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Via the following URL, be sure to listen to the National Public Radio’s [NPR] October 15th, 2010,

“Talk of the Nation” ‘Science Friday’ broadcast (podcast) interview with

Julie Holland, Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine

[Editor of  "The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis" (Inner Traditions, 2010)

(essays on the science, history, politics, and medicine of marijuana);

  author, "Weekends at Bellevue" (Bantam, 2009) New York, New York]

in regards to medical marijuana legislation spreading around the country:

Billionaire Polluters Funding The Tea Party  -   U.S. Libertarian billionaire brothers, Charles and David Koch [owners of the notoriously polluting Koch Industries]; their anti-government and anti-Global Warming/Climate Change agenda funding (to the tune of over 100 million dollars) of so-called "grass roots" right-wing front groups and "think tanks."   Listen to the 10-min. Aug. 26, 2010, NPR "Fresh Air" audio-interview  (  ) with Jane Mayer about the Koch brothers.

Personalizing Solar Power

- (12-1/2 min. audio) -

(NPR’s “Science Friday” November 20, 2009)


Discusses the successful coupling of a solar panel to an efficient hydrolysis unit

that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen.

Dr. Daniel Nocera of MIT says the approach could lead to personal ($1000) solar power units

that could get many houses off the grid.

Reality's seven-second delay - "Looking Inside the Human Brain"  - (Friday, May 2nd, 2008) first-hour broadcast of NPR's "Science Friday” - [ Link ]

Spies for Hire: Carlyle Group to Become Owner of "One of America's Largest Private Intelligence Armies"

May 19, 2008 - Democracy Now!

The secretive investment fund the Carlyle Group
 is in the process of buying part of Booz Allen Hamiliton,
 the major military and intelligence contractor.

 We speak with investigative journalist Tim Shorrock,
 author of the new book
 Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing.

The Dangers of Nanotech - (Jan. 13, 2011) - (10-min./audio) - In the growing field of nanotechnology, engineers are creating countless new microscopic materials. They're used in thousands of consumer goods, from cell phones to cosmetics & sunscreen. But how safe are they? Andrew Maynard is a physicist & director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan. We talked to him about the potential dangers of nanotech.  -

 Listen to (and watch) Terry Hansen, author of the book,

The Missing Times: News Media Complicity in the UFO Cover-up,

give a talk on the subject of his book

via this (Total time: 65 min.) YouTube video:



Also be sure to watch the Sept. 27, 2010, 3-1/2 minute YouTube clip

which provides military witness testimony of

UFO incursions at U.S. nuclear missle facilities. :


There have been a couple of UFO public press conferences

held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.,

at which numerous military (some high-ranking)

and commercial pilots and personnel

have recounted their personal encounters with UFOs.

It is highly recommended that listen to (& watch)

them giver their testimony on YouTube.:


February 11, 2006; National Press Club - (2 hrs.) :

September 27, 2010; National Press Club - (71 min.) :



IF you have made any FOIA

(Freedom Of Information Requests)

-- or, are considering doing so --

then BE SURE to check this out!:

The New Face of Big Brother?

Guitar Gods

“MUFON Under Siege?":

"40-Year Organization Object of Dirty Tricks

from USG [United States Government]?”


Move Over

Power Play

The Ostrich

Don't Step On The Grass Sam

I'm The Slime

Astronaut Gordon Cooper Talks About UFOs


Astronaut Edgar Mitchell says UFO's are Real

Tom Lehrer - Musical Social Satirist

Scientists under attack - Genetic Engineering

Study: Most Plastics Leach Hormone-Like Chemicals - (4-min. - NPR audio) -

Rachel Maddow/ Naomi Klein: GOP Disaster Capitalism  -  (11-min. video)  -  -  This must-see/hear video highlights the Republicans Shock Doctrine strategy to take advantage of “crisis” situations (such as the trumped-up governmental financial deficits; which, to whatever extent they may exist, they do so because of massive tax cuts given to the rich.)  Their plan: To replace government and services on all levels with “privatizedcorporate profiteering!

Senator Bernie Sanders: "The Speech" - (51-1/2 min. audio) - (Thursday, March 31, 2011 - NPR - The Diane Rehm Show) - The economy, the federal budget, and the growing national deficit are touchstone issues defining politics in Washington today. Lawmakers are proposing cuts to programs that benefit middle class and working families. In December, President Obama signed into law an extension of tax cuts -- including cuts for the very wealthiest Americans. One Independent senator delivered an eight-hour speech on the Senate floor decrying the tax deal and what he believed it symbolized: corporate greed and the collapse of the middle class. U. S Senator Bernie Sanders talks about his appeal for a fundamental change in national priorities.  -

Physics of Invisibility

Physicist Michio Kaku

(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)


Time Travel, Parallel Universes, and Reality

Physicist Michio Kaku

(4-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

David Cay Johnston on How the Rich Get Richer

Gerald Celente’s The Trends Research Institute



Gerald Celente's Top Trends for 2011

(6-1/2 min. YouTube audio/video)



'America lives in a fascist state' - Gerald Celente

(11-1/4 min. YouTube audio/video)

The High Probability Of Finding 'Life Beyond Earth' - (37- min. audio - April 4, 2011 - Fresh Air - WHYY/NPR) - Scientific interest in extraterrestrial life has grown in the past 20 years. The field of astrobiology now includes researchers from a wide variety of disciplines — microbiologists studying bacteria that survive in the most extreme conditions on Earth; astronomers who believe there may be billions of planets with conditions hospitable to life; chemists investigating how amino acids and living organisms first appeared on Earth; and scientists studying rocks from Mars are seeing convincing evidence that microbial life existed on the Red Planet.

In First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth, Marc Kaufman, a science writer and national editor at The Washington Post, explains how microbes found in some of Earth's most inhospitable environments may hold the key to unlocking mysteries throughout the solar system.

Kaufman talks with Fresh Air's Dave Davies about the ongoing search for life in the universe — from current research, to the unknowns in the field.

"There are undoubtedly billions or trillions of planets out there and there are most likely billions in the Milky Way itself — just one of billions of galaxies," Kaufman says. "There are billions of planets in habitable zones in relation to their stars that would allow for water to be liquid and for other important conditions for life."  -


The Worldwide 'Thirst' For Clean Drinking Water  -  (April 11, 2011 - Fresh Air/NPR)  -  (38 min. - audio)  -  The typical American uses 99 gallons of water a day for activities like washing clothes, bathing, toilet-flushing and cooking. But that amount doesn't even come close to the amount of water used on a daily basis by electrical power plants.

Each day, coal, nuclear and natural gas plants use about five times the amount of water used on a daily basis by all American households combined — including 250 gallons of water per American per day to generate our daily electricity usage.

"So your flat-screen TV has a little hidden water spigot running to it," says investigative reporter Charles Fishman. "[We use] 10 gallons of water an hour every hour of every day just to power our computers and our refrigerators and our washing machines at home."

In a Fast Company cover story published in 2007, Fishman examined how the bottled water industry turned what was once a free natural resource into a multibillion-dollar business. He expands his investigation of the water industry in the new book The Big Thirst, which examines the future of a natural resource that, Fishman says, we can no longer take for granted.

"The last 100 years has been the golden age of water in the developed world: water that has been safe, unlimited and essentially free," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "But that era is over. We will not, going forward, have water that has all three of those qualities at the same time: unlimited, unthinkingly inexpensive and safe."  -



Growing The Technology For Artificial Leaves  -  (Friday, April 8th, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR)  -  (12-1/4 min. - audio)  -  Researchers are developing practical, low-cost materials that can use energy from sunlight to break water into oxygen and hydrogen. Daniel Nocera of MIT explains the science of 'artificial photosynthesis,' and describes his plan to create distributed power generation systems in developing countries.   -

Physicians for Social Responsibility

National Press Club Conference (4/26/11)

The ongoing impact of

the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

to public health

25 years after the accident,

the continuing nuclear catastrophe

in Fukushima, Japan,

and the lessons from both

for U.S. public health and safety.

(52-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Gerald Celente

Cold Fusion is a Reality

(7 min. - YouTube audio)

Details about the current reality

of working Cold Fusion

begins at 3 minutes and 45 seconds

into the discussion.

Where is all that

Fukushima radiation going,

and why does it matter?

Expert testimony by

Marco Kaltofen, PE,

of the Worcester Polytecnic Institute,

on the long-term hazards

of long-lasting,

airborne radioactive contaminates

to U.S. citizens.

(17-3/4 min. - audio/video)

The Weird Lives Of Viruses

(16-1/4 min. - NPR/Science Friday audio)

Eli Pariser: "The Filter Bubble" - (51-1/4 min. - audio - May 17, 2011 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - A quiet revolution is taking place on the Internet. The top 50 websites collect an average of 64 bits of information each time we visit. The personal data they track -- from our politics to the shoes we just browsed on Zappos – help advertisers tailor offers just for us. But one online pioneer believes we pay a big price for that customized experience – living in our own information universe. In our so-called “filter bubble,” we receive mainly familiar news that confirms our beliefs. And we don’t know what’s being hidden from us. Diane and her guest, Eli Pariser, talk about understanding the costs of online personalization.

