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Best of 2017: Walter Mondale - Rebecca Costa

December 28th, 2017

Walter "Fritz" Mondale served as Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981. Mondale worked as the United States Senator from Minnesota from 1964 through 1976.  He was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1984, and the first to select a woman as a Vice Presidential running mate for a major party – Geraldine Ferraro. From 1993 to 1996 Mondale served as the U.S. ambassador to Japan under President Bill Clinton.

Best of 2017: Peter Georgescu - Rebecca Costa

December 25th, 2017

Peter Georgescu is the Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam, one of the world's largest advertising agencies. He emigrated to the United States in 1954 after being held as a political prisoner in Romania. His career spans 38 years, with top management experience both in the U.S. and Europe. In recognition for his contributions he was inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame in 2011.  Mr. Georgescu is also the author of three bestselling books.

Ben Shapiro - Rebecca Costa

December 14th, 2017

Ben Shapiro is a political commentator, lawyer, author and former Editor-at-Large for Breitbart News. Shapiro’s podcast, The Ben Shapiro Show, is the second most popular iTunes podcast behind Oprah Winfrey's. Owing to his conservative views and writing, Shapiro was the subject of a widely reported protest aimed at preventing him from speaking on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. Shapiro writes for Creators Syndicate, is Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire, and is also co-founder of media watchdog, TruthRevolt.

Paul McDonald - Rebecca Costa

December 7th, 2017

Mr. Paul McDonald has been senior executive director of Robert Half Management Resources, Inc. since 2000. He joined Robert Half International in 1984 as a recruiter for financial and accounting professionals in Boston, following a public accounting career with Price Waterhouse. Mr. McDonald manages operations for more than 145 locations worldwide. He has been interviewed by national media outlets including BusinessWeek, Time, The New York Times, USA Today, Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal. In 2006, he authored, "Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategies" for Executive Reports.

Matthew Taibbi - Rebecca Costa

November 30th, 2017

Matthew "Matt" Taibbi is an American author and journalist. No stranger to controversy, Taibbi is a Contributing Editor for Rolling Stone magazine, writing articles on domestic and international affairs. Taibbi has authored several best-selling books including Insane Clown President, The Divide, Griftopia, and The Great Derangement. His latest book, I Can’t Breathe, describes the police killing of Eric Garner which energized the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dr. Mark Trexler - Rebecca Costa

November 24th, 2017

Dr. Mark Trexler has specialized in climate change for almost 30 years. He has been a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and worked on the first carbon offset program while at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC.  He founded the first business climate risk consulting firm, and most recently served as Director of Climate Risk for the international risk firm of Det Norske Veritas. Dr. Trexler’s current project is the Climate Web – an open-access resource for exploring climate risks and solutions.

Gretchen Carlson - Rebecca Costa

November 16th, 2017

Gretchen Carlson is an award-winning news anchor known for co-hosting The Early Show on CBS as well as Fox and Friends and The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson on the Fox News Channel. Carlson’s sexual harassment lawsuit against Fox led to the resignation of Fox News founder and CEO, Roger Ailes. Her newest book, Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back, has received critical acclaim and Carlson’s courage is being credited with recent charges brought against Bill Cosby and Harvey Weinstein.

Thomas McLarty III - Rebecca Costa

November 9th, 2017

Thomas "Mack" McLarty served as White House Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. He currently serves as Chairman of McLarty Associates, an international strategic advisory firm which he co-founded in 1998, and Chairman of the McLarty Companies, a fourth-generation family transportation business.

Robert Shapiro - Rebecca Costa

November 2nd, 2017

Robert Shapiro is an acclaimed American civil litigator and the co-founder of RightCounsel and LegalZoom. He was one of the key members of the O.J. Simpson defense team, after which he steered his practice away from criminal defense. Today Shapiro is a senior partner at law firm Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard, Avchen & Shapiro, LLP.

Lewis Black - Rebecca Costa

October 26th, 2017

Lewis Black is an American comedian, author, social critic and actor. In addition to being voted one of Comedy Central’s 100 Greatest Comedians of All Time, Black is the author of three bestselling books. He is a highly regarded actor who has appeared in films such as Hannah and Her Sisters, Jacob’s Ladder, The Hard Way, etc. Black has served as the “Ambassador for Voting Rights” for the American Civil Liberties Union since 2013.