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Heads Up! is a news and public affairs program airing every Thursday, from noon to 1:00pm, Mountain Time, featuring Host and Executive Producer Karen Hammer.


Heads Up! is produced in the studios of KGNU, 88.5 FM Boulder / 1390 AM Denver and broadcast as part of that station's Metro series. Thanks to Barbara K. Brown, Ph.D., co-producer.




Below is a selected collection of Heads Up! celebrity interviews. For a selection of additional interviews with people who are or should be celebrities in their own fields, go here.



The legendary veteran journalist Helen Thomas speaks out

Heads Up! on What's Happened to Journalism?

Helen Thomas first joined the United Press International in 1943, and has been a fixture within the White House Press Corps since 1961. The current President Bush refused to call on her during his meetings with the press for almost three years before relenting in 2003. Thomas joined us live from Washington, D.C. to discuss the state of journalism, as partially related in her most recent book is "Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public"



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Elie Wiesel / Holocaust Archive Controversy

Famed author, activist, Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate

Elie Wiesel spoke with us just prior to his appearing in Denver for a lecture about his trilogy of "Night," "Dawn," and "Day." Also on hand was Tony Platt, author of "Bloodlines: Recovering Hitler's Nuremberg Laws, from Patton's Trophy to Public Memorial." He discussed with us how Nazi assumptions about race were echoed in the United States



Listen to the KGNU archive. (Note that audio portion starts with remnants of the previous music show, an introduction to my show and then a news clip.)


Madeleine Albright plus Al Franken

Two segments featuring political giants visiting our Metro area

Madeleine Albright will be in town to discuss her new book, "The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs." We also catch Al Franken while he's in town for a fundraiser benefiting the Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp. Norman Solomon of the Institute for Public Accuracy joins us for commentary.




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Craig Newmark of craigslist.com

The founder of craigslist told us what's on his mind

Craig Newmark of craigslist.com talked to us about what makes him tick, plus we heard from local users of craigslist about why they love that vehicle.




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Dailykos founder 's book, "Crashing the Gates"

Markos Moulitsas Zuniga (dailykos.com) and Jared Polis

"Crashing the Gates: Netroots, Grassroots and the Rise of People-Powered Politics" is the latest of many collaborations between The Daily Kos founder, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, and Deanite and founder of MyDD blog, Jerome Armstrong. In town on a book tour, Zuniga joined us live in the studio questions about politics and blogging. Entrepreneur and philanthropist Jared Polis, whom Zuniga credis with being one of a handful of behind the scene players who helped orchestrate statewide Democratic victories, also joined the discussion.




Listen to the KGNU archive. (Note that audio portion starts with remnants of the previous music show, an introduction to my show and then a news clip.)


Alan Dershowitz Live!

Alan Dershowitz discussed his book "Preemption"

Harvard's famed Constitutional law scholar, Alan Dershowitz, talked about his new book Preemption: : A Knife That Cuts Both Ways (Issues of Our Time).




Listen to the KGNU archive. (Note that audio portion starts with remnants of the previous music show, an introduction to my show and then a news clip.)


Tales of Creating Change

NY Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson explained why her brand of spirituality also has made her a political activist. And we featured a Pacifica Radio interview in which Rita Golden Gelman discussed how her life evolved into her book, Tales of a Female Nomad.



Listen to the KGNU archive. (Note that audio portion starts with remnants of the previous music show, an introduction to my show and then a news clip.)


 
 
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