Ms. Jackie Laulainen is a travel blogger at TheBudgetMindedTraveler.com
She is also author of The Aspiring Travel's Handbook: A Preparation Guide to International Travel.
Jackie has been to over 35 countries in the last ten years.
Ms. Laulainen resides in Bozeman, Montana.
Author Dean Sluyter will be discussing his new book, Cinema Nirvana, Enlightenment Lessons from the Movies. Dean uses some of the great films of the past seventy years to teach lessons on enlightenment. http://www.deansluyter.com/content/cinema-nirvana
Hospice workers Jennifer Hamilton and Liza McClure with be discussing both their new company Thresholding: Customized Palliative Services, www.thresholdingcare.com and the death cafe they are hosting www.deathcafe.com
Mike Ragogna (aka the encyclopedia of music) will discuss all aspects of the music industry. He is recently back from Mexico where he interviewed music legend, Carlos Santana. Mike is a regular contributor to he Huffington Post.
Steven White is an actor, director, and producer. He will be discussing his upcoming production of Ravenscroft, a delightful, funny, intricate, grown up "who done it." The play opens this coming Friday, January 31 7:30 pm and Sunday Feb 2 at The Sondheim Center and then two more weekends at Spayde Theater, MUM.
Captain Jonathan Freeman of the Maryland National Guard will be the featured guest. Captain Freeman did two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.
Ben Nelson was the president of the online photo hosting and printing service Snapshot at the time it was purchased by HP. In 2010, he started the Minerva Project to develop a university that would deliver an Ivy League education at a fraction of the cost of traditional universities. Minerva will have its first undergraduate class September 2014.
Also joining Speaking Freely and the KRUU is the new Fairfield Action News Team, presented by MSAE Middle Schoolers Paloma Braun, Hermela Gebremariam, Daniel Zhu and Drew Schoenfeld. They have been doing an amazing job. They follow KRUU's News at 12pm, 6pm & the following day 6am. M
Next week: Captain Jonathan Freeman of the Maryland National Guard will be the featured guest. Captain Freeman did two tours of duty in Iraq and one tour of duty in Afghanistan. He is currently a PhD candidate at the London School of Economics.
Steve Briggs is the author of the book, India Mirror of Truth, A Seven Year Pilgrimage. Mr Briggs will discuss his time in India visiting ashrams and holy places from Kerala to the high Tibetan plateau.
A facinating discussion with Tommy Edison, the blind film critic. Blind since birth, Mr Edison discusses his unique perspective on film. He has also worked in radio for over twenty five years. http://blindfilmcritic.com/
Mr Philip Goldberg is an author and speaker. His most recent book, American Veda, explores the influence of vedic knowledge on western culture. Mr Goldberg will be discussing his recent Indian lecture tour.
Dr. Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist author of Buddha's Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nature. He will be discussing his latest book, Hardwiring Happiness, the New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence.
Mr. Eli Lieb is a singer song writer and an internet sensation. He has had over 17 million visits to his postings on youtube. His music video Young Love has had over 1.2 million viewers in the last five months. Eli is currently residing in Los Angeles. Click on Eli's pic to see his amazing version of Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball."
Lucien Carter runs the creative intellectual property asset management firm Sheffield Strategies. Mr Carter has also worked in various positions in government and politics including two years on Capitol Hill for US Senator Edward M. Kennedy and the successful election campaign of Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. Before founding Sheffield Strategies, Lucien worked in legal and business affairs with Oprah Winfrey Network and 20th Century Fox. Mr. Carter received his BA from Harvard and his Law Degree from UCLA.
Tom Newmark is the chairman of the Greenpeace Fund USA. He also serves on the Board of the American Botanical Council. Mr. Newmark is currently sponsoring the Tropical Farming Systems Trial in Costa Rica.
Dr. Eben Alexander is a neurosurgeon and the author of the NY Times best seller, Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife in which he describes his 2008 near-death experience. Dr Alexander has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and Duke University Medical Center.