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Guest, Ibrahim Karim on Temple of Health Radio Show with Dr Susan Kolb April 25, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Guest, Ibrahim Karim

Guest Name: 
Ibrahim Karim
Guest Occupation: 
Architect and Regional planner
Guest Biography: 

An abstract figure with the inscription "Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible" sits on Dr. Ibrahim Karim’s desk.


This is the philosophy that has led Dr. Karim on a lifelong mission to uncover the correlation between shapes and energy in the biosphere, for which he developed the science of “BioGeometry,” and its impact on global societies.


Dr. Karim is an architect and regional planner graduate of the prestigious Federal Institute of (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland with BA/MA and PhD/D.Sc. in Tourist Planning.  He is the Founder of the qualitative science of BioGeometry; the new Architecture and industrial design school that uses the subtle energy effect of geometrical shapes to induce harmony to our modern technological or natural environments. He currently teaches at several universities and supervises numerous postgraduate studies on the applications of the science of BioGeometry.


Dr. Karim was recognized and honored by several institutes for his environmental work and was chosen as man of the year by the Swiss magazine “Anzeiger” in 2005 for his success in reducing the effect of ‘electro smog’ in several regions in Switzerland. He was chosen as one of the 100 most innovative designers of the 20th Century on Swedish TV.


Besides his Architecture, health and tourism planning, his other professional activities include his own architecture consulting and industrial design firm. Dr. Karim held several advisory positions in Egypt to the Ministers of: Health, Culture, Tourism and Scientific research.




Born in Cairo, Egypt, Nationality: Egyptian



- 1958: Oxford & Cambridge matriculation, Victoria College, Cairo

- 1967: M.A. Architecture, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich 

- 1975: PhD/D.Sc. Tourism Regional Planning, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich


Government Consulting Positions:

- 1969-1980: Consultant to the Minister of Health

- 1969-1980: Consultant to the Minister of Culture

- 1985-1988: Consultant to the Minister of Tourism

- 1990-1995: Consultant to the Minister of Scientific Research




- Founder of the science of BioGeometry

- Holder of BioGeometry patents pursuant to scientific clinical research at the Egyptian National Research Center.

- Founder, president & CEO of BioGeometry Consulting Egypt, BioGeometry Energy Systems Canada inc. and BioGeometry Europe AG.

- Owner/Managing Director of Alemara Architectural Consultants (Dr. Sayed Karim & Dr. Ibrahim Karim), which is now part of the BioGeometry Group.

- Chairman of the Committee on the Influence of Geometrical Shapes on Life Functions, Egyptian National Research Center (1993-1995).

- Co-founder of Imhotep Scientific Society in Egypt (1985).

- Prize in International Conference for Inventors: 20th Century Gate, Cairo, 1998

- Award for Environmental Architecture from 6th. Oct. University, Cairo, Egypt, 2002



Teaching Experience:

- Visiting professor of architecture, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt 1972, 1978.

- Prof. of Architecture at 15th. May Institute of Engineering, Cairo Egypt, 2002-2005 

- Prof. for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in BioGeometry-related topics of Architecture and Design (Cairo, Alexandria and Mansoura Universities). 

- International BioGeometry educational curriculum courses, supported by a network of certified instructors and institutions.


Architectural Consulting Projects with U.S. Aid & Egyptian Government:

- Environmental project in Mahmoudeya Canal, Alexandria in collaboration with Ministry of Scientific Research.

- Urban Health Development Projects; upgrading of 14 health centers in Cairo in collaboration with Ministry of Health.

- Population Project: 20 health centers in Giza and Quena in collaboration with World Bank and Ministry of Health.

- Participant in USAID-USIS visitors program for the study of tourism and environmental planning in different areas of the United States (June 1992).

- Several hospitals and clinics for the Ministry of Health (1969-1980).

- Several governmental seismic centers (1994).

- Regional planning of Red Sea area (1982-90).



Biogeometry Architecture Projects:

- Old Vic Resort, Hurghada, Red Sea (Phase 1: 22 BioGeometry architecture units).

- Portrait Resort, Ain Sokhna, Red Sea (includes 120 BioGeometry architecture units and hotel).

- Menaville health resort Safaga, Red Sea.

- Residence 21 St. 11, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.

