Archive for the 'Politics' Category
I had a chance today to sit down and talk with former Houston mayor Bill White and his wife Andrea yesterday. I interviewed them for a tribute film on some super-philanthropist/activists in the Houston, Texas area. We talked a lot about the importance of empowering our youth through education specifically in the areas of math and science.
And when I left this extraordinary man’s house, all I could think about was how in the heck does someone like this lose the Texas governors race to Rick Perry (a creationist who has held the Austin statehouse 10 years – longer than anyone in history)
Isn’t teaching “creationism” illegal? How can the person holding the highest office in the Lone Star state espouse this kind of anti-science?
You can learn more about Mayor White here.
You should also check out this interview he gave to the show InnerViews on the local PBS affiliate in Houston:
Have a great weekend.
Jodie Evans is a co-founder of the anti-war group CODEPINK. In October 2009, after returning from a trip to Afghanistan, she hand-delivered a petition to President Obama from Afghan women against the surge. Reviled by conservatives and a thorn in the side of liberals, she is unapologetic in her beliefs and committed to stopping wars fought in the name of the US. She shares her experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, her formative years working for then California governor Jerry Brown and her hopes for the future.13 comments