Expert Guests

Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter and a senior editor at The Epoch Times. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics gives him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape. To book an interview with Joshua Philipp, call Victoria Jones at 202-227-7067.

Dr. Michael Brown – Five Ways to Conquer the Cancel Culture. Speak louder. The concept is simple. The more people try to silence you, the louder you speak. The more they try to shut you up, the louder you shout. The more doors they shut in your face, the more you open. You use the attempts to silence you as the platform on which you stand, Learn the principle of losing your life to save your life. This is something Jesus spoke of frequently, saying, “For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” (Matthew 16:25). We expose the folly of the cancel culture. Winston Churchill once said, “Each one hopes that if he feeds the crocodile enough, the crocodile will eat him last. All of them hope that the storm will pass before their turn comes to be devoured.” (This became, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”) We learn to forgive from the heart. The NFL’s Desean Jackson recently made a horrible mistake, posting the alleged words of Hitler in a plainly anti-Semitic comment. This is inexcusable under any circumstance. We make room for differing opinions. Another Pauline principle is this: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). Contact: Jerry McGlothlin, Charlotte, NC. or 919-437-0001.

Paul Dickson – The Rise of The G.I. Army: 1940-1941 The Forgotten Story of How America Forged A Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor. Most people would say, if asked, that the United States entered World War II right after the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. While we did immediately declare war on Japan and Germany, planning for that eventuality had begun two years earlier, when the U.S. Army had shrunk to 189,000 men, not enough to defend our own shores much less fight across oceans. Paul Dickson’s THE RISE OF THE G.I. ARMY, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor (Atlantic Monthly Press; July 7, 2020; ISBN: 978-0-8021-4767-7; $30 hardcover) chronicles how, in merely two years, the Army was transformed from scattered, ragtag units into a powerful, disciplined fighting force capable of taking on Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Dickson recreates the pivotal moments in this dramatic mobilization, including:

• Franklin D. Roosevelt appointing George C. Marshall: FDR received a call at 2:50 am on September 1, 1939 that Germany had invaded Poland. Later that morning, he formally appointed General George C. Marshall as Army Chief of Staff over otherwise obvious candidates. But Marshall was the perfect choice. He had served on the Western Front in Europe during World War I and later became assistant commandant at the Army Infantry School and had served as deputy chief of staff in Washington since 1938. He had already seen the deadly consequences of an unprepared military; he had learned that a short, quickly dispatched order was better than a long, late one. It was clear to him that the U.S. would be forced to enter the war eventually. He insisted that FDR address him as “General” and let the president know that he wasn’t going to prioritize demands from senior officers. The men in the field came first.

• The 1940 peace-time draft: Before the draft, the Regular Army could fit inside Yankee Stadium—evidence of its dramatic diminution since the end of World War I. The idea of a peace-time draft was so controversial that FDR avoided the word altogether and called it a “muster.” But, with newspapers bringing word of devastation in Europe, the tide of opinion quickly changed. College students and celebrities alike signed up without a violent incident. On October 29, 1940 at a ceremony in D.C., secretary of War Henry Stimson, blindfolded, drew number 158 from a fishbowl thus summoning the first wave of conscripts. Within a year, one million men were in uniform. These Depression-era boys could read road maps and knew their way around an engine; they were a new kind of solider and created a G.I. culture that would unite men from all walks of life.

• Unprecedented military maneuvers: Three realistic “war games” were staged in 1941 in Tennessee, Louisiana, and the Carolinas that changed U.S. battle tactics forever. Discipline and speed translated into armored cavalry units that would later lead the US to victory in North Africa and Europe. Paratroopers were used for the first time, along with novel equipment such as the walkie-talkie and the Jeep. Iconic leaders like Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley did battle amidst Hollywood-esque smoke canisters and flour-firing artillery while loudspeakers blasted recorded sounds of battle. The games—Louisiana especially—were heavily reported at the time and were essential to U.S. success in World War II. This is the first time their story has been fully told. Contact: Paul Dickson, Washington, DC. or 301-942-5798.

