December 30, 2011
Guest: Prof. Philip Jenkins
Prof. Philip Jenkins is the Edwin Earl Sparks Professor of History and Religious Studies at Pennsylvania State University and a distinguished senior fellow of the Institute for Studies in Religion at Baylor University. In the past he held a full professor in Criminal Justice and American Studies at Penn State.
Prof. Jenkins is highly regarded as a leading experts in global Christianity and the emergence of new religious movements. His many publications, books and articles address issues of crime and justice, the crisis of sexual crime within churches, new religious cults, and the large variety of Christianities that have existed during the course of history.
His most recent book is “Laying Down the Sword: Why We Can’t Ignore the Bible’s Violent Verses” which looks some of the most violent texts in the scriptures of Jews, Christians and Muslims and presents the many ways, pro and con, that religious people have dealt with them.
December 29, 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.
December 26, 2011
Gary hosts an in-depth discussion on the controversy of vaccines.
December 23, 2011
Guest: Christopher Vasey
Christopher Vasey is a well-known European naturopath living in Montreaux, Switzerland. During his 30 years of practice, he has had an opportunity to study with many of the world’s famous naturopathic doctors and healers and he lectures widely throughout Europe and in the US. Dr. Vasey’s work and writings, now translated into many languages, focus on the science and practice of detoxification, water therapies, pH monitoring and also more spiritual writings exploring the nature of blood and the human body.
His most recent book “The Healing Power of Fever: Your Body’s Natural Defense Against Disease” and has been published in the US by Inner Traditions
December 22, 2011
Guest: Rocky Anderson
We have joining us for today’s broadcast Ross “Rocky” Anderson who announced his candidacy to the Presidency and the launch of a new national party – the Justice Party – at the end of November.
Rocky is the former two-term mayor of Salt Lake City, serving from 2000 to 2008. He is the executive director of organization High Road for Human Rights. Prior he practiced law in Utah for 21 years and was listed in Best Lawyers in America. A former member of the Democratic Party, he left ver its evisceration of the Constitution and it having morphed as a flip side of the GOP.
Among his achievements and positions, which will have a chance to explore more thoroughly are:
· Listed by Business Week as one of the top 20 activists in th world on climate change and has received many awards from various environmental organizations
· Recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the top 10 advocates for GLPT equality
· A leading opponent of invasion of Iraq and the only US mayor who advocated for the impeachment of George Bush
· As mayor of Salt Lake City he succeeded in reducing incarceration of those convicted for minor crimes such as drug possession and rather created restorative justice programs that earned him his second World Leadership Award.
December 21, 2011
In lieu of a guest, Gary shares his newest commentary and takes your calls.
December 20, 2011
Guest: Bill McKibben
Bill MicKibben is one of the nation’s best known environmental activists and authors, whose book The End of Nature in 1989 first alerted the American public to global warming. Since then has become one of the nation’s leading environmental activists opposing fossil fuel excesses, mountain clearing for coal, the natural gas industry and other greenhouse gas technologies increasing the pace of global warming.
Bill is the creator of the 350 Organization movement, a national grassroots movement to mobilize the population to exert pressure on our elected officials to move more diligently and aggressively on global warming and the global tipping points upon us.
Bill’s last book is “Eaarth: Making A Life on a Tough New Planet” He is a resident scholar at Middlebury College and lives with his family in New England on land Robert Frost once owned.
BOOK: “Eaarth: Making A Life on a Tough New Planet”
December 19, 2011
In lieu of a guest, Gary takes your calls on capitalism, the economy, and "The 99% Challenge".
December 16, 2011
Guest: Nick Bryant
Journalist, investigative reporter Nick Bryant has been writing on the plight of disadvantaged children for over a decade. His writings have appeared in professional publications such as the Journal of Professional Ethics, the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, the Journal of Social Distress and the publication of School Health. He is the co-author of America’s Children: Triumph of Tragedy” dealt with the mental health problems of lower socioeconomic children.
His very disturbing book is “The Franklin Scandal: A Story of Powerbrokers, Child Abuse and Betrayal” that exposes a nationwide pedophile ring that pandered children to a cabal of the rich and powerful and the corruption of the Justice Department and law enforcement to crack down on it. It is perhaps one of the most suppressed crime stories in recent American history.
December 14, 2011
Guests: Andrew Kolin, Stephen Lendman, and Shaheed Buttar
Professor Andrew Kolin is professor of political science at Hilbert College in Hamburg, New York, where he specializes in American political thought, civil liberties, US foreign policy, and constitutional law. Much of his recent work has focused on the conflicts between state power and democracy and the history of the US turning into a police state.
His latest book published this year is “State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W Bush” which traces the history of American politics for sowing the seeds for a national police state from the founding of the republic to the present
Steve Lendman is an independent , progressive economist and investigative writer who consistently tackles the most critical issues in the world as soon as they emerge. He degrees from Harvard and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and has worked as a marketing research analyst for several large US corporations before focusing his attention on small business enterprises, progressive nonprofit organizations and economic and political research on finance, war and peace issues, social equity and the humanitarian crises among Palestinians and Haitians.
