PART 2 of our look at the “60 Minutes” interview that Charlie Rose did with Steve Bannon, the President’s recently resigned “Chief Strategist.” We’ll listen and deliberate over his comments that were NOT included in the interview that played on the CBS Network.
QUESTION: do you find him credible or not?
Mark Jendrysik, Professor of Political Science & Public Administration at the University of North Dakota joins us to talk about whether the nation has outgrown its need for political parties or if they still contribute to furthering the common good.
I THINK THEY SHOULD BE BANNED… THEY HAVE CLEARLY OUTLIVE THEIR USEFULNESS IF THEY EVER HAD ANY. Jendrysick will weigh in on the subject.
The “delicate flower” of the Grand Forks airwaves joins the program to update us on her life after Grand Forks and to talk politics.
Dakota was diagnosed with an advanced case of Muscular Sclerosis several years ago but is as opinionated as ever with strong opinions about the election of Donald Trump and the state of journalism.
Mike Berg talks housing, education, teacher’s unions, the political power of teachers in a community, explains the concept behind “tenure,” charter schools vs public schools and choice in education, innovation in public education, how the change in the composition and lifestyle of the “family” has forced schools to change, leadership in the UND Athletic Department, political compromise, leadership expectations in different organizations and the media.
This is the “no kidding” FIRST conversation Mike Berg and I have ever had on these issues. Listen to an extremely broad and interesting conversation with a man who has spent his entire life educating and leading in his community.
Mike has very definite things to say about public education and school choice. A GREAT discussion with articulate, measured and strong opinions. GREAT STUFF!
Mac & Dave Collins discuss the President’s speech to a Joint Session of Congress last night.
Much different in tone than anything we’ve ever seen, what does it mean?
From a historians perspective, contemporary political events in the United States are concerning. Al Berger, historian at the University of North Dakota, discusses things that have gotten his attention from propaganda to fake news to mass deportations.
“What we’re seeing is some very disturbing tendencies. We are not approaching a slippery slope, we are on a slippery slope. This has happened before” he expressed in an interview on MacTalk with Mike McNamara.
“We are seeing, on the table right now, things that if you go back to Germany in the 1930’s were the first step in the Holocaust. Not on the horizon but there. Mass deportations of people defined as ‘alien, other.'”
Color him concerned.
BRAD SHERWOOD, joins me to discuss SPA’s upcoming performances of “Keep the Faith” that will commemorate the 20th Remembrance of the Flood of 1997 as well as life in general. Brad discusses the first production and the anxiety that went along with it because of the sensitive nature of the subject matter. ALWAYS ENTERTAINING!
CHRIS SEMRAU: we’ll catchup with Chris who was a key figure at Ralph Engelstad Arena and the Great Grand Forks Chamber before his move to Sioux Falls, SD. We’ll talk the event management business and politics with a great friend of MacTalk
SENATOR JOHN HOEVEN : we’ll talk repealing and replacing Obamacare, “The Wall” along the Southern Border, President Trump’s Keystone Pipeline actions, Agriculture prices and Gen John Kelly’s confirmation as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security