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Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In Web of Debt, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back. Brown developed an interest in the developing world and its problems while living abroad for eleven years in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She returned to practicing law when she was asked to join the legal team of a popular Tijuana healer with an innovative cancer therapy, who was targeted by the chemotherapy industry in the 1990s. That experience produced her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. Brown's eleven books include the bestselling Nature's Pharmacy, co-authored with Dr. Lynne Walker, which has sold 285,000 copies. View Guest page
Leslie Garrett is an author, journalist and mother of three. She developed The Virtuous Consumer, a syndicated column about socially and environmentally responsible choices, that ran for six years in newspapers throughout North America. Her book, The Virtuous Consumer: Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World (and one our kids will thank us for!) was released in July 2007. Leslie has been the "green" correspondent for the A Channel's Morning Show, CFRB’s Garden Show with Mark Cullen and award-winning co-host of CHRW radio's GreenWorld. She is a frequently consulted expert on green consumerism for CBC, The Good Life with Jesse Dylan and a number of other media outlets. Her articles on green living have appeared in Chatelaine, Canadian Living, More, Cottage Life and Positively Green. She speaks frequently to groups ranging from consumer shows to not-for-profits. She also writes The Virtuous Traveler, a syndicated column to focuses on sustainable travel. View Guest page
The Roar Foundation, founded in 1983 by Tippi Hedren, exists solely to support the abandoned exotic felines at Shambala Preserve. Her mission is to educate the public about the dangers of private ownership of exotic animals. Huge numbers of dangerous animals are bred and sold in the United States for illegal purposes. Private ownership presents a grave danger to the public and is cruel and unfair. More stringent legislation is needed to prohibit breeding and selling. Taking care of them properly means the preserve needs help - help you can give. View Guest page
Dennis J. Kucinich
Having been elected to Cleveland's City Council at age 23, Dennis J. Kucinich was well-known to Cleveland residents when they chose him as their mayor in 1977 at the age of 31. At the time, Kucinich was the youngest person ever elected to lead a major American city. In 1978, Cleveland's banks demanded that he sell the city's 70 year-old municipally-owned electric system to its private competitor (in which the banks had a financial interest) as a precondition of extending credit to city government. When Mayor Kucinich refused to sell Muny Light, the banks took the unprecedented step of refusing to roll over the city’s debt, as is customary. Instead, they pushed the city into default. It turned out the banks were thoroughly interlocked with the private utility, CEI, which would have acquired monopoly status by taking over Muny Light. Five of the six banks held almost 1.8 million shares of CEI stock; of the 11 directors of CEI, eight were also directors of four of the six banks involved. By holding to his promise and putting principle above politics, Kucinich lost his re-election bid and his political career was temporarily derailed. But today, Kucinich stands vindicated for having confronted the Enron of his day, and for saving the municipal power company. "There is little debate," wrote Cleveland Magazine in May 1996, "over the value of Muny Light today. Now Cleveland Public Power, it is a proven asset to the city that between 1985 and 1995 saved its customers $195,148,520 over what they would have paid CEI." He also preserved hundreds of union jobs. In addition to being Mayor of Cleveland, Kucinich has served on the Cleveland City Council (1970-75, 1981-82); served as the Clerk of Courts for the Cleveland Municipal Court (1976-77); been an Ohio State Senator (1994-96); and in November 2008, was elected to his seventh term as a Member of the United States House of Representatives (1997-present). Kucinich was born in Cleveland, Ohio on October 8, 1946. He is the eldest of 7 children of Frank and Virginia Kucinich. He and his family lived in twenty-one places by the time Kucinich was 17 years old. Kucinich graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters in Speech Communications from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio in 1974. Kucinich has held many jobs outside of politics including being a hospital orderly, newspaper copy boy, teacher, consultant, television analyst and author. Since being elected to Congress in 1996, Kucinich has been a tireless advocate for worker rights, civil rights and human rights. In Congress, Kucinich has co-authored and co-sponsored legislation to create a national health care system, preserve Social Security, lower the cost of prescription drugs, provide economic development through infrastructure improvements, abolish the death penalty, provide universal prekindergarten to all 3, 4, and 5 year olds, create a Department of Peace, regulate genetically engineered foods, repeal the USA PATRIOT Act, withdraw from Iraq, and provide tax relief to working class families. View Guest page
