Former cop turned whistleblower, investigative journalist, author, speaker, radio talk show host and star of the award winning documentary, CoLLapse, Michael Ruppert is also a founding member of the Venice, CA music project, the New White Trash. Since its release January 11, 2011, Doublewide, the 37 song, double CD debut release from the New White Trash, has sold thousands of copies worldwide from their Bandcamp site and through their label, the Venice Arts Club. Mike Ruppert is a true American hero, having blown the whistle on the LAPD and the CIA for smuggling drugs from Mexico into South Central Los Angeles. Mike can be heard every Sunday evening at 6pm west coast time over the Progressive Radio Network. His call-in show is The Lifeboat Hour. Avalanche & Earthquake is the theme song from that show.