Headlined Guests

Bob Linden
Guest Occupation: Radio Host/Animal Rights/Environmental and Health activist
Guest Biography:

Bob Linden, vegan for 29 years, animal lover and dog-spoiler, is the host and executive producer of the listener-supported non-profit production GO VEGAN RADIO WITH BOB LINDEN – the first-ever mainstream-media vegan animal liberation, health, and environmental program, now broadcasting for 12 years, having been heard on the Air America radio network, CBS and Clear Channel radio stations, XM, iTunes, TalkStreamLive, stitcher/GOVEGAN), with archives at GoVeganRadio and syndication starting soon on the Genesis Communications Network, the fastest growing radio talk network in the world – where Bob’s program will become its first “food” show.

Prior to vegan animal liberation activism, Bob was Program Director and on-air at many successful rock, jazz, and world music radio stations around the country including CD-101 New York, JAZZY 100 Washington D.C., KIFM San Diego, LOVE 94 Miami, The Sound in Seattle, KKLZ Las Vegas, STAR 106 San Antonio, and z-92 Omaha.

Bob’s activism, community involvement, and promotional and marketing efforts have been featured on the CBS Evening News, CNN, in the New York Times, AP, UPI, and elsewhere. He was named Program Director of the Week by Billboard Magazine and received ADDY awards for writing the best radio commercial in Nebraska one year, as well as for TV spots and billboard campaigns.

Bob was honored to receive the “Shining World Hero Award” d from the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association.

He is a graduate of Queens College of the City University of New York and Stuyvesant High School and PS 152 in Manhattan.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Education, Health & Lifestyle, News, Politics & Government
Never Argue with a Dead Person
Guest Occupation: Psychic Medium
Guest Biography:

Thomas John is a global psychic sensation who has wowed audiences across the world with his impressively accurate messages from ‘the other side’. Hosting sold-out events such as A Night with Spirit, Spirit Circles and Dinner with the Dead, Thomas John is one of the nation’s most coveted psychic mediums. Bi-Coastally based, his gifts continue to be in high demand with influencers, A-list celebrities, and those at crossroads in life from coast to coast and around the globe.

 Thomas John, gifted since birth, connected with the spirit of his late paternal grandfather at the tender age of four and correctly described to his parents the location of   a missing wrist watch that had haunted the family for years (Grandpa’s best friend Jack had it!). From that point forward, Thomas and his family knew he had prodigious abilities, unlike any they had experienced before. Though born with the spiritual skills to communicate with the dead, he didn’t always embrace them. At the age of 18, Thomas began his studies at the University of Chicago. Graduating with a degree in Psychology and Human Development, with departmental honors, Thomas pursued research internships at Yale University and The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was a lead research assistant on studies related to psychopathology and personality. During these internships, Thomas John was the author of three peer-reviewed publications. He was accepted into graduate school programs in medical research, but through the guidance of several of his own deceased loved ones, decided at the last minute to further develop his abilities as an intuitive, and began his  metaphysical studies in New York City.

In recent years, Thomas’ infallible track record, ethics and down-to-Earth approach as a psychic medium has lead him to being known as one of the world’s top psychics and has earned him an honorable reputation in the industry. He has made innumerable accurate psychic predictions about celebrities that have come to pass often months after he has reported them to the media, including the death of Whitney Houston, the splitting of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, the death of Michael Jackson, and the circumstances surrounding the birth of the royal babies. Thomas John has also had countless visions surrounding medical breakthroughs, political events, and natural disasters, which have come to pass in record time.

Thomas John has been prominently featured in top tier print media, including New York Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, GQ, Maxim, OK! Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, and Life and Style Weekly, along with broadcast appearances on Dr. Phil, Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and The Real Housewives of New York City, and Entertainment Tonight.

Thomas John, born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, now resides bi-coastally in both New York City and Los Angeles, CA. His first novel, Never Argue with a Dead Person: True and Unbelievable Stories from the Other Side, published in 2015 can be purchased.

Guest Category: Arts, Business, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Donna Lynn
Guest Occupation: Author
Guest Biography:

Donna Lynn was one of those little children who never stopped asking “why?” She studied psychology, world religions, and metaphysics while working in healthcare in the quest for understanding the mind/body/spirit connection.

A wise teacher once told Donna “Your gentleness is your strength.” After a lifetime of being told by others that she was too sensitive, Donna decided to embrace her sensitivity when otherworldly beings showed up to answer her question of “why?” She interacted with beings that others couldn’t see and visited places that others haven’t been, overcoming extreme fear and slowly developing relationships with these entities. She has been advised that now is the time to share these experiences with others and invite them to explore new realms of possibility.

Guest Category: Paranormal, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics
Justin Shaw
Guest Occupation: Singer, songwriter
Guest Biography:

Loving Husband, and father who's dedicated to being a priest, protector, and provider for my family.

At first glance you see a young man at the beginning of his life, contemplating his future, but as you look again, you then see a man who has been taken through life's hardships, trials and tribulations, but through his faith in the all mighty God he has been able to be a living testimony to others through his music.

Justin Jermell Shaw was born to John & Lynn Shaw on June 21, 1984. He was born in Forest city, Arkansas. His singing career began at the tender age five and has continued till this today. His love and passion for gospel music began as a member of "Greater Faith Tabernacle of Deliverance" where his grandfather and founder of the church, pastor Levi Conley helped prepare him for life's ups and downs. Since those days growing up in the church, Justin has grown into loving and caring husband and father.

His musical experience have lead hjm to be the opening act for various artists. In 2005 he starred in the hit gospel stage play "Too Good To Let Go." Although Justin has overcome many hurdles in his music career, God has brought him full circle back to his gospel roots. In 2014 Justin joined the MeTooMusic Family based out of the St. Louis, MO area and the family's producer Levi "Too" King to record the project Gonna Get The Glory. It features 13 tracks with 10 songs all written and performed by Justin.

He now understands what road God wants him to follow, and that is to take all his God given talent and sing nothing but praises to the almighty and all powerful God. Although he has been inspired by many gospel artists such as Fred Hammond and John P. KIee, Justin states, "His greatest inspiration is the Lord Jesus, for no one has suffered or endured more than his Lord and Savior." This gives him strength to endure so that God will get the glory out of his life.

email: shawboy@21519@gmail.com

Guest Category: Arts, Music
MarBeth Dunn the Miracle Mama
Guest Occupation: Miracles Consultant
Guest Biography:

I'm the Miracle Mama. I’ve been a spiritual teacher now for over 30 years. As a gifted empath, intuitive, energy healer, coach, mentor, and Miracles Consultant, I can accurately pinpoint the hidden issues holding you back from your perfect life. To that end, I have developed a powerful Miracle Activation Technology© that empowers you to access miraculous breakthroughs to greater confidence, alignment, financial success, emotional freedom, peace of mind, and more harmonious relationships.

