The Tim Danahey Show started in July, 2010 at internet station Castle Rock Radio. It started as a one-day-per week endeavor and quickly grew to five days per week. The show discusses economics, government, social issues, history, and non-fiction books in a magazine format featuring in-depth conversations with guests. Politics and inflammatory conversations are discouraged as they are divisive and counter-productive. Instead, the show seeks under-reported topics and delves into facts, different perspectives, and ramifications of each perspective.
The show does not espouse a political agenda nor does it seek to inflame particular constituencies. The show treats all guests politely and with respect. There is no rambling discourse or personal attacks. This show is one of the highest quality and professional programs available.
Tim Danahey’s strength is to take complex subjects, talk with experts, and make them comprehensible and entertaining for average listeners. Three examples are:
• GDP numbers have qualitative components that are not considered. The nation’s over-reliance on F.I.R.E. industries (finance, insurance, and real estate) and outsourcing of manufacturing causes inflated GDP figures that do not produce jobs or broad-based economic growth. This conversation was held with The Chicago Political Economic Group (regular guests).
• “Dark Pool” equity trading by large investors and global banks is creating illiquidity in the stock markets that costs smaller investors. The trend for private stock exchanges for the wealthy is increasing. This conversation was held with Dr. Shunmugam , Director of India’s Commodity Exchange and a world expert on the subject.
• The GINI index evaluates each nation’s economic mobility and income disparities. The United States has fallen into third-world groupings while China’s and India’s apparent economic growth has not benefitted regular citizens. Who is benefitting from global trade pacts, outsourcing, and industry migration to low-wage nations? This has been discussed with Charlie Blum (former U.S. Trade representative) and Leo Gerard (International President of the United Steelworkers).
The range of subjects is broad and a partial list of show topics is included in this paper. Guests have included former Senators Gary Hart and Hank Brown, Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig (one week before his appearance on The Daily Show with John Stewart), Pulitzer Prize-winners David Cay Johnston (twice) and Edward Larson (twice), former governor and Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer (twice), Dana Milbank of the Washington Post and MSNBC, U.S. Congressman Ron Kind (WI), the current President of the Maldives (he’s back in the news), United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard (three times), and the list goes on and on. Better yet, they all want to return to the show because of the show’s content and courtesy.
The Tim Danahey Show has broadcast remotely from New York (twice) and Chicago and has had guests phone in from Moscow, Mumbai, Scotland, Berlin, and across America. We arranged regular roundtable discussions with “The Nation” magazine with participants from Florida, Washington, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, California, and other states. We’ve also broadcast from a classroom at the University of Denver concerning Chinese/American trade and, as we broadcast live, the international students were on their laptops announcing, “People are listening in Beijing”, “They’re online in Taiwan”, and “Canada is listening”.
The remarkable fact is that these guests, these subjects, and this global reach were generated from a small internet station in Castle Rock.
Also, The Tim Danahey Show is already nationally-recognized as a quality show for non-fiction authors to discuss their books. A list of comments by authors is also included.