About Between the Lines

Between the Lines is a show where we (you, the audience and I) take on and examine heavy lifting issues that plague us today, gun control, border issues, poverty, crime, and more. What we are trying to do here folks take out the politics and work through these issues using common sense logic and reasoning. The main reason I am here is for us to fix these so we don’t force them on our kids. 

April 25th: Ghost Guns, Gun Control, and Lobbyists

Chris, living in Brooklyn, asks Lou about the Brooklyn subway shooting. Was it a mental health issue? Gun control? Systemic Failure?…Continue Reading

April 18th: Lou’s Childhood, Changing Political Landscapes, and Homeland Security

First caller Mike and Lou discuss their childhoods growing up in NY and how it’s changed throughout the years to what it is today. What will it take to clean up the city and make it the great place it once was?…Continue Reading

April 11th: SATs, Gun Control, Putin, Secret Service

Caller Claire asks Lou his opinion about the new “Test-Optional” admissions policy for high school students, which means they allow all or some applicants to decide whether to submit SAT or ACT scores as part of their application…Continue Reading

April 4th: Ukraine, The Climate, Jobs, Supreme Court

Lou welcomes back Taras Kuzio to discuss the latest on Russia and Ukraine. Taras Kuzio, a professor of Political Science, has written 17 books and has a PHD in political science with a specialty in Ukrainian nation building and national identity…Continue Reading

March 28th: 48 out of 50 States Do WHAT?

Caller Margaret asks Lou about how it’s legal in 48 out of the 50 states in the U.S. for police to lie to children. Only in Oregon and Illinois is it illegal for police to lie to children and how do we pass this law in more states to protect our children…Continue Reading

March 21st: Russian, Ukraine, China, NATO, Nuclear War, Biden, Trump…Oh My!

First caller Brenda asks Lou if what’s happening between Russia / Ukraine is the start of the end of days as predicted in the Bible and if we’re all doomed…Continue Reading

March 14th: Ukraine War, Gas Prices, Economy

First caller Andrew and Lou discuss the current situation in Ukraine, soaring gas prices, Tesla, and Biden’s incompetence. Next caller Steve asks why BlackRock, who’s CEO is Biden’s financial advisor, is allowed to buy up real estate across the country…Continue Reading

March 7th: Ukraine, An Inside Look

Michael Nigro, an award-winning filmmaker, six-time Emmy-nominated writer-director and independent multimedia journalist joins Lou to talk about his time in Ukraine last week…Continue Reading

February 28th: Inside China- Ryan Hass

Lou speaks with Ryan Hass. Hass is a senior fellow and the Michael H. Armacost Chair in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. From 2013 to 2017, Hass served as the director for China and Taiwan at the National Security Council staff…Continue Reading

February 21st: Former Head of NY Police Department Talks NY, Mayor Adams, & New True Crime TV Show

Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, is Lou’s guest. They discuss Robert’s new true crime reality show “New York Homicide”…Continue Reading

February 14th: Ukraine Border Tensions Continue…What’s Next?

Lou has Taras Kuzio back to discuss the high tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Taras Kuzio is a Professor of Political Science, has written 17 books, and has a PhD in political science with a specialty in Ukrainian nation building…Continue Reading

February 7th: Inside the White House Press Corps With Chris Carlson

Lou’s guest Chris Carlson has worked in the White House Press Corps for 38 years and covered Presidents Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama, and Trump for ABC News as a Photojournalist…Continue Reading

January 31st: Mental Health, NY Mayor Adams & Gun Control, & The Build Back Better Bill

Lou discusses a myriad of topics on mental health with his first caller Chantal Woodyard, the owner of Advantage Advocacy and Consulting Services who has over 30 years of experience working in human services…Continue Reading

January 24th: Pandemic, Small Business, Ukraine, and The Biden Presidency

Emily, a small business owner and single mother, calls Lou to ask for advice on how to deal with businesses struggling to stay afloat due to the latest surge in the Omicron virus…Continue Reading

January 17th: Ukraine Border Issue

Lou and Taras Kuzio discuss what’s transpiring between Russia and the Ukraine and why it involves the United States. Taras Kuzio is a Professor of Political Science, has written 17 books…Continue Reading

January 10th: New Years, New York, & The Capitol Riot Anniversary

Caller Randy kicks off the first show of 2022 by asking Lou if the United States had to have a New Years Resolution to better itself as a country, what would it be?…Continue Reading

December 20th: A New Form of Evil: Forced Organ Harvesting

Lou speaks with Mitchell Nicholas Gerber, an investigative journalist, who has dedicated 22 years to exposing The Forced Organ Harvesting of The Falun Gong spiritual movement in China…Continue Reading

December 13th: Federal Legalization of Marijuana & The Cuomo Brothers

First caller Eliot talks to Lou about the legalization of recreational marijuana and if the United States should legalize it on a Federal level to use the taxes toward improvements…Continue Reading

December 6th: Sex Trafficking

Phantom Rescue is an elite group of former US special ops, law enforcement, and government officials who have united with one clear objective, to bring an end to child trafficking through outreach, education, and rescue operations…Continue Reading

November 29th: Rittenhouse, Waukesha, Police, & Sesame Street?

