In this episode, we talk builders and destroyers. Ralph interviews former protege, Ralf Hotchkiss, co-founder of Whirlwind Wheelchairs, who has designed the Rough Rider wheelchair that enables wheelchair riders to negotiate all sorts of rough terrain. And we talk to Carol Miller, president of Peaceful Skies Coalition, who tells us how the US military builds Afghan villages–in Colorado and New Mexico! Just so they can blow them up. Plus Russell Mohkiber with another Corporate Crime Minute and more of your Facebook questions.
Ralf Hotchkiss is a wheelchair-rider, engineer, inventor and for 35 plus years a wheelchair designer, builder, and trainer. In 1989 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and has been the recipient of countless other honors and awards. Mr. Hotchkiss has worked in 42 countries teaching people who need wheelchairs how to build and maintain them for themselves.
Carol Miller, who is a longtime peace activist and nuclear abolitionist. She is president of the Peaceful Skies Coalition of northern New Mexico and Colorado, which was founded to fight the US Air Force and its plans to turn 94,000 square miles of the Rocky Mountains into a low altitude spying and warfare training area. Peaceful Skies Coalition networks with and supports other community based, anti-militarization groups across the US as well as in other countries.