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Show Topic: Public Education in America: Under Control, or Under Siege?
Guest: Dr. Meira Levinson, Professor of Education at Harvard University Graduate School of Education. She holds a (DPhil) in Political Theory from the University of Oxford (UK), & a BA in Philosophy from Yale University. She is also an award-winning author, and is also the founder of JusticeinSchools.org — an organization devoted to discovering ethical dilemmas in education, and dedicated to social justice.
Discussion will include public and special education in America; charter schools, vouchers, ethical dilemmas and how the new US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos may influence the direction of public schools in America. Don’t miss this fascinating topic that affects all children of school-age years across America!
♦ Show Topic: Going Dark or Getting Personal? The Battle Between Data, Privacy & Our Constitution’
Guest: Attorney David O’Brien, Sr. Researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University makes guest appearance on the The Legal Edition-Legal, Business & Policy News for the Second in a Series, “Going Dark, or Getting Personal?” the continuing discussion on the “Going Dark” debate. Attorney O’Brien and The Legal Edition Host: Attorney & Policy Consultant, Mary Kay Elloian, engage in legal and practical dialog on cybersecurity affects our Constitutional protections against unwanted intrusion into our personal and business affairs.
Discussion: How cybersecurity may manifest as warrantless intrusions and violations of Constitutional protections afforded by the First, Fourth, and even the Third Amendment to our US Constitution. Discussion includes what individuals and businesses need to know about the scope of warrantless intrusion by governmental actors: intrusions that infringe upon Constitutional rights to privacy, and the warrant requirement. Also discussed, how nongovernmental hackers also pose a rick to our cybersecurity, through online piracy of private records and data mining–creating data breaches–and subjecting trade and proprietary secrets to potential theft and liability exposure–data that was supposed to be, and used to be secure.
Topics for discussion include what appears to be limitless modes of intrusion, and how protecting private conversations & corporate secrets has never been so important. The questions and answers discussed only touch the surface of this provocative issue, but the implications are far-reaching. Can we ‘never’ expect to be alone…even when we think we are? How conversations and places once protected from intrusion–may never be private again. Further discussion on the Internet of Things (IoT) and how that is changing the issue of privacy and third party discovery in ways businesses and individuals never contemplated. For more on the scope and breadth of this fascinating topic, watch both segments of “Going Dark, or Getting Personal?” only on The Legal Edition!
♦ Show Topic: Going Dark or Getting Personal? The Battle Between Data, Privacy & Intrusion’
Guests: Bruce Schneier–internationally renowned security expert, a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University; he is the author of 12 books–including the New York Times best-seller “Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World” and is a Board Member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and an Advisory Board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center.
Attorney David O’Brien–Senior Researcher at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He has authored numerous articles, white-papers, and reports on cybersecurity and privacy for the Berkman Center, and serves on the advisory board for Harvard’s Open Data Assistance Program..
Discussion on the new report issued by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University on the issue of “Going Dark,” and the role of law enforcement and privacy rights under scrutiny in the Apple iPhone Encryption litigation unfolding in the Federal Courts. This is one program for those in law enforcement, cryptography and privacy rights won’t want to miss. Stay tuned!
♦ Show Topic: Sectarianism and Schism in the Middle East: What it is & How it Came to Be
Guest: Ara Sarian, Attorney & Senior Rule of Law Advisor for the US State Department to Iraq & Afghanistan, and the International Legal Council for the European Commission (EU).
Discussion: on the underpinnings of the divide, its history, and what it means for modern day zealots, followers, and US & European relations in the Middle East and around the world.
♦ Show Topic: GMO Fraud: Your Food, Your Health, Your Government
Guest: Public Interest Attorney, Steven Druker, Author of the Newly Released and Riveting book, ‘Altered Genes, Twisted Truth-How the Venture to Genetically Engineer Our Food Has Subverted Science, Corrupted Government, and Systematically Deceived the Public.’
Attorney Druker is the Founder of the ‘watchdog’ group, Alliance for Bio-Integrity.
Discussion delves into the science of GMO’s, the laws that are in place to oversee GMO’s, and the FDA’s systematic non-adherence to its own policies to favor biotech giants without any indicia of independent testing–or even testing by the FDA! Unlike what most people believe to be a government agency protecting the health of the people from toxic or potentially hazardous food, the FDA has a ‘voluntary’ system whereby GMO food manufacturers do not even need to inform the FDA of bringing new products to market. Through the suit launched by Attorney Druker’s nonprofit watchdog organization, the ‘Alliance for Bio-Integrity,’ along with several other plaintiff’s, were able to obtain, through discovery, information about what the FDA knew about GMO’s and when they knew it. The information gleaned from the FDA was enormous. With over 44,000 pieces of evidence that otherwise would not have been discoverable, but for the suit–startling information about American food safety came to light. To learn that no one was monitoring for potentially hazardous GMO’s, even though top scientists warned those who head the agency. After listening to the evidence presented, you will ask, ‘Are we left to our own devices?’ Will labeling be enough to protect the public from these hazardous GMO’s? Learn the truth about Food Labeling Legislation, Whistleblowers, and Congressional Inquiries into GMO Food Safety. You should be shocked–but not surprised. Government regulation leaves much to be desired to protect the public. For more information on the author, Steven Druker, and his fight against the fraud of the FDA, visit: http://www.biointegrity.org/ and also visit The Legal Edition Publications and Blog section of this website for more information on the GMO legislation, toxic ‘designer’ herbicides, and GMO free labeling and organics.