- New York Apt. Interior design, with Michael Kieth Design.

- Hansen House, Mississauga, Toronto, with Alberghini Architects and James Thompson Landscape

- Vanessa Shand House, Toronto, with Alberghini Architects and James Thompson Landscape.

- Gene Watts house extension, with Alberghini Architects.


Examples of BioGeometry Research Projects

- Preliminary laboratory studies at the Egyptian National Research Center, where Dr. Ibrahim Karim headed the research unit on the Influence of Geometrical Shapes on Life Functions, showed that BioGeometry shapes have a “positive effect on biological functions.” This led to the first Egyptian patent in BioGeometry at the Ministry of Scientific Research.


Guest, Dr Anne Marie Evers on The Holistic Health Show with Dr Carl O Helvie April 25, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:00 pm

Guest, Dr Anne Marie Evers

Guest Name: 
Dr Anne Marie Evers
Dr Anne Marie Evers to be guest on Holistic Health Show
Guest Occupation: 
Ordained Minister, Affirmations Author, Motivational Speaker, Best Selling Author
Guest Biography: 

Dr. Anne Marie Evers is a Best Selling Author of many books on the power of Affirmations. She is an Ordained Minister and Doctor of Divinity. She is co-author of Wake Up and Live the Life you Love in Spirit with Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Wayne Dyer. Dr. Evers is an International Motivational Speaker and Talk Show Host. Her latest book, Affirmations Your Passport to Happiness is in its 6th printing. She has created the popular Cards of Life. Dr. Evers has been teaching the power of affirmations and helping people for many years. She believes that Affirmations When Properly Done Always Work!

Her recently published book, following her experience with cancer and chemotherapy, was written to help others and discusses her using affirmations to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. The book 70 Ways to Cope with Chemo with a foreword by Dr Bernie Siegel is available at Amazon. More information is available at

70 Ways to Cope With Chemo

Guest, Joan Newcomb and Janet Barrett on A Fireside Chat with Lance White April 25, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Saturday, April 25, 2015 07:00 pm

Guest, Joan Newcomb and Janet Barrett

Guest Name: 
Joan Newcomb and Janet Barrett
Conscious Conversations with Joan and Janet
Guest Occupation: 
Subtle Energy Empath and Conscious Mastery Coach
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Guest, Beth Thomas RN on The People Speak with with Many Hosts April 28, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 06:00 pm

Guest, Beth Thomas RN

Guest Name: 
Beth Thomas RN
Beth Thomas
Guest Occupation: 
Registered Nurse
Guest Biography: 
BETH THOMAS RN, once labeled the “Child of Rage” by HBO, is now a Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse. She was also nominated and selected as a top finalist for the 2008 and 2009 Mountain West Nurse of the Year Award and was the winner for 2010 Mountain West Nurse of the Year Award in Mentoring. She is no longer a child of rage but a phenomenal woman.
Beth knows what it is like to be an angry, defiant, destructive child.  She once was one. She has unique insights into the mind of a challenging child with Attachment Disorder. Her life of survival and victory brings hope and understanding to parents and professionals working to heal a wounded child. She shares her experience and wisdom with love and laughter. Beth gives a deeper understanding of Reactive Attachment Disorder from the inside out. She shares effective tools to make a difference with challenging children. Most o fall she gives hope in a hopeless exhausting situation, empowering parents with a positive vision for their child’s future.
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Guest, Werner Brandmaier  on Conscious Thought with Leo with Magdalena Winkler April 29, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 05:00 pm

Guest, Werner Brandmaier 

Guest Name: 
Werner Brandmaier 
Guest Occupation: 
Dipl.Ing, Studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, classical Feng Shui and Geopathology
Guest Biography: 

Feng Shui & Geopathology, The Energy of Water and Food 

Our Part 2 continuing conversation how this energies impact US and how we can Harmonize them

Werner Brandmaier, Dipl.Ing., a native of Austria, has an engineering background and more than 10 years of experience in the high tech medical field. After helping his spouse recover fully from cancer, he began to expand his practice of traditional Feng Shui towards energetic principles of true health..In 2000 he founded the Institute of Feng Shui & Geopathology in Portland, Maine, with the intent to raise awareness about Geopathic Stress in the US. In his full time practice Werner integrates traditional schools of Feng Shui and Western forms of dowsing and Geopathology. He teaches seminars and workshops all over the country and is a member of the International Feng Shui Guild and the American Society of Dowsers. 

