Paul Blanch has had 45 years experience in the nuclear power industry. Earlier he was a nuclear operations engineer and a Navy Submarine Reactor operator. He was been a nuclear engineer and designer for several reactors including the Millstone and Connecticut Yankee plants. In addition he has been employed or hired as a consultant for Maine Yankee, Indian Point via Entergy, the Electric Power Research Institute, Nuclear Entergy Institute and various state agencies. Paul has also been an expert witness on behalf states initiatives to prevent relicensing of aging reactors including Indian Point, Vermont Yankee and Seabrook, and in support of plaintiffs filing suit against energy corporations. Recently , Paul has had a chance to review withheld documents from the National Regulatory Commission through a freedom of information act submission that show the NRC and the owners of Indian Point nuclear reactor – Entergy – are jeopardizing the health and lives of 10s of millions of people throughout the tri-state area by pushing forward with a high pressured natural gas pipeline only 105 feet from the nuclear facility. More information and ways people can act to stop the pipeline can be found on Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion website SAPE2016.org
Gary reads a new investigate report on air and more on health and nutrition.
Glen Ford is the Executive Editor of the Black Agenda Report, son of the famed disc jokey Rudy “The Deuce” Rutherford, the first Black television host to have a non-gospel radio in the Deep South. In the 1970s he was a correspondent and journalist covering Capitol Hill and the White House for the Mutual Black network, and later hosted the nation’s first syndicated Black news interview program, “America’s Black Forum.” Since then, Glen has been one of the nation’s leading voices in political and social analysis and commentary on current affairs in the African American community. He is also a founding member of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, a board member of the National Alliance of Third World Journalists and is a frequent lecturer on the role of progressive media at universities.
Glen’s program – The Black Agenda Report – can be heard every Monday at 11:00 am on the Progressive Radio Network
Prof. David Vine is an associate professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington DC where his research focuses on US foreign and military policy, militarization and human rights, race and ethnicity, and other related topics. He is a steering member of the Network of Concern Anthropolgists which published a text he co-authored: The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual, or Notes on Demilitarizing American Society. David is a frequent contributor to Tom Dispatch and Foreign Policy in Focus, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones and others. His just released book is “Base Nation: How US Military Bases Abroad Harm America” which dismantles the myth that the US’s military expansion around the world makes us safer and more secure. His website is DavidVine.net
Dr Gary G. Kohls is a retired family practitioner, who specialized in holistic (non-drug) and preventive mental health care for the last decade of his career. He has expertise in the areas of traumatic stress disorders, brain malnutrition, non-pharmaceutical approaches to mental ill health, neurotransmitter disorders and the neurotoxicities from psychotropic drugs, vaccines, environmental toxins and food additives. Since his retirement, he has written a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, an alternative newsweekly magazine published in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. Dr Kohls worked with previously psychologically traumatized, usually malnourished, sometimes seriously neglected (in childhood), and over-drugged patients who had then suffered the ignominy of being falsely labeled “mentally ill He is a past member of the International Center for the Study of Psychology and Psychiatry, Mind Freedom International and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. His weekly Duty to Warn columns appear on my national and international websites and are archived at DuluthReader.com/articles/categories/200_Duty_to_Warn.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is one of today’s most progressive political and economic writers and commentators on the state of the nation: governmental dysfunction, political corruption, global and domestic economic threats, the war on terror, Wall Street, and the decline in human values in American society. He was the chairman of the Institute for Political Economy and a former Assistant Secretary of Treasury during Reagan’s first term. During his academic career he has taught at many universities and held the William Simon Chair in Political Economy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies at Georgetown University. Dr. Roberts’ blog can be found at PaulCraigRoberts.org; he has published many books and articles during the past 40 years, his latest being “How America Was Lost: From 911 to the Police/Warfare State”
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 hosts frequent peace, prosperity and trends conferences. This weekend on Friday and Saturday, the Institute will convene a Peace and Prosperity Conference in the historic town of Kingston along the Hudson. On Sunday there will be a rally for the launch of the Occupy Peace movement. Participants include Gerald, Ralph Nader, Buddhist scholar Robert Thurman, Cindy Sheehan and myself.
Conference details and more information can be found on the websites TrendsResearch.com and OccupyPeace.us
The year 2015 hasn’t been kind to Monsanto. In March, the World Health Organization declared that the company’s flagship product, its herbicide glyphosate or Roundup, is a probable human carcinogen. Increasingly, national health ministries are taking a hard second look at glyphosate’s health and environmental dangers and efforts are underway to ban the herbicide. To protect its citizens, last year the Netherlands, Bermuda and Sri Lanka have either banned or imposed strict limits on Roundup. Last June, France banned its use in gardens. Brazil, Germany and Argentina are considering legislative bans. And this month, California’s environmental protection agency launched plans to label Roundup as a carcinogen.
Glyphosate is the most widely used herbicide in the world today. Over 130 countries currently permit extensive use of the chemical. The US is the largest consumer, using approximately 20% of the world’s Roundup. The latest reliable figures from the US Geological Survey record 280 million pounds of Roundup were used in 2012, nearly a pound for every American. In 2013, gross profit of $371 million on crop chemicals including Roundup climbed 73% due to a 37% increase in sales. That same year Monsanto’s net income rose 22% to $1.48 billion.
Gary welcomes Utrice Leid to his show and they discuss her great recovery and how she is keeping it up. Also news on Health and Nutrition.
Gary discusses the latest news on Health, Nutrition, Economics and more.
Gary discusses the latest news on Health, Nutrition, Economics and more.