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Headlined, Conscious Conversations, May 1, 2016

Harvey Kraft

This week on ‘Conscious Conversations’ we talk with Harvey Kraft, the Award-winning author of 'The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama' and the upcoming Novel 'THE WAKER Portal of Perfect Light'.

Headlined, Like It Or Not, May 1, 2016

Like It Or Not

You won't want to miss this week on 'LIKE IT OR NOT’ - Sunday, May 1 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern. Sunday's show will explore how television changed our world! From watching a man walk on the moon to MTV. There are probably many ways television changed your ‘life’ vision. We'd love to hear how it has impacted you. We love all opinions - so tune in, call in, check us out!

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, May 1, 2016

Sri and Kira LIVE

The threshold of greatness or dark density?

Feeling the spin? The final OPENING of the Fifth Point of the Metronian Star is NOW as Mercury is FULL ON with the Retrograde experience you will be talking about all year!

HUGE momentum is pouring forth to support you ...IF you embrace the truth of the light that you are!  Tune in as Sri & Kira share how you can FEARLESSLY walk as the divine master in form to live your most incredible life.  Are you ready?

 BREATHE a breath of fresh air...you do have a choice!  This moment has arrived for you to open your hands, CLAIM your divine birthright as you step forward in ways that will excite and delight you!

Headlined, The Primordial Blue Spiritual Hour, April 28, 2016

Understanding the meaning of your dreams

Join Ms.Blue tonight: Dreams: The Mystery behind Ancient Signs & Symbols 

Come and talk about Dreams. Learn how to understand the meaning of your dreams using Ancient signs and symbols. Ms.Blue will also be talking your calls.



Headlined, Paradigm Shifters, April 26, 2016

Robert L Weber

Aging is actually a form of Paradigm Shifting isn't it?   In a society that reveres youth we need a focus on the gains we make as we age.  Meet Dr. Robert L Weber, Jesuit and spiritual scholar. In the book ‘The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker's Guide to Growing Older’ he and his co author Dr. Carole Orsborne have concocted a list of 25 questions for us to sort through our own responses to it, the goal being to find the gold, the wisdom, the deepening benefits of our later years as we release the illusions of impermanence, independence and invulnerability.  I am not sure I still have those illusions but it is a great discussion!  What do you think?  This book is inspirational, deepening you and I into an inner focus on self inquiry which is hugely productive! 

Headlined, Universal Soul Love, April 26, 2016

Author Derrick Jensen

Det. David Love and special co-host Jill Jenkins speak with author Derrick Jenson.

Derrick Jensen has been called the "poet-philosopher of the ecological movement."

Derrick is the author of "The End Game" and several eco-minded books.

He is also co-founder of Deep Green Resistance, an environmental organization which promotes strong action to prevent the destruction of our planet.

Headlined, John Barbours World, May 2, 2016

Rosie Cutter

AIRDATE: 5/2/16 Monday 5-6pm Pacific/7-8pm Cental/8-9pm ET

ROSIE CUTTER - joins John with a special astrological analysis of America's 2016 Presidential candidates.  JP Sottile joins John for the 2nd half. 


Headlined, Conscious Conversations, April 24, 2016

Conscious Conversations

Tonight on ‘Conscious Conversations’, we will talk about Self Talk and Consciousness - do you hear what you’re actually thinking? What is your inner conversation?   Our minds can take us out of making progress as Consciousness. Recognizing the difference between your habitual thoughts and your Essential Self.

Headlined, Like It Or Not, April 24, 2016

Like It Or Not with Mister Bonafide and JW the Outlaw

We are all familiar with these phrases: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country!" (John F. Kennedy), "The Great Society" (Lyndon B. Johnson), and "I am not a crook" (Richard Nixon). This week on ‘Like It Or Not’ - our American Presidents - the good, the bad and the ugly.

Headlined, Ask Kadian, April 24, 2016

Manifesting Part 2.

We are finishing our talk on Manifesting. We'll discuss Partial Manifestations, Why affirmations and visualizations don't work, my formula to successfully manifest your true desires and how to control/protect your vibration.

Headlined, Shadow Politics, April 24, 2016

Adam Eidinger

This Sunday - our guest will be political activist Adam Eidinger who was responsible for getting Initiative 71 on the ballot and getting it passed which legalized marijuana in Washington, DC in 2014. He is a longtime DC statehood advocate who was arrested in an act of civil disobedience with Senator Brown in a 2011 protest in front of the United Stated Senate. Next week Adam has been invited to the White House for a meeting to discuss removing marijuana from the Federal list of controlled substances. We will be joined by special guest host Kathleen Gomez to talk about drug policy, DC statehood and grass roots advocacy.

Headlined, The People Speak, June 7, 2016

Paul Larudee

PAUL LARUDEE Co-Founder of The Free Palestine Movement talks to host Alison Weir.

Headlined, The People Speak, May 31, 2016

Guy McPherson

PROFESSOR GUY MCPHERSON speaks about the looming 6th Mass Extinction Crisis with host Rick Chicago

Headlined, Sri and Kira Live, April 24, 2016

Sri and Kira LIVE

Moving forward in a congested world!

A profound Mercury Retrograde experience is close! This can support you to let go and LOVE the life you are living right now! Feeling your energy stirring inside? That deeper knowing that there is so much more to life, yet you can’t quite put your finger on it.  History seems to be repeating itself and the outer world is screaming for you to conform to the same old ways.  Is your heart is telling you different?

Time to let go of CLINGING ON to the past when you can really LET  IT GO!

Headlined, The People Speak, May 24, 2016

Amena Ashkar

AMENA ASHKAR - part of the North American Nabka Tour speaks to host Steve Johnson

Headlined, The People Speak, May 17, 2016

Michael Rivero

MICHAEL RIVERO talks to host Steve Johnson about conspiracies, Election 2016 and other issues.