How Earth Energies affect our Health and how we can Harmonize them.

(European secrets of environmental health influences revealed!)

  • Do you have trouble sleeping, feel exhausted, wake up around 3 am ?

  • Are there patterns of chronic health issues in your family like allergies, CFS, even cancer?

  • Are your children struggling keeping up attention and focus (ADD, ADHD)?

  • Are you using a microwave oven to warm up food?

  • Do you have electronics in your or your children’s bedroom?

  • Are you concerned about EMFs from cell phones and Smart Meters?

We will discuss these questions and more with Werner. He will give us background information based on European research how to address these issues, how to strengthen the body’s own defense and to enhance self healing of the body

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Guest, Dan Price, Guest, Joe Sottile on John Barbour's World with John Barbour May 4, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 04, 2015 05:00 pm

Guest, Dan Price

Guest Name: 
Dan Price
Dan Price
Guest Category: 
Guest Occupation: 
CEO/Founder Gravity Payments
Guest Biography: 

DAN PRICE who GeekWire named its Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013, started Gravity Payments with his brother Lucas in 2003 when he was 19. Price, who grew up in rural Idaho and was homeschooled, is no stranger to awards. He was given the 2014 Seattle Business CEO Excellence Award and the 2010 SBA National Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.  In June 2010, Dan Price was honored by President Barack Obama for his entrepreneurship and the sustained success of Gravity Payments.

Gravity Payments grew rapidly from its small start-up roots to a 100+ employee company that is currently the largest payment processor in Washington State with clients located all over the United States.  Gravity Payments provides full-spectrum payment processing including: Credit and Debit Card Processing, Electronic Check Payment Processing, Gift and Loyalty Programs, and E-Commerce.

Dan Price, elected to give his employees a 2% raise in response to the 2013 two-percent payroll tax reduction lapse. The day after the nation’s lawmakers let the tax reduction lapse, Price took action. He decided all Gravity Payments employees earning less than $100,000 — the vast majority — would get a 2-percent pay bump to offset the payroll tax increase.

In April 2015, Dan Price announced that over the next three years, the company would raise the pay of all employees to at least $70,000 per year, saying this was the minimum needed to secure them from financial hardship when hit by unexpected expenses. Price said he would take a cut in his own pay to cover the increased pay for employees.




Gravity Payments

Guest, Joe Sottile

Guest Name: 
Joe Sottile
JP Sottile
Guest Occupation: 
Freelance Journalist, Radio Host, Documentary Filmmaker
Guest Biography: 

JP SOTTILE is a freelance journalist, published historian, radio co-host and documentary filmmaker. His credits include a stint on the NewsHour news desk, C-SPAN, and as a newsmagazine producer for ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington. Joseph “JP” Sottile is a two-time Washington Regional Emmy Award Winner. Documentary film credits include: writer, director, producer of The Warning and various production and photography credits on other public interest films. His weekly show, Inside the Headlines w/ The Newsvandal, co-hosted by James Moore, airs every Friday on KRUU-FM in Fairfield, Iowa. Past shows are archived here. He is the Newsvandal.

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Guest, Shlomo Sand on The People Speak with with Many Hosts May 5, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 06:00 pm

Guest, Shlomo Sand

Guest Name: 
Shlomo Sand
Shlomo Sand
Guest Occupation: 
Professsor of History
Guest Biography: 

Host: Rock Cash

SHLOMO SAND was born in 1946, in a displaced person’s camp in Austria, to Jewish parents; the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a “secular Jew.” With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern Jewish identity.

Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently is Emeritus Professor History at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People, On the Nation and the Jewish People, L’Illusion du politique: Georges Sorel et le débat intellectuel 1900, Georges Sorel en son temps, Le XXe siècle à l'écran and Les Mots et la terre: les intellectuels en Israël. His current book is How I Stopped Being a Jew.


ABOUT 'How I Stopped Being A Jew' by Professor Shlomo Sand

How I Stopped Being a Jew discusses the negative effects of the Israeli exploitation of the “chosen people” myth and its “holocaust industry.” Sand criticizes the fact that, in the current context, what “Jewish” means is, above all, not being Arab and reflects on the possibility of a secular, non-exclusive Israeli identity, beyond the legends of Zionism.


