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Trends This Week – Memorial Day and the U.S. and its Coalition of the Killing – 05.25.16

As Memorial Day approaches, global forecaster Gerald Celente reflects on the horrors of war and the cowards who lead us to war with lies and deceptions. In classic Celente fashion, he breaks down President Obama’s recent “sovereignty” speech to show the embedded, instinctive lies and overt hypocrisies that explain away U.S. aggression against “sovereign” nations and are never challenged by the Presstitute media. Elsewhere in the show, Celente invites listeners to join him, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert of RT’s Keiser Report, and other speakers for the Trends Research Institute’s summer retreat, the “Ontrendpreneur.” The retreat is filling up fast and drawing participants from across the globe and from throughout the United States.

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Connect The Dots – Friends of the Earth Calls for Indian Point Shutdown – 05.25.16

Friends of the Earth Calls for Indian Point Shutdown: Senior Strategic Advisor, Damon Moglen of Friends of the Earth in conversation with Alison Rose Levy, discussing FOE’s call for the shutdown of the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant north of New York City.

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 05.24.16

Conchita Sarnoff is the executive director of the Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, a non profit organization based in Washington DC with a mission to increase political and public awareness about human trafficking and child sex trafficking in particular. A large part of the organization’s work is rescue girls between the ages of 6 and 12 in North America. She broke the story in 2010 about billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s pedophilia ring. She has been a contributor to the Financial Times, Latin America Herald Tribune, the Huffington Post, Daily Beast and other publications and has appeared as a television commentator on NBC, Fox, ABC, Russia TV among others. Conchita graduated from Columbia University with a degree in political science and received additional credentials from the Harvard Business School. This month she published her book “Trafficking” – which takes a hard look at the underground of child sex trafficking and highlights the case of Jeffrey Epstein, a close confidante of Bill Clinton. Her websites are ConchitaSarnoff.com and ATRVT.org

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Love Lust And Laughter – 05.24.16

April Masini (www.AskApril.com) and Dr. Diana enjoyed another provocative, informative discussion – their first in 2016. The numbers alone confirm her popularity: the Ask April advice column and interactive relationship advice forum is where almost 26 thousand questions have been posted and answered; she has 1.4 million Twitter followers and more than 620 thousand Facebook fans. The conversation began with an article and April’s interview within it – “Staying hot for hubby is essential for a successful marriage.” This created a firestorm of controversy! Some responding women said, “Men should love women for who they are, as opposed to what they look like.” Why does it have to be either or? Men are usually more visual. We discussed the possibilities of being anti-feminist and perhaps old fashioned. April did another interview with the Wall Street Journal regarding the male/female roles in dating and who should pay for dates. The pursuit of sex model of dating is really what informs much of these dynamics. The conversations extended to self-acceptance as well as love and power. Tune-in for a fascinating 60 minutes!

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Clearing The Fog – Escalating the Resistance to Fossil Fuels – 05.24.16

May has been a month of escalated resistance to fossil fuel industries and a call for a rapid transition to clean renewable sources of energy. The month began with Break Free: two weeks of direct action targeting coal, oil and gas around the world. That was followed by a week of action called the Rubber Stamp Rebellion protesting the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its approval of new fossil fuel infrastructure without adequate consideration of the impacts new projects will have on the health and safety of communities, harm to the environment or worsening of the climate crisis. We speak with three advocates who are working to stop dangerous fossil fuel projects.

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Nature Bats Last – 05.24.16

Nature Bats Last interviews queer Xican@ warrior and land defender T.R McKenzie, who grew up on the west side of Sioux City, occupied Dakota territory and is currently based out of occupied Dakota territory in southern Minnesota. He is a fierce defender of life, land, and justice whose work has placed him at the front line of resistance movements. T.R is an organizer and educator who has facilitated and participated in workshops, trainings, and speaking engagements. We were joined for the final 15 minutes of the show by long-time friend Forrest Palmer.

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Infectious Myth – Online Voting – 05.24.16

David talks with Areeq Chowdhury, founder and chief executive of Web Roots Democracy, a United Kingdom-based organization that promotes the idea of online voting in British elections to combat apathy and increase voter turnout, especially among the young. Following that interview David reviews news articles on criminal justice, guns, medicalization of birth and treatment of ADHD and depression.

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Leid Stories – Feds Probing Clinton Foundation Ex-Board Member; The Clintons, Too? – 05.24.16

In a startling development related to yesterday’s program about the Clinton Foundation, news broke that Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-Virginia)—a close friend and political ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a former member of the foundation’s board—is the target of a joint FBI-U.S. Justice Department investigation, allegedly for taking illegal campaign contributions.

The probe speaks directly to the issue our guest, former Wall Street banker and investor Charles K. Ortel, returns to today: the highly questionable fundraising practices of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

Ortel blew the whistle on General Electric in 2007-2008, after his own investigation of the financial records of the conglomerate revealed it had fraudulently overvalued its stock. Ortel says his own examination of the Clinton foundation’s financial records leads him to believe it is engaging in massive fraud under the guise of a philanthropic organization.

Haitian-born journalist Dady Chery, author of the recently published We Have Dared to Be Free: Haiti’s Struggle Against Occupation, has written extensively on developments in Haiti and emerging nations for News Junkie Post. She joins Ortel in discussing the Clintons’ sordid history in Haiti.

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The Gary Null Show – 05.24.16

On “The Gary Null” today, Gray had a great health and healing segment and then Gary interviewed the two guest below.

The inflammatory factor underlying most cancers

Exercise can help reduce hot flashes

Could cinnamon help you prevent Alzheimer’s disease?

Why blueberries are an effective weapon in the war against Alzheimer’s disease

The rise of tart cherry as a medicinal food

Gary goes to break and plays this great oldie: Chaka Khan – I’m Every Woman. Gary returns to pitch his great product greens and grains and oils,

and more. He does a quick music break again an plays this: Michael Jackson – Heartbreak Hotel

Lastly, here are the bios for our guests today:

Mark Hertzgaard is an American journalist who has been called “one of America’s finest reporters” by Barbara Ehrenreich. For the past twenty-five years, Mark has focused his investigations into the ecological fate of the earth, food security, poverty and agriculture. He also writes on the national security state. Mark is the environmental correspondent for The Nation and reports on ecological issues for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, Die Zeit and other publications and appears as a regular commentator on PBS Morning Edition and Living on Earth. He has published six important books, including “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” His most recent is “Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden.” His website is MarkHertsgaard.com

Joining Mark is John Crane. John is a former senior Pentagon investigator and a long time assistant to the Pentagon’s Inspector General in the office assigned to protect whistleblowers and person’s coming forth with complaints of wrongdoing. He is duly featured in Mark’s book Bravehearts, and gained whistleblower status himself for coming forth with information about how the Pentagon and NSA undermine the entire whistleblowing process and laws.

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Project Censored – 05.24.16

To honor the recent passing of JFK-assassination researcher Mark Lane, Project Censored presents a rebroadcast of an interview with Lane,
done in 2013 as part of a series on the 50th anniversary of the assassination. Lane challenged the official story of the assassination from the very beginning,
testified twice before the Warren Commission, and wrote several books on the assassination, most recently “Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK.”