Tuesday, May 27, 2008

June 2, 2008- Monetary Crisis and Solutions Show with Richard C. Cook and Ellen Brown

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest- Richard C. Cook.

Listen 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest- Ellen Brown.

Richard Cook is a former federal government analyst who was one of the key figures in the investigation of the space shuttle Challenger disaster.

In 1985, he went to work for NASA as the lead resource analyst for the space shuttle solid rocket boosters, external tank, and Centaur upper stage. Cook’s first assignment led to his writing a memo on engineers’ concerns that flaws with the solid rocket booster O-ring seals could cause the shuttle to blow up. In 1986, after the Challenger disaster, he disrupted a NASA cover-up when he provided his memo, along with other documents on the hazards of the O-rings, to the New York Times. His disclosures paved the way for revelations by engineers from Morton Thiokol, Inc., about how they opposed the launch of Challenger the night before lift-off.

Called to testify before the Presidential Commission at an internationally televised public hearing, Cook stood his ground when his experience and competence were challenged. He continued to contribute to the investigation during interviews with Commission staff and the NASA Office of Inspector General and in meetings with Senator Ernest Hollings, who was trying to raise issues before the Senate on whether there had been White House pressure to launch Challenger.

In addition to extensive interviews with the media after the disaster, Cook published articles in the Washington Post, Washington Monthly, Space and Security News, and the Houston Post; gave a press conference with the Institute of Space and Security Studies, where he said that the Presidential Commission had been created to cover-up the role of the White House in the launch decision; and wrote a report which he submitted to the U.S. Justice Department with a request for a new investigation. In 1991, he was the recipient of the Cavallo Foundation Award for Moral Courage in Business and Government, sharing the award with Roger Boisjoly of Morton Thiokol.

Before joining NASA, Cook worked as an analyst for the U.S. Civil Service Commission, where he received extensive training in federal government operations. He then worked for the Food and Drug Administration and next served in the Jimmy Carter White House under Esther Peterson, special assistant to the president for consumer affairs. He also taught history at the Field School, a private high school in Washington, D.C.

Cook left NASA to become an analyst with the U.S. Treasury Department in 1986. There he developed and taught training courses on policy analysis and led project teams on financial policy and organizational restructuring. He authored Challenger Revealed- An Insider’s Account of How the Reagan Administration Caused the Greatest Tragedy of the Space Age in 2006.
He retired from the federal government in January 2007 and works today as a writer, lecturer, and consultant. His website is richardccook.com.

Cook graduated with honors from the College of William and Mary, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He resides in College Park, Maryland.

One of his areas of interest has been the monetary system and he has written a series of articles about the current financial crisis including- Extraordinary Times, Intentional Collapse, and Takedown of the U.S.A., Has the Battle for America Begun?, and An Emergency Program of Monetary Reform for the United States.

He spoke recently on Will We See the End of the Empire in Our Time? at the Building a New World Conference".

Ellen Brown developed her research skills as an attorney practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles. In The Web of Debt- The Shocking Truth About Our Money System And How We Can Break Free, her latest book, she turns those skills to an analysis of the Federal Reserve and "the money trust." She shows how this private cartel has usurped the power to create money from the people themselves, and how we the people can get it back.

Brown developed an interest in the developing world and its problems while living abroad for eleven years in Kenya, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. She returned to practicing law when she was asked to join the legal team of a popular Tijuana healer with an innovative cancer therapy, who was targeted by the chemotherapy industry in the 1990s. That experience produced her book Forbidden Medicine, which traces the suppression of natural health treatments to the same corrupting influences that have captured the money system. her recent articles include: The Secret Bailout of J. P. Morgan: How Insider Trading Looted Bear Stearns and the American Taxpayer and Credit Default Swaps: Evolving Financial Meltdown and Derivative Disaster Du Jour.

We'll be looking at the current financial meltdown and possible remedies.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 26, 2008- Scientists, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Show with Kevin Ryan, Richard Gage, Ron Brookman, Kamal Obeid, Scott C. Grainger

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guest - Kevin Ryan.

Listen 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests - Richard Gage, AIA, Ron Brookman, S.E., Kamal Obeid, S.E., Scott C. Grainger, S.E..

Kevin Ryan is a former Site Manager for Environmental Health Laboratories, a division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL). Mr. Ryan, a Chemist and laboratory manager, was fired by UL in 2004 for publicly questioning the report being drafted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on their World Trade Center investigation. In the intervening period, Ryan has completed additional research while his original questions, which have become increasingly important over time, remain unanswered by UL or NIST.

