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Ask the Lawyer Archives

Did you miss Mike on Ask the Lawyer on week? Would you like to hear his past shows and interviews again? Welcome to our Ask the Lawyer archive:

2014 Ask the Lawyer Podcasts

Ask the Lawyer 12/27/14

British Intelligence Officer Maj. Gen. George Beckwith said of the American’s Revolutionary War victory over his King's Empire: “Washington did not really outfight the British, he simply outspied us!” After the poorly-executed plan to have ...Nathan Hale spy on the British, General George Washington wanted a more solid and well-coordinated group to gather intelligence from the British with people they could never suspect as spies who blend in with the rest of the community. Thus, the “Secret Six” was conceived. Brian Kilmeade tells the story of these five brave men and one brave woman (whose identity is still unknown today) in his book, GEORGE WASHINGTON‘S SECRET SIX: THE SPY RING THAT SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, now available in paperback. Brian discusses his book (and a bit about the FOX News/DISH Network situation) on Ask the Lawyer

Ask the Lawyer 12/20/14

Karolyn Grimes was the little girl who played “Zuzu Bailey” in the Christmas movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life.” While she had roles in several movies throughout her childhood and teen years, Grimes will forever be remembered as “Zuzu.” She continues to make appearances at screenings of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and has authored a cookbook. Karolyn is one of our guests this week. Mike will also talk with Callista Gingrich, who recently released a new book from her Ellie the Elephant children’s book series, “From Sea to Shining Sea.” In this tale, Ellie travels west with explorers Lewis & Clarktory here

Ask the Lawyer 12/13/14

This week's Ask the Lawyer features a story the defines true forgiveness: Mike Connors' guest is Detective Stephen McDonald of the NYPD, who was shot in the line of duty on July 12, 1986, a fateful day that left him quadriplegic. Si...nce then, the Detective found it in his heart to forgive the person who wounded him and he now volunteers his time teaching school children in the Metro area about forgiveness while still serving with the NYPD. You can also read from his own words in the book Why Forgive?  by Julian Christoph Arnold.

Ask the Lawyer 12/6/14

Two Vietnam veterans share a heartwarming story of survival, courage and friendship on Ask the Lawyer with Mike Connors. On February 22, 1966, Jose Hernandez and Tom Karnes were with B Company 1st Brigade, 12th Calvary, 1st Calvary Division as they engaged in battle with Viet Cong forces on a hill top near Bon Song. During the battle, Hernandez was severely wounded, suffering from major head injuries, when Karnes saw him, dressed Hernandez’s wound and waited with him until medics came to help. It was not until decades later when Karnes would find out that he had ultimately saved Hernandez’s life. The two men reunited nearly two years ago after Karnes called Hernandez after a mutual friend and a local chaplain put them in contact with each other. Two months later, Karnes and his family drove to New York to visit Hernandez and his wife; that would be the first time the two friends would see each other since that fateful day in Vietnam. They have been close ever since. Jose Hernandez and Tom Karnes share their story with Mike Connors on Ask the Lawyer.

Ask the Lawyer 11/29/14

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The Union Army Balloon Corps proved tactically valuable for a good part of the Civil War and Mike's guest this week on Ask the Lawyer, historian Kevin Knapp, tells their story. Knapp will also be the speaker at the December 10th Civil War Roundtable dinner. To attend, visit the Civil War Roundtable of New York City's website, . Also, Mike talks with philanthropist Lou DiCerbo, who created the St. Francis of Assisi Spiritus Paenitentiae (Spirit of Penance) Award. They discuss the Sisters of Life, who was a first recipient of the endowment, and the good they provide to young women.

Ask the Lawyer 11/22/14

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors talks with two special guests. First on is actress Tina Louise, whose newest film, Late Phases, premiered on Friday, November 21. Mike and Tina discuss the new movie and another one in post-production, Tapestry, which also stars Stephen Baldwin and Burt Young. In addition to being an accomplished actress, member of the Academy and of the Actors’ Studio, Ms. Louise is an active literacy advocate and tutors children in New York City. Also on with Mike is Father George Rutler, Pastor at Sr. Michael’s in Manhattan. As an acclaimed historian, Father Rutler and Mike will discuss the Civil War draft riots and King George III.