Michael J. Murphy
Michael J. Murphy is a journalist, filmmaker and political activist from the Los Angeles area whose work focuses on issues that go beyond the interest of the Corporate mainstream media. Michael's work includes Co-Producing documentary What in the World are They Spraying?and several other short films that address controversial political issues. Interviews include; G. Edward Griffin, Chelene Nightingale (California Governor candidate), Jim King (California lieutenant Governor candidate), Mark Reed (California congressional candidate), Bill Hunt (Orange County Sheriff candidate), Jenny Worman (California congressional candidate), Stewart Rhodes (Oath Keepers, Founder), Actress Mariel Hemingway and Ed Asner (Actor "Mary Tyler Moore", "Lou Grant" and "UP"). Many of his interviews and videos can be seen on his blog at http://truthmediaproductions.blogspot.com/. He can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. View Guest page
Lindsay Wagner makes little distinction between her life as an actress, advocate, mother, humanitarian or author. What unites these various parts is a commitment through her work and her personal life to advancing human potential. Even early in her career this passion was evident in her Emmy Award winning portrayal of “The Bionic Woman”. Her use of media as a way to communicate ideas to help people in their personal process is demonstrated in so many of her films. For the public, Lindsay has been offering experiential “Quiet the Mind & Open the Heart” workshops and retreats. These programs are designed to help overcome our own personal challenges, to break through old or undesirable patterns affecting our family dynamics, personal relationships, self-image, and our work or career. Two of the techniques that Lindsay most treasures and teaches are the Oneness Deeksha (Blessing) and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). These techniques bring about a rapid shift in perspective, allowing us to access the peace and joy that is naturally within us and allow us to experience our connection to the whole of creation. Join Doctor Val and the Waking Up In America team as Lindsay enlightens us on Deeksha and the blessing of being a Blessing Giver. You will have the opportunity to join the November 12th - 14th Intensive at the Los Angeles, Hilton. We thank our sponsors for making these programs possible. For great health, visit LA. Lifestyle. For professional emergency solutions go to Emergencymanagementsolutions.org and for a strong immune system enjoy Jason Winter's tea. View Guest page
OUR 25TH YEAR IN RADIO
April 18, 2012
Hosted by Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard
Join Doctor Val, CW & Gail Elen as the dialogue on The Hunger Games and its scathing mirroring of society today. Hats off to Suzanne Collins and the brilliant mirror she offers us on the values of today and to Donald Sutherland for his perfect portrayal of evil. Katniss now has her own Barbie. Now kids will have a young woman of courage to look up to. We thank our sponsors - Sir Jason Winter's Tea, Tad Patterson, LA Life Style, El Pinto Salsa - available at Ralphs and Emergency Management Solutions Global One - (Emsgo.org) for making our programs possible.
Waking Up in America
Wednesday at 2 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Go beyond rhetoric and tune into America’s premiere experts; scientists, athletes, celebrities and world leaders in public and spiritual realms as they discuss the issues of today. A veteran interviewer, Dr. Kirkgaard brings you knowledgeable, entertaining and unpredictable guests like Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, John Denver and US Ambassador for Nuclear Disarmament Thomas Graham. No matter what happens, Dr. Kirkgaard keeps her cool and shows you a side of her guests that you've never seen.
Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard
Dr. Valerie Anne Kirkgaard, PhD, is a retired Marriage Family Counselor and the creator of the Kirkgaard Method of Directed Breath, a unique method of clearing emotional blocks. Each week on "Waking Up in America", Dr. Valerie brings you new and different techniques to handle life's ups and downs with grace and ease.