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