SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: America's Deadly Nuclear Legacy - Part 6
Featuring: Harvey Wasserman and Greg Palast
SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT: America's Deadly Nuclear Legacy
Featuring: Michio Kaku, Chris Busby, Ernest Sternglass, Helen Caldicott, and Harvey Wasserman
Today's guest is Chris Hedges and he is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics and author. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans for such news media as The New York Times (for 15 of those years), Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio. While at the Times, Chris and team received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for their reportage on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Chris writes a weekly column for the award winning political blog TruthDig.com and has authored six major books, his most recent being “The Death of the Liberal Class” from Nation Books.
Today's guest is Dr. Robert Ornstein and he has been a leading pioneer in brain research and deep psychology for over 4 decades. When we speak of right-left hemisphere brain function, we are in fact referring to the findings of Dr. Ornstein’s research. In 1969 he founded the Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge which he still directs, and he has been a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford. His later work into the nature of mind and consciousness led to very important books, such as The Evolution of Consciousness, including the introduction of spiritual consciousness in a scientific manner, that led to an entire new direction in psychological practice and was instrumental in bringing spirituality and psychology together.
His most recent book, co-written with Paul Ehrilich of the Population Bomb fame, and a recent guest on this program, is “Humanity on a Tightrope: Thoughts on Empathy, Family and Big Changes for a Viable Future.
Today's guests are Professor Joel Primack, a Distinguished Professor of Physics and an astronomer at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and his wife Professor Nancy Abrams who is a scholar in the history of science and technology.
Prof. Primack has been a researcher in cosmology since the 1970s. His work led to the important discovery of the existence of Cold Dark Matter , which makes up about 25 percent of all matter in the Universe and has become a basic principle in astronomy. His work has included computer simulations of cosmic evolution, and was one of the founders of the Union of Concerned Scientists. He has been a board member of the Federation of American Scientists and initiated the Congressional section for the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences.
Nancy Abrams specializes in the history and philosophy of science and law degree from the Univ of Michigan and a diploma of international trade from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexcio. she has worked with the Office of Technology Assessment of the US Congress, the Swedish government on assessing the viability of nuclear energy waste storage, and was a co-creator of a method known as Scientific Mediation – a means for making informed policy decisions based on scientific evidence and credibility.
Both Joel and Nancy have been at the forefront of developing a new metaphysics, a new origin story, based on the most current knowledge and science we have about the universe and the evolution of human beings. They are authors of two invaluable and acclaimed books – “The View from the Center of the Universe” and now just released “The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World” which Matthew Fox has called “prophetic” – which was the basis of their Terry Lectures at Yale University.
Today's guest is Dr. Michael Hudson and he is one of our nation’s important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. He is currently the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Dr. Hudson has served as an advisor to the White House, State and Defense departments at the Hudson Institute, in addition to the United Nations Institute where he became a specialist in global economics.
Dr. Hudson has written several books and many important papers articles, including “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of the American Empire” and “Global Fracture: The New International Economic Order”.
Today's guest is Mike Prokosch and he is the coordinator of the New Priorities Network – a national grassroots movement to fund jobs and services by the ending the wars in the middle east and by cutting the Pentagon’s budget. Mike became active in the anti-war movement during the Vietnam era and has since worked as a newspaper reporter editor and as an activist in a variety of organizations opposing American intervention and various countries.
Today's guest is Dr. Henry Grayson and he is a practicing psychotherapist and the founding-Chairman of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City. He was also the founding director of the Institute Spirituality, Science and Psychotherapy and a past president of the Association for Spirituality and Psychotherapy.
Dr. Grayson is also a scholar in east-west approaches to mental health. He has written several important books on alternative mental health therapy and on the spiritual dimensions of love and relationships. He hosts a radio show called “Mindful Living” every Monday at 5:00 PM on the internet Progressive Radio Network.