Extract from 'How I Stopped Being a Jew':

During the first half of the 20th century, my father abandoned Talmudic school, permanently stopped going to synagogue, and regularly expressed his aversion to rabbis. At this point in my own life, in the early 21st century, I feel in turn a moral obligation to break definitively with tribal Judeocentrism. I am today fully conscious of having never been a genuinely secular Jew, understanding that such an imaginary characteristic lacks any specific basis or cultural perspective, and that its existence is based on a hollow and ethnocentric view of the world. Earlier I mistakenly believed that the Yiddish culture of the family I grew up in was the embodiment of Jewish culture. A little later, inspired by Bernard Lazare, Mordechai Anielewicz, Marcel Rayman and Marek Edelman – who all fought antisemitism, nazism and Stalinism without adopting an ethnocentric view – I identified as part of an oppressed and rejected minority. In the company, so to speak, of the socialist leader Léon Blum, the poet Julian Tuwim and many others, I stubbornly remained a Jew who had accepted this identity on account of persecutions and murderers, crimes and their victims.

Now, having painfully become aware that I have undergone an adherence to Israel, been assimilated by law into a fictitious ethnos of persecutors and their supporters, and have appeared in the world as one of the exclusive club of the elect and their acolytes, I wish to resign and cease considering myself a Jew.

Although the state of Israel is not disposed to transform my official nationality from “Jew” to “Israeli”, I dare to hope that kindly philosemites, committed Zionists and exalted anti-Zionists, all of them so often nourished on essentialist conceptions, will respect my desire and cease to catalogue me as a Jew. As a matter of fact, what they think matters little to me, and still less what the remaining antisemitic idiots think. In the light of the historic tragedies of the 20th century, I am determined no longer to be a small minority in an exclusive club that others have neither the possibility nor the qualifications to join.

By my refusal to be a Jew, I represent a species in the course of disappearing. I know that by insisting that only my historical past was Jewish, while my everyday present (for better or worse) is Israeli, and finally that my future and that of my children (at least the future I wish for) must be guided by universal, open and generous principles, I run counter to the dominant fashion, which is oriented towards ethnocentrism.

As a historian of the modern age, I put forward the hypothesis that the cultural distance between my great-grandson and me will be as great or greater than that separating me from my own great-grandfather. All the better! I have the misfortune of living now among too many people who believe their descendants will resemble them in all respects, because for them peoples are eternal – a fortiori a race-people such as the Jews.

I am aware of living in one of the most racist societies in the western world. Racism is present to some degree everywhere, but in Israel it exists deep within the spirit of the laws. It is taught in schools and colleges, spread in the media, and above all and most dreadful, in Israel the racists do not know what they are doing and, because of this, feel in no way obliged to apologise. This absence of a need for self-justification has made Israel a particularly prized reference point for many movements of the far right throughout the world, movements whose past history of antisemitism is only too well known.

To live in such a society has become increasingly intolerable to me, but I must also admit that it is no less difficult to make my home elsewhere. I am myself a part of the cultural, linguistic and even conceptual production of the Zionist enterprise, and I cannot undo this. By my everyday life and my basic culture I am an Israeli. I am not especially proud of this, just as I have no reason to take pride in being a man with brown eyes and of average height. I am often even ashamed of Israel, particularly when I witness evidence of its cruel military colonisation, with its weak and defenceless victims who are not part of the “chosen people”.

Earlier in my life I had a fleeting utopian dream that a Palestinian Israeli should feel as much at home in Tel Aviv as a Jewish American does in New York. I struggled and sought for the civil life of a Muslim Israeli in Jerusalem to be similar to that of the Jewish French person whose home is in Paris. I wanted Israeli children of Christian African immigrants to be treated as the British children of immigrants from the Indian subcontinent are in London. I hoped with all my heart that all Israeli children would be educated together in the same schools. Today I know that my dream is outrageously demanding, that my demands are exaggerated and impertinent, that the very fact of formulating them is viewed by Zionists and their supporters as an attack on the Jewish character of the state of Israel, and thus as antisemitism.