What is the internet hiding from you? As internet giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix and Apple fine tune their ability to personalize content, we will increasingly each live in our own information universe, our own "filter bubble." Former director of, Eli Pariser, explores the development and future of the most recent digital revolution.  -

Reporting On
Hidden Dangers Of
Medical Radiation
(35-1/2 min. audio - May 16, 2011
Fresh Air from WHYY/NPR)

The Patriot Act: When Truth Becomes Treason - (May 23rd, 2011 - By Susan Lindauer, former CIA Asset covering Iraq & Libya - TheIntelHub)  - (14-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)  -

Dr Chris Fichtner, MD

Time To Put Marijuana

In Every Home

(17-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Marijuana Policy

Tipping Point

(9-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Nebraska Nuclear Plant:

Emergency Level 4


About to Get Worse

(Arnie Gundersen)

(June 14, 2011)

(14-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Military Witnesses

of UFOs at

Nuclear Sites

National Press Club 

Washington, DC 

Sept. 27, 2010

(1 hr. & 27 mins. - YouTube audio/video)

State of the Ocean:
Ocean Acidification
Marine Extinctions

(2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Chemtrails Hit Big Time

PYX 106 in AlbanyNY

(10-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Environmental Outlook:

The Military


Alternate Energy

(51 min. - audio)

(July 5, 2011 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR)

MUFON Under Seige continues

Chase Kloetzke was given the job as

Star Team [Fast Response group] Manager

after the contract with Bigelow Aero Space expired.

Chase was a happy camper then things started to crumble before her eyes.

In an effort to find out why she was so up beat in a previous interview with Jerry

and then abruptly left MUFON, Jerry [Pippin] does this probing interview

where she reveals a strange series of events with upper level managers

of the UFO organization that resulted in her complete disillusionment.

Is there an effort by some inside the world's leading UFO investigative organization

to disrupt and stop the admirable work of MUFON investigations?

Listen and make up your own mind.  -

[The following URLs are for Part 1 (27-1/2 min.) & Part 2 (34-1/4 min.)

of the Jerry Pippin Show July 10, 2001, interview with Chase Kloetzke.  

In particular, be sure not to miss listening to Part 2

in which Kloetzkeoutsa possible government mole!]:

[Alternately, audio files for Windows Media Player]:

Antibiotic Resistant Gonorrhea Found In Japan - (July 15, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR)  - (12 min. - audio) - Health officials in Japan have discovered a strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to the last remaining family of antibiotics used to treat the sexually-transmitted bacterial infection. STD expert Peter Leone discusses the new strain and gonorrhea’s long history of developing resistance to treatments.  -

UFO & MUFON History

(Sometimes Controversial)

Past and Present

Don Ecker

is the former Director of Research

for “UFO Magazine

and a retired police detective. 

He discusses

(in Feb. 2011, on his “Dark Matters” radio show)

some of his personal UFO investigative history

-- including purported

UFO-related human mutilations! 

He also interviews

former MUFON State Directors for

Texas (Ken Cherry)

and Utah (Elaine Douglass).

(2 hrs. - audio)


Don Ecker’s

Vicious Vinyl:

Sex, Drugs, Rock n’ Roll

(Jimi Hendrix)

(1 hr. - audio podcast file download)

David Wise: "Tiger Trap" - (51-1/4 min. - audio) - (July 14, 2011 - Diane Rehm Show/NPR)  - For decades while the U. S. was preoccupied with Soviet spies, China quietly penetrated the highest levels of our government. In fact, emerging evidence suggests China has been America’s biggest spy threat all along. Unknown to most Americans, China has discovered the details of our most advanced nuclear warhead and aerospace secrets. Their intelligence has penetrated the FBI, CIA, and the State Department. And cyber attacks by Chinese hackers on U. S. military and defense industry computers are on the rise. A look behind America’s secret spy war with China -- and what we must do to win it. -



Affect Or Effect? 'Grammar Girl' Is Here To Help - (16-3/4 min. - audio) - (July 7, 2011 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - Further versus farther, compliment versus complement, affect versus effect — the ever-complex, often-irregular English language is full of traps and pitfalls. But don't despair! Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty has come to the rescue of America's befuddled masses.

Fogarty is the grammar guru behind the weekly Grammar Girl podcasts, which offer tips and lessons on proper English usage. Her latest book, 101 Misused Words You'll Never Confuse Again, is a gentle guide for those of us who can't seem to remember the difference between disinterested and uninterested.  -

Why Prosecutors

Don't Go After

Wall Street

(37-1/2 min. - audio)

(July 13, 2011 - Fresh Air/NPR)

James E. Clarkson

Over a Quarter of a Century

of UFO Investigations

In Part One of this interview

James Clarkson talks about his 25 years of UFO investigations,

most of it with MUFON as Washington State Director.

Last January he was ordered around by one of the board of directors

and this was the "straw that broke the Camel's back" according to Clarkson.

The episode is explained in detail and Clarkson's views on UFOs

and governmental involvement is expressed by him in a direct manner.  

(This interview recorded July 19, 2011)

In Part Two -

the discussion goes to computer security at MUFON itself

and some interesting facts are revealed:

has MUFON become too much like a corporation

and not a volunteer organization?

Then James tells Jerry about some of the cases

he has covered over the past 25 years.

The Progressive Magazine:

Tim DeChristopher

Is Not the One

Who Should Be

in Prison

(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)


Home Visits

And Other

'Secrets Of The FBI'

(7-1/4 min. - audio)

(August 2, 2011 - Morning Editon/NPR)

Steve Inskeep talks with

author Ronald Kessler

about his new book,

The Secrets of the FBI


James BamfordOutsNSA’s


on “Democracy Now!

(Highlights St. Louis County suburb,

Bridgeton, Missouri, and

San Antonio, Texas, facilities)

(10 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Charlie Rose - Eric Kandel

(Nobel Prize-winning medical researcher and University Professor at Columbia)

On Mind vs Brain - (Part of “The Brain” series)

(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Disc Shaped UFO Spotted By Mike Sewell BBC Reporter Over Stansted UK 3rd August 2011 - (3-1/2 min. - YouTube audio)  -

Keith Olberman:

Why We Need To Fight

The Super Congress

And Take Back

Our Government

(9-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Thom Hartmann:


Actively Subverts


(10 min. - YouTube audio/video)

CNN: Is Facebook

Bad For You?

(4-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)




The Terrible Truth

About Facebook -

Think you have any privacy

when it comes to a

social networking site?

Think again.

Just take a look at who

has invested in the site

and open your eyes.

(4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

When Capitalism is Great and Not-so-great - Understanding when capitalism can potentially undermine innovation, competition and merit - Khan Academy - (14 min. - YouTube audio/video) -

New Exposé Tracks ALEC-Private Prison Industry Effort to Replace Unionized Workers with Prison Labor - (August 05, 2011 - Democracy Now!)  -

George Carlin 

"I gave up on my species"

(4 min. - YouTube audi/video)

Are we slaves to debt?

(7-3/4 min. - video - Need To Know/PBS)


America's Nuclear Nightmare - (8 min. - YouTube audio/video) - A Rolling Stone article by Jeff Goodell shares shocking facts about the dangerous state of many nuclear power plants and lack of oversight in America. Is a Fukushima type meltdown inevitable in the United Sates? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.  -


Kick Corporations OUT

of The Power Structure!

(7 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Aliens: They Come In Peace?

(6 min. video/2011)

MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Inteviews

Physics Prof. Michio Kaku

How To Take

The Democratic Party

Back To Its

Progressive Roots

(6-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare - (39 min. - audio) - (Aug. 24, 2011 - Fresh Air/NPR) - An emerging Christian movement that seeks to take dominion over politics, business and culture in preparation for the end times and the return of Jesus, is becoming more of a presence in American politics. The leaders are considered apostles and prophets, gifted by God for this role.

The international "apostolic and prophetic" movement has been dubbed by its leading American architect, C. Peter Wagner, as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Although the movement is larger than the network organized by Wagner — and not all members describe themselves as part of Wagner's NAR — the so-called apostles and prophets of the movement have identifiable ideology that separates them from other evangelicals.

…[Kansas City-based] The Call, held at locations around the globe and led by Lou Engle, who has served in the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders of the NAR. Other NAR apostles endorsed Perry's event, including two who lead a 50-state "prayer warrior" network. Thomas Muthee, the Kenyan pastor who anointed Sarah Palin at the Wasilla Assembly of God Church in 2005, while praying for Jesus to protect her from the spirit of witchcraft, is also part of this movement.

…Rachel Tabachnick, who researches the political impact of the religious right…says the movement currently works with a variety of politicians and has a presence in all 50 states. It also has very strong opinions about the direction it wants the country to take. For the past several years, she says, the NAR has run a campaign to reclaim what it calls the "seven mountains of culture" from demonic influence. The "mountains" are arts and entertainment; business; family; government; media; religion; and education.  -

The Unsavory Story Of Industrially-Grown Tomatoes - (25 min. - audio) - (Aug. 25, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR) - In his book Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit, Barry Estabrook writes of perfectly round, orangish supermarket tomatoes -- grown largely in Florida -- and how the migrants who pick them are sometimes bound into modern slavery by farm bosses.  -

Christopher Hitchens:

Religion Poisons Everything

(5-3/4 min. YouTube audio/video)

9-11 / Iraq War Whistleblower Susan Lindauer - (38-1/4 min. - audio) - (2011 - The Jerry Pippin Show) - This program that will open eyes about the 9-11 event. She knows it was an inside job because she was a back channel for negotiations between the Bush administration and IRAQ prior to 9-11.  This is first appearance of several she will be making on this series of conspiracy programs Susan speaks forthrightly about her experiences and associations with people in the Bush Administration including her cousin Andrew Card. Her background as a journalist allowed her to enter the world of state secrets because of her uncovering sensitive information about the first bombing of the World Trade Center in the 90s. She reveals that her CIA handler was paid off with millions of dollars to keep quiet about the unholy alliance between the Bush Administration and the neo con government of Israel.  -

Virginia Earthquake
Nuclear Wake-Up Call for U.S.
(Nuclear Plants not Prepared)
Says Physicist Michio Kaku

(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

TED Talks:

Mike Rowe Celebrates

Dirty Jobs

(Nuts or Knots!)

(20 min. - YouTube audio/video)

TED Talks:

Top Ten Best


(7-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Fukushima Radiation

in our Food!

