April 30, 2012
Max Keiser is a former Wall Street stock broker who has been analyzing and reporting on markets and finance for over 25 years. He is currently a TV presenter, radio host, journalist and film director operating in Paris France. Max was the inventor of the Virtual Specialist Technology used to predict market trends by the Hollywood Stock Exchange. He is one of the most sought after financial commentators and alternative economists voicing sharp criticisms of the American government’s financial strategies, the banking cartel, and the Federal Reserve.
Max hosts the popular financial program The Keiser Report on RT television and anchors the news and analysis program On The Edge for Iran’s Press TV. Earlier he present programs on BBC World News and the al-Jazeera TV series People and Power. He is also a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post and writes a column for The Ecologist magazine.
April 27, 2012
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 includingThe Rise of Tyranny (2008); Global Censorship of Health Information (2010) and “Restore the Republic (2012)” and is the American Justice columnist for USA Today Magazine.
April 26, 2012
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
Why the world financial markets imploded – looking at the future
For many years, John Perkins was an economic hit man (EHM), a job he held to convince developing nations to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development and to guarantee that development projects were contracted to US corporations such as Halliburton and Bechtel. He was a direct participant or witness to such dramatic modern events as the Saudi Arabian Money Laundering scandal, the fall of the Shah of Iran, the assassination of Panama’s president Omar Torrijos and the Panama invasion, and other government and corporate intrigues leading to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Now with both the global and domestic financial collapses, a strengthening of the corportacracy parallel to increasing rates of unemployment, homelessness, rising illness and disease and diminishing healthcare, John is in a unique position to provide comment and analysis since he contributed to these very same events in poorer nations.
After 911, John broke his silence with the publication of his international best seller “ Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.” Since then he has been a champion of Amazonian indigenous spiritual culture and environmental movements through his Dream Change and the Pachamama Alliance projects.
John’s latest book is “Hoodwinked: Former Economic Hit Man Reveals Why the World Financial Markets Imploded—and How to Remake Them”.
April 25, 2012
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
The national debt and deficit conundrum and why it matters to us
Professor Simon Johnson is the Ronald A Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, where he specializes in financial and economic crises. He is member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisors and the FDIC Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and President of the Association for Comparative Economic Studies. From 2007 to August 2008, Prof. Johnson served as the chief economist of the IMF and the director of its research department where he focused on formulating innovative responses to the global financial crisis. Along with his co-author James Kwak at the University of Connecticut, he hosts the influential website BaselineScenario.com which keeps up on the current economic crisis. Their most recent book – “White House Burning: The Founding Fathers, Our National Debt and Why It Matters to You” comes on the heels of their acclaimed book Thirteen Bankers – considered by many economists as the most concise book on the financial meltdown. The new details the history of our national debt and deficit, which is being regarded by many commentators as perhaps the key topic during the upcoming presidential election.
Neuroscientific advances in understanding the emotional life of the brain – how we think, feel and love, and how contemplative practice can change the brain from negative emotions
Prof. Richard Davidson is the William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, and holds the directorships of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, the Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin where he has been teaching since 1984. Prof. Davidson is regarded by many as a leading pioneer in the new discipline of brain research known as Affective Neuroscience. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his research into brain imaging and analysis including a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Award, a Distinguished Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders, and theWilliam James Fellow Award from the American Psychological Society. He is the past-President of the Society for Research in Psychopathology and of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and in 2003 was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Time Magazine named Prof. Davidson as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. That is the science side of Prof. Davidson. However as a graduate student at Harvard during the mid 1970s, Richard made his first trip India to study meditation which has been a discipline he has practiced ever since. In 1992, at the insistence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he commenced to break away from standard brain research protocol, which had focused solely on mapping negative brain function such as in depression, stress and psychotic conditions, and instead focused on brain function of the positive emotions such as compassion, kindness, and happiness. After studying many of the most advanced meditators from India, Nepal and Bhutan who were brought to his university’s brain imaging laboratory, Prof. Davidson discovered evidence for the brain’s neuroplasticity enabling us to change our brains to become more resilient, attentive and aware that benefits both physical health and our emotional lives.
His research and hypothesis of Emotional Styles are presented in his most recent book, co-authored with Sharon Begley who has been a guest on this program in the past – “The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How Its Unique Patterns Affect the Way You Think, Feel and Live, and How You Can Change Them.”
April 24, 2012
Mathew Barrett Gross is accredited with having rewritten the rules of presidential politics while serving as the director of Internet Communications for Howard Dean’s groundbreaking 2003–2004 presidential campaign. Highly regarded as a new media strategist, Mat has consulted for numerous political campaigns, advocacy organizations, and global non-governmental organizations. He has profiled in the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and Fast Company.
Mat is the co-author with his wife Mel Gilles of a recent book that has sparked appraise from some of our more important environmental advocates such as Derrick Jensen and Bill McKibben. The book is “The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America” – which explores how such beliefs, both religious and secular have come to dominate the politics, economics and culture of America and prevent us from clearly taking the appropriate action towards real, objective challenges and threats such as climate change, peak oil and the disintegration of a cohesive society.