Jesse Slome – Medicare Supplement Association Offers Local Reporters Pricing Assistance, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance announced an effort to assist local reporters and financial bloggers educating consumers about Medicare planning. “Medicare pricing can differ significantly based on where you live,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the organization. “The lowest rate for a Medigap Plan G policy available in Dallas is $104-monthly for a age 65 male. The cheapest plan for a same age man living in Manhattan would cost $260-monthly.” To help educate more consumers regarding the importance of understanding how to look for Medicare insurance, the Association has initiated a new program. “We will reserach and provide local costs for Medigap plans so that reporters and others can provide the most relevant information,” Slome shared. “National averages are truly irrelevant when it comes to Medicare insurance pricing.” The Association recently posted rates for the top metro areas across the United States. “If you live in Cincinnati, costs for insurance in Houston are interesting but irrelevant to your planning,” Slome explains. Reporters interested in requesting local rates can call the Association offices at 818-597-3205. Consumers seeking local Medicare insurance costs can utilize the Association’s online directory of Medicare insurance agents. By entering a Zip Code you will see agents located close to you. No personal information is required to access the directory’s listing. Jesse Slome is director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance. He also directs the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. Visit their website to get long-term care insurance quotes. To find local Medicare insurance agents visit the American Association for Medicare Supplement website. Contact: Jesse Slome, Executive Director, American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, Westlake Village, CA. or 818-597-3227.

Timothy Dimoff, CPP, Former Police Detective, Predicted Current Hatred of Police. A former police detective and recognized authority on police training practices has been saying for years that there are some police officers abusing use-of-force procedures and that he is not surprised at the current state of anger and hate towards law enforcement. He believes that the abuse of an officer’s authority by profiling, aggressive behaviors, arbitrary stops and illegal searches has been undermining our system of public safety for years. He also thinks that the numerous cases of police officers hired with a history of infractions on their previous jobs warrants the essential need for a national registry. Dimoff, an experienced and highly decorated former police detective, police trainer, and nationally recognized security expert, has testified in numerous court cases for and against police on use-of-force and the overreach of law enforcement procedure guidelines. He is available for interviews on rules of engagement, the realities of police defunding, the use-of-force continuum, training of police forces and changes that should be made, and de-escalation techniques and guidelines. He has over forty years of police and security experience – twenty as a highly decorated police detective and twenty in the private sector as founder and president of SACS Consulting and Investigation Services, Inc. (, a high-risk security consulting firm. He is also an experienced media commentator. Contact: Carol Saferin at or 440-669-6325.

Alondra Oubré – Is the root of racial inequality nature or nurture, or both? New anti-racist book says both! Prometheus Books is proud to announce the Spring 2020 release of Science in Black and White: How Biology and Environment Shape Our Racial Divide (376 pages • 978-1633886001 • $26 • Cloth) by Alondra Oubré. Racial groups differ in some of their social patterns, but the cause of those differences – nature versus nurture, or genetics versus environment – remains fiercely debated. For the pro-nature camp – sometimes aligned with white nationalism and eugenics, and often used to promote ideas of racial inferiority and superiority – race-based biological determinism contributes significantly to the ethnic divide, especially the black/white gap in societal achievement. By contrast, pro-nurture supporters attribute ethnic variation in social outcomes mainly to environmental circumstances, ecological conditions, and personal experience. In this broadly researched book, science writer Oubré examines emerging scientific discoveries that show how both biology and environment interact to influence IQ, intelligence performance, and social behaviors across continental populations or human races.

Oubré presents compelling evidence for why environmental and certain non-DNA-related biological phenomena overall seem to best explain black/white disparities in a gamut of social behaviors, including family structure, parenting, educational attainment, and rates of violent crime. As she demonstrates, nature still matters, but the biology that impacts racial variance in social behaviors extends beyond genetics to include other processes – epigenetics, gene expression, and plasticity – all of which are profoundly affected by a wide array of environmental forces. The complex, synergistic interplay of these factors combined, rather than just genes or just environment, appears to account for black/white divergence in a gamut of social behaviors.

