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Ideas, Conflict, and Education on the Radio!

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The fall means a busy schedule her on the “Common Sense” radio network.  I’ll be in Washington, D.C. a good bit of the week participating in the Washington Ideas Forum, sponsored by The Atlantic Magazine and the Aspen Institute.  What a great opportunity to interact with a number of the country’s major voices in so many diverse fields.  Some of the other participants include:

Top Newsmakers

  • Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York
  • Steve Capus, President, NBC News
  • William Daley, White House Chief of Staff
  • Alex Gibney, Documentary filmmaker
  • Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Public Engagement
  • Henry Kissinger, 56th Secretary of State
  • Joel Klein, Executive Vice President, News Corporation; Former New York City Schools Chancellor
  • David Rhodes, President, CBS News
  • David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Managing Director, The Carlyle Group
  • Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Ben Sherwood, President, ABC News

And Leading Journalists

  • James Bennet, The Atlantic
  • Tom Brokaw, NBC News
  • David Brooks, The New York Times
  • James Fallows, The Atlantic
  • Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
  • Brian Williams, NBC News

OK, OK.  Maybe I’m a bit over my head, but I’ll tell you what.  This ole’ Louisiana guy is pretty confident he can “hold his own against this political and news field.  I’ll give you a full run down on this Sunday’s radio show.  So be sure and listen.

Also scheduled on the show is Dr. Henry J. Eyring, who is the top administrator at Brigham Young University, who will discuss his controversial new book, “The Innovative University.”  How do we change the DNA of Higher Education in this country from the Inside Out?  We will certainly have a lively discussion.  You can find out more of the Eyring book by Clicking Here

And finally, we will try to spend a little time figuring out just what the options are in the present Israel-Palestine confrontation, and how it affects American’s commitment in the Middle East.  I’ll have as my guest Peggy Thomson, who a journalist and television news producer with more than twenty-five years of experience in print, radio and television, most of it overseas. During 1982, she covered the Israeli invasion of Lebanon for ABC News. In 1984, Peggy traveled to Iraq, where she covered a major escalation in the Iran-Iraq War.  You can go to her website by Clicking Here.

So as full agenda of topics to discuss this weekend, all on Jim Brown’s “Common Sense.”Â  We will see you on the radio.

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