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Monday, December 01, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081201c

Prager H1: First, why did the Indians change the name of the city and why do we have to accept it? Everyone knows the city as Bombay... Dennis comments on the terror attack and explains what motivates the terrorists.

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Monday, December 01, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081201b

Prager H2: It includes Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. Susan Rice has been named UN Ambassador. more...

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Monday, December 01, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081201a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Bill Bennett, best-selling author, radio talk show host and political analyst on CNN. His new book is The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America...Dennis proposes that we should let people arm themselves. more...

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081202c

Prager H1: In the NY Post Ralph Peters writes a perceptive analysis of the Mumbai Terror. He uses a great phrase to describe the terrorist's motivation – "blood ecstasy." Dennis talks to Mickey Edwards, former Oklahoma congressman. more...

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081202b

Prager H2: The leading paper on the West coast writes a mind-boggling editorial in which they praise the UN as a bulwark against evil in the world and blame GW and John Bolton as the reason why it's been ineffective the last few years. What fantasy world do these liberals live in? The UN is an enabler of evil. more...

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081202a

Prager H3: Why did the terrorists in Mumbai divert one fifth of their resources to seek out and murder the only rabbi in a city of almost 20 million people?.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081203c

Prager H1: Dennis has renewed his interest in hockey. But he's dismayed that the Staples Center in Los Angeles encourages its fans to yell that the other team "sucks. more...

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081203b

Prager H2: Do women need role models like men do? If so, what kind of role models?.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081203a

Prager H3: Where are they, Thomas Friedman asks in the NY Times today. Dennis has been asking the same question for years and been called an Islamophobe for it... more...

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Thursday, December 04, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081204c

Prager H1: Dennis talks to his good friend and fellow talk show host, Michael Medved, about his new book, The 10 Big Lies About America: Combating Destructive Distortions About Our Nation.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081204b

Prager H2: Dennis gave a lecture to leaders of synagogues and churches this morning explaining why he loves the Christmas season and why it's important for America to celebrate the traditional spirit of the holiday. Meanwhile, in Washington an atheist group offers their nihilistic message next to the Christian message of holiness at the state capitol.

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Thursday, December 04, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081204a

Prager H3: Like drinking wine... or smoking a cigar. more...

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Friday, December 05, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081205c

Prager H1: The University of North Carolina library has banned the Christmas Tree. The usual excuse is offered – it's not inclusive enough... more...

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Friday, December 05, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081205b

Prager H2: According to a new Harvard study. The study is called "ground-breaking." But it sounds a lot like common sense. more...

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Friday, December 05, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081205a

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: why do liberal in-laws have so much antipathy toward conservatives; does Dennis still think that Barack Obama is an empty suit; why don't more young people respect GW; what does Dennis do when clerks at a store make random political comments; do Jews and Christians differ on values.

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Monday, December 08, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081208c

Prager H1: Tom Brokaw asks the Barack Obama if he has really stopped smoking. The President-elect hedges in his answer. more...

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Monday, December 08, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081208b

Prager H2: Dennis talks to Dinesh D'Souza, former White House domestic policy analyst, and best-selling author. His latest book is What's So Great about Christianity. more...

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Monday, December 08, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081208a

Prager H3: The Democrats are going to bail out the auto companies and set up a Car Czar to oversee their operations. This will not turn out well. more...

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081209c

Prager H1: Dennis complains that those who respond to his columns rarely seem to deal with his arguments... Tom Sowell writes about the lessons of Mumbai... more...

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081209b

Prager H2: A new study reports that 30% of young people have stolen something in the last year? Dennis asks listeners if they think this is accurate or overstated. Callers weigh in.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081209a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to David Wolpe, prominent rabbi in Los Angeles and best-selling author. His new book is Why Faith Matters.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081210c

Prager H1: The governor of Illinois has been arrested for "stunning" acts of corruption, like trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat. There's a word for his behavior. more...

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081210b

Prager H2: Dennis talks to Allison Armstrong, co-founder of Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women seminars, author of Keys to the Kingdom, and frequent Prager Show guest. They discuss behaviors and attitudes that stress relationships.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081210a

Prager H3: Do men really not compare their wives unfavorably to models and actresses? Dennis deals with an issue raised by a caller from the last hour... Today is "A Day without a Gay" day. more...