I’m executive producer and host of Having It ALL Radio on the globally syndicated BBS Network. Lively and engaging, Having it ALL Radio explores all manner of health, wealth, relationship and spiritually related topics with top experts. It placed #1 on iTunes New and Noteworthy in 2015.

Also in 2015, after the devastation of Hurricane Matthew, I founded the Haiti Community Project to rebuild Haiti one house at a time. We are using local resources and community labor, restoring community pride, resilience, and self esteem. Learn more at HaitiCommunityProject.org.

An international speaker, and TV Happiness Coach, I’ve been featured on several television networks across the US, including FOX, NBC, CBS, and WEYW 19, Key West.

I have co-authored two international Best Selling books, “Start Right Marketing” and “Conversations That Make a Difference.”

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Ralph and Marsha Ring
Guest Occupation: Scientist, Technician, Anti-Grav, Free Energy, Tesla, Alternative future energy
Guest Biography:

RALPH RING is one of the surviving members of a team of technicians and scientists who worked for the legendary inventor, Otis T Carr.  Ralph worked directly on Carr’s team, which developed an anti-gravity spacecraft based upon direct tutoring from Nikolai Tesla. 

Their continuing endeavor is to re-introduce a better and safer form of transportation and habitation.  Ring's website, Blue Star Enterprise is dedicated to bringing about a more peaceful, expedient and affordable way of life through the use of Alternative Energy.”

Carr learned many secrets from Tesla, and much has been lost to time, but Ralph Ring and members here now, through this website are re-discovering the secrets from Carr’s own mysterious writings, and his patented drawings.

Carr was ultimately shut down by the US government, who asserted that Carr was attempting to overthrow the monetary system.  “Cease and desist your operations… We’re terminating your project due to the threats it poses to the international monetary system.”

MARSHA RING is a minister and teacher on higher consciousness, and is the gentle and loving spiritual partner and wife to Ralph Ring.  Together they make an unbeatable team!

Guest Category: Earth & Space, UFOs, Physics & Metaphysics, Motivational, Access Consciousness, Psychic & Intuitive, Technology, Free Energy, Theory & Conspiracy
Matt Williams
Guest Occupation: Singer, songwriter and Army veteran
Guest Biography:
Matt Williams is an up and coming singer/songwriter from south Alabama who writes and sings about life and war.

Biography

I started in music at a young age, my grandfather had a gospel group so I started learning to play and sing around 3 years old. I grew up in Geneva, Alabama which is a small town but many good people. We grew up swimming in rivers and running through the woods and riding bikes around town. None of us had much money so the simple things in life were our escape. I continued my music by being in the band in school, I was a drummer. I became one of the best snare drummers in the state of Alabama and later the country when I was in high school. I played piano all my life but never in a competition setting, more as a hobby really. I grew up on a chicken farm in right outside of Geneva in a little community called Coffee Springs. My step father grew up there and took over the farm and well my days were interesting as a child to say the least. After high school I joined the Army. I was in the army from 2004-2012. I deployed 3 times as an Infantry Noncommissioned Officer. I toured 2 times to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. I lost many friends to the war and gained a family as well.

I have a little boy, Christian Williams, he is my everything and the reason I am doing what I do. I want to build a life for my son and give him the tools he needs in life to succeed. He is my motivation and my purpose.

I write my music based on real life experiences. I feel that artists of lost touch of what it means to write from the heart. I want to touch people in a way that they can actually relate to on so many different levels. I write about mistakes I made in life and what it has cost me, I write about being in the war and losing brothers and I try to put people in my shoes and let them see who I am. I think people enjoy an artist more when they know his or her past, present and future. I want them to hear a song and say, wow; he just described my life perfectly. Hearing people say they love my music because it’s honest and speaks volume about not only my life but theirs as well means more to me than anything. I hope to stand in front of thousands one day and tell stories in a song that make people cry, laugh, make them happy or even a song they can give to someone as an apology but they just can't say the words themselves.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Military, Music, Psychology, Religion, Self Help, Spiritual
Women Up International
Guest Occupation: The mission of Women Up International is to be a catalyst for unprecedented vibrant living despite past victimization and trauma in our lives.
Guest Biography:

Women Up International - Co-Founders / Co-Owners:

  • Kaelen Revense
  • Becky Norwood
  • Amy Ballon

Women Up International fuels inspiration, ignites hearts, and sparks inner-healing that radiates out to our world. Our mission is to be a catalyst for unprecedented vibrant living despite past victimization and trauma in our lives.

Our Million Women Message Movement unites women who are determined to make a positive global impact by breaking the cycle of abuse and victimization, standing up for those who cannot stand for themselves, and empowering each other to love, forgive, heal and vibrantly thrive.

Our members are women making a conscious choice to take back and own their power, fall in love with who they are authentically, live intentionally and be a force for change in our world.

Through Women Up International, they enjoy the ability to speak up, stand up, find their own truth and command their inner power sparking a life time of empowering experiences and a sisterhood of support. 

CONTACT:

@WomenUpInternational

support@womenupinternational.com

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Love & Relationships, Relationship Counseling, Personal Development, Self Help, Inspirational, Sex
Johnny Rock Page
Guest Occupation: Entrepreneur and a MotoAmerica Superbike racer
Guest Biography:

JOHNNY ROCK PAGE

My name is My Johnny Rock Page and I am a believer, a family man, an entrepreneur and a MotoAmerica Superbike racer.  Overcoming age adversity, and qualifying in 2007 for the elite grid by one tenth of second changed my life. I became a Pro Superbike racer at the age of 38 after winning Daytona 18 years prior and I was now racing with America’s top Superbike motorcycle racers. I suddenly found myself living the dream by becoming the Man on the poster.

We all love, appreciate and need daily positivity and I am thrilled to do something I hope will inspire others! This 2016 race season will be a continuance of that mission, but I need your help.  So we are going to do something very different this year with our sponsorship program.  I want to make sponsorship of my race team available to you, the fans.  Because my career wouldn’t have been possible without your support anyway.   Your donations will go towards helping pay for the costs of race entry fees, maintaining my race crew and the bike.  In return, I will fill up the space on my bike usually reserved for major companies and brands with your names and initials!  We simply do not have a enough room for every donor, but we will accomodate as many of our new sponsors as possible on a first come and first serve basis.  This opportunity can be seized for yourself, a great gift for a race enthusiast, or for any number of other reasons.
 
