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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Hot Room: Danielle Smith and the Wildrose Alliance leadership

Tonight, in the Hot Room, none other than Wildrose Alliance leadership race contestant Danielle Smith joins us (Mike Brock and Peter Jaworski) for an interview.

Clearly, we'll spend a lot of time talking about the policies she's revealed recently, and discuss the possibility of a stronger fusion between the social conservatives and the libertarians.

Tune in right here on the Shotgun at 6 p.m. Alberta time, 8 p.m. Eastern time.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 16, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (6)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Roadkill Radio on the road tonight

I’m motoring solo this week on www.roadkillradio.com, as my regular co-driver, Kari Simpson, has escaped for the week—down to the United States, she says, to help the Americans take back their country!

Anyway, we’ll engage Roadkill's engine at 7:30 p.m. Pacific tonight by talking with John Carpay, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, which is supporting Quebec parents who are challenging the constitutionality of a mandatory religious education course which must be taught in all Quebec elementary and secondary schools. "The right of parents to educate their own children is fundamental in a free society," says Carpay.

We'll then talk with Matthew Johnston, publisher of this very blog and of the Western Standard, about fetal rights—an issue that has, of late, generated huge reader response on The Shotgun. The issue arose following news of a successful heart operation on an unborn child.

We’ll continue exploring the issue with Stephanie Gray of the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform, which is responsible for provocative displays advancing the notion that abortion is akin to genocide. Coincidentally, all the above guests hail from Calgary.

Finally, we’ll wrap up the show by talking with political analyst Mike Geoghegan of Victoria about the Seinfeldian B.C. provincial election which was unfolding while we were on the air last week.

All this, and the RoadkillRadio Warrior of the Week too! Drive over to www.roadkillradio.com to listen live from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Pacific tonight, or visit the archive (garage?) later to test drive one of the shows.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on May 19, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Motoring into the Hot Room Tonight: Pete Eyre and Jason Talley

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Tonight we have two liberty-loving folks, driving across North America in a motorhome, in search of liberty wherever they can find it. We have Pete Eyre and Jason Talley at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT.

We'll also be fielding your calls. So all the Mike-haters out there can call in and assail me.

Posted by Mike Brock on May 7, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (4)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Hot Room 5: Immigration

Kathy Shaidle (FiveFeetOfFury.com), Renee Stephen (reneestephen.com), Peter Jaworski, Jay Currie and Mike Brock debate immigration for two hours. Very good debate, and one I don't think is yet over.

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Posted by Mike Brock on May 1, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (5)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

In the Hot Room Tonight: Immigration

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Listen live by clicking right here. Right now.

Immigration policy will be on the front-burner of the Hot Room tonight. We will be joined by Kathy Shaidle, author and blogger, and Renee Stephen, former NDP candidate for Kingston.

We'll be taking your calls and we'll be streaming right here, from the Shotgun Blog.

Posted by Mike Brock on April 30, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (77)

Monday, January 19, 2009

MLK day on Political Animals

Its MLK day and we will be on the air. Join us for talk about obamaniacs, the Bush legacy, and what shut down the state department last week.

Plus more ranting, raving, and juicy political goodness.

4-6 p.m. Eastern Time on www.wbgufm.com (click on listen live)

Posted by Jay Lafayette on January 19, 2009 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Cancelled This Week

Unfortunately, we will need to cancel this week on the part of me (Mike) being too sick to produce the show.

 

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Episode 48 - The Prince of Pot

Marc Emery joins us for an hour, where we discuss, well... everything. In the second hour we talk about Ignatieff and the coalition. Jay Currie carries the torch of the West, as always.

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Posted by Mike Brock on December 10, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Al & Mike Show 48 Live. Join In.

We will be live tonight at 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST. Our phone lines will be open tonight.

You can join in the coversation by calling our studios (Toronto-local) at (647) 258-1707.

If this is a long distance call for you, then first get a unlimited North American long distance plan already (they are cheap!) and second, you can email as at comments@almikeshow.com with your name, number and brief comment and we'll call you back.

Watch this space!

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Posted by Mike Brock on December 10, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Reminder: Al & Mike Show Tonight

The Al & Mike Show will be live tonight at 8:30pm with Marc Emery, right here at WSRadio, and we'll be taking live calls.

Posted by Mike Brock on December 10, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Cancelled This Week

Hello everybody! Unfortunately the Al & Mike Show will be on hiatus this week, on the count of Mike and his wife Sarah having their baby. We will return next week.

