07/10/2011

Tonight’s guests:

Ed Jaffee 8-9 PM

website: www.lobbyingagainstanoilgiant.com

email: eljaffee@cox.net

Book: DODGING THE BULLET: An Inside Washington Look at High-Stakes Lobbying Against an Oil Giant

Mr. Ed Jaffee is a journalism graduate of George Washington University in Washington, DC, and has worked for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and United Press before becoming an industrial editor with IBM, and later, head of environmental quality information for a trade association.  He joined PPG Industries in 1973 as a Washington Representative and lobbyist, focusing mainly on environmental and energy issues.  The story in the book takes place in 1983-84.

  • Tell us, briefly, the story of your book.
  • Lobbyists are generally regarded as just above used car salemen. Is that a fair assessment, or is it a bad rap, and why?
  • How does one become a lobbyist? Do you have to be a political science major? How did you become a lobbyist?
  • How do people get jobs on Capitol Hill?
  • What are the best jobs to apply for on the Hill?
  • Take us briefly through your typical day as a lobbyist during the time when this story took place.
  • How did you, and your company, go about developing relationships with representatives and senators?
  • What do you think of Political Action Committees?
  • What’s the single major advantage corporate lobbyists have?
  • Why is there such visceral animosity between the political parties in Congress these days?  It hasn’t always been this way, right?
  • Why does it take so long to get almost all legislation through Congress?  I mean, in the Kentucky legislature, things go through much, much faster.
  • What key point or points would you like your readers to take from Dodging the Bullet?
  • Is there a website for your book?  What’s the best way for our listeners to get the book?

Related Links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Center_for_Responsive_Politics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_action_committee

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_action_committees

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lobbying_in_the_United_States

FactCheck.org

OpenSecrets.org (Center for Responsive Politics)

Quick Answers – PAC

PolitiFact.com

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Todd Metcalf 8:50-9 PM

Blog: http://toddsrunforsummitacademy.blogspot.com/

FB fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Metcalf-runs-Pikes-Peak-Ascent-to-benefit-Summit-Academy/110310922383500

Pikes Peak Ascent web-site: http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/

Todd Metcalf is married to Beth and have 2 kids, Katie age 8 and Tyler age 6.  His daughter, Katie, is a student at Summit Academy, which is an independent school in Middletown for kids with learning differences. He is a board trustee for Summit Academy, a financial advisor with Ameriprise Financial, and a runner.

Pikes Peak Ascent

I am running a race on August 20 called the Pikes Peak Ascent in Colorado in order to raise awareness and money for Summit Academy. The race starts at 6300 foot elevation and finishes at the summit of Pikes Peak, which is at 14,115 foot elevation, for an elevation gain of over 7800 foot.

Summit Academy is a school for kids who need a different approach to teaching in order to reach their potential, serving kids in pre-k through 8th grade.  Summit is celebrating it 20 anniversary this upcoming school year but remains one of the best kept secrets in Louisville.  I am trying to raise awareness in our community for a couple of reasons.  The school needs the support of the community to thrive and there are families in our community who would benefit from what the school has to offer for their children.

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Dr. William Cloke 9-10 PM

website: www.happytogetherbook.com

email: dcloke@yahoo.com

Book: Happy Together

Dr. William Cloke is a psychologist with a Ph.D. is psychology.  He joined a private psychotherapy practice and found he had an interest in the complexities of human interaction.  Dr. Cloke’s graduate training included cognitive behavioral therapy, humanistic existential, psychoanalytic, self psychology and emotionally focused couple therapy.  He continues to develop specialization’s in anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, anger management, and relationship counseling.

Topics likely to be covered –

  • What makes your book different from other relationship books?
  • What is the difference between a criticism and a complaint?
  • How can conflict create intimacy?
  • What is your concept of CURE?
  • What is inter-reflection, and why is it important?
  • What makes love last?
  • How do we know when it’s over?
  • What creates love and what destroys it?
  • How do expectations affect relationship happiness?
  • What are good problem solving techniques?
  • What are the important things to think about when we choose a partner?
  • How does culture affect relationships?
  • Does sex matter?
  • How do couples stay monogamous?
  • What are the most important skills for a successful relationship?

Related Links:

Dr. Bill Cloke

Anger Management

Anxiety Disorders

Couples Therapy – Improve your communication skills

Depression – The Disorder That Causes Itself

Rage, Shame, and the Death of Love

Self Esteem

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Dr. Eli Karam

Eli Karam, Ph.D., LMFT is a clinician specializing in couple and family therapy and maintains a private practice in Louisville, KY. With over 10 years experience as a mental health professional, and a graduate of both The Family Institute at Northwestern University and Purdue University’s Department of Child Development and Family Studies, Eli is currently the President Elect for the Kentucky Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (KAMFT) and an Assistant Professor in the Family Therapy Program in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. There he conducts research on couple and family relationships, teaches and supervises therapists-in-training. Dr.Eli also educates the public through various television and radio appearances.

Website:  www.elikaram.com

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