Hour 1 - 3
Hour 1 - Cecilia Satori (local activist) comes on the show to talk about the March Against Monsanto happening everywhere this weekend and locally at the Tempe Farmer's Market
Hour 2 -- Ed Forchion (aka NJ Weedman) provides an update
Hour 3 - John McAfee (Libt Candidate for President) comes on the show to talk about his campaign
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Local activist comes on the show to talk about the March Against Monsanto event this weekend held around the world. Locally, it will be held at the Tempe Farmer's Market located at 805 S Farmer Avenue; Tempe, AZ
On May 21, 2016, activists around the world will, once again, unite to March Against Monsanto.
Why do we march?
Research studies have shown that Monsanto's genetically-modified foods can lead to serious health conditions such as the development of cancer tumors, infertility and birth defects. In the United States, the FDA, the agency tasked with ensuring food safety for the population, is steered by ex-Monsanto executives, and we feel that's a questionable conflict of interests and explains the lack of government-lead research on the long-term effects of GMO products. Recently, the U.S. Congress and president collectively passed the nicknamed "Monsanto Protection Act" that, among other things, bans courts from halting the sale of Monsanto's genetically-modified seeds.
For too long, Monsanto has been the benefactor of corporate subsidies and political favoritism. Organic and small farmers suffer losses while Monsanto continues to forge its monopoly over the world's food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup. Monsanto's GMO seeds are harmful to the environment; for example, scientists have indicated they have caused colony collapse among the world's bee population.
What are solutions we advocate for?
Vote with your dollar by buying organic and boycotting Monsanto owned companies that use GMOs in their products. Labeling of GMOs so that consumers can make those informed decisions easier. Repealing relevant provisions of the US's "Monsanto Protection Act." Calling for further scientific research on the health effects of GMOs. Holding Monsanto executives and Monsanto-supporting politicians accountable through direct communication, grassroots journalism, social media, etc. Continuing to inform the public about Monsanto's secrets. Taking to the streets to show the world and Monsanto that we won't take these injustices quietly. We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That's why we March Against Monsanto.
We will not stand for cronyism. We will not stand for poison. That's why we March Against Monsanto.
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Sugar Coated - Documentary...
How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic?
It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world's food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again?
Today, industry is deploying its old tactics and pulling out the old adage "we just eat too damn much." This time consumers aren't buying it. The critics have gotten smarter, bolder, and madder and science is catching up.
Pediatric endocrinologist, Dr. Robert Lustig thinks we've all been 'frucked' by industry. He's evangelical, blaming sugar for a waiting room filled with obese kids with fatty livers. His flock of five million online followers grows daily. In the court of public opinion, he's part of a leading group of experts who are putting sugar on trial.
But Japan's not waiting for the verdict. For the first time in history, their children are burdened with lifestyle diseases that their parents never faced. To counter a health crisis that could sink their economy, Japan's introduced a radical new law that takes aim at another 'bottom line': the girth of the nation's waistlines.
Pulling back the curtain on the sugar-coated tactics of an industry once again under attack, this documentary will give you a chilling feeling of déjà vu. Today the industry is back sweetening the message. But this time, history comes knocking.
When the doors closed at the Great Western Sugar Company in Colorado in 1976, someone forgot to sweep the floor. Gathering dust in the archives were 1500 pages of internal documents exposing how the Sugar Industry used Tobacco-style tactics to dismiss troubling health claims against their products. Denver dentist turned postdoctoral scholar at the UCSF School of Medicine, Cristin Kearns, knew she'd stumbled on something big: the industry's secret playbook. Her mentor, Stan Glantz, the superstar professor from San Francisco who brought down Big Tobacco warns, it's going to get dirty.
While industry and science duke it out, are we sitting on a dietary time bomb?
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Sugar Poison: Chocolate
With two films on the Oscar shortlist, Emmy-nomination and Gemini-winning Michèle Hozer has been working as a filmmaker and editor in Canada since 1987. To date, she has worked on more than 50 documentaries. Her work has received accolades from the most prestigious film festivals in the world, including the Sundance Film Festival and the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam. Shake Hands with The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire won both the 2007 Emmy for Best Documentary and the Audience Award at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Promise to the Dead picked up her first International Emmy nomination as an editor. But her directorial debut with Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould won the coveted spot on the Academy Award short list as well as a Gemini for Best Biography. Since its premiere at TIFF in 2009, that feature-length documentary has been seen by audiences in Britain, Australia, Japan, and across North America.
In 2012, The Director's Guild of Canada (DGC) awarded The Allan King Award for Excellence in Documentary to Michèle and team for West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson. At the same time, she picked up both the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival Editing Award and top honours from her peers at Canadian Cinema Editors.
