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Dr. James Lyons-Weiler (PhD) is the CEO and Director of The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge, which exists to conduct research in the public interest without profit motive. A life-long biomedical researcher, he is best known for contributions to advances in medical bioinformatics, and for his three books, “Ebola: An Evolving Story,” (2016) “Cures vs. Profits: Successes in Translational Research,” (2016) and “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism” (2017). A true-blue academic, Dr. Lyons-Weiler has directed the analysis of data from over 100 medical studies, served as Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cancer Informatics, serves on the Editorial Board of Cancer Research, and has published more than 48 papers in reputable journals. His lives in Western PA with his two well-adjusted teen-aged sons and his fiance.  His blog jameslyonsweiler.com contains deep analysis of issue that confront us today on the mismatches that exist between biomedical science and public health policy.  IPAK can be visited at ipaknowledge.org

CONVERSATIONS WITH GREAT MINDS

The need for a moral and spiritual regeneration of America

Marianne Williamson has been a prestigious international spiritual teacher and author for over thirty-five years. She has now entered the Democratic fold for a presidential run in 2020.  In 2014 when she ran for Congress to represent a Southern California  as an Independent, she received endorsements from Congressmen Alan Grayson , Keith Ellison, Dennis Kucinich, Jesse Ventura, Van Jones and other progressives.  As a grassroots, progressive social activist, Marianne founded the Project Angel Food a meal on wheels program in Los Angeles that has served 11 million meals, and is co-founder of The Peace Alliance, dedicated to the establishment of a US Department of Peace, and promoted by Dennis Kucinich. Marianne serves on the Board of Directors of RESULTS, a nonprofit international organization working on relieving the worst ravages of hunger and poverty in the world.  She is the author of seven New York Times Best Sellers, including “Healing the Soul of America”, which was recently released and her latest "A Politics of Love: A Handbook for a New American Revolution."  Her websites are  which calls for a holistic perspective of our political system.  Her personal website is Marianne.com and her campaign site is Marianne2020.com

American interventionism -- How the US interferes in the outcome of elections and promotes regime change around the world

Dan Kovalik is a human rights and labor justice attorney, a peace activist, and an adjunct professor of international Human Rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. His work has focused on Latin America. He has worked on tort cases against Coca Cola, Drummond Company and Occidental Petroleum over human rights abuses in Colombia. Christian Science Monitor named Prof. Kovalik as one of America's most prominent defenders of Colombian workers under threat of assassination, which earned him a Project Censored Award. Dan also works as the Senior General Counsel for the United Steelworkers union. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he contributes frequently to Counterpunch, TeleSur, Huffington Post and other news sites.   He has published books on the scapegoating of Russia and US efforts to overthrow the Iranian government. His most recent book is "The Plot to Control the World: How the US Spent Billions to Change the Outcome of Elections Around the World." 

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

What can we learn from history to help guide us in today's crisis?

Dr. Jim Garrison is the founding President of Ubiquity University and the Wisdom School of Graduate Studies, an international school of higher education built upon transformational principles of whole brain and whole systems learning. The university operates with partners all over the world. As the co-founder and President of the Gorbachev Foundation, Jim was instrumental in the founding of the State of the World Forum  to lay a template for a  more sustainable global civilization.  In the late 80s he served as the executive director of the Esalen Institute Soviet-American Exchange, and founded the International Foreign Policy Association in collaboration with Secretary of State George Schultz and Georgian President Edward Shevardnadze. He is the author of “America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power? and “Civilization and the Transformation of Power” Jim has graduate degrees in religion and theology from Harvard and Cambridge universities. His websites are UbiquityUniversity.org and WisdomUniversity.org 

Special broadcast on AIDS/HIV – Where is the paradigm today?

David Crowe is the President of the Alberta Reappraising AIDS and ReThinking AIDS, whose website he hosts at the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com  website, a science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model.  He is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.   David hosts the radio show “The Infectious Myth” on the Progressive Radio Network every Tuesday at 2:00 pm Eastern time.

Special broadcast on AIDS/HIV – Where is the paradigm today?

David Crowe is the President of the Alberta Reappraising AIDS and ReThinking AIDS, whose website he hosts at the www.ReThinkingAIDS.com  website, a science and news resource on all international research and commentary challenging the current HIV/AIDS model.  He is also the former president and treasurer for the Green Party in Alberta Canada.   David hosts the radio show “The Infectious Myth” on the Progressive Radio Network every Tuesday at 2:00 pm Eastern time.