If you feel like this is something you would like to be a part of then please act soon.  The team and I are incredibly thankful for your participation!
 
Throughout the the years, I am driven from within to do my best each day. You are the very people that I want to inspire because you have spurred me on to greater heights.  And as such, you are welcome to take part in this season with me.  Because every time I go out and race, I hope it serves as a reminder that dreams are possible.  Racing Superbikes was and is my dream.  And you can make your life’s ambition a reality too. So come dream with us this year and join the team!    DREAM BIG ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!
Full Throttle,
– Johnny
Guest Category: Visual Arts, Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Society and Culture, Sports & Recreation
April Diamond
Guest Occupation: EDM recording artist
Guest Biography:

APRIL DIAMOND

April Diamond is a Pop EDM recording artist from Los Angeles. California. Her current single “Lose Control” is heating up dance clubs and rhythmic radio stations across the US.

April grew up singing in church. She learned to combine passionate gospel styles with the disciplines of classical music. It is this powerful blend that made her an in-demand recording singer as she sang on myriads of pop and dance records. She was influenced early on by the likes of Gospel greats such as Andrae Crouch, R&B singers like Aretha Franklin, and pop singers like Celine Dion. The rhythmic strength of the soulful songs gave April the hunger for heartfelt music of all styles.

The release of her current dance pop hit LOSE CONTROL has been blowing up in dance clubs and on dance radio everywhere. Several remixes are now playing in hundreds of clubs and young America is celebrating her “let loose” Lose Control anthem.

April is featured in the TV Special “Baila!” starring David Longoria on PBS/Public TV Stations across America. She performs several songs with David and also takes the stage as the star for her own single releases.

April studied vocal Performance at Azusa Pacific University. She has performed and directed musicals, recitals, professional concerts and television shows. She has become well known in show choir circles for her development of “Glee-ified”, a critically acclaimed live version of the concept made famous by the hit TV show Glee. She devotes a large portion of her schedule to training and directing new musical artists as a vocal coach. This success led to her creation of the new website for singers letthevoiceout.com.

This year April will be performing many more shows in Clubs across America as well as in concerts as well as a featured guest artist in the concert series “The Journey- David Longoria featuring We Are One”. In the arena concerts and TV appearances, she is directing choirs across America in addition to performing herself

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
David Longoria
Guest Occupation: Instrumentalist and Recording Artist
Guest Biography:

DAVID LONGORIA

The Artist
2016 has seen the launch of David Longoria’s newest Dance (EDM) Instrumental single “ANGELS”. This record features David’s trumpet mastery using stylistic ideas from classical music, combined with the current dance sounds. The song started out with an improvised trumpet performance, after which an EDM track and production were added. The result is the unique, catchy and quite advanced dance production. The uplifting song is gathering momentum worldwide as it heats up dance floors and climbs the Billboard charts.

David just released his much anticipated GROUNDBREAKING Instrumental album “The Journey” with some of the very freshest new music ever created. The follow up single release is David’s tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie’s “We Are The World”. It’s a historic song called “WE ARE ONE” and features the combined performances of more than 600 recording artists from many genres of music as well as many races and cultures, all singing together in and about unity.

The new album is set in an EDM soundscape, where 12 songs written by David and in collaboration with with Remixer/Producer Robert Eibach feature the unique and groundbreaking contemporary Instrumental work of David’s trumpet and other great world class musicians.

The Backstory
DAVID LONGORIA was born at a very early age. He began singing along with his aunt Betty as she practiced her opera. It raised a few eyebrows as he was only 6 months old. He developed a love for music right away. He started playing the drums and moved to the clarinet. As a 9 year old, his fingers were not big enough to cover the keys. It was at the tender age of 10 he watched trumpet great AL HIRT perform on tv. “That moment I knew I wanted to play the trumpet”, says Longoria. “I immediately threw my clarinet down on the couch and said I HAVE to do that!” Growing up poor was a challenge when David decided to learn to play the trumpet. “I asked my parents how I could get a trumpet and they suggested I earn a little money and buy a used one. I found an old golden trumpet hanging in the window of Ben’s Loan in my little town. Dino, the owner was amused that I wanted to buy it with my $5 as a down payment, but he started a layaway for me and about a year and a half later that little beauty was mine, all mine. Sixty Five Dollars is hard to raise in a hurry when you’re ten and poor”, he remembers. “I loved and appreciated that trumpet so much for all the hard work it was to get.” David had the same trumpet gold plated and still plays it to this day.

The Salvation Army offered music lessons to build their local brass band so David joined the band and learned to play there. They loaned him a horn to play as he proved he was a wiling and able student. “I played every Sunday at the church and it really taught me how to play and to be dedicated. I practiced every day of my childhood in my front yard. There are still a few neighbors I want to apologize to”, he says. He discovered such great players as Dizzy Gillespie, Herb Alpert, Miles Davis, Arturo Sandoval Maurice Andre and Maynard Ferguson. “Each of these players brought something different to the table. I was inspired to learn from all of them”, he recounts. “Playing for Dizzy Gillespie was an eye-opener for me, David says. “One time I played a jazz solo and Dizzy said to me ‘I really dug your solo’ to which I said ‘nah… I can play better than that’. Dizzy was offended and said ‘Don’t EVER insult me like that! When someone says they dug your solo just shut up and say thank you. Otherwise you are telling them they have bad taste’. I never made that mistake again!” He went on to play the trumpet for many other artists including Foreigner, Buddy Rich, James Brown, and Marvin Gaye.

When he was 17 he put together his first original music which was released as a contemporary jazz album titled MONTAGE. He featured amazing talents WALT WAGNER on piano, GRANT REEVES, sax and more musicians that he convinced to join his debut project. Releasing it on his own, he learned to distribute and promote the record even without the backing of established labels. He sold several thousand copies across the US and Canada before moving to Los Angeles to continue his career. It was there that he performed at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Disneyland and many other places. He played his trumpet on hundreds of commercials, TV shows and movie soundtracks as a studio musician. In the evenings David donned a tuxedo and played “casuals”, the term musicians call gigs at weddings, birthday parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras, and just about anywhere else you can imagine.

One thing led to another and eventually David found himself performing as a recording artist in Europe and the USA. Enjoying this even more than playing Bar Mitzvahs, David did his best to forget the melody to Hava Nagila and instead wrote many songs and performed them across Europe and more recently the USA. Combining Latin styles, dance styles and Jazz, David found he could create a unique blend that was understandable, memorable and still had a beat you could dance to.

