SUNDAY NITE TALK – ASCENT Chamber, 12.24.06 (Year End Segment): Groff/Ellison discuss Virgil Goode’s (R-VA) comments about Keith Ellison’s (D-MN) use of the Qu’ran for his swearing-in ceremony. Some Dems think its part of a GOP plot to make the Dems the party of Islam, non-sense or good strategy? Should Ellison be hailed as independent and faithful or selfish and self-indulgent? &: the Year in Black Politics -The Story of the Year; The Greatest Moment of the year; The Lowest Moment of the year; Most Surprising Moment of the year; and the most disappointing Moment of the year.
Leutisha Stills, Part III
Leutisha Stills, Part II
SUNDAY NITE TALK presents – ASCENT Perspectives, 12.24.06: Leutisha Stills, Senior Researcher for the Congressional Black Caucus Monitor , discusses the voting habits of African American Congressional Members by gender and challenges faced by the CBC in the 110th Congress. (*note: production staff experienced minor technical difficulties during the course of this interview. As a result, it was split into three segments)
ASCENT Chamber, 12.17.06 – Tamara Robinson, CAAP Senior Fellow, debuts as a co-host in the Chamber with Groff/Ellison. Tonight’s discussion: Obamamania continues; the Jefferson Dilemma; how hardcore should the CBC get?; Black Members of Congress & foreign policy.
ASCENT Perspectives, 12.11.06: Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies and the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam and author of Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the U.N. Defy U.S. Power, discusses the Iraq Study Group report.
ASCENT Chamber, 12.10.06 – Groff/Ellison on Iraq Study Group, the Bill Jefferson and Karen Carter Congressional Race and Congresswoman McKinney’s last bill.
ASCENT Perspectives, 12.8.06 – Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Author & Commentator, talks about emerging Black political power, methods to the GOP madness & what’s on the horizon.
ASCENT Perspectives, 12.4.06: Julie Bell, Education Program Director for the National Conference of State Legislatures, discusses rising college tuition costs and recommendations on the role of state legislators in the recently released report by the Conference’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Higher Education titled Transforming Higher Education: National Imperative—State Responsibility.
ASCENT Perspectives, 12.1.06