Dr.Sky Radio Archive-

Here is a growing archive that I started, back in 2000, with Georgia Jones, a dear friend that passed away in 2013. Over a period of some 13 years, I helped to contribute to her site, with my brand and the "Dr.Sky" archive Georgia was kind enough to produce.this archive for students to hear!....You will find well over 300 interviews that we produced, on great guests from, Astronomy, Space, Aviation and Weather topics.....with some celebrity guests in the mix too! Her website was www.teentalknetwork.com..... Georgia wanted to help young students and people of ALL ages to learn about issues that were important to them..... I will always cherish my time with Georgia and have a special place in my heart for her and her dedication to make this happen..... Rest In Peace...Georgia Jones.....the story continues...with great guests and I have you to thank for that!!

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    Artist- Trevor Paglen - Orbital Reflector with Amanda Horn/ Nevada Museum of Art / Director of CommunicationsWe may not always realize it, but art helps us change the way we see ourselves. That is why when artist Trevor Paglen imagined launching a reflective, nonfunctional satellite into low Earth orbit, the Nevada Museum of Art knew that his artistic gesture could help to change the way we see our place in the world. As the twenty-first century unfolds and gives rise to unsettled global tensions, Orbital Reflector encourages all of us to look up at the night sky with a renewed sense of wonder, to consider our place in the universe, and to reimagine how we live together on this planet. Picture a rocket launching into space. Inside of it is a reflective, inflatable sculpture affixed to a small satellite that, once ejected, will orbit the earth for several weeks before disintegrating upon re-entry into Earth’s atmosphere. While most of us realize that everyday satellites link telecommunications systems, financial and transportation infrastructure, and military functions around the globe, it is sometimes easy to forget these all-but-invisible activities. After all, they happen up there in outer space — out of sight, out of mind. Orbital Reflector changes this by transforming “space” into “place.” It makes visible the invisible, thereby rekindling our imaginations and fueling potential for the future. Nevada is situated in North America’s largest deserts. The state has seen atomic tests, military installations, and large-scale mining operations, but also experimental communities like Burning Man and the largest land-based artworks in the world. This extreme environment is also home to the Nevada Museum of Art. Risk is in our DNA. So it comes as no surprise that artist Trevor Paglen approached the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art to imagine the unimaginable. Together we embark upon an exploration of the most extreme environment of them all: outer space. Orbital Reflector is a sculpture constructed of a lightweight material similar to Mylar. It is housed in a small box-like infrastructure known as a CubeSat and launched into space aboard a rocket. Once in low Earth orbit at a distance of about 350 miles (575 kilometers) from Earth, the CubeSat opens and releases the sculpture, which self-inflates like a balloon. Sunlight reflects onto the sculpture making it visible from Earth with the naked eye — like a slowly moving artificial star as bright as a star in the Big Dipper. Global Western is an aerospace firm working with Trevor Paglen and the Nevada Museum of Art to design and manufacture Orbital Reflector. Spaceflight Industries will arrange for the launch of Orbital Reflector on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX has recently completed successful missions in collaboration with NASA and the International Space Station. Work began on this multi-year endeavor in 2015. The Museum officially announced the Orbital Reflector project at its 2017 Art + Environment Conference, where artist Trevor Paglen was a keynote presenter. In June 2018, the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC opened Sites Unseen, Trevor Paglen's major, mid-career retrospective exhibition. An early prototype for Orbital Reflector currently hangs in the Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Grand Hall.
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    Bill YenneThe Complete History of U.S. Cruise Missiles: From Kettering's 1920s' Bug & 1950's Snark to Today's Tomahawk The year 2018 celebrates the Centennial of US Cruise Missiles. In 1918 Col. Hap Arnold, future father of the U. S. Air Force, was sent overseas to France to prepare for the operational deployment of vast clouds of unmanned Kettering Bugs to be used against the German Army. This book begins with an overview covering the important subject of long-range cruise missiles, providing readers with a unique look at early programs leading to the development of the first primitive cruise missiles. Highlighted are the 1920s Kettering Bug and combat-proven German V-1 “buzz-bomb” used with such devastating effect in World War II. Covered next is the exciting first generation of U.S. turbojet-powered, long range, supersonic, winged cruise missiles, such as the Matador, Mace, Snark, Regulus, and Navaho, all of which bore the brunt of U.S. deterrence during the critical years of the Cold War in the 1950s. Having appropriately covered the history and development of cruise missiles, the focus shifts to today’s premier strategic weapon system, the BGM-109 missile that effectively checkmated the Soviet Union and ended the Cold War. In-depth text describes how this highly advanced winged vehicle evolved to become the world’s primary operational unmanned weapon today, with the Tomahawk family of cruise missiles currently numbering more than 3,000. Detailed, yet with easy-to-understand text, this book explains how and why this weapon was developed and is still being utilized in an impressive ongoing combat career. Employing a considerable archive of U.S. cruise missile data and material amassed during his extensive research, author Bill Yenne has created a compelling work containing a wealth of previously unpublished photographs plus detailed technical information that is simply unavailable in any other product on the market today. Bill Yenne is the author of more than three dozen non-fiction books, as well as ten novels. His work has been selected for Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List. He is the recipient of the Air Force Association’s Gill Robb Wilson Award for the “most outstanding contribution in the field of arts and letters [as an] author whose works have shaped how thousands of Americans understand and appreciate airpower.” .
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    Astronaut- Charles Walker / 1st Payload Specialist / 3 Time Shuttle Astronaut NAME: CHARLES D. WALKER MDC PAYLOAD SPECIALIST PERSONAL DATA: Born in Bedford, Indiana, August 29, 1948. Married to the former Susan Y. Flowers, of Joplin, Missouri. They have one daughter and one granddaughter. Recreational interests include photography, running, hiking, scuba diving, reading, collecting books on Space, and bonsai. His mother, Donna Lake Walker, resides in Bedford; his father is deceased. EDUCATION: Graduated from Bedford High School, Bedford, Indiana, in 1966; received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1971. SPECIAL HONORS: U.S. Patent No. 4,394,246, Electrophoresis Apparatus with Flow Control, issued 19 July 1983; NASA Space Flight Medal (1984, and twice in 1985); Sagamore of the Wabash, State of Indiana (November 1984); Doctor of Science, honoris causa, St. Louis College of Pharmacy (1985); Aerospace Laurels Award, Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine (1985); Lindbergh Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - St. Louis Section (1986); NASA Group Achievement Award, as consultant to the 1987-88 Space Station Operations Task Force; Engineering Astronaut Alumnus Award, Purdue University Schools of Engineering (September 1989); Kentucky Colonel, Commonwealth of Kentucky (May 1990). EXPERIENCE: Following graduation from Purdue University he worked as a civil engineering technician, land acquisition specialist and forest firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. Subsequently he was a design engineer with the Bendix Aerospace Company where he worked on aerodynamic analysis, missile subsystem design, and flight testing. He also was employed as project engineer with the Naval Sea Systems Command with responsibility for computer-controlled manufacturing systems. Mr. Walker joined the McDonnell Douglas Corporation in 1977 as a test engineer on the Aft Propulsion Subsystem for the Space Shuttle orbiters. He joined the Space Manufacturing (later named Electrophoresis Operations in Space, EOS) team as one of its original members. He shares in a patent for the McDonnell Douglas developed continuous flow electrophoresis (CFES) device. From 1979 to 1986, he was Chief Test Engineer and Payload Specialist for the McDonnell Douglas EOS commercialization project. Mr. Walker led the EOS laboratory test and operations team developing biomedical products. His contributions to the program included engineering planning, design and development, product research, and space flight and evaluation of the CFES device. He was involved with the program support activities at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and at the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas. He was responsible for training the NASA astronaut crews in the operation of the CFES payload on STS-4, STS-6, STS-7, and STS-8 shuttle flights during 1982 and 1983. In May 1986, Mr. Walker was appointed Special Assistant to the President of McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company, working in Washington, D. Mr. Walker has been an industry member of the NASA Microgravity Material Science Assessment Task Force, the NASA Space Station Office Quick-is Beautiful/Rapid Response Research Study Group, and the NASA Space Station Operations Task Force. He has been a member of the National Research Council's Space Applications Board. Mr. Walker was Faculty Course Advisor and lecturer for the International Space university 1988 summer session. He was a participant in the 1988 Center for Strategic and International Studies civil Space policy study. He served on the AIAA steering committee formulating the strategic plan for NASA's office of Commercial Programs. Mr. Walkers has served as a board member of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. He was the organizing committee chairman for the 1992 World Space Congress. He has been a national panel member of the NASA/Industry Manned Flight Awareness Program and the NASA/Industry Education Initiative. Mr. Walker advised the NASA/Purdue University space life support research center, a NASA/Penn State space commercial development center and a U.S. Department of Education/Ohio State University science education center. He is a board director of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. Mr. Walker has served as the volunteer chairman of the board of directors of Spacecause, and is past president and a current board director of the National Space Society. He is also currently a board director of the Association of Space Explorers. Walker is a professional engineer registered in California. He has authored several papers and book contributions on the EOS electrophoresis program, space development, commercialization, and space history. Mr. Walker has also written columns and articles appearing in national newspapers and numerous other publications. NASA EXPERIENCE: While never an employee of NASA, he has been extensively involved in payload preparation and on-pad processing support activities at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and in flight support at the Mission Control Center, Houston, Texas. He was responsible for training the NASA astronaut crews in the operation of the CFES payload on STS-4, STS-6, STS-7, and STS-8 shuttle flights during 1982 and 1983. Confirmed by NASA in 1983 as the first industrial payload specialist, Mr. Walker accompanied the McDonnell Douglas CFES equipment as a crew member on Space Shuttle missions 41-D, 51-D, and 61-B, accumulating 20 days of experience in space and traveling 8.2 million miles. Aboard these Space Shuttle missions Mr. Walker also performed early protein crystal growth experiments and participated as a test subject in numerous medical studies. Since 1986 Mr. Walker has served in various NASA study and review team capacities including as a member of the NASA Microgravity Material Science Assessment Task Force, the NASA Space Station Office Quick-is-Beautiful/Rapid Response Research Study Group, and the NASA Space Station Operations Task Force. He has served on the national panels of the NASA/Industry Manned Flight Awareness Program and the NASA/Industry Education Initiative.
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    Robert Berry- Performer / Songwriter / Producer Berry came into the spotlight in 1988, when he teamed with Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake & Palmer fame) and formed the band 3. Their only album, To the Power of Three, drew much criticism from progressive rock fans for its radio-friendly and polished 80's sound, considering the progressive pedigree of both Emerson and Palmer. 3 disbanded in 1989 after a successful tour supporting the album. The first single released from the album, Talkin' Bout, penned by Berry, reached #9 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Since the dissolution of 3, Berry has participated in several projects, including Tales from Yesterday, a tribute album to Yes. He was also involved in a follow-up to GTR in which he replaced Steve Hackett. Material from this project and an unreleased second 3 album appeared on Berry's solo album Pilgrimage to a Point. Berry's current band Alliance is composed of Gary Pihl from the band Boston on guitar, David Lauser from the Sammy Hagar Band on drums and Alan Fitzgerald from Night Ranger on keyboards. Berry also has contributed songs to a number of film soundtracks, including the Anthony Michael Hall film Out of Bounds. In 1999, Berry produced and performed on The Wheel of Time, an album billed as a soundtrack to the Robert Jordan fantasy series The Wheel of Time. He is currently (as of 2010) the bassist for the Greg Kihn Band. He also works as a record producer. Berry organizes dozens of sessions and tribute albums to bands such as Rush, Pink Floyd, Genesis, and Jethro Tull.[citation needed] He is also the leader of December People, which has produced four albums of Christmas music arranged in the style of various classic rock artists and performs these arrangements around the holidays.
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    Mark Landau / The Love and Forgiveness Meditation We Really Can Do Something About Our Most Massive Problems Mark Landau says the problems surrounding us today are enormous. “Man made climate disruption escalates. The corruption of our democracy is nearly complete. We edge closer to nuclear terrorism and war. We are ruled by money. We must face these facts.” He says, “Those who deny them have their heads in the sand and those who don’t, recoil, self-medicate and entertain them away. Unless enough of us get behind doing something about them, they will likely reach their logical end.” Landau says there’s still hope and we can turn the ship in a better direction, but the time to act is now. Mark Landau is the founder of L&F, The Love and Forgiveness Meditation. He’s written seven books including his latest, “A New American Evolution.”
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    David Peters - The 12 Steps To Joy And HappinessA recent article in Christianity Today states that while most scientists are not anti-religion, contrary to popular belief, the majority admittedly doesn’t believe in God or a deity. But author David L. Peters is the exception. An engineer by trade, who also studied quantum physics and cosmology for several years, David led a Roman Catholic diocesan movement for many years, leads weekly spiritual groups and is very active in his church. "From age 4, I was blessed with the sense of God being 'there' throughout my life," says David, who is now 84. "Today, my faith comes through science, as I firmly believe that quantum physics has proven, to me, the existence of a power or force behind all." David further believes that we can all apply the principles of the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to achieving joy in our everyday lives, which he explains in his book "The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness: Finding the Kingdom of God that Lies Within." When we believe that there is an insufficiency, and that we all separate from one another and separate from all creation, we create the feeling of loneliness, that is, I am me and not you, and not that, and not anything else but me. This produces feeling of total separateness, a frightening feeling that there is only me, that you are over there and not here, never here. The best we can achieve is a momentary joining in some feeling, perhaps sex as the ultimate joining in the potential creation of a new life, but never a feeling of what we truly want, a unity, a knowledge that there is someone else who I can truly join with when feeling weak, or afraid, that I can turn to and know that I am accepted as Who I Am, as I am, not just as That Over There. This feeling of insufficiency fills everything. There is never enough, there must be more. Ask Donald Trump if he has enough. He will say no, as he has when asked. Never enough. Not enough money, not enough power, not enough adoration by the crowds, just not enough. This feeling of insufficiency eats at a person, robs them of joy when they get more, causes more and more dissatisfaction. Is there any reason to wonder why the highest rate of suicide in economic classes is the wealthy class? They never have enough, they recognize that they will never have enough, and they can not stand that thought. If we truly understood that this feeling of separation is an illusion, that we really have enough of everything, then we would understand that God truly has gifted us with more than enough for all. That does not mean that we can walk away from the world’s hungry, or the world’s refugees, the homeless etc., and let God do it all, but God gave us, the world, a sufficient supply of everything. We have been left with the challenge, the work, the task, to feed the hungry, bring shelter to the homeless etc. We DO have enough, but it has to be spread around. That is our task, our role in this world where the illusion of not enough is only an illusion. I too thought of myself as separate from all else when I was much younger. (Ok, ok, my much younger is colored by my age, so let us say until I was about 40.) An area of fascination to me has always been the inner workings of the universe, the Big Bang theory, Quantum theory, and what makes up the all in all. I realized that this was treading on the domain of God, that understanding the makeup of the universe would give me some insight on the makeup of God. After all, God gave us the tools to study this phenomena, so we must need this knowledge to understand not only the universe, but to understand God in a more complete fashion. As I studied the workings of all this, I began to realize that the universe is not made up of separate objects: a star here, a galaxy there, but there was an interconnection of forces that can not be denied. a. Quantum physics illustrates the abundant nature of the universe, which reflects the goodness of God. b. Quantum physics claims that everything consists of “fields” that converge to create reality; but have no further definition of the term “field”; how better to describe the nature of God. c. Quantum physics says that it is the attractive force that generates matter as we understand it. God, being Love itself, is that attractive force. d. Quantum physics describes the universe using mathematics, but has no answers when asked ‘why’, or what is a ‘field’. e. Physicists, when being honest, understand how little is known of the universe, and so much can never be known from within the universe where we exist. f. As a person of faith and science, I see quantum physics illustrating the physicality of God in relationships, or Love. g. Our perception of our life changes our life. h. If we expect to see good things in our life, we will generally see the events that happen in our life as good, and then more good things will happen, building on the previous good thing. Even if the first look at something seems really bad, if we look deeply enough we will see the good, sometimes only a shadow or a potential of good, but it will be there for us to observe. This will lead to us trying to reach that goal, and the result will, indeed, be good for us.
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    Dr. Tanya Harrison Director of Research for Arizona State University's Space Technology and Science ("New Space") Initiative-Mars ResearchI am currently the Director of Research for Arizona State University's Space Technology and Science ("NewSpace") Initiative. I work on commercial-academic space partnerships and martian geomorphology research. I'm also a Science Team Collaborator on the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity and the upcoming Mars 2020 sample caching rover. I received my Ph.D. in Geology with a specialization in Planetary Science and Exploration from the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Planetary Science and Space Exploration (CPSX). From 2008 until 2012, I was on the science operations team for NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Context Camera (CTX) and Mars Color Imager (MARCI) at Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS). For CTX, I chose what the camera takes pictures of in a given week and then analyze those images from a geologist’s standpoint. For MARCI, I wrote weather reports for the general public, as well as a few times for the Spirit and Opportunity rover teams to alert them of any impending storms that could threaten the rovers. I was also a science team collaborator for the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Mast Cameras (Mastcam), Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), and Mars Descent Imager (MARDI). While this work was exciting, I made the decision after 4 years to return to graduate school and get my Ph.D. My undergraduate degree is in astronomy and physics from the University of Washington, and I did my graduate work in geology (well, “Earth and Environmental Sciences”) at Wesleyan University. Areas of interest include martian geomorphology and terrestrial analogues, spectroscopy, and glaciology. My work in astronomy has involved cooling mechanisms of interstellar dust clouds, diffuse interstellar bands, the metallicity of the old, metal-rich cluster NGC 6791, and the metallicity and lithium abundances of the recurrent novae T Coronae Borealis and RS Ophiuchi. I have also been active in education and public outreach, getting involved with organizations such as The Planetary Society, Expanding Your Horizons, Girl Scouts, Norwescon, The Mars Society, and The National Space Society. In my spare time, I am a professional photographer and the owner/photographer behind Station Toronto.
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    Pilot / Artist Mark Pestana-Pestana Fine ArtMark Pestana is a research pilot and project manager at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards AFB, CA. He also serves as adjunct faculty in the aerospace safety program at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering. He has flown Earth science missions through hurricanes, mapped fault lines, measured rain forest health, and sampled atmospheric pollution. He previously served as a flight crew operations engineer in the NASA Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, developing crew interfaces and procedures for the International Space Station and the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. Mark retired from the US Air Force Reserve as a Colonel, and served as a space operations engineer, NORAD orbit analyst, and as a Command Pilot flying over 5000 hours in over 30 aircraft types, and logging 213 combat reconnaissance sorties. He earned a BS in Natural Sciences and an MS in Systems Management/Research & Development. Mark is a member of the International Association of Astronomical Artists, the Society of Illustrators Los Angeles, the American Society of Aviation Artists, and the U.S. Air Force Art Program. Ten of his paintings are in the Pentagon collection. Among many awards, he received First Place in the 2007 Aviation Week & Space Technology Magazine’s art competition, Space category. He also has the unique distinction of designing nine Space Shuttle mission patches for the astronauts. He is a board member of the non-profit Arts, Science, and Technology Corporation, providing volunteer support and education services in science, technology, engineering, arts/agriculture, and math (STEAM). He is a part-time actor and member of the Screen Actors Guild, appearing in several TV productions and one feature film…so far.
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    Dr. Donald Pet M.D.Why Einstein Would Want You to Interview this Psychiatrist After Alfred Einstein realized E=mc2 would lead to the creation of nuclear weapons, he said, "A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels.” What kind of thinking was he talking about? Dr. Donald Pet says that Einstein’s most important discovery was recognizing that we all born addicted to an “either/or…right/wrong way” of thinking that threatens our very survival… and we don’t even realize it. In order to reverse this trend, Dr. Pet founded Educational Community (EC) nonprofit corporation, a free college level course, whose mission is to inspire Einstein’s World Peace Army, a million-member movement to popularize the newer way of thinking Einstein envisioned. Pet is the author of “Seven Word Switches to Happiness, Love and Peace.” After training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Pet worked with addicts at a U.S. Federal Narcotics prison/hospital with great success. As a consultant to the White House on substance abuse he had the opportunity to evaluate treatment programs around the country. His EC initiative has been endorsed by Jack Canfield, Brian Tracy and many others.
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    Greg Kihn Singer/ Performer Rock/Roll Legend Greg will be fondly remembered as an 80s music icon for his two catchy, chart-topping hits, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em) in 1981 and the 1983 smash single, “Jeopardy,” which charted #2 on the Billboard Top 100. First signed in 1973 to the now legendary record label, Beserkley Records, Greg was the focal point of a roster at that time that included Jonathan Richman, Earthquake and The Rubinoos….artists who all performed and recorded melodic pop with a strong 60s pop sensibility. Greg’s groundbreaking video for “Jeopardy” became one of the first concept videos and was played extensively on MTV during the early days of the then fledging video channel. The Greg Kihn Band also spent much of the 80s touring with the likes of Journey, The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead and appearing on popular TV shows including Solid Gold, American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live. Kihn also carved out a very successful 16-year career as a top rated DJ on KUFX in San Jose, California, rising from a late night host to one of the top-rated morning jocks in his area in the nation’s fourth largest market before leaving the station in 2012. Greg is also an accomplished author, having written six well-received novels and numerous short stories, along with two screenplays. He and his band still tour extensively throughout North America.
    A link to the classic Jeopardy video

    And a link to a live video for The Breakup Song

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    Astronaut-Fred Haise- Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot FRED WALLACE HAISE, JR. NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER) PERSONAL DATA: Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on November 14, 1933. Married to the former F. Patt Price of Rogers, Texas. Four children. EDUCATION: Graduated from Biloxi High School, Biloxi, Mississippi; attended Perkinston Junior College (Association of Arts); received a bachelor of science degree with honors in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1959, an honorary doctorate of science from Western Michigan University of 1970, and attended Harvard Business School, PMD Class 24 in 1972. ORGANIZATION: Fellow of the American Astronautical Society and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP); member, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Gamma Tau, and Phi Theta Kappa; and honorary member, National WWII Glider Pilots Association. SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded the Presidential Medal for Freedom (1970); the NASA Distinguished Service Medal; the AIAA Haley Astronautics Award for 1971; the American Astronautical Society Flight Achievement Awards for 1970 and 1977; the City of New York Gold Medal in 1970; the City of Houston Medal for Valor in 1970; the Jeff Davis Award (1970); the Mississippi Distinguished Civilian Service Medal (1970); the American Defense Ribbon; the SETP's Ray E. Tenhoff Award for 1966; the A.B. Honts Trophy as the outstanding graduate of Class 64A from the Aerospace Research Pilot School in 1964; the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1978); the JSC Special Achievement Award (1978); the Soaring Society of America's Certificate of Achievement Award (1978); the General Thomas D. White Space Trophy for 1977 (1978); the SETP's Iven C. Kincheloe Award (1978); the Air Force Association's David C. Schilling Award (1978). EXPERIENCE: Haise was a research pilot at the NASA Flight Research Center at Edwards, California, before coming to Houston and the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center; and from September 1959 to March 1963, he was a research pilot at the NASA Lewis Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. During this time he authored the following papers which have been published: a NASA TND, entitled "An Evaluation of the Flying Qualities of 7 General-Aviation Aircraft"; NASA TND 3380, "Use of Aircraft for Zero Gravity Environment, May 1966"; SAE Business Aircraft Conference Paper, entitled "An Evaluation of General-Aviation Aircraft Flying Qualities, March 30-April 1, 1966"; and a paper delivered at the Tenth Symposium of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, entitled "A Quantitative/Qualitative Handling Qualities Evaluation of 7 General-Aviation Aircraft, 1966." He was the Aerospace Research Pilot School's outstanding graduate of Class 64A and served with the U.S. Air Force from October 1961 to August 1962 as a tactical fighter pilot and as chief of the 164th Standardization-Evaluation Flight of the 164th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Mansfield, Ohio. From March 1957 to September 1959, Haise was a fighter interceptor pilot with the 185th Fighter Interceptor Squadron in the Oklahoma Air National Guard. He also served as a tactics and all weather flight instructor in the U.S. Navy Advanced Training Command at NAAS Kingsville, Texas, and was assigned as a U. S. Marine Corps fighter pilot to VMF-533 and 114 at MCAS Cherry Point, North Carolina, from March 1954 to September 1956. His military career began in October 1952 as a Naval Aviation Cadet at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. Haise has accumulated 9,300 hours flying time, including 6,200 hours in jets. NASA EXPERIENCE: Mr. Haise was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He served as backup lunar module pilot for the Apollo 8 and 11 missions, and backup spacecraft commander for the Apollo 16 mission. Haise was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 13 (April 11-17, 1970) and has logged 142 hours and 54 minutes in space. From April 1973 to January 1976, he was technical assistant to the Manager of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Project. He was commander of one of the two 2-man crews who piloted space shuttle approach and landing test (ALT) flights during the period June through October 1977. This series of critical orbiter flight tests involved initially Boeing 747/orbiter captive-active flights, followed by air-launched, unpowered glide, approach, and landing tests (free flights). There were 3 captive mated tests with the orbiter "Enterprise" carried atop the Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, allowing inflight low-altitude and low-speed test and checkout of flight control systems and orbiter controls, and 5 free flights which permitted extensive evaluations of the orbiter's subsonic flying qualities and performance characteristics during separation, up and away flight, flare, landing, and rollout--providing valuable real-time data duplicating the last few minutes of an operational shuttle mission. Haise resigned from NASA in June 1979 to become Vice-President, Space Programs at Grumman Aerospace Corporation. Haise is currently President of Grumman Technical Services, Inc. located at Titusville, Florida, and Northrop Worldwide Aircraft Services at Lawton, Oklahoma. SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: Haise was lunar module pilot for Apollo 13, April 11-17, 1970. Apollo 13 was scheduled for a ten-day mission for the first landing in the hilly, upland Fra Mauro region of the moon. The original flight plan, however, was modified en route to the moon due to a failure of the service module cryogenic oxygen system which occurred at approximately 55 hours into the flight. Haise and fellow crewmen, James A. Lovell (spacecraft commander) and John L. Swigert (command module pilot), working closely with Houston ground controllers, converted their lunar module "Aquarius" into an effective lifeboat. Their emergency activation and operation of lunar module systems conserved both electrical power and water in sufficient supply to assure their safety and survival while in space and for the return to earth

