Daily Topics - Friday May 4th, 2012

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anotheramethyst 3 years 22 weeks ago

Hi Thom, love the show!!

I was just wondering if there are any new studies about global warming are available. I was very disappointed when Obama didn't go to the climate change summit in Durban. It was yet another example of a politician dropping the ball while the corporate media looks the other way. I still can't believe how many Americans, my own friends and neighbors, many of whom consider themselves environmentalists, had never even heard of the Durban conference. Thanks for covering the news that falls through the cracks!!

lorettalong62 3 years 22 weeks ago

Hi Thom,

If you have time, can you discuss the coal transport issue and help us frame this debate in a way that is fair to pro-coal workers who are looking at very high unemployment rates and environmentalists who fear the coal dust. In reality, our Port of Longview and our mills are chock full of toxins and these toxins are transported daily through our rail system. I am trying to figure out how to understand all of the pieces in this argument. Our community needs work badly and Millenium is cleaning up a very toxic site, the former home of Reynold's Aluminum. What are we to do? Please help:-)

Thank you for your wisdom!

lorettalong62 3 years 22 weeks ago

I am a pro-worker green girl who hasn't owned a car since 1997. Our community is suffering from lack of work so this terminal looks appealing to many workers. We have to frame this debate in a way that is fair to unemployed workers, and I don't know how to do that.

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And that is that, "The best welfare program is a job."

FDR extended the idea to say that when there are no jobs, the government should act as an employer of last resort.

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