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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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 H1: The Foolish Monologues

Prager H1: Joy Behar and her guest, feminist Eve Ensler, the author of “The Vagina Monologues” are astounded that there are people who don’t believe in Global Warming; and of all those people, Sarah Palin, is the worst. Should believing in Creationism render you unfit for public office? Believing in the Global Warming leads to serious social and economic consequences, but what does believing in a religious idea like Creationism lead to?

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