Jim Bohannon Show - Thr. Feb. 25, 2016
#JimBohannonShow In our day-to-day lives we don’t think much about pipelines. But life in America would be less convenient and much more expensive without them. Depending on where you live, they are responsible for delivering your water supply (and taking away liquid waste), getting natural gas into your homes, offices, and factories for heating and cooking, and oil to refineries for the creation of gasoline and heating oil. Pipelines can be used for any stable liquid or gas, from biofuels to beer The U.S. leads the world in the use of pipelines; as of 2014, 65 percent of the world’s pipelines were on (or under) American soil, and thousands more miles are either in the planning or construction stage. Pipeline accidents are rare, but understand that they are also a soft target, and subject to vandalism, sabotage, or even terrorist attack. So, with the thousands upon thousands of miles of pipelines in the U.S., are they safe? We’ll discuss that tonight with Brigham McCown, a former member of the Federal government’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration,
Brigham McCown is the chairman of the Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure (www.aii.org), based in Tysons, VA; and a former administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. He previously served as the general counsel of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and spent 29 years in active and reserve service as a commissioned naval officer and naval aviator.
The action in the Presidential race tonight is centered in Texas, where the five remaining Republican contenders met in another televised debate. The stakes were perhaps biggest for Senator Ted Cruz, who it is acknowledged cannot win the nomination if he can’t bear the competition in his own home state. With Donald Trump on a roll of wins heading into Super Tuesday, tonight’s debate was expected tp feature many more attacks on the front-runner. But with Jeb Bush out of the race, it wasn’t clear which of the remaining candidates would tale the hardest shots. Of equal interest: the by-play between Cruz and Senator Marco Rubio, each of whom are each vying to become the sole alternative to Trump. Tonight’s debate was co-sponsored by Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo, so it gave the candidates a direct method to communicate with Spanish-speaking voters. We’ll analyze tonight’s final debate before Super Tuesday with two distinguished guests.
Crystal Wright (@gopblackchick) Is the principal owner of the public relations firm Baker Wright Group, LLC, creator of the blog ‘Conservative Black Chick’ (www.ConservativeBlackChick.com) and author of the book “Con Job: How Democrats Gave Us Crime, Sanctuary Cities, Abortion Profiteering, and Racial Division” (published by Regnery).
Return guest John Nichols (@nicholsuprising), Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine (www.TheNation.com) has just written the latest issue’s cover story, “President Donald J. Trump: It Could Happen.” In addition to his work for The Nation, Mr. Nichols, a pioneer blogger, is the associate editor of Madison, WI’s, Capital Times, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere.