My Interview with Pakistani Politician Imran Khan

My Interview with Pakistani Politician Imran Khan

    He is what many refer to as the most popular politician in Pakistan. He is the leader of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e Insaaf or Movement for Justice political party even though he has no representation in parliament because his party boycotted the last elections in protest against what he felt was the undemocratic government of former President Parvez Musharraf. But Imran Khan is alsoan international celebrity. He is a sports hero who led Pakistan to their only Cricket World Cup victory and he is one of the country’s leading philanthropists. With tens of millions of dollars he raised through fundraisers Read more…

Raging On: Tom Morello Still Taking on the Machine

Raging On: Tom Morello Still Taking on the Machine

He’s been raging against the machine, the system, the way things have become, for decades now, but Tom Morello’s spirit has not been crushed.  If anything, it’s peaking.  “I used to think I was alone,” he told the crowd at Occupy SF recently, “but I ain’t alone no more.” He spoke only briefly to the audience before handing out over 150 free tickets to his show that night in the Bay Area, but he is a powerful public speaker, intelligent and yet grounded enough to speak to a large group of people.   Energized by what he saw — like many Read more…

My Interview with Pakistani Pop Star Shehzad Roy

My Interview with Pakistani Pop Star Shehzad Roy

He was just a teenager when he released his first song, over 15 years later, Shehzad Roy is not only an internationally recognized pop sensation, including soundtracks for popular Bollywood films, but he is also a philanthropist, raising millions for education in Pakistan, through his organization, Zindagi Trust. He spoke with Shirin Sadeghi.  Click Here to Listen to Shirin Sadeghi’s Interview with Shehzad Roy

My Interview with Environmentalist Bill McKibben

My Interview with Environmentalist Bill McKibben

They say that human history repeats itself — the wars, the greed, the violence, the lust for power — it’s always been there and ever will it remain. But what is different in our age is the unmistakable effect of human life on a living planet that has little choice in the matters of human progress, or lack thereof. A growing movement of environmental activists has taken it upon itself to not only raise awareness about the damaging effects of human enterprise on the very planet that we need in order to survive, but to politically charge ahead in making Read more…

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