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May 31, 2012  

Documentary Feature – Dirt! The Movie – with filmmaker Bill Benenson

Bill Benenson is an award winning filmmaker with over 30 years experience producing and directing documentary and Hollywood movies.  His Hollywood productions include Boulevard Nights, Under the Volcano, A Walk on the Moon, and Pumping Iron

Bill and his wife Laurie help run The Frances and Benjamin Benenson Foundation, a non profit that supports educational, social and environmental organizations. They are active in the Violence Policy Center, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Bioneers, Conservation International, Rainforest Action Network, The Nature Conservancy and TreePeople.

Today we are going to discuss with Bill his 2009 film “Dirt! The Movie” which showed at Sundance and aired on PBS’s Earth Day Special. His newest feature documentary coming out is By the Light of a Million Fires – that shares the story and lives o fthe last hunter-gathering tribe in the world, the Hadza in Tanzania.

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May 30, 2012  

A look at the little known science on how climate change is triggering earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes

Professor Bill McGuire is professor of Geophysical and Climate Hazards at University College London, and a science writer and broadcaster, whose research focuses on how climate change forces geological conditions and produces hazardous events, such as earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes. In the wake of the Indian Ocean tsunami, Prof. McGuire was a member of the Natural Hazard Working group, established by the British government and in 2010 was a member of the scientific emergency team assessing Icelandic volcanic problems.

Bill has written several books on climate and geological threats to our planet and presented the BBC Radio series Disasters in Waiting and Scientists Under Pressure. His most recent book is “Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Volcanoes.”

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May 29, 2012  

Dissecting the media’s images and spin that is fed us – the media behind the death of Osama bin Laden, Obama’s secret Kill list – what is the rule of thumb for discerning the news the media feeds us?

Danny Schechter, popularly known as “The News Dissector,” is a television producer, journalist, filmmaker and media critic who has a renowned reputation for serious in depth reporting on controversial issues. He was a producer for ABC Newsmagazine and 20/20 and has received 2 Emmy Awards. He is currently the executive editor of MediaChannel and

Danny also has a distinguished educational background with degrees from Cornell, London School of Economics and having been a fellow at Harvard University. He has also been a professor at Columbia University’s School of Journalism.

His most recent book, “Blogothon: Reflections and Revelations from the News Dissector” – a collection of essays deconstructing the media’s popular image of America that is fed to us. Danny also hosts the program “The News Dissector” that airs every Friday afternoon at 1:00 PM on the Progressive Radio Network.

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May 25, 2012  

Wind energy and Wind farms – are they a solution to renewable energy or a scam

Dr John Etherington is a retired environmental scientist, formerly a Reader in Ecology in the University of Wales at Cardiff. His research was focused on the chemistry and physics of the biological environment and since retirement he has spent time investigating the claims made for wind power and other intermittent renewable technologies. His earlier career started at Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, where he obtained a Doctorate in soil water and plant growth. He also served as the Editor of the Journal of Ecology. During his professional career John authored several textbooks including the successful Environment and Plant Ecology that remained in print for almost 20 years. In 2009 he published “The Wind Farm Scam: An Ecologist’s Evaluation” – the most concise review of Wind energy drawbacks in print, which is already in its fifth reprinting.

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May 24, 2012  

Psychiatryland – the promise of illusions through Big Pharma and psychiatry and how these illusions are kept alive

Dr. Phillip Sinaikin MD is a practicing clinical psychiatrist – board certified in psychiatry and addictive psychiatry -- who has worked in numerous mental health settings for nearly thirty years. He earned a Master's Degree in Humanistic Psychology from West Georgia College in 1976 before obtaining his Medical Degree from Boston University in 1981.

Dr. Sinaikin is the author of four books and numerous journal articles on topics ranging from postmodern philosophy to eating disorders. He is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry and the Society of Existential and Phenomenological Philosophy. His most recent self-published book is PSYCHIATRYLAND: How to Protect Yourself from Pill-Pushing Psychiatrists and Develop a Personal Plan for Optimal Mental Health – a comprehensive philosophical and clinical critique of today’s practice of biological psychiatry.

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May 23, 2012  

Processed foods: 9 things you need to know about the food you eat Organic food can turn you into a jerk? Severe nuclear reactor accidents likely in the next 10 years How chemical exposures today are going to affect people later Desperate times demand revolutionary measures and more

GUEST:

The political and social role of war in shaping American history, politics and culture.

Paul Atwood is Interim Director of the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, and a faculty member in the American Studies Department at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, where he specializes in US Foreign Relations and 20th Century American Political and Social History. He is also member of the Smedley Butler Brigade, the Boston chapter of Veterans for Peace.

Prof. Atwood writes frequently on the role of war in American politics and society. His most recent book is “War and Empire: The American Way of Life.”

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May 22, 2012  

Lets go to the major media’s jugular vein.

Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist, with the BBC and the British newspaper The Guardian, who has been called by the Tribune in the UK “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” He has won many awards including from the Financial Times, the National Press Club and the George Orwell Courage in Journalism

In the past his investigations have included cover-ups, racketeering, and bribery among the big oil and energy companies and the nuclear industries fraudulent site testing and lies over nuclear reactor safety measures.

His new book entitled “Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High Finance Carnivores” traverses much of the world to uncover the corruption in the oil and nuclear industries. And along with cartoonist Ted Rall, Greg will be releasing a new voter guide for the 2012 elections.

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May 21, 2012  

On James Hansen’s push for nuclear and an update on Fukushima and other nuclear-related news

Prof. Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism and communications at SUNY College in Old Westbury on Long Island where he has taught investigative reporting for over 30 years. He is one of the nation’s most prolific investigative writers on the nuclear power, politics in the energy industry and the environment. This year he received the prestigious Pope Award for his many articles written during the past year. You can read his articles on sites such as Alternet, Commondreams and the Huffington Post.

He is the author of several books including “Cover Up: What You are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power” and “The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet.” He also narrated the award winning TV documentaries “Three Mile Island Revisited” and “The Push to Revive Nuclear Power.”

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May 18, 2012  

A look at the JP Morgan debacle as a greater problem riddled throughout Wall Street and why government is doing nothing Les Leopold is the co-founder and director of two nonprofit educational organizations: The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He also helped to create the Blue-Green Alliance, and organization that merges labor unions with environmental concerns, such as the Sierra Club.

Ralph Nader listed Les’s award-winning book, “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor” on his recommended top 10 read list. His recent book, “The Looting of America: How Wall Street’s Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity” is perhaps the single best introduction for anyone who wishes to fully understand the main issues and economic jargon about our economic collapse.

New York Times Paul Krugman confirms what Gerald has been saying for a while now – apocalyptic time in Europe. Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute and is the publisher of theTrends Journal that has been in operation since 1980. He has since been one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters on domestic and international events.

Gerald’s insights have been sought for by major networks, PBS and BBC, Russian TV, and publications such as the Economist and major newspapers.

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May 17, 2012  

Six kinds of pills Big Pharma tries to get you hooked on for life A summit of Bill Clinton and others this week agrees -- it's your fault that everything's bad Obama's new free speech threat Preying on the poor -- how government and corporations use the poor as piggy banks How Big Pharma and psychiatry drugs up our kids The National Security state wins again Fukushima -- socializing the risks and privatizing the profits

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