MONDAY, JUNE 1ST
SOFT DESPOTISM, DEMOCRACY'S DRIFT
TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND
SONIA SOTOMAYOR NOMINATION
We'll discuss the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court tonight with Richard Epstein, a noted legal scholar, professor of law at the University of Chicago, and a former colleague of President Barack Obama. What type of Justice would she be? What is her judicial temperament? Can we expect the Republicans to put up a fight to her nomination? We'll try and answer these questions and more tonight after the early 6:10pm Cubs game. We should be on the air by around 9:30pm.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3RD
BLUE COLLAR, BLUE SCRUBS
Ever feel like something is missing in your life? Maybe you feel like you should be doing something more and making a difference. Our guest tonight was a construction worker when, at the age of 24, he started to have those same thoughts. He decided he wanted to be a doctor. One cannot, though, simply apply for medical school. He lacked the proper pre-med education needed to be admitted to medical school. Michael Collins, in his book Blue Collar, Blue Scrubs, takes us though his two years of pre-med classes with student many years younger than he, his application to medical school, his acceptance and subsequent graduation three years later. It's a fascinating look at what it takes to become a surgeon, and a great story of someone who defied the odds and became a doctor many years later in life.
THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH
Tonight we'll discuss the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, namely the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with our two guests, Joseph Morris and Charles Lipson.
FRIDAY, JUNE 5TH
GAMBLER KING OF CLARK STREET
Tonight we welcome a favorite guest on Extension 720, Chicago historian Richard Lindberg. Lindberg is a prolific author with many books on Chicago history including his latest The Gambler King of Clark Street. The book is a biography of Michael McDonald, a 19th century political power broker, among other distinctions. We'll talk with Lindberg about this book and more after the early Cubs game. We should be on the air by around 9:30pm.
MONDAY, JUNE 8TH
THE QUANTUM FRONTIER
Tonight we welcome to the studio Don Lincoln and Rocky Kolb to discuss Lincoln's new book The Quantum Frontier.
TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH
WAR OF NECESSITY, WAR OF CHOICE
When should a country decide to go to war? It may seem like a simple question, but often it isn't, according to our guest tonight. Richard Haass, who was involved at a senior level in U.S. government during both recent Iraq wars, has written War of Necessity, War of Choice, a critique of decisions made by both President Bush's. He argues that clearly the first Iraq war was a necessity, and that second clearly was not. Haass, now the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, will join us tonight after the 7:05 Cubs game. We hope to be on the air by around 10:15pm.