Posted by Mike Brock on November 26, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Earning your Western Standard bonifides the hard way: “Right or Wrong”

Nothing gives you street cred on the Western Standard faster than having been driven off the air by a politically correct campus radio station.

After an on-air discussion of Islamic history on the “Right or Wrong” radio program, the Carleton University-based station, CKCU, cancelled the program.

"Right or Wrong," with co-hosts Emrys Graefe and James Cohen, is now, of course, the latest addition to Western Standard Radio.

In a news story in the campus paper, The Charlatan, co-host Cohen said:

"One has this impression that universities are these wonderful free-speech zones where no idea is sacred and you can freely debate it and have exchange of ideas.  The truth of the matter is that universities, and Canadian media for that matter, adhere more to the principles of someone's right not to be offended."

The Charlatan also reported that:

The 'Right or Wrong' program continued to air its opinions with the Western Standard magazine last week.

Editor-in-chief Peter Jaworski said he was made aware of the show by reading an article about its cancellation.

"I don't know why CKCU would cancel them, I think they did a fair job," Jaworski said. "I'm happy and excited to have them on board here at the Western Standard."

Once again, welcome aboard Emrys and James.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on November 20, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 46 - Bailouts

We debate the automotive bailout in the first half. In the second half we're joined by Emrys Graefe and James Cohen. They talk to us about being dismissed from their radio station, and we get nitty and gritty in free speech and the cultural and political values around it. Great show!

Language Warning: This episode contains language which may be offensive to some listeners. Listener discretion and all that.

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Posted by Mike Brock on November 19, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 45 - Outside the Tent, Pissing In

Al, Mike and Jay have a go at Conservative Strategy and Mike calls a bunch of people out.

Language Warning: This episode contains language which may be offensive to some listeners. Listener discretion and all that.

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Posted by Mike Brock on November 12, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (3) | TrackBack

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Oh, and about Palin

I got a boatload of hate-mail for calling Palin an idiot on the Al & Mike Show two weeks ago.  I conceded she was a driven and successful person. But that didn't make her smart.  It doesn't make her smart and as it turns out--she's an idiot.

That being said.  She didn't deserve a lot of the attacks she was the recipient of.   She helped underscore the fact that flanks of leftists are also idiots, who have very little to offer in terms of substantive debate.  But she was none-the-less, an idiot.

Posted by Mike Brock on November 6, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (42) | TrackBack

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

AL & Mike Show Episode 44 - The Big O

We talk about the only thing to talk about: President-Elect Barack Obama.

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Posted by Mike Brock on November 5, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 42 - Kyoto the Dog

Jay Currie joins us, as well as Kyoto the Dog in this special episode of the Al & Mike Show post election.

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Posted by Mike Brock on October 22, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 41 - The Day After

The day after the election, we dive into the most important issues and dissect what you need now, as we always do!

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Posted by Mike Brock on October 15, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 40 - French Language Debate (Kind of)

We cover the French language debate a bit, but get totally side-tracked on the Iraq war, the US financial bailout, and other things. Jay Currie joins us again.

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Posted by Mike Brock on October 2, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 39 - Rage Against the Liberal Machine

Al MacDermid sits in again, Jay Currie joins us as usual. We talk about arts funding, the Liberal platform and assorted other stuff. Great show!

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Posted by Mike Brock on September 24, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Episode 38 - Out of Carbon Credits

Jay Currie sits in for Al, and Dion's plane runs out of carbon credits. We also talk about the US financial crisis

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Posted by Mike Brock on September 17, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Episode 37 Live Taping 8:15pm EDT / 5:15 PDT!

Big news! Al MacDermid is back tonight.  And Jay Currie will join us at the mid-way break.  Don't miss tonight's first election show!  You can tune in, right here in this space.

Posted by Mike Brock on September 10, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Al & Mike Show - Episode 36 - Election! Pt.2

We talk more Canadian election, some American election, and more Canadian election... and a bit of everything else. Jay Currie (http://jaycurrie.info-syn.com) joins us for the show, sitting in for Al.

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Posted by Mike Brock on September 3, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 35 - Election!

Jay Currie is filling in for Al. It's all election speculation.

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Posted by Mike Brock on August 27, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 34 - Summer Malaise

Al MacDermid returns this week. We talk about Ezra Levant's case being dismissed, the murder of Tim McClean, and Chinese Olympic betrayal.

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Posted by Mike Brock on August 6, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 33 - Putting up a Fight

The China-IoC backroom censorship deal, more crazy enviromentalism, and Ezra Levant's statement of defense. Jay Currie sits in for Al MacDermid.