    WALTER CUNNINGHAM NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER)PERSONAL DATA: Born March 16, 1932, in Creston, Iowa. Grown children, Brian and Kimberly. EDUCATION: Graduated from Venice High School, Venice, California; received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Physics in 1960 and a Master of Arts with distinction in Physics in 1961 from the University of California at Los Angeles; completed a Doctorate in Physics with exception of thesis; Advanced Management Program, Harvard Graduate School of Business, 1974; NASA (Space Sciences and Geology) with 2,000 hours, 1963-1971. ORGANIZATIONS: Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Society; Member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots; The American Geophysical Union; Explorers Club; Sigma Pi Sigma, and Lifetime Sigma Xi. Chairman of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Alumni Fund Drive, 1969 and 1970; Chairman, Aviation Sub-committee Houston Chamber of Commerce; Houston-Galveston Area Council; Chairman, Airport Advisory Committee; Advisory Board for the Edward Teller Center; Board of Governors, Houston Center Club and a member of the Houston American Revolution Bicentennial Commission. National Association of Small Business Investment Companies; Chairman, Texas Aerospace Commission; Advisory Board, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (5 years); Founding/Director, Earth Awareness Foundation and A-1 Answering Service of Texas. SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and NASA Distinguished Service Medal; Navy Astronaut Wings; Co-recipient of the American Institute of Aeronatics and Astronautics (AIAA) Haley Astronautics Award, 1969; presented the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Professional Achievement Award, 1969 and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Special Trustee Award, 1969 (Emmy); The American Legion Medal of Valor, and Outstanding American Award of the American Conservative Union, 1975; Distinguished Service Award, California Newspaper Boy Foundation, 1969; inducted in to the Astronaut Hall of Fame, International Space Hall of Fame, Iowa Aviation Hall of Fame, San Diego Air and Space Museum Hall of Fame, and Houston Hall of Fame; Distinguished Service Award, California Newspaper Boy Foundation; judge for the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, 1984. The 2009 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight;” the George P. Haddaway Award; Frontiers of Flight, Dallas; NASA Ambas­sa­dor of Exploration Award; listed in Who's Who in America, The World, Aviation and other similar publications. PUBLICATIONS: "Importance of the Observation that Stars Don't Twinkle Outside the Earth's Atmosphere" (with L. Marshall Libby); The All-American Boys (Macmillan, 1977); numerous articles for various magazines, technical journals and newspapers. EXPERIENCE: Cunningham enlisted in the Navy in 1951 and began his flight training in 1952. In 1953, he took his commission as a 2nd Lt and served on active duty with the United States Marine Corps (USMC), flying 54 missions as a night fighter pilot in Korea. From 1956 through 1975, he served in USMC reserve squadrons. His present rank is Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps (retired). He worked as a scientist for the Rand Corporation for three years prior to joining NASA. While with Rand, he worked on classified defense studies and problems of the Earth's magnetosphere. He has accumulated more than 4,500 hours of flying time in 40 different aircraft, including more than 3,400 in jet aircraft and 263 hours in space. NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in 1963, Cunningham was a member of NASA’s third astronaut class. Prior to his assignment to the Apollo 7 crew, Cunningham was on the prime crew for Apollo 2 until it was cancelled and the backup Lunar Module Pilot for Apollo 1. On October 11, 1968, Cunningham piloted the eleven-day flight of Apollo 7, the first manned flight test of the third generation U.S. spacecraft. With Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Donn F. Eisele, Cunningham participated and executed maneuvers enabling the crew to perform exercises in transposition and docking and lunar orbit rendezvous with the S-IVB stage of their Saturn IB launch vehicle; completed eight successful test and maneuvering ignitions of the service module propulsion engine; measured the accuracy of performance of all spacecraft systems; and provided the first live television transmission of onboard crew activities. The 263-hour, 4.5 million mile flight was successfully concluded on October 22, 1968, with splashdown occurring in the Atlantic. Apollo 7 established a world record for greatest mass lifted into orbit and remains the longest, most successful first test flight of any new flying machine. Cunningham's last assignment at NASA’s Johnson Space Center was Chief of the Skylab branch of the Flight Crew Directorate. In this capacity, he was responsible for the operational inputs for five major pieces of manned space hardware, two different launch vehicles and 56 major onboard experiments that comprised the Skylab program 1998 – Present: Radio talk show host, Lift-off to Logic; consultant to start-up technology companies and a commercial space company; chairman, Texas Aerospace Commission; keynote speaker and writer. 1986 – 1999: The Genesis Fund; organizer and managing general partner. The Genesis Fund was a $19.5 million venture capital pool, which made equity investments in early stage, technology oriented companies. 1979 – 1987: The Capital Group; founder. A private investment firm catering to the particular needs of non-resident investors. The firm engaged in venture capital activities, addressing the financial needs of start-up and development stage companies and the acquisition of investment property. Served as director of numerous companies and financial institutions 1972 – 1999: Investor and Entrepreneur. Residential and commercial real estate investor. Initiated a small business start-up with $1,000, which achieved revenues in excess of $1,300,000. Organizer of two national bank charters and outside, professional director of several technology companies. 1976 – 1979: 3D International; senior vice president, director. Directed the engineering division of this international architectural, engineering, and project management firm, with extensive operations in the Middle East. Effected a successful turn-around through modern management techniques. 1974 – 1976: Hydrotech Development Company; president. A high technology offshore engineering company, manufacturing a proprietary line of sub-sea pipeline connectors. Managed the preliminary design of an unmanned, remotely operated, pipeline repair system for use at water depths of 4,000 feet. 1971 – 1974: Century Development Corporation; senior vice president. Responsible for the operation of 5,000,000 square feet of commercial properties and service companies furnishing maintenance, parking and security services. 1968 – 1971: NASA/Chief, Skylab branch of the Astronaut Office. Coordinated the operational development, system integration and habitability of all Skylab space station hardware (included five manned modules, two launch vehicles and 56 major experiments). Skylab was the first manned space application of photo-voltaic electric power, inertial storage devices for attitude control and molecular sieves for environmental control. 1963 – 1971: NASA; astronaut. Pilot on the first manned mission of the Apollo Program (Apollo 7). Played a key role in all aspects of manned space flight including training, planning, systems design, testing operational support, space flight, analysis of results, public relations, and program management. 1960 – 1963: The Research and Development (RAND) Corporation; physicist. Performed studies of the Earth's magnetosphere and classified projects for the Department of Defense. 1951 – 1976: U.S. Marine Corps; retired colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, with 4,500 hours pilot time, including 263 hours in space.