However, strange as it may seem, and in contrast to the locked-in character of secular Jewish identity, treating Israeli identity as politico-cultural rather than “ethnic” does appear to offer the potential for achieving an open and inclusive identity. According to the law, in fact, it is possible to be an Israeli citizen without being a secular “ethnic” Jew, to participate in its “supra-culture” while preserving one’s “infra-culture”, to speak the hegemonic language and cultivate in parallel another language, to maintain varied ways of life and fuse different ones together. To consolidate this republican political potential, it would be necessary, of course, to have long abandoned tribal hermeticism, to learn to respect the Other and welcome him or her as an equal, and to change the constitutional laws of Israel to make them compatible with democratic principles.

Most important, if it has been momentarily forgotten: before we put forward ideas on changing Israel’s identity policy, we must first free ourselves from the accursed and interminable occupation that is leading us on the road to hell. In fact, our relation to those who are second-class citizens of Israel is inextricably bound up with our relation to those who live in immense distress at the bottom of the chain of the Zionist rescue operation. That oppressed population, which has lived under the occupation for close to 50 years, deprived of political and civil rights, on land that the “state of the Jews” considers its own, remains abandoned and ignored by international politics. I recognise today that my dream of an end to the occupation and the creation of a confederation between two republics, Israeli and Palestinian, was a chimera that underestimated the balance of forces between the two parties.

Increasingly it appears to be already too late; all seems already lost, and any serious approach to a political solution is deadlocked. Israel has grown used to this, and is unable to rid itself of its colonial domination over another people. The world outside, unfortunately, does not do what is needed either. Its remorse and bad conscience prevent it from convincing Israel to withdraw to the 1948 frontiers. Nor is Israel ready to annex the occupied territories officially, as it would then have to grant equal citizenship to the occupied population and, by that fact alone, transform itself into a binational state. It’s rather like the mythological serpent that swallowed too big a victim, but prefers to choke rather than to abandon it.

Does this mean I, too, must abandon hope? I inhabit a deep contradiction. I feel like an exile in the face of the growing Jewish ethnicisation that surrounds me, while at the same time the language in which I speak, write and dream is overwhelmingly Hebrew. When I find myself abroad, I feel nostalgia for this language, the vehicle of my emotions and thoughts. When I am far from Israel, I see my street corner in Tel Aviv and look forward to the moment I can return to it. I do not go to synagogues to dissipate this nostalgia, because they pray there in a language that is not mine, and the people I meet there have absolutely no interest in understanding what being Israeli means for me.

In London it is the universities and their students of both sexes, not the Talmudic schools (where there are no female students), that remind me of the campus where I work. In New York it is the Manhattan cafes, not the Brooklyn enclaves, that invite and attract me, like those of Tel Aviv. And when I visit the teeming Paris bookstores, what comes to my mind is the Hebrew book week organised each year in Israel, not the sacred literature of my ancestors.

My deep attachment to the place serves only to fuel the pessimism I feel towards it. And so I often plunge into despondency about the present and fear for the future. I am tired, and feel that the last leaves of reason are falling from our tree of political action, leaving us barren in the face of the caprices of the sleepwalking sorcerers of the tribe. But I cannot allow myself to be completely fatalistic. I dare to believe that if humanity succeeded in emerging from the 20th century without a nuclear war, everything is possible, even in the Middle East. We should remember the words of Theodor Herzl, the dreamer responsible for the fact that I am an Israeli: “If you will it, it is no legend.”

As a scion of the persecuted who emerged from the European hell of the 1940s without having abandoned the hope of a better life, I did not receive permission from the frightened archangel of history to abdicate and despair. Which is why, in order to hasten a different tomorrow, and whatever my detractors say, I shall continue to write.

How I Stopped Being a Jew

Guest, Mario Reading on Reach For It Radio Show with Christina Calisto Winslow May 7, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Thursday, May 07, 2015 11:00 am

Guest, Mario Reading

Guest Name: 
Mario Reading
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 

Mario Reading was born in Dorset, and brought up in England, Germany, and the South of France. He was educated at Gorse Cliff Preparatory School, followed by Rugby School, and then went on to study Comparative Literature at the University of East Anglia, where he specialized in French and German Literature and translation before absconding, after two years, on a cargo boat to Africa.

In present day, Mario Reading is the author of six novels and eight non-fiction titles. Some of his most  well known books are: "The Nostradamus Prophecies", "The Templar Prophecy", "The Mayan Codex", "Nostradamus: The Complete Prophecies For The Future", and "Nostradamus & The Third Antichrist".

