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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.

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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Rekha Basu & Matt Dalio on Speaking Freely with Dennis Raimondi

Ms. Rekha Basu has been a columnist for The Des Moines Register since 1991. She comments on a range of local, national, and international issues with a focus on human rights, racial justice and gender equality. Ms. Basu was awarded an honary doctorate from Grinnell College and was named one of Des Moines Business Record's Women of Influence.

Mr. Matt Dalio is the Founder, CEO, and Chief of Product for the company Endless. His company plans on bringing a low-cost computer to emerging nations. Mr. Dalio was recently featured in a an article published in USA Today. http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2015/04/14/endless-computer-is-169-answer-for-44-billion-offline/25742941/

Mr. Thomas Newmark is the Chairman of the Greenpeace Fund for the United States and is also the co-founder of the non-profit, The Carbon Underground www.thecarbonunderground.org Mr. Newmark will be giving a talk at Dalby Hall on the campus of MUM Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 pm.

Dr. Jeffrey Guss MD and Dr. Anthony Bossis are researchers at New York University School conducting a scientific study using psilocybin in treating psycho social distress in advanced cancer patients.  http://www.nyucanceranxiety.org/about.html

Richard Beymer, aka Ben Horne of Twin Peaks, Oregon, filmmaker, tap dancer and koolaid stand entrepeneur, is scheduled to resume shooting on the vaunted series this summer. Beymer's unauthorized autobiography is entitled "Impostor: Who Am I When Not Being Who I Think I Am?"

In the summer of 1964, Beymer made a documentary on the activities during the Mississippi Summer Project. The film "A Regular Bouquet" documents the day-to-day lives of the people who registered Mississippi voters in 1964. That period of time became known as Freedom Summer.

Ms. Rekha 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 equalilty.


Mr. Gregor Kresal is a mountain climber who has climbed some of the tallest and most difficult moutains in Europe and Asia. He is also a filmmaker. His film the Sphinx will be shown by Mr. Gregor this Thursday, Feb 5, at Dalby Hall on the campus of MUM in Fairfield, Iowa. 


Dale Bell is the Principal, Co-Founder, and Executive Producer of Media and Policy Center www.mediapolicycenter.org. Mr. Bell has been producing progams for Public Television since the early 60's focusing on leveraging media for social justice.  His latest film is Homes on the Range, "the New Pioneers." http://vimeo.com/84159445  Mr. Bell was a producer of the film, Woodstock and is an Ashoka Fellow. 

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