Today, Vince speaks with author, activist and alternative media pioneer, Michael Albert. Michael is the founder of ZNet and ZMagazine and the co-founder of South End Press. He is the author of over 21 books, ranging from economics and philosophy to politics and visions for the future. They discuss his early years as an activist, current social movements, the alternative media landscape, the 2016 elections and much more.
Listen to Arun Gupta, journalist, author, and founding editor of the Indypendent sharing his insightful and provocative analysis about the upcoming election with Alison Rose Levy. Second half of the show will feature Heidi Hutner, Director of the Sustainability Studies Program at Stonybook University discussing ecofeminism and how to take a stand both for feminism and the environment.
A conversation with author and journalist Andrew Hultkrans about Puritans, predictive profiling, and the problems with social media in the era of Big Data. For a recent article from Hultkrans, read http://artforum.com/diary/id=58416.
Bernie’s Millennials/Hillary’s Guest list:
Guest #1: Jay Ponti is the Founder & Executive Producer of the 10X Visionary Leaders Summit and affords our young leaders the opportunity to participate in think tank coalitions with global leaders and non-governmental organizations from 10 social movements (Human Rights, Corporate Accountability, Media Reform & Innovation,Environmental Sustainability,The Women’s Movement,Progressive Education Reform, Interfaith Harmony,Health & Wellness,Veteran’s Affairs,Right to Privacy & Net Neutrality).
People get ready: the fight against a jobless economy and a citizen less democracy.
Guest #2: Author Robert McChesney is an American professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign as the Gutgsell Endowed Professor in the Department of Communication. He specializes in the history and political economy of communication, and the role media play in democratic and capitalist societies. He co-founded Free Press, a national media reform organization. From 2002–12, he hosted “Media Matters” weekly radio program every Sunday afternoon on WILL-AM radio.
Andrew Harvey is an internationally renowned religious scholar, writer, teacher, and author of over thirty books. He is the founder of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization dedicated to inspiring people to become more involved in challenging our social and global crises and to commit themselves to peace and sustainability. Andrew was born in India and studied and taught at Oxford University where he was the university’s youngest fellow at age 21 teaching Shakespeare and French literature. He is perhaps best known for having explored all the different religions in depth and has reinterpreted them in a passionate manner that preserves their meaning and significance for our own time. In 1993, BBC featured him in a documentary “The Making of a Modern Mystic.” Andrew has received many awards for his writings including the Benjamin Franklin Award. Among his many books are “The Hope: A Guide To Sacred Activism” which won the Nautilus Silver Award for Social Change, and more recently “Play Life More Beautifully: Conversations with Seymour,” which recounts his friendship with the renowned American pianist and composer Seymour Bernstein. Andrew’s website is AndrewHarvey.net
Part I: Robbyne Kaamil, Vegan Sexy Song
Activist, author, actress, comedian, vocalist, radio personality and relationship expert are all hats worn by Robbyne Kaamil. Robbyne’s sassy style has landed her appearances on numerous radio & television shows including The Howard Stern Show and Bravo’s, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”. As an actress Ms. Kaamil has graced the silver screen in several independent films including: Bear City: The Movie and Violet Tendencies starring Mindy Cohn of “Facts of Life”. Last summer her monthly advice column, “Dear Diva” was launched in Australia’s top gay publication DNA Magazine. She is also the Official Relationship Expert for Playgirl.
She was inspired to become an animal rights activist after seeing the PSA “Saving Lolita” which focused on the life of the orca Lolita who has been held at the Miami Seaquarium for over 45 years. She saw the parallels between Lolita’s story and her own family’s history in the Atlantic Slave Trade. She wrote the song “Let the Girl Go: Free Lolita” to help raise awareness about the orca. The music video was recently selected to be screened at the 2015 Wildlife Film Festival. Her latest music video, “Free the Monkeys”, exposes the mistreatment of monkeys being used in lab experiments in Hendry County, Florida. The video was produced & directed by NY Times bestselling author and former HLN television host – Jane Velez Mitchell. PETA co-founder, Ingrid Newkirk, recently enlisted Robbyne to write & narrate several public service announcements to protest animal captivity in marine parks, zoos & circuses. The PSA’s are currently running nationwide on ABC, FOX and Bounce TV affiliates.
Part II: Joe Cross, The Kids Menu
Joe Cross is a filmmaker, entrepreneur, author and wellness advocate. He directed, produced and was the subject of the award-winning documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, seen by more than 21 million people around the world, and the popular sequel Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2; authored the New York Times bestseller The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet book, which has been released globally in multiple languages; and is credited with having accelerated the plant-based eating movement by media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The Dr. Oz Show. His website, www.rebootwithjoe.com, has become an integral meeting place for a community of more than one and a half million Rebooters worldwide.
Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. He subsequently managed a diverse portfolio of assets in telecommunications, media, technology and financial services for Queensland Press Ltd., and in 2003 began investing his own capital through his investment vehicle Jaymsea Investments Pty Ltd. Despite his commercial success, Joe found himself at age 40 overweight and in ill health, and elected to take matters into his own hands. After consultation with noted US doctor Joel Fuhrman, Joe embarked on a 60 day journey of transformation across the US, consuming nothing but the juice of fresh vegetables and fruits. That journey – filled with personal milestones for Joe, and eye-opening experiences with average Americans– was captured on film, and has become the award-winning documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Seen by more than 20 million people around the world, Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead has inspired millions of people to follow Joe’s example and reclaim their own health and vitality by adopting plant-based eating habits. The response to the film was so overwhelming Joe founded Reboot with Joe, a health and wellness company that offers support, encouragement, community, media and tools to everyday people. Joe lives in New York and Sydney.
Investigative Journalist and author, Martha Rosenberg, discussed a new article by Evelyn and Martha titled, Big Pharma is Cashing in on Alcohol and Drug Treatment, and the opioid-based drugs Pharma has doctors prescribing to alcoholics and addicts that keep them in active addiction for life while paying high monthly costs for prescriptions and doctors fees to get refills.
More love…..more happiness,,,…and learning to forgive. Our guest, Dr. Wendy Treynor, a happiness and love coach who overcame Cancer, discusses how the above can help us become better human beings and attain both happiness and forgiveness through a higher state of love. Dr. Wendy is also an author, speaker, scholar and trainer. . Learn how to love yourself and others. Dr. Wendy and myself, Bobby Eiias, also talked about stress, yoga, meditation, kindness, affirmations and self-healing.
Andrew Kreig, an investigative reporter and author, discussed the ongoing cover-up of the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Robert Kennedy, the recent denial of parole to Sirhan Sirhan, and the controversies surround the death of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia at a Texas ranch.
Learning to use your natural-born gifts to heal yourself. This is the topic of this show explained by Alex Hermosillo, a renown master energy healer, author, teacher and widely sought after speaker. He is the founder of Master Energy Healing (M.E.H.). Thousands have benefitted from his work. He has assisted people in healing their migraine headaches, backaches, cancer, heart disease, tumors, depression and more.
Hermosillo details his near-death miraculous experience he had during a short time in a high spiritual plane heaven-like atmosphere while his body was being operated on in a hospital emergency room (ER). As a result of this experience, he found himself having acquired the ability to heal people and discusses these methods.
These techniques have helped people to heal virtually all major diseases and he shows people how to use these techniques along with gratitude and meditation so they can heal themselves. Some of the conditions he talks about on this show are heart disease, memory loss, and various types of pain.