(10-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Too Close For Comfort - Floods, Earthquakes & Tsunamis: Nuclear Power Expert Arnie Gunderson Discusses Recent U.S. Near Nuclear Calamities - (22-1/2 min. - audio) - WBAI [Pacifica] radio host Robert Knight and Fairewinds' chief engineer Arnie Gundersen discuss the many times during the past few months, nuclear power plants have been pushed beyond their design limits. Emergency diesels, off-site power and other components have frequently failed.  -

Architects & Engineers - Solving the Mystery of World Trade Center Building 7 - (15 min. - YouTube audio/video)  - ( - Ed Asner and Architect Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers narrate an unfolding story that decimates the official account ("collapse due to normal office fires") of this 47 story high-rise which was destroyed on the afternoon of 9/11 in record time: top to bottom in under 7 seconds - and at free-fall acceleration for a third of its fall.  -

On A Chip

(7-1/2 min. - audio)
(Sept. 9, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR)

Concussions: An Overlooked Epidemic - (51 min. - audio) - (Sept. 12, 2011 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates between two and four million people suffer from concussions every year. Brain injuries are vastly under-reported and diagnosis is difficult because the damage is invisible to brain scanners. Concussion victims often fail to link headaches, fatigue and memory loss to what seems like a minor injury. While most concussions are sports-related, a sizable number affect victims of car accidents or falls. The science and symptoms of brain injuries and why they’ve become an overlooked epidemic.  -

Protect Yourself from FBI Manipulation - (7-min. - YouTube audio/video) - Learn how the FBI can manipulate what you say and use it against you, and how to prevent them from doing so! With civil liberties and civil rights attorney Harvey Silverglate.  -

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson Says "I would be willing to testify…” and calls for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney to be held accountable for their crimes in office - (Aug. 30, 2011 - Amy Goodman - Democracy NOW!) - (3 min. - YouTube audio/video) -

Elizabeth Warren
on Debt Crisis,
Fair Taxation

(2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Peter Phillips

Director of

Project Censored’:

Massive Worldwide


Corporate Conspiracy

(Sept. 8, 2011)

(15-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Hartmann: Let's leave feudalism where it should be - in school textbooks - (Sept. 26, 2011 - Thom Hartmann - TheBigPicture/RT) - (8 min. - YouTube audio/video) - What the new Forbes Top 400 richest Americans list tells us about the state of our nation. Is America is transforming into something you may have read about in your high school textbooks?  -

The Bitter

(1 hr + 20 min. ­- YouTube audio/video)

The 'Worm' That Could Bring Down The Internet - (43 min. - audio) - (Sept. 27, 2011 - Fresh Air - WHYY/NPR) - For the past three years, a highly encrypted computer worm called Conficker has been spreading rapidly around the world. As many as 12 million computers have been infected with the self-updating worm, a type of malware that can get inside computers and operate without their permission.

"What Conficker does is penetrate the core of the [operating system] of the computer and essentially turn over control of your computer to a remote controller," writer Mark Bowden tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "[That person] could then utilize all of these computers, including yours, that are connected. ... And you have effectively the largest, most powerful computer in the world."

The gigantic networked system created by the Conficker worm is what's known as a "botnet." The Conficker botnet is powerful enough to take over computer networks that control banking, telephones, security systems, air traffic control and even the Internet itself, says Bowden. His new book, Worm: The First Digital World War, details how Conficker was discovered, how it works, and the ongoing programming battle to bring down the Conficker worm, which he says could have widespread consequences if used nefariously.

"If you were to launch with a botnet that has 10 million computers in it — launch a denial of service attack — you could launch a large enough attack that it would not just overwhelm the target of the attack, but the root servers of the Internet itself, and could crash the entire Internet," he says. "What frightens security folks, and increasingly government and Pentagon officials, is that a botnet of that size could also be used as a weapon."  -

Occupy Wall Street
Promo Video

(Intro Interview with
Chris Hedges)

(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Michael Moore on support of Occupy Wall Street protest - (“Countdown” with Keith Olbermann) - Michael Moore, filmmaker, activist and author of "Here Comes Trouble," calls on people all over the country to bring the Occupy Wall Street movement to their communities. - (7 min. - YouTube audio/video) -



Occupy Wall Street - Ongoing online video documentation archive (via Current TV’sCountdown” with Keith Olbermann) -

Theoretical Physicist Michio Kaku - Alien Civilizations - (10-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Dr. Michio Kaku, professor of Theoretical Physics, City University of New York, talks about making contact with Extraterrestrials that could be millions years ahead of us in technology.  -




Physicist Michio Kaku: UFOs Are Real - MSNBC Dylan Ratigan Show - (3-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku discusses Leslie Kean's new book, "UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go on the Record."  -

9/11 Masterminds -
Explosive Connections

(15-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Robert Greenwald Discusses
"Koch Brothers Exposed"
with Thom Hartmann

(10-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Using DNA To Shape Nanostructures - (12-1/4 min. - audio) - (Oct. 14, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR) - Chemists and materials scientists are trying to learn to build ultra-small, precisely ordered structures for use in optics, electronics, and other applications. Writing in the journal Science, Chad Mirkin and colleagues describe a way to use snippets of DNA to tailor the shape and size of crystal structures, tweaking them to fit specific uses.

By altering the DNA strands involved, and the size of the tehered nanoparticles, researchers can control the superstructure of the crystal lattice.   -




More Reasons To Eat Your Fruits And Veggies - (11-1/4 min. - audio) - (Oct. 14, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR) - In a new study, researchers from McMaster University found that in people with a certain gene that elevates heart attack risk, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower the risk. Dr. Sonia Anand explains the study, and what still needs to be learned about the gene.  -

George W. Bush-Era
Contrived Terrorism Threats
Conspiracy Theory
Proved True!

(9 min. - YouTube audio/video)
Aug. 20, 2009 - Rachel Maddow Show/ MSNBC)

Occupy Wall Street Our One Demand - (3-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Dylan Ratigan knows what he's talking about and the way he says it is too epic. So spread this video and let the people know this should be what OWS should be focusing on.  -

Jon Stewart Rips Into GOP Hypocrisy on 99%ers: Claim to Love Country, Hate its People - (9 min. - video) - (Oct. 19, 2011- By Sarah Seltzer - AlterNet) - Hey Republicans, for years you said, "take our country back," said Jon Stewart on his show last night. And now that people are doing that by joining the "occupy" movement, you're saying no, not cool?

He then segued into a classic Daily Show montage o' hypocrisy, with killer soundbites of GOPers saying over and over again how disturbed they are by The 99% movement "pitting Americans against each other" juxtaposed with those same politicians attacking Americans: unions, the poor, gay people, and more.

"On a venn diagram the group of Americans Republicans say it's okay to pit Americans against" overlaps perfectly with those who don't vote Republican, Stewart said. "They love America so much, but hate three-quarters of its people," he said.

 As for how Stewart compares Eric Cantor with a certain type of kid in the playground, watch the video to see (hint: he's not the one being bullied.)  -

Charlie Chaplin's
final speech in
The Great Dictator

(5 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Jeremy Rifkin:
Nuclear Power Industry
Is Dead!
(Keep watching - it's in English)

(6 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Clearing the Smoke: The Science of Cannabis - (57 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (August, 2011 - KUFM-TV/PBS) - Informative  documentaryClearing the Smoke,” reveals how cannabis acts on the brain and in the body to treat nausea, pain, epilepsy and potentially even cancer.

Extensive interviews with patients, doctors, researchers and skeptics detail the promises and the limitations of medicinal cannabis. Even though the video has an American perspective, marijuana use is illegal throughout many countries of the world for reasons that are not clear.

This video is important because it mainly investigates the scientific basis underlying the medical benefits of marijuana use instead of focusing on the social, political and legal hysteria that have been attached to it.

The paper mentioned in this video, Marihuana Reconsidered, was published in book form. The author, Dr Lester Grinspoon, is the world's leading authority on marijuana. In this book, Dr Grinspoon examines — and debunksmany of the common misconceptions about marijuana.

Occupy Wall Street
TV Commercial

(30 seconds - YouTube audio/video)

U.S. Congressman

Dennis Kucinich:

I support the

Occupy Wall Street


(1-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Why Occupy Wall Street needs Michael Bloomberg  - (8-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (Nov 16, 2011- by Keith Olbermann - Current) - In a Special Comment, Keith Olbermann contextualizes Mayor Bloomberg's actions against Occupy Wall Street at Zuccotti Park and how they have - unintentionally - vaulted the movement from a local nuisance to a global platform for the disenfranchised.  -

John Lennon

1969 Interview

I Met the Walrus

(5-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Corporate America
Is Using the
Police Departments
As Hired Thugs

Ret. Police Captain
Ray Lewis

(13 min. - YouTube audio/audio)

The Beauty and Brains Behind ‘Hedy’s Folly’ - (23-1/2 min. - audio) - (December 2nd, 2011- Science Friday/NPR) - In a new book, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Richard Rhodes tells the behind-the-scenes story of movie star--and inventor-- Hedy Lamarr, "the most beautiful woman in the world." Lamarr invented "frequency hopping," a concept that’s still used in today’s wireless technology.  -




Hitting The ‘Off’ Switch On Antibiotic Resistance - (9 min. - audio) - (December 2nd, 2011- Science Friday/NPR) - Doctors are running out of effective antibiotics, as bacteria evolve ways to evade one drug after another. Now DARPA has called for alternatives to conventional antibiotics. Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology, and George B. Rathmann Professor of ChemistryNorthwestern University Evanston, Illinois, discusses one such weapon--tiny globs of DNA and RNA that can switch off the bugs’ antibiotic resistance.   -

Assange on mass surveillance:

'You are all screwed!'

(1 min. - YouTube audio/video)




Spy Files:
dark secrets
of surveillance

(3-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Lie
Corporate Personhood
(7 min. - YouTube audio/video)

New Amendment Drive to OverturnCitizens United - (December 10, 2011 - by Sarah Seltzer - AlterNet) - There's no question that the political tide is turning thanks to Occupy Wall Street -- because there's actually a political push to ensure that corporations are NOT people, to overturn the "free speech rights" given to corporations by the Supreme Court's troubling Citizens United decision.

It comes in the form of the "The Saving American Democracy Amendment" sponsored by Bernie Sanders [Independent, VT] in the senate, and Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida in the House -- a similar measure has been introduced in Colorado. 

It reads:

     Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.

     Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.

     Corporations may not make campaign contributions.

     Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

Last night Sanders appeared on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to discuss this new amendment, how difficult it will be to pass, and how important it is to get all Americans behind the effort.  Watch the 3-1/4 min. video:  - 

The Corbett Report: Open Source Intelligence News - The Corbett Report provides a weekly podcast as well as interviews, articles and videos about current events and suppressed history from an independent perspective.  -

Seattle Police Chief Says Legalize Drugs - (5-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Retired Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper thinks we should legalize drugs after what he witnessed fighting on the front lines of the "war on drugs." Norm is a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, which any citizen can join at  -

Glenn Greenwald:
Obama Had
Indefinite Detention
Inserted Into
Defense Authorization Act

(13-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

American Companies Providing Technology Helping Repressive Regimes (& the U.S. Gov’t.) Spy On Protestors - (31 min. audio) - (Dec. 14, 2011 - Fresh Air/NPR) - journalist Ben Elgin talks about a Bloomberg News series, "Wired for Repression," which details how Western companies are selling surveillance technology to regimes including Iran, Syria, Bahrain and Tunisia.

Those regimes have then used the information obtained from those technologies to torture protesters and dissidents, Elgin tells Fresh Air contributor Dave Davies.

The surveillance industry is booming, Elgin says, with some analysts estimating that the sector brings in between $3 billion and $5 billion a year. A recent surveillance trade show — which is not open to the public — was attended by 1,300 people, with representatives from 35 U.S. federal agencies.

"Some of the sessions at these shows are just remarkable," Elgin says. "They do publish the agenda online so you can see the types of things that they talk about. In an upcoming show in Dubai in February, there's a session on government IT hacking, on how governments can essentially penetrate the computers or cellphones of would-be targetstheir citizens. ..."  -

"Those Things
In The Bill Of Rights
Are Being Taken Away
From ALL Of Us!"
 Congressman McDermott

(5 min.
- YouTube audio/video)

Dr. Jill Stein
For President
Announcement Speech

(13-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)
Green Party Candidate
Oct 24, 2011

Building Bridges From Plastic Shampoo Bottles - (10-1/2 min. - audio) - (December 23rd, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR) - Discarded plastic shampoo and juice bottles are finding new life in unlikely places--as bridges, railroad ties and pilings. Jim Kerstein, CTO and founder of Axion International, talks about how his company transforms plastic waste into structures strong enough to support trucks, trains and tanks.  -

Jury Refuses
to Convict Anyone
 for Marijuana Possession!

(3-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

FOX News


Monsanto BGH

Cover-up Collusion

(10 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Nuclear Expert Dr. Chris Busby on Fallujah, Fukushima and Radiation: The cover-ups over the health effects of exposure to radioactivity - (46-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) -

Fukishima’s Short- AND Long-Term Dangers Are FAR from Over! - (20-1/2 min. - video) - (Dec. 29, 2011 - by Arnie Gundersen/Fairewinds) - Is the Japanese government and the IAEA protecting the nuclear industry and not the people of Japan by claiming that Fukushima is stable when it is not? Fairewinds’ chief engineer Arnie Gundersen outlines major inconsistencies and double-speak by the IAEA, Japanese Government, and TEPCO claiming that the Fukushima accident is over. Dynamic versus static equilibrium, escalated dose exposures to the Japanese children and nuclear workers, and the blending of radioactive materials with non-contaminated material and spreading this contaminated ash throughout Japan are only a small part of this ongoing nuclear tragedy.  -



Dan Hirsch

(Part 1)

(38-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

(Part 2)

(30-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Faking It:
How the Media
the World
into War

(14-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

In 'The Fat Trap,' Our Bodies Work Against Us - (30-1/4 min. - audio - Includes transcript) - (January 3, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - Two-thirds of Americans are overweight. And when many of them try to take off the extra pounds, their bodies fight to stay fat. Tara Parker-Pope, who described "The Fat Trap" in The New York Times Magazine, and Dr. Arthur Frank talk about why some people appear more biologically prone to obesity.  -

Chris Hedges: "Brace Yourself! The American Empire Is Over & The Descent Is Going To Be Horrifying!" - (3 hrs. - YouTube audio/video) -

Nickel and Dimed from The American Ruling Class! - (10 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Barbara Ehrenreich is featured in this musical excerpt from The American Ruling Class, a "dramatic-documentary-musical" starring Harper's Magazine editor emeritus Lewis Lapham.  -

Does Mitt Romney Care About Jobs or Just Making Money? - (2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Two steelworkers tell their story about how they lost their jobs when Mitt Romney and Bain Capital took over the steel plant in Kansas City and eventually shut the place down.  -

 SOPA Breaks
 The Internet

(4-1/2 min. - video)

On Winner Take All Politics - Moyers & Company 101 - (57 min. - video) - Bill Moyers explores how America's vast inequality didn't just happen, it's been politically engineered.  -




When Mitt Romney
Came To Town
The Raping
of America
(28 min. - video)

Defending Climate Science’s Place In The Classroom - (8 min. - audio) - (January 18, 2011 - Science Friday/NPR) - The National Center for Science Education has long defended educators’ right to teach evolution in public schools. Now climate science too is under attack. NCSE executive director Eugenie Scott talks about how teachers and parents can fight the push to get climate change denial into the classroom.  -

Severely Flawed

Low-Dose Radiation 

DOE Study

(8-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Man Who Studies The Fungus Among Us - (19-1/2 min. - audio) - (Jan. 18, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - For the past 30 years, botanist Nicholas Money has studied the microorganisms that most people associate with bad smells, itchy toes, damp basements and rotten food. A renowned fungal researcher at Miami University in Ohio, Money has devoted his career to studying indoor molds, fungal movements and the mysterious world of mycology.  -

The Inquisition: A Model For Modern Interrogators - (40-3/4 min. - audio) - (Jan. 23, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Cullen Murphy's new book God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World traces the history of the Inquisitions — there were several — and draws parallels between some of the interrogation techniques used in previous centuries with the ones used today.

"A few years ago, the intelligence agencies had some transcripts released ... of interrogations that were done at Guantanamo, and the interrogations done by the Inquisition were surprisingly similar and just as detailed," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "[They were] virtually verbatim."  -

Will Mankind Survive
The Transition?:
 Moving From Type 0
 To Type 1 Society

(6 min. - video)

Water Glasses

(2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

How Power And Influence Helped Big Banks Rewrite The Rules Of Our Economy - (57 min. - video) - (Jan. 27, 2011 - Moyers & Company/Show 103 - - Big banks are rewriting the rules of our economy to the exclusive benefit of their own bottom line. But how did our political and financial class shift the benefits of the economy to the very top, while saddling us with greater debt and tearing new holes in the safety net?  Bill Moyers talks with former Citigroup Chairman John Reed and former Senator Byron Dorgan to explore a momentous instance: how the mid-90s merger of Citicorp and Travelers Group  --  and a friendly Presidential pen -- brought down the Glass-Steagall Act, a crucial firewall between banks and investment firms which had protected consumers from financial calamity since the aftermath of the Great Depression. In effect, says Moyers, they put the watchdog to sleep.  -

Drone Technology Reaches New Heights - (33 min. - audio) - (February 3, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are replacing boots on the ground in some wars. Commercially, UAVs are being used for things like crop-dusting and flood mapping. Experts discuss advances in drone technology and how to address legal and privacy concerns that stem from their use.  -

Bill Maher:
"Atheism Is a Religion
Like Abstinence
Is a Sex Position"

(5-3/4 min. - video)

Linsey Pollak plays "Mr Curly" (a contra bass clarinet made from garden hose) from his show "Passing Wind" as well as the feather duster clarinet. - (4 min. - YouTube audio/video)  -

Seeking Revenge In 'Underworld Of Vanished Bikes' - (17 min. - audio) - (Feb. 6, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - In 2006, thieves stole writer Patrick Symmes' bike in broad daylight on a crowded, New York City street. This inspired Symmes to set out to catch a bike thief — any bike thief.

He tells the tale of this revenge-fueled, cross-country journey in the Outside magazine piece "Who Pinched My Ride?" The story is filled with GPS trackers, police stake-outs and undercover stings.

By some estimates, more than one million bike thefts go unreported annually. The annual value of stolen bikes is as much as $350 million, according to the FBI and the National Bike Registry. Still, some police departments are not following up on the crimes.

Symmes talks with NPR's Neal Conan about the world of organized bike crime and the measures bike owners will take to retrieve their stolen property.  -

Are We In
The "Breakdown" Faze
Of Nuclear Power?

(8-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

What Breast Cancer Is,

And Is Not!

(4-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Wolfgang’s Vault: Free Live Streaming Music

Should Sugar Be Regulated Like Alcohol? - (18 min. - audio) - (February 17th, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - Writing in the journal Nature, UCSF pediatrician Robert Lustig and colleagues suggest regulating sugar just like alcohol and tobacco--with taxes and age limits, for example--due to what they call the 'toxic' effects of too much sweet stuff. Education, they say, is not enough.  -




Air Pollution Ups Risk Of Stroke, Impaired Memory  - (11-1/4 min. - audio) - (February 17th, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - Two studies in the Archives of Internal Medicine suggest short and long-term exposure to air pollution can increase the risk of stroke and cognitive declines. Study author Jennifer Weuve discusses the results, and why particulate matter and gases like ozone may harm the body.  -

The Climate Wars
(3-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

New Concerns Over Online Privacy - (51-1/2 min. - audio) - (February 20, 2012 - Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - Technology companies collect vast amounts of information about you and your habits. In return, you get free content, play games and connect with friends. But recent findings are raising concerns over security and privacy. A Stanford researcher discovered Google and other companies bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari web browser. An app company called Path was collecting and storing personal address book information without permission. And an FTC report on children’s app privacy showed parents are not getting information on what data is being collected, how it is being shared, or who will have access. Diane and her guests discuss privacy and transparency in our rapidly changing computer world.