    Charles Duke- Apollo 16 Astronaut/ Lunar Module Pilot 10th Man To Walk On The Moon CHARLES MOSS DUKE, JR. (BRIGADIER GENERAL, USAF, RET.) NASA ASTRONAUT (FORMER) PERSONAL DATA: Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on October 3, 1935. Married to the former Dorothy Meade Clairborne of Atlanta, Georgia. They have two grown sons. Recreational interests include hunting, fishing, reading, and playing golf. EDUCATION: Attended Lancaster High School in Lancaster, South Carolina, and was graduated valedictorian from the Admiral Farragut Academy in St. Petersburg, Florida; received a bachelor of science degree in Naval Sciences from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1957 and a master of science degree in Aeronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1964; presented an honorary doctorate of philosophy from the University of South Carolina in 1973, and an honorary doctorate of Humanities from Francis Marion College in 1990. ORGANIZATIONS: Member of the Air Force Association, the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, Reserve Officer Association, Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, Christian Businessmen's Committee; National Space Society. SPECIAL HONORS: Awarded the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, the JSC Certificate of Commendation (1970), the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster and AF Legion of Merit, and Air Force Command Pilot Astronaut Wings, the SETP Iven C. Kincheloe Award of 1972, the AAS Flight Achievement Award for 1972, the AIAA Haley Astronautics Award for 1973, and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale V.M. Komarov Diploma in 1973; named South Carolina Man of the Year in 1973 and inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame in 1973; and presented the Boy Scouts of America Distinguished Eagle Scout Award in 1975. EXPERIENCE: When notified of his selection as an astronaut, Duke was at the Air Force Aerospace Research Pilot School as an instructor teaching control systems and flying in the F-101, F-104, and T-33 aircraft. He graduated from the Aerospace Research Pilot School in September 1965 and stayed on there as an instructor. He is a retired Air Force Reserve Brigadier General and was commissioned in 1957 upon graduation from the Naval Academy. Upon entering the Air Force, he went to Spence Air Base, Georgia, for primary flight training and then to Webb Air Force Base, Texas, for basic flying training, where in 1958 he became a distinguished graduate. He was again a distinguished graduate at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia, where he completed advanced training in F-86L aircraft. Upon completion of this training, he served three years as a fighter interceptor pilot with the 526th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germanypilot with the 526th Fighter Interceptor Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. He has logged 4,147 hours flying time, which includes 3,632 hours in jet aircraft. Duke was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966. He served as member of the astronaut support crew for the Apollo 10 flight. He was CAPCOM for Apollo 11, the first landing on the Moon and he served as backup lunar module pilot on Apollo 13. Duke served as lunar module pilot of Apollo 16, April 16-27, 1972. He was accompanied on the fifth manned lunar landing mission by John W. Young (spacecraft commander) and Thomas K. Mattingly II (command module pilot). Apollo 16 was the first scientific expedition to inspect, survey, and sample materials and surface features in the Descartes region of the rugged lunar highlands. Duke and Young commenced their record setting lunar surface stay of 71 hours and 14 minutes by maneuvering the lunar module "Orion" to a landing on the rough Cayley Plains. In three subsequent excursions onto the lunar surface, they each logged 20 hours and 15 minutes in extravehicular activities involving the emplacement and activation of scientific equipment and experiments, the collection of nearly 213 pounds of rock and soil samples, and the evaluation and use of Rover-2 over the roughest and blockiest surface yet encountered on the moon. Other Apollo 16 achievements included the largest payload placed in lunar orbit (76, 109 pounds); first cosmic ray detector deployed on lunar surface; first lunar observatory with the far UV camera; and longest in-flight EVA from a command module during transearth coast (1 hour and 13 minutes). The latter feat was accomplished by Mattingly when he ventured out to "Casper's" SIM-bay for the retrieval of vital film cassettes from the panoramic and mapping cameras. Apollo 16 concluded with a Pacific Ocean splashdown and subsequent recovery by the USS TICONDEROGA. With the completion of his first space flight, Duke has logged 265 hours in space and over 21 hours of extra vehicular activity. Duke also served as backup lunar module pilot for Apollo 17. In December 1975, Duke retired from the Astronaut program to enter private business. He is owner of Duke Investments, and is President of Charlie Duke Enterprises. He is an active speaker and Christian lay witness and President of Duke Ministry For Christ.
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    Author-Kevin Schindler/ William Sheehan Images of America Northern Arizona Space TrainingDuring the 1960s and early 1970s, northern Arizona played a critical role in fulfilling President Kennedy's bold challenge of sending humans to the moon. From the rocky depths of the Grand Canyon to lofty cosmic views from Flagstaff's dark skies, northern Arizona was ideal for activities ranging from moon buggy testing and geology training to lunar mapping and mission simulation. Every astronaut who walked on the moon, from Neil Armstrong to Gene Cernan, prepared for his journey in northern Arizona, and all used maps created by Flagstaff artists to navigate their way around the lunar surface. This book captures the spirit of these pioneers with stunning images from NASA, the US Geological Survey, and others.
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    Author-Kevin Schindler- Historian Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, ArizonaPluto and Lowell Observatory A History of Discovery at Flagstaff / Kevin Schindler and Will Grundy Pluto looms large in Flagstaff, where residents and businesses alike take pride in their community's most enduring claim to fame: Clyde Tombaugh's 1930 discovery of Pluto at Lowell Observatory. Percival Lowell began searching for his theoretical "Planet X" in 1905, and Tombaugh's "eureka!" experience brought worldwide attention to the city and observatory. Ever since, area scientists have played leading roles in virtually every major Pluto-related discovery, from unknown moons to the existence of an atmosphere and the innovations of the New Horizons spacecraft. Lowell historian Kevin Schindler and astronomer Will Grundy guide you through the story of Pluto from postulation to exploration.
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    Jim Mc Carty- YardbirdsThe Yardbirds are more than a Rock band…they are an institution…which, in the brief period from 1963 to 1968, made an indelible mark on the “Shapes of Things” to come. To the casual music fan, The Yardbirds are best known as the band that honed the skills of future “guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page; and for their slew of chart hits, including “For Your Love,” “Heart Full of Soul”, “I’m A Man”, and “Over Under Sideways Down”. Led by core members and songwriters Jim McCarty(drums), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar/bass) and the late Keith Relf(vocals/harmonica), the band’s experimental explorations also provided the crucial link between British R&B, Psychedelic Rock, and Heavy Metal, while pioneering the use of innovations like fuzz tone, feedback and distortion. Even their 1968 break-up set the stage for Rock ‘n’ Roll’s future…leading Jimmy Page to form the New Yardbirds, later re-christened Led Zeppelin. Reuniting decades later, McCarty and Dreja brought The Yardbirds boldly into the 21st Century with the 2003 release of the acclaimed CD Birdland, which featured guest appearances from the likes of Brian May, Joe Satriani, Slash and Steve Vai. Additionally, the band commemorated their 50th Anniversary with the release of their live DVD Making Tracks in 2013. In 2015, Jim McCarty debuted the new touring line-up of The Yardbirds, consisting of lead guitarist Johnny A, bassist Kenny Aaronson, singer / harpist / percussionist Myke Scavone, and guitarist / singer John Idan to rave reviews. As Goldmine Magazine stated, “the band’s hallmark of top-notch musicianship remains. There are no passengers in this band.” The Yardbirds -- electrifying, eclectic and way ahead of their time – melded heavy rock, wild jams, and an improvisatory feel, and continue to influence generations of bands. Go to a Yardbirds show and you'll find crowds filled with 20-somethings to baby boomers all thrilling to this band's legendary power. Watching The Yardbirds in action is experiencing rock’n’roll history.
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    Lance Lopez- Lance Lopez Band Texas Blues GuitaristTexas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, ‘Tell The Truth,’ March 2nd, 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored path. Lance Lopez has been on a slow, steady climb up the mountain to the blues rock hall of heavyweights for the last decade, and this album declares his arrival. “Nothin’ worth having, ever came easy to me, the sweetest victories came within an inch of defeat” ~ “Never Came Easy” Lance Lopez has a voice that let’s you know he’s walked the walk, and his smokey tenor has grown more gravely and passionate with the years, then you remember, he was brought up by the likes of Bobby “Blue” Bland, Buddy Miles, Johnny Taylor, and Lucky Peterson. Lance started playing professionally at the age of 14 in bars and clubs in and around New Orleans, joining up with soul great Johnny Taylor when he was just 17, then becoming Lucky Peterson’s band leader at 18, and eventually joining the Buddy Miles Express. He’s lived the life every day since, and you can feel every mile of the road on this album.
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    John Tamny The End Of Work Why Your Passion Can Become Your JobFrom the author of Popular Economics comes a surprisingly sunny projection of America's future job market. Are Globalization and Robots Going to Take Your Job? Far from it. Thanks to rising prosperity and technological innovation, American jobs aren’t disappearing, they’re getting better. As people get wealthier, more of us are getting to do work that we love. For centuries, most people have had to grimly soldier on in unfulfilling but necessary work. That’s changing quickly. While technology and trade free Americans from mind-numbing drudgery, prosperity creates markets for all the goods and services that creative people pursuing their passion can dream up. For the first time in history, most people can earn a living doing what they really want to do. In this eye-opening book, John Tamny explains: Why robots won’t take your job but will give you a better one Why education is important but overrated Why Millennials—believe it or not—will be the richest generation yet Why technology and prosperity will allow you to match your work with your passion for a career as personally rewarding as that of a sports star or rock idol Will your new job be easy? Hardly. Blood, sweat, and tears are still the essential ingredients of success and entrepreneurship. But you’ll have every tool you need to make it happen. After you read this book—and if America stays on its free-market, pro-technology course—it’ll be all up to you.
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    Carole Engle Avriett Coffin Corner Boys One Bomber, Ten Men and Their Harrowing Escape from Nazi-Occupied FranceA story of adventure, survival, loyalty, and brotherhood... Taking off from England on March 16, 1944, young Lt. George Starks and the nine-man crew of his Flying Fortress were assigned to the "coffin corner," the most exposed position in the bomber formation headed for Germany. They never got there. Shot down over Nazi-occupied France, the airmen bailed out one by one, scattered across the countryside. Miraculously, all ten survived, but as they discarded their parachutes in the farmland of Champagne, their wartime odyssey was only beginning. Alone, with a broken foot and a 20mm shell fragment in his thigh, twenty-year-old Starks set out on an incredible 300-mile trek to Switzerland, making his way with the help of ordinary men and women who often put themselves in great danger on his behalf. Six weeks later, on the verge of giving up, Starks found himself in the hands of a heroic member of the French Resistance—he calls him "the bravest man I've ever known"—who got him safely across the heavily guarded border. Similar ordeals awaited the other nine crewmen, who faced injury, betrayal, captivity, hunger, and depression. It was nothing short of miraculous that all ten came home at the end of the war. George Starks emerged from his ordeal with two passions—to stay in touch with his crew whatever the obstacles and to return to France to find and thank the brave souls to whom he owed his life. His enduring loyalty enabled him to do both. "The story of George Starks is one that brings to life the fighting spirit, heroism, and patriotism shown by the U.S. Army Air Corps in WWII. This book is inspirational and a must-read for anyone interested in WWII history in general and the Mighty Eighth Air Force in particular." —HENRY SKIPPER, President and CEO of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force "Rarely do we read true stories about the fearsome, persevering, enduring, unselfish love of country displayed by Dr. George Starks. He doesn't like to be called a hero, but no other word can rightly portray him better. He is my hero and after reading this book, he will be yours too." —BRENDA ELMGREN, former chief administrative of cer of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force "...readers will catch a glimpse into first-hand accounts of what very young men did in serving our country at a time when the world was at war—and how brave people abroad responded to their mission. You will be inspired and engrossed at every turn of the page of this remarkable book." —BILL FREDERICK, former Mayor of Orlando
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    Travis WaltonUFO Abductee/ Author Fire In The Sky-The Walton Experience The best documented case of alien abduction ever recorded On November 5, 1975, a group of loggers in the mountans of northeastern Arizona observed a strange, unusually bright light in the sky. One of those men, Travis Walton, recklessly left the safety of their truck to take a closer look. Suddenly, as he walked toward the light, Walton was blasted back by a bolt of mysterious energy. His Companions fled in fear. When they reported an encounter with a UFO — something they would have considered impossible if they had not witnessed it themselves — the men were suspected of murder. For five days authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of Walton — or his body. Then Walton reappeared, disorented and initially unable to tell the whole story of his terrifying encounter. In Fire in the Sky Travis Walton relates in his own words the best documented account of alien abduction yet recorded, the story of his harrowing ordeal at the hands of silent captors and his return to a disbelieving world of hostile interrogators, exploitative press and self-styled "debunkers." Travis recounts the struggle to get a fair hearing, and confronts his detractors with a stinging rebuttal. Now, the real story behind the hit movie from Paramount — a detailed expose of the campaign to suppress Walton's story, and first-time revelations of startling new developments.
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    James K. KunkleJames Kunkle joined the California Air National Guard in 1939 after graduation from Beverly Hills High School, but was discharged the following year when the Guard was federally activated and it was found that he was under 18 years of age. In 1942 he finally received his wings, and was credited with shooting down a total of two enemy aircraft, both on the day he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. AWARDED FOR ACTIONS DURING World War II Service: Army Air Forces Battalion: 401st Fighter Squadron Division: 9th Air Force GENERAL ORDERS: Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Forces in Europe, General Orders No. 13 (1945) CITATION: The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Second Lieutenant (Air Corps) James K. Kunkle (ASN: 0-763232), United States Army Air Forces, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving as Pilot of a P-38 Fighter Airplane in the 401st Fighter Squadron, 370th Fighter Group, NINTH Air Force, in aerial combat against enemy forces on 16 September 1944, during an air mission over Aachen, Germany. On this date, while flying as rear man in a squadron on an armed reconnaissance mission, Lieutenant Kunkle noticed that his squadron was about to be surprised by a vastly superior force of enemy aircraft. Unable to summon his leader on the radio, he alone unhesitatingly pulled away from his formation and vigorously attacked the enemy, immediately destroying one of his aircraft. In so doing, Lieutenant Kunkle placed himself in a position to be attacked from the rear and above. When this attack materialized, many hits were registered on his aircraft which caught fire burning his face, neck, and hands. Despite his burning plane and the gunfire from enemy planes, Lieutenant Kunkle continued his attack against the vastly superior enemy force and succeeded in destroying a second enemy aircraft, breaking off combat only when forced to parachute to safety when his left fuel tank exploded. Second Lieutenant Kunkle's unquestionable valor in aerial combat is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, the 9th Air Force, and the United States Army Air Forces.
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    Jennifer SpanglerThe World War II Pigeons and the Secret Columba Messages Unless someone publishes a similar book, The World War II Pigeons and the Secret Columba Messages will be the first collection of some of the Columba messages held at The National Archives, London. Residents of occupied Europe wrote the messages and pigeons delivered the messages to Britain. The British created Operation Columba to gather intelligence from occupied France, Holland, and Belgium. From 1941 to 1945, British aircraft dropped approximately 17,000 pigeons in small containers attached to small parachutes. Those who found the pigeon also found a questionnaire, rice paper, a pencil, and a set of instructions for how to attach the message to the pigeon. Under the German occupation, sending a message with a pigeon was a crime punishable by death. This made the messages a unique form of communication, because unlike diaries or letters, the writer had little time to reflect and make decisions about what to write. The longer someone kept a pigeon, the more likely they were to be discovered. People risked their lives to give information about ammo dumps, troop movements, BBC transmissions, radar stations, the morale of the German soldiers, airfields, and their personal experiences. Some messages contain copious amounts of military intelligence. Some messages include military intelligence and also expressions of frustration and despair. The World War II Pigeons and the Secret Columba Messages does not include introductions to or summaries of the messages. The reader can absorb the information and the emotions without the influence of a contemporary analysis. Perhaps this book would be useful in history courses. The book contains the report on the German reaction to Operation Columba. The Germans deployed falcons to kill the pigeons. They also used decoy pigeons. The Germans trained pigeons to fly back to German pigeon lofts and they outfitted them with counterfeit British message capsules. The message writer would reveal intelligence intended for the British.
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    Dave Sale- Army Aviation Heritage Foundation and Flying MuseumIn early 2015, a member of the Commemorative Air Force, Dave Sale noted that there wasIn early 2015, a member of the Commemorative Air Force, Dave Sale noted that there was no real Vietnam aircraft in the AZ Base located at Falcon Field. He had received many requests to view such aircraft, and contacted AAHF. A new chapter was created, and in late October 2015 the AZ chapter received an AH1F Cobra, #15589. Since then the chapter has grown to over 170 members. The hangar space is provided as a donation by Heliponents, an area company. Boeing has been a very big sponsor donating much needed furniture, aircraft support equipment and money. Inter-Coastal electronics is another sponsor who has provided financial support and we are working with them for a hangar to support the restoration of a Huey UH1C gunship. We also continue to gain much support from the Commemorative AF to show and advertise our chapter. AAHF AZ chapter 4610 E Fighter Aces Dr Falcon Field Mesa, AZ 85215 480-217-1635
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    Ted Larkins-"The Happiest Guy In America"Ted Larkins is that perpetually cheery guy, the one whose upbeat attitude makes you feel better just by listening to him. Ted not only wrote “Get to Be Happy: Stories and Secrets to Living the Sh*t Out of Life,” he lives it. Invite this entertaining self-described non- guru on air on a Monday to motivate people for their best workweek ever or any day to discuss: meeting Mother Teresa, Maria Carey, Bon Jovi and Jack Nicklaus; things your bartender won’t tell you; finding gratitude in even “bad” things in life like spending time on airplanes (he’s flown 3 million miles) and in the deaths of people close to us, and much, much more. Ted is the former senior VP of one of the world’s leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agencies and a guest lecturer for the UCLAx Entertainment Studies and Performing Arts program.
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    Alicia Murphy- Space GirlAlicia has created quite a following, covering all the rocket launches from Florida, with emphasis on the SPACE X launches. She has been given a special award by PERISCOPE for her great reporting....
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    Author: Jason Matthews The Kremlin's CandidateRed Sparrow is now a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton! In the final, thrilling New York Times bestselling installment of the Red Sparrow Trilogy, Russian counterintelligence chief Dominika Egorova and her lover, CIA agent Nate Nash, must find a Russian agent about to be appointed to a very high office in the US government. With a plot ripped from tomorrow’s headlines, Jason Matthews’s high-powered, seductive third novel not only continues the dangerous entanglements of Dominika and Nate but reveals with chilling authenticity how Russian espionage can place agents in the most sensitive positions of power. The novel opens with Russian president Vladimir Putin planning the covert assassination of a high-ranking US official with the intention of replacing him with a mole whom Russian intelligence has cultivated for more than fifteen years. Catching wind of this plot, Dominika, Nate, and their CIA colleagues must unmask the traitor before he or she is able to reveal that Dominika has been spying for years on behalf of the CIA. Any leak, any misstep, will expose her as a CIA asset and result in a one-way trip to a Moscow execution cellar. Along the way, Matthews, a thirty-three-year veteran of the CIA and winner of the Edgar Award for Best First Novel, sets vivid, unforgettable scenes in Moscow; Washington, DC; Hong Kong; New York; the Sudan; and Turkey, and introduces two cold-blooded killers: Iosip Blokhin, a brilliant Spetsnaz military officer, and Grace Gao, ravishing Chinese spy, master of Kundalini yoga, and Beijing-trained seductress. Ultimately, the lines of danger converge on the spectacular billion-dollar presidential palace on the Black Sea during a power weekend with Putin’s inner circle. Does Nate sacrifice himself to save Dominika? Does she forfeit herself to protect Nate? Do they go down together? This dazzling finale to Jason Matthews’s New York Times bestselling Red Sparrow Trilogy, called “a primer in twenty-first-century spying...terrifically good” ( The New York Times Book Review ), confirms the critical acclaim he received for the first two novels, praise that compared Matthews to John le Carré and Ian Fleming. Jason Matthews is a retired officer of the CIA’s Operations Directorate. Over a thirty-three-year career he served in multiple overseas locations and engaged in clandestine collection of national security intelli-gence, specializing in denied-area operations. Matthews conducted recruitment operations against Soviet–East European, East Asian, Middle Eastern, and Caribbean targets. As Chief in various CIA Stations, he collaborated with foreign partners in counterproliferation and counterterrorism operations. He lives in Southern California.
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    Celebrity/ Actor-Paul Petersen"Jeff" of the Donna Reed Show and Much More! Paul Petersen – Chair & President Emeritus A Minor Consideration.Org “A Minor Consideration” was formed by the efforts of Paul Petersen (Jeff on the “Donna Reed Show”) in January, 1991, as a non-profit support and assistance foundation to aid former child stars. Early support came in the form of his wife, Rana Platz-Petersen, RN and then president of Studio First Aid. The impetus for their formation was a series of suicides (Tim Hovey, Trent Lehman and Rusty Hamer) combined with the headline making condition of several other former child stars. Paul was writing a book at the time but set it aside, borrowing the title to name the foundation. Their aim was much narrower in the early days…to aggressively reach out to those former child stars they knew to be in trouble. In years past, the Industry and the Screen Actors Guild had not been very helpful, but in January of 1991 there was a great sea-change. The news was simply too compelling to ignore, and entities like The Actors Fund, the Motion Picture Health Fund, Permanent Charities…and most importantly…Screen Actors Guild became welcome partners in an effort to help youngsters touched by early Fame and now grown old to put their lives in order. “A Minor Consideration” works much like A.A., but with a significant difference; they do not pretend to be “anonymous.” There is a long history of difficulty in the curious world of Young Performers, much of it distasteful, and by sharing their experiences with each other and providing financial and emotional support, they encourage their “classmates” to put their past behind them and create a solid future. Former kid stars are automatic members, whether they like it or not … and some do not. Over the years their mission has grown significantly. They support an aggressive educational program, both public and private to share their personal knowledge of the way things really work in the world of juvenile Hollywood. They are a clear-eyed bunch, and they do not put up with propaganda and distortions that have so colored the actual experience. They also support a legislative program to bring order out of chaos (see “Kids and the Law”), seeking to make Industry child labor laws uniform througout the nations and to make the Coogan Law a part of every kid actor’s work life. They want money saved for the kids from Day One and Dollar One. William Paul Petersen was born in Glendale, California. His parents, and his two grandfathers, were all employed at Lockheed. Though not a show business family, his dad had been an elephant handler for the Barnum and Bailey Circus in the thirties. Paul was the middle child of three. He and his older sister Pamela had taken dancing, singing, and piano lessons for four years before he auditioned for the show. His much younger sister Patti would also become a child actor, appearing on The Donna Reed Show in the sixties with her older brother. Paul had started appearing in recitals from age five; his first television part came on a local amateur variety show called Rocket To Stardom. Paul heard about the auditions through his dance instructor Sally Sargeant, and both he and his older sister tried out for the show, doing tap routines. Paul also sang I Got Plenty o' Nuthin'.
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    Frederick A. JohnsenTestbeds,Motherships & Parasites Astonishing Aircraft From the Golden Age of Flight Test AIRAILIMAGES publisher Frederick A. Johnsen has written more than 25 aviation books and hundreds of articles. His video productions have been viewed at key aerospace events, in museums, online, and were selected to show a President of the United States aboard Air Force One. His experience includes service as the director of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum, editor and consulting curator for the Museum of Flight, founding curator of the McChord Air Museum, staff writer for EAA AirVenture Today, editor of Western Flyer (now General Aviation News), public affairs director for the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, and as an Air Force historian at Edwards and McChord Air Force Bases. He received the Department of the Air Force Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award. His book, Sweeping Forward, a history of the X-29 published by NASA, earned the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) History Manuscript Award. He regularly travels to major archives in the U.S. to conduct aviation history research.
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    Dr.Richard RuhlingDoomsday Clock and Bible Prophecy: Do They Agree? The Doomsday Clock measures how close mankind is to world destruction. Recently, the scientists who created the clock advanced its hands to two minutes before midnight . That’s the closest the clock has been to signaling world destruction since the 1950s. Scientists advanced the clock to call attention to mankind’s unwillingness to handle climate change and threats of nuclear war. But they are not the only ones warning about the world’s end. Some Bible scholars such as Richard Ruhling are too. Interview Dr. Ruhling for a look at how the Doomsday Clock and Bible prophecy differ. He’ll explain seven signs that End Times are impending, how moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem sets the stage, and why he believes a major earthquake will impact the U.S. this spring. Unlike scientists who can't turn back the clock, Dr. Ruhling says there is good news in this, but it's not a “rapture” that some thought was the focus of “the Great Sign” last fall. He says the nine-month warning points to this spring Dr. Richard Ruhling is a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University. He was board-certified in Internal Medicine and had a Cardiology Fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix. He says medical care is not healthcare and prescription drugs are a leading cause of illness, disability and death. He's available for speaking on health or Bible topics. His credentials in Bible prophecy include Bible college with enough courses for a major in religion and conferences he's attended. He predicted war with Iraq and Iran before 9-11 and he believes end-times are beginning this spring. His ebook, The Destruction of Jerusalem: a Sign for US of Good News Amid Impending Calamity is $2.99 Amazon
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    Author- Tim Maloney-Roadmap to Nowhere The numerate hipster’s guide to the 100% WWS Energy Roadmap story. The Sky is Falling!’ No, Seriously This Time! In past human experience, when people have shouted "The sky is falling," they weren't always wrong. Tim Maloney and Mike Conley examine America’s renewable energy prospects, in confidence that a properly informed populace will steer clear from a wrong national energy policy. In the eBook, "Roadmap to Nowhere" the authors contrast nuclear energy with wind and solar technologies on the bases of cost, reliability, material requirement, and land use. Working from the truism that “Mother Nature doesn’t care if some people think that nuclear power is awesome, or if others think it’s the work of the devil. She doesn't care what anyone thinks, hopes, or believes. All she cares about is objective reality, quantified by math and explored by science,” Maloney shows that nuclear reactors are necessary to preserve earth’s ecosphere as we know it
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    Dr. Peter Lillback President- Providence Forum-Providence Brought Us Here The mission of the Providence Forum is to preserve, defend and advance the Judeo-Christian values of our nation’s founding. As Abraham Lincoln reminds us: We have been the recipient of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God…intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! Welcome to the Providence Forum. We were born out of a desire to tell the story of America’s founding in the greater Philadelphia area because we discovered that no one was telling that story well. Yes, we know about liberty and freedom, but we’ve entirely overlooked how that liberty and freedom are directly tied to the transcendent values of faith in God. One of the lost words in our current vocabulary that was prominent and central in our founders’ minds and writings is the word Providence. Providence means that God is active in history. This explains why our American motto is “In God we trust”. From the discovery of America by Columbus to its settling by many different peoples, to the formation of our freedoms through the Sons of Liberty at the Boston tea party, and to the Declaration of Independence and on to our Constitution, we see the role of people of faith with lofty principles influenced by the Judeo Christian belief in providence creating a new nation dedicated to liberty as a nation under God and guided by His truth. The Providence Forum has sought to tell these stories in books and articles, in public events and also through many different projects including liberty trees, foldable flags, curricula for teachers, and our engaging and highly educational website. Our logo, the Flag of Providence, reminds us that the Spirit of God is still exercising His providence in America as the reshaped American flag flies in the heavens and displays the six pointed star of the Great American seal. So welcome to the Providence Forum! We seek to engage the curious seeker as well as the committed citizen in America’s foundational values and the exciting stories of God’s providence in America’s history.We want you to become a friend. We want you to become a spokesperson, an articulate communicator, and an intergenerational teacher sharing your discovery of the hidden treasures of American liberty presented to all by the Providence Forum.
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    Author:Will Kalif -See It with A Small Telescope / 101 Cosmic Wonders, Including Planets, Moons, Comets, Galaxies, Nebulae, Star Clusters and More! Will Kalif spent his childhood and teenage years passionately pursuing a variety of interests including astronomy, geology, classical guitar, epic fantasy and many other subjects. As an adult he spent a four year term in the US Army and after receiving his honorable discharge he entered the normal work world and spent twenty years developing a career in technology; working in software, robotics, and manufacturing. As the twenty first century began he decided to return to the subjects and pursuits that brought him joy in his younger years so he struck out on his own, starting his own "new media" publishing company. For the past sixteen years he has been a self-employed youtuber, webmaster, and writer, covering an eclectic variety of subjects including blacksmithing, origami, bonsai, castles, and telescopes. His youtube videos have been watched over 79 million times and his flagship website (stormthecastle.com) receives 2 million visitors each month. His new book "See it With a Small Telescope" is a guide to help the average person have a wonderful experience exploring the night sky with a small telescope.
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    Astronomer-Robert Weryk, NEO Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Hawaii, Discoverer Of The First Interstellar Asteroid OumuamuaA small, recently discovered asteroid -- or perhaps a comet -- appears to have originated from outside the solar system, coming from somewhere else in our galaxy. If so, it would be the first "interstellar object" to be observed and confirmed by astronomers. This unusual object – for now designated A/2017 U1 – is less than a quarter-mile (400 meters) in diameter and is moving remarkably fast. Astronomers are urgently working to point telescopes around the world and in space at this notable object. Once these data are obtained and analyzed, astronomers may know more about the origin and possibly composition of the object. A/2017 U1 was discovered Oct. 19 by the University of Hawaii's Pan-STARRS 1 telescope on Haleakala, Hawaii, during the course of its nightly search for near-Earth objects for NASA. Rob Weryk, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), was first to identify the moving object and submit it to the Minor Planet Center. Weryk subsequently searched the Pan-STARRS image archive and found it also was in images taken the previous night, but was not initially identified by the moving object processing. Weryk immediately realized this was an unusual object. "Its motion could not be explained using either a normal solar system asteroid or comet orbit," he said. Weryk contacted IfA graduate Marco Micheli, who had the same realization using his own follow-up images taken at the European Space Agency's telescope on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. But with the combined data, everything made sense. Said Weryk, "This object came from outside our solar system." "This is the most extreme orbit I have ever seen," said Davide Farnocchia, a scientist at NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. "It is going extremely fast and on such a trajectory that we can say with confidence that this object is on its way out of the solar system and not coming back." The CNEOS team plotted the object's current trajectory and even looked into its future. A/2017 U1 came from the direction of the constellation Lyra, cruising through interstellar space at a brisk clip of 15.8 miles (25.5 kilometers) per second.
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    Singer-Songwriter-Kate GromTwo years ago, singer-songwriter Kate Grom was torn between practicality and being her true self. She had graduated college after a transformative time finding her authentic musical voice, and was pursuing her dreams in New York. But in her soul there was a restlessness she couldn’t ignore—she had to break out of her comfort zone to fuel her vision. To bravely face an uncertain future, the young artist went to France where she knew no one. Alone with a rented acoustic guitar, she faced her fears and embraced her musical gifts. Kate now comes forth with the aptly titled, Heroine, produced by two-time Grammy Award winning producer Stewart Lerman. It is a poetic and boldly vulnerable singer-songwriter album that conjures the elegance of the American countryside. “That was a challenging time,” says the New York City-based artist, recalling her getaway. “I felt worn down. I thought, maybe spending time alone and away with the guitar would help me fall in love with music, and it did. That was the moment where I decided to define music in my life as my only career focus.” Thankfully, this fateful time fortified her love of music and Kate’s belief in her talents. Her aesthetic encompasses Americana traditions such as folk, bluegrass, and country, as well as the reflective and literate traditions of contemporary and classic singer-songwriters. Her influences include Stevie Nicks, Loretta Lynn, Bob Dylan, America, Patsy Cline, Emmylou Harris, Simon & Garfunkel, and Gillian Welch, among others. Core to her music is a personal approach to lyric writing with broadly resonate messages, and a musicality that reflects the rural beauty of her time growing up on her parent’s farm in Frenchtown, New Jersey, a quaint artist town bordering the Delaware River. Back on her parent’s farm, Kate spent a lot of time locked inside her own imagination, making up stories amidst bucolic surroundings. She explored music in performance and application through church choir, chamber choir, and women’s choir, and later studied formally at Belmont University in Nashville. Kate’s artistic trajectory grew organically from a series of almost random epiphanies. A treasure of classic rock records hidden in the attic of her house became an object of intense fascination for the teenaged Kate. Her uncle—a ride or die Harley man who attended Woodstock—stoked the fire with his own eccentric lifestyle and knowledge of prime 1960s and 1970s rock n’ roll. On her own she explored rootsy artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Emmylou Harris, and the band America. And, later, while at Belmont, Kate soaked up the pure folk, country, and bluegrass wafting forth from the air of Music City. The title of Kate’s nine-song album, Heroine, is inspired by the Nora Ephron quote “Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” It reflects the empowerment and courageous introspection inherent in Kate’s lyrics. It also reflects Kate’s own path to becoming an independent woman. Heroine is both rustic and refined, replete with lonesome pedal steel guitar, moony atmospherics, and back porch Americana. The songs simmer with slow burn dynamics, understated grooves, and soaring hooks. Throughout the album, Kate’s vocals exhibit a fragile power—they’re filled with longing, soaring emotionality, and a quaint soulful melancholy that’s both stirring and comforting. The album’s leadoff single “The Storm” is intimately spare and emotionally immediate. Kate’s vocals have a spectral sorrowfulness. Here, it’s as if she’s beamed from the aftermath of painful breakup, and recounting the ill-fated tail. “That song is about being hopelessly in love with someone, but coming to your senses after a huge blowout and just being done,” she reveals. There is a weary beauty surrounding the album’s title track. The song’s sweet melancholy coats your soul like medicine for broken heart. Kate adds some playfulness to the album with the country ballad “Whiskey Eyes.” On this song, big brown beautiful eyes sweep a lover away because they remind her of whiskey. Stewart Lerman, who has worked with Willie Nelson, Sharon Van Etten, Elvis Costello, Neko Case, Patti Smith, Antony and the Johnsons, produced Heroine at Hobo Sound. The musicians playing on the record are world-class players who have worked with such venerated artists Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, My Morning Jacket, Brandi Carlile, Lana Del Ray, and the Eagles, among others. Up next, Kate will begin gigging to support her LP and to embrace this new era as an assured artist. “It’s been a very long journey to make this record,” reflects Kate. “There have been a lot of ups and downs, but I’ve learned to be patient and to persevere. Now, I’m ready to run out of the gate with this album.”
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    David Siegel Bernstein, Blockbuster Science-The Real Science IN Science Fiction: During the 1950s, Chicago's West Side was a breeding ground for some of the world's greatest bluesmen. Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Freddie King and others ruled the clubs. With his fierce guitar playing, soulful and emotive vocals and wild stage shows, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater easily belongs on this list. A Chicago legend, Clearwater is an intense, flamboyant blues-rocking showman. He's equally comfortable playing the deepest, most heartfelt blues or rocking, good-time party music. DownBeat said, "Left-hander Eddy Clearwater is a forceful six-stringer...He lays down some gritty West Side shuffles and belly-grinding slow blues that highlight his raw chops, soulful vocals, and earthy, humorous lyrics." Between his slashing left-handed guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his self-defined "rock-a-blues" style (a forceful mix of blues, rock, rockabilly, country and gospel), his boundless energy and even his signature Indian headdress, Clearwater is among the very finest practitioners of the West Side blues working today. The blues world recognized his talent by giving him the Blues Music Award for Contemporary Blues – Male Artist of the Year in 2001. His last release, 2003's Rock 'N' Roll City, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Now he's back with his very first Alligator CD, the aptly titled WEST SIDE STRUT. WEST SIDE STRUT, produced by young hotshot guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks (son of the legendary bluesman Lonnie Brooks), is an energized mix of West Side blues and old school rock injected with a tough, up-to-the-minute contemporary edge. Featuring some of Eddy's hottest playing ever recorded, the CD burns with his stinging guitar and rough-and-ready vocals. Guests include Eddy's old friends Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, Billy Branch and Otis Clay as well as Ronnie Baker Brooks himself, playing some scintillating guitar parts. The 12 songs (including seven songs either written or co-written by Eddy) lean from straight-ahead blues and humorous rockers to plaintive, emotion-packed ballads. All are brought to vivid life by Eddy's ferocious and unflinching guitar playing, his power-packed vocals and unlimited energy, hard-earned by his years of experience. GuitarOne said Clearwater takes his listeners on "an inspired trip to that rollicking crossroads where the blues and rock collide." Born Edward Harrington (a cousin of late harpist Carey Bell Harrington) on January 10, 1935 in Macon, Mississippi, Eddy and his family moved to Birmingham, Alabama in 1948. With music from blues to gospel to country & western surrounding him from an early age, Eddy taught himself to play guitar (left-handed and upside down), and began performing with various gospel groups, including the legendary Five Blind Boys of Alabama. After moving to Chicago in 1950, Eddy stayed with an uncle and took a job as a dishwasher, saving as much as he could from his $37 a week salary. His first music jobs were with gospel groups playing in local churches. Quickly though, through his uncle's contacts, he met many of Chicago's blues stars. Eddy fell deeper under the spell of the blues, and under the wing of blues star Magic Sam, who would become one of Eddy's closest friends and teachers.
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    David Siegel Bernstein, Blockbuster Science-The Real Science IN Science Fiction:If you've ever wondered how much real science goes into movies like Gravity, novels like The Martian, and television shows like Doctor Who, this is the book for you. Written by an author who is both a data scientist and a science fiction writer, this entertaining and accessible book uses popular science fiction movies, stories, and TV shows to explain the science behind popular narrative concepts like time travel, lightsabers, AI, genetic mutation, asteroids, cyborgs, black holes, alien invasion, the zombie apocalypse, and more. What could be a more fun way to explore the world of science than through its use—accurately or fantastically—in science fiction entertainment: movies, books, and TV shows? Learn about relativity through Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game and the movie Interstellar; black holes and wormholes in connection with Contact and Planet of the Apes; theories about the origin of life as reflected inBattlestar Galactica, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; computer science and artificial intelligence in reference to A.I. Artificial Intelligence; and much, much, more. Written with wit, clarity, and a great sense of fun, Blockbuster Science will inspire science fiction fans to get excited about real science while also putting an engaging pop culture spin on science for any curious reader.
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    Dr. Kathleen Fry- Healing From The Inside OutDr. Kathleen Fry is a conventionally trained physician with an unconventional story. Trained and certified in Ob/Gyn from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dr. Fry started her private practice in Scottsdale, AZ in 1985 after finishing her residency training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. It wasn’t long after being in practice that she discovered the limitations of allopathic, or conventional treatment despite many years of excellent training at first class institutions such as the University of Arizona. As she explains it,” I felt I was being asked to build a cathedral with just a screwdriver and a roll of duct tape! I just didn’t have enough tools in my tool kit to help people actually become healthy and stay that way.” Thus began a journey of discovery that entailed thousands of hours of additional study and conferences on holistic healing including nutrition, proper use of supplements, bio-identical hormone therapy and what has become her special passion: homeopathy.
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    Rock Guitarist- Martin BarreOne of the top rock guitarists ever to grace our planet, Martin’s dynamic, expressive, explosive guitar playing was paramount to Jethro Tull’s live and recorded sound, starting with his debut on the band’s classic second album, Stand Up, right up to the band’s eventual demise in 2011. He’s on a short list of amazing, one-of-a-kind, original, influential, rock ‘n’ roll guitarists that have fortunately graced our presence over the years. Martin is touring the U.S. this year with his own incredible band in support of his new album, Back to Steel (released on 71st Street Music). His band’s original music harkens back to the earthy blues-rock of Tull’s earliest days and his current live set list mixes in some early Tull classics along with his own original heavy blues-rock. Martin and his band will be performing in Phoenix at the Celebrity Theatre on September 22. Martin will be co-headling this show with Jesse Colin Young.
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    Dr.John TrowbridgeThe sun may finally be out in Houston, but there’s still an invisible threat that residents will neither understand nor respect and Dr. John Trowbridge says they will die … slowly. “Here’s the simple story of the tragedy: people will be exposed to fungal/moldy growth for weeks/months/years in their homes and offices, they will come down with a wide variety of illnesses and will be seen and inadequately treated by ‘organ-specific’ doctors who fail to understand that serious illness is taking hold and will slowly destroy their lives.” Trowbridge has spent his career researching and treating diseases associated with internal infections of yeast and fungus. He diagnoses and treats “deep blood fungus” that appears to explain “the inexplicable diseases” — cancers of all kinds, leukemia, low blood counts, immune dysfunction syndromes, RA, lupus, MS, sudden kidney failure, worsening diabetes, and many more. Trowbridge practices in Houston and has hosted nationally syndicated and local radio programs. He’s the author of “The Yeast Syndrome.” Graduating high school as an Eagle Scout and National Merit Scholar, I was educated at Stanford (Biological Sciences, with graduate courses in immunology, biochemistry, and pharmacology), Case Western Reserve (Medical), and the Florida Institute of Technology Medical Research Institute (Preventive Medicine). I received graduate training in general and urological surgery (San Francisco and University of Texas/Houston). I chose to start a general practice of medicine in Humble, next to the Bush Intercontinental Airport, in 1978. Since then, my post-graduate training has been extensive and expansive, and I’m recognized internationally as an expert in several advanced anti-aging/longevity treatment strategies. Just for fun, I served as a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration and as the chief medical consultant to Texas International Airlines, which bought and merged into Continental Airlines. I have lectured extensively in the United States and internationally and hosted radio programs on using drug and non-drug treatments for chronic and acute illnesses. I have served as president or director of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Student Association, the American College for Advancement in Medicine (recognized in 1991 as one of their earliest Fellows), the International College of Integrative Medicine, the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the American Preventive Medical Association, the NCR Research Institute, and the National Health Federation, among others.
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    Guy Ottewell-Author/ Educator/ WriterGuy Ottewell is a traveler, adventurer, painter, and writer on astronomy. He learned about the stars through living an open-air life, and later, by publishing his famous annual "Astronomical Calendar," learned science, mathematics, computer programming, and how to settle down! "Writers and painters never retire!" is how the illustrious and adventurous Mr. Ottewell responded when asked how he finds the time to be such a prolific writer and publisher. His extensive travels and military service have taken him throughout Britain, Europe and the Middle East (Libya, Jordan and a summer job in Iran) and across the pond into the United States.
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    Dr.David Kaplan OD/ Family Eyecare Associates Of GlendaleDr. David Kaplan graduated from the Pennsylvaina College of Optometry in 1982 where he was selected for a specialty rotation through the William Feinbloom Vision Rehabilitation Center, renowned as one of the leading low vision centers in the world. He received his undergraduate degree with Biology Departmental Honors from Arcadia University. Dr. Kaplan has been the owner of Family EyeCare since 1989, and has been practicing optometry with an emphasis on GERIATRIC VISION CARE AND PATHOLOGY. Prior to joining Family EyeCare he worked for three of the largest cataract and refractive surgery practices in Phoenix and Sun City as Director of Optometric and Low Vision Services. He is medically certified to diagnose and treat diseases of the eye and can provide consultations for LASIK and other refractive surgeries, GLAUCOMA management, CATARACT development, and other ocular conditions requiring surgical care. Dr. Kaplan has been recognized nationally as Optometric Business Innovator- 2011, and the Best of Glendale (Optometry) 2012. He has also been appointed Adjunct Faculty at Arizona College of Optometry. Dr. Kaplan is a member of the Arizona Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association. In his spare time, he likes to play golf., hike, read, and spend time with his family and dogs.
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    Katrina Frey- Executive DirectorAmerica’s first organic and Biodynamic winery Producing award-winning vegan, gluten free wines with no added sulfites since 1980 We are a third-generation family-owned and operated winery located at the pristine headwaters of the Russian River in Redwood Valley, Mendocino County, California. At Frey Vineyards we combine the best of modern and traditional winemaking methods to showcase distinctive varietal flavors. Through minimal manipulation in the cellar, we allow the wines to express the authentic character of our soils and climate. For over three decades we have been vanguards in crafting wine without added sulfites, a synthetic preservative added to most other wines (even wines made with organically grown grapes!) that can cause adverse allergic reactions in some people. Our organic and Biodynamic farming methods encourage care for the soil, groundwater, and wildlife, promoting rich biodiversity in the vineyard. Ninety percent of our land is held as unspoiled natural habitat with a diverse mix of native plants and animals. As stewards of the land, we emphasize producing organic and Biodynamic wine of the highest quality while caring for planet and palate alike. n celebration of the 2017 Great American Eclipse, Frey Vineyards in collaboration with GreatAmericanEclipse.com are proud to bring you Umbra Organic Zinfandel, Umbra Organic Chardonnay, and Totality, our first organic sparkling wine. These wines are in very limited supply. We’re looking forward to toasting the cosmos on August 21st!
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    Guest:Peg Hays- Owner Casey Jones Distillery/ Hopksinsville, Kentucky Eclipse 2017 CountdownThe copper still is the heart of Casey Jones Distillery, and the key to making our spirits so special. With the Casey Jones still, we capture the rich tradition of craft – a process through and through proven to produce a superior product. In Golden Pond, Kentucky Casey Jones was a legend. In a time when it was a risk to be this kind of legend, Casey Jones built an estimated 150 stills from the 1930’s to the late 1960’s. Casey Jones Distillery launches Official Drink of the 2017 Solar Eclipse, Total Eclipse Moonshine. Casey Jones Distillery announced on Thursday that we are the home to the Official Drink of the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Launching 100 proof Total Eclipse Moonshine, Casey Jones Distillery celebrates our prime location on the 2017 solar eclipse line. On August 21, 2017, the total solar eclipse will be best seen in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. In Christian County, Casey Jones Distillery is at the optimum viewing location. We’ll share details soon on what we’re planning for the 8/21/17 celebration, but in the meantime we want to give you the opportunity to commemorate the phenomenon with a bottle of Total Eclipse Moonshine. The moonshine is currently available in our gift shop, Casey’s Corner, and is available for your local liquor store to order now. Contact us if you represent a store that would like to carry Total Eclipse Moonshine or other Casey Jones Distillery products. On Thursday, we had between 200-250 of our closest friends come celebrate our grand opening and official ribbon cutting with the Christian County Chamber of Commerce. The rain cleared just in time for our opening, and we had tours, tastings of our moonshine, giveaways, a menu of food made with Casey’s Cut incorporated in the recipes, and we even had our friend, Hopkinsville native singer-songwriter Brice Long perform after our big announcement. Check out some of the photos below, and visit our Facebook page for more photos. We want to thank our Hopkinsville community and our friends within the Kentucky spirits industry for their support! Join us the weekend of August 18 in Hopkinsville for the point of greatest eclipse! They call it Eclipseville for a reason, and we’re right beside the point of greatest totality at Casey Jones Distillery. Let’s have some fun that weekend with these events! Join us at Casey Jones Distillery to be at one of the closest viewing sites available in Hopkinsville and Christian County to the solar eclipse’s point of totality! Camping & RV Parking, food trucks, music, tours and tastings will all be available. Join us Friday night for live music by the Ridgetop Ramblers, and Saturday night’s music night will feature Salisbury, North Carolina-based band 9 Day Trip. Saturday and Sunday, join us for Hot Air Balloon rides! On Monday, August 21, the most anticipated day of 2017, we will have public parking available as an official viewing location for the solar eclipse.
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    Dr. Anthony Tyson Professor of Physics Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Chief Scientist Tony Tyson is the Chief Scientist of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. His research interests include cosmology, dark matter, dark energy, observational optical astronomy, experimental gravitational physics, and new instrumentation. He has been a Distinguished Professor of Physics at UC Davis since 2003. He received his Ph.D. degree from University of Wisconsin in 1967 and was a Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories from 1969 to 2003. Honors: member American Philosophical Society, member National Academy of Sciences, Aaronson Memorial Prize, Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Fellow, American Physical Society. OverviewThe goal of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project is to conduct a 10-year survey of the sky that will deliver a 200 petabyte set of images and data products that will address some of the most pressing questions about the structure and evolution of the universe and the objects in it. The LSST survey is designed to address four science areas: • Understanding the Mysterious Dark Matter and Dark Energy • Hazardous Asteroids and the Remote Solar System • The Transient Optical Sky • The Formation and Structure of the Milky Way The scientific questions that LSST will address are profound, and yet the concept behind the design of the LSST project is remarkably simple: conduct a deep survey over an enormous area of sky; do it with a frequency that enables images of every part of the visible sky to be obtained every few nights; and continue in this mode for ten years to achieve astronomical catalogs thousands of times larger than have ever previously been compiled. The construction phase of the project will deliver the facilities needed to conduct the survey: a large-aperture, wide-field, optical imaging telescope, a giga-pixel camera, and a data management system.
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    Dr.Meg Meeker HERO- Being The Strong Father Your Children Need Whether you know it or not, if you're a dad, you’re a hero— that's the message of bestselling author and pediatrician Meg Meeker. Even if you're struggling with all the demands of fatherhood, let Dr. Meeker reassure you: every man has it within him to be the hero father his children need. With simple step-by-step instructions and drawing on long experience—including her work with the NFL's Fatherhood Initiative—Dr. Meeker shows you how to be the father you want to be and your children need you to be. Discover why fathers are even more important to their children than their mothers are; why your children want you to be their hero—even if their relationship with you has been strained or distant; and secrets that can help divorced dads, widowed dads, and stepfathers maintain—or rebuild—a strong relationship with their children As Dr. Meeker writes, "If you want what is best for your children—if you want what is best for you—you should strive to be a hero father. In this book, I hope to show you how."
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    Dr. Adam Szabo Chief- Heliospheric Physics Laboratory NASA / Goddard Space Flight Center The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Parker Solar Probe- For more than 70 years, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has provided critical contributions to critical challenges with systems engineering and integration, technology research and development, and analysis. Our scientists, engineers, and analysts serve as trusted advisors and technical experts to the government, ensuring the reliability of complex technologies that safeguard our nation’s security and advance the frontiers of space. We also maintain independent research and development programs that pioneer and explore emerging technologies and concepts to address future national priorities. APL: The Nation’s Largest University Affiliated Research Center University Affiliated Research Centers are independent, nonprofit organizations that conduct essential research, development, and systems engineering to support national security needs. The centers serve strategic national priorities, free from conflicts of interest or competition with commercial industry. Collaboration with leading research universities allows these organizations to provide the U.S. government with access to our nation’s most highly skilled scientists, engineers, and analysts to tackle vital national security and scientific challenges. Our Work Founded in 1942 to aid a country at war, we provide solutions to national security and scientific challenges with systems engineering and integration, research and development, and analysis. Throughout our seven decades of service, we have focused on practical applications of our research in a wide range of scientific and technological fields; today, our four main sponsored areas of work include air and missile defense, asymmetric operations, force projection, and space science. Additionally, we continue to honor our enduring commitment to work with and inspire future generations of scientists, engineers, and researchers.
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    Patrick Wiggins-Supernova Discoverer On May 13, 2017, Patrick Wiggins, public outreach educator for the University of Utah’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, and NASA solar system ambassador to Utah, spotted something unusual in the sky. He was looking at the spiral galaxy NGC 6946, known as the Fireworks Galaxy, in the Cygnus constellation over 22 million light-years away from his telescope at his home near Erda, Utah. He noticed a bright spot that he hadn’t seen before. By comparing what he was seeing with earlier photographs taken of the same galaxy, he realized he was witnessing a star explode. He had just discovered a supernova. Named SN 2017eaw, Wiggins’ discovery was confirmed on May 14th by two experts in supernovae; Subo Dong at Peking University, and Krzysztof Z. Stanek from Ohio State University. When a star goes supernova, it is one of the largest, most impressive astronomical events in space. A supernova occurs when a massive star collapses in a brilliant explosion that can outshine entire galaxies. This can happen in two ways; when a smaller star burns through its nuclear fuel, the core loses the energy to push against the gravity relentlessly pulling the star inward. If the weakened star gains mass from a star orbiting nearby, the core will collapse due to the overwhelming gravitational force in an event called a Type I Supernova. When a massive star many times larger than our own sun runs out of nuclear fuel, the star’s core collapses from its own staggering gravitational forces and explodes in a Type II Supernova. In both cases, these supernovae are astoundingly bright for a time — bright enough to be seen by amateur and professional astronomers alike — until they expend their energy and the light begins to fade over the next few months. SN 2017eaw has been confirmed to be a Type II supernova. This is the third supernova discovery for Wiggins. In 2015, he discovered SN 2015Q in the NGC 3888 galaxy in Ursa Major, and in 2014 he independently discovered supernova SN 2014G, along with Koichi Itagaki in Japan.
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    Fred Bruenjes- Co-Owner / Daystar Filters Fred Bruenjes is co-owner and Chief Engineer of DayStar Filters. His products include the Quark and Quantum Hydrogen Alpha solar filters, the Universal Lens Filter, the Eclipse Orchestrator software, and the HowToEclipse.com website. Fred has been an amateur astronomer for over thirty years and has seen nine total solar eclipses. As an astrophotographer he has been honored with the Astronomy Picture of the Day eight times. He received the 2012 Edgar Wilson Award for his discovery of comet C/2012 C2 Bruenjes.
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    Author/ Aviator- Doug Barbier Lt Col., USAF (Ret.) World's Fastest Single-Engine Jet Aircraft The Story of Convair's F-106 Delta Dart Interceptor Developed for the Air Force in the early 1950s as a next-generation interceptor following Convair's pioneering delta-wing F-102, the F-106 excelled in every aspect of the Air Defense Command mission. With its advanced Hughes radar system, Falcon air-to-air missiles, and a top speed in excess of Mach 2, the Delta Dart became known as "the ultimate interceptor," able to scramble, launch, find its targets, and blow them out of the sky. The 'Dart was also the lightest-weight aircraft ever powered by a Pratt & Whitney J75 turbojet. This book provides an insightful and in-depth look at the sixth member of the Air Force "Century Series" family of supersonic fighters. From initial concept through early flight test and development and into operational service, every facet of the F-106's career is examined and explained in comprehensive, yet easy-to-read text. All USAF Air Defense Command units that operated F-106s are covered, and aircraft markings and color schemes are included as well. The Convair F-106 remains to this day as one of the most successful military aircraft ever built. This book now gives the reader a thorough and meticulous reference source on the F-106 using excellent photographs and technical illustrations to tell the story of this history-making aircraft, while also providing valuable detailed information for modelers and historians.
