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SEAN HANNITY, HOST: The countdown continues with number 100 tonight, where some female students at Syracuse University seem to be the only ones getting stimulated from the president's bill. Now Steven Crowder, he joins us live from Syracuse with all of the details.

Mr. Crowder, what's going on?

STEVEN CROWDER, COMEDIAN: Well, Sean, the Women's Health Project study is being carried out on campus here in Syracuse, where $219,000 in stimulus money will be used to observe female hookup patterns. And no, I'm not talking about USB ports here, Sean.

Earlier today I actually sat down with professors Carrie and Michael Carey. Sorry, Kate and Michael Carey. They're in charge of the project. And it should be noted that, in previous interviews, Professor Michael did say that funds invested into this project will help support jobs and eventually find themselves back in the local economy. But of course, Sean, I just had to find out for myself.


CROWDER: The Women's Health Project, what spurred this? Why is it so important to study this right now?

DR. MICHAEL CAREY, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: We know from national surveys that approximately one in four college-aged women have a sexually transmitted disease. One in five have a history of sexual assault. It's important to understand and go behind these numbers a little bit more to understand the causes and the consequences and to provide information to young women so that they can make responsible choices.

KATE CAREY, SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR: We're looking at a wide range of health risk behaviors, health behaviors such as alcohol use, smoking, sleep quality, diet and exercise, as well as sexual behaviors. And all of these do tend to evolve together in the young adult years.

And so, we're eager to see what our data tell us in terms of the possibilities for prevention programming.


CROWDER: And I know what you're thinking, Sean. How many jobs does this project actually help create? Zero. Absolutely none it would appear. But they insist that that is never what this project was designed to do.


M. CAREY: The project was designed to address a very important public health problem.

CROWDER: What would you say to critics who would say that, during these hard economic times, that $219,000 could better be spent elsewhere?

M. CAREY: The problems that we're referring to are important problems that affect the success and productivity of young people who we need in the workforce. It is a good investment in the future of these young people in particular. More importantly, we hope the information that we obtain from this study will be shared with young people, with their parents, with educators, health care providers to keep strong the human infrastructure in the United States.


CROWDER: As you can see they adamantly support the idea that this project is good for our society as a whole, Sean, for people in general, in particular the students. So I had no choice. I just had to check in with them myself.


CROWDER: Have you heard of the women's Health care project going on here?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Yes, I'm actually a part of it.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm actually participating.

CROWDER: What are you doing?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They basically ask us questions on how are — for, like how each — how each month is going for us as females.

CROWDER: Do they ask about your hook-up patterns?


CROWDER: Is it uncomfortable?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Not really because you get $10 from it, so you just —

CROWDER: Don't kiss-and-tell, unless $10 are involved.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm actually participating in it. I get an e- mail every month asking me something about my experiences at school dealing with, like, women's issues.

CROWDER: Can we define issues?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Issues? Things like alcohol, drugs, sexual things, just a lot of things.

CROWDER: There it is, because primarily they said they were studying female hook-up patterns.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: That's part of it, yes.

CROWDER: I'm paying to learn about your hook-up patterns.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Really? Oh, wow, I'm sorry. Isn't that good for you, though?

CROWDER: Not really.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What are they spending money for that? They can just ask around.

CROWDER: Is that how you carry out these investigations?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, like, Syracuse — they're real friendly. They just tell people.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that is a great investment, honestly. I feel like we need to understand women more and no one does. I don't think women understand women. So yes, the more information we can learn about it, the better.

CROWDER: How would you say — how would you say we could best spend this money?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Spend the money at Syracuse?

CROWDER: Or just spend it —

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Or in general? Just — I don't know, helping people get the economy going better. And getting people jobs.

CROWDER: But it's not as fun as hooking up?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It's not as fun as hooking up, though.

CROWDER: You think maybe $219,000 is a waste of money?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A little bit too much. Maybe down to $100,000, you know.

CROWDER: $100,000.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You can put a little bit in my pocket and help me pay for school.

CROWDER: If you had a few hundred thousand, you wouldn't need to study female hook-up patterns. You'd be beating them off with a stick.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Female hook-up patterns in college, that's kind of frivolous.

CROWDER: Yes. Probably predictable as well.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh yes, girls are easy.

CROWDER: Carly, do you have a retort to that?



CROWDER: So there you go, Sean: $219,000 to teach college students a lesson that promiscuous relations with multiple strangers is probably a bad idea.

HANNITY: All right. Steve Crowder, thanks very much.

We'll continue the countdown tomorrow night as Ainsley Earhardt brings us No. 99 from Providence, Rhode Island.

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