♦ Show Topic: Toxic Teeth-Toxic Truth: Mercury, Amalgams & the FDA Guest: Dr. Mark A. Breiner, DDS, Author of Whole-Body Dentistry and founder of the Breiner Center for Whole-Body Health.
Dr. Breiner is speaking out on Mercury-Amalgams, and how it is classified everywhere as hazardous waste–expect when it is placed in the human body! Dr. Breiner discusses scientific studies tracing the root of disease to mercury in organs of the body. He also provides insight into his approach to obtaining optimum health. His whole-body approach to remedying illness brings to light health related issues that may dental practitioners and even physicians may overlook. However, as Dr. Breiner points out, there is a connection between dentistry and whole-body health–one affects the other. The book is a page-turner filled with scientific facts including conductivity of metals, electrical currents in the mouth and body, leakage of mercury to distance sites in the body, and the fact that mercury is a neurotoxin that crosses the blood brain barrier, and can be passed on to a developing fetus. The foreword of the book is written by well-known cardiologist, Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, Author of ‘Reverse Heart Disease Now.’
The book, Whole Body Dentistry’ is the WINNER of the 2012 Global E-Book Awards/Medicine and Healthcare, and a Finalist in the Book of the Year Awards!
Discussion: Although the FDA considers Mercury to be Hazardous and one of the most deadly substances on earth, outlining policies for its delivery to dental offices and where the EPA sets guidelines for disposal once removed from patients–there is no information provided to consumers to warn of the potential for devastating health effects on adults, children–and especially pregnant women and their unborn fetuses. Yet even though the FDA & ADA do not acknowledge that amalgams can be unsafe in many people, the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology deems it otherwise. Now banned in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Russia–-and even in Japan-–amalgams are getting the attention outside the US that it deserves. But what about here at home? Explored are the devastating effects of systemic poisoning to include what appears to be autistic symptoms, cognitive deficits, MS, Lupus and more. So why are consumers not informed for the potential for illness when they go to their dentist? Why are they not informed that they have choices and alternatives to amalgams? Further discussion on alternative dental practices that take into account the ‘whole body’ to help achieve homeostasis and a disease-free state. Whether it be a cavitation, or an energetic imbalance in a body system or a tooth affecting a vital energy meridian–-Dr. Breiner explains the disease process and the road to wellness. This is an eye-opening discussion for everyone who has head a health problem that has evaded detection by their doctor or dentist–follow the detective paradigm with Dr. Breiner. Also discussed the first successful amalgam litigation case in the US. So stay tuned for more of The Legal Edition!
For information on Dr. Breiner: http://wholebodymed.com/
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♦ Show Topic: Autism & Environmental Toxins: Mercury, Medicine and Money Guest: Mark Blaxill, Co-Author of The Age of Autism: Mercury, Medicine and a Man-Made Epidemic (Thomas Dunne, 2010) and Vaccines 2.0: The Careful Parent’s Guide to Making Safe Vaccination Choices for Your Family (Skyhorse Publishing, February 2015). He is also the Chairman and co-founder of the Canary Party and Health Choice, editor at large for Age of Autism, a former director of SafeMinds. Mr. Blaxill has also testified before Congress on issues related to autism, health, and the environment. He is also a parent of a child with autism. Mr. Blaxill received a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public/International Affairs at Princeton University, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. For more information on the Canary Party, visit: CanaryParty.org Age of Autism online: AgeofAutism.com and SafeMinds: SafeMinds.org Discussion will include historical accounts of mercury levels in the environment over the past centuries to today. Further discussion will include the uses of mercury derivatives from the 19th to 21st centuries in medical products and their effects on the human body. Topics of discussion include: environmental contaminants to vaccines, and traditional uses of toxic metals in medicine–etiology, manifestations and potential for new disease. Also to be discussed will be the recent US Supreme Court Case, Michigan v EPA, to which the Court just ruled that the EPA overstepped its boundaries–not fully assessing the cost to corporations to meet more stringent regulations of compliance for emitting coal-based mercury and other toxic contaminants into the environment. Contaminants that find their way into our lakes and streams–further tainting the human food supply and the environment. To learn more about this insidious and pervasive issue and how corporations, special interests and our government allows this to continue, watch for this upcoming program ” Autism & Environmental Toxins: Mercury, Medicine and Money” on The Legal Edition.
♦ Show Topic: Vaccine Mandates: Greater Good or Greater Greed? Guest: Attorney, Scholar, Mary Holland–Research Scholar at New York University Law School, and Co-Author & Co-Editor of the Best Selling Book, ‘Vaccine Epidemic’
‘Personal Liberties Under Siege’ The Usurpation of Individual Rights Under the Guise of Promoting Public Health
Discussion will include the US Supreme Court case of Jacobson v Massachusetts (1905), in which vaccine mandates were mandated under a full-fledged smallpox epidemic in Massachusetts–pay a fine-or take the vaccine. Discussion will also include the current vaccine legislation to remove exemptions that have afforded many in states across the country a reprieve from vaccines that can harm and injure, but the oppressive and contrived nature of the urgency of such legislation. Also discussed, the revolving door between our government agencies charged with protecting the public health, and their ties and allegiances to BigPharma. Discussion includes CDC Whistleblowers, and those who falsified data at the CDC–now fugitives from the law. Background: Historically the US has passed laws that have irreparably tarnished the reputation of the US, such as forced sterilizations of children and adults notably poor that were earmarked as ‘defectives and imbeciles’ and sterilized ‘for the common good’–under the 1927 US Supreme Court decision Buck v Bell; where rampant experiments such as the Tuskegee syphilis experiment clinical study conducted between 1932 and 1972 by the U.S. Public Health Service to study the natural progression of untreated syphilis in rural African-American men in Alabama; and the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII under Korematsu depriving them of their liberty and their property–all under the guise of promoting the public good.
