People We've Interviewed, Big 3 News and the team have been on the scene since May 2009. Since then, we've accumulated an impressive roster of people, groups and causes featured by our project. Watch for more great interviews from Big 3 News.
Causes We've Covered
Janet Porter & The Ohio Heartbeat Bill
April 28, 2012 - In a state where more than 28,000 abortions were performed in 2010, supporters of life are putting their time, money and energy into Ohio legislation which they hope will drastically reduce that number by as much as 90 to 95%, and ultimately end abortions.
The Heartbeat Bill (HB 125), which passed the Ohio House of Representatives last June 28 but is now stalled in the Republican-controlled Senate — is unique in that it establishes the detection of a fetal heartbeat as the “key medical predictor” in determining whether or not an abortion can be legally performed by a doctor.
Janet Porter, President of Faith2Action and the leading voice for the bill, spoke with Big 3 News in an exclusive interview about the final push for victory… [READ THE FULL STORY]
Jody Swaney & The “Lights Out Project”
April 19, 2012 - Imagine a world with no electricity.
Without a sustainable backup source of power, your electronic devices shut down, refrigerating your food supply is suddenly threatened, and your lights go out.
How long could you survive? How long before society begins to de-evolve? California resident Jody Swaney ponders this hypothetical problem with the “Lights Out Project” and real time reports from people around the world… [WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW]
Fantasy Maid Service in Lubbock, Texas
April 16, 2012 - It’s America’s second-most conservative city, but that hasn’t stopped entrepreneur and Occupier Melissa Borrett from starting her own maid service which features women dressed in lingerie and less.
“This is a maid service,” said twenty-six year old Melissa Borrett in an exclusive interview with Big 3 News. “We offer cooking, cleaning, laundry services, folding, ironing — basically any kind of household chore you need done, we can do it for you.”
However, some in Lubbock say Fantasy Maid Service and the nude employees should be regulated as a sexually-oriented business to comply with a city ordinance… [WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW]
National Debt Relief Amendment
March 17, 2012 - On the same day the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of President Obama’s 2013 budget — which shows deficits will grow by $6.4 trillion in the next decade, nearly double what the CBO expected — a North Dakota state legislator said America’s debt problem has become unsustainable and immediate action is needed.
“It’s a crisis,” North Dakota State Senator Curtis Olafson said on Friday of the more than $15.5 trillion federal debt in an exclusive interview with Big 3 News. “We are about to go over a financial cliff….” [READ THE FULL STORY]
A Christian missionary’s last journey
February 20, 2012 - In rural churches across America, the old-timers used to say, “Walk in the light.”
What they meant was, when God gives you illumination on the truth, you must take that truth and apply it to your daily life. Often, those words would be followed with a gentle admonition.
“God won’t give you new light until you walk in the light He’s already given you.”
My friend Roger Fraley had light and life…. [READ THE FULL STORY]
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Ohio
February 18, 2012 - Armed with soaring poll numbers, a surprise endorsement from one of the state’s top officials, and a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution, presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Friday urged Republicans in Brown County, Ohio to support his campaign and not to repeat the mistake of 2008 when voters helped elect President Barack Obama.
“No one’s asking for your life, no one’s asking for your fortune,” Santorum said. “But I am asking you to put your honor on the line. The honor of the family that you now represent in the line of ancestors who did their duty to give you the country that we have today….” [READ THE FULL STORY]
“Trash” eBook & self-published authors
January 25, 2012 - It’s often said don’t judge a book by its cover.
For one New York author, that’s exactly what happened when social networking giant Facebook rejected an ad promoting his new electronic short story — or eBook — called “Trash.”
To be fair, “Trash”, a fictional work by 40-year old Thom Simonson, sounds like…well, just that — a trashy story complete with what even the author calls a “provocative” cover of a nearly nude woman covering her breasts…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Christian Dating Sites XO
February 4, 2012 - Long before the days of blazing fast Internet connections and one-on-one video calling, singles in search of soul mates connected by leaving wistful messages on bland profile pages that often went unchecked for weeks and months.
