Recent Programs

Whistleblowers: Who They Are and Why You Should Care

A Whistleblower is defined as a person, usually an employee in a government agency or private enterprise, who exposes to the public or to those in authority, or to management, information or situations of egregious mismanagement, corruption, illegality, or some other wrongdoing within the organization. Left to Right: Richard M. Bowen III, Michael G. Winston, PhD, William K. Black, PhD While the public... [Read more]

Re-Air: Technology, Entertainment and Design: TED and TEDxSMU

TED is taking over the world! TED, which stands for, Technology, Entertainment and Design has changed how we view the world. TED talks are watched globally – with an average of 17 new Left to Right: Dennis McCuistion, Jeremy Gregg, Heather Hankamer, Niki McCuistion and Jim Young page views per minute. In the fall of 2012 TED celebrated its one billionth video views. Today over 1,700 talks are... [Read more]

Re-Air: The Board Diversity Challenge

Our experts give various views on diversity and how the U.S.companies measure against their European counterparts. In the U.S. board recruitment is often based on board members reaching out to people they already know and are comfortable with; often individuals with views and experiences similar to their own. Recruitment may also not take into consideration other values not reflected on the current... [Read more]

Is a Free Press at Risk Without a Well Functioning Freedom of Information Act? (Re-Air)

The re-air of this program on free press focuses on this first amendment right and explores the question of whether or not free press is at risk. Free press is an American right based on the First Amendment. Elizabeth speaking with audience members after the taping. What is the Freedom of Information Act‘s (FOIA), role in keeping government honest? Is there a risk to our free press... [Read more]

Dodd-Frank: To Reform or Not?

On June 17 the Dallas Morning News had two excellent op-eds on financial reform. Congressman Jeb Hensarling wrote of his forthcoming Financial Choice Act to change provisions of the onerous, some say unconstitutional Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Reverend Gerald Britt argued against reform. Due to space considerations, many facts had to be left out. Most Americans aren’t familiar with Dodd-Frank, but are... [Read more]

Where More Women Are on Boards, Executive Pay Is Higher

The New York Times recently posted an article stating that when more women on are boards, executive pay is higher. The article presented interesting facts regarding this topic. It begins by saying: Appointing more women to corporate boards has long been viewed as a good thing for a company’s performance and for society as a whole. But gender diversity among directors carries another benefit, 2015... [Read more]

Re:Air – Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace

Terry Jones: Author of On Innovation, Founder, former CEO of Travelocity and Founding Chairman of, joins McCuistion for a rousing discussion on what innovation is and how to create it in your own organization. Follow this link to view the original write-up on Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace and view the full episode below. Talking... [Read more]

Re-Air: 25 Years of McCuistion: Immigration Policy for the Future

This program addresses a huge question regarding immigration policy: what is the one thing we should do today to solve the immigration issue? As you might expect there is no one or simple answer and each of our panelists have diverse solutions. Host, Dennis McCuistion, is joined by: Rick Gump: Lawyer/ Owner, Richard A. Gump, Jr. PC Professor Neil Foley, PhD: Southern Methodist University, Robert H.... [Read more]

Re-Air: 25 Years of McCuistion: Immigration Policy from 1990-2015

Immigration is part of the founding myth of the United States which has gone through several immigration waves in its short history. Its first; the founding colonial wave, which was largely English. Since, we’ve had the primarily German/Irish wave of 1820-1870 with German immigration the largest to date, comprising 15% of all our immigration. The third wave took place from the 19th century to... [Read more]

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