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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. 

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He is the author of The Bottom-up Revolution; Mastering the Emerging World of Connectivity

He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites,

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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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Rob Kall's Bottom Up Radio Show: Over 400 podcasts are archived for downloading here, or can be accessed from iTunes. Or check out my Youtube Channel

Rob Kall/OpEdNews Bottom Up YouTube video channel

Rob was published regularly on the for several years.

Rob is, with the first media winner of the Pillar Award for supporting Whistleblowers and the first amendment.

To learn more about Rob and, check out A Voice For Truth - ROB KALL | OM Times Magazine and this article.

For Rob's work in non-political realms mostly before 2000, see his C.V..  and here's an article on the Storycon Summit Meeting he founded and organized for eight years. 

Press coverage in the Wall Street Journal: Party's Left Pushes for a Seat at the Table

Talk Nation Radio interview by David Swanson:  Rob   Kall  on Bottom-Up Governance June, 2017

Here is a one hour radio interview where Rob was a guest- on Envision This, and here is the transcript. 

To watch Rob having a lively conversation with John Conyers, then Chair of the House Judiciary committee, click hereWatch Rob speaking on Bottom up economics at the Occupy G8 Economic Summit, here.

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Some people just want to control to much and too many.

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Thom Hartmann The Hidden History of American Healthcare, From Sep 12, 2021
Thom Hartmann The Hidden History of American Healthcare

Thom Hartmann is one of the smartest, wisest people I know, a true renaissance person. He’s the author of a new book, The Hidden History of American Healthcare

Joel Segal, Creating a National Progressive Coalition at the National Justice Roundtable, From Aug 29, 2021
Joel Segal, Creating a National Progressive Coalition at the National Justice Roundtable

There's a very exciting progressive coalition building zoom meeting happening, The National Justice Roundtable. Joel Segal has been on the forefront of the forefront on climate change, health care and civil rights.

Chuck Collins; , The Wealth Hoarders; How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Billions, From May 6, 2021
Chuck Collins; , The Wealth Hoarders; How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Billions

Chuck Collins is the director of the Program on Inequality at the Institute for Policy Studies, and author of the new book, The Wealth Hoarders; How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Billions, released the following statement: “Taxes have become almost optional for the super-rich. President Biden’s plan is a welcome first step in reversing wealth hidding and tax avoidance by billionaires and multi-millionaires.

Charles Eisenstein: The World Needs A New Story, From Apr 27, 2021
Charles Eisenstein: Sacred Economics: The World Needs A New Story

Charles Eisenstein is an author and speaker, known for his books The Ascent of Humanity, Sacred Economics, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible and Climate—A New Story Website: He offers a message and vision that we need a new story or stories.

Vincent James music evangelist and National Holiday Creator, From Apr 12, 2021
Vincent James music evangelist and National Holiday Creator

Vincent James has created a special day of the year and a week of the year—for music for kids. That got me thinking of how late congressman John Conyers created Martin Luther King day as a national holiday— an endeavor which took him years to accomplish. I explored with Vincent steps he’s taken to create such a day. Since I believe there are probably many other people who want to make special days for special reasons

Learning from the Indigenous Wisdom of Sitting Bull, with Four Arrows, From Apr 12, 2021
Learning from the Indigenous Wisdom of Sitting Bull, with Four Arrows

This interview will explore the Native American wisdom of Sitting Bull, based on the book, Sitting Bull’s Words, for a world in Crisis, by Wahinkpe Topa, AKA Four Arrows, AKA Don Trent Jacobs Ph.D., Ed.D.,

Reinventing Masculinity from Confined to Liberated, with Ed Frauenheim, From Mar 15, 2021
Reinventing Masculinity from Confined to Liberated

Ed Frauenheim is Co-author of the book, Reinventing Masculinity; The liberating Power of Compassion and Connection. He discusses the differences between Confined masculinity and liberating masculinity ideas essential to making a better future

Part 2: Carol S. Pearson; What Stories Are You Living; Discover your Archetypes—Transform your mind, From Mar 9, 2021
Carol S. Pearson; Understand the Stories you Live Your Life Through part 2

IN this second segment we talk about the Hero's Journey, about dimensions of archetypes, about how archetypes apply to politics, to authoritarianism, conservatism, narcissism and making change happen.

