The Costa Report
The Costa Report™ is a post-partisan talk show for thinking people – citizens who don’t care whether a solution comes from the left, right or center, so long as it works.
Each week The Costa Report goes where the big networks won’t. And delivers what big talk show hosts don’t. Costa invites the world’s top newsmakers and thought-leaders to discuss the challenges we now face for one full hour. No sound bites. No talking points. No scripting or editing. From government debt, healthcare and terrorism, to election, education and energy reform, no topic is off-limits.
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Mary Bono Mack, was elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her then husband, United States Representative Sonny Bono. She was reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (April 7, 1998-January 3, 2013) but was the unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012.
Frank Moss has had a 35 year career as a high tech and biotech entrepreneur. He served as Director of the MIT Media Lab from 2006-2011 and is currently Professor of the Practice there, where he heads the New Media Medicine group. He is a co-founder of Atelion Health and Matter.io, the latest of his startups that include Stellar Computer, Bowstreet (acquired by IBM), Infinity Pharmaceuticals (INFI) and Bluefin Labs (acquired by Twitter).
Floyd Abrams is an American attorney at Cahill Gordon & Reindel. He is an expert on constitutional law, and many arguments in the briefs he has written have been adopted as United States Constitutional interpretative law as it relates to the First Amendment and free speech. He is also the William J. Brennan Jr. Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
The court of public opinion is officially in session. Soon, the country will choose sides. Those who want Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pay for the bombing in Boston with his life. Those who hope the government will work out a plea deal and spare us another O. J. Simpson spectacle. And those who test the outer limits of our humanity by daring to urge compassion. If you have never asked for forgiveness, then redemption is off the table. It’s the stuff movie-makers and writers fantasize a...
Before we turn up the volume on the Second Amendment. Before we trot out data proving that more guns lead to more violence — or don’t. Before we re-live every senseless mass murder and make children afraid to step into a movie theater, school or mall. Before all of this and worse — experts would be wise to examine a phenomena that has been the impetus behind so many recent attacks on innocent civilians: Long before the perpetrators reached for a weapon, they lost their desire to live. ...
Clem Brooks is the James H. Rudy Professor of Sociology at Indiana University. His interests are voting behavior, public opinion, and social policy. He co-authored Whose Rights? Counterterrorism and the Dark Side of American Public Opinion with Jeff Manza. He also wrote Why Welfare States Persist (University of Chicago Press, 2007), and Social Cleavages and Political Change (Oxford University Press, 1999).
Jack Allan Abramoff is a former American lobbyist, businessman, movie producer and writer. He was at the heart of an extensive corruption investigation that led to his conviction and to 21 persons either pleading guilty or being found guilty, including White House officials and nine other lobbyists and Congressional aides.
Alan Lee Keyes is an American conservative political activist, author, former diplomat, and perennial candidate for public office. He ran for President of the United States in 1996, 2000, and 2008 (founding and serving as the presidential nominee of the America’s Independent Party in 2008), and was a Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1988, 1992, and 2004.