Lou opens the show discussing his thoughts on the Rittenhouse verdict. Was it fair? Unjust? First caller Mike asks Lou about the Waukesha Christmas Parade tragedy…Continue Reading

November 22nd: Rittenhouse, NYC and Earthship!

Kat, born and raised in New York, talks to Lou about the current state of New York City, the mayoral race, the return of the arts, and her time living in Baltimore for two months…Continue Reading

November 15th: Houston Astroworld Concert Disaster

Mike from Arizona calls Lou concerned about the deaths at the Astroworld concert.  Because of Lou’s vast background in security, he wants to know what future measures need to be taken…Continue Reading

November 8th: Education Crisis and The Great Pandemic Divide

Long-time listener Claire calls Lou and defends U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg’s two-month maternity leave…Continue Reading

November 1st: New York City & “RUST” Gun Protocol

Lou’s first caller Ryan, who owns an apartment in New York, left in March of 2020 and after being away for over 18 months is finally returning to the city…Continue Reading

October 19th: SURF’S UP with Dr. Chad Nelson

Lou interviews Doctor Chad Nelsen, The CEO of the Surfrider Foundation…Continue Reading

October 5th: LA State of Mind

Lou interviews LAPD Sergeant Mark Williams, a 36-year veteran…Continue Reading

September 27th: The Border, Big Pharma, and Hoosball?

David asks Lou if he’s ever had to arrest a corporation during his time on the police force. Who’s to blame for the opioid crisis, big pharma or someone else?…Continue Reading

September 13th: Climate Change: Rising Tides

With the recent devastation caused by Hurricane Ida and climate change becoming a hot topic yet again, Lou’s guest is Jason Lazarus Aurbach, an Emmy Award-winning producer in climate documentaries…Continue Reading

September 6th: Where’s the Logic and Common Sense Reasoning

Lou speaks with Sgt. John, who spent a tour in Afghanistan, about the ill-advised exit plan, the Taliban’s quick takeover, the future for Afghan women…Continue Reading

August 30th: COVID & Schools, Afghanistan & Military Pull-Out

Lou speaks with Britt, a school teacher in Queens NY, about heading back to school during Covid times and the new mandates it involves…Continue Reading

August 16th: Conversation With Tom Basile

Lou’s guest is Tom Basile.  Basile is an American businessman, political commentator, and Republican politician in New York…Continue Reading

August 9th: Does America Have a Soul?

Lou discusses the mass evictions looming over the country and the ramifications it’ll have on the country…Continue Reading

August 2nd: A National Divide On The Pandemic?

Allen, a hospice worker, asks Lou if the pandemic will ever end if the country remains divided between vaccinated and unvaccinated people…Continue Reading

July 26th: Olympia LePoint

Lou’s guest is Olympia LePoint. She helped launch 28 NASA Space Shuttle missions into space and is hailed the “New Einstein” by her fans and named the “Modern Day Hidden Figure” by People Magazine…Continue Reading

July 17th

In this episode, Lou discusses the consequences of college athletes getting paid with his first caller Michael. Second caller Shannon is numb to today’s biased media…Continue Reading

July 12th

Caller Sandy and Lou discuss whether combining male and female groups such as The Boy Scouts becoming The Scouts is a good thing or if they should stay separated…Continue Reading

July 5th

Alaine, a concert pianist and college arts teacher, voices her concern to Lou regarding how the pandemic crippled the arts and how and if it’ll ever recover…Continue Reading

June 21st (Part 2)

Lou continues to discuss with Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, the current rise in crime in New York…Continue Reading

June 21st (Part 1)

Robert Boyce, a former Chief of Detectives for the New York City Police Department, is Lou’s guest…Continue Reading

June 14th

Lou answers Mandi’s question regarding the surging prices of gas, lumber, and steel and if this is our new normal…Continue Reading

June 7th

Kat, a sassy caller from NY, wants Lou’s advice on how we get back to normal after our routines and lives were put in disarray due to quarantine…Continue Reading 

May 31st

Lou and David deliberate why we can have municipal level tax-funded water delivered in every home in America but not food…Continue Reading

May 24th

Joe asks Lou why there’s a major work shortage in America after so many people were homebound for a year and more and more people are getting vaccinated…Continue Reading

May 10th

Lou discusses with his first caller Shelley how more and more people working from home have affected the economy and crime, especially in major cities…Continue Reading

April 23rd

First caller Eric and Lou discuss the endless amount of stimulus money and the long-term effects it will have on our nation’s economy…Continue Reading

March 17th

Paul, whose father is the oldest living WWII veteran at 102 years old, calls Lou to update him on his father’s latest ventures including attempting to meet every governor…Continue Reading

March 16th

Jonah calls Lou to get his thoughts on the Lady Gaga dog kidnapping story and asks Lou what the favorite part of his security job was in all the years of protecting…Continue Reading