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    Dave O'Connor - Executive Producer NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC’S NEW SIX-PART SERIES YEAR MILLION PAINTS A STUNNING PICTURE OF LIFE IN THE DEEP FUTURE Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, YEAR MILLION Unites the Brightest Scientific Minds, Including Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Peter Diamandis and Brian Greene With Sci-Fi/Pop-Culture Figures, Including Graphic Novelist Brian Michael Bendis, Nerdist Co-Host Matt Mira and Musician David Byrne (Washington, DC – April 27, 2017) – From the moment our ancestors smashed two rocks together to forge the first tool, technology and imagination have propelled humanity forward. But now, technology has the power to shape a future beyond our imagination. What was once conceived by science fiction as entertainment is now the blueprint great scientists use to project the future of our world. Premiering Monday, May 15, at 9/8c, National Geographic paints a visual story of the distant future in the six-part documentary-drama series YEAR MILLION. Narrated by Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix,” “Blackish”) and produced by RadicalMedia (MARS, FROM THE ASHES), YEAR MILLION unites the brightest minds in science, technology and science fiction, including Ray Kurzweil, Michio Kaku, Peter Diamandis and Brian Greene. Together, these experts, who spend their lives studying and imagining our future, take us inside a very real future that feels like the stuff of science fiction – a future where humankind has merged with machine and forged an existence where we’re living beyond our bodies, beyond our planet and beyond our solar system. YEAR MILLION weaves a thrilling – sometimes frightening – depiction of how we’ve used innovative science to create technology that will soon surpass our intelligence - and perhaps exist beyond our control. For instance, the cell phone, a device most of us cannot live without, much less leave at home, has become exponentially more intelligent just in the last decade. YEAR MILLION’s documentary sequences are comingled with illustrative, dramatic storytelling to depict a version of humanity’s fate through the lens of a typical, futuristic American family – which includes an android daughter whose existence depends upon interactions with future scientific and technological advancements. These dramatic sequences shift between a robust roster of on-camera commentary and serve as touchstones of the world to come. YEAR MILLION is a stark, fact-based response to the future anticipated within today’s popular sci-fi films and TV series including “Star Wars,” “The Matrix,” “Black Mirror,” “Westworld,” “Humans,” “Ex Machina” and “Her.” In addition to consulting contemporary scientific/tech experts on camera, the series features a mix of lay interviews with filmmakers, artists, writers and comedians who provide their perspectives on the future of humanity; noted graphic novelist Brian Michael Bendis, Nerdist co-host Matt Mira and musician/science enthusiast David Byrne join the mix. “YEAR MILLION propels us into an odyssey of the unfathomable choices humans will face while questioning the kind of lives we’ll live and the people we’ll become,” says Tim Pastore, President, Original Programming and Production. “The series imagines an era when mortality becomes a thing of the past; man merges with machine; intelligence is limitless; and the human species becomes interplanetary.” The series predicts how every aspect of technology may affect our lives for better or worse and ponders the following questions as outlined in the episode descriptions. Episode 1 – Homo Sapien 2.0: Premieres Monday, May 15, 9/8c Advances in neuroscience and engineering are bringing us closer toward a reality first described in great science fiction, one in which artificial intelligence will become indistinguishable from – or perhaps even surpass - human intelligence. This could lead to a future in which AI beings become our essential collaborators or a threat to human value and life. What are the major milestones that are leading us towards this singularity, and how will that affect the evolution of the human species? Episode 2 – Never Say Die: Premieres Monday, May 22, 9/8c Recent breakthroughs in genetics have given us a better understanding of the biology of humans, opening up new ways that could help us all live healthier for longer. In the future, will we move beyond treating individual diseases and, instead, treat the aging process itself? How would a dramatically protracted life change not only the fabric of society, but what it means to be a human being? Episode 3 – Dude, Where’s My Body?: Premieres Monday, May 29, 9/8c Advances in graphics and computing power have given rise to a renaissance in virtual technologies from world-building platforms like Second Life to manufacturers of VR headsets like Oculus Rift. We’re seeing more and more of human activity transfer to virtual spaces, offering people profound experiences via online personas and even transforming the way the real-world functions. Will we reach a tipping point where reality becomes a pale shadow of the rich, imaginative, virtual worlds we’ve created for ourselves? What will that mean for our perception of humanity? What do we risk losing? Episode 4 – Mind Meld: Premieres Monday, June 5, 9/8c Within a single generation, the Internet has transformed virtually every aspect of modern culture from the way we learn and work to the ways in which we communicate and express ourselves. How has this constant connectivity affected our views on privacy? How will they continue to change as new technologies like neural prosthetics help us create seamless, instantaneous connections to the cloud? Eventually, will we evolve to the point of telepathy? How will this affect our relationships to each other? Will this give us new tools or insight into communication with other civilizations that might exist beyond Earth? Episode 5 – Energy Beyond Earth: Premieres Monday, June 12, 9/8c Overconsumption of energy and resources has lead us to a breaking point where we will either have to engineer our way around our problems, or look to other planets to inhabit. If we go off planet, we will have to make it habitable for humans through processes like terraforming, which may lead to unintended consequences for that ecosystem. Is this human-centric view of the universe the right approach? And is it possible there are alien civilizations that have reached this similar inflection point? Episode 6 – Beyond the Cosmos: Premieres Monday, June 19, 9/8c Humans have always had a drive to explore the unknown. This indomitable spirit has led us to new shores, new depths and, in the last century, to new planets. As the number of mysteries remaining on home planet decreases, how will we have to adapt ourselves biologically in order to explore farther distances in space? Will we discover forms of life reminiscent of Earth or new forms of life entirely? What astrophysical phenomena may we experience, and how closely will it align to how we’ve imagined it in science fiction? YEAR MILLION is produced by RadicalMedia for National Geographic. For RadicalMedia, Justin Wilkes, Jon Kamen and Dave O’Connor are executive producers. Tommy Turtle, Wendy Greene and Laurence Fishburne also serve as executive producers, and Mark Elijah Rosenberg is the co-executive producer and director. For National Geographic, Matt Renner is vice president, production; Tim Pastore is president, original programming and production; and Carolyn Bernstein is executive vice president and head of global scripted development & production.
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    Rock Legend- Greg Kihn / The Greg Kihn Band NBC called Greg Kihn “Rock’s True Renaissance Man.” His career stretches from the dawn of punk and indie rock to the discos of the 80’s to the glory days of MTV. As a pioneer with the legendary Beserkley Records, he helped write the book on revolutionary west coast rock and roll. He’s toured the world, had hit records, appeared on Saturday Night Live and American Bandstand, opened for the Rolling Stones, jammed with Bruce Springsteen, won the ASCAP and Midem Awards for his worldwide #1 hit JEOPARDY and THE BREAKUP SONG, was parodied by Weird Al Yankovic, lived the rock star lifestyle to the hilt, won and lost several fortunes, and lived to tell about it. But music is only part of the story. In the 90’s Greg turned his attention to writing fiction. He published four novels, a handful of short stories in various anthologies, and edited a compilation of original fiction by famous musicians. HORROR SHOW was nominated for the prestigious Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. It was also in the 90’s that he began his radio career. After a year of seven-midnight, Greg spent sixteen years hosting the top-rated morning show for KFOX radio in San Jose/San Francisco. He also hosted and performed at the annual KIHNCERT at the Shoreline Amphitheater featuring some of the most important bands of our generation. Greg was inducted into the San Jose Rock Hall Of Fame in 2008 and the Bay Area Radio Hall of Fame in 2012. Greg recently retained the rights to all his old recordings and is currently re-releasing his entire catalogue with the original artwork. The New Yorker recently described Greg’s music as having “a high degree of intelligence and subtlety.” The recent review of the Greg Kihn Band’s Greatest Hits by Apple iTunes called the group “a rock band of genuine consequence.” The band continues to tour with Greg’s son Ry Kihn replacing Joe Satriani on lead guitar. Greg maintains a strong Internet presence with professional website design and social media managed by Michael Brandvold Marketing. Thousands of fans engage him daily on Facebook and Twitter. Greg also retains a cutting-edge publicist, Christopher Buttner at PrthatRocks.com, the lauded San Francisco based PR agency voted Best Publicist Of The Year by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals. RUBBER SOUL is Greg’s most recent novel. This completely unique murder mystery features the Beatles as characters in the story. The idea came while interviewing original Beatles drummer Pete Best. Greg asked where the Beatles got those rare American R&B 45’s that constituted their early repertoire. Pete revealed that it was from Merchant Marines who carried the records back to Liverpool from America. That gave him the inspiration for the character “Dust Bin Bob” who befriends the Beatles from their penniless early days to the height of Beatlemania. The story climaxes with an assassination attempt in Manila during their world tour in 1966. Through interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Pete Best, Geoff Emerick (engineer), Alf Bicknell (driver), Yoko Ono and Patti Harrison, Greg got invaluable insights into the inner world of the Beatles. Even though RUBBER SOUL is a work of fiction, it is 100% historically accurate. After a lifetime of rock & roll, and decades on the road and behind the microphone, no one else but Greg Kihn could have written this story.
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    Author/ Aviator: SR-71 RSO William A. Flanagan , Lt.Col; USAF (Retired) Aviation Records In The Jet Age -The Planes and Technologies Behind Breakthroughs Since aviation's early years, pilots, designers, and manufacturers have sought to break world records for notoriety or technical advancement, which captivated the public. This book tells of famous record-breaking flights throughout history, focusing on the exciting time following World War II when new speed, altitude, and endurance records were broken on an almost-routine basis. Supplementing these stories are detailed explanations of the technological innovations that made those record-breaking aircraft possible. From swept wings to afterburning turbojet engines, and "Coke-bottle" fuselages to high-altitude pressure suits, aviation progress has always been measured with breakthrough advances in the technology of flight. This book, written by a former crewmember of the triplesonic SR-71 Blackbird, takes you through the annals of aviation history with spellbinding stories of world-record flights and explanations of how advanced technology played a pivotal role in making these records happen. Illustrated with excellent archival photographs and technical illustrations, this book explains in detailed, but easy-to-understand, terms how specific advances in aircraft design such as powerplants, aerodynamics, flight control systems, instrumentation, and life-support systems led to ever-improved record-breaking aircraft. The appendix serves as a handy reference guide that documents world speed, altitude, and distance records as well as the legendary aircraft and pilots who flew them. Flanagan calls the Blackbird, made over 50 years ago, "the height of aeronautical engineering." "These airplanes were the only airplanes designed to cruise at three times the speed of sound -- in the history of aviation. I was lucky enough to host Senator John Glenn back in 1983, who was very interested in the airplane. I remember as he walked away he looked at the airplanes and said, ‘You know, this is really the Mona Lisa of aeronautical engineering. We’ll probably never do anything like this again.’ And thus far he’s been proven right."
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    Charlie Boyle- The Talking Image ALL THE 'W's - ABOUT US WHO - Charlie Boyle is the principal contact at Talking Image. Over 20 years experience in design, advertising, conceptual thinking, promotional marketing, print and digital design. What he doesn't know isn't really worth knowing. But he'd be happy to find out for you anyway. Every day's a schoolday. WHAT - Depends purely on what you need. Like we've said before, behind Charlie is a truly robust network of resources that is called upon as and when required: Solid, reliable print services; innovative and practical digital solutions; all unhindered by the oppressive costs that incur with many of the larger organisations. WHERE - Absolutely anywhere, really. We're living in a global era, and Talking Image have been involved in projects based out of Europe, North America and the Far East. Closer to home, if you're looking for a solution working out of one of your own desks, Talking Image can just as easily operate on a consultancy basis. Maximum flexibility. WHY - Because there is nothing more rewarding than an effective solution, and the evidence to support just how effective it is. Which, of course, is usually a very happy customer. WHO - Charlie Boyle is the principal contact at Talking Image. Over 20 years experience in design, advertising, conceptual thinking, promotional marketing, print and digital design. What he doesn't know isn't really worth knowing. But he'd be happy to find out for you anyway. Every day's a schoolday. WHAT - Depends purely on what you need. Like we've said before, behind Charlie is a truly robust network of resources that is called upon as and when required: Solid, reliable print services; innovative and practical digital solutions; all unhindered by the oppressive costs that incur with many of the larger organisations. WHERE - Absolutely anywhere, really. We're living in a global era, and Talking Image have been involved in projects based out of Europe, North America and the Far East. Closer to home, if you're looking for a solution working out of one of your own desks, Talking Image can just as easily operate on a consultancy basis. Maximum flexibility. WHY - Because there is nothing more rewarding than an effective solution, and the evidence to support just how effective it is. Which, of course, is usually a very happy customer.
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    Congressman Jim Bridenstine/ Oklahoma's 1st Congessional District The Past, Present and Future of US Space Policy Congressman Jim Bridenstine was elected in 2012 to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space and Technology Committee. Bridenstine began his Naval aviation career flying the E-2C Hawkeye off the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier. It was there that he flew combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and gathered most of his 1,900 flight hours and 333 carrier-arrested landings. While on active duty, he transitioned to the F-18 Hornet and flew at the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, the parent command to TOPGUN. After leaving active duty, Bridenstine returned to Tulsa to be the Executive Director of the Tulsa Air and Space Museum & Planetarium. Bridenstine’s background includes a triple major at Rice University, a MBA from Cornell University, 9 years active duty in the United States Navy, and business experience in real estate, ranching, aerospace, and defense contracting. Bridenstine promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve in 2012 flying missions in Central and South America in support of America’s war on drugs and most recently transitioned to the 137th Air Refueling Wing of the Oklahoma Air National Guard, where he will fly with an MC-12 squadron stationed at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.
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    Lloyd Lindsay Young Before New Jersey had “Snooki” or Tony Soprano it had Lloyd Lindsay Young, with WWOR Channel 9’s studio in Secaucus. Young wasn’t just a television weather forecaster, he was a pop culture phenomenon. His "trademarks" remain a booming voice and boisterous delivery to include a loud “Helloooooooooo, Your Town!” in his report. Considered by many as the best weatherman ever, if you saw Lloyd once, belting his signature intro “Hellooooo!” and a yell of “Science!” before showing the radar, you would not forget the moment. As for his famed opening, Young says it was created by accident. “One night in Idaho Falls, my first television job, I just blurted it out.” Young says. “I was curious if anybody up in Wyoming was watching, so I yelled, ‘Hellooooo, Jackson, Wyoming!’” After getting a lot of favorable reaction from viewers, Young thought that he “might have something here.” The boisterous Young tried it again the next night using a different town—and the rest is history. “I like to have fun with the weather. It wasn’t a serious delivery; it was my shtick.” Lloyd says. “Weather offered levity in a newscast because a lot of the news is depressing by nature.” However, when a storm was brewing or changing drastically Young turned serious; reporting outside in blizzards at 20 below wind chill factor.” At the height of his popularity Double L amassed an enormous collection of weather pointers used during his television reports. Viewers sent in thousands of objects including plastic alligators, a launching rocket, a mannequin leg (complete with stiletto), and petrified animal body parts. After television, Young transitioned to radio weather in California. He maintains the same style on radio that made him famous on TV, including his over-the-top “Helloooooo!” unless the weather gets too serious for that personality. Young has combined his Broadcasting degree with his love of weather. “I am not a serious meteorologist. But on the other hand, I know a lot about the weather, because I’m obsessed with it.” .
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    Tom Harris-Exectutive Director- International Climate Science Colaition Since early 2008 Tom Harris has been Executive Director of the science-based, non-partisan group, theInternational Climate Science Coalition (ICSC). From 2006 to 2008, Tom was Executive Director of the Natural Resources Stewardship Project (Canada). Tom’s basic education was in thermo-fluids and energy sciences and he has Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Mechanical Engineering. Mr. Harris has 30 years experience as a mechanical engineer/project manager, science and technology communications professional, technical trainer and S&T advisor to a former Opposition Senior Environment Critic in Canada’s Parliament. For the past 12 years he has been working with a growing team of leading scientists and engineers to promote a sensible approach to range of energy and environmental topics, climate change in particular. His main focus has been the highly controversial science underlying these issues.Here (and below) is a short video excerpt from one of his many public presentations. Mr. Harris is regularly published in newspapers in Canada and the U.S. and occasionally in Australia, New Zealand, the U.K. and other countries. He is often interviewed on radio and occasionally TV. Besides the above TV interview sample, here are some other recent media hits: October 11, 2011: "Global warming, global worries" by Tom Harris, Winnipeg Free Press, Manitoba, Canada. October 6, 2011: "Kill carbon dioxide regulations - Harper still rolling out rules that will waste billions", by Tom Harris, published in the Financial Post, National Post, Canada. October 5, 2011: Listen to Tom's radio interview about the testimony of Minister Kent to the October 4, 2001 Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources hearing on "The Tommy Schnurmacher Show", CJAD 800 Radio, Montreal, Canada. September 16, 2011: Read New York Times coverage of Al Gore's "24 Hours of Reality" event in which the views of both Mr. Gore and Tom Harris are cited. September 13, 2011: "Gore's 24 Hours of Fantasy About To Begin - An effort to "expose" climate change skeptics will instead show that Gore is a charlatan", by Tom Harris, published by Pajamas Media, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. September 6, 2011: Watch "Enviro Watch", seven minute interview with Tom Harris on Ezra Levant's program The Source on Sun Media TV. Tom described the significance of the CERN "Cloud" experimental results. From 2009 to 2011 (four sessions), he taught a total of 1,500 students "Climate Change: an Earth Sciences Perspective", a second year course in the Faculty of Sciences at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Tom speaks about the approach he has taken with this course and ICSC in general here. An excerpt from a lecture in 2011 may be viewed here. We often hear that the science of climate change is “settled” and that “now is the time for action” to arrest this growing threat to civilization. Nothing could be further from the truth. Climate science is in a period of negative discovery in that the more we learn, the more we realize how little we actually understand about the forces that shape climate. We cannot as yet even detect a human signal on top of natural variability, let alone determine if action of any kind is needed aside from preparing for and adapting to climate change and continuing research into this complex field of science. Tom reveals the intense debate now raging among researchers concerning the causes of climate change. Besides briefly describing the hypothesis that 20th century warming was driven mostly by humanity's greenhouse gas emissions, Tom explains other factors that now appear to have a greater influence on climate. These include, but are not limited to: changes in the output of the sun ocean oscillations land use change galactic cosmic ray variations and consequent cloud cover changes.
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    Blues Musician-JOE LOUIS WALKERJoe Louis Walker is one of the greatest bluesmen of his generation. He is a four-time Blues Music Award winner and 2013 Blues Hall of Fame inductee who has appeared on multiple Grammy-winning albums. He is known worldwide as one of the genre’s top musical trailblazers—a mesmerizing guitarist and soul-testifying vocalist. The New York Times raves, “Walker is a singer with a Cadillac of a voice. He delivers no-nonsense, gutsy blues. His guitar solos are fast, wiry and incisive, moaning with bluesy despair.” Rolling Stone simply calls him “ferocious.”
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    Barrett TillmanOn Wave and Wing The 100 Year Quest To Perfect The Aircraft Carrier What defended the U.S. after the attack on Pearl Harbor, defeated the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and is an essential tool in the fight against terror? Aircraft Carriers. For seventy years, these ships remained a little understood cornerstone of American power. In his latest book, On Wave and Wing , Barrett Tillman sheds light on the history of these floating leviathans and offers a nuanced analysis of the largest man-made vessel in the history of the world. Review “Even in today’s virtual, cyber world there is still nothing like being able to impose 100,000 tons of sovereign territory, unbridled and with the bit in the teeth, within a potential enemy’s scheme of maneuver. Read on then and learn. Barrett Tillman captures it all through his years of research and myriad interviews with those who have been there and seen the elephant, so prepare to take in all lines and get underway with the best maritime–aviation storyteller of them all.” —Captain Todd Zecchin, USN (Ret), final commanding officer of USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) “On Wave and Wing is a superlative account of the development of aircraft carriers of all nations and the people who man them, from Eugene Ely’s historic first launch from a ship in 1910 to the present. Author Barrett Tillman, a consummate authority on naval aviation, highlights his narrative with accounts from aviators and sailors who have ‘been there and done that’ for a century. On Wave and Wing describes ‘flattops’ as indispensable assets in America’s defense posture, and is so well written it’s like a novel you can’t put down. Strongly recommended.” —Captain Rosario Rausa, USN (Ret), editor, Wings of Gold
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    Rod PyleAmazing Stories of the Space Age: True Tales of Nazis in Orbit, Soldiers on the Moon, Orphaned Martian Robots, and Other Fascinating Accounts from the Annals of Spaceflight Award-winning science writer and documentarian Rod Pyle presents an insider's perspective on the most unusual and bizarre space missions ever devised inside and outside of NASA. The incredible projects described here were not merely flights of fancy dreamed up by space enthusiasts, but actual missions planned by leading aeronautical engineers. Some were designed but not built; others were built but not flown; and a few were flown to failure but little reported: A giant rocket that would use atomic bombs as propulsion (never mind the fallout), military bases on the moon that could target enemies on earth with nuclear weapons, a scheme to spray-paint the lenses of Soviet spy satellites in space, the rushed Soyuz 1 spacecraft that ended with the death of its pilot, the near-disaster of the Apollo 11 moon landing, the mysterious Russian space shuttle that flew only once and was then scrapped--these are just some of the unbelievable tales that Pyle has found in once top-secret documents as well as accounts that were simply lost for many decades. These stories, complimented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, tell of a time when nothing was too off-the-wall to be taken seriously, and the race to the moon and the threat from the Soviet Union trumped all other considerations. Readers will be fascinated, amused, and sometimes chilled.
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    Preston DennettUFOs Over Arizona: A True History of Extraterrestrial Encounters in the Grand Canyon State Arizona has been a UFO hotspot for more than 100 years. This first-time comprehensive history of extraterrestrial encounters in the Grand Canyon State includes 81 locations that provide a dazzling array of sightings, landings, face-to-face encounters, abductions, and even UFO crash/retrievals. Read about some of the world’s most influential alien events that have taken place in Arizona, including the Paradise Valley UFO crash, the Travis Walton Abduction, the Phoenix Lights, and many others. Explore both well-known and never-before-published cases. Examine the research of pioneering investigators James McDonald, one of the first scientists to explore UFOs, and Coral and Jim Lorenzen, who formed the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization (APRO), the first successful UFO citizens group. Connect with the ongoing story of Sedona, one of Arizona’s major UFO areas. Join in on an exploration into the magic and mystery of Arizona’s UFOs.
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    Rock Legend/ Ricky Phillips-STYX-Harmony. Chemistry. Balance. Grit. Dexterity. Determination. Solidarity. Terms that describe a Super Bowl champion? Well, almost. These are words that define the core essence of Styx, the multimegamillion-selling rock band that has forged an indelible legacy both on record and onstage. The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. “Every night, we go on that magic carpet ride together,” observes original bassist Chuck Panozzo, who joins the band on tour as often as he can. “The thing I always like the most is the immediate response we get when playing live,” adds guitarist and vocalist James “JY” Young, an integral force of nature in the band since its 1972 inception and the one who helped steer the band to landing its first recording contract with Wooden Nickel Records. “And this is as good a live band as there is. Someone once told me, ‘I’ve seen Paul McCartney, I’ve seen the Rolling Stones, I’ve seen U2, I’ve seen the Police. But my favorite show last year was Styx.’ I like to say we’re the best-kept secret — but perhaps we’re not anymore.” Notes guitarist, vocalist, and emotional centerpiece Tommy Shaw, “There are so many portals to reach your musical soul, and our live show is like a religious experience where people come to commune and testify. We have a pretty sophisticated audience, and we really respect that. We didn't used to have people who would come see every show, but now they’re coming back again and again for more. And we owe it to our fans to continually rehearse, prepare, and improve.” Among the key reasons fans repeatedly return to bask in the live Styx experience is the special energy apparent in each performance. “Something feels fresh with these guys every time I walk out onstage with them,” admits vocalist and keyboard shaman Lawrence Gowan. “It’s not lost on anyone that we’re pretty fortunate to be doing this. I look across the stage and I’m as entertained as much as the audience is as to how strong the band is. There’s not the slightest sliver of doubt that we’re all going to leave everything we can onstage every night.” Agrees drummer and percussive dynamo Todd Sucherman, “This is a band that never has a bad show. I think our level of professionalism, musicianship, and spirit carries that across every night. The fact that we have so much fun when we’re playing — that’s very contagious. That’s a miraculous feat in and of itself. We never walk off the stage thinking, ‘What happened?’ ” A Styx show’s depth of impact is no accident, explains Ricky Phillips, bassist, background vocalist, and backbone of the backline: “There's a lot going on up there. It's a multilayered, multilevel show with a number of elements going on beyond the music itself. I find a symmetry with the give and take and all of the different emotions we touch upon. As many people as I’ve had the privilege to play with, I've never had the pleasure of being part of a situation like this one.” And that’s the crux of the unique rock and roll feeling Styx shares with its fans show in and show out.
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    Jack MillardFilm Producer/Director Little Boats Of Hope The journey of the "Little Boats Of Hope" film began when my client's wife was battling Stage IV breast cancer and then was tragically killed by a drunk driver in Los Angeles on December 31, 2012. Jack's late wife, Hilary Six, was also a producer in Los Angeles. To stay sane and sober, Jack Millard dealt with his grief in a most profound and positive way by throwing himself into his art and creating "Little Boats Of Hope" hand carved from pods of mesquite trees, attaching a feather and a message in a bottle "Don't Lose Hope" into each little boat. Jack began releasing the boats into the Pacific Ocean (Leo Carillo Beach), the 9/11 Memorial, a foundation in Paris, France... and most recently at Bethesda Foundation in Manhattan's Central Park. People are profoundly moved when they discover the boats, as everyone needs a little hope. Please watch this new short film. Jack Millard is in the film, and this is the third short he has created around the "Little Boats". The film is quite moving
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    Howard BloomThe Muhammad Code- How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS,al Qaeda,and Boko Haram Osama bin Laden called Muhammad "a Prophet of Conquest." Pakistan's Universal Sunnah Foundation brags that under Muhammad's battlefield leadership, "Islam spread an average of 317 square miles per day." Right now ISIS, al Qaeda, Boko Haram, and the Supreme Leader of Iran know that Islam toppled two of the biggest superpowers in history—Rome and Persia—then took over two-thirds of the inhabited world. Militant Muslims believe that Islam is on the brink of doing it again.The Muhammad Code: How a Desert Prophet Brought You ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haramlays bare the origins of this profoundly dangerous belief. Many contemporary thinkers excuse Islamic violence as a legitimate reaction to Western imperialism. They blame America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the establishment of Israel in 1948. But Jihad was invented in 624 AD by the only prophet ever to call himself "The Prophet of War." And that prophet was not responding to "legitimate grievances," but an ambition for world conquest.
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    Rich Little, Legendary ImpressionistRICH LITTLE is THE master mimic of more than 200 voices. With an impressive touring schedule throughout the United States and Canada, he has a voice for every administartion, including U.S. Presidents: John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, both George Bushes and Barack Obama. In fact, infamous for his skewering of political figures, Little has charmed, amused, intrigued and gotten the best of politicians from here to his native Canada. He entertained at both of Reagan's presidential inaugurations, and President Reagan was reported to have said, “You do me better than I do.” A professed classic movie buff, he's particularly fond of doing Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, but Little has also latched on to baby boomer-friendly characters, such as Paul Lynde, Kermit the Frog, Andy Rooney and Dr. Phil, to name a few. Some of his favorite current impressions are of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood. “They're easy to do,” he says. “They are larger than life.” In January 2010, Little became a United States citizen and was sworn in, with a suggestion from the judge to do it as John Wayne! His wife at the time, Marie, passed away that year. In her honor, Little created the Marie and Rich Little Foundation, which focuses on helping children, the homeless and animals in need. Little is still currently preparing to release his latest project, “Little by Little” a self-written, humorous show about his life, featuring over 30 characters. A book of the same title (…Celebrities I've Known and Been). Up until now, a little known fact about Little is his other talent as an artist. He started sketching when he was young, drawing his family and friends. To date, he has drawn more than 100 pictures of all the celebrities and politicians he imitates, and displays several of these life-like charcoal sketches in his shows. “How did I become an impersonator? Perhaps my mother was conceived by a Xerox machine!” says Little. So, how did a kid from Ottawa, Canada, growing up in the '50s become an impressionist? No one in our family had ever been in show business. No one ever had “show biz” yearnings. His father was a doctor. His mother was a housewife. So where did the desire to become an impressionist come from? Although, often asked this question, he can only offer an early love of the movies. "As a boy, I would go every weekend, sometimes staying to see the show twice. Just going to the movies and getting so involved in the story-telling and the characters made me want to be that person up on the screen, never dreaming that I could turn it into a career," remarks Little. The glory days of Hollywood and their icons, like no other, have remained as indelible images in our hearts and minds for decades. He, like many, idolized these giants of the screen and comedy, but was so fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet, work with, and get to know many of them along the way during my career. From the genius of Jack Benny, the unmatched humor of George Burns, the debonair, handsome Cary Grant, the unforgettable John Wayne, the king of late night hosts Johnny Carson, and the former actor-turned-President Ronald Reagan to President Obama and preparing for Trump ... just in case. In this gem of a new book are insights into the likes of many of these great people he has had the privilege and fortune to meet and imitate, to shine a new light on our beloved stars. "This is really not a biography," says Little, "but more of a humorous glimpse of the people I've impersonated and some of the funny stories that happened along the way."
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    Naveen Jain, Moon Express- Co Founder/ ChairmanNaveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible. The founder of Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a true impact. Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year, Silicon India's "Most Admired Serial Entrepreneur," and the receiver of "Albert Einstein Technology Medal" for his pioneers in technology, he has been repeatedly honored for his entrepreneurial successes. Red Herring also recognized him as one of the "Top 20 Serial Entrepreneurs" and with the "Lifetime Achievement Award." Naveen Jain's next endeavor is to travel to the moon, using lunar resources for innovation here on earth. Whether it's business or life, Naveen is guided by one firm belief – Our only limit is our imagination.
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    LARRY CORYELLAs one of the pioneers of jazz-rock -- perhaps the pioneer in the ears of some -- Larry Coryell deserves a special place in the history books. He brought what amounted to a nearly alien sensibility to jazz electric guitar playing in the 1960s, a hard-edged, cutting tone, phrasing and note-bending that owed as much to blues, rock and even country as it did to earlier, smoother bop influences. Yet as a true eclectic, armed with a brilliant technique, he is comfortable in almost every style, covering almost every base from the most decibel-heavy, distortion-laden electric work to the most delicate, soothing, intricate lines on acoustic guitar. Unfortunately, a lot of his most crucial electric work from the '60s and '70s is missing on CD, tied up by the erratic reissue schemes of Vanguard, RCA and other labels, and by jazz-rock's myopically low level of status in the CD era (although that mindset is slowly changing). Born in Galveston, Texas on April 2, 1943 Coryell grew up in the Seattle, Washington area where his mother introduced him to the piano at the tender age of 4. He switched to guitar and played rock music while in his teens. He didn't consider himself good enough to pursue a music career and studied journalism at The University of Washington while simultaneously taking private guitar lessons. By 1965 he had relocated to New York City and began taking classical guitar lessons which would figure prominently in later stages of his career. Although citing Chet Atkins and Chuck Berry as early influences he also took cues from jazzmen such as John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery. He was also inspired by the popular music of the day by the Beatles, The Byrds and Bob Dylan and worked diligently to meld both rock and jazz stylings into his technique. This was reflected on his debut recording performance on drummer Chico Hamilton's album " The Dealer" where he sounded like chuck Berry at times with his almost distorted "fat" tone. Also in 1966 he formed a psychedelic band called The Free Spirits on which he also sang vocals, played the sitar and did most of the composing. Although conceptually the band's music conformed to the psychedelic formula with titles like "Bad News Cat" and" I'm Gonna Be Free" it foreshadowed jazz rock with more complex soloing by Coryell and Sax/flute player Jim Pepper. However, it wasn't until three years later after apprenticing on albums by Vibraphonist Gary Burton and flutist Herbie Mann and gigging with the likes of Jack Bruce and others that Coryell established his multifarious musical voice, releasing two solo albums which mixed jazz, classical and rock ingredients. In late 1969 he recorded "Spaces", the album for which he is most noted. It was a guitar blow-out which also included John McLaughlin who was also sitting on the fence between rock and jazz at the time and the cogitative result formed what many aficionados consider to be the embryo from which the fusion jazz movement of the 1970s emerged. It contained insane tempos and fiery guitar exchanges which were often beyond category not to mention some innovating acoustic bass work by Miroslav Vitous and power drumming by Billy Cobham both of whom were to make contributions to Jazz rock throughout the `70s. His career, however, began in era of guitar rock, where he was able to rise for a time with legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, and Eric Clapton. As this era came to a close, his musical expression took him on a diverse journey, and though he did not receive the level of commercial fame the aformentioned musicians had, he was still able to make his mark in music by way of the jazz & fusion world. His music continues to influence musicians and fans internationally and will continue to do so for a very long time.
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    From Sci-Fi to Science Fact: Imagining the Future- An Update by George A. Haloulakos In my book HIGH FLIGHT, a compendium of aviation case studies, my father, Dr. V.E. (Bill) Haloulakos, co-authored with me Chapter 7 (Imagination). This chapter discussed how the classic 1960s science fiction epics "Lost in Space" and "Planet of the Apes" reflected nuclear rocket propulsion protocols he worked on during that era. Now, we have a follow-up to this chapter and are re-releasing to the general public, two of his books that provided the basis for his contribution to HIGH FLIGHT. Here is our follow-up to Chapter 7 (Imagination) from HIGH FLIGHT Recently I watched Episode #6 ("Welcome Stranger") from the classic sci-fi TV series Lost in Space. This particular episode originally aired on October 20, 1965 with guest star Warren Oates as American astronaut James Hapgood who has come to enjoy the life of a roving space cowboy. Hapgood and his rocket ship "Travelin' Man" lifted off from Earth on June 18, 1982 aiming for a possible soft landing on Saturn as part of a fly-by survey mission. He missed his landing and has been wandering in space for 15+ years before his encounter with the Space Family Robinson in the late 1990s. This wonderful episode reflected the scientific protocols from the hey-day of the 1960s space age as well other projects not widely known to the general public at the time, notably the use of nuclear powered rockets for both interplanetary and interstellar space travel. While the public was largely enthralled with the USA versus USSR race for the first manned moon landing, other manned space flights were also being planned for Mars along with possible missions to Saturn and Jupiter. At the time, a soft landing on either Saturn or Jupiter was deemed possible as the gaseous composition of these two planets was not yet fully known. Annie Jacobsen's book about exotic high-tech military projects, Area 51, documents that such long-range missions were not only in the works but would require nuclear rockets to make them feasible/achievable. Moreover such expeditions were planned to occur in what would be the same timeline of the future as envisioned by Lost in Space. What is remarkable is that the saga of space cowboy Hapgood and his ship "Travelin' Man" not only reflected the scientific protocols of the 1960s (the same period in which Lost in Space aired on network TV) but actually provided the template of what future rocket ships would look like more than two decades later. Shown here are my hand drawn sketches of "Travelin' Man" and the McDonnell Douglas DC-X that was deployed in the early 1990s. Note the startling similarity between the two space craft – especially the Delta configuration of each - an affirmation of how science fiction can become science fact! We enjoyed watching these wonderful Lost in Space episodes not only for their inspiring adventures but later came to appreciate them much more with the passage of time as it became evident that such classic sci-fi offered a realistic if not achievable future based on science fact! Here is information on Dr. Haloulakos’ books that inspired this work: The math book is a reader-friendly presentation on the history of universal mathematical concepts and how they relate to our daily life. The propulsion book focuses on nuclear rockets and shows how our favorite sci-fi epics were / are a window into the future of science fact! Both books are available on a “print-to-order” basis exclusively through UC San Diego Bookstore. Since it is “print-to-order” this means you must prepay in advance of the printing (i.e., at the time you place your special order). The selling prices are $19.25 for the math book and $15 for the rocket propulsion book, plus shipping & handling. When ordering, be sure to include the title, author name and ISBN.
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    Bob Prichard- Somax Performance Institute The Importance Of Brain Oxygen- Since 1970, Somax Performance Institute has specialized in improving efficiency in athletes–rather than focusing on strength and endurance. The reason for this is that muscles are only 20% efficient; the other 80% is dissipated at heat. By contrast, a 1% improvement in efficiency will improve performance 1%. This is why Somax athletes make more progress in a few weeks than conventional programs taking several years. For instance, Somax has trained just 17 Olympic swimmers–but these swimmers have won a total of 43 Gold Medals and have set 11 World Records. Somax has trained hundreds of young competitive swimmers who have cut their times 3-18% while cutting their stroke count up to 50%. All of our training is based on frame-by-frame underwater stroke analysis and none on grinding out mega-yardage or lifting weights. In fact, we discourage weight-lifting in athletes because it creates microfibers (scar tissue) that restrict flexibility and eventually performance. Most of our work with elite and amateur athletes is undoing the damage caused by lifting weights and endurance training. Our professional golfers have won the US Open as a rookie, improved their putting from #113 to #1 on tour, quadrupled their tour income, and increased their longest drive from 295 to 400. Our amateur golfers have eliminated back, neck, hip and shoulder pain while cutting 5-11 strokes off their game. Baseball players have increased their long ball from 400 to 480 feet, increased their bases stolen from 14/15 to 32/33 and increased their top pitching velocity from 88 to 92 miles an hour. All these improvements took four weeks or less–not months and years. Our approach to improving performance is that sport is movement, and to move you need flexibility. Our 40 years of working with the best athletes in the world, in all sports, has shown us that the greatest difference between the best and those below them is in their flexibility. They are the best because they do not have to overcome the internal resistance of their body in order to compete and win. Once you have the flexibility required for your sport, then you need to learn to move efficiently. Efficient movement is often very different from conventional or ‘natural’ movement. The world’s best athletes are the best because many of their movements are counter-intuitive. Whether it is in an individual program, a camp or clinic, all of our training programs begin with measuring the five efficiency components in every sport: Range, Sequence, Speed, Separation and Alignment. We measure these components from frame-by-frame video of each athlete. We then perform the same measurements on video of historically great athletes so that each of our clients can see how they differ mathematically from the best. In this way, all of our analyses are objective and form the basis of all our programs. Next we measure the static ranges of our clients, as well as their strength in certain critical ranges. We also measure other physiological and neurological components that contribute to performance. Only after our clients have a complete picture of their present situation do we begin a program to improve their components. The result is an immediate and dramatic improvement in their performance. It is common, for instance, when we take our golfers to the driving range to try out their new swing, that they remark ‘I have never hit the ball that well in my life before’. We take the same care with all of our athletes, whether they are a professional making tens of millions of dollars every year, or a young swimmer with dreams of going to the Olympics, or a young soccer or baseball player with dreams of making it to the big leagues. If you would like to get off the treadmill of constantly lifting weights, running to improve performance, or practicing to improve your skills; if you would like to take years off your age; or if you would like to learn how to teach your kids to play or swim like the world’s best, please look at the programs we offer at www.somaxsports.com.
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    Dr. Kiran Dintyala- "Dr.Calm" Dr. Kiran Dintyala is a full time practicing physician, located in Palm Springs California. Dr. Kiran Dintyala is an internal medicine physician by profession. He is an author, speaker and stress-management Expert. He also holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH). He learnt his stress management skills, while doing his Masters. His passion is to create stress-free organizations so that the individuals and the organizations may reap the benefits of stress-free living. “Many years ago, when I was in the spell of a perfect storm of stress in my life, I accidentally stumbled across certain principles that saved my life. Those principles helped me calm down instantaneously and gave me the ability to take control of my life situation. That ability to calm down in the midst of chaos not only saved me from a dismal failure that threatened my career but also paved a path to the career of my dreams. The concepts I learnt over years through many life and death situations got solidified into 'Principles of Stress Mastery'. These principles are simple and easy to follow. They melt away stress instantaneously. These Principles work with a mathematical accuracy! Having benefited from these principles, now I am on a journey to help others to reap the same benefits I reaped in my life”.
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    Music Sensation/ Evelyn "Champagne" King They called her "Bubbles" because of her effervescent personality and sense of humor. Some thought she'd grow up to become a comedienne. But young Evelyn King was an all-around performer who sang, danced... whatever it took to hold her audience of friends and family members. "You have to live life to know life," says vocalist-supreme Evelyn "Champagne" King. "That's the philosophy I apply to my day-to-day dealings and that's the philosophy I apply to making my music." Evelyn "Champagne" King is one of the few disco stars who successfully weathered the decline of disco to have more hits through the 1980's. Not only did she manage to survive as a star into the 1980's, she is still recording and touring frequently today. Evelyn was born into a musical family. She was born in The Bronx and her father, EricK King, performed often as a stand-in singer for various groups, occasionally at the legendary Apollo Theatre. Later, her family moved to Philadelphia, at 14-years-old Evelyn began performing professionally with a local band from South Philly. At age 15, Evelyn's big break came in storybook fashion. Legend has it she was working, subbing for her sister as a cleaning woman at Philadelphia's Sigma Studios, and singing “A Change Is Gonna Come. ”Well known producer, singer, songwriter, for many Artist in Philadelphia and member of the group “Spiritual Concept T. (Theodore) Life,” heard her singing. T. Life decided to sign her to his own production deal , and then introduced her to songwriters John Fitch & Ruben Cross when the magic happened. Then introduced to RCA Records Warren Schatz & Nancy Jeffries. Where she then was signed to a contract deal, and produced her first album Smooth Talk. The album included the disco dance smash hit “Shame.” She earned some notoriety as a teenager singing adult-themed songs in an adult-sounding voice, then Evelyn was on her way. The follow-up, “I Don't Know If It's Right” was a major mid-tempo R&B hit. Evelyn had only minor success through the end of the 1970's, but she began working with former B.T. Express member Kashif, who also had a partner Paul Laurence as they teamed up to work with her. The result in 1981 was “I'm in Love,” a #1 dance hit. She followed up with the Get Loose album in 1982 and another smash, the classic anthem “Love Come Down.” Kashif maintained an open, uncluttered production style that let Evelyn's strong, rich voice shined through. Evelyn continued to hit the charts through the rest of the early 1980's. In the late 1980's she left RCA for E.M.I. Records. The result was another major hit with “Flirt.” King's 1995 album The Girl Next Door is a celebration of this philosophy: a spirited, ear-opening 10-song platter that is all Evelyn. Produced by such luminaries as Leon Silver III and Gene Dozier, Nayan, Ten City, Marshall Jefferson, and her brother Johnny King, The Girl Next Door deftly showcases the versatile musical and vocal talent that has kept the artist among the most important female vocalists of the past decade.
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    Dr.John A. Gangemi-Chiropractic Physician John Gangemi is a Chiropractic Physician, Certified in Physical Medicine Modalities & Therapeutic Procedures, Certified Laser Safety Officer, Developer of the Release & Balance® Method and the “Return to Health Protocol”, provider of Foundational Laboratory Testing & Analysis, Health Professional and Speaker on Natural Health Solutions. In my early years I experienced a car accident that left me in a great deal of pain. I was referred to a chiropractic doctor who assisted me in recovering. Not only did I find relief and recovery from pain, I was so inspired by his ability to guide me through my healing process that I made a profound professional decision. I left my career as a CPA and enrolled in chiropractic college! Early on in my practice, I met so many people who experienced a wide variety of health issues and who were searching for solutions. My desire to assist these people inspired me in the development of the Release & Balance® Method. I often wondered why it was necessary to adjust the same regions of the spine over and over again; why an adjustment would not hold. In my explorations of other healing techniques, I realized that the underlying issue is a dysfunctional pattern of the nervous system due to excess stress. The nervous system actually becomes locked in a hyperactive cycle of tension called sympathetic dominant. I found that years of accumulated tension can be released by applying gentle pressure on key areas of the meninges and the spinal cranial network. This, combined with breathing techniques, body positioning and focused awareness, shifts my patients into better health. I gradated from Sherman Chiropractic College located in South Carolina in 1998 with summa cum laude honors. My first degree was in public accounting from St. John’s University in New York. I practiced as a CPA before I started chiropractic college. I was in private practice in a small but very busy town called Sag Harbor in the Hampton’s on Long Island, New York from 2000 to 2011. Many of my patients would travel from other states and receive the Release & Balance® Method and enjoy the beauty of the Hampton’s. My wife Mary and I relocated to Arizona where we enjoy time with our horses Vegas and Nitro, and the beautiful people, and desert landscape of Carefree, Cave Creek and Scottsdale. I am the owner of Health Solutions Center of Arizona where we utilize our “Return to Health Protocol”, the Release & Balance® Method & Life Vessel Resonance therapy.
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    Gary J. Byrne ,Former Secret Service Agent In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election. GARY J. BYRNE served in federal law enforcement for nearly thirty years, in the U.S. Air Force Security Police, the Uniformed Division of the Secret Service, and most recently as a Federal Air Marshal. While serving as a Secret Service Officer, Gary protected President Bill Clinton and the First Family in the White House.
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    Ben MezrichThe 37th Parallel: The Secret Truth Behind America's UFO Highway This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy. Like “Agent Mulder” of The X-Files, computer programmer and sheriff’s deputy Zukowski is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado. He would take the family with him on weekend trips to look for evidence of aliens. But this innocent hobby takes on a sinister urgency when Zukowski learns of mutilated livestock, and sees the bodies of dead horses and cattle—whose exsanguination is inexplicable by any known human or animal means. Along an expanse of land stretching across the southern borders of Utah, Colorado, and Kansas, Zukowski discovers multiple bizarre incidences of mutilations, and suddenly realizes that they cluster around the 37th Parallel or “UFO Highway.” So begins an extraordinary and fascinating journey from El Paso and Rush, Colorado, to a mysterious space studies company and MUFON, from Roswell and Area 51 to the Pentagon and beyond; to underground secret military caverns and Indian sacred sites; beneath strange, unexplained lights in the sky and into corporations that obstruct and try to take over investigations. Inspiring and terrifying, this true story will keep you up at night, staring at the sky, and wondering if we really are alone...and what could happen next.[
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    Tom GimbelForeigner is a British-American hard rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran English musician Mick Jones and fellow Briton and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Jones came up with the band's name as he, McDonald and Dennis Elliott were British, while Gramm, Al Greenwood and Ed Gagliardi were American.[1][2] Their biggest hit single, "I Want to Know What Love Is", topped the United Kingdom and United States Charts among others. They are one of the world's best-selling bands of all time with worldwide sales of more than 80 million records,[3] including 37.5 million albums in the US alone.[
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    Anthony Gourdine- "Little Anthony"- Little Anthony and the ImperialsLittle Anthony and the Imperials is an American rhythm and blues/soul/doo-wop vocal group from New York City, first active in the 1950s. Lead singer Jerome Anthony "Little Anthony" Gourdine was noted for his high-pitched falsettovoice, influenced by Jimmy Scott. The other original members were: Clarence Collins (group founder), Ernest Wright, Glouster "Nate" Rogers and Tracy Lord, the last two of whom were replaced by Samuel "Sammy" Strain. The group was one of the very few doo-wop groups to maintain success on the R&B and pop charts throughout the 1960s. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 4, 2009,[1] 23 years after the group's first year of eligibility for induction.
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    Dr.Matthew J. Holman Smithsonian Senior Astrophysicist Interim Director, Minor Planet CenterMatthew J. Holman (born 1967) is a Smithsonian Astrophysicist and lecturer at Harvard University. Holman studied at MIT, where he received his bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1989 and his PhD in planetary science in 1994. He was awarded the Newcomb Cleveland Prize in 1998.[2] He was part of a team that discovered numerous irregular satellites of Jupiter,Saturn (Albiorix), Uranus (Prospero, Setebos, Stephano, Trinculo, Margaret,Francisco, Ferdinand) and Neptune (Halimede, Sao, Laomedeia, Neso).[3] He was a Salina Central High School (Kansas) classmate and fellow debate team member of Joe Miller, Alaskan Senate candidate. The main-belt asteroid 3666 Holman was named in his honour in 1999 (M.P.C. 34619). Earned his PhD from MIT, and after postdoctoral stints at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, he joined the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in 1997. He is a Smithsonian Senior Astrophysicist and a lecturer at Harvard University. He is also the Interim Director of the Minor Planet Center. His research focuses on using wide-field surveys to search for moons of the giant planets, Kuiper Belt objects, and asteroids. He also studies the long-term dynamics of our solar system and other solar systems. Surprises in the Outer Solar System – The outer fringe of our solar system has yield one remarkable surprise after another, from the accurate prediction of Neptune’s location based on the deviations in the orbit of Uranus, to the discovery of the Pluto in 1930 and the detection the first (or perhaps second) Kuiper belt object in 1992, to New Horizon’s flyby of the Pluto-Charon system in 2015. We are still in an era of ongoing exploration of the outer solar. In this talk, I will review the history of this exploration, emphasizing how the discoveries of this era are both the product of the technology of their times and the human curiosity of the people who made them. And I will discuss what I think lies ahead, from Planet Nine to the exploration of the Oort Cloud.
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    Tony Chong Flying Wings and Radical Things-Northrop's Secret Aerospace Concepts and Projects 1939-1994 John K. "Jack" Northrop and the company he founded in 1939, Northrop Aircraft, Inc., will be forever linked with the giant futuristic Flying Wings of the 1940s. But those iconic designs were not the only ideas to spring from the mind of this pioneering visionary and the innovative engineers who followed him. Many piston-powered and turbojet concepts, both conventional and radical in shape and purpose, were proposed and developed over the company's proud fifty-five year history. This book unveils Northrop's once-secret radical designs, many for the first time, with never-before-published drawings, models, and photos of such novel concepts as a ship-based vertical take-off and landing fighter, a supersonic intercontinental cruise missile, a rocket-boosted jet spaceplane trainer, and a radical combination truck/aircraft/boat cargo vehicle. Much of this material has only recently been declassified. Here for the first time is the untold story of Northrop's rare, unique, and formerly super-secret aircraft and spacecraft of the future. Featuring stunning original factory artwork, technical drawings, and never-before-seen photographs, this book shows an amazing array of radical high-performance aircraft concepts from Jack Northrop and his team of brilliant and innovative engineers.
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    Mr. Meteorite- Ruben GarciaMy name is Ruben Garcia aka Mr Meteorite and I’m a meteorite dealer/collector. I have dealt in meteorites for over 18 years and it’s been a wonderful ride. In addition to having found thousands of meteorites over the yearsI've also been featured in many books and magazines about meteorites -such as Sky and Telescope, Discover, Iguana, Meteorite Times, and even the latest book by O. Richard and Dorothy Norton, called “What’s so Mysterious about Meteorites?” I’ve also appeared in such TV shows as, Meteorite Men, Nova Science NOW with Neil Degrasse Tyson, Cash and Treasures, and the United Stats of America with Hosts “The Sklar Brothers”. Of course, I’ve also been the subject of newspapers all across the country and various NPR and BBC radio shows. Recently, I was featured in the fantastic meteorite documentary by Petra Haffter, called "Meteorites, Rocks Of Ages."
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    Anneros ValensiTake a Nostalgic Trip with a Former TWA Stewardess Back in the 1960s when Trans World Airlines took people “up, up and away,” air travel was more glamorous than it is today. So too were the stewardesses who made travelers feel at home. Whether they lived through the era or just know about it from “Mad Men,” former TWA stewardess Anneros Valensi will transport your audience back to the time when stews’ standard uniforms included white gloves, high heels, stockings, miniskirts, scarves and hats and they prepared food on the plane and served first-class passengers on real china. It was also a time when stewardesses were weighed monthly, required to wear their hair a certain length, use the same color nail polish and fired when they became pregnant. Anneros can talk about what it was like to see the world, live with six stewardesses in one apartment, and encounter a scruffy looking celebrity. She’ll also share why she believes air travel then was more special than it is today. A German native who has lived in the Bronx for many years, she is the author of the upcoming book “America the Beautiful: Through the Eyes of an Immigrant.”
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    Catherine Rea- Arizona 211 / Get Connected/ Get AnswersA Bit of 2-1-1- History In 2004, the Governor's Council on 2-1-1 created an implementation plan to properly disseminate information about emergencies and disasters in Arizona, including public health and safety advisories, homeland security alerts and disaster relief. The 2-1-1 system was a statewide system to give the public easier access to community, social service and homeland security information and referrals. In 2008 the 2-1-1 project was terminated, but it was resurrected in 2011. February 11, 2012 was proclaimed "2-1-1 Arizona Day" as Arizona joined the national 2-1-1 system. Now we can use an easy-to-remember number, 2-1-1, to access community, health, and human service programs and coordinate volunteer needs with opportunities. Dialing 2-1-1 within Arizona, or going online to211Arizona.org gets you to Community Information & Referral (CIR).
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    Dr. Jim Roach, Author: Managing The Superbug Threat-
    From Dr. Andrew Weil’s conferences on ‘Nutrition and Health’, to Botanical, Anti- Aging, and Holistic conferences, a new truth has emerged for me. That truth is that we have to care about each other, we need to become centered, find focus, and respect our bodies through targeting treatments that will treat us kindly. Conventional approaches compose just a fraction of the successful treatments available. There are hundreds of thousands of studies on natural approaches to health – this information simply needs to be applied. Dr. Clawson and I have studied under the amazing Don Yance, perhaps the best healer in the country, and have achieved results that we never dreamed were possible. Our office is a very welcoming environment that will help you feel at home – come join us! Medical Training and Board Certifications American Board Family Medicine Certification 1981, 1987, 1994, 2001, 2008-15 American Board of Holistic Medicine Certification – 2005 – 2012 Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center Family Practice residency, 1978–81 University of Kentucky College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine degree, 1974–78 Duke University - Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Zoology, 1970–74 Volunteer Activities Founder and President, Woodford Habitat for Humanity Kentucky ACTION (Statewide tobacco control coalition) Chairperson 1996 – 1998, with public speaking, radio (WVLK, WHAS), TV (KET, WAVE, WKYT, WLEX, FOX) Guest editorials (Louisville Courier Journal, Lexington Herald-Leader) Trustee, Midway College 2001-2009 Founder and President, Midway Foundation for Integrative Medicine 2007-present Scientific Advisory Board for the Mederi Foundation 2007-present UK Markey Cancer Center study of nutrition cancer 2008-present Awards The 1997 Leader in Health Care (in central KY) by the Lane Report 2000 - Citations from the Kentucky House, Senate, & Governor Healthcare Public Speaking University of KY College of Medicine Family Practice Review: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, and 2004 2007-08 – Integrative Solutions in Breast & Prostate Cancer National Conferences – Since 2003 American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conferences (three); Nutrition & Health conference with Dr. Andrew Weil, Univ. of Arizona (two); American Board of Holistic Medicine conference Botanical Medicine conference, Columbia University Medicines from the Earth conferences (two); American College for the Advancement of Medicine conference on ‘Brain Health’ Phytomedicine conference Advanced Clinical Training in Holistic Oncology Complementary, Preventive, Disease Reversal, and Staying Young Conference. Recent National Conferences American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine conferences 2004, 2005, 2006 Nutrition & Health conference with Dr. Andrew Weil, Univ. of Arizona 2004, 2005 American Board of Holistic Medicine conference 2005 Botanical conference, Columbia University 2004; Medicines from the Earth conferences 2006, 07, 09 Amererican College for the Advancement of Medicine conference on ‘Brain Health’ 2006 Clinical Phytotherapy (Yance) 2006, Family Medicine Board Review 2008 Holistic Oncology: The ETMS Approach (Yance) 2007 Complementary, Preventive, Disease Reversal, & Staying Young Conference (Cleveland Clinic) 2008Find out more

