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The Think Tank with Mike ONeil

The program is hosted by KTAR political analyst Dr. Mike O'Neil. "The Think Tank" is where the Valley's most influential and opinionated leaders come together for one-hour every weekend. We discuss and debate the major economic, political and social issues of the week, making genuine attempts to reach at least one piece of common ground.

The Think Tank's Arizona and National Political Roundup   (37:35)5-21-2019
Chuck Coughlin joins Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil to provide an overview of the latest on the Arizona and national political fronts.
The Think Tank covers clean elections.   (37:37)5-14-2019
What is the Citizens Clean Elections Commission in Arizona? Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil hosts a panel of experts to cover the subject matter.
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard joins the Think Tank   (37:35)5-6-2019
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, welcomes former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard to talk about dirty money at the state level, and his initiative to bring it to an end.
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods stops by The Think Tank   (37:25)4-29-2019
The former Attorney General for Arizona makes a stop to chat with Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, about the Mueller Report and the upcoming 2020 presidential race.
The Think Tank gets a look at life behind bars.   (37:03)4-22-2019
(From 3-24-19) Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil chats with Sue Allen Ellen and Joe Chiapetta, both formerly incarcerated in the Arizona prison system, to get answers on what life in prison was like, if they were ever in fear of physical harm, and what they would change about the...
The Think Tank talks about Political Correctness   (37:02)4-15-2019
What does political correctness mean in this day and age? Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil chats with a panel of experts on the ever-changing rules of "PC" in modern times.
The Think Tank discusses the Arizona political environment   (37:23)4-8-2019
Just what is going on in Arizona politics these days? Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil, political expert Chuck Coughlin, and Attorney Tom Ryan come together for a chat.
The Think Tank discusses the Mueller Report   (37:12)4-1-2019
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, and a panel of attorneys discuss what may be in the as-of-yet unreleased contents of the Mueller report
The Think Tank gets a look at life behind bars.   (37:03)3-25-2019
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil chats with Sue Allen Ellen and Joe Chiapetta, both formerly incarcerated in the Arizona prison system, to get answers on what life in prison was like, if they were ever in fear of physical harm, and what they would change about the system.
The Think Tank discusses the 2020 Presidential Election   (37:22)3-18-2019
Valley political expert Chuck Coughlin joins Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, to discuss their viewpoints and predictions on the rapidly approaching 2020 Presidential Elections.
The Think Tank discusses the Phoenix Mayoral Election and the Equal Rights Act.   (37:21)3-11-2019
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, hosts Phoenix Mayoral candidate Kate Gallego to discuss her candidacy for Mayor of Phoenix, and also hosts a panel of respected female professionals to chat about the Equal Rights Act.
The Think Tank talks about the aftermath of #redfored   (37:10)3-3-2019
Dr. Mike O'Neil, host of the Think Tank, discusses what progress has been made for teachers since the #redfored march on the Capitol almost a year ago.
The Think Tank discusses the recent Blackface scandals   (37:11)3-2-2019
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, discusses the many facets of the Blackface scandal with ASU English Professor Neal Lester and journalist Stephen Lemons.
The Think Tank catches up with Kathy Hoffman and Katie Hobbs   (37:06)2-18-2019
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil checks in with the newly elected Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman.
The Think Tank discusses the week that was in politics   (37:34)2-11-2019
Valley political consultant Chuck Coughlin and attorney Tom Ryan join Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil to discuss the current issues in politics today
The Think Tank talks Arizona crime.   (37:18)2-5-2019
County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Attorney David Tierney discuss crime and punishment in Arizona with Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil.
The Think Tank discusses the 2019 legislative agenda.   (37:10)1-28-2019
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil hosts Valley journalists Craig Harris, Jeremy Duda, and Jim Small to talk about the 2019 legislative agenda.
The Think Tank talks the government shutdown   (36:47)1-28-2019
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil and master negotiator Marty Latz assess the government shutdown from a negotiator perspective.
The Think Tank hosts the fascinating Dr. Francine Hardaway   (38:09)1-14-2019
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil, and Dr. Francine Hardaway take on the myriad of current hot topics in the news with their unique perspectives.
The Think Tank's Annual Year In Review Show   (36:48)1-7-2019
An all-star panel of guests join Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, to discuss the biggest topics that happened in 2018.
