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WSPC Culture Wars. Current events, entertainment, politics with Dr. Barna Donovan & Prof. Joseph Lamachia.








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It's all a conspiracy on the Culture Wars fall season finale! Barna and Ernabel discuss how conspiracy theorists would look at the WikiLeaks scandal and what the auction of Lee Harvey Oswald's coffin might really mean.
Plus, before this Christmas, find out what to get for a man who has everything.

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Barna & Ernabel talk thrillers with Joshua Corin, the author of "While Galileo Preys." Hear how a top notch suspense novel is born & what happens when the action on the page gets close to reality. Plus, the latest on the Bristol Palin "conspiracy" driving people to violence! And for all the Harry Potter fans, an invisible cloak is on the way... for real!

Direct download: Culture_Wars_11-18-10.cda
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

Barna and Ernabel look at one of the most incendiary Culture Wars: The Death Penalty. Susan Kuklin, the author of "No Choirboy: Murder, Violence, and Teenagers on Death Row," comes to discuss her research about teenagers setenced to die.

Direct download: Culture_Wars_11-11-10.cda
Category:general -- posted at: 11:19am EDT

Barna and Ernabel are rolling on the river. Guest Jessica DuLong, author of "My River Chronicles" joins the show to discuss how she went from a dot-com job to become one of the world's only female fireboat engineers aboard the historic fireboat John J. Harvey. Listen to this fascinating conversation about history and the future of work in a turbulent U.S. economy. And be sure and buy a copy of the award-winning book about life & history aboard a Hudson River fireboat!

Direct download: Culture_Wars_11-4-10.cda
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Barna and Ernabel will talk love, serial killers, and cultural stereotypes. Angela Choi, author of the new novel "Hello Kitty Must Die" joins them for a funny, frightening, and eye-opening discussion.

And, do you want your 11 year old daughter shaking her booty as a cheerleader? Plus, violence in anger management class!!

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Before the November elections are upon us, political analyst Nick Ragone joins Barna and Ernabel for some prognostication. Will there be a Republican landslide, and if so, how big? How will some of the more eccentric candidates fare?

Plus, is getting stalked by a crazed fan a true status symbol if you're a celebrity? Is there a threat of a shortage of quality pornography? And find out what can happen to you if you scare somebody to death, why you shouldn't waste your time writing poetry about stem cell research in California, and what the odds are that real alien UFOs have been buzzing the skies over New York City!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Culture Wars 10-7-10

Culture Wars looks at cyber bullying from a college students perspective.

Roz "DJ Rozy Roz" Smith of WSPC's "This Dive" is our guest and she tells us what really goes on behind closed dorm room doors!


Plus, does the Naked Cowboy have a chance at the presidency in 2012? And what is really behind all those UFO sightings in China?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:18am EDT

Culture Wars 9-23-10

Ernabel and Barna are back for a new season!
Hear them talk to author Joelle Charbonneau about her new book, "Skating Around the Law," and how it's shaking up the world of the cozy mysteries.
Plus, pot ice cream, the Tea Party, and flaming bulls in Spain!

Direct download: Culture_Wars_9-23-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:34am EDT

Ending Our Season With Rock 'N' Roll!

Barna and Ernabel welcome guest Salman Ahmad, founder of Junoon, the most successful rock band in South Asia. Hear the discussion about art and music in the age of terrorism and check out his new book, "Rock 'N' Roll Jihad: A Rock Star's Revolution."

Plus, did an alien try and hijack a plane and what percent of people under 25 think it's ok to send text messages while having sex?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

Culture Wars 4-29-10

A culture war in Arizona! 
Barna and Ernabel welcome Arizona libertarian political advisor and activist Rick Biondi to discuss the new immigration law.  While more and more of the country is getting into the fray over the controversial new legislation, the former U.S. Senate candidate helps sort out the complex issues involved in illegal immigration.

Direct download: 01_Culture_Wars.wma
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:48pm EDT

Culture Wars 4-22-10

Sex scandals and true crime!
Barna and Ernabel welcome guest Amanda Lamb, the journalist and true crime author whose new book, The Evil Next Door: The Untold Story of a Killer Undone by DNA was just released. Hear them discuss the process of investigating and writing true crime, and how the police cracked a case that shocked Raleigh, NC.

And sex scandals from the Vatican to college campuses. Where could the ongoing allegations of sex abuse lead the Catholic church?  Has a college journalist gone too far joking about date rape?  And has an Iranian cleric finally solved the mystery of predicting earthquakes?

Direct download: _WSPCRadio_CultureWars_4-22-10.wma
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:55am EDT

Culture Wars 4-8-10

Barna and Ernabel talk travel and murder! 

Hilary Davidson, the author of 18 nonfiction books on travel, discusses seeing the world and writing about it.  Hear her interview about visiting cemeteries in New Orleans, uncovering ancient Pompeiian brothels, and what they tell us about the ever-evolving attitudes about death and sex!  Plus, Hilary tells us about her debut crime novel, “The Damage Done,” due in bookstores on October 5. 

And why does Tiger Woods overshadow a historic arms-control agreement and panic on an airliner?  Tune in and listen to the discussion about media priorities and audience demands.


Direct download: Culture_Wars_4-8-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:15pm EDT

Culture Wars 3-25-10

Barna and Ernabel are joined by the prolific and award-winning science fiction author Elizabeth Bear.  They discuss the serious side of writing, how science fiction mirrors the most pressing social issues of the day, and how writers interact with their fans through the organized fan community movements.
Plus, would you read a book by the cast members of Jersey Shore?  And can you get arrested for not Twittering?

Direct download: CultureWars_3-25-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:31am EDT

Culture Wars 3-11-10

A special episode where Culture Wars and KTHKSHI join forces! Special guest host Jay Figueroa joins Barna for a discussion about the proposed national ID card and laptops used to spy on high school students. Plus, has the Vatican been infiltrated by the minions of Satan? The top exorcist says yes! Download right now and hear more!

Direct download: wspc_CultureWars_-_2010-3-11.wma
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

Culture Wars 3-04-10

Barna and Ernabel welcome author and journalist Steve Weddle for a discussion of all things crime - from hard boiled thrillers to clever cozy mysteries, hear about how to write stories about the dangerous side of life.  For authors, mystery fans, and aspiring writers, this is a show you don't want to miss!
Plus, would you want a kid telling your airline pilot what to do on the next take-off?  Are O.J. Simpson, Dennis Rodman, and Ru Paul worthy of celebration during Black History Month?  And for those who think of cheating, there's now a high tech new way to avoid Tiger Woods' fate.

Direct download: Culture_Wars_3-05-10.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16pm EDT

WSPC Culture Wars 2010-02-18

Barna and Ernabel talk with James D. Agresti, author of the new book Rational Conclusions. Can you scientifically prove the literal truth of the Bible? Tune in and listen to their discussion and read the book.
Plus, looking ahead to what Tiger Woods might say when he reappears, the end of 12th grade, are Ouija boards great gifts for a little girl, and just what might cat stew taste like?

Direct download: Culture_Wars_2-18-10.wma
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:39pm EDT

 WSPC Culture Wars 2010-02-04

Culture Wars is back for a brand new season!

Listen to special guest Keith Stern discuss his new book, "Queers in History." If you want to know all about the famous, the powerful, the wealthy, and the influential who were also gay, bisexual, or transgendered, check out this show and be sure to read the book!

Plus: Barna and Ernabel discuss pending legislation on sexting, controversial Super Bowl ads, and possible medical hoaxes involving near-virgin births and stomach wounds!!

Direct download: wspc_CultureWars_-_2010-2-4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT