Extension 720 August 2010 Program Guide

Whittaker ChambersEducationUniversity of ChicagoRush Limbaugh
  • August 4: Chris Robeling, Zev Chafets, author of Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One, and Richard Reinsch, author of Whittaker Chambers:The Spirit of a Counterrevolutionary discuss the history and the current state of Conservatism in America.
  • August 5: Milt welcomes leading experts from the University of Chicago including Dr. Michael Turner to discuss the latest in cosmology and the future of our universe
  • August 19: "God was left out of the Constitution but was furnished a front seat on the coins of the country." Mark Twain coined that maxim and on this program, coins will be the topic of discussion. Joining Milt are Chicago Coin Club members, Robert Feiler, a collector and dealer in U.S. coins and paper money ,and Robert Leonard, author of Curious Currency: The Story of Money From the Stone Age to the Internet Age.
  • August 23: It was the longest spanning bridge in the world when it was completed in 1937, 41 million people cross it each year, and it weighs 887,000 tons. Those are easily accessible facts about the Golden Gate Bridge. On this program, we delve deeper in order to reveal the history and mystery of this feat of engineering with author Kevin Starr who penned the book,Golden Gate:The Life and Time of America's Greatest Bridge
  • August 24: Facebook has more than 500 million active users. The average user has 130 friends. And, people spend over 700 billion minutes per month on it. What is the appeal of this social media mammoth? How will it impact our future? David Kirkpatrick, author of,The Facebook Effect answers these questions on tonight's program.
  • August 25: Robert Browning once said,"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." Perhaps, Mr. Browning was right. According to author and veteran science journalist, David Stipp, scientists are closing in on true breakthroughs in anti-aging science. Mr. Stipp, author ofThe Youth Pill: Scientists at the Brink of an Anti-Aging Revolution will share this information on tonight's exciting new program.
  • August 26: Ever heard of a mother's intuition? Well, mother's aren't always right. The world is not all that it seems and we are not always how we see ourselves. Daniel Simons explains this and more as he joins Milt to discuss his new book, Invisible Gorilla
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