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The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 22, 2018

Rethink the Week/Rethink the Shutdown

With Professor Dean Spilliotes from Southern NHU, and Professor Dave Anderson from Iowa State U. Topics include: the women’s marches, political parties, third party, midterms, Trump admin. court appointments, millennials, and more.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 19, 2018

It’s Texahampshire Friday!

Part One: Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report, aka The Voice of Texas, with our weekly check-in from the Lone Star State. Topics include: gerrymandering, special ed, teachers, voting, poling rural voters, vouchers, Governor Abbott and more.

Part Two: Mark Joseph Stern covers legal issues for Slate magazine. He visited NH last week to meet the new voter fraud czar – a position created by the Secretary of State (and funded by the taxpayers.)
Kobach klone Bud Fitch didn’t want to disclose what his job entails or how he’s going about it. Also, what’s going to happen to Kobach?

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 18, 2018

Part One: Sharon Begley on her piece at, “Overscreening for Cancer Yields Misleading Results.” Sharon is the senior science editor at, and has covered health and science for Reuters, Newsweek, and the WSJ.

Part Two: Arnie’s weekly check-in with Dr. Politics, aka Professor Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State U. Topics include Hawaii’s missile scare, Trump, Norway and the Dept. of Homeland Security, and more!

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 17, 2017

Part One: A federal court in N. Carolina overturned the state’s congressional district map for being blatantly gerrymandered. This case may have an impact on the Supreme Court. We speak with PoliSci Professor Steven Green from North Carolina State University.

Part Two: We speak with Gordon Whitman about his new book, “Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out, and Win in a World on Fire.” Gordon has been a community organizer for the last 25 years, in Chile, Philadelphia, and Flint. He’s now the deputy director of Faith in Action, the largest faith-based community organizing network in the US.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 16, 2018

Part One: What’s going on with immigration? Trump ended TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for 2,5000 Nicaraguans, then 60,000 Haitians, then 200,000 Salvadorans. Next up the fight for DACA. We speak with Beatriz Lopez, Communication Director for Immigration Hub.

Part Two: Trump is undermining our democratic institutions and opening the door to authoritarianism – a conversation with Professor Timothy Snyder of Yale, author of “On Tyranny: 20 Lessons from the 20th Century.”

The Attitude With Arnie Arnesen, January 15, 2018

Part One: A conversation with author Larry Tye focused on two of his books, “Rising from the Rails: Pullman Porters and the Making of the Black Middle Class,” and “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.” These books touch on the beginning and the end of Dr. King’s life as a civil rights leader.

Part Two: Sam Fulwood III on his piece in Think Progress: “We Survived 1968. We Can Survive 2018. A Year of Trumpian Racism Compels a Look Back to Where We Were 50 Years Ago.”

Before joining Think Progress, Sam was a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he founded and directed the Leadership Institute, a program to assist people of color advance careers in public policy. Before that, Sam had a 30 year career in journalism.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 12, 2018

Part One: Scott Braddock of the Quorum Report with our weekly update from the Lone Star State. Topics include: DACA, dreamers, the wall, Ken Paxton, the speaker’s race – and more!

Part Two: We speak with Donald Boesch from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, on his recent piece at, “Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plans Ignore the Lesson of BP Deepwater Horizon.”

Professor Boesch served on the national commission that investigated the causes of the 2010 explosion at BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Eleven workers died and more than 4 million barrels of oil were released into the Gulf of Mexico.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 11, 2018

Part One: Architecture in 2018. We speak with Professor Sean Weiss from the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of NY. His recent piece at is titled “In 2018 Look to the Streets not the Sky.”

Part Two: Our weekly check-in with Dr. Politics, aka Professor Steffen Schmidt of Iowa State University. Topics include: Oprah, celebrities, candidates, IRS, Ohio voting purge, voting – and more.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 10, 2018

Part One: We speak with Professor Brian Mittendorf on his piece from the conversation, “When Charities Let Telemarketers Gouge Donors.” From veterans organizations to cop groups – lots of bad charity behavior.

Brian Mittendorf is the Fisher College of Business Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Accounting and Management Information Systems at Ohio State.

Part Two: Bring Back Boring Banks or Why We Need Traditional Banking. Our guest bailed on us, but we carry on without him.

The Attitude with Arnie Arnesen, January 9, 2018

Part One: Ian Millhiser is the Justice Editor at Think Progress. He joins us to talk about the new voting rights agenda being pursued by Democrats in Washington State.

Part Two: Phoebe Malz Bovy is the author of a new book, “The Perils of Privilege.” She joins us from her home in Toronto to talk about her recent piece in the New Republic, “The Rise of the Privilege Epiphany.”