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American Radio Journal

Lighting the Brushfires of Freedom

American Radio Journal's Air Staff

Host

Lowman Henry

Lowman S. Henry

Chairman & CEO, Lincoln Institute

Lowman S. Henry is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research, Inc., a non-profit educational foundation based in Harrisburg, PA.  He serves as host of the Lincoln Radio Journal, a weekly public affairs radio program syndicated on 79 Pennsylvania radio stations; and is host of American Radio Journal heard on 134 radio stations nationwide.

He began his career as a broadcast and print journalist, served as Political Director of the Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania, Chief of Staff to State Senator Earl Baker, and as Executive Assistant to the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. He has served in elective office as a Dauphin County Commissioner and as a Lower Paxton Township Supervisor. He was the Republican Party’s nominee for Pennsylvania State Treasurer in 1992.

He serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association (PMA) and the PMA Foundation; President of the Pennsylvania Leadership Council; Treasurer of the Citizens Alliance of Pennsylvania; Director Emeritus of the Pennsylvania Association of Non-Profit Organizations (PANO); and is on the advisory board of the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy in Pittsburgh. Mr. Henry is a member of the Charlton United Methodist Church and of the Colonial Park Rotary Club.   He is a graduate of Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. He is married to Carol Lynn Henry, and they have three sons.

 

Commentators

Andy Roth

Andy Roth

Andrew Roth joined the Club for Growth in 2003.  He is a prolific writer and a champion for economic freedom via pro-growth politics.

Previously, Mr. Roth was a securities trader for an established broker-dealer in Omaha, Nebraska. At that time, Mr. Roth was also the owner and publisher for The Iron Fist of Capitalism, a website that analyzed supply-side economics and its positive effects on national politics and the financial markets.

Mr. Roth has appeared on numerous radio shows including NPR and BBC Radio.  He has also appeared on ABC, CNN, Fox News, and the Fox Business Channel.  His writings have been published in National Review and the Washington Examiner.

Mr. Roth has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Economics from George Mason University.

 

Dr. Paul Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor

Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College, a four-year, private Christian liberal arts college located in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He is executive director of the Center for Vision & Values, a Grove City College think-tank/policy center. He is also a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. He has been quoted or published in most major publications from across the ideological spectrum: New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily News, Washington Post, New York Post, National Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, San Francisco Chronicle, American Spectator, New York Newsday, Political Science Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Washington Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Boston Herald, Roll Call, Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Christianity Today, World magazine, National Catholic Reporter, National Catholic Register, Our Sunday Visitor, the Jewish Press, Jewish World Review, International Herald Tribune, Manchester Union Leader, and others.

His latest book is a major work on Ronald Reagan's role in undermining the Soviet Union, titled, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan & the Fall of Communism, released in October 2006 (HarperCollins), which includes never-before-published documents from KGB archives, Soviet media archives, and numerous once secret but now declassified NSC, White House, and Reagan administration documents. The book is being translated into Polish, and the paperback rights have been purchased by HarperPerennial. He is also the author of God and Ronald Reagan (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which made bestseller lists for The New York Times (extended list), Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Christian Retailing, among others; the book reached #2 on Amazon's non-fiction list. He is most recently the author of God and George W. Bush (ReganBooks, HarperCollins, 2004), which reached #5 on Amazon's non-fiction list and made The New York Times' extended bestseller list. He is co-editor with Peter Schweizer of Assessing the Reagan Presidency (Rowman-Littlefield, 2005). He is currently under contract to write three additional books, including a biography of former Reagan confidant and national security adviser William P. "Bill" Clark, Reagan's so-called "right-hand man." He has also written chapters or essays in books published by Oxford University Press, Columbia University Press, Palgrave-Macmillan, Lexington, and others.

Kengor is a frequent contributor to MSNBC, C-SPAN, NPR, PCN-TV, and FoxNewsChannel. He has appeared on many TV shows, including "Hannity & Colmes," "The O'Reilly Factor," "Tony Snow Live," "Fox & Friends," the 700 Club, and "Scarborough Country." He has done hundreds of radio-talk shows, including the shows of Sean Hannity, Diane Rehm (NPR-WDC), Michael Reagan, Warren Olney (NPR-LA), Glenn Beck, Janet Parshall's America, Truths that Transform with D. James Kennedy, Dennis Praeger, Michael Medved, G. Gordon Liddy, Linda Chavez, Kresta in the Afternoon, Jim Quinn, Stand to Reason with Greg Koukl, and Laura Ingraham.

