TV: “How Science and Art Explain the Carbon Cycle and Climate”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a very informative and easy-to-understand 1-hour TV interview about the carbon cycle and the climate.  The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program for August 2016 helps people understand the climate crisis – and powerful solutions – in fresh ways. Three knowledgeable guests combine easy-to-understand science and visually explicit art to help us explore the carbon cycle as a crucial but often neglected aspect of the climate crisis. We present the carbon cycle in some fresh ways that non-scientists – and people of all ages – can easily understand. We also show how these fresh insights can help us choose […]

TV: “How to Reduce Gun Violence”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about “How to Reduce Gun Violence” and/or read a thorough summary of what we said during the interview.  See the links below. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program for September 2016 examines a persistent problem that more and more Americans want to solve: the epidemic of gun violence. A huge majority of the public wants Congress and state legislators to take strong action, but politicians keep failing to act.  During this hour we will learn more about the problems and consider some solutions. Although many people feel stymied, this TV interview takes a “can-do” attitude […]

TV: “De-Militarize U.S. Foreign Policy”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s October 2016 TV program critiques U.S. foreign policy, especially how – instead of providing national security – the U.S.’s military violence actually makes us less secure! The program also helps us understand why the government keeps using military violence. In our daily lives we know that violence is wrong and counter-productive, but the U.S. government routinely threatens and uses military violence all over the world. At the end of this hour we propose nonviolent and socially just ways to achieve more profound, holistic “security” not only for our nation, but for the entire world. You […]

TV: “Social and Political Implications of Death Anxiety”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s November 2016 TV program looks at the human condition – and at some of our social and political realities – from an unusual perspective. People’s awareness of their eventual deaths – even subcon-sciously – influence their behavior in surprising ways. Empirical research proves this. Our guest, Greg Bennick, helps us explore this topic. Greg Bennick has extensive experience as a humanitarian activist, world traveler, public speaker, punk rocker, and biographer. For two decades he has been communicating about social issues, and he has spoken in more than twenty-five countries. He co-produced a feature-length documentary film […]

TV: “Nonviolent Grassroots Remedies for Our Current Crisis”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

People who support human rights, civil liberties, environmental quality, the climate, and other humane values were stunned by the November 2016 election and fear radical damage to these aspects of our civilization and ecosystems. While the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2016 TV program (see www.olympiafor.org/tv_programs.htm) does an excellent job of helping people understand people’s feelings and other realities related to the election, our January 2017 TV program helps us figure out where to go from here. Many people fear radical damage to human rights, civil liberties, the environment, and other necessities, and so forth. Some people feel overwhelmed and […]

TV: “Innocent, But 49+ Years in Prison, Including Death Row”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s February 2017 TV program focuses on the criminal justice system – and especially the death penalty – from the first-hand experience of someone who has lived his entire life right here in Washington State. Dawud al-Malik was completely innocent of the crimes for which he was prosecuted and imprisoned for more than 49 years, including some years on death row. Dawud went to prison in 1966 at the age of 19, and was released on parole in February 2015. Despite the horrible injustices he experienced, Dawud survived with a warm sweetness about him, and a […]

TV: “Protect America’s Best Values from Attack”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s March 2017 TV program, which helps our viewers and our nation resist the attacks that are being inflicted upon our nation’s people, environment, and democracy. We can withstand this storm if we stay grounded in the best values that our nation has affirmed since the 1770s – and if we act upon our best values to protect all of our people, our environment, and our democracy. Furthermore, this kind of grounding can also help us avoid getting stuck in reactive, defensive mode. Grounding in good values can actually empower our-selves to make progress. Most […]

TV: “How to REALLY Make America Great”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview that counters Trump’s “make America great” sloganeering with more realistic, humane and effective ways to REALLY improve our nation.  This was Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2017 TV program. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2017 TV program proposes how to move from the status quo to a better future. Simplistic political propaganda has created a mess, but our five guests propose meaningful solutions for our nation’s problems. Trump campaigned to “make America great again.” What does he mean by the word “again”? • When white men had exclusive power to dominate women and people of […]

TV: “Protect immigrant Rights”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about the legal dangers immigrants (especially those without documentation) are facing in the U.S. — and about efforts locally and nationwide to protect those rights.  The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s May 2017 TV program was taped in April 2017, and the news has continuously changed, so when you watch this now some time later things might be different, but much of what we said during this hour is stable over time. Three guests  help us explore this topic. All three are active with the local Olympia effort called “Strengthening Sanctuary,” which protects immigrant rights. • Joanna […]

TV: “Reform Elections! Restore Democracy!”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about how to improve democracy by reforming several aspects of our electoral systems. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s July 2017 TV program explores how our nation conducts elections. We identify several kinds of problems and propose solutions that would increase democracy and fairness. The U.S. officially brags about being the world’s greatest democracy, but: • Voter turnout in the U.S. is low compared to other nations. • Rich people and big business fund campaigns that result in governmental corruption. • Most Americans express disgust that the people we elect do not represent us well. • People […]

TV: “Why Universal Single-Payer Health Care Is the Real Solution”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The health care crisis is so timely now that the Olympia FOR’s August 2017’s program is the one we had aired during December 2015. Although Obama’s Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) helped in some ways, it has failed to cover many millions of Americans and failed to control costs. Republicans are trying to repeal the ACA for right-wing reasons. The real solution is universal single-payer health care, which other modern countries use to produce far better results at far lower cost. Olympia FOR’s August 2017 TV program – also watchable through our website – proposes universal single-payer as the real remedy […]

TV: “Political Despair or Empowerment: It’s Your Choice!”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about how to cope with the political despair so many people are feeling after the November 2016 election. This month we’ll discuss the anxiety, fear and despair that many Americans are feeling about our nation’s current political crisis – and what we can do about that.  Many people have been alarmed by the cruel attacks coming from the federal government and other right-wing sources. As a result, some people feel overwhelmed with anxiety, fear and despair. Besides doing things to take care of ourselves, many Americans also are choosing to empower ourselves, work together, and use […]

TV: “Better Strategies about Democracy, Fossil Fuels, etc.”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview with two guests from the Seattle-based non-profit organization, the Sightline Institute (www.sightline.org), who share their expertise about preventing fossil fuels’ damage to our environment and climate, organizing opposition to fossil fuels at local levels, reforming several aspects of our electoral systems in order to protect democracy from big money and partisan manipulation, etc.  Our guests are Tarika Powell and Margaret Morales.  They offer smart insights into the issues and how to reach out to the public and engage the public to help us work on the issues. This was Olympia FOR’s October 2017 TV program. To […]

TV: “Urge Local Governments to Meet Climate Goals”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about how to make practical progress toward protecting the climate by researching greenhouse emissions at local levels, engaging local people (including kids), and organizing to urge local governments to take specific bold actions to meet climate goals. The smart advice “Think globally — Act locally” pertains very well to the climate crisis. Our November 2017 TV interview explores how people can work locally to protect the climate – especially by urging our local governments to take strong actions at the local level.  We approach this topic from several angles. We consider specific actions local governments anywhere […]

TV: “Solutionary Rail”

November 15, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

Watch a 1-hour interview about an exciting and creative opportunity to accomplish many positive changes in our society by electrifying our nationwide train system and reducing the use of heavy trucks.  This is Olympia FOR’s December 2017 TV program. “Solutionary Rail” would reduce fossil fuel use and protect our environment, climate, and public health. It would create jobs and help local communities throughout our nation.  The website promoting it – www.solutionaryrail.org – describes it as “a people-powered campaign to electrify America’s railroads and open corridors to a clean energy future.” I agree with that summary, and Solutionary Rail offers many […]