In 2012 David released his instrumental dance pop single Zoon Baloomba which immediately climbed the US Billboard Charts to #21. It made history as the first Instrumental song to become a national hit on this chart since Herb Alpert did it with his hit “RISE” in 1979.

In 2014 David Longoria released his TV Special Baila! to PBS & Public TV Stations across America. The 60 minute HD Special was taped in front of a live audience in Southern California with a complete band, singers, many dancers and guest stars. The show can also be viewed online in it’s entirety at pbsspecials.org .

In 2014 and 2015 the TV Special was broadcast across the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America on Commercial TV Stations. David released his album Baila! which featured dance hits Zoon Baloomba, Reflection, So Cool! and Deeper Love (featuring dance diva Cece Peniston) as well as contemporary jazz songs Loving Life (featuring Chris Standring), Sunset (featuring Marc Antoine) and A Castle In Spain (featuring Ottmar Liebert).

Guest Category: Performing Arts, Music
John Pilger
Guest Occupation: Filmmaker/Journalist
Guest Biography:

John Pilger was born and grew up in Bondi, Sydney, Australia. He launched his first newspaper at Sydney High School and later completed a four year cadetship with Australian Consolidated Press. "It was one of the strictest language courses I know," he says. "Devised by a celebrated, literate editor, Brian Penton, the aim was economy of language and accuracy. It certainly taught me to admire writing that was spare, precise and free of cliches, that didn't retreat into the passive voice and used adjectives only when absolutely necessary. I have long since slipped that leash, but those early disciplines helped shape my journalism and writing and my understanding of moving and still pictures".

Like many of his Australian generation, Pilger and two colleagues left for Europe in the early 1960s. They set up an ill-fated freelance 'agency' in Italy (with the grand title of 'Interep') and quickly went broke. Arriving in London, Pilger freelanced, then joined Reuters, moving to the London Daily Mirror, Britain's biggest selling newspaper, which was then changing to a serious tabloid.

He became chief foreign correspondent and reported from all over the world, covering numerous wars, notably Vietnam. Still in his twenties, he became the youngest journalist to receive Britain's highest award for journalism, Journalist of the Year and was the first to win it twice. Moving to the United States, he reported the upheavals there in the late 1960s and 1970s. He marched with America's poor from Alabama to Washington, following the assassination of Martin Luther King. He was in the same room when Robert Kennedy, the presidential candidate, was assassinated in June 1968.

His work in South East Asia produced an iconic issue of the London Mirror, devoted almost entirely to his world exclusive dispatches from Cambodia in the aftermath of Pol Pot's reign. The combined impact of his Mirror reports and his subsequent documentary, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia, raised almost $50 million for the people of that stricken country. Similarly, his 1994 documentary and dispatches report from East Timor, where he travelled under cover, helped galvanise support for the East Timorese, then occupied by Indonesia.

In Britain, his four-year investigation on behalf of a group of children damaged at birth by the drug Thalidomide, and left out of the settlement with the drugs company, resulted in a special settlement.

His numerous documentaries on Australia, notably The Secret Country (1983), the bicentary trilogy The Last Dream (1988), Welcome to Australia (1999) and Utopia (2013) all celebrated and revealed much of his own country's 'forgotten past', especially its indigenous past and present.

He has won an Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won numerous US and European awards, such as as the Royal Television Society's Best Documentary.

His articles appear worldwide in newspapers such as the Guardian, the Independent, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Mail & Guardian (South Africa), Aftonbladet (Sweden), Il Manifesto (Italy). He writes a regular column for the New Statesman, London. In 2001, he curated a major exhibition at the London Barbican, Reporting the World: John Pilger's Eyewitness Photographers, a tribute to the great black-and-white photographers he has worked alongside. In 2003, he was awarded the prestigous Sophie Prize for '30 years of exposing injustice and promoting human rights.' In 2009, he was awarded the Sydney Peace Prize.

Guest Category: Education, News, Politics & Government
Evan Greer
Guest Occupation: Activist/Singer/Songwriter/Organizer
Guest Biography:

Evan Greer is a trans/genderqueer activist singer/songwriter, parent, and organizer based in Boston. She writes and performs high-energy acoustic songs that inspire hope, build community, and incite resistance! Evan tours internationally as a musician and speaker, and facilitates interactive workshops to support movements for justice and liberation. Wielding an arsenal of fiercely radical songs that vary in style from pop-punk poetry to foot-stompin’ bluegrass singalongs, Evan has been honored to collaborate, tour, and share stages with artists as musically diverse as Pete Seeger, Talib Kweli, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Immortal Technique, Hari Kondabolu, Billy Bragg, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Pamela Means, Anti-Flag, Downtown Boys, Against Me!, The Coup, Anne Feeney, Oi Polloi, Dispatch, Dirty Projectors, Holly Near, and Chumbawamba. She's currently the campaign director for Fight for the Future, the viral digital rights nonprofit. Evan writes regularly for The Guardian and Huffington Post, has been a guest on All Things Considered, and has been interviewed about her activism by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, NBC, the Wall Street Journal, CBS News, Democracy Now!, The Atlantic, CNN, Mother Jones, and even Fox News.

Evan is Campaign Director of Fight For the Future...

Fight for the Future is a non-profit organization founded in 2011 whose mission is to ensure that the web continues to hold freedom of expression and creativity at its core. We seek to expand the internet's transformative power for good, to preserve and enhance its capacity to enrich and empower. We envision a world where everyone can access the internet affordably, free of interference or censorship and with full privacy.

Our goal—always—is to build tech-enhanced campaigns that resonate with millions of people, enabling them to consolidate their power and win historic changes thought to be impossible. In 2012 we organized the largest online protest in history, an internet-wide strike against web censorship which defeated the SOPA and PIPA bills. More recently, our Battle for the Net campaign drove nearly four million people to contact the FCC resulting in the game-changing passage of net neutrality rules (a “First Amendment” for the Internet). Here’s exactly how we did it. Our Reset the Net campaign organized around protecting the privacy of hundreds of million of internet users.

Our accomplishments are testament to the notion that with the right approach and creative activism, the public interest can prevail—even over some of the most entrenched political forces in the world. For more details on these and other accomplishments, check out a timeline of the events leading up to and immediately after the SOPA strike.

Evan has been also been at the forefront of supporting the humane treatment and release of Chelsea Manning who had her sentence commuted by President Barack Obama.

