The Consious of Kansas talks to the author.

 About the BookAbout the AuthorFree Preview.Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire: Origins and Direction,  is  essential reading for anyone who accesses the U.S. mass media.  

Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire  is a  discussion of the origins and direction of the terror alliance between militant Islam and resurgent neo-communist nations and revolutionary groups.  This work also considers the role of the anti-American American in making the United States more vulnerable to attack by undermining the military, giving foreign dictators unreserved adulation, and distorting America's image in colleges, universities, and schools.

Westerman"s work examines the survival and rebirth of Marxism as a powerful world force years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The author presents the espionage activities, guerrilla war tactics, and manipulation of the electoral process now used in Marxism’s reentrance upon the world stage.   Westerman demonstrates the threat posed by the neo-communist movement to U.S. security and the concept of individual liberty.  

The neo-communist movement remains  suspicious of, if not overtly hostile to, religion, but its leaders around the world have found that an alliance with militant fundamentalist Islam is advantageous.  The common enemy for both ideologies is the United States of America.

Lies, Terror, and the Rise of the Neo-Communist Empire provides a unique historical perspective on militant Islam, giving the reader an understanding of how Muslim militants look at history, the West, alliances with "infidels,” and the use of terror as a tool of conquest.

Nov 11, 2009

Show 474 For Faith & Family radio show welcomes Dr. Arthur Brooks to the program. He is a professor of public administration at Syracuse University and the author of Who Really Cares? and Gross National Happiness. Dr. Brooks has spent years researching how people's values affect their charitable giving, and in turn, how that affects their happiness. Recorded Oct 8-9, 2009.  50 minutes 11MB

 For Faith & Family archived podcasts visit http://faithandfamily.com/fff/archive/section/radio/

 

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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

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Nov 9, 2009

Show 473 The 10 Big Lies About America. Michael Lamb with For Faith & Family radio show interviews author Michael Medved. 49 minutes. ACU highly recommends the book.

 Synopsis of book- "It ain't so much the things we don"t know that get us into trouble,nineteenth-century humorist Josh Billings remarked. "It's the things we know that just ain"t so.”

 In this bold and brilliantly argued book, acclaimed author and talk-radio host Michael Medved zeroes in on ten of the biggest fallacies that millions of Americans believe about our country—in spite of incontrovertible facts to the contrary. In The 10 Big Lies About America, Medved pinpoints the most pernicious pieces of America-bashing disinformation that pollute current debates about the economy, race, religion in politics, the Iraq war, and other contentious issues.

 The myths that Medved deftly debunks include:

 Myth: The United States is uniquely guilty for the crime of slavery and based its wealth on stolen African labor.

 Fact: The colonies that became the United States accounted for, at most, 3 percent of the abominable international slave trade; the persistence of slavery in America slowed economic progress; and the U.S. deserves unique credit for ending slavery.

 Myth: The alarming rise of big business hurts the United States and oppresses its people.

 Fact: Corporations played an indispensable role in building America, and corporate growth has brought progress that benefits all with cheaper goods and better jobs.

 Myth: The Founders intended a secular, not Christian, nation.

 Fact: Even after ratifying the Constitution, fully half the state governments endorsed specific Chris­tian denominations. And just a day after approving the First Amendment, forbidding theestablishment of religion, Congress called for a national "day of public thanksgiving and prayer” to acknowledge “the many signal favors of Almighty God.”

 Myth: A war on the middle class means less comfort and opportunity for the average American.

 Fact: Familiar campaign rhetoric about the victimized middle class ignores the overwhelming statistical evidence that the standard of living keeps rising for every segment of the population, as well as the real-life experience of tens of millions of middle-class Americans.

 Each of the ten lies—widely believed among elites and taught as truth in universities and public schools—is a grotesque, propagandistic distortion of the historical record. For everyone who is tired of hearing America denigrated by people who don't know what they"re talking about, The 10 Big Lies About America supplies the ammunition necessary to fire back the next time somebody tries to recycle these baseless beliefs. Medved’s witty, well-documented rebuttal is a refreshing reminder that as Americans we should feel blessed, not burdened, by our heritage.

