political poetry from Skip Tenczar
Again I saw George Floyd die on TV today,
It was part of a trial on national display.
A cop’s knee on his neck,
It made me a wreck.
George didn’t need to die on that warm spring day.
Part one -protecting the vote
DOUG LINDNER, NATIONAL VOTER PROTECTION DIRECTOR
Doug is a voting rights lawyer and political staffer with Voter Protection experience in every cycle since 2012. Prior to joining Voter Protection Corps, he served as Campaign Counsel and National Voter Protection Director for Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign and Voter Protection Director for the Montana Democratic Party during Senator Jon Tester’s successful re-election campaign.
New National Democracy Benchmark Report Provides Roadmap for Building on 2020 Voting SuccessesVoter Protection Corps Analysis Highlights Critical Election Reforms https://www.voter-protection.org/news-1
We talk about the steps that voting officials should take to increase the voting population: voting is a right, not a privilege. No one is “less of an American” , and voting expansion is imperative.
part two; seaweed-climate change, and cows
A conversation with Ermias Kebreab Associate Dean and Professor of Animal Science. Director, World Food Center, University of California, Davis
Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change
Cow burps and farts are no joke – they're a big factor in climate change. A new study shows that daily seaweed supplements could tame this major methane source while saving ranchers money We discuss with Ermias Kebreab the research done to reduce this methane source: this is research that shows it can be done, and also improve farmers' bottom line.
B.S., Biology, University of Asmara, Eritrea, 1987.
M.S., Integrative biology, University of Reading, UK, 1991.
Ph.D., Ecological modeling, University of Reading, UK, 1998.
His research is centered around:
-- Whole system approach to quantifying greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. Mathematical modeling and mitigation of emissions from animals, manure and soil.
-- Development of energy and nutrient utilization/requirement models in cattle, swine and poultry
-- Sustainable agriculture, in particular animal production in relation to environmental sustainability.