Monday, July 17, 2006

I'm doing Talk Radio on Life Issues Tomorrow

I will be guest-hosting my friend Mychal Massie's show Straight Talk on Right Talk Radio tomorrow, Tuesday, July 18. It will air at 1 pm ET (12 pm CT) My guests will be Burke Balch--who will be on the air the first segment and Ramesh Ponneru will appear the during the 2nd segment and 3rd segment.

Burke J. Balch, J.D. serves as Director of the Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics which specializes in euthanasia-related issues and is associated with the National Right to Life Committee.

He has worked as Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, helping to write a report on denial of life-saving medical treatment to children with disabilities (“Baby Doe” cases). He was Chief Staff Counsel for the National Legal Center for the Medically Dependent and Disabled, and worked as a lawyer for Americans United for Life Legal Defense Fund.

A law review article he co-authored was repeatedly quoted by the United States Supreme Court in support of its 1997 decision that there is no federal constitutional right to assist suicide. In addition, he has published articles on abortion, on ethical issues related to withholding and withdrawal of food, fluids, and life-saving medical treatment, and on advance directives. His website is here.

Ramesh Ponnuru is senior editor for National Review and has covered politics as a reporter for more than a decade. He has been a fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs in London and a media fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. He is the author of The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life .

His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Newsday, the Washington Times, the Weekly Standard, and Financial Times.

He is also a frequent guest on television including appearances on FOX’s The Big Story with John Gibson, CNN’s Inside Politics, MSNBC’s Scarborough Country, CSPAN’s Washington Journal and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Ponnuru is a graduate of Princeton University and lives in Washington, DC. His website is here.

In part, we will be discussing futile care theory and what is going on in Texas.

Right Talk Radio streams across the internet. You may listen by clicking here. Then, precisely at 1 pm ET, click on the button that says Straight Talk and you will be able to listen.

Feel free to call in with questions or comments at this number: 1-866-884-8255 (TALK)

If you miss it, the show will replay every hour on the hour for the rest of the day.