Through interviews, presentations, and his work as co-editor at the online Journal of 911 Studies, Mr. Ryan works to bring out the truth behind the events of 9/11/01 for the benefit of all people. His story and articles are available through www.ultruth.com including a paer he co-authored which was published in the peer reviewed Bentham Open Civil Engineering Journal entitled Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction

Richard Gage, AIA is the founding member of ae911Truth.org. He has been a practicing Architect for 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm and has most recently performed Construction Administration services for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed Gymnasium. Currently he is working on the Design Development for a very large mixed use urban project with 1.2M sq.ft. of retail and 320K sq.ft. of mid-rise office space — altogether about 1,200 tons of steel framing.

He has been one of the most tireless speakers on the issue of 9/11 truth, and more specifically on challenging the official narrative of the disintegration of the 3 major skyscrapers in the World trade Center complex that took place on September 11th. He has been lecturing widely across the US and in Canada, most recently at M.I.T. Those who see his presentation rarely walk away still thinking that fires alone could have brought down the buildings.

Ron Brookman, S.E. is a member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. He is a licensed structural engineer in the state of California. He obtained B.S. Civil Engineering (1984) and M.S. Structural Engineering (1986) degrees from the University of California at Davis, and has over 21 years experience in structural analysis, design, evaluation and rehabilitation of buildings in northern California.

In his public statement he says-

    One of our primary responsibilities as architects and engineers is to ensure public safety in and around our structures, and we take this seriously. It is also our responsibility as concerned American citizens to ask questions and seek honest answers. I encourage everyone to read the numerous books, technical reports and papers about the WTC; look closely at the photographs and videos; listen to the speakers with an open mind. Decide for yourself, and take a stand for what you believe. As a structural engineer I believe in the laws of physics and rely on them every day.

    After much reading and studying it is obvious that NIST, FEMA and the 9/11 Commission have all fallen short of a detailed accounting of the catastrophic collapses of the three World Trade Center buildings in Manhattan on 9/11/01. A few examples of unexplained details include the "severe high temperature corrosion attack on the steel" as described in Appendix C of the FEMA Building Performance Study, the complete symmetrical collapses following asymmetric structural damage and short-term fires, and the chemical signature of incendiary compounds found in the toxic WTC dust.

    I would really like to know why complete collapse of the twin towers "became inevitable" as expressed by NIST without any scientific analysis to substantiate it. Why would all 110 stories drop straight down to the ground in about 10 seconds, pulverizing most of the contents into dust and ash - twice? Why would WTC 7 fall straight down to the ground in about seven seconds the same day? It was not struck by any aircraft or engulfed in any fire. An independent investigation is justified - and necessary - for all three collapses.

Kamal Obeid, S.E. is also a licensed Structural Engineer who signed the Architects and engineers for 9/11 Truth petition and wrote this statement:

    "Only recently have I begun to examine the structural collapse of the buildings. Photos of the steel, evidence about how the buildings collapsed, the unexplainable collapse of WTC 7, evidence of thermite in the debris as well as several other red flags, are quite troubling indications of well planned and controlled demolition

Scott C. Grainger, S.E., President and Chief Engineer, is a licensed Civil and/or Fire Protection Engineer in the states of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Virginia, California, Nevada and Washington. He is the owner of Grainger Consulting, Inc. A fire protection engineering firm (23 years). Approximately 50% of his work is forensic. In addition to my forensic work, a good portion of my work is in the design of structural fireproofing systems. Regarding 9/11, he wrote:

    All three collapses were very uniform in nature. Natural collapses due to unplanned events are not uniform.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May 19, 2008 - 9/11 Truth and Impeachment Show with State Senator Karen Johnson, Eric Larsen, Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman, and Brad Newsham

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests focusing on 9/11 Truth- State Senator Karen Johnson and Eric Larsen.

Listen 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests focusing on Impeachment- Phil Burk, Barbara Ellis, Carol Wolman and Brad Newsham.

