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Each Sunday at 9PM eastern time, we challenge the lies of authority, tradition, superstition and fear that threaten our future. NPTR, bringing you live progressive talk for a resilient and sustainable world. Hosts: Sean Prophet, Dave Phillips - Producer: Lane Kamp
 
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Dan Arel is an editor and contributing writer for the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science and Secularite Magazine. He also writes for the Examiner and Truthout. His articles and quotes are published across the internet and have been featured in the Washington Post, Huffington Post, Alternet, Christian Post, Christian Today, Religi ...…
 
Jamila Bey is a journalist based in Washington, DC where she recently hosted the radio show The Sex, Politics and Religion Hour: SPAR With Jamila. Bey is also a writer for the Washington Post blog, She the People. A stand-up comedian, Jamila says she enjoys the stage "because it’s a cheaper hobby than scrapbooking." Jamila served a decade-long ...…
 
Guy P. Harrison is a writer and public speaker who promotes science and reason. He has held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist. Harrison is also a veteran travel writer, having visited and written about more than 25 countries on five c ...…
 
PNHP California (PNHP CA) is the largest state chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). We are physicians, medical students, health professionals and advocates who believe that access to high-quality health care is a right and should be provided equitably as a public service rather than bought and sold as a commodity. We educ ...…
 
Dr. Peter Boghossian is a full time faculty member in the philosophy department at Portland State University. His goal is to teach people how to align their beliefs with reality and embrace reason. Boghossian has worked with people in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, business seminars, colleges and universities. He bases his phil ...…
 
CJ Werleman is an Australian born atheist author, columnist, and U.S political and social commentator. Werleman is the author of the international best seller God Hates You. Hate Him Back. Werleman's latest work is a book titled Crucifying America: The Unholy Alliance Between the Christian Right and Wall Street. Crucifying America is a terrifyi ...…
 
Justin Vacula is a public speaker, debater, and activist for the separation of religion and government. Vacula has appeared on various radio shows, local television networks, and podcasts, participated in formal debates, and was a special guest speaker for a college-level philosophy course at an evangelical Christian college. He is currently en ...…
 
Bill Day's award-winning cartoons are syndicated in more than 900 newspapers worldwide four times a week through CagleCartoons.com. Day began as a political cartoonist while studying political science and art at the University of Florida. Bill has won numerous awards including two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, The National Headliner Award and The N ...…
 
Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, journalist, and author who has written over a dozen books on the environment and the impact of global warming. He is also the founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. McKibben's 1989 work The End of Nature is regarded as the first ...…
 
MOVE TO AMEND formed in September 2009, Move to Amend is a coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests. We are calling for an amendment to the US C ...…
 
U.S. Representative Steve Cohen talks with Dave Phillips co-host of National Progressive Talk Radio about the government shut down. Recorded live on 10/1/2013 at 2:30pm PST. Rep. Steve Cohen Quotes: "I've had some expierence working with hostage negotiations" "They are in a fix and Harry Houdini probably couldn't get them out of it" "I do think ...…
 
He's been called “King of Seattle” by Ralphie May. James Heneghen is a veteran comic. He first got on stage in 1993 and trudged his way through the rungs of hometown comedy scene. He has been working as a headliner for well over a decade, as well as giving support to touring comics in the Seattle area. With an extremely keen sense of humor, Ste ...…
 
Dr. Glen David Brin is a scientist and bestselling science fiction author from Glendale, California. Brin received a Bachelor of Science in astrophysics from the California Institute of Technology in 1973. He followed this by obtaining Master of Science in applied physics and a Doctor of Philosophy in space science from UC San Diego. Brin's bod ...…
 
Join NPTR host Sean Prophet on Sunday September 1st at 9pm EST. 6pm PST when he interviews Tim Carpenter and Andrea Miller from Progressive Democrats of America. Progressive Democrats of America was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and our country. Their goal is to build a party and government controlled by citizens, not corpor ...…
 
David Phillips is the Editor-in-Chief of thebigslice.org as well as the creator and administrator of The Pragmatic Progressive Page on Facebook. His articles have been published by 7 different web sites including The Daily Banter. Aside from being an online activist and writer, David also works in education in Indiana and volunteers in a number ...…
 
David Fitzgerald is an atheist activist, author, historical researcher, and public speaker from California. He earned a degree in history from California State University, Fresno and serves on the boards of the San Francisco Atheists and the San Francisco branch of the Center for Inquiry. Fitzgerald is also Co-Founder and Director of the world’ ...…
 
Jared Diamond is a scientist and author who is best known for his research into the evolution of human societies. He was primarily trained in physiology, earning a BA from Harvard University in 1958 and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University in 1961. Diamond's work examines the factors that contribute to the rise and fall of a civilization and draws ...…
 
