Deadline NOW l 2010 April May June

  • Views: 214 Deadline NOW: Richard Cordray

    On July 18, 2011, President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to be the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The Bureau is an independent agency with the primary mission of acting as a watchdog for American consumers.

    In a statement made on July 17, 2011, the President said "Richard Cordray has spent his career advocating for middle class families, from his tenure as Ohio's Attorney General, to his most recent role as heading up the enforcement division at the CFPB and looking out for ordinary people in our financial system."

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  • Views: 114 Deadline NOW: Chris Redfern

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Chris Redfern, Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party, joins host Jack Lessenberry for a wide-ranging conversation about politics and the upcoming November election. Can Ohio Democrats deliver the votes? Or is the GOP poised to come roaring back?

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  • Views: 180 Deadline NOW: Sheri Fink, M.D.

    Friday, June 4, 2010

    Sheri Fink, M.D., Ph.D., is the author of the award-winning book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival. Dr. Fink wrote the August 30, 2009 New York Times Magazine cover story, Strained by Katrina, a Hospital Faced Deadly Choices, which won a 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

  • Views: 143 Deadline NOW: Ray Suarez

    Friday, May 28, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

    Ray Suarez, senior correspondent of the PBS NewsHour, joins host Jack Lessenberry for a wide-ranging conversation about journalism, politics and much more.

    Before joining the NewsHour in 1999, Suarez was the host of National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation. His most recent book, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America, examines the intersection of politics and organized religion.

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  • Views: 161 Deadline NOW: Toledo Public Schools

    Friday, May 21, 2010 at 9:30 p.m.

    Toledo Public Schools (TPS) are facing a steadily worsening financial crisis. Earlier this month, voters overwhelmingly turned down an income tax levy to help close a $30 million budget gap -- and the problems don't stop there. What can TPS do to balance its budget, provide high quality education and regain public trust? Jack Lessenberry poses these and many other questions to TPS Superintendent John Foley and TPS Board President Bob Vasquez.

  • Views: 179 Deadline NOW: Pit Bull Controversy

    Friday, May 14, 2010

    The Toledo area has been torn by controversy surrounding dogs and animal adoption policies. Is there such a thing as a "pit bull?" Is it ever safe to adopt? Host Jack Lessenberry explores this, and other animal welfare issues, with Lucas County's newly appointed Dog Warden Julie Lyle and John Dinon, the Executive Director of the Toledo Area Humane Society.

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  • Views: 140 Deadline NOW: 35th Anniversary of End of Vietnam War

    Friday, May 7, 2010

    This year marks the 35th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Joining host Jack Lessenberry to reflect on the War are Dr. Gary Hess, professor emeritus of history at Bowling Green State University, Mike Sand, a Vietnam Veteran and representative of the Vietnam Veterans of America's Detroit Chapter 9, and Gene Shurtz, Vietnam Veteran and representative of Vietnam Veterans of America's Toledo Chapter 35.

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  • Views: 332 Deadline Now: ACLU

    Friday, April 30, 2010

    Host Jack Lessenberry learns about the latest cases and projects undertaken by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Ohio and Michigan. Guests are Ohio ACLU Board Member Toni Clarke and Michigan ACLU Legal Director Michael Steinberg. Run Time: 27:07


  • Views: 275 Deadline NOW: The Hutaree

    Friday, April 23, 2010

    The nation was startled to learn of the recent arrest of members of the Hutaree militia. Who are the members of the Hutaree? What should we know about them and other militia groups? Claudia Boyd-Barrett, staff writer for The Blade, and Amy Cooter, doctoral candidate at the University of the Michigan, join host Jack Lessenberry to shed some light on the Hutaree.

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  • Views: 282 Deadline NOW: U.S. Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

    Friday, April 9, 2010

    Marcy Kaptur (D), representing Ohio's 9th Congressional District, discusses recent passage of a national health care bill, the economy, jobs, and much more in a riveting half-hour conversation with host Jack Lessenberry.

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  • Views: 197 Deadline NOW: Michigan State Representative Alma Wheeler Smith

    Friday, April 2, 2010 at 8:30 p.m

    Alma Wheeler Smith (D), representing Michigan's 54th State House District and a candidate for governor, is Jack Lessenberry's guest this week. She'll answer questions about Michigan's troubled economy, jobs, healthcare, tax reform and her candidacy.

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