Guests interviewed include: Marc Rotenberg, Exec. Dir. of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and teaches Information Privacy Law at Georgetown University Law Center; Edward Markey, Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts, co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus; Cecilia Kang, technology reporter for the Washington Post; Jonathan Mayer, a graduate student in computer science and law at Stanford University; Morgan Reed, executive director of the Association for Competitive Technology.  -

Concrete’s Role As A Building Block In History - (25-3/4 min. - audio) - (February 17th, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - In his book Concrete Planet, author Robert Courland discusses why the concrete first used by the Romans is more durable than the concrete used in most present day buildings. Plus, mineralogist Peter Stemmerman tells us about his invention, Celitement and why it is greener than Portland cement.  -

How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online - (38-3/4 min. - audio) - (Feb. 22, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Every time you click a link, fill out a form or visit a website, advertisers are working to collect personal information about you, says Joseph Turow, a professor at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. They then target ads to you based on that information.

On Wednesday's Fresh Air, Turow — the author of the book The Daily You: How the New Advertising Industry is Defining Your Identity and Your Worth — details how companies are tracking people through their computers and cellphones in order to personalize the ads they see.

Turow tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that tracking is ubiquitous across the Internet, from search engines to online retailers and even greeting card companies.  -

David Suzuki - Force of Nature - (28 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Renowned environmentalist David Suzuki, sums up all that he has learned over his lifetime and laid it out in his new book "The Legacy: An Elder's Vision for our Sustainable Future". It is also the basis of a new feature film about him.  -

Sixth Man
On The Moon
Edgar Mitchell
Ends UFO Cover-Up

(2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Remote Viewing,
Psychic Abilities
and Edgar Cayce.
An Interview with
Russell Targ

(5 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Copyright In The Digital World - (49 min. - audio) - (Feb. 29, 2012 - St. Louis On The Air/KWMU) - A discussion with Duke University professor James Boyle about the internet, openness, and owning ideas.  -

Data Mining: Does Online Privacy Matter? - (30-1/4 min. - audio) - (March 1, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - Google combined more than 60 privacy policies in order to streamline the information that it collects about its users. Google says it hopes to create a "beautifully simple, intuitive user experience across Google." Critics say the new policy digs deeper into users' lives.  Guests: Steve Henn, technology correspondent, NPR; Lori Andrews, law professor, Chicago-Kent College  -

Senator Barry Goldwater

Goes Into Detail About

General Curtis Lemay

Wright-Patterson AFB

And UFOs

(1 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Scams And Malicious Apps Invade Smartphones - (17 min. - audio) - (March 7, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - The viruses, spam and malware that have plagued desktop computers for years now increasingly threaten mobile smartphones, as well. More text messages now deliver scams and a growing number of malicious apps install spyware, target personal information and attempt to charge users hidden fees.  -

James Hansen: Why I Must Speak Out About Climate Change - (17-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that [human-caused] change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.  -

Fukushima-Daiichi: An Accident Waiting to Happen - (49 min. - video) - Nuclear experts Maggie and Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds talk about their report for Greenpeace about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. The issue of regulatory capture is an issue that Japan and every energy producing country in the world is facing.  -

Waiving Your Right To Sue - (51 min.  - audio) - (March 8, 2012 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - A growing number of companies are including forced arbitration clauses in their contracts. What consumers and job seekers give up when they unknowingly waive their right to sue.

Guests: Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest and Public Service, George Washington University Law School; Andrew Pincus, a partner with Mayer Brown law firm, who represented AT&T in the Concepcion case before the Supreme Court, former Assistant to the Solicitor General in the United States Department of Justice; Richard Naimark, senior vice president of the American Arbitration Association; Christine Hines, consumer and civil justice counsel at Public Citizen's Congress Watch.  -

Drones Over America: What Can They See? - (32 min. - audio) - (March 12, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, have long played a role in military operations. But imagine thousands of drones flying over U.S. skiessomething we may see in just a few years. In February, President Obama signed an aviation bill requiring the Federal Aviation Administration to make plans to integrate drones into American airspace.

On Monday's Fresh Air, John Villasenor, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA, explains what these drones will be able to see and how they work. He also talks about the privacy and national security concerns raised by using drones for surveillance purposes.  -




Central Station

(5 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Bryan Spencer Speaks About Rigging St. Charles, Missouri Caucus - (4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Bryan Spencer, Former St. Charles County Missouri Republican Central Committeeman and Caucus Subcommittee Chairman, admits to premeditated rigging of the St. Charles County Caucus.  -

From Talking About
By Visa And Mastercard

(2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

How To Buy A Car
Using Game Theory

(2-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)


(9 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Is Sugar Toxic?- (14 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (April 1, 2012 - 60 Minutes/CBS) - Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.  -

The New World Of Massive Data Mining - (51-1/2 min. - audio) - (April 2, 2012 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - Every time you go on the Internet, make a phone call, send an email, pass a traffic camera or pay a bill, you create data, electronic information. In all, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. This massive pile of information from all sources is called “Big Data.” It gets stored somewhere, and everyday the pile gets bigger. Government and industry are finding new ways to analyze it. Last week the administration announced an initiative to aid the development of Big Data computing. A panel of experts join guest host Tom Gjelten to discuss the opportunities -- for business, science, medicine, education, and security … but also the privacy concerns.

Guests interviewed: John Villasenor , senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and professor of electrical engineering at UCLA; Michael Leiter, senior counselor, Palantir Technologies, former director, National Counterterrorism Center; Dr. Suzanne Iacono, co-chair, Big Data Senior Steering Group and senior science adviser, Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation; Daphne Koller, professor,Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.  -

Strange Days Indeed
- Errol Bruce Knapp)

John Robison On Asperger's - (29 min. - audio) - (March 28, 2012 - St. Louis On The Air - KWMU / NPR) - A discussion with John Elder Robison about his life with Asperger's and his advice on how those with Asperger's can improve their communication and social skills.  - John Robison is an Adjunct Faculty Member, Elms College, and the author of the book, "Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers.”  (He also engineered the in-concert special electronic visual effects for the Rock groups Kiss and Pink Floyd.) -

The Earth Is Full - (Paul Gilding - TEDtalks) - (16-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful.  -

Cyclists: Do You Really Obey Traffic Laws? - (30 min. - audio) - (April 5, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - More urban neighborhoods are adding bike lanes to accommodate cyclists. While some view the lanes as an inexpensive way to facilitate urban transportation, some people bristle at the thought of losing parking spaces. Drivers and pedestrians worry about reckless riders.  -

Antonio Huneeus Interview - (50 min. - audio) - (Nov. 25, 2011 - The Kate Valentine UFO Show) - Open Minds Investigative Reporter J. Antonio Huneeus has covered the UFO field from an international perspective for over 30 years. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Japan. He was also the co-author of the Laurance Rockefeller-funded “UFO Briefing Document – The Best Available Evidence and edited the book “A Study Guide to UFOs, Psychic & Paranormal Phenomena in the USSR.” Huneeus studied French at the Sorbonne University in Paris and Journalism at the University of Chile in Santiago in the 1970s. He has lectured at dozens of UFO Conferences all over the world and been interviewed by many media outlets including The Washington Post, the Sy-Fy and History Channels, Nippon-TV, etc. He received the “Ufologist of the Year” award at the National UFO Conference in Miami Beach in 1990 and the “Courage in Journalism” award at the X-Conference in Gaithersburg, Maryland, in 2007.  -

Look Out! There Are Robots All Around - (30-1/4 min. - audio) - (April 4, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - Marketplace correspondent David Brancaccio wanted to see if it was possible drive across the country without interacting with a human being — just machines. He discovered how technological advances — from factory robots to self-checkout machines — are changing the future of U.S. jobs. 

BRANCACCIO: ….  But that then led to the next bit of research, that showed that in fact journalism is becoming digitized and robotized even as we speak, Neal. If you go to Forbes, the business publication, if you go to Forbes online and look for a byline on some of the pieces that are posted there, if you look for the byline narrative sciences, that's a company in which a computer writes the news story.

CONAN: Really?

BRANCACCIO: It has some sort of algorithm...

CONAN: The who, what, where, why, when story, the algorithm?

BRANCACCIO: Yeah, I mean, you know, it's probably not the in-depth feature story, Neal, in which he went to a developing country and came back with some important multi-layered story of injustice. It is probably the story about corporate profits, where the machine - anything really repetitive, sports reporting lends itself to computers writing the stories.

