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Tag: American Podium

William Ruckelshaus, first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

William Ruckelshaus has spent a lifetime in leadership. The first director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, he also led the FBI and served as Deputy U.S. Attorney General before working in the private sector as Chairman and CEO of Browning-Ferris Industries. One of the greatest environmental statesmen in American history, Bill chairs the William […]

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Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan’s The Silenced Majority on American Podium

Advocates—and pioneers—of grass-roots journalism and grass-roots power, Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan discuss their new book, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance and Hope. The book tells of ordinary people standing up to corporate and government power. Pulling back the veil of corporate media reporting to dig into the politics of “climate apartheid,” […]

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Obama, the Tea Party and Racism

David Domke, chair of the University of Washington Department of Communications, believes President Barack Obama has been subjected to historically unprecedented disrespect by legislators and many citizens. Is this evidence of racism toward our first African-American president? What role has the Tea Party played in this animosity? What does public-opinion data tell us? What do […]

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The left isn’t always right, science-wise

With consensus-defying positions on evolution, global warming and stem-cell research, the modern Republican party is considered by many observers an enemy of science. OK, says Seattle science writer Alex Berezow, those beliefs are scientifically wrong—but there are equally dangerous attacks on science originating on the other side of the political spectrum. Citing commonly held liberal […]

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Four decades of Northwest news photography on American Podium

Seattle-based AP photographer and two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Barry Sweet shares his new book of photographs, Split Seconds: Four Decades of News Photography from the Pacific Northwest and Beyond, which chronicles his 30-plus-year career. In photos and text, Sweet tells stories of the most memorable people he’s covered including Northwest artists Jacob Lawrence and Dale […]

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American Podium: Bill McCollum, former Florida AG, on heath care reform

Former U.S. Congressman and Florida’s former attorney general Bill McCollum organized and led the multi-state lawsuit challenging the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act. McCollum delivers the keynote address at The Washington Policy Center’s 10th Annual Health Care Policy Conference in Seattle, where he discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the mandate […]

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The Rise and Fall of WaMu on American Podium

Journalist Kirsten Grind traces the rise – and spectacular fall – of Washington Mutual, the largest bank failure in American history. As a reporter at the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2009, during the most dizzying days of the financial crisis, Grind wrote the first detailed stories about Washington Mutual. Now, the Pulitzer Prize finalist […]

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Frank Deford, sportswriter and novelist, discusses his latest book on American Podium

The author of 18 books, a senior contributing editor at Sports Illustrated and a regular contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, Frank Deford has been a working journalist for 50 years, having joined Sports Illustrated out of Princeton in 1962. In a recent talk at the Seattle Central Library, Deford discusses his latest book Over Time: […]

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Authors and activists Alice Walker and Frances Moore Lappe on American Podium

As part of the 2nd Annual Celebration of People Power, Alice Walker and Frances Moore Lappé speak about choosing a meaningful path. Food-justice and democracy advocate Lappé is the author of Diet for a Small Planet and Ecomind. Walker is an activist and award-winning author of The Color Purple and Why War Is Never a […]

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CityClub Presents General Colin Powell on American Podium

Four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin Powell reveals the unique lessons that have shaped his life and legendary career in public service. Powell discusses his new book It Worked for Me, which begins with his “Thirteen Rules” – notes he gathered over the years and that now form the basis of his leadership […]

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