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Milt Rosenberg is a daily show featuring intelligent, enlivening and thought provoking discussions centered on the world of ideas. Guests from the world of literature, journalism, academia, public policy, science, religions, and foreign policy join Milt to discuss the big questions of the day–an all star list of people who shape our world.

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Milt Rosenberg is a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago and the former host of the long-running public affairs program Extension 720. Milt hosted Extension 720 on WGN Radio five nights a week for nearly 40 years before ending his run in December 2012.

During his academic career, Milt held posts at Yale, the Naval War College, Dartmouth, Ohio State and finally, the University of Chicago, where he directed the doctoral program in social psychology.

Milt serves on the boards of many organizations, including the National Association of Scholars, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Howard Center for Family and Religion and the National Great Books Curriculum. In 2008, in a White House ceremony, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President George W. Bush.

Future Crimes with Marc Goodman

Marc Goodman is a global thinker and a futurist. He’s also an ex Los Angeles policeman and one of the most sought after security consultants in the world. He studies the advances in technology and how they are put into use by the criminal underworld–and mega corporations–to keep track of you, what you do, what…

Evolution

One of the frequently asked questions on this program is ‘how’ and ‘why’ we are here. We asked it of two cosmologists recently and on this episode we discuss it in evolutionary terms with our friends Dr. Lance Grande of the Field Museum and Dr. Robert Richards of the University of Chicago’s Center for the…

“Is the American Century Over?”

So asks our esteemed and welcome guest Joseph Nye, of the Kennedy School in Cambridge, who is the University Distinguished Service Professor at Harvard. He has written a fascinating new book in which he examines the rise of China and India and asks whether or not the age of American dominance is well behind us,…

The Jewish Literary Mafia

Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, Bernard Malamud and Saul Bellow. They were some of the finest writers of the 20th Century. We had the great pleasure of discussing their place in literary history and the evolution of the American novel. Milt is joined in studio by Zachary Leader, professor of English Literature at University of Roehampton…

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Dick Ciccone and Peter Schweizer; Clinton Cash

One of our longtime favorites is Dick Ciccone, formerly of the Chicago Tribune and now professor at Notre Dame. We sought his estimable analysis on the upcoming presidential race. Joined in hour two by the highly successful and very top of fold writer Peter Schweizer on his popular book, “Clinton Cash“. How did Bill and…

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The Courtroom Tactics and Psychology of Lawyers

People love to disparage lawyers, at least until they need one. But where would we be without them? In a bad state, for sure. In this installment of Milt Rosenberg, we bring you three of the best. Philip Corboy, Jr., Jon Loevy, and Aaron Goldstein. All respected practitioners of the trade in our fair city…

VE Day, 70th Anniversary; Don Casey, Nazi POW

Hitler had just shot himself a week before. The Allies begin to liberate death camps across Europe and Paris is saved. What a remarkable day from the most remarkable of wars was this VE Day. We are honored to have as our guest Don Casey, Chicago native and navigator of a B-17 Flying Fortress, who…

Political Roundtable – Middle East, George Friedman, and New GOP Candidates

Ah, politics. For one of the finest quotes on the art we turn to that estimable political scientist, Groucho Marx, who said that, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and apply the wrong remedies.” Today a new batch of candidates look to drive us either over the…

The Truly Great Books

What are the ‘truly’ great books? Why do we love them? What makes them great? What about books that we thought were great (or someone did) that don’t actually stand up to scrutiny. We discuss all of those issues and more with the fantastic Bruce Gans, Rasmus Holm and our friend at Emory University Mark…

Fighting Back Against Terrorist; 17 Carnations

Shayna Gould was 19 when she was shot during a terrorist attack in Israel. Her story is one of perseverance and character. She was recently part of a lawsuit that found the PLO liable and levied a $655 Million dollar judgement in federal court. She is joined in studio by our friend from the Simon…