 Biography- MICHAEL MEDVED is the host of one of the most popular talk-radio programs in the country, reaching more than four million loyal listeners. He is the bestselling author of ten other books, including Right Turns, Hollywood vs. America, and What Really Happened to the Class of ’65? A member of USA Today’s board of contributors, he also writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. For more than a decade he served as cohost of Sneak Previews, PBS’s weekly movie-review show. Medved graduated from Yale with departmental honors in American history and attended Yale Law School as well. He lives with his family in the Seattle area.

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Nov 6, 2009

Show 472 Michael Medved talks to Peter Schweizer author of Architects of Ruin.

 From Conservative Book Service about Architects of Ruin-  REVEALED: How and why an unscrupulous gang of Leftist activists and pols (including Barack Obama) savaged the housing market, laying waste to the economy

Architects of Ruin by Peter Schweizer

It happened so quickly: in 2008, the housing market went bust, leading to a global economic collapse. But in reality, this debacle had been a long time coming: Leftist activists, businessmen and politicians (including Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) had been laying the groundwork for the destruction of the housing market and the devastation of the American economy for decades. In Architects of Ruin, bestselling author Peter Schweizer explains how it happened -- and shows how today, the very same people who planted the seeds of the collapse are back in Washington, determined to use the crisis they caused as cover for a massive overhaul of the American economic system.

 Schweizer, the New York Times bestselling author of Do As I Say (Not As I Do), lays out the whole sorry story of how an unsavory coalition of Far Left policymakers and power brokers set out on what they regarded as a noble long-term effort to broaden homeownership among minorities and the poor. All they accomplished, of course, was to hurt the very people they were supposedly trying to help and damage the economy in ways that will take decades to reverse. Schweizer reveals that the seeds of the 2008 housing collapse were sown in the 1960s, when followers of Saul Alinsky, the legendary Chicago radical Leftist rabble- rouser, joined up with race-baiting activists like Jesse Jackson to argue that banks were guilty of racial discrimination. He details how in the 1970s, with the help of liberal senators like Ted Kennedy and William Proxmire, this initiative gathered steam with legislation that put bankers under the thumb of local activists.

But Schweizer shows that Leftists laid the groundwork for the housing disaster most energetically during the Clinton years, when a new generation of liberal technocrats came to power in Washington and on Wall Street. He describes how a powerful phalanx of elite liberals, including Bill Clinton, Robert Rubin, Andrew Cuomo, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Janet Reno, Deval Patrick, Henry Cisneros, Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Charles Schumer, and many others, aggressively pushed banks to make trillions of dollars in loans to individuals who should never have received them. Meanwhile, Clinton forged a new form of state capitalism in which the big Wall Street financial companies were repeatedly bailed out with their profits intact from a series of costly errors -- which only led them to take ever larger and more dangerous risks. The inevitable result? The bursting of twin bubbles in mortgages and mortgage-backed derivatives, leading in turn to a global economic collapse.

 We're not out of the woods yet -- not by a long shot: Schweizer shows that liberal activists are working with the Obama administration today to lay the groundwork for future bubbles in not only in real estate, but also in health care, the auto industry, and "green" technologies. Architects of Ruin is thus much more than just a story about the past -- it is also an urgent warning about the future. The Leftists responsible for the housing crisis have learned nothing from their past mistakes. Architects of Ruin proves that ordinary Americans who had to foot the bill for the last state-capitalist bubble have reason to be afraid -- very afraid -- of what is to come during the remaining years of the Obama Administration.

 Why the housing bubble burst, staggering the global economy:

 The housing crisis: a failure of capitalism -- or liberal social engineering?