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081211c

Minorities in our culture are anxious to express pride in their group, but they rarely express shame about the behavior of their members. This is not a good development for the minority, specifically, or the society, generally. more...

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081211b

Dennis comes out strongly against the bail out of the auto industry... Dennis talks to Mary Fallin, congresswoman from Oklahoma, who has been involved in Congressional negotiations on this issue.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081211a

Guy Garcia, award-winning journalist and former staff writer for Time Magazine. His new book is The Decline of Men: How the American Male is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future.

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Friday, December 12, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081212c

Prager H1: That's what Charles Krauthammer calls our President-elect. Foreign policy? Not interested. more...

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Friday, December 12, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081212b

Prager H2: Issues raised include: Why is it a moral obligation to be happy; what is the connection between music and happiness; should you be unhappy if your child is gay.

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Friday, December 12, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081212a

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: is someone a racist if they don't want their children to marry someone of a different race; can a Christian put up a mezuzah in her house; is text-messaging a substitute for human interaction; Allen gives a honey update – Tupelo II.

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Monday, December 15, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081215c

Prager H1: An Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at GW at a news conference in Iraq. The significance of this story is that the journalist could throw his shoes and live. more...

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Monday, December 15, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081215b

Prager H2: A major financier conned some of Wall Street's sharpest financial minds to the tune of $50 billion. He ran a self-admitted Ponzi scheme. more...

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Monday, December 15, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081215a

Prager H3: Dennis reviews the issues of the shoe thrower in Iraq and the mesmerizing Madoff financial scandal... Dennis talks to Ron Robinson, President of Young America's Foundation and author of Funding Fathers: The Unsung Heroes of the Conservative Movement... more...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081216c

Prager H1: Dennis talks to Charles Sykes, radio and television host at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a senior fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. His new book is 50 Rules Kids Won't Learn in School: Real-World Antidotes to Feel-Good Education. more...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081216b

Prager H2: You might think (in either direction) that the answer is easy, but callers suggests otherwise. They split down the middle. more...

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081216a

Prager H3: The differences between public and private, micro and macro are enormous and critical. Dennis lists numerous examples. more...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081217c

Prager H1: What motivated Bernard Madoff's massive fraud? Was it simple greed? A fear of exposing his failure to people who looked up to him?.. Detroit papers cut daily delivery to three days a week. more...

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081217b

Prager H2: Who in your relationship is more religious? If there is a disparity of belief, how do you resolve it?.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081217a

Prager H3: A school district in Washington, DC is dropping their "gifted student" designation. They are doing it for the wrong reasons (it makes those not "gifted" feel bad), but the whole idea of telling students that they are "gifted" is a big mistake. more...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081218c

Prager H1: President-elect Obama has asked Evangelical pastor Rick Warren to give the invocation at his inauguration. Gay leadership is furious. more...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081218b

Prager H2: Dennis discusses a NY Times piece that takes a new slant about people being messy. Maybe messy is a good thing. more...

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Thursday, December 18, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081218a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Ryan Knighton who teaches contemporary literature and creative writing at Capilano College in Vancouver. He started to go blind in his teens. more...

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Friday, December 19, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081219c

Prager H1: Dennis went to Sacramento yesterday to help the governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, light a menorah on the steps of the state capitol. After the ceremony they repaired to the governor's tent where they shared a cigar, conversation and some laughs... more...

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Friday, December 19, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081219b

Prager H2: Dennis talks to Paul Miller, a young father, who is struggling with cancer. Paul expresses a debt of gratitude to Dennis for teaching him about the importance of gratitude. more...

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Friday, December 19, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081219a

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issue raised include: how does a young man compensate for not having father; what's a good classical album to start classical music appreciation; how do you deal with the unhappiness of losing a child, even when it was for great cause, defending his country; should a woman want her fiancé to be more like her father; doesn't Christmas have a heathen origin.

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Monday, December 22, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081222c

Prager H1: Seattle is snowed in. It's thirty below in Chicago. more...