What Stories Are You Living; Discover your Archetypes—Transform Your Mind (part 1 of 2), From Mar 6, 2021
What Stories Are You Living; Discover your Archetypes—Transform Your Mind (part 1 of 2) Carol Pearson

The stories you tell yourself define your life and how you see and relate to the world. What stories are YOU living?

Cindy Watson; The art of Feminine, Bottom up Negotiation and Navigation of the Healthcare system, From Mar 4, 2021
Cindy Watson; The art of Feminine, Bottom up Negotiation and Navigation of the Healthcare system

Cindy Watson, Attorney social justice attorney for 30 years She’s on a mission to reframe ‘negotiation’: how we think of it and how we do it – moving away from the traditional competitive model to recognize the power of persuasion through ‘feminine’ traits to help leverage our innate power. She says negotiation is one of the most important skills

Thom Hartmann: Oligarchy; The Hidden History, From Feb 23, 2021
Thom Hartmann: Oligarchy; The Hidden History

Thom Hartmann discusses the hidden history, power, threat and dangers of Oligarchy and how to deal with oligarchy and oligarchs.

Religion's Sudden Decline: What's Causing it and What Comes Next, with Ronald Inglehart, From Jan 22, 2021
Religion’s Sudden Decline: What’s Causing it and What Comes Next, with Ronald Inglehart

Religion, throughout much of the world, is fading. That’s what author Ronald Inglehart’s book, Religion’s Sudden Decline: What’s Causing it and What Comes Next, tells us. Professor Inglehart has based his conclusions on a massive study—The World Values Survey, which tracks responses to people in 100 societies representing 90% of the world’s population. It’s a study that they’ve been doing the past forty years.

Defending the Capitol Rioters, With Radical Defense Attorney Paul Hetznecker, From Jan 22, 2021
Defending the Capitol Rioters, With Radical Defense Attorney Paul Hetznecker

Paul Hetznecker is a radical defense attorney who has defended hundreds of progressive protesters. I asked him how the right wing, white supremacists who invaded the Capitol would be treated in terms of legal defense.. He discussed the difference in the way police behave, as compared to dealing with progressives or BLM, and speculated on who will go to jail and who won't based on the charges that will be leveled against them

Interview with Watermelon Slim AKA Bill Homans, with two songs, From Jan 3, 2021
Interview with Watermelon Slim AKA Bill Homans, with two songs

I interview Watermelon Slime ( and he plays two songs: Corona Funk and Immortal. He's a bluesman Dobro slide guitar and harmonica player and singer, an activist, anti-war protester and writer for OpEdNews

Zoom Makeover: Maximizing your look and Zoom set-up, From Dec 28, 2020
Zoom Makeover: Maximizing your look and Zoom set-up

Shelly Golden is a Zoom makeover expert, certified color consultant, and certified color consultant. She talks about: Professional Screen presence Increasing engagement and rapport Improving camera angle, lighting and background Lighting tips. Colors to avoid, colors that work Zoom specific make-up improve your personal brand Biggest zoom mistakes, problems

Rental Secrets For Covid Times-- Justin Pogue, From Dec 28, 2020
Rental Secrets For Covid Times-- Justin Pogue

Justin Pogue is a former property manager and a real estate investor. He offers tips for people who are facing the end of the eviction moratorium and people who are renting who might be able to negotiate better deals given that millions of people are being evicted or leaving their apartments or rental homes.

A History of Narcissism and the 5 Varieties, From Dec 18, 2020
A History of Narcissism and the 5 Varieties

Gary Rosenthal is the author of the book, Re-Visioning Narcissism: Healing Heresies for Polarized Times. In this interview we focus on Why it's timely and necessary now to re-vision it. We start with the history of narcissism.

