The Vietnam War as discussed in 2007

With Douglas Bey, Brian Mulcrone, and Tom Bissell

This discussion was recorded in 2007 and in some cases tells a sometimes different story of what went on in Vietnam and what happened when it was over. Compared to the show above that was recorded in 1978, this tells, that for many who were there, it will never quite be over.


The AFTRA-SAG Players

With SAG AFTRA Players

AFTRA is the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. SAG is the Screen Actors Guild.  And the Players are veteran performers who love the “old time radio” in which they performed as very young actors. They appeared with us many times doing wonderful bits (such as Bob and Ray) and whole programs (such as the Lux Radio Theater). Here is their first appearance  on our program as performed eight years ago. For their most recent appearance on our new program just check the podcast at our current station,


The Cosmic Jackpot….

With Paul Davies

…was the title of a  book by Paul Davies  published in 2007. He was and is one of the great astrophysical cosmologists and had just moved to the U.S. from his native Australia. Unlike many other members of his academic guild he favors the hypothesis that a transcendent presence or force (God?) was and is involved in the origin of the universe and its “tuning” to make life and evolution possible and “inevitable.” This was, predictably, one of the programs most often requested for replay and that’s what we do right here.


The Lowering of Higher Education

With Three Leading Critics of the Education System

As far back as 2007 (the year of this program) lots of American professors began expressing alarm and anger over the reduction of intellectual standards, the abandonment of “high culture” and the leftwards politicization of most American universities. Three of the leading critics joined us one memorable night in voicing the indictment and specifying the disturbing details. In their view and mine this sort of critique still applies.


The Confederacy from Inside

With Three Historical Scholars

How did the rebellious states form a government and go on to fight a stand-off war that killed 750,000 American (both sides) soldiers? Three historical scholars joined in this 2006 discussion, rich in previously unheard stories, that fascinated the listeners and, surely as well, the host of the program.