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David Sirota

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Thornton, CO

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English


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Sirota Friday 7-13-12 Hour 3

7/13/2012
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David led off this hour Independent Power Systems founder Tony Boniface. He talked about how Abound Solar Inc., a U.S. solar manufacturer that was awarded a 400 million U.S. loan guarantee, will suspend operations and file for bankruptcy because its panels were too expensive to compete. He also discussed the 40 plus year track record of crystalline PV technology and how thousands of crystalline PV manufacturers and installers are healthier than ever and that solar is a viable and...

Duration: 00:42:21


Sirota Friday 7-13-12 Hour 2

7/13/2012
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David continued taking calls about his move to KHOW and took some advice from listeneres on his new endeavor.

Duration: 00:43:13


Sirota Friday 7-13-12 Hour 1

7/13/2012
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Sirota's last day in the AM on AM 760. We opened it up for folks to say adios, throw flames or whatever they want.

Duration: 00:43:42


Sirota Thursday 7-12-12 Hour 3

7/12/2012
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Former Secret Service member who was assigned to Jacqueline Kennedy Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin our special in-studio guests to discuss their book Mrs. Kennedy & Me: An Intimate Memoir. They have a slide show presentation and book signing at the Tattered Cover in Lodo starting tonight at 7:30 pm. For four years, from the election of John F. Kennedy in November 1960 until after the election of Lyndon Johnson in 1964, Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent assigned to guard the glamorous...

Duration: 00:43:08


Sirota Thursday 7-12-12 Hour 2

7/12/2012
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Colorado State University Department of Physics Professor Dr. Carl Patton our special guest. He is also a 41 year resident of Fort Collins and had a recent op-ed in the Denver Post on the on-site stadium debate called Will An On-Campus Football Stadium at CSU Help the School's Academic Mission? No. Proponents of the new stadium have so far declined to come on and debate. We then threw it out for our listeners. Would it be good or bad to use tax payer money to pay for a new stadium?

Duration: 00:40:33


Sirota Thursday 7-12-12 Hour 1

7/12/2012
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David opened up the show talking about doctors and what they disclose to patients and family on diagnosis' etc. Should doctors withhold information about bad diagnoses from patients? Many doctors withhold information so a patient does not give up. We also talked about Congressman Mike Coffman denying claims that he scrubbed the Obama is not an American details from his wikipedia page. Do you think he did it or not?

Duration: 00:42:18


Sirota Wednesday 7-11-12 Hour 3

7/11/2012
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Ralph Metzner joins the show to talk about the book he co authored with Ram Dass and Gary Bravo, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties. This book shines a bright light on the emergence of the sixties culture and the experiments with mind-altering substances undertaken by Professors Timothy Leary, Ram Dass and then-Harvard graduate student Ralph Metzner. We then talked about the CO wild fires. Should housing...

Duration: 00:46:47


Sirota Wednesday 87-11-12 Hour 2

7/11/2012
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The Atlantic's Helen Gao and author Mike Levy our special guests to talk about the Chinese education system and in particular the gaokao which is the annual, nationwide college entrance exam. Helen wrote the recent piece The Education System That Pulled China Up May Now Be Holding it Back. It talks about how China wants inventors and entrepreneurs, but its schools, built around the notorious gaokao exam, are still designed to produce cookie-cutter engineers and accountants. Helen Gao does...

Duration: 00:41:25


Sirota Wednesday 7-11-12 Hour 1

7/11/2012
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Do you believe, as Colorado State Sen. Kevin Grantham does, that Muslims see mosques as a foothold into a society? And if so, do you agree with Sen. Grantham that Colorado should consider a ban on new mosque construction? At the end of the hour David threw out the most memorable TV moments and asked listeners for theirs.

Duration: 00:43:09


Sirota Tuesday 7-10-12 Hour 3

7/10/2012
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We led off this hour with Dr. Robert Hazen to talk about his Salon piece Preparing for the Big One. He argues it's only a matter of time before a large asteroid hits us again and aske realistically what can we do about it? Dr. Robert Hazen is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University and a senior scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory. He also released his latest book earlier this spring called The Story of Earth: The First 4.5...

