Category Archives: Politics

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Clive Owen confronts his own nightmares when it comes to his children. Starring in the film Intruders he tells host Robin Milling how easy it is for unwelcomed intruders to bypass the Internet and how he regulates his daughters’ social media surfing.  Tune in here.

TNNDN Radio is proud to welcome former Notre Dame head coach and current ESPN analyst Lou Holtz. Lou was the last head coach at Notre Dame to win a National Championship, as well as to coach a Heisman Trophy winner.  He offers his thoughts on the 2012 Football season for the Irish.  Tune in here.

VividLife Radio welcomes California Secretary of Education Bonnie Reiss to discuss political mindfulness and the power of consciousness in a changing world.  In her role, Bonnie Education is the primary education advisor to the Governor and is tasked with ensuring that there is access to quality education for all Californians. Tune in here.

Curt Smith of the popular recording duo Tears For Fears visits with Olivia Wilder updates us on his recording, film scoring, television appearances, and other projects.  Tune in here.

Interview with Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum, 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate was just interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s We Pick Rick Online Radio last night.  You can catch Santorum on the show at the 37 minute mark (in case you want to get right to the chase!).

Santorum won the caucuses in Iowa, Minnesota, Colorado and the Missouri primary and is also currently leading in the Michigan polls over Michigan native Mitt Romney.  Santorum is a former Pennsylvania Senator and is known for his socially conservative stance.  Just today he was under heat for a controversial comment he made concerning birth control.  Catch what he has to say on BlogTalkRadio here.

Be sure to check back for more interviews with key candidates in the 2012 Presidential race on BlogTalkRadio!

Lara Logan Live From The DuPont Winners’ Circle

We are excited to be streaming a conversation with Lara Logan, CBS News Chief Foreign Correspondent, live from the duPont Winners’ Circle at Columbia Journalism School this Friday at 9:30AM EST.  You can tune in live at Columbia Journalism’s station on BlogTalkRadio here.
The discussion will be moderated by duPont Juror and former ABC News executive A’Lelia Bundles.  The duPont-Columbia University Awards have recognized excellence in broadcast journalism for the past 70 years so we are honored to give access to our listeners to this exclusive event.

Lara will discuss her career and her 2012 duPont Award-winning story from September 2010 CBS News “60 Minutes: A Relentless Enemy” about the war in Afghanistan. The conversation will also cover what it’s like to work as a foreign correspondent today, Logan’s almost two decade career covering news and conflicts around the world, her work at CBS News 60 Minutes and challenges and opportunities for journalists today. Also appearing with Logan will be longtime CBS News cameraman Ray Bribiesca who shot the breathtaking combat footage in the award winning piece.

Show Highlight: Tweeting Under Castro

On Wednesday morning at 10AM, Columbia Journalism School presents a revolutionary webcast, their first ever in Spanish, with Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez (@YoaniSanchez) to discuss how social media breaks down the walls of censorship in Cuba and elsewhere.

Yoani will be interviewed from Havana and talking with Prof. Mirta Ojito (@mirtaojito), author of “Finding Manana: A Memoir of a Cuban Exodus.”  Please email your questions to (subject=Cuba) or call in live!

Tune in here tomorrow at 10AM for this exciting broadcast!



What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

According to a nationwide survey, nearly one of every three drivers on the road say they have difficulty seeing all or most of the time while driving in the dark. On the new edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrist Dr. Cristina Schnider joins Dr. Val to talk about some difficulties of night driving and tips on how to keep you and your family safe in the car. Also, John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council provides helpful advice for parents on how to help their teens become better night time drivers. Tune in now to the new episode, Driving In The Dark.

Deepak Chopra Radio this week welcomes leading international executive, writer, and keynote speaker for over 25 years, Rinaldo Brutoco. He uniquely combines theory and practice to assist executives and organizations in adapting to change with breakthrough ideas.  In this engaging episode, the two discuss Occupy Wall Street from a micro and macro economic perspective. 

On the most recent edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Maddox, the founder of The Best Page in the Universe or from his book The Alphabet of Manliness.  Frank will catch up with him on these projects and talk about his latest on called I Am Better Than Your Kids. Tune in here.


BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Movie Geeks United broadcasts live from the San Diego Comic-Con.  This episode features a star studded cast including Mark Hamill (Star Wars).  In addition to Mark, Movie Geeks catches up with Tony Todd (Candyman), James Duval (Donnie Darko), and more.

Robert Kennedy Jr. joins World Footprints in this weeks episode to discuss his involvement in the documentary, Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk 3D. RFK, Jr. also scoops on his early environmental advocacy in the Oval Office.

Phil Mickelson tees up some education talk with Ken Royal at The Royal Treatment. Phil Mickelson, professional golfer and science education fan, talks about the ExxonMobil Teachers Academy that he and his wife, Amy, began more than 6 years ago.

Host Robin Milling‘s favorite cattle rancher, Bill Pullman, calls in from his ranch in Montana to talk about his evil turn as a child molester in the American version of the BBC’s Torchwood on Starz Network.


WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Guilty of Espionage (Though No Need for ‘Censorship’), Allen West Tells ‘AACONS’ Host Marie Stroughter

Leave it to African American Conservatives host Marie Stroughter to get political bigwigs not only talking but making headlines to boot.

Case in point, Allen West, the retired Amy Lt. Colonel who last month was elected the first African American representative from the state of Florida in 134 years.

At around 12 p.m. ET yesterday, the ThinkProgress blog cited Marie’s Dec. 7 interview with the incoming U.S. congressman, namely his position that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is guilty of espionage —and that the American media is complicit in that capital offense.

CAPTION: Allen: Calls for censoring U.S. news outlets that enabled WikiLeaks' classified-documents dump.

Allen: Harshly critical of U.S. news outlets that enabled WikiLeaks' classified-documents dump.

Several hours later, CBS News followed suit, as reporter Lucy Madison wrote that “West called for the censorship of media outlets publishing information obtained by WikiLeaks.”

She also cited comments from his BlogTalkRadio interview:

“‘Regardless of whether or not you think this really does cause any harm, the fact [is] that, here is an individual that is not an American citizen, first and foremost, [who has] for whatever reason gotten his hands on classified American material and has put it out there in the public domain,’ West said, speaking of Continue reading

‘Conflict Corner’ Host Priscilla Dames Helps Rehab Former Nigerian Guerrilla Fighters

Every now and then, we meet a host whose day job makes us say, “Wow.” And in the case of Priscilla Dames, we were not only wowed, but humbled by her commitment to her cause.

It seems the host of BlogTalkRadio’s Conflict Corner made a similar impression on her hometown paper.

 CAPTION: "My training focused on making them understand that their fight is valid but they must learn how to get what they want without killing," Priscilla (above) tells The Times of her students

"My training focused on making them understand that their fight is valid but they must learn how to get what they want without killing," Priscilla (above) tells the Times of her students.

In a story in the current edition of the South Florida Times, headlined “Miamian Teaches Reconciliation in Nigeria,” reporter Juliana Accioly writes:

Nelson Mandela, the first South African president elected in a fully representative democratic election, once observed that ‘If you want to make peace with your enemy you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.’

“Those words resonate with Priscilla Dames, owner of Wingspan Seminars, a training and conflict resolution company— so much so that she was hired to lead a two-week rehabilitation program in Nigeria for former guerrilla fighters.”

The Times goes on to Continue reading