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This Week's "Your Turn" 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: Steve Bucci, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at The Heritage Foundation: Should the U.S. Negotiate with ISIS?; 

4:30 CDT/5:30 pm EDT:  Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute:  Expansion of Executive Powers

5:00 CST/6:00 pm EDT:  Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President for Legal and Public Affairs: The Unimportance of the U.N.'s Climate Summit; and

5:30 CDT/6:30 pm EDT:  Cleta…[more]

September 22, 2014 • 04:42 pm

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