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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.

Big Science with Michael Hiltzik

We’ve all heard of the “Military Industrial Complex”. Indeed, we were warned that we guard against undue influence by that then-new termed institution by President Eisenhower as he prepared to leave office. But long before America felt compelled to have a permanent armaments industry, many men were fast at work to ensure that we would…

Focusing on Israel, the U.S.-Iranian detente, and the conflicted Middle East: with Caroline Glick and Richard Baehr

We make no secret of our respect, admiration and, yes, love of Israel. And though turmoil in the region is nothing new, we thought that we should continue to examine the percolating situation in the Middle East after we’ve been able to analyze the Iranian nuclear deal. Two of our favorite people with whom to…

Under the Rocks and Stones: Geology Talk

By now we now that the continents were one body of land that was broken apart to give us our present landforms. But there is much, much more to plate tectonics, seismology, hyrdology and their affiliated disciplines. We wanted to know what the future held for Earth. What will it look like in 1000 years?…

The War that Forged a Nation with James McPherson

Dr. James McPherson has dedicated his entire career to the study of the Civil War. As he so eloquently shows us in his new book, the Civil War is still as relevant–if not more relevant–to our current times than to those that were directly affected by it.

A Look to 2016: the Candidates

The race for the White House in 2016 is fully underway. The GOP side is entertaining, to say the least. The Democrat side has not, so far, been as colorful, though questions still remain as to who will succeed President Obama in running for the presidency. We thought it the right time to sit down…

Speaking of Radio…with Chuck Schaden

Old Time Radio…our favorite. It’s what got us into the business. Milt has his shows and personalities that will forever remain his favorite: Vic and Sade, Jean Shepherd, Bob and Ray. Chuck Schaden is a legend in his own right. His long-running (still running!) show, “Speaking of Radio” is a treasure. Old time radio stars…

The Genius of Shakespeare

Shakespeare is as relevant as ever. Like Elvis, his genius isn’t always apparent, especially when he’s foisted upon the youth. But as patience and a thirst for learning set in, the magnificence of his characters and an appreciation of the scale of these productions finally hits you. There’s a reason he’s so popular and legendary.…

Former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren: Ally

Former Israeli Ambassador the the U.S., Michael Oren, has written a truly brilliant memoir of his time in that post at exactly the right time. While the streets of Tehran teem with those calling for Death to America and Death to the Jews, Oren’s insider’s account of the pressures faced by the Middle East’s lone…

Last to Die with Stephen Harding

Stephen Harding is a wonderful military historian and editor-in-chief of Military History. He wrote the great book The Last Battle, the amazing story in which German and American soldiers actually fought together. That one will be coming to a movie screen near you. Last to Die is the story of Anthony Marchione—the last American killed…

Jonathan Horn: The Man Who Would Not Be Washington

Robert E. Lee is back in the news, and not for the best of reasons. He’s certainly not a target for Union snipers, but rather a target for political correctness, for those that want to erase history. And a car named after him won’t be outrunning any tv sheriffs again. For years, this brilliant American…