Michael Steele: The RNC Chairman weighs in on his progress since being elected in 2009—and how the GOP has harnessed the power of the Tea Party. “I became chairman at a time when no one would identify themselves as a Republican,” he tells New Captains of Industry host George Jarkesy, “let alone run for office as one.” Mike also boasts that he’s been instrumental in amassing a much larger war chest than his rivals. “The party smashed through every record in terms of money raised in a midterm election by any party committee whose party is out of power, meaning we didn’t control the White House, we didn’t control the Congress, we didn’t control the Sentate,” he says. “We raised $192 million over the last two years—which is 47 percent more than the Democrats did they were in the exact same position we were in, in 2006.”
Salmaan Taseer: 1944-2011: The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province was assassinated Tuesday in the capital city of Islamabad by his own security guard. SAJA host Sree Sreenivasan presents a one-hour special on what the horrific event means to U.S.-Pakistan relations—and to the ongoing war on terror.
James Frain: The actor who plays Franklin Mott on the hit HBO series True Blood—and who starred opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers on Showtime’s The Tudors—drops in on Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone to chat about his role as billionaire Peter Fleming on the new NBC superhero drama The Cape, starring David Lyons in the title role.
Michael Fairman: The host of the ever-popular On-Air On-Soaps podcast drops in on BlazinRy host Ryan Holmes to reveal his picks for Best and Worst in Soaps of 2010, and to chat about the whirlwind year in daytime dramas—and web soaps—that was.
Kenny Gamble: The songwriter who—with partner Leon Huff—was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 for having penned and produced more than 170 hits, including Billy Paul’s Me and Mrs. Jones and The O’Jays’ Love Train, hangs with WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams.
Joe Vitale: The star of the hit, Oprah-touted flick The Secret—who was formerly homeless and today runs Hypnotic Marketing—chats with Gab with the Gurus host Connie Bennett about his book Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More.
Eric Coscarelli: The fearless sports reporter—who hosted the 2008 World Series of Poker for ESPN and the ACIS Fitness Championships for Fox College Sports—drops in on Cuttin’ Up Radio host Christina Laiche to chat about the current gridiron season and her recent rodeo work.
CES 2011 Coverage: Mashing Radio host Peter Biddle is live in Las Vegas for the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show—and on the hunt for news and events that have fallen through the cracks (as well as those making headlines), from apps to cars to “convertibles.”