State Senator Karen Johnson recently peened an Op-Ed entitled We deserve the full truth about 9/11 and came out publicly in support of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. She wrote to those who applauded her for speaking out:

    Just to tell you a little bit more about myself, I’ve been looking at the 9/11 controversy for quite awhile. I’ve attended a number of lectures, have read many articles, and I think I’ve watched every DVD out there. I also have looked at many web sites. As a legislator, I’ve learned that it’s very important to hear all sides of an issue. I’m very appreciative of the work of Richard Gage and Dr. Steven Jones and so many others who have been doing research and leading the effort to get a new investigation. This research has persuaded me that I needed to stand up and be counted. My husband, Jerry, is very supportive of me (but he’s sick of attending meetings after all these years!) and my concerns about the 9/11 investigation. We have 33 grandchildren with one on the way, and we don’t want to leave them a society where people cannot get honest answers to reasonable questions.

Eric Larsen is the author of A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit and recently penned- The Debate Over 9/11- NOTES FROM A DYING NATION Number Three. His powerful voice and website have been muted mysteriously and deserve to be heard.

Eric Larsen was born in Northfield, Minnesota, where, after attending the public schools, he graduated from Carleton College in 1963. He took an M.A. in English from the University of Iowa and in 1971 completed his Ph.D. there, with Robert Scholes as one of his faculty advisors. For his dissertation, under the direction of William Cotter Murray, he wrote a volume of original stories accompanied by his own critical commentaries.

In 1971, after living abroad for two years, Larsen joined the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, and remained there until his retirement in early 2006. He is married to the editor Anne Larsen. The couple have two grown daughters.

Larsen published stories and essays in quarterlies and magazines throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and in 1988 Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill brought out his novel “An American Memory,” which became the winner of the Chicago Tribune’s inaugural Heartland Prize for the year’s best novel of or about the middle west.

In 1992, Algonquin published “I Am ZoĆ« Handke,” a novel complementing and advancing several of the elements and themes of “An American Memory.” Changes in the national mood, in reading habits, in academics, and in popular taste from the early 1990s on brought about a situation whereby Larsen’s third and fourth novels (“The End of the 19th Century” and “The Decline and Fall of the American Nation”), making up a tetralogy, remain unpublished. In spring 2006, Shoemaker & Hoard published his book of political and cultural criticism, “A Nation Gone Blind: America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit.” Here is a great review posted at Online Journal.

Phil Burk is a software and hardware developer who has kept up the outstanding impeachment website- www.impeachbush.tv and has publicly championed Impeachment at various forums, most recently in New Hampshire to push for an Impeachment Resolution.

Dr. Barbara G. Ellis has been working tirelessly for impeachment and will speak about the "Nixon Flooding Plan," the impeachment ad that ran in Roll Call which all members of congress receive. She also believes another high crime might be reason enough to impeach Bush- the illegal 29- 150 Billion dollar bailout that Bush urged the Federal Reserve to give to Morgan Chase to bail out Bear Stearns. (See Gretchen Morgenson's recent NYT's article-what a Deal: Trash for Treasuries.)

Ellis worked her way to a Pacific University BA as a reporter/photographer/copyeditor for the Forest Grove News-Times. It was training that led her to be a LIFE magazine reporter, then editorial page editor and writer for the Beirut (Lebanon) Daily Star, copyeditor at the Washington (DC) Evening Star,
associate editor at International Medical News Group, and publications director for Portland's Standard Insurance Co. Ellis was an assistant professor of technical journalism at Oregon State University, and assistant chair and professor of mass communication at Louisiana's McNeese State University. She has written six books,
one of which— The Moving Appeal —was nominated for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in history. She is the principal in Ellis Associates, LLC of Portland, a free-lance writing firm, and involved in screenwriting and political journalism and activism. Ellis holds an MA in journalism from the University of Minnesota, and a doctorate in English from Oregon State. A local activist, she's a member of the South Side DemocracyforAmerica Meetup Group, the Portland chapter of We the People National Coalition for Impeachment, a campaigner for Steve Novick's senatorial race, and a member of Portland's 9/11 Truth Alliance as well as being one of the 650 members of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice organization. She was married to a National Geographic senior writer and has two grown children, one granddaughter.

Carol Wolman has worked tirelessly for impeachment. In 2006 she was a write in Congressional candidate for Impeachment, this year she is on the ballot as a Green Party Candidate for Impeachment. She has also been working to build The Longhouse Coalition and the New Broom Coalition to build a stronger grassroots movement to support people who favor peace over war, people over corporations, planet over profits, justice. She has practiced psychiatry for many years and penned many excellent articles including- Is the President Nuts?. Her husband and son have also contributed to her work and produced a film entitled- High Crimes and Atrocities documenting the grounds for impeachment.

