The World According to Mark (Live)

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Mark Lieberman

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05/15/2018  INTERVIEW WITH MOUNTAIN XPRESS

Today Mark Lieberman interviewed personnel from the Mountain Xpress local newspaper.  Virginia Daffron is the managing editor and also writes for the Xpress.  David Floyd is also a writer and covers mostly Buncombe County government and Board of Commissioner meetings.  Able Allen covers government non-profits, the environment and the primaries.  Listen to what it is really like to work for the Mountain Xpress.

Host Mark Lieberman with Able Allen, Virginia Daffron, and David Floyd

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05/08/2018 INTERVIEWS WITH LISA SORG AND SIERRA WEAVER

Lisa Sorg is an environmental reporter at NC Policy Watch.  She covers topics such as social justice, pollution, climate change and energy policy. 

Sierra Weaver is a senior attorney and leader of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s coast and Wetlands Program, Chapel Hill.  Listen below to the interview and learn more about these environmental issues.

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05/01/2018  INTERVIEWS WITH SCOTT DONALDSON AND BEN SCALES
Today we interviewed two candidates.  Listen to the audio above for their views.
Ben Scales is running for  District Attorney for Buncombe County in Asheville.  He believes in taking on corporate defendants and rebuilding relationships in the Courthouse and law enforcement. 
Scott Donaldson is running for the 11th Congressional District of the US House of Representatives in the primaries.  His platform is a system that provides healthcare for all.
 
Mark Lieberman with Ben Scales
 Mark Lieberman with Scott Donaldson
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04/24/2018  INTERVIEW WITH JENNIFER BOWMAN
Jennifer Bowman is a reporter at the Asheville Citizen-Times, where she covers mostly Buncombe County government.  She spent five years covering government and other watchdog issues at the Battle Creek Enquirer in southcentral Michigan.
Listen below to hear how she became an investigative journalist, and hear about some of the major issues she has covered in Buncombe County, including the coverage of Wanda Greene.
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 04/17/2018  INTERVIEWS WITH KIT CRAMER AND CORY ATKINS
Kit Cramer and Cory Atkins are both officers with the Asheville Chamber of Commerce, which functions for the business community.  Listen to what the Chamber of Commerce does for the city of Asheville.  There are three pillars: jobs, prosperity, and voice.
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03.27.2018  INTERVIEWS WITH CANDIDATES DAVID BROWN AND JEFF GREGORY
Both candidates are running against the incumbent  Patrick McHenry for the 10th District of the US Congress.  David Brown is running unopposed on the Democratic ticket and Jeff Gregory is Republican.  Listen to their political views on current issues.
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03.13.2018  INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE MULKEY
Bruce is an essayist and has been an editorial columnist at the Asheville Citizen-Times.  He has served as campaign manager for several political campaigns.  He has a lot to say about racism the Iraq war, and perils of climate change.  Listen below to a fascinating interview.
Bruce Mulkey with Mark Lieberman
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03.06.2018  INTERVIEW WITH DAVID STEIL
David Steil is currently the President and CEO of Micro Trap Corporation, manufacturer of precision electronic monitoring equipment for the environmental industry.
This interview topic is about single payor insurance.  There is much misunderstanding about what a single payor system would look like.  David Steil is very knowledgeable about its benefits and how it works.  Listen to the interview below to learn more.
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 02.27.2018  INTERVIEW WITH HENRY AND PAMELA HARVEY
 
Henry and Pamela Harvey are true renaissance people.  They traveled extensively and now reside in Old Fort.  Henry is an inventor, produces metal sculptures, and is now an author.  One of his latest books is the “F*** List”, a takeoff of the Bucket List. Pamela was a performing ballerina.  Listen to their fascinating lives!

2.20.2018  INTERVIEWS WITH MIKE WIMER AND SARAH THOMAS
Mike Wimer is a business, civil and defamation litigator for Asheville Legal.  He discusses what constitutes slander and libel vs what is protected under 1st amendment rights.
Sarah Thomas is the VP of Finance and Development of Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth and Families. She discusses the importance of these services to the community.

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02.13.2018 INTERVIEWS WITH GINA COLLIAS AND IRA ROBERTS
Mark Lieberman & Ira Roberts           Gina Collias
Gina and Ira are both Republican candidates running for US Congress. Listen to this audio for two totally different perspectives on the Republican party.

02.06.2018 INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE PAPPAS – NATIVE AMERICAN  DISPOSSESSION
George Pappas is an immigration lawyer, writer and historian. Pappas represents clients in immigration and criminal cases, and in family and civil litigation. He is also a member of the Cherokee Supreme Court (Eastern Band), and since 2002 has been executive director of the International Center for Legal Studies   He is the author of the book  “The Literary and Legal Genealogy of Native American Dispossession: The Marshall Trilogy Cases 1823-1832”  to describe the history and legal implications of Native American dispossession.