Throughout American history, these deprivations of personal rights stand eternal as grave reminders of the effects of overreaching and overzealous government and bureaucrats. Notably, these home-grown indignities greatly tarnished the American reputation for liberty and personal freedoms–serving as a template for the Nazi use of ‘experimentation’ in their internment camps during WWII (1939-1945). During the Nuremberg trials during WWII, the Nazi’s referred to their torturous and barbaric behavior as ‘medical experiments’ and used the American indignities on its own people as justification for leniency in the trial of their War Criminals during WWII. There can be doubt these cases stand as irreverent reminders of our nations darker past, and color the view of America in the international community. Our history here stands in stark contrast to the American values of liberty and freedom for all its people. Today, America is once again at a crossroads–legislators making choices for the individual, or for the common good. Yet these choices appear to be founded upon the same pillars of those in our history. Protecting Society for the’ Greater Good’ has proven to have Greatly Failed. That burden and seriously tarnish our history and our Constitution–it has usurped our Personal Rights and Liberties.
Now, the American government engages in its own justification of another assault upon its own people–now doing so under the guise of Promoting Public Health–Mandating Vaccines, and Curtailing Vaccine Exemptions. Once again, trying to force the greater good — has always greatly failed — and has always left a nation and its people severely, and irreparably divided. With that as a backdrop, one must ask–who will ultimately benefit from forced mandates and the further erosion of personal rights and liberties? Hasn’t history already given us the answer? To learn more about the History of Personal Liberties & the Importance of Standing Up for Personal Choice and Freedom–look for this upcoming program. Vaccine Mandates: Greater Good or Greater Greed? You decide…
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♦ Show Topic: ‘Toxic Exposure-Toxic Truth’–The Real Story About Vaccines–the Children They Injured–the Lives They Ruined Italian Court Recently Ruled that Vaccines DO cause autism. See Age of Autism: http://www.ageofautism.com/2015/01/recent-italian-court-decisions-on-vaccines-and-autism.html The Italians got it Right! And the Americans are still in Denial! Join us for an upcoming program: Toxic Exposure-Toxic Truth”–the Real Story About Vaccines & the Children They Injured–the Lives They Ruined.
Roundtable guests: Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT; Dr. Richard Moskowitz, M.D. & Homeopathic Physician; Kevin Conway, Vaccine Litigation Attorney. Join us for a roundtable discussion about Real Issues, Real People, Real Lives. Stay tuned for this upcoming program on The Legal Edition. TheLegalEdition.com
♦ Show Topic: Toxic Food–Toxic Metals–What We Don’t Know Might Kill Us! Guest: Dr. Gary Kracoff, NMD, RPh Discussion about our tainted food supply, rife with Mycotoxins, Aflatoxins, i.e., Fungi, known and admitted to be Carcinogens by the FDA. Discussion about the increase in allowable toxins in our food and animal feed over the decades. Discussion will also include metal toxins in vaccines, what they do to the health of our nations’ children, and what can be done to make life better. Also discussed, the fungal meningitis that was allowed to grow unchecked at New England Compounding by regulatory authorities. That malady wrecked havoc with numerous lives, debilitated many, and killed more than a few. From Discussion from Tainted Food, Vaccines to Autism and the Immune System. Dr. Kracoff shares his years of experience as a Registered Pharmacist/Chemist, Naturopathic Medical Doctor, and Health and Nutrition Coach!
♦ Show Topic: From Rites to Remedies-How Homeopathic Medicine Has Saved Lives During Global Pandemics Guest: Dr. Richard Moskowitz, M.D., & Homeopathic Physician Discussion will include the Role of Homeopathic Medicine today in Childhood Illness Prevention and Cure, as well as the Successful Use of Homeopathy in History, During Times of Global Pandemics. Further discussion will include Conventional Medicine and the role of Homeopathy as a Complementary or Stand-Alone therapy to treat childhood diseases, illnesses and adult diagnoses. Dr. Moskowitz received his B. A. in 1959 from Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa, in Biochemical Sciences, and his M.D. from New York University in 1963. As part of his medical education, he completed his Internship in General Medicine at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Denver in the areas of: Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, OB/GYN, and Emergency Medicine. After completing his Medical Internship, Dr. Moskowitz other the years received Medical Licensure in several states including: Colorado, New York, New Mexico, and Massachusetts. However, it was during his thirteen years of his General Medical Practice from 1969-1982, that he became interested in incorporating natural therapies into the home birthing experience of his patients. As a result, his interests turned to Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy. He then began studying Japanese Acupuncture with Sensei Masahilo Nakazono in Santa Fe from 1974-1975; while at the same time studying Classical Homeopathy which he incorporated into his practice in 1975. As part of his formal Homeopathy Training, Dr. Moskowitz trained with the National Center for Homeopathy, based in Washington, D. C., and continued his studies with Dr. George Vithoulkas in Greece, Dr. Rajan Sankaran and colleagues in India, and other practitioners in the US and abroad. In addition to lecturing and teaching seminars and courses on homeopathy and related subjects, Dr. Moskowitz has written several books including: ‘Plain Doctoring,’ ‘Some Thoughts on the Malpractice Crisis,’ ‘Resonance: The Homeopathic Point of View,’ and his latest book ‘Plain Doctoring-Selected Writings’ released in 2013. His first book, ‘Homeopathic Medicine for Pregnancy and Childbirth,’ published in 1992 is still in print. Additional Scholarly Articles include: ‘Why I Became a Homeopath’ and ‘The Case Against Immunizations.’ In addition to his extensive medical background practicing family medicine, he was also a Graduate Fellow in Philosophy at the University of Colorado. For additional information about Dr. Moskowitz and his work: http://www.doctorrmosk.com/
