Milt Rosenberg
Milt Rosenberg
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A daily show featuring intelligent, enlivening and thought provoking discussions centered on the world of ideas. Guests from the world of literature, journalism, academia, public policy, science, religions, and foreign policy join Milt to discuss the big questions of the day–an all star list of people who shape our world.
The Chicago Blues: A Cautionary Tale from America’s Second City
Oh, Chicago. Where did we go wrong? With our shocking fiscal crisis, looming and potentially crippling property tax hikes, rampant crime, out flight of businesses and youth, crumbling infrastructure, education system mired in corruption and under performance, rising cost-of-living...the list of ills goes on and on. What can Chicago teach the rest of the nation? Where is the light at the end of the tunnel? Here we diagnose the patient and, hopefully, suggest a way out of the mess for our beloved yet beleaguered city. Ted Dabrowski of the Illinois Policy Institute has been studying this issue in depth and joins us alongside Donald Haider, a one-time mayoral candidate and esteemed professor at Northwesterns Kellogg School of Management. Interesting to this conversation is the input of our listeners. Some think our days are numbered. Others see a bright future for this beautiful town. (Cartoon courtesy of Eric Allie. Even more of Mr. Allies work here)
Nov 23, 2015
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Gangland Chicago with Richard Lindberg and John Drummond
Richard Lindberg is one of the foremost authorities on Chicago history. Hes written multiple, fine books on some of the lost history of this city. In his latest book, Gangland Chicago, Richard talks gangsters. From the organized crime outfits to vice to booze and gambling and all that these endeavors entail, this is the book you need to read if youve ever been interested in crime. Chicagos done it as well as any other city. Lindberg tells this fascinating story from the beginning, when Chicago was a nothing town, all the way up through the modern-day street gangs and organized cartels involved in the drug game. Joining Lindberg is one of our favorite guests, John Drummond. John is a legendary newsman who knew of all of the crooks and bosses during his day and is still keeping up with it.
Nov 20, 2015
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Great Directors of Film
After the thoroughly depressing and emotionally exhausting events from Paris last week and lengthy discussions of them this week, we turned to one of our refuges--movies. Here we talk about some of the greatest directors. Were joined in studio by our mainstay of film talks, John Kupetz of Medill and the College of Lake County, and welcome a newcomer, Kyle Richard Henry of Northwestern. As always, we examine some classic moments from numerous films.
Nov 20, 2015
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Le Monde Pleure Pour Paris
On this show we again investigate the events of another devastating attack on the French capitol. Were joined in studio by W. Rand Smith of Lake Forest College, a political scientist who studies French politics and Daniel S. Kamin, adjunct professor of International Relations at DePaul. Via phone we check in with Fred Kagan of American Enterprise Institute and Fred Burton, VP of Intel at Stratfor.
Nov 20, 2015
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To Paris, with Love
Like the rest of the civilized world, we were horrified by the weekends events in Paris. Immediately we moved to bring you the most sober and informed analysis possible. In this episode, were joined by to fine academics who study terror and its machinations--John Allen Williams of Loyola and Barry Kellman of DePaul--in studio. Via phone we talk to Daniel Greenfield, who has some very strong assertions toward Islam and the role of the faith in terror and the inimitable Victor Davis Hanson, who had a timely article on the tragedy.
Nov 16, 2015
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On France and ISIS, as it Unfolded
What began as a show on the political world at large and the insanity on the campuses (campi?) of American colleges quickly turned into a discussion of the events in Paris, again, following the attacks on a concert venue and other locations Friday evening last. Charles Lipson of the University of Chicago and Richard Baehr, both members of our Political A-Team, were with us on all topics. Also joining was Michael Barone, Fox News contributor and Washington Examiner political correspondent. This is a topic we will cover in depth over the coming days.
Nov 16, 2015
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Great Quotations
“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another.” So said Ambrose Bierce, at least we hope. In this entry, we discuss some of our favorite quotes. This show couldve been the length of a week, but we confine it here to one episode along with Gary Saul Morson of Northwestern and David Ingram of Loyola We have quotes from history, politics, cooking, and baseball, to name but a few.
Nov 16, 2015
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Analyzing the Milwaukee GOP Debate
Yet another debate was held in Milwaukee and we are on the scene to tell you who won and who lost. Several under-performing candidates have left the big table, and Ben Carson and Donald Trump are at the top of the leaderboard as of this writing. To discuss, we have in studio Dick Ciccone and Joe Morris, two members of our political A-Team.
Nov 16, 2015
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Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation with Jim Baggott
Jim Baggott is an influential science writer. A scientist himself by training, he has turned toward a career in the commercial world as a successful author who popularizes complex scientific theories by making them, well, understandable. His latest, Origins: The Scientific Story of Creation, is a concise history of how we got here, how life has evolved on this planet, and where life may be heading next. Baggott joins us here for an hour. We only wish that wed had more time.
Nov 11, 2015
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Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs with Dr. Lisa Randall
Dark Matter. How does it differ from Dark Energy? What role has it played in mass extinctions throughout history? To answers those and many, many more questions of cosmological and biological import is Dr. Lisa Randall, one of our nations most esteemed physicists and professor at Harvard. Her latest book, Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe, sheds light on some of the greatest mysteries concerning our existence.
Nov 11, 2015
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