Sugar Coated is Michèle's first solo feature-length documentary in the combined roles of director, editor, and producer, probing the role of sugar in a global healthcare epidemic. The film, in association with TVO and ZDF/ARTE, is set to reach international audiences in 2015.
Sugar poison: Ice cream
Janice Dawe has built a reputation as a trusted producer who provides business guidance and support to creative-minded filmmakers. She has 25 years of hands-on expertise producing documentaries, dramas and digital media projects for broadcast and distribution around the world.
Janice's Executive Producer credits include the award-winning Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children exploring the dilemma of child soldiers, and The Experimental Eskimos which chronicles a Canadian social experiment gone wrong. She also pioneered digital media documentary storytelling with the Gemini-nominated City Sonic mobile application released just as the iPhone 3 came to market. As head of production at White Pine Pictures, Janice oversaw such Oscar shortlisted documentaries as Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould and A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman.
Janice began working with Michèle Hozer on Sugar Coated in late 2012 when TVO expressed interest in the documentary. She worked closely with Michèle and Associate Producer, Nathalie Bibeau, to finance and create an important and definitive documentary, as well as an exciting iPhone app that will contribute to building Canada's first "free sugar" database.
Associate Producer/Digital Media Producer
Sugar Poison: Anything maple
With 13 years in the industry, Nathalie Bibeau has traveled the world in service of award-winning documentaries. A story lover from the start, she found a mentor at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation who brought her into the fold of the groundbreaking series, Canada: A People's History. During her career at the in-house production unit of the CBC, she went on to produce acclaimed series such as 8th Fire, nominated for the Canadian Screen Awards, and Africa on the Move, which won the Gemini for Best Documentary Series in 2011.
Her work as a producer and director has taken her everywhere from the sub-Arctic to Angola and the swamps of Louisiana. She has written for the Globe and Mail, hosted the Peter Gerretsen Awards at Ryerson University, and volunteered for War Child in Ethiopia. She holds a B.A. from McGill University and an M.A. in Russian History from the University of Toronto - and she's fluent in Swedish, of all things.
Michèle Hozer and Janice Dawe brought Nathalie onto Sugar Coated after signing a development deal with TVO, and she has worked closely with them on all aspects of the project for the last 2 years. Most notably, she secured financing for the Sugar Coated digital media project, including an immersive web experience and a mobile app to become Canada's first tracker of "free sugar".
This is her first production outside of CBC.
Russ started his road to a career in music studying guitar and classical flute in the early 70's. He worked as a recording engineer in the late 70's, making records for bands, and gradually started doing audio post for video. Russ also played keyboards in several bands including New Regime, who were signed to RCA Records in the 1980's.
Russ also studied harmony and composition at the Royal Conservatory from 1999-2001.
From 1994 to 2014 he owned and operated Kitchen Sync Digital Audio, specializing in mixing documentary films. His facility was one of the first in Canada to go completely tapeless. Russ has worked as sound supervisor or sound editor on many award-winning documentary films and drama series including Cracked, The Border, Shake Hands With the Devil, Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, Turning Points in History, The Nature of Things. He has also composed music for many television shows, including The Famine Within, Hitman Hart and Outlaw Bikers.
Most recently he wrote the music for Sugar Coated which is opening to sold out screens at Hot Docs 2015.
Sugar Poison: Dark chocolate mousse
Television journalist and veteran producer/director, Roxana Spicer, began her career at the CBC, working all major prime-time network information programs, including the fifth estate, Marketplace, the Journal, and The Nature of Things, logging 200 hours of credited directing. One of CBC's pioneer videographers, she also filmed investigative stories in Moscow, Munich, Belfast, and Havana.
As a freelance filmmaker, her work has won major awards at the New York Film Festival (Bronze World medal for Best Social Documentary 2014), the Columbus International Film Festival, and in 2013, at the Canadian News and Current Affairs Awards (RTNDA's), two of her short form documentaries won Best Information program and Best Long Feature.
Last season, she wrote and directed the highest rated one-hour special for Global TV's flagship current affairs series about dementia, Unspooling the Mind.
Her personal POV feature length documentary, The Traitor's Daughter is currently in development. She is also a regular collaborator with the Cutting Factory, as a writer for Sugar Coated.
Design and Animation
Sugar Poison: Ice cream
Nick Sewell is a Toronto-based designer and creative director. Working in broadcast design since 1999, Nick has created work for clients including MTV, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Sports Center, PBS, and CTV.
