Activists in Coos Bay received a visit(s) from the Big Dogs...at long last.
Yes! no less than the Sierra Club's Ted Gleichman came down to The Cove to see what all the noise is about. Back in April of this year an LNG tank exploded in the small town of Plymouht, Wshington sending five people to the hospital. At the time Ted Gleichman, who chairs LNG committee for the Oregon chapter of the Sierra Club, said the explosion in Plymouth should concern regulators and people who live near proposed export terminals.
“We can’t ignore the fact that they are inherently extremely dangerous — and huge,” Gleichman said.
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Frank Warren is the founder of PostSecret, a ten year invitation to everybody to anonymously share their deepest, darkest secret with everybody. How's that been working? Six-hundred ninety million people have visited the website, a literal ton of postcards, six books, a webby award; you decide. Don Merrill talks with Mr. Warren about why people do it, what it's meant to him and why in the world he encourages people to send their secrets to his real home address. (apologies for audio hum)
27:54 minutes (25.54 MB)
What happens when trans-men claim the right to remain at the women's college to which they were originally admitted as women? Iven Hale reads Jen Cross's blog post in which she "wrangles" with her "fury around queer masculine privilege". 8:48 minutes (6.05 MB)
Our Book Mole Larry Bowlden reviews Ellen Meloy's 2004 book, Eating Stone: Imagination and the Loss of the Wild. Meloy tracks a rare species of desert big horn sheep in the high Mountain deserts of Utah. Sleeping, camping, and living with sheep much of the year, Meloy describes in exquisite detail the plants and animals of the desert, and the dangers facing all creatures due to corporate greed and human expansion into wilderness.
Just as the 1964 Civil Rights bill emerged out of the traumatic events of 1963, so recent police killings of black men and children can be what propels a new civil rights movement. This is Dani McClain's thought in her article in The Nation, "“The Civil Rights Movement Came Out of a Moment Like This One” . Clayton Morgareidge reads. For a more in-depth look at these possibilities, check out this article by Peter Dreier. 9:17 minutes (6.38 MB)
In Richmond, California, voters soundly rejected Chevron’s candidates and continued the cities progressive policies which include police reform greatly reducing police killings of civilians. Old Mole Bill Resnick talks with labor journalist Steve Early. Richmond is also experimenting with participatory budgeting, giving citizens a voice in how the city spends its money.
20:24 minutes (14.01 MB)
Beyond Ferguson - Conversation and Action - A panel discussion recorded at Lewis Clark College on September 11, 2014 at Templeton Campus Center, Council Chambers. (It was broadcast on KBOO as part of News and Public Affairs Day on October 10th, 2014.)
The shooting of Michael Brown occurred on August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. This panel shares reactions and directions for the future.
The panel is moderated by Cathy Busha, Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement at Lewis and Clark College.