August 31, 2011
Guests: Lawrence Joseph and Kevin Kamps
Lawrence Joseph is a seasoned investigative journalist who has been writing on science, nature, politics and business for over 25 years for such publications as the New York Times, Discover, Huffington and others. During the past several years Larry has been conducting in depth research into the 2012 phenomenon – but beyond religious speculation and prophesy, and instead what solar physics, astronomical phenomenon and global warming are telling us.
His most recent book, “Aftermath: A Guide to Preparing for and Surviving Apocalypse 2012” explores many of the scientifically founded crises such as solar activity, energy, polar cap melts, climate change and agriculture we are now facing.
Kevin Kamps the specialist in Radioactive Waste Storage and nuclear facility operations for Beyond Nuclear, a non profit organization opposing nuclear power and weapons and advocating for safeguarding our future. For years he was a leader opposing the nuclear industry’s efforts to dump radioactive waste in Yucca Mountain Nevada and to challenge federal subsidies for new reactors and nuclear waste projects. He has traveled to Chernobyl which resulted in his founding a chapter of the International Chernobyl Children’s Project and continues to network with anti-nuclear groups across the nation protesting the relicensing of old decaying reactors and efforts to shut existing ones down. He is among the experts that appear in Knocking on the Devil’s Door.
August 30, 2011
Guest: Senator Mike Gravel
Senator Mike Gravel served as the democratic US Senator for Alaska between 1969 to 1981, having served on committees of Finance, Interior, Environment, chairing the energy committee and participating in the subcommittees addressing environmental pollution. In the early 1950s he was a special agent in the Army’s Counter Intelligence Corps. Sen. Gravel is perhaps best known for publishing the Pentagon Papers which led to the litigation of Gravel versus the US resulting in a landmark Supreme Court decision.
He is now spearheading a new organizational campaign -- the Citizens 911 Commission Campaign – that would put on state ballots an initiative that would authorize a new investigation into the 911 events and that would be vested with grand jury powers.
August 29, 2011
Guest: Ellen Brown
Ellen Brown is an economist and attorney who is now the President and Chairman of the Public Banking Institute – a non profit economic venture to find viable, sustainable solutions to America’s banking crises by promoting people-owned state and community banks. She has written extensively about the private financial cartels and the Federal Reserve. Her book, “Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System and How We Can Break Free” analyses in depth how Wall Street and its hold on Washington control money for their self-interests. Ellen runs the WebOfDebt.com blog, which has her articles about the financial crisis, Administration’s handling of it, as well as new banking models for protecting the public.
August 26, 2011
Guest: Professor Joel Bakan
Prof. Joel Bakan is a lawyer and professor of constitutional and economic law and an internationally recognized legal scholar at the University of British Columbia. He was a Rhodes scholar and has law degrees from Oxford, Dalhousie and Harvard universities.
Joel was the author of the best selling book that turned into a documentary, “The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power,” which won 23 international awards, including the Sundance Cinema-Documentary Award. Following up on epidemic of corporate dysfunction, his new “Childhood Under Seige: How Big Business Targets Children” investigates the widespread exploitation of children by profit-seeking firms and our government’s and society’s failure to protect them.
August 25, 2011
Guest: Susan Lindauer
Susan Lindauer is a former U.S. Intelligence Asset who covered anti-terrorism at the Iraqi Embassy in New York from 1996 up to the invasion. Independent sources have confirmed that she gave advance warning about the 9/11 attack. She also started talks for the Lockerbie Trial with Libyan diplomats. Shortly after requesting to testify before Congress about successful elements of Pre-War Intelligence, Susan became one of the first non-Arab Americans arrested on the Patriot Act as an “Iraqi Agent.” She was accused of warning her second cousin, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card and Secretary of State Colin Powell that War with Iraq would have catastrophic consequences. Gratis of the Patriot Act, her indictment was loaded with “secret charges” and “secret evidence.” She was subjected to one year in prison on Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas without a trial or hearing, and threatened with indefinite detention and forcible drugging to shut her up. After five years of indictment without a conviction or guilty plea, the Justice Department dismissed all charges five days before President Obama’s inauguration.
She is the author of a recent book “Extreme Prejudice: The Terrifying Story of the Patriot Act and the Cover Ups of 911 and Iraq”
August 24, 2011
Guest: Professor Thomas Naylor
Professor Thomas Naylor is one of the country’s most independent-thinking economists. He is a professor emeritus of economics at Duke University where he has taught since 1964, and is the founder of the Second Vermont Republic -- a nonviolent citizen’s network and think tank advocating for the breakup of mega-nations such as the US, Russia and China. The Republic calls for the creation of small, democratic, affluent, socially responsible nations with a high degree of environmental integrity such as Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. This year Time magazine named the Second Vermont Republic among the world’s top 10 aspiring nations, along with Scotland, Quebec and Kurdistan.
Prof. Naylor has written numerous articles in academic and popular publications, including the New York TImes, Christian Science Monitor and The Nation. Among his many books is “Affluenza: The All Consuming Epidemic” (which deals with the illness of over consumption and co-written with John de Graaf who was interviewed and filmed for our forthcoming documentary on poverty in America) and his book “Secession: How Vermont and All Other States Can Save Themselves from Empire”
August 23, 2011
Guest: Dr. Nassir Ghaemi
Dr. Nassir Ghaemi is a professor of psychiatry, specializing in depression-related disorders, at Tufts University Medical School. He is director of the Mood Disorders program at Tuft’s Boston Medical Center and also serves on the faculty of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Ghaemi has published over 100 scientific articles and written or edited several books. In addition to being a certified psychiatrist, he holds master degrees in philosophy and public health.
His recent book is “A First Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness”, a controversial eye-opener into the mental states of many of history’s most important leaders, including Lincoln, Roosevelt, Churchill, Hitler, Gandhi, Kennedy and others and addresses the question into why certain leaders succeed and others fail in times of peace and during times of chaos and conflict.
August 22, 2011
Guest: David DeGraw
David DeGraw is a economic and political journalist and founding editor of the commentary blogsite Amped Status.com. He is also the present Editorial Director for the Media Channel, which is connected with the Progressive Radio Network host Danny Schechter.
David has been a marketing and business development consultant and has written a series of invaluable investigative articles that address the influence of the world’s economic power elite upon the citizenry and democratic principles of the American population which has appeared on his website and on Global Research in Canada. His series of articles “The Economic Elite versus The People of the United States” presents the social climate America is facing.
David just completed a new book “The Road to World War III: The Global BAnking Cartel Has One Card Left to Play”
August 19, 2011
Guests: Jonathan Emord and Gretchen DuBeau
Jonathan Emord is one of the nation’s leading free speech attorneys who has remarkably defeated the Food and Drug Administration in federal court more than any other American attorney, earning him the title, “FDA Dragon Slayer.” In 2007 he received the Cancer Control Society’s Humanitarian Award for “winning and preserving our great civil rights to life, to liberty, and to health freedoms.” Jonathan is the Chair of the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists and a member of the Governing Council of the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology. Formerly an attorney in the Reagan Administration’s Federal Communications Commission, Emord has practiced constitutional and administrative law in Washington, D.C. for the past twenty-five years. He is routinely consulted by industry, Congress, and the media on regulatory issues that affect health freedom. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books including The Ultimate Price (2007); The Rise of Tyranny (2008); and Global Censorship of Health Information (2010).
Gretchen DuBeau is the Executive and Legal Director of the Alliance for Natural Health International in Washington DC, where she heads US health policy issues. The Alliance is an international organization dedicated to promoting sustainable health, health freedom choice, and protection to natural health care practitioners through good science and law. She is an attorney who has practiced environmental law. Gretchen is also the Executive Director of the Praktikos Institute, the Political Activities Chair for the Integrative Medicine Consortium and a Board Advisor for the International College for Integrative Medicine.
August 18, 2011
Guest: Robert Whitaker
Robert Whitaker is a journalist covering medicine and science who has received numerous awards, including the George Polk Award and the National Association of Science’s Writers’ Award. Earlier Robert was a director of publications at Harvard Medical School and was a co-founder of Center Watch, a publishing house covering clinical trials in the pharmaceutical industry. For the past dozen years, Robert has been writing on the psychiatric industry. His latest book, which has just been released in paperback – “Anatomy of an Epidemic” takes a hard look at the damage caused by psychiatric drugs and received the Investigative Reporters and Editors award for best investigative journalism in 2010.