Steve just recently received the International Journalist award from the prestigious Club of Mexico. He is the author of the recent publication, “How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War”, and hosts The Lendman News Hour heard on the Progressive Radio Network every Thursday at 11 AM and every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM.
Shaheed 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. Shahid has a JD from Stanford Law School and formerly the chief editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
Shaheed 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, al-Jazeera, and Truthout.
December 9, 2011
Guest: Dr. James Lawrence Powell
Dr. James Lawrence Powell is the present executive director of the National Physical Science Consortium – a partnership between government, educational institutes and private industry to increase the education of students in the physical sciences. With a doctorate in Geochemistry from MIT, Dr. Powell has been a professor and has served as the former presidents of Oberlin, Franklin Marshall and Reed colleges. Over the years he has authored books on the earth sciences and climate change. His past work in education in the scientific field has earned him appointments by both Presidents Regan and the first Bush to the National Science Board.
James recent book is “The Inquisition of Climate Science” which deconstructs the pseudo science behind climate change deniers and exposes the large network of think thanks, politicians and private industries to try to influence the public and legislators into believing humans are not the cause for the global warming catastrophes ahead.
December 8, 2011
Guests: Kevin Annett and Dee Nicholson
Kevin Annett is a former minister of the United Church of Canada, who was defrocked for his pursuing investigations and research into the holocaust of native American children – which has become better known as Canada’s genocide. His publications which include “Hidden From History: The Canadian Holocause” and later “Love and Death in the Valley” have created much of storm in the Anglican Church. So much he was denied entry into England in May of this year, being held briefly in an immigration prison before being deported.
Kevin’s remarkable, well-documented research was the theme of his documentary film “Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genoscide” – which earned him Best Director award at the 2006 New York International Independent Film Festival.
Dee Nicholson is the Executive Director of the National Health Federation of Canada – the world’s oldest health freedom organization and the sole health freedom organization represented on the Codex Alimentarius commission. She has been public relations consultant and a seasoned activist for many years both in the US and Canada.
Because the Canadian health care system treats Native Americans differently than non-Indians -- for example, mandatory flu vaccinations on reservations – Dee’s organization is leader in lobbying for Native American health rights.
December 7, 2011
Guest: William Arkin
William Arkin is a political columnist and journalist for the Washington Post, which has been associated with for over a dozen years. As an expert in military policies and national security he has advised the United Nations and the US Air Force, as well as non profit organizations. In the past he has served in the Army Intelligence community. He has worked with the institute for Policy Sutdies, Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Human Rights Watch, in addition to serving as a military analyst for major media outlets such as NBC News.
His recent book, co-written with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Dana Priest, is “Top Secret America: The Rise of the New American Security State” – a culmination of many years of research and investigation into an enormous network of government agencies, private industry firms, and 850,000 individuals within this web holding top secret security clearance
December 6, 2011
Guests: Dr. William deBuys and Harvey Wasserman
Dr. William deBuys is an environmental journalist and conservationist living on a farm in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in New Mexico. His books have been widely acclaimed and have received many awards including the NY Times Notable Book of the year, a finalist for the Pulitzer in Non Fiction, the Pushcart Award and others.
William has been involved in environmental affairs for almost 3 decades, having been the director of the North Carolina Chapter of the Nature Conservancy and representative of the Conservation Fund in the Southwes. His conservation work in New Mexico earned him an award from the US Forest Service and he was appointed by President Clinton to serve as the founder of the trust overseeing the Valles Caldera National Preserve.
William’s recent book is “A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest” which took over 3 years of indepth research to reveal the American southwest as becoming one of the most endangered water-deprived regions in the history of civilization.
Harvey Wasserman 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”, and “Harvey Wasserman’s History of the United States” which Howard Zinn forwarded, and most recently “Solartopia: Our Green-Powered Earth AD 2030”
Harvey will be hosts a new program on the Progressive Radio Network Green Power and Wellness Hour – Every Tuesday afternoon starting at 2:00 pm
December 2, 2011
Guest: Dr. Nancy Banks
Dr. Nancy Banks was trained in OBYN medicine and gynecological oncology at Harvard Medical School and practiced general obstetrics and gynecology for over twenty-five years and as well pursuing practices in homeopathy and naturopathy. Dr. Banks also has an MBA in Finance and conducts cutting edge research into the history of medicine. She currently resides in Guadalajara Mexico as a medical consultant and works with the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice, a private research firm founded by Clark Baker, that investigates allegations of medical and scientific corruption by government agencies, drug makers and research centers and their dissemination of junk science.
Her “AIDS, Opium, Diamonds and Empire: The Deadly Virus of International Greed” is a meticulously researched and documented tour de force that sheds like on the history of the financial and corporate oligarchic elites’ 100 year control of the medical pharmaceutical complex, the hidden motives behind the war on drugs, the diamond industry and the globalization of the false science behind AIDS
December 1, 2011
In lieu of a guest, Gary discusses the FDA, Vaccines, and the global drugging of children.