Show Details for Monday May 17th, 2010

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Tonight’s Guests are Bob Shalveston and Greg Palast

Bob Shalveston

Bob is the Executive Director of the COOK INLETKEEPER and a reformed attorney with backgrounds in biology, chemistry, and environmental sampling and compliance.  He was Editor-in-Chief of the University of Oregon’s Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and has considerable experience in toxics, the Clean Water Act, and Right-to-Know issues.  Prior to joining Inletkeeper in 1996, Bob worked in the United States Senate, Oregon’s Senate Majority Office, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium, and the University of Oregon’s Ocean Coastal Law Center.  He currently serves on the Boards of Directors of the National Waterkeeper Alliance and the Cook Inlet Citizen’s Regional Advisory Council. He holds a BA in Biology; Chemistry from Boston University and a JD from the University of Oregon.

He joins The Monitor to talk about Offshore Drillling, The Exxon Valdez spill and Chevron’s upcoming shareholder’s meeting in Houston.

Upcoming Chevron-related events in Texas:


Greg Palast

Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Armed Madhouse“. Once called  “The most important investigative reporter of our time” [Tribune Magazine] in Britain, Greg is American journalist whose work often makes headlines in the UK but upsets enough powerful people in the US that his work is rarely mentioned on corporate owned media outlets. His first reports appeared on BBC television and in the Guardian newspapers. You can read his work here: Greg

Tonight we talk with him about the BP disaster in the Gulf, the Arizona Immigration Law and two new DVD’s you can get through our show tonight:

Jeremy Scahill, Greg Palast & Big Noise: From Blackwater to White Power

And his latest DVD: Palast Investigates


Please Call 713-526-5738 during the show to pick up a copy of this DVD


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