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Posted by Mike Brock on July 30, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WS Radio: Guy Earle interview

You can listen to yesterday's "Political Animals," where we interviewed Guy Earle, by clicking here.

Guy Earle is a Toronto-based comic who responded to two hecklers by heckling back. The two hecklers were lesbians, Guy picked this fact to pounce on, and the result was a complaint lodged by one of the lesbians to be decided by the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

Guy described what he did, gave us a sense of how he's dealing with the consequences, freely admitted that he's an asshole, but that being an asshole should not be illegal, and so on.

Meanwhile, to access our archive, and subscribe to our show, you can check out our RSS feed.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 22, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Monday, July 21, 2008

WS Radio: Guy Earle

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's "Political Animals," Terrence, Jay and I will interview Guy Earle, the Toronto-based comic at the heart of yet another laughable Canadian Human Rights Commission investigation. Here's Guy explaining his predicament (with foul language) which you can watch:

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 21, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (18) | TrackBack

Monday, July 14, 2008

WS Radio: Ross Douthat

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's "Political Animals," Terrence, Jay and I will interview Ross Douthat, co-author of "Grand New Party: How Republicans can win the Working Class and save the American Dream." You can get a good sense of the book by checking out their bloggingheads discussion here.

We'll talk with Ross about his new book, conservatism in general, the challenge of the Libertarian Party, social liberalism and its "inherent" (as they put it) opposition to the values and interests of the working class, and the very meaning of "conservatism."

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 14, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Ric Dolphin Writes Again

Although loath to use another of those horrible words  concocted by the geeks  who, sadly, have inherited the world, there seems to be no avoiding it. I now have a "blog" which I shall endeavor to update at least every Monday and which you are invited to visit at, ricdolphin.com
Be aware that, unlike when I wrote for Western Standard magazine, I am not being  censored for language. I am also not specifically writing about politics, although the subject may be broached on occasion.  Be assured, however, that I shall never  use "blog" as  a verb.

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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 30 - Orders of Canada, Global Warming and iPhones

We talk about Morgenteller's Order of Canada, Global Warming, and the iPhone!  Jay Currie (http://jaycurrie.info-syn.com) joins Mike.  Al is off this week.

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Posted by Mike Brock on July 3, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

WS Radio: Tom Palmer podcast

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This past Monday, "Political Animals" (that's me, Terrence, and Jay), had an opportunity to interview Tom Palmer, senior fellow at the Cato Institute. He was intimately involved in the D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision, and answered our questions about what the ruling means and whether it was good news or great news.

Our conversation also dealt with a controversy on this blog between Terrence and Stephan Kinsella of LewRockwell.com. Kinsella is not convinced that the D.C. v. Heller decision is a good one. He's more inclined to think that it violated the jurisdiction that the states ought to have in cases like this, and presented us with yet another example of the Supreme Court issuing edicts from on high to citizens in the District of Columbia who ought to have the right to determine for themselves what laws they live under. Terrence thinks that the right position for libertarians (which he and Kinsella and Tom Palmer are) to take is that no jurisdiction ought to have the right to infringe on liberty, and that it's good for the Supreme Court to smash local restrictions and regulations that violate those liberties. Tom Palmer expressed the same position, and--stirring the pot--called Kinsella's argument a "crackpot" argument. You be the judge.

And there was plenty more. Gerry Nicholls, who comes on our program every week to tell us about Canada, plugged the Liberty Summer Seminar, and hammered Dion's "Green Shift" tax-everything plan. We discussed the fact that it was my birthday (navel-gazing at its finest). And more importantly (but not for me), we spent most of our two hours discussing several important Supreme Court decisions that came down over the last week both in Canada and the U.S.: Habeas corpus rights for Gitmo detainees, individual gun rights, expansion of freedom of expression by expanding what counts as "fair comment," and so on.

Take a listen to the podcast. You can send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com (or drop a comment here). We regularly read listener comments and emails on our program.

Posted by P.M. Jaworski on July 2, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Monday, June 30, 2008

WS Radio: Tom Palmer

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's program, we'll be interviewing Tom Palmer. Tom is "Vice President for International Programs at the Cato Institute, director of the Center for Promotion of Human Rights, a Senior Fellow of the Institute, and director of Cato University, the Institute's educational arm," and a blogger.

We'll talk with Tom about the recent D.C. v. Heller Supreme Court decision which made clear the fact that the second amendment is an individual right to have a gun, rather than some sort of collective right.

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

WS Radio: Jason Sorens audio

Here is the audio for our interview with Jason Sorens, assistant professor of political science at the University of Buffalo, and the founder of the Free State Project.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

WS Radio: Jason Sorens

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's program, we'll be interviewing Jason Sorens, assistant professor in political science at the University of Buffalo, and founder of the Free State Project. Jason specializes in secessionist movements and decentralization, which will be the topic of his talk at the forthcoming Liberty Summer Seminar in Orono, Ontario, over the July 26, 27 weekend.

We'll talk with Jason about the Free State Project, an attempt to move enough libertarians into New Hampshire to have an impact on legislation and politics to make it a truly free state. We'll also discuss secessionist movements like those in Quebec and Alberta.

As well, we'll talk about drilling for oil, recent revelations about the gay brain, and a pile of other news stories that we didn't get to last week.

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

WS Radio: Patri Friedman audio

On Monday, Political Animals interviewed Patri Friedman, the Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute (www.seasteading.org). We spoke with him about seasteading--the possibility of floating out to sea in a home, tethered to others, forming communities with unique social and political climates--and asked him a few questions about his family life (Patri is the grandson of Milton Friedman, and the son of David Friedman, both famous libertarian economists).

You can listen to the podcast by clicking here.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

WS Radio: Patri Friedman

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's program, we'll be interviewing Patri Friedman, grandson of Milton Friedman, son of David Friedman, and the Executive Director of the Seasteading Institute. That's right--seasteading. Like homesteading, but out on water. From their website:

"Currently, it is very difficult to experiment with alternative social systems on a small scale. Countries are so enormous that no individual can make much difference in how they work, and the powers-that-be are deeply entrenched. Seasteaders believe that government shouldn't be like the cellphone or operating system industries, with few choices and high customer-lock-in. Instead, they envision something more like web 2.0, where many small governments serve many niche markets, a dynamic system where small groups experiment, and everyone copies what works, discards what doesn't, and remixes the remainder to try again."

We also have a pile of news stories to go through. We'll tackle the Supreme Court decision granting habeas corpus to terrorism suspects, new laws in China (children must visit their parents) and Japan (men can't have waist sizes larger than 33.5 inches), as well as other liberty-oriented issues.

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

WS Radio: Doug Rasmussen audio

On yesterday's show, Doug Rasmussen, professor of philosophy at St. John's University and Ayn Rand scholar, joined us in-studio for an in-depth discussion of Ayn Rand's philosophy.

You can listen to the whole show by clicking here.

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Monday, June 09, 2008

WS Radio: Douglas Rasmussen

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's program, we will be discussing the philosophical and political significance of Rand3_2philosopher-novelist Ayn Rand, author of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged. Our in-studio guest will be none other than Doug Rasmussen, professor of philosophy at St. John's University, author of Norms of Liberty as well as The Philosophic Thought of Ayn Rand, amongst others, and a member of the Steering Committee of the Ayn Rand Society.

We'll also spend some time talking about Steyn and Levant, Obama and McCain, as well as other items of interest to liberty-lovers.  

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 26 - Mark Steyn

Mark Steyn (www.marksteyn.com) joins us for the whole program to talk to us about the goings on at the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

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Posted by Mike Brock on June 5, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack

Today: Mark Steyn on the Al & Mike Show 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT

Just a reminder to everyone following the BC Human Rights Commission hearing on Maclean's publishing of Mark Steyn's articles: the Al & Mike Show will be Live with Steyn at 8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT tomorrow, right here on Western Standard Radio via uStream.

Mark it on your schedule for today. We'll open up the chat room for questions, although we won't be taking any phone calls for the hour.

The live video stream from the studio goes active 30 minutes before the show. The stream will be posted right in this space.

If you can't make it. Don't worry, the podcast will be available for download about 20 minutes after the show ends.

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Posted by Mike Brock on June 5, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Reminder: Al & Mike Show Tomorrow with Mark Steyn

Just a reminder to everyone following the BC Human Rights Commission hearing on Maclean's publishing of Mark Steyn's articles: the Al & Mike Show will be Live with Steyn at 8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT tomorrow, right here on Western Standard Radio via uStream.

Mark it on your schedule for tomorrow. We'll open up the chat room for questions, although we won't be taking any phone calls for the hour.

If you can't make it. Don't worry, the podcast will be available for download about 20 minutes after the show ends.

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Posted by Mike Brock on June 4, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Monday, June 02, 2008

WS Radio: Theresa Matters and BCHRC audio

Wow, what a show.

