Milt Program Guide Feb 09

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND

A NIGHT WITH MICHAEL PENNINGTON

Tonight we will be joined by an accomplished British Shakespearean actor, namely Michael Pennington.  We’ll discuss Shakespeare, Pennington’s long and distinguished career, and the one-man play that he’ll be performing through the month of February at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

INTERNET ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a replay of a classic program.  

 


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

INTELLIGENCE AND HOW TO GET IT

We recently had Charles Murray on our program, whose contention has been that some people are just more intelligent than others and there isn’t much that can be done about it.  Our guest tonight disagrees and says that schools do make people smarter and that IQ’s can be improved over time.  Richard Nisbett, a leading social psychologist, has just written Intelligence and How to Get It: Why Schools and Culture Count contradicting Murray’s pessimistic claims about intelligence and IQ levels. He also offers suggestions on how to improve your own intelligence and that of your children.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH

INTERNET ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a replay of this classic program: "Can you name the Ten Commandments? The four noble truths of Buddhism? The four gospels? If so, you are religiously literate--but what does that mean? And why is it important? Those questions and more are answered in this fascinating conversation with Stephen Prothero, chair of the religion department at Boston University and author of the book Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know--and Doesn't."  In order to listen to the show, go to wgnradio.com  as early as 8:45pm and look for the link near the top of the page that says "Click to Listen to Tonight's Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg".

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH

CONSUMER FRAUD

Consumer fraud is rising as the economy is sinking.  Tonight three experts on how to protect yourself from the hustlers and financial deceivers join us to advise you on how to preserve---and perhaps enhance---your dwindling financial reserves.

 
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

GIRLS GONE MILD

Are you dismayed by the oversexualization of our society and, more importantly, our children?  Our guest tonight is Wendy Shalit, author of Girls Gone Mild: Young Women Reclaim Self-Respect and Find it’s Not Bad to be Good.  In her book she pores over studies, conducts interviews, and recounts anecdotes about childhood sexuality that might horrify even the most liberal among us.  Shalit also gives us a look at girls and young women who aren’t giving in to the oversexed culture surrounding them and, thereby, gives hope to the traditional family-values advocates among us.

 
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH

SECURING THE CITY

Since 9/11, terrorism or the threat of terrorism has been part of our daily lives and vocabulary.  In New York City the NYPD counterterrorism division is a group of police officers whose sole job it is to see that there is never another 9/11 again.  Our guest tonight, Christopher Dickey, takes us into the world of counterterrorism and intelligence in his book Securing the City: Inside America’s Best Counterterror Force.  Dickey looks closely at the lives of these officers and whose commander asserts that, “there’s a terrorist plot taking shape in New York City every day of the week since 9/11”.

 



WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH

ANGELS AND AGES

A momentous day in the history of the world is February 12, 1809---the birth date of two men who would go on to change the world.  One man was born in a one-room cabin in Kentucky, the other on a country estate in England.  Our reference, of course, is to Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin.  In his book Angels and Ages, Adam Gopnick traces the lives of these two men and finds parallels in how they each overcame setbacks and how their ideas and actions changed the world forever.  Gopnick will join us tonight to discuss his new book. This show will air immediately after the conclusion of the Blackhawks hockey game, which should end around 9:30pm.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH

A. LINCOLN

Tonight after the Northwestern basketball game, we’ll celebrate the birth of our 16th President on his bicentennial anniversary as we continue our discussion of his accomplishments.  Joining us in this program will be Ronald White, author of A. Lincoln: A Biography.  In this newly published work White utilizes recently discovered letters and photographs, as well as the recently completed Lincoln Legal Papers, to give us a fuller understanding of the "great emancipator." 

 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH

INTERNET ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a selection from some of the great programs in the Extension 720 archives.  

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH

GREAT POWERS

What will foreign policy and defense strategy look like now that George W. Bush is out of the White House? Will things change drastically? We’ll look at these questions and more as we talk tonight with Thomas P.M. Barnett, author of Great Powers: America and the World After Bush.  Barnett contends that our foreign policy objectives these past 8 years have failed, and that with new leadership, we may be able to accomplish much more. Barnett discusses the changing world landscape and what it will look like in the future, and how the U.S. can be more prepared to deal with the world.