Kengor is a frequent public speaker. His venues have included the National Presbyterian Church, the Reagan Library, the U.S. Capitol Building, the Commonwealth (Pennsylvania) Prayer Breakfast, the Heritage Foundation, and the Gerald R. Ford Library, among many others. He has also spoken at many colleges, including the University of Virginia's Miller Center, the College of William & Mary, the Ave Maria College School of Law, (Ann Arbor, MI), Calvin College, Franciscan University, Regent University, Claremont McKenna College, Saint Vincent College, Patrick Henry College, the University of Pittsburgh, and more.

Kengor has done work for a number of think tanks, including the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Heritage Foundation, and has served on the editorial board of Presidential Studies Quarterly. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and his master's degree from American University's School of International Service. Kengor, a native of Western Pennsylvania, lives with his wife Susan in Grove City, PA, along with their children Paul, Mitch, Amanda, and Abigail.

 

Colin Hanna

Colin A. Hanna

Colin A. Hanna - President, Let Freedom Ring, Inc., a non-profit public policy organization committed to promoting Constitutional government, free enterprise and traditional values.

Let Freedom Ring's current projects include: www.WethePeopleCanRead.org, a new initiative urging Members of Congress to sign House Resolution 554 to require that all non-emergency legislation be posted on the Internet for 72 hours before it can be considered on the House floor. www.PledgeToRead.com, a pledge sent to every Member of the U.S. House and Senate stating that the signer pledges not to vote for a health care reform bill that the legislator hasn't read - and that hasn't been made available to the public to read also; www.NotSoSure.org presenting thought-provoking ideas about healthcare reform. Also www.WeNeedAFence.com advocating the construction of a state-of-the-art physical barrier along our southern border as part of an overall border security strategy; www.TheirOwnWords.com, a Jihadist awareness website; and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, an association of Biblically-faithful pastors in the Keystone State who want to engage their congregations on matters of public policy and culture that are legitimately connected to the Christian faith, but without politicizing their pulpits or endangering their churches' tax status.

Colin is a former County Commissioner in Chester County, PA (1995-2003). Prior to his election he was a CBS sales executive in New York and Philadelphia; after CBS he started and sold several small businesses, including an advertising agency, a computerized barter exchange, a marketing and management consulting firm, an executive search firm and a computer service firm.

Veteran, U.S. Navy; guest: America's Newsroom with Megyn Kelly, Hannity and Colmes, The Situation with Tucker Carlson, Dayside, Fox & Friends, Your World with Neil Cavuto, The Big Story with John Gibson; Special Report with Brit Hume and The Lou Dobbs Report.

Graduate, University of Pennsylvania.

Personal- Father of two; married to Pricie; they live in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 

Col. Frank Ryan, USMC (Ret.)

Born in 1951, Frank Ryan grew up understanding the value of hard work. He came from a large family and lost his father when he was three. Like many in Central Pennsylvania, his humble beginning produced a spirit of determination and a tradition of service that would serve him well throughout his life.

Frank Ryan's story has been nothing short of the classic American tale of hard work and perseverance. Originally beginning as a student at Mt. St. Mary's College in northern Maryland, he earned a B.S. in Economics, finishing first in his class. Like many young men during the Vietnam Conflict, Ryan volunteered for service and went through basic training to become a United States Marine.

Frank Ryan served on active duty and in the reserves in the Marines for over thirty years, retiring as a Colonel with a remarkable three Legion of Merit Awards. During his service, Ryan was deployed in Haiti, Bosnia and most recently served as Central Command Special Operations Officer under General Tommy Franks in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

At home in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, Ryan has also been a leader in preserving local jobs, fighting to stabilize and turnaround struggling small and medium businesses. As President of F.X. Ryan and Associates, Ryan has helped a remarkable 181 of 187 clients stay out of bankruptcy, saving thousands of jobs.

As a distinguished CPA, Ryan lectures on business ethics for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has been honored as one of their top lecturers. In addition Ryan has an MBA from the University of Maryland and sits on the board of multiple financial and manufacturing enterprises.

Frank is married and has been blessed with four children. As an active member of his community, he serves on several charitable boards including the Daughters of Charity, Good Shepherd Center and St. Agnes Hospital.

 

Eric Boehm

Eric Boehm

Eric Boehm is a reporter for the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity and bureau chief for PA Independent, which covers state political news and policy developments in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He writes about legislation, tax policy and the general absurdities of politics from a free market perspective. His work has been published by Reason, Human Events, The Freeman, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Examiner and elsewhere.