♦ Show Topic: The Great Cholesterol Deception–The Story Behind the Statins Guest: Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Dr. Seneff holds multiple degrees from MIT including: an Undergraduate degree in Biophysics; M.S. and E.E. in Electrical Engineering; & Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Research Focus: Dr. Seneff’s research is at the intersection of Biology, Nutrition, and Computer Science–allowing her to develop Computational Models using Epidemiological Data from Government, Public, & Private Resources, to Determine Risk Factors for Illness and Disease. Discussion will include what Statins do, how they are designed to lower cholesterol, while in-depth research from around the Globe seemingly indicates that the war on Cholesterol just may be a Great Deception–a myth perpetrated by pharmaceutical giants for purely financial gain. The Great Cholesterol Deception will look at why Cholesterol is so essential to human life. Discussion will examine how our our government under the FDA turns a blind eye to this deception–not conducting its own clinical research, but relying on clinical data supplied by the drug manufacturers’ themselves! In addition, Dr. Seneff will explain the biological and synergistic effects of cholesterol, and why it is so vitally important for essential bodily functions–and how interfering with those functions can often bring on devastating and debilitating disease; that is, disease and illness far beyond the cardiovascular issues that statins were supposed to prevent. From studies around the Globe, Dr. Seneff will discuss her own research and those of her scientific colleagues to bear witness to the Great Cholesterol Deception, upcoming on The Legal Edition.
♦ Show Topic: Makers, Takers and the 47%–The New Wave of Safety Netters Catapulting out of Poverty and Into New Age Entrepreneurs Guest: Dr. Gareth Olds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Business Administration-Entrepreneurial Management-Harvard Business School Discussion will focus on the New Breed of Social Entrepreneurs that not only use or vie for the ‘Safety-Net,’ but Utilize it as a means to Catapult Themselves Out of Poverty and into ‘Roles’ as New Age Entrepreneurs. Based on Dr. Olds’s years of Research–gone should be the stereotypes that ‘Once in Poverty-Always in Poverty’–which some in society have labeled as ‘Perpetual Takers.’ Instead, what Dr. Olds’s research has shown, is the ‘Presence’ of the Safety Net, whether it is used or not, has ‘Forged a Route’ that would not otherwise exist–a Route that can Catapult those in Poverty into new roles as ‘Social Entrepreneurs.’ To ‘take a chance’ has always been the American Dream–to become creators–the so called ‘Makers’. Yet, the market forces of Today are Highly-Competitive–incomparable with those of years past when the first immigrants came to this country to make their way. Today, market forces are leaving those on the ‘Lower Economic Rungs’ with a much steeper ladder to climb. Whether disadvantaged by lack of Education, declining Health, or just plain Poverty–None of these should define one’s financial future. Most Importantly, Dr. Olds’s Research Data Shows that the Safety-Net is in fact, giving a Boost–‘Intended or Not’–to those ‘Willing to Take the Risk.’ New data shows the Safety-Net has become a Trampoline–there to help those who vie for it to reach new Heights–yet there to catch them when or if they should Fall. For without the Safety-Net, those wanting to Climb the traditional Ladder out of poverty Rung by Rung, would have No Way Out. Most importantly, Dr. Olds will discuss how the Public Misconception that 47% of the Population are just Takers–‘preying upon’ the 53% of Makers is factually and statistically incorrect. In fact, his research shows this belief has always been a Stereotypical Artifice of a more Affluent and Privileged class. Time permitting, discussion will include health and labor economics, applied econometrics, and the supply of entrepreneurial talent for start-ups; the importance of interpersonal trust in reducing credit market frictions and facilitating entrepreneurship; and the impact of public healthcare programs on insurance crowd-out and medical innovation. It is this cumulative effect that public healthcare and income support programs have on helping safety-net households to establish firm footing in the new Entrepreneurial Arena. Professor Olds earned his Ph.D. in Economics at Brown University in 2014, where he received the Merit Dissertation Fellowship, the National Science Foundation’s IGERT Fellowship (for an interdisciplinary program on poverty and inequality), and the Graduate Teaching Award. He also holds an A.M. from Brown University and a B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He is originally from Anchorage, Alaska, and is a Safety-Net Survivor. For information on Dr. Olds and his Research: For Government Database Information on Labor Statistics and Population Census: http://www.census.gov/cps
♦ Show Topic: The Next Generation: From Pipelines to Propaganda-Putting the ‘Best’ Energy Policies to Work [Roundtable Discussion] Guests: Massachusetts State Senator James ‘Jamie’ Eldridge, Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change and Member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy; Jim O’Reilly, Director of Public Policy at Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)–Join The Legal Edition Host & Producer, Attorney Mary Kay Elloian. An-In-Depth Roundtable Discussion will focus on Energy Policies and Energy Needs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Northeast–while exploring how Implementing a Responsible Energy Policy and Renewable Energy Generation Infrastructure can be a model for the entire Nation. In contrast to these goals, discussion will include current proposals for new pipeline infrastructures across the region with a First of its Kind Proposal for a ‘tariff-based’ cost recovery system proposed by the Energy Company itself. As proposed, the new pipeline would carry high-volume, highly volatile, pressurized, ‘fracked gas from the Pennsylvania Marcellus shale deposit to the northeast region. The proposed system would be a gas–storage and delivery system–which would allow for pressurization and storage of gas during all seasons. As proposed, it would navigate through sensitive environmental terrain, near schools, homes, businesses, and watersheds which provides safe drinking water to thousands of people in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Along the 400 mile route of pipeline would also be compressor stations–to consume a 100 foot swath of land and private property in its path–with the effect of diminishing land and home values affecting their saleability, insurability, and jeopardizing covenants of mortgaged property. The premise of the gas pipeline proposal is to bring additional energy to the region for home use and electricity generation–while at same time the energy company states its goal is to also export the gas it brings to outside the US. However, to export would