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17TH
SAMUEL ADAMS
Most people surely know the name Samuel Adams, but many might know it only from the beer company.  Samuel Adams, however, was one of the more important founding fathers of our country.  In the opinion of some, the revolution may not have happened or been possible without the actions of Samuel Adams.  Our guest tonight is Ira Stoll author of the great new biography of Adams titled Samuel Adams: A Life.  Stoll takes us through his life from his early childhood, to his involvement in the Boston Tea Party all the way through his death.  Join us tonight after the early Blackhawks game for this wonderful new biography.  The program should begin around 9:30pm.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH
AMERICA BETWEEN THE WARS
President Bush asserted that 9/11 changed America in one single day.  Is that true?  Perhaps, but our guest tonight might look at things slightly different. He contends that America, in fact, changed over a 12 year period---roughly from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11.  In American Between the Wars , Derek Chollett and James Goldgeier contend that in this 12 year period of self-congratulations and rejoice at the triumph of democracy, the U.S. missed the signs and the changing face of our enemies, and how the U.S.'s role in the world had changed.  Goldgeier will join us tonight to discuss his new book.  Tune in tonight after the 8pm Northwestern basketball game for this interesting look backwards.  The show should be on the air by 10pm.


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
A SLOBBERING LOVE AFFAIR
Was there a media bias during the 2008 Presidential election?  Many Americans do, and our author tonight is one of them.  As a matter of fact, according to the non-partisan Pew Research Center, 70% of Americans believe that the mainstream media organizations and journalists wanted Barack Obama to win the election.  Bernard Goldberg will join us tonight to discuss his book A Slobbering Love Affair, which discusses the media bias he and many other Americans believe they saw during the election.  Goldberg contends that not only was there bias but that it went much further, going as far as cheerleading and spinning information to help the campaign of Barack Obama. We'll discuss this tonight and take your phone calls after the early Blackhawks game.  This program should be on the air by around 9:30pm.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH

A NIGHT WITH THE PRESIDENTS
Our guests tonight are some of the most famous and powerful men on the planet- Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.  Well, they actually won't be here but their voices will be as we welcome an old friend and a great mimic, namely Bill Mellberg.  Mellberg will join us tonight for the full 2 hours as he regales us with his spot-on impressions of the former presidents and then unveils his newest impersonation- Barack Obama!  You won't want to miss this entertaining and possibly enlightening show!



MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

BLACKLISTING MYSELF

Hollywood these days is inarguably one of the most liberal places in America.  But is there a blacklist, real or figurative, that makes it difficult to be an “out of the closet” conservative in Hollywood?  Our guest tonight, Roger L. Simon, says so and has written a book detailing his experiences as an "out" conservative in the entertainment industry. In Blacklisting Myself Simon, an Oscar nominated screenwriter, discusses this new blacklist, along with other topics like Al Gore’s advocacy and documentary, Simon's encounters with Hollywood luminaries such as Richard Pryor and Woody Allen, and how what an actor says about politics in public may not always be what he believes in private.


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH

INTERNET ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a selection from some of the great programs in the Extension 720 archives.  

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25TH

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION- SO FAR
We're a little over a month into the presidency of Barack Obama.  So tonight we ask---How's he doing?  Has he been successful so far?  Has he made any missteps?  We'll discuss these questions and more with our distinguished guests, one liberal and one conservative, who will both be named shortly.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH

A NIGHT WITH GOVERNOR PAT QUINN
Now that the impeachment trial is over and we have a new governor, we thought it would be a good time to sit down and sort out the pieces.  What kind of shape is Illinois government in?  What is on the agenda of our new governor? Tonight we'll welcome Governor Pat Quinn to our studio for the full 2 hours for a definitive, wide-ranging interview to discuss these things and more.  You surely won't want to miss this!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

INTERNET ONLY ON WGNRADIO.COM

Tune in to our special Internet-only broadcast as Milt presides (live!) over a selection from some of the great programs in the Extension 720 archives.  

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