Hero of Conscience Jim Enstrom

Dr. James Enstrom graduated with honors from Harvey Mudd College in 1965. He received his Ph.D. in elementary particle physics in 1970 from Stanford University, under the direction of Nobel Laureate Melvin Schwartz. He then was a physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory in the research group of Nobel Laureate Luis Alvarez and a postdoctoral fellow in cancer epidemiology at UCLA, where he received his M.P.H. In 1976, he joined the UCLA School of Public Health faculty as a Research Professor/Researcher, a position he held until 2012. Since 2005, has been President of the Scientific Integrity Institute in Los Angeles. He is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology and a Life Member of the American Physical Society.

A major focus of Dr. Enstrom's epidemiologic research has been the examination of healthy lifestyles. He has identified and quantified lifestyle factors that reduce the death rate from cancer and heart disease by over 50% and increase longevity by over 10 years. Since 2003 he has shown that air pollution, particularly fine particulate matter, does not cause any deaths in California. These air pollution findings have exposed unethical environmental activists in California and their scientifically unjustified regulatory agenda. Several activist professors at UCLA and UC retaliated against him for his politically incorrect research and forced him into retirement. However he recently succeeded in a Federal whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against UCLA that reversed his wrongful termination and granted him certain rights. Since 2013 he has assisted the US House Science Committee in its efforts to stop EPA from using "secret science" as the basis for strict air quality standards that are not scientifically or economically justified.


Hero of Conscience Marta Enstrom

Marta grew up in Costa Rica. At the age of 16, she was awarded a Garden Grove Rotary Club scholarship by the American Embassy in Costa Rica, and came to Orange County, where she lived with a Rotarian family while attending Santa Ana College. Marta completed her A.A. in liberal arts and was nominated Woman of the Year. She returned to Costa Rica and attended University there. She received a scholarship to Cal State Fullerton, where she obtained her B.A. in economics. She then received a scholarship to the University of Mississippi Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree.

Marta became a U.S. citizen and worked for five years as a lawyer with the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice. On Sundays she did a legal talk show for a Spanish language radio station in Los Angeles and appeared on Channel 34 television. She married Dr. James Enstrom in 1978 in Santa Ana. Together they have helped mentor several students' educations. Because of her volunteer community legal work in Los Angeles, Marta was given a Woman?s Achievement Award in l980 by Mayor Tom Bradley. She became an Administrative Law Judge for the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board in l982. She has served as a Vice President and Board Member of the California Administrative Law Judges Association for several years. In 2002 she received the Alumni Achievement Award, and was inducted into the Santa Ana College Hall of Fame. Her strong support of her husband during the past 12 years made it possible for Dr. Enstrom to successfully defend his academic freedom, scientific integrity, and faculty appointment at UCLA.


Hero of Conscience Phelim McAleer

Phelim McAleer

Phelim McAleer is a journalist, and film producer and director.

His most recent success is a massive crowdfuding campaign for a movie about Kermit Gosnell. The crowdfunding for the Gosnell movie was the most successful Indiegogo campaign ever. Over 26,500 people funded the film contributing $2.25m in 45 days.

Gosnell is a ripped from the headlines story about a respected doctor who ran a medical clinic in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood. But behind the doors of his clinic the smiling, avuncular Kermit Gosnell was also America's most prolific serial killer.

He is the director and producer of FrackNation, a documentary on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the natural gas boom in the US and abroad.

FrackNation premiered January 22, 2013 on Mark Cuban's AXS TV. The New York Times called the film "meticulously researched...provocative." And Variety said it was a "briskly paced...mischievous pic."

McAleer bypassed traditional funding methods for FrackNation and instead turned to Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website. In 60 days, 3,305 backers donated $212,265 to tell the truth about fracking.

He is also the director and producer of Not Evil Just Wrong (2009) - a feature documentary which examines the devastating consequences of global warming hysteria.

McAleer was the director and producer of Mine Your Own Business - the first documentary that asks difficult questions of the environmental movement.

McAleer co-produced The Search for Tristan's Mum which was broadcast on RTE 1, the Irish state television station, in 2005.

From 2000 to 2003 he was the Romania/Bulgaria Correspondent for The Financial Times. McAleer has also written for The Economist from the region. Previously from 1998 to 2000, he worked for the UK Sunday Times in their Dublin office.

McAleer started his career as a journalist working for the Crossmaglen Examiner a local Northern Ireland newspaper in Co. Armagh. The newspaper covered stories in the area, which was known as 'Bandit country' because of the ferocity of the IRA campaign in the area. McAleer then moved to The Irish News in Belfast.

McAleer is a much sought after public speaker. He regularly appears on Fox News, CNN and the BBC and has been interviewed on over 100 US and international radio stations. Phelim McAleer is also a frequent contributor to Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood, Glenn Beck's TheBlaze and The New York Post. McAleer produces and directs documentaries with his wife Ann McElhinney.