Ask the Lawyer 11/15/14

Among the many guests Mike Connors has had on Ask the Lawyer and the many people he has met through his law firm, Connors & Sullivan, he is highly honored to have talked with many veterans of World War II. They are members of the Greatest Generation, who volunteered to fight against the axis powers and defend those who could not do so for themselves. This week, Mike  broadcasts conversations with four such men: Ray Hughes, Howie Dunn, Joseph Cangelosi and Dino Lamia. These veterans share their stories and thoughts with Mike and with you on Ask the Lawyer

Ask the Lawyer - 11/8/14

This week o on a special Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors discusses Kristallnacht on its anniversary with former U.S. Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal. Also, Father Pawel Bielecki-Kurysz, founder of Education for Hope, Hope for Education, will join Mike in the studio.
Father Pawel started Education for Hope, Hope for Education in 2005 for children and adults in Lebanon who had no means to attend school. Those who take part look for other students who need the financial support to study so they can buy books, food, board and pay for transportation. Through the organization, Father Pawel built a community that has learned to take care of each other, value education and nurture future students’ schooling. That education, in turn, has built a stronger sense of shared responsibility and kindness toward one another amongst a very culturally and religiously diverse population, breaking down walls of mistrust and suspicion that had festered for generations.

Ask the Lawyer 2014 - Election Special

Mike Connors hosts our Ask the Lawyer 2014 Election Special, featuring conversations with Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Mike Long, New York Attorney General Candidate John Cahill, Rep. Michael Grimm and New York Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino.

Ask the Lawyer 10/25/14

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike’s featured guest is actress Coleen Gray, known for her roles in several classic films including “Red River,” “Nightmare Alley,” and ...Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing.” Ms. Gray talks about her career in film, working with some of Hollywood’s top directors and her involvement with Prison Fellowship, an organization founded by Chuck Colson (of Watergate fame) which assists the church in ministering to prisoners, their families and victims.

Ask the Lawyer 10/18/14

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors welcomes Wayne Rogers, well-known for his starring role in “M*A*S*H” as “Trapper John.” He is also a star in the financial world, as the founder of Wayne Rogers and Co, a panelist on Fox News Channel’s “Cashin’ In” and the author of the book Make Your Own Rules. Mike and Wayne discuss Rogers’ career and his thoughts on some of today’s hot button issues.

Ask the Lawyer 10/11/14

This week, Mike Connors talks with Father Robert Sirico, Co-Founder of the Acton Institte. Father Sirico is also the author of Defending the Free Market, in which he argues that a free economy actually promotes charity, selflessness, and kindness.

Fr. Sirico's writings on religious, political, economic, and social matters are published in a variety of journals, including: the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the London Financial Times, theWashington Times, the Detroit News, and National Review.

Ask the Lawyer 10/4/14

This week, Mike Connors welcomes David Limbaugh, commentator and author of several books including his latest: Jesus On Trial. Also, Civil War Scholar Peter Cozzens discusses the Confederate Cahaba Prison POW camp. See our Civil War Bookstore for more of Cozzens' work.

Ask the Lawyer 9/27/14

This week, Kevin Sorbo, star of the movie "God is Not Dead," in which he plays a college professor who orders his students to disavow God or receive a failing grade on the first day of class, is Mike's guest on Ask the Lawyer. Sorbo talks with Mike about the movie, his career (including the TV series "Hercules" and "Andromeda") and his thoughts about being a Christian in the entertainment industry.

Ask the Lawyer 9/20/14

Former Hewlett-Packard Chairperson and CEO Carly Fiorina talks with Mike. Fiorina is also the Founder of the Unlocking Potential Project, aimed at mobilizing conservative women to become more... involved in politics and have their voices be heard. Her 2006 book, Tough Choices, continues to inspire your women across the nation.

Ask the Lawyer 9/13/14

This week, Mike Connors talks with one of film history's great character actors, L. Q. Jones. Justus Ellis McQueen was best known for his work in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah. The name of his first character, Marine Pvt. L. Q. Jones from the movie “Battle Cry,” became his own stage name. Among the many films he appeared in were “Major Dundee,” “Hang ‘em High” and “Hell is for Heroes.” Jones talks with Mike about his career, being a character-actor, working with several Hollywood legends and what he is doing today.

