Keith Schneider, an award winning journalist for Circle of Blue and the New York Times, recently spoke at Ohio University to students at the Voinovich School’s Environmental Studies Program.
He talked about global nexus between water, energy, and food issues. He also discussed “Choke Point,” a collaboration between Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. “Choke Point” provides “frontline reporting, data, and policy expertise.”
Tom Walker of the National Alliance On Mental Illness talks with D.J. Munroe about her experiences with a son suffering from Schizophrenia. Her book, "FIRST BREAK Schizophrenia; Recover is Possible", is the story of her 19-year-old son experience with the disorder, and how the US mental health system failed her and her family. D.J. talks about how the National Alliance on Mental Illness helped her with her son, and how she gives back to the organization by helping others.
Join host Wendy McVicker and guests, Ivars Balkits and Albert Rouzie, for a hauntingly good reading with spooky themes that evoke haunting imagery.
Poems and poets featured:
"Out in the open" - Thomas Transtromer
"The Eagle and The Mole" - Elinor Wylie
"God Bless Our Crop-Dusted Wedding Cake" - Ashley Capps
"Martyrdom of Two Pagans" - Philip Whelen
"The Conqueror Worm" - Edgar Allan Poe
"21st Century Ars Poetica" - Sandra Simonds
"The Allegory" - John Moritz
John Spon is the Law Director of Mansfield Ohio and a strong proponent for cities to take action to protect local environments from water pollution and other outgrowths of fracking.
He was in Athens recently to promote Issue 7 – a Citizens’ Bill of Rights for the City of Athens which is on the Nov. 4th ballot. He spoke with WOUB’s Tom Hodson.