A horse person for most of his life, Jerry Reynoldson was first exposed to the wild horse and burro issues when he was employed by US Senator Harry Reid in Washington, DC, where he organized a Senate hearing in 1990 to examine the various aspects of the wild horse issue. Recently, he formed two corporations to address this issue: Wild Horses 4Ever and the Wild Horse Adoption Association of America, whose goals include improving the overall management of wild horses, allowing horses to remain on their natural range so they can roam free, and revamping the wild horse adoption program to assure more horses have good and caring homes. Reynoldson holds a BA and MA degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Political Science.
In the first half, George Knapp was joined by wildlife ecologist Craig Downer and horse advocate Jerry Reynoldson to discuss America's magnificent wild horses that have been unfairly targeted for elimination in what has been called the Wild Horse Conspiracy. In the latter half, Director of the National UFO Reporting Center, Peter Davenport, discussed his revolutionary proposal (PDF file) for detecting UFOs in near-Earth environment. ... More »Host: George Knapp
Philanthropist and activist Madeleine Pickens (the wife of T. Boone Pickens), along with horse advocate Jerry Reynoldson, discussed their quest to save thirty-thousand wild horses by building a sanctuary for them. First hour guest, legendary oil and gas executive T. Boone Pickens laid out his groundbreaking plan to stop America's dependence on foreign oil. ... More »Host: George Knapp
Privacy and technology expert Lauren Weinstein discussed the current state of the Internet, and possible ways it might be altered in the future. A kind of "network of networks," the Internet was originally developed as a research project rather than for commercial purposes, he explained. There'll be gradual increases in bandwidth and other changes over time, but we're unlikely to see a dramatic or sudden cutover of the public Internet to a new network like the "Internet2" research projects, he said. One problem he cited is that most email and web browsing is unencrypted and this data is "open to all comers," such as a user's ISP. If the data was encrypted, then ISPs wouldn't be able to spy on consumers, he noted. One proposal, which could be established in an attempt to protect children, would require the identification of all Internet users in order to visit various sites-- this would greatly hamper privacy and anonymity, he warned. More than a large compa ... More »Host: George Knapp