guestsThis Week’s Guests on John CATS Roundtable Radio Show include(Sunday, July 5th 2015):

◉ U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham
◉ Governor Bobby Jindal
◉ Mort Zuckerman
◉ Maura Moynihan
◉ Paul Hynek
◉ Chairman Jeff Kaufmann

About The Guests

◉ U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham is the senior Senator of South Carolina, elected in 2003. He is a Republican. He is a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination for President. He served in the U.S.Air Force from 1982 to 1988 and served as a reservist in the South Carolina Air National Guard, attaining the rank of Colonel. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing South Carolina’s 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2003. Graham is a leading foreign policy hawk and interventionist. He is known for his willingness to be bipartisan and work with Democrats on several issues such as climate change, tax reform and immigration reform. This past week his calming sympathy for the victims of the massacre in the Charleston, South Carolina,church had a great effect soothing the woundsleft by the tragedy. His subsequent support forremoving the Confederate flag from public buildings in the state also was viewed as a very progressive step to improve race relations nationwide.

◉ Governor Bobby Jindal is the Governor of Louisiana and a Republican candidate for President in 2016. A rising star in the Republican Party, Jindal became the first Indian-American to be elected governor in the United States in 2007. In 1991, Jindal went to Oxford University to study health-care systems. In 2001, he became the assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services for President George W. Bush. A virtual unknown, Jindal sought to win Louisiana’s highest office in 2003. He won his second gubernatorial bid in 2007. In his first job in public service, as the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Jindal took over a department thatwas in deep financial trouble; during his tenure, he unearthed numerous cases of fraud and waste, and turned the health-care system around financially. His deft handling of the very difficult Hurricane Katrina disaster earned him widespread praise, which continued when he guided his state through the devastating BP oil spill of 2010.

◉ Mort Zuckerman is a media proprietor, magazine editor, and investor. He comments today on the Irainian nuclear deal and American jobs. He is the co-founder, executive chairman and former CEO of Boston Properties, one of the largest real estate investment trusts in the United States. Zuckerman is also the owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and of U.S. News & World Report, where he serves as editor-in-chief. He formerly owned The Atlantic and Fast Company. After graduating from Harvard Business School he remained as an associate professor for nine years. He also taught at Yale University. In addition to his publishing and real-estate interests, Zuckerman is also a frequent commentator on world affairs, both as an editorialist and on television. He regularly appears on MSNBC and “The McLaughlin Group”and writes columns for U.S. News and the Daily News. Zuckerman is also an active supporter of Israeli and international Jewish causes. President George W. Bush appointed Zuckerman to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008. As has been reported, Zuckerman is in talks to sell the Daily News.

◉ Maura Moynihan is the daughter of the much-beloved former New York Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Her comments on poverty echo her father’s word 50 years ago. She has worked for many years as a refugee consultant in India and Nepal, inspired in part by her childhood residence in Asia as the daughter of a U.S. ambassador. Andy Warhol launched her musical career and placed her on the coveted cover of Interview magazine. Her first collection of fiction, “Yoga Hotel,” was a Washington Post best-seller. Moynihangraduated in 1975 from the American International School, New Delhi, known as “Hindi High.” At 23, the Harvard graduate and rock musician appeared on the cover of Interview magazine with her first band, Maura and the Mystics. For five years Moynihan and Warhol worked together at Interview and co-hosted “Andy Warhol’s TV.” Moynihan is the ultimate renaissance woman, whose creativity and experience integrates East and West, politics and pop music, Bollywood and Manhattan.

◉ Paul Hynek is an entrepreneur and the creator of EZ Numbers. He is a Wharton MBA, an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Accounting at Pepperdine University, and a Small Business Grant Reviewer for the National Science Foundation. He produced the first set-top box online experience, and conceived and created the first online service for kids, which raised $50 million, and which he introduced with Bill Gates at the launch of Internet Explorer 4.0. Hynek is a frequent lecturer on the work of his famous father, Dr. Josef Allen Hynek (May 1, 1910-April 27, 1986), an astronomer, professor, and ufologist. Dr. Hynek perhaps best remembered for his UFO research. The elder Hynek acted as scientific adviser to UFO studies undertaken by the U.S. Air Force under three consecutive projects: Project Sign (1947-1949), Project Grudge (1949-1952), and Project Blue Book (1952–1969). His archives include valuable files from civilian research groups such as NICAP, one of the most popular and credible UFO research groups of the 1950s and 1960s. In November 1978, Hynek presented a statement on UFOs before the United Nations General Assembly.

◉ Chairman Jeff Kaufmann, is Chairman of the Iowa Republican Party, and will discuss a newQiunnipiac election poll just released this week. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 2005 to 2013, including six years in leadership positions in the GOP caucus and two years as Speaker Pro Tem. In 2010, Kaufmann was part of the campaign leadership team that helped elect 60 House Republicans to the chamber. Kaufmann, 51, is a seventh-generation livestock farmer. He is a department chair at Muscatine Community College, where he teaches history and government. The Iowa caucuses are the first in the nation, February 1, 2016, and it is the first contest for delegates in the Republican Presidential Primary system. These were the results of the Caucuses in 2012: Rick Santorum 24.6%; Mitt Romney 24.5%; Ron Paul 21.4%; Newt Gingrich 13.3%; Rick Perry 10.3%; Michele Bachmann 5%; Jon Huntsman 0.6%; Other 0.3%.

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