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Intvw Transcript: James Risen--Tips on Investigative Journalism and Living With Prison Hanging Over His Head

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JR: Well, I thought so, yeah. They had...we disagreed on that for a long time (laughs). But it all came out in the end so...

Rob: Were you threatened by lawyers as well?

JR: No, no...I was threatened by the government, you know. So but it know, they're still threatening me. You know the whole subpoena on my book I think is mainly because their...the government and the CIA got mad at me for...and the NSA got mad at me for the NSA story in the New York Times.

Rob: Yeah. Well it seems like you've managed to piss off a lot of powerful people. How does that make you feel?

JR: Good. That's kind of my job. That actually is when I feel like I'm doing my best work, and...

Rob: Really?

JR: Yeah. I tell young people who want to get into journalism that it's the only job I know where you get paid to stick it to the man....and I really feel that's one of the best things about journalism, about investigative reporting.

Rob: That's great. So let me move into the book a little bit.

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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