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David Nabhan - Rebecca Costa

May 19th, 2017

David Nabhan, author of "Earthquake Prediction: Dawn of the New Seismology” is an advocate who has been calling for the creation of an earthquake warning system for the U.S. West Coast for the last two decades. He proposes a plan with zero cost and available for implementation tomorrow whereby newspapers and other media might publish higher probability advisories for elevated seismic risks - and has taken that controversial debate public in many media forums with the USGS, Cal Tech, and Southern California Earthquake Center.


Morton Kondracke - Rebecca Costa

May 11th, 2017

Morton Matt Kondracke became widely popular as one of the regular panelists on The McLaughlin Group.  In addition to regular appearances and commentary on FOX News, Kondracke writes a nationally syndicated column on politics, and domestic and foreign policy, titled Pennsylvania Avenue. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Saving Milly: Love, Politics and Parkinson’s Disease, in which he chronicles his wife’s battle against Parkinson’s disease.


Benjamin Fuchs - Rebecca Costa

May 5th, 2017

Benjamin Fuchs is a registered pharmacist, nutritionist, and cosmetic chemist. Fuchs has worked as a Registered Pharmacist and Consulting Nutritionist for more than 15 years.  Since 1991, Fuchs has lectured on the importance of nutritional supplementation for healthy skin and bodies.  He holds a BS in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado and BA in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University. Fuchs hosts a popular, nationally syndicated radio program called The Bright Side.


Sheldon Whitehouse - Rebecca Costa

April 28th, 2017

Sheldon Whitehouse is the current United States Senator of Rhode Island, serving since 2007. Prior to his election as Senator, Whitehouse worked as the Attorney General of Rhode Island from 1999 - 2003, and United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island from 1993 - 1998. Whitehouse serves on he Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Environment and Public Works, and the Committee on the Judiciary, to name a few. In his recent book, Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy, Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on how corporations influence the business of the U.S. Senate.


Jay Inslee - Rebecca Costa

April 20th, 2017

Jay Inslee is the 23rd and current Governor of Washington.  Prior to becoming Governor in 2013, Inslee served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Washington’s 1st Congressional District. Inslee also worked as Regional Director for the United States Department of Health and Human Services under President Bill Clinton. A forward thinker on clean energy and the environment, Inslee co-authored the book, Apollo’s Fire: Igniting America’s Clean-Energy Economy, - a book which describes the job-creating potential of clean energy.


Christopher Bergin - Rebecca Costa

April 14th, 2017

Christopher Bergin is the President and publisher of Tax Analysts, an ‘independent, nonpartisan multimedia organization dedicated to fostering an open and informed debate on taxation.’ Bergin joined Tax Analysts in 1991, as the editor of its flagship publication, Tax Notes. Under Bergin’s leadership, Tax Analysts is now recognized as a prominent contributor in the fight for transparency in tax systems, both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining Tax Analysts, Bergin managed federal tax products for Prentice Hall, Inc.


Kathleen Sebelius - Rebecca Costa

April 7th, 2017

Kathleen Sebelius is the former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, serving from 2009 - 2014, and was former Governor of Kansas from 2003 - 2009. She was widely praised as the Democratic respondent to the 2008 State of the Union address. Sebelius currently serves on the board of directors of Dermira, Grand Rounds, Hampton Creek, the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Myovant Sciences. An expert on national and global health issues, human services, and executive leadership, Sebelius is the founder and CEO of Sebelius Resources LLC.


Steve Forbes - Rebecca Costa

March 30th, 2017

Malcolm Stevenson “Steve” Forbes Jr. is an American publishing executive who was a GOP candidate for President of the United States in 1996 and 2000. He is the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes, the nation’s leading business magazine, which has a circulation of more than 900,000 and readership of 6 million. Forbes is the author of several books including his most recent publication, "Reviving America: How Repealing Obamacare, Replacing the Tax Code and Reforming The Fed will Restore Hope and Prosperity," which “shows how the United States can recover the optimism and entrepreneurial dynamism that made it the greatest nation in history.”


Jim Gilmore - Rebecca Costa

March 23rd, 2017

Jim Gilmore served as Governor of Virginia from 1998 – 2002, and as a candidate for the Republican nomination for President of the United States in the 2008 and 2016 elections. Prior to his work as Governor, Gilmore served as Attorney General of Virginia and as a counterintelligence agent in the U.S. Army. Gilmore is the President and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to "promoting free markets, and limited effective government." Gilmore is presently the President of USA Secure, a homeland security policy ‘think tank,’ as well as a popular commentator on the Fox News Network.


Bill Press - Rebecca Costa

March 16th, 2017

William “Bill” Press is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show, The Bill Press Show, Senior Political Contributor to CNN, columnist, and author. Press served as chairman of the California Democratic Party from 1993 to 1996, as chief of staff to Senator Peter Behr, and as Director of the California Office of Planning and Research under Governor Jerry Brown. He has received numerous awards for his work, including four Emmys and a Golden Mike Award. In 1992, The Associated Press named Press the ‘Best Commentator of the Year’. His most recent book, "Buyer’s Remorse: How Obama let Progressive’s Down," explains ‘the many ways President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential."