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Alex Tsesis

Sunday, July 29, 2012 - 10:30pm

This week on The Public Eye, Al speaks with author and historian Alexander Tsesis about his new book: "For Liberty And Equality". Tsesis argues that the Declaration of Independence continues to play a crucial role in shaping America. He writes that generations of Americans have looked to the Declaration, reinterpreting it and applying it to issues of the day. Can it be true even today? Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 PM to find out.

Robin Currie (Encore)

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an encore episode, Steve D'Agostino interviews Robin Currie, Central Massachusetts director of Not For Sale. They talk about putting an end to human trafficking and slavery.

Jenny Rosenstrach

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 10:30pm

Many parents struggle with putting dinner on the table every night and trying to regain the benefits of the lost art of the family meal. Most have good intentions but somehow it just doesn't work out as planned. This weeks Al's guest is cookbook author, Jenny Rosenstrach. In her new book, Dinner, A Love Story, she shares practical advice for getting back on track. As she often says, "it really all begins at the family table".

Jon Young & William C. Tweed

Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 9:00pm

Writer, teacher and mentor JON YOUNG has written a book about looking at birds like no other. WHAT THE ROBIN KNOWS: HOW BIRDS REVEAL THE SECRETS OF THE NATURAL WORLD takes the reader into the world of “deep bird language”.  By learning the behaviors and vocalizations of the birds found immediately around us we can begin to know individual birds. The calls and flights that birds make when a cat on the hunt enters their territory or when a Cooper’s Hawk flies overhead are very different and you can learn these variations.

Lynn Tokarczyk & Paolo Sinni (Encore)

Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 10:00pm

In an all-new episode, Steve D'Agostino talks with Lynn Tokarczyk (shown, left) of  Business Development Strategies and Paolo Sinni (shown, right) of  IPG Photonics about rebuilding America’s and Massachusetts’ manufacturing bases.

John Fox & James Kaplan

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 9:00pm

Play balll!!!! Writer and researcher JOHN FOX has written a fascinating and entertaining book that investigates why humans are so passionate about ball games. His research took him around the world to witness some amazing ball games. Tune in tonight and learn about the absolute chaos of ba’ which is played the day after Christmas in the Orkneys. John Fox also talks about the jeu de paume, the old predecessor to tennis, still played today.

Craig Smith

Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 10:30pm

During the 1960's protest songs were fairly common. Bob Dylan, Country Joe and Barry McGuire all set their political feelings to music. This week Al Is joined by New England singer and songwriter Craig Smith. His protest CD " Hopey Changey Blues" defines what many feel about the current political climate. Seems little has changed over the past fifty years.

Tony Casina

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 10:30pm

June 14 marked the official kickoff for "World Blood Donor Day" and across the US the demand for blood is a vital component in helping to save lives. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Tony Casina, Worldwide Marketing Manager for Immunohemotology, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics. Learn how you can be a blood donor and help a person in need.

Douglas Lising

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 10:30pm

For 21 years retired U.S. Army Colonel Douglas Lising took orders from the United States government. But, he signed up for that. What he didn't sign up for was a Federal Government that constantly oversteps it's bounds to interfere in state sovereignty and individual freedoms. Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Doug Lising to talk about his new book, "Remember Roscoe Filburn" the true story of how one man's freedoms were completely stripped away.

Richard Zacks & Richard Francis

Sunday, June 24, 2012 - 9:00pm

In the 1890s New York City was truly a “Sin City”. Illegal gambling was rampant. Countless bars and taverns guaranteed spectacular alcohol consumption even on Sundays when the bars were supposed to be closed. It was estimated that there were minimally 30, 000 prostitutes active in the metropolis at the time, and shocking live sex shows could be found any night in certain sections of the city. So where were the city’s police force? The police were part of the city’s Tammany Hall political machine and were astonishingly corrupt and on the take.


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