Article by Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer April 23, 2016

Layla the Malamute
Let’s Honor Someone’s Service
Once upon a time, I sensed that I could do much more good in partnership than alone. I had a vision of the love I would share with my partner circling the globe, touching the hearts of those who needed to believe in the power of love, touching the hearts of those who needed to believe in miracles when presented with a dire health diagnosis, and touching the hearts of those who needed to believe that love was always possible even if the relationship got off to a rocky start.

Article by sri ram kaa and kira raa April 23, 2016

Sri and Kira LIVE!
Spiritual Survival! The Essentials for Harmony during Chaotic times!
As the rising energies of the 2015-2022 Ascension process continue, there is a simultaneous rise in “survival anxiety” that is being perpetuated through many experiences of these times.

Headlined, The War Report on Public Education, April 24, 2016

Ed Tech and Personalized Learning - Focus on Bill Gates & Another 10-year Experiment On Our Children

Please join Internet radio host Dr. James Avington Miller Jr. for a special two-hour program reporting on the latest battles in the war on public education.

Article by Joan Newcomb April 22, 2016

Joan Newcomb
You Don't Have To Know How (or Even What)
One of our stumbling blocks when it comes to manifesting is that we get stuck with the question of how we are going to do it. Our dreams and desires seem so out of reach, so beyond us, we don't know how we're going to achieve them.

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Featured, Guest, Harvey Kraft, May 1, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Sunday, May 01, 2016 07:00 pm

Guest, Harvey Kraft

Guest Name: 
Harvey Kraft
Harvey Kraft
Guest Occupation: 
Award-winning American author and a Spiritual Archeologist
Guest Biography: 

Harvey Kraft is an award-winning American author and a Spiritual Archeologist. He is pushing the envelope of research into the evolution of higher consciousness by linking the Universe, Existence, and the Mind. He has unearthed ancient evidence showing the inherent capacity of the human mind to expand consciousness beyond perceived limits—an “evolving talent” that may be critical to navigating the future of the species and the planet.

Harvey Kraft is the author of 'The Buddha from Babylon: The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama' (SelectBooks, NYC), and the upcoming visionary sci-fi novel, The Waker: Portal of Perfect Light.

The Buddha from Babylon is a double Gold Winner of the USA Best Book Awards for two non-Fiction categories: Eastern Religions and History (World), plus it received the 2015 IPPY Silver Medal for Religion (Eastern/Western) from the Independent Publishers Book Awards.

Adept at interpreting meanings in ancient mythic language, Harvey Kraft explores the hidden messages of history and story from a spiritual/intuitive perspective, rather than traditional studies influenced by military conquests or religious agendas. His research method employs a vast array of resources, including archaeological findings, ancient cosmology, cross-cultural linguistics, oral teachings, historical events, and mythic literature.

After a lifelong study of the vast compendium of Buddhist literature, he wrote his breakthrough biography of Siddhartha Gautama, The Buddha from Babylon—challenging elements of the sage’s historical legend and connecting him to the proto-sciences and natural philosophy of his time. Most importantly, he has identified the Buddha’s original teachings designed to explore the meaning and scope of Enlightenment, as an expression of cosmic consciousness.

Painting the image of an unparalleled seer and observer, philosopher, cosmologist, and the founder of psychology, Harvey Kraft examines the grand scale of the Buddha’s integrated, advanced system of Existence…revealing insights about time, space, scale, dimensions and the origins of Life that are millennia-ahead.

Harvey Kraft states, “Based on modern revelations of the Big Bang, Genetic Code, Quantum Mechanics, and Brain Waves, scientific awareness has shifted to a deeper engagement with the nature of Existence, ironically an area of exploration once central to ancient seers.”


"(The Buddha from Babylon) is the most comprehensively written and researched piece intertwining cosmic, religious and political history. As essentially a theory of everything, this seminal work offers…a new understanding of Buddha’s role, our origin, our interconnectedness and thus the transformational strategies we need to truly shape our shared future."

— Wanda Krause, PhD, former assistant professor, Qatar Foundation and University

The Buddha from Babylon:The Lost History and Cosmic Vision of Siddhartha Gautama

Featured, Guest, Jon Anderson, Guest, Jamie Glaser, May 2, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 02, 2016 03:00 pm

Guest, Jon Anderson

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Jon Anderson
The Ray Shasho Show Welcome Legendary 'YES' Frontman Jon Anderson
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AndersonPonty Band Featuring Music Icons Jon Anderson & Jean Luc Ponty To Tour North America Spring 2016

In support of their critically acclaimed CD/DVD release “Better Late Than Never”, the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, will be touring North America in Spring 2016! The band played a series of successful US dates in the Fall of 2015 and are excited to bring their music to the fans once again.

One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015, the AndersonPonty Band’s “Better Late Than Never” features outstanding performances by the group from September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, as well as some innovative production.

Along with some breathtaking new musical compositions, “Better Late Than Never” also showcases rearrangements of classic YES hits like “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “Roundabout” and “Wonderous Stories”. The album also includes some of Jean Luc Ponty’s beloved compositions, with Jon’s lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as “Infinite Mirage” a new song incorporating Jean Luc’s classic tune “Mirage”.

YES’s original singer/songwriter for 35 years, Jon Anderson has had a successful solo career, which includes working with such notable music artists as Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento. International violin superstar Jean Luc Ponty is a pioneer and undisputed master of his instrument in the arena of jazz and rock. He is widely regarded as an innovator who has applied his unique visionary spin that has expanded the vocabulary of modern music. Together these two music legends have formed a musical synergy that is unparalleled!

“A breakthrough feeling came as I sang with Jean Luc’s music, to be in a band again is very exciting on many levels, we will play and sing our way around the world and have fun, for music is pleasure, music is all that is.” – Jon Anderson

“Collaborating with Jon who is such a creative singer/songwriter is unlike any project I have done before. I knew that we had plenty of musical affinities to make it work, but the result is way beyond my expectations. It is also a lot of fun to reunite with these excellent musicians who played with me in the past, they really put their heart in this project and with Jon’s creative input we are not just rehashing the past but giving a new life to the music we started developing decades ago.” – Jean Luc Ponty

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White); Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow); Keith Jones on bass (Airto, Santana, Kenny Loggins and Jean Luc Ponty); and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson). The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Jean Luc Ponty was originally approached by Jon Anderson with the idea of working together as far back as the 1980’s. Now 30 years later the dream has become a reality!

To purchase AndersonPonty Band “Better Late Than Never” visit … CD/DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Better-Late-Than-Never-DVD/dp/B0133G1FM4/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1457714243&sr=1-1&keywords=andersonponty+band

Watch the forthcoming AndersonPonty Band special on PBS. Check your local listings for dates and times.

For more information visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: www.andersonpontyband.com

Jon Anderson official website: www.jonanderson.com

Jon Anderson on facebook:https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/

Jean Luc Ponty official website: www.ponty.com

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:

Apr 28 – Fox Tucson Theatre – Tucson, AZ 

Apr 30 – The Canyon Theater – Agoura Hills, CA 
May 01 – The Grove of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA   
May 04 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO 
May 06 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX 
May 07 – One World Theatre – Austin, TX 
May 10 – Ames Center – Burnsville, MN 
May 11 – The Arcada Theatre – St. Charles, IL 
May 13 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO 
May 14 – Barrymore Theatre – Madison, WI
May 17 – Riviera Theatre – N. Tonawanda, NY 
May 18 – Tarrytown Music Hall – Tarrytown, NY 
May 20 – Cabot Performing Arts Center – Beverly, MA 
May 21 – Calvin Theater – Northampton, MA 
May 23 – The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, CT 
May 25 – The Egg – Hart Theatre – Albany, NY 
May 26 – St. Denis Theatre – Montreal, Canada 
May 27 – Palais Montcalm – Quebec, Canada 



The AndersonPonty Band 'Better Late Than Never'

Guest, Jamie Glaser

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Jamie Glaser
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Guitarist and Author Jamie Glaser of the AndersonPonty Band
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Today’s second guest is world-renowned guitarist

Jamie Glaser with the AndersonPonty Band.

Jamie Glaser is best known as the guitarist for Grammy award winning musical acts, Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams, Gloria Trevi, Manhattan Transfer and more. His guitar can be heard on over 170 albums as well as on the biggest sitcoms of all time, Seinfeld and Married With Children. Jamie compositions can be heard weekly on CBS sports, ABC, Animal Planet, History channel, Discovery, and ESPN. His solo albums have been successful worldwide. Jamie is presently the guitarist for Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty. The AndersonPonty Band recently completed a US tour on the heels of their recent CD/DVD release "Better Late Than Never".

Jamie’s novel is entitled "Hear The Silence" about healing, strength, courage, love of oneself and others. In 1994 guitarist, performer, music composer and producer Jamie Glaser was in the Northridge Earthquake in California, when the shaking stopped nothing was the same. From 1978 to 1994 he toured the world with Grammy award winning musical acts, lived the good life in Los Angeles, and suddenly found himself unable to get out of bed for 6 months. Jamie lost all his worldly possessions in the days following the earthquake, his self esteem, his quality work and eventually found himself homeless and without hope. 

To purchase the latest release from the AndersonPonty Band entitled “Better Late Than Never” visit … amazon.com or www.andersonpontyband.com

The album received rave reviews!!!!

For more information and tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: www.andersonpontyband.com

Visit Jamie Glaser’s Official Website at… www.jamieglaser.com
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jamieglaser333
Twitter https://twitter.com/jglaser333
Purchase Jamie Glaser's novel "Hear The Silence" at Amazon.com …5 star ratings!

'Hear The Silence' By Jamie Glaser

Featured, Guest, Rosie Cutter, May 2, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 02, 2016 05:00 pm

Guest, Rosie Cutter

Guest Name: 
Rosie Cutter
Guest Occupation: 
Performance Artist/Astrologer
Guest Biography: 

ROSIE CUTTER is an international performance artist and astrologer. Studying astrology and medicine for 14 years, she came upon the Destiny Card system while living on the island of Kauai, Hi.  

Our common day playing cards weren't actually used for playing games until very recently, they are actually the origins of the Tarot and are one of the oldest systems of astrology on the planet.  Every day has a card, and every card has deep layers of meaning. 

Incorporating numerology and astrology,  Rosie found her true self through the system, as an award-winning musician and reader.  The system has truly opened her eyes to the realization that all forms of life are interconnected through ancient patterns.  If we merely stop to take the time and reflect, we can see the patterns of energy that affect us and how to use these uncontrollable forces in our world in  a positive way.   

Since the discovery of Destiny Cards Rosie has traveled the world far and wide to places like Brazil, Ibiza, Hawaii, and all over America doing thousands of readings and sharing her passion for knowledge that helps people navigate this strange world. Rosie offers integrative readings involving Human Design, Astrology, and Destiny Cards, to see a weather forecast of past, present and future events.   She is releasing an upcoming book and weekly card kit with famed Destiny Cards Author Robert Camp in the fall, and is currently working with clients via telephone and internet from her home in Jackson Hole, Wy.

