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March 2015

  • 3/24/2015: Special Encore Presentation: HOW TO SURVIVE THE PLANE CRASH EPIDEMIC Listen Now
  • 3/17/2015: Meet the Man Who Warned the FBI About the Marathon Bombers Listen Now
  • 3/10/2015: Overcoming Body Image issues in a World Obsessed by Appearance Listen Now
  • 3/3/2015: Netanyahu: Canary in the Coal Mine Listen Now

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A Martinez

Film, TV and stage actor. Film credits include: Meryl Streep's gigolo butler in "She-Devil." Television credits include: Jacob Nighthorse in "Longmire" and Cruz Castillo in "Santa Barbara." Theatre credits include: the title role in Luiz Valdez' "Bandido" at the Mark Taper Forum. View Guest page

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Joan Alperin

Joan is a well-respected movie and theatre critic,actress and writer. As such, she had the opportunity to attend a screening of "The Interview" before Sony decided not to release it. She'll give you the inside scoop. Joan and her husband, John Schwartz, are on-camera hosts for the popular movie review series called "Two Jews on Film." View Guest page

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Ariella Applebaum

Ariella is 19 years old, and originally from Teaneck, New Jersey. She's a junior at Stern College, who is pre-med, on track for pediatric surgery. MDA is very personal for Ariella... she was inspired to volunteer with MDA by her second cousin, Shira, an MDA medic. Shira's father and sister were killed by a suicide bomber in 2003, the day before her sister's wedding. Ariella has drawn inspiration from the family tragedy and found, in MDA, opportunities to save lives and give back to Israel in ways she never realized. She was so taken by her time with MDA that she decided to extend her initial 6-week course into a full year. She served out of MDA's Jerusalem station during Operation Protective Edge View Guest page

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Leo Battenhausen

Leo Battenhausen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who draws on his years of experience treating patients and directing mental health programs. Socialcide: How America is Loving Itself to Death is his latest book. View Guest page

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John Bowman

John Bowman is the film programmer at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe, New Mexico. George RR Martin, the theater owner, and author of Game of Thrones, has been outspoken in clamoring to screen "The Interview," from the moment that Sony declared it was not going to release it. John brings us breaking news from the front lines, as he is in negotiations to screen the movie at this very moment. View Guest page

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Judge Robert Braithwaite

In a twenty-seven year judicial career, Robert Braithwaite has been a circuit judge, a district judge, a juvenile judge, a pro tem Utah Supreme Court judge and is now a U. S. magistrate judge. He has heard cases ranging from parking tickets to divorce to rape and murder. As a part-time magistrate judge he now hears criminal cases arising in the southern half of Utah, usually occurring in National Parks, National Forests, and federal lands. Needless to say, he rides a circuit, hearing cases in four diverse locations: St. George, Big Water, Moab, and Salt Lake City. He lives in Cedar City with his wife who is an artist. Together they have raised four children. View Guest page

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Bob Brill

Bob Brill, author of The Prescott Affair, the first in his series of books, Lancer: Hero of the West, exemplifies the passage of a dad's love of Westerns to his son. He is an award-winning journalist, who has covered presidents and other major news stories for top media outlets, including from his current position of anchor for the L.A. CBS affiliate, KNX radio. View Guest page

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Dr. Steven Camarota

Dr. Steven Camarota, is the Director of Research at The Center for Immigration Studies, specializing in economics, demographics and the impact of immigration on the United States View Guest page

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Graeme Clifford

Award-winning film and TV director, producer and editor. Film credits include: "Frances" (Oscar nominations for Jessica Lange and Kim Stanley) and cult hit "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Television credits include: "For The People" and the miniseries of Mario Puzo's "The Last Don." View Guest page

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Richard Dalton

Jeffrey Deskovic

Jeffrey Deskovic was falsely convicted and imprisoned for 16 years for the brutal rape and murder of his high school classmate. He recently won the largest exoneree settlement in U.S. history. After his release, he earned a B.S. in Behavioral Science, and then an M.A. from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. In 2012, he launched the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice and donated $1.5 million from his compensation to get the Foundation off the ground. View Guest page

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Kathleen Dunn

Theatre actress and dialect coach. Theatre credits include: Nerissa in the Los Angeles Women's Shakespeare production of "The Merchant of Venice." View Guest page

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Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences

Carolyn Gervais

Carolyn Gervais, was born with a metaphorical thin white gauze covering her eyes, so that she wouldn't see the depth of the dysfunction she was born into. When, as a young girl, this was mystically removed, she began her journey of spiritual and metaphysical self-searching, culminating in her new book, I Dreamed I Was Human: Awakening from the Illusion. Carolyn is also published in the Sedona Journal of Emergence, is a hypnotherapist and has a masters degree in holistic nutrition. View Guest page

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Stephen Grifka, M.D.

