What a high-fat diet can do, good information on red grapes and red wine, and in-depth on reversing the chances of a stroke. Plus, new information on the effects of chemotherapy. Then, addressing the Millennials (18-35 age group) and their stress levels. Also a conversation on our political disconnect with the Pentagon and the resulting crisis in national security with $3 trillion to private contractors, with ex-CIA analyst Professor Melvin Goodman.
The latest in health and healing including: Alzheimer's and statin drugs, oregano, peanut allergies, and green tea. Then, an environmental issue: A major truthout study on impending drought. A commentary on the Obama Era and liberal fascism from counterpunch. And more!
A new look at UFO research .. what is its status.. what can be confirmed and is the government trying to cover it up or expose it gradually? With Len Kasten.
Len Kasten has been involved in investigating UFO phenomena since the mid-1960s, when he joined the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena, then the country’s most prestigious organization researching UFO reports and exposing them to the press. It was after graduating from Cornell and during his service in US Air Force Aviation program that Len had his first UFO encounter. Later he was the editor for several early New Age publications including Metamorphosis Magazine and Horizons Magazine and he had participated in the public protests at the Government Accounting Office for the release of the Roswell files. Since then he has become leading researcher in UFOology, a frequent contributor to Atlantis Rising magazine, and the current president of the American Philosopher Society. He is the author of “The Secret History of Extraterrestrials” that provides a wonderful overview of many historical encounters with extraterrestrial phenomena and also what the US has gained and learned from ET technology.
The spiritual condition of our nation and world and the need for a sacred activism to bring positive change
Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and author of over thirty books. He is the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization dedicated to inspiring people to become more involved in challenging our global crises and to commit themselves to peace and sustainability.
Andrew was born in India, studied at Oxford University where he was a fellow at All Soul’s College, and has taught at Oxford, Cornell, the California Institute for Integral Studies and other institutions over the years. He is perhaps best known for having explored all the different religions in depth, particularly Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism and Sufism, and interpreting them in a passionate manner that preserves their meaning and significance for our own time.
He received many awards for his writings including the Benjamin Franklin Award. His most recent book is “Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action” and before that “The Hope: A Guide To Sacred Activism” which won the Nautilus Silver Award for Social Change.
Wenonah Hauter is the Executive Director of Food and Water Watch, a non profit organization based in Washingtyon DC campaigning for clean health food, safe water and sustainable uses thereof. In addition to being one of the nation’s leading health food advocates, she also owns and operates and organic farm in the Virginia mountains. Prior to taking charge of Food and Water Watch, Wenonah had served as the Director of Public Citizen’s Energy and Environmental Program, was the environmental policy director of Citizen Action, and was a senior organizer for Union of Concerned Scientists.
Her recent book – “Foodopoly: The Battle Over the Future of Food and Farming in America” – looks at the consequences of big corporate consolidation and monopolizing our food system.
The corruption behind Penny Prtizker as Obama’s choice for Secretary of Commerce with Greg Palast. Obama’s flaws in addressing climate change and the push for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline with Daniel Kesslier.
Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist, with the BBC and the British newspaper The Guardian, who has been called by the Tribune in the UK “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” He has won many awards including from the Financial Times, the National Press Club and the George Orwell Courage in Journalism.
Daniel Kesslier is the media campaigner at the headquarters of 350.org and one of the primary organizers for the large rally at the National Mall in Washington DC, scheduled this Sunday, February 17 at noon, to voice opposition to Obama’s negligence in taking a lead to fight climate change and his support for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The globalization of NATO - how it has morphed since the Cold War into a global threat to peace and stability, with Prof. Mahdi Nazemroaya
Prof Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya is an award winning author and scholar, a sociologist and a geopolitical analyst, specializing on the Middle East and Central Asia. He is a Research Associate at the Centre for Research on Globalization in Montreal, a contributor at the Strategic Cultural Foundation in Moscow and Voltaire Net, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of Geopolitica in Italy. During the Arab Spring, Mah-dee reported from North Africa -- particularly in Libya during the NATO bombing -- providing dispatches to Global Research and Pacifica’s program Flashpoint. He is the author of “The Globalization of NATO” which has been hailed by multilateral leaders and foreign government ministers as a tout de force on the expansion of NATO and its threat to peace and global security.
How to live a longer life, surviving strokes, mammograms and the harm they can do, lowering breast cancer risk, and 5 top superfoods. Then, public health issues: a new kind of prescription drug FDA approved which you won't believe. Then a commentary on the DSM, the psychiatric diagnostic bible. And more!
A look at the future of religion and the coming of an interspiritual age, with Dr. Kurt Johnson. And, a NEWSMAKER: Commentary on the Senate hearings on John Brennan to head the CIA with Shahid Buttar.
Dr. Kurt Johnson has lived a dual life both as a Christian monk who has been immersed in comparative religion and also as a scientist – an entomologist (specializing in butterflies) and evolutionary biologist. For over two decades with the Museum of Natural History, Kurt published over 200 science papers and several books. IN his spiritual life, he has been ordained both in the Anglican Order of the Holy Cross and in the Hindu Advaitic (Add-vay-tick) and was close associate of the remarkable Catholic monk Brother Wayne Teasdale, who is accredited with the development of interspiritual discourse between religions. Together Kurt and others founded the Interspiritual Dialogue in Action, an international association for sharing contemplative and mystical experience across religions.
His recent book, co-authored with David Ord, is “The Coming Interspiritual Age”, which is quickly turning into a classic text for putting spirituality and mystical experience, science of consciousness, globalization into our present historical moment and to look at how spirituality might change in the future and what role it could play in people’s lives.
Shahid 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. He received his JD degree from Stanford Law School and formerly was the chief editor of the Stanford Environmental Law Journal.
Shahid 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, USA Today al-Jazeera, Truthout.
Shaheed attended yesterday’s Senate questioning of John Brennan – President Obama’s nomination to head up the CIA.
The role of hedge funds in the creation of economic bubbles, collapse, cost pricing/fixing for Americans basic needs, with Les Leopold.
Les Leopold is the co-founder and director of two nonprofit educational organizations: The Labor Institute and the Public Health Institute. He also helped to create the Blue-Green Alliance, and organization that merges labor unions with environmental concerns, such as the Sierra Club.
Ralph Nader listed Les’s award-winning book, “The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor” on his recommended top 10 read list. His recent book “How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth” is a superb evaluation and explanation into how hedging operates and how this casino financing wrecked the economy.
Gary discusses what you get when you get a tattoo, the importance of berries, the effects of massage, elevated glucose levels. Then, commentary with Chris Hedges, and a resolution against drones. Then, the resignation statement of Steven Chu.
Update on the lawsuit against Obama and the NDAA provision on arrest and detention of Americans with Carl Mayer. A commentary on the decline of Detroit. Then, a look at vaccine ingredients we rarely hear much about with Catherine Frompovich.