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Events/Meetings - this week. 


 Monday, September 1, 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


Tuesday, September 2, 2014, 5:00-6:30 PM.  The Campaign for Boycott Divestment and Sanctions at Ohio State University.   Are you outraged by the recent Israeli massacre in Gaza?  Want to channel your anger into constructive action?  We can make a difference!  In 2005, Palestinians called upon the international community to resist Israel’s unjust policies through the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.   Since then, the movement has been making great strides toward justice in Palestine.  Want to find out more about BDS and how to fight the injustice?  Join The Campaign for BDS at Ohio State University for a panel discussion with students, activists and community members followed by a lively conversation on what to do next.  Location:  Tanya R. Rutner Room, Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio 43210.  Pizza and refreshments will be provided.  Contact:


Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:00-8:00 PM.  Columbus Public Library Tour of  Columbus Community Bill of Rights 101.  Learn how the Citizens led Columbus Charter Amendment will protect our Community from Radioactive and Toxic Industrial Pollution.  30 minute presentation, Questions & Answers.  Location:  Columbus Public Library, Northern Lights Branch,  4093 Cleveland Ave., 43224. If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Carolyn Harding or Greg Pace at 614-565-6067 or email Greg at gpace67@gmail.comAlso see,


September 4, 2014, Noon – 1:30 PM.  Free On-Farm Solar Lunch-n-Learn at Richardson Farm – Medina, OH.  Join Eric Romich, Assistant Professor and OSU Extension Field Specialist for Energy Development, to learn about on-farm solar energy development.  Richardson Farm recently installed solar panels to power their operation.  Hear their story and learn if solar is right for you.  Receive a free assessment by bringing your own electric bill to the program.  The program is free thanks to sponsorship from PNC Bank and Ecojiva Solar and includes lunch.  Click here for complete information and to RSVP. 


Thursday, September 4, 2014.  International Socialist Organization – Columbus.  Organizing meeting for ISO members and all who want to participate in their work in various coalitions and in building the branch.  Location:  Room 246 Enarson Classrooms Building (2009 Milliken Road), O.S.U.  For more events or updates, see Facebook:  “International Socialist Organization – Columbus” or get on the mailing list by contacting  


Thursday, September 4, 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, September 4, 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


Thursday, September 4, 2014.  Premier of “Alive Inside.”  This award-winning documentary explores the healing power of music for people with dementia.  The film follows Dan Cohen, the founder and executive director of Music & Memory, a nonprofit organization that promotes the use of personalized music to improve the lives of the elderly and infirm. The film won the 2014 Sundance Audience Award.   Location:  Drexel Theater.  More information here.   Please register for the Sept. 4 screening and Talk-Back by contacting Emilia Jackson at or 614-466-1055 by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Tickets are on sale now at, by phone at 614-231-1050 or at the Drexel Theatre box office (2254 E. Main St.).


Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:00 PM.  "The Blind Oceanographer" Kicks Off OWU's Fall Colloquium on WATER.  Author Donovan Hohn shares the results of his deep-water detective work in the book, “Moby-Duck: The True Story of 28,800 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them.” Hohn will discuss the book and his exploration of man’s impact on the environment when he presents “The Blind Oceanographer: Lessons from the Hunt for Moby-Duck.” Location: Benes Rooms of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware 43015. His visit will kick off Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2014 Sagan National Colloquium. The theme of this year’s colloquium is “H2OWU: Water in Our World.” See the fall schedule here


September  5-6-7, 2014.  Hot Times Community Music and Arts Festival.  The annual Hot Times Festival is an independent, all volunteer driven community arts and music festival. The location of the festival is a beautiful grassy area with mature hardwood trees providing the perfect spot to relax and enjoy music! Features the largest gathering of art cars in central Ohio. Friday night is Comfest Volunteer night! Location: 240 Parsons Ave (Main & Parsons) Columbus 43215. Find all the details here.


Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9:00 AM.  Ride for Clean Ohio Starts at Three Creek Metro Park.  A free bike ride we ask you to join in celebration of the successful and popular Clean Ohio Fund because it has helped clean up Ohio and provided green, recreational spaces, and protected farmland in Ohio.  All you have to do is join in on a free bike ride to celebrate.  Sponsors: MetroParks, EarthShare, ConservOhio, Ohio League of Conservation Voters. Location: Three Creek MetroPark in Grovesport (meet at the Confluence Trail picnic area).  Contact: Matt Nisenoff <>


September 6, 2014, 10:00 AM.  It’s Not Too Late to Attend a Rain Barrel Workshop!  This is the first of three rain barrel workshops you can attend to learn all about harvesting rainwater and take a barrel home with you.  You can register for a workshop and pay $55 for a rain barrel online, you can mail in this registration form with a check for $55, or you can call Kristin at (614) 486-9613 and tell her that you would like to attend the workshop but are not interested in purchasing a rain barrel at his time (no fee to attend). If you have not registered to attend a workshop or aren’t ready to purchase a barrel at this time, you will be given a voucher at the workshop that allows you to purchase a barrel at the subsidized $55 cost at our office at a later time.  (If you are a more self-directed learner, you can also watch the stormwater / rain barrel installation slideshow online, pass the quiz, pay online and pick up your barrel at our office, 1404 Goodale Boulevard, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43212.)  Remember that to participate in the GreenSpot Rain Barrel Program, you must reside in your home in Franklin County (or in a Franklin County municipality that extends into a neighboring county).   Location for the workshop is Oakland Nursery Education Center, 1156 Oakland Park Ave., Columbus.  (This workshop also includes rain gardens. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014.  Union Night at Crew Stadium.  Union night will celebrate America’s hardest workers!  Discounted tickets for union member, friends and families.  Tickets will also include access to the plaza for Hispanic Heritage Night – including authentic food from La Michoacana Market, live music, and piñatas for the kids.  Seating in the upper side!  Tickets:  $16 (regular $29), kids 2 and under free admission.  To purchase tickets visit:  THECREW.COM/UNION promo code:  UNION.  Or call Colleen Kennedy 614-447-4152  Offer not valid the day of the match.    


Sunday, September 7, 2014, 4:30 PM.  The Farmers' Table: Elegant Evening of Local Fare to Benefit OEFFA.  Join the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) for an elegant evening of local fare crafted by central Ohio's finest chefs. Surrounded by organic fields, diners will enjoy guided tours of Jorgensen Farms, a cocktail hour featuring local spirits and hors d'oeuvres, and a delicious locally-sourced meal with wine pairings. The menu will feature the bounty of Ohio's sustainable farmers, prepared by Master Chef Alfonso Contrisciani, owner of Plate Restaurant and Academic Dean of Hospitality at Hocking College, Chef Tom Smith of The Worthington Inn, Chef David Tetzloff of G. Michael's Bistro and Bar, and Chef Darren Grieves of Third & Hollywood. Media support and dinner music are being provided by WCBE. All proceeds will support OEFFA's ongoing work to grow Ohio's sustainable and organic agriculture movement. Purchase tickets by August 31. Location: Jorgensen Farms, Westerville, OH. Contact: Milo Petruziello / (614) 421-2022 / or visit here for all the details!


Monday, September  8, 2014, 7:00  – 9:00 PM.  Central Ohioans for Peace Meeting.  Program:  Screening of the documentary, Where Should the Birds Fly by filmmaker Fida Qishta.  This is described by the producer as “the first film about Gaza made by Palestinians living the reality of Israel’s siege and blockade of this tiny enclave.  It is the story of two young women, survivors of Israel’s Operation Cast Lead -  Mona Samouni, now 13 years old and the filmmaker, Fida Qishta, now 29. They represent the spirit and future of Palestinians.  It reveals the strength and hope, the humanity and humor that flourish among the people of Gaza.  Few films document so powerfully and personally the impact of modern warfare and sanctions on a civilian population.  More information at  Mennonite Church at 35 Oakland Park - one block north of N. Broadway (map).  More information about COFP at


Monday, September 8, 2014, 3:30 PM.  Mark Stewart.  "Climate Change Risk Assessment: Is Adaptation a Workable Solution to Climate Change?"  Mark Stewart is director of the Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability at  University of Newcastle in Australia.  He is co-author of Probabilistic Risk Assessment of Engineering Systems (Chapman & Hall, 1997) and Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (Oxford, 2011).  He has more than 25 years of experience in probabilistic risk and vulnerability assessment of infrastructure and security systems.  In this presentation, Stewart will apply risk and cost-benefit considerations to climate adaptation strategies, arguing that climate change threats are manageable at a cost to the United States of $20 billion per year or 0.5 percent of the federal budget.  Read more and register at  Location, 120 Mershon Center, 1501 Neil Ave.