Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

John Shufeldt
Guest Occupation: Serial Student, Entrepreneur, Author
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://www.ingredientsofoutliers.com/about-john/

John Shufeldt is a serial student, an indefatigable change agent and a multidisciplinary entrepreneur. After earning his BA from Drake University in 1982 and his MD from the University of Health Sciences and the Chicago Medical School in 1986, John completed his emergency medicine residency at Christ Hospital and Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. in 1989. He spent his final year at the hospital as Chief Resident before returning to school to earn his MBA in 1995 from Arizona State University. In order to expand his knowledge, John studied and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2005 from ASU. He is admitted to the State Bar in Arizona, the Federal District Court and Supreme Court of the United States.

John is the CEO of MeMD, a virtual care portal connecting patients to providers, and the Principal of Shufeldt Consulting, which provides consulting services for urgent cares and medical office practices. He has founded many other health and non-health care businesses and continues to practice emergency medicine and law.

He is the medical director and medic for the Phoenix SWAT team, an experienced pilot and writes and lectures on a variety of subject matters to graduate medical, business and law students. John is an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where he teaches a clinic on Health Law Entrepreneurism. He remains involved in his alma maters by serving on the Drake University Board of Trustees and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law Alumni Board.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Marketing, Education, Psychology, Self Help, Motivational, Variety
Gloria Parker
Guest Occupation: Author, Mother, Actress
Guest Biography:

Gloria Parker has spent a lifetime creating and performing music to the delight of people of all ages. A consummate entertainer and musician, Gloria fronted several bands including the all-girl band, "Gloria Parker and the Coquettes". Alphonse D'Artega wrote many of the bands musical arrangements and they played D'Artega's hit song "In The Blue Of Evening". She has wowed thousands with her musicianship on the marimba, violin, vocally, and the musical glasses.

Gloria has authored hit songs, appeared in film, conducted for Judy Garland, played with the Hartford Symphony, and appeared with Lionel Hampton, who recorded many of her songs. She has also made several television appearances as a featured guest with Joe Franklin, Alan Combs, The Late Night Show with David Letterman, The Ed Sullivan Show, and Philbin.

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Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Psychology, Sexuality, Variety
Nick Clements
Guest Occupation: Author, Researcher, Teacher
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://www.roundfire-books.com/authors/nick-clements&i=13

Nick Clements has gained employment through working in areas of high social need and by specializing in working with boys and men. Uniquely he combined teaching creativity with community creation, and worked with tens of thousands of people all over the world for 25 years. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to the field of community and participatory arts he was made visiting professor at Staffordshire University in 2009. Over the same period of time he lived and studied with indigenous peoples all around the world, participating in ritual and ceremonies, and developing an understanding and expertise around rites of passage.

He now combines his work with boys and men and indigenous teachings to create community cohesion and rites of passage with community groups in the UK and all over Europe. He is an advisor and consultant to governments, local authorities, companies and charities on the problems associated with absent fathers, and the loss of self-esteem through unemployment.

He runs workshops, courses and gives inspirational talks on masculinity and rites of passage. He is presently undertaking a series of workshops in Bulgaria helping to re-invigorate the ‘Chitalishta’ network of community centres throughout the country.

He has written 6 books, three on creativity and the arts, one on how to work with fathers, and the last two on men and boys. He writes extensively on these subjects for magazines, and is employed by a range of universities to give talks and run workshops. He lives in the UK.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, History, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Variety
Marc Bekoff
Guest Occupation: Professor emeritus of ecology anf evolutionary biology
Guest Biography:

Marc Bekoff is a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behavior Society and a past Guggenheim Fellow. In 2000 he was awarded the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society for major long-term contributions to the field of animal behavior. Marc is also an ambassador for Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots program, in which he works with students of all ages, senior citizens, and prisoners, and also is a member of the Ethics Committee of the Jane Goodall Institute. He and Jane co-founded the organization Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: Citizens for Responsible Animal Behavior Studies in 2000. Marc is on the Board of Directors of The Fauna Sanctuary and The Cougar Fund and on the advisory board for Animal Defenders, the Laboratory Primate Advocacy Group, and Project Coyote. He has been part of the international program, Science and the Spiritual Quest II and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) program on Science, Ethics, and Religion. Marc is also an honorary member of Animalisti Italiani and Fundacion Altarriba. In 2006 Marc was named an honorary board member of Rational Animal and a patron of the Captive Animals' Protection Society. In 2009 he was named a member of the Scientific Expert Advisory Panel of Voiceless, The Animal Protection Institute and a faculty member of the Humane Society University, and in 2010 he was named to the advisory board of Living with Wolves and Greenvegans and the advisory council of the National Museum of Animals & Society. In 2005 Marc was presented with The Bank One Faculty Community Service Award for the work he has done with children, senior citizens, and prisoners. In 2009 he was presented with the St. Francis of Assisi Award by the Auckland (New Zealand) SPCA. Marc is also on the Board of Directors for Minding Animals International.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, History, Sex
Mark Stansberry
Guest Occupation: Businessman, humanitarian, energy leader
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://www.thegtdgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/bio-mas20111.pdf

Mark A. Stansberry is an international business man, energy leader and humanitarian from Edmond, Oklahoma. He is founder and Chairman of The GTD Group, author of “The Braking Point: America’s Energy Dreams and Global Economic Realities,” host of “The Weekly Roundtable” radio show on KFAQ 1170 AM in Tulsa, and Chairman of People to People International.