Rosie can be reached at
email: Roselyncutter@gmail.com
Facebook: Rosie Cutter

Featured, Guest, Arnie Gundersen, May 3, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 03, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Arnie Gundersen

Guest Name: 
Arnie Gundersen
Arnie Gundersen
Guest Occupation: 
Nuclear Energy and Engineering Expert, Holds a Nuclear Safety Patent, Licensed Reactor Operator, Former Nuclear Industry Senior Vice President
Guest Biography: 

Arnie Gundersen has 40-years of nuclear power engineering experience. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he earned his Bachelor Degree cum laude while also becoming the recipient of a prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship for his Master Degree in nuclear engineering. Arnie holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. During his nuclear power industry career, Arnie also managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants in the US.

In 1990, Gundersen discovered radioactive material in an accounting safe at Nuclear Energy Services, the Danbury consulting firm where he was employed. Three weeks after notifying the company president of what he believed to be radiation safety violations, Gundersen was fired. According to the New York Times, for three years, Gundersen was "awakened by harassing phone calls in the middle of the night" and "became concerned about his family's safety". Gundersen believes he was blacklisted, harassed and fired for doing what he thought was right.

Gundersen questioned the safety of the Westinghouse AP1000, a proposed third-generation nuclear reactor and has expressed concerns about the operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. He served as an expert witness in the investigation of the Three Mile Island accident and has provided commentary on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

In April 2010, Gundersen released a report (commissioned by several anti-nuclear groups) which explored a hazard associated with the possible rusting through of the AP1000 containment structure steel liner. In the AP1000 design, the liner and the concrete are separated, and if the steel rusts through, "there is no backup containment behind it" says Gundersen. If the dome rusted through the design would expel radioactive contaminants and the plant "could deliver a dose of radiation to the public that is 10 times higher than the N.R.C. limit" according to Gundersen. Westinghouse has disputed Gundersen's assessment. Gundersen has testified before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards saying that "if a hole appeared, the chimney effect would disperse radioactive material far and wide".

Gundersen has also expressed concerns about the operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, saying a leak of radioactive tritium there could be "followed by releases of other, more dangerous materials if the plant keeps operating".
v Gundersen has said that the U.S. nuclear industry and regulators need to reexamine disaster planning and worst-case scenarios, especially in reactors such as Vermont Yankee, which have the same design as the crippled nuclear plant at the center of the 2011 Japanese Fukushima nuclear emergency. He says that Vermont Yankee and similar plants are vulnerable to a similar cascade of events as in Japan.

As part of Fairewinds Energy Education, Gundersen has hosted numerous videos and provided updates about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. He was also a regular guest on Democracy Now discussing the issue. In an interview with Al Jazeera, Gundersen referred to Fukushima as "the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind".

Featured, Guest, Diana Garber, May 4, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 05:00 pm

Guest, Diana Garber

Guest Name: 
Diana Garber
Diana Garber with Intuitive Concepts
Guest Occupation: 
Feng Shui Master
Guest Biography: 

A reporter once remarked in his article that Feng Shui Master Diana Garber "isn't your typical candle sniffing cloud watcher". In fact, her results have transformed the minds of many skeptics.  She has achieved much success in the Feng Shui world serving as the Feng Shui practitioner for the Ohio State University. Diana is the 1st Feng Shui Master to speak at a national medical convention and has been featured on ABC, CBS, FOX and NPR.

Featured, Guest, Greta Berlin, May 10, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Greta Berlin

Guest Name: 
Greta Berlin
Greta Berlin, Activist, Speaker and Media Coordinator
Guest Occupation: 
Activist, Speaker, Media Coordinator
Guest Biography: 

Greta Berlin has been an advocate for justice for the Palestinians since the early 60s. She is the mother of two Palestinian/American children whose father was born and raised in Safad, Palestine and is a 1948 refugee. She has a masters degree in Theatre and a bachelor’s in English and, when she’s not working with the Palestinians, has spent the past 32 years teaching engineers and scientists how to design and deliver presentations. She has been in the West Bank three times (over five months total) since 2003 with the International Solidarity Movement, a Palestinian-led movement that applies nonviolent principles to resist the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

Greta, along with 10 other ISM volunteers, was wounded by Israeli gunfire in July 2003 while trying to pull down the gate in the fence at Anin, just outside of Jenin. She has spent most of the time in the occupied territories as media coordinator in the ISM offices in Beit Sahour and Ramallah.

She is one of the founders of the Free Gaza Movement, which seeks to break the siege of Gaza through seaborne nonviolent action and was onboard the Free Gaza, the first boat with internationals to reach this besieged strip of the Mediterranean in 41 years.

You can read some of her articles and interviews by GOOGLING Greta Berlin, Palestine. She has spoken around the world at universities, and organizations about what she has witnessed in Palestine and how to advocate for an occupied people.


Featured, Guest, Miles Copeland III, May 16, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 03:00 pm

Guest, Miles Copeland III

Guest Name: 
Miles Copeland III
The Ray Shasho Show Welcomes Legendary Music Mogul Miles Copeland III
Guest Occupation: 
American entertainment executive
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Our Very Special Guest today is legendary Music Mogul, Miles Copeland III 

Miles was born in London, England, to Miles Axe Copeland, Jr., a CIA officer from Birmingham, Alabama,  and  Lorraine Copeland who was in British intelligence. Due to Miles Jr.'s profession, the family moved throughout the Middle East, in particular Syria, Egypt and Lebanon. As a result, Miles and his brothers became fluent in Arabic.

One of the music industry's most influential figures, Miles Copeland's career in management stretches back 44 years to 1969 in London where he represented progressive rock bands such as Wishbone Ash, Al Stewart, Climax Blues Band, Renaissance, Curved Air, and Caravan until he jumped ship, landed in the turbulent ocean of punk, and worked with the Sex Pistols, the Clash, Blondie, and many many more.