    Erik Simonsen, US Combat Aircraft- Fly Off Competitions/ Winners, Losers and What Might Have Been
    Since the first days of rivalry between the Wright Brothers and Glenn Curtiss, aircraft manufacturers have been vying for lucrative military aircraft contracts and competing for prized long-term production runs. As a result, many advanced and now legendary aircraft have been designed, built, and flown in every generation of aviation development. Focusing on the Cold War era, this book shows readers how crucial fly-off competitions have been to the development of America's military air arsenal. This book not only explains in detail how fly-off competitions are conducted, it shows the reader what both competing aircraft designs looked like during their trials, and then what the losing aircraft would have looked like in operational markings had it actually won. Described in vivid detail are the specific aircraft and how they fared, as well as the inside political maneuvering and subterfuge involved in often-controversial aircraft contract awards. Beginning with the Boeing B-47 Stratojet's decisive victory over rival Convair and Martin designs and ending with today's advanced unmanned aerial marvels, this book covers every era of Post-World War II aviation. Author Erik Simonsen uses the wonders of modern digital photography to create highly believable images of aviation's most tantalizing 'might have beens.' About the author Since the late 1960s Erik Simonsen has been photographing all types of military, commercial, business and sports aviation subjects. Honing the skills acquired from a graphics and fine arts background, his hobby turned into part-time professional work. Blending aviation photography with manipulated background colors, he developed early special effects techniques for eye-catching imagery and strived to push the art of photography whenever possible. Over the past 30 years Simonsen, has also has worked as a manager and director of communications in the aerospace industry and prior to that, capping an intense interest in astronomy, he served as a planetarium director and program manager in new-technology planetariums. Erik Simonsen is the author of Spy Planes and This is Stealth, and his photography has been featured in corporate advertising and various aerospace-related magazines including, Aerospace America, Air Force Magazine, Aviation Week & Space Technology and Flight international. A member of the International Society for Aviation Photography (ISAP), American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Air Force Association (AFA), U.S. Naval Institute (USNI), The Planetary Society, and Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Erik lives in California.Find out more

