March 8, 2007

Radio alert.

I'm going to be on the Wisconsin Public Radio show "Week in Review" at 8 AM, Central Time, tomorrow. You'll be able to live-stream it here, and there will be an archived version that I'll link to later. What topics do you think will come up? (You know, you folks out there can call in! Our own Simon called in last time I was on.) I'm recording a Bloggingheads episode tomorrow too, and I've got to fix upon the topics? I think you'll especially enjoy the co-head this time.

ADDED: The other guest on the "Week in Review" show is Bill Lueders (the Isthmus's news editor).

16 comments:

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Oooh, Simon!: Now you're "Our own" Simon. Bet that puts a spring in your step. [Or however you Americans of British upbringing might say it.]

Simon said...

Ruth Anne - it makes me feel like I'm Walking on Air... So to speak.

(On the other hand, I've had a lot of coffee this morning, so that might be it). I may have to sit this one out, actually; my employer goes through periodic spasms of moving everyone's office allotments around -- it's rather like the movie Cube, in fact -- and we're presently changing iterations. I'll see if I can find somewhere to hide with a laptop and a softphone headset. :)

Can we get a clue about the other blogginghead - is it someone new, or someone from the established pool? :p

MadisonMan said...

I'm glad you're not on during the Pledge Drive.

Ann Althouse said...

The show is tomorrow, Simon.

Ann Althouse said...

I'm just giving you time to get your questions in order.

Simon said...

Ann, sadly these reorganizations take days... Here is what my interim desk looks like! LOL. (It's a step down from before, but it's only for this week, thank God - this has been a trying few days.) It's a filing cabinet in the corner of the conference room that's been gutted to turn it into storage for phone stuff, and that makes it enough like a desk to give me a home while everyone moves. To paraphrase Prof. Hathaway, that's what I get for not having an education. ;)

(You know, I'm not going to harass you at every opportunity that presents itself. ;) The question last time was on the level, it wasn't just an excuse.)

Steve Donohue said...

Ron Bailey?

Fen said...

What topics do you think will come up?

You're going to plug my Carbon Offset scheme, encouraging listeners to donate via Paypal to fens_new_boat.com

MadisonMan said...

Well, if Bill Lueders is on, I hope you discuss his excellent book on Patty.

Mike said...

You can whip Bill Lueders with one hand tied behind your back. I suggest you start off by mispronouncing his name.

Bill Lueders said...

Good idea. Maybe LU-DERS. Or LOO-ED-DERS. Or LUDE-ERS. That'll teach him.

And thanks to Madison Man for calling my book excellent. It is.

Mike said...

:-)

Ann Althouse said...

Hi, Bill! I look forward to meeting you. And saying your name right.

AlphaLiberal said...

Hey, Ann. I listened for a little bit and you didn't offend me. I think we're making progress, you and me.

Question: Why don't you talk about things like the purging of 8 US Attorneys across the country, many of whom testified under oath that they were under pressure to indict Democrats or open investigations?

Or, how about blogging on the Supreme Court campaign here where the uber-conservative "law and order" candidate does not follow simple rules regarding conflict of interest when presiding over cases where the bank her where her husband is on the Board of Directors?

You are a law professor and these are legal matters. Why so silent? Would you be if Democrats were committing the wrongdoing?

And, BTW, Paul Krugman reports today;
Donald Shields and John Cragan, two professors of communication, have compiled a database of investigations and/or indictments of candidates and elected officials by U.S. attorneys since the Bush administration came to power. Of the 375 cases they identified, 10 involved independents, 67 involved Republicans, and 298 involved Democrats. The main source of this partisan tilt was a huge disparity in investigations of local politicians, in which Democrats were seven times as likely as Republicans to face Justice Department scrutiny.
http://select.nytimes.com/2007/03/09/opinion/09krugman.html

MadisonMan said...

Everyone seemed very mellow. I liked there was a lot of focus on local issues.

Doyle is looking more and more like a political machine, but I have to agree with the argument that allowing Legislative Oversight of Indian Gaming Compacts would just mean all the Legislators -- who are convicted of things far more often than Governors (think Jensen and Chvala) -- would then be vying to control the spigot of Indian Money. And it's much harder to keep track of all those little rats vs. the one big one.

Ann Althouse said...

Alpha: We did talk about that. Why not listen to the whole thing?