Stephen Grifka, M.D., President of A Medical Expert Network View Guest page

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William J. Hall

Bill Hall was born and raised in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the site of the famous Bridgeport poltergeist, an event that became a turning point in the young boy's life. He became a magician and an expert in researching unexplained phenomena. As a former member of the Society of American Magicians Psychic Investigation Committee, he has become skilled at separating fact from illusion. Haunted by the haunted house of his childhood, his in-depth research has uncovered previously unknown and chilling details. View Guest page

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Thor Halvorssen

A human rights advocate and film producer, Thor Halvorssen founded the Human Rights Foundation in the spring of 2005. Halvorssen began advocating for human rights in 1989 in London by organizing opposition to South African apartheid. He is president of HRF, founder of the Oslo Freedom Forum, and patron of the Prague-based children’s peace movement, On Own Feet; the Centipede Children. Prior to his work at HRF, Halvorssen was cofounder and served as Executive Director and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education from 1999 until 2004. Halvorssen's opinions and views have appeared in numerous venues including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, The Economist, the Washington Post, NPR, TIME Magazine, the Daily Telegraph, New York Post, and GQ, as well as television outlets such as Al-Jazeera, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, BBC, HBO, and many others. He is a columnist for The Atlantic and The Huffington Post. Halvorssen has produced several films that focus on freedom and human rights. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with concurrent undergraduate and graduate degrees in political science and history. He sits on HRF's Board of Directors. Halvorssen personally understands the importance of protecting human rights. In August of 1993, his father, a diplomat with the rank of ambassador, was falsely imprisoned, tortured, and savagely beaten in a Venezuelan jail. His father was released only after Amnesty International, the International Society for Human Rights, and numerous human rights advocates and public figures took his case. In August of 2004, Halvorssen’s mother, a child psychologist, was brutally gunned down and wounded by members of the Venezuelan government security apparatus while attending a peaceful public gathering. View Guest page

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Tim Holmes

Tim Holmes plays the circus Strongman in the box- office hit movie Oz: The Great and Powerful. He takes us behind the scenes to reveal what it was like to work on this blockbuster, and how he realized his dream of being featured in it. View Guest page

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Dr. Charles Jacobs

Dr. Charles Jacobs is the President of Americans for Peace and Tolerance. He warned the FBI, years before the Marathon Bombing, that such men as the Tsarnaev brothers were being radicalized in the Boston mosque, which was funded by Saudi Arabian pro-terrorist monies. Americans for Peace and Tolerance is a Boston-based organization dedicated to promoting peaceful coexistence in an ethnically diverse America by educating the American public. ( View Guest page

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Dr. Diana Kirschner

Miriam Knight

Miriam Knight is the author of What Wags The World: Tales of Conscious Awakening, along with her co-author, Julie Clayton. Miriam was a business executive who made a mid-life shift onto the spiritual path. She's published a holistic journal, founded New Consciousness Review, and hosts an award-winning author interview show. All of her endeavors showcase people, books and films that inspire personal and global transformation. A 'citizen of the world', she's lived on four continents and speaks four languages. View Guest page

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Erik Levis

Erik is the Communications Director for American Friends of Magen David Adom and works closely with American overseas volunteers once they return to America. He helps them continue to advocate for MDA, through volunteer opportunities such as AFMDA's Heart Beat NextGen community. View Guest page

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Lorin Lindner, PhD, MPH

Dr. Lorin Lindner, clinical psychologist and public health educator, is the Co-Director of the Birds of a Feather program of the Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary at the West L.A. VA, and the Warriors and Wolves program at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, California. When she was Clinical Director of New Directions for Homeless Veterans at the West L.A. VA, she discovered how using nature - notably caring for rescued parrots - helped vets heal from trauma. From this, joining forces with Matthew, the wolfdog program was born. ( View Guest page

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Susan Linn, EdD

Dr. Susan Linn is co-founder and director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, and a psychologist at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of The Case for Make-Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World, and Consuming Kids: The Hostile Takeover of Childhood. View Guest page

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Lance LoRusso

Lance LoRusso, a leading attorney and author of When Cops Kill, will share his perspective of the case so far. View Guest page

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Marlin Marynick

Marlin Marynick's journey to writing a biography of Charles Manson began at eight years old, when he discovered a beat up copy of Helter Skelter. The same curiosity about the human mind that led him to become a mental health professional, led him to meet Manson. His book, Charles Manson Now, has gotten rave reviews. View Guest page