Stansberry founded The GTD Group (Global Trade & Development) in 1988 as a vehicle for helping American businesses expand into international markets and operate skillfully in diverse cultural, political and competitive landscapes. He has led business development and federal government relations initiatives in countries including: Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech
Republic, China, Japan, Mexico and Russia.

In 1997, Stansberry arranged a key meeting between former Prime Minister Vaclav Klaus – now President of the Czech Republic – and U.S. Senator Lott regarding NATO expansion.

He has served in an advisory role on advance teams for Presidents Reagan and Ford, and was a staff member for U.S. Senator Dewey F. Bartlett. Stansberry has been a National Republican Convention Delegate three times (1996, 2000 and 2004) and White House event chairman for the Oklahoma Centennial Salute in 2007.

Stansberry was inducted into the Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2009.

With more than 30 years of direct experience in the Oklahoma energy industry, Stansberry has become a respected industry expert and media commentator on energy issues. He has been invited to testify before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, served a nine year term as chairman of the State Chamber of Oklahoma Energy Council and founded the International Energy Policy Conference, now in its nineteenth year. He served on Governor - elect Mary Fallin’s Transition Energy Working Group, 2010 - 2011.

Stansberry is currently on the Board of Directors for PostRock Energy Corp. (PSTR, NASDAQ - Global) and is an ex - officio Board member for The Energy Advocates, a Washington D.C./Tulsa based nonprofit public education organization with former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating serving as Honorary Chairman.

Guest Category: Business, News, Careers, Technology, Free Energy, Variety
Yosaif August
Guest Occupation: Life Coach
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://yestolifecoaching.com/meet-yosaif/

I am a steadfast ally of people who want to live their lives with a greater sense of purpose and meaning.

Henry David Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

I help them bring their song forth – so that they lead their lives with purpose,  passion and possibilities.

I bring all of who I am to my coaching clients: my personal qualities and strengths, my values and, of course, my skill sets. My core skill sets are life coaching and experiential education. My professional life coach training was with the Coaches Training Institute; my experiential education training was with the NY Community Training Instituted (affiliated with National Training Labs).  I’ve honed these skills sets through many years of working with a wide range of people in diverse settings.

I’ve been a community organizer, civil rights activist (in Mississippi and New York) experiential educator/trainer, human resources executive, executive recruiter, organization development consultant, award-winning healthcare innovator, author, song writer/composer, chairman of the board of a non-profit arts organization, NIH-funded researcher, presenter, keynote speaker and, of course,  a life coach.  (For the record, I’ve left out great jobs from my teenage years  like hot dog vendor at Yankee Stadium – and more!)

While the gender of my clients has been pretty equal between men and women, I’ve been keenly involved in issues related to men. Over the past twenty three years, I’ve organized and been a leader and mentor of an annual gathering and spiritual retreat for Jewish men.  I’ve also written about issues of particular importance to men.

It’s been said that life is not what happens to you. Rather, it’s what we do with what happens. I’ve lived a life full of twists and turns, very high highs and very low lows.  From these I’ve learned the importance of gratitude, of relationships, of the ever present possibilities of humor, laughter and play, and the value of perseverance and resilience.

I’ve been fortunate to have been able to utilize what I’ve learned in my life, especially the ups and downs, to help other people on their life journeys. One particularly wonderful example of this was my being able to utilize my learnings from the emotionally difficult breakup of my first marriage to create a workshop that helped other people going through similar experiences. Entitled “Separation Soap” (as in soap opera!), it utilized humor as a healing tool to help them move forward with their lives. This approach was considered so innovative that it was featured in major news media around the world and I had the opportunity of presenting it at international and national psychology conferences. It was at one of these presentations, a psychodrama conference in New York City, that I met my future wife (and dance partner), Tsurah, with whom I recently celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary!

I  carry a wonderful legacy from my parents. From my mother I learned about being bold, stepping up for what you want and being a steadfast ally. From my father, I learned about connecting with people, trustworthiness, perseverance and resilience.

I love what I do and feel privileged to be in a position to bring all of who I am to each moment of coaching.  I’m very musical and love to move and dance. When it is appropriate for a particular client, I draw of these and other modalities (meditation, visualization, music, movement, the visual arts, humor, playfulness) to help my clients to bring their “song” forth in their lives:  to see possibilities, move through stuck places and be more fully alive in all that they do.

