On Friday, author Les Leopold shared his expertise on the roots and remedies of the current recession to an audience of about 150 people here in Portland. He was also interviewed earlier in the day on KPOJ-AM and KBOO-FM. Leopold's most recent book is The Looting of America, How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity and What We Can Do About It.
Both Will Seaman of pdxjustice.org and Robert Coones videotaped the talk (and an important intro by AfD Portland President David Delk on a statewide campaign finance reform initiative that needs Oregonians' support!). Robert Coones' video is embedded below--the link is http://blip.tv/file/2346884/.
David Delk also interviewed Les for the "Conversations with Doctor Don" cable program. That one hour interview will be available for viewing in the Portland Metro area as follows:
Tuesday July 14th, 11:00 PM Channel 11
Friday, July 17th, 8 PM Channel 21
Saturday, July 18th, 9 am Channel 21
Sunday, July 19th, 3 pm Channel 21
Monday, July 20th, 1 pm Channel 21
This interview will also be available on the web at video.google.com; we'll post here so check back! A Portland book study group may also be forming to read Les's book--if you're interested, email David Delk at email@example.com.
Thanks to Alliance for Democracy for arranging Les's visit to Portland and to the co-sponsors of the event: Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, The Real Wealth of Portland, and The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, as well as Josie Ko.