We interviewed Theresa Matters from the National Campus Life Network about the York Federation of Students' decision to ban pro-life clubs from campus.

In the second hour, Western Standard General Manager Kalim Kassam calls in from the footsteps of the courthouse where the BC Human Rights Commission tribunal is taking place today. Standing next to him was Ezra Levant, who came on the phone to give us his thoughts about the hearing, and to give us a short update on his own kangaroo court hearing.

You can listen to the whole show by clicking here.

Posted by westernstandard on June 2, 2008 in WS Radio | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

WS Radio: Theresa Matters

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

Today's show will delve a little into the Clinton/Obama business. We'll also talk a little more about the chimpanzee who might get human rights, about the Olympics in Beijing, and potential VP nominees for McCain.

But, mostly, we'll talk about the York Federation of Students decision to ban pro-life groups on campus. Our phone-in guest will be Theresa Matters, Executive Director of the National Campus Life Network. Here at the WS, we're all over this issue: Check out Andrea Mrozek's post on the topic, and the editorial from Johanna Miller, President of the NCLN, titled "Pro-life groups told to shut up."

Freedom of speech? Yup, we're fans.

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

WS Radio: Boris Dingin audio

On Monday's "Political Animals," we interviewed Boris Dingin, the former Soviet naval officer who was on the submarine that the movie "The Hunt for Red October" was based on. We also talked about "purity balls," and chimps getting human rights. You can listen to the whole show by clicking here.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

WS Radio: Liberty, liberty, liberty

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"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

On today's show, we'll spend a little bit of time talking about and analyzing the U.S. and Canadian Libertarian Party choices for leader. In the U.S., that means former congressman Bob Barr, while in Canada that means former military and police man Dennis Young. Will either of these two leaders pose a threat to the main parties?

We'll also chat a little about Clinton vs. Obama (will it ever end? And will the Democrats be able to rebuild after such a long and anger-fueled primary?).

Our phone-in guests will be Rick Perlstein, author of "Nixonland," and Boris Gindin, former Soviet navy officer on a submarine that defected during the Cold War--the inspiration for the movie "The Hunt for Red October."

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Al & Mike Show Episode 25 - We Just Can't Give it Up (Free Speech)

Jay Currie (jaycurrie.info-syn.com) joins us for the full hour where we try to talk about other things, but really end up back on the free speech issue. Another brilliant hour.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

WS Radio: Mike Munger audio

Earlier today, "Political Animals" interviewed Dr. Mike Munger. Mike is the Chair of the Political Science department at Duke University, and a gubernatorial candidate in North Carolina on the Libertarian Party ticket. We chatted about third parties, price gouging, libertarianism, and so on. You can listen to the whole show by clicking here.

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WS Radio: Michael Munger interview

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Listen live (QuickTime), Mondays, 4 - 6 p.m. EST

"Political Animals"--the flagship radio show of Western Standard radio--is a weekly political talk show on 88.1 WBGUFM hosted by Jay Lafayette, Peter Jaworski, and Terrence Watson.

Today, our phone-in guest will be Dr. Michael Munger, Chair of the Political Science department at Duke University, and currently a candidate for governor of North Carolina on the Libertarian Party ticket.

Munger Our interview will focus on third parties in the U.S.: Why is it so difficult for third parties to get ballot access, and why are there such onerous restrictions on just getting on the ballot in the first place? We'll also ask him about laws that disallow high prices during times of emergency, and about what libertarians are for. We all know libertarians oppose the state, oppose drug laws, oppose gun laws, oppose... well, you get the idea. But what are libertarians for, exactly? This is the title of Munger's talk at the forthcoming Liberty Summer Seminar over the July 26, 27 weekend put on by the Institute for Liberal Studies (Peter Jaworski is one of the Directors of the Institute, and is helping to host the Liberty Summer Seminar... just so you know).

Gerry Nicholls, one of the best political pundits in Canada, may join us today. He "may," rather than "will" because he has jury duty. And that duty may keep him from his radio duties.

Political Animals is on every Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, broadcast out of 88.1 FM in the Bowling Green, Ohio area, and on www.wbgufm.com worldwide. To listen to a direct stream, click here (QuickTime). To participate in the discussion, you can call 888-7-WBGUFM, or send us an email at politicalanimals-at-wbgufm-dot-com.

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

Episode 23 - Abandoning The Base

We talk about Brenda Martin's return to Canada, the CIC's "settlement offer" to Macleans Magazine, and the Conservative Party losing it's way and ignoring it's base.

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