Thursday, February 14, 2013
Inspire Speakers Series
Join Phipps and Green Building Alliance (GBA) on the second Thursday of each month to hear from local and national sustainability experts as a participant in the Inspire Speakers Series. Special guests for the Feb. 14 talk, entitled Breathe Easy: Healthy Places and Indoor Air Quality, are Steve Ashkin (known as “The Father of Green Cleaning”); Vivian Loftness (nationally recognized author, speaker and Carnegie Mellon University professor); and Erica Cochran (doctoral candidate and Carnegie Mellon University adjunct professor). Refreshments will be provided and registrants are invited to tour Phipps one hour before the start of the talk. $25 for Phipps and Green Building Alliance members, Tri-State Area School Study Council students, and other students with valid IDs; $45 for nonmembers Registration required through GBA. Register online at www.go-gba.org/inspirespeakersseries
Yesterday an internet video entitled “A Second Message to America” purports to show the beheading of Steven Sotloff, the second American journalist beheaded in less than a month by the terorrist group ISIL. Meanwhile, U.S. Foreign Policy bars paying ransom to terrorist organizations in exchange for captured American hostages. According to a recent Reuters-Ipsos poll, 62-percent of Americans say they agree with the U.S. policy while 22 percent disagreed.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the United States should commit to airstrikes in Syria where they have captured a military base?