What is Google’s relationship to the CIA, the US dept of Defense and national security? With Nafeez Ahmed
Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is a bestselling author, investigative journalist, filmmaker and noted international security scholar focusing upon fundamental changes in the public interest that will lead to holistic social transformation. He is a columnist for VICE’s Motherboard and the Middle East Eye as well as the founding executive director of the Institute for Policy Research and development, a transmedia think thank in the UK. His most recent investigative project is Insurge Intelligence, which recently broke the story of the CIA’s role in the creation of Google. His articles and stories are published internationally through numerous news outlets as well as professional policy periodicals such as International Affairs, Foreign Policy in Focus and others. He has received two Project Censored Awards. Nafeez is the co-producer and writer of the critically acclaimed documentary The Crisis of Civilization, which was based on his book “A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization”. In the past he has taught on international politics, empire and globalization at the University of Sussex and Brunel University.
He has authored many investigative books and his latest is a political science fiction thriller novel, “Zero Point” released last August. His website is NafeezAhmed.com and Patreo.com/Nafeez
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Perceiving our world clearly to initiate systematic change
Prof. Glen Martin is a professor of philosophy and religious studies at Radford University in Virginia, and the founder of its program in Peace Studies for over three decades his research and writing has focused upon the interconnections between the spiritual and social political dimensions of achieving peace and human liberation. Since 1996 Prof Martin has been the president of International Philosophers for Peace, an organization with members in 25 countries promoting peace through social, political and economic means and which was influential in the World Court decision condemning the threat of nuclear weapons. He is a board member on many peace organizations, in Costa Rica, Greece, India and elsewhere and was recently made president of the World Constitution and Parliament Association that is making efforts to create a non-military democratic world under the Constitution for the Federation of Earth manifesto. Glen has received many international peace awards and was nominated for the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi International Peace Award in 2002. He has written numerous articles and books including Triumph of Civilization: Democracy, Nonviolence and the Piloting of Spaceship Earth” and “The Earth Federation Movement.” His latest book is “The Anatomy of a Sustainable World: Our Choice Between Climate Change and System Change.” His website is Radford.edu/~GMartin
What Big Food is Hiding with its slick PR campaign on GMOs, with Gary Ruskin. Newsmaker and call to action on NY State Assembly bill to label supplements as to whether they were reviewed by the FDA, with Allison Murphy.
Gary Ruskin is the co-founder and executive director of US Right to Know, a non profit organization just launched this week with the mission to investigate and expose the failures of the corporate food system and the dark propaganda hidden from the public. In 2012, he was campaign manager for California Right to Know (Proposition 37) and earlier directed the Congressional Accountability Project for 14 years, which opposed corruption in the U.S. Congress. For nine years, Gary was executive director and co-founder ofCommercial Alert and also served as the director for the Center for Corporate Policy. He has often been quoted in major newspapers across the country and has appeared scores of times on national TV news programs. He received his undergraduate degree in religion from Carleton College, and a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. US Right to Know’s website is USRTK.org
Allison Murphy is an attorney and the Legislative Director for the Alliance for Natural Health USA, a national nonprofit organization with over 400,000 members, that is dedicated to promoting sustainable health, health freedom choice, and protection to natural health care practitioners through good science and law. Prior to joining the Alliance, Allison worked in government relations in Washington DC and in the United States Senate. The website is ANH-US.org
What if the Human Papilloma virus does not cause cervical cancer?
Norma Erickson is the president of SaneVax, a science based organization that advocates for the safety, effectiveness and affordability of vaccines in order for families and their children to make informed decisions on whether or not to vaccinate. She is a former writer and business consultant, and her organization is widely regarded as the primary source for information regarding HPV vaccine safety, efficacy and international news. Her website is SaneVax.org
The rise of heroin abuse and dependency among the young, educated, and affluent
Dr. Dale Archer is a board certified psychiatrist, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and founder of the Institute for Neuropsychiatry in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is the originator of what has become known as the continuum theory of mental illness, which challenges the more common, reductionist idea that mental illnesses come with on and off switches between normalcy and abnormal. His theory goes against the established view that all mental illness requires treatment. Dr. Archer is also a radio and TV show host addressing health issues. His site, DrDaleArcher.com provides free psychological advice online to dispel the myths and stigmas associated with mental illness.
Dr. Archer is the author of “Better than Normal: How What Makes you Different Can Make you Exceptional”, and his forthcoming book will be released later in the year – “The ADHD Advantage: What you Thought was a Diagnosis May be Your Greatest Strength”
Plus, join us for information on health and healing including the connection between statin drugs and brain function, studies about chocolate burning fat and flavinols improving cognition, resveratrol protects DNA, and more.