02.01.2018 INTERVIEW WITH JON ELLISTON – CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jon Elliston is a local journalist and historian who has worked as a writer and editor for Mountain Express, Carolina Public Press, and WNC magazine, where he currently serves as a senior editor.  The topic for today’s discussion revolves around the NC Confederate statute debate.  In the wake of Gov. Roy Cooper’s call to remove all Confederate monuments in North Carolina, this issue has taken center stage.  At the end of the interview, Mark Lieberman will make editorial comments about this issue. Be sure to listen!

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01.23.18  INTERVIEW WITH GLENN JOSEPHS – TAX REFORM

 

 

 

 

 

Glenn Josephs is a CPA and partner with the Accounting Firm of Friedman LLP, headquartered in Manhattan with locations throughout NJ, Long Island, Philadelphia, and Beijing.  We discussed important changes in one of the most sweeping and controversial tax overhauls in decades.  Listen below!

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01.16.18  INTERVIEWS WITH TERRY VAN DUYN AND NORM BOSSERT – TOPICS ARE JUDICIAL DISTRICTING AND STATE REFORMS

Terry Van Duyn has been the North Carolina State Senator for District 49 since 2014 and is currently the Democratic Minority Whip.  She serves in the Joint Committee charged with looking at judicial districting and reform.  This interview discusses the issue of how people are elected to fill State positions, such as judges, council members, and State representatives, and the practice of gerrymandering and its negative effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State Senator Terry Van Duyn

Norm Bossert has more than 43 years as a professional educator. He previously ran for public office and has now thrown his hat in the ring to challenge Chuck Edwards an incumbent Republican for the North Carolina State Senate, District 48. Norm is a proponent of reforms in public education, healthcare, housing and the environment.

Mark Lieberman with Norm Bossert

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01.09.18  INTERVIEW WITH ANASTASIA TONELLO – IMMIGRATION

Anastasia Tonello is the Managing Partner in the New York City Law firm of Laura Devine Attorneys specializing in  immigration matters.  She is also the President-Elect of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). She has written opinion pieces and spoken about increased regulatory and enforcement efforts that affect legal immigration.

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01.02.18  INTERVIEW WITH KIRK BORLAND AND JOEL MAZELIS

Kirk Borland is the chair of the Marketing Committee at the OLLI College for Seniors at the University of North Carolina.  At OLLI seniors can choose roughly 100 courses on a wide variety of topics,  such as history, health care, philosophy, politics, performing arts, and outdoor activities.  Kirk also serves as a mentor to students at UNC Asheville.

Joel Mazelis is an Adjunct Political Science Instructor and a Government Affairs consultant.  In the past he was a Management Analyst at the Office of Inspector General at NASA, and the Director of Natural Resource/Environmental Affairs at the Edison Electric Institute.

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12.26.17  INTERVIEW WITH CECIL BOTHWELL

Cecil Bothwell is a politician, writer, artist, musician and builder who has been  in Asheville since 1981.  He held two terms as City Council member and  a former editor of the Mountain Express.  He has been involved in environmental reform and protection, gun control, and preservation of Green Space and public parks.

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12.19.17  INTERVIEW WITH CARL MUMPOWER

Carl Mumpower is a long time resident in Asheville.  He is a licensed psychologist and former City Council member, Vice Mayor and candidate for the US House 2008.  He is Buncombe County GOP Chairperson.  He has addressed and spoken about many issues in our region, including  crime,  criminal justice, rigorous enforcement of immigration laws, national defense.  He has recently spoken out about setting realistic benchmarks for energy efficiency.

12.12.17  INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA CULPEPPER AND WILL HENDRICK

Jessica Culpepper is a Food Safety and Health attorney with  Public Justice.  This organization advocates, educates, and litigates on various pubic interest causes.  Will Hendrick is an attorney with the Waterkeeper Alliance.  Waterkeeper Alliance strengthens and grows a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. This interview was centered on issues concerning hog farming in the State of North Carolina.   Specifically, the interview discussed the impact of Bill 467 which limits damages residents can collect as a result of pollution caused by the pig industry.

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12.5.17 INTERVIEW WITH CAPE, FRYAR & FROST.

Dec.5.2017 interview with Robin Cape and at 30:00 into the timeline an interview with Mike Fryar and Ellen Frost.At 46:00 into timeline it is revealed that the Commissioners went to the County Attorney and from their concerns and FBI investigation evolved.

Mike Fryer and Ellen Frost with Mark Lieberman

Robin Cape with Mark Lieberman

November 21, 2017  Interviews with Kathi Peterson from the Collider and Jim Barrett, Executive Director of Pisgah Legal Services.

  Garrett Artz and Mark Lieberman

November 14, 2017 Interviews with Meghan Rogers, Executive Director of Asheville Downtown, and Garrett Artz, Executive Director of Riverlink.

Interview with Gwen Wisler   Vijay Kapoor and Esther Manheimer (Repeat)

 


Oct. 31, 2017 Interview with City Council Candidate Kim Roney


Interviews with City Council Candidates Dee Williams and Rich Lee on 10.24.17.

 

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    2 Responses to The World According to Mark (Live)

    1. JMA March 5, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

      Where is the linknto interview with Gina and Ira?

      • Davyne Dial March 6, 2018 at 9:42 am #

        The interview has been added. Thanks for letting us know it was missing.

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