Robert Alan Kall
June 29, 1951
|Residence||(as of October, 2001) Newtown, Pennsylvania|
Pennsylvania State University:
earned B.A. Psychology
La Salle College
St. Joseph's College:
Pre-med courses -
Organic Chemistry, Biochem, Endocrinology, Physics
1977-1979, Temple University:
earned Master of Education, in Counseling psychology
Rob Kall (born June 29, 1951) is an American inventor, journalist, and founder of the OpEdNews website, a United States-based progressive/liberal news, antiwar activism, and opinion website founded in 2003. Kall has published over 1700 articles through the OpEdNews website and many have been cross-published in sources such as Huffington Post. Kall also hosts the 'Bottom Up Radio Show' airing on WNJC, as well as being founder and president of 'FutureHealth' and host of 'FutureHeath Radio'. In 2014, Mediaite showed Kall ranked as one of the top 200 print/online columnists.
In 1976-77, while Kall was a graduate student, he learned of the physiological finding that cold hands can result from the vascular constriction that indicates stress. He then developed the "Bio-Q ring" to detect stress through use of 13 liquid crystals to detect changes in the temperature of the hand. The concept was that if a wearer were forewarned of approaching tension, they could mitigate their actions and thus reduce stress. In 1978 and 1979, he took early design samples of the Bio-Q ring to BSA meetings in Albuquerque and San Diego. Encouragement from biofeedback experts Thomas Budzynski, Edward Taub, and others, kept him focused on the concept. Raising money as a freelance medical writer, he founded Futurehealth Inc as a manufacturer of biofeedback instrumentation/materials. By 1984, 185,000 Bio-Q units had been sold, and according to the Futurehealth.org website, by 2014 that quantity has reached over 300,000 units sold in over 50 countries.
Rob Kall relates how in early 2003, he had heard a Colin Powell speech about why the United States "had" to go to war with Iraq and felt that Powell's reasons were disingenuous. Wishing to "publish the Truth", Kall began a personal blog which developed into OpEdNews.
"OEN is a publication for the people. In the evolution of it I listened to the readers, writers, and editors. The more I listened to these people, the better the site did. Hardly anything is assigned – it's just people writing about what they want out there, and expressing what they care about. Oped News is written by regular people. Watchdog organizations, whistle-blowers, and people interested in social responsibility like us because we're inclined to publish them. One of the main purposes of Oped News is to give the people who know the real truth an opportunity to be heard. We get between 1000 and 2000 articles submitted each month." - [sic] Rob Kall 
Kall's opinions have been quoted or republished in such sources as Democratic Underground, Democrats.com, The Greanville Post, Columbus Free Press, EllenBrown.com, The New York Times, and Scoop.
Rob Kall has been quoted or used as a source in numerous books, including
- "The Generations of Antichrist: An Argument for the Sake of Heaven" by G. H. Eliason, ISBN 1432765507
- "The Liberal War on Transparency: Confessions of a Freedom of Information 'Criminal'" by Christopher C. Horner, ISBN 1451694881
- "Pocket Posh Word Power: 120 Words that Are Fun to Say" by Wordnik, ISBN 1449408885
- "The Perfect Revolution" by The Very Revd. Stuart W. Lambert, ISBN 1483406636
- "A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback" by Jim Robbins, ISBN 0802143814
- "America in Peril" by Robert C. Aldridge, ISBN 1932717153
- "The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child" by Thom Hartmann, ISBN 159477885X
- "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" by David Swanson, ISBN 1609800656
- "Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck" by Jim Donovan, ISBN 0307363007
Awards and nominations
In July 2013, Kall, along with his Opednews (new media), became the first media winners of the Pillar Human Rights Award for International Persons of Conscience for supporting whistleblowers and the first amendment, awarded by the 2013 Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights as hosted by ACORN 8 and Federally Employed Women-Legal Education Fund (FEW/LEF).
