June 30, 2014
Conversations with Remarkable Minds
The Potential for a Left-Right Alliance to challenge the Duopoly in Washington
Ralph Nader is one of the most influential Americans of the past several decades. He is directly responsible for many of our most important bills that have provided protection to consumers against the onslaughts of corporate short-term profits and the Friedmanite free market, unregulated capitalism. landmark acts for Freedom of Information, Clean Water, Clean Air, Whistleblower Protection, Wholesome Food, and others that have been enacted by Congress and implemented.
A graduate of Princeton and Harvard universities, Ralph has been a presidential candidate for five elections, building his platform on consumer rights, humanitarian and civil rights efforts, environmental sanity, and democratic government.
Ralph’s most recent book “Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State” that outlines a new progressive path for a sustainable future and to take control back from the Corporate regime in Washington. His website is Nader.org
June 27, 2014
The Department of Defense climate change warnings vs. the US government – US’s failed leadership in global warming
Steve Horn is a Research Fellow at DeSmogBlog, which has now become the world’s most accurate source for fact-based information regarding global warming, climate change and as a journalist watchdog on climate change misinformation campaigns. It was named by Time Magazine as one of the 25 best blogs of 2011. Steve studied law, political science and journalism at the University of Wisconsin, and his investigative reports and writings have appeared on Al Jazeera, the Guardian, The Nation, Truth Out, Alternet, Global Research and other alternative news sites. The website is DeSmogBlog.com
June 26, 2014
Recent outbreaks of infectious disease and the high rate among those vaccinated
Barbara Loe Fisher is the president of the National Vaccine Information Center, an organization she co-founded in 1982 to provide public information and initiate consumer advocacy for vaccine safety and policy reforms and the freedom to choose to vaccinate or not. She has written several important books on vaccines and vaccine policies, and was featured in the award winning documentary The Greater Good. In 1986, she had worked with Congress to assure there were vaccine safety provisions in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and is a member of the Consumer’s United for Evidence-Based Healthcare and the Cochrane Collaboration. Barbara has written for numerous publications and has a blog at VaccineAwakening.blogspot.com Her organizations new guide for reforming Vaccinate policy and law is available as free download on their website -- NVIC.org
June 24, 2014
Bad cholesterol can contribute to the spread of cancer, and fish oil reduces blood pressure? And much more health and healing news, plus an in-depth public health section, and the complete history of Monsanto.
June 20, 2014
The health benefits of collard greens, nuts increasing cognitive scores, and mushrooms fighting cancer. Then, a public health segment on painkiller deaths. From the environmental segment, free trade? Forget about it. Plus additional commentaries!
June 19, 2014
The untold story and history of how the US helped create the state of Israel and why the US is stuck in a quagmire with the Israeli lobby
Alison Weir is a journalist, author, civil rights and peace activist, and the president of the Council for the National Interest. She is also the founder of the organization If Americans Knew, which analyses and reports on US media coverage of Israel-Palestine. She has has presented at briefings before Congress on the US and the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, and has lectured widely at numerous universities including Harvard, Columbia, Stanford, Yale, Berkeley and to academies and institutions overseas. She has received a variety of awards including the Phi Alpha Literary Society for Courageous Journalism on behalf of human rights.
Alison’s articles frequently appear on Counterpunch and AntiWar.com, Project Censored and the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Her most recent book is “Against Our Better Judgment: How the US was Used to Create Israel” which is a thorough, meticulously sourced document bring forth a story barely known about the history of US-Israel relations. Her website is IfAmericansKnew.org
June 18, 2014
American Health Care exceptionalism, plus bananas preventing strokes, and what happens when you fast?
Oregon's county level bans on GMOs.
June 17, 2014
CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS
Hydrofracked Natural Gas – the new Snake Oil – and the false promises in the US supplying Europe with natural gas in its new Cold War with Russia
Richard Heinberg is widely regarded as one of the world’s experts in peak oil, its repercussions on the world economy, food and transportation, and the need to transition away from fossil fuels and create a more sustainable future. He is currently the Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. He was featured in Leonardo DiCaprio’s film “The Eleventh Hour” and frequently appears on major media networks to address our fossil fuel based culture and the future of climate change.
Richard is the author of over ten books on oil depletion, energy economics, climate change and ecological issues, including “The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality.” His most recent publication is “Snake Oil: How Fracking’s False Promise of Plenty Imperils Our Future. His websites are RichardHeingberg.com AND PostCarbon.org
June 16, 2014
Today, in health and healing, five foods to keep your eyes healthy, tanning and melanoma, flame retardants during pregnancy, and Tai Chi slowing aging.
Plus, the TPP and war on the working people. And more!
June 13, 2014
Gary delivers the fresh updates in health and healing, plus environmental and public health news and commentaries. Also, Call to action on GMO labeling Bill in NY with Ronnie Cummins.