April 23, 2012
Commentary from Chris Hedges, the Globalization of Hollow Politics
Why we should pay attention to Spain's potential collapse
Earthquakes of historic importance on the west coast
We are at a full gallop into totalitarianism
and more …
April 20, 2012
Omega 3 fatty acids, green vegetables and cancer, the latest on why we should not be consuming fluoride, how the class war is destroying American lives, and more.
April 19, 2012
Richard Louv is a journalist and the founding chairman of the Children and Nature Network, a organization devoted to creating movement to connect children to the natural world. He is also an honorary chairman of Canada's national Children and Nature Alliance. He is perhaps best known for coining the term Nature Deficit Disorder through his book The Last Child in the Woods, which has now been translated into ten languages and has spearheaded a shift in consciousness in how children are being raised. He has received many awards including the Audubon Medal.
In the past Richard was a columnist for The San Diego Union-Tribune for 27 years and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times of London, and other major publications
His newest book is “The Nature Principle: Reconnecting with Life in a Virtual Age” which expores Nature Deficit Disorder’s affects on adults and our society at large, while also offering a new future vision for re-immersing ourselves in nature to bring an end to this condition.
April 18, 2012
Soldiers committing suicide, four creepy ways Big Pharma peddles its drugs, how wealth reduces compassion, five reasons why the very rich have not earned their money, how psychiatry stigmatizes depression sufferers, and more.
April 17, 2012
Martha Rosenberg is an investigative health reporter, commentator and an editorial cartoonist who has written extensively on the dangers of industrial food and pharmaceutical drugs, devious practices by the Big Drug Makers, pharma advertizing, dangers of antibiotics and FDA incompetence in drug oversight for efficacy and safety. She is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Providence Journal and the Chicago Tribune.
Martha has recently published her first book, “Born with a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp the Public Health” which includes many interviews with physicians, researchers and insiders willing to come forward to speak about the devious practices of the drug and food industrial complexes.
April 16, 2012
Health Updates: salt; exercise & cancer; drastic changes required from all of us to curb greenhouse gases; thoughts on the documentary “Fresh”- why its important for vegetarians; pthalates in cosmetics, plastics; brominated vegetable oil (BVO) an emulsifier used in citrus-flavored soft drinks- how safe is it?; nuts.
Commentaries: “First They Come For the Muslims” [Chris Hedges 16Apr12 www.truthdig.com] “Feeding Death Squads?” UN’s World Food Program in Ethiopia [Thomas Mountain 17Apr12 www.counterpunch.com] “Jailing Americans for Profit: The Rise of the Prison Industrial Complex” [John W Whitehead 10Apr12 www.huffingtonpost.com]
Commentary Clips: Americans are NOT stupid!?; George Carlin: America can’t be fixed.
April 13, 2012
Health Updates: benefits of vitamin C; dangers of teen drinking.
Commentary Clips: George Carlin- America loves to eat;FDA advises; how Bills are made.
E-mail: how our tax dollars are spent.
Bruce Gagnon is the co-founder & coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space – an international grassroots organization trying to build international agreement to protect space from warfare and nuclear contamination. After serving during the Vietnam era, Bruce has been a leading peace and anti-arms activist; he is the author of “Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire”. www.Space4Peace.org Discussing America’s push for a new Cold War with Russia & now China; our agenda for a missile defense system surrounding Russia & China.
April 12, 2012
Health Updates: benefits of fruits & veggies; ecosystems changing worldwide due to global warming; chicken, E coli contamination; whole foods boost mood; risks of disrupted sleep; 5 food meds to save your life; ADA funding fact sheet.
Commentaries: “The Real Invisible Hand: George Orwell, and Why We Got JOBs not Jobs” [John Atcheson 12Apr12 www.commondreams.org];
“Media Madness: Promoting Society's Worst, Ignoring Its Best” [Ralph Nader 12Apr12 www.commondreams.org]
E-mail: government waste in the NIH.
Charlene Spretnak is an internationally recognized post modern visionary and author’ among the first wave of originators of what is now commonly known as “eco-feminism” and feminine spirituality. She recently retired as a professor of women’s spirituality at the California Institute for Integral Studies. Her most recent book is “Relational Reality: New Discoveries of Interrelatedness that are Transforming the Modern World”. Discussing “Relational Shift”- a turn of consciousness towards higher values and progressive action that is urgently needed to stave off the energies controlling the political and corporate agenda of greed and self service.
April 11, 2012
Health Updates: statin drugs; oregano oil; homeopathy reverses vaccine damage in infant; stress & inflammation.
Issues: the White House turns its back on homeless Vets; the BP Gulf disaster continues- tar balls washing to shore may contain deadly bacteria.