His film work includes title design for David Cronenberg's Spider, Irvine Welsh's Ecstasy, William Shatner's The Captains and Fight Like Soliders, Die Like Children.
His work has appeared in numerous graphics and post-production publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, Applied Arts Annual, M21 and Boards magazine. His work has also earned acclaim internationally, including over 16 Broadcast Design Awards.
Design and Animation
Sugar Poison: Pulparindo
With over 12 years experience in broadcast design, Hector has created work for a diverse range of clients that include Cartoon Network, SpikeTV, BBC, CTV and David Cronenberg, as well as advertising agencies such as JWT, Ogilvy and FCB. His work has been showcased in several design publications such as Stash, Design In Motion, Applied Arts and Boards magazine and has garnered several BDA gold, silver and bronze awards.
Hector is also an instructor in the Illustration program at the Ontario College Of Art and Design where he teaches digital mixed media illustration techniques and Illustrated Activism. He also teaches and developed the syllabus for the new Animated Illustration course.
Sugar Poison: Portuguese custard tarts
Nava Rastegar began her career in media production through CMPA's Screen Based Media Production Program. Under the mentorship of Janice Dawe and Michèle Hozer, Nava took on both a business affairs and production management role at The Cutting Factory in 2013. Since, she has managed successful funding applications for film, television, and transmedia projects, as well as managing the production of Sugar Coated.
Prior to her career in media production, Nava held positions at TIFF and HotDocs. She also holds a B.A in History and Art as well an M.A in German History at the University of Toronto. Nava is constantly undertaking new challenges by assisting independent producers on their projects to achieve creative and commercial success.
Darby's narrative work as a film editor has been celebrated internationally at film festivals worldwide as well as in his native Toronto at the Toronto International Film Festival, Reel Asian International Film Festival and the Canadian Film Centre's Worldwide Short Film Festival. Notable film credits include Secret Trial 5 (2014), Banana Bruises (2007), Soap (2009) and Miklat (2013).
In the documentary sphere, Darby developed his craft working under one of Canada's finest documentary film director/editors, Michèle Hozer. It was during these years that Darby refined his philosophical approach to post-production while learning the meticulous inner workings of the entire post-production process, working on some of Canada's most widely distributed and recognized documentary films, such as Triage (2008), the Glenn Gould biography The Genius Within (2009), The Team (2010), The West Wind (2011) and Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children (2013), all produced by the award-winning production company White Pine Pictures.
Hour 2 -- Ed Forchion (aka NJ Weedman) provides an update on what he is doing
aka NJ Weedman
On top of various weed charges, Ed is being prosecuted for:
1) Selling chicken after 11 pm
2) "Cyber-bullying" a cop
3) Having security cameras
4) Smoking in public (in Trenton city council meeting)
NJ Weedman's Joint raided by police narcotics squad http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/04/police_raid_nj_weedmans_joint_in_trenton.html
NJ Weedman promises to give prosecutor legal 'ass whooping' after major bust http://nj1015.com/nj-weedman-promises-to-give-prosecutor-legal-ass-whooping-after-major-bust/
'Butthurt' Trenton police officer arrests NJ Weedman for cyberbullying; ACLU bashes charges http://www.trentonian.com/article/TT/20160516/NEWS/160519794
Weedman busted for calling cop a 'pedophile,' so he calls cop a 'tender-butt' http://nj1015.com/weedman-busted-for-calling-cop-a-pedophile-so-he-calls-cop-a-tender-butt/
NJ Weedman promises to give prosecutor legal 'ass whooping' after major bust http://nj1015.com/nj-weedman-promises-to-give-prosecutor-legal-ass-whooping-after-major-bust/
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Former Trump Employee Speaks Out:
A former Trump employee is protesting Trump's visit in Lawrenceville, NJ. Even though he isn't supporting Trump for president he discusses waiting on Trump numerous times and the positive experience he has had with him along with respecting his business skills prior to Trump running for president.
Hour 3 - John McAfee (Libertarian Candidate for President) comes on the show to talk about his campaign
An Anti-Virus Pioneer and Privacy Advocate, John comes on the show to talk about his run for the Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States
John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus industry, and Libertarian Candidate for President of the United States. In his 70 years, McAfee served as chief executive of a multi-billion dollar organization and launched over 30 businesses in the U.S. and abroad. McAfee believes that The Libertarian Party is America's only hope to restore sanity to our government.
OUR CAMPAIGN RE-IMAGINES 21ST CENTURY POLITCS
I'm running for president of the United States as a candidate of the Libertarian Party.
The Libertarian Party stands for Freedom, Privacy and Personal Responsibility. Libertarians believe that government best serves by leaving us alone to live our lives as we see fit.
