June 30, 2011
Today's guest is Professor Jeff Madrick and he is an adjunct professor at The Cooper Union and a senior fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analaysis at the New School. He is a regular columnist for the New York Review of Books and a former economics columnist for the New York Times.
Jeff has written several important books detailing America’s economic crises over the decades and the gradual demise of American economic wealth. His latest book is “Age of Greed: The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present”.
June 29, 2011
Today's guest is Professor Rob Dunn and he is a professor of biology at North Carolina State University who focusing his research on the interface between various organisms, particularly humans and other species, and their relationship to disease and illness. What is novel in Prof. Dunn’s research is his openness to challenge the assumptions science makes about the roles and functions of organisms surrounding us and a willingness to state, there is much we don’t know.
Besides articles in peer-reviewed publications, Rob’s writings have appeared in Natural History, BBC Wildlife Magazine, Scientific American and National Geographic. He has received the Naitonal Outdoor Book Award for best Natural History writing and his most recent book, “The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today” goes into depth on the history within evolutionary biology to establish the long relationship between humans and other species and their effects on our health.
June 28, 2011
Today's guest is Dr. Judy Wood and she is a former professor at Clemson University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, specializing in the research of thermal stress and deformation analysis with optical imaging, biomaterial composition, and biomimicry. She is an expert in the field of interferometry, an optical method of stress analysis to determine interference patterns and their effects. She has authored over 60 peer reviewed research papers.
Dr. Wood has applied her scientific expertise, since the time of 911, to conduct what is probably the most thorough forensic study on the collapse of the world trade towers – based on over 40,000 images, video clips, volumes of witness testimonies. Her findings led her to file a federal qui tam case for science fraud against the contractors who controlled the official 911 Commission report. Her research has been published in a 500 page book, “Where Did the Towers Go?: Evidence of Directed Free-Energy Technology on 911.”
June 27, 2011
Today's guest is Taggart Siegel and he is an award winning film director who has been creating documentaries and dramatic films for the past 25 years. He is the founder of Alchemy Films, and Collective Eye, a non profit organization. His films have shown for PBS and National Geographic. Most notable was his documentary The Real Dirt on Farmer John, based on a struggle to build a new kind of farm community respecting the earth.
Taggart’s most recent film “Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Are Trying to Tell Us” which captures the plight of honeybees and biodynamic beekeepers around the world to prevent a complete agricultural collapse of humanity.
June 24, 2011
Today's guest is Professor Paul Epstein and he is a medical physician trained in tropical public health and a director at the Center for Health and the Global Environment at Harvard Medical School. He has worked extensively in Africa, Asia and Latin America and oversaw the special 8 part series on health climate change published by the Lancet journal. He works closed with the International Panel on Climate Change, the National Academy of Sciences, NASA, the UNDP, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in forecasting the health impacts of global warming and tipping points due to climate change.
He is the author of many professional papers and his most recent book “Changing Planet, Changing Health: How the Climate Crisis Threatens Our Health & What We Can Do About It ” from the University of California Press, which is perhaps the first book to outline the relationship between climate change and health for the general public.
June 23, 2011
Today's guest is Matthew Silverstone and he is a serial entrepreneur with degrees in economics and international business, who was one of Englands youngest executive film producers at the age of 22. After having had to deal with the illness of his son and observing the lack of knowledge within the medical industry to treat him, Matthew embarked on a long investigation into over a hundred years of published research into the deeper workings of vibration, electromagnetism, the influence of the sun and moon on life, the properties of water, modern technology and plant science that has been fundamentally ignored by mainstream science, especially medicine.
His years of research were published in his book, “Blinded by Science” which challenges just about everything we are conditioned to believe from conventional medicine and technological science and the media.
June 22, 2011
Today's guest is Martin Barnes and he is the Public Relations Chairperson for the Canadian organization Rethinking AIDS. In 2000, his girlfriend turned up HIV positive. It was like throwing a bomb into his life. He moved to France in 2004 and discovered Prof. Henry Bauer’s book about AIDS and realized he was a victim of the biggest medical mistake in the history of medicine. He worked with Christine Maggiore and the experts at Rethinking AIDS to write and publish the brochure THE AIDS TRAP illustrated by R. Crumb which now appears in seven languages.
June 21, 2011
Today's guest is Dr. Richard Francis and he is a freelance researcher and author focusing on the neurosciences, genetics, evolution, environmental issues and the philosophy of science. He has a doctorate in neurobiology and was a research scientist at the University of California at Berkeley and Stanford before embarking on a journalism career. He has written for the Ecotraveler’s Wildlife Guides and has published many articles for popular and peer-reviewed journals.
His recent book is “Epigenetics: The Ultimate Mystery of Inheritance” which best puts into layman terms the rising alternative view on inheritance and DNA function that challenges the conventional determinist theory of genetics that dominates much of biological and medical science today.
June 20, 2011
Today's guest is Professor Henry Giroux and he holds the Global Television Network Chair of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Ontario Canada. He was previously the Waterbury Chair Professor at Penn State University and Director of the Forum in Education and Cultural Studies.
Professor Giroux is a leader in the field known as critical and public pedagogy – a term to describe the nature of spectacle in our new media, body politic and corporate education. He is a prominent advocate of radical democracy, which opposes the powers of neoliberalism, corporatism, and religious fundamentalism that is now diminishing our population’s sense of civic virtue, free-thought and well being. He has been named among the top fifty educational thinkers of the modern Period.
Henry has authored many books, his most recent being “Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalism”.