Conversations With Remarkable Minds
Professor Amit Goswami is a theoretical nuclear physicist and a professor emeritus at the University of Oregon’s Institute for Theoretical Physics. He is a self-styled multidisciplinary quantum scientist, who applies the principles of physics to multiple research areas: the history of paradigm shifts, the New Biology and genetics, psychology and medicine and the healing arts. His latest book is “God is not Dead” A discussion of Quantum Activism- applying the insights of quantum physics to understanding the clash of paradigms, and aligning our thoughts to constructive positive change.
April 10, 2012
Health Updates: creating a healthy vegan diet, healthy lifestyle; soy benefits.
Commentary: Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us [Bill Quigley 9Apr12 www.commondreams.org] “Privacy is eroding fast as technology offers government increasing ways to track and spy on citizens.”
Environment Update: radioactive mushrooms in Japan; peak civilization, collapse of food economy; record breaking temperatures in March.
Dr. Elizabeth Ben-Ishai is the campaign coordinator for Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert project and a senior researcher for Public Citizen, a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization in Washington DC. She is the author of “Fostering Autonomy: A Theory of Citizenship, the State and Social Service Delivery” Discussing corporate infant formula advertizing and promotion to undermine the health benefits of breastfeeding.
CALL TO ACTION: Keep Infant Formula Marketing Out of Healthcare Facilities
TO SIGN PETITION: www.citizen.org/infant-formula
April 9, 2012
Health Updates: kratom; fermented foods; avoid anti-psychotic meds during pregnancy; Omega3 Fatty Acids; natural alternative to anti-clotting meds.
Commentaries on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Obama’s Top 50 Accomplishments: 1. Passed Health Care Reform: After five presidents over a century failed to create universal health insurance, signed the Affordable Care Act (2010). It will cover 32 million uninsured Americans beginning in 2014 and mandates a suite of experimental measures to cut health care cost growth, the number one cause of America’s long-term fiscal problems.
The Real Health Care Debate [Chris Hedges 9Apr12 www.truthdig.com]
“The debate surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act illustrates the impoverishment of our political life. Here is a law that had its origin in the right-wing Heritage Foundation, was first put into practice in 2006 in Massachusetts by then-Gov. Mitt Romney and was solidified into federal law after corporate lobbyists wrote legislation with more than 2,000 pages.”
Dr. Doug Rokke is an expert in depleted uranium and its health risks; he is a retired Major who was the US Army's Depleted Uranium Project Director in the mid-90s, and developed the congressionally mandated education and training materials for dealing with depleted uranium incidents. Due to his outspoken concerns and warnings over horrible health risks of depleted uranium use in the military, he has been subject to ongoing retaliation by the Department of Defense who have for years denied any adverse health and environmental effects from uranium weapons. Post war deaths of Vets from the Gulf Wars.
April 6, 2012
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
Prof. Elaine Pagels has earned international acclaim for her scholarship and writing on the early history of Christianity; texts that did not support the institutionalization of an emerging Christian Church were marginalized and condemned leading to increasing corruption and lack of religious tolerance. She holds the Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion seat at Princeton University where she has taught since 1982. Her most recent books is “Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelations.”
A look at the controversies behind the Bible’s Book of Revelations and its effects on the religious and social values and politics over the centuries
Environment Update: all recent earthquakes are manmade.
Issues: wire tapping, search & storage of data on persons not suspected of terrorism; significant cuts in public spending, increased spending on too big to fail institutions & corporations; new rules outlaw the homeless & those who help them.
Calls- listeners respond to today’s issues.
April 5, 2012
Watch out what you eat, it could be killing you slowly and sweetly.
Data mining and pending legislation you may not be aware of.
The latest on the environment, and much more.
April 4, 2012
Douglas Wissing is a historian, political scientist and an award winning investigative journalist who has traveled the world to uncover stories that rarely reach public ears. He has uncovered stories on Washington insiders, Hong Kong plutocrats, and traveled with Tibetan bandits and rebels opposing Chinese occupation of Tibet.
Douglas’ articles and perspectives have been published in the New York times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Salon.com and aired on BBC and NPR networks.
His most recent of his six books is “Funding the Enemy: How US Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban” which covers wide reporting while embedded and traveling independently in Afghanistan.
April 3, 2012
Dr Ross Jackson is an expert in international finance and operations research and has long been an innovative leader in both the business and NGO worlds. He is a sharp critic of the existing economic paradigm and international institutional structure driving western globalization. He is the founder of Global Ecovillage Network – a world wide network of towns & communities who are developing new modes of living based on sustainable technologies, organic farming, future industries, eco-architecture & energy self-sufficiency. “Occupy World Street: A Global Roadmap for Radical Economic and Political Reform.” www.occupyworldstreet.org
Jeffrey Smith address citizens of Connecticut in support of the state’s GMO Labeling Bill
April 2, 2012
An empowerment hour, with commentary based on input Chris Hedges and Thomas Frank. Plus, the good news about sugar: it's all bad -- with a relevant clip from Jeffrey Smith.