Prager H2: Nabbed a Big Fish

Prager H2: NYT reports a big victory for our forces — the capture of a Talban leader. Given the cooperation of Pakistan intelligent sources, this could be a major breakthrough. The President and his Secretary of State finally get the message: Iran is not open to rational argument. Dennis talks again with Dr. Hal Scherz, a urologist in private practice in Atlanta, GA and founder of This is a doctor-based organization that is fighting against government dominated health care.

Prager H1: What Is Life Like in N Korea?

Prager H1: Dennis talks to BR Myers, director of the international studies department at Dongseo University in South Korea and contributing editor to Atlantic Magazine. His new book is The Cleanest Race: How the North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters.

Prager H3: Global Warming Guru Grovels

Prager H3: Phil Jones, star Global Warming professor, admits his records are a mess. And, oh yeah, the Medieval global warming period might have been equal to the one we’re supposedly living through now. Nicholas Kristof, columnist for the NY Times, buys into more nonsense — conservatives have different brains than liberals. That these quack researchers are taken seriously would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Utah resigns from Global Warming Panic. Evan Bayh, Democratic Senator from Indiana, has decided not to run for re-election. Greece and its massive debt may bring down the European Union and the Euro.

Prager H2: Tragedy in Vancouver

Prager H2: A young Georgian athlete died in a hideous crash on the luge course at the Winter Olympics. The International Luge Federation said that the Georgian was responsible, but the course was obviously unsafe. Since when does an athlete have to pay for his life for a mistake?… A professor in Alabama murders three colleagues. At first, it’s hard to believe. But then you look into her past and the fog begins to clear.

Prager H1: Meaningless Day

Prager H1: That would be Presidents Day, a long time pet peeve of Dennis’s. We are at war in Afghanistan, a different kind of war. It’s astonishing what our troops do to avoid civilian casualties. George Will articulates the obvious: the Democrats cultivate dependency. Dennis talks to Nicole Gelinas, a Chartered Financial Analyst , Manhattan Institute senior fellow and contributing editor to City Journal. Her new book is After the Fall: Saving Capitalism from Wall Street – and Washington.

Prager H3: Open Lines

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Topics raised include: how do you talk a senior citizen out of suicide; can you rush someone with a gun and stop him; is it okay to dream about other women; what do you with a six-year-old who already envies her friends; should a mother let her 12-year-old son look at the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue; and, is Dennis sorry he didn’t run for Senate. A Best of Prager Hour. Originally broadcast on April 27, 2007.

Prager H2: Happiness Hour: Taking It Personally

Prager H2: You have to learn not to take things personally. If too many “slights” offend you, you need to adjust your sensitivity level. In order to maintain relationships with friends and friend, this is especially important. A Best of Prager Hour. Originally broadcast on December 14, 2007.

Prager H1: How Much Do Kids Steal?

Prager H1: A study reports that 30% of young people have stolen something in the last year? Dennis asks listeners if they think this is accurate or overstated. Callers weigh in.

Prager H3: Courting Disaster

Prager H3: Dennis speaks with Marc Thiessen, former member of the White House Senior staff, chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, and author of Courting Disaster: How the CIA Kept America Safe and How Barack Obama is Inviting the Next Attack. Among other things, Thiessen explains what terrorists now know, how America interrogates captured terrorists, thanks to the Obama administration’s de-classifying of previous highly secret documents.

Prager H2: Food Stamp Fallout

Prager H2: The discussion on food stamps continues as callers weigh in. Obviously, if someone is starving they should receive assistance, but what effect does this “hand up” have on society long-term?

Prager H1: S.N.A.P., Crackle, and Pop

Prager H1: A NY Times article reports there is no longer stigma associated with receiving food stamps. Food businesses, farmers, city and state governments, as well as recipients love the system. Of course, it is no longer called “food stamps” .too much stigma. It’s now the SNAP. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. card system. Everyone seems to love it except the relatively few Americans still paying federal income tax. Dennis sees no difference between welfare and food stamps, but the government says there is a big difference. As explained by a caller who was told by a sibling who gets assistance, “welfare is a hand out. food stamps are a hand up!” Also, John Goodman, President and CEO of the National Center for Policy Analysis, joins the program to discuss healthcare reform.

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