Critical Conversations: Election headlines, Darrin Willhite on the NFL, Gayle Falkenthal on DWTS on Blog Talk Radio

Critical Conversations September 25, 2014
Critical Conversations September 25, 2014

The midterm spotlight this week looks at the Iowa senate race and the Kansas gubernatorial race. The Ernst v. Braley brawl has drawn more than $13.8 million on broadcast TV commercials. The too-close-to-call race pits Ernst, who says she grew up castrating hogs, against Braley’s, whose latest gaffe involved chasing chickens out of his yard. We will also look at the Alibaba IPO and the new legislation on inversion, and what it means to the market.

Darrin Willhite, a prominent Southern Florida political blogger, asks whether the social media pitchforks reacted too quickly in the NFL Ray Rice case, and CDN’s own Gayle Falkenthal will give us the Dancing With the Stars update.

CommDigiNews Hour Critical Conversation’s is a product of Communities Digital News and Blog Talk Radio. Featuring host Lisa Ruth a former Intelligence Analyst for the CIA with a Master of Arts in Foreign Affairs (Latin America & Asia) from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. Lisa started her career at the CIA, where she won several awards for distinguished service and analysis.

Joining Lisa is Dr. James Picht, Associate Professor of Economics at the Louisiana Scholars’ College, Northwestern State University, where he teaches classes in Russian, Soviet Literature, Literature and Law, and Law and Economics, in addition to working with Communities Digital News.

Dr. Picht received his Bachelors Degrees in Russian and Biology/Chemistry from the University of Utah, pursued his MA in Slavic Languages and Literature at the University of Texas-Austin, and received his PhD in Economics from Texas A&M University.

The show will be followed by encore of previous CommDigiNews Hour shows.

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