Ask the Lawyer - 9/6/14

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n Ask the Lawyer, noted Civil War Historian Ed Bonekemper talks with Mike about General Ulysses S. Grant and his true place in American History. Bonekemper will speak at the September 10th, 2014 Civil War Roundtable. His presentation is based on his book, Ulysses Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher.

Ask the Lawyer 8/30/14

This week, , former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent is back with Mike on Ask the Lawyer for our special Labor Day Weekend show. Vincent and Mike discuss players who served during World War II, thoughts on gambling and players who should have made the Hall of Fame but did not as of yet.

Ask the Lawyer 8/23/14 - Healthcare Roundtable Special

With all of its changes over the past few years, what is the future of health care in New York? This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors hosts a special Health Care Roundtable with panelists State Senator Martin Golden, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and Dr. Daniel Ehlke, Assistant Professsor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Health Policy and Management at SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Ask the Lawyer 8/16/14

Does the Republican Party have what it takes to fight the Left in this year's elections and beyond? David Horowitz says they need to fight fire with fire as he tells Mike all about it on tonight's Ask the Lawyer. It's all outlined in Horowitz' book: TAKE NO PRISONERS. Also, Mike discusses the current political climate in the U.S. and religion with St. John's Law School Professor Marc DeGirolami.

Ask the Lawyer 8/9/14 - Anniversary Special

Mike Connors, AM 970 The Answer adn AM 570 WMCA celebrate the 1-year anniversary of Ask the Lawyer on both stations with a wpecial broadcast frmo 3 West Club in Manhattan. Guests include New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long, Filmmaker Tony LoBianco and NY Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino.

Ask the Lawyer 8/2/14

Ed Bearss is back! Ed and Mike discuss the Petersburg Campaign, the Siege of Atlanta and Appomattox.

Ask the Lawyer 7/26/14

This week, Mike's guest is Constance Towers. Mike and Constance take a look back at some of her most memorable roles in movies like "The Horse Soldiers" and "Sergeant Ruttledge." They discuss John Ford, Hollywood's take on history and Constance's more recent on-screen endeavors.

Ask the Lawyer - 7/19/14

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors talks with investigative author Ed Klein about his latest book, Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas. Also, Republican Candidate for Governor of New York Rob Astorino and Mike discuss top state issues.

Ask the Lawyer 7/12/14

Mike talks with Dinesh D'Souza about his new book, America: Imagine a World without Her, and his documentary of the same name. Also, Mike welcomes Rep. Michael Grimm to the mic to discuss the top issues inside te the beltway.

Ask the Lawyer 7/5/14

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To celebrate the Independence Day weekend, Mike looks at the life of John Wayne with The Duke's son, Actor Patrick Wayne, and Scott Eyman, who suthored the diffinitive biography of the Hollywood icon: John Wayne: the Life and Legend.

Ask the Lawyer 6/28/14

This week, Mike talks New York State politics with Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino. Also, Mike welcomes Canadian TV personality and author Michael Coren, author of The Future of Catholicism and currently writing a book about Sharia Law.

Ask the Lawyer 6/21/14

This week, Mike talks with Actor Orson Bean.

Ask the Lawyer 6/14/14

This week, Monica Crowley of Fox News Channel and talk radio fame is Mike's special guest on Connors' Corner. They discuss the Boghdan/Taliban 5 trade and American foreign policy. Crowlwy's newest book, What the (Bleep) Just Happened Here,,, Again?, is now available in paperback.

Ask the Lawyer 6/7/14

This week, we commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day with special guest General Jerome Richard, who was with the second wave at Normandy. Also, Civil War Historian James Hessler talks with Mike about Gen. Daniel Sickles, one of American history's most colorful characters.

Ask the Lawyer 5/31/14

This week, Mike welcomes Former Senator and 2012 Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum, who released hiw  most recent book: Blue Collar Conservatives. In addition, Mike talks with a rather remarkable young lady from Staten Island, Michelle Gillen, who at age 17 published a book she authored: Undeniable Spirit, the story of two Japanese girls who were dispaced after the World War II Nagasaki bombing. 