In my personal life, I’m blessed with a life partner/wife who is the love of my life, two grown children (and their wonderful mates), two delicious grand children, and a robust group of friends.  I consider myself to be a good friend and pay attention to keeping these important connections alive and well. My wife and I love to dance (we’ve been dancing since our first date 34 years ago!). We love being in the natural world, where we hike, swim and go kayaking.  We also share an active spiritual life.

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Variety
Frances Rae Key
Guest Occupation: Psychic, Author, Teacher
Guest Biography:

On October 9, 2010, at the age of 86, Gloria Crystal "Teddy" Key passed away at her Florida home, her family by her side.  Nineteen days later, her beautiful Australian-accented voice began to communicate with her eldest daughter, Frances, about the scope and wonder of her new perspective from the afterlife state. This remarkable collection of insights, written in less than a year and divided into three books, has astounded friends, family and a growing circle of readers with its unique analogies, wit, depth of wisdom, and unusual outlook on the human experience.

Guest Category: Paranormal, Near Death Experiences, Ghosts, Physics & Metaphysics, Spiritual, Medium & Channeling, Mystic & Seer, Divination
K.E. Pottie
Guest Occupation: Speaker, Author, Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

I graduated from Norwich University in Vermont in 1980 and spent 12 years in military service in the Army, leaving at the rank of Major. During this time, I served as a company commander during Desert Shield and Desert Storm, earning the Bronze Star, Kuwait Liberation Medal and Combat Air Medal. In 2010 I earned my MBA from the University of New Haven.

I have always wanted to write a book. Over the years I have started and stopped on several projects, but it wasn’t until New Years Eve, 1999-2000 when my father told me of a true story – his- that I became motivated enough to start (and finish) my first book, Code Name Sonny.

The second novel in the series, Mountains of Fire is available now, and a project has been started for a third book in the series,The 13th Cohort to be released in 2013.

Guest Category: Education, History, Philosophy, Politics & Government, Variety
Susan Shumsky
Guest Occupation: Psychic, Author, Teacher
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://www.divinerevelation.org/Author.html#anchor272570

Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, positive ways. She is the author of 8 books, published by Simon & Schuster, Random House, and New Page. A pioneer in the human potential field, she has spent more than 45 years teaching thousands of people meditation, prayer, affirmation, and intuition. Her books have been published in several languages worldwide, and several were #1 Amazon.com best sellers. They include: Divine Revelation, Miracle Prayer, How to Hear the Voice of God, Ascension, Exploring Meditation, Exploring Auras, Exploring Chakras, and her latest, Instant Healing.

Dr. Shumsky is a highly respected spiritual teacher, award-winning author, and founder of Divine Revelation®—a unique field-proven technology for contacting the divine presence, hearing and testing the inner voice, and receiving clear divine guidance. For 22 years, her mentor was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru of the Beatles and Deepak Chopra. She served on Maharishi's personal staff for 7 years.

A sought-after media guest and highly acclaimed professional speaker, Dr. Shumsky has done over 600 speaking engagements and over 600 media appearances since her first book was published, including Woman's World, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Los Angeles Times, nationally syndicated TV and radio on ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX news, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and William Shatner's Weird or What? She is featured in the movie 3.

Guest Category: Education, Courses & Training, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychic & Intuitive, Spiritual, Variety
Brian Haggerty
Guest Occupation: Author, speaker, leadership coach, and business consultant
Guest Biography:

BIOGRAPHY FROM: http://www.brianhaggertyspeaks.com/About/

Brian Haggerty has the rare ability to teach, inform, and influence people while simultaneously making them laugh and boosting their self-confidence. His smooth, but powerful voice captures the attention of audiences immediately, while his dynamic and thought-provoking talks create lasting impressions, and have made Brian a successful public speakers.

“Over the years, building trust and relationships was the key to our success in business and politics. And in order to have successful relationships, I had to embody every ounce of good character, responsibility and being of my word.” -Brian Haggerty

Since 2005, Brian has served his local New Jersey community in the role of Commissioner of Public Works, and as Head of the Department of Public Affairs. Through consistent goodwill, honesty, and humor, Brian has proved himself a unique and positive force in his community, capable of engaging minds, and inspiring hearts.

During his many years in politics, Brian's countless public speeches have led the charge toward positive change, and irrefutably improved the lives of people in his community. Brian believes however, that any natural talents for public speaking were passed down through his family. From an early age, he loved to hear stories of his grandfather, a New Jersey attorney whose courtroom manner was so dazzling, that people would take the bus to the Hackensack Court House just to witness him try a case. His father (who also worked tirelessly in government) was also a tremendous public speaker, while his mother (a school teacher of four decades) perfected his grammar, and fine-tuned his manners.