And I have a journalism professor actually just up the road at the Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU who says to me - he tells his students, really, that if they think journalism is calling one side, then calling someone on the other side of the story, then sort of brief synthesis in the middle, that a robot has already taken that job.  -




From 'App' To 'Tea': English Examined In '100 Words' - (30-1/4 min. - audio) - (April 2, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR)  -

A Fascinatingly
Disturbing Thought

(Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson)
(12-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Thom Hartmann: Is Pres. Obama Illegally Spying On U.S. Journalists? - (6-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Stephen Webster, Senior Editor-Raw Story, joins Thom Hartmann. Is President Obama illegally spying on American journalists? That's what Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and New York Times reporter James Risen says in an affidavit he filed earlier this week. After publishing a book detailing the CIA's mission to sabotage Iran's nuclear program - Risen claims the CIA started monitoring his incoming and outgoing calls to discover his sources. His surveillance began under the Bush administration and continued through the Obama administration. Risen argues that the CIA campaign against him will, "have a chilling effect on freedom of the press in the United States." So how is this allowed to happen in a nation that's supposed to have freedom of the press?  -

1947 Roswell UFO Incident...
The Radio Broadcast
From When It Happened!

(1-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

"We Don’t Live in a Free Country": Jacob Appelbaum On Being Target Of Widespread Gov’t Surveillance - (7 min. - video) - (April 20, 2012 - Democracy Now!) - Jacob Appelbaum, a computer researcher who has faced a stream of interrogations and electronic surveillance since he volunteered with the whistleblowing website, WikiLeaks. He describes being detained more than a dozen times at the airport and interrogated by federal agents who asked about his political views and confiscated his cell phone and laptop. When asked why he cannot talk about what happened after he was questioned, Appelbaum says, "Because we don’t live in a free country. And if I did, I guess I could tell you about it." A federal judge ordered Twitter to hand over information about Appelbaum’s account. Meanwhile, he continues to work on the Tor Project, an anonymity network that ensures every person has the right to browse the internet without restriction and the right to speak freely. This interview is part of a 4-part special. Click here to see segment 1, 2, and 4.  - [Includes rush transcript]  -




Detained In The U.S.: Filmmaker Laura Poitras Held, Questioned Some 40 Times At U.S. Airports - (5-3/4 min. - video) - (April 20, 2012 - Democracy Now!) - The Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras discusses how she has been repeatedly detained and questioned by federal agents whenever she enters the United States. Poitras said the interrogations began after she began working on her documentary, "My Country, My Country," about post-invasion Iraq. Her most recent film, "The Oath," was about Yemen and Guantánamo and follows the lives of two past associates of Osama bin Laden. She estimates she has been detained approximately 40 times and has had her laptop, cell phone and personal belongings repeatedly searched. …. Poiras is currently at work on a film about post-9/11 America. This interview is part of a 4-part special. Click here to see segment 1, 3, and 4.  - [Includes rush transcript]  -

Weird Missouri - (51 min. - audio / mp3 download) - (April 20, 2012 - The Kate Valentine UFO Show/WVNJ radio) - Jim Strait the author of Weird Missouri , spent eight weeks, drove 8500 miles, visited several hundred venues, spoke with hundreds of Missourians, and took 2700 photos in an effort to find odd, strange, outrageous and extraordinary people, places and things in the Show-Me State. Jim will talk extensively about all things paranormal, ghostly, crop circles, cattle mutilations, and UFO based stories and incidents to include a UFO incident in 1941...six years before Roswell.  -  [To download the mp3 audio file, copy & paste the following into your Internet browser’s address bar]:

Army's 'Spiritual Fitness' Test Angers Some Soldiers - (4-1/2 min. - audio) - (Jan. 13, 2011 - NPR News)  -

Keen Talks is an independent online educational resource dedicated to covering various talks, lectures, presentations, interviews and debates…in various fields like science, technology, health, psychology, etc.  -

BP Blow-Out


(6-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

We Are Not Alone - (Radio Show Archive)

Global Clean Energy

Within Reach

(2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

What's Lost When Kids Don't Ride Bikes To School - (16-3/4 min. audio) - (May 2, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, schools and parents look for ways to get kids off the couch. But the number of students who walk or ride their bikes to school has dropped from 48% in 1969 to just 13% in 2009. David Darlington talks about his Bicycling article, "Why Johnny Can't Ride."  -

ExxonMobil: A 'Private Empire' On The World Stage - (38-3/4 min. - audio) - (May 2, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - In Private Empire, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Steve Coll investigates how ExxonMobil has used its money and power to wield significant influence in Washington, D.C., particularly during the Bush administration.  -

Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?  - (19-1/2 min. - audio) - (May 4, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium reactors.  -

Living On Earth: PRI's Environmental News Magazine - (FREE Audio & Transcripts)

New FDA Guidelines For Nano Particles - (7 min. - audio) - (April 27 - Living On Earth/PRI) - The Food and Drug Administration has announced new voluntary guidelines for the use of nanotechnology in food packaging and cosmetics. Dennis Keefe, director of FDA's office of food additive safety, tells host Bruce Gellerman that the guidelines reflect the FDA's best understanding of the emerging technology.  -

Flash Mob
Playing Peer Gynt
In The Metro
(2 min. - YouTube audio/video)


The Machines

Take Over

(2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Nick Hanauer:
Income Inequality

(TED Talk)
(5-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Reckoning with Torture - (56-3/4 min. - video) - (May 25, 2012 - Bill Moyers’ Journal/PBS) - Larry Siems and Doug Liman join Bill to talk about U.S. torture tactics, and how you can take action to expose them.  -



"CIA are drug smugglers." - (2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - 60 Minutes segment in which head of DEA, Judge Robert Bonner, (and others) accused CIA directly of being drug smugglers.  -

We Need Public NOT Private Banks! - (6-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video) - 12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA.  -

Lockheed’s Ben Rich says, “We can take ET Home - (May 30, 2012 - by George Filer - Filer's Files # 22 - 2012) - Web Talk Radio Network in January of 2012 interviewed Jan Harzan the California assistant state director for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) who is a member of the International MUFON Business Board. Jan also directed last year's excellent 2011 annual MUFON Conference.

Jan who is an IBM Executive recounted his attendance at a1993 Ben Rich Lecture by the former president of the Lockheed-Martin “Skunkworks” in Palmdale, California. The late Ben Rich, a UCLA School of Engineering alumnus (MS '50) is known as the Father of Stealth. He was recognized as one of the best aircraft engineers in the world and led development of the F-117 stealth fighter.

During the UCLA Alumni association lecture Ben Rich stated that Lockheed-Martin then had the technology to travel to the stars — using an entirely new technology not dependent on rockets and chemical propellants. He stated that, “It would not take years to travel to the stars, and some UFOs are theirs and that some of them are ours.”

Ben showed slides and went through the history of the Skunk Works, the U2, and SR-71 and drones that no one had seen before.

He also showed a black disk headed for space stating, "We now have the technology to take ET home".  During a Q&A, he stated, “It was now possible to travel to the stars. There was an error in the equations which was corrected. The time of travel is fast, but he didn't say how fast."

Ben said he believed that security was too oppressive and that the time had come to develop this technology in the commercial world now that the cold war has ended. Months later he died of cancer.

[Jan Harzan’s interview (36 min. - audio / mp3 download) on WTRN]:

Thanks to Jan Harzan.  -

J. Craig Venter


And The Sea

(16-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Assessing Consumer Concerns About The Meat Industry- (39-1/2 min. - audio) - (June 7, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Tom Philpott, who covers food and the agricultural industry for Mother Jones, joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging discussion about the meat and poultry industries — covering topics like pink slime, proposed legislation affecting antibiotics in the livestock food chain, labor issues within the meat industry, and the practice of feeding "chicken litter" to cows, which raises concerns about passing along bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the food chain.  -

Under The 'Nuclear Shadow' Of Colorado's Rocky Flats - (39-1/4 min. - audio) - (June 12, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - [Interviewed]:  Kristen Iversen's new book, Full Body Burden: Growing up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats, is…an investigation into the decades-long environmental scandal involving nuclear contamination in and around Rocky Flats. Weapons production ended there after FBI agents raided the plant in 1989. Its operators later pleaded guilty to criminal violations of environmental law.

Interview Highlights:

On missing plutonium at Rocky Flats

"The Department of Energy has admitted to more than 3,000 pounds of missing plutonium. It has kind of a funny acronym. It's called MUF, which stands for missing unaccounted-for plutonium. Well, where did that missing plutonium go? Three thousand pounds is a lot when you think about the fact that one-millionth of a gram of plutonium can cause cancer or a health effect. So where was it? Well, in 1990, they revealed that 62 pounds of plutonium had been trapped in the vents and the piping between the building. That's enough for six or seven bombs right there. The Department of Energy has claimed that much of the plutonium that was missing was due to administrative errors or they put it somewhere and meant to put it somewhere else. It's just plutonium that has somehow been lost in the system. Or it could be administrative errors for part of it. I think some of it ended up in my backyard, frankly. A lot of it went out into the Denver metro area."  -

Can 3D Printers Reshape The World? - (23-1/2 min. - audio) - (June 22, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - What if you needed a new toothbrush and all you had to do was hit print? What if doctors could print out transplantable organs and pastry chefs turned to a printer, not a kitchen, for their next creation? Ira Flatow and a panel of guests discuss 3D printing technology, how far it's come and what a 3D-printed-future could look like.  -

Guest Lloyd Pye On The Kate Valentine UFO Show - (50-1/4 min. - YouTube audio) - (June 15, 2012 - The Kate Valentine UFO Show/WVNJ) - Starchild Skull expert- Lloyd Pye Researcher and author known for his work with the Starchild Skull and Intervention Theory.  -

Seeking The Micro, Scientists Find The Big Picture - (30-1/4 min. - audio) - (June 25, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - E.O Wilson and Sylvia Earle see the through very different lenses. Wilson started with his eyes to the ground, following ants as they lead him to the study of biodiversity and human nature. Earle dove into the Gulf of Mexico to focus on aquatic plants. That underwater view ultimately led her to study the relationship between degrading seas and life everywhere.

WILSON: Yeah, we've given extensive examination to that, made intensive examination, and here it in the rough figures: Before the coming of humanity, averaged out over long periods of time and then excluding the previous great extinction spasms that occurred on four occasions in the last 450 million years, the average extinction rate of species has been approximately one in a million per year, and the rate of origin of new species has been roughly the same, one per million species per year. We have now jacked the extinction rate up by some three orders of magnitude - a thousand and probably approaching 10,000 - at the same time that we are eliminating the birthplaces in which species occur.