Ronnie Cummins is the Executive Director of the Organic Consumers Association and author of “Genetically Engineered Foods: A Self Defense Guide for Consumers.” With almost a million members, the Association is a non profit public interest organization campaigning for sustainable health and justice on critical issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, Fair Trade and environmental sustainability. Ronnie has been a life-long activist in the human rights, anti-nuclear, labor and agricultural movements. In the 1990s he worked closely with futurist and activist Jeremy Rifkin on Economic Trends and Rifkin’s “Beyond Beef” campaign. His current goal through the Association is to increase organic agriculture to at least 30 percent by the year 2015 and to further a global moratorium on genetically engineered crops. Ron’s writings appear on numerous alternative, independent news outlets. His website is www.OrganicConsumers.org
June 12, 2014
Divisions in the climate change community over severity and timeframe of runaway global warming
Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona. He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and their economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley.
Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience.
He is the author of two books, a personal memoir entitled “Walking Away from Empire” and “Going Dark,” which raises the big questions about humanity’s capability to determine its survival with advent of climate change. Guy’s website is GuyMcpherson.com
June 11, 2014
The role of the IMF, World Bank and Bank of International Settlements in US imperialist strategies
Peter Koenig is a former economist and water resource specialist for the World Bank, where he was employed for three decades. A native of Switzerland, Peter has traveled extensively throughout the world, especially thru South America, working on numerous World Bank development and environmental projects. He is a regular contributor to Global Research and Voice of Russia, and is the author of a fictionalized novel based upon his work and observations with the World Bank -- “Implosion: An Economic Thriller About War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed.”
June 10, 2014
How the US government uses corporations and universities to support government policies, silence top scientists and researchers that jeopardize our health and protect the corporate state
Dr. David Lewis is a former senior research microbiologist with the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Research and Development department and the only EPA scientist to be a lead author on research published in Nature, the Lancet and Nature Medicine. He was responsible for discovering that HIV could be transmitted through certain dental equipment, which led to the standardization of heat-sterilization in dentistry. His research also forced the EPA to abandon the policy of promoting sewage sludge on farms, which subsequently forced him to lose his job when he turned his attention to studying illnesses and deaths associated with this practice – including biosolids link to autism. Dr. Lewis has received many awards and is currently the Senior Science Advisor to the national Whistleblowers Center. He has also reviewed the research of Dr. Wakefield, which was provided to him personally by Andy, and has his own case going with Brian Deer.
He is the author of a recently published book: “Science for Sale” which details how the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize public health and protect corporate profits.
June 9, 2014
It's another empowering hour with Gary featuring the best in new health, healing and nutrition news, plus extensive commentaries on the most crucial issues of today.
June 6, 2014
The increasing rise of prescribing adult psychiatric drugging of infants and toddlers is reaching epidemic levels
Dr. Toby Watson is a clinical psychotherapist, specializing in Integrated Evidence Based psychology, and the executive and clinical director of Associated Psychological Health Services, a free clinic for the recovery of emotionally abused children. Earlier he was the International Executive Director of the International Society Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, a profestionally organization founded by Dr. Peter Breggin which has ha a large impact on therapeutic education and training on mental health. Dr. Watson is also the former Chief Supervising Psychologist for the State of Wisconsins Department of Corrections. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, and a Masters and doctorate from the California School of Professional Psychology in Clinical Dynamic Psychology. His websites are PsychIntegrity.org and more information on the dangers of psychotropic drugging can be found on the Citizens Commission on Human Rights site CCHR.org
June 5, 2014
The demise of earlier religious and spiritual beliefs, and the rise of a new wave of spirituality based upon social justice and caring for people and the earth
Chris Saade is a Lebanese Christian peace activist who was a leader in non-profit non-violent peace work and humanitarian relief during the Lebanese War. He is the founder of the Olive Branch Center in Charlotte North Carolina and a co-teacher with Andrew Harvey at the International Academy of Sacred Leadership, which focuses on heart-centered life coaching and socially-engaged activism. Earlier, Chris directed the Institute for Life Leadership and Coaching for 16 years. Chris has a higher degree in Human Development and was trained in Jungian and existential psychology.
His recent publication is “Second Wave Spirituality: Passion for Peace, Passion for Justice” which chronicles and comments on the global demise of earlier religious and spiritual belief systems, and the emergence of a new spirituality focused upon social and economic justice, environmental and ecological concerns, peace efforts and a community ethic based upon caring and compassion. His website is TheOliveBranchCenter.net
June 4, 2014
Today Gary brings you the latest in health and healing, including how exercise can lower a woman's risk of heart disease, the power of vitamin C, and sense of purpose adding longevity.
In the environmental segment, Fukushima is still a disaster, by Harvey Wasserman. Plus, studies on HPV, and a commentary on police violence. And more!
June 3, 2014
What really lies behind the cyber warfare, threat inflation and the malware industrial complex?
Bill Blunden is an expert in IT technology and development, having worked in both the private industry on network security appliances and in academia. He is the primary investigator of Below Gotham Labs, which performs basic research related to information security and anti-forensics analysis. He has written several books on the software industry and applications. His articles related to 911 have been published in the peer reviewed Journal of Peace Psychology.
Bill’s most recent publication, co-written with his wife Professor Violet Cheung, is “Behold a Pale Farce: Cyberwar, Threat Inflation and the Malware Industrial Complex”, which lays bare the reality behind the threats of a cyber Armageddon our government officials and media perilously warn us about. His website is BelowGotham.com
June 2, 2014
Today, a special episode with a large amount of commentary - including discussion of Edward Snowden returning to the US, five facts on cancer that orthodox medicine says are myths, militarization vs. reforestation, and more!