 

Why I Fought for Chelsea Manning

by Evan Greer

Chelsea Manning is my friend, but I’ve never seen her face to face, or given her a hug.That’s because Chelsea has been in prison for the last seven years, sometimes held in conditions that the United Nations considers to be torture. She has been serving what was meant to be a 35-year sentence — all for helping to expose some of the U.S. government’s worst abuses by making public thousands of military documents.  This week, Chelsea will be released. I have to type those words again to believe them.

This week, Chelsea Manning will walk out of an all-male, maximum-security military facility in Leavenworth, Kansas, and begin the rest of her life.This moment may never have come. Chelsea attempted to take her own life twice over the last year of her incarceration, after years of abuse and harassment at the hands of the U.S. government. She was first locked up as a whistleblower, but as a transgender woman behind bars she was systematically denied medically recommended health care, and routinely subjected to degrading treatment even as the Obama administration trumpeted its support for LGBTQ rights.

Chelsea’s release is a victory for human rights and the future of freedom of expression. And it’s a testament to the power of grassroots organizing. If not for the hundreds of thousands of people from across the political spectrum who spoke up, rose up, and fought for Chelsea’s freedom, I firmly believe that she would not be with us today.Well before I met Chelsea, a strong network of activists, lawyers, journalists, nerds, veterans, free speech advocates and LGBTQ folks were rallying around her, drawing public attention to her case and ensuring that the U.S. government’s persecution of this brave woman did not go unnoticed.

"By refusing to remain silent Chelsea Manning has shifted the world in ways that will benefit so many."

Through my work at Fight for the Future, I connected with Chelsea and began to speak with her regularly on the phone. She is one of the most compassionate and humble people I have ever met. Whenever we would speak, in spite of the inhumane conditions of her incarceration, she would always ask me how I was doing — what could she do to help?

Chelsea has always been motivated by a driving desire to help others and make the world a better place. And by refusing to remain silent she has shifted the world in ways that will benefit so many, from other trans people living in America’s prisons to those in the crosshairs of our foreign policy.

Chelsea is a great connector. From behind bars, without access to the Internet and prevented from speaking directly with the press, Chelsea still managed to share herself with the world. She ran a Twitter account, and wrote a column for The Guardian. She even drafted a piece of cyber security legislation, which Fight for the Future delivered to lawmakers’ desks.

When prison officials targeted Chelsea and threatened her with solitary confinement, a broad coalition of organizations worked together to defend her. We gathered hundreds of thousands of petition signatures, and flooded officials with phone calls, tweets and messages demanding basic dignity and humane treatment.

We protested in the streets, at the Pentagon, at the prison, at pride parades. We rallied artists, technologists, libertarians, queer folk and rock stars.

The U.S. government wanted to erase Chelsea Manning along with the crimes that she exposed. We helped keep her in the spotlight, and ensured that she was never forgotten.

When Chelsea walks through those prison doors on Wednesday, everything will change. She’ll have the chance to make her own choices and define her own destiny for the first time in her adult life. She’ll be a prominent and outspoken transgender woman — one who has already inspired so many of us.

It was an honour to fight for Chelsea’s freedom. After all, she has dedicated her life to fighting for mine.

Tom Morello, Thurston Moore Contribute to Chelsea Manning Benefit Compilation

Graham Nash, Against Me!, Downtown Boys, more lend songs to raise money for whistleblower

Tom Morello, Thurston Moore, Graham Nash and more have contributed songs to a new compilation benefiting whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Chiaki Nozu/WireImage/Getty

Chelsea Manning's Commutation: What It Means

Before President Obama granted clemency, Manning was serving 35 years in prison, the longest sentence for a leak in U.S. history

Hugs for Chelsea also includes contributions from Amanda Palmer, Anti-Flag, Downtown Boys, Priests, Kimya Dawson and Sammus. While the majority of the comp comprises previously released material, it also includes unreleased tracks from Ted Leo, Screaming Females and Mirah. Greer also plans to keep adding songs to Hugs for Chelsea.

Several songs on Hugs for Chelsea are specifically about Manning, who, in 2013, was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to providing hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks (former President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January). Thurston Moore's "Chelsea's Kiss" is a benefit track the former Sonic Youth rocker released in 2016, while Graham Nash shared "Almost Gone" – a collaboration with James Raymond – in 2013 to protest the particularly harsh conditions of Manning's incarceration.

"Chelsea Manning is one of my heroes," Nash said. "Anyone that has the courage to disturb the 'status quo,' to 'rock the boat' as she did is very brave and what she did was show some truth to the American people about what the government was doing in our name."

"As a transgender artist who fights for my community, it's hard to overstate the impact that Chelsea has had by sharing herself with the world," Greer tells Rolling Stone. "From her legal battles for access to hormones and appropriate clothing items to her highly publicized hunger strike, Chelsea fought for all trans people and secured victories that will benefit so many of us."

"She's been through so much and she needs our support," Michael Stipe added in a video promoting the project. "[Proceeds from the album will] help cover her basic needs as she transitions our of seven years of incarceration."

Along with Hugs for Chelsea, Greer and Manning's attorney, Chase Strangio, have set up a GoFundMe page to help raise additional funds for Manning.

Guest Category: History, News, Politics & Government
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes the Legendary Peter Asher
Guest Occupation: Singer,Songwriter,Guitarist,Producer
Guest Biography:

P E T E R   A S H E R  

LEGENDARY SINGER-SONGWRITER-GUITARIST FOR

PETER & GORDON 

LEGENDARY PRODUCER FOR LINDA RONSTADT

AND JAMES TAYLOR

LEGENDARY A&R HEAD FOR THE BEATLES APPLE RECORDS

Peter Asher, CBE was born in London June 22, 1944, the son of a doctor and a professional musician.  He was educated at Westminster School in London and at Kings College, London University, where he studied philosophy. 

Peter’s entry into the world of the performing arts was as a child actor.  At the age of eight he starred in his first film, “The Planter’s Wife” as the son of Claudette Colbert and Jack Hawkins.  He went on to act extensively in various film, TV, radio and stage productions. 

His legendary music career began in 1964 as one-half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon, who amassed nine Top 20 records during their career. Their debut single, “A World without Love” – a song given to them by Paul McCartney – went to number one in over 30 countries, including the U.S. and U.K. In 1968, Mr. Asher became head of A&R for the Beatles newly formed record company, Apple Records, where he found, signed and produced James Taylor and worked closely with the Beatles on their individual projects.  During this period he became a key figure in the “revolution” of The Sixties, founding the book shop and art gallery “Indica” (where John and Yoko met and where Allen Ginsberg and William Boroughs visited) and found himself at the centre of an era of profound social and artistic change. 