WILSON: So we're driving up the death rate of species, we are driving down the birth rate, and the result will be a depopulization of Earth's surface in living species during the next several decades that has not been matched for some 65 million years.  -

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima Daiichi: What Is The Link? - (42 min. - video) - Nuclear industry expert/whistleblower Arnie Gundersen and Maggie Gundersen, Fairewinds Associates, discuss the on-going cover-up of the extensive world-wide short-term and long-term dire health threats posed to all by the nuclear industry.  -

The Libor Banking Scandal That Directly Affects Us ALL! - (9 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (July 4, 2012 - Viewpoint with Elliot Spitzer/CurrentTV) - Watch this video to understand the largest banking corruption scandal in history. These large banks have stolen money from every single human on the planet. Not one person was left out. Not even YOU!  -

Chase Brandon

CIA Veteran:

"Roswell Happened!"

(6-1/2 min. - YouTube audio)

Fake Bylines Reveal Hidden Costs Of Local News - (4-1/2 min. - audio) - (July 7, 2012 - by David Folkenflik - NPR) - Newspapers acknowledged publishing dozens of items in print or online from outsourcing firm Journatic that appeared under fake bylines.  -

America Is Not

The Greatest Country


The Newsroom

(3 min. - YouTube audio/visual)

Braking The Banks - (12 min. - video) - (On the front-lines of this effort is Better Markets, a relatively new advocacy group pushing to ensure new regulations are as strong as possible. Better Markets Pres. & CEO Dennis Kelleher says that if Wall Street’s current practices are not reigned in, the next financial crisis could be right around the corner — and could be much worse.  -




Sheila Bair On Keeping Banks Honest - (27-3/4 min. - video) - (Bill talks with financial expert Sheila Bair about the lawlessness of our banking system and the prognosis for meaningful reform. Bair was appointed in 2006 by President George W. Bush to chair the FDIC. During the 2008 meltdown, she argued that in some cases banks were NOT too big to fail — that instead of bailouts, they should be sold off to healthier competitors. Now a senior adviser to the Pew Charitable Trusts, Bair has organized a private group of financial experts including former Fed chairman Paul Volcker, former Senators Bill Bradley and Alan Simpson, and John Reed, once the chairman of Citicorp, to explore ways to prevent the banking industry from scuttling reforms created by the Dodd-Frank Act.

“I worry that the public is getting cynical,” Bair tells Moyers. “One of the reasons I started the Systemic Risk Council is I feel the special interest lobbying is, in a calculated way, trying to slow down reform, complicate reform, water reform down. And the public loses interest — they become cynical about if the regulators in Washington can fix any of this, and they don’t exert counter political pressure to get meaningful reforms in place.”  -

Theoretical Physicist

Richard Feynman

Talks About Light

(6 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Unhealthy Truth About Genetically Engineered Food - (18-1/2 min. - video) - (March 24, 2011 - by Robyn O’Brien - TedxTalks) - Robyn authored "The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It." A former Wall Street food industry analyst, Robyn brings insight, compassion and detailed analysis to her research into the impact that the global food system is having on the health of our children. She founded and was named by Forbes as one of "20 Inspiring Women to Follow on Twitter." The New York Times has passionately described her as "Food's Erin Brockovich."  -

Library Of Congress Online Audio Collections And Presentations

Naomi Klein - The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - (1-1/2 hour - YouTube audio/video) - Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author, Naomi Klein, talks about her latest book, "The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism".  -

How 99% Invisible Will Change Public Radio - (July 20, 2012 - by Tim Maly - Wired) - The hugely inventive podcast 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science. In each episode, creator and host Roman Mars highlights some nearly invisible design process that you had no idea was incredibly interesting and then tells you why it is.

If you don’t know the show, here are the basics: Episodes run 5-10 minutes, and cover some undersung element of design: from the shape of tugboat hulls to the carefully engineered clicks that keyboard keys make to the work of a blind architect. “I like that it’s an ongoing series of short episodes because there’s no pressure to answer every question or touch on every topic in each installment,” says Mars. Instead, themes and characters re-emerge over the course of the show. - [NOTE:  You can add the RSS feed for the 99% Invisible podcast to your podcast (free) subscription downloads podcast (a very good free podcast downloader is gPodder) via this copy-&-paste URL:  -- BikeBob]: -

William Binney

(NSA WhistleBlower)

Brief Interview

(2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Snap Judgment: An Eclectic NPR Radio Show

Spaceman - (Snap #220) Snap Judgment (NPR) is going where no other public radio program has gone before: Aliens, abductees, Area 51, the Allagash Four, cattle mutilations, and more that bring you the real stories and encounters with the extra-terrestrial.  -

Chris Hedges on Capitalism’sSacrifice Zones - (51-1/2 min. - video) - (July 20, 2012 - Bill Moyers/PBS) - Exploring parts of America “that have been destroyed for quarterly profit.”

There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair as a direct result of capitalistic greed. Journalist Chris Hedges calls these places “sacrifice zones,” and joins Bill this week on Moyers & Company to explore how areas like Camden, New Jersey; Immokalee, Florida; and parts of West Virginia suffer while the corporations that plundered them thrive.

These are areas that have been destroyed for quarterly profit. We’re talking about environmentally destroyed, communities destroyed, human beings destroyed, families destroyed,” Hedges tells Bill.

“It’s the willingness on the part of people who seek personal enrichment to destroy other human beings… And because the mechanisms of governance can no longer control them, there is nothing now within the formal mechanisms of power to stop them from creating essentially a corporate oligarchic state.” -

Which CEO Made $5 Million Stealing Your Kid's Lunch Money? - (4-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) is working to ensure that public education dollars get diverted to private profits. Their approach is working -- for them. Not so much for the students who pay the price in the form of a subpar education and poor performance.  -

Steve Gibson’sSecurity Now!”

(FREE) Online TWiT TV Podcast

Steve Gibson is the person who coined the term “spyware.”

Steve created the first anti-spyware program.

(Be sure to check out his free online ShieldsUP security test.) 

Steve’s weekly podcast discusses the hot topics in security today

with Leo Laporte, host of TWiT TV. 

You can either watch the free video podcast live ( )

Or download the free archived video/s (.mp4) file versions:

Your Phone Company

Is Watching (24/7!)

(10 min. - YouTube audio/video

Sen. Ron Wyden

On Cyber-Security:

"Privacy should be the default

Not the exception"

(12-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Building Organs, On One Microchip At A Time - (17-1/2 min. - audio) - (July 27, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - Bioengineers are developing microchips, about the size of a thumb, that can behave like human organs. Donald Ingber, director of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, discusses how the "organ-on-a-chip" works and why the technology could replace the animal model for drug testing.

…scientists at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University are engineering microchips to do just that - behave like human organs. And they've had some success with what they call the lung-on-a-chip, and they have now designed a human gut-on-a-chip. And they're looking into mimic even more organs with the hope of linking them all together one day and creating a human-on-a-chip.  -

California Nuclear Plant

Could Be Next Fukushima

(2-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Capitalism In Crisis?
(24 min. - video)
(July 26, 2012 - Charlie Rose/PBS)

The War You Don’t See - John Pilger’s Interview With WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange - (69 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (Dec. 29, 2010) - An extended interview with Julian Assange recorded during filming of John Pilger's latest film The War You Don't See.

The attacks on WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders, in politics and journalism.

Drive For Profit Wreaks 'Days Of Destruction' - (16-1/2 min. - audio) - (August 2, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - In his latest book, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Chris Hedges takes a look at the tensions that arise between profit, progress, technology and the pursuit of the American dream. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, written with co-author Joe Sacco, critiques an economic system that they say abandons too many Americans.

Hedges describes places such as Pine Ridge, S.D.; Camden, N.J.; Welch, W.Va.; and Immokalee, Fla., as sacrifice zones, parts of the country where human beings and natural resources have been used and then abandoned, where wrenching change has spawned hopelessness, desperation and ravaged landscapes. With cartoonist Sacco, Hedges describes places and people at the bottom of the American economy and argues that without profound change, too many other places will join them soon.  -

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders

Exposes The Extreme

Corrupt Wealth Grab Of

The Top One Per Cent

(13 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Steve Wozniak:
Internet Freedoms
At Risk

(12 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Jon Ronson: Strange Answers To The Psychopath Test - (18 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two.  -

We MUST Be Vigilant! Because This Is Just The Beginning! More Internet-Breaking Attempts By Major Media Companies Will Follow ACTA/SOPA/PIPA! - (14 min. - YouTube audio/video) - Professor Clay Shirky explained in this TED talk how SOPA and PIPA would damage the kind of commons-based peer production that makes Wikipedia possible.  And, he warns that this is just the beginning, not the end of the never-ending, ongoing battle to defend Internet open-access freedoms!  -

Environmental Activist Erin Brockovich - (24 min. - video) - (July 6, 2012 - The Tavis Smiley Show/PBS) - Brockovich describes the U.S. water crisis detailed in the film, Last Call at the Oasis.  -

Mad As HellScene
(2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Student 'Subversives' And The FBI's 'Dirty Tricks' - (28-1/4 min. - audio) - (August 21, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Seth Rosenfeld's new book, Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals and Reagan's Rise to Power, details how the FBI employed fake reporters to plant ideas and shape public opinion about the student movement; how they planted stories with real reporters; and how they even managed — with the help of then-Gov. Ronald Reagan — to get the UC Berkeley's President Clark Kerr fired.

To research the book, Rosenfeld pored over 300,000 pages of records obtained over 30 years from five lengthy Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the FBI.

The records "show that during the Cold War, the FBI sought to change the course of history by secretly interceding in events, by manipulating public opinion and taking sides in partisan politics," Rosenfeld says.

The book also details how the FBI influenced Reagan's politics as president of the Screen Actors Guild, governor of California and finally as president.