Sometimes an email would show up in their inbox from people wanting to trade pictures and get to know them better. More often than not, the reply amounted to a rejection wishing them much luck, and sometimes not, with their search…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Occupy Cincinnati & 700 WLW Radio appearance
October 8, 2011 - A grassroots group that claims to represent 99% of Americans gathered on Saturday in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio’s business district to protest corporate greed and corruption.
More than 400 supporters of “Occupy Cincinnati” converged at Lytle Park around a statue of Abraham Lincoln at 11 a.m. under a fall sun and the high-rise headquarters of corporate giants like Proctor & Gamble, Kroger, PNC Bank and Chiquita that towered in the sky above them…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Presidential candidate Herman Cain in Ohio
October 14, 2011 - For the man whose political fortunes have been on the rise in recent weeks, Republican Presidential hopeful Herman Cain didn’t talk like a front runner at an Ohio rally covered live by Big 3 News on Thursday night.
In fact, the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and feisty WSB Atlanta, Georgia radio host seemed humbled as he talked about the role of faith in our nation’s history and his personal battle with cancer before an estimated crowd of 1,500 during a “Faith & Freedom Rally” at Ohio Christian University in Circleville…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Florida health care abuses
October 16, 2011 - In what he called a “letter to the world,” a Florida son painfully described systemic flaws and abuses, inflicted on his elderly mother, in the state’s health care system that have compelled him to speak out as an advocate for her.
Neil Roe, a former business law student, said his 89-year old mother, Arlene English, was a victim of the system who was denied basic human rights about which he can no longer be silent.
“We the people control this country — if we flex that control,” Roe said in an exclusive interview with Big 3 News earlier this year…[READ THE FULL STORY]
One Thin Dime screenplay
October 2, 2011 - A screenplay about a former Georgia couple whose lives were nearly destroyed by an accused child molester’s shocking acts may soon become a full theatrical release if the production company can attract investors to fund the film’s estimated $8 to $12 million budget.
Based on a true story, “One Thin Dime” captures the events that led up to the two-year legal ordeal of successful psychotherapist Susan Lewis and her husband Jim…[READ THE FULL STORY]
“Second skin” electronic tattoos
August 21, 2011 - An electronic device consisting of tiny, snake-like filaments and circuitry that can be applied to the throat, forehead or chest to monitor the body’s electrical activities is redefining how scientists measure the functions of living systems.
A team of researchers led by John A. Rogers, Professor of Engineering at the University of Illinois, released their findings in an Aug. 11 report on the class of technology they call the epidermal electronic system (EES)…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Swedish musician Ebba Karlsson
June 27, 2011 - Ebba Karlsson, aka Flutist on BlogTV, is a talented flute and piano player.
She is 27 years old and has been playing for 14 years. She was born and raised in Sweden and is part of a family that are mostly musicians. Her mother is a Classical Pianist and Ebba also loves to play the piano.
When asked why she is inspired to play, Ebba replied, ”My goal is to inspire people to find their place in life and find a way to express themselves.”…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Christian artist Matthew West’s performance at “Festival of the Bells”
July 2, 2011 - Medical problems. A lost job. Divorce or a busted relationship. Coping with death.
In every life there’s a story to tell. The job of a great storyteller is to tell it well.
For Grammy-nominated & Sparrow recording artist Matthew West that means using his heart, his voice and his music to turn people’s stories of pain and sorrow into songs of hope and inspiration…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Fly fishing In The Spotlight
March 6, 2011 - Fifty years in the making, Master Fly Fisherman Jim Boren took the time recently to tell Big 3 News Contributor Milly a bit about the sport of fly fishing.
Starting with trips out fishing at the age of 10 with his grandfather, Jim’s interest in fishing lead him to become interested in tying lures. Jim has invented at least twelve unique patterns of flies for himself and his family.
Jim says,” Part of the sport of fly tying is innovation…[READ THE FULL STORY]
UFO encounter in Ohio
January 30, 2011 - It was the spring of 1978.
Sue and three siblings had been sent by their mother to the grocery store in Jamestown. As they were returning home around 10 p.m. Eastern time, something in the sky caught the eye of Sue and her brother, who were both sitting up front in the car. A sister and another brother, ages twelve and nineteen, were sitting in the backseat.
