Michael Steele: Just nine days after the Republican National Committee chairman touted his achievements since being elected in 2008— telling our New Captains of Industry host George Jarkesy that “The party smashed through every record in terms of money raised in a midterm election” —he has been replaced by former Wisconsin GOP chair Reince Priebus.
Noam Chomsky: MIT’s professor emeritus of linguistics—whose theory of generative grammar holds that there’s “an innate set of linguistic principles shared by all humans”—drops in on host Diane Gee to discuss the WikiLeaks scandal, info wars, class war and never-ending Israeli–Palestinian conflict.
Susan Lacy: The creator and executive producer of PBS’ American Masters—which The Philadelphia Inquirer has called “the best biographical series ever to appear on American television”—chats with Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum about who’s coming up on its new season.
Roger Nygard: The director of the 2010 documentary The Nature of Existence, which featured an interview with Irvin Kershner, director of the first Star Wars sequel, The Empire Strikes Back—who passed away in November—shares never-before-heard outtakes with Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.
Mike Bivins: The founding member of New Edition—which had a huge hit with 1983’s Jackson 5-like ditty Candy Girl—drops in on Layin’ It on the Line to chat with host Reginald Ford about current work as a hip-hop impresario and CEO of the Sporty Rich label.
Royce Reed: The Basketball Wives star—who, as NBA fans know, is a former Orlando Magic dancer and the mother of Magic center Dwight Howard’s son, Braylon—stops by The Mutha Knows Show to chat about Season 2 of the VH1 series, and about her new burlesque dance group.
Rae Dawn Chong: The actress who starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1985’s Commando drops in on Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon to chat about the Blu-ray release of the Steven Spielberg classic from that same year, The Color Purple, co-starring Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover.
Rah Digga: The hip-hop diva, formerly of Busta Rhymes’ Flipmode Squad—who recently released his first album in 10 years, Classic, featuring the tracks Who Gonna Check Me Boo, Solidified and Viral—hangs with The Focal Spot host Fredelyne Alcide.
Jeffrey Pollack: The CEO of Professional Bull Riding—who founded The Sports Business Daily in 1994, before serving as commissioner of the World Series of Poker—stops by Cuttin Up Radio to talk with host Christina Laiche about his plans to expand pro bull riding throughout the globe.