TV: “Strengthen Democracy with a Community Rights Ordinance (CRO)”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this interview, click HERE. To read a .pdf summary of what we said during the interview, click HERE. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2014 TV program takes a fresh look at democracy – specifically, how to make democracy more real and more vibrant by practicing it at the local level. We examine the growing movement for vibrant grassroots democracy through local efforts called “Community Rights Ordinances” – CROs. Our TV program’s three guests help us understand Community Rights Ordinances – and how we might adopt one locally, perhaps focusing on a specific concern such as sustainable local […]

TV: “TPP: A ‘Free Trade’ Scam Worse than NAFTA”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

In mid-2014 Thurston Community Television (TCTV, www.tctv.net) was replacing its production equipment, so we repeated the great interview about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which we had aired in November 2013.  It was still relevant in 2014, so we aired it for our September 2014 program.  Public pressure had slowed down the TPP, but we had not yet stopped it.  “Free Trade” scams continue to be promoted by the U.S. government and big business. To watch this informative 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read thorough information about it — and see links to information sources — click HERE or HERE. Here […]

TV: “Restoring the Deschutes Estuary to its Natural Flow”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read the information below in .pdf format, click HERE. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s December 2014 TV program examines an environmental problem that has hurt the greater Olympia and south Puget Sound areas for more than half a century – the problems in the waters near the west side of downtown Olympia where the 5th Avenue dam prevents the Deschutes River flow freely into Budd In-let, the southernmost tip of Puget Sound. Only in the past few years have people been organizing vigorously to solve the problems with a natural solution: remove […]

TV: “Climate Change: From Despair and Denial to Courage and Action”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this 1-hour interview, click HERE. To read the following information in .pdf format, click HERE. Climate scientists long ago reached a virtual consensus that the climate crisis is a serious problem, but people’s reactions are varied and complex. Everyone has emotions about it, but our psychological responses differ. While some of us are working hard to cope with the problem, some other people seem stuck for various reasons. The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s January 2015 TV program focuses on several aspects of the cli-mate crisis, including: • “Why does there seem to be such disagreement? What can I […]

TV: “Clean Drinking Water: Global Problems and Local Solutions”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

To watch this informative, inspiring 1-hour interview, click HERE. Dennis Mills, who is active with this activity and with the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation, wrote this summary of the Olympia FOR’s March 2015 TV program. Our March 2015 interview explores a problem that is very real but is largely hidden from most of us. Half of the people in the world lack access to safe water or sanitation. Every day, 2,000 children die from diarrhea caused by unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation. That is the equivalent of 100 kindergarten classes every day! Safe water is important for our world. […]

TV: “LBA Woods and Other Parks for Our Community”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s April 2015 TV program explores the need for local parks. We focus on a timely opportunity to devote a large amount of addi-tional land to become a park that would serve the greater Thurston County area. A community group formed a few years ago and has generated wide support throughout our community for a 150-acre “LBA Woods Park” next to the current “LBA Park” in SE Olympia, within the city limits. This non-profit organization, the LBA Woods Park Coalition (www.lbawoodspark.org), has been urging the City of Olympia to buy the available land now so it […]

TV: “Stop the Dangerous Oil Trains. Protect Our Communities and Climate”

November 20, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s May 2015 TV program examines the escalating epidemic of oil trains that have been exploding across the U.S. and Canada. Besides explaining why this is happening, we also explain what people can do about it. Explosive oil trains roll through our local communities in Washington State – Spokane, the Columbia River Gorge, Vancouver, Longview, Chehalis, Centralia, Grays Harbor, Everett, Skagit County, and Bellingham. In fact, all five of us in this TV interview – and all of the volunteers serving on our TV crew – live in communities that are endangered by these explosive oil […]

TV: “Fukushima, Hanford, and Dangers of Living Near Nuclear Radiation”

November 17, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s November 2015 TV program examines the problems of nuclear power, including the disaster that occurred in Fukushima, Japan, and the ongoing problems at Hanford in Wash-ington State, where the same model of reactor is operating. We’ll also gain insights into how people in Fukushima are dealing with their problems and how people eve-rywhere can deal realistically with the dangers of nuclear radiation. Two guests with long experience and extensive knowledge of nuclear power explore this topic: • Carolyn Treadway has a lifelong connection with Japan, she visited Fukushima twice recently and talked with many people […]

TV: “Nisqually Canoe Journey”

November 16, 2017 GlenAnderson 0

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program for July 2016 explores a powerful regional tradition organized by our region’s Native American and First Nation tribes. In the saltwater areas and shorelines throughout Western Washington and SW British Columbia, special sum-mertime events have been happening since 1993 – after an earlier “Paddle to Seattle” in 1989. Tribal members paddle traditional dugout canoes from throughout our region and converge at the location of a different tribal host each year. Two guests – Hanford McCloud and Jeff Choke – help us explore the 2016 Canoe Journey, the “Paddle to Nisqually.” Both guests are […]

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: “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: “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 […]