“We were probably about a mile from home,” Sue recalled. “My brother and I noticed this craft, what we thought was a plane in the sky that was going to crash. I told him, ‘you need to pull over, ’cause this thing’s gonna crash!’”…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Ohio Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Kasich campaign event
October 25, 2010 - The man who helped oversee the nation’s first balanced budget in nearly thirty years during the Clinton Administration arrived in Southwest, Ohio on Monday promising better days ahead for a state hit hard by job losses.
“We cannot let fear defeat hope in this election,” Ohio gubernatorial candidate John Kasich urged about 200 party supporters at the historic Murphy Theater in Clinton County…[READ THE FULL STORY]
The A-Team: America’s first high school Tea Party
January 29, 2011 – Glen A. Wilson High School in California has America’s first Tea Party group for pre-teens and teens who stand up for what they believe in. Their goal is to “revolutionize and wake up the youth of America.”
A-Team President Caleb Yee recently spoke with Big 3 News Senior Contributor Ethan in an exclusive website interview about the organization’s goals.
“We want to let the public know that the youth care about this nation even though we don’t have to pay our taxes yet or even though we are unable to vote.,” Yee said…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Sydney Shaw Band
September 23, 2010 – All across America, you hear and see local bands playing at pubs, concerts and festivals to get their sound out there. Many fall and few make it to the top. A band outside of Austin, Texas is trying to do what many fail at — make it to the top with talent they have.
Sydney Shaw, formed in 2009, is a well-known group of musicians from Rockdale, located about 65 miles outside of the capitol.
Their “deathcore” and two-step sound excites many of the “now” generation in Metal America… [READ THE FULL STORY]
Canadian man Paul Shishis captures unidentified “morphing object”
October 15, 2009 – A Canadian UFO enthusiast has captured in pictures what he claims is a “strange, large black object” that proceeded to morph and change shape before his eyes over the skies of Scarborough, Canada.
Paul Shishis, the man behind the mysterious photographs, said he witnessed the changing object on September 17, 2009 at approximately 12:53 p.m.
Victims of the System: Sara & Gary Harvey guardianship abuse case
January 12, 2011 – On January 21, 2006, Gary and Sara Harvey of Horseheads, New York had just returned home from an afternoon of shopping and visiting a friend about a leaking water pump.
Their life up to that day had been filled with the quiet serenity of home and all the activities they shared on the lake and in nearby Watkins Glen.
“We are best friends and trust each other completely,” Sara explained in an exclusive interview with Big 3 News. “We enjoyed our home very much. We have never spent time apart intentionally…” [READ THE FULL STORY]
Best-selling author Marie D. Jones & 2012 Prophecies
October 20, 2010 – I was recently given the opportunity to interview Marie D. Jones live on Big 3 News.
Marie is an old friend and the author of several best-selling books on the paranormal, metaphysics and cutting edge science. She has appeared on hundreds of radio shows, on television and has been interviewed for dozens of publications in which she talks about the links between science and the role of human consciousness and perception in the paranormal. She is now branching out into writing for film and television, and is a popular speaker at lectures and conferences all over the country.
During our interview we discussed her partnership, ParaExplorers, with Larry Flaxman, the founder and president of ARPAST – the Arkansas Paranormal & Anomalous Studies Team. The pair have written several books together such as “11:11 – The Time Prompt Phenomenon”, “The Resonance Key”, and “The Deja Vu Enigma” – all of which have been considered controversial…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Privacy Expert Frederick S. Lane & mobile backscatter machines
October 3, 2010 – Vermont-based privacy and computer forensics expert Frederick Lane spoke to Big 3 News on Oct. 3 in an exclusive interview about the government’s intrusion into the lives of Americans with the use of emerging technologies such as mobile backscatter X-ray units.