Lyz Liddell is the Director of Campus Organizing for the Secular Student Alliance, she coordinates the campus organizing team to deliver the SSA's services and resources to affiliate groups and individual students. The Secular Student Alliance's mission is to organize, unite, educate, and serve students and student communities that promote the ...…
 
In June 2012, Boik published his work titled Creating Sustainable Societies: The Rebirth of Democracy and Local Economies. In this book, Boik applies a biological perspective called systems thinking to our wider financial, economic, and governance systems. While many communities face difficult socioeconomic and environmental problems, such as d ...…
 
Dr. Walter M. Brasch is an American professor and social issues journalist. Dr. Brasch's latest work is a 2013 publication called Fracking Pennsylvania: Flirting With Disaster. In this work, Brasch digs into the natural gas industry and extracts the truth about fracking. The author's investigation concludes that errors made by the natural gas i ...…
 
Douglas Noll is a mediator, speaker, and author who earned a Masters Degree in Peacemaking and conflict studies. In 2011 Noll published Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts. In his analysis, the peacemaker goes behind the headlines to understand why crucial negotiations fail. Noll argues that dipl ...…
 
The National Atheist Party is a political organization dedicated to preservation of the Founding Fathers’ vision of a secular nation. They are guided by the principles of equal opportunity, recognition of merit, and economic responsibility to give voice to atheists across the country. Tune in Sunday, February 24th, at 9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific, a ...…
 
Kassie Siegel is director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Climate Law Institute. Her work consists of developing and implementing campaigns for the reduction of greenhouse gas pollution and the protection of plants and animals threatened by global warming. In 2008, Siegel wrote the petition and litigated the cases that resulted in prot ...…
 
Robert Parry is an American investigative journalist who received the George Polk award for National Reporting in 1984. He was widely recognized for his work with the Associated Press on the Iran-Contra story and uncovering Oliver North's involvement. Parry's most recent work, America's Stolen Narrative: reframes key chapters of American histor ...…
 
David Phillips is the creator and co-administrator of the Pragmatic Progressive Page on Facebook. He is also the Editor in Chief of the new web site, thebigslice.org He resides in Indiana and works in education when not engaging in online activism. Tune in January 27th at 9pm EST. 6pm PST as Sean Prophet the host of National Progressive Talk Ra ...…
 
Dr. Christopher Ryan is an author and psychologist who received a BA in English and American literature from Saybrook University in San Francisco, California. He has held a number of odd jobs throughout his life which include gutting salmon in Alaska, teaching English to prostitutes in Bangkok and self-defense to land-reform activists in Mexico ...…
 
Dr. Cathleen Mann, a Colorado native, has earned a doctorate in psychology and has been a licensed counselor for 18 years. Dr. Mann has done clinical and forensic work, and provided consultations for 26 years in mental health. She has evaluated hundreds of individuals and families, and has been court-appointed to assess families, children, and ...…
 
Ceal Smith is an activist, consultant, and writer from Northern California. She received a Masters of Science in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. Smith has worked as a field ecologist, endangered species and environmental compliance expert, research ...…
 
Professor Thomas is an author, blogger, and political scientist who has written extensively on competition for investment, subsidies and multinational corporations. Thomas received his education at Princeton University (BA, Philosophy), the University of Memphis (MA, Political Science) and the University of Chicago (Ph.D., Political Science). H ...…
 
Adam Siegel has 30 years of experience in the national security, international policy, and energy sectors. He writes frequently on the intersection of energy, environmental, business, and society issues. You can find his work at the blog Get Energy Smart! NOW! http://getenergysmartnow.com
 
Matthew Alper is an author from Brooklyn, New York who is best known for his 1996 work The God Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God. In this book, Alper argues that our concepts of God and spirit are derived from the mechanics of our brain. His quest for the science behind humanity's spiritual experiences ...…
 
Mark Hannah is a media and political expert who has has been employed as a staffer on two presidential campaigns, a consultant on a popular reality TV show, a digital media strategist for a global PR agency, a blogger for PBS and The Huffington Post, a political commentator for Fox News, an adjunct professor of media studies at The New School, ...…
 
Lila Nordstrom is a Los Angeles based freelance writer and contributor for The Huffington Post and The Guardian..She is also the founder of StuyHealth. Brent Thornburg is a writer and producer from Los Angeles. He has worked on numerous projects for both broadcast and cable networks. Lila and Brent host a weekly podcast called Brain Trust Live. ...…
 
Sean Faircloth is an author, attorney and politician who served five terms in the Maine Legislature. His time in office included appointments on both the Judiciary and Appropriations Committees. At the end of his tenure, Faircloth was elected Majority Whip by his colleagues. During his tenure in office, Faircloth successfully spearheaded over t ...…
 
