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The Gary Null Show – 10.22.15

Prof. Joanna Bourke is a historian, social feminist and scholar from New Zealand and currently a professor of history in the Department of History, Classics and Archeology at Birkbeck University of London in the UK. Raised in New Zealand, Zambia, and Haiti, she has focused her research on the culture and history of war and fear, the history of rape and gender struggle, and the sociology of violence. She is the director of the Birkbeck Trauma Project, which attempts to understand the deeper contexts of traumatic events and how they are constructed and manifest over time. Joanna holds degrees from Auckland University and a doctorate from Australian National University. Last year she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, which recognizes the highest distinction of scholarship in the humanities. Joanna has authored ten book on war and violence, her latest is “Deep Violence: Military Violence, War Play and the Social Life of Weapons.”

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The Gary Null Show – 10.21.15

Stuart Wexler has been regarded as one of the nation’s top researchers and investigators into domestic terrorism in America and radical religious activities. His groundbreaking research on these subjects, and historical terrorist crimes including the unsolved murder of Martin Luther King has been featured on NBC News, USA Today, the Boston Globe and other media sources. He has also been a presenter at numerous JFK assassination conventions. Stuart holds an MA in political science from Rutgers University and is continuing in its graduate program, and is the recipient of the James Madison Teacher’s Fellowship. He has authored three books on religious terrorism and racial warfare in the US. His latest is “America’s Secret Jihad: The Hidden History of Religious Terrorism in the United States.”

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The Gary Null Show – 10.20.15

Prof. Laurence Shoup is a historian who has been researching the background and agendas of the Council on Foreign Relations for 40 years. He has taught history, social science and international relations at the University of Illinois, San Francisco State University and other institutions. For five decades Dr. Shoup has been active in human rights struggles, protesting the Vietnam War, marching with Martin Luther King and participating in the union movement. He holds degrees from California State University and a doctorate from Northwestern. He ran as a Green Party candidate in the city of Oakland and California state and consulted for many nonprofit organizations. Laurence has written five books, his most recent being “Wall Street’s Think Tank: The Council on Foreign Relations and the Empire of Neoliberal Geopolitics 1976-2014” His website is www.LaurenceShoup.com

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The Gary Null Show – 10.14.15

Sam Husseini is the communications director for The Institute for Public Accuracy, a non profit organization founded by Norman Solomon that supports progressive and grassroots organizations and movements by giving them a public voice. He is also the founder of VotePact.org, a collaborative venture to unite disenchanted Democrats and Republicans to unite to create a third party. Sam’s articles on politics, foreign affairs and the media have appeared in Counterpunch, Consortium News, the Washington Post, The Nation, and many others. Prior to joining the Institute, he was the media director for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and started Washington Stakeout, which brings the difficult questions to politicos outside the Sunday talk shows. The Institute of Public Accuracy’s website is Accuracy.org

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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.