Duration: 00:45:59


Sirota Tuesday 7-10-12 Hour 2

7/10/2012
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We led off the hour with Tanner Colby to talk about his new book Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America. Almost fifty years after Martin Luther King, Jr."s I Have a Dream speech, equality is the law of the land, but actual integration is still hard to find. Mammoth battles over forced busing, unfair housing practices, and affirmative action have hardly helped. The bleak fact is that black people and white people in the United States don"t spend much...

Duration: 00:44:01


Sirota Tuesdy 7-10-12 Hour 1

7/10/2012
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Prosecutors now saying Robert Dewey must be compensated for being wrongfully imprisoned for a 1994 murder. Should we compensate people for being imprisoned falsely and if so what should the price be? How much per year if jailed wrongly? Currently Colorado is one of the states that does not compensate. Also this hour: President Obama is threatening to veto any legislation that extends all the tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year, as he presses Congress to extend those cuts only for...

Duration: 00:42:20


Sirota Monday 7-7-12 Hour 3

7/9/2012
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Dr. Tali Sharot joins the show to talk about her new book The Optimism Bias: A Tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain. Psychologists have long been aware that most people maintain an often irrationally positive outlook on life. In fact, optimism may be crucial to our existence. Tali Sharot"s experiments, research, and findings in cognitive science have contributed to an increased understanding of the biological basis of optimism. We then talked about whether or not gay celebrities havd an...

Duration: 00:45:41


Sirota Monday 7-7-12 Hour 2

7/9/2012
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The long-term transportation funding bill just approved by Congress includes funds for researching alcohol-detection technology that could eventually be standard equipment in all new cars. Should alcohol detection systems be in every vehicle?

Duration: 00:43:27


Sirota Monday 7-9-12 Hour 1

7/9/2012
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Sirota back after a long vacation. Our first topic: A drunk driver hits a pregnant woman, ending the pregnancy just days before the due date. Should he be charged with murdering a child? Or would that begin redefining the terms of the debate over abortion and a woman's right to choose? Should we call the child a fetus or a baby? At 7:50 Former top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a lifelong antipoverty advocate Peter Edelman our special guest to talk about his new book So Rich, So...

Duration: 00:41:11


Sirota Friday 7-6-12 Hour 3

7/6/2012
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Dave Zirin brought in guest Emira Woods. She is co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and an expert on U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world. She has written on a range of issues from debt, trade and development to U.S. military policy. Emira serves on the Board of Directors of Africa Action, Just Associates, Global Justice and the Financial Policy Forum. She is also on the Network Council of Jubilee USA. Dave and...

Duration: 00:44:37


Sirota Friday 7-6-12 Hour 2

7/6/2012
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Dave Zirin in for Sirota today. He led off this hour with guest Etan Thomas, an 11 year NBA veteran. He is also the author of several books. He talked about life in professional sports, owners, treatment of athletes and about the player's union. At 9:40 Al Jazeera reporter and author Laila Al Arian joined the show. We talked about the war on teror, kill lists and a lot more.

Duration: 00:46:15


Sirota Friday 7-6-12 Hour 1

7/6/2012
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Dave Zirin in for Sirota again today! He led off talking about the Olympics and about Denver still wanting to host one. Dave has been to one and laid out his reasons for why we should not want one. What do you think? At 7:35 labor activist and former number 2 at the AFL-CIO Bill Fletcher joined the show. He talked about labor movements and much more.

Duration: 00:46:43


Sirota Thursday 7-5-12 Hour 3

7/5/2012
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Dave Zirin fillin in for Sirota. We led off this hour talking to Citizen Radio's Allison Kilkenny about biased reporting in particluar with the Occupy movement. She also talked about a stop and frisk policy that is going on in NYC and could be spreading to other cities across America. At 9:35 we were joined by UAW activist Gregg Shotwell. He worked at GM for 30 plus years and now exposes union leaders and corporate managers. He has a new book out called Auto Workers Under the Gun.

Duration: 00:45:45


Sirota Thursday 7-5-12 Hour 2

7/5/2012
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Dave Zirin in for Sirota today. He led off the hour with CASA de Maryland director and immigration rights activist Gustavo Andrade to talk about the Dream Act. Also joining Dave in studio were some Dream Acters Corrina, Eve, and Joel. At 8:40 we were joined by Mason Tvert from SAFER choice and the campaign to regulate marijuana like alcohol. We talked about Amendment 64 and a lot more.

Duration: 00:44:47

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