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Is the Death Penalty Justified?
Hosted by: Lynn Harper The guest’s key points: The death penalty is not a deterrent, nations that have abolished it have had a drop in violent crime rates. In contrast, the death penalty is justified, there are evil people in the world who will never change or be rehabilitated. GUESTS: James Lambert, Host “Night Lights”; Timothy Spann, Death Penalty Coordinator Southern California Amnesty International, USA
Is U.S. Military Action Against Nations That Support Terrorism Justified?
Hosted by: Lynn Harper The guest’s key points: Military preparedness in the U.S. is lacking and that invites terrorist attack. We must build forces. In contrast, intelligence is not integrated and military battle alone takes huge resources and sacrifice of human life, which will not win the war. The best offense is a strong defense. GUESTS: Dr. Omaran Abdeen, San Diego Representative for Council for American-Islamic Relations; New York Myke Shelby, Multimedia Host, National Civil Rights Leader San Diego Harley
Is Cloning Ethical?
Hosted by: Lynn Harper The guest’s key points: Once you let the genie out of the bottle you cannot put it back, it will only lead to the “slippery slope” of human reproductive cloning. In contrast, we can restrict and control human reproductive cloning by laws and ethics standards. GUESTS: Dr. Larry Goldstein, UCSD Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Bruno J. Leone, Professor of European Intellectual History SDSU, Author Lecturer on Cloning and Creationism vs Evolution.
Is Compromising Civil Rights Justified in the War on Terrorism?
Hosted by: Lynn Harper The guest’s key points: Wholesale violation of civil rights, Internet surveillance, phone taps, profiling, citizen “spying”, library usage data, is not effective in fighting the War on Terrorism. In contrast, terrorism is a snake with many heads and we have no choice but to grant authority to the current administration. What measures are making an impact on the War on Terrorism? Do you agree or disagree? GUESTS: Dr. Steve Albrecht, President of Baron Center, Inc. San Diego; Dale Kelly Bankhead, Public Affairs Director, American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties, (ACLU New York).
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2nd OPINION Debate Series Physician Assisted Suicide
Lynn Harper with co-host Dr. David Priver GUESTS: Sallie Troy; Dr. Laurel Herbst; Dr. Johan Boswinkel; Dr. Katherine Rabel; H.W. “Skipper” Ragsdale, III; Linda Stratton; Deborah Stravasnik; John J. Chappell.
Are You Pro “If people object to the right to die, then let them end their days as they wish and leave the rest of us alone to make our own choices.”
Are You Con “We are on a slippery slope that is very dangerous. I want to live in a society that values and protects life.”
Decriminalization “Anyone who wants drugs in this country can get drugs. Every dollar we spend on jails is a dollar we can spend on treatment.”
Legalization “Taxing and regulating will bring the profit away from criminal organizations.”
Medical Marijuana: Who’s Misleading Who?
With co-hosts Lynn Harper & Dr. David Priver. Wars, battles, debates, where does the medical marijuana controversy stand…a simple act of human compassion or the attempt to exploit human suffering? Are the arguments convincing…and what are the obstacles? What are the current pros and cons on medical marijuana clinics in California? GUESTS: Kevin Sabet, Co-Founder and President Int’l Students in Action has personal stories and the expertise as a strong voice in opposition to all drugs. Doug Scribner, Orange County Director American Medical Marijuana Assoc., knows the politics, the stats, and the failures of the War on Drugs.
The Mentally Ill On Death Row: Cruel or Justified?
With co-hosts Lynn Harper & New York Myke Shelby. About 10 percent of the 3,600 prisoners on death row have an IQ score of less than 70…they’re considered retarded. If a retarded person murders someone in cold blood and they are proven guilty…is execution justified or is the death penalty in violation of the American standards of decency? How would you decide – death penalty or rehabilitation? GUESTS: Dr. Lisa Routh-Amen, and Dr. Daniel G. Amen, psychiatrists, will dive into the criminal mind of the mentally ill; John Mulligan, Minister of Johnson Avenue Church of Christ, speaks out as a strong proponent of the death penalty.
The Nudist Lifestyle: Healthy or Unhealthy?
With co-hosts Lynn Harper & Dr. Don Ardell. Have you been to any nude resorts, beaches, or nude activities that include the entire family? Is public nudity an unhealthy exhibitionist obsession or are those opposed to nudity the unhealthy and repressed population? GUESTS: James Lambert, Host of “Night Lights” TV show, rants on the con side of public nudity. Rev. Fred Tarsitano, PhD, Senior Pastor for 22 years and frequent national media speaker casts the biblical perspective.