Tuesday, September 25, 2007

September 30, 2007 No Talking Heads

Guests will be TJ Johnson and Geov Parrish

From Geov:
* Waxman: State Department blocking congressional probe, McClatchy
- State Dept (Rice) blocking probes into Iraqi corruption, Blackwater

From TJ:
* Say farewell to this home for history at St. Helens, Olympian


* 40-Day Vigil Begins by Pro-Life Organizations Targetting Planned Parenthood
- clinic defense discussions occurring on Olyblog here and here.
* Lakefair offers plans to save itself - to ask nuclear-powered subs to visit Olympia, again, Olyblog.net
- "USS Olympia proposed to boost Lakefair '08", Olympian
* New jail moves closer to reality; deadline passes for filing environmental challenges against ARC, Olympian


* Calls for student editor to resign after 'F**k Bush' column, CNN website
- here's the online version of the editorial from Rocky Mountain Collegian website.
* Nuclear power surge coming; in the next 15 months, US regulators expect applications for up to 28 new plants, CS Monitor
* Where's My Free Wi-Fi? Why municipal wireless networks have been such a flop, Slate
- conclusion points to private firms failing to come through on projects, such as Earthlink.
* U.S. accused of failing ill 1991 Gulf War veterans, Reuters
- 16 years after the war, 175,000 U.S. veterans -- one in four of those who served -- remain seriously ill, with the sickest among them developing neurodegenerative diseases and brain cancer.
* How radio's new ratings system works, Seattle PI

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

September 23, 2007 No Talking Heads

Guests will be TJ Johnson and Geov Parrish

* Brian Baird town hall meetings around area. Report from Olympia.
* Pentagon: Dropping Yee's porn, adultery reprimand was a mistake, AP via Olympian
* Olympia council may buy restaurant for future park; Owners have multiple offers for property, Olympian
- Traditions might have to move??

* NY Times on Health Care Plans Proposed by 2008 Presidential candidates, NY Times
* $500,000: Amount the war in Iraq costs per minute, according to a new analysis by Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard’s Linda Bilmes, put out by the American Friends Service Committee. The study finds that this $720 million a day could buy homes for 6,500 families or health care for 423,529 children. Washington Post
* War means a windfall for CEOs, MSN.COM, thanks to Bruce Gagnon for sending me the story.
* Jena Six - The Jena Six are a group of black students who are being charged with attempted murder for beating up a white student who was taunting them with racial slurs, and continued to support other white students who hung three nooses from the high schools "white tree" which sits in the front yard.
- coverage from Democracy Now!
* Debate No-Shows Worry GOP Leaders, saw this first on Huffington Post.
* UF student tasered and arrested at John Kerry talk trying to ask a question
- funny part about this is that I was arrested at the same auditorium back in 1998 when General Norman Schwarzkopf was being given an honorary doctorate degree and Vets for Peace was protesting his treatment of Gulf War vets who were claiming they were sick with Gulf War Syndrome.

* Iran: Retaliation for any Israeli attack, AP via Yahoo

Saturday, September 15, 2007

September 16, 2007 No Talking Heads

Guests will be TJ Johnson and Geov Parrish

* Olympia to buy Safeway tract, Olympian
* Friday Olympian Editorial - "Capitol Lake study needs timely finish" - what do you think? Is the study taking too long?
* Donations questioned on both sides of council race, Olympian
- covers local donations to Olympia City Council candidates Strub and Thomas and what they mean.
- check out the contributions to candidates yourself at the WA State Public Disclosure Commission website.
* From TJ - Tumwater backs ProLogis warehouses, Olympian. City dismisses appeal by neighborhood group that will allow a large warehouse to be built before city passes an ordinance limiting warehouse sizes;
". . . the Salmon Creek Basin appeal alleged that the city's environmental ruling overlooked key potential effects. Those included, for example, the likelihood that the ProLogis project would pollute the Bush municipal wellhead."

* Olympian not happy about climate change event costs.

Post-Show Notes
* City of Olympia Public Works Senior Program Specialist Vince McGowan on Climate Change - we referenced this map in our show today, talking about what a 1.9 foot rise in sea-level would mean for downtown Olympia.
* Homeland Security Enlists Clergy to Quell Public Unrest if Martial Law Ever Declared - "Clergy Response Team" helped quell resistance after Katrina, KSLA TV

Saturday, September 8, 2007

September 9, 2007 No Talking Heads

(guests will be TJ Johnson and Geov Parrish)

* Pharmacy board ends initial Ralph's probe, Olympian
* Olympia council may vote Tuesday on whether to buy former Safeway site, Olympian
- why didn't the city act sooner to buy the site earlier?
- why should taxpayers fund the profit of current owner John Drebick? He stands to make $850,000.
* I-960, which would require a vote of two-thirds of the state Legislature to approve tax increases, moves ahead; SEIU and environmental group, Futurewise, had sued to keep it off the ballott in November; Olympian
* Baird constituents rally outside his office opposing his hew stance on Iraq; launch Brian Baird Watch website

U.S. Bomber Mistakenly Flies With Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear Threat Initiative (nti.org)
Judge Invalidates Patriot Act Provisions, Washington Post

Loss of Arctic ice leaves experts stunned, Guardin UK