Alondra Oubré is a graduate of the Joint Doctoral Program in Medical Anthropology at the University of California (UC) at Berkeley and the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, and holds a PhD in anthropology and medical anthropology, as well as an M.A. in anthropology from UC Berkeley. She graduated from the Athenian School in Danville, California, and received a B.A. from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. For the last twenty-five years, she has worked primarily as a medical writer and regulatory affairs specialist in the medical device and pharmaceutical industries. Dr. Oubré’s published works include essays and evidence-based reports on the nature-versus-nurture controversy over the ethnic achievement gap, medicinal plant research for pharmaceutical drug development, and various scientific topics for magazines and journals, such as Skeptic Magazine, Psychiatric Times, and Scientia Salon. She has lectured on race-related topics at events hosted by organizations such as the American Anthropological Association, California Institute of Technology in conjunction with the Skeptic Society, University of California, University of Maryland at College Park, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, and various universities in the United States, Africa, and Asia. She is the author of two books, Race, Genes, and Ability: Rethinking Ethnic Differences (two volumes) and Instinct and Revelation: Reflections on the Origins of Numinous Perception. Contact: Alan Jordan, Los Angeles, CA. or 818-325-2028.

Richard Tyler – Expert On Covid-19 Business Response. World renowned business consultant and entrepreneur Richard Tyler appeared on CW39 KIAH TV for an interview segment with Anchor Sharron Melton. Tyler, who is a best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker, offered a tremendous amount of powerful advice to entrepreneurs on how to guide their small-to-medium-sized business through and financially survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Tyler’s practical advice, in fact, is relevant to businesses of any size. Known as “The World’s Top Sales Expert,” Tyler is the CEO of Richard Tyler International Inc., Excellence Edge Films, Richard Tyler Films and a host of other companies. He has advised businesses, written books and made films on how people can achieve their goals and transform personal and professional dreams into reality for more than 30 years. “One of the most important things business people have to do is make sure that fear doesn’t stop them,” Tyler cautioned. “Fear is the great debilitator, but it doesn’t have to be. Fear can be a positive catalyst for action.” Tyler’s counterpoint to pandemic inertia is to take calculated risks, plan, strategize “and not allow the fear to hamper us where we do nothing,” he observed. “Take action.” To view: Contact: Richard Tyler: or 713-974-7214

Police Psychotherapist Peter J. Killeen – Recently Authored Four Books for Law Enforcement Professionals. He was involved extensively with the rescue and recovery efforts following the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center followed by years of trauma counseling provided to the First Responders. He recently authored four books for the law enforcement professional on ways to personally integrate mindfulness, resilience, and meditation into daily life in order to live a more sustainable healthy lifestyle. The Operation Longevity textbook works in tandem with the Operation Longevity Personal Journal. Recently, the Operation Longevity Personal Stories and Meditations book was released. Dr. Killeen has presented extensively throughout the country to law enforcement agencies and academies on topics dealing with the impact of law enforcement stress, the physiology of stress on the body, the integration and importance of the recognition of the mind-body connection and recognizing the benefits of living a more balanced life through wellness and resilience. Peter Killeen, Ed.D., Operation Longevity, Manahawkin, NJ. Contact: or 973-819-8537.

International Media Call: Must-See Film Now Available “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.”Around the Rings is joining forces with the producers of a ground-breaking film about sexual abuse in sport to encourage international media to screen the documentary. “While ‘At the Heart of Gold’ has been viewed by many U.S. journalists, about four million North American TV viewers, and nearly two million worldwide, we believe it is important to let our international colleagues know it is available to them as well,” said Publisher Sheila S. Hula. “Unfortunately, the battle against the scourge of athlete abuse is far from over, and we think watching this film could help journalists everywhere cover this critical issue with a more informed viewpoint.” According to author and psychologist Dr. Steven Ungerleider, “The film “Heart of Gold” not only exposes the dysfunction in our criminal justice system, but allows the survivor sisters to bear witness and have their voices heard, a major first step in the healing process.” Sheila S. Hula, Publisher, Around the Contact: or 404-874-1603.″