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Jill Stein - Rebecca Costa

February 17th, 2017

Jill Stein is an American physician and the 2016 and 2012 Green Party nominee for President of the United States. Stein entered politics in 2002, when she ran for Governor of Massachusetts representing the Green-Rainbow Party. She later represented the Green-Rainbow Party in the race for State Representative in 2004, and Secretary of State in 2006. Stein is the co-founder of the Massachusetts Coalition for Healthy Communities, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the health and well-being of Massachusetts communities. She is the recipient of the Clean Water Action's "Not in Anyone's Backyard" Award, the Children's Health Hero Award, and the Toxic Action Center's Citizen Award.


Christine Todd Whitman - Rebecca Costa

February 10th, 2017

Christine Todd Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey and as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George W. Bush. Whitman was New Jersey's first and, to date, only female Governor. She is presently the President of The Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies find innovative solutions to environmental challenges.


John King - Rebecca Costa

February 2nd, 2017

John King is the anchor of CNN’s Inside Politics. He formerly anchored State of the Union, as well as John King, USA. King joined CNN in 1997, becoming the network’s Senior White House Correspondent and later, Chief National Correspondent.  King is the recipient of the top reporting prize from the Associated Press Managing Editors' Association for his in depth coverage of the 1991 Gulf War.


Howard Dean - Rebecca Costa

January 26th, 2017

Howard Dean III served as the 79th Governor of Vermont from 1991 - 2003, and as Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 2005 - 2009. Prior to his election as Chair of the DNC, he was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. presidential election in 2004. Dean is the founder of Democracy for America, and currently works as an independent consultant for Dentons Law firm, focusing on healthcare, early childhood development, and the expansion of grassroots politics around the world.


Scott Adams - Rebecca Costa

January 19th, 2017

Scott Adams is the creator of the Dilbert comic strip and the author of several nonfiction works of satire. His Dilbert series came to national prominence through the downsizing period in the 1990's, and now appears in over 3,000 newspapers, in 57 countries, and in 19 languages. Adams frequently writes about the social and mental landscape of white-collar workers in modern corporations. He won the National Cartoonists Society's Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year, and Best Newspaper Comic Strip of 1997. In the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Adams correctly predicted that Donald Trump would win the Republican nomination in a "landslide."


Bret Baier - Rebecca Costa

January 12th, 2017

William Bret Baier is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier, on the Fox News Channel, and serves as the Chief Political Anchor for the Fox network. Baier previously worked as Fox’s Chief Whitehouse Correspondent and Pentagon Correspondent for President George W. Bush. During his tenure at the network, Baier has interviewed numerous leaders, including two U.S. Presidents and former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Most recently, Baier anchored the first GOP debate of the 2016 Presidential Election.


Bob Ney - Rebecca Costa

January 5th, 2017

Robert ‘Bob’ Ney is a former United States Representative from Ohio’s 18th Congressional District. Ney served as Chairman of the House Administrative Committee from 2001 – 2006. As Chairman of the committee, he was known as the "Mayor of Capitol Hill." In 1999, he was a prominent part of the "Stand Up for Steel" campaign, which united the steel unions and steel industry in a fight against low-priced imports.  His most recent book, Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill, recounts the events leading up to his resignation following the investigation into the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal.


BEST OF 2016: Buzz Aldrin - Rebecca Costa

December 29th, 2016

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin was one of the first people to walk on the moon. He and flight commander Neil Armstrong made the Apollo 11 moonwalk in 1969. Aldrin has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and is the founder of ShareSpace Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to advancing space education, exploration and affordable space flight experiences. Aldrin has three U.S. patents for his schematics of a modular space station, Starbooster reusable rockets, and multi-crew modules. His most recent book, No Dream is Too High, focuses on Aldrin's life experiences to guide the next generation.


BEST OF 2016: Dr. Neil Clark Warren - Rebecca Costa

December 22nd, 2016

Dr. Neil Clark Warren is a clinical psychologist and Co-founder of the online relationship site eHarmony. He is the author of several bestselling books, one of which, Finding the Love of Your Life, led to a collaboration between Warren and Forgatch and the launch of eHarmony: a web-based method of matching singles with compatible mates for marriage. Warren has been hailed by Time magazine and USA Today as a "must read" author and "outstanding contributor to the field of marriage counseling."


Neil DeGrasse Tyson

December 15th, 2016

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, and science communicator. In 2014 he hosted the popular science documentary t.v. series, Cosmos. With a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Columbia University, Tyson has written several books for the general public, including Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him as a presidential advisor to commission on the future of the aerospace industry. Tyson has received nineteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. Currently, he is the Hayden Planetarium’s Frederick P. Rose Director at the Rose Center for Earth and Space.