Kevin Ryan, former Site Manager for Environmental Health Laboratories, a division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Mr. Ryan, a Chemist and laboratory manager, was fired by UL in 2004 for publicly questioning the report being drafted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on their World Trade Center investigation. In the intervening period, Ryan has completed additional research while his original questions, which have become increasingly important over time, remain unanswered by UL or NIST.
Natalie Jackson is one of the super lawyers who work for Trayvon Martin's family. She comments on the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman that took place on the night of February 26, 2012, in Sanford, Florida, United States. Martin was an unarmed 17-year-old African American. George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old multi-racial Hispanic American, was the appointed neighborhood watch coordinator for the gated community where Martin was temporarily staying and where the shooting took place.
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In this 2 guest episode of The People Speak we hear first from audio expert analyst Ed Primeau who comments on the 911 calls made during the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman shooting incident. Ed Primeau is an audio engineer who helps courts and law enforcement agencies understand the science and technology of voice identification. We all have distinctive characteristics to our voice and words, as well as how we pronounce those words. Each of us has a unique nasal cavity, larynx, teeth, tongue, and mouth.
RICHARD BELZER is a stand-up comedian, actor and author. He is best known for his current role as John Munch on the hit NBC show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He is also famous for his acerbic wit and astute political commentary: “90% of the American people believe there was a conspiracy to assassinate John F. Kennedy. The other 10% work for the government or the media.” He has written such books as UFOs, JFK, and Elvis (2000), and the novels I Am Not a Cop! (2009) and I Am Not a Psychic! (2010).
Jesse Ventura is the former governor of Minnesota and author of four national bestsellers, including 63 Documents the Government Doesn’t Want You to Read and American Conspiracies. Ventura is the host of the television show Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura on truTV. He lives in Minnesota and Mexico.
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WILLIAM BINNEY is a former highly placed intelligence official with the United States National Security Agency (NSA) turned whistleblower who resigned on October 31, 2001, after more than 30 years with the agency. He was a high-profile critic of his former employers during the George W. Bush administration, and was the subject of FBI investigations, including a raid on his home in 2007.
This episode of The People Speak features two professors: Professor Noam Chomsky of M.I.T. during the first half hour and Professor James Tracy of the Florida Atlantic University during the last half hour.
Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. For many years he taught political theory and the Israel-Palestine conflict. He currently writes and lectures. In this episode of The People Speak, Dr. Finkelstein discusses the impending military intervention in Syria by the United States and circumstances leading up to this situation and beyond.