Topics too hot to handle
Mike O | February 23, 2015 10:12 amArizona Republic columnist Laurie Roberts and satellite radio's John Gilliland discuss • Outrageous legislative proposals — is Kookery alive and well? • Diane Douglas vs. Doug Ducey. Entertainment...
A lot is going on in the Think Tank this week
Mike O | February 12, 2015 4:44 pmFar-ranging discussions in this week's Think Tank: • The president wants expanded military authorization in the Middle East. • Obama criticized for comments about Christianity's flaws at...
John Shadegg will tell us what's really going on in DC
Mike O | February 05, 2015 5:01 pmShadegg is the sole guest in the Think Tank this week. Hear his insider views on the prospects for actual governing in Washington, the current state of the Republican Party, the chances someone will derail John McCain's re-election, presidential politics, the status of once hot-button issues like immigration and other issues.
New governor, new budget and the same old broke Arizona
Mike O | January 23, 2015 5:04 pmThere is a new governor in Arizona, and he has crafted his first budget.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day musings
Mike O | January 19, 2015 10:47 amI went to see Selma this weekend. The story of some of the earliest days of the civil rights movement in this country was moving -- one that would inspire all but the coldest heart. I pondered...
Terrorism in France, new regime/old problems in Arizona
Mike O | January 16, 2015 5:53 pmJ'Lein Liese, international conflict resolution expert, and an old friend of The Think Tank, comments on recent terrorism in France and the worldwide reaction to it.
Think Tank year-end show: Santa Claus tax policy
Mike O | December 19, 2014 10:11 pmThis week's show presents a rare opportunity. We start out by presenting a problem, an inequity in the tax code. OK, nothing new there. But this week the problem we present is one that can be partially...
Police shootings: Ferguson, New York and now Phoenix
Mike O | December 12, 2014 9:59 amThree police shootings in Ferguson, New York City and Phoenix are oddly similar -- white cop and unarmed black victim who resists or runs from the officer.
Great Arizona books, with three great Arizona authors
Mike O | December 04, 2014 2:44 pmJan Boomersbach (of Winnie Ruth Judd fame) has written a new historical novel set in the late 19th century West. Jack August has written more books than I can count about significant historical...
Civil Rights in America 1962-2013 - A Personal Retrospective
Mike O | November 30, 2014 6:41 pmWhat was it like for a northern student to go to Mississippi to help register black voters in 1962? Some were killed; all were intimidated. Our guest this week is Dave Tierney, a prominent local...