bring higher profits to the energy company–while bringing substantial costs to the local environment and every rate payer in the region. With the laws of Supply & Demand in the Balance–the end result could very well be higher costs for US rate payers once exports are increased. Discussion will include what the energy data needs assessments really show are the current and projected energy needs of the region, while addressing best practices on how those energy needs can be met. With climate change looming and terrorism in the news, renewable energy is now making its way into the forefront of clean energy generation–now is the time for discussion on how to put those new energy measures to work. Discussion will include data analysis and best practices to bring clean energy to consumers, while at the same time offering new solutions to meeting energy needs and minimizing negative effects on the environment. Discussion will include New Energy Generation Initiatives that will not only protect sensitive wetlands, farmlands–and human health and safety–but will ultimately address the elephant in the room–climate change. This is one show that Legislators, Consumers, and Energy Policy wonks won’t want to miss. Also see: www.TheSolutionsProject.org for more information on how to make each and every state –totally Renewable Energy Driven! Additional Information on Senator Eldridge: https://malegislature.gov/People/Profile/jbe0 and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP): http://www.neep.org/ Additional Information on Shale Oil and Gas Risk Assessment: http://www.psehealthyenergy.org/site/view/1180
♦ Show Topic: The New Food Order: How Glyphosate, Herbicides & GMO’s Are Shaping Our Future – & What the Food Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know Guest: Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She holds multiple degrees from MIT including: B.S. in Biophysics, M.S. and E.E. in Electrical Engineering, Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Her Approach Includes Analysis and Synthesis of Data from Research Literature & Web-Based Epidemiological Data Related to Health and Environmental Toxins. Discussion focus: Herbicides and GMO’s are all around us–but are they safe? So much information in the media–but is that information ‘unbiased?’ Learn more from a Senior Research Scientist from MIT who is not only using her skills as a formidable researcher in biological sciences but is combining her research and deduction skills using super computers to garner and parse unfathomable amounts of information. From raw research data to full-blown studies from around the globe, Dr. Seneff will share her findings and her opinions based upon years of researching scientific papers, studies and peer reviewed journal submissions. She will answer the question based upon her years of research study and evaluations of scientific literature whether Herbicides are truly safe, and how they work synergistically with GMO crops and other toxic chemicals in the environment today. Discussion will include how will the new Frankenfoods of today could affect us tomorrow and down the road–and the Public’s Right to Know What’s in Their Food. Additional discussion will include Updates on Truth in Labeling Litigation currently ongoing in the Northeast in the state of Vermont—Litigation by Food Industry Trade Groups & Big Business Aimed at Preventing the State of Vermont from Putting their Labeling Law in Effect–even though the Governor of Vermont already signed the Labeling Bill into Law. One might ask, why would big business spend millions of dollars on fighting truth in labeling? That is, if they truly believe their products are just as good, and substantially similar to conventional products? If you are unsure–watch the upcoming episode of “The New Food Order…” on The Legal Edition.
For more information about Dr. Seneff and her Research: http://people.csail.mit.edu/seneff/ To View International Research on the Effects of GMO’s in Animal Studies: http://gmojudycarman.org/ & the Effects of GMO’s and Herbicides on Humans, Animals and Crops: http://www.gmoseralini.org
♦ Show Topic: Our Oceans–Our Survival–One Earth (Two Part Extended Interview Edition) – Part TWO is Available as Seen on ‘The Legal Edition: Unabridged‘ Guest: Dr. James J. McCarthy, Ph.D., Alexander Agassiz Professor of Biological Oceanography at Harvard University; Former Director of Harvard’s Museum of Comparative Zoology; and Co-Author on the First Intergovernmental Panel (IPCC) Report on Climate Change. Dr. McCarthy is also a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS); a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the AAAS, our Nation’s Largest Scientific Association; and Current Chair of the Board of Directors for the Union of Concerned Scientists. Additionally, Dr. McCarthy served as the first chair of the international committee that establishes research priorities and oversees implementation of the International Geosphere – Biosphere Program (IGBP); Founding Editor for the American Geophysical Union’s Global Biogeochemical Cycles. For the past two decades Dr. McCarthy has worked as an author, reviewer, and as a co-chair with the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). For the Third IPCC Assessment, he headed Working Group II, which had responsibilities for assessing impacts of and vulnerabilities to global climate change. He was also one of the lead authors on the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, and a Vice-Chair of the 2007 Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment. Dr. McCarthy is also the Recipient of the New England Aquarium’s David B. Stone award for distinguished service to the environment and the community. Program discussion will focus on his role in Co-Authoring one of the First Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports (IPCC) in 1990, and subsequent climate change reports. He will discuss the state of our oceans and its importance to our own survival: from the glaciers in Greenland to the ice shelves in Antarctica–melting in the poles has been unprecedented on the past decades with no end in sight. This program will dispel the myths of whether melting is actually occurring and why. Melting of the polar regions is not a new phenomenon–yet the rate of melting is unprecedented. Discussion will include: acidification, carbon, disappearing ice shelves and coral reefs, and extinction of key marine populations essential to the biological health of our seas. Discussion will also include drilling for black gold–how both drilling and pollution affects the biology and chemistry of our oceans–and the marine populations that inhabit it. This is one program that everyone who cares about preserving our great oceans–and ultimately ensuring our own survival must see!