Rosenfeld, a freelance journalist based in San Francisco, was a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle for 25 years and is a winner of the George Polk Award.  -

Solar Toilet Disinfects Waste, Makes Hydrogen Fuel - (7 min. - audio) - (August 17, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - The Reinvent the Toilet Challenge asked engineers to dream up a replacement for the antiquated flush toilet. Michael Hoffmann and his team at Caltech responded with a solar-powered toilet that disinfects waste and reuses wastewater to flush. Better yet, it pumps out hydrogen gas for use in fuel cells.  -

Getting Fit: Why More People Are Walking The Walk - (17 min. - audio) - (Aug. 20, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - More people are getting their exercise by walking, according to a new study by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The health benefits are clear: Walkers generally have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes.  - [Includes complete written transcript.]:  -

Ex-FBI Mike German:
U.S. Government
Improperly Spying
On Legitimate
Domestic Protesters
(12-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Tea Party Is
The American Taliban

(6 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Theoretical Physicist

Michio Kaku:

The Singularity

(4-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)




Jason Silva:

The Singularity

(4-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)




Jason Silva's Top 5:


Synthetic Bio,

Singularity U,

TED and Dreamliner

(6-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)




Jason Silva:

"Turning Into Gods"

(11-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)




Bill Nye:


Is Not Appropriate

For Children

(2-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

When 'Pro-Life'
Really Isn't

(4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

8 Milestones
In Recorded Sound

(5-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

The Audio Spotlight

(2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Why Your Cellphone Could Be Called A 'Tracker' - (16-1/2 min. - audio) - (September 6, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Your cellphone is a tracking device collecting a lot more information about you than you may think, says ProPublica investigative reporter Peter Maass.

"They are collecting where we are — not just at one particular moment in the day, but at virtually every moment of the day," Maass tells Fresh Air…. "They are also taking note of what we are buying, how we're purchasing it, how often we're purchasing it."  -



The Secrets In A Cigarette - (30 min. - audio) - (September 6, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - In his book Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition, historian Robert Proctor, an expert on the tobacco industry, reveals little-known secrets of the cigarette.  The book is a 737-page indictment of the tobacco industry, loaded with secrets about smoke and smoking you may have never known, like that filters don't filter, he says, or that cigarette smoke is radioactive and contains Polonium-210, or that only two-thirds of an American cigarette is tobacco, the rest additives, hundreds of them like antifreeze, ammonia, high fructose corn syrup, carob beans, cocoa, licorice, and over 100 other additives.  -

NSA Whistle-Blower Tells All - Op-Docs: The Program - (8-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (Aug. 29, 2012 - The New York Times) - The filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans' personal data.  -

Flight 93 Eyewitness

Sees A Second Plane,

Says Flight 93

Was Shot Down

(2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Chris Hedges:
The Absurdity Of
American Empire

(18-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Voter Protection

Or Suppression?

(8 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Was Mars Murdered? - (36-1/4 min. - YouTube audio) - (July 12, 2012 - Dreamland/Whitley Strieber) - Riveting new information about Mars this week. Why are there indications that an enormous nuclear explosion might have taken place on Mars eons ago? What caused Cydonia to look like an archaeological site? Was Mars ever earthlike? [Plasma physicist] Dr. John Brandenburg lays out evidence [Xenon-129] for a huge nuclear explosion that essentially destroyed life on Mars.

Dr. Brandenburg was one of the early researchers on the Cydonia project, and is now Senior Propulsion Scientist at the Orbital Technologies Corporation.

In this wide ranging interview, he tells us what he thinks might have happened to Mars in the distant past and why it is so universally associated in human legend with war and catastrophe.

Whitley Strieber and John Brandenburg have known each other for years, ever since Whitley became involved in the Mars project and contributed the funds that made the first analysis of the Mars face, conducted by Drs. Mark Carlotto and [astronaut] Brian O'Leary, possible.

As never before, this interview will open a completely new door for you into Mars's mysterious past. (Read John Brandenburg's book Life and Death on Mars.

A Close Look At Your Bills' 'Fine Print' - (20 min. - audio) - (September 20, 2012 - Fresh Air/NPR) - Americans are paying high prices for poor quality Internet speedsspeeds that are now slower than in other countries, according to author David Cay Johnston. He says the U.S. ranks 29th in speed worldwide.


In his new book, The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use "Plain English" to Rob You Blind, Johnston examines the fees that companies — such as cellphone and cable — have added over the years that have made bills incrementally larger.

Johnston says that telephone and cable companies worked the regulatory process and the legislatures and Congress to get the rules written for their benefit.


An investigative reporter, Johnston worked for The New York Times for 13 years and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for exposing loopholes in the American tax code. He is a columnist for Reuters.  -

Dr. Marty Makary: "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You And How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care" - (51 min. - audio & transcript) - (Sept. 19, 2012 - The Diane Rehm Show/NPR) - A New England Journal of Medicine study concluded as many as 25 percent of all hospitalized patients will experience a preventable medical error of some kind. Other studies indicate one in every five medications, tests and procedures is unnecessary. Consumers have the tools to comparison shop when deciding on a new car, home or other major purchase. But when it comes to choosing a hospital or doctor, they are largely in the dark. Most patients do not have access to data on safety and quality from individual hospitals and doctors. Johns Hopkins surgeon and health safety advocate Marty Makary says transparency can revolutionize health care. We discuss what hospitals won't tell you and why you need to know.  -

Bill McKibben (
On How To Fight Back
And Hold Accountable
The Corporate Ogliarchs
Are Destroying
The Environment
And Us!

(24-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

"Where Do YOU
Get Your News?"

(4-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Mitt Romney On

Bain Capital's

Plan To Buy And

"Harvest" Companies

(1-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

I'm Voting Republican
(3 min. - YouTube audio/video)

What If Money
Was No Object?

(3 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Battling Bad Science

(14-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)




What Doctors
Don't Know
About The Drugs
They Prescribe!

(13-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Alex Jones

(13 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Debating Marijuana As Medicine - (23 min. - audio) - (Oct. 12, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - Interest group Americans for Safe Access presents the scientific case for marijuana's therapeutic effects.... Oncologist Donald Abrams reviews the evidence on cannabis.  -

BackStory With The American History Guys - BackStory is a public radio program & podcast that brings historical perspective to the events happening around us today. On each show, renowned U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh tear a topic from the headlines and plumb its historical depths. Over the course of the hour, they are joined by fellow historians, people in the news, and callers interested in exploring the roots of what’s going on today. Together, they drill down to colonial times and earlier, revealing the connections (and disconnections) between past and present. With its passionate, intelligent, and irreverent approach, BackStory is fun and essential listening no matter who you are.  -

Q&A With
Nuclear Physicist
Stanton Friedman
About UFOs

(5 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Star Wars Flashmob

(2-1/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Dr. Michio Kaku:
The Dark Side
Of Technology

(6 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Taking On The Plutocrats - (49-1/4 min. - video) - (Oct. 19, 2012 - Bill Moyers/PBS) - Bill Moyers discusses “The One Percent’s Power and Privileges” with Matt Taibbi, of “Rolling Stone” magazine, and Chrystia Freeland, author of the new book Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

The One Percent is not only increasing their share of wealth — they’re using it to spread millions among political candidates who serve their interests.  -

How To Steal An Election: Interview With Mark Crispin Miller - (13-1/2 min. - YouTube audio/video) - (Oct 19, 2012 - RT) - Abby Martin talks to Mark Crispin Miller, NYU Professor & Author of 'Fooled Again: The Real Case for Electoral Reform' about rigged elections from the top down.  -

Often, For-Profit Firms, Not FDA, Inspects Food - (30-1/4 min. - audio) - (October 23, 2012 - Talk of the Nation/NPR) - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, foodborne illnesses kill some 3,000 people in the U.S. each year. Often, the job of keeping America's food supply safe falls to for-profit companies with connections to the food producers they're supposed to inspect. - [Includes transcript]:  -


Hydraulic Fracking

And Greed

(12-3/4 min. - YouTube audio/video)

Third Party Presidential Debate - (1-1/2 hrs. - video) - (Oct. 23, 2012 - C-SPAN) - Four Third Party Presidential candidates participated in a debate in Chicago, organized by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation. 

The participants included Libertarian Party candidate Gary JohnsonGreen Party candidate Jill SteinConstitution Party candidate Virgil Goode, and Justice Party candidate Rocky Anderson. The hour and half event was moderated by former CNN anchor Larry King and Christina Tobin, founder and chair of the Free and Equal Elections Foundation.  -

Zombies Are Real!  - (28-3/4 min. - audio) - (Oct. 26, 2012 - Science Friday/NPR) - In Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite: The Science of Monsters, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, poisoned by a witch's brew of pufferfish and tree frogs, and discusses how rabies infection could explain the vampire's aversion to garlic, water and sunlight. - [Includes Transcript]  -

In Digital War, Patents Are The Weapon Of Choice - (34 min. - audio) - (October 11, 2012 - Fresh AirNPR) - If you don't think of patents as a particularly exciting or interesting field, consider a point Charles Duhigg makes in his recent New York Times article, "The Patent, Used as a Sword": According to an analysis done at Stanford: "In the smartphone industry alone ... as much as $20 billion was spent on patent litigation and patent purchases in the last two years — an amount equal to eight Mars rover missions."

These widespread patent lawsuits are discouraging entrepreneurs, Duhigg tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross. "Entrepreneurs do not try and create new types of smartphone technologies now because they know it's pointless: They're going to get sued almost immediately."


In the race to the patent office, companies will file the patent for a concept before they actually figure out how to turn the concept into a product. Duhigg says the big losers in this patent race are the consumers and innovation itself. "Patents are being used to wage war in the digital world," he says, "and as a result, patents have become a toll gate on the road of innovation."  -

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