Show Details for January 30th, 2007

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This week’s Guests:

 —   POKEY ANDERSON’s montage of poetry, music and humor  
 —   RN JOYCE RILEY on illnesses affecting Gulf War veterans
  —   Architect RICHARD GAGE looks at the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers

— Co-host POKEY ANDERSON’s montage of poetry, music and possibly humor
Well, we know many of you are missing Jon Stewart’s Daily Show and the Colbert Report due to the writers’ strike.
Fortunately, The Monitor writers aren’t on strike. So, as her last segment of 2007, Monitor co-host Pokey Anderson brings you this montage.
Colleen Redman, reading her poem, “Dream for President Bush”
This poem was written 5 years ago, before the US invaded Iraq, while Colleen was in a cabin on a 3-day solo writers retreat. Colleen, a self-taught writer from Floyd, Virginia, blogs daily at  The poem can be read at
Kurt Vonnegut, from “A Man Without a Country
Joy Harjo, “Talking with the Sun,” from the book “This I Believe”
Holly Near, “Wrap the Sun,” from the album “Fire in the Rain”
Hide the children!  Written by Pokey herself.
Bob Cesca picks, for the historical record, The Most Inappropriate Bush War Smirk of 2007:

January 16, 2007, PBS’s NewsHour with Jim Lehrer
The quote: “If I didn’t believe we could keep the egg from fully cracking, I wouldn’t ask 21,000 kids — additional kids to go into Iraq to reinforce those troops that are there.”
 RN Joyce Riley on illnesses affecting Gulf War veterans

Monitor co-host Mark Bebawi talks with RN Joyce Riley about illnesses plaguing Gulf War veterans, including the effects of depleted uranium.  They’ll also look at experimentation on US troops.  (This segment aired previously on The Monitor.)

Ms. Riley produced and wrote the bombshell DVD, “Beyond Treason.”

She now serves as spokesperson for the American Gulf War Veterans Association whose purpose is to provide education and information for the Gulf War veterans and their families and to seek treatment for the illnesses that thousands of Gulf War veterans now suffer from.

She served as a Captain in the United States Air Force and flew on C-130 missions in support of Operation Desert Storm.

She is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Nursing. Her areas of nursing specialty are nursing administration, medical-surgical nursing and organ transplantation. She has presented at the National Institutes of Health, medical legal conferences such as the American Trail Lawyers Association, was host of her own radio talk show “Nurse Talk Radio-The Truth in Health Care”, and has guested on over 1500 radio and television shows. 
American Gulf War Veterans Association —
Beyond Treason: The U.S. Government’s Long History of Experimenting
On Military Troops & Their Own Documents That Prove It

Architect RICHARD GAGE looks at the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on September 11

Mark Bebawi talks with Richard Gage about September 11, 2001.

Gage is the founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. He has been a practicing architect for 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm and has most recently performed construction administration services for a new high school campus including a $10 million steel-framed gymnasium. Currently he is working on the design development for a very large mixed use urban project with about 1,200 tons of steel framing.

Gage became interested in the 9/11 World Trade Center high-rise “collapses” after hearing the startling conclusions of a reluctant 9/11 researcher, David Ray Griffin, on the radio in 2006, which launched his own unyielding quest for 9/11 Truth.  (The Monitor has had Griffin as a guest numerous times, beginning in March 2004.)


“We call upon Congress for a truly independent investigation with subpoena power. We believe that there may be sufficient evidence to conclude that the World Trade Center buildings #1 (North Tower), #2 (South Tower), and #7 (the 47 story high-rise across Vessey St.) were destroyed not by jet impact and fires but by controlled demolition with explosives.”

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth —
9/11 Blueprint for Truth: The Architecture of Destruction  —


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