The key to Brian’s success, not only as a public speaker, but as a politician and businessman, lies in his unique ability to:

    Inspire and motivate people to be the best they can be.
    Empower each and every individual, from all areas, backgrounds, and ages, with the gift of who they are and how they can do anything they wish.
    Illuminate before audiences the great value of civility and the importance of how we present ourselves publicly.
    Demonstrate with kindness, how each one of us has a responsibility to conduct his or herself with graciousness, compassion, strong character, and a respect for all people.

A generous and engaging raconteur, Brian shares stories, anecdotes and personal experiences from his life to demonstrate how each principle he teaches has shaped and formed his approach to these ideals. While his personality and delivery is similar for all audiences, stories and experiences are chosen to perfectly fit the audience being addressed.

Brian believes that effective business leaders can learn to refine themselves, expand their knowledge of social and business etiquette, improve upon their communication skills, develop charisma, presence, and strengthen self-confidence for any social or business setting.

Guest Category: Business, Education, Self Help, Technology
William S. Cohen
Guest Occupation: President of The California Institute of Advanced Management
Guest Biography:

William S. Cohean

Secretary of Defense (1997-2001)
Senator (1979-1997)
Congressman (1973-1979)

http://www.cohengroup.net/about/teammember.cfm?id=2

https://www.csis.org/people/william-s-cohen

In 1974, during his first term in Congress, Time magazine named William Cohen one of “America’s 200 Future Leaders,” and in 1965, the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce named him one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Men in America.” In 1978, he was propelled into the Senate and was quickly asked to be chairman of the Armed Services Committee’s Sea Power and Force Projection Subcommittee and the Governmental Affairs Committee’s Government Oversight Subcommittee. He was also chairman of the Senate Committee on Aging and a member of the Select Committee on Intelligence for a decade, serving half that time as vice chairman and also went on to serve on the “Iran-Contra Committee.” He has won awards from the National Federation of Independent Businessmen and the National Taxpayers Union. Secretary Cohen served on the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations from 1989 to 1997 and chaired their Middle East Study Group. He has chaired and served on numerous other study groups and committees at CSIS, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Brookings Institution. He established and led U.S. delegations to the annual Pacific Dialogue in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the American-Arab Dialogue in Cairo. Beginning in 1985, he led the U.S. delegation of senior executive branch officials and members of Congress to the annual Munich Conference on Security Policy. Secretary Cohen’s service in the House and Senate was marked by electoral success as well, as he was undefeated in six consecutive Maine elections. In 1996, he decided not to seek reelection, but he announced that he would return to private life to promote international business and a more thoughtful public discourse on national political issues. He also launched the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at the University of Maine. It was at this time that President Bill Clinton asked him to lead the Department of Defense, and he was confirmed as secretary in January 1997. During his tenure, Secretary Cohen held substantive meetings with foreign leaders in over 60 countries. He received his B.A. in Latin from Bowdoin College and a law degree from Boston University Law School. During his 24 years in Congress, he found time to write or coauthor 11 works of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. He is also an accomplished athlete, and during college, he was inducted into the New England All-Star Hall of Fame. In 1987, he was named by the National Association of Basketball Coaches to the Silver Anniversary All Star Team, and in 2001, the NCAA presented him with its Theodore Roosevelt Award. Secretary Cohen is currently a member of the Board of Directors of CBS Corporation and the U.S.-China Business Council, where he also serves as vice chairman. He is also a member of the Partnership for a Secure America’s Advisory Board.

Guest Category: Business, Careers, Investing and Finance, Marketing, Management, Education, Courses & Training, Education Technology, Psychology
Linda Raedisch
Guest Occupation: Writer, Artist, Paranormal
Guest Biography:

Linda Raedisch (New Providence, NJ) writes and lectures on a wide variety of arcane topics. She is a longtime library employee and professional crafts instructor who teaches classes on candle making, broom making, and other oldtime homemaking arts

Guest Category: Arts, History, Paranormal, Philosophy, Psychic & Intuitive, Spiritual
GMO Free Zones
Guest Occupation: Organic Farming GMO Free Zone Activist Writer Essays Teacher Farmer
Guest Biography:

Julian is a champion of organic farming, and a hands-on President of the International Coalition to Protect the Polish Countryside.  He and his partner co-launched a highly successful ‘Campaign for a GMO Free Poland’ while leading a high profile defense of peasant farmers who he holds-up as the true guardians of biodiversity throughout the world.  Regular listeners to BBC radio 4′s Framing To-Day will have heard Julian’s 2007 series of once monthly “Letters from Poland” passionately highlighting the crisis provoked by forcing ‘corporate globalization’ onto traditional family farming communities.  As a result, there are now GMO FREE zones established in Poland, leading the way throughout the global community.

