Air Date: January 11, 2016
Host: Jim Schneider
President Barack Obama is getting ready for his final State of the Union address tomorrow evening. Various news sources are saying that the president’s speech could be used to highlight issues on his agenda such as global warming, Guantanamo Bay, immigration, restarting diplomatic relations with Cuba, he may pit the American people against Congress and much more.
Each address usually involves specific individuals in the First Lady’s ‘guest box’. Filling the ‘box’ tomorrow evening will be former basketball player Mark Davis, Syrian refugee Refaai Hamo, Jim Obergefell who was the main plaintiff in the marriage equality case, Ryan Reyes whose partner Larry Kaufman was one of the 14 victims at San Bernardino and many more including an empty seat to represent victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.
Jim gave a large portion of the time for this Crosstalk to listeners as they finished the following sentence: The State of the Union is…