Reading is introducing his new book, "Nostradamus: The Complete Prophesies For The Future" and his upcoming interview in the History Channels new documentary "Nostradamus" which is scheduled to air in May 2015.

Guest, Larry Pinkney on The People Speak with with Many Hosts May 12, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 06:00 pm

Guest, Larry Pinkney

Guest Name: 
Larry Pinkney
Larry Pinkney
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 
HOST: Steve Johnson
LARRY PINKNEY is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show, and RT (formerly known as Russia Today).
He is currently founder and curator of the Black Activist Writers Guild (BAWG) (Click here: Black Activist Writers Guild). Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click Bill Mandel on Larry Pinkney to read excerpts from the book.)
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Guest, Christopher Hedges on John Barbour's World with John Barbour May 18, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 18, 2015 05:00 pm

Guest, Christopher Hedges

Guest Name: 
Christopher Hedges
Christopher Hedges
Guest Occupation: 
Guest Biography: 

CHRIS HEDGES spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans. He has reported from more than 50 countries and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, National Public Radio, The Dallas Morning News and The New York Times, for which he was a foreign correspondent for 15 years.

Hedges was part of the team of reporters at The New York Times awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for the paper's coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002. The Los Angeles Press Club honored Hedges' original columns in Truthdig by naming the author the Online Journalist of the Year in 2009, and granted him the Best Online Column award in 2010 for his Truthdig essay "One Day We'll All Be Terrorists."

Hedges is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute in New York City and has taught at Columbia University, New York University and Princeton University. He currently teaches inmates at a correctional facility in New Jersey.

Hedges began his career reporting the war in El Salvador. Following six years in Latin America, he took time off to study Arabic and then went to Jerusalem and later Cairo. He spent seven years in the Middle East, most of them as the bureau chief there for The New York Times. He left the Middle East in 1995 for Sarajevo to cover the war in Bosnia and later reported the war in Kosovo. Afterward, he joined the Times' investigative team and was based in Paris to cover al-Qaida. He left the Times after being issued a formal reprimand for denouncing the Bush administration's invasion of Iraq.

He has written nine books, including "Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle" (2009), "I Don't Believe in Atheists" (2008) and the best-selling "American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War on America" (2008). His book "War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning" (2003) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. His latest book is "Death of the Liberal Class" (2010)

Hedges holds a B.A. in English literature from Colgate University and a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard University. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, Calif. Hedges speaks Arabic, French and Spanish and knows ancient Greek and Latin. In addition to writing a weekly original column for Truthdig, he has written for Harper's Magazine, The New Statesman, The New York Review of Books, Adbusters, Granta, Foreign Affairs and other publications.

Guest, Alison Weir on The People Speak with with Many Hosts May 19, 2015

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 06:00 pm

Guest, Alison Weir

Guest Name: 
Alison Weir
Alison Weir
Guest Occupation: 
Journalist/Director If Americans Knew
Guest Biography: 

Journalist Alison Weir is the executive director of "If Americans Knew," a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing Americans with information on topics of importance that are misreported or under-reported in the American media. She is also on the board of directors
of the Council for the National Interest.

In February and March of 2001 Alison left her position as editor of MarinScope newspaper in Sausalito, California, to travel independently as a freelance reporter throughout Gaza  and the West Bank. Upon her return she founded If Americans Knew. She continues to research the issue intensively, her library on the issue now includes over 100 books, and she recently
returned from three months traveling through the West Bank, Israel, and the Golan Heights.

In March of 2004, Weir was inducted into honorary membership of Phi Alpha Literary Society, founded in 1845 at Illinois College. The award cited her as a: "Courageous journalist-lecturer on behalf of human rights. The first woman to receive an honorary membership in Phi Alpha history."

ABOUT 'Against Our Better Judgement: The Hidden History of How the U.S. was used to Create Israel by Alison Weir...

"Prodigiously documented... Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves." - Ambassador Andrew Killgore, Publisher, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs.

 Soon after WWII, US statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

Few Americans today are aware that US support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that US politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.

As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an "elitist secret society" whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

AGAINST OUR BETTER JUDGMENT brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.

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