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Progressive Commentary Hour – CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS Recovering the experience of spiritual wonder in an age of scientific materialism.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a British biochemist and plant physiologist who has experimented with innovative field theories in plants and animals, including humans, to account for the causative formation of the deeper structures of biological development and collective consciousness.  Dr. Sheldrake has been a fellow at Cambridge University, a Frank Knox Fellow at Harvard and a Research Fellow of he British Royal …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – Google’s covert operations to undermine democracy, freedom of speech and manipulate our lives

Zach Vorhies is a former Google engineer who worked with the Silicon Valley giant for over 8 years. Much of that time was spent in Google’s YouTube division before he discovered Google’s artificial intelligence program known as “Machine Learning Fairness.” After investigating this program through internal Google documents in his possession, Zach turned whistleblower and delivered 950 pages of company documents to the Department …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – Julian Assange’s condition, torture, the recent arrest of journalist Max Blumenthal and the harbinger of the demise of truthful journalism – and what is happening to the Democratic Party?

Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst for 27 years under 7 presidential administrations, from John F. Kennedy to George H. W. Bush. Among his duties was preparing the President’s Daily Brief, which was a one-on-one to President Ronald Reagan’s most senior national security advisers.  He was responsible for the analysis of Soviet intelligence regarding Vietnam and …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – New Perspectives on Cancer that Explain Why the War on Cancer has Failed

Dr. Thomas Cowan is a long-time holistic and complementary and alternative medical doctor who practices in San Francisco. He is a former vice president of the Physicians’ Association for Anthroposophic Medicine based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner, and was a founding member of the Weston Price Foundation. His practice incorporates nutrition, homeopathy, anthroposophic medical theory and botanical herbs. He …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – How the Mindfulness Movement has become the New Capitalist Spirituality

Prof Ronald Purser is a professor of management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University, where he teaches mindfulness in organizations and theories of consumer capitalism, social change and transformation. Prof Purser is also a Zen teacher in the Korean Taego (Tay-go) tradition. His essays and cultural criticism have appeared in Salon, Tikkun, Tricycle, the Huffington Post and Alternet.  Ron has …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – Dr. Alvin Moss & Kevin Barry

Dr. Alvin Moss (“Woody”) is a professor of medicine and physician-scientist at a major university school of medicine and is the founding director of the university’s Center for Health Ethics and Law. He has published over 150 scientific articles in the peer-reviewed medical literature, and serves on the editorial boards of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and the Journal …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – The Plight of Palestinians and American Denialism

Abby Martin is one of our leading international voices among younger American journalists and media activists.  She is the host of the investigative documentary news program The Empire Files that was aired on pan-Latin American network Telesur TV English.  The Empire Files features hard hitting investigative history and insights into subjects ignored by mainstream corporate media. Earlier Abby was the host of Breaking the Set …

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Progressive Commentary Hour – The new Kashmir Crisis and growing tensions between India and Pakistan

Farooq Kathwari  [Far-ook Kah-t-waree] is an international respected Kashmiri-American business man who has been the Chairman, President and CEO of furniture chain store Ethan Allen Interiors Inc, now with outlets across America, Canada, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  In 1985, at the age of 41, Far-ook was selected as company and continues to hold this position and took the …