Today’s Guest: Dylan Ratigan, MSNBC TV host, “The Dylan Ratigan Show”
I know of at least two things that Dylan Ratigan and I have in common.
We both follow Piers Morgan and Howard Stern on Twitter, demonstrating that we share a taste for both the refined and unrefined. And we’re both usually working at 4 p.m. daily, which shows neither of us is quite smart enough to game the system — yet.
Oh, wait! Three things! We both probably never want to ride another bus again the rest of our lives.
DYLAN RATIGAN podcast excerpt: “I ultimately believe that the degree of stress we’re experiencing, and all of this nastiness, is an indication of how close we are to solutions. I believe the uncomfortableness that we’re all experiencing as a result of the horrors on earth now… are an incredible pressure to compel us to solve a lot of these problems over the next 10 years.”
Ratigan, host of the daily MSNBC newshour at 4 p.m. known colloquially as “The Dylan Ratigan Show,” hit the road for three days a month, December through March, in a customized Trailways bus. The “Steel on Wheels” tour – which wraps this week with a three-day energy summit from Wednesday, March 30-Friday, April 1, 2011 in Stillwater, Oklahoma — focused on four major themes: The Spirit Of America, Innovation, The Building Of Our Nation, and The Future Of America’s New Generations.
The goal of the tour was to give voice to the average American’s possible solutions to some of this country’s most pressing challenges and issues. Of course, in the midst of the tour, the entire world’s focus skidded out of its lane as a result of civil war in the Middle East and the combination tsunami/earthquake/nuclear plant calamity in Japan.
But one thing is for sure, as you’ll hear in this interview: Dylan Ratigan is nowhere near running out of hot topics to discuss.