Today's guest is David Sirota and he has become a major political figure and commentator in American progressive politics. He is a journalist, nationally syndicated columnist with the Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle and others and a radio host on Clear Channel based in Denver, CO. He was described by the New York Times as a “popular rabble rouser” who identifies with the grassroots levels to stir our voices against the forces of wealth, power and invested interests that govern the ruling political and financial paradigm dominating American policy making today. He is also the senior editor of In These Times magazine.
Today's guest is Kay Hymowitz and she is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor for the City Journal. Over the years she has focused her research and writing on issues concerning childhood and family, gender relationships, poverty and the cultural transformations occurring in the US. Kay has written for the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsday, Public Interest and other publications. And she also sits on the board of the journal National Affairs and of the Future of our Children. Her latest among four published books is “Manning Up: How the Rise of Women is Turning Men into Boys”.
Today's guest is Dr. Christopher Busby and he is is one of England’s leading experts in low-dose ionizing radiation’s effects on human health and the environment. He is the director of the environmental consultancy group Green Audit, and the Scientific Secretary to the European Committee on Radiation Risks based in Brussels. He is also a visiting professor in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland. He has been a member of several large government committees in the UK government, including its oversight group on depleted uranium used in radioactive weapons in the Middle East, and the committee to examine nuclear emissions and their risks.
Today's guest is Julia Schopick and she is the creator of the award winning health blog, HonestMedicine.com and was a public relations consultant for over 20 years. Her initiation into medicine and alternative started when her husband was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and led to her investigative journalist work that has been published in American Medical News, Advance, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, the British Medical Jouirnal and the Chicago Sun Times. Julia specializes in bringing to the public rarely known medical treatments that do not receive sufficient attention and publicity.
Her book “Honest Medicine: Effective Time Tested Inexpensive Treatments to Life-Threatening Diseases” introduces many of these therapies that have helped people all over the world.
Today's guest is Daniel Gardner and he is a senior writer and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen in Canada. During the mid-1990s, he served as a senior policy advisor to the Ministry of Education in Ontario. As a journalist, Dan has received numerous Canadian and international awards including two Amnesty International Media Awards for his investigations into torture and Russian dissidents.
We had Dan on our program a couple years ago, speaking on the science behind fear. His new focus has been on the tradition of making predictions, in his new book “Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions are Next to Worthless and You Can Do Better.”
Today's guest is Harvey Wasserman and he is a journalist, author and democracy activist who has been a leading national voice in the anti-war and anti-nuclear energy movements for 3 decades. He is a senior advisor for Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service.
In 1973, Harvey pioneered the global movement against atomic reactors and is responsible for coining the term “No Nukes.”
Among his many books are the “Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America’s Epxerience with Atomic Radiation”, “George W Bush vs. the Superpower of Peace”, Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States” which Howard Zinn forwarded, and most recently “Solartopia: Our Green-Powered Earth AD 2030”.
Today's guest is Professor Dacher Keltner and he is a professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specializes in emotional and social interaction and the biology of moral perceptions. He is also the present Director of the Greater Good Science Center, a research institute at the university that investigates the neuroscience and psychological science of the inherency of positive attributes such as kindness, compassion, empathy and altruism in people. Docker was a former post-doctoral student of Dr. Paul Ekman, who has been a frequent guest on our program.
Today's guest is Professor Paul Pierson and he is professor of political science and holds the Avice Saint Chair of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. His recent focuses on American politics and the politics of economics, including several important works on the rise of the Republican Party and the erosion of American democracy which was the main theme of one of his earlier books.