Ask the Lawyer 5/24/14

Actor, Activist and Conressional Candidate Chris Mitchum joins Mike Connors this week. Mitchum discusses his campaign, his top issues, his acting career and being blacklisted in Hollywood for being a non-Liberal. Chris and Mike also talk about Mitchum's father, Robert, and his long career in front of the camera. Also, Frank Melia, our Reverse Mortgage Expert from United Northern Mortgage Bankers, answers listeners'e-mail questions about Reverse Mortgages and how they work.

Ask the Lawyer 5/17/14

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This week, Mike talks with Betsy McCaughey, former New York Lt. Governor and Founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths, about the recent VA Hospital scandals, treatment of veterans in such facilities and her newest book: Beating Obamacare 2014.

I'Ask the Lawyer 5/3/14

This week, Mike Connors talks delves into the continued unrest in the Ukraine with Center For Security Policy Founder and CEO Frank Gaffney. Also, Professor Allen Guelzo (Gettysburg College) , who will receive the 58th Annual Fletcher Pratt Award on May 14th at the Civil War Roundtable Dinner, discusses his latest work: "Gettysburg: The Last Invasion."

Ask the Lawyer 4/26/14 - A special on the Armenian Genocide with Mike Connors

One of the most inhumane holocausts in the history of man was the Armenian genocide, which started on April 24, 1915 as Ottoman leaders had several Armenian intellectuals and community leaders rounded up and executed. Over 1 million Armenians were systematically murdered (some estimates say 1/5 million). While the Armenian genocide is not taught generally in U.S. public schools, it is important to remember what went on and how many people were killed at the hands of the Ottomans. On this week's Ask the Lawyer, Mike Connors discusses the Armenian Genocide with actor Mike Connors, who -- while best known as "Detective Mannix" - is an expert on the subject and has narrated several documentaries on this dark period of world history.

Ask the Lawyer 4/19/14

Mike Connors looks at some of the good being done around the world featuring conversations with Mother Olga of the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth and Father Paul Lostrito of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi.

Ask the Lawyer 4/12/14 - The Searchers Special

This week, Mike dedicates the program to the making of "The Searchers," sarring John Wayne. Mike talks with three guests: Actor Patrick Wayne ("Lt. Greenhill), Actress Lana Wood (the younger Debbie) and author Glenn Frankel, who wrote the book: The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend.  (Pictured:  Patrick Wayne, Alex Kuzma of Connors & Sullivan and Mike Connors)

Ask the Lawyer 4/5/14

This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike talks with Mike Chadwick, a former member of the Jews for Jesus organization on the philosophy of the Messianic Jewish People.

Ask the Lawyer 3/29/14

Ths week, Mike welcomes two special guests: Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, writer and filmmaker James McPhereson.

Ask the Lawyer 3/22/14

  • Mike Connors talks with Filmmakers Matt Russell and David Fischer about their upcoming film project, "Patricius."

Ask the Lawyer - 3/15/14

On our St. Patrick's Day Special, Mike talks with Irish Consulate General Noel Kilkenny about Ireland's history, St. Patrick and issues affecting Ireland. Mike also talks with Irish musician David Kincaid and plays some of his Irish-American Civil War songs.

Ask the Lawyer 3/8/14

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This week on Ask the Lawyer, Mike delves into what is happening in The Ukraine with Ukraine-US Business Relations expert Roman Kyzyk. Also, Mike discusses taxes and estate planniing.

Ask the Lawyer 3/1/14

This week, Mike talks with Filmmaker and Historian Jake Borrit, who will present his Gettysburg documentary at the New York Civil War Roundtable later this month.

Ask the Lawyer 2/22/14

On a very special "Ask the Lawyer," Mike talks with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett about their Son of God movie. Also, Dr. Alveda King speaks with Mike about Black HIstory Month and the true messages from her uncle, Dr. Martin Kuther King, Jr.

Ask the Lawyer 2/15/14

Mike welcomes political humorist P. J. O'Rourke to this week's Connors' Corner segment. O'Rourke offers insights and comical observations through his new book, The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way (And It Wasn’t My Fault) (And I’ll Never Do It Again)

Ask the Lawyer 2/8/14

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This week, Mike Connors talks with Fox News Channel Commentator and Historical Novelist Ralph Peters about his works on the Civil War and top issues of the week.