In 1978, he became manager of his Brother Stewart's band, The Police and shepherded them to become one of the biggest bands of the 1980s. The success of The Police and the novel methods used to break them enabled Miles to found I.R.S. Records. In the next few years, the company had hits with The Buzzcocks, The English Beat, The Cramps, Fine Young Cannibals, Wall of Voodoo, Timbuk 3, R.E.M. and a number one album with the all-girl group, The Go-Gos. He continued to manage Sting (solo) through seven blockbuster albums and introduced Sting to Algerian singer, Cheb Mami. Their collaboration bloomed with "Desert Rose" whose worldwide success was attributed to Miles' innovative corporate deal with Jaguar. In all, Miles can rightfully claim to have been involved in the sale of over 150 million albums. Miles currently owns and operates CIA - Copeland International Arts.

Miles Copeland is also the manager of the AndersonPonty Band which features legendary performers Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty. 

Visit Copeland International Arts at www.performingartsinternational.com A record company distributed by Universal Music Group Distribution worldwide; music publishing; show creation, production, marketing and booking; as well as eCommerce / tour merchandising solutions.

Purchase the latest release from the AndersonPonty Band entitled “Better Late Than Never” visit … amazon.com or www.andersonpontyband.com

The album received rave reviews!!!!

For more information and tour dates visit the official AndersonPonty Band website: www.andersonpontyband.com


AndersonPonty Band

Featured, Guest, William Pepper, May 16, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, May 16, 2016 05:00 pm

Guest, William Pepper

Guest Name: 
William Pepper
William Pepper
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Guest Biography: 

William Francis Pepper is a barrister in the United Kingdom and admitted to the bar in numerous jurisdictions in the United States of America. His primary work is international commercial law. He has represented governments in the Middle East, Africa, South America, and Asia. Today, Pepper represents Sirhan Sirhan, the gunman convicted in the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in June 1968.

Bill Pepper was a friend of Martin Luther King in the last year of his life. Some years after King's death, Bill Pepper went on to represent James Earl Ray in his guilty plea, and subsequent conviction. Pepper believes that Ray was framed by the federal government and that King was killed by a conspiracy that involved the FBI, the CIA, the military, the Memphis police and organized crime figures from New Orleans and Memphis. He later represented James Earl Ray in a televised mock trial in an attempt to get Ray the trial that he never had.

He then represented the King family in a wrongful death civil trial, King family vs. Loyd Jowers and "other unknown co-conspirators." During a trial that lasted four weeks Bill produced over seventy witnesses. Jowers, testifying by deposition, stated that James Earl Ray was a scapegoat, and not involved in the assassination. Jowers testified that Memphis police officer Earl Clark fired the fatal shots. On December 8, 1999, the Memphis jury found Jowers responsible and found that the assassination plot included also "governmental agencies." The jury took less than an hour to find in favor of the King family for the requested sum of $100.

William Pepper is heavily involved in Human Rights Law, for a time convening the International Human Rights Seminar at Oxford University, during which time individuals such as Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, accepted invitations to address the seminar. He lives in the US currently -not primarily- but travels frequently to England.


William Pepper’s lonely journey

imageToday, June 5th, is the 46th anniversary of the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. The circumstances around his death are clear and convincing, and the evidence, including autopsy, ballistics, forensics and eyewitness clearly show that RFK was shot from behind by an unknown gunman (or gunmen) while people wrestled with Sirhan Sirhan in front of him*. There is no doubt about that.

The RFK assassination is perhaps the hardest to swallow, as it seemed at that time that hope died. There was no one else then, and none have stepped forth since to fill his shoes.

William Pepper has been Sirhan’s lawyer since 2007, and is struggling to get evidence into the legal system through an evidentiary hearing. He is blocked by a magistrate. His greatest fear is that Sirhan will be assassinated while in prison before this happens.

Pepper worked for James Earl Ray for 37 years. Ray died in 1998 from Hepatitis C. His was a preventable death – he was effectively killed by the Tennessee legal system when it refused to allow him access to health care. In 1999, having been blocked in all other venues, Pepper took on the family of Martin Luther King as clients, and sued a bar owner named Loyd Jowers (and other unknown conspirators) in Memphis court for the assassination of King. The trial lasted thirty days and over seventy witnesses appeared. The jury’s verdict was that Jowers did indeed participate in a conspiracy to do harm to Dr. Martin Luther King along with governmental agencies including the Memphis Police and Fire Departments, the FBI and United States military.

The transcript of that entire trial can be accessed here. Judge for yourself.

Remarkably, aside from a Memphis TV reporter, not one major American news outlet attended the 1999 trial. As Pepper says in the interview that follows, the American news media is “so well controlled” that the trial was not covered and most people don’t even know it took place.

I doubt Pepper is so dumb as to imagine we can have a real investigation of RFK’s murder in this country. We are far too corrupt, and no judge would allow a fair trial. Anyone sitting on the bench has an intuitive sense of where power lies, and knows that messing with the RFK assassination is inherently dangerous. People do not attain such positions without understanding our system. The only objective, then, is to keep the truth alive, as with passage of time lies become official history unless there are vigilant citizens working to expose them.

Below the fold here is a transcript of an interview with William Pepper from May 12 of this year. Again, as you read, please understand that the innocence of Sirhan Sirhan is not in doubt, that the evidence exonerates him in total, and that the whole of this matter is cock-blocked by both our courts and media silence.
*Many suspect, as I do, that Sirhan was firing blanks, since the real assassins were behind Kennedy and might have been hit by real bullets. However, there is no physical evidence to support this.
Host: Len Osanic
Guest: William Pepper, Attorney for Sirhan Sirhan
Date: May 12, 2014, Black Ops Radio

Osanic: Thank you so much for taking time to join me today. This coming June is going to be another anniversary of the assassination of Robert Kennedy. There are a lot of people tuning in. I have been doing the whole month, show after show, with all the various people who have been doing good work in the research, and of course I wanted to start with you.