August 17, 2011
Guest: Christopher Hellman
Christopher Hellman is a Senior Research Analyst at the National Priorities Project, a nonprofit organization with a mission to make the complexities of the federal budget more transparent and accessible to American citizens for the purpose of strengthening an informed and engaged society. Earlier, Christopher was a Military Policy Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation where he specialized in national security and military planning and spending, weapons systems, defense industry trends and homeland security. He has also been analyst for the Center for Defense Information and Physicians for Social Responsibility and severed as a congressional staffer on national security issues on Capitol Hill for ten years..
As a journalist, Christopher is a frequent contributor to progressive outlets such as TomsDispatch, Counterpunch and the Huffington Post.
August 16, 2011
Guest: Dr. Michael Hudson
Dr. Michael Hudson 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”
August 15, 2011
Guest: Gerald Celente
Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute and its Trends Journal in 1980 and has since been one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters. His work covers over 300 fields including business and finance, politics, the environment, society and technology.
Gerald’s insights have been sought for by major networks, PBS and BBC, Russian TV, and publications such as the Economist and major newspapers.
August 12, 2011
Richard Gage is a San Francisco based architect specializing in large building construction of fire-proofed steel framed structures and has worked in the industry for over 20 years. He is a founding member of the organization Architects and Engineers for 911Truth, an independent organization of approximately 700 architects and engineers who have conducted their own investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, a likely cause based on the evidence they have gathered, and who now present the largest science-based challenge to the official 911 Commission report.
Richard is also a primary featured expert in a new documentary premiering on September 1st in theaters: “911 Explosive Evidence: Experts Speak Out”, which includes 50 whistleblowing experts who cite evidence of controlled demolition of the WTC on 911.
August 11, 2011
Guest: Derrick Jensen
Derrick Jensen has become one of the nation’s leading voices of cultural and environmental dissent, who writes on how civilization is devastating the environment and the natural world, and our society’s denial of that fact. In 2008, Utne Reader listed Derrick as one of the 50 visionaries changing the world. His many books have explored the nature of humanity’s postmodern pathology and its roots: the interrelationship between hate and economics, genocide, corporate malfeasance, and the on-going neglect of the environmental crisis that is destroying the planet.
In sharp contrast to environmental optimists who believe working within the corportacracy will offset the tenuous planetary balance threatened by climate change, Derrick advocates a “dismantling of civilization” which can include radical dissent as well as imparting wisdom to our children.
He has received many awards for his writings, including the two “Endgame” volumes, His most recent book “Dreams” is a thorough critique against the fundamentalist Christian legalist morality and materialist scientism that define western civilization and reinforce its disregard and violence against nature.
August 10, 2011
Guests: Dr. Dean Baker and Professor Pte Navarro
Dr. Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He is frequently cited in economics reporting in major media outlets, including the New York Times,Washington Post, CNN, CNBC, and National Public Radio. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian Unlimited (UK), and his blog, Beat the Press, features commentary on economic reporting. In the past, Dean was a senior economist for the Economic Policy Institute and a professor at Bucknell University. He has also served as a consultant for the World Bank, the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and the OECD’s Trade Union Advisory Council.
Dean has written several books, his latest being False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Energy, which chronicles the failure of top regulators and our political system that led to trillions of dollars loss in wealth, housing and our current recession.
Prof. Peter Navarro is a professor of economics and public policy at the University of California at Irvine. He has received his doctorate in economics from Harvard, and has worked as a policy analyst for the Department of Energy and taught at several universities.
His recent research has been to investigate the increasing role of China’s domination in the global economy and its trends as a rising military and technological powerhouse. His research has recently been published in a new book –“Death By China: Confronting the Dragon” which defines much of the darker side of China’s global strategic directions that are not be covered by the corporate media and our politicians.
August 9, 2011
Guests: Professor James Galbraith and Eric Walberg
Professor James Galbraith is a distinguished professor and Chair of Government and Business Relations at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin. He is the son of renowned economist John Kenneth Galbraith. James is the Chair of the international organization Economists for Peace and Security and a Senior Scholar of the Levy Economics Institute. In the early 80s, he served on the Congressional staff as the Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee.