Cindy Perlin: Suppression of Alternative Medicine-- history & Under the Pandemic, From Dec 13, 2020
Cindy Perlin: Suppression of Alternative Medicine-- history & Under the Pandemic

Suppression of alternative medicine has a long history. We discuss that history, how it has been done and how it is being done down during the time of of Covid-19/Corona Virus.

Thom Hartmann, Gregg Palast & Jonathan Simon Update on Trump's & The Republican Vote Theft Attempt, From Nov 25, 2020
Thom Hartmann, Gregg Palast & Jonathan Simon Update on Trump's & The Republican Vote Theft Attempt

Thom Hartmann, Greg Palast and Jonathan Simon predicted that Trump and the Republicans would try to steal the presidency. We discuss how and provide an update on their efforts and how what they've done applies to the Georgia Run-offs, how a red shift indicates that the elections were rigged against the Democrats down-ticket and how what's been done by Trump will affect the 2024 presidential election.

Greg Palast: How Trump still stole the Senate Election; How he could still steal the presidency, From Nov 7, 2020
Greg Palast: How Trump still stole the Senate Election; How he could still steal the presidency

This is a short under 15 minute must listen interview Greg Palast deserves a lot of credit for helping Joe Biden to win the election. He discusses what worked, what didn't, how Trump Can still steal the election and what needs to be done to insure fair January Georgia Senate runoff elections.

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Tyre Nichols Case is a Test of All Police

Repeatedly watching the monsters, the brutal hateful monsters who murdered Tyree Nichols there can be only one collection of responses-- horror, disgust, outrage and questions-- questions about how this cou

Expect the Unexpected at OEN The Next Few Days

We at OpEdNews are in the process of transferring the site to a new server. While that is happening there may be some very temporary issues, including the site being inaccessible.

Biden and Clyburn, From FlickrPhotos
Biden's Advocacy For South Carolina As First Primary State Betrays Democrats and Bottom-up Democracy

Joe Biden is, again, betraying his Democratic constituents. This time, he's advocating for South Carolina being the first state to. hold a Democratic presidential primary.

Can't See, Can't Hear, Can't Speak, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
What The MSM Are not Saying About the Midterms: Progressives Rocked!

As usual, the MSM are ignoring some of the most important realities of the midterm elections.

Democracy, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
The Supreme Court's War On American Democracy

I believe that between corporations and billionaires the level of interference in democracy-- let's call a spade a spade-- attacks on democracy-- has massively increased, because the Supreme court made it legal and easy. Foreign interference in elections should be considered a declaration of war against America. Billionaire and corporate funders of election and political interference should face serious criminal charges.

Okay, so you swam across the river. So that means it is not fair that we built a bridge to make it easier. 
If you resent the bridge you are a selfish, small person., From FlickrPhotos
Response to Republican Attacks On Loan Forgiveness

Joe Biden has given a break to tens of millions of students with student loan debt. Republicans are complaining that this is unfair to people who paid their student loans and people who didn't go to college. I have a different take.

Summer Lee Keynoting at Netroots Nation 2022, From Uploaded
You're Going to Love Summer Lee, Presumptive New "Squad"Member at Netroots Nation

Summer Lee is the presumptive new congress member for PA's 4th district. She'll be a new member of the squad and she is taking no prisoners and kicking ass. I grabbed this ten minute. video of her giving the keynote talk at Netroots Nation 22 in Pittsburgh today. She's on fire and offers a new way to deal with the DNC nnd the Democratic Leadership.

William Grey Train Station 30th St, Philly, From Uploaded
Taking the Local to Netroots Nation Pittsburgh, With a Playlist

I'm on my way to Netroots Nation Pittsburgh. I've been to NRN many times-- because it's a great progressive conference. It's a seven plus hour ride by train to Pittsburgh from Philly. I wrote, talked with fellow passengers and wrote, listening to a lot of music.

