Op-Ed Talk


Op-Ed Talk is hosted by Bernie Jones, editor of The San Diego Union-Tribune's Opinion pages.



Recent Shows


U.S. Middle East policy after Gaza - Download

Today's guest is Michael Provence, an associate professor of modern Middle East history at the University of California San Diego.


Published: January 15, 2009


Israel, Gaza and International Law - Download

Today's guest is Jonathan Graubart, an associate professor of political science at San Diego State University who focuses on international law and international relations.


Published: January 8, 2009


Helping the poor in San Diego - Download

Today's guest is the Rev. Dr. John W. Wright, senior pastor, The Church of the Nazarene in Mid-City, English-Speaking Congregation and professor of theology and Christian scripture at Point Loma Nazarene University.


Published: December 18, 2008


The Mumbai terrorist attack and South Asia - Download

Today's guest is Dipak K. Gupta, Fred J. Hansen Professor of Peace Studies and director of the
International Security and Conflict Resolution Program at San Diego State
University.


Published: December 4, 2008


The state budget crisis - Download

Today's guest is Jean Ross, executive director of the California Budget Project. We discuss addressing the growing California budget deficit.


Published: November 13, 2008


Frank Micciche - Download

Today's guest is Frank Micciche, deputy director of the Next Social Contract Initiative at the New America Foundation. We discuss voting in the presidential election.


Published: November 6, 2008


Dr. Martin Stein - Download

Today's guest is Dr. Martin Stein, a professor of pediatrics at the UCSD School of Medicine and practicing pediatrician. We discuss the nation's health care and the presidential campaign.


Published: October 30, 2008


George Bryjak - Download

Today's guest is George Bryjak, a retired professor and now a research associate in the Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego. We will discuss race, intellectualism and elitism as factors in the vote for president. Considering Dr. Bryjak's research into crime, we also talk about his latest book, "Myths and Realities of Crime and Justice: What Every American Should Know."


Published: October 23, 2008


Stephen P. Conroy - Download

Today's guest is Stephen P. Conroy, an Associate Professor of economics at the University of San Diego. We will discuss the state of the economy and the presidential candidates' economic policies.


Published: October 16, 2008


John Skrentny, professor of sociology at the University of California San Diego - Download

Today's guest is John Skrentny, professor of sociology at the University of California San Diego. Topic is race and the presidential election..


Published: October 9, 2008


Jonathan Zimmerman on the Presidential Campaign - Download

Today's guest is Jonathan Zimmerman. professor of history at New York University. Topic will be the presidential campaign.


Published: October 2, 2008


Robert Murphy of Pacific Research Institute - Download

Today's guest is Robert Murphy, a senior fellow in business and economic studies at the Oakland-based Pacific Research Institute. Topic will be the Wall Street bailout and the U.S. economy.


Published: September 25, 2008


Mark Cromer - Download

Guest Mark Cromer, a senior writing fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization, will discuss immigration and the changing ethnic demographics of America.


Published: August 28, 2008


Martha Sullivan - Download

Guest Martha Sullivan, a former California Public Utilities Commission staff member, discusses the state's energy future.


Published: August 21, 2008


The San Diego Think Tank Center on Policy Initiatives - Download

Today's guest is Dr. Murtaza Baxamusa, research and policy director of the San Diego think tank Center on Policy Initiatives. The topic is today's' economic issues and how they relate to San Diegans.


Published: August 7, 2008


The Presidential Race: with Casey Dominguez - Download

Today's guest is Casey Dominguez, an assistant professor of political science at the
University of San Diego. We talk about the presidential race.


Published: July 31, 2008


Oil and Gas Production in this Hemisphere - Download

Today's guest is Jeremy Martin, Director of the Energy Program at the Institute of the Americas on the
campus of UCSD. We talk about oil and gas production in this hemisphere.


Published: July 24, 2008


Worker Justice in San Diego - Download

Today's guest is Sister Justine of the Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice in San Diego. We talk about the state budget from a moral perspective.


Published: July 17, 2008


Returning Veterans & Veterans' Court - Download

Today's guest is San Diego attorney Wade Sanders, who is senior adviser on military and veterans affairs
for Lt. Gov. John Garamendi and a former assistant secretary of defense. We talk about how America treats men and women returning from the war and the establishment of a Veterans' Court.


Published: July 3, 2008


Tomato Scare - Download

Today's guest is Dr. Henry Miller, a physician and fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Dr. Miller was a top official at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for 15 years. In the wake of the tomato scare, we discuss food safety.


Published: June 12, 2008