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11-25-08

Tom Blees: has led an eclectic and adventurous life. After nearly a decade of research, Prescription for the Planet was born. Working hand in hand with the scientists who developed its core concepts, Blees elucidates a grand vision to dramatically improve the lives of people around the world while restoring our planet's health.

Harvey Wasserman: Free Press Senior Editor. Wasserman is a “Superpower of Peace” columnist and author of a dozen books including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030.

Bill Ayers: is Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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11-24-08

Mark Crispin Miller: is professor of media studies at New York University and the author of the book: Fooled Again, How the Right Stole the 2004 Elections. He is known for his writing on American media and for his activism on behalf of democratic media reform.

Reese Erlich: is a freelance print and broadcast journalist who reports regularly for National Public Radio, Marketplace Radio, Latino USA, Radio Deutche Welle, Australian Broadcasting Corp. Radio and Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Radio.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t.'"

Mark Weisbrot: is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C.

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Jeff Santos: Announced our new affiliate in Boston 1510 AM starting December 1st

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11-21-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Peter Phillips: director of Project Censored, he is an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University. He is known for his op-ed pieces in the alternative press and independent newspapers nationwide, such as Z Magazine and Social Policy.

Nomi Prins: is a journalist and Senior Fellow at Demos. She is the author of Other People’s Money: The Corporate Mugging of America (The New Press, October 2004), a devastating exposé into corporate corruption, political collusion and Wall Street deception.

Peter B. Moyle: is Professor of Fish Biology at the University of California, Davis; author of Fish: An Enthusiast's Guide (California 1993); and coauthor of Fishes: An Introduction to Ichthyology (4th edition, 2000),  as well as others.

Shannyn Moore: is a top rated progressive broadcaster based in Anchorage, Alaska.  A dynamic radio personality, she pioneered the progressive political talk forum for women in the 49th State.

Rep. Barbara Lee: Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing California’s 9th congressional district.

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11-20-08

Faiz Shakir: Research Director at The Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org.

Lt. Gov John Garamendi: 46th Lieutenant Governor of California. He brings to the office 32 years of public service.

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

Tyler Boudreau: is a twelve-year veteran of the Marine Corps infantry. He trained and committed himself physically and intellectually to the military life. Then his intense devotion began to disintegrate, bit by bit, during his final mission in Iraq. After returning home, he discovered a turmoil developing in his mind, estranging him from his loved ones and the bill of goods he eagerly purchased as a marine officer.  His book, Packing Inferno, is the spectacularly written story of the ordeal of a marine officer in battle and then coming home.

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Harvey Wasserman: Free Press Senior Editor. Wasserman is a “Superpower of Peace” columnist and author of a dozen books including SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth, A.D. 2030.

R J Shulman: political satirist. You can read Shulman’s blog at ptsd1.blogspot.com.

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11-19-08

Paul Waldman: author of four books on media and politics. His latest is called “Free Ride: John McCain and the Media”. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at Media Matters for America. He is also a columnist for The American Prospect. You can read his blog at paulwaldman.blogspot.com.

Mark Fleming: is chief economist for First American CoreLogic, America's largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services. Fleming leads the risk management economics and research team.

Jerry Torres: is the first Mountain House Community Services District (MHCSD) Neighborhood Administrator. He has been with the District since January 2005. Jerry has been a homeowner and resident of Mountain House since 2004.

Phyllis Bennis: is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC. Phyllis is a journalist specialising in Middle East and United Nations issues.

Dr. Paul Larudee: co-founder of FreeGaza.org.

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11-18-08

Malou Innocent: is a Foreign Policy Analyst at the Cato Institute. Her primary research interests are Middle East and Persian Gulf security issues and U.S. foreign policy toward Pakistan and China. Prior to joining Cato, she worked as a public policy intern at the District Office of California Congressman Pete Stark.

Ken Gude: is the Associate Director of the International Rights and Responsibility Program at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Gude was a Policy Analyst at the Center for National Security Studies, where he focused on post-Sept. 11 civil liberties issues.  Read the report on Guantanamo and Its Aftermath here.

Bob Borosage: president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future.

Jason Leopold: investigative journalist. He writes for the online publication The Public Record.

Melanie Sloan: serves as CREW’s Executive Director. Prior to starting CREW, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia where, from 1998-2003, she successfully tried cases before dozens of judges and juries.

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11-17-08

Chuck Collins: is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is also co-founder of the organizations United for a Fair Economy and Responsible Wealth in Boston, Massachusetts.

Laurel Fletcher: is a Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at UC Berkeley School of Law. She is also the co-author of Guantanamo & Its Aftermath.

Cliff Schecter: political commentator and journalist. His blog is called The Political Carnival. His latest book is called “The Real McCain: Why Conservatives Don’t Trust Him and Why Independents Shouldn’t

Mike Grabell: covers transportation for ProPublica. He was a reporter for The Dallas Morning News from 2003 until mid-2008, covering police, state and federal courts and aviation safety and security.

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11-14-08

Robert Parry: founder of ConsortiumNews.com.  His new book is called “Neck Deep: The Disastrous Presidency of George W. Bush”.

Rev. Dr. Robin Meyers: is a minister in the United Church of Christ and a Professor of Rhetoric at Oklahoma City University. He speaks about what he sees as differences between the Religious Right's values and practices, and what he sees as a path forward.

Bruce Fein: lawyer in the United States who specializes in constitution and international law. He is a pro-impeachment republican. His latest book is entitled Constitutional Peril.

David Roland-Holst: Adjunct Professor of Agricultural & Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley

Noel Perry: is the founder of two community organizations: 100 Families Oakland and Next Ten, which aims to educate, engage, and empower Californians to improve the economy and quality of life in the state.

Ellen Brodsky: is the Founder of the Broward Election Reform Coalition and is a member of the Florida Voters Coalition.

Brad Friedman: self-described election integrity muckraking journalist jerk. You can read his blog at Bradblog.com.

Roger Shuler: truth seeking blogger at legalschnauzer.blogspot.com. Previously he worked for 11 years for daily newspaper and 18 years as a university editor.

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11-13-08

Faiz Shakir: Research Director at The Center for American Progress and serves as Editor-in-Chief of ThinkProgress.org.

Jeff Gerth: is a former investigative reporter for The New York Times who has written lengthy, probing stories that drew both praise and criticism.  Gerth is also the co-author (with Don Van Natta Jr.), of Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton, published last year.

Scott Dick: regular contributor on Military/Vets issues. Dick hosts his own radio broadcast called The Scott Dick Show.

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11-12-08

Eric Boehlert: Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. He is the author of “Lapdogs: How the Press Rolled Over for Bush”.

Jeff Madrick: is editor of Challenge Magazine, visiting professor of humanities at The Cooper Union, and director of policy research at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis, The New School.

Jeff Merkley: Democratic nominee for US Senator from Oregon.

Scott Horton: a New York attorney known for his work in human rights law and the law of armed conflict, as well as emerging markets and international law.  He is also a contributor to Harper's Magazine and author of Justice After Bush: Prosecuting An Outlaw Administration, within the December issue.

Josh Silver: is the Executive Director of Free Press a national, nonpartisan organization that he co-founded with Robert McChesney and John Nichols in 2002 to engage citizens in media policy debates and create a more democratic and diverse media system.