Global Medicine Review is a talk show program hosted by Dr. Kamau Kokayi and Faybiene Miranda dedicated to exploring topics of interest in medicine, health, culture and healing. The show airs on WBAI every Wednesday from noon - 1PM. You can download individual shows below or from iTunes. You can also subscribe to our iTunes feed and get the show automatically downloaded to iTunes or to your mp3 player.


Community Radio in Crisis

Dr Kokayi and Faybiene air their final Global Medicine Review program (an eight year stretch) and Dr Kokayi takes issue with the direction that the station is moving and what this means for the listening audience. Dr Kokayi’s and Dr Ali’s combined greater than sixty years of clinical experience doing integrative medicine was placed at the 11PM hour with both shows being narrowed down to thirty minutes as part of an arrangement to bring Gary Null back to the noon time hour five days a week. The program is interrupted by station management because of the nature of Dr Kokayi’s remarks but Dr Kokayi convinces management that he and Faybiene should be allowed to finish their program. During this interlude Dr Kokayi learns from Program Director Tony Bates that he came to New York with the intention of bringing Gary Null back on the air. Callers’ comments and farewells are heard for the second half of the program and Faybiene shares two poems.


Energetic Healing with Dr Bengston

Dr Kokayi interviews Dr William F Bengston, author of the Energy Cure. Drawing on his 30 years of rigorous research, unbelievable results, and mind-bending questions, Bengston challenges us to totally rethink what we believe about our ability to heal. His backround as a statistician has helped him to create impeccable research models that have yielded results in the area of energetic healing and cancer that challenge closely held premises of Western medical science. Dr Kokayi and Dr Bengston take this discussion to a very interesting place from which you must draw your own conclusions. Check out


The International College of Applied Kinesiology

Erin Davis Websites (Only Kinesiology college in North America offering the PKP program) (Founders of Professional Kinesiology Practice)

Dr. Kokayi interviews fellow practitioner Erin Davis, and instructor Ken Campbell, on the practice of kinesiology as taught by the International College of Applied Kinesiology. Erin Davis practices with Dr Kokayi both in Manhattan and at his Manhasset office and Ken Campbell is a senior faculty member for the College. The practicality and depth of kinesiology is discussed in regards to a study that has been completed in South Hampton, UK, documenting in the strictest scientific controlled format, the efficacy of this system. Moreover this system of kinesiology has been used effectively in a maximum security prison in South Africa with the result that several inmates have been granted the privilege of teaching in minimum security prisons, something totally unheard of. Dr Kokayi also has Erin review her handling of a couple of his patients to emphasize the power of a wellness model of health where you start from the unlimited potential that each client can tap into when trying to realize their health and life goals . Kinesiology programs and sessions that are still open for the fall can be found on


Divination Dagara Style with Alwyn Thomas

Dr. Kokayi interviews Alwyn Thomas on the topic of Divination, specifically the Divination system coming out of the Dagara culture of West Africa. Thomas has been intrigued by the principles of divination since the age of 14, and through the events of his life journey was compelled to become a diviner. It was through one of Malidoma Patrice Some’s courses in New York, that Thomas was able to begin to take up his calling. Divination is a ritual process by which the diviner taps into a universal consciousness that leaves its imprint on the arrangement of the divining items. The diviner performs this reading in a ritualistic fashion which involves the diviner intuiting and tapping into a different aspect of Consciousness which brings the stories represented in the divining kit to life. Thomas explains the role of diviner as one of submission, and through that submission it is possible to tap into unlimited consciousness. Your intuitive processes are in control and you must move with the spirit in order to make this work. He relays accounts in which he was able to perceive parts of peoples’ life stories as well as foresee solutions to their life problems. Thomas also discusses the components of a divination kit and the process of creating it.


Cutting Edge Biochemical Assessments for the Nervous, Endocrine and Immune Systems with Dr. Eileen Marie Wright

Dr. Kokayi interviews Dr. Eileen Marie Wright, of Neuroscience Inc,. on the importance of laboratory work that is looking to establish guidelines for corrective measures that can be taken with nutrients and phyto nutrients. Dr. Wright is a physician with a conventional board certification in emergency medicine but she also has extensive training in metabolic and nutritional medicine, hormone therapies, Ayurvedic medicine as well as many other alternative and complementary modalities. The interplay of the immune, endocrine and nervous systems is discussed with a new look at their functional interaction. Although from a conventional perspective each of these systems is observed independently the interplay that their biochemical substrates can have on each other is being brought out more clearly thru the work of Neuroscience Inc. This cutting edge lab is able to provide doctors with functional measurements of somatic signals like cytokines which help to create an interplay between these systems which were previously looked at separately. The same cytokines my affect immunity as much as they do psychological states. More information on Neuroscience Inc. can be found at