♦ Show Topic: Managing the Risks of Climate Change While Averting Economic Disaster (an overview) Guest: Dr. Dale Jorgenson, Ph.D., Samuel W. Morris University Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and Professor of Policy at John F. Kennedy School of Government–and Author of the newly released book on the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation: “Double Dividend” Dr. Jorgenson–past President of the American Economic Association in 2000–and named a Distinguished Fellow of the Association in 2001. He served as a Founding Member of the Board on Science, Technology, and Economic Policy of the National Research Council in 1991; and Chairman of its Board from 1998 to 2006. Additionally, he served as Chairman of Section 54, Economic Sciences, of the National Academy of Sciences from 2000 to 2003; in addition to holding office as President of the Econometric Society in 1987. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards, and has authored more than 36 books and 300 articles on Economics. He most recently co-authored, Double Dividend: Environmental Taxes and Fiscal Reform in the United States. Discussion will focus on the issue of climate change, recent EPA rulings, in addition to economic productivity and the overwhelming need to minimize economic loss. With the increase in the frequency and intensity of violent storms, extreme weather conditions–as well as arid growing conditions–business and industry must brace for the additional costs of lost productivity, loss of property, loss of life, and increase in insurance costs that may drive prices higher than ever anticipated by consumers and CEO’s. Yet, the cost of doing nothing about climate change is no longer a viable option–as insurers refuse to underwrite high-risk areas of the country as well as the most vulnerable industries. Unlike the past, costs of rebuilding infrastructures may no longer be be borne by the government to reestablish communities devastated by coastal storms, inland hurricanes and tornadoes–especially where insurers had refused to underwrite them and Congress has not appropriated monies to rebuild. Whether acknowledged or not–climate change is here to stay..and policymakers need to stop that debate and start finding solutions to manage its affects. Experts agree–we are in uncharted territory with no time to spare–and as a result of procrastination and spurious debate–we must mitigate the risks in ways unprecedented in the past. This is one show that not only will focus on the financial affects of climate change, but the devastating market affects on the economy and on the American public if left unabated. Like it or Not–the Scientific Majority are in Consensus–climate change is real! The time has long passed on that debate..Now it’s time to find solutions. This is one episode of The Legal Edition that will give economic and policy assessments to this oft debated and often ill informed issue. Dr. Jorgenson, a much sought after scholar on the Economy & Climate Change provides solid, empirical, evidence-based discussion on whether climate change is real and the economic effects that will occur if left unabated. This is one episode of The Legal Edition that will provide economic assessments and mitigation strategies of one of the most critical issues of our time. For further biographical and scholarly information about Dr. Jorgenson and his research on the effects of climate change: http://scholar.harvard.edu/jorgenson/home
Second in a Series – Dirty Little Secrets the Oil & Gas Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know! Research Chronicles of Dr. Anthony Ingraffea on the Perils of Hydraulic Fracturing, aka ‘Fracking’ & the Viability of Fully Renewable Energy-Driven States
♦ Show Topic: The Path Less Traveled–From Dirty Fossil Fuel to Clean Renewable Energy–Creating ‘State-Based’ Infrastructures that Promote In-State Job Growth While Benefiting the Local Environment Guest: Dr. Anthony. R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E. is the Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering and Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow at Cornell University; President of Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy; Research Member Cornell (Hydraulic) Fracture Group, and Expert on ‘Fracking’ As a concerned scientist/engineer–and President of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc.–Dr. Ingraffea engages beyond the academy to further inform and educate the public on critical scientific issues that involve the public health and safety–such as Hydraulic Fracturing, aka Fracking. More information about his work as President of Physicians, Scientists, and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc., can be found at www.psehealthyenergy.org Dr. Ingraffea is also a lead Researcher in the Cornell Fracture Group that is working with other researchers to create, verify and validate computational simulation systems for fracture control in engineered systems. The educational research is focused on both experimental testing and numerical simulation of fatigue and fracture in spectrum of materials. For more information on his fracturing work, www.cfg.cornell.edu For additional biographical information about Dr. Ingraffea, http://www.cee.cornell.edu/people/profile.cfm?netid=ari1 Program discussion will clarify what is Fracking and the infrastructure that it entails, and clarify what are Greenhouse Gasses and their longevity and persistence in the environment. Dr. Ingraffea will also elaborate how he and his colleagues have researched and determined how NOT ONLY the entire State of New York can be adapted to be fully Renewable Energy driven–but the entire nation! That model includes–making that state ‘Energy Independent’–while Creating Good Paying ‘State-Based’ Jobs in the Process. This ‘Clean Jobs’ and ‘Environmental Infrastructure’ Model has been researched and adapted to meet the needs of each and every state–which in turn–can bolster a state’s economy, create new jobs, and enhance quality of life. To learn more how Your State can become Renewable Energy Driven, visit http://thesolutionsproject.org/
♦Show Topic: First in a Series You Won’t Want to Miss! Environmental Series: ‘Fracking Our Future’ – Dirty Little Secrets the Oil & Gas Industry Doesn’t Want you to Know! Show Topic: From Pipelines to Profits to a Community Near You… Guest: John Rumpler, Esq., Sr. Attorney for Environment America From Marcellus to Massachusetts–the Shale Deposit from Appalachia up to the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts. Pristine lands, countless watersheds, lay in jeopardy as oil and gas industries mobilize to exploit our most pristine natural resources–convince unsuspecting homeowners to sell their mineral rights beneath their lands, turn clean water into toxic soup, industrialize watersheds with compressors, pipelines, holding tanks, and methane flares–practices that utilize our most precious resource–water–toxifying it–removing it forever from our water supply. We ask the question, could these practices create new Hazardous Waste or Superfund sites of the future? This discussion is for everyone around the nation–from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania to the foothills of California–anyone who cares about clean air, clean water, quality of life, and open space for this generation and the next. It is first in the series: ‘Fracking Our Future…Dirty Little Secrets the Oil & Gas Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know!’
