Prof. Brad Evans is a senior lecturer in international relations at the University of Bristol’s School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies in the UK. He is also the founding director of the Histories of Violence Project, which researches the role and impact of violence in its many manifestations upon society and culture, and was the co-director of the international acclaimed film “Ten Years of Terror” Brad has been a fellow at the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and his articles appear in the Guardian, Al-Jazeera, Truthout, Counterpunch and other independent media outlets. He is the co-author of a very recent book “Disposable Futures: The Seduction of Violence in the Age of Spectacle.” His website is HistoriesOfViolence.com
Gary was traveling today, so we played a great episode of his Tuesday evening show, Progressive Commentary Hour (Every Tuesday at 7 pm EST.) Enjoy and check out the archives for PCH as well.
Gary speak to the listeners and talks about the latest news in health and nutrition. Also Gary plays great videos about what is going on around the world.
Today, the latest in health and healing, including poor sleep and Alzheimer's, healing benefits of turmeric, and breastfeeding may lower the risk of leukemia in children. Also, evidence on ineffectiveness of chemotherapy. Finland is the poster child for why the euro doesn't work. Plus, information on the placebo effect. And much more!
All the latest for you in health and healing - information on living a longer and happier life to start your weekend, including real talk on reversal of diabetes versus harmful medications. Then, there's a vitamin that destroys cancer cells? Plus fresh commentary and perspectives on world and political issues, including the plight of food waste in America, and the truthful motivations behind popular opinions on vaccination. And much more from your empowerment hour!
How governments and big corporations and business sell us happiness and well-being, with William Davies.
Professor William Davies is sociologist, political economist, and a senior lecturer at Goldsmiths at the University of London where he is also Director of the Political Economy Research Center. His focus has been on critiquing the social impact of neoliberal capitalism and the role of technology, the internet and surveillance in shaping public interest and the popular secular psychology.
Will is the author of “The Limits of Neoliberalism” and more recently just released “The Happiness Industry: How Government and Big Business Sold Us Well-Being” published by Verso Press. His articles have appeared in the New Left Review, Financial Times, Political Quarterly, Daily Beast, NY Times and other outlets. His articles and blog can be found at Potlatch.org.uk
Updated commentaries on Greece, Ukraine and the Iran deal, with Paul Craig Roberts.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University.
Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org and he is a frequent contributor to Global Research, The Trends Journal, Counterpunch, and others. He was an associate editor at the Wall Street Journal and has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”
Get ready for your latest dose of health and healing news and advice. Plus all new commentary from Gary, and also some refreshing views ranging from math in schools and the dangers of literal interpretation, to the threat of a super-earthquake you might not know about. And much more.
The catastrophes caused by US corporate outsourcing and how companies manage to avoid labor laws and social change, with Erik Loomis.
Erik Loomis is an assistant professor of history, global capitalism and labor and environmental movements at the University of Rhode Island. His work has covered the timber and steel industries, the history of labor strikes, and environmental movements. Erik holds degrees from the universities of Oregon and Tennessee and received his doctorate from the University of New Mexico. His website is LawyersGunsMoneyBlog.com and his most recent book is “Out of Sight: The Long Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe,” which takes an in depth and hard look at how corporations protect themselves through outsourcing and cheating made possible by runaway globalization.
The mess the US made of Ukraine and relations with Russia, with Robert Parry
Robert Parry is one of our leading progressive investigative journalists best known for his uncovering Iran-Contra story and Oliver North’s involvement which earned him the George Polk Award for National Reporting in 1984. He current writes for Consortium News, and has covered many important stories including breaking the first story about the Nicaragan contra-cocaine connection in 1985, right wing terrorism, the demise of American media, the Bush and Obama presidencies, the rise and influence of the Neocons and our wars overseas. He has worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, Newsweek and PBS Frontline.
He has written several books, his latest being “America’s Stolen Narrative: From Washington and Madison to Nixon, Reagan and the Bushes to Obama” His website is www.ConsortiumNews.com