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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.

The Chicago Underworld, Hour 1 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…

Cosmology, Hour 2 04/08/15

We wrap up with Dr. Scott Dodelson and Dr. Joshua Frieman. Rounding out the program is Milt’s friend and the man who coined the term “dark matter”, Dr. Michael Turner. If you’ve ever pondered your place among the stars, this is a show for you.

Cosmology, Hour 1 04/08/15

Few topics resonate with everyone quite like Cosmology…the origins of the universe. Although we can’t exactly answer the question “Why are we here?”, advances is science can give us a better idea of “how we are here”. Milt is joined in studio for the bulk of the show by two of our friends from Fermilab,…

Use and Abuse of the English Language, part 2 04/07/15

Milt talks with three experts on the use and abuse of the English language. Well, two experts and our producer. Susan Harris works with the inimitable Words Without Borders and Ellen Hunt is a master at her craft. They explore ways in which English is use and, more often, mangled. If you’ve ever wondered if…

Use and Abuse of the English Language, Hour 1 04/07/15

Milt talks with three experts on the use and abuse of the English language. Well, two experts and our producer. Susan Harris works with the inimitable Words Without Borders and Ellen Hunt is a master at her craft. They explore ways in which English is use and, more often, mangled. If you’ve ever wondered if…

Russia’s State of Affairs, Hour 2 04/06/15

Milt talks with experts on Russia. Guests are Yohanan Petrovshky-Stern and Gary Saul Morson from Northwestern University and chess great Garry Kasparov.

Russia’s State of Affairs, Hour 1 04/06/15

Milt talks with experts on Russia. Guests are Yohanan Petrovshky-Stern and Gary Saul Morson from Northwestern University and chess great Garry Kasparov.