Wednesday, March 31, 2010

But is it art?

Our in-house counsel Janell Weinstein stops by today to help us sort through indecent exposure law. In Erykah Badu's controversial new video, she strips naked and collapses near the site in Dallas where President Kennedy was shot. Is it art?

Monday, March 29, 2010

Church Scandal During Holy Week

A bevy of worldwide scandals indicate that Pope Benedict VXI may have played a role in sweeping several allegations of sexual abuse by priests under the rug. Jeffrey Anderson is a Minnesota attorney who has brought suit against the church on behalf of several deaf adults who claim they were abused by a priest several decades ago. Mr. Anderson joins us today by phone. You can view the documents Anderson secured that indicate the Vatican's role in the cover-up HERE.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thanks to Liam Davenport, our Irish piper on Scottish pipes, for dropping by the studio today to help us celebrate.

The OTHER Colleen LaRose

Colleen R. LaRose, AKA "Jihad Jane"

Colleen L. LaRose, not AKA "Jihad Jane"

Colleen LaRose, of Holland Township, NJ was stunned to learn that she shared a name with a notorious indicted terrorism suspect. She was even more stunned to see her face turning up in shoddily produced news reports about her namesake! The good LaRose is the publisher of a new magazine and website, FemmeSpeak, and she joins us today to discuss her new life in the spotlight.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Eric Massa will now be known as....

Sergeant Snorkel!!!
Sergeant Snorkel was the comicstrip character Beetle Baily's supervisor. Eric Massa, it has been alleged, tried to "snorkel" a fellow Navy man:

Clarke says that Massa's roommate, Tom Maxfield, was also assaulted. "Tom
lived on upper bunk," Clarke say. "When you're on ship, you're almost exhausted
24-7. So a lot of times you sleep with your uniform on. Tom and Massa shared a
stateroom together. Massa climbed up on the top of his bunk, which is hard to
do--you never crawl up on somebody else's bunk. He wakes up to Massa undoing his
pants trying to snorkel him."

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fred Phelps Back in Court

This week the Supreme Court agreed to hear Snyder v. Phelps, involving the Topeka, KS preacher who picketed the funerals of US soldiers. Sean Summers represented Albert Snyder in his 2007 victory over Phelps. The judgement was later overturned, and will now go before the Supreme Court. Mr. Summers joins us this morning on the program.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Time to Enshrine Sully

Our campaign to get Captain Sully inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame begins today. Ron Kaplan, the Enshrinement Director of the NAHF is here to tell us about the induction process.

The 49th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony takes place at the DaytonConvention Center on Saturday, July 17, 2010. This black tie gala iswidely known as "the Oscar Night of Aviation," as it honors and attractsa who's who of the flying community. The Enshrinee Class of 2010 is: Astronaut and Apollo 12 moonwalker,Alan Bean; inventor of aircraft lighting, the late Warren Grimes;business aviation icon and aerial cinematographer, Clay Lacy; and arcticand Alaskan pioneer of flight, the late Noel Wien.

You can call the NAHF at (888) 383-1903.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Amanda Knox Developments

Andrea Vogt is a freelance journalist covering the Amanda Knox murder trial and appeal from Perugia, Italy. She joins us today, after the Italian Courts released a 427 page report on the Knox guilty verdict.

Andrea also joined us last December after the Knox verdict was delivered.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Sarver is suing the producers of The Hurt Locker, alleging that the film's main character is based on him, and that the movie's screenwriter and makers are cheating him out of any acknowledgment or financial participation in the film. Mr. Sarver's attorney, Super Lawyer Geoffrey Fieger, joins us today to discuss the case.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hate Groups on the Rise

Mark Potok, Spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center and Editor of the Intelligence Rport, joins us today to discuss his organization's latest report on hate groups in the US.
Southe Poverty Legal Center's map of hate groups in the US. Check out the SPLC's maps and profiles of hate groups.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Our good friend, workplace legal expert Robin Bond, is here to help us sort through some thorny workplace legal stories:
-85 year old beer vendor gets fired and sues for age discrimination
-pregnant waitress fired from topless bar sues for discrimination