Additionally, Julian is a brilliant author whose articles pierce to the very core of one’s being:  “Reverse-Engineering the Illuminati”  and "Learning from indigenous wisdom and knowledge– To change society a cultural revolution in activism is needed".  His first book is called Changing Course for Life.  His new book is available at Amazon Books this month: “In Defense of Life:  Essays on a Radical Reworking of Green Wisdom.  You can find all of his material, books, research and thoughts on his website:

www.julianrose.info

Guest Category: Plant & Animals, Courses & Training, Nutrition, Philosophy, World, Regional, Animal & Plant Communications, Theory & Conspiracy
Paul Moyer
Guest Occupation: Former Seattle Seahawk Safety; Seahawk Analyst
Guest Biography:

Paul started his NFL career with the Seahawks in 1983. He played  seven seasons with the Seahawks (1983-1989) as a Safety,  leading the team in interceptions with six in 1988. He played in 98 games starting 30 and was voted special team’s captain in 1987.  Moyer, has carved a unique niche in franchise history as the only person to serve as a player, coach and broadcaster. Paul made his debut in print as one of the co-authors of the book “Then Zorn Said to Largent: The Best Seattle Seahawks Stories Ever Told”.  Paul is currently a game day analyst for the Seahawks Pre and Post game day radio.  Paul attended Arizona State University, He was selected to play in the East West shrine his senior year and was voted the Defensive MVP.  Paul is married to Heather, has two children, Daughter: Taylor a graduate of Boise State University and Son: Nick a linebacker at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Director Regional Manager

AllianceBernstein

Paul joined the firm in June of 2004 as a Vice President Regional Manager. Paul is currently Director Regional Manager covering the Northwest. Previously, Paul held a Regional Manager position with Van Kampen Investments from 2001-2004 and with Conseco Fund Group from 1999-2001. Paul was a player and a coach with the Seattle Seahawks from 1983-1994. Paul has been a color analyst with the Seahawk Radio/TV Broadcast for the past 18 years. He attended Arizona State University.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Abraham Bolden
Guest Occupation: Retired FBI/author
Guest Biography:

After an outstanding career in law enforcement, Abraham Bolden was appointed by JFK to be the first African American presidential Secret Service agent, where he served with distinction. They met by chance when JFK used the men's room to which he had been assigned as security. Bolden was a crucial part of a the Secret Service effort that prevented an attempt to assassinate JFK in Chicago, three weeks before Dallas.

But the dream quickly turned sour when Bolden found himself regularly subjected to open hostility and blatant racism. More of a concern was the White House team’s irresponsible approach to security. While on his tour of presidential duty, Bolden witnessed firsthand the White House agents’ long-rumored lax approach to their job. Drinking on duty, abandoning key posts—this was not a team that appeared to take their responsibility to protect the life of the president particularly seriously.

Soon after the assassination, he received orders that hint at "an effort to withhold, or at least to the color, the truth." He discovered that evidence was being kept from the Warren Commission and when he took action, found himself charged with "conspiracy to sell a secret government file" and imprisoned for more than five years, mostly in the psychiatric ward of the Springfield Medical Center for Federal Prisoners. In September 1969, after a short stint at a prisoncamp in Alabama, Bolden was finally granted parole.  

Nearly 45 years later, Abraham Bolden has come forward to tell his story. A gripping memoir substantiated by recently declassified government documents, The Echo from Dealey Plaza is the story of the terrible price paid by one man for his commitment to truth and justice, as well as a shocking new perspective on the circumstances surrounding the death of JFK.  

Abraham Bolden has received The 2008 Baker Street Tankard Award for "Pursuance of Truth and Justice", The 2008 Black Excellence Award for "Outstanding achievement in non fiction literature", The 2009 Alpha Phi Alpha Presidential Inaugural Award for "Exemplary leadership, service, and  commitment and courage", The 2009 Carter G. Woodson "Living Black History Award", The 2009 St. Louis Gateway Classics "Walk of Fame" inductee, The Sodexo Lifetime Achievement Award for " Excellence and outstanding service", and the 2009 Citation from The Honorable United States Senator Roland W. Burris for courage in challenging injustice.

Guest Category: History, Theory & Conspiracy
William Thomas
Guest Occupation: Author-Researcher-Activist
Guest Biography:

Born in the USA to a family that traces its roots back to Valley Forge, Thomas attended Woodstock and became an underground newspaper publisher and student leader of the anti-war movement at Marquette University. In 1970, Thomas resigned his U.S. Navy flight commission over the false-flag Gulf of Tonkin fabrication and the ensuing civilian slaughter in Vietnam. Shortly after becoming a political refugee in Canada, he co-founded the first photographic gallery on Canada’s west coast, the Mind’s Eye, before winning a much sought-after position as a Vancouver Sun news photographer. But he wanted to shoot color…

In 1984, Thomas completed an eight-year Pacific circumnavigation aboard his backyard-built “media boat” by making the first nonstop passage by trimaran from Japan to North America. Following a solo vision quest in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, he went on to co-found the grass-roots groups Save Georgia Strait Alliance and Green Islands in defense of his natural neighborhood.