I guess, highlight what we know about the assassination so many years later, and anything we can do about it, and of course people most likely know that you are handling Sirhan’s appeal. I guess we could start with that and go backwards. What is the latest state of the case?

Pepper: Well, there isn’t a great deal to report in that respect. The magistrate has been sitting on our petition now for going on to a year. He has refused to issue a recommendation to the court for, I guess now the last nine months. He did at one point issue a recommendation, a draft recommendation, and then invited comments, and we delivered and extensive response and comments and he has not moved since then. They changed the judge. We have a new judge. But this case is, of course, in the hands … of the magistrate. This magistrate has for all of these years been successful in avoiding [providing] an opportunity for a new trial, or even an evidentiary hearing which would enable us to put forward all of the new evidence that has surfaced.

So it’s not a happy situation for us, and we are caught in a very difficult situation because magistrates can take whatever time they need in these kinds of situations.

Osanic: I guess you would have to say this is on purpose. They don’t want to make a decision.

Pepper: I think they have a very serious problem. The evidence of Sirhan’s innocence is so overwhelming, and he was so badly represented at the original trial by a counsel who was himself under a pending indictment, a federal indictment, and who did not challenge the state’s ballistic evidence, did not put up any kind of a defense, but effectively just rolled over and allowed the guilty plea and, at that time, the capital punishment sentence to be issued. It was a horrific situation, both in terms of representation, and in terms of the evidence even then, particularly with a focus on the autopsy report that showed that Sirhan was innocent.

We have since done extensive work, bringing Dr. Dan Brown from Harvard, who a specialist in hypnoprogramming and [who] pretty much determined and put forward very strong cogent arguments that Sirhan was, in fact, hypnoprogrammed through the use of hypnotism and chemicals. And we have even, pretty much, now identified the place where that took place and the psychiatric team who were involved in programming him.

So they just don’t want evidence of this sort to see the light of day. By “they” I mean forces that have buried this political assassination and want it to remain underground until Sirhan passes away, presumably, or is assassinated himself in prison.

Osanic: Are you at liberty right now to discuss any of that hypnoprogramming? You said you know the location now …

Pepper: I can’t … anyone can go to the court record and can read our filings which include the statements of Dr. Brown. Those are available.

Osanic: OK. I will make a link. [Click on “read our filings” link at this location.]

Pepper: Yeah, you can make a link to put up on the website. I don’t want to get in to discussing those details. We believe that the whole process took place over a period of about two weeks. There are two missing weeks in the course of his history there. And so we believe that’s when it took place. But in terms of some of the other details, we would like an opportunity to be able to present them before a judge or before a judge and jury. And that’s basically where we are on the case at this point.

Osanic: Going back to the actual event, how did you come to represent Sirhan?

Pepper: I, as you know, have been involved in the assassination of Martin Luther King now for 37 years, and just basically finished the third book, a trilogy of work on that came that is the end of the story as far as that case is concerned, with the degree of detail and evidence that we have now … it’s so strong. I don‘t think there is a political assassination in history that has had the amount of evidence and information unearthed that we have in that case. But I was of course still involved in that case back in 2007 when Larry Peter, who was Sirhan’s counsel at the time, passed away. [I] was approached by people who had an interest in the case and by Sirhan’s brother, and I had assumed, in the King case, that [James Earl] Ray was innocent. I first met him in ’78 and it took me until ’88 to be convinced he was an unknowing patsy.

And I guess the gut reaction was the same in the case of the assassination of Bob Kennedy. But then when I was shown the evidence, I became convinced that that evidence was stronger than I had seen in the King case … of this man’s innocence. I mean, Bob was hit with three bullets from behind, the fourth one went through his shoulder [?pad?], and three of them hit him in the back – two in the back and one behind the ear at powder burn range.

And Sirhan … we have thirteen witnesses who placed him in front of the senator, never ever behind him, and another six who have sworn that they saw his hand pinned to the table – his shooting hand pinned to the table after the second shot. And he kept pulling the trigger with his hand down there but the bullets went all over the place. There’s no way that he could have put three bullets in Bob Kennedy at powder burn range from the rear. And the autopsy report itself is evidence of that.

So I took that case on at that point in time in 2007 and have been involved with it ever since. It’s not an easy matter to crack through the criminal justice system bureaucracy and force these cases to an evidentiary hearing, but that’s basically what we tried to do in the King case. We failed. Of course, James had a liver disease, hepatitis C, and even though I arranged a liver transplant for him at the University of Pittsburgh, Starzl Institute, I was denied the opportunity to take him there in Tennessee, and that of course was the final death sentence that James faced. We were not successful, and what we had to do eventually – I represented the King family – we all totally believed, the family and I believed that James was innocent. That’s why I got involved in that one.

We eventually did a civil trial where we sued one of the perpetrators in civil court in Memphis, and in a three-day trial with over seventy witnesses and all the evidence we had then, in 1999, was put forward. Most Americans – most people – do not know that trial ever took place because the mass media is now so well controlled, being subject to consolidated control, that that trial was not covered and most people don’t even know it took place.

So, we’re stuck in a similar situation with Sirhan. I believe the evidence is very strong and we are still before the court trying to get an evidentiary hearing, at least, so that there can be a record created. If we are denied we can take it up on appeal. If our petition is denied, we of course will go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and push form there. And the outcome can be anyone’s guess.

Osanic: Now what was the item that tipped the scales for you? You said that you kind of assumed that Sirhan may be innocent, but as you dug in to the material you found even more. What would be a point that tipped the scales for you? I mean, for myself, when I heard there were powder burns on the back of his head, I thought that’s crazy – how could you be in front and shot from behind?