    Thomas McKelvey Cleaver-Author
    The Bridgebusters- The True Story Of The Catch-22 Bomb Wing The men of the 57th Bomb Wing flew out of Corsica during World War II and bombed vital bridges throughout Italy to sabotage German supply routes. Their missions were dangerous and never-ending. One bombardier in the wing was a young New Yorker named Joseph Heller, who would later turn his experience into the classic 1961 war novel Catch-22. Now aviation historian Thomas McKelvey Cleaver takes a closer look at the real-life men of the 57th, whose camaraderie in the face of death inspired the raucous cast of heroes and antiheros in Catch-22.Find out more

    Michael Morgan-Researcher
    Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s? More than 5 million Americans are currently living with the memory-robbing disease known as Alzheimer’s. Moreover, their numbers are expected to reach nearly 14 million by 2050. But what if there were a new breakthrough in alternative medicine that could prevent this dreaded disease? And what if no one were telling us about it? There is such a therapy and you can interview one of the pioneers. According to Michael Morgan, his research is showing strong evidence of the promise of Craniosacral Therapy in the treatment of at-risk people and those in the early to mid-stages of dementia. He’ll explain what Craniosacral Therapy is (it’s also being used by NFL players, and children with autism) and ways it can increase longevity. Morgan is the author of “The BodyEnergy Longevity rescription: How CranioSacral Therapy Helps Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia While Improving the Quality of Your Life.”Find out more

    Dr. William J.. Cooke -NASA Meteoroid Environment Office
    Meteoroid Environment Office NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office (MEO) is the NASA organization responsible for meteoroid environments pertaining to spacecraft engineering and operations. The MEO leads NASA technical work on the meteoroid environment and coordinates the existing meteoroid expertise at NASA centers. The MEO was established by the NASA Headquarters Office of Safety and Mission Assurance (OSMA) in October of 2004 as the NASA organization responsible for meteoroid environments pertaining to spacecraft engineering and operations. Its creation is the result of various NASA panel recommendations and recent Leonid meteor storms. The MEO is located at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Organizationally, it is part of the Natural Environments Branch (EV44) – a component of the Space & Vehicle Systems Department of the Engineering Directorate. The MEO is the first official NASA meteoroid program since the Johnson Space Center meteoroid group was disbanded in 1970. The objective of the MEO is to understand the flux and the associated risk of meteoroids impacting spacecraft traveling in and beyond Earth’s orbit. Meteoroids impacting spacecraft are a quantifiable risk as they can puncture pressurized volumes (i.e. space station modules, propellant tanks) or destroy components (i.e. engines, electronics). While meteoroids have never been definitively proven to have destroyed a spacecraft, there have been several in-flight anomalies attributed to meteoroid impacts including loss of the Olympus satellite to control system failure induced by a Perseid shower meteor impact. Understanding the meteoroid environment can help spacecraft designers to better protect critical components on spacecraft or avoid critical operations such as extravehicular activities during periods of higher flux such as meteor showers. The primary functions of the MEO are to: Lead NASA technical work on the meteoroid environment; coordinate the existing meteoroid expertise at NASA centers. Provide design, operational determination, and review assistance for NASA Programs/projects with respect to risk mitigation. Develop, maintain, and distribute a more accurate sporadic meteoroid model. Provide meteor shower forecasts to NASA spacecraft operators. Bio-Bill Cooke The lead of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office, Dr. Bill Cooke specializes in the meteoroid environment and its effects on space vehicles of all sorts. While a graduate student at the University of Florida, he worked on instruments flying onboard balloons, the Space Shuttle, Giotto (European mission to Halley's Comet), and the Long Duration Exposure Facility.After obtaining his PhD, he came to work at Marshall Space Flight Center as a member of the Space Environments Team. When not occupied with meteor observations and shower forecasts, he dabbles as a free- lance author for magazines and is a mentor for the Team America Rocketry Challenge and NASA's Student Launch Initiative rocketry programs.Find out more

    Stephen Coonts
    Author- Liberty's Last Stand New York Times bestselling author Stephen Coonts delivers another nail-biting thriller starring CIA Director Jake Grafton and his right-hand man, Tommy Carmellini. The president of the United States stands on an outdoor stage, flanked by powerful members of his administration and party. Television crews are preparing for broadcast. High above the stage, on a nearby rooftop, a decorated sniper adjusts the scope on his rifle. Afterwards, America will never be the same. Jake Grafton and Tommy Carmellini suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law when a public act of violence throws the country into chaos just before a presidential election. After martial law is declared and rioting begins, Grafton and Carmellini must risk everything to unravel a massive conspiracy and help a new resistance movement rise up against an unimaginable enemy…
    Stephen Coonts Bio- Stephen Coonts is the author of innumerable New York Times bestsellers, the first of which was the classic flying tale, Flight of the Intruder. Born in 1946, Stephen Paul Coonts grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia, a coal-mining town of 6,000 population on the western slope of the Appalachian mountains. He majored in political science at West Virginia University, graduating in 1968 with an A.B. degree. Upon graduation he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy and began flight training in Pensacola, Florida. He received his Navy wings in August, 1969. After completion of fleet replacement training in the A-6 Intruder aircraft, Mr. Coonts reported to Attack Squadron 196 at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. He made two combat cruises aboard USS Enterprise during the final years of the Vietnam War as a member of this squadron. After the war he served as a flight instructor on A-6 aircraft for two years, then did a tour as an assistant catapult and arresting gear officer aboard USS Nimitz. He left active duty in 1977 and moved to Colorado. After short stints as a taxi driver and police officer, he entered the University of Colorado School of Law in the fall of 1977. Mr. Coonts received his law degree in December, 1979, and moved to West Virginia to practice. He returned to Colorado in 1981 as a staff attorney specializing in oil and gas law for a large independent oil company. His first novel, Flight of the Intruder, published in September 1986 by the Naval Institute Press, spent 28 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists in hardcover. A motion picture based on this novel, with the same title, was released nationwide in January 1991. The success of his first novel allowed Mr. Coonts to devote himself full time to writing; he has been at it ever since. He still enjoys flying and tries to do as much of it as possible. Mr. Coonts’ books have been widely translated and republished in the British Commonwealth, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, Russia, China, Japan, Czechoslovakia, Serbia, Latvia, and Israel. The U.S. Naval Institute honored Mr. Coonts with its Author of the Year Award for the year 1986 for his novel, Flight of the Intruder. He was a trustee of West Virginia Wesleyan College from 1990-1998. He was inducted into the West Virginia University Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 1992. In 2014 West Virginia University awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Find out more

    Dr. Sam Walters
    Naturopathic Medical Doctor Dr. Sam Walters, or "Dr Sam", as his patients often call him, has over 44 years of comprehensive clinical practice and experience in the medical profession. In addition to being a full-time physician, he is a noted author, lecturer and consultant to private and government institutions... most notably NASA. He is an energetic, dedicated and acclaimed physician who has traveled the world lecturing to groups of up to 10,000 attendees on topics including preventive health care, nutrition and cutting-edge medical therapies. Dr. Walters holds a Master of Science in Biology with an emphasis in Clinical Nutrition and a Bachelor's Degree in Bio-Nutrition in addition to his Naturopathic Medical Degree. Dr. Walters is also a Diplomat of The American Council in Applied Clinical Nutrition, a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a member of the American Association of Bariatric Physicians and Certified in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Medicine. Dr. Walters has hosted his own weekly television program and national radio program. Furthermore he has made several guest appearances on radio and television shows across the country, including "Alive and Well with Eddie Albert." His publications include: Prostate Health, 1996; The Physicians Nutritional Guide, 1983; Nutritional Balance and Health Control, 1981. Dr. Walters is a family practitioner trained as a specialist in natural medicine as well as traditional medicine. He treats diseases and restores health using the therapies from the sciences of clinical nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, traditional medicine, exercise therapy, counseling, acupuncture, and spinal manipulation. "As a doctor of naturopathic medicine, I have treated over 70,000 patients in my career and have assisted in the formulation of health and nutritional products for pharmaceutical companies and even NASA. I am always looking for new products offering something unique and effective that can benefit my patients without adverse side effects." We encourage you to stop by the WellSpring Clinic or call us, and learn how we can provide individualized Optimal Health services to help you live a long healthy life - right now.Find out more

    Congressman John Culberson-7th Congressional District-Texas
    The Europa Mission To Jupiter- As a fiscally conservative “Jeffersonian Republican,” Congressman John Culberson is committed to Thomas Jefferson’s vision of limited government, individual liberty, and states’ rights. Simply put, John Culberson believes in “Letting Texans Run Texas.” John Culberson was elected in 2000 to represent the 7th District, a seat formerly held by President George H. W. Bush and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer. In Congress, John’s priorities include restoring the 10th amendment; strengthening the economy by cutting taxes, creating jobs, and balancing the budget, securing the border, advancing medical and scientific research, and improving Houston transportation. John is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for funding the federal government. His position on the committee allows him to rein in federal spending and promote less federal regulation and more local control. His subcommittee assignments include the Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Subcommittee, Homeland Security Subcommittee, and the Transportation Housing & Urban Development Subcommittee. In November 2014, John was selected to lead the CJS Subcommittee, which oversees the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation, and other related agencies. As Chairman, John is committed to ensuring that the Attorney General respects the rule of law and providing America’s law enforcement officers with the resources they need to protect our lives and property. As a long-time space-enthusiast and NASA advocate, one of John’s top priorities is to see NASA return to its core mission of scientific research so that America remains the world-leader in space exploration. He is also a zealous advocate for increasing national investment in medical and scientific research, and recognizes that breakthroughs in these areas are vital to the economic and technological challenges we face in the 21st century. He believes the lawlessness on the border requires immediate action, and in close cooperation with the Texas Border Sheriffs’ Coalition, he continues to secure federal funding for the sheriffs to enforce existing law and provide the necessary support for our Border Patrol agents. John also believes in cost-effective transportation projects that reduce congestion on Houston’s busy freeways. His signature transportation project, the Katy Freeway expansion, is the nation’s first combination Interstate highway with locally-owned toll lanes. The project was finished years ahead of schedule, and according to TxDOT has cut travel time in half. A life-long Texan, John Culberson earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Southern Methodist University in Dallas in 1981. After college, he worked for his father’s political consulting and advertising agency before earning a Juris Doctorate degree from South Texas College of Law in Houston. Before his election to Congress, he practiced law as a civil defense attorney with the Houston firm Lorance and Thompson. In 1986, John was elected to the Texas House of Representatives while he was a law student. He spent 14 years in the Texas House and in his last term in 1999, he was selected by his peers to serve as Minority Whip. He is best remembered in Austin for his successful effort to restore state control of the Texas prison system from a federal judge. After introducing and passing legislation in the Texas House, and drafting key pieces of federal law, John fought in court on behalf of his legislation and the ruling returned full authority over state prisons to the Texas Legislature. John and his wife, Belinda, have been married over 20 years and have an 19 year old daughter, Caroline. They are members of Memorial Drive United Methodist Church.Find out more

    Astronomer- Tabetha S. Boyajian Discoverer/ Researcher/ Tabby's Star KIC 8462852
    Tabetha finished a Hubble Fellowship at Georgia State University where she worked on direct measuremnt of stellar diameters using interferometry. She is a now a Postdoc in Fischer's exoplanet group at Yale (2012 - 2015) where she is continuing her work on stellar astrophysics and is now working with Planet Hunters to study binary stars and planets in the Kepler data. KIC 8462852 – eponymously Tabby's Star (after lead author Tabetha S. Boyajian) or WTF Star (formally for "Where's The Flux?", but also a reference to an expression of disbelief) – is an F-type main-sequence star located in the constellation Cygnus approximately 454 parsecs (1,480 ly) from Earth. Unusual light fluctuations of the star were discovered by citizen scientists as part of the Planet Hunters project, and in September 2015 astronomers and citizen scientists associated with the project posted a preprint of a paper on arXiv describing the data and possible interpretations.Find out more

    Dr. Jay Faber - Author / Psychiatrist, Amen Clinic Costa Mesa California
    Book: Escape: Rehab Your Brain to Stay out of the Legal System John A. “Jay” Faber, MD is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist, child psychiatrist, and adult psychiatrist at Amen Clinics. Dr. John Faber has more than two decades of experience in Child Psychiatry, Adolescent Psychiatry, and Adult Psychiatry and Pharmacological Management, treating patients in clinical private practices in Colorado, California and Georgia. In addition to his work at Amen Clinics, Dr. Faber is President of BrainSource, a corporation founded to teach adolescents how to build successful lives. Supporting the work at BrainSource, Dr. Faber is creating a series of programs to help guide teens to go from being good students to great leaders. The first of these programs, “Fortified Friendships” is a 3-part CD series for adolescents, teaching teens how to build successful relationship. Dr. Faber was formerly a Vice President and Medical Director at ValueOptions, Public Service Division, serving 1.1 million members. In this role he created a new cost effective formulary that provides appropriate and effective pharmacological agents and initiated a medical and behavior integration system that supports patients’ psychological as well as medical needs. In 2010, Dr. Faber received the “Century Award” from the Humana Board of Directors.Find out more

    Janice Dean- Chief Meteorologist/ Fox News Channel
    Freddy The Frogcaster And The Terrible Tornado Freddy the Frog loves learning about the weather, and he's known for having the best predictions in town. But what happens when the town picnic is almost ruined by a storm that catches the local frogcaster by surprise? Freddy has to step in to save the day! Well-known Fox News Meteorologist Janice Dean pens this exciting and hilarious tale about an aspiring weathercaster who can't keep his eyes off the sky. Children and adults will love the charming frog world Freddy lives in, and the fun science lessons he shares, with an activities section in the backFind out more

    Dr.Michael A. Smith
    Senior Health Scientist For Life Extension The Amazing Story Of Curcumin In Your Diet- Michael A. Smith, M.D., Senior Health Scientist for Life Extension Michael A Smith“The country doctor with a city education,” that’s how Dr. Michael A. Smith’s many devoted fans describe him. Senior health scientist and online personality for Life Extension® — the world’s leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span — Dr. Smith is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics, be it diabetes, migraines, food sensitivity or weight management, in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of anti-aging and disease-prevention enthusiasts. Also known as “Dr. Mike,” for more than six years, he has worked at Life Extension in a variety of capacities, including as a health advisor, clinical information trainer and specialist and keynote speaker for the company’s monthly lecture series. Dr. Smith was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network, appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows. He hosts Healthy Talk radio on www.RadioMD.com and is currently writing a book on the dietary supplement pyramid that is scheduled for publication spring 2014. Most recently he contributed to Martha Stewart’s Whole Living website as well as health articles on Examiner.com, About.com, and Expert Beacon. He has been a guest lecturer for numerous anti-aging organizations in South Florida and in his spare time, Dr. Smith manages several content-based medical websites that reach out to his legion of health-conscious fans. Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Smith worked for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as a cardiovascular medical science liaison. A spokesman for AstraZeneca’s phase-3 clinical trial programs, he traveled throughout the U.S. presenting study results to cardiology groups and university centers. A graduate of the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and a residency in radiology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.Find out more

    Cindy Perlin, LCSW
    The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments- My book grew out of my own experience with chronic pain and my work as a health care provider working with pain patients. I began running to get into better shape in 1977 when I was twenty-five years old. As a result, I developed severe, disabling back pain. The doctors I consulted were unable to find the cause of my pain. They prescribed drugs that didn’t help and were potentially dangerous. These drugs included narcotics, anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants. After enduring agonizing pain for more than three years, a friend suggested that I read a book about the mind/body connection. The author of the book, when faced with a progressive, degenerative joint disease and presented with a hopeless prognosis, found his own way to healing through “laughter therapy,” That prompted me to start watching comedies on TV instead of more depressing programs. Through the book I also learned about biofeedback. I consulted a biofeedback therapist who pointed out that worrying about pain only made it worse and that I could use my mind to reduce my pain instead by learning to relax. After the initial session, my pain was significantly reduced, probably because I knew that I could have some control over my pain instead of fearing it. The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free, is intended to educate patients, health care providers, and patients about how to end the epidemic of chronic pain that is ruining the lives of 116 million Americans and more than a billion people around the world. The book documents how conventional treatments are often the most dangerous and least effective and how alternative treatments can be used to get to the root of the problem and promote real healing.Find out more

    Nick Janicki True Rest/ Float Spa The Science Of Feeling Great
    WHAT IS FLOATING? Float therapy is a powerful tool for wellness, relaxation, pain relief and better sleep. As with any therapy, with regular use its benefits are enhanced. Stress, tension and pain have formed over time and will take some time to experience the greatest relief—luckily, floating is a relaxing, fun,and effortless way to do so! Float therapy offers relief and benefits which are cumulative—they build on themselves with each subsequent session. We like to say “the more you float, the better it gets”, as floats themselves deepen beyond the first session. Though flotation is an “effortless” therapy, the body and mind actually learn how to relax into the float with each session. For these reasons, we encourage guests to return to floating more than once, and to receive sessions on a regular basis to maintain their benefits.Find out more

    Rowland White-Author, Into The Black- The Extraordinary Untold Story of the First Flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia and the Astronauts Who Flew Her
    A spellbinding account of the first flight of the Space Shuttle, one of the great technological developments of the late 20th century. On April 12, 1981 a revolutionary new spacecraft blasted off from Florida on her maiden flight. NASA's Space Shuttle Columbia was the most advanced flying machine ever built -- the high watermark of post-war aviation development. A direct descendant of the record-breaking X-planes the likes of which Chuck Yeager had tested in the skies over the Mojave Desert, Columbia was a winged rocket plane, the size of an airliner, capable of flying to space and back before being made ready to fly again. She was the world's first real spaceship. On board were men with the Right Stuff. The Shuttle's Commander, moonwalker John Young, was already a veteran of five spaceflights. Alongside him, Pilot Bob Crippen was making his first, but Crip, taken in by the space agency after the cancellation of a top secret military space station programme in 1969, had worked on the Shuttle's development for a decade. Never before had a crew been so well prepared for their mission. Yet less than an hour after Young and Crippen's spectacular departure from the Cape it was clear that all was not well. Tiles designed to protect Columbia from the blowtorch burn of re-entry were missing from the heatshield. If the damage to their ship was too great the astronauts would be unable to return safely to earth. But neither they nor mission control possessed any way of knowing. Instead, NASA turned to the National Reconnaissance Office, a spy agency hidden deep inside the Pentagon whose very existence was classified. To help, the NRO would attempt something that had never been done before. Success would require skill, pinpoint timing and luck. Drawing on brand new interviews with astronauts and engineers, archive material and newly declassified documents, Rowland White, bestselling author of Vulcan 607, has pieced together the dramatic untold story of the mission for the first time. Into the Black is a thrilling race against time; a gripping high stakes cold-war story, and a celebration of a beyond the state-of-the-art machine that, hailed as one of the seven new wonders of the world, rekindled our passion for spaceflight.Find out more

    Dr. Keith Kantor-Author, Speaker, CEO and Advocate for Healthy Living
    Dr. Kantor has been an advocate of natural food and healthy living for 30 years. In 1994 he was appointed CEO of Service Foods, Inc., the largest all natural food company of its kind in the United States. He is currently the CEO and Founder of the NAMED Program, which frees people from addiction through nutrition. He has a PhD in Nutritional Science, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and a Doctorate in Business Entrepreneurship. He also holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry. Dr. Kantor has been married for 39 years to Karen DeFiore Kantor. Karen is a registered nurse and is Director of Nursing for Service Foods, Green Box Foods, Blue Ribbon Foods and Southern Foods At Home. They have two children. Kimberly is the General Manager for Lifetime Fitness at the Dallas area Diamond gym. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Ryan received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and his Master degree from the University of Georgia. He is currently employed with Georgia Pacific in Atlanta Georgia as Marketing Research Manager. Specialties: The premier doctor correlating nutritional food science with preventing and mitigating disease. Chaired the Natural Products Committee requested by Congress on product criteria and label specifications for all natural foods in the United States. Chaired the Blue Ribbon panel requested by Congress on lowering health care costs in the United States. He is on the Board of Directors and Vice President of the All Natural Food Council of North America, a 55 year old 501C3 that helps govern the all natural food industry. He is also on the Communications Committee for the Natural Products Association, a 75 year old 501C3, that is the voice of the natural products industry and works very close with Congress. Dr. Kantor has been an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps since 1976, and still serves in the reserves.Find out more

