Michael Yon is with us today to discuss his investigative work on the horrific scenario occurring at the Darién Gap. He will also cover child trafficking, illegal immigration, drug cartels, and more.
Michael Yon is a former Green Beret, native of Winter Haven, Fl. who has been writing from Iraq and Afghanistan since December 2004. No other writer has spent as much time with combat troops in these two wars. Michael’s dispatches from the frontlines have earned him the reputation as the premier independent combat writer of his generation. His work has been featured on “Good Morning America,” The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, CNN, ABC, FOX, as well as hundreds of other major media outlets all around the world.
Michael had previously written a critically acclaimed memoir, Danger Close. He was authoring another book when two of his friends died on consecutive days in Iraq (one of them being Winter Haven native Scott Helvenston). Following accounts in the American press, Michael became concerned that we were losing the war. At the same time, friends in the military said that the media was not telling the whole story. Not wanting to take sides in the increasingly acrimonious argument over the war, Michael simply wanted to learn the truth for himself, and to write without fear or favor. He decided to go to Iraq, financing his trip from his own pocket for more than half a year, then eventually receiving generous contributions from readers of his online magazine: MichaelYon-Online.com. As early as February 2005, Michael described the violence in Iraq as a civil war. In 2006, he said we were losing in Afghanistan. In 2007, he was the first writer to claim the success of “the Surge.” When he first voiced these opinions, they were extremely controversial. Now they are conventional wisdom.
In 2008 Michael published his second book, Moment of Truth in Iraq, which is packed with exciting and heart-rending tales from the battlefields.
Even as main stream media is quietly pulling their reporters from Iraq in the wake of a weakened economy, Michael is preparing to return to Afghanistan in 2009, and from his observations and insight, Afghanistan is going to be much worse than anything we saw in Iraq and the conflict there could continue for decades.
Writing from a war zone is very rough on equipment, Michael is constantly having to have his equipment repaired and replaced. Without the continued support and contributions of readers it will be impossible for him to continue his mission in Afghanistan and writing on the victory in Iraq.
Josh Peck works in full-time ministry with SkyWatchTV as a documentary filmmaker and wrote, directed, and edited the blockbuster film Silent Cry: The Darker Side of Trafficking, produced by SkyWatch Films, operated by Dr. Thomas Horn. Josh is also the author of numerous bestselling books, including Afterlife (coauthored with Donna Howell and Allie Anderson-Henson), The Second Coming of the New Age (coauthored with Steven Bancarz), The Day The Earth Stands Still (coauthored with Derek P. Gilbert), Unraveling the Multiverse, and Abaddon Ascending (coauthored with bestselling author Tom Horn). Josh is the founder of Daily Renegade where he has hosted a variety of shows dealing with politics, culture, and religion. Josh Peck has been featured on numerous television and radio shows, including The Science Channel’s Forbidden History, The History Channel’s In Search Of with Zachary Quinto, Coast to Coast AM with George Noory, and more.
Josh Peck joins us to discuss his new film on child trafficking, Silent Cry, The Finders, & more. We will also delve into the infiltration of academia and the connections between prostitution and pornography to child trafficking.
Today we welcome Roxanna Cella into The Anomic Age. We will discuss her work to combat child trafficking, pedophilia, and drug addiction. Roxanna is EVP and Ambassador for AcuMedHelp.com. She is the host of MAD DEEP, and co-host of The Real News is an award winning President, Executive Producer and formerly the host of Palm Beach Rox which aired on NBC and The CW in South Florida and other key cities across the nation for 14 years.
Roxanna Cella, host of The Real News, is an award winning President, Executive Producer and formerly the host of Palm Beach Rox which aired on NBC and The CW in South Florida and other key cities across the nation for 14 years. She has covered Victoria’s Secret’s Fashion shows in both Miami and New York, the CMA’s in Nashville, NATPE in Las Vegas, Orbis International 25th Anniversary at the United Nations with Richard Branson and the President of Ethiopia, and much more having interviewed over 2000 interviews!
Prior to Palm Beach Rox, she was a model, QVC certified product presenter, spokesperson for Jordache, Sergio Valenti, 10 Designer Jeans, International Kodak, and more. Rox appeared in such films as True Lies (starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis), The Specialist (starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone), and “Fair Game” (starring William Baldwin and Cindy Crawford). Additionally, she has been heavily involved in the fashion industry, founding South Beach Swimwear, Roxanna Creations and Street Talk, a New York City urban clothing company that featured designs by inner city graffiti artists. With this venture, Rox began her longstanding involvement in the community, which continued when she moved to Palm Beach and became involved with the support of the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
She has helped raise money and awareness for charities like Orbis International, Unicorn Children Foundation, March of Dimes, Denise Rich’s Angel Ball, Russell Simmons’ Arts for Life, St. Jude Children’s Foundation, as well as Co-Chair’s with Florida State Attorney, Dave Aronberg, Horses Healing Hearts’ annual event for the last several years. Rox was also publisher and editor of Life|Style Palm Beach International Luxury Dossier, a Swedish publishing group that has been in business for over 25 years, delivering 14 different magazines to over 70 countries in 15+ languages. Life|Style partnered with Palm Beach Rox, Inc. and RoxWorld.tv to develop it’s US edition. We have featured cover stories with Denzel Washington, Leonardo Dicaprio, Liam Neeson and more.
Roxanna is EVP and Ambassador for AcuMedHelp.com. For Drug Addiction just having Launched.