During and immediately after Desert Storm, he served in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait as a member of a three-man Gulf Environmental Emergency Response Team. His harrowing 30-minute video documentary was extensively excerpted by the CBC, with clips also shown on CNN, NBC and the movie, “The Corporation”. “Eco War” went on to win the 1991 US Environmental Festival Award for Best Documentary Short.

Gravely ill following months of exposure to oil fires, oil spills, minefields and radiological toxins, Thomas eventually recovered to write Scorched Earth. Commission by New Society Publishers, this was one of the first books to document the military’s destruction of the environment in peacetime as well as war.

After breaking the story of Gulf War Illness among Canadian veterans, Thomas was next asked by Earthpulse Press to expand his investigations. Bringing The War Home was the first book to fully-document the unreported syndrome that would strike more than a quarter-million American veterans and their families.

Though Thomas didn’t realize it at the time, in January 1999 an assignment by Environment News Service resulted in his biggest story ever when “Mystery Contrails May Be Modifying Weather” was carried worldwide.

In February of that year, the investigative reporter first appeared on Art Bell’s radio program. The story of a phenomenon Thomas called “chemtrails” went viral as citizens across North America corroborated his findings. Seven subsequent chemtrails updates on Coast To Coast attracted such a large following, William Thomas was mentioned as one of Art Bell’s most popular guests in a Time magazine cover story on the famous radio host.

More documentation followed. Produced by William Thomas in collaboration with B.C. artist Paul Grignon, “Mystery Lines In The Sky” was the first chemtrails video. Thomas’ Chemtrails Conundrum was the first published book on this covert program. The subsequently updated Chemtrails Confirmed has been fully revised and is now available as a downloadable multi-media ebook and DVD.

Then came 9/11. Appearing in December 2001, Thomas’ deconstruction of official mythology was the first published account of Black Tuesday. All Fall Down: The Politics of Terror and Mass Persuasion was followed in 2008 by Days Of Deception: Ground Zero And Beyond. Though this updated book reads like a thriller, it comes complete with extensive documentation.

William Thomas’ writing and photography have appeared in more than 50 publications, with translations into French, Dutch and Japanese. His other books include Alt Health and the downloadable ebook, ABCs Of Cell Phones And Other Hazards Of The Wireless Age.
 
Thomas' most recent book of his ongoing chemtrails investigation is Chemtrails Confirmed 2010. It has now been updated with a revised Chemtrails Timeline to 2013.

Recipient of four Canadian feature-writing awards, Thomas has been writing about wireless hazards since the publication of Scorched Earth in 1991. My most recent ebooks include ABCs of Cell Phones And Other Hazards Of The Wireless Age and Smart Meters For Smarties. I am currently active in the local Smart Meter Resistance.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Politics & Government, Theory & Conspiracy
Picture of Gary Kehoe
Guest Occupation: health entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Lee is the author of The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal and contributor to Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul. He is an avid blogger at spiritrecovery.blogspot.com and has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary "Dreaming Heaven".

Lee is a partner and co-creator of the Dreaming House in Teotihuacán, Mexico; a group retreat center at the foot of the pyramids.

His pursuits also include being a certified chemical dependency counselor, spiritual teacher, and Toltec Guide trained in the tradition of the Eagle Knight lineage of don Miguel Ruiz.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help
Bev Martin, Inner Active
Guest Occupation: Spiritual Coach
Guest Biography:

Guest for tonight:  BEV MARTIN, Spiritual Coach

Miko Peled
Guest Occupation: Writer
Guest Biography:

Miko Peled is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. He has credibility, so when he debunks myths that Jews around the world hold with blind loyalty, people listen. Miko was born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family. His grandfather, Dr.  Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer on the Israeli Declaration of Independence.

His father, Matti Peled was a young officer in the war of 1948 and a general in the war of 1967 when Israel conquered the West Bank, Gaza, Golan Heights and the Sinai.

Miko’s unlikely opinions reflect his father’s legacy. General Peled was a war hero turned peacemaker. The general clearly stated that contrary to claims made later, the 1967 war was one of choice, and not because there was no existential threat to the state of Israel. He then dedicated his life to the achievement of Israeli Palestinian peace.

The political becomes personal with Miko’s stories. He might have learned compassion from his mother who, in 1948, refused the offer of an Arab home in West Jerusalem with the understanding that the family who lived there were now forced to live in a refugee camp. As the daughter of one of the signers of the Israeli Declaration of Independence, Miko’s mother could have used her position of entitlement to get a lovely home for herself and her family. But she said, “No.”

Miko grew up in Jerusalem, a multi-ethnic city, part of a system that conspired to keep Palestinians and Israelis separate. The Arabs of Israel, as the Palestinians are called– the laborers, janitors, cooks, etc. are indistinguishable from Arabs across the Middle East and as such had no special connection to Jaffa, Lod, Ramle, Lydda, Haifa, Jerusalem or any other part of the land of Israel. Miko had to leave Israel before he made his first Palestinian friend, the result of his participation in a dialogue group in California. He was 39.