Internal Healing Arts with Tom Bizzio

Tom Bisio

A Tooth from the Tiger’s Mouth: How to Treat Your Injuries with Powerful Healing Secrets of the Great Chinese Warrior

Strategy and Change: An Examination of Military Strategy, the I-Ching and Ba Gua Zhang

The Essentials of Ba Gua Zhang

The Attacking Hands of Ba Gua Zhang

Zheng Gu Tui Na: A Chinese Medical Massage Textbook

New York Internal Arts (NYIA); Zheng Gu Tui Na 

Dr. Kokayi interviews Tom Bisio on Internal Healing Arts. Tom Bisio has an extensive background in East Asian martial arts, philosophy and medicine, with over 30 years experience. He’s a licensed practitioner and has a busy clinic in New York. The immediate efficiency of Eastern medicine is discussed as well as the role that it plays in the health of middle-aged people. The importance of breathing exercises such as Qi-Gong are presented as possible ways to allow for better flow of Qi, which would allow for a healthier body and lifestyle. Mr. Bisio also talks about how he incorporates acupuncture as well as many other alternative modalities (like herbal poultices, physical manipulation, lifestyle changes and internal herbal treatments) to supplement the healing and or prevention of severe physical trauma. A focus on internal martial arts forms is emphasized for a more complete, healthy lifestyle.

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Green Medicine

Dr. Larry MalerbaGreen Machine book cover
Dr. Kokayi interviews Dr. Larry Malerba on his new book “Green Medicine”. Dr. Malerba is a distinguished practitioner, educator and leader in the field of holistic medicine for more than 20 years. His book “Green Medicine” challenges the assumptions of general health care with regard to the allopathic biochemical approach to healthcare. The approaches of orthodox allopathic medicine and alternative paradigms of healing are compared and contrasted throughout the book and some of this is discussed in the interview. Dr Malerba shares some case histories to highlight the value of other medical paradigms. Dr Malerba’s work clearly helps to establish the role that non allopathic therapies could and should be playing in the general health care of the population.


Matrix Energetics: The Physics of Miracles

Dr. Kokayi interviews Justice Bartlett on Matrix Energetics. Her father, Richard Bartlett, author of the Physics of Miracles, is the founder of Matrix Energetics and she’s a master practitioner and instructor within this system. The crux of this system revolves around the use of consciousness to “drop down” to the zero point field, beneath the quantum field where lies the matrix out of which all energy matter creations come out of. A practitioner so engaged at this level has the potential to bring about instantaneous changes at the macrosopic level. The creation of alternative realities as it relates to health is discussed and the listening audience is asked to participate in a basic matrix energetics 2 point exercise. Ms Justice also shares a case of Alzheimer’s disease that was successfully treated. This is a cutting edge technology that comes under the banner of energy medicine and requires one to drop certain preconceived notions about the structure of reality.


From Slavery, to Petroleum, to Earth Energy

Blaine Pope, who holds a PhD and Master’s from Field and Graduate University in the field of human and organizational systems looks at the progression of American society with respect to energy consumption…from slavery, to petroleum consumption, and a look at the movement toward earth based technologies. The cost of our dependence on petroleum is clearly too high with respect to the impact on health and the environment. From plastics to gasoline, every phase of our lives are touched by petroleum. People in lower socioeconomic communities are more likely to suffer more from the largely unrecognized affects of petroleum because of their proximity to industrial complexes.


Community Health and Development within an African Cultural Paradigm

Dr. Kokayi interviews Sister Kwayera Archer-Cunningham, founding president and chief executive officer of the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy. Ifetayo’s success at creating a community based organization that not only gives younger people skills but helps to reestablish their cultural identity is highlighted. Ifetayo has been able to overcome many of the problems that plaque organizations in resource poor communities. With almost twenty years of operation Ifetayo has drawn on traditional African community and and spiritual values and cultural technologies to lay the foundation for an organization that has had to offer no apologies for its orientation but yet has been able to successfully garner resources from the non profit world as well as setting up other programs in and out of the United States; Chicago, Brazil, Senegal, Ehtiopia, Jamaica, and South Africa.