The Jack Rice Show, Thursday, February 8, 2007.
What happens when a high school fails to educate its student? What happens when the number of children who fail seems to outnumber those that succeed? Jack spoke with Minneapolis City Councilman Don Samuels about a statement he made about North High School that caused some people to call for his resignation.
Professor Eli Coleman, Psychologist and Director for the Program in Human Sexuality at the University of Minnesota Medical School joined the program to talk about sexual preferences and whether they are a learned behavior and something one is borh with. While this is certainly somewhat atypical for Jack's show, it has become a topic of discussion when Rev. Ted Haggerd supposedly transformed into a heterosexual after three weeks of intensive counseling. Is this even an option. In addition, considering how public Haggerd was about his strong anti-gay views, the hypocricy of this man is certainly a topic that Jack couldn't resist.
In addition, Jack conducted an on-line poll on the issue.
Can someone change their sexuality?
Yes, it's a behavior so can be changed
No, you're born with it.
Gene Fidell talked about the recent mistrial of First Lt. Ehren Watada's court-martial trial. Watada is the only military officer who has been charged for refusing to deploy to Iraq with his unit.
Education reform has become a major issue in the country and Minnesota is not immune. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty talked about his school reform plan to ready our youth for a global marketplace.