Thu, 29 November 2018
THE OATH AND THE OFFICE A GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS...ALSO, A WORD ON PELOSI AND THE CLIMATE REPORT
Brown University professor, Corey Brettschneider, has a new book: THE OATH AND THE OFFICE A GUIDE TO THE CONSTITUTION FOR FUTURE PRESIDENTS.
It's written as a primer for a new presidents on the constitutional limits and expansiveness of executive power. But, of course, the book serves to tell us what is acceptable and what's not when you're a President who cares about the Constitution.
President Trump is testing the Constitutional limits of the office. Mark and J. Elvis Weinstein ask Corey about whether this President is taking us to the Constitutional brink.
You can get Corey's book here by clicking this link
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00- 02:45 Mark Intro
02:45- 23:15 Politics with Michael Shure
23:53- 1:13:20 Corey Brettschneider on Presidential power
Tue, 20 November 2018
"Richard Greene The Civics Dean"..Plus, Old Comedy Pals Stop By..Then, Celebrity Builder, Scott Harris
Episode starts with J. Elvis Weinstein and Mark catching up on Mark's travel and Josh's coming back surgery.
Then, political analyst and strategist, Richard Greene The Civics Dean shares his thoughts on the state of elections and what should bring people to the polls. (14:42)
Mark and Richard disagree on the power of the environmental message as a driver of voters.
Richard's column on what voters should remember is here.
Then, comedians Jon Ross and Tim Bedore have left L.A. where they were writer/producers but have come back for a few days and have thoughts on comedy, aging and more. (43:22)
Finally, builder to the stars, Scott Harris who has built houses and restaurants for some of the most famous people and brands in the world sits in and fields questions on the modern state of the building process. Plus, Scott has become something of a life coach and describes how those disciplines blend.
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00-3:30 Mark Intro
3:42 J. Elvis Weinstein and Mark catch up
14:42-43:22 Richard Greene The Civics Dean
43:22-1:18:00 Comedians Tim Bedore and Jon Ross
1:18:00- 2:04:46 Contractor to the stars, Scott Harris
Sun, 11 November 2018
Georgia's elections are so compromised and vulnerable that it would be ridiculous and funny if it weren't so critical to representing the people's voice in the voting process.
While a recount goes on in Ga. we talk to Jordan Wilkie who was part of the team that broke the story of how broken the Georgia election really is. His stories can be found at the website http://whowhatwhy.org
Then, director, writer and star of the new movie, Lez Bomb, Jenna Laurenzo, joins J.Elvis Weinstein and Mark Thompson to talk about the comedy.
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00:3:40 Mark welcome and intro episode
3:40-24:50 Ga. election story with investigative journalist Jordan Wilkie
24:50-1:04:00 Director and Star of Movie, Lez Bomb, Jenna Laurenzo joins Mark and J Elvis Weinstein
Thu, 1 November 2018
As command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted.
He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence.
During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head. The Apollo 15 flight capped an already-impressive career as an astronaut, including important work on the pioneering Apollo 9 and Apollo 12 missions, as well as the perilous flight of Apollo 13.
A good friend of Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) Al made multiple appearances on the show and, at Rogers' prodding, even wrote a children's book about his mission to the moon.
Here is a link to Al Worden's other books as well.
Before Al Worden, political analyst and reporter, Michael Shure stops through. Michael updates the politics of hate and violence and then gives us the races to watch in the upcoming mid-terms.
The show ends with Mark Thompson offering some thoughts on Prop 12, the proposed farm animal confinement law.
00:-5:20 Mark intro featuring Al Worden on Mister Rogers Neighborhood and overview of this episode
5:21-31:25 Michael Shure on politics, mid-terms and the language of hate translated into politics
31:25- 1:25:00 Astronaut Al Worden talks about Apollo 15 mission and his life
1:25:00-1:30:15 Mark talks about Calif's Prop 12 (farm animal confinement legislation)