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Ryan Mauro

Ryan Mauro is the National Security Analyst for the Clarion Project. He is a terrorism expert, interviewed on countless TV and radio shows, and his analysis and research has been widely published View Guest page

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Valerie Ogden

When Valerie Ogden accidentally found out about Bluebeard, after her nephew married his descendant and the family hushed her sudden questions, she became absorbed and curious about his story. She researched his life at the Bibliotheque de Nantes in Brittany, France and visited the site of many of his massacres. The result is the fascinating book, Bluebeard: Brave Warrior, Brutal Psychopath. Ms. Ogden is an American actor, former editor at "House and Garden," and President of the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. View Guest page

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Dan Perkins

Radical Islam analyst, Dan Perkins, is a master storyteller and author of The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy, which centers around the threat of terrorism against the United States. The first two books have already been published: A Terrorist Perspective and America Rebuilds. The third book is coming soon: America Responds. Dan's passion is getting his readers (and listeners) to ask themselves the question: How can we stop this from happening? View Guest page

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Grace Robbins

Grace Robbins. She's the author of the just-released memoir - Cinderella and the Carpetbagger: My Life as the Wife of the "World's Best Selling Author," Harold Robbins. Grace's real life story is as glamorous and over the top as the plots of Harold's best selling books! View Guest page

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Professor Zeev Rotstein, M.D.

Professor Zeev Rotstein, M.D. is the CEO and Director General of Sheba Medical Center in Tel Ha Shomer, Israel. View Guest page

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David Rubin

David Rubin is the Founder and President of Shiloh Israel's Children's Fund, and the former Mayor of Shiloh. He is the author of four books, including his latest, Sparks from Zion. View Guest page

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Jesse Saperstein

Jesse Saperstein, diagnosed with these disorders himself, proves otherwise. Jesse is the author of the bestselling memoir Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 Chapters. He is on a fundraising crusade to help the victims of Sandy Hook. View Guest page

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Rebecca Siegel

Rebecca is 21 years old, and originally from Bethesda, Maryland. She's a senior at Northwestern University with a double major in musical theatre and pre-med. She completed the MDA Overseas Volunteer Basic Course two years ago in Tel Aviv, but was so enthralled by the program that she returned this past summer to complete the advanced course. The additional level of training allowed her to work in areas that were considered more at-risk during this past summer's Operation Protective Edge. Thanks to the time spent with MDA, she is considering a career in medicine. View Guest page

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Matthew Simmons

Matthew Simmons, a Navy veteran, is the Co-Director of the Birds of a Feather program of the Serenity Park Parrot Sanctuary at the West L.A. VA, and the Warriors and Wolves program at the Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in Ventura County, California. ( View Guest page

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Cindy Teevens

The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy

The Brotherhood of the Red Nile Trilogy centers around the threat of terrorism against the United States. The first two books have already been published: A Terrorist Perspective and America Rebuilds. The third book is coming soon: America Responds. View Guest page

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Rebecca Jane Weinstein

Rebecca Jane Weinstein, author of Fat Sex: The Naked Truth and now Fat Kids: Truth and Consequences, is an attorney and social worker. With poignant honesty, she shares her experiences of being a fat kid, and now a fat adult, who is considered an expert on weight and culture. She is also the founder of View Guest page

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Brad Wheelis

Brad Wheelis is the author of a hot new book, The Perception Myth: A Guide to Challenging Your Personal Myths and Discovering Your Inner Greatness. A former correspondent for ABC News, Brad's political coverage earned him the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow award. Brad grew up believing he was damaged goods. He had severe eye problems and suffered from a deformed chest (pectus excavatum). He ultimately overcame the body image issues and thrived on TV, an environment where people are especially judged on appearance. Since then, Brad has created a non-profit called The Pectus Excavatum Foundation to help raise awareness and decrease stigma. View Guest page

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Martone Williams

J.W. Winslow

J.W. Winslow, has grown up learning about celebrity. She's an artist, writer, poet, green publisher and TV host. View Guest page

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Parham Zar

Parham Zar is the President of Friends of Sheba Medical Center, which is located in Beverly Hills. View Guest page

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John Zmirak

John Zmirak, is the co-author of the new book, The Race to Save Our Century: Five Core Principles to Promote Peace, Freedom and the Culture of Life. Find out what these principles are before we lose the race. View Guest page

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March 24, 2015
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Henny Penny, the sky is falling! Or so it would seem. Lately, almost every day there's a plane crash in the news. What's up, that's got them down? Today's guest, David Soucie, CNN's Safety Analyst, and author of Why Planes Crash: An Accident Investigator's Fight for Safe Skies, will unravel some of the recent airplane disaster mysteries and give insider tips on how to survive today's skies.

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Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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