WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2ND

There will be no shows tonight due to the Cubs playoff games.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3RD

ELECTION 08

The night after the Vice Presidential debate, we’ll bring together three astute political observers to discuss the outcome and other happenings on the campaign trail.  Joining us in the studio for our discussion will be Rick Perlstein, author of the book Nixonland, Joe Morris, a former assistant Attorney General in the Reagan administration, and Blake Dvorak, an editor at Real Clear Politics.


MONDAY, OCTOBER 6TH

ECONOMY

With the recent defeat of the bailout bill in the House and massive drops in the stock market, we’ll take another look at the economic crisis affecting the country, and increasingly, affecting the world.  Joining us will be three financial and economic experts from the University of Chicago and Northwestern University.


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7TH

PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

Depending on the Cubs playoffs schedule, we’ll be discussing the second Presidential debate that will take place this very night.  You can hear it here on WGN and listen for our panel of political experts reaction directly afterwards.  This show will only air over the airwaves if the Cubs are NOT in game 5.  If they are in game 5, arrangements may be made to carry this show over the wgnradio.com Internet stream.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

Tune in tonight to hear a recently recorded and yet to be aired tape from the Extension 720 archives.


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH
ELECTION 2008

Tonight we’ll check in with two of our favorite guests for their take on both the unfolding election and economic crisis.  During the first hour, we’ll talk with the always entertaining and insightful Mark Steyn.  Steyn is a syndicated columnist and a contributor to the National Review.  During the second hour we’ll speak with Tom Bevan, co-founder and editor of Real Clear Politics.  We’ll talk with him about the latest news in the polls and some of the recent news making headlines this campaign season.

 


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

USE AND ABUSE

None other than E.B. White (co-author of the definitive The Elements of Style) once said that “English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education—sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.” The English language is full of inscrutabilities, incongruities and inconsistencies that—with a little luck—can be successfully navigated. Tonight we welcome back our regular panel of language mavens who will bring examples of recent neologisms and malapropisms for your enlightenment and amusement. Our guests are Ed Zotti, editor of the Straight Dope and close confidant of Cecil Adams, Susan Harris, editor of Words Without Borders, and Ellen Hunt, president of Hunt Communications and former head of science writing at Children’s Memorial Hospital.