Libertarians believe that our bodies belong to ourselves, not to the government. We believe that we should not harm one another, and that we should not take each other's stuff. We believe our current government is engorged, bloated and inefficient and that it no longer serves us.
The Libertarian Party is America's only hope to restore sanity to our government.
Millions of Libertarians are working to take back our country from the two-party machine. I hope you will join us."
-John D. McAfee
Anti-discrimination fights and debate disses shape the last pre-convention debate of leading Libertarian Party presidential candidates.
Brian Doherty|May. 17, 2016 9:45 am
The Nevada Libertarian Party worked hard to put together a prominent forum for the three leading presidential hopefuls in a debate held yesterday in Las Vegas. The debate, featuring former Republican Gov. Gary Johnson, movement activist and Libertarian Republic founder Austin Petersen, and antivirus software legend John McAfee, was moderated by noted stage magician and libertarian Penn Jillette, known professionally as just "Penn." (The event, whose attendance I estimate at around 300, was also a fundraiser for Penn's favorite charity, Opportunity Village, which provides opportunities and aid for the intellectually disabled.)
McAfee, after patiently and effectively participating through the multi-hour four-part debate, chose in his closing remarks to attack the very concept of it. "You may think you learned something by watching this debate. I assure you you have learned nothing at all." He then attacked the polished soundbite culture and canned answers of debates and hinted at the complicated truths they obscured. (He also used language unfit for most TV twice in this closing statement.)
I disagree with McAfee that the average viewer would "learn nothing" from the debate.
LP debate adIt is scheduled to be aired later this week on Glenn Beck's The Blaze network—numerous times, Nevada's L.P. Chair Brett Pojunis, who wrangled the event, tells me. That audience in particular may learn of an interesting political universe they barely knew existed. One longtime L.P. national committee member told me he hopes via The Blaze that this debate can become a moment of historical signficance for the L.P. and even emulate the political ferment caused by Rick Santelli's famous summoning of a new "Tea Party" movement in 2009 on CNBC.
The debate's four parts allowed the candidates to answer questions from Penn while alone on stage in "town hall" style; from local and state party members and politicos in the crowd; from famous people from afar; and to issue quick lightning round responses to various policy issues.
McAfee flashed his libertarian hard core in the lightning round and won frequent audience applause with answers in the style of: Should we end the war on drugs? We should end the war on everything. Should birth control be available without a prescription? Everything should be available without a prescription. Would you have invaded Iraq? Why invade anyone?
In his "town hall" portion conversing with Penn, McAfee jumped right in discussing his latest media controversy—being called a liar by Gizmodo over claims his compatriots hacked WhatsApp's encryption. McAfee insists that publicity only helped the stock price of the company he was recently named CEO of, MGT Capital Investments, whose stock price has more than quintupled this week, with the rise continuing after the Gizmodo article.
This seemed part of his general strategy of making sure no one can say anything bad about him he hasn't already said himself. McAfee also called himself a "walking revolution" and for those who doubt sudden and extreme change can come from unexpected places, reminded us of a couple of fellows named Lenin and Gandhi.
Penn asked McAfee to explain the most likely troubling part of his career, his eventual flight from Belize in 2012 tailed by accusations of possible complicity in the murder of a neighbor there. McAfee reiterated his innocence in the death of Gregory Faull, and he said his Belizean troubles were really a story of a "man willing to stand up to corruption at the risk of his life," one that should be a plus on his resume, not a minus. He reiterated his epigram summing up his vision of libertarianism: "our bodies and minds belong to ourselves."
Austin Petersen in his "town hall" segment discussed his pride in his own campaign's progress from scrappy outsider to seeming contender. (We won't really know for certain what's going on with L.P. delegates until they vote over Memorial Day weekend.) Petersen thinks libertarianism is a core belief of most Americans once they understand it. He instructs Libertarians to stop feeling snobbishly superior to the average American if they aren't already on board the L.P. train.
While Libertarians cannot promise a utopia on earth or that government can solve all their grievances, as he thinks your Trumps and Sanders try to do, Petersen announced that Libertarians do understand that no one knows how to live your life better than you do. (When he opined that some on the youthful Social Democratic side might want to vote for him just because he's the youngest candidate, it seemed overly optimistic.)
Gary Johnson also seems to think Libertarian views already do represent a majority of Americans, though that can never be apparent unless the party gets into the presidential debates. He hyped his New Mexico gubernatorial record of vetoes and acknowledged that he "got his ass kicked" in 2012 when he was the L.P.'s candidate, but insists his people are "a team of winners" who just happened to be beat, and are ready to redeem themselves if given the chance.
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