On the Program - Dec 16th 2008

Quote: "Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Hour One - Peter Brimelowe www.vdare.com Topic: The so called "War on Christmas" and the immigration connection

Hour Two - Meg James www.latimes.com Topic: Why is the tv industry dumbing down Americans with more "less scripted" shows in lieu of quality dramas?

Hour Three - Peter Barnes Co-author of "Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide" www.capanddividend.org Topic: Fixing the economy and healing the planet...how President-elect Obama can do both

Guest: Cynthia G. Brown www.americanprogress.org Topic: Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President (edited by Mark Green and Michele Jolin) Ms. Brown's chapter is called "Teaching All Our Children Well" and can be found on page 235 in the Domestic Policy section.

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