          In 1971, Asher moved to the U.S. and founded Peter Asher Management, representing James Taylor and, beginning in 1973, the management and production of Linda Ronstadt as well.  Peter Asher Management became one of the most successful Artist Management companies in the US, handling artists such as Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman, and Carole King as well as James and Linda.

Asher quit the personal management business in 1995 when he was appointed Senior Vice President of Sony Music, a post he held for eight years. 

          As a producer, Mr. Asher has worked with such diverse artists as James Taylor, 10,000 Maniacs, Diana Ross, Ed Sheeran, Neil Diamond, Ringo Starr, Linda Ronstadt, Cher, Morrissey, Robin Williams, Jane Monheit, Kenny Loggins, The Dixie Chicks, Fall Out Boy, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Hans Zimmer and Billy Joel, among many others.  He has been awarded 37 RIAA-certified gold albums and 22 platinum albums in the U.S., and many more internationally.  Mr. Asher has produced fourteen Grammy Award-winning recordings, and in 1977 and 1989 was honored individually with the Grammy Award for “Producer of the Year”.  He won a further Grammy in the category of “Comedy Album of the Year” for his production work with Robin Williams.

After a 37 year gap, Peter & Gordon reunited in New York for one benefit concert for a friend on August 2, 2005 which was very successful and they went on to perform together on various special occasions just for the fun of it until Gordon’s untimely death in July of 2009. 

          Since then Peter has continued to be in high demand as a record producer, consultant, lecturer and as a performer again in his highly successful one-man show, “A Musical Memoir of the 60s and Beyond”.   He has also received various international awards, is a member of Mensa and of SAG-AFTRA, President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the Recording Academy and has been a frequent keynote speaker at industry events. 

          Other projects have included “Carole King & James Taylor Live at the Troubadour”, an album from guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela (“Area 52”, recorded in Cuba) and the Buddy Holly tribute “Listen to Me” (an album and PBS TV Special). 

          With Hans Zimmer, Peter produced music for “Pirates of the Caribbean 4”, “Sherlock Holmes 2”, “Madagascar 3”, “Man of Steel” and “Rush”.  In fact, Peter sang and produced the only original song in “Madagascar 3”, the love theme “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” which Peter co-wrote with his friend Dave Stewart.  

          Recent productions include “So Familiar”, the follow-up album to the highly successful (and Grammy-winning) “Love Has Come for You” (Steve Martin & Edie Brickell) .These albums have also generated a PBS special and a stage musical, “Bright Star”, of which Peter is the music supervisor.  “Bright Star”, directed by Walter Bobbie, opened at the Cort Theater on Broadway in March of 2016 and is playing at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles in 2017.  The Broadway Cast Album (produced by Peter) was released in May and was nominated for a Grammy. 

Peter also directed the highly acclaimed Hans Zimmer Live show which first opened in London in 2014.  It is now on an extensive world tour which began at the legendary Coachella Festival in California.

He is currently working with Steve Martin on a new bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Rangers, and with Elton John on an album to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin songwriting partnership. 

In the New Year’s Honours list for 2015, Peter Asher was awarded a CBE (“Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire”) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, for services to the music industry.  The official investiture took place at Buckingham Palace on February the 24th, conducted by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Most recently, it was announced with much fanfare that an official Apple-approved Beatles channel is to premiere on SiriusXM Radio at the end of May and that the programming will include a weekly one hour show, “From Me to You”, hosted exclusively by Peter Asher.

 

SPECIAL ACOUSTIC DUO DATES BY PETER ASHER AND ALBERT LEE

SAT. JUNE 17, 2017 -- VAN DYCK LOUNGE, SCHENECTADY, NY

SUN., JUNE 18, 2017 --CUTTING ROOM, NEW YORK, NY

MON. JUNE 19, 2017--WORLD CAFE LIVE, PHILADELPHIA PA

TUE. JUNE 20, 2017 -- TIN PAN, RICHMOND, VA

WED.  JUNE 21, 2017 -- JAMMIN JAVA, VIENNA, VA

THUR., JUNE 22, 2017 -- MCLOONE'S, ASBURY PARK, NJ

FRI. JUNE 23, 2017 -- TOWNE CRIER, BEACON, NY

SAT. JUNE 24, 2017 -- PETER ASHER (NO ALBERT LEE, BUT MANY OTHER PERFORMERS...)-CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, LOCATION TBA, NY,NY

SUN., JUNE 25,  2017 --STEPHEN TALKHOUSE, AMAGANSETT, NY

MON., JUNE 26, 2017 --PETER ASHER (NO ALBERT LEE, BUT MANY OTHER PERFORMERS...)-CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY, LOCATION TBA, NY, NY

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, History, Music, TV & Film
Sumaya OGrady
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Teacher and Healer
Guest Biography:

Who is Sumaya and why is she so passionate about the spiritual path?

Her life has been a journey of healing. As she has learned to heal from illness and the wounds of her past, her spiritual path has sustained her. She learned that her ability to be vulnerable is one of her greatest strengths.

Along life’s journey, she managed to travel around the world more than once, get get a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology, and walk a series of spiritual paths with truly wise, generous, and amazing teachers. Through each path, she gained an appreciation of the divine as it manifests in its many forms in people’s lives.

Sumaya began her love affair with the healing arts and spiritual traditions over 30 years ago. She studied Yoga, Shamanism, Tai Chi, Chi Gung, Reiki, Process Oriented Psychology, and spiritual healing, to name a few. She has had a private practice in Rosen Method bodywork, and in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. Sumaya studied with her Tibetan Buddhist teacher for 10 years and also studied in the Dalai Lama’s India headquarters in the Himalayas. For 16 years, she studied with a Sufimaster from Jerusalem.

For four years she participated in a process and study group facilitated by the Untraining for White Liberal Racism. She also taught diversity awareness workshops at JFK University in Campbell. Interspersed with all this, she also practiced as a Certified Financial Planner, tax preparer, and technical writer. There is something to be said for developing both the left and right brain equally!

In 2003, she graduated from a three-year program at the University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism. She loved it so much she also took a six-month teacher training program, and has been teaching and doing spiritual healings ever since.

In 2016 Sumaya experienced a major soul transformation, triggered by the death of her spiritual teacher of over 16 years. It was earth-shattering, and for many months she felt her inner life turn upside down and disintegrate. At the end of this period, she experienced a new integration, and the door closed on her previous spiritual path of Sufism.

