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Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:00  – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  2015 will mark the 70th anniversary of the nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  At our last meeting, we decided that we will spend the next year learning about the nuclear energy and nuclear weapons.  If you have suggestions for speakers or films, please contact me.   Program:  We will watch the following film: Countdown to Zero traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Magnolia Pictures is releasing the film in North America; HISTORY™ has North American broadcast rights. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute. (From the website for the film).  Mennonite Church at 35 Oakland Park - one block north of N. Broadway (map).  More information about COFP at


Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Columbus Community Bill of Rights organizational meeting.  Get involved in the effort to put a Columbus city charter amendment on the general ballot, defining our inalienable rights to pure water, clean air, safe soil, and self-governance.  It is time to affirm the rights of our community having primacy over corporate “rights” of the hydrocarbons industry, to pollute and damage our health and property.  Location:  Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resource Center, 14 W. Lakeview Rd., Clintonville.  For more information, see:  


Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:00 PM.   Central Ohio Solar and Smart Grid Cooperative.  Location:  First UU Church, 93 West Weisheimer Road.  Please check the meet up site to verify.  Sign up at meetup for more information. 


Monday, August 25, 2014, 7:30 PM.  Youth Beat Radio on WCRS.  Tune in Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on WCRS  102.1 and 98.3 FM or listen online at   Youth Beat Radio is sponsored by The School of Environment and Natural Resources at The Ohio State University, Ohio State University Extension, and the Puffin Foundation West.   Location: WCRS 102.1 and 98.3 FM on your radio dial. Program and podcasts here.   For more information, contact


Monday, August 25 – Thursday, August 28, 2014. Continuation of the  Moral Movement Week of Action.  We will be praying everyday for a week about these issues that are impacting Ohioans.   

8/22-8/27, Noon – 12:30 PM.  Topics:

8/25 Youth Moral Monday: Program totally led by young people (Chaplain Lisa Ho)

8/26 Women’s Rights (Sister Margaret Ormond)

8/27 Medicaid Expansion, Healthcare and Environmental Justice.  (Rev. Tim Ahrens, Kathy Levine)

8/28 Closing Day, 4:30-5:30 PM. 

Closing Day:  Voting Rights – Prayer Rally at the Statehouse.  Come out in force!!! 

Vote your dreams, Not Your Fears, Location:  3rd Street Entrance to the Statehouse.   


Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 7:30 PM.   Free Press Free Film Night: Growthbusters.  Growthbusters is a documentary film that asks the most critical question of our time: How do we become a sustainable civilization?  Ready for a paradigm shift?  Don’t miss this film!  One man (the filmmaker and political office challenger) takes on city hall, Wall Street, and The Pope as he questions society’s most fundamental beliefs about prosperity. The film takes a unique approach among modern environmental documentaries: Rather than dispensing facts about climate change; peak energy, food and water; and bio-diversity loss, it examines the cultural barriers that prevent us from acting rationally. It asks why population conversations are so difficult to have, and why a roaring economy is more important to us than a survivable planet. It explores our obsession with community growth and economic growth.  GrowthBusters holds up a mirror, encouraging us to examine the beliefs and behaviors we must leave behind, and the values we need to embrace, in order that our children can survive and thrive. 
Location: the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St. Columbus 43209.  Co-sponsored by Simply  Living, the Columbus Free Press, and the Columbus Film Council.   Contact Chuck Lynd <> or call 614-354-6172.


Thursday, August 28, 2014, 7:00 PM.  Why You Should Join the Socialists and Change the World.  Capitalism is killing the planet.  We face escalating ecological crises, unending wars and occupations from Iraw and Afghanistan to the U.S.-baked Israeli assaults on Palestine, racism has led to mass incarceration and out-of-control anti-immigration bigotry, and women and LGBTQ people face rising levels of misogyny and homophobia.  The economic prospects for our generation are growing dimmer by the day with falling pay and historically high levels of unemployment.  Meanwhile big business is colonizing our campuses and trying to reshape our right to an education to serve its own interests.  All of this in pursuit of profit.  Enough is enough!  Public meeting and discussion.  Location:  The Ohio Union, Ohio Staters, Inc., Founders Room.  For more information, please contact: 


Thursday, August 28, 2014, 8:00 PM.  Move To Amend internet radio.   Listen to it streaming at: and click on “Live.”  Move to Amend brings you voices from the movement to amend the Constitution.   This is a call-in program. Call (646) 652-2345 and press 1 to participate.  Listen in every Thursday - previous programs can also be accessed at the website.  


Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:00 PM – midnight.  Big Barking Dog Alternative Radio Hour with JP Marat.  Who needs ITunes or Sirius XM when WCRS plays the best alternative music on the planet? Tune in each Thursday night from 11:00 PM till midnight to get current on the newest  Indie releases and catch interviews with local Columbus Ohio musicians and activists.  We stream live on the internet (best way to listen) and also on 98.3 / 102.1 FM.  Podcasts of each show are available for download at no charge. This week we offer a full hour of preeminent alternative guitarist, vocalist and composer Jack White (his bands include: White Stripes, Raconteurs, Death Weather, etc.).  Download the podcast now and build your indie music library.

Big Barking Dog - All Podcasts (including Aug 14 Jack White Show)

Big Barking Dog - Columbus International Film and Video Festival Interview

Big Barking Dog - Columbus Statehouse Anti-nazi Demonstration

WCRS Streaming Live


Friday, August 29, 2014,  Critical Mass Joined by Bike!Bike! for Downtown Ride 5:30 PM; Departs 6:00 PM.  For this ride, Columbus Critical Mass will join Bike!Bike!, an (inter)national bicycle cooperatives conference hosted this year by Third Hand Bicycle Co-op.  We're expecting a massive turnout for this ride!  Meet at the Statehouse (Broad and High downtown) at 5:30 pm.  Critical Mass exists to celebrate bicycles and raise awareness of our presence by riding together in a mass.  This is a no drop ride that generally lasts for one hour at a casual pace.  Next month's ride will be September 26th. Facebook invite here


Saturday, August 30, 2014,  7:00 PM meeting (in the sanctuary).  Move to Amend Central Ohio Evening with David Cobb.  David Cobb, a Move to Amend national spokesperson, is currently touring the Midwest including Ohio in an effort to build connections, inspire activism, and reveal the origins of corporate power in America.  His presentation "Creating Democracy & Challenging Corporate Rule" outlines the history of the American Constitution as it pertains to Corporate Personhood and illegitimate but legal corporate constitutional rights. It will be followed by a facilitated discussion session and Q&A. Cobb aims to help local folks understand how they can work to abolish corporate personhood and establish a government truly of, by, and for the people. David gives the audience a choice of how they want him to do the presentation. You will also hear new information and updates.  Location:  First Unitarian Universalist Church, 93 W. Weisheimer Rd., Columbus, OH 43214.  For more information, please call: (614) 439-4768.


Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  Community Cookout & Food For All Festival.  FREE EVENT!  On August 31, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the federal Food Stamp Act, making food stamps permanently available to individuals and families in need.  Come recognize the anniversary of this important legislation, help raise awareness of the importance of food and nutrition, and share in a community dialogue about how we can develop solutions to hunger.  We welcome community members to bring a dish to contribute to the free lunch.  Local agencies will provide information and interactive activities.  Neighbors will be able to enjoy family friendly entertainment, games & more!   Schedule for the day includes entertainment from the 1960s by the Folk Ramblers, Bill Cohen and Carl Yaffey at 11:00 AM, lunch (hamburgers, hotdogs, corn on the cob, pasta salad, and potluck) noon – 1:45 PM, Birthday Cake for Food Stamps Fiftieth Birthday at 2:00 PM, keynote speakers Keith Kilty and Tom Gregoire at 2:15 PM, and from 3:00 – 3:45 PM The Central Community House Transit Arts Program BHB (DJ/Dance Crew) and Richard Duarte Brown (live painting). From 4-5:00 PM there will be opportunities to share what you’ve learned during the day and how you might support the efforts to eliminate hunger for all our neighbors.  Volunteering and financial support are vitally important for the nonprofits helping to eliminate hunger in our community.   Location:  Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Road (in Northwest Columbus).