Ask the Lawyer 2/1/14

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Michael Novak joins Mike Connors once again on Ask the Lawyer's Connors' Corner segment. The commemorate the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Novak's brother. Also, a Civil War discussion with Professor James Oakes.

Ask the Lawyer 1/25/14

Mike Connors and New York Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long discuss recent comments from Governor Andrew Cuomo, who said there was no more room for Conservatives in the Empire State. Also, Congressman Michael Grimm and Mike discuss major issues of the week.

Ask the Lawyer 1/18/14

Mike talks this week with actress and activist Tippi Hedren about her career, working with Alfred Hitchcock, her charity work and her advocacy against animal abuse.

Ask the Lawyer 1/11/14

Mike welcomes two very special guests: Famed Producer Mark Burnett and renowned Actress Roma Downey. Their latest movie (Produced by Burnett; [erformed in my Downey), Son of God, is due out in February 2014

Ask the Lawyer 1/4/14

Mike's guest this week is Filmmaker and Brooklyn Native Joe Benedetto. He talks about his new newest project, "A Guy Named Rick." 

Ask the Lawyer 12/28/13

Mike is joined by special guest Tom Monaghan, Founder of Domino's Pizza, Ave Maria Funds and Legatus (and former owner of the Detroit Tigers).

Ask the Lawyer 12/21/13

Mike focuses this week's show on charity with Catholics Come Home Founder Tom Peterson and Patti Murphy, the President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, New York Chapter.

Ask the Lawyer 12/14/13

Mike Connors talks with Erik Prince, the Founder and first CEO of Blackwater. Prince tells his side of the news stories concerning his former company in his book, Civillian Warriors: The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror.  Also, Fox News Channel's Brian Kilmeade discusses the Calpers Spy Ring with Mike. That's the focus of his latest book: George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution

Ask the Lawyer 12/7/13

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joins Mike to disciss his new book, Breakout. Also, Professor Pat Schroeder talks about the 5th New York regiment during the Civil War.

Ask the Lawyer 11/30/13

Michael Connors looks at the persecution of Christians around the world with Father Paul, Congressman Michael Grimm and CNN Chief Vatican Correspondent John Allen, whose most recent book, The Global War on Christians: Dispatches from the Fron Lines of Anti-Christian Persecution, describes the issue in-depth.


Ask the Lawyer 11/23/13

Noted Historian and War Hero Ed Bearss talks with Michael on Connors' Corner about the Chattanooga Campaign.

Ask the Lawyer 11/16/13

November 16, 2013

Michael talks with political commentator/satirist Ann Coulter, author of several books including her new NEVER TRUST A LIBERAL OVER 3 -- ESPECIALLY A REPUBLICAN.

Also, Michael and Jan Karski Education Foundation President Wanda Urbanska discuss the Polish Underground Railroad.



Ask the Lawyer 11/9/13

November 9, 2013

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht, Mike Connors talks with former U.S. Treasury Secretary W. Michael Blumenthal, who recounts his experiences living in Nazi-occupied Germany, migrating with his family to Shanghai and forced to live in an internment camp there in his memoir, From Exile to Washington.

Ask the Lawyer 11/2/13

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Mike Connors interviews commentator Michael Novak on his politican journey as chronicled in his new book: Writing from Right to Left.

Ask the Lawyer 10/26/13

Brooklyn area politican candidates John Quaglione and John Burnett join Mike on Ask the Lswyer this week

Ask the Lawyer 10/19/13

Mike welcomes Emmy Award-winning actordirector Tony LoBianco to Connors' Corner to talk about a very special documentary that LoBianco is traveling the nation to promote and screen, centering on the historic rise of political diversity that history classes do not teach and the left-wing pundits would rather not have you know.

Ask the Lawyer 10/12/13

Mike talks with Pat Falci, Civil War Expert and actor.

Ask the Lawyer 10/5/13

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Mike Connrs talks with film-maker John McLaglen.

Ask the Lawyer 9/28/13

Capuchin Friar Father Paul joins Michael to discuss what is happening with Christiens in Syria and Beirut.

Ask the Lawyer 9/21/13

Noted Historian and War Hero Ed Bearss talks with Michael on Connors' Corner about the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle in American history.

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