Brad Newsham organized multiple Beach Impeach events. He is also an author who has published accounts of his travels ( Take Me With You & All the Right Places )and drives a cab. Recently he announced his committment to run for Congress as a write-in candidate against Barbara Lee because she is not pushing for Impeachment. He is part of a growing coalition of Impeachment candidates and is urging people to run as write-in Impeachment candidates in every Congressional district across the nation.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 12, 2008- The Media Evolution Show with Bill Densmore, Michelle Ferrier, Kara Andrade, and Josh Wolf

Listen 8:00- 9:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests- Bill Densmore and Michele Ferriere.

Listen 9:00- 10:00 pm (PST) to the WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com and to our guests- Josh Wolf and Kara Andrade.

Our guests recently attended the NewsTools2008.org Conference- a conceptual mashup for journalists, technologists and entrepreneurs that took place April 30- May 2 (Link to a My Report on the NewsTools Conference for 9/11 Truth Activists) (And Josh Wolf's Live Blog Report on the NewsTools Conference

Bill Densmore is director/editor of the Media Giraffe Project at the Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst, and the New England News Forum. The MGP, launched in March, 2005, is an effort to find and spotlight individuals making sustainable, innovative use of media (old and new) to foster participatory democracy and community. Holding a degree in environmental policy and communications, he is knowledgeable on Internet information technologies and business models. A career journalist, he has been an editor/writer for The Associated Press, for trade publications in business, law and insurance; and freelanced for general circulation dailies including the Boston Globe. He has written for ComputerWorld Magazine.

In 1993, after nine years owning and publishing weeklies in Berkshire County, Mass., Densmore formed what became Clickshare Service Corp., which provides user registration, authentication and transaction-handling for Internet web content sites (more about the concept). Densmore has also served as advertising director for a small, group-owned daily; and as an interim director of the not-for-profit Hancock Shaker Village. He has taught and lectured in journalism at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, Mass., and is a director of the Action Coalition for Media Education.

Densmore Associates develops partner and other business strategies for independent media and print publishers, including newspapers and NewsTrust an initiative to create a consumer news-recommendation service. At the start of his career, Densmore worked briefly in public radio in Worcester, Mass., and Amherst, Mass.

Dr. Michelle Ferrier is a digital content architect and a scholar-practitioner of digital media. She divides her life between developing and researching online communities and knowledge management. She is a 20-year veteran of both print and online content development.

She manages editorial, technical, design and marketing functions for MytopiaCafe.com and is a lifestyle columnist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal. She is a former research associate in the digital media department at the University of Central Florida where she led the development of a digital media core curriculum for central Florida community colleges with a consortium of faculty partners.

Michelle also works as a consultant on online learning and knowledge management initiatives with higher education and corporate entities.

She is interested in the intersection of journalism, technologies, communities, art and advocacy. A prototype of her dissertation research can be found at www.digitalstoryquilt.com.

Kara Andrade graduated from the University of California, Berkeley School of Journalism with a Master's in Journalism. She received her B.A. in Literature from New College of Florida and has six years of experience in nonprofit development, public health and community organizing. She has
worked as a staff writer, photojournalist and bilingual multimedia journalist for the Alameda Journal of the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Tribune, Agence France-Presse, the Associated Press, and many publications. Currently, she is the Online Strategist and News Editor for the Maynard Institute. Her specialities include online content and news production, Second Life event planning, community organizing, social networking and online strategy. Her blog is at kandrade.wordpress.com.

Joshua Wolf (born in 1982) is an American video blogger, freelance journalist, and filmmaker who was jailed by a Federal district court on August 1, 2006 for refusing to turn over a collection of videotapes he recorded during a July 2005 demonstration in San Francisco, California. Wolf served 226 days in prison at the Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, California, longer than any other journalist in U.S. history has served for protecting source materials. With permission from the prosecution, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ordered Wolf's release on April 3, 2007.

On July 4, 2007, Wolf announced that he had filed a declaration of intent to run for mayor of San Francisco against incumbent Gavin Newsom. He has been a media activist for years and has just begun a new project. At the conference he was offered $500 towards his $1500 funding needs. He was amongst the most insightful, creative, technologically able, new media activists at the conference.

We will discuss insights, innovations, our experience, learnings from the dynamic recent conference, as well as political developments pertaining to the future of the Internet and democracy, the follow-up Journalism That Matters Conference- New Pamphleteers/New Reporters: Convening Entrepreneurs Who Combine Journalism, Democracy, Place and Blogs, preceding the next big National Conference on Media Reform to take place in Minneapolis, June 6-8th.