In lieu of a guest, Gary discusses vaccines, nuclear energy, #occupywallstreet, and the GMO march to Washington DC. Additionally, Gary takes your calls on the commentary.
Guests: Mickey Huff and Peter Phillips
Mickey Huff is an Associate Professor of History at Diablo Valley College in California where he specializes in the history of the American media, critical thinking and popular culture. He is also the Associate Director of the Media Freedom Foundation and Project Censored, which was the recipient of the 2008 PEN Oakland National Literary Censorship Award
Along with Peter Phillips, is the primary editor of the recent annual edition of Project Censored – Censored 2012 – which presents the top censored sorties and media analysis for the years 2011.
Peter Phillips is a professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University in California where he teaches courses in political sociology, media censorship, and the sociology of power and the media. He is the former founding director of Project Censored, an internationally known research program and watch organization that annually identifies the “Most Censored” news stories not appearing in mainstream media
Prof. Phillips has written many oped investigative pieces for news soures such as Counterpunch, Common Dreams, Social Policy, Free Inquiry and others, and appears frequently as a guest on TV shows such as Talk of the Nation, the World Radio Network and Jim Hightower’s program
No guest today: Gary discusses health, the economy, and takes your calls.
Guest Professor Michael Kazin
Michael Kazin is a professor of history at Georgetown University in Washington DC, specializing in US social movement and the American Left. He is also the co-editor of the magazine Dissent, founded in 1954 by Irving Howe as a home for thoughtful research for the democratic left. Prior to his teaching at Georgetown, Professor Kazin was Chair of American Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and taught at Stanford and the University of California.
He is the author of five books, and his most recent publication – “American Dreamers: How the Left Changed the Nation” –traces the sweeping history of the leftist movements from its early roots in the 19th century to the present and the attempts by Americans to envision a “radically egalitarian transformation of society”
In lieu of a guest, Gary takes your calls on the economy and social change.
Guest: Adam Iseninger
Adam Iseninger is one of the leading organizers with Jeffery Smith for the Right 2 Know March that kicked off a week ago Saturday on its way to Lafayette Park, across from the White House, for a final rally on October 16. Adam is marching with demonstrators at this moment.
Dr. Loretta Napoleoni is the best selling author of Rogue Ecomomics, Terror Incorporation and Insurgent Iraq and is regarded as world expert in terrorist financing and money laundering. As the Chairwoman for the Club de Madrid, she brought heads of state from around the world to focus on means to combat terror networks.
She has advised international banks on strategies to counter the current economic crisis and frequently appears on CNN, Sky TV and BBC.
Dr. Napoleoni was a Fulbright scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Relations and has a doctorate from the London School of Economics and masters degree in philosophy
Her recent book is “Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do” which challenges our assumptions about the Chinese economic model model and is based on her extensive research within China.
Guest: David Braun
We have on the line David Braun who is at this moment up in the Capital offices in Albany awaiting to testify on behalf of opposition to hydrofracking in New York state. David is helping to coordinate anti-fracking efforts with our rally at Governor Andrew Cuomo's Manhattan office this coming Saturday at Noon. He is the co-founder and president of United for Action, a nonprofit public policy organization dedicated to stopping hydraulic fracturing of gas wells in the Mid Atlantic states and nationally. He is also the campaign director for the Academy Award nominated documentary Gasland.