Archive for April 2017

An investigation into the mental state of Donald Trump and the cognitive disconnection in the American public for electing morally sound leaders

Dr. John Gartner is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Johns University Medical School, where he has taught for the past 28 years. He has private practices in Baltimore and Manhattan where he specializes in borderline personality and bipolar disorders and depression.  His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed and professional journals as well as the Washington Post, Chicago Sun Times, Baltimore Sun and others. His book "In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography" was named by the American Library Association as one of the best books of 2008.  Dr Gartner coined the term hypomanic to describe the synergy between mania and success that is familiar in many successful people. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts and completed post-doctoral training at New York Hospital Cornell Medical School.  More recently Dr. Gartner has been investigating the psychological state of Donald Trump and has spearheaded efforts to warn officials and the public about the presidents severe personality disorders that will endanger the nation if he is not removed from office. He is a co-founder of a new organization, Duty to Warn, comprised of mental health professionals who feel the ethical responsibility to warn the public about the dangers posed by Trump's mental health state. 


For Earth Day week – The wisdom of the forest in the time of rapid climate change and what we need to learn from nature in order to counter human greed and hubris

If Jane Goodall is the ambassador for the animal kingdom, and Vandana Shiva is the ambassador for seeds, then Diana Beresford-Kroeger is unquestionably the global ambassador speaking on behalf of the world’s trees and forests. Perhaps no one possesses the wisdom of the forest as Diana -- an Irish-Canadian researcher, botanical scientist, medical biochemist and nature mystic. She has written extensively on the molecular biology of trees, their medicinal properties, trees’ social interactions in the forest and with other life forms, forest conservation, and the traditional wisdom trees hold for healing. In the past Diana has held science posts at the Canadian Department of Agriculture and the University of Ottawa School of Medicine.  She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was named a World Visionary by Utne Reader. Her research gardens outside Ottawa, open to the public, include rare plants from Turkey, Iran, China, and a hundred rare types of trees from the northern forests and other countries, many that are endangered.  Her latest book is “The Sweetness of a Simple Life” and a documentary about Diana’s work across many nations exploring the secrets of northern forests, “The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” was recently released across Canada. More about her work can be found at

The syrian crisis and the growing tensions between the US and Russia


Ray McGovern served as an Army intelligence officer and a CIA analyst for 27 years under 7 presidential administrations, from John F. Kennedy to 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 served as the Assistant National Intelligence Officer for Western Europe. Since retiring, 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 and the Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence. He also works with Tell the Word, an ecumenical Catholic publishing house.   Ray’s opinion pieces appear in many leading news sources 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 in theology from Georgetown University.   His website is  and more of his writings can be found on

A look at the role of the private financial regime within the Deep State

James Corbett is the founder and editor of the Corbett Report, a website he started in 2007 to provide critical analysis on politics, society, economics and history.  He has written, recorded and hosted 1000s of hours of audio and video which has brought him to the attention of major independent media such as RT. James is also a host of Eyeopenner on, produces video reports for GRTV – run by Global Research in Canada, and is the lead editorial writer of the International Forecaster.  He has directed several important documentaries including “How Big Oil Conquered the World” and his “Century of Enslavement” is perhaps the best film exposing the dark history and corruption of the Federal Reserve system.  His website, with his numerous podcasts, audio and video programs is


Progressive Commentary Hour
Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App