Archives for July, 2013

The Secret World of Factory Farming

Humanitarian or Eco-Terrorist – this is the question many in legislature are being faced with. There has been a battle between animal rights activists and the practice of factory farming for years. But only recently has legislature begun to fight back. The Factoring Farming industry is a booming and burgeoning business in the United States.…

Battleground Afghanistan: On Coming Home

There is no greater sacrifice than what our service men and women do for this country. Each day they are no doubt risking their lives and sacrificing many of their own freedoms for their family and friends as well as millions of American’s they’ve never even met. They are a proud group of selfless people,…

Giving Back Barge Matal, Afghanistan

Barge Matal was a very pro-coalition village. In November of 2008, we went up there as a provincial reconstruction team, and did a huge mission. We treated over 200 people in the village, along with the village doctor. We brought three big boxes of medicine, and we just funneled people through and saw anything from…

Trouble in Charkh

These are the stories that are often left untold – of a man’s life in Afghanistan, fighting for an entire country’s freedom. A small convoy of an Army and a Marines Special Forces team is ambushed in an attempted to take over a dangerous Taliban territory, Charkh. They were tasked with checking on the local…

Mysteries of the Mob

The Mafia in America has been around since the late 19th century. But by the 1970s, the American mob had become one of the most powerful criminal organizations in United States history. Mafia businesses were a hidden empire of a great and sprawling power structure, fed by extreme violence, crime, and an unbelievable amount of…

Swimming with Crocodiles

While some animals have a reputation for being notoriously dangerous, there is always the unusual exception. Growing up in South Africa, Roger Horrocks, naturally developed a fear of a dangerous local predator, the giant crocodile. It was only until his first, face to face, underwater encounter with a crocodile that he began to question his…

Spring Breakup: Hell and High Water

The ice-clogged Yukon River faces the yearly spring breakup, an annual event causing flooding in Alaskan villages such as Eagle and Circle. Major flooding is suspected to hit the interior of Alaska – water level rapidly rising and soaking nearly every inch of the town. When spring hits, she won’t be missed. In 2009 the…

American Sex Slave

Many people think sex trafficking only happens on foreign shores. But here in America, sex slavery is thriving.  Perhaps most astounding is that the average age for these girls’ entrance into the sex industry is 12-14 and the vast majority of those in prostitution have no other options for survival. In this episode, investigative journalists…

Remaking History

It’s history in the (re)making. Killing Kennedy, National Geographic Channel’s latest documentary project, kicked off filming earlier this summer, meaning there are plenty of behind the scenes footage and inside photos of the incredible talent coming our way! It’s the second docudrama of its kind for National Geographic and it’s boasting some fantastic talent for…

Hangout With Jason Silva

Are you a technology enthusiast, an inventor, philosopher, or dreamer? Breaking through the forefathers of techno-philosophers such as Terrance McKenna and Marshal McCluhan – the men that led the charge on exploring technology when it first gained momentum in the 1960’s, Jason Silva, host of Brain Games is the techno-philosopher and “wonder-junkie” of our new age.…