She awoke to her soul contract with the Ascended Master Saint Germain, and has deeply dived into the teachings of the I AM Presence, the Seven Rays, and the Violet Flame. Her 30+ years of studying spiritual traditions was her divine preparation for this task. She was able to quickly absorb and assimilate these teachings, which are now her major work in the world.

Sumaya has witnessed how the spiritual path and healing performs miracles in people’s lives, her own included. It is her privilege to serve as your Soul Alchemist, spiritual teacher and healer.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Energy Healing, Kids & Family, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Brandon L. Wyatt
Guest Occupation: Attorney and National Policy Advisor of the Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP)
Guest Biography:

Attorney Brandon L. Wyatt Esq., a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, is the National Policy Advisor of the Weed for Warriors Project (WFWP). Weed for Warriors Project is the largest veteran advocacy group in the world actively trying to raise awareness about cannabis and its potential use as an alternative to many of the pharmaceuticals championed by not only the VA, but by almost all research driven hospitals like Johns Hopkins.

Brandon speaks not only for WFWP’s wonderful veteran community, but also as a disabled veteran himself, one who almost became a statistic.

Brandon L. Wyatt  is a decorated army combat solider and disabled veteran, and admitted to practice law in the state of Maryland. He received his Juris Doctorate from Howard University School of Law. Continuing the commitment to his clients, he is currently matriculating through the World Executive Masters of Business Administration program at the George Washington University – School of Business. He runs the Maryland Le Prade Cannabis Commission's Diversity Consultant team.  

Brandon's work embodies a commitment to service and an affinity for applying the law fairly to citizens to promote equity, fairness and fair dealing though out all aspects of the law.

Weed For Warriors Project was started in the San Francisco Bay Area by an OEF United States Marine Corps Veteran who found relief from his service connected disabilities through medical marijuana and the fellowship of other like-minded Veterans within the cannabis community. With the help of organizations like SANTA CRUZ VETERANS ALLIANCE, Weed for Warriors Project is able to provide Veterans with medical marijuana information, a safe place to fellowship with other Veterans and safe access to free medicine with proof of service/ current medical recommendation.

The vets, some of whom suffer from PTSD, say their symptoms are alleviated by cannabis — smoked, eaten, vaporized or in capsule form. And they say disabled vets are benefiting from the drug in states where it’s legal for residents, including D.C. They say the powerful pharmaceuticals being used to treat veterans’ disabilities including Opioids and Psychotropics are so dangerous, some of the drugs are labeled with suicide warnings.

For more information go to: https://www.wfwproject.org/

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Medicine, Military, News, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Constance Finley to discuss cannabis on Holistic Health Show
Guest Occupation: psychologist, cannabis expert on dosing
Guest Biography:

Constance Finley, founder and CEO of Constance Therapeutics, was inspired by her own personal experience with a chronic illness. After nearly dying from the pharmaceuticals prescribed to help alleviate pain and inflammation caused by a rare autoimmune disease, Finley turned to medical cannabis for relief.

She quickly became fascinated with the science behind the medicinal benefits of cannabis. Studies have found that cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, are more effective when working in tandem with the entire phytochemical profile of the female cannabis flower versus working in isolation – what is known as “The Entourage Effect.” Based on her research, Finley became determined to make standardized, whole plant cannabis extracts that incorporate all the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids in cannabis, and are safe for those with compromised immune systems.

Prior to Constance Therapeutics, Finley was founder and CEO of Housing Allies, Inc. She pioneered the use of tax credits to create high-quality, aesthetically delightful low-income housing for the working poor and ill, utilizing corporate investments motivated by financial tax benefits. Finley also worked as a clinical psychologist and taught psychology courses at Naropa University, Greeley Junior College and Lone Mountain College. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of San Francisco, where she graduated first in her class, and a Bachelor of Arts in Eastern Studies and Psychology from Lone Mountain College, where she graduated summa cum laude.

Our whole plant cannabis extracts are integrated into traditional healthcare to provide physicians and their patients with expanded treatment options.
Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Politics & Government
Chris Conrad Expert on Cannabis(legislation, books, advocacy)
Guest Occupation: Expert on cannabis, author, advocate, lecturer
Guest Biography:

Chris Conrad (born March 10, 1953) is an American author, activist, curator, publisher and court-recognized expert in cannabis cultivation and use. He has played a key role in the shaping of the modern industrial and medical cannabis reform movements as the author of such seminal books as Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993) and Hemp for Health (1997), as well as through his activist work as the co-founder and first President of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), founder of the Business Alliance in Commerce and Hemp (BACH), and the signature gathering coordinator for the Proposition 215 volunteer effort which made California the first US state to legalize the medical use of cannabis.[1] The December, 1999 issue of High Times ranked Conrad #10 on its list of top 25 “living legends in the battle for legal cannabis

Conrad’s writing career began when he designed and edited a revised edition of the hemp prohibition classic The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer in 1990. He followed this with the publication of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993), which was subsequently translated into Italian, and Hemp for Health (1997),[6] which was subsequently translated into Spanish Portuguese, Czech and German. He is also the author of Cannabis Yields and Dosages (2004) and Nostradamus and the Attack on New York.

Conrad has co-authored two books with collaborators Virginia Resner and his wife Mikki Norris: Shattered Lives: Portraits From America’s Drug War   and Human Rights and the US Drug War.

In 2007, Conrad contributed a chapter on cannabis history to Pourquoi & Comment Cultiver Du Chanvre by Michka,[12] where his writing appeared alongside contributions from other notable authors such as Jorge Cervantes, Raphael Mechoulam and Stephen Jay Gould.

In 1989, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris co-founded the American Hemp Council, with the purpose of educating the American public on the many uses of industrial hemp and the laws against the crop in the United States.

In 1996, in the final weeks of the campaign (after the money came in and he was hired to do so), Conrad became the signature-gathering coordinator for the volunteer effort to pass California’s Proposition 215, the initiative which would go on to make the state the first in the US to legalize the medical use of marijuana.[14] He was also a vocal supporter of California’s Proposition 19 in 2010, which came within four points of making California the first state to legalize all adult uses of cannabis.[

Conrad has also been active in the movement to legalize industrial hemp, serving as the first president of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and founding the Business Alliance of Commerce in Hemp (BACH).

Since 2007, Conrad has taught at Oaksterdam University’s Oakland, California campus, where he teaches the history and politics of cannabis.

