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Extension 720 Audio Archives, December 2006

We name the best (and worst) books of 2006 with Ron Grossman, top features writer for the Chicago Tribune, and Joe Morris, a frequent guest on Extension 720 and a partner in the Morris and De La Rosa law firm. (12/27/06)

Books of the Year (75:29)

Four representatives from Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab join the program to discuss their various research projects and to analyze the nature of the universe. Our guests are Tom Rosenbaum, Vice President for Research and Argonne National Laboratory at the University of Chicago, Robert Rosner, director of Argonne National Laboratory, Pier Oddone, director of Fermilab, and Michael Turner, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Chicago and a researcher at Fermilab. (12/19/06)

Argonne and Fermilab (74:29)

Chicago Metropolis 2020, a locally based group of civic leaders dedicated to addressing the many social and economic issues that Chicago faces in the 21st century, recently released their Crime and Justice Index for 2006. In this discussion, an expert panel analyzes the report: Paula Wolff, senior executive at Chicago Metropolis 2020, former president of Governor's State University and former director of policy and planning for Governor Jim Thompson; Deanne Benos, assistant director of the Illinois Department of Corrections; and Jeffrey A. Butts, research fellow at the University of Chicago's Chapin Hall Center for Children. (12/13/06)

Crime and Justice (78:05)

John Yoo, the chief architect of the legal justification for the Bush Administration's tactics in the war on terror, discusses how the Constitution gives the executive branch the means to conduct a new kind of war. He is the author of the new book War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror. (12/11/06)

John Yoo (73:15)

Max Boot, senior fellow for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations and an expert on military history, traces the evolution of war and warfare and how it has affected the course of history. They discuss wars from the Crusades to the current Iraq war, as outlined in Boot's new book War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History: 1500 to Today. (12/07/06)

Max Boot (80:17)

Milt discusses the pleasures of French cuisine and culture--as well as their secret to living well without excessive adiposiy--with Dominique Tougne, executive chef at Bistro 110 in Chicago, and Mireille Giuliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating for Pleasure and French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes and Pleasure. (12/04/06)

French Culture (78:48)

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