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This Week's "Your Turn" Radio Show Lineup

Join CFIF Corporate Counsel and Senior Vice President Renee Giachino today from 4:00 p.m. CDT to 6:00 p.m. CDT (that’s 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT) on Northwest Florida’s 1330 AM WEBY, as she hosts her radio show, “Your Turn: Meeting Nonsense with Commonsense.” Today’s guest lineup includes:

4:00 CDT/5:00 pm EDT: Thomas Jipping, Deputy Director of the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies and Senior Legal Fellow: What Kind of Justice Will Judge Brett Kavanaugh Be?;

4:15 CDT/5:15 pm EDT: John Shu, Attorney and Legal Commentator: The Senate's Unprecedented Obstruction;

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT: Tim Wyrosdick, Santa Rosa County School District Superintendent: Start of a New School Year;

4:45 CDT/5:45 pm EDT: Matthew Hennessey, Associate Editorial Features Editor at The…[more]

August 13, 2018 • 03:59 pm
Electric Grid Hacking More Perilous Than Election Hacking

Electric Grid Hacking More Perilous Than Election Hacking

Ask yourself what's more important: Averting a deadly power blackout or protecting politicians from nasty comments on Twitter?

America Can't Risk Surrendering Intellectual Property Supremacy

America Can't Risk Surrendering Intellectual Property Supremacy

Along with other legislation now before Congress, we can interrupt our alarming recent decline in IP protection, and ensure continued American prosperity and global dominance in innovation.

In Political Season, Democrats Wonder, 'Where's Obama?'

In Political Season, Democrats Wonder, 'Where's Obama?'

How did the most ubiquitous man in America for eight years virtually disappear?

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