In 1993 and 2000, Conrad curated and designed the Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 1995, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris partnered with Virginia Resner to create and curate the “Human Rights ’95: Atrocities of the Drug War” photo exhibit to put a human face on non-violent prisoners of the Drug War and to show how the Drug War operates through their stories. Launched at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on June 24, 1995 for the 50th Anniversary the United Nations, the exhibit was put in context of the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights. The grand opening presented a program called, “Give Drug Peace a Chance,” that included Ram Dass, Paul Krassner, Jello Biafra, Ngaio Bealum, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Terence Hallinan. They toured with this exhibit for many years, creating smaller excerpted displays that were shown at libraries, universities, conferences, and events under the name “Human Rights and the Drug War.” From 2011 to the present, Conrad has curated the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland, California.In 2014, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris were jointly awarded the Seattle Hempfest Outstanding Cannabis Activist Award in recognition of their writing and advocacy work.

In 2010, Conrad was the recipient of Oaksterdam University’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2004, Conrad and Norris received the Outstanding Citizen Activism Award at the 2004 national NORML conference.

In 2001, Conrad and Norris received the Drug Policy Alliance’s Robert C. Randall Award for Achievement in the Field of Citizen Action, along with collaborator Virginia Resner, Randy Credico of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice and Nora Callahan of the November Coalition.

The above information was taken from Wikipedia where Chris is listed.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Politics & Government, Science, Self Help
Chris Conrad Expert on Cannabis(legislation, books, advocacy)
Guest Occupation: Expert on cannabis, author, advocate, lecturer
Guest Biography:

Chris Conrad (born March 10, 1953) is an American author, activist, curator, publisher and court-recognized expert in cannabis cultivation and use. He has played a key role in the shaping of the modern industrial and medical cannabis reform movements as the author of such seminal books as Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993) and Hemp for Health (1997), as well as through his activist work as the co-founder and first President of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA), founder of the Business Alliance in Commerce and Hemp (BACH), and the signature gathering coordinator for the Proposition 215 volunteer effort which made California the first US state to legalize the medical use of cannabis.[1] The December, 1999 issue of High Times ranked Conrad #10 on its list of top 25 “living legends in the battle for legal cannabis

Conrad’s writing career began when he designed and edited a revised edition of the hemp prohibition classic The Emperor Wears No Clothes by Jack Herer in 1990. He followed this with the publication of Hemp: Lifeline to the Future (1993), which was subsequently translated into Italian, and Hemp for Health (1997),[6] which was subsequently translated into Spanish Portuguese, Czech and German. He is also the author of Cannabis Yields and Dosages (2004) and Nostradamus and the Attack on New York.

Conrad has co-authored two books with collaborators Virginia Resner and his wife Mikki Norris: Shattered Lives: Portraits From America’s Drug War   and Human Rights and the US Drug War.

In 2007, Conrad contributed a chapter on cannabis history to Pourquoi & Comment Cultiver Du Chanvre by Michka,[12] where his writing appeared alongside contributions from other notable authors such as Jorge Cervantes, Raphael Mechoulam and Stephen Jay Gould.

In 1989, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris co-founded the American Hemp Council, with the purpose of educating the American public on the many uses of industrial hemp and the laws against the crop in the United States.

In 1996, in the final weeks of the campaign (after the money came in and he was hired to do so), Conrad became the signature-gathering coordinator for the volunteer effort to pass California’s Proposition 215, the initiative which would go on to make the state the first in the US to legalize the medical use of marijuana.[14] He was also a vocal supporter of California’s Proposition 19 in 2010, which came within four points of making California the first state to legalize all adult uses of cannabis.[

Conrad has also been active in the movement to legalize industrial hemp, serving as the first president of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) and founding the Business Alliance of Commerce in Hemp (BACH).

Since 2007, Conrad has taught at Oaksterdam University’s Oakland, California campus, where he teaches the history and politics of cannabis.

In 1993 and 2000, Conrad curated and designed the Hash-Marijuana-Hemp Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 1995, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris partnered with Virginia Resner to create and curate the “Human Rights ’95: Atrocities of the Drug War” photo exhibit to put a human face on non-violent prisoners of the Drug War and to show how the Drug War operates through their stories. Launched at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco on June 24, 1995 for the 50th Anniversary the United Nations, the exhibit was put in context of the UN’s Declaration on Human Rights. The grand opening presented a program called, “Give Drug Peace a Chance,” that included Ram Dass, Paul Krassner, Jello Biafra, Ngaio Bealum, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Terence Hallinan. They toured with this exhibit for many years, creating smaller excerpted displays that were shown at libraries, universities, conferences, and events under the name “Human Rights and the Drug War.” From 2011 to the present, Conrad has curated the Oaksterdam Cannabis Museum in Oakland, California.In 2014, Conrad and his wife Mikki Norris were jointly awarded the Seattle Hempfest Outstanding Cannabis Activist Award in recognition of their writing and advocacy work.

In 2010, Conrad was the recipient of Oaksterdam University’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2004, Conrad and Norris received the Outstanding Citizen Activism Award at the 2004 national NORML conference.

In 2001, Conrad and Norris received the Drug Policy Alliance’s Robert C. Randall Award for Achievement in the Field of Citizen Action, along with collaborator Virginia Resner, Randy Credico of the William Moses Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice and Nora Callahan of the November Coalition.

The above information was taken from Wikipedia where Chris is listed.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Politics & Government, Science, Self Help
Tricia McCannon
Guest Occupation: Clairvoyant, Historian, Author, Teacher
Guest Biography:

Tricia McCannon is a renowned American clairvoyant, historian, author, and teacher who has traveled the world in search of answers to the greatest Mysteries of the Ages. For over two decades she has been a Headliner at Conferences in both Europe and America. As a mystical symbologist and initiate in many ancient paths of wisdom, she has appeared on over 200 radio shows, including Coast to Coast AM, Dreamland, Gaiam TV and a number of international documentaries. She the author of three acclaimed books: Dialogues with the Angels, The Return of the Divine Sophia, and Jesus: The Explosive Story of the 30 Lost Years and the Ancient Mystery Religions. Her latest book, The Angelic Origins of the Soul: Discovering Your Divine Purpose, is due out in the Fall of 2017 through Inner Traditions.

Initiated in many ancient streams of wisdom, her workshops are a powerful synthesis of history and mystical wisdom. She is the Founder of the Phoenix Fire Lodge Mystery School in Atlanta, a Bishop in the Madonna Ministries, and the author of over 30 DVD’s and 13 on-line classes. As a healer, hypnotherapist and clairvoyant, she has given Readings to over 6000 people worldwide in her continuing commitment to inner awakening and world unity.

Guest Category: History, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual, Clairvoyant & Telepathic

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