Peled insists that Israel/Palestine is one state. Facts on the ground are undeniable and irreversible– massive investment in infrastructure, cities,schools and malls for Jews only, Jewish only highways bisect and connect ever expanding settlements on the West Bank, the separation wall and the checkpoints have destroyed the possibility of a contiguous, viable Palestinian state. The question for Israelis, worldwide Jewry and the international community is: What kind of a state do we really want to see? An apartheid state with half the population confined to intolerable bantustans, without access to proper nutrition, medical care or clean water, condemned to humiliating long lines at checkpoints?

Or, will Israel/Palestine transform itself into a secular democracy for the five and a half million Israelis and almost five million Palestinians who live between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea. To become such a sanctuary, Israel must give up the idea of Jewish dominion over all the land and resources.

Before Miko came to hold such a vision, he had to face his fears. Driving alone in the to Palestinian towns in the Galilee or the West Bank in a car with license plates that identified him as Israeli, Miko imagined a terrorist lurking behind every curve of the winding road following the rolling hills. Heading towards the village of Bil’in for the first time, he silently questioned if he was crazy to trust “these people”? Peled was afraid but kept on driving until he found the village and was greeted by friends.

The solution might be obvious but the problem remains, how to change the existing paradigm– from fear and loathing to co-existence? At the heart of Peled’s solution lies the realization that Israelis and Palestinians deserve to live in peace as equals in their shared homeland. At the a gathering in Taos, New Mexico, an Israeli woman who heard Miko speak told Miko that his father was the hero of her childhood, and in fact, a photograph of the general hung in their home. “It is an honor to meet the son of Matti Peled,” she said, “I had given up hope for any kind of just solution and try to stay removed from events there but I see how much you care and meeting you gives me hope.”

Those who cling to fear, mistrust or greed are under the false assumption that Palestinians and Israelis have a choice other than to live as equals. But it’s inevitable – the wall must come down, and the two people must be allowed to live as equal citizens in their shared homeland. Refusing this means condemning future generations of Israelis and Palestinians to ongoing mayhem and violence.

And Miko Peled’s family knows about that too. On September 4, 1997 they have lost their beloved Smadar, 13, the daughter of Miko’s sister Nurit and her husband Rami Elhanan to violence.

The bible tells us a great story of the patriarch Abraham willing to sacrifice his beloved son, Isaac to prove his faith. At the moment of truth, when Abraham was about to kill his son an angel appeared telling Abraham not to harm the boy. In the Koran, Abraham is about to sacrifice Ishmael to the same God and the angel of God appears telling him not to harm his beloved son, Ishmael. The moral of the story is quite clear: Neither Israelis or Palestinians are called to sacrifice their sons and daughters to war, in fact, whether we are believers or not we are all called by our God or our conscience to care for our children so that they may live in peace and grow up as the equals that they are.    

ABOUT THE GENERAL'S SON by Miko Peled
In 1997, a tragedy struck the family of Israeli-American Miko Peled: His beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That tragedy propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with, as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political-military elite, and transformed him into a courageous and visionary activist in the struggle for human rights and a hopeful, lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Esteemed African-American author Alice Walker has contributed a very moving and thoughtful Foreword to The General's Son.

The journey that Peled traces in this groundbreaking memoir echoed the trajectory taken 40 years earlier by his father, renowned Israeli general Matti Peled. In The General's Son, Miko Peled tells us about growing up in Jerusalem in the heart of the group that ruled the then-young country, Israel. He takes us with him through his service in the country's military and his subsequent global travels... and then, after his niece's killing, back into the heart of Israel's conflict with the Palestinians. The book provides a compelling and intimate window into the fears that haunt both peoples-- but also into the real courage of all those who, like Miko Peled, have been pursuing a steadfast grassroots struggle for equality for all the residents of the Holy Land.

Guest Category: History, Politics & Government
JFK Eyewitness, JFK Assassination
Guest Occupation: Writer
Guest Biography:

James T. Tague spent 5 years in the Air Force, had a career in the automobile business rising to top management and is today recognized as a top researcher on the Kennedy assassination. It was an accident of timing that he was in Dealey Plaza that November day in 1963 and received a minor injury during the assassination of President Kennedy. But it was no accident that James Tague spoke up 6 months later when the Warren Commission was about to ignore the missed shot – his testimony changed history.

ABOUT LBJ AND THE KENNEDY KILLING...
This is unlike any other book about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The author, James Tague, was there and he was wounded by the debris from a missed shot on that fateful day. He stood up to our Government when the Warren Commission was about to ignore what really happened and spoke to the true facts. James Tague’s testimony changed history and the “magic bullet” was born in an effort by the Warren Commission to wrongly explain all the wounds to President Kennedy and Governor Connally, and to try and convince the public that Lee Harvey Oswald was the “lone nut assassin.” Tague, a long time Dallas area resident, initially believed the Warren Report, but time, diligent research and amazing revelations told to him by prominent Texans has given James Tague an inside look at what really happened. Be prepared to learn new facts, never before published, about one of our nation’s darkest moments.