 The chorus of liberal triumphalism that blamed the Right and the free market for the housing collapse, and sought to usher in a "new" New Deal -- all the while ignoring some inconvenient facts

 How the fair housing movement would probably have remained a fringe phenomenon had it not been for strong support from liberal politicians in Washington

 How the Clinton administration aggressively pushed billions of dollars in home mortgages to minorities, knowing they would never be repaid

 The Left's activist jihad against American banks: how a gang of liberal activists, labor unions, and politicians in Washington set the stage for the biggest bank heist in history, forcing banks to make more than $4 trillion in bad loans to people with poor credit

Bill Clinton's seduction of Wall Street and the birth of the bailout culture

 How liberal Senators Ted Kennedy and William Proxmire put the power of the federal government behind the "affordable housing" scam

 Playing the race card: how Democrats made credit a civil right

 How the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus turned Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into nothing less than a private piggy bank

 How subprime mortgages were used to fund radical activist groups, including the apple of Barack Obama's eye, ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) -- to the tune of $9.5 billion

 How Barack Obama was personally involved in the affordable-housing racket as a young Chicago lawyer

 How Obama's top aide Rahm Emanuel made more than $46,000 an hour as a board member for Freddie Mac

 How prominent Democrats parlayed their "fair housing" activism into lucrative appointments to the boards of subprime lenders

 How liberal Congressman Barney Frank and Senator Chris Dodd profited from their alliance with subprime lenders -- and squelched investigations of the looming mortgage fiasco

 Brazen hypocrisy: how the very activist groups that once sued banks for failing to make enough loans in poor and minority neighborhoods are now suing those same banks because they loaned too much!

How the leading role of Democrats and their allies in the fair housing movement in the housing crisis has gone strangely unremarked by the liberal media elites

 How experts foresee another wave of mortgage defaults and predict that unemployment will continue to rise

 How Barack Obama plans to use liberal state capitalism to create the next big economic meltdown

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Nov 4, 2009

Show 471 Dennis Prager talks to Michael Ledeen on October 15, 2009, Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. His new book is Accomplice to Evil.

 From Accomplice to Evil: "The world is simmering in the familiar rhetoric and actions of movements and regimes—from Hezbollah and al Qaeda to the Iranian Khomeinists and the Saudi Wahhabis—who swear to destroy us and others like us, and we are repeating the errors of the recent past. Like their 20th-century predecessors, they openly proclaim their intentions, and carry them out whenever and wherever they can. Like our 20th-century predecessors, we rarely take them seriously or act accordingly.”

 Acknowledging the existence and actions of evil enemies means accepting that we are at war, and then designing and con duct - ing a strategy to win. Accomplice to Evil takes a com pre hensive look at the errors we have made in the past when dealing with a mounting enemy force, why we've refused to acknowledge the implications of a rising evil, and how we can defeat the forces that threaten us today.

 About the Author - Michael A. LEDEEN, a noted political analyst, is a Freedom Scholar at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. He is the author of The Iranian Time Bomb, Machiavelli on Modern Leadership, and Tocqueville on American Character, and he is a contributor to The Wall Street Journal. He lives and works in Washington, D.C.

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Nov 2, 2009

 Show 470 The Soldiers' Story: Vietnam in their own words. Audio book selection. 45 minutes.

 Synopsis- Most history-minded Americans have discussed the Vietnam War, becoming familiar, at the very least, with the names of such pivotal events as the Siege of Khe Sanh, the Tet Offensive, and the Fall of Saigon. But to grasp the full impact of this agonizing conflict, the human costs of an infernal war that raged for ten years and took more than 58,000 American lives, one must hear about it from the soldiers, sailors, and airmen who experienced the fighting and endured.

In The Soldiers" Story, veteran journalist Ron Steinman gathers the candid reminiscences of seventy-six men who survived combat in Vietnam. Not a military analysis or political study, this oral history vividly conveys the hardships, friendships, fears, and personal triumphs of Marine, Army, Air Force, and Navy veterans—each of whom shares memories that have lingered to this day. It is a valuable frontline record of battle-torn Vietnam from the perspective of those who lived it first-hand, giving us a window into the horror, intensity, and raw courage that the war engendered.

Biography

Ron Steinman an award-winning news journalist and television producer, was NBC Bureau Chief in Saigon for two years, leading that network's coverage of the Tet Offensive. His awards include a Peabody, a National Press Club Award, and five Emmy nominations. He is executive editor of The Digital Journalist
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