Pepper: Yeah, well that’s really the most powerful piece of evidence – the actual physical and ballistics record in the case and the location of the shooter, the actual assassin, in comparison to where Sirhan was, plus the fact that the witnesses saw him in front and that his hand was pinned to the table and then the long sessions, over three years, that Dan Brown spent with him indicating clearly, both under hypnosis and in free recall, that he was effectively set up for this hit, a patsy, and he was controlled by a woman who was placed on the scene for that purpose on that evening.

It’s a cumulative amount of evidence that has come forward. And when you mix it all together and you look at the job that his previous lawyer did, the defense that he had, there is little doubt that the man was railroaded and has been in prison for a crime he didn’t commit – and I imagine are many, many other people. I got involved in this one – I’m not really an assassinations buff or anything but I’ve become involved in this whole phenomenon of political assassination because one goes back and looks at it, looks how it’s been used throughout history, not just in the Untied States in the 60’s, but throughout history, to remove people or leaders who could not be controlled. It’s a pretty persuasive activity for that purpose, and unfortunately, Bob Kennedy was about to be president in most of our views. I had known both Martin King in the last year of his life and Bob Kennedy. I had worked for Bob Kennedy in ’64 when he ran for the senate. I was his Citizens’ Chairman when he ran for the senate in Westchester County. I had a connection with both of them and they were two significant leaders that had to be removed.

Osanic: Fletcher Prouty had a line, he said assassination is a business, and assassination is the business of big business. This is something that would be astounding to people see this pattern you mentioned, removal.

Pepper: I think what we now see, in these assassinations, along of course with that of John Kennedy, which I’ve not gotten involved with or done much work on, or Malcolm X – that these assassinations in particular, one could view them as being prelude to oligarchy. And I think one has emerged following the sixties and into the seventies and up to the present time. It’s the development of an oligarchic state in America. I think representative democracy I is gone, and we’re in a situation where we are truly an oligarchy. And these events have certainly made it possible for this to happen.

That’s where we are. I think Paul Craig Roberts and others have also said that.

Osanic: What are a couple of issues and items of evidence that people should know about that are in this case? You mentioned the idea of hypnoprogramming and this is probably foreign to a lot of people. They may say “I’ve never heard of this before” but there are some of the issues here that people need to know about?

imagePepper: Hypnoprogramming is nothing new. It’s not a new tactic or device. It goes back to the agency in developing these guilds back in the fifties some while after being created. It’s an ability to control behavior up to the point of creating assassins whose memories can be wiped clean of things that they have done and who can be controlled by the use of not just hypnotism – that’s where there’s a lot of confusion because you’re not just hypnotizing – but it’s a combination of the use of hypnosis, certainly and electronic invasion as well as chemicals. And the combination of these things has been used in various degrees and percentages for quite a long period of time to control individuals.

So that was evident in this particular case with the particular patsy. It was not used in the King case and there was a different system and style that have been used in that case, obviously equally effective when you can control the means of information, effectively the investigation. The coverup is easy – and the media as well, by the way, that does not get involved in investigative journalism anymore – you control their results and you control history. You rewrite history and you write it for future generations. That is where we are.

In terms of the events in this case, it’s pretty clear that one can just read the autopsy report and get the details on how Bob Kennedy was killed, where the fatal bullet was, how it was fired, how close the pistol was to behind his ear as well as the shots in his back. That is powerful, powerful evidence. So we’re just looking for a chance, obviously, to put it forward and we’ve not gotten there yet, and I don’t know that we will. We struggle. We just hope that he is not killed in prison. That’s a problem.

Osanic: Sandy Serrano spoke of this woman in the polka dot dress. Are we any closer to identification of that person?

Pepper: Yes.

Osanic: OK. So that’s something that would come out in trial.

Pepper: [laughs] it could very well be, yes.

Osanic: That’s excellent news. So, the thing is that you are actually sitting on a large amount of information that exonerates him, and the legal system is actually very reluctant to let this out at all. It would just be another instance of, well, they have been lying to us about this, what else have them been lying to us about?

Pepper: Sure, that is the case. That is certainly the case. We just plug away and hopefully we will get a ruling or recommendation from the magistrate and then a ruling from the judge so we know where we can go. Obviously right now we don’t have it. That’s where we are.

Osanic: Do you have any opinion as to the motive for removal of Bobby Kennedy – he was somebody that was going to make changes, he had mentioned that if elected he would reopen the investigation into his brother’s murder? Do you have any comments about that?

Pepper: Bob Kennedy was somebody who was out of control, for the ruling forces of this society. He was going to reopen the investigation of his brother’s death. He was going to end the war in Vietnam, which would have saved probably another thirty thousand [American] lives if he had gotten in. That’s the additional number we lost between ’68 and when the war ended in ’75. He was going to go probably in a different direction in terms of the economic needs of the masses of people in this country, and would have been a vibrant force for continuation, rejuvenation of democracy.

He was unacceptable, from a whole range of standpoints, and he had to be removed. Los Angeles was the place picked for that to take effect.

Martin King was actually supposed to have been killed in Los Angeles, and they moved that one finally into Memphis. Martin was in Los Angeles, they kept James Earl Ray there for a long time, and then eventually they switched. I guess, logically, you couldn’t have two major assassinations in the same city. They had to change locales, and Memphis was always high on the list because of [former FBI agent and Director of Memphis Police and Fire Departments Frank C.] Holliman, who had run Hoover’s office and who had been special agent in charge for a period of time, and then who was returned as director of police and fire.

Memphis was a very good place this type of activity, as well as was Los Angeles, witness the official history (laughs).