 Born in Plainfield, Indiana Tague had been driving to downtown Dallas to have lunch with a friend when he came upon a traffic jam due to the presidential motorcade. He then stopped his car, got out of it, and stood by Dealy Plaza, at the south curb of Main Street, 520 feet (158 m) southwest of the Texas School Book Depository. He was a few feet east of the eastern edge of the triple underpass railroad bridge, when Tague saw the presidential limousine, and heard the first shot.

Like many other witnesses, Tague remembered hearing this first shot and likened it to a firecracker. Tague later testified that the first shot he recalled hearing occurred after the presidential limousine had already completed the 120-degree slow turn from Houston Street onto Elm Street and then straightened out. The motorcade then proceeded towards him.

Tague's position in Dealey PlazaSoon after the shots were fired, Tague was approached by Dallas sheriff detective Buddy Walthers. The detective asked Tague where he had been standing. The two men then examined the area and discovered — on the upper part of the Main Street south curb — a "very fresh scar" impact that, to each of them, looked like a bullet had struck there and taken a small chip out of the curb's concrete. They came to the conclusion that one bullet ricocheted off the curb and the debris hit Tague. The detective told Tague it looked like a bullet had been fired from one of the Houston and Elm Streets intersection buildings and had hit the curb.

Conjecture and conflicting theories have clouded the true events of what happened in Dealey Plaza that day. People theorize that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin. Others claim there were more shooters and/or conspirators involved. Like the various conflicting assassination theories, there are several conflicting theories explaining how Tague was wounded in Dealey Plaza. An in-depth and unbiased analysis of all of the possible scenarios involving James Tague being wounded in Dealey Plaza is one of many requisites for reaching a conclusion about what actually happened during the assassination of John Kennedy.  
From James Tagues's new book LBJ and The Kennedy Killing:

“ I had not been called to testify before the Warren Commission and there was no mention of the missed shot. By accident I came into contact with a young Dallas Times Herald reporter that very morning. His name was Jim Lehrer, he came to my place of business. Before I told Jim Lehrer about the missed shot and my minor injury during the assassination, I asked Mr. Lehrer not to use my name. He agreed.

It had been over six months since the assassination of President Kennedy and there had been almost no mention in the media, newspaper or television, of a missed shot or my minor injury. By now if I told someone I had been there in Dealey Plaza when the assassination occurred, and that a bullet had hit the street in front of me throwing debris into my face during the shooting, they would look at me like I was the biggest liar in the world, and turn and walk away shaking their heads.

I told Jim Lehrer how I happened to be in Dealey Plaza by accident, getting stopped by traffic and then the gunshots. It was about 9:30 in the morning on June 5, 1964 when I met Mr. Lehrer. I had just returned from the Indianapolis 500-mile race and had some spectacular film developed the day before that I had taken at the race of the crash that killed Eddie Sachs and Steve McDonald.

I brought my 8mm movie projector to work to show my work buddies the film I had taken of the Indy crash and also the Dealey Plaza film I had taken in early May to show my parents, when I went to the Indy 500.

After the interview about my being in Dealey Plaza, the missed shot, and my minor injury during the Kennedy assassination, I showed Mr. Lehrer the Dealey Plaza film and then I showed the Indy crash. I remember asking Lehrer if there was any value to the Indy film and he told me no, a week had passed and it was now old news.

About an hour after Lehrer left my office, around 11 a.m., he called me all excited. The Dallas Times Herald was an evening newspaper and it had not come out yet, but he had put my story on the wire services. He stated he was getting calls “from all over,” including the Warren Commission, wanting to know who I was, and he had to tell them. He assured me he was not using my name in the story in the local paper. It was years before I was able to put the whole story together and realize what Jim Lehrer’s interview had triggered.

One thing I found out was that the FBI was at Lehrer’s Dallas Times Herald office at 4:30 that afternoon and their FBI report was not kind to me. I have a copy of that FBI report of their meeting with Lehrer that afternoon of June 5, 1964.

One of the things in that FBI report that aggravated me was that my asking Mr. Lehrer if the film about the Indy crash I had showed him had any value was now in the FBI report saying I was trying to make money off of the assassination of President Kennedy. There were other non-flattering things in the Lehrer-FBI report. People in the know have told me that is the way the FBI writes their reports when they want to discredit you.

The attempt to discredit me by the FBI was short-lived when two United State Assistant Attorney Generals assigned to the Dallas U. S. Attorney General’s office stepped forward with evidence of the missed shot and sent the evidence to J. Lee Rankin, Chief Counsel for the Warren Commission. I was then called to testify before the Warren Commission on July 23, 1964. ”

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