Captain Kelly Sweeney is a Master Mariner, holding the highest Captain's license the Coast Guard issues to commercial mariners. He graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Industrial Technology. Captain Sweeney has worked on oil tankers, container ships, oceanographic ships, high-speed passenger vessels, large oil spill response vessels, fish processing ships, ocean-going tugboats, a car carrier, and a crew boat. He continues to go to sea for a living.
In addition to his career as a mariner, Captain Sweeney is also an experienced professional writer. He is a columnist for the widely circulated magazine "Professional Mariner," and is the author of the book From The Bridge.
With his wife, Frances, Captain Sweeney also operates Maritime Headhunters, a job placement and maritime career counseling company - and encourages interested Coast to Coast AM listeners to contact him there."
Historian Adrian Tinniswood spoke about a period in the 17th century when pirates ruled the Barbary Coast of Africa. Capt. Kelly Sweeney joined in the conversation in the latter part of the third hour.
First hour guest, former chief of the Seattle... More »
Professors Peter Bishop and Andy Hines from the Futures Studies program at the University of Houston joined Ian Punnett for a discussion on the techniques for long term forecasting and what futurists are seeing down the road for the world.
Stanton Friedman and Kathleen Marden discussed their research into the 1961 Betty & Barney UFO abduction case, as well as various examples throughout history when scientists misjudged or ignored scientific evidence or breakthroughs.
Oceanographer and author Curtis Ebbesmeyer discussed his groundbreaking work on ocean currents and floating debris. In the first half hour, Capt. Kelly Sweeney provided a brief update on the recent Somali pirate attack.
During Open Lines, Ian Punnett fielded calls which ran the gamut of high strangeness genres. Stories shared by callers included a swamp creature sighting, a Bohemian Grove conspiracy, and an uplifting angel encounter. Arthur from Willoughby, Ohio put forth his theory on UFOs, saying that they were "future generations that are coming back but cannot break the paradox and cannot contact... More »
Historian and speaker Neil Howe discussed his work on generations and how they shape history, as well as the twenty year cycle of crisis facing the U.S. He cited different archetypal generations that tend to repeat in the same order, shaping American history since the 17th century. Currently we have:'G.I.s' (born from 1901 to 1924),'Silent' (born from 1925 to 1942),'Boomers' (1943 to... More »
Nena Baker, author of The Body Toxic, discussed how chemicals in the environment and the foods we eat threaten our health and well-being. Researchers have found a link between obesity and perfluorinated compounds found in Teflon surfaces and microwavable popcorn bags, Baker said. These chemicals once released into the environment never breakdown, she added, noting that banned substances DDT... More »
Ian Punnett was joined by Jesus Christ, who discussed his life and teachings. Regarding the various interpretations of his time on Earth, Christ said, "there is specificity to who I am, the things I did, the things I said, and a purpose for which I came. And I don't like when people try to mutate that."Explaining why he is portrayed differently in each of the four Biblical... More »
In this special program, six guests addressed the controversial United Arab Emirates port deal, which would put Dubai Ports World in charge of running major US shipping ports. Maritime Master Capt. Kelly Sweeney suggested that the issue wasn't so much who owned the ports, but what security measures were being taken to ensure safety to Americans. He strongly believes we need increased Coast... More »
Michael Horn, the American representative for ET contactee Billy Meier, returned to discuss some of the prophecies Meier has made over the years. Of particular interest, said Horn, was Meier's statements that seemed to reference the current unrest in France.