Hero of Conscience Anne McElhinney

Anne McElhinney

Ann McElhinney is a journalist, and film producer and director.

Her most recent success is a massive crowdfuding campaign for a movie about Kermit Gosnell. The crowdfunding for the Gosnell movie was the most successful Indiegogo campaign ever. Over 26,500 people funded the film contributing $2.25m in 45 days. The campaign smashed a number of crowdfunding records.

Gosnell is a ripped from the headlines story about a respected doctor who ran a medical clinic in an impoverished Philadelphia neighborhood. But behind the doors of his clinic the smiling, avuncular Kermit Gosnell was also America's most prolific serial killer.

The project has attracted an enormous amount of media coverage on television, radio and with hundreds of articles written about the film and the historic crowdfunding.

McElhinney is the director and producer of FrackNation - A Journalist's Search for the Fracking Truth, a documentary on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and the natural gas boom in the US and abroad.

FrackNation premiered January 22, 2013 on Mark Cuban's AXS TV. The New York Times called the film "meticulously researched...provocative." And Variety said it was a "briskly paced...mischievous pic."

FrackNation bypassed traditional funding methods and instead turned to Kickstarter, a crowd-funding website. In 60 days, 3,305 backers donated $212,265 to tell the truth about fracking. It was one of the most successful campaigns in Kickstarter history.

In 2009, she produced and directed Not Evil Just Wrong, a film which examines the devastating consequences of global warming hysteria.

Previously, McElhinney produced and directed Mine Your Own Business - the first documentary that asks difficult questions of the environmental movement. Canada's The National Post said "Mine Your Own Business is devastating because it combats prejudices and fantasies with pictures that refute thousands of weasel words."

McElhinney has aslo made documentaries for the BBC, CBC (Canada) and RTE (Ireland). The Search for Tristan's Mum concerned the case of Tristan Dowse, a baby who was adopted by an Irish man and his wife in Indonesia. Two years later, when the adoptive mother became pregnant, they abandoned Tristan in an Indonesian orphanage.

The case outraged Ireland and McElhinney tracked down Tristan's natural mother and, going undercover, infiltrated the baby-selling ring. Tristan is now living with his natural mother in Indonesia and the baby sellers are serving lengthy jail sentences.

The Irish government initiated a high court protection order to protect Tristan's interests and when delivering his judgment, Justice John McMenamin said McElhinney deserved the "highest of praise" for her investigative journalism.

McElhinney was featured in and was the Associate Producer of the highly controversial documentary Return to Sender (2005) for CBC.

McElhinney has also written for or is a regular contributor to an array of international media organizations including CNN, FOX News, ABC (US), BBC, CBC (Canada), ABC (Australia), RTE (Ireland), The Sunday Times and The Irish Times. She is a regular on a number of US talk radio shows including The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Dennis Miller Show and The Dennis Prager Show.

McElhinney has worked as a journalist and filmmaker in the US, Canada, Romania, Bulgaria, Chile, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Ghana and Uganda.

She is an entertaining and sought-after public speaker and has most recently spoken at conferences in Dallas (TX), Houston (TX), New York City (NY), Bonita Springs (FL), San Diego (CA), Chapel Hill (NC), Bakersfield (CA), Santa Fe (NM), Little Rock (AR), Santa Barbara (CA), Mayetta (KS), Billings (MO), Pittsburgh (PA) and many more.

McElhinney produces and directs with her husband Phelim McAleer.

Guest Speaker George Gilder

George GilderGeorge Gilder is an economic thought-leader, technology pundit and best-selling author. Mr. Gilder has lectured internationally on economics, technology, education and social theory but is best known for his outspoken support of free-market capitalism and burgeoning technology.

Master of Ceremonies - Larry Elder

Larry Elder

A "firebrand" according to Daily Variety, best-selling author and radio talk-show host Larry Elder has a take-no-prisoners style, using such old-fashioned things as evidence and logic. Larry shines the bright light of reasoned analysis on many of the myths and hypocrisies apparent in our system of government, our society, and the media itself. He slays dragons and topples sacred cows using facts, common sense and a ready wit.

Larry, the recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, has hosted the longest-running afternoon drive time radio show in Los Angeles, beginning in March, 1994. "The Larry Elder Show," a top-rated daily program from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. (PT) on KABC 790, and is also available to his fans -- the Elderados -- via live video or audio podcasts on www.larryelder.com. Known to his listeners as the "Sage From South Central," Larry sizzles on the airwaves with his thoughtful insight on the day's most provocative issues, to the delight, consternation, and entertainment of his listeners. The "Sage" engages political and cultural leaders in meaningful debates over race, government, personal responsibility and education that have elevated the talk radio genre. A blend of fiscal conservative and social liberal-with attitude-Elder's limited government/personal responsibility views have fueled controversy and made him one of the most in-demand radio personalities cable news pundits in the country.