How to get past being held in the past, confronting our fears and anxieties of the future, and become more conscious of our lives ahead
Prof. Jennice Vilhauer is an assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University’s School of Medicine, and the director of Emory’s Outpatient Psychotherapy Program, where she specializes in cognitive therapies for adult mental disorders, women’s issues, and health psychology. Her research includes the integration of mindfulness methods and Future Directed Therapy – a new form of psychotherapy developed by Prof. Vilhauer for treating depression and other psychological conditions. Earlier, she was the director of Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s adult outpatient clinic in Los Angeles and a clinical professor at UCLA. She has degrees from UCLA and Fordham University and completed her post doc training at Columbia University. Her recent book -- “Think Forward to Thrive: How to Use the Mind’s Power of Anticipation to Transcend Your Past and Transform Your Life” – introduces Future Directed Therapy and how it can be applied to get past fears and anxieties associated with the future.
The new 114th congress and a look at the big challenges facing the nation – foreign policy, defense, and energy
Representative Alan Grayson is a member of the House of Representatives from Florida’s 9th Congressional district and one of the few remaining authentic progressive voices in Congress. He has been Congress’ most fierce critic of private contractor fraud in Iraq and the Federal Reserve. He is also an outspoken supporter for a public Medicare program for all citizens. Rep. Grayson has the honor of passing more amendments than any of his peers in Congress and was voted by Slate as the most effective member our legislative body. He current sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its subcommittees on the Middle East, South Asia and the Western Hemisphere, and on the Energy and Environment subcommittees of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology. Rep. Grayson has degrees from Harvard University, Harvard Law School and the John F Kennedy School of Government. His website is Grayson.House.Gov
Exclusive interviews and conversations with John Whitehead, Chris Hedges, Glen Ford, William Binney and Norman Pollack on America as a post-modern fascist Police State. Hosted by Gary Null with Michael G. Haskins and Kathryn Davis.
What impact will low price oil have upon the US economy
Gail Tvererg is an internationally recognized expert and analyst on the economics of energy, peak oil and oil shortages, and the impact of the energy industry on national economies. She runs the blog Our Finite World and is a frequent contributor to the site Oil Drum and her articles appear on Zero Hedge, Business Insider, the Energy Collective, Oil Price and other news and commentary sources. Gail has spoken at conferences, universities and actuarial groups throughout the world. She has a master in mathematics from the University of Illinois and she is a fellow at the Casualty Actuarial Society and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Her website is OurFiniteWorld.com
Today in health and healing, why micro greens should be part of your daily diet, how onions can control obesity and blood pressure, olive leaf combats heart trouble, and could a hug a day be as good as an apple a day?
In the environmental segment, oceanographers warn about methane levels.
The new emerging field of contemplative studies – and the a further conversation on defining and understanding spirituality today
The demise of journalism and the need for Wisdom Journalism to better inform the public
Prof. Mitchell Stephens is a professor at the Arthur L Carter Journalism Institute at New York University where he teaches journalism and cultural reporting and criticism. He has written extensively on the history and development of journalism. His book “History of News” was the New York Times “Notable Book of the Year.” In addition to writing numerous articles on the media, contemporary reporting and broadcasting, and the challenges of traditional journalism due to the internet, which have appeared in major publications such as the New York Times, Washington Post and the Columbia Journalism Review, Prof. Stephens has written several textbooks on reporting news stories. In more recent years, his attention has been on the need for a new expression of journalism and news reporting, which he calls “Wisdom Journalism” – a form of interpretive journalism that not only reports the facts but gives the news contextual meaning and news potential consequences are larger issues. His most recent book is “Beyond News: the Future of Journalism” (Columbia University Press)
Dr. Gabriele Oettingen is a professor of psychology at the University of Hamburg in Germany and New York University, where her research focuses upon how we think about the future and its impacts upon cognition, emotion and behavior. For the past 20 years she has investigated the role positive thinking and optimism plays in reaching our goals and achieving success, both its benefits and shortcomings. Prof. Oettingen is the developer of Fantasy Realization Therapy and other strategies, such as Mental Contrasting, for people to achieve their goals and alter habits. She has received her doctorate from the Lugwig Maximillian University in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Behavioral Physiology. She has authored numerous peer reviewed papers, and is the author of a recent book “Rethinking Positive Thinking: Inside the New Science of Motivation.” Her website is WoopMyLife.org