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Dennis Kucinich - Rebecca Costa

February 26th, 2015

Dennis Kucinich is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio’s 10th Congressional district who served from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic Party for President in 2004 and 2008 Presidential elections.  During his time in office, Kucinich was subcommittee Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee and also served on the Education and the Workforce Committee.  After serving his term as a U.S. Representative, he became a political analyst.  In 2013, he joined the Fox News Channel as a regular contributor.

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John Yoo - Rebecca Costa

February 19th, 2015

John Yoo is an American attorney, law professor, and author. Yoo served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney General during the George W. Bush administration. One of the things he is best known for is his opinions concerning the Geneva Conventions which legitimized the United States in their War on Terror. He also co-authored the Torture Memo of August 2001, which outlined the legality of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the CIA. Yoo is currently a Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Joseph A. Califano Jr. - Rebecca Costa

February 12th, 2015

Joseph A. Califano, Jr. was the 12th United States Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare from January 1977 to August 1979, appointed by Jimmy Carter. He is also the founder and former chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia). In 2010, Califano received the Gustav O. Lienhard Award for his contributions to improving public health, his leadership in catalyzing federal action to curb smoking, and his broader efforts to reduce the toll of addiction and substance abuse.

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Thom Hartmann - Rebecca Costa

February 5th, 2015

Thom Hartmann is a progressive internationally syndicated talk show host, author, entrepreneur, and humanitarian.  In 2013, Hartmann was granted an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Goddard College, Washington.  He is the New York Times bestselling, 4-times Project Censored Award winning author of more than 20 books on diverse topics in print in 17 languages on five continents. Hartman’s radio show, The Thom Hartman Program, has 2.75 million listeners a week and is one of the top progressive talk radio programs.

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Phil Gramm - Rebecca Costa

January 29th, 2015

William Phillip Gramm is an American economist and politician. Currently, Gramm is vice chairman of the Investment Bank division of UBS AG, supporting their dealings with key clients. Prior to his position at UBS AG, Gramm served as a Democratic Congressman, as well as a Republican Congressman and Senator. He is also noted for his position as a senior economic advisor to John McCain’s presidential campaign.

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John Sculley - Rebecca Costa

January 22nd, 2015

John Sculley III is an American businessman, entrepreneur and investor in high-tech startups. He is most known for his positions as CEO of Pepsi-Cola and Apple, as well as his expertise in disruptive marketing strategies. Sculley uses his past business experiences to act as a mentor for others through his online video series, How to Build a Successful Business, and his book, Moonshot! Game Changing Strategies to Build a Billion Dollar Business.

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Candy Crowley - Rebecca Costa

January 15th, 2015

Candy Crowley is CNN’s award-winning chief political correspondent and anchor of State of the Union with Candy Crowley. Crowley has interviewed many key political figures and has covered pivotal news events in U.S. politics. In 2012, Crowley became the first woman to moderate a presidential debate in two decades and her coverage of Hilary Clinton’s bid for the White House in 2009 earned her the prestigious Gracie Allen Award.

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Ronald J. Ryan - Rebecca Costa

January 8th, 2015

Ronald J. Ryan is founder and CEO of Ryan ALM, Inc., an assets and liability management firm whose core products include Liability Index Funds and Liability Hedge Funds. Prior to the founding Ryan ALM, Inc., Ryan founded and served as President at two other companies Ryan Labs, Inc. and Ryan Financial Strategy Group. In 2013, Ryan authored The U.S. Pension Crisis which draws on his background and expertise in finance to warn of pension fund volatility.

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Best of 2014: T. Boone Pickens - Rebecca Costa

January 1st, 2015

T. Boone Pickens is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. Among his many accolades, Financial World named him CEO of the Decade in 1989 and Oil and Gas Investor listed him as one of the “100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century.”

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John Ross - Rebecca Costa

December 26th, 2014

John F. Ross is an award winning author and active adventurer. He was formerly the editor of American Heritage and Invention & Technology magazines as well as having served on the Board of Editors of Smithsonian Magazine where he wrote four cover stories. Ross has traveled on assignment all over the world documenting his experiences for companies such as the Discovery Channel, National Geographic, and the Smithsonian.

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