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The Gary Null Show – 10.13.15

Prof Robert (Bob) Weber is an assistant professor in the psychiatry department at Harvard Medical School specializing in the psychology and spirituality of aging. A former Jesuit, he received the 2014 Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging Award from the American Society on Aging, an organization he has served on its leadership council. Bob has degrees from Princeton and Harvard universities and has founded and directed clinical psychology programs for a variety of psychotherapy associations. Together with gerontologist Dr. Jae Thibault, he started the Contemplative Aging site and more recently is the editor and chief blogger of SpiritualityOfAging.com. Robert is the co-author of a recent book, “The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older.”

Joining Prof. Weber is his co-author Dr. Carol Orsborn. During the past 2 decades Carol has authored over 25 books, including “Fierce with Age: Chasing God and Squirrels in Brooklyn”, that deal with the quality of life for the Boomer generation and life’s stages of transition. She is the founder and chief editor of Fierce with Age, the Digest of Boomer Wisdom, and Inspiration and Spirituality. Her articles have appeared in the Huffington Post, PBS’ Next Avenue, and Beliefnet. Carol is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and received her doctorate in the History and Critical Theory of Religion at Vanderbilt University. She has served on the faculty of Georgetown, Loyal Marymount, Vanderbilt and other universities. Her website is FierceWithAge.com

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The Gary Null Show – 10.09.15

David Rieff is a policy analyst specializing in immigration, international military conflicts and humanitarian efforts. He is a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute at the New School for Social Research in New York City, and a fellow at the New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU. He has bee a board member for Human Rights Watch and for a project of the Open Society Institute. David is the only son of famous American author Susan Sontag; he is a graduate of Princeton University. His numerous articles have appeared in the NY Times, Washington Post, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, Le Monde and many others. He is author of over dozen books, the latest being “The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st Century” which analyzes in great depth the prospects for whether or not humanity’s capabilities will be able to end global poverty and hunger.

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The Gary Null Show – 10.07.15

Mikey Weinstein is an attorney and the founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the nation’s foremost watchdog organization to assure members of the US Armed Forces are guaranteed their constitutional religious freedoms and to challenge Pcoercive activities and infiltration of Christian fundamentalist groups in the military. In the past Mikey served as a legal counsel in the Reagan White House. Before devoting himself full time to his foundation, he served as Ross Perot’s General Counsel and Perot Systems Corporation. Over the years he has filed lawsuits against military services and members of the Bush Administration for violating religious freedom in the armed forces and for proselytizing extreme Christian beliefs thereby creating a hostile environment. Mikey is an honor graduate from the US Air Force Academy and received his jurist doctorate through the Air Force law school program. He has received many awards including the 100 Most Influential People in the US Defense by Defense News. He is the author of several important books including “With God On Our Side: One Man’s War Against an Evangelical Coup in America’s Military.” His foundation’s website is MilitaryReligiousFreedom.org

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The Gary Null Show – 10.06.15

Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst under 7 presidential administration, from the John F. Kennedy White House to that of 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 at one time served as the Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. Since retiring from government service, Ray has been a vocal peace activist and journalist and helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was falsified to “justify” war on Iraq. Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading newspapers here and abroad. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from Fordham University, an MA in Russian History, is a graduate from Harvard Business School and has a certificate of theology from Georgetown University. His website is RayMcGovern.com and more of his writings can be found on ConsortiumNews.com

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The Gary Null Show – 10.05.15

Gerald Celente is one of today’s pioneers in trend strategy. He founded the Trends Research Institute in Kingston NY and is the publisher of the Trends Journal that has been published since 1980. He has since become one of the nation’s most sought after diagnosticians and forecasters He is also the founder of Trends TV, which provides monthly videos and analysis of current events and their likely direction and outcome. His institute also hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. Gerald’s insights have been sought for by major networks, PBS and BBC, Russian TV, and publications such as the Economist and major newspapers. Gerald also launched the Occupy Peace initiative in Kingston NY this September. His website is TrendsResearch.com

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The Gary Null Show – 10.02.15

Dr. Mark Weisbrot is the co-director, with Dean Baker, of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington DC, specializing in domestic and international economic policy and US economic relations with Latin America. He is a frequently contributor on economic policy issues for the Guardian, McClatchy, Brazil’s largest newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, and other major newspapers. Mark is also the President of Just Foreign Policy, an independent non profit organization dedicated to reforming US foreign policy based upon diplomacy, cooperation and international law. Mark has a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and co-wrote the screenplay with Tariq Ali for Oliver Stone’s film “South of the Border” – about leftist governments in Latin America. He is author of a new book, just released this week – “Failed: What the Experts Got Wrong About the Global Economy.” His organization’s website where you can find his writings is CEPR.org