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Thomas Scotus Roe Reversal Bites Back, Could Hand Dems Big Nov Victory

The overwhelming Kansas vote protecting abortion suggests that the unethical, partisan Republican SCOTUS justices who lied about Roe V. Wade to get their appointments may have, through their decision, handed Democrats a huge victory in November.that could enable them to make Roe v Wade the law of the land.

Wes Moore Launches Bid For Maryland Governor | MSNBC Former CEO of the Robin Hood Foundation, Wes Moore, joins Morning Joe to discuss his run for Maryland governor.  Subscribe ..., From YouTubeVideos
DNC Hack Tom Perez Loses to Wes Moore in MD Gov Race

Tom Perez, another hack noliberal former DNC chair, has been defeated by Wes Moore. This comes as a surprise to me, but gives me hope.

questions are more important than answers, From Uploaded
Questions! And Answers?

These are really crazy times-- the craziest in my life. So I thought it would help to ask some basic questions: What are the questions we need to be asking today? How did we get here. What is here? Wh

Elton John  Feat Dua Lipa - Bennie And The Jets at #EJAFOscars, From YouTubeVideos
Music: Elder Stars singing with New Generations of Singers

Here are some performances with newer artists performing with long-time hit singers with a long history. Some of these performances gave me chills or made tears well in my eyes

before my dental work. Embarrassing and ugly., From Uploaded
Going to Brazil for Dental Implants, Veneers, Crowns and Bone Grafts

This article details the costs of getting dental work in Brazil. It'll take time getting used to having teeth I can feel good about instead of teeth that embarrass me. The big gap between my two upper front teeth my whole life is gone. I've literally inhibited myself from smiling with a toothy smile, even though, since 1980, I've taught smile muscle anatomy and the power of smiling. I should have done this decades ago.

Incredible verdant vistas as far as the eye can see, From Uploaded
Update; Rob's Verdant Brazil Experience

Wow. It's been a while since I wrote a Brazil article and it seems like a lifetime has gone by.

A party bus and dancing in the street. People would jump off the bus, dance in the street and then jump back on the bus., From Uploaded
Brazil-- Food, Dogs, Dancing in the Streets and Dental Work

'm learning about life in Brazil. The average income here is about R$1200 a month-- not even $75 a week.

Just one or two hundred years ago, let alone 2000 years ago, people in their 40s and 50s were already old., From PixabayPhotos
Some Wisdom On Me Turning 70

Turning 70 today, I remember more and more often advice from my author friend Jim Donovan on how to stay young.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things - Official Trailer The Map of Tiny Perfect Things tells the story of quick-witted teen Mark, contentedly living the same day in an endless loop whose world is turned upside-down ..., From YouTubeVideos
Movie Review: The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

I love movies that touch my heart and bring tears to my eyes with touching scenes. The Map of Tiny Perfect Things delivers on both accounts.It's no accident it was released on Valentines day, since it's a sweet, touching romance story with an almost unique twist, and it expands on what may be the start of a new genre. It's a take-off on the classic movie, Groundhogs Day

Federal investigators looking for person who marked 'TRUMP' on Florida manatee's back Federal investigators are looking for the person who marked the word .TRUMP. on the back of a Florida manatee., From YouTubeVideos
Manatee Discovered With Word Trump Scraped on Its Back: How To Punish the Perpetrator

A large manatee was discovered with the word Trump scraped on it. What should the punishment be for such a despicable crime?

OEN Zoom session, From Uploaded
A Special OEN Zoom Session with Singing and Dobro by Watermelon Slim

We've been doing OEN Zoom sessions since March and they're always a pleasure, with great company and conversation. This one, two weeks ago, including some extraordinary music-- singing and dobro playing by OEN regular, Bill Homans, also known as Watermelon Slim. His first song is Corona Funk.

Pennypack park trail, Philadelphia, From Uploaded
Covid-19 Thanksgiving Open Thread

Times are strange and strained. But here we are having a Covid-19 thanksgiving. Still there are some things to be thankful for. I thought this would be a good place to offer the folks at OEN an opportunity to share what they are are thankful for.


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