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Peter and Mickey spend the hour with author and theologian Matthew Fox, who explains his ideas of 'creation spirituality' and the 'cosmic Christ.'  Fox also discusses his conflicts with the Vatican ("John Paul II and Benedict restarted the Inquisition"), the significance of non-Christian faiths such as Bhuddhism and Native American religions, the respect that religion should hold for science, and more.

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Scientists' reports about global warming are becoming more and more pessimistic. Will rising sea levels, drought, crop failure and water wars become so severe that humanity's existence itself is threatened? Peter Phillips  and Julie Andrzejewski speak first with David Ray Griffin, author of the new book, "Unprecedented." Then Dahr Jamail, climate writer at Truthout, joins the discussion. 

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David Talbot's latest book, The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA and the Rise of America's Secret Government, examines the post-WWII U.S. intelligence sector and the power it wields, by following the career of Wall Street lawyer, diplomat and spymaster Allen Dulles. Talbot discussed his new book with fellow author Peter Dale Scott, in a public event at the Mechanics' Institute Library in San Francisco on December 2, 2015. Talbot says he believes CIA assassins were responsible for the death of John F. Kennedy.
 
David Talbot founded the website Salon.com He was an editor at Mother Jones magazine, and he's written for Rolling Stone, the New Yorker and other publications. His earlier books include Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years.
Peter Dale Scott is a retired Canadian diplomat, professor emeritus of English at UC Berkeley, and a prolific author. His most recent book is The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy. He writes extensively about the “deep state,” a de facto government that exists beneath the elected one.
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Peter and Mickey spend the hour in conversation with political author Chris Hedges; his latest book is "Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt." The discussion covers issues from freedom of information to U.S. Middle East interventions, and the ideas of intellectuals from W.E.B. Dubois to Cornel West to Sheldon Wolin.

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With the 52nd anniversary of the JFK assassination recently past, Peter and Mickey present a rebroadcast of a November 2013 interview with Mark Lane, part of the observance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination. 
Mark Lane is an author, attorney and independent researcher into the killing of JFK. He was one of the first to dispute the conclusions of the Warren Commission, and his written extensively about the assassination. His most recent book is "Last Word: My Indictment of the CIA in the Murder of JFK.”
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