Israel's booming "battle-tested surveillance and spying technology industry

Antony Loewenstein is an Israel-based Australian independent journalist, author and documentarian.  He writes a column for the Guardian in the UK and his articles have appeared in all the major and alternative publications, including the New York Tmies, The Nation, Haaretz in Israel, The Australian, Foreign Policy, Electronic Intifada, Tikkun and many others. Over the years he has reported from Israel, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and has written several controversial and best selling books on Israel and Zionism, the political right, vulture capitalism, and the environment. His documentary, A Different Kind of Jew, was a finalist for the UN Media Peace Award.  Antony’s latest book is the controversial acclaimed "My Israel Question."  And he is also the author of a very important investigation into the new corporate order of world governance today – “Disaster Capitalism: Making a Killing Out of Catastrophe,” which is being made into a movie. His website is AntonyLoewenstein.com

What is really happening in Venezuela and the US-supported coup underway

Prof William Robinson is Professor of Sociology and Latin American Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is also on the university’s faculty in its Global and International Studies Program. William is a scholar activist, deeply involved in Third World struggles for social justice, the Latin American radical left, popular empowerment of populations and participatory democracy and government.  His areas of focus include globalization, transnationalism, political economics, immigration and a variety of sociological issues. William received his graduate degrees from the University of New Mexico. His article's appear on Global Research and he has published nine books, his latest being “Into the Tempest: Essays on the New Global Capitalism."  His earlier "Global Capitalism and the Crisis of Humanity,”takes a hard look at the totalitarian structures and agenda of the transnational capitalist class that promotes neoliberal restructuring and trade liberalization.   His website is SOC.UCSB.edu/Faculty/Robinson

What is really happening in Venezuela and the US-supported coup underway  

Greg Palast is a journalist’s journalist, whose news breaking stories appear on BBC Television, The Guardian and Rolling Stone Magazine. The British Tribune has called Greg  “the most important investigative journalist in our time.” He produced over a dozen films for BBC's Newsnight and has won many awards including from the Financial Times,  the National Press Club and the George Orwell Courage in Journalism. Greg broke many important stories including the official story behind the Exxon Valdez, the civil racketeering behind the Shoreham Nuclear Plant, the purging of votes in Florida during the Bush-Gore election, vulture funds, the Deep Horizon oil spill and more recently voter fraud during the past two presidential elections. He directed the recent film The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, which follows Donald Trump's wildest claims, based on his New York Times bestselling books, including Armed Madhouse.  Greg holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.  His website is  GregPalast.com

CONVERSATIONS WITH REMARKABLE MINDS

The National Security State and its control over Washington and the American public

Danny Sheehan is one of our nation’s most important and influential Constitutional and public interest lawyers.  During the past 45 years he has handled such public interest cases as the Pentagon Papers, the Watergate Break In, Iran Contra and the Silkwood murder case.  He has represented victims of he Three Mile Island nuclear disaster and fought against the American Nazi Party on hate crimes. Recently Danny has been a lead attorney on behalf of the Native nations at Standing Rock and handling the dismissal of a case against Chase Iron Eyes for inciting a riot and felony trespassing. He is the founder of the Christic Institute and the Romero Institute, the latter being a nonprofit public policy center in Santa Cruz California. He holds a law degree from Harvard University and later returned to study at the Harvard Divinity School.. Danny is the author of “The People’s Advocate: The Life and Legal History of America’s Most Fearless Public Defence Lawyer,”   And his websites are DanielPSheehan.com   AND   RomeroInstitute.org

Was there any spiritual meaning to the 1960s and its legacy today

 

Tobias Churton is regarded as a world authority on Gnosticism and Western esotericism and spirituality. He has been appointed as an Honorary Fellow at Exeter University in the UK and holds a masters degree in theology from Brasenose College at Oxford. Earlier he worked with BBC on its documentary projects and produced the excellent BBC docu-drama series Gnosticism, which won the NY TV Festival Gold Award for best religious series. He has written many books that are thoroughly documented dealing with the history of esotericism and spirituality in the West.  As a poet and musician, he is also working on dramatic project focused on William Blake. His most recent book is "The Spiritual Meaning of the Sixties: The Magic, Myth adn Music of the Decade that Changed the World" -- 600 page tome that covers perhaps all aspects of the 60s generation, both its pros and its cons. His website is TobiasChurton.com

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