The Think Tank discusses migrants and refugees in the Valley   (37:38)12-17-2018
Reverend Ken Heintzelman and immigration attorney Marisol Angulo join Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil to chat about their firsthand experiences with refugees and migrants that have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Think Tank talks about the midterms.   (36:59)12-11-2018
Tom Ryan and Paul Bentz join Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, to discuss the 2018 midterms.
The Think Tank covers Arizona history.   (37:21)12-3-2018
Arizona historical experts Marshall Trimble and Gary Stewart join Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil to chat about seminal figures in Arizona history.
The Think Tank dissects the difference between migrants and refugees.   (37:13)11-19-2018
As the migrant caravan works its way up Central America to the US Border, The Think Tank takes a look at the differences between a migrant and a refugee from several credible sources.
Former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods joins The Think Tank   (36:50)11-12-2018
Dr. Mike O'Neill chats with Grant Woods, former Arizona Attorney General, about his switch from the Republican to the Democratic Party, plus a lot more.
The Think Tank examines the impending midterm elections.   (36:57)11-5-2018
It gets political, as Valley political experts Chuck Coughlin and Tom Ryan examine the upcoming midterm elections with Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil.
The Think Tank Welcomes 8th Congressional District candidate Hiral Tipirneni   (36:40)10-29-2018
Who is Dr. Hiral Tipirneni? Dr. Mike O'Neil will familiarize you with the very interesting 8th Congressional District candidate. Also, Attorney Tom Ryan joins the show.
The Think Tank on criminal justice reform   (37:05)10-22-2018
Criminal justice reform expert Felicity Rose and local community activist Bethany Lambrecht delve deeper into criminal justice reform with host Dr. Mike O'Neil.
The Think Tank hosts Australian political strategist Bruce Hawker   (37:30)10-15-2018
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, chats with Australian political strategist Bruce Hawker about "Trump's America," as seen through an Australian perspective.
ASU Law Professor Paul Bender discusses Supreme Court issues   (36:55)10-8-2018
Think Tank host Dr. MIke O'Neil chatted with ASU Law Professor Paul Bender about a myriad of Supreme Court issues.
The Think Tank talks road trips and chats with an Arizona Senate candidate.   (37:27)10-1-2018
Current Arizona Senate candidate and former Teacher of the Year, Christine Porter Marsh, as well as Jon and Neo Martinson, join Dr. Mike O'Neil.
The Think Tank Talks Profiteering, Public Funding, and Education   (37:34)9-24-2018
Arizona Republic Reporter Craig Harris and Grand Canyon Institute pollster David Wells chat with Dr. Mike O'Neil.
Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton joins The Think Tank   (37:57)9-17-2018
Paul Charlton joined Think Tank Host, Dr. Mike O'Neil to discuss President Trump's potential upcoming legal challenges, plus other wide-ranging legal questions.
The Think Tank Analyzes Arizona's Primary Election Results   (37:25)9-10-2018
Political expert Chuck Coughlin and former Tempe Mayor Neil Giuliano join Dr. Mike O'Neil to discuss the recent Arizona primary election.
Master Negotiator Marty Latz joins The Think Tank (from 8-12-18)   (37:28)9-4-2018
Master negotiator Marty Latz and Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil get inside the head of Donald Trump.
The Think Tank Prognosticates the Arizona Primary Elections   (37:41)8-27-2018
Arizona Republic Congressional Reporter Ron Hansen and Valley political expert Chuck Coughlin join Dr. Mike O'Neill to talk about the impending Arizona primary elections.
Frederick Clarkson talks religion, politics on the Think Tank   (37:29)8-20-2018
Author Frederick Clarkson chats with Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil about the influence of religion on politics.
Author Marty Latz Joins The Think Tank   (37:28)8-13-2018
Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil, and author of "The Real Trump Deal," Marty Latz, talk about President Trump's 50 years of deal-making.
The Think Tank covers the aftermath of #redfored   (37:27)8-6-2018
The Think Tank answered lingering questions with Arizona educators about the aftereffect of #redfored
The Think Tank talks politics   (37:26)7-30-2018
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil and political guru Chuck Coughlin discuss foreign policy, Arizona citizen initiatives, and the upcoming Arizona elections.
Valley Attorney Tom Ryan talks all things politics with The Think Tank   (37:09)7-23-2018
Acclaimed Valley Attorney Tom Ryan and Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, discuss politics, and other topics of similar ilk.
The Think Tank chats with two more Arizona Governor candidates.   (37:23)7-16-2018
Dr. Mike O'Neil hosts two more candidates in the Arizona Governor's race, to state their case, Democrat Kelly Fryer and Republican Ken Bennett.
