Jonathan Alter is an award-winning author, reporter, columnist and television analyst. He spent 28 years at Newsweek, where he was a longtime senior editor and wrote hundreds of columns and features on a wide variety of subjects. He is an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. His 2010 book, "The Promise: President Obama, Year One," went to #4 on the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List and was one of the Times' "Notable Books" of the year. "The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope," published in 2006, was also a bestseller.
Bestselling author and a promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years, the Chief Insurgent of the Madrone Project, founder and President of Natural Capitalism, Inc. and Natural Capitalism Solutions, a non-profit in Longmont, Colorado. She was a founding professor at Presidio Graduate School's MBA in Sustainable Management program, has taught at various universities, consulted for many citizens’ groups, governments and corporations. She co-founded the Rocky Mountain Institute, which she led for 20 years. She has addressed the World Economic Forum, the U.S. Congress, the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and hundreds of major conferences. Named millennium "Hero of the Planet" by Time Magazine, she has received the Right Livelihood Award, the Leadership in Business Award and dozens of other honors.
Alfred Adask is the leading figure in the very controversial sovereign citizen movement, which takes the position that citizens are not subject to any statutes or proceedings at the federal, state or municipal levels. They especially reject most forms of taxation as illegitimate. He was recently featured on 60 Minutes, which has sparked a great deal of interest in his cause. For 12 years he published AntiShyster Magazine, he is a former candidate for the Texas Supreme Court, and was identified by the Federal government as one of the top dozen anti-government activists during the 1990s.