Hour 1: Jeb Taylor
Returning to Amerika Now during the first hour is author and world-renowned artifacts dealer Jeb Taylor, who will be discussing the problems that threaten civilization and what it will take to achieve sustainability. Jeb is the author of Saving Civilization.
Around 12,000 years ago, somewhere in the Middle East, a small group of migratory foragers decided to settle down and adopt agriculture as their primary subsistence strategy. That decision was probably made in an attempt to enhance survival security, which it probably most certainly did–at least over the short term. However, it also inadvertently set humanity on a course of competitive artificial development that has severely and negatively impacted other members of our species, other species, and the environment: conditions which now threaten, rather than enhance, our long-term survival prospects.
If we continue on this irresponsible course, says Taylor, there will be a time in the not-too-distant future when we will exhaust Earth’s capacity to sustain us, at which time, civilization as we know it will collapse.
Tonight, Taylor will offer a frank discussion about civilization, what has brought it to the brink of collapse, and the obstacles that must be overcome before we can achieve sustainability. He’ll emphasize the problems that threaten civilization, and how he’s convinced that achieving sustainability is dependent upon our becoming more aware, which will require that we transcend our ideological beliefs.
Jeb Taylor finds the world he’s leaving his granddaughter a troubling one. After waiting years for someone to write a book addressing the urgent problems staring humanity in the face, a heart condition was his final push. He believes the concept of putting off today’s problems for future generations to solve is immoral. For several years, Jeb adapted to living in wilderness locations throughout the North American West Coast, picking up aboriginal skills. He is now a world-renowned artifacts dealer.
For more information, visit Jeb’s site at http://savingcivilization.net.
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Hour 2: Ken Collier
Joining the show during the second hour to discuss emergency preparedness is the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman, Ken Collier.
Summer is meant to be a time for fun in the sun, but it’s also when we experience some of the most extreme and dangerous weather. Heat-induced blackouts and flooding aren’t just common nuisances, they can pose serious risks to both your property and your safety.
Tonight Ken will share some of the best tips and tricks for weathering disasters, as compiled by the editors at The Family Handyman, the #1 publication in DIY and home improvement.
Some of the topics Ken will talk about include anticipating power surges or blackouts, what to do when flooding occurs, how to prepare an emergency preparedness kit, and why you need to be prepared at all times.
Ken was raised in New Jersey, but found his true home in Minnesota. He studied to become a paleontology professor, but got distracted and ended up as a cabinetmaker. He started working at The Family Handyman 20 years ago as a freelance woodworking columnist, held half a dozen editorial positions, and is now the Editor-in-Chief. Along the way, he wrote about how to build a sailboat and unclog a toilet, helped launch The Family Handyman in Australia, got the magazine on the Web, edited American Woodworker magazine, and produced more than 100 covers. He’s most proud of coming up with the “Great Goofs” department, originally based on his own DIY blunders. He lives with his wife and younger son in St. Paul, Minnesota, in a 100-year-old constant-fixer-upper, and goes camping every month of the year.
The Family Handyman is one of the most respected media brands in home improvement. The magazine celebrates the process and pride of a project well done, and gives consumers the how-to and solutions they need to create the home and lifestyle of their dreams. The brand offers accurate, fully tested content by a staff of experts and former pros. A crew of more than 1,100 reader-volunteer Field Editors contributes to every issue. The Family Handyman content is available in print, books, online at FamilyHandyman.com and Haven Home Media, via digital download for iPad, Nook, and Zinio; and Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.
For more information, please visit http://familyhandyman.com.
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Hour 3: Dan Perkins
Author and registered investment advisor Dan Perkins joins Amerika Now during the final hour to discuss his trilogy of books about a new type of terrorist organization he’s imagined called The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: A Terrorist Perspective; The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: America Rebuilds; and The Brotherhood of the Red Nile: America Responds.
According to Perkins, money, not politics or ideology, is the root of terrorism and religion is merely a recruiting ground. His fictional terrorist organization, The Brotherhood of the Red Nile, is unlike previous terrorist groups. They have smarter planners who have learned from past mistakes, experts at their disposal, and also have the ultimate weapon. His stories are as current as today’s headlines.
Tonight, Dan will talk about whether something like what he describes in his books could happen in the U.S. In addition, he’ll discuss why money is the root of terrorism and how his analytical experience as a money manager prepared him for the incredible amount of research he did in writing on terrorism and explosives.
Award-winning Producer Chase Chenowith has optioned the first book for a major motion picture. “With the untimely death of American author and historian Tom Clancy, readers will be searching for a new writer in the same genre,” said Chenowith. “I believe Perkins writes with the same type of suspense and intrigue that was so successful for Mr. Clancy.”
Dan Perkins is a registered investment advisor with over 40 years in the money management business. In addition, he uses storytelling to help wounded soldiers. Currently, he’s working with the USO and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to create a foundation called “Songs and Stories for Soldiers,” which will allow wounded soldiers to download books or music through mp3 players.
If you’d like more information about Dan and all of his work, please visit his website http://www.danperkinsatSanibel.com.
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