The Think Tank Talks About the Backpage Human Trafficking Scandal.   (37:16)7-9-2018
(Original air date 6-24-18) Hear about the Phoenix New Times' involvement in the Backpage.com human trafficking and prostitution scandal from those with close professional and personal connections to the weekly newspaper.
The Think Tank, July 1st, 2018   (37:01)7-2-2018
The Think Tank talks about the economic relationship between Mexico and the US.
The Think Tank Talks About the Backpage Human Trafficking Scandal   (37:16)6-25-2018
Hear about the Phoenix New Times' involvement in the Backpage.com human trafficking and prostitution scandal from those with close professional and personal connections to the weekly newspaper.
Republican Senators Brophy McGee and Worsley join The Think Tank   (37:00)6-18-2018
Think Tank host, Dr. Mike O'Neil, chatted with influential Arizona Republican Senators Kate Brophy McGee and Bob Worsley about their tendencies to deviate from GOP orthodoxy.
Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Steve Farley and David Garcia debate on The Think Tank   (37:03)6-11-2018
Leading Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Senator Steve Farley and ASU Professor David Garcia join The Think Tank to debate their candidacies for Governor of Arizona.
The Think Tank Welcomes Dr. Lawrence Krauss (from 4-29-18)   (37:07)5-29-2018
Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses the public perception of science with Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neil (originally recorded on April 29th, 2018)
The Think Tank, May 20th, 2018   (37:01)5-21-2018
The Think Tank talks about the economic relationship between Mexico and the United States.
The Think Tank , May 13th, 2018   (37:23)5-14-2018
The Think Tank chats with Representative Kelli Butler and former House Minority Leader, Chad Campbell.
The Think Tank   (37:40)5-6-2018
The Think Tank talks #redfored.
The Think Tank   (37:07)4-29-2018
Renowned physicist Lawrence Krauss discusses the public perception of science with Think Tank host Dr. Mike O'Neill.
The Think Tank   (37:38)4-22-2018
The Think Tank talks Red For Ed and the Arizona teacher walkout.
The Think Tank   (37:06)4-8-2018
The Think Tank discusses Trump's negotiation tactics with expert negotiator Marty Latz.
The Think Tank   (37:26)4-1-2018
The Think Tank chats with the "March For Our Lives" organizers, 3 high school students who managed to draw 25,000 people to attend a march against school violence.
The Think Tank   (36:53)3-25-2018
The Think Tank talks Tempe's anti-"Dirty Money" initiative
The Think Tank   (36:51)3-18-2018
Political experts Rick DeGraw and Chuck Coughlin join the Think Tank to chat about the PA Congressional Results.
The Think Tank   (37:18)3-11-2018
The Think Tank catches up with one of the Lost Boys of Sudan.
The Think Tank   (37:13)3-4-2018
Attorney Tom Ryan joins The Think Tank.
The Think Tank   (36:46)2-25-2018
The Think Tank discusses "abundance" versus "scarcity" in politics.
The Think Tank discusses legislative issues and the food stamp program.   (37:06)2-18-2018
The Think Tank talks legislative issues and food stamps with Mark Bogart and Chuck Coughlin.
The Think Tank discusses border and immigration issues.   (37:00)2-11-2018
The Think Tank chats with Rafael Carranza, Border Reporter for the Arizona Republic.
The Think Tank chats about the State Of The Union Address   (37:20)2-4-2018
The Think Tank chats about President Trump's State Of The Union address.
The Think Tank discusses Arizona state revenue   (37:03)1-28-2018
The Think Tank discusses Arizona state revenue with Grand Canyon Institute researcher David Wells.
The Think Tank chats with ex-Arizona Governor Fife Symington   (37:02)1-21-2018
Ex-Arizona Governor Fife Symington discusses the current state of local and national politics.
The Think Tank talks #MeToo   (37:21)1-14-2018
Guests Dawn Penich-Thacker and Mike Altman join The Think Tank to discuss the #metoo movement.
The Think Tank - 01/07/18   (37:27)1-7-2018
2017 Year In Review
The Think Tank   (36:35)12-19-2017
Ex-Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson
The Think Tank   (37:15)12-10-2017
How many stars are in Jerusalem ??
The Think Tank   (37:27)12-3-2017
Who are the "Blue-collar Democrats" ?
The Think Tank   (38:59)11-26-2017
JFK assassination: Were the autopsy photos touched up ?