Archive of Speaking Freely

- Speaking Freely - 20110111 - David Goodman

29:47 minutes (34.08 MB) Stereo 22kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

- 20101228 - Speaking Freely - Andrew DiDonato

26:10 minutes (29.95 MB) Mono 22kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

Mr. Andrew DiDonato is the author of the book, Surviving the Mob. It is the amazing story of one man's journey from being a part of organized crime to becoming a respectable citizen.

59:32 minutes (54.51 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- Speaking Freely - 20101129 Tobias Grace

13:25 minutes (15.35 MB) Mono 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)
30:00 minutes (27.47 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Speaking Freely with  Dave Butler - Ramone Menture

- 20101116 - Speaking Freely - Philip Goldberg

29:22 minutes (33.6 MB) Mono 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

Mr. Philip Goldberg is an author and public speaker. His latest book is titled American Veda.

- 20101116 - Speaking Freely - Dave Loebsack

19:46 minutes (22.62 MB) Mono 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

James, Congressman Loebsack & DennisUnited States Congressman Dave Loebsack is the Representative for Iowa's 2nd Congressional district. He serves on the Committee for Armed Services and the Committee for Education and Labor. He was elected to his current post in 2007.

- 20101109 - Speaking Freely - Lothar Pirc

27:02 minutes (24.75 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Mr. Lothar Pirc is an international proponent of Ayurveda and holistic health. He is the President of the award winning Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center in Bad Ems Germany and President of Maharishi Health Center in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Dr. Karin Pirc is the first individual outside of India to be awarded the prestigious India "Global Hakim Ajmal Khan Award" for best Ayurveda physician 2006.

- 20101109 - Speaking Freely - Jennifer Hamilton

27:59 minutes (25.62 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jennifer Hamilton was trained as a nurse at the University of Iowa. After the passing of her sister, Jennifer was drawn to the study of conscious dying. She has been involved with hospice care for the last ten years.

- Speaking Freely - 20101101 - John Munro

28:03 minutes (32.1 MB) Mono 44kHz 160Kbps (CBR)

John Munro is an assistant professor of History and Political Science at St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ. Mr. Munro is a speaker and expert in the field of character education with emphasis on the impact of bullying/harassment in schools and the workplace.

- Speaking Freely - 20101019 - Robin Lim

25:15 minutes (23.13 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Robin Lim


Robin Lim is the founder and head of the Bali-based non-profit Bumi Sehat and is the subject of the award winning film Guerrilla Midwife.

- Speaking Freely - 20101012 - Ari Berman

29:45 minutes (27.24 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Speaking Freely host Dennis Raimondi talks with Ari Berman about his new book HERDING DONKEYS, an in-depth look at the Democratic Party from Howard Dean's adoption of a 50-state strategy through Obama's triumph in 2008 and beyond.

- Speaking Freely - 20101012 - Tobias Grace

25:52 minutes (23.69 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- Speaking Freely - 20100928 - Roy Eaton

29:32 minutes (27.04 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Roy Eaton is a past winner of the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Award. He made his American debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performing Chopin’s F minor Concerto under George Schick. Mr. Eaton is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

- Speaking Freely - 20100921 - Michael Cuddehe

30:06 minutes (27.56 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dennis Raimondi interviews Michael Cuddehe.

Michael Cuddehe is the managing member of Seven Trust Global Advisors and the author of Chronicle of Catastrophe, A Contemporaneous History of the Bush Years.

28:54 minutes (26.46 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

GrandmothersGrandmother Mona, a Hopi, Havasupai, Tewa elder. She serves on several United Nations committees on indigenous people's issues and is a featured author, speaker,  and educator on indigenous people's human rights. Vanessa Vidal is currently the National Leader of the Global Mother Divine Organization in the United States. She is a trustee of Maharishi University of Management. MUM is hosting a gathering of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers 1-3 October 2010.


- 20100907 - Speaking Freely - Leonard Pitt

16:56 minutes (15.51 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Leonard Pitt is an author. His latest books is Paris Postcards-The Golden Age. He is currently working on a one man show with director Arne Zaslove. In 2009, Mr. Pitt and James Donlon opened the Flying Actor Studio in San Francisco offering a two-year program in the art of physical theater.

- 20100907 - Speaking Freely - Dr. James Handlin

29:48 minutes (27.29 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Dr. James Handlin is an experienced educator having been the headmaster of three private high schools. Dr Handlin is also a poet having been published in numerous magazines and journals. He was chosen along with Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, and Amiri Baraka, among others, to have a poem put in marble in New York City's Penn Station.

