Milt Program Guide Jan 09

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 1ST

OPEN-LINE

We’ll continue our discussion tonight of the Blagojevich scandal and take your phone calls.  Now that the dust has begun to settle, are you still certain Blagojevich should be impeached and convicted of a crime? Should Blagojevich’s selection for Obama’s seat, Roland Burris, be accepted to the Senate?  Call and let us know!

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2ND

CORRUPTION IN ILLINOIS GOVERNMENT

We’ll discuss the Blagojevich scandal tonight with our three-esteemed guests- Jay Stewart, the executive director of the Better Government Association, Tom Gradel, creative director of Gradel communications, and Ron Grossman, features writer for the Chicago Tribune.

 

MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH

A NIGHT WITH JOHN DRUMMOND

Join us tonight as we welcome an old friend and always much anticipated guest, John Drummond.  Drummond, as you may well know, is a legendary Chicago reporter who spent his career covering Chicago politics and it’s seedy underbelly, tracking down Chicago criminals, and even solving a few crimes himself.  Tune in tonight to hear a lifetime’s worth of great Chicago stories.

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 6TH

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, JANUARY 7TH

THE HEMINGSES OF MONTICELLO

Thomas Jefferson is a well known figure of the American Revolution and the founding of our country.  Did you know, however, that Jefferson fathered seven children with Sally Hemings, a slave?  Our guest tonight traces the Hemings family tree and tells us the story of the complicated relationship between the Jefferson family and the Hemingses.  In The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed tells us of the beginnings of the Hemings family, including the mother and father of Sally, how they came to be the property of Jefferson, and what the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings was like.  This is one show you’re not going to want to miss.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 8TH

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.  

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 9TH

SHYNESS

Do you think shyness is a sickness? Some of you may, but our guest tonight disputes this.  In Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness, Christopher Lane lays out his contention that many of our supposed psychological ailments are nothing more than misdiagnoses of what was previously just chalked up to normal behavior.  According to Lane, the explosion in the 1970’s of psychological diagnosis exploded, simply because a few prominent psychiatrists decided they would change the way their profession would diagnose certain conditions.  The result was a boon for the pharmaceutical industry, and a huge conflict of interest for psychiatry.

 



MONDAY, JANUARY 12TH

THE 10 BIG LIES ABOUT AMERICA
Do you believe American wealth was built solely on the backs of slaves? Do you believe that Well, according to our guest tonight, you are buying into the great myths about America.  Michael Medved, film critic, radio talk show host, and author, is our guest tonight, as we discuss what he says are the 10 Big Lies About America.  Medved goes into detail about why these myths are in fact lies and how these lies get perpetuated over time. 


TUESDAY, JANUARY 13TH

ILLINOIS POLITICAL CORRUPTION
Tonight, we add another chapter in our ongoing series covering corruption in Illinois politics.  We'll be joined tonight by Chris Robling, a political commentator and principal at Jayne Thompson and Associates; Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman and a professor of political science at University of Iillinois Chicago; and John Tillman, the CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.  We'll discuss the appointment of Roland Burris to the U.S. Senate, the recent impeachment of Rod Blagojevich, and the next steps in the trial to remove Blagojevich from office in the Illinois Senate.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14TH

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.  

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 15TH
This show has been pre-empted to carry coverage of the U.S. Airways plane crash. 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 16TH

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, JANUARY 19TH

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.  

 

TUESDAY, JANUARY 20TH

PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION
Today, on the night we inaugurate our 44th President of the United States, we feel it's prudent to look back at the great presidents of our past, and to take stock of their legacy as we discuss the potential legacy of our newly sworn-in Commander in Chief.  To help us do this, we welcome two guests who are experts on some of the Presidents many consider to be our greatest--- Namely Harold Holzer, the co-chairman of the United States Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and author most recently of Lincoln: President-Elect, and Albert Marrin, who has written books about Andrew Jackson and George Washington, among other presidents.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21ST

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.  

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22ND

CHILD CARE TODAY

Who is caring for today’s children? That’s the question that Penelope Leach looks to answer in her book Child Care Today: Getting it Right for Everyone. Based on a five-year study, Leach delivers a comprehensive report on the state of child care today, both in the United States and around the world.  Leach contends that the majority of child care, especially for children under 3, is of very poor quality.  She also discusses the disparity among western countries, and looks at differences between countries that have federally mandated maternity/paternity leave and federally assisted healthcare.



FRIDAY, JANUARY 23RD

WHY EVOLUTION IS TRUE
Do you believe evolution is true? Well not everyone does, as a Newsweek poll in 2007 shows that 48% of people don't believe in the theory.  Our guest tonight has written a book laying out why, in fact, evolution should be believed.  In Why Evolution is True, Jerry Coyne, a professor at the University of Chicago, lays out the scientific evidence and gives a compelling arguement in favor of evolution.  We'll also be joined by Bob Richards, a history professor at the University of Chicago specializing in the history of biology, with a special interest in Darwin.



MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH

THE LOST HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
Why has Christianity nearly died out in the Middle East, the very lands where Christianity was born? Our guest tonight says that Christianity is no different from other religions that have died out, just as the Mayan and Aztec religions.  In The Lost History of Christianity, Philip Jenkins takes a look at how the earliest Christian churches were destroyed and Christianity was stomped out.  Jenkins also discusses how the obliteration of Christian churches in the middle east set the stage for the situation in the Middle East today.  TUESDAY, JANUARY 27TH

THE BROOKFIELD ZOO

Tonight we welcome three guests from the Brookfield Zoo to share some tales of working with monkeys, apes, lions, tigers, bears, and other exotics animals.  We’ll also be discussing some upcoming exhibits at the Zoo, as well as some fun activities that will be happening in the coming weeks.  Tune in for a fun and informative night with the Brookfield Zoo.

 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

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.  

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH

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.  

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH

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