How many times have you listened to a mainstream media program and wanted to scream because no one was asking the right questions?
Check out these upcoming live audience radio debates at the Constitution center in Philly. The left leaning program is aired on 100 NPR stations. The show includes a fair number of audience questions and it is easy to ask a question. They tape two shows back to back.
Imagine 10 Libertarians, each asking a tough question. With enough of us, we might even be able to ask ALL the questions.
There are a lot of interesting topics. I definitely want to attend the March 15th debate on SS ("What is necessary to save the system?"…ugh)
I'm looking for at least 9 volunteers. Who else can attend?
Got a good question that leads to a libertarian conclusion?
As a group we will meet beforehand to make sure everybody has a few prepared questions. I'm offering participants a free beer afterwards. 100 NPR stations means millions of listeners!
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Justice Talking friends,
Check out our line-up of debates scheduled this spring at the National Constitution Center.
March 15, 5 p.m. Drug Approval and the FDA
The Food and Drug Administration has shortened the drug approval process. Efficiency in government is laudable, but is it coming at the expense of public safety?
March 15, 7:30 p.m. Saving America's Savings: Rethinking Social Security
Privatizing Social Security, once thought to be the third rail of politics, is now a top priority for the President's second term. What is necessary to save the system?
April 5, 5 p.m. Peer-to-Peer File Sharing
The recording industry's campaign against file swappers is reaching the Supreme Court. How far can they go to safeguard its ownership interests in music and movies?
April 5, 7:30 p.m. Stop the Presses! Journalists, Politicians and the News
Can the courts force reporters to reveal their confidential sources when a source's identity may be key to a criminal prosecution or necessary for national security?
April 19, 5 p.m. Debating Animal Rights
Activists are seeking greater recognition of animal rights, but science groups say these efforts undermine their research. Join us for a cat-fight over animal rights.
April 19, 7:30 p.m. Intelligent Design: Scientific Inquiry or Religious Indoctrination?
Can schools require the teaching of creationism and the theory of "Intelligent Design" without violating the Constitution's mandate to separate church and state?
May 16, 5 p.m. Guantanamo Bay: Dealing with the Enemy in an Age of Terror
New evidence of abuse at Guantanamo Bay raises important questions about how to treat war time enemies. What is necessary and appropriate during the war on terror?
May 16, 7:30 p.m. Political Asylum: What's the Price of Admission?
When should asylum be available to those who have been persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality or their political views?
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