Monday, June 24, 2013

Talking Divestment Blues: UC Berkeley, Princeton, Brown, Harvard

Chloe Maxmin (Harvard), Daniel Sherrell (Brown), Isaac Lederman (Princeton), and Ophir Bruck (UC Berkeley) talk about the movement for the divestment by universities and others of their fossil fuel holdings.  Recorded from multiple sites on June 24, 2013.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

California and Oregon vie to provide statewide cannabis regulations

Bills are pending in both Oregon and California that would try to bring some coherence to chaotic intra-state treatment of medical cannabis.

In California, Assemblymember Tom Ammiano is sponsoring AB 473, which would regulate the provision of medical cannabis within the state. Read more at:  (   

In Oregon, HB 3460 would establish a registry of medical cannabis providers.

The Oregon bill was just endorsed by the state’s (first female) attorney general, Ellen Rosenblum, at:

There seems to be an emerging supposition that states with well-regulated legal medical and recreational cannabis markets are less likely to suffer federal depredations.

State legislators in these neighboring Pacific Coast states and their respective governors will decide on how or whether to regulate medical cannabis and then only time will tell if that assumption is correct.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Ronnie Bincer, the Hangout Helper, talks about Google+ Hangouts On Air

Ronnie Bincer, who offers Google+ Hangouts Video Calls and Google+ Hangouts On Air consulting services as the Hangout Helper, discusses these new videoconferencing, broadcast, and social tools, recorded from Colorado Springs, Colorado, on June 17, 2013.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Akhil Mathew talks about Divest Harvard

Akhil Mathew, spokesperson for Divest Harvard, talks about that group’s efforts to convince Harvard University to divest its holdings in the fossil fuel industry, recorded June 13, 2013.