Chasing Down Poachers Across the Oceans: Sea Shepherd’s Captain Paul Watson

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Leading a global movement to protect the world’s oceans is no easy task but Captain Paul Watson has been doing it for 40 years.

As a founding member of Greenpeace, Paul Watson has been an environmental activist from his earliest days.

Watson went on to found SEA SHEPHERD and his work with Sea Shepherd is documented in the show Whale Wars in which Watson hunts down and attempts to stop illegal poaching of whales around the world.  The brutal struggle to stop those illegal activities takes the Sea Shepherd crew into some of the most intense climates and conditions imaginable.

After virtually shutting down illegal Japanese whale hunts, the Japanese government fabricated charges against him to the point that Watson had to remain at sea for over a year to avoid extradition.  He still has to move around the world cautiously because of that warrant.

His work to protect the ocean from illegal fishing and pollution that destroys habitats around the globe continues every day and has continues to make on new forms and faces.

The show begins even before Captain Paul Watson arrives with Heather Ankeny and J. Elvis Weinstein having a post-superbowl conversation which includes Heather walking us through a decadent Super Bowl party.

The first 20 minutes of the show is our conversation with our regular crew of Heather, Josh and Mark and then Captain Paul Watson joins and J. Elvis is traded out for Chris Little from iHeart Radio.

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The Mouth That Roars: Talk Host John Kobylt

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If you live on the west coast you may be aware of the dominance of The John and Ken Show.  

The show is on KFI radio and is top rated on the most listened to talk station in America.

It’s known for being a nasty spot to end up if you are a politician and the guy with the nastiest bite in the John and Ken duo is our guest, John Kobylt.  

John describes his background and ascent through the ranks of sports journalism to radio dominance.

Mark Thompson is joined by political reporter, analyst and regular contributor Michael Shure for the conversation with John.

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The Master Of Trends Analysis Talks About What to Expect

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As we finish the year there are titanic changes in the U.S. for the year ahead and beyond.

On this show we ask INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR and TRENDS ANALYST, Gerald Celente, to put it all in perspective.

Gerald is OPTIMISTIC about the effect DONALD TRUMP and his administration may have on the economy.

On other issues besides the economy, the picture is bit less clear.

You can get more information on Gerald Celente here: http://trendsresearch.com/

Before Gerald Celente, Mark Thompson welcomes Michael Shure with THE FAST 15. They discuss jailing people in India for not honoring the national anthem by standing. Then Mark and Michael discuss marijuana legalization and it’s positive and negatives.

J. Elvis Weinstein (Josh accompanies Mark for the conversation with Gerald Celente)

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Over 20 Years in Prison For a Murder He Never Committed–Finally Exonerated

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This episode starts with J. Elvis Weinstein having just wrapped up serving as foreman of the jury on a murder trial.   He’ll review the facts and what happened in that deliberation room.

Then, Tim Atkins joins us.  Tim was wrongly accused and convicted of robbery and murder and ended up in prison for 23 years before he was exonerated.

What’s it like in prison?  What’s it like to be there as an innocent man?  How does he survive?

What’s the future hold for Tim Atkins and is the state of California ever going to compensate him for the mistaken imprisonment?

Mark Thompson is joined by J. Elvis Weinstein and Heather Ankeny

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Santa Brings Us The Pitbull of Comedy: Bobby Slayton

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WARNING FOR CONTENT THAT SOME MIGHT DEEM OFFENSIVE. LISTEN AT YOU OWN RISK!

Bobby Slayton has had a rough year, with the death of his wife of 30 years.

What’s happened since?  Bobby fills us in on his new girlfriend who he met–at a funeral.

Then it’s dinners with Woody Allen and more.

Josh Weinstein (J Elvis Weinsten) and Heather Ankeny join Mark Thompson

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