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January 31, 2012  
Guest: Thomas Frank
Thomas Frank is an award winning historian, author, and columnist for Harper’s Magazine who is considered the great chronicler of American paradox.  He is the founder of the journal The Baffler and is well known for his analysis and insights into America’s cultural wars, electoral politics and pop culture, entertainment and advertizing.  Tom has a doctorate in history from the University of Chicago and he was featured in the BBC documentary “The Trap” and in the 2009 film “What’s the Matter with Kansas” which was based on his book by the same title.
His most recent book receiving wide attention in progressive circles is “Pity the Billionaire: The Hard Times Swindle and the Unlikely Comeback of the Right”  that takes a hard look at how it is that after the debacles of Republican politics, we can still find popular support for their regressive policies and corporate ideologies.
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January 30, 2012  

In lieu of a guest, Gary speaks about health, politics, and take your calls.

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January 27, 2012  
Guests: Ralph Nader and Rocky Anderson
Ralph Nader is without a second one of the most influential Americans during the past several decades.  He is directly responsible for many of our most important bills that have provided protection to consumers against the onslaughts of corporate short-term profits and Friedmanite free market, unregulated capitalism. Landmark acts for Freedom of Information, Clean Water, Clean Air, Whistleblower Protection, Pension Protection, Wholesome Food, and others have been enacted by Congress were implemented due to Ralph’s tireless efforts to speak for the welfare of American citizens.
A graduate of Princeton and Harvard universities, Ralph has been a presidential candidate for five elections, building his platform on consumer rights, humanitarian and civil rights efforts, environmental sanity, and democratic government.
Ralph’s most recent book “Getting Steamed to Overcome Corporatism” targets many crimes being committed by corporate industries and government agenices that should steam us to take concerted action to protect democracy.
We have joining us for today’s broadcast Ross “Rocky” Anderson who announced his candidacy to the Presidency and the launch of a new national party – the Justice Party – at the end of November.
Rocky is the former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City, serving from 2000 to 2008. He is the executive director of organization High Road for Human Rights.  Prior he practiced law in Utah for 21 years and was listed in Best Lawyers in America.  A former member of the Democratic Party, he left ver its evisceration of the Constitution and it having morphed as a flip side of the GOP.
Among his achievements and positions, which will have a chance to explore more thoroughly are:
  • Listed by Business Week as one of the top 20 activists in th world on climate change and has received many awards from various environmental organizations
  • Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top 10 advocates for GLPT equality
  • A leading opponent of invasion of Iraq and the only US mayor who advocated for the impeachment of George Bush
  • As mayor of Salt Lake City he succeeded in reducing incarceration of those convicted for minor crimes such as drug possession and rather created restorative justice programs that earned him his second World Leadership Award.
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January 26, 2012  

Guest: Cullen Murphy

Cullen Murphy is the editor at large for Vanity Fair magazine, and the former managing editor of the Atlantic Monthly.  Some may remember the comic strip Prince Valiant—a series Cullen worked on with his father.

An expert scholar in the classics and medieval history, Cullen is the author of several books including “The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible.”  He appeared on this program earlier to speak on the fall of the Roman Empire and how it informs us regarding the ultimate fate of America.

Cullen has just released a new book:  “God’s Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World” – an investigation into the psychology and methods of bureaucracy, power and persecution and how the legacy of the Inquisition continues to live with us today in recent American history.

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January 25, 2012  

Guests: Dennis Loo and Lewis Richmond

Prof. Dennis Loo is a professor of sociology at California Polytech University in Pomona California.  He has degrees from Harvard and University of California, and has been active water rights issues, government corruption and globalization.  His articles appear on World Cant Wait.net where he serves on the steering committee, Counterpunch and Opednews.

Dennis has received important progressive awards for his writing, including the Project Censored Award, The Nation Magazine’s Most Valuable Campaign Award and others.

His recent book, “Globalization and the Demolition of Society” which has been reviewed a hard hitting, powerful indictment of neoliberalism and its catastrophic effects on the essential fabric of society, equality and democracy.

Lewis Richmond is a Zen priest, meditation teacher and lineage holder who was ordained by the renowned Japanese Zen master Shun-roo Suzuki. Lew started his practice in 1967 and trained at Tassa-hara Monastery and the Green Gulch Zen Temple for fifteen years.  He is currently the head of Vimala Sangha (Vee-malah  Sanga) meditation center in Mill Valley, California.  Earlier Lew was a software entrepreneur, former Executive Vice President of Smith and Hawken firm and the founding owner of Forerunner Systems, a leading provider of inventory management software.

He is the author of several books including “Work as a Spiritual Practice” and “A Whole Life’s Work”

His most recent book just published is “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser”

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January 24, 2012  
January 23, 2012  

In lieu of a guest, Gary discusses transparency in the media, the importance of grape seed extract, and takes your calls on his David Rockefeller commentary.

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January 20, 2012  

GUEST: EVELYN PRINGLE

Guest Evelyn Pringle is an award-winning investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government and in American corporations. Over the past 8 years, she has written numerous exposes on the psycho-pharmaceutical complex with a focus on the government and drug-maker cartel that has a mission to over-medicate children. In 2009 she aided Senator Grassley's office in compiling data on TeenScreen and the pharmaceutical front organizations pushing for the drugging of US children.

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January 19, 2012  

Guest: Dr. Jack Rasmus

Dr. Jack Rasmus is a professor of political economics at St. Mary’s College and Santa Clara University in California.  Prior to teaching, he was an economic analyst for several global corporations and an organizer, negotiator and business representative for several labor unions. At one time he was elected at the National First Vice President of the National Writers Union.

In addition to his economic profession, Dr. Rasmus is a playwright and author of fictional works dealing with social and labor struggles, and the owner fo Kyklos Productions. Besides his articles for progressive news and commentary sources, he is the author of several books, the most recent being “Epic Recession and Global Financial Crisis” which describes the origins and repercussions of increasing financial instability in America.

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January 18, 2012  
Guest: Anuradha Mittal
Anuradha Mittal is the founder and executive director of the Oakland Institute – a think tank promoting policies in social justice and the environment . She is an internationally renowned expert on trade, development, human rights and agriculture issues. She has received several awards and was named as the Most Valuable Thinker in 2008 by the Nation magazine.
Anu has authored and edited numerous books and reports including The Great Land Grab: Rush for World’s Farmland Threatens Food Security for the Poor; Voices from Africa: African Farmers and Environmentalists Speak out Against a New Green Revolution; The Future in the Balance: Essays on Globalization and Resistance.
She addressed the Congress, the United Nations, and has given several hundred keynote addresses including invitational events from governments and universities, and has been interviewed on CNN, BBC World, CBC, ABC, Al-Jazeera, National Public Radio and Voice of America.
Anuradha is on the board and advisory committees of several non profit organizations including the Right Livelihood Award (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) and the International Forum on Globalization.
WEBSITE:  www.OaklandInstitute.org
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