The Costa Report
The Costa Report™ is a post-partisan talk show for thinking people – citizens who don’t care whether a solution comes from the left, right or center, so long as it works.
Each week The Costa Report goes where the big networks won’t. And delivers what big talk show hosts don’t. Costa invites the world’s top newsmakers and thought-leaders to discuss the challenges we now face for one full hour. No sound bites. No talking points. No scripting or editing. From government debt, healthcare and terrorism, to election, education and energy reform, no topic is off-limits.
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Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, former Deputy Secretary General of Amnesty International in London, former Executive Director of the Rainforest Foundation, and former Senior Program Officer for the Ford Foundation's Human Rights Unit. He is also a popular speaker on the history of human rights in the United States, international justice and the formation of the International Criminal Court, and the need for the protection of economic, social and cultural rights worldwide.
Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and author of the upcoming book The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution. He has previously taught at Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy, and served as the deputy director of the State Department’s policy planning staff. His past books include The End of History and the Last Man, Trust, and America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy.
Regular contributor on NBC's Meet the Press and Distinguished Practitioner of Law & Public Policy at UC Berkeley. As the former Governor and Attorney General of Michigan, she was the first female to hold both offices, and she worked relentlessly to diversify Michigan’s economy, strengthen its auto industry, preserve the manufacturing sector, and add new, emerging sectors, such as clean energy. She was a senior member of President Barack Obama's transition team, and is often mentioned as a front runner for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, former Grassroots Director for Greenpeace, Founder and former Executive Director of Power Shift, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating clean energy market breakthroughs. With his roots in local organizing and fundraising, Radford has always specialized in mobilizing people to raise their voices for the planet.
Former candidate for President of the United States who has also served as Governor of New Mexico, as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, as the U.S. Secretary of Energy, and as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He is widely considered one of the world's top experts in international affairs, and has successfully negotiated for the release of political prisoners in North Korea, the Sudan and Iraq. He has recently been appointed as Chairman of APCO Worldwide's Global Political Strategies group.
With more citations in The Penguin Dictionary of Humorous Quotations than any other living writer, P.J. O'Rourke has established himself as America's premier political satirist. He has authored 14 best-selling books, including his latest book, Don't Vote—It Just Encourages the Bastard. Both Time and The Wall Street Journal have called him "the funniest writer in America."
Executive Editor of Time Magazine, Managing Editor of Time.com, former Time Magazine Tokyo Bureau Chief, and former Senior Editor at Money Magazine. Jim is also the author of the highly acclaimed book Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent Into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death, and he co-authored the riveting account of the life of Charles Robert Jenkins, The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea.
Award-winning journalist that currently writes for The Washington Post, New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, in addition to his duties as a political analyst and lead commentator for the Fox News Channel he is a former senior news analyst for National Public Radio, and is the author of Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954 to 1965, Enough, and Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary.