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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.

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Caveat Emptor: Scams and Ripoffs 4/16/15 Hour 2

Milt was joined in studio by Steve Bernas, president of the Better Business Bureau for Chicago and Northern Illinois and David O’Toole of the Federal Trade Commission. The discussion was all about the many scams, ripoffs, confidence games, and more tools the underworld employs to separate you from your money. As the saying goes, “if…

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Remembering Lincoln 4/15/15 Hour 1

Milt took this occasion–the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination–to look back at the life, death, and legacy of our 16th president. Joined in studio by Loyola University’s professor of history Theodore Karamanski and Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Also joining, James Swanson and Louis P. Masur of Rutgers University. You will…

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Remembering Lincoln 4/15/15 Hour 2

Milt took this occasion–the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s assassination–to look back at the life, death, and legacy of our 16th president. Joined in studio by Loyola University’s professor of history Theodore Karamanski and Daniel Weinberg, owner of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. Also joining, James Swanson and Louis P. Masur of Rutgers University. You will…

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Dr. James Garbarino – “Listening to Killers” 4/14/15 Hour 1

Some of the finest minds in academia are right here in Chicago. Dr. James Garbarino is one such mind. His latest book, “Listening to Killers”, is a touching, heartbreaking, groundbreaking, and intense look at what goes on inside the mind of those who kill. Primarily working with children or young adults who have killed, Dr.…

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Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman – Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry 4/14/15 Hour 2

As many of you know, Milt is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Having spent so many decades in the field, he’s often hesitant to discuss it. But this fascinating new book by the highly regarded Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman proved too much to ignore. Listen to these two amazing minds discuss the…

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Milt Rosenberg’s Political A-Team 4/13/15 Hour 2

Milt is joined by Dr. Charles Lipson of the University of Chicago, Scott Stantis, the renowned cartoonist at the Chicago Tribune and our esteemed friend Joseph Morris. Topics: Presidential Election 2016, the continuing standoff between Iran and Israel and the reelection of Rahm Emanuel.

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Milt Rosnberg’s Political A-Team 4/13/15 Hour 1

Milt is joined by Dr. Charles Lipson of the University of Chicago, Scott Stantis, the renowned cartoonist at the Chicago Tribune and our esteemed friend Joseph Morris. Topics: Presidential Election 2016, the continuing standoff between Iran and Israel and the reelection of Rahm Emanuel.

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Milt Rosenberg’s Middle East Forum, 4/10/15 Hour 2

Today, Milt was joined by a distinguished panel of qualified guests who engaged in a fascinating discussion on the broad topic of the contemporary Middle East. Undoubtedly this was the most intelligent and matter-of-fact talk you will hear on the subject in some time. One the show: Professor Guity Nashat Professor David Faris Professor Khalil…

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Milt Rosenberg’s Middle East Forum, 4/10/15 Hour 1

Today, Milt was joined by a distinguished panel of qualified guests who engaged in a fascinating discussion on the broad topic of the contemporary Middle East. Undoubtedly this was the most intelligent and matter-of-fact talk you will hear on the subject in some time. One the show: Professor Guity Nashat Professor David Faris Professor Khalil…

The Chicago Underworld, Hour 2 4/09/15

Chicago is renowned for so many things: The Lake, great sports teams, its great beauty and its famous skyline. But, unfortunately, it has a reputation for crime. Al Capone, bootlegging, etc. John Drummond is one of our foremost experts on the mob and its unique part of the city’s history. He worked the crime beat…