♦Show Topic: LEEDing By Design: How Eco-Friendly ‘Sustainable’ Green Building Standards Can be Friendly to the Environment and the Bottom Line Guest: Chris Schaffner, P.E., LEED Fellow, The Green Engineer, Inc. (a Certified B Corp.) Discussion will focus on Standards that are used in Sustainable Green Buildings that can alleviate energy-efficiency issues, save money, create a better environment for workers–and have a better impact on the community. Further discussion on what LEED Certification entails, and how it is applied across the nation where energy efficiency and technological advancement are center to creating buildings of the future.
♦Show Topic: ‘B’ Certified: The Beneficial ‘B-ing’ That is Sweeping Across Massachusetts & the Nation Guest: Erik Trojian, Director of Policy at B Lab, New York City, New York; With Offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & San Francisco California Discussion on Third Party B-Certification–What it is and How it Enhances the Statutorily Created Benefit Corporation Mission: Host Mary Kay Elloian, Esq., & B Lab Policy Director, Erik Trojian, will discuss ‘Beneficial B-ing’, that is What it Means to be B Certified, Why B Certification is so Important, What B-Lab’s Third Party Certification Policy & Procedures Entail, and How Receiving Your ‘B’ Will Ultimately Distinguish Your Corporation, Create Good-Will, & Keep it ‘on track’ to Maximize the Endowed ‘Benefits’ of the Triple Bottom Line–that is, People, Planet & Profits. Discussion Will Also Include the Distinction Between What is a B Certified Corporation and What is a ‘Benefit Corporation’ as Established by Law.
♦Show Topic: The Carbon-Nation: Politics & Policies and the New Global Crisis…Stemming the Crisis State by State Guest: State Senator Michael Barrett, Co-Sponsor of the Massachusetts Carbon Tax Bill (as modeled after Federal Legislation proposed by Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) & Barbara Boxer (D-CA). Discussion will focus on the fiscal policies that are necessary for a state and nation to be socially responsible with the carbon pollutants entering the environment as a result of business, industry and daily living. In addition, policies and methodologies will be explored that can provide a cleaner and healthier environment with more responsible energy initiatives being put in place–including Solar. Models for discussion include fiscal and environmental initiatives that are currently hailed not only as ‘workable’ but ‘working’ by socially progressive nations around the globe. Join us for a candid discussion on fiscal and environmental policies working together for the common good–to usher in a cleaner, healthier, and more robust energy policy for tomorrow.
♦Show Topic: Occupy Wall Street From Within–Transformation from Obstructionism to Activism–the Movement to Reclaim Our American Values & Our Economy Guest: Dr. Mark Albion, Former Dean of Harvard Business School and Professor of Economics & Marketing, Faculty Founder of Net Impact, Author of 7 books and named a NY Times Best Selling Author. Dr. Albion is also the founder of six companies including ‘Net-Impact’ to assist Students in Finding Socially Responsible Careers; he was also named 2010 Entrepreneur of the year; and most notably has co-founded More Than Money Careers, Benefit LLC. Dr. Albion holds five degrees, including a joint PhD in Business & Economics from Harvard University and Harvard Business School. Discussion will focus on how positive change will occur only by “Occupying Wall Street From Within.” That is, by changing long held tenets of profit over people. By educating a new generation of students and business owners how positive change can be achieved–and ‘profitability’ maximized in the process. That is, reintroducing ethics, accountability and transparency to a marketplace that is now devoid of it. To encourage a new system of metrics for measuring and defining what ‘profitability’ really is. To employ the maxim “Change Takes Time–But it can be Achieved Only if we Begin.” Discussion will include how the new Benefit Corporation model is a step in the right direction, in addition to educating our nations’ young people as to the vital importance of reclaiming our nation’s future. Occupying Wall Street from Within–a Social Concept and a Business Model that will change the way America does Business–for Good.
>>Watch For This Two part Series With Dr. Terry Mollner-Member, Board of Directors of VT Based Ben & Jerry’s on ‘Social Responsibility & Common Good Investing’ <<
$$$ Show Topics ‘Two Part Series’: Common Good Investing & Common Good Capitalism: the Next Layer in the Maturation of Socially Responsible–Impact–All Investing—& Its Effect on Wall St Show (2 Part Series).
