05-29-2017 Mark Stanley, Living in the Light

Monday, May 29th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream

Our music is by this guest, Mark Stanley.  From the time Mark Stanley picked up the guitar at age 3, taught himself how to play by the time he was 8, and started writing songs when he was 11, he knew he’d found his life’s passion. He achieved early success: when walking one day, he heard someone playing a song he’d written; he was also in a rock ‘n’ roll band while attending Del Valle High School. He idolized John Stewart, the late Bay Area songwriter, singer, guitar player and former member of the Kingston Trio band. “I met him when I was 17,” said Stanley, who grew up in Lafayette. “I took voice lessons from his wife Buffy.” As Stanley’s musical skills blossomed, strumming the guitar was a lot like eating and breathing — he couldn’t imagine a life without doing it. But in 2001, Stanley came back home sick after chaperoning his daughter’s field trip on a hot May day in the town of Coloma. The next day, he had to perform in a show but with a sore throat and high fever, Stanley collapsed, hit his head and was taken to the hospital. “At one point, I asked the doctor, ‘Am I going to live?’ and the doctor said, ‘I think so,’” said Stanley, who remembers feeling disheartened by the prognosis. “I was in a coma for a week and when I woke up, all my fingers and toes were black,” he said. Contracting bacterial meningitis resulted in the amputation of Stanley’s fingertips and six toes. He agonized — would he ever play the guitar again? The gravity of his experience hit him really hard. “All I did was play the guitar for the last 30 years,” said Stanley. “I played when I was happy; I played when I was sad, and when I was hungry.” The irony was that for years he’d done everything he could to protect his fingers just so he could play the guitar. Soon, depression set in. But Stanley knew he had to be strong for his daughter. Things started looking up with opportunities to become an elementary schoolteacher’s aide and to teach guitar at Campana Music in Lafayette. While his illness had caused him to lose his ability to play guitar like he once did, Stanley believes he gained a worthwhile experience as a teacher’s aide at Burton Valley Elementary School and teaching guitar to kids and adults. Source: http://bayareane.ws/2nsNfye

05-05-2017, Nick Redfern, on the Paranormal Side of Cryptozoology

Monday, June 5th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream

Nicholas “Nick” Redfern, born 1964 in Pelsall, Walsall, Staffordshire, is a British best-selling author, Ufologist and Cryptozoologist now living in Dallas, Texas, United States.[1][2]

Redfern is an active advocate of official government disclosure of UFO information, and has worked to uncover thousands of pages of previously classified Royal Air Force, Air Ministry and Ministry of Defence files on unidentified flying objects (UFOs) dating from the Second World War from the Public Record Office and currently[when?] works as a feature writer and contributing editor for Phenomena magazine. SOURCE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Redfern

06-12-2017 William J. Hall, The Bridgeport Poltergeist on Lindley Street

Monday, June 12th at 8:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream

WILLIAM J. HALL is the author of the paranormal best-seller The
World’s Most Haunted House: The True Story of the Bridgeport
Poltergeist on Lindley Street, and also The Haunted House Diaries: The
True Story of a Quiet Connecticut Town at the Center of a Paranormal
Mystery; another profound investigation into the unknown. Hall is
professionally equipped to recognize trickery: After more than 25 years as
a performing magician, he knows how to create and recognize illusions.
He is also an experienced researcher of the unexplained, from folklore
and urban legend to fortune telling, the pyramids, and is an active
investigator of the paranormal. His syndicated column, “Magic and the
Unknown‚” ran for six years in multiple newspapers. Hall has two sons
and resides in Plainville, CT.
SOURCE
www.williamjhallauthor.com

06-19-2017 Denver Michaels, Lake Monsters

Monday, June 19th at 9:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream

Denver Michaels is an author with a passion for cryptozoology, the paranormal, lost civilizations, and all things unexplained. At age 42, the Virginia native released his first book People are Seeing Something—a culmination of many years of research on the lake monster phenomenon. Since then, he has gone on to write Water Monsters South of the Border and Wild & Wonderful (and Paranormal) West Virginia. Michaels is employed as an engineering technologist and works full-time. He is married with three children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and continues to perform research and writing for future work

06-26-2017 Zoltan Istvan, Transhumanism & Artificial Intelligence

Monday, June 26th at 11:00PM EST, Video YouTube Live Stream

The Transhumanist Party, an American political organization dedicated to putting science, health, and technology at the forefront of United States politics.
The Transhumanist Party is politically-centric and aims to support its
candidates and voters with future-inspired policies that will enrich America and the world. We believe science and technology can solve most of the world’s problems. Istvan’s site is:
www.zoltanistvan.com