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Monday, December 22, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081222b

Prager H2: Michael Medved's new book is so important, Dennis invites him for a return visit to the show to talk about it.

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Monday, December 22, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081222a

Prager H3: Everyone is predicting a bad Christmas for retailers. Dennis asks his listeners if they are spending less, more of the same as last year.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081223c

Prager H1: Six months ago it was a glamorous place where financial titans made millions, if not billions, year after year. Now they are social pariahs; and in many cases deservedly so. more...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081223b

Prager H2: Dennis talks to Buddy Levy, associate professor of English at Washington State University and free lance journalist. His new book is Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081223a

Prager H3: Dennis defends the idea of letting kids believe in Santa Claus as way of protecting their innocence.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081224c

Prager H1: A man burns down his own house when he tries to blow torch ice off his porch. Snow and ice make you strange things... more...

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081224b

Prager H2: Dennis discusses his latest column, When Women Aren't in the Mood, Part 1. He also comments on the way certain Leftist bloggers have totally distorted his words for their own perverse purposes.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081224a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Les Standiford, director creative writing program at Florida International University. His new book is The Man Who Invented Christmas: How Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol Rescued His Career and Revived Our Holiday Spirits.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081225c

Prager H1: Dennis takes calls on the issue of religion. Issues raised include: does the Bible really advocate the stoning of disobedient children; what distinguishes the three Jewish denominations; what is the Jewish view of Mohammed; does God really need people to bow down to him; why do the three faiths of Abraham have so many conflicts. more...

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Thursday, December 25, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081225b

Prager H2: Dennis continues to take calls and answer questions on the issue of religion and religious faith. Issues raised include: do Jews think about Jesus around Christmas; what is the difference between liberal clergy and the Democratic party; is Allah the same God as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. more...

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Thursday, December 25, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081225a

Prager H3: Dennis continues with his open lines format. Questions include: what is the best translation of the Hebrew Bible; why do we need God today; is it a good idea to separate men and women in a religious service. more...

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Friday, December 26, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081226c

Prager H1:You can't do anything more politically incorrect than hunt. Dennis talks to Frank Miniter executive editor of American Hunter magazine. more...

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Friday, December 26, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081226b

Prager H2: Dennis asks a question: how has the Happiness Hour changed your life? Callers answer with touching, funny and often very moving stories. A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Friday, December 26, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081226a

Prager H3: Per usual, callers set the agenda. Issues raised include: does Dennis know which of the 12 tribes he's from; how do you define good religion; how do you distinguish between anti-Semitism and fair criticism of Israel; is Job a good name for a son. more...

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Monday, December 29, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081229c

Prager H1: "You' re generalizing." This is a criticism Dennis hears all the time. But why is generalizing a problem? It's not possible to have an intelligent conversation without generalizations. more...

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Monday, December 29, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081229b

Prager H2: Dennis talks to Mitchell Zuckoff, professor of Journalism of at Boston University and author of Ponzi's Scheme : The True Story of a Financial Legend. A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Monday, December 29, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081229a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Anna Montrose, a Canadian student who wrote an article in her college newspaper describing her sexual transformation from rigid heterosexual to bi-sexual. A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081230c

Prager H1: Dennis talks to David Oshinksy, Professor of American History, University of Texas and author of Polio: An American Story. A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081230b

Prager H2: Dennis sat next to a delightful trial lawyer on a recent flight. He and Dennis probably don't agree on any political issue. more...

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081230a

Prager H3: We all think bad thoughts. What should we do about it? Feel guilty or just recognize that they happen and, as long as we don't act on them, give ourselves a break? Who is more impressive, the person who has bad thoughts and resists them or the person who doesn't have any? Don't we want to be judged by our actions? A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081231c

Prager H1: Hamas sends rockets into Israel day after day. Israel says stop or we will defend ourselves. more...

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081231b

Prager H2: Should couples spend as much time together as possible? Or do they each need their own "space"? Dennis thinks the more time, the better, but callers have their own theories. A Best of Prager Hour. more...

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Wednesday, December 31, 2008 Radio Show
Code: 20081231a

Prager H3: Dennis talks to Paul Johnson, renowned British historian. His newest book is George Washington: The Founding Father. more...

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