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James Maxwell is a retired special agent/bomb technician for the FBI. Mr. Maxwell has recently developed training for private and public schools in collaboration with Buckley Peterson Global. He also works with law enforcement and private business groups. Mr. Maxwell in an expert in crisis managment.


Gadadhara Pandi Das currently serves as a lecturer and the first ever Hindu Chaplain of Columbia University, New York University, and the Union Theological Seminary. American Veda author, Phil Goldberg, will be co-hosting the show with me. 



Reka Basu is a columnist for the Des Moines Register.  She comments on a range of local, national, and international issues with a focus on human rights, racial justice and gender equality.

Mr Stephen Raimondi is a leading authority on the production and consumption of beer. He has sampled the finest beers and ales from around the world and has been certified to serve as a judge at beer competitions. Stephen discusses everything from microbreweries to the recent renaissance in the beer industry.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro is an award winning author of over 30 books on religion and spirituality. Rami received his rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He was also initiated into the Ramakrishna Order of Vedanta Hinduism. www.rabbirami.com


The one and only Mike Ragogna (aka the encylopedia of pop/rock music). Mr. Ragogna is a singer songer writer who hasbeen in the business since the age of fourteen. Mike writes for the Huffington Post and also had a radio show on KRUU LP 100.1 FM. He has interviewed music greats Paul Simon, Tony Bennett, and Brian Wilson to name a few.


Major Jonathan Freeman of the United States Army Reserves. Jonathan served two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. Major Freeman is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.



Mr. Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist. Keelan took first place in both the junior and senior divisions at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival. Mr. Dimick is a graduate of the prestigious Manahattan School of Music and was one of a dozen jazz musicians chosen from around the world to participate in Mission Jazz. Keelan will be performing at FAIRfest on Saturday June 20 at the Sondheim Center of the Performing Arts.

Dr. Randolph Carter is the former Director of Diversity for the National Association of Indpendent Schools. Dr. Carter currently directs the Eastern Education Resource Collaborative in Washington DC. The non-profit advances diversity and multcultural education in pre-K - 12th grade schools, colleges, and community based non-profits. 

Varun Soni is the Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California. He is a University Fellow at USC's Annenberg's Center on Public Diplomacy and is an Adjunct Professor at USC's School of Religion. He is the author of Natural Mystics: The Prophetic Lives of Bob Marley and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.


John Prendergast is a psychotherapist, retired professor of psychology, and spiritual teacher. His latest book, In Touch: How to Tune into the Inner Guidance of Your Body and Trust Yourself. His website: www.listeningfromsilence.com

Co-hosting the show this week, Mr. Phil Goldberg author of American Veda.

John Kepner, the Director of the International Association of Yoga Therapists will be intereviewed on Speaking Freely today by Dennis Raimondi along with his special co-host Philip Goldberg, author of the book American Veda.

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Shai Reshef & William Peters on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi

Mr. Shai Reshef is the President and founder of the University of the People - the world's first tuition-free, non-profit, accredited, online University dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. University of th People has a dmitted students from 150 countries.


Mr. William Peters is the founder and executive director of The Shared Crossing Project. William specializes in end of life and afterlife phenomena. He holds a Master of Arts in Intergral Counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

United States Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky. Senator Paul is currenlty seeking the republican nomination to run for President of the United States. He will be speaking in Fairfield, Iowa's town squared at 12:00 pm Saturday May 16, 2015. 

Dr. Timothy McCarthy is a Harvard University Professor and the Director of the Sexuality, Gender, and Human Rights Program at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard's Kennedys School of Government.


On a special additon of this week's Speaking Freely there will be a Tribute to Ben Woolf. Actor, Naomi Grossman, who co-stared with Ben in the TV series American Horror Story will be discussing the character, talent, and contributions of the late Mr. Benjamin Woolf.

Also, a fascinating discussion with Chicago-based Daniel Ponneman about his work as a basketball agent and much more.

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