- Phillips, Marina (March 2013). "A Voice For Truth – Rob Kall". OM Times. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- Katalinas, Theresa (February 5, 2007). "Bucks Web site grabs piece of the online news market - The highly traveled opednews.com joins the ranks of a growing Web news base". The Intelligencer. Retrieved May 7, 2014.
- staff. "Ron Kall author's page". OpEdNews. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- Kall, Rob (December 17, 2008). "Bail Out Investigative Journalists". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- Kall, Rob (October 5, 2009). "Separating the Journalism Baby from the Newspaper Bathwater". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- Kall, Rob (March 8, 2010). "Progressive Message Won Big at Oscars". Huffington Post. Retrieved May 22, 2014. Cite error: Invalid
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- Silverman, Francine (2013). Ebook of Political Talk Radio Shows. BookRix. ISBN 3730911260.
- Jim Robbins (2008). A Symphony in the Brain: The Evolution of the New Brain Wave Biofeedback. Grove Press. p. ix, 121, 237, 273. ISBN 0802143814.
- staff. "The Mediaite Influence Index: Rob Kall - #178 among Print / Online Columnists". Mediaite. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- "Rob Kall, M.Ed. Curriculum Vitae". futurehealth.org. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- Kleinfield, N. R. (October 1, 1984). "Flood of Health Kits Widens Home Tests for Early Symptoms (page 2)". The New York Times. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- staff. "Bio-Q Thermal Biofeedback & Stress Monitoring Ring". futurehealth.org. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- Lall, Rob (March 20, 2008). "A Report on Take Back America 2008". Democratic Underground. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- David Swanson. "Rob Kall's Amazing Review of 'War is a Lie". November 16, 2010. democrats.com. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Kall, Rob (April 18, 2014). "Chomsky on Billionaires, Wealth Inequality and How Aristotle and Madison Dealt With Them". The Greanville Post. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- McCray, Michael (July 26, 2013). "CBC Chair Marcia Fudge, Senators Ron Wyden, Rand Paul and OpEdNews / Rob Kall honored with the Pillar Human Rights Award". Columbus Free Press. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Ellen Brown (April 23, 2014). "Wall Street Greed: Not Too Big for a California Jury". EllenBrown.com.
- Judith Warner (December 18, 2008). "Getting Beyond Camelot". The New York Times. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Spritzler, John (April 30, 2014). "Beware of Dangerous Articles by Rob Kall of OpEdNews". Scoop. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- Eliason, Eliason (2010). The Generations of Antichrist: An Argument for the Sake of Heaven. G. H. Eliason. p. 435. ISBN 1432765507.
- Christopher C. Horner (2012). The Liberal War on Transparency: Confessions of a Freedom of Information "Criminal". Simon & Schuster. p. 251. ISBN 1451694881.
- Wordnik (2011). Pocket Posh Word Power: 120 Words that Are Fun to Say. Andrews McMeel Publishing. p. 86. ISBN 1449408885.
- The Very Revd. Stuart W. Lambert (2014). The Perfect Revolution. LULU. p. 65. ISBN 1483406636.
- Aldridge, Robert C. (2008). America in Peril. Hope Publishing. p. 32. ISBN 1932717153.
- Thom Hartmann Hartmann, Thom (2005). The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child. Inner Traditions / Bear & Co. p. xvii, 39. ISBN 159477885X.
- David Swanson (2011). Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. Seven Stories Press. p. 341. ISBN 1609800656.
- Jim Donovan (2009). Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck. Jim Donovan. ISBN 0307363007.
- McCray, Michael. "Whistleblower Summit Civil & Human Rights Conference July 29-31, 2013, Pillar Award Presentation". ACORN 8. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
- McCray, Michael (July 25, 2013). "CBC Chair Marcia Fudge, Senators Ron Wyden, Rand Paul and OpEdNews / Rob Kall honored with the Pillar Human Rights Award". OpEdNews. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
- staff (October 23, 2013). "Rob Kall -Change from the Bottom Up" (audio link). Envision This. Retrieved May 20, 2014. transcript