Saturdays 6-7p and Sundays 9-10p on KTAR News 92.3

The Think Tank

(Pexels Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank discusses stress in our schools, how it’s affecting children, teachers

This week on Think Tank we discuss the neurology of trauma and toxic stress, its impact on us over the lifespan, how it impacts learning in children and physiology in adults.
2 days ago
(Twitter Photos)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank talks to Democratic Arizona gubernatorial candidates Lieberman, Lopez

Aaron Lieberman and Marco Lopez, Democrats who are running for Arizona governor, join this week’s Think Tank.
9 days ago
(Facebook Photo/Karrin Taylor Robson)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank breaks down Roe v. Wade, discusses governor candidacy with Karrin Taylor Robson

The Think Tank delves into two topics this week: Roe v. Wade and Karrin Taylor Robson's candidacy for governor.
16 days ago
(Unsplash Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank breaks down changes in how news is reported

How has news changed? What has been the impact of the advent of the arrival of CNN in 1980 and 24-hour news cycles that CNN produced? What about the internet? Think Tank answers these questions in this week's episode.
23 days ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank puts on thinking cap for Arizona school funding discussion

Two Arizona educational leaders join the Think Tank for a discussion of Arizona school funding and related issues.
30 days ago
Ukrainian servicemen stand next to a fragment of a Tochka-U missile with a writing in Russian "For ...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank considers whether negotiation is possible between Ukraine, Russia

This week’s Think Tank brings together two experts to discuss if there is a viable basis for negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.
1 month ago
(Think Tank Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank discusses traditional media cutting back on newsroom staffing

Traditional media (newspapers, broadcast TV stations) are cutting back on newsroom staffing.  Investigative reporting, in general, is getting shortchanged, since it is labor-intensive. Where can news consumers go for insights into political shenanigans, especially of local politics? A number of nontraditional media have been created in Arizona and elsewhere to fill this gap.  Generally they […]
2 months ago
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15:  Actor Lawrence Krauss attends the 'Salt and Fire' premeire during the ...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank discusses notions of God and ‘woke’ culture with physicist Lawrence Krauss

This week's Think Tank discusses "woke" culture and modern day beliefs about God with internationally known physicist Lawrence Krauss.
2 months ago
(AP Photo, File/Ross Franklin)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank takes crack at democratizing the election system for unaffiliated

Voter laws make it virtually impossible for anyone other than a Democrat or a Republican to get elected. This week's Think Tank goes over political reform efforts with Maricopa County Recorder Steven Richer and political consultant Chuck Coughlin.
2 months ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank, guests discuss book bans and censorship

Two celebrated authors visit this week's Think Tank to talk about banned books and censorship.
2 months ago
Firefighters work to extinguish a fire at a damaged city center after Russian air raid in Chernigiv...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank discusses Ukraine, Russia and US politics

Russia expert Candace Rondeaux and foreign policy guru Daniel Rothenberg join the Think Tank to discuss the fallout from the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
3 months ago
(Wikimedia Photo/Comision Mexicana de Filmaciones)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank kicks up the sand on Rocky Point as spring break nears

As Arizona approaches its annual spring break season, tens of thousands of Arizonans, young and old, will head south to Puerto Penasco, aka Rocky Point. Some have labeled this "Arizona's Beach."
3 months ago
(Pixabay Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank talks about science and public attitudes with physicist Krauss

Lawrence Krauss is a world-renowned physicist, public intellectual and public advocate for science. He is also currently host of a video podcast, The Origins Podcast, and joins us for this week's Think Tank.
3 months ago
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank gets in the game with chat about college sports

This week, Think Tank puts together an expert team to talk big-time college sports, which many have observed are increasingly taking on the character of professional sports.
3 months ago
(KTAR News Photo, File)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Former Arizona legislator Alfredo Gutierrez visits Think Tank

Longtime Democratic activist Alfredo Gutierrez is one of the giants of recent Arizona political history and he is this week's guest on Think Tank.
4 months ago
(Wikimedia Photo/Bernard Gagnon)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank takes look at state of affairs of Arizona Legislature

Think Tank guest Robert Robb is a longtime Arizona Republic political columnist. He was also a hands-on former practitioner of the dark art of political consulting.
4 months ago
Barry Markson (Twitter photo/BarryMarkson1)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank talks with practicing attorney and KTAR host Barry Markson

Practicing attorney and sometimes KTAR News 92.3 FM host Barry Markson joins this week's Think Tank to discuss his take on Biden’s recent speech and other topics.
4 months ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank talks redistricting Arizona’s congressional and legislative districts

Every 10 years, each state must redraw its congressional and legislative district lines. In Arizona, this process was assigned to an independent redistricting commission which just completed its work.
4 months ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank gazes into the future, comes up with predictions for 2022

This week's Think Tank panelists will take their best shots predicting what's going to happen in Arizona politics and nationally.
4 months ago
Dennis DeConcini (Wikipedia Photo/Gage Skidmore)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank talks to former US Sen. Dennis DeConcini of Arizona

Former U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini of Arizona shares his perspectives on his time in the Senate and discusses several current issues in light of this experience on this week's Think Tank.
5 months ago
(Pexels Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank reviews the best, worst of 2021 politics in Arizona, nation

This week's Think Tank guests look back at the biggest stories of the year in Arizona and national politics.
5 months ago
A large homeless encampment is shown Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Phoenix. Maricopa County officials...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank discusses being homeless in Phoenix

Stacey Champion is perhaps best well known for her fights with APS over rates and service shutoffs in the hot summer months. She recently posted several provocative statements about the treatment of the homeless in Phoenix that caught my attention. Included was some outrage at what some of our public officials are doing – and […]
5 months ago
(Wikipedia Commons Photo/Gage Skidmore)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank looks back at 2011 recall of Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce

This week’s Think Tank discusses an important piece of Arizona history: the recall of Senate President Russell Pearce 10 years ago.
6 months ago
(KTAR News Photo)...
Mike O'Neil/The Think Tank

Think Tank remembers former Arizona AG Grant Woods

This week's Think Tank show is both a tribute to Grant Woods and an opportunity to hear him weigh in on our troubled political system one last time.
6 months ago