Prof. Galbraith has written many critical and controversial books challenging the nation’s predominant economic policy legislation and the paradigm from which it is based. His latest book is, “The Predatory State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too” which targets the liberal economic policies being espoused by both parties for being bankrupt in theory and principle.
Eric Walberg is a Canadian journalist and scholar who is known internationally for his in-depth investigations into the socio-politics of the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. He has lived in the former Soviet Union, modern Russia and Uzbekistan as a United Nations advisor, translator and lecturer. Eric is currently a journalist for Cairo’s foremost newspaper Al-Ahram, and a frequent contributor to progressive sites such as Global Research, Counterpunch, and Dissident Voice.
He has written numerous books on world geo-politics. His most recent is “Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games” which thoroughly documents the American-Israel alliance for dominance in the Middle East and Central Asia
August 5, 2011
Guests: Lisa Graves and Isabeau Doucet
Lisa Graves is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, the publisher of PR Watch, SourceWatch, and BanksterUSA. She previously served as a senior advisor in all three branches of the federal government, as a leading strategist on civil liberties advocacy, and as an adjunct law professor at one of the top law schools in the country. Her former leadership posts include: a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice, Chief Counsel for Nominations for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senior Legislative Strategist for the American Civil Liberties Union (on national security and surveillance policies). Lisa has testified as an expert witness before both the Senate and House and has frequently appeared as an expert across the different radio and television net works.
The Center for Media and Democracy recently obtained documents outlining about 800 bills, vetted and approved by major corporations along with Republican officials, who comprise the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC. It has been discovered that these bills are designed to rewrite state laws and target just about every area of American life – from education, union and worker rights, civil liberties, corporate oversight, health care, utilities, taxation – all which favor greater independence for the corporate regime and their domination over the privatization of people’s lives.
Isabeau Doucet is a freelance journalist based in Port-au-Prince Haiti and a free lance producer for Al Jazeera English. She has been regularly investigating the humanitarian conditions in the camps and the political and international reconstruction processes underway in Haiti since the catastrophic earthquake. Aside from reporting and publishing for the Christian Science Monitor, The Nation, Radio France International and Haiti Liberte, Isabeau is also a graduate student in anthropology at the University of London.
August 4, 2011
Guest: Professor Karl Grossman
Prof. Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism and communications at SUNY College in Old Westbury Long Island where he has taught investigative reporting for over 30 years. He is one of the nation's most prolific investigative writers on 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", and Karl is prominently featured in our new documentary "Knocking on the Devil's Door".
August 3, 2011
Guest: Prof. Devra Davis
Prof. Devra Davis is a renowned environmental health expert and founder of the Environmental Health Trust in Washington DC. A former professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute where she headed the world’s first Center on Environmental Oncology, she is now a visiting professor at Harvard and Georgetown universities. Prof. Davis has held multiple advisory positions on national and international agencies, including the World Health Organization. In addition to her many awards for indepth research on environmental health and cancer, she has authored over 170 scientific publications and several books including her most recent “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation and What the Industry has Done to Hide It” -- a thorough investigation into the health risks of cell phone and like technologies and the story of the telecommunication industry’s attempt to cover up the science.
August 2, 2011
Guest: Dr. Judy Wood
Dr. Judy Wood 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.”
August 1, 2011
Guest: Dr. Len Saputo
Dr. Len Saputo is a board certified physician in internal medicine and the Founder and Medical Director of Health Medicine Foundation in California, a nonprofit education foundation of integral healthcare providers and community leaders dedicated to a holistic vision of wellness. He has been practicing since 1965 after graduating from Duke University’s medical school.
Dr. Saputo is a renowned expert in photonic stimulation therapy for a wide range of diseases and detoxification. He is also an expert in sports medicine and has twice been ranked as the number one senior tennis player in the world by the International Tennis Federation.
He has co-authored several books on natural wellness health, his most recent being “A Return to Healing: Radical Health Care Reform and the Future of Medicine” which is a detailed critique of the dominant conventional medical establishment and paradigm, how it is a dismal failure, and what an integral approach to healing can provide to make it more humane, healthy and sustainable.