    Apollo 10 and Mysterious ‘Space Music’ Newly declassified audiotapes have revealed that Apollo 10 astronauts heard “outer-space” music as their spacecraft flew around the far side of the moon in 1969. During the mission, the astronauts were on the part of the moon furthest from Earth, where no one from NASA could see or hear them. The astronauts’ conversation was kept under wraps for more than four decades. Invite NASA expert Rod Pyle to discuss the ‘weird music’ and why, 40 years later, we’re still intrigued. Rod Pyle has written several books and produced numerous documentaries for the History Channel and Discovery Communications, including the acclaimed Modern Marvels: Apollo 11. He has lectured at NASA's Johnson Space Center, and written for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech, LiveScience, and Space.com. His most recent book is “Curiosity: An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission.”Find out more

    Hank Innerfeld- Alternative Healing Practitioner
    Hank Innerfeld is a gifted alternative healing practitioner, dynamic motivational speaker, author of two books on awakening consciousness, and spiritual teacher schooled in a number of unique modalities of healing. He currently lives in Colorado, works with clients globally, and provides workshops, presentations and teaches classes throughout the United States. Hank is an ordained minister who has been a spiritual seeker for over 35 years... he is passionate about sharing insights and understandings, and a myriad of tools and techniques, which allow us to embrace our power, and our choices, far more decisively in our lives. Hank has expertise in a variety of healing modalities which he has practiced over the past 18 years. He has been formally trained in Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) and Spiritual Restructuring (SpR), and has been previously certified by the Spiritual Response Association in Washington to teach these forms of spiritual healing. He has successfully worked with thousands of clients using SRT and through creative application of multiple healing modalities. Find out more

    Toni Tennille
    Born, Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille is best known for her '70s and '80s chart-topping hits with the pop duo Captain & Tennille and the hit series by the same name. A classically trained pianist and a prolific song writer, Toni has also released numerous solo albums celebrating the romantic music of big band and American standards. Today Toni can be found working with her award-winning Australian shepherd dogs in Lake Mary, Florida, and continuing to play the music she loves. She has just completed a memoir of her life and career (Toni Tennille: A Memoir / April 2016). Since bursting onto the scene in the mid 70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to millions of fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing “yes, we can!” gospel of their biggest hit, “Love Will Keep Us Together.” But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw: a woman who fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband. Toni Tennille: A Memoir is a visceral account of Toni Tennille’s life from her childhood in the segregated South to her thrilling rise to fame in the world of pop music to where she is now: no longer one-half of a famed couple, but a stronger woman for all she has experienced—both the good and the bad. Toni hopes that her story will help anyone who feels trapped in a toxic relationship realize that it is never too late to break away from it.Find out more

    Howard Bloom
    The God Problem- How A Godless Cosmos Creates There's a secret hidden in a mathematical nugget called Peano's Axioms. Is Peano 's mystery the key to the cosmos? The God Problem tackles the question of how a godless cosmos creates; of how a universe without a bearded and bathrobed god in the sky pulls off acts of genesis. And it pursues the riddles behind five mildly flabbergasting heresies: a does not equal a one plus one does not equal two entropy is wrong randomness is not as random as you think and information theory is way off base. Says The God Problem: God's war crimes, Aristotle's sneaky tricks, Galileo's creationism, Newton's intelligent design, entropy's errors, Einstein's pajamas, John Conway's game of loneliness, Information Theory's blind spot, Stephen Wolfram's New Kind Of Science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you're about to see. In The God Problem you'll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you've never seen. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that's the biggest invention engine--the biggest breakthrough maker, the biggest creator--of all time. One critic has suggested that The God Problem may be a great book on a par with Darwin's Origin of the Species and Newton's Principia Mathematica. One Nobel Prize winner and two Macarthur Genius Award winners have said The God Problem is "spectacular" and "great." Early readers like Amazon.com's number one non-fiction reviewer have said The God Problem is "the next paradigm," "a game-changer," and a book that will "change your life." And Heinz Insu Fenkl of SUNY's Interstitial Studies Institute says, "The God Problem is the next paradigm. It doesn't take you down the proverbial 'rabbit hole' -- it will take you to a place from which you will never re-emerge, a brand new universe in the same skin as the one you now unknowingly inhabit." Will The God Problem utterly change the way you see everything around you and everything inside you? That's my intention. But only one person can answer that question: you. "Enthralling. Astonishing. Written with the panache of the Great Blondin turning somersaults on the rope above Niagara. Profound, extraordinarily eclectic, and crazy. The most exciting cliffhanger of a book I can remember reading." James Burke, creator and host of seven BBC TV series, including Connections "I have just come out from the giddy ride through things of the mind and mathematics that is The God Problem. Bloom takes us on a magic carpet ride of ideas about: well, about everything. And it turns out that everything we knew about everything is probably wrong. The God Problem is an intellectual cave of wonders made more wonderful by the tales of the lives of the people behind the ideas. Don't start this book late at night, for it will banish sleep." Robin Fox, Rutgers University, author of The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind, former director of research for the H. F. Guggenheim Foundation "If Howard Bloom is only 10 percent right, we'll have to drastically revise our notions of the universe. There's no mysticism in The God Problem-- no God, no religion, no incommunicable spiritual insights -- just the contagious joy of a great mind set loose on the biggest intellectual puzzles humans have ever faced. Whether you're a scientist or a hyper-curious layperson, Bloom's argument will rock your world." Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed, National Magazine Award Winner "Bloody hell... What a truly extraordinary book. I'm gob-smacked." Francis Pryor, President of the Council for British Archaeology, author, Britain BC. "Is The God Problem a great book like Darwin's The Origin Of Species, Lyell's Principles Of Geology, or Newton's Principia Mathematica?" Dan Schneider, the man Roger Ebert calls the "ideal critic." "Terrific." Dudley Herschbach, Harvard U, 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. "Deep, provocative, spectacularly well written...great." Robert Sapolsky, Stanford U, MacArthur Genius Award winner. "Strong...like a STEAM ROLLER...impressive...great." Richard Foreman, founder Ontological-Hysteric Theater, MacArthur Genius Award-Winner. "Mind-bending." Charles Siebert, contributing writer, New York Times Sunday Magazine "Ebullient, enthralling." Alex Wright, Director of User Experience and Product Research, New York Times, author, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages. "Utterly extraordinary." Matt Thorne, winner of the Encore Award, longlisted for the Booker Prize. "Thrilling." Hector Zenil, Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Technique. "The ultimate scientific detective story." Mark Lamonica, winner of the Southern California Booksellers Association Nonfiction Award. "A 'page-turner.'" Walter Collier Putnam, 30-year Associated Press veteran. "Great literature." Edgar Mitchell, sixth astronaut on the moon. "Incandescent...shakes out like shining from shook foil and oozes to a greatness," George Gilder, author, Wealth and Poverty, winner of the White House Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. "Profound and extraordinary." Yuri Ozhigov, Chair of Quantum Informatics, Moscow State University. "Entertaining, suspenseful, rigorous, and thoroughly mathematical." Martin Bojowald, loop quantum cosmologist, Penn State Physics Department, author of Once Before Time: A Whole Story of the Universe. "Absolutely sparkling with ideas." David Christian, founder, International Big History Association.. "An enjoyment shot through with things you never knew." Allen Johnson, Ex-chair, dpt of anthropology, UCLA. "Infectious." Mark Lupisella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. "The central illuminations glow." Robert B. Cialdini, Arizona State University, Author of Influence, the most cited social psychologist in the world today. "Exalted! Glorious! Astounding." Nancy Weber, author of 22 books including The Life Swap. "An entire paradigm shift!" David Tamm, author, Tsiolkovsky's Imperative. "A paradigm/mind-set/game changer." Robert Steele, #1 Amazon.com reviewer for non-fiction. "The next paradigm. It will take you to a place from which you will never re-emerge, a brand new universe in the same skin as the one you now unknowingly inhabit." Heinz Insu Fenkl, director, The Interstitial Studies Institute, SUNY. "The God Problem will change your life." David Swindle, Associate Editor, PJ Media. "What James Joyce's Ulysses might have been like had he written about science. Don't let anyone undersell this." Steve Hovland, video maker. "Genius." Jean Paul Baquiast Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.Find out more

    Former US NAVY SEAL/ Chris Sajnog Navy SEAL Shooting
    Imagine if you could learn to shoot safely and effectively at home--saving you time and money you don't have. Well, now you can! Navy SEAL Shooting teaches you the groundbreaking training method developed by one of the most respected firearms instructors in the world, retired Navy SEAL Chris Sajnog. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and 385 illustrations, this book covers everything you need to know to make effective shots in any high-stress situation. You will learn to plan your training, improve your accuracy and speed, shoot while moving, and clear malfunctions. Plus discover every manipulation needed for any semi-automatic pistol or rifle. Whether in combat, competition, or just safely and confidently protecting yourself or your family, this book will help you dominate any opponent. It's the middle of the night... You hear a sudden crash in the kitchen... Someone has broken into your home. He's armed and ready to kill. Will you be able to protect your family? Shoot like a Navy SEAL, Unlock Your Warrior Potential, and Protect Your Family -- Without Expensive Trips to the Firing Range! I've trained the world's deadliest snipers, and today... I'm going to train you. Dear Concerned Citizen, My name is Chris Sajnog. I'm a retired US Navy SEAL and the man who created the US Navy SEAL Sniper Training program. I'm not going to beat around the bush here. I am one of the world's leading firearms training experts. I've trained our country's real-life heroes, the men who do things most people only try in a video game. I didn't always have these skills. In fact, I had never even fired a gun until I joined the military. But if you're willing to take the first step and actually begin training, you can master anything. Today, firearms experts around the world come to me for advice. I've trained hundreds of US Navy SEALs. And now, I'm ready to share those skills with everyday citizens like you who need to protect their families from our growing domestic criminals. But first, let me ask you something... * How good is your aim? * Can you hit a bulls-eye at 100 yards? * More importantly, can you hit a man-sized target in the middle of the night? During a life-and-death situation, you need to be fully prepared for anything that comes your way. Making even one mistake during a violent encounter can mean death for you and your family. It's not your fault. Thanks to my training as a US Navy SEAL, I was given all the time, ammo, and hands-on training that I needed. Most people don't have that luxury. But I've trained the world's deadliest snipers, and now, I'm teaching you those same techniques. Master Your Weapon and Protect Your Family with My Book: Navy SEAL Shooting. Navy SEALs are just regular people with a unique set of skills. With this book, you're going to learn some of those world-class skills -- most of them right in your own home. These skills can save your life and the life of your family. Remember: many of America's heroes were trained by me. Now, you have the opportunity to learn the skills they have and master your weapon at last.Find out more

    Joanna Blythman
    Swallow This Serving Up The Food Industry's Darkest Secrets From the author of What to Eat and Shopped, a revelatory investigation into what really goes into the food we eat. Even with 25 years experience as a journalist and investigator of the food chain, Joanna Blythman still felt she had unanswered questions about the food we consume every day. How ‘natural’ is the process for making a ‘natural’ flavouring? What, exactly, is modified starch, and why is it an ingredient in so many foods? What is done to pitta bread to make it stay ‘fresh’ for six months? And why, when you eat a supermarket salad, does the taste linger in your mouth for several hours after? Swallow This is a fascinating exploration of the food processing industry and its products – not just the more obvious ready meals, chicken nuggets and tinned soups, but the less overtly industrial – washed salads, smoothies, yoghurts, cereal bars, bread, fruit juice, prepared vegetables. Forget illegal, horse-meat-scandal processes, every step in the production of these is legal, but practised by a strange and inaccessible industry, with methods a world-away from our idea of domestic food preparation, and obscured by technical speak, unintelligible ingredients manuals, and clever labelling practices. Determined to get to the bottom of the impact the industry has on our food, Joanna Blythman has gained unprecedented access to factories, suppliers and industry insiders, to give an utterly eye-opening account of what we’re really swallowing.Find out more

    Robert J.Gilliland
    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird Test Pilot. Bob Gilliland has more test flight hours at Mach 2 and 3 than any other pilot in the world. He has been recognized and honored for his work many times. In the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, he is honored for making one of the greatest contributions to aviation in his time as a test pilot/astronaut joining the 7 Mercury astronauts, Charles Lindbergh and Howard Hughes in the same honor.Find out more

    Doug Tombaugh Nephew Of Clyde Tombaugh, Discoverer Of Pluto
    W7P - the Year of Pluto Special Event scheduled for December 2015 Pluto and Flagstaff, Arizona are forever linked in history. On February 18th 1930, the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff using a blink comparator and photographic plates taken at the observatory. Eighty five years later, NASA's New Horizons probe reached the Pluto system, imaging Pluto, Charon, and the other small moons. In celebration of the 85th anniversary of its discovery and the arrival of New Horizons probe, the year 2015 has been designated the "Year of Pluto". To celebrate, the members of the Northern Arizona DX Association (NADXA) are sponsoring a special event using the call sign W7P from 0001Z December 5th to 2400Z December 13. Operations will take place at Lowell Observatory from inside the Pluto discovery telescope dome, as well as from the homes of club members using both CW & SSB. There will also be a very special guest operator; Doug Tombaugh N3PDT, nephew of Clyde Tombaugh who will operate for three days during the early part of the event.Find out more

    Robert Wertz
    Northern Arizona DX Association W7P - the Year of Pluto Special Event scheduled for December 2015 Pluto and Flagstaff, Arizona are forever linked in history. On February 18th 1930, the astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff using a blink comparator and photographic plates taken at the observatory. Eighty five years later, NASA's New Horizons probe reached the Pluto system, imaging Pluto, Charon, and the other small moons. In celebration of the 85th anniversary of its discovery and the arrival of New Horizons probe, the year 2015 has been designated the "Year of Pluto". To celebrate, the members of the Northern Arizona DX Association (NADXA) are sponsoring a special event using the call sign W7P from 0001Z December 5th to 2400Z December 13. Operations will take place at Lowell Observatory from inside the Pluto discovery telescope dome, as well as from the homes of club members using both CW & SSB. There will also be a very special guest operator; Doug Tombaugh N3PDT, nephew of Clyde Tombaugh who will operate for three days during the early part of the event. Any station who contacts W7P will be eligible for a beautiful glossy commemorative certificate printed on heavy card stock that features a New Horizons image of Pluto, pictures of Lowell telescopes, a brief history of Pluto's discovery, and a description of the New Horizons communication system. A QSL card will be included with each certificate request. The certificate is available for $5 for USA addresses and $7 for DX addresses. Single QSL card requests require an SASE or a minimum $2 donation for both USA and DX addresses. Please send Certificate and QSL Card requests to: W7P - Northern Arizona DX Association 6315 Townsend Winona Road Flagstaff, AZ 86004-1493 United States of AmericaFind out more

    Michael J. Murphy
    GEOENGINEERING- What is It? Geo-engineering has been going on since the 1800's, but usage went up in the 1940s and 1950s for warfare amplification; Is is really cooling the Earth or heating it? Global dimming; Aluminum, barium, strontium in your air, water and soil (and lungs); Project Popeye during Vietnam; HAARP and chemtrails; what about the ban treaty? loopholes; we have corporatization of our weather today; who profits; why create drought? Who benefits? Monsanto & Wall Street; weather being traded as derivatives; every commodity is driven by weather; Problem-reaction-solution; Monsanto & Bill Gates; Agenda 21; George Soros buying up farmland for pennies on the dollar; sterilizing our soil; Monsanto s abiotic seeds; disaster capitalists; power as an addiction; good people vs. sociopaths; snow and rainwater are highly toxic; changing the jet stream; shredding the ozone layer; wildfires; It s our planet we must exercise our authority and make them stop. This film is a must, you can order it and make as many copies as you like to educate others. By Michael J. Murphy, Co-Producer of WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE THEY SPRAYING Since the release of the groundbreaking documentary What in the World are They Spraying? , millions have woken up to the damaging effects from chemtrail/geoengineering programs. As a result, movements around the world are being formed to address these crimes. While many who were previously unaware of these programs are now taking action, the question now that is often asked is Why is this happening. Michael J. Murphy, Originator and Co-Producer of What in the World are They Spraying? in association with Barry Kolsky have produced Why in the World are They Spraying? which will answer that question. Why in the World are They Spraying? is an investigative documentary into one of the many agendas associated with chemtrail/geoengineering Find out more

    Blue Angels Boss 80/81 He was raised in Wayne, New Jersey and attended Fairleigh Dickinson University prior to entering the Naval Aviation Cadet program in 1962. AS a Fighter Pilot he flew 350 combat missions over Vietnam, during which time he was first to shoot down two enemy aircraft and was shot down over NVN by ground fire on Hanoi strike. He was Commander and Flight Leader of the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron; Captain of the auxiliary ship, U.S.S. SYLVANIA and Captain of the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. JOHN F. KENNEDY, Director of Navy Liaison for the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, Director Warfare Systems Engineering and Architecture at Navy Space and Electronic Warfare Systems Command and Director of Operations at the Defense Nuclear Agency, He retired from the U.S Navy in October 1994 as a Rear Admiral. img After retiring from the Navy, Admiral Wisely developed and ran an international business at Motorola in Scottsdale, AZ. He took advantage of networked communications and systems integration developed by Motorola for the U.S Department of Defense and applied this technology in commercial endeavors. Some examples of his success were: linked all police precincts in the country of Malaysia by way of a secure communications network; designed and built an Integrated Communications Center at Inchon International Airport in Korea and won the contract to integrate the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal allowing all the major systems to interact with each other. When Motorola s Integrated Information Systems Group was bought by General Dynamics, he became the account director for Navy, Marine Corps and Homeland Security customers. His last major effort was winning the $300M + Marine Unit Operations Center Program. This program has become a major revenue input for the company and a valued capability for the Marine Corps. AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Military: Silver Star, Legion of Merit (6), Distinguished Flying Cross 2, Air Medal 29, Purple Heart. Civilian: Society of Experimental Test Pilots 76, Pinnacle Award Charter Inductee Fairleigh Dickinson University 90, New Jersey Aviation Hall of Fame Inductee 95. EDUCATION/TRAINING He attended the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School 69 -70 and received a degree in Government/International Relations. In 1993 he attended JFK School of Government Senior Executive Course at Harvard. Denny is retired with his wife Nadine in Scottsdale, ArizonaFind out more

    Kenny Kemp - Author
    Flying With The Flak Pak - A Pacific War Scrapbook What was it like... To solo ten hours after your first airplane ride? To be given control of the most complex aircraft in the world? To fly 12 hour missions often at night, always over water, to find a target one mile square? To see clouds of flak bursting around you, putting out the sun? To wonder if that glint on the horizon is a squadron of Zeroes headed your way? To watch your friends take off and wonder if you'll see them again? To be a hero and not know it? This unique "scrapbook" includes 1,000 photos, maps and illustrations that bring the War in the Pacific to life through a young pilot s eyes.Find out more

    Eric Young NASA SOFIA/ 747 Airborne Observatory
    SOFIA Overview/Mission Overview SOFIA is the largest airborne observatory in the world, capable of making observations that are impossible for even the largest and highest ground based telescopes. During its planned 20 year lifetime, SOFIA also will inspire the development of new scientific instrumentation and foster the education of young scientists and engineers. SOFIA is an 80/20 partnership of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), consisting of an extensively modified Boeing 747SP aircraft carrying a reflecting telescope with an effective diameter of 2.5 meters (100 inches). The observatory is based at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California. NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, manages SOFIA's science and mission operations in cooperation with the Universities Space Research Association (USRA; Columbia, Md.) and the German SOFIA Institute (DSI; University of Stuttgart). The Flying Observatory The SOFIA observatory is a Boeing 747SP with a distinguished history. It was originally acquired by Pan American World Airways and was delivered in May 1977. The "SP" designates that this is a special performance, short body version of the 747, designed for longer flights than the Boeing 747 Classics (747 100, 200, and 300 series jetliners). Although Pan Am typically named its aircraft after famous clipper ships, they gave this aircraft a special name the Clipper Lindbergh in honor of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh. Lindbergh's widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, personally christened the aircraft and officially placed it into service on May 6, 1977 the 50th anniversary of his history making first solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927Find out more

    Kim Furst Producer/ Director Kilo Foxtrot Films
    FLYING The Feathered Edge The Bob Hoover Project Robert A. "Bob" Hoover, age 92, is considered by many to be our greatest living aviator, and has influenced generations of pilots with his precision flying and gentlemanly demeanor. Nicknamed "The Pilot's Pilot" by his peers, Bob is largely unknown outside aviation circles despite his staggering accomplishments. In Flying the Feathered Edge, Director Kim Furst captures every nuance of Bob's amazing life story by skillfully interweaving vintage still images, rare historic footage, and exclusive testimonials from other flight legends, past and present - bringing this legend's incredible life and story into the limelight. Find out more

    Kenny Kemp
    Flying With The Flak Pak - A Pacific War Scrapbook What was it like...To solo ten hours after your first airplane ride? To be given control of the most complex aircraft in the world? To fly 12 hour missions often at night, always over water, to find a target one mile square? To see clouds of flak bursting around you, putting out the sun? To wonder if that glint on the horizon is a squadron of Zeroes headed your way? To watch your friends take off and wonder if you'll see them again? To be a hero and not know it? This unique "scrapbook" includes 1,000 photos, maps and illustrations that bring the War in the Pacific to life through a young pilot s eyes.Find out more

    James Kunetka
    The General And The Genius Groves and Oppenheimer-The Unlikely Partnership That Built The Atom BombTwo ambitious men. One historic mission. With a blinding flash in the New Mexico desert in the summer of 1945, the world was changed forever. The bomb that ushered in the atomic age was the product of one of history's most improbable partnerships. The General and the Genius reveals how two extraordinary men pulled off the greatest scientific feat of the twentieth century. Leslie Richard Groves of the Army Corps of Engineers, who had made his name by building the Pentagon in record time and under budget, was made overlord of the impossibly vast scientific enterprise known as the Manhattan Project. His mission: to beat the Nazis to the atomic bomb. So he turned to the nation's preeminent theoretical physicist, J. Robert Oppenheimer...the chain-smoking, martini-quaffing son of wealthy Jewish immigrants, whose background was riddled with communist associations...Groves's opposite in nearly every respect. In their three-year collaboration, the iron-willed general and the visionary scientist led a brilliant team in a secret mountaintop lab and built the fearsome weapons that ended the war but introduced the human race to unimaginable new terrors. And at the heart of this most momentous work of World War II is the story of two extraordinary men...the general and the genius.Find out more

    Stephen L. Petranek
    How We'll Live On Mars Award-winning journalist Stephen Petranek says humans will live on Mars by 2027. Now he makes the case that living on Mars is not just plausible, but inevitable. It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We ll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. The race is on. Private companies, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. Why go to Mars? Life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disasters...from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes...all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. It will likely take 300 years to TERRAFORM Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years. In this exciting chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet. How We ll Live on Mars brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years.Find out more

    Dr.Sergei Khrushchev,
    Son Of Former Soviet Premier/ Nikita Khrushchev- Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of former Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev, is a senior fellow at the Watson Institute. He earned his Soviet doctoral degree from the Ukrainian Academy of Science, a PhD from the Moscow Technical University. Prior to coming to the United States, he was in charge of research at the Control Computer Institute in Moscow where he worked cruise missiles for submarines, military and research spacecraft, moon vehicles, and the "Proton," the world's largest space booster. He is a regular commentator for the U.S. media and the author of more than 250 books and articles on engineering, computer science, history, and economy. His books include Khrushchev on Khrushchev (Little Brown, 1990), Nikita Khrushchev: Crisis and Missiles (1994), The Political Economy of Russian Fragmentation (1993), Three Circles of Russian Market Reforms (1995), and Nikita Khrushchev and the Creation of a Super Power (Penn State Press, 2000). His books have been published worldwide in 12 languages. He is currently working on his new book, Nikita Khrushchev's Reforms. In 1967, he began to help his father, Nikita Khrushchev, work on his memoirs. The full text of the memoirs, The Time, the People, the Power, was published as four volumes in Russian 1999 by Moscow News. He has also edited the memoirs in English to produce the three-volume Memoirs of Nikita Khrushchev as a joint project of the Watson Institute and Pennsylvania State University.Find out more

    Dr.Paul Moller-Moller International
    Moller International has developed the first and only feasible, personally affordable, personal vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicle the world has ever seen. You've always known it was just a matter of time before the world demanded some kind of flying machine which would replace the automobile. Of course, this machine would have to be capable of VTOL, be easy to maintain, cost effective and reliable. Well, we at Moller International believe we have come up with the solution. That solution is the volantor; a safe, fast, affordable, VTOL aircraft. No matter how you look at it the automobile is only an interim step on our evolutionary path to independence from gravity. That's all it will ever be.Find out more

    Pat Ammons Media Manager
    US SPACE & ROCKET CENTER/ SPACE CAMP-When Dr. Wernher von Braun arrived in 1950 in the tiny Alabama town which called itself the "Watercress Capital of the World," Huntsville boasted a population of 15,000. Today, it is forged forever in history as the place where America's space program was born; where the rockets were developed that put the first U.S. satellite into orbit and sent men to the moon; where the power for today's space shuttle was developed; where the modules for the International Space Station were designed and built; and where America s next great ship the Space Launch System is being designed. During the final months that von Braun and his team of scientists were refining the giant rocket that sent Apollo astronauts to the moon, he was also preparing to launch another important project: a permanent exhibit to showcase the hardware of the space program. Von Braun was director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville when he approached the Alabama Legislature with the idea of creating a museum jointly with the U.S. Army Missile Command and NASA. After Alabama lawmakers and its citizens voted in 1968 to finance construction, the U.S. Army donated land on its Redstone Arsenal, which is also the site of the sprawling NASA center, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center was born. Since opening its doors in 1970, nearly 16 million people have toured the Center. The vast majority of those visitors have been from out of state or from foreign nations. Many of the more than 600,000 annual visitors are school students on field trips to their future. Dozens of interactive exhibits encourage visitor participation, prompting one official to note: "Here, everyone can be an astronaut for the day!" Home to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge Camp, and Robotics Camp the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC) is the most comprehensive U.S. manned spaceflight hardware museum in the world. Its large rocket and space hardware collection is valued in the tens of millions of dollars. From America s first satellite, Explorer I, to next generation space vehicles like Sierra Nevada s Dream Chaser, the museum showcases the past, present and future of human spaceflight. The U.S. Space & Rocket Center serves as the Official NASA Visitor Center for Marshall Space Flight Center and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.Find out more

    Dr.Michael Davis-New Horizons Mission To Pluto
    Davis is the acting instrument scientist for one of New Horizon's instruments, the Alice UV spectrograph, and was part of Alice’s build, test, and delivery team. He is an astrophysicist specializing in the design and testing of ground-based, balloon-borne, and spaceflight astronomical instruments. His research interests include imaging and spectroscopy, planetary atmospheres, and galactic astrophysics. Davis has served on proposal review panels for NASA and the Department of Energy as well as a Standing Review Board member for multiple NASA missions as an optics and detector expert.Find out more

