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“Any cause that encourages people to never stop learning, never stop participating in the social/cultural experiment that is these United States of America—I’m for it,” Mike Barnicle told The Berkshire Eagle prior to delivering the annual Mona Sherman Memorial Lecture, presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College (OLLI at BCC) in Massachusetts on Friday, May 22.
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When Mike Barnacle takes the stage at the Colonial on May 22, the public will get fresh insights into current affairs from one of America's most observant commentators.
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On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks with The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt about Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s scrutinized relationship with Sidney Blumenthal, a personal counselor, who advised her on Libya during her time as Secretary of State. “Sidney Blumenthal’s relationship was with whom? Certain people who wanted to do business with Libya as it was imploding? And do we know whether Blumenthal had any business relationship with contractors?,” asks Mike. Listen to Michael Schmidt discuss his latest reporting on the issue. Only on MSNBC.
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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates joins MSNBC's Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about concerns and the unintended consequences of breaking up Iraq, as some key figures have suggested. “What do you favor now? What would be best now?,” Mike asks Secy. Gates in regard to a new approach toward stabilizing Iraq.  Listen to Secy. Gates’ Middle East analysis here. 
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As Amtrak’s service resumed today along the Northeast Corridor route, Mike Barnicle asks U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx for the latest news on the investigation into last week’s deadly derailment in Philadelphia. Listen to Secy. Foxx’s update here on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
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On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle and The Washington Post’s David Ignatius discuss the latest developments in the fight against ISIS after a key ISIS leader was killed during a successful raid by U.S. special forces in Syria, contrasted by the militants’ newly-seized control of Ramadi in Iraq. “What real significance does the raid in Syria have? And what does Ramadi’s fall portend for America’s relationship with Iran?,” asks Mike. Listen to the conversation here.
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PITTSFIELD — Before an Eagle interview Tuesday evening, Boston-based journalist and commentator Mike Barnicle was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" questioning former CIA Director Gen.
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On Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle talks about the historic handshake between Prince Charles’ and Irish republican leader Gerry Adams, accused of being a senior figure for the Irish Republican Army (IRA) when the group killed the Prince’s uncle in 1979. “I’ve been covering Northern Ireland since 1973, and after two of the most shocking assassinations occurred you’d think ‘this is never going to end.’ Gerry Adams has bridged a gap that was unbridgeable 10 or 15 years ago,” says Mike. Listen to the conversation about the conflict known as The Troubles. Only on Morning Joe.
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+Mike Barnicle Well I don't think they were that shocking compared to some, my grandfather was there in 1918, they were far from shocking compared to many that took place then.,You only have a NVQ on irish history the IRA have been around for a very long time, and there were plenty of assassinations in the 80's, plenty of working class people died as well. Why should one assassination be more shocking than another.
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“Ramadi has fallen, Fallujah has fallen, Mosul has fallen, it’s Memorial Day weekend, Section 16 will be crowded with the families of those already lost in Iraq. My question, not just to you, but to the official policy makers in Washington, is: How many more American lives are we willing to risk and lose in saving this false nation?,” Mike Barnicle asks of Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.), former Director of the NSA and CIA, who suggests sending more resources to Iraq in the fight against ISIS. Listen to the Morning Joe conversation here. Only on MSNBC.
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As the idea of body cameras on law enforcement officers gains support across the country, MSNBC's Mike Barnicle discusses the issue with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who has provided committee hearing testimony in favor of requesting federal funding for local law enforcement departments that seek access to cameras and quoted a study that found the technology has led to a “90 percent in drop in complaints against law enforcement officers, and a 60 percent drop in force used by officers." But there's the lingering question by local law enforcement departments about what strings will be attached to the funding. Asks Mike: “You think providing body cameras is part of the federal government’s plan to take over local law enforcement?,” Listen to Sen. Scott’s answers here. On MSNBC.
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Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joins Mike Barnicle on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss the latest efforts in defeating ISIS militants and Iranian influence. “We keep hearing calls for more boots on the ground. This is a region that, as you well know, is one long, extended fuse, lit at both ends. What are the prospects for getting countries like Jordan or Turkey more involved in the fight against ISIS?,” asks Mike. Hear what Sen. McCain’s has to say.
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Admiral James G. Stavridis (Ret.), NATO’s former Supreme Allied Commander joins Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about the loss of the central Iraqi city of Ramadi to ISIS militants. “You said that the fall of Ramadi is neither Bull Run nor Gettysburg and that we could still do this… who is the ‘we’? And how is it possible to still do this?,” asks Mike about winning the fight against ISIS. Listen to Adm. Stavridis share a potential strategy only on MSNBC.
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Mike Barnicle is an award-winning print and broadcast journalist, radio personality, and social and political commentator. A regular on MSNBC’s highly rated morning program Morning Joe, Barnicle is best known for his street-smart, straightforward commentary and writing style that gives voice to “every man.” With insight, perspective, and an incisive wit, Barnicle can be irascible and colorful, sarcastic and skeptical, but ultimately seeks to find the good in people.

The Massachusetts native has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for The Boston Globe, and New York Daily News, where he rose to prominence with his hard-hitting and often heart-wrenching must-read columns that closely followed the triumphs, travails and ambitions of Boston’s working and middle classes. Barnicle’s articles and commentary have also been published in Time magazine, Newsweek/The Daily BeastThe Huffington Post, ESPN The Magazine, Grantland and Esquire, among others.

Barnicle previously hosted a popular morning drive-time talk radio program on WTKK-FM in Boston, where he was The Voice of New England. For many years he has also been a frequent guest on Imus in the Morning, where his “Barnicle’s View” was heard three days a week.

Barnicle lends his unique perspective and vivid presence to the screen, page and airwaves. His award-winning television documentaries include Armed and Dangerous, which examined the proliferation of guns in the U.S., and Justice on Trial, an exposé on the Massachusetts judicial system.

An avid Boston Red Sox fan, Barnicle often comments on the team and baseball in columns, radio shows, and on TV. He was an integral part of Ken Burns’ PBS documentary The Tenth Inning.

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Mike Barnicle has written more than 4,000 columns collectively for "The Boston Globe," and "New York Daily News."
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