♦Show Topic-Part 1 of 2: Common Good Investing: A New Path To Common Good Capitalism Show
♦Show Topic-Part 2 of 2: Common Good Capitalism: The Inevitability of Common Good Investing
Guest: Dr. Terry Mollner, Outspoken Member, Board of Directors of VT Based Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream; a Founder of Calvert Social Investment Funds and the Calvert Foundation, Pioneer of the First Socially Responsible Mutual Funds, Chair of the Trusteeship Institute and Stakeholders Capital; Author & Lecturer on Common Good Investing. Dr. Mollner will be discussing Common Good Investing & Common Good Capitalism.
Dr. Terry Mollner, will join the Host & Producer of The Legal Edition, Massachusetts Attorney & Business Consultant Mary Kay Elloian, in a discussion on ‘Socially Responsible Investing.’ Dr. Mollner will draw on his Decades of Experience as a ‘Pioneer in Social Responsible and Impact Investing’ since the 1970’s to elaborate on how Common Good Capitalism will Emerge Victorious on Wall St. and the Nation. Discussion will focus on how purely profit-driven companies will fade into the past, and will no longer be a progressive business model for doing business and attracting new investors and capital. The ‘profits first model’ will give way to a more Robust and Community-Based Business Model of Capitalism embracing the reality that ‘we are all in this together.’ A reality that becomes all too apparent when we see our economy still sluggish after several months of economic downturn and stagnation. Discussion will explore how corporate profits via public trust and confidence actually increase when corporations set their priorities to provide ‘first’ for ‘The Common Good’ and ‘Do The Right Thing’ by their Employees, their Communities, their Stakeholder, and the Environment. Further discussion will include the stages of ‘Maturity’ for Corporations and Nations as Identified by the Common Good Business Model, to build toward an ‘Evolutional Hierarchy’ of Maturity of caring for The Common Good. It is unmistakable, that Redefining Business Priorities to Align With The Common Good, actually affects the corporate and national bottom line in a powerful and productive way. That ‘Good Will’ is not just a Business School Precept, but a clear reality in today’s emerging world of ‘Socially Conscious’ Businesses and Consumers. An In-depth analysis of the History and Evolution of ‘Common Good Investing,’ will provide a clear blueprint on how Common Good Capitalism will Inevitably Emerge in the Private Sector as ‘Fully Funded’ by Wall Street, and ‘Embraced’ by Corporations as a means to Ensure their Own Survival. If you Care about–Harnessing ‘Good Will’–‘Gaining Marketshare’–and ‘Doing Good’–These are Two Shows you Won’t Want to Miss!
♦Show Topic: ‘Benefitting Our Children After College’–Innovations in Job Creation & Employment for the New Millennium & Beyond Guest: Steve Grossman, Treasurer and Receiver-General of the Commonwealth & Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate. Steve Grossman, Treasurer and Receiver-General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will join the Host of The Legal Edition, Massachusetts Attorney & Business Consultant Mary Kay Elloian, to present Innovative Ideas and Topics of Discussion on Fiscal Responsibility, Job Creation & Employment to Combat the Rising Number of College Grads still seeking employment in Massachusetts, and around the nation. This is an Eye Opener for New Grads & Employers seeking ways to put new Life and Energy into their Corporations and Businesses. Discussion will include Enterprising ways to harness the Innovative Ideas, Skills, and Enthusiasm of New Grads, while Kick-Starting their Careers, Stimulating Innovation, and Creating a New Business & Innovation Paradigm. ~~~ >June – July 2013 Show Topic: ‘To ‘B’ or Not to “B’ & What’s in the Benefit? ‘How to Be Socially Responsible & Profitable at the Same Time’ Special Guest: Attorney William H. Clark, Jr., of the Philadelphia, PA Law Firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, Drafter of the Model Legislation as being adopted around the Nation. New ‘Benefit Corporation’ Panel Guests include: Carter Powers, COO, DiMagi, Inc. (international), and Laura Stanton, Dancing Deer Baking Company, Inc. (nationwide). This is one Show The Business Community Will Not Want to Miss! Attorney Clark, of the Pennsylvania law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP, joins the Host of The Legal Edition–Attorney, Business & Policy Consultant Mary Kay Elloian, and a panel of National & International Benefit Corporation Executives–to discuss the Adoption of the New Benefit Corporation Legislation & Business Model–and its Effect Upon their Bottom Line. Panel Benefit Corporations include: DiMagi, Inc. & Dancing Deer Baking Company, Inc. Discussion by executives of national and international corporations address how the new adoption of the Benefit Corporation status has allowed them to Benefit their Employees, their Stakeholder, their Communities and the Environment while still Adding to their Bottom Line. This new ‘Triple Bottom Line’ of People, Planet & Profits is a Business Model that not only gives back to Employees who are making these companies great, but the environment and the nation in which they reside. Whoever said a corporation can only be profitable when they give back to their shareholders has missed the point of the New Benefit Corporation. This newly created Entity, will reward all Shareholders and Stakeholders for a job well done, while making money and gaining accolades all at the same time. This program is for all corporations that want to be socially and environmentally responsible–making them a highly sought after, new breed of Socially Responsible Corporations. That is, where Corporations ACT like RESPONSIBLE PEOPLE–by Being a SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE Business Model for ‘GOOD.’
♦Show Topic: Developing a Business in Massachusetts with the Small Business Administration as Your Guide…How the SBA Can Help Small Businesses Get Funding, Get Off The Ground, & Keep on Going! Guest: Lisa Gonzalez Welch, Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration located in Boston, MA
♦Show Topic: ‘The Fiscal Cliff and the New Tax Rules: How They Affect You, Your Family, Your Business & Your Job’ Guest: Marcy L. Fink, CPA, PC, Burlington, MA, Tax Expert & CPA for Individuals, Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs.
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