Osanic: You mentioned this new book is about to be released you’ve just wrapped it up, so I’d be very interested to have you one another time to specifically talk about that. But I guess as we wrap up today, maybe wrap up Bobby Kennedy, and what he meant America at that time, and this assassination by this unknown person who turns out not to have any memory at all of the event, is – if you’re from another country you just scratch your head and wonder how can this go on?

Pepper: I think that’s true. Very difficult situation. Bob Kennedy was, in my view, one of the last hopes that could have been a force for democracy and justice in this land. When they took him from us, as they took Martin from us, we were just increasingly set back. That’s why I think that those sage voices who see us in oligarchic situation are probably correct at this point in time. It’s likely to get a lot worse before it gets better.

On that sad note, that’s pretty much where I see us.

Osanic: There doesn’t seem to be anybody on the horizon that is even a glimmer of hope.

Pepper: No.

Osanic: Catastrophic colossal letdown of Barack Obama – the only person on the horizon is a Hillary Clinton [this is snark], the whole thing is … I’ll just leave it like that. I don’t know what to say about the state of our world. Thank you so much for your time and effort trying to do the right thing, to expose these assassinations of the 1960’s – at least if we learn from them, what is the state of research, what are the facts that are known today, and we’ll figure what we can do about that, but for now just try to make an effort to bring those responsible at least to the information age so people can realize that this is what did happen. And you certainly did that with the trial in Memphis where you brought out so much information. You can’t do anything about it now, like you mentioned, with James Earl Ray passed away, the one dollar settlement – it’s not about money. Here’s what happened.

The same thing with Bobby Kennedy and Sirhan sitting in a jail cell not having memory of it, gunshots from different directions, the evidence destroyed, maybe the [Polish reporter Stanislaw] Pruszynski tape, that will offer additional evidence as well to the number of gunshots fired. I think the timing of the shots too is very important piece of evidence.

Pepper: The direction of the shots also. That scientific study showed not only that there were about thirteen shots fired, but that they came from two different directions. That’s very important to understand. Sirhan was firing one direction, but the actual shots killed Bob were fired in exactly the opposite direction, since Bob was facing Sirhan. All of those things would be fully aired if we had opportunity to get into a court room.

So anything anyone can do to run to the federal district court and the magistrate in Los Angeles urging that we be given that opportunity would be greatly appreciated.

Osanic: How can someone do that?

Pepper: Well, they can write. They can write letters. Magistrate does not like to receive letters. I’m not really technically supposed to encourage people to bombard the magistrate, but there’s nothing to prevent people from demonstrating, making contact from actually trying to get a hold of a link – this is where you can help, to do a link to all of our filings so that anyone who is interested can follow.

Orders To Kill

Featured, Guest, Michael Rivero, May 17, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Michael Rivero

Guest Name: 
Michael Rivero
Michael Rivero
Guest Occupation: 
Radio Host
Guest Biography: 

MICHAEL RIVERO is the webmaster of whatreallyhappened.com and host of the What Really Happened radio shows on the Republic Broadcasting Network. The whatreallyhappened.com website is now in its 18th year.

Formerly with NASA, Michael transitioned his image processing skills (along with a brief stint as an actor) into the then-new motion picture computer animation field and has worked on films such as "Star Trek", "The Day After Tomorrow", and has supervised visual effects on "Brainscan", "LOST", and "Hawaii Five-0". Michael has taken a sabbatical from film work to focus all his efforts on peace activism.

Michael's foray into blogging began before the word was even invented, and happened almost by accident when he spotted a suspicious photograph being broadcast on ABC news in 1994 related to the death of White House deputy Council Vincent Foster.

Since that sudden beginning, Michael's website has expanded to cover diverse topics including the JFK assassination, the accidental shoot-down of TWA 800, election fraud, health issues, Saddam's non-existent nuclear weapons, 9-11, the economy, and of course, the lies used to trick the United States into wars of conquest on Afghanistan, Iraq, and now Iran.

Michael resides in Hawaii with his wife Claire, who is a composer and creates much of theme music used on the What Really Happened radio show.

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Featured, Guest, Amena El-Ashkar, May 24, 2016

Broadcasting Date: 
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 06:00 pm

Guest, Amena El-Ashkar

Guest Name: 
Amena El-Ashkar
Amena Ashkar and Umm Akram
Guest Occupation: 
Palestinian Rights Activist
Guest Biography: 

Amena Ashkar, the granddaughter and great granddaughter of other Nakba survivors, who has known no other home than refugee camps.  Amena is here with Mariam, now 86 years old and respectfully known as Umm Akram (mother of Akram), has spent the last 68 years in crowded, makeshift refugee camps in Lebanon. She has raised three generations in the same camps, all waiting to return to their home in Palestine. She has lived through five Israeli invasions of Lebanon, as well as the 1976 Tel al-Zaatar camp massacre that killed more than 2000 of the refugees there.

On May 14, 1948, as Zionist leader David Ben Gurion was proclaiming a Jewish state in Palestine, his heavily armed troops seized the ancient Palestinian Arab town of al-Zeeb and drove out most of the inhabitants. 18-year-old Mariam Fathallah was one of them. She and her young husband Mohammed Atayah and their families were forced to flee to Lebanon, along with most of the town. By the end of the year, the 4,000 year old community had been leveled to the ground. More than half the Arab Palestinians in Palestine were killed or expelled and more than half of the cities, towns and villages of Palestine were made to disappear, a crime that Palestinians call al-Nakba (the Catastrophe).

Amena and Umm Akram have a different message from other Palestinians.  They are among six million Palestinians not living in Palestine – more than those who are.  They are citizens of no government at all, not even the Palestinian Authority.  They are not living under Israeli occupation. Israel does not allow them to visit their homes, much less live there.  Amena has never met an Israeli, and Umm Akram not since 1948. As exiles, they have a different perspective from Palestinians in Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and the part of Palestine that became Israel.


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