Today Gary gives information on benefits from jicama, elderberries for flu, a nutrient for superbug infections, a psychiatric label for PMS, cocoa, and posture links to longer life. Also, a major study on how to be healthy with metabolic syndrome. Then, the whole story on government surveillance. And more!
A conversation with Jesse Ventura on the state of the nation, our surveillance state, and where this country is heading during Obama’s remaining 3 years in office
We have as our guest toady one of the nation’s more colorful political and social voices in the progressive community – Jesse Ventura. He was a Navy Seal during the latter phase of the Vietnam War, followed by a career in the World Wrestling Federation and then a national sportscaster. In the early 1990s, Jesse began his political career, first as mayor of Brooklyn Park in Minnesota and later being elected as the governor of the state on the independent Reform Party ticket from 1998 to 2002. Jesse has been an ardent supporter of Main Street Americans – when his state of Minnesota ran a budget surplus, he provided a sales tax rebate since the money belonged to the public. He has been a proponent for gay and women’s rights, opposition to trade sanctions and a leading critic of federal policies leading America into morphing into a police surveillance state.
Jesse has written several books including “63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want you to Read”. His most recent publication released this month is “DemoCrips and ReBloodicans: No More Gangs in Government”
Continuing discussion on increasing surveillance in America - with Chris Hedges. Chris Hedges is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics, social and political activists and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in war zones and conflicts in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans, having reported for The New York Times, Christian Science Monitor and other news outlets. While at the Times, Chris received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism. Over the years he has taught at Columbia, Princeton, NYU and the University of Toronto. Among Chris’ many noteworthy books are “American Fascists” (about the fundamental Christian Right), “Empire of Illusion”, and “Death of the Liber. His latest is “Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt” – a compelling hard look at the most impoverished regions in the US that have become what Chris calls “sacrifice zones” for the benefit of the powerful and wealthy
First of a series of guests dealing with the rise in surveillance intelligence during the Obama years
Shahid Buttar is the executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and the People’s Campaign for the Constitution which aims to defend civil liberties, constitutional rights and the rules of law threatened by the war on terror. He received his JD degree from Stanford Law School and formerly was the chief editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
Shahid also serves on the advisory bodies of the national Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms, the national Campaign to Restore Civil Rights and the South Asian Americans Leading Together organizations. His articles appear in the New York Times, USA Today al-Jazeera, Truthout. His websites are www.BORDC.org and www.ShahidButtar.com
WEBSITE: www.BORDC.org and www.ShahidButtar.com
Rethinking prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment with Dr. Jay Cohen. Plus updates on health and nutrition and more.
Dr. Jay Cohen is a nationally esteemed medical practitioner and researcher who has specialized in exposing dangers of prescription drugs and looking at the benefits of natural alternatives. He has authored eight health books and written over a hundred medical articles. Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from Temple University and was responsible for the groundbreaking research into acupuncture and pain at UCLA back in 1973. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventative Medicine and Pscyhiatry at the University of California in San Diego and a fellow of the American College of Nutrition. His most recent book is “Prostate Cancer Breakthroughs: New Tests, Better Options”
A look the inevitable need to ration food, water, energy and healthcare in the future with Dr. Stan Cox
Dr. Stan Cox is a senior research scientist at The Land Institute in Salina Kansas, with a doctorate in plant genetics, where he has focused on breeding grains for ecological sound food systems. He worked for the US Department of Agriculture for 13 years, and published research on crop breeding, genetics, and strains of pest resistant wheat. During the late 90s, Stan worked for the Institute for Rural Health Services in India, studying cervical cancer rates in agrarian communities. In 2012, The Atlantic named Stan the Readers Choice for Brave Thinker. Hs is a co-founder of the Prairie Writers Circle which writes publishes scientific articles on agriculture, ecology and sustainability. He is the author of several books, including “Sick Planet” and his most recent is “Any Way You Slice It: The Past, Present and Future of Rationing.”
The stages leading to a systemic collapse of industrial culture.
Dmitry Orlov is a Russian-American engineer and author writing on the potential economic, environmental and political decline and collapse of the US and modern industrial culture. He was an eye witness to the collapse of the Soviet Union and has researched extensively its causes and the reasons for the failure of both the Soviets and the Americans to predict and understand it accurately. Dmirty is very popular among the Peak Oil community such as Richard Heinberg and frequently writes on the looming energy crisis.
He has written several books, most notably Reinventing Collapse and now his most recent “The Five Stages of Collapse: Survivors Toolkit.” He publishes weekly on his popular blog ClubOrolv.com and for the Energy Bulletin. Dmitry and his family currently live on a sailboat fitted with solar panels and the necessities to carry them through for months.
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