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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.


Andrew Feinstein - Rebecca Costa

December 9th, 2016

Andrew Feinstein is the Founder of Corruption Watch UK, and author of Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, of which the new documentary Shadow World is based. Feinstein is one of the world's leading experts on corruption and the global arms trade, a frequent commentator on BBC, Al Jazeera, and CNN, and has had his writings published by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and many others. He served as an African National Congress (ANC) member of Parliament under Nelson Mandela. Feinstein currently chairs the Friends of the Treatment Action Campaign, 'FoTAC', a UK-based organization campaigning for access to treatment for people living with HIV/Aids in South Africa.


Jesse Ventura - Rebecca Costa

December 1st, 2016

James George Janos, better known by his stage name "Jesse Ventura," is a former pro-wrestler, actor, political commentator, and Governor of Minnesota. Ventura was the first and only member of the Reform Party to win a major governmental position. Prior to his election as Governor, Ventura served as Mayor of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. As Governor, Ventura oversaw reforms of Minnesota's property tax, the state's first sales tax rebate and the construction of the Metro Blue Line light rail in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. His most recent book entitled, Marijuana Manifesto, was a bestseller on The New York Times bestseller list.


BEST OF 2016: Greg Brenneman - Rebecca Costa

November 25th, 2016

Greg Brenneman is the Chairman of CCMP Capital.  In 1994, Brenneman founded his own personal investment firm, TurnWorks, Inc., which focused on corporate turnarounds at major corporations such as Continental Airlines, Burger King, and PwC Consulting. He has served as Chairman and CEO of multiple corporations including Quiznos Sub, IBM Business Consulting, and United Airlines. Brenneman currently serves on the board of directors for Eco Services, Baker Hughes, Baylor College of Medicine, and The Home Depot, Inc. He is the author of the bestselling book, Right Away and All at Once: Five Steps to Transform Your Business and Enrich Your Life.


Drew Johnson - Rebecca Costa

November 17th, 2016

Drew Johnson is the National Director of Protect Internet Freedom, a non-profit organization with over 1.6 million supporters. Johnson served as the Founder and President of the Free Market Think Tank, Beacon Center, and also the opinion editor of the Chatanooga Times Free Press. He has been a columnist and chief editorial writer for the Washington Times, policy analyst for the National Taxpayer’s Union, served multiple terms on the Tennessee Commission on Children, and was a member of the Tennessee Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Johnson is a senior scholar at the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and writes for the Daily Caller along with other publications.