“I think it’s important to point out that the program that took place down in Georgia was aimed at trucks that normally could be pulled over for whatever kinds of safety inspections and weight inspections,” Lane said. “The government’s probably in a gray area where this kind of scanning could be seen as incidental to their normal safety inspections…” [READ THE FULL STORY]
Karen Mitchoff & RFID tracking of California pre-schoolers
August 31, 2010 – About two hundred and forty pre-schoolers in Contra Costa County, California are being tracked with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology as part of a Head Start facility upgrade made possible by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
The month-old system requires students to be digitally signed in by parents, and then to put on a numbered, v-shaped jersey with the RFID tracking device sewn into the chest area on the right side. The jersey is similar to what basketball athletes wear and is placed over the children’s everyday clothing…[READ THE STORY]
Jet The Horse & Animal Rescue
August 19, 2010 - In his prime, he was a Champion Barrel Racer that earned multiple trophies for his owner, displaying great strength and pride.
His darkest moments came when he was left for dead after being knocked over the head with a sledge hammer and locked in a barn with nothing to eat but his own waste.
Now, a New York family which rescued this twenty-four year old quarter horse named Jet over three years ago is desperately seeking a new home for him where he can retire with dignity and grace…[READ THE STORY]
Artists 4 Life Cancer Charity Event
August 11, 2010 - A young man from Boston, Massachusetts is using the Internet to help raise awareness and funds in the fight against cancer for the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).
For 23-year old Christian, the desire to offer his energy to the cause is intensely personal — his aunt was diagnosed with colon cancer and recently lost a five-year battle with the disease.
“That affected me alot, because my aunt was very close to me, she was my closest relative,” Christian said in an exclusive interview Wednesday with Big 3 News. “Last year, September 1st, she passed away from cancer. It killed me. It tore my heart to pieces…”[READ THE FULL STORY]
Katie Zook & Haiti Earthquake
February 13, 2010 – When 22-year old Katie Zook of Arlington, Washington committed to a two-year missionary assignment in Haiti to show God’s love to orphaned children, she never imagined she’d be on the receiving end of someone else’s love.
But that’s exactly what happened on January 12, 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated tiny Haiti and nearly a quarter million of the 9 million inhabitants lost their lives.
Katie’s story and the experiences of another Haiti missionary family — Todd & Jennifer Edgerton — are told through a mutual friend, Big 3 News Contributor Jennie, one month after the disaster took place.
“I started working with Katie about four or five years ago; she was my head girl on the makeup crews that I do stage makeup for different theater productions,” Jennie said…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Evelyn Schwartz & Elderly Abuse
December 2, 2009 – Big 3 News host Rusty Ray spoke with Betty Brown of East Lake, Ohio regarding the heart-breaking case of a 93-year old Mayfield Heights resident and her battle with Adult Protective Services (APS).
Brown, who formerly dated the caregiver of Evelyn Schwartz, has power of attorney for the senior and is championing her cause to bring awareness to the issue of the rights of the elderly…[WATCH MORE HERE]
Carl Braun & The California Minutemen movement
August 23, 2009 – Among the factors contributing to a right-wing extremism resurgence, according to a new 24-page report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), are those who promote racism and vigilante actions to deal with the problem of illegal immigration.
The SPLC report, in a section entitled “Nativists to ‘Patriots’”, devotes considerable space to the Minutemen movement and their California home, Camp Vigilance. Located on an active smuggling trail less than three miles from the U.S.-Mexico border in the high desert of East San Diego County, the campground features an 1856 renovated stage-coach depot.
Big 3 News spoke exclusively with Carl Braun, a co-founder and active member of the Minutemen and a private, non-profit group named Border Auxiliary Patrol in California, about the objectives of the group and his views on the SPLC intellligence report…[READ THE FULL STORY]
Former Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack & Militia Movement
August 14, 2009 – A number of national and local citizens groups are called out in a 24-page report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) entitled, “The Second Wave: Return of the Militia” — the National Rifle Association, Minutemen, Oath Keepers — as well as mainstream conservative politicians and media personalities — U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus (R – Ala.), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Fox News host Glenn Beck, CNN’s Lou Dobbs, MSNBC commentator and former Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan — as evidence of this growing domestic threat.
Add to the list former Graham County, Arizona sheriff Richard Mack, dubbed a “long-time militia hero” by SPLC. The son of an FBI Agent, Mack has long been a crusader for freedom and individual rights…[READ THE FULL STORY]