Frank Cipolla is an award winning radio and television news broadcaster from Queens, New York. He began his career while attending St John's University where he worked on the school's radio and TV stations. Upon graduating, Cipolla was hired as news director for WCRV in Washington, New Jersey and WJDM in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Cipolla would the ...…
 
Dr. Jack Rasmus is an author and economist who currently teaches at St. Mary's College and Santa Clara University in California. He has written several books on economics starting with his 2006 publication titled The War At Home: The Bush-Corporate Offensive Against American Workers and Their Unions. The War At Home served as a 536 page analysi ...…
 
Wayne Besen is an American gay rights advocate and an outspoken critic of the ex-gay movement. Besen graduated from the University of Florida in 1993 with a Bachelors of Science degree in journalism. Ten years later, he published Anything But Straight: Unmasking the Scandals and Lies Behind the Ex-Gay Myth. The work was inspired by an incident ...…
 
Harry Steinman's life experience includes stints as a box boy in a toilet paper factory, security guard, a recruiter in a toy factory, a hippie commune leader, a substitute math teacher, an accountant, a New Age religious community troublemaker, and dog trainer--the perfect pedigree of a novelist. Today, Harry is at work on All Dead Generations ...…
 
Matt Thornton is a martial artist who is credited as being one of the first American-born athletes to receive a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is also well known throughout the fighting community for introducing the concept of "aliveness" to training. This distinct approach places less focus on traditional static forms of movement, and i ...…
 
As violent Islamic protests erupt in dozens of cities around the world, people are looking for someone to blame. But who's really responsible? U.S. militarism? The crude filmmakers? Radical Islamist provocateurs? Our panel of Facebook progressive activists will examine the limits of free speech, and the line between religious tolerance and cens ...…
 
Hemant Mehta graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with degrees in Mathematics and Biology. While there, he also helped establish their first secular student group, Students WithOut Religious Dogma (SWORD). He earned his Masters in Math Education at DePaul University and currently teaches high school math in the suburbs of Chicag ...…
 
Dr. Peter Boghossian’s main focus is bringing the tools of professional philosophers to people in a wide variety of contexts. Peter has a teaching pedigree spanning more than 20 years and 30 thousand students--in prisons, hospitals, public and private schools, seminaries, colleges and universities, Fortune 100 companies and small businesses. Hi ...…
 
Robert Greene is an American author best known for his books on strategy, power, and manipulation. His professional debut, a 1998 book called The 48 Laws of Power, was extremely successful and sold over 1,000,000 copies in the U.S. alone. Greene's subsequent releases enjoyed similar success and included titles such as The Art of Seduction and T ...…
 
Guy P. Harrison is a journalist, science author and skeptic whose work addresses common pseudo-scientific myths. Harrison has been a world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist. Harrison believes that the world would be a better place if more people understood how science works. He believes rational scientific e ...…
 
Science writer Brian Dunning is the host and producer of the podcast Skeptoid: Critical Analysis of Pop Phenomena. (skeptoid.com). Applying critical thinking to urban legends and popular pseudoscientific subjects promoted by the mass media. Skeptoid has a weekly audience of 156,000 listeners. Brian is also the author of four books based on the ...…
 
Mark Floegel is a senior investigator in Greenpeace USA’s research unit. He has appeared widely in international, national and local media, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, UK’s Channel 4, The Guardian, Reuters, CBC, Deutsche Welle and many others. He is also a prolific blogger on env ...…
 
Jennifer is considered one of the top writers and speakers in the Humanist world today. Focusing on critical thinking, personal ethics and personal responsibility By sharing her pragmatic Humanist approach to living life fully and intentionally, Jennifer has transformed the lives of those who have been touched by her work. By encouraging people ...…
 
Dan Lashof is the director of NRDC's climate and clean air program and is active in the areas of solutions to global warming, national energy policy, and climate science. Dan is involved in developing federal standards and legislation to place enforceable limits on carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants and to reduce America's danger ...…
 
Rocky Anderson, former Mayor of Salt Lake City (2000-2008), is founder and former Executive Director of High Road for Human Rights. He is running for President of the United States as a candidate for The Justice Party. Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson (born September 9, 1951) served two terms as the 33rd mayor of Salt Lake City, Utah, between 2000 and ...…
 
Dr. Maria Jacketti is a multi-genre writer and long-time college professor. She has six books, over two hundred articles, and hundreds of poems in print. Her work spans poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, and copywriting. She and her husband Wayne Funk run a three-year-old writing business, Mountain Laurel Consultants. The focus o ...…
 
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