25:21 minutes (23.21 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- 20100706 - Speaking Freely - Ali Stephens

23:55 minutes (21.9 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ali StephensAli Stephens has taken the fashion industry by storm appearing in campaigns for Prada, CK Calvin Klein, Chloe, Gap, Uniqlo , Lacoste, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, George Rech, Karen Millen and shooting for publications such as Vogue, V, Numero, Dazed & Confused, Another & POP. Following up her debut in Milan, Ali opened the Spring 2009 Calvin Klein show and shot the CK Jeans campaign with world-renowned photographer Steven Meisel, securing her place in model history.

- Speaking Freely - Ryan Olson

13:38 minutes (12.48 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- Speaking Freely - Rabbi Simon Jacobson

29:15 minutes (26.78 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Rabbi Simon Jacobson


For over 14 years Rabbi Simon Jacobson, as Editor-in-Chief of VHH, was responsible for publishing the talks of the late Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe. He has been interviewed on over 300 radio and TV shows, including CNN with Larry King, the Charlie Rose Show, and the CBS News Show, “The Best of Us.”

- Speaking Freely - Keelan Dimick

30:23 minutes (27.82 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)



Keelan Dimick

Keelan Dimick is an award winning jazz pianist having taken first place honors at the  prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival. He is currently a student at the Manhattan School of Music.

- Speaking Freely - 20100713 - Michael Badnarik

29:33 minutes (27.06 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Michael Badnarik is an American software engineer, political figure, and former radio talk show host. He was the Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2004 elections, and placed fourth in the race. Badnarik's political philosophy emphasizes individual liberty, personal responsibility, and adherence an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

- Speaking Freely - 20100527 - Jerry Jarvis

28:32 minutes (26.13 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Jerry Jarvis w/ Maharishi Mahesh YogiEnjoy this KRUU-FM special featuring Speaking Freely host Dennis Raimondi interviewing Mr. Jerry Jarvis.

Mr. Jarvis served as personal secretary to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and is a past National Leader of the Transcendental Meditation Movement. The Dharma Foundation benefit Saturday night at MUM's Dalby Hall will feature a live hookup with Mr. Jarvis.

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- Speaking Freely - 20100525 - Corey Hickenbottom

30:01 minutes (27.48 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

- Speaking Freely - 20100517 - Richard Straus

26:59 minutes (24.7 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)


Richard L. Strauss served as the nation's first-ever White House Radio Director, holding the position for three years (1993-1995) during the first term of the Clinton Administration. In this newly developed role, Strauss created and implemented radio communications strategy for the Executive Office of the President, in addition to coordinating, producing, and syndicating President Clinton’s weekly Saturday morning radio address.

- Speaking Freely - 20100511 - Angelo Badalamenti

30:13 minutes (27.67 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Angelo Badalamenti

Angelo Badalamenti is an American composer, known for his movie soundtrack work for director David Lynch, notably Blue Velvet, the Twin Peaks saga and Mulholland Drive.
He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the World Soundtrack Awards in 2008. 
Mr. Badalamenti has worked as an arranger/songwriter for include Shirley Bassey, Mel Tillis, Nancy Wilson, Patti Austin, Melba Moore, Roberta Flack and Nina Simone.


- Speaking Freely - 20100511 - Ari Berman

26:51 minutes (24.59 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Ari Berman

Ari Berman is a contributing writer for The Nation magazine and an Investigative Journalism Fellow at The Nation Institute. He has written extensively about American politics, foreign policy and the intersection of money and politics.

His stories have also appeared in the New York Times, Editor & Publisher and The Guardian, and he is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, C-Span and NPR. Ari was a cohost at KRUU for a year and a half during the presidential primaries of 2007-08.

- Speaking Freely - 20100504 - Peggy Oneil

30:41 minutes (28.1 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Peggy O'Neill is an advocate for positive living. Having triumphed over many challenges as a business women standing only 3’8” tall, Peggy now soars high on the wings of success! Celebrating her uniqueness, Peggy has gone on to become one of the nation's top transformational leaders and diversity experts. Peggy is the author of two books. Walking Tall: Overcoming Inner Smallness, No Mater What Size You Are, a personal-growth book for teens and adults, and Little Squarehead, a self-affirming,  children’s picture book.

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