This Week’s Guests on John CATS Roundtable Radio Show include(Sunday, July 19th 2015):
◉ Mayor Rudolph Giuliani
◉ His Eminence Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of NY
◉ Dr. Yanping Guo – Mission design leader of NASA Pluto mission
◉ Malcom Honelein – Executive Vice Chair of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
◉ Colonel Allan West
About The Guests
◉ Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, was the federal attorney for New York state’s southern region in the 1980s. He served as the Mayor of New York City from 1994 -2001.
Giuliani was widely credited for major improvements in the city’s quality of life and rates of violent crimes. He gained international fame as New York City’s leader in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Giuliani was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001. In 2002, Giuliani founded Giuliani Partners, a security consulting firm. Giuliani was considered a potential candidate for New York governor in 2010 and for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012; however, he declined all races and instead remained in the business sector. Since leaving office as Mayor, Giuliani has remained politically active by campaigning for Republican candidates for political offices at all levels.
◉ His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI on February 23, 2009. He had served as Archbishop of Milwaukee, appointed there by Pope Saint John Paul II on June 25, 2002. Ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Saint Louis on June 19, 1976, he served as associate pastor at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights, Mo., until 1979 when he began studies for a doctorate in American Church History at The Catholic University of America. On June 19, 2001 – – the 25th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood – – then Monsignor Dolan was named the Auxiliary Bishop of St. Louis by Pope Saint John Paul II. On January 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Timothy Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. Cardinal Dolan participated in the Conclave that elected Pope Francis in March, 2013.
◉ Dr. Yanping Guo is mission design leader of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. Dr. Guo designed the entire mission trajectory, from launch to Pluto and beyond. She is a supervisor of the Mission Design Section in the Space Exploration Sector of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Dr. Guo has developed mission designs for several interplanetary missions and is currently the mission design lead of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper belt, and the mission design and navigation manager of NASA’s Solar Probe Plus mission scheduled to launch in July 2018. Dr. Guo was also the mission design lead for several other mission studies, including NASA’s decadal study of Uranus Orbiter/Probe mission, the Mercury Lander mission, the MERLIN Discovery mission proposal, the Great Escape Mars Scout mission proposal, NASA’s Solar Sentinels mission study, and a proposed Aladdin mission to return samples from Mars moons Phobos and Deimos. Asteroid 28513 was named Guo by the International Astronomical Union in 2004 in honor of her contribution to the exploration of the solar system. Dr. Guo received a Ph.D. in physics from the Catholic University of America.
◉ Malcolm Hoenlein has been the executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations since June 1986. He is the founding executive director of the Greater New York Conference on Soviet Jewry and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. He has taught international relations and served as a Middle East specialist at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). In addition, he served on the editorial staff of Orbis, FPRI’s journal of international affairs. Hoenlein is the recipient of many awards and tributes from organizations and individuals, including State of Israel Bonds, President Ronald Reagan, American ORT, Brandeis University, Jerusalem College of Technology, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations. President George W. Bush appointed Hoenlein 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. Like many Jews in the United States and abroad, Hoenlein is diametrically opposed to the Iranian Nuclear deal as present this month, July 2015. As many believe, Hoenlein believes this deal will increase the threat against Israel and if allowed to pass will open the door for nuclear weapons in just a few years.
◉ Colonel Allen West, former Congressman was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached. He is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones: in Operation Desert Storm, in Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he was a Battalion Commander in the Army’s 4th Infantry Division, and later in Afghanistan. He received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals and a Valorous Unit Award. In November of 2010, Allen was honored to continue his oath of service to his country when he was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District. As a member of the 112th Congress, he sat on the Small Business and Armed Services Committees and was instrumental in passage of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. Colonel West is the founder of the Allen West Foundation whose primary mission is to educate and inspire the next generation of conservative leaders among the minority and veteran communities.
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