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Archive for January 30, 2012

This Week On The Fallon Forum: Berkley Bedell, Mother Jones

Monday – Thursday from 7:00-800 pm, join us for the fusion of politics and civility at 98.3 WOW-FM and on-line at  Call (515) 312-0983 or (866) 908-TALK to participate in the conversation.  If you miss the show, you can hear it as a podcast and please help support local progressive talk radio with an online donation  or by check to PO Box 13421, Des Moines, IA 50310.

Dear Friends,

Monday, Gavin Aronsen joins us. He’s a reporter with Mother Jones and was one of six journalists arrested in this weekend’s occupy protest in Oakland. Check out Gavin’s report on the incident here.

Tuesday, Sylvia Piper with Disability Advocacy Now joins us again. We also talk with former U.S. Congressman Berkley Bedell about his new book “Revenue Matters: Tax the rich and restore Democracy to save the nation.” We’ll be  giving away a couple copies of Berkley’s book, too.

Wednesday, we talk about a story that continues to heat up: Bruce Ratstetter’s Tanzanian land grab. Anuradha Mittal with the Oakland Institute joins us, and we take a look at the ISU connection.

Thursday, it’s State Rep Dan Kelley (D-Newton) and lots of open-line conversation.

So, tune in at 98.3 WOW-FM and online. You can download the Fallon Forum as a podcast, too.  And don’t forget to visit The Fallon Forum website at  Thanks!


Natural Disasters In The U.S. And Nuclear Power: Why Iowans Are Getting Involved

The Iowa Legislature is considering enacting a law to subsidize the nuclear power industry this session.

Let’s Get Together, Act and SHUT DOWN this Legislation

“Natural Disasters in the U.S. and Nuclear Power” is the topic of a talk by John Rachow M.D.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 at  7:30pm,  Main Meeting Room at the Hiawatha Library,
150 West Willman Street, Hiawatha

Dr. Rachow, immediate past President of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), is speaking in response to the recent disaster in Japan.

All are welcome. The public is invited. There is no charge.

Iowa PSR is leading a grassroots campaign against an advanced cost recovery bill, a measure which would enable utilities to collect the capital expense for a new nuclear reactor in advance from their customers.  The bill, which is being seriously considered by the Iowa House of Representatives [italics BFIA’s], was supported by MidAmerican Energy.  If the bill passes, MidAmerican would be allowed to recover all development costs from ratepayers and retain the advanced payments, if for any reason, a risky new nuclear reactor is not built.

Linn County Green Party
PO Box 2151
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406-2151

Robert Schultes M.D.
319-360-5119 (12:30-1:30pm, 5-9pm)

Directions to Hiawatha Public Library:  Take I 380 through Cedar Rapids up to Hiawatha exit, from the North take Hiawatha exit just before you come into Cedar Rapids