    Sean KenneyAuthor:Captain Pike Found Alive!
    Actor Sean Kenney who played the crippled Capt. Pike and Lt. DePaul, on the original Star Trek TV series, shares his memories of the early days of Star Trek on the set of the Enterprise. Sean's memoir details an exciting life in Hollywood as a noted actor in the 60's and 70's. From Gene Roddenberry's office to the Playboy mansion, Sean gives an interesting taste and feel of that era. Sean's initial acting training began in London, England in the early sixties. After returning to his home in Boston, Sean decided to consider an acting career in Hollywood. In 1965 the film industry in Los Angeles was a wonderful mix of trend setting television series, imaginative theatre, excellent drama coaches and experimental independent films. The climate and opportunities were perfect for Sean to display his acting abilities. After extensive film acting classes with Charles Conrad, Sean read for Paul Leavitt at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood. Starting with a small role as an Italian soldier, he eventually scored the lead role as the heroic figure of Father Fontana, who gave his life in place of a Jewish inmate at Auschwitz in Ralph Hocuth's disturbing dramatic play, "The Deputy". One fortuitous evening an agent caught his lead performance and contacted Sean with an offer to manage him. She promised a meeting with Gene Roddenberry at Paramount Pictures for a possible role on a little known TV series called Star Trek.Find out more

    Michael P. Foley-Author
    Drinking With The Saints- The Sinners Guide To Happy Hour Michael P. Foley is an Associate Professor of Patristics in the Honors College at Baylor University. He is the author, most recently, of Drinking with the Saints (2015). Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. One part bartender's guide, one part spiritual manual, a dash of irreverence, and mixed with love: Drinking with the Saints is a work that both sinner and saint will savor.Find out more

    Erich von Daniken Author/Lecturer
    Born on April 14th, 1935, in Zofingen, Switzerland, Erich von Däniken was educated at the College St-Michel in Fribourg, where already as a student he occupied his time with the study of the ancient holy writings. While managing director of a Swiss 5-Star Hotel, he wrote his first book, Chariots of the Gods, which was an immediate bestseller in the United States, Germany, and later in 38 other countries. In the United States, Erich von Däniken won instant fame as a result of the television special "In Search of Ancient Astronauts," based upon his first book. In 1993, the German television station SAT-1 started a twenty-five part TV series with and by Erich von Däniken, entitled "Auf den Spuren der All-Mächtigen" (Pathways of the Gods). In 1996, the American TV company ABC/Kane produced a one-hour special, filmed all over the world, entitled Chariots of the Gods - The Mysteries Continue. This film was broadcast on the ABC network on September 26th 1996. In 1996/97 ABC/Kane produced another documentary with Erich von Däniken (seen on the Discovery Channel). In Germany, the biggest TV network, RTL, showed the film on November 26th, 1996. 7,7 million viewers in Germany alone watched the program. Today, Erich von Däniken continues his filming with ABC and RTL.Find out more

    Jim Marrs Author
    Author/ Alien Agenda/ The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy Jim Marrs is the author of many books on the UFO topic and the future of the USA. He, along with other great speakers, are heading to a great annual conference in May 2015. At the end of May UFO experts and enthusiasts will gather in the desert for their annual conference. Contact in the Desert is a weekend of exploration into ancient astronauts, extraterrestrial life, human origins, crop circles, UFO sightings, contact experiences, and more. This year’s guest speakers include The History Channel’s Giorgio Tsouklos, host of Ancient Aliens, and online talk personalities Jimmy Church and Dr. J Ilias. The gathering is held at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center in CA, a unique architectural landmark on a sacred site.Find out more

    Austin Jamison
    Meteorologist/ National weather Service Storm Spotter Program- SKYWARN The SKYWARN Storm Spotter Program was created by the National Weather Service (NWS) to improve warning services. The NWS needs real-time reports of hail size, wind damage, flash flooding, heavy rain, tornadoes, and waterspouts to effectively warn the public of inclement weather. Even as new technology allows the NWS to issue warnings with more lead time, spotters will always be needed as links between radar indications of severe weather and ground truth. Storm Spotter volunteers serve as severe weather spotters for the NWS and local emergency management programs, and generally have two things in common - an interest in the weather and a desire to serve their community.Find out more

    Dr.Ed Gibson
    Former NASA Astronaut-Skylab 4 Astronaut/ Scientist NASA EXPERIENCE: Dr. Gibson was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in June 1965. He completed a 53-week course in flight training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, and earned his Air Force wings. Since then, he has flown helicopters and the T-38. Dr. Gibson was selected as a scientist-astronaut by NASA in June 1965. He completed a 53-week course in flight training at Williams Air Force Base, Arizona, and earned his Air Force wings. Since then, he has flown helicopters and the T-38. He served as a member of the astronaut support crew and as a capcom for the Apollo 12 lunar landing. He has also participated in the design and testing of many elements of the Skylab space station. Dr. Gibson was the science-pilot of Skylab 4 (third and final manned visit to the Skylab space station), launched November 16, 1973, and concluded February 8, 1974. This was the longest manned flight (84 days 1 hour 15 minutes) in history of manned space exploration to date. Dr. Gibson was accompanied on the record-setting 34.5-million-mile flight by Gerald P. Carr (commander) and William R. Pogue (pilot). They successfully completed 56 experiments, 26 science demonstrations, 15 subsystem detailed objectives, and 13 student investigations during their 1,214 revolutions of the earth. They also acquired a wide variety of earth resources observations data using Skylab's earth resources experiment package camera and sensor array. Dr. Gibson was the crewman primarily responsible for the 338 hours of Apollo Telescope Mount operation, which made extensive observations of solar processes. Until March 1978, Dr. Gibson and his Skylab-4 teammates held the world record for individual time in space: 2,017 hours 15 minutes 32 seconds, and Dr. Gibson logged 15 hours and 17 minutes in three EVAs outside the orbital workshop. Gibson resigned from NASA in December 1974 to do research on Skylab solar physics data as a senior staff scientist with the Aerospace Corporation of Los Angeles, California. Beginning in March 1976, he served for 1 year as a consultant to ERNO Raumfahrttechnik GmbH, in West Germany, on Spacelab design under the sponsorship of a U. S. Senior Scientist Award form the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. In March 1977, Dr. Gibson returned to the Astronaut Office Astronaut candidate selection and training as Chief of the Scientist-Astronaut Candidates.Find out more

    Ray Bahret
    US Army/ US Marine Corps- WWII Ray Bahret is 87 years young! He served his country with distinction and has some great stories to share with us, as we continue to cover...Living History of WWII. Ray has NO website and prefers it that way! Just a great guest with an interesting story to tell!

    Chris Pocock
    50 Years Of The U-2 The Complete Illustrated History of the "Dragon Lady" Biography Chris Pocock has been writing about the aerospace and defence business for nearly 30 years. He is a British citizen and a graduate of the University of Cambridge. Chris worked in the air cargo business for ten years before becoming a full-time journalist in 1983. He subsequently edited two air cargo journals before becoming defense editor for Aviation International News, which publishes on-site editions at the major aerospace trade shows. He also produces a weekly online newsletter for AIN, and contributes stories to AIN's website. Chris has written extensively on aerial reconnaissance, including four books on the history of the U-2 spyplane. The CIA historian said that is the foremost authority on the history of the U-2. Link:Find out more

    Tia Mc Connell
    Post Viet Nam War- Baby Lifts- The Search For My Father- I was born in DaNang, Vietnam in the spring or early 1973, I was taken by military helicopter to Saigon by an American nurse and placed in one of 4 orphanages ran by Rosemary Taylor. It was there I spent my first 4-6 months of life, with no documentation dates are a little sketchy. I was a sophomore in high school working on a genetics unit, when I realized I needed to find my father or mother, it was a promise I made to myself. It was a very long road to get to my father, longer than many realize. Please don't get me wrong, I have wonderful parents who gave me a chance at life. They are the reason I found him. Never did they tell me looking for answers was ungrateful they have only supported me, loved me, held me when I cried and picked me up during the lowest moments of my life. Back to how I found him, I was in Vietnam in 2010 for the 35th anniversary of the BabyLifts, another adoptee had used DNA to find her mom and started a project, Operation Reunite. It was in Vietnam I received my DNA test kit, I sent it in in April of 2010 but never ready to actually see the results so I never paid for it. My thought process was this, if my father had been alive had a family, could I actually reach out to him. I don't believe that it would be my right to disturb what he had built. In August of 2011 I finally paid for the test results. Not much there a lot of 4th-5th cousins but nothing remarkable, I mean a 4th cousin we shared 16 sets of great grand parents. It was in November of 2011 that a new DNA match appeared a third cousin, I thought at least 8 sets of great grand parents would be easier to break down than 16 or 32. I emailed him, turns out he lived in Houston with his wife, more amazing I was leaving for Houston in 3 days. I arranged to meet him, my first blood relative, I was a little in shock. Turned out his wife worked in Houston's Geneology Library and had compiled a list of last names associated with him. Mind you a very long list, but it was worth researching. I spent the remainder of November and all of December going through these names. The one thing I did know was based on my DNA matches, 85-90% of my matches were from the south. I hit wall after wall, and almost gave up. In January of 2012 I took a week break from searching, I was literally emotionally and physically exhausted, I wanted him to be alive, I had and still have so many questions. It was around January 18th I realized that the odds he was alive were fading, I had to use good common sense, he was dead. I began an exhaustive search of the Vietnam Wall site, but with so many names and a lot of them common, it was hard. I had to find an easier way, I realized one day looking at the site I could enter information like KIA year, that would help. Then month would come next. I knew from my nursing school exactly how figure exactly premature I could have been and survived over there and the date given to me of my birth and letters from the nurse who found me to calculate. I could have been born at 7 1/2 months and survived the odds were low but it could have happened. If I was born somewhere between May and July of 1973 my father had to have been alive at least through the end of November 1972. So I started searching the site all over again, this time putting in KIA from 11/1972 through April of 1975. I knew for sure where I was born, DaNang so if the person killed served south of there it couldn't be it, I also knew most of my DNA matches were from the south so anyone from north of Oklahoma was ruled out. Each day was hours looking and sorting. Rucker is at the end of the alphabet. I knew the minute I saw his name, where he was from and where he was stationed and killed. The Wall website has an area for people to leave comments, some one posted knowing my dad and remembering the party they had in November of 1972. I just knew. I used Google to research him further, I found the picture of him holding the puppy, and it was like looking in a mirror. I had found my dad. I researched his parents, which was quite easy, and found his mom's phone number. This discovery came on January 25th 2012 at around 1130 in the morning. I emailed the picture to my parents and husband, there was no denying it. I had found my grandmothers phone number and held it all day. Around 7 that night after going round and round with myself as to why I shouldn't call and if I did what would I say, my husband grabbed the number and dialed, I had no choice now. My grandma answered the phone, and I introduced myself and told her I was not selling anything. She said good because she wasn't buying anything. I told her I had good reason to believe her son John was my father. I expected cursing and her to hang up she didn't, but there was a long awkward pause. She said to me "I always had a feeling that he had a child" Link:Find out more

    Larry Dunn
    Legendary Band/ Earth, Wind & Fire LARRY DUNN With his funky keyboard playing, Larry helped transform Earth, Wind & Fire into one of the all-time most successful R&B bands in the world, with sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide, 6 GRAMMYs, 13 GRAMMY nominations, 4 American Music Awards, 32 Gold & Platinum/Multi-Platinum Records & Albums, a Star on Hollywood's Walk Of Fame, induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame (2000) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010) as well as other industry awards. In addition to playing organ, synthesizer, piano, keyboards, and clavinet with the group from 1972 until 1983, Larry held the position and handled the responsibilities of the band's Musical Director. As one of the key people behind the scene, much of the group's musical success can be attributed to him. In addition, he rehearsed Earth, Wind & Fire for live stage performances and wrote many of the musical segueways and medleys. Link:Find out more

    Rock & Roll Legend- Chubby Checker
    Chubby Checker - the only artist to have 5 albums in the Top 12 all at once. Chubby Checker First Platinum - "Let's Twist Again". Chubby Checker - the only artist to have a song to be #1 twice - "The Twist". Chubby Checker - the only artist to have 9 Double-Sided Hits. Chubby Checker - changed the way we dance to the beat 24/7 since 1959.
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    Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    AREA 51- The Graphic History Of America's Secret Military Installation. The actual history of the United States' worst-kept military secret revealed in graphic format. Though nearly everyone has heard of it, almost no one has known anything about it . . . until now. Located in the remote Nevada desert near the dry bed of Groom Lake, Area 51 is the most famous military installation in the world that doesn't "officially" exist. In Area 51, author Dwight Zimmerman and artist Greg Scott unravel the real history - minus the aliens and sci-fi movie plots - revealing in detail how for more than 60 years, the CIA, the U.S. Air Force, and aerospace company Lockheed Martin have all used Area 51 as a staging ground for test flights of experimental or highly classified aircrafts. Scott illustrates the Archangel-12 as well as follow-on aircrafts, such as the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, while author Zimmerman tells the history of how they sprang from the research and development conducted at Area 51. This first-of-its-kind graphic history strips away the fantastical aspects of this mysterious location and establishes the actual, significant history made there. "Zimmerman packs a ton of information into a book that helps explain and understand one of America's worst kept secrets about one of it most vital technological national assets. Area 51, while "Black" for years, has been the focus of crazy legends and conspiracies and Zimmerman helps demystify the legends and put things in perspective in a unique, highly readable format. A "must read" for those interested in Cold War history and future aerospace technology development." - Richard L. Weaver, Colonel, USAF, (ret) Special Agent, Air Force Office of Special Investigations (Retired) Former Director of Security and Special Program Oversight, USAF and Author, The Roswell Report: Fact Versus Fiction in the New Mexico Desert "Zimmerman's rendition of the Area 51 story is a walk down memory lane for this former USAF insider. It superbly captures the history, mystery and folklore of one of America's best-kept secrets. Riveting, accurate, and thought-provoking for anyone with - and even those without - a Need-to-Know!" - Michael Angley Colonel, USAF (ret) Special Agent, OSI (ret) "This is NOT just a book for young people--this is a serious, information-packed illustrated book. Amazing and entertaining; it debunks lots of rumors and misinformation about Area 51. I am impressed with all that it delivers. Not "just a comic book," it resonates with adults as much as it should with younger readers. A great read!" - W. H. McDonald Jr. Founder of The American Author Association & The Military Writers Society of America Author and documentary film consultant "Dwight Zimmerman has done an outstanding job tracking the history of one of the most intriguing enigmas of our age--the ultra secret and ever mysterious "Area 51." The graphic novel is absolutely perfect for a serious disposition on a topic that has generated so much controversy. The drawings truly help the reader visualize the importance of Area 51 and go a long way toward helping debunk the many myths surrounding this fascinating place. Conspiracy theorists will not likely embrace this book, but anyone who wants a serious, scholarly, accurate picture--an entire set of pictures, in fact!--of what Area 51 has been about will be very happy to have this material in hand. Dwight's writing is crisp, fast-paced, entertaining and-above all-accurate. The story of Area 51 finally has a complete and factual telling. Amazingly, the truth is, indeed, stranger (and more tantalizing) than the fiction that has previously surrounded this out-of-bounds desert enclave." - Phil Keith, award winning author of "Blackhorse Riders" and "Fire Base Illingworth" (and the soon-to-be-released "Stay the Rising Sun," a novel of the Battle of the Coral Sea) Find out more

    John Coleman
    - Legendary Meteorologist/ TV/ Radio Personality-John Coleman is an American TV weatherman and co-founder of The Weather Channel. He has retired from broadcasting after nearly 61 years, working the last twenty at KUSI-TV in San Diego. Find out more

    Paul Cardall
    o 3 months - founded the Paul Cardall family foundation for Congenital Heart Disease. o 6 months - Sold Out Abravanal Hall and raised $65,000 for foundation his foundation o 6 months - established endowment at Salt Lake Community College offering annual full tuition waiver scholarships to students affected by congenital heart disease. o 9 months - climbed highest mountain peak along the Wasatch front in honor of his brother. o 18 months - his ablum “New Life” became the #1 Billboard Album and was awarded album of the year by New Age Reviews o Published memoir "Before My Heart Stops" with Utah publisher Shadow Mountain selling 25,000 copies first 6 months. o 2 years - awarded honorary doctorate by Utah State board of regents o 1-5 years - spoke to an estimated 1.5 million people keynoting medical national galas, charity events, medical conferences and churches. Find out more

    Gary Hertzler
    Aviation Technology Pioneer-The Worlds Most Efficient Aircraft:The Rutan VariEze is a composite, canard aircraft designed by Burt Rutan. It is a fairly high-performance homebuilt aircraft, hundreds of which have been constructed. The design later evolved into the Long-EZ and other, larger cabin canard aircraft. The Varieze is notable for popularizing the canard configuration and moldless composite construction for homebuilt aircraft. Gary has increased the performance of this aircraft with his propeller technology... Find out more

    Stewart Money
    Author: Here Be Dragons- The Rise Of SPACE X and the Journey to Mars Here Be Dragons is the story of SpaceX. In the pre-dawn hours of May 22, 2012, a conventional looking rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral on what was only its third flight. Yet it was carrying a spacecraft to conduct history's first commercial mission to the International Space Station, and along with it, America's best chance to restore its space-faring capability. The total taxpayer cost for developing the rocket and the spacecraft, including its previous flights, was $396 million, a fraction of the amount NASA had spent on any comparable project. For Elon Musk and SpaceX Exploration Technologies Corp, a company founded only a decade earlier, it was a stunning accomplishment, yet it was only one stop on a journey which leads all the way to Mars. Find out more

    Bill Yenne
    Bill Yenne is the author of three dozen works of biography and historical nonfiction, including many books on military and aviation history. His previous books about combat aviation include Superfortress: The B-29 and American Airpower in World War II (written with legendary U.S. Air Force commander General Curtis E. LeMay), The Story of the Boeing Company, and The American Aircraft Factory in World War II. Most recently, he has written B-52 Stratofortress: The Complete History of the World's Longest Serving and Best Known Bomber. He currently lives in San Francisco, California Find out more

    Ed Rossi
    Sales Manager INJEN TECHNOLOGY - A DECADE OF INNOVATION For over a decade Injen Technology Co. Ltd and our sister company has played a major role in the design and development of air intake systems. Injen Technology is based out of California in the same city and just a few miles away from the famous Pomona Winter Nationals Top Fuel Raceway. Injen Technology's history is a classic success story of a small manufacturing company turned industry leader of aftermarket performance products. Find out more

    Amelia Rose Earhart
    Amelia Rose Earhart Round The World Flight By recreating and symbolically completing Amelia Mary Earhart’s flight around the world, I hope to develop an even deeper connection to my namesake and also encourage the world to pursue their own adventures. Amelia believed that, ‘adventure is worthwhile in itself’ and it is that type of attitude that spurs us to seek the unknown, push our limits and fly outside the lines. Find out more

    Peter Knight
    On October 3, 1967, Knight set a world aircraft speed record for manned aircraft by piloting the X-15A-2 to 4,520 miles per hour (7,270 km/h) (Mach 6.72), a record that still stands today. Find out more Find out more

    Dr.Trent J. Dupuy
    Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow -Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics Cambridge, Massachusetts. Topic- What Are We Learning About The Coldest Brown Dwarfs Find out more

    Wayne B. Baker
    WW II Veteran B-24 Crewmember Firearm Manufacturer Freedom Arms. Book: Above The Clouds, The Story Of An American Entrepreneur Find out more

    Karen Moreau
    Executive director of the New York Petroleum Council, an arm of the giant American Petroleum Institute. The group represents some of the world's biggest energy companies. Executive director of the New York Petroleum Council, an arm of the giant American Petroleum Institute. The group represents some of the world's biggest energy companies. Find out more

    Till Kahrs
    Communication Consultant/ Trainer /Speaker/ Author "Enhancing Your Presentation Skills & Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking" Find out more

    Todd Elliott
    A Rose By Many Other Names Rose Cherami and the JFK Assassination The 50th Anniversary Of The JFK Assassination Find out more

    Bill Driscoll, Navy ACE/ Vietnam War Author: Peak Performance Under Pressure: How to Achieve Extraordinary Results Under Difficult Circumstances
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    Dr. Scott Bolton
    Director, Space Science and Engineering Division, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Principal Investigator, NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter
    Find out more and www.solarsystem.nasa.gov

    David Misch
    An establisher comedy writer for shows from "Mork & Mindy" to "Saturday Night Live" (SNL). In his new book, Funny, the book he looks back at what made and makes America laugh at others and themselves.
    Find out more and see a performance/

    Allison Arngrim
    Actress and author of Confessions of a Prairie BitchAlison Arngrim, is most famous for her iconic character of Nellie Oleson on the 11 year hit series "Little House on the Prairie." In fact, Vanity Fair chose the character as the #1 Bitch of in all TV History, second to Joan Collins Alexis Colby. This has led to a world wide cult following. When Asked about the publics response to her famous alter-ego, Alison says "Someone has called me a bitch to my face every single day of my life since I was 11 years old." Since the launch of her book in June 2010, Alison has been on a whirlwind tour including Philadelphia, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Denver, Knoxville, and even Walnut Grove, as well as a broad to Paris, London and Venice. The book has remained on the top of the sales lists through out the year. Now, the book will be released in Trade Paperback on June 14th.
    Find out more at http://www.hgd.com/alison/

    Annie Jacobsen
    Author of Area 51 - An uncensored history of America's top secret military base

    Dr. Steven L. Oscherwitz
    Contagion: Infectious disease specialist
    American Board of Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases

    Pat Woods
    Over 30 years in government; NASA memories

    Edward Dolnick
    Author of The Clockwork Universe Issac Newton, the Royal Society and the Birth of the Modern World
    Robert Silas
    Co-author Faded Giant, The 1967 Missile/UFO Incident

    Antonio Huneeus
    Chilean-American science journalist J. Antonio Huneeus is considered one of the world's top experts on UFOs. When Laurance S. Rockefeller commissioned Marie Galbraith and Sandra S. Wright to assemble a report on the best evidence for UFOs to send members of Congress and selected VIPs worldwide in the mid-90s, Huneeus was one of the co-authors (with Don Berliner and M. Galbraith). This report was recently published as a Dell paperback under the title of ¨UFO Briefing Document - The Best Available Evidence.
    Find out more at www.openminds.tv

    Hernan Posada
    UAV Pilot of unmanned aircraft system, Ikhana
    from the Dryden Flight Research Center

    Travis L. Ayres
    Author of The Bomber Boys: The Heroes Who Flew the B17s in WWII

    Dr. Derek B. Fox
    Gamma Ray Bursters
    Pennsylvania State U., Assoc. Prof. of Astrophysics

    Peter A. Karpaty
    Author of Chain Bridge to the Golden Gate and record holding pilot on living the American Dream

    Joe Sutter
    Chief Design Engineer for Boeing 747
    Author of 747

    Charles R. Loeber
    Author of Building the Bombs, A History of the Nuclear Weapons Complex

    David Stumpf
    Author of Titan II, A History of A Cold War Missile System

    Morris R. Jeppson
    One of the last crew members of the Enola Gay
    Dropped the atomic bomb, "Little Boy," on Hiroshima

    Dark Energy
    Dr. Robert P. Kirshner
    Clowes professor of Science and Master of Quincey House, Harvard

    Harrison H. Schmitt
    Apollo 17 astronaut and last man to walk on the moon
    Author of Return to the moon

    Mohamed Ahmed
    I Love it here, but it isn't easy: An Egyptian Student in America

    Aaron Gardner
    Director of Public Affairs for Americans for Technology Leadership
    Daylight Saving Time/Changes and History
    The congressional debate over expanding daylight saving time barely caused a ripple in the spring and summer of 2005. It was buried in a wide-ranging energy bill that got attention for granting tax breaks to oil and gas companies.
    Find out more at www.its.caltech.edu/~kip/

    Granger Whitelaw
    President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rocket Racing League, overseeing the league's management, operations, partnerships and corporate affairs.
    Mr. Whitelaw is the Founding Partner and Managing Director of BlueCar Partners, LLC, a global venture-consulting firm that provides capital, strategic consulting and business development services to promote the growth and success of innovative companies. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Whitelaw has led the firm in the launch and expansion of more than 20 companies, including the AMBER Development Group which supports the next-generation of the Amber Alert system, International Fuel Technology, a fuel science and research company, GPS Industries, creator of GPS-related sporting equipment, Kalorama Studios, a major motion picture and event site in Washington, D.C., TrendSphere, a think tank and consultancy for Fortune 500 Chief Technology Officers, and Vemics, creator of breakthrough collaboration technologies. Previously, Mr. Whitelaw served as Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions at Grady & Hatch.
    Find out more at www.rocketracingleague.com

    Peter Smith
    Principal Investigator for University of Arizona Mission to Mars

    Dr. Mark Sykes
    Director of the Planetary Science Institute at Tucson, AZ

    Dr. Alan Stern
    Executive Director of Space Science and Engineering at the South West Research Institute

    In Memorium...
    Al Lewis
    "Granpa" of the Munsters

    Elliot Epstein
    President Airliners Distribution Inc., ADI
    on Di-Cast Airplane Models

    Mike McCann
    of Perspective Financial Services
    on Beginning to Invest and Investing Terror Free

    Eric Knight
    CEO of UP Aerospace - More on space commercialization

    Richard Kestner
    Executive Director for the New Mexico Office of Space Commercialization

    Al White
    Legendary B-70 Bomber Test Pilot, part 1
    Al White
    Legendary B-70 Bomber Test Pilot, part 2

    Brian Thomas
    What Is an Otter Box and What Do You Do With It?

    Mark Polansky
    Former Head of Astronaut Traing...
    Future Commander of STS116

    Dave Finley
    Pub. Information Officer, VLA
    The Very Large Array - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

    Guenter Wendt
    Pad Leader at Kennedy Space Center
    Author of The Unbroken Chain

    Jeremy Cook
    Lead Flight Director
    Challenger Learning Center of the SW

    Trade Martin
    A Song for Tsunami Relief from a Famous Jazz Artist

    Craige Ryan
    The Pre-Astronauts
    Author of Magnificent Failures

    Sean Heatherington
    What to do with a new telescope
    Sean is a 13 year old student graduating from Desert Sky Middle School in Phoenix, AZ

    Michael Owens
    Space Day 2004 Spokesperson, a sophomore at Prescott High School in Arizona

    Robert Godwin
    CEO of Apogee Books talks about his commitment to science publishing and his new book

    Curt Newport
    Deep Space with the discoverer of the Liberty 7 capsule

    Captain Elio Pompa
    Training Captain and Information Officer, Glendale, AZ Fire Department

    Steve Johnson
    Administrative Director, Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting

    Dave Birkley
    Operations manager for ADI on Gemini Jets and commercial aviation

    Scott Roberts
    VP National Sales for Mead Instruments talks telescopes

    Mary Jo Conniff
    Placement Director and Vocal Coach
    Academy of TV and Radio Broadcasting

    Mike Moore
    Science Philosopher
    The possibility of Life on Mars!

    Hugh Downs
    Legendary broadcaster, and former co-host of "20/20"

    Al Lewis
    "Granpa" of the "The Munsters"