June 17, 2011
Today's guest is Professor Francis Boyle and he is a professor of international law at the University of Illinois Law School who has a long career as anti-war activist and upholder of human rights. He has served as a consel to Bosnia and Herzegovina and was a legal advisor to thePalestinian delegation to the Middle East Peace negotiations in 1991. He laos served on the board of directors of Amnesty International, and the Council for Responsible Genetics. Prof. Boyle drafted the legislation for what became the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act in 1989 which was signed into law by the first Bush. He has been a strong opponent of the current wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and was an advocate for bringing international arrest warrants against George W Bush, Cheney and others in the Bush administration. He has recently become a leading critic of the constitutionality of the Obama White House’s argument for invading Libya.
Besides publishing many papers in law reviews, Prof. Boyle is the author of many books including “Biowarfare and Terrorism”, “Tackling America’s Toughest Questions” and most recently “The Palestinian Right to Return Under International Law".
June 16, 2011
Today's guest is Robert Parry and he 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 on domestic and foreign affairs issues including the Nicaragan contra-cocaine connection, 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, the latest being “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W Bush”.
Also, we have Dr. Michael Hudson and he is one of our nation’s important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. He is currently the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign. Dr. Hudson has served as an advisor to the White House, State and Defense departments at the Hudson Institute, in addition to the United Nations Institute where he became a specialist in global economics. Dr. Hudson has written several books and many important papers articles, including “Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of the American Empire” and “Global Fracture: The New International Economic Order”.
June 15, 2011
Today's guest is Dr. Julian Whitaker and he is one of the nation’s most prominent and respected alternative medical practitioners and a specialist in orthomolecular medicine, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and anti-aging. He has degrees from Dartmouth, Emory University School of Medicine. He is the founder of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in Newport Beach, California, which has treated over 25,000 patients with comprehensive protocols involving diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Whitaker is the author many books including “Reversing Diabetes”, “Reversing Heart Disease”, “A Guide to Natural Healing” and “The Pain Relief Breakthrough”.
June 14, 2011
Today's guest is Chris Hedges and he is one of our nation’s most insightful cultural critics and authors. For almost 20 years he was a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans for such news media as The New York Times (for 15 of those years), Christian Science Monitor and National Public Radio. While at the Times, Chris and team received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for their reportage on global terrorism. The same year he received Amnesty International’s Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.
Chris’ most recent book is “The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress” – a collection of Chris’s most insightful and timeless essays on our current political climate, the middle east, and the decline and decay of the American empire. He also writes a weekly column for the award winning political blog Truthdig.
June 13, 2011
Today's guest is Janette D. Sherman, M. D. and she is a specialist in internal medicine and toxicology. She has worked in radiation and biologic research at the University of California nuclear facility, and at the US Naval Research Laboratory at Hunter’s Point in San Francisco. From 1976-1982 Dr. Sherman served on the advisory board for the EPA Toxic Substances Control Act. She has been an adviser to the National Cancer Institute on breast cancer and to the EPA on pesticides. Currently she is Adjunct Professor at the Environmental Institute, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Research Associate and Lecturer with the Radiation and Public Health Project.
Dr. Sherman has published more than 70 articles in the scientific literature. She completed the translation and editing of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature, written by A. V. Yablokov, V. B. Nesterenko and A. V. Nesterenko, published by the New York Academy of Sciences in December 2009.
June 9, 2011
Today's guest is Vincent Bugliosi and he is one of the nation’s preeminent prosecuting attorneys and a multi-best selling author. He is best known for having prosecuted Charles Manson and the other defendants accused of the Tate-LaBianca murders. During his outstanding career as a Los Angeles county Deputy District Attorney, he has tried 106 felony cases, having lost only one and having won all the murder cases he prosecuted.
Aside from his book Helter Skelter, which detailed the Manson case, his best-selling “Outrage” unearthed the ineptitude of the prosecution and jury during the OJ Simpson trial. Other books have addressed the JFK assassination and Supreme Court decisions of Clinton vs. Jones and Bush vs. Gore, and a later book establishing the legal case for the prosecution of George W. Bush for murder.
His most recent book and perhaps most controversial is “Divinity of Doubt: The God Question” which essential puts on the stand the god of written sacred texts as well as organized religion, the ahistorial divine word of scripture, theism, intelligent design and atheism.
June 7, 2011
Today's guest is Dr. Steven Leeb and he is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Leeb Capital Management, an investment house managing large-cap growth portfolios. He is also the founder of the Leeb Group, which published extensive financial letters and has received multiple awards, including for the publications of The Complete Investor and Leeb’s Real World Investing.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Leeb has written many books on global economic trends and forecasts addressing oil and energy crises, future technologies and assets such as gold and metals. He is today considered one of the leading experts in global economics.
His most recent book is “Red Alert: How China’s Growing Prosperity Threatens the American Way of Life” which focuses in great length on the long-term strategies behind China’s present national push to be the preeminent country in renewable energy technologies.
June 6, 2011
CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
June 3, 2011
Today's guest is Dr. Amory Lovins and he is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on energy – particularly sustainable energy and renewable innovation. He is currently the Co-Founder, Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute in Aspen Colorado, Since studying at Harvard and Oxford, he has received 11 honorary doctorates from American and British universities, and has taught at the Universities of California and Colorado, at Dartmouth, Stanford and Peking University in China. Amory has been a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. He was one of the primary inventors of the ultralight hybrid cars back in the early 1990s. He has won numerous awards as a leader in environmental thought and leadership, including Time’s Hero of the Planet Award.
Dr. Lovins has written over 20 